CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 2 2013 (17)

CBSE Class 10 Mathematics Question Paper SA 1 2010 (17). Students can download the last year question papers using the link below. Free download of examination question papers with solutions. Last 10 year question papers should be practised to get better marks in examinations.


Reading - 20 Marks

1. Read the poem given below  carefully  :


They stare at you,

These ugly phantoms of the night, And do not seem to care

 If you stare back at them

All day they perch half asleep,

In lonely  ruins, dark church towers, Not liking the sun.

Dozing and dreaming  with  stupid face, Of scurrying mice, fat beetles; baby birds, Swallowed 

greedily in cruel gulp.

At twilight they come out

Like floating paper glide along lanes, Noiselessly dipping over hedges

Or fanning  their  ghostly  way

Around  the houses, down the avenues

Ears and eyes set for the kill Then gorged with  fresh meat, They sag back home,

The moon's  eye watching  them, Hooting in the wind,

Waiting for the next raw victim. I do not like owls,

I shiver  when I hear them

Screeching  at the bottom of the garden, Invading the darkness,

Glad I am not a mouse, Small birds or beetle.

On the basis of your reading of the above poem complete the following sentences:

(a)     The  poet   __________ describes  the  owls  as            

(b)    During the day the owls remain asleep in __________ as they don't like the sun.

(c)    In their sleep, they dream of

(i)  __________ 

(ii) __________  

(iii) __________

(d)     After  satisfying  their  hunger  with  raw  flesh  ,  they  __________          

(e)    The poet shivers  when he hears the owls screeching  because________            

(f)      The  poet  is  happy  that ________          

(g)    'Screeching'  in the poem means __________           

(h)     'Phantoms'  in  the  poem  means_______'Phantoms'  in  the  poem  means            

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