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.
SECTION - A
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
(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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