CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 2 2013 (18). 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 following passage, complete the statements by choosing the correct option.
The fire which broke out in a Colaba guest house recently shows that elementary precautions against fire hazards are not being taken in the city. Rooms are built on mezzanine floors without providing either windows or ventilations. Often, there is no separate exit in these structures which are added on to buildings situated in narrow lanes in highly congested areas. Fortunately, the fire at Colaba broke out in the afternoon when most of the guests were out. Otherwise, the poisonous fumes from the synthetic material within would have suffocated and killed scores of people. The fire could have spread to the entire building which is full of wooden beams and stair cases. Such scandalous fire traps invariably endanger the lives of the fire-fighting staff as well. What is worse, even newly constructed buildings in Mumbai ignore fire-safety norms. Clearly, the municipal staff is not doing its duty. Ironically, the building which caught fire in Colaba, houses an architects office. Had it gone up in flames, the tragedy would have been doubly compounded because society looks up to these professionals for guidance and norms. Unfortunately, with the Municipal Corporation also proving increasingly incapable ofprotecting citizen's interests, it is now upto the people to come together and oppose illegal constructions in their areas.
(1) The recent fire in a Colaba Guest house highlights the fact that ...................
(a) elementary measures against fire hazards are being taken
(b) elementary protection against fire hazards are being ignored
(c) elementary measures against fire hazards are not being taken
(d) elementary precautions against fire hazards are being taken in the city
(2) The fire could not prove as destructive as it could have been because
(a) the fire broke out in the afternoon and most of the guests were out
(b) the fire did not spread to the entire building and staircases
(c) the fire broke out in the afternoon and the wooden beams and staircase did not catch fire
(d) the fire broke out in the afternoon, but did not reach the architect's office.
(3) The author says, clearly, the municipal staff is not doing its duty because
(a) they are constantly on leave
(b) the staff is negligent and not particular about safety measures
(c) they do not have enough fire fighters
(d) they are endangering the lives of the fire-fighters
(4) Society looks upto these professionals for guidance and norms. The word, 'these' refers to the
(a) fire fighters
(b) municipal corporation
(5) The word closest to the meaning of 'scandalous' is
(c) making scandals
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