CBSE Class 10 English Communicative SA 2 2013 (18)

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.


(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

(c)    residents

(d)    architects

(5)    The word  closest  to the meaning  of 'scandalous'  is           

(a)     embarrassment

(b)    unashamed

(c)    making  scandals

(d)    disgraceful

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