CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature Question Paper 2007 (1). 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.
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
Dance is a skilful art. It is an effective means of expression. Facial expressions and hand gestures are the essence of dance. A dancer can express such feelings as joy, anger, or helplessness without saying a word. People have been dancing since time immemorial. Pre-historic people probably made up dances to gain favour of their Gods. Many Indian tribes danced while appealing for rain and good crops. But most people, these days, dance simply to have fun or entertain others. Dance is not merely a fun social activity, it is also an ideal exercise. Twenty minutes of dancing can burn as many calories as twenty minutes of swimming or biking. Half an-hour of dancing can burn as many as 200 to 400 calories. Dancing can reduce stress, tension, anxiety and even depression. Dance, like music, knows no boundaries — geographic, linguistic or racial. It is a great unifying force.
1.1 Answer the following questions briefly :
(a) What constitutes the essence of dance?
(b) Mention any two feelings which can be expressed by a dancer without saying a word.
(c) Why did pre-historic people perform dances ?
(d) What did the Indian tribes appeal for through their dances ?
(e) How many calories are approximately burnt by half an-hour of dancing ?
(f) How is dance a unifying force ?
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
Ladakh is a desert in the mountains in the Eastern part of Jammu and Kashmir. This region does not receive any rain and is covered in snow for most of the year. Very little agriculture is possible in this region and very few trees can grow. For drinking water, people depend on the melting snow during the summer months. The people eat meat and milk products like cheese and butter. Each family owns some goats, cows and dzos (yak-cows). The sheep in this region are very special. They produce Pashmina wool which is prized. The people of Ladakh carefully collect the wool and sell it to traders from Kashmir where costly Pashmina shawls are chiefly woven. Though a desert Ladakh always attracted its share of traders. It was considered a good trade route due to its many passes through which caravans with merchandise travelled to what is today called Tibet.
2.1 Answer the following questions briefly :
(a) Why is Ladakh a desert region ?.
(b) How do the people of Ladakh obtain drinking water in summer ?
(c) Which cattle do they tend ?
(d) Why are the sheep of this region special ?
(e) Why was Ladakh considered a good trade route in olden times ?
3. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
There is only one natural satellite - the Moon. But there are many man-made or artificial satellites revolving around the Earth. Aryabhatta, IRS-IB and INSAT-2A are some Indian artificial satellites. They are more than 300 Km away from the earth. At this height, the Earth’s gravity and atmosphere do not affect them. Artificial satellites are of many kinds. Of them weather satellites send information and pictures of clouds, storms and ocean currents. They are used to predict the weather. This information is also used to warn people about storms, floods, forest fires etc. Communication satellites are used to transmit telephone conversation and TV programmes across the earth. They are helpful in sending messages through fax machines, using mobile phones and the internet. Science satellites send information about outer space. Astronomers study this data and get to know more about things in is pace. These satellites are launched into space by rockets. Once beyond the earth’s gravity and atmosphere, they are sent circling around the earth by the force of another rocket. There is nothing in space to obstruct the path or speed of those satellites. So they continue to keep going around the earth, just like the moon.
3.1 Answer the following questions briefly :
(a) Name any two of the Indian artificial satellites.
(b) Why are artificial satellites kept at a distance of more than 300 km away from the Earth ?
(c) Mention any two kinds of man-made satellites.
(d) How is the information sent by weather satellites used ?
3.2 Find words/phrases from the passage which mean the same as the following :
(i) force of attraction between an object and the earth
(ii) body of water or air in motion
(iii) block up/put something in the way of
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