CBSE Class 10 English Language and Literature Question Paper Foreign 2017 (2). 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 passage given below : 8
Then all the windows of the grey wooden house (Miss Hilton used to live here. She expired last week), were thrown open, a thing I had never seen before. At the end of the day a sign was nailed on the mango tree : FOR SALE.
Nobody in the street knew Miss Hilton. While she lived, her front gate was always locked and no one ever saw her leave or saw anybody go
in. So, even if you wanted to, you couldn‖t feel sorry and say that you missed Miss Hilton.When I think of her house I see just two colours. Grey and green. The green of the mango tree, the grey of the house and the grey of the high iron fence that prevented you from getting at the mangoes.If your cricket ball fell into Miss Hilton‖s courtyard you never got it back. It wasn‖t the mango season when Miss Hilton died. But we got back about ten or twelve of our cricket balls.
The house was sold and we were prepared to dislike the new owners even before they came. I think we were a little worried. Already we had one resident of the street who kept on complaining about us to our parents.He complained that we played cricket on the pavement; and if we were not playing cricket, he complained that we were making too much noise anyway.
One afternoon when I came back from school Pal said, "Is a man and a woman. She pretty pretty, but he ugly like hell". I didn‖t see much. The front gate was open, but the windows were shut again. I heard a dog barking in an angry way. One thing was settled pretty quickly. Whoever these people were they would never be the sort of people to complain that we were making noise and disturbing their sleep.A lot of noise came from the house that night. The radio was going at full volume until midnight when the radio station closed down. The dog was barking and the man was shouting. I didn‖t hear the woman.
On the basis of your understanding of the above passage, complete the statements that follow : 1×8=8
(a) Nobody went into Miss Hilton‖s house because her front _________ .
(b) Her house had only two colours, (i) ______, and (ii) _______ .
(c) The high iron fence did not let the boys get __________ .
(d) They never got it back if their __________ fell into her courtyard.
(e) The boys were ready to dislike the ____________ .
(f) One resident of the street always ___________ .
(g) The new owners of Miss Hilton‖s house were (i) _______, and
(ii) _______ .
(h) The man was shouting, the dog was barking, only __________ .
2. Read the passage given below : 12
1 During our growing up years we as children were taught —both at home and school — to worship the photos and idols of the Gods of
our respective religions. When we grew a little older, we were to read holy books like the Bhagwad Gita, Bible and Quran; we were
told that there are a lot of life lessons to be learnt from these holy books. We were then introduced to stories from our mythologies
which taught us about ethics and morality — what is good and what is bad. I also learnt to be respectful towards my parents who made
my life comfortable with their hard work and love and care, and my teachers who guided me to become a good student and responsible
2 Much later in life, I realised that though we learn much from our respective holy books, there is a lot to learn from our surroundings.
This realisation dawned upon me when I learnt to enquire and explore. Everything around us —the sun, the moon, the stars, rain, rivers, stones, rocks, birds, plants and animals — teach us many valuable life lessons.
3 No wonder that besides the scriptures, in many cultures nature is also worshipped. The message that we get is to save our environment and maintain ecological balance. People are taught to live in harmony with nature and recognise that there is God in all aspects of nature.
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