CBSE Class 10 English Language Question Paper 2014 Set 1 - Foreign. 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 practiced to get better marks in examinations.
1. Read the passage given below and complete the statements that follow by choosing the most appropriate options.
Cheraw is the most colourful Mizo dance. Bamboos are used in this dance. Hence the dancer moves by stepping alternately in and out from between and across a pair of horizontal bamboos, held against the ground by people sitting face to face at either side. They tap the bamboos open and close in rhythmic beats. Two bases support the bamboos, placed horizontally, one at each end. The bamboos, when clapped, produce a sharp sound, which forms the rhythm of the dance. It indicates the timing of the dance as well. The dancers step in and out to the beats of the bamboos with ease and grace. The patterns and stepping of the dance have many variations. Sometimes the steppings are made in imitation of the movements of birds, sometimes the swaying of trees and so on. Little is known about the origin of Cheraw. It may be possible that the forefathers of the Mizos brought it with them when they left home in Far-East Asia. Cheraw is performed on any occasion these days. But, so goes the legend. It used to be performed in earlier times only to ensure a safe passage for a dead child to paradise. Cheraw is, therefore, a dance of sanctification and redemption performed with great care, precision and elegance.
(a) According to the passage, Cheraw is __________________ .
(i) a form of art
(ii) a festival of lights
(iii) a form of dance
(iv) a Mizo animal
(b) Cheraw is performed ____________ .
(i) to show respect to the state
(ii) for sanctification and redemption
(iii) to please the goddess of dance
(iv) to earn money
(c) The dancers in Cheraw dance to ________________ .
(i) the beats of bamboos
(ii) the beats of drums
(iii) the clappings of the singers
(iv) the sound of a whistle
(d) The statement — ____________ is correct.
(i) Four bases support the bamboos
(ii) Cheraw is a solo dance
(iii) Cheraw is a dull stepping pattern
(iv) The sound of bamboos forms the rhythm of the dance
(e) The word ‘redemption’ in the passage means ____________ .
(i) performed with great care
(iii) deliverance from evil ways
2. Read the passage given below and complete the statements that follow by choosing the most appropriate options.
Himalayan valley is the geographical guard of the Indian territory against any foreign invasion keeping the enemy at bay from the western to the eastern subcontinent of the Asian sphere. The valley abounds with a classified variety of different glaciers, wildlife, peaks and thick vegetation liable to support the homo sapiens.
Pindari glacier is a range of four glaciers, namely Sunderdunga, Namik, Pindari and Kafni. To go to Pindari glacier it is a 54 km trek and the walking part is normally covered in four days. In this trek, we cross many mountains and forests and see a lot of wildlife. We were eight members in the team. The whole trip took us ten days in the mountains. Throughout the way, our guide and my father explained to us the various features of the Himalayas we were passing through. We had to face bad weather for two days. There was a steep climb at some places and as we climbed up we were affected by high altitude sickness and lack of oxygen and we felt very tired.
Pindari glacier is surrounded on all sides by snow-covered peaks such as Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Nanda Khat, Bailiuri and many more. This glacier is a frozen river of ice and settled in such a way that it looks like a huge staircase. There I saw all physical features such as gorges, moraines, hanging valleys, etc.
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