CBSE Class 10 English Question Paper 2021 Set 1 Solved


1 Read the following passage carefully:
1. Thornfield Hall was a large gentleman‟s house in the country near a town called Millcote. There after my sixteen-hour journey, I was welcomed by Mrs. Fairfax. She was a little old lady dressed in black who seemed glad to have someone else to talk to, apart from the servants. Although the house was dark and frightening with its big rooms full of heavy furniture, I was excited at being in a new place and looked forward to my new life there working for kind Mrs. Fairfax.
2. But I was surprised to discover on my first full day at Thornfield that Mrs. Fairfax was not in fact the owner as I had assumed but the housekeeper and that my new master was a Mr. Rochester who was often away from home. My pupil was a girl called Adèle, seven or eight years old, who was born in France and could hardly speak English. Luckily I had learnt French very well at Lowood and had no difficulty in communicating with young Adèle, a pretty, cheerful child. It
appeared that Mr. Rochester, who had known Adèle and her mother very well had brought Adèle back to England to live with him after her mother had died. I taught her for several hours every day in the library, although it was not easy to make her concentrate on anything for long as she was clearly not used to the discipline of lessons.
3. One day I took the opportunity of asking Mrs. Fairfax a few questions about Mr. Rochester, as I was curious about him and the little housekeeper seemed happy to talk. „Is he liked by most people?‟ was my first question. „Oh yes, his family has always been respected here.
They‟ve owned the land around here for years,‟ she replied.
„But do you like him? What is his character like?‟
4. „I have always liked him, and I think he‟s a fair master to his servants. He‟s a little peculiar, perhaps. He‟s travelled a lot you know. I expect he‟s clever, but I can‟t tell, really.‟ „What do you mean peculiar?‟ I asked, interested. It‟s not easy to describe. You‟re never sure whether he‟s serious or joking. You don‟t really understand him, at least I don‟t. But that doesn‟t matter, he‟s a very good master.‟
1.1 On the basis of your understanding of the above passage, answer any eight of the questions that follow :
(a) Why was Mrs. Fairfax glad to receive the narrator?
(b) Why was the narrator excited?
(c) What wrong assumption was made by her?
(d) Why had she come to Thornfield Hall?
(e) How do we know that Mr. Rochester was a man of noble nature?
(f) Why was it difficult to make Adèle study for long hours?
(g) Why was Mr. Rochester liked by most people?
(h) What was peculiar about the nature of Mr. Rochester?
(i) How does the narrator describe Adèle ?

Please click on below link to download Class 10 English Question Paper 2021 Set 1 Solved



Click to View or Download pdf file
Click for more English Study Material

Latest NCERT & CBSE News

Read the latest news and announcements from NCERT and CBSE below. Important updates relating to your studies which will help you to keep yourself updated with latest happenings in school level education. Keep yourself updated with all latest news and also read articles from teachers which will help you to improve your studies, increase motivation level and promote faster learning

Time management for CBSE students

The first thing to learn about Time Management is that time is theoretical so you can’t really manage it. What you do when you get into time management, is that you manage yourself. You decide what has to be done, when it must be done and how to do it in the stipulated...

SOF IMO International Mathematics Olympiad

SOF IMO refers to the International Mathematics Olympiad organised by SOF, the Science Olympiad Foundation. SOF is the educational foundation involved in the academic upgradation of students. This Olympiad is a maths competitive examination conducted for the aspiring...

Revised Datesheet for Class 10 and 12 Board Exams

Revised date sheet for Class 12 - scroll down for datesheet for class 10 Revised datesheet for Class 10

Class 10 Boards Cancelled Class 12 postponed

Looking to the present situation of the pandemic and school closures, and also taking in account the safety and well-being of the students, it is decided as follows:   1. The Board Exams for Class XIIth to be held from May 4th to June, 14th, 2021 are hereby postponed....

CBSE Assessment Framework

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today, announced a suggested competency-based assessment framework to strengthen India’s existing school education system for secondary level (classes 6-10) and improve the overall learning outcomes of students across...

Pariksha pe charcha 2021 video released by CBSE

Pariksha pe charcha 2021 video released by CBSE

Studies Today