CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Sample Paper 2014 Set A

Q1. Read the following passage carefully: 

He‘s a lover of languages, fluent in German, French and English and of course, his mother tongue Tamil. Teaching German at the Goethe Institute upto seven days a week, and heading the long distance learning programme in cooperation with IGNOU, keep him very busy. As if his life wasn‘t hectic enough, P. Saralathan has translated Franz Kafka‘s 'Letter to the Father‘ from theoriginal German text into Tamil. The Tamil translation is entitled 'Thandaiku‘. Saralathan says he was inspired to translate Letter to the Father‘ for the potential of Kafka‘s words make us look at the power wielded by Indian parents over their children. In a rare departure from contemporary Indian or Tamil literature, this book explores the son‘s pent up remorse towards his father. It is not to say that a son in India cannot feel for his father, but according to Saralathan, it‘s something that is not really discussed openly in our patriarchal society.

Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate options from the ones given below :

(a) Saralathan remains extremely busy __________ .

(i) seven days teaching of German at Goethe Institute

(ii) heads distance learning programme of IGNOU

(iii) translating German into Tamil.

(iv) all of the above

(b) He was inspired to translate 'Letter to the Father‘ into Tamil __________ .

(i) to make us understand Kafka‘s words

(ii) to make us understand the power Indian parents hold over their children

(iii) to educate Indian parents

(iv) none of the above

(c) This book has tried to explore __________ .

(i) a son‘s anger towards his father

(ii) a son‘s remorse towards his father

(iii) a son‘s repressed remorse towards his father

(iv) a son‘s affection towards his father

(d) The word 'pent up‘ in the passage means :

(i) cordial

(ii) impious

(iii) great

(iv) repressed

(e) A patriarchal society is headed by :

(i) female

(ii) grown up female

(iii) male

(iv) all of the three.

Please refer to attached file for CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Sample Paper 2014 Set A



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

CBSE asks schools to load Class 12 Internal Assessment Marks

This has a reference to the letter no CBSE/COORD/2021 dated 11.02.2021 regarding conduct of the School-Based Assessment (Internal Assessment/Practical/ Project) of Class-XII and uploading the marks by 11.06.2021. It has been observed that some schools have not been...

Latest CBSE Syllabus for 2021 2022 PDF Download

Latest Syllabus for Class 12 for 2021 2022 Latest Syllabus for Class 11 for 2021 2022 Latest Syllabus for Class 10 for 2021 2022 Latest Syllabus for Class 9 for 2021 2022 CBSE has issued the latest syllabus for the academic year 2021 2022 which is applicable for all...

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...

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...

ICSE Board Exams Cancelled

The ICSE (Class X) 2021 Examination: Given the present worsening situation of the Covid- 19 Pandemic in the country, the CISCE has decided to CANCEL the ICSE (Class X) 2021 Examination. The options given in the earlier Circular dated 16th April 2021, now stands...

CBSE Class 12 Evaluation Criteria 2021

SUMMARY OF THE POLICY FOR TABULATION OF MARKS FOR CLASS XII BOARD EXAMINATIONS 2021   1(a) Due to cancellation of the Board examinations, the assessment of theory portion of 80/70/60/50/30 marks will be done by the school based on the following:     Class...

Studies Today