CBSE Class 10 English Communicative Sample Paper 2014 Set C

Q1. Read the following passage carefully: 

Abandoned cars – with tires gone, chrome stripped away, and windows smashed – have become a common sight on the city‟s streets. In 2000, more than 72,000 were deposited at curbs by owners who never came back, an increase of 15,000 from the year before and more than 30 times the number abandoned a decade ago. In January 2001, the city Environmental Protection Administrator asked the State Legislature to pass a law requiring a buyer of a new automobile to deposit $100 and an owner of an automobile at the time the law takes effect to deposit $50 with the State Department of Motor Vehicles. In return, they would be given a certificate of deposit which would be passed on to each succeeding owner. The final owner would get the deposit money back if he could present proof that he has disposed of his car in an environmentally acceptable manner. The Legislature has given no indication that it plans to rush ahead on the matter.

(a) The number of cars abandoned in the city streets in 1999 was most nearly__________

(i) 2,500              (ii) 12,000

(iii) 27,500           (iv) 57,000

(b) The proposed law would require a person who owned a car bought before the law was passed to deposit

(i) $100 with the State Department of Motor Vehicles

(ii) $50 with the Environmental Protection Administration

(iii) $100 with the State Legislature

(iv) $50 with the State Department of Motor Vehicles

(c) The proposed law would require the State to return the deposit money only when the_________

(i) original owner of the car shows proof that he has sold it

(ii) last owner of the car shows proof that he has got rid of the car in a satisfactory way

(iii) owner of a car shows proof that he has transferred the certificate of deposit to the next owner

(iv) last owner of a car returns the certificate of deposit

(d) The main idea or theme of the above article is that__________

(i) a proposed new law would make it necessary for car owners in the State to pay additional taxes

(ii) the State Legislature is against a proposed law to require deposits from automobile owners to prevent them from abandoning their cars

(iii) the city is trying to find a solution for the increasing number of cars abandoned on its streets

(iv) to pay for the removal of abandoned cars, the city‟s Environmental Protection Administrator asked the State to fine automobile owners who abandon their vehicles

(e) The environmental administrator asked__________ to pass a law.

(i) State Department of motor vehicles

(ii) the state legislature.

(iii) the last owner of the car.

(iv) the central department.

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