10th Class English Sample Paper

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  • question_answer1)

    Arrange P, Q, R, S to give the correct sequence of the report given below.
    P: The verdict against the two franchises marks a landmark so far Indian cricket is concerned.
    There is an often-repeated cliche of cricket being bigger than any individual belonging to it, but the Lodha panel's verdict has done well to put it in practice.
    Q: On a day of multiple judgments in Indian cricket, a Supreme Court-appointed three-member panel delivered a blow to two Indian Premier League franchises - Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals - by suspending them for two years and leaving the players of the two sides- including stalwarts like MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina - in a limbo.
    R: With two teams out of the picture for two years, how will IPL 2016 shape up? Will there be two new franchises to replace CSK and RR? Could there be a return of Pune Warriors or the Kochi Tuskers Kerala - who were previously suspended? Or will IPL go on with two teams short? Several such questions could form the agenda of BCCI's next meeting.
    S: This however, is merely the first step. With the teams having the option to appeal against the ban and the players future still in the balance, it remains to be the seen as to how the situation pans out between now and the start of the season next April.

    A) QPRS

    B) QRSP

    C) QSPR

    D) PQRS

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer2)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with correct prepositions.
    _____what I know of him, I hesitate to trust him.

    A) By

    B) From

    C) For

    D) As

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks with correct prepositions.
    ____the power vested in me, I hereby order ban on forming any union/association by our office staff.

    A) By dint of

    B) In course

    C) In consequence of

    D) By virtue of

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer4) Identify the word that has been spelt wrong.

    A) Marcenery

    B) Deteriorate

    C) Elucidate

    D) Idiosyncrasy

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer5)

    Give one word substitution to the following.
    Uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow

    A) Ambidextrous

    B) Avaricious

    C) Ambivalent

    D) Soporific

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer6)

    Find the analogy.
    College: Student:: Hospital: ?

    A) Doctor

    B) Nurse

    C) Patient

    D) Treatment

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer7) Find the sentence which is grammatically correct.

    A) I am not one of those who believe everything they hear.

    B) He gave me an advice.

    C) The sceneries in Kashmir are breathtaking.

    D) Between you and I affairs look dark.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer8)

    Give a correct question tag.
    Have some more snacks.
    _____?

    A) Do you

    B) Will you

    C) Won't you

    D) Aren't you

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer9)

    Direction: Give correct synonym of the words underlined in the sentences below.
    Fed up of social atrocities, she finally decided to lead a sequestered life.

    A) Virtuous

    B) Bold

    C) Luxurious

    D) Secluded

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Give correct synonym of the words underlined in the sentences below.
    I found myself befogged in that situation.

    A) Panicky

    B) Puzzled

    C) Surprise

    D) Happy

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer11)

    Identify the kind of the sentence given in question.
    The captain was annoyed at his not having carried out his orders.

    A) Complex

    B) Compound

    C) Simple

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer12)

    Change the narration.
    The policeman said to us, "Where are you going?

    A) The policeman wanted to know our destination.

    B) The policeman enquired where we were going.

    C) The policeman asked us where we were going.

    D) The policeman asked us to tell him the place we are going.

    E) None of these

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    Give the type of clause for the underlined part of the sentence.
    Do it before you forget.

    A) Adverb clause of reason

    B) Adverb clause of condition

    C) Adjective clause

    D) Adverb clause of time

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer14) Find the sentence wherein a wrong conjunction has been used.

    A) As soon as the rainy session of Parliament commenced, the Government was pressed to pass law on black money.

    B) This is as good as that, if not better.

    C) Do not trouble yourself about writing to me, except you are quite in the humour for it.

    D) I gave no more than I could not help.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer15)

    Identify the figure of speech.
    An ambassador is an honest man who lies abroad for the good of his country.

    A) Pun

    B) Metonymy

    C) Synecdoche

    D) Climax

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer16)

    Judge the right word.
    PT Usha ____two minutes and thirty seconds to take the first place in the women's 400 m hurdle race.

    A) Time

    B) An

    C) Use

    D) Clocked

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer17)

    Given in question is a statement followed by two arguments. You are to say which of the given arguments is strong and which a week one is.
    Statement:
    Should there be student union in college/university?
    Arguments:
    I: No. This will unnecessary create a political atmosphere in the campus.
    II: Yes. It is very necessary, as it will nurture students as the future political leaders of the country.

    A) Only I is strong

    B) Only II is strong

    C) Either I or II is strong

    D) Neither I nor II is strong

    E) Both I and II are strong

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  • question_answer18)

    Arrange P, Q, R, S between \[{{S}_{1}}\] and \[{{S}_{6}}\] to make a correct sentence.
    S: There is a continuous demand
    P: are formed to train humanity
    Q: for destructive purposes, and world organizations
    R: in the art of settling their disputes
    S: to ban the application of science
    \[{{\mathbf{S}}_{\mathbf{6}}}\]: by peaceful negotiations.

    A) PSQR

    B) RSQP

    C) SQPR

    D) SRPQ

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer19)

    Direction: Fill in the blank as per subject-verb agreement.
    It is high time that we ____something about it.

    A) Do

    B) Have done

    C) Did

    D) Had done

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer20)

    Direction: Fill in the blank as per subject-verb agreement.
    I am sorry but I ______what you say.

    A) Will not believe

    B) Will not be believing

    C) Am not believing

    D) Don?t believe

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer21)

    Complete the series.
    ABD, DGK, HMS, MTB, SBL?

    A) ZKW

    B) QOL

    C) TOL

    D) QGL

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer22)

    Improve the sentence by changing its underlined portion with the most suitable option.
    She is having a lot of money.

    A) is having lot of

    B) has lot of

    C) has a lot of

    D) has have lot of

    E) No improvement needed

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  • question_answer23) The underlined word in the given sentence is a/an: Narendra Modi is the right man for the position of Prime Minister of India.

    A) Noun

    B) Adverb

    C) Adjective

    D) Preposition

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer24)

    Direction: Give the exact meaning of the phrase and idioms given below.
    Hard-pressed

    A) Bewildered

    B) Insulted

    C) Strict discipline

    D) In difficulties

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer25)

    Direction: Give the exact meaning of the phrase and idioms given below.
    To show the white feather

    A) To seek peace

    B) To show the sign of cowardice

    C) To show arrogance

    D) To be very polite

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer26)

    Fill in the blank with correct modal.
    The contractor did not keep his promise that the work _____be finished before the end of the week.

    A) will

    B) shall

    C) could

    D) would

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer27)

    Given below is a sentence in four parts. One of the parts contains a grammatical error. Find the part.
    He fixed a metal ladder (i)/ for the wall below his window (ii)/ so as to be able to (iii)/ escape if there was a fire, (iv)

    A) i

    B) ii

    C) iii

    D) iv

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer28) Identify the sentence with the correct use of punctuation.

    A) John received a Parker pen; Jina, a watch.

    B) How we are ever to get there is the question.

    C) The Lord is neigh up; to them, that are of a broken heart.

    D) Go then, said the ant, and dance winter away.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer29) If we change the exclamatory sentence, " To think of our meeting here!" in to an assertive one, it will be:

    A) I thinking of our meeting here.

    B) I propose our meeting to be held here.

    C) It was so nice that we meet here.

    D) It is strange that we should meet here.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer30)

    Fill in the blank with correct pronouns.
    I hope, you vividly remember the premiere of the film when________ and _____were present in the hall.

    A) I, my wife, you

    B) you, I, my wife

    C) my wife, I, you

    D) you, my wife, 1

    E) None of these

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    Change the voice.
    Who will review the situation?

    A) The situation will be reviewed by whom?

    B) By whom the situation will be reviewed?

    C) By whom will the situation be reviewed?

    D) Review of the situation will be reviewed by whom?

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer32)

    Direction: Read the given information carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Madan and Rohit are in the same hockey team. Parth defeated Rohit in badminton but lost to Sachin in tennis. Nitin teams with Sagar in football and with Sachin in hockey. Rohit defeated Sachin in chess. Those who play cricket do not play badminton, volleyball or tennis. Madan and Parth are in the opposite team of basketball. Nitin represents his state in cricket and Sagar does so in district level. Boys who play chess do not play football, basketball or volleyball. Madan and Parth are in the same volleyball team. Boys who play football also play nockey.
    What is the most popular game among the boys of the group?

    A) Cricket

    B) Hockey

    C) Football

    D) Badminton

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given information carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Madan and Rohit are in the same hockey team. Parth defeated Rohit in badminton but lost to Sachin in tennis. Nitin teams with Sagar in football and with Sachin in hockey. Rohit defeated Sachin in chess. Those who play cricket do not play badminton, volleyball or tennis. Madan and Parth are in the opposite team of basketball. Nitin represents his state in cricket and Sagar does so in district level. Boys who play chess do not play football, basketball or volleyball. Madan and Parth are in the same volleyball team. Boys who play football also play nockey.
    Who plays the maximum number of game?

    A) Parth

    B) Sachin

    C) Nitin

    D) Sagar

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer34)

    Give the antonym for the word written in capital letters below.
    DAUNTLESS

    A) Audacious

    B) Intrepid

    C) Timid

    D) Indomitable

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer35)

    Given below is a report with four blanks. Fill those blanks with the options provided in P, Q, R, S, in correct order, to make it a readable one.
    Visitors from India ____ I ___before they can enter the UK. The Sunday Times has reported that the ___ II _____from at least six countries, also including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Ghana. Tourists aged 18 and over would be _____III_____ if they overstay in Britain. Initially the scheme will target hundreds of visitors, but the plan is to extend it to several thousand, according to the front-page report in the newspaper.
    It claims that the move by _____IV ______ and counter by-election gains by the populist anti- immigration party- United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). Cameron's election pledge was to cut annual net migration below 100,000 by 2015.
    P: UK Home Secretary Theresa May is designed to show that Prime Minister David Cameron's
    Conservative party is serious about cutting immigration and abuses of the system
    Q: will be forced to pay a hefty cash bond
    R: British government is planning to pilot a scheme from November targeted at visitors
    S: forced to hand over 3,000 pounds for a six- month visit visa, which they will forfeit

    A) PQRS

    B) RQSP

    C) SRPQ

    D) QRSP

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer36)

    Identify the usage of the word underlined.
    To respect our parents is our duty.

    A) Noun

    B) Participle

    C) Interjection

    D) Infinitive

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer37)

    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Delhi's poor air quality has rightly made it the centre of
    Media and government attention. However, the Indian government's own air quality monitoring apparatus now shows the focus so far may have remained too narrowly on some pollutants and, as a result, only on some cities.
    India's Air Quality Index, launched by Prime Minister
    Narendra Modi in early April, presents an AQI value for a given city based on the prominent pollutant in that city, calibrated for comparison. Six months of AQI values for
    a Indian cities show that Kanpur, Varanasi and Chennai nave worse air quality than Delhi, on average. While Delhi and the rest of north India have higher particulate matter levels, cities such as Chennai find high concentrations of other toxic pollutants including sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. Dust, caused by a wide range of natural and man-made activities, can have a deeply damaging impact on the respiratory tract. But at the levels at which they are being experienced, gaseous pollutants have equally detrimental effects. The value of the AQI, one of the experts said, is in it being comparable across cities and across pollutants in terms of health impact. Some cities have been complacent over their low particulate matter levels. However, the new numbers show there is no room for complacency; other pollutants have been poisoning people.
    The government has taken a great first step in setting up a national Index and in making data for 11 cities, for now, public. Data for more cities and monitoring stations need to be brought online. The next step should be for policy-makers to actually look at this data; the government's own website is clearly showing that a number of Indian cities are experiencing what should be health emergencies on a daily basis, going by their AQI levels. Local governments must clamp down on the specific pollutants that are pushing their respective cities into the danger zone, whether it means moving polluting industries outside city limits or curbing the number of private vehicles by making available better public transport systems.
    Why the air quality of Chennai is worse than Delhi on an average, in spite of having lower particulate matter level in the air?

    A) Chennai have higher AQI

    B) Air in Chennai have higher concentrations of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, along with other pollutants

    C) Air in Chennai have high concentration of dust, caused by a wide range of natural (being on a sea shore) and man-made activities

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Delhi's poor air quality has rightly made it the centre of
    Media and government attention. However, the Indian government's own air quality monitoring apparatus now shows the focus so far may have remained too narrowly on some pollutants and, as a result, only on some cities.
    India's Air Quality Index, launched by Prime Minister
    Narendra Modi in early April, presents an AQI value for a given city based on the prominent pollutant in that city, calibrated for comparison. Six months of AQI values for
    a Indian cities show that Kanpur, Varanasi and Chennai nave worse air quality than Delhi, on average. While Delhi and the rest of north India have higher particulate matter levels, cities such as Chennai find high concentrations of other toxic pollutants including sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. Dust, caused by a wide range of natural and man-made activities, can have a deeply damaging impact on the respiratory tract. But at the levels at which they are being experienced, gaseous pollutants have equally detrimental effects. The value of the AQI, one of the experts said, is in it being comparable across cities and across pollutants in terms of health impact. Some cities have been complacent over their low particulate matter levels. However, the new numbers show there is no room for complacency; other pollutants have been poisoning people.
    The government has taken a great first step in setting up a national Index and in making data for 11 cities, for now, public. Data for more cities and monitoring stations need to be brought online. The next step should be for policy-makers to actually look at this data; the government's own website is clearly showing that a number of Indian cities are experiencing what should be health emergencies on a daily basis, going by their AQI levels. Local governments must clamp down on the specific pollutants that are pushing their respective cities into the danger zone, whether it means moving polluting industries outside city limits or curbing the number of private vehicles by making available better public transport systems.
    Government website showing that number of Indian cities is experiencing health emergencies on a daily basis. Which of the following steps can be taken to curb this menace?

    A) Making necessary laws regarding this matter

    B) Appointing responsible officers to enforce the laws

    C) By punishing the law breaker

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Delhi's poor air quality has rightly made it the centre of
    Media and government attention. However, the Indian government's own air quality monitoring apparatus now shows the focus so far may have remained too narrowly on some pollutants and, as a result, only on some cities.
    India's Air Quality Index, launched by Prime Minister
    Narendra Modi in early April, presents an AQI value for a given city based on the prominent pollutant in that city, calibrated for comparison. Six months of AQI values for
    a Indian cities show that Kanpur, Varanasi and Chennai nave worse air quality than Delhi, on average. While Delhi and the rest of north India have higher particulate matter levels, cities such as Chennai find high concentrations of other toxic pollutants including sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. Dust, caused by a wide range of natural and man-made activities, can have a deeply damaging impact on the respiratory tract. But at the levels at which they are being experienced, gaseous pollutants have equally detrimental effects. The value of the AQI, one of the experts said, is in it being comparable across cities and across pollutants in terms of health impact. Some cities have been complacent over their low particulate matter levels. However, the new numbers show there is no room for complacency; other pollutants have been poisoning people.
    The government has taken a great first step in setting up a national Index and in making data for 11 cities, for now, public. Data for more cities and monitoring stations need to be brought online. The next step should be for policy-makers to actually look at this data; the government's own website is clearly showing that a number of Indian cities are experiencing what should be health emergencies on a daily basis, going by their AQI levels. Local governments must clamp down on the specific pollutants that are pushing their respective cities into the danger zone, whether it means moving polluting industries outside city limits or curbing the number of private vehicles by making available better public transport systems.
    What is the advantage of having AQI?

    A) We can compare the air quality of various cities across the country based on the prominent pollutant present in Them

    B) AOI will help in curbing health hazards, particularly respiratory problems

    C) Government Will be able to monitor the working of local authorities and check and balance them if necessary

    D) AOI data will help the government to take measures to ensure a healthy nation

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer40) Find the odd one out.

    A) Buck

    B) Testatrix

    C) Patron

    D) Wizard

    E) None of these

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