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VISWESWARAYA MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, GADWAL

ENGLISH CLASS X
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT MODEL PAPER 2

MY PASSION IS ENGLISH

SECTION - A: READING COMPREHENSION 15M


1. Read the following excerpt from RENDEZVOUS WITH RAY
In these three films Ray was at his most personal and when some critics saw
the films as didactic and verbose, he felt deeply hurt. For, in these last films, Satyajit was directly talking to us,
conveying his personal message on society and civilization. If the impulse that motivated his earlier films was
aesthetics, in the last three it was self-expression. And there we were denying him his right to speak. As the
saying goes, no one is a prophet in ones own country, said Roberge. An agnostic throughout his life, it is
possible, Roberge feels, that in the face of death Ray was searching for an answer. This was suggested by some of
the music that he used in Shakha Prashakha.
The last time the two friends met, Ray was in hospital, on his deathbed. It was
a Sunday and Roberge, true to habit, arrived on the dot at 9 a.m. He had grown so weak that he looked frail as a
child. I did not stay long, and as I was leaving, Manikda said, Bhalo laglo [it was nice]. Those were his last words
to me, said Roberge.
Now, choose the correct answer from the options given and write in your answer script (4x1/2=2marks).
1. What does the sentence In these three films Ray was at his most personal mean?
A. He has done some critic oriented cinema B. He has given his best performance C. he has directed what he
felt D. He has directed what he thought
2. Death bed is?
A. The bed in the hospital B. The bed in the house C. The bed on which some patient survives D. Place of your
death
3. Why did roberge call ray agnostic?
A. Ray is a fool B. Ray is a disbeliever in god C. Ray is his best partner D. Ray is his enemy
4. How did ray look?
A. Frail B. Child C. Dull D. Disappointed
Answer in one or two sentences in your own words 3x1=3m
5. Roberge mentions in these three films . Can you name what are the films?
6. Is Manikda and ray are one and the same? Justify your answer considering the sentences in the lesson?
7. Do you think roberge understands Bengali? How can you prove his understanding?
1 A. Read the following excerpt from EVERY SUCCESS STORY..
A New York Times editorial on December 10, 1903, questioned the wisdom of the Wright Brothers who were
trying to invent a machine, heavier than air, that would fly. One week later, at Kitty Hawk, the Wright Brothers
took their famous flight.
If you study history, you will find that all stories of success are also stories of great failures. But people dont see
the failures. They only see one side of the picture and they say that person got lucky: He must have been at the
right place at the right time.
All success stories are stories of great failures. The only difference is that every time they failed, they bounced
back. This is called failing forward, rather than backward. You learn and move forward. Learn from your failure
and keep moving.
Ask yourself after every setback: What did I learn from this experience? Only then you will be able to turn a
stumbling block into a stepping stone.
Now, choose the correct answer from the options given and write in your answer script (4x1/2=2marks).
1a. What does the sentence They only see one side of the picture mean?
A. One sided life B. One sided painting C. One part of life D. None
2a. What do you think is wisdom?
A. Subject B. Knowledge C. Both a and b D. None of these.
3a. All success stories are?
A. Great failures B. Worst failures C. Greatest moments D. Worst moments
4a. What can you turn a block into?
A. Stumbling stone B. Stepping way C. Stepping block D. Stumbling way
Answer in one or two sentences in your own words 3x1=3m
5a. What should one do when he fails?
6a. What Does the sentence stumbling block into a stepping stone. mean?

VISWESWARAYA MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, GADWAL


ENGLISH CLASS X
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT MODEL PAPER 2

MY PASSION IS ENGLISH

7a.What type of history should you study according to the passage?


2. Read the following excerpt from ONCE UPON A TIME
They used to shake hands with their hearts;
But that's gone, son.
Now they left shake hands without hearts
While their left hands search
My empty pockets.
Feel at home! Come again:
They say, and when I come
Again and feel
At home, once, twice,
There will be no thriceFor then I find doors shut on me
Now, choose the correct answer from the options given and write in your answer script (3x1/2 = 1 1/2marks).
8. What does shake hands with their hearts mean..?
A. Deep emotion B. Hugging C. Both A and B D. None
9. They search empty pockets in order to get
A. Things in pockets B. Benefits C. Friendship D. Relationship
10. Poet finds doors shut on him because?
A. His son felt him burdensome B. Poet went to his son many times C. Both
Answer in one or two sentences in your own words 2x1 =2m
11. Explain the main intention of poet in above lines.
12. Do you feel that poet expressed his intention in a criticizing way? If not justify your view.
Read the following excerpt from ONCE UPON A TIME
I have also learned to say, Goodbye,
When I mean Good-riddance:
To say Glad to meet you,
Without being glad; and to say Its been
Nice talking to you, after being bored.
But believe me, son.
I want to be what I used to be
When I was like you. I want
To unlearn all these muting things.
Most of all, I want to relearn
How to laugh, for my laugh in the mirror
Shows only my teeth like a snakes bare fangs!
So show me, son,
How to laugh; show me how
I used to laugh and smile
Once upon a time when I was like you.
Now, choose the correct answer from the options given and write in your answer script (3x1/2 = 1 1/2marks).
11a. What did the poet learn from the son?
12a What does good-riddance mean?
12b. How does the poet wants to laugh?
SECTION B
VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR
The following passage contains 10 mistakes, such as grammatical errors, wrong prepositions and conjunctions.
Correct the mistakes and rewrite the correct version of this passage. 10 x =2.5 m

VISWESWARAYA MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, GADWAL


ENGLISH CLASS X
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT MODEL PAPER 2

MY PASSION IS ENGLISH

People who eat food that do not (13) contained meat are (14) call vegetarians. (15) Wherever the world, many
different people of all ages (16) chosen this kind of diet. The reasons for refusing to eat meat (17) is many and
they vary (13 a) between different people. Some people do not eat meat (14a) since they believe it is unhealthy,
(15a) as some think it is cruel and wrong to kill animals. Meat is rich in protein. It is very essential for (16a)
growing. Thus, vegetarians must always (17a) ensured they get the protein their bodies need. Food like nuts, milk
and cheese are good for vegetarians.
Correct the mistakes using proper prepositions 10 x =2.5m
13b. I did a good job this year so I 'm proud myself.
14b. I'm waiting my boyfriend to arrive. He is very late today.
15b. My little sister is afraid dogs. A strong dog bit her on the leg when she was a child.
16b. You shouldn't go swimming on a full stomach. Are you good swimming?
17b. Sara used to smoke very much so she died cancer. Cigarettes cause cancer.
13c. This sentence is so long but it's empty meaning.
14c. She speaks English well but her letters are full spelling mistakes.
15c. I need your help. I'm relying you to find a solution.
16c. I was loyal my fianc but he was unfaithful. He left me for another woman. It breaks my heart.
17c. He was ashamed his bad behavior. He apologized to me yesterday.
Match the following and write the formed collocations in your answer script 10 x =2.5
18. Window19. Burning
20. Intellectual
21. Profound
22. Paying
18a. Dividing
19a. Impossible
20a. Open
21a. Ten
22a. Big

A. Challenge
B. Attention
C. Cheese
D. Market
E. Tasks
F. Shopping
G. Commandments
H. Desire
I. Line
J. Insights

Find the correct word from the given list: 10 X = 2.5m


Illegible, optimistic, stationary, idealist, anniversary, orphan, biography, impartial, epidemic, museum, campus,
illiterate, cavalry, century, fables, stationery, infallible, adamant
18b A person with rigid ideas and unwilling to change. ____________
19b Writing paper, envelopes, labels etc. ______
20b Disease which is widespread among many people in the same place for a time. _______
21b Handwriting which is difficult or impossible to read. _______
22b The life story of a person written by someone else._________
18c Period of hundred years. ________
19c Soldiers who fight on horse-back. ___________
20c A person who remains positive. _________
20c A person who is fair in giving judgment. _______
21c Grounds of a school or university, where the main buildings are. _______
22c Building in which objects illustrating art, history or science are displayed. ____________ Or
Short tales, especially with animals in them, giving moral teaching._______

VISWESWARAYA MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, GADWAL


ENGLISH CLASS X
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT MODEL PAPER 2

MY PASSION IS ENGLISH

SECTION CCREATIVE WRITING


23.

Now write a descriptive using the above hints


Or
Form a conversation using the same hints
Read the summary of CHRONICLES OF NARNIA (THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE)
Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie are four siblings sent to live in the
country with the eccentric Professor Kirke during World War II. The children explore the house on a rainy day and
Lucy, the youngest, finds an enormous wardrobe. Lucy steps inside and finds herself in a strange, snowy wood.
Lucy encounters the Faun Tumnus, who is surprised to meet a human girl. Tumnus tells Lucy that she has entered
Narnia, a different world. Tumnus invites Lucy to tea, and she accepts. Lucy and Tumnus have a wonderful tea, but
the faun bursts into tears and confesses that he is a servant of the evil White Witch. The Witch has enchanted
Narnia so that it is always winter and never Christmas. Tumnus explains that he has been enlisted to capture
human beings. Lucy implores Tumnus to release her, and he agrees.
Lucy exits Narnia and eagerly tells her siblings about her adventure in the
wardrobe. They do not believe her, however. Lucy's siblings insist that Lucy was only gone for seconds and not for
hours as she claims. When the Pevensie children look in the back of the wardrobe they see that it is an ordinary
piece of furniture. Edmund teases Lucy mercilessly about her imaginary country until one day when he sees her
vanishing into the wardrobe. Edmund follows Lucy and finds himself in Narnia as well. He does not see Lucy, and
instead meets the White Witch that Tumnus told Lucy about. The Witch Witch introduces herself to Edmund as
the Queen of Narnia. The Witch feeds Edmund enchanted Turkish Delight, which gives Edmund an insatiable
desire for the dessert. The Witch uses Edmund's greed and gluttony to convince Edmund to bring back his siblings
to meet her.
24. Now choose two scenes from above and prepare a play script. (5m)
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