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PRE-TEST EXAMINATION : 2011-2012 Class - X Subject - English Time - 2½ hrs.

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Answer either of the following questi9ns in about 150 words. [10] Why are land and water regarded as shrinking resources for agriculture? What cab be done to overcome this problem? b. How does Japan’s educational system help in building an industrial society? 2. Answer any two of the following questions, each in about 50 words. [10] a. What brought about a great change in the king and how did he comply with his son’s wishes? b. How did the king’s son manage to marry the shepherd’s daughter? c. How will a hunger-free world be possible? d. What are the three major scientific revolutions that have opened up uncommon opportunities to the farmer and what are their special advantages? 3. Read the calendar given below carefully and answer the questions that follow. [5] OCTOBER 2006 SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 nd th 2 - Gandhi Jayanti 6 - Kumar Purnima 20th - Jumatul Wida (optional holiday) 21st - Diwali 24th - Bhatrudwitiya (optional holiday) 25th - Id - Ul - Fitre 31st - Anla Navami (optional holiday) (i) How often does Saturday in this month? (ii) What is the most important festival of Muslims and when is it celebrated? (iii) When do we have a full moon and what is the festival on that day called? (iv) When do we have a new moon and what is the festival on that day called? (v) Which day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Gandhiji? Or, Suggest newspaper headlines on the text provided. (i) a. The price of oil was increased. b. Lack of rain caused damage to crops. (ii) Write it in every day English. a. LAWYERS PROTEST POLICE ACTION. b. MAN HELD FOR MURDER. c. CASH COUNTER. 4. Answer the following questions each in about 30 words. (Any five) [10] a. What does the poet want to say in the poem “Break, Break, Break”? b. What were the glorious achievements of man in the past? c. What are the activities provided at an inn? d. What does the expression “Contract into a span mean”?

. What were the two important meanings of the word ‘rest’ in the poem The Pully? f.people killed or injured in the accident . But as the creation of the same five elements. but in hearts of the believers. (Change into direct speech) ii) Make a sentence using ‘return’ as a noun.How you are inspired by it [12] b.we should protect them and look after them. (Join using so that to express purpose) 10. It insisted on oneness of God and devotion to him. Guru Nanak’s teachings were very simple. He preached that there was only one caste.prevents flood . I did not want to fail in the examination.How it occurred . The profession you wished to choose . Trees . Rayagada. Answer any two in about 50 words. in forests or in places of religious worship. Tripathy living in R. A road accident . Write a letter of application to the post master complaining about the late delivery of mail. (Write the meaning of all over) v) Make a sentence using ‘Keep pace with’ Do as directed. Simple and Honest living.Choice of profession depends on so many considerations .how useful they are to us . How did Kali suffer in the story Sweets for angles? 6. He regarded it a great curse.e. He did not recognize them as Hindus and Muslims. 8.What profession would you like to choose .green leaves supply oxygen . He asked people to give up hypocrisy.The injured were taken to hospital . iii) We need to look at this issue _________ (global) (use the correct form of the word given in the bracket in the blank) iv) Isn’t that just Sachin all over. Nagar. Give an account of Mini’s first meeting with Cabuliwala? b. selfishness and falsehood. Guru Nanak reformed it to great extent. Everybody was equal in his eyes.The dead bodies . [5] i) She asked if I knew any craft. Hindus and Muslims were one in his eyes.protect the surface soil of the earth forests help to cause rain .supply us with many of the conveniences of life . the caste of man. [10] The Hindu religion had sunk low at that time. i) Why did Guru Nanak regard the caste system as accurse? ii) Why did the message of Guru Nanak spread so fast? iii) Give one example of superstition. Suppose you are S. iv) In what does the true spirit of religion consist? v) What was the teaching of Guru Nanak about the caste system? 9.your suggestion for prevention of road accident. Do as directed. Why did God withhold the gift of peace? 5. He did not believe in the caste system. They can be understood and followed by everybody. Write a letter to your younger brother asking him to take to watching the news on tv on every evening.What essential part they play in our lives .When and where it occurred . What did Kuppan whisper to Kali in the hospital? c.different people have different choice . He wanted them to follow the true spirit of religion. [5] i) I worked hard. a. 7. [8] Or. Write an essay in about 250 words on any one of the following keeping to the outline given. He told them that true religion was not in woods.K. He preached in a language understood by the people.what the police did . [10] a. It was full of superstitions and encouraged caste distinctions. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow. c. He said that no caste was high or low.Choosing a profession is not easy . equality of all purity of thoughts and action.K.

(Supply an adverb clause) iv) He insisted on _______ in that river (Use the correct form of ‘swim’ in the blank) v) Who can do this work ? (change the voice) Translate into English. 13. (Join using neither. (Underline the noun clause and write its function.. (Write the correct form of the verb given in the bracket) ii) He has become very tired.`eÞþaÐeþ QÒfBaÐ `ÐBÜ ? Ò`ÐmÞþjç . LÞRÞ LÐc^tÐ LeÊþ_ʼ¼Ð ÒQÐeþ . (Join making one of the sentences into a relative clause) ii) If I (play) well.[Ê ÒQÐeþÑ LeÊþRÊ LÐkÞÜþLÞ ? ÒQÐeþ . (Use the word related to memory in the blank) iv) Have you ever been to a flower show ? (Write whether the word ‘show’ is used her as a noun or a verb) v) The worst part of something that has a bad effect (Write a single word) Do as directed. (Identify the subordinate clause) v) There is no meaning in what you say.) Do as directed. (Turn into exclamation) iii) He will not play foot ball.ÒcÐ OÒeþ LÐc LeÞþaÊ ? Trinath Kousalya . Mohaparta teaches well.nor) iv) The table which is new is in the class. i) Run ! The snake (bite) you. 12. Most Japanese students play outside their schools.LÐkÞÜþLÞ. His son got first class. I would have got the prize.LÐc ^tÐ ÒcÐÒ[ LÞH Ò]a ? Ò`ÐmÞþjç . (Use the correct form of the verb given in the bracket) iii) ______ I did not tell them. (Identify and mention the type of adverb) iii) He has to _______ poem for home work. He will not play cricket.ii) 11. [5] [5] [5] N[LÐmÞþ Ac NÜÐÒeþ ÒNÐVÞH jbþÐ ÒkþÐB\Þmþм¼Ð cÊÜ ÒjWÐÒeþ \ÞmÞþ¼¼Ð a¦ÆÐ SZL `eÞþÒah D`Òeþ ÒNÐVÞH jÊteþ bþÐiZ Ò]Òmþ¼¼Ð ÒmþÐLcÐÒ_ [ÐfÞ cÐeÞþ [Ð*ʼ jèÐN[ LÒmþ¼¼Ð j[Òeþ AÒc jcÒªÆ `eÞþÒaheþ d[ðÒ_aÐ DQÞ[¼¼Ð LÞcèÐ Ò`ÐmÞþjç . i) Dr.

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