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CBSE Class 10 English Term 2 Answer Key 2022 Live
Section – A
1. Read the passage given below :
(1) Milkha Singh, also known as The Flying Sikh, was an Indian track and field sprinter who was introduced to the sport while serving in the Indian Army. He is the only athlete to win gold in 400 metres at the Asian Games as well as the Commonwealth Games. He also won gold medals in the 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. He represented India in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, the 1960 ad blunde Summer Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, in recognition of his sporting achievements.
(2) The race for which Singh is best remembered is his fourth-place finish the 400 metres final at the 1960 Olympic Games. He led the nish in the race till the 200 m mark before easing off, allowing others to pass him. Singh’s fourth-place time of 45.73 seconds was the Indian delde up national record for almost 40 years.
(3) From beginnings that saw him orphaned and displaced during the 10 10 wani partition of India, Singh became a sporting icon in the country. In 2008, journalist Rohit Brijnath described Singh as “the finest athlete India has ever produced”.
(4) He was disappointed with his debut performance at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. “I returned to India, chastened by my poor performance in Melbourne. I had been so excited by the prospects of being part of the Indian Olympics team, but, hadn’t realized how strong and professional the competition would be. My success in India had filled me with a false sense of pride and it was only when I was on the track that I saw how inconsequential my talents were when pitted against superbly fit and seasoned athletes. It was then that I understood what competition actually meant, and that if I wanted to succeed on the international arena, I must be prepared to test my mettle against the best athletes in the world.”
(5) Then he decided to make sprinting the sole focus of his life. “Running had thus become my God, my religion and my beloved”.
“My life during those two years was governed by strict rules and regulations and a self-imposed penance. Every morning I would rise at the crack of dawn, get into my sports kit and dash off to the track, where I would run two or three miles cross-country in the company of my coach.”
(6) On how he pushed himself through the tough days of vigorous training. “I practiced so strenuously that often I was drained of all energy, and there were times when I would vomit blood or drop down unconscious through sheer exercise. My doctors and coaches warned me, asked me to slow down to maintain my health and all’equilibrium but my determination was too strong to give up. My only Ufocus was to become the best athlete in the world. But then images of a packed stadium filled with cheering spectators, wildly applauding me as I crossed the finishing line, would flash across my mind and I would start again, encouraged by visions of victory.”
Based on your reading answer any five questions from the six given below: (1 x 5 = 5)
(i) What is Milka Singh known as ? What realization did Milkha Singh have when he was on the track during the Melbourne Olympics?
(ii) List any two of Milkha Singh’s achievements.
(iii) What strict rules and regulations did Milkha Singh follow? (iv) State two consequences of his hard and strenuous practice.
(v) What motivated Milkha Singh to become the best athlete in the world?
(vi) Explain the phrase ‘I would start again’ in the last sentence.
1. (i) According to the passage, by the time, an order is restored and a decision is arrived at, tempers rise, feelings are injured and there is at least one person grumbling . (1 x 5 = 5)
(ii) It is important for every member of the family to participate in decision making as it promotes a sense of togetherness and bonding.
(iii) Now-a-days, children prefer to go with the flow and they question choices.
(vi) The passage conveys that parents should give some space to children. They should listen to their children and their silences. They should let their children solve their problems by helping them from the back.
2. Read the following excerpt from a Case Study. J.K. Rowling-A Journey
The story of Joanne Kathleen Rowling’s near magical rise to fame is almost as well known as the characters she creates.
Rowling was constantly writing and telling stories to her younger sister Dianne. “The first story I ever wrote down was about a rabbit called Rabbit.” Rowling said in an interview. “He got the measles and was visited by his friends including since Rabbit and Miss Bee, I have always wanted to be a writer, though I rarely told anyone so. a giant bee called Miss Bee. And ever
However, my parents, both of whom come from impoverished backgrounds and neither of whom had been to college, took the view that my overactive imagination was an amusing personal quirk that would never pay a mortgage or secure a pension.
A writer from the age of six, with two unpublished novels in the drawer, she was stuck on a train when Harry walked into her mind fully formed. She spent the next five years constructing the plots of seven books, one for every year of his secondary school life.
Rowling says she started writing the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, in Portugal, where she was teaching English. At first nobody wanted to publish Harry Potter. She was told that plot was too complex. Refusing to compromise, she found a publisher.
In 1997 Rowling received her first royalty cheque. By book three, she had sky rocketed to the top of the publishing world. A row of zeroes appeared on the author’s bank balance and her life was turned upside down. Day and night she had journalists knocking on the unanswered door of her flat.
Rowling’s quality control has become legendary, as her obsession with accuracy. She’s thrilled with Stephen Fry’s taped version of the books and outraged that an Italian dust jacket showed Harry minus his glasses. “Don’t they understand that the glasses are the clue to his vulnerability?”
Annual earnings of J.K. Rowling from 2010 to 2019.
On the basis of your understanding of the passage answer any five of the six question given below. ( 1 x 5 = 5)
(i) Explain J.K. Rowling’s ‘near-magical rise to fame’.
(ii) What reason did the publishers give for rejecting Rowling’s book?
(iii) What was the drawback of achieving fame? (iv) Why was Rowling outraged with the Italian dust jacket?
(v) Find a word in the last para that means the same as ‘insecure/helpless’.
(vi) According to the graph, how many years did it take Rowling to become very successful?
For the Visually impaired Candidates :
(vi) What has become legendary about Rowling?
2. (i) There is no stripe on the pure white tiger due to the presence of double recessive allele in the genetic code.
(ii) The tiger species has fallen in the category of endangered species because of habitat loss, poaching, expansion of human population and genetic inbreeding.
(iii) The tigers are widely hunted for their body parts which are used in traditional chinese medicines.
(v) The visual given above depicts an encouraging picture as it shows an increase in the number of tigers.
(vi) The hard work of World Wildlife Federation, defenders of wildlife and many other organisation which are working with the support of government to protect the endangered tiger species has contributed to the increase in the number of tigers from 2006 to 2018.
Section – B
(Writing and Grammar)
3. Attempt any one from (i) and (ii).
(i) A group of enterprising young adults conducted a survey on reopening of educational institutions in the National Capital 5
Write a paragraph in about 120 words analysing the listed responses.
For the Visually Impaired Candidates
The school authorities view eating junk food as a strong reason for the rising obesity among school children. There is a move to change canteen food to healthier options.
Students on the other hand have spoken strongly against such a move.
Write a paragraph in not more than 120 words analysing the above argument.
Ans. 3 (i) 15, R.K Puram (5)
7 August 20x x
Yoga For Public
Subject : Enquiry About the Courses
With reference to your advertisement in ‘The Times of India’ dated 5 August 20xx, I would like to tell you that I wish to join the yoga classes organised by you. Kindly furnish the following details :
• Duration of the course
• Timings of the classes
• No, of persons in each batch
• Any special class for girls
• Fee structure
I am awaiting an early reply from your end so that I may join as early as possible.
(ii) You are Vikram/Vanya, Librarian, B.S. Public School, Delhi. Write a letter to the Manager of Amar Publication House, Mumbai, placing an order for 4 sets of Social Studies books for grades 6-8 published by N.C.E.R.T. in not more than 120 words. Mention school discount, mode of payment and date of delivery. 5
3. (ii) Purchase of Digital Devices
According to the given data, a large number of digital devices was purchased in Rishu Nagar across the years 2016-2020. The data indicates that more smart phones were purchased in 2016 as compared to the computers which numbered approx – 35,000 in 2016. There was a gradual rise in the purchase in 2017 when the number of smart phones rose to 60,000 and computers to 59,000. The trend suddenly changed and a sharp rise was seen us. The purchase of computers in 2018 which again dropped to approx, 45,000 in 2019. The year showed a decline in the purchase of smartphones as well. But the year 2020 brought hope and cheer for the sellers when there was again an upward trend in both smartphones and computers. To sum up it can be said that the purchase of digital devices across these fire years showed the incline of people towards the hi-tech devices.
4. Read the following conversation and complete the passage that follows: 2
Neha : I’m really looking forward to the class picnic tomorrow.
Nanita: Yes, after a long time we will be meeting our friends and teachers.
Neha told Namita (1) _______ looking forward to the class picnic _________ . Namita agreed that after a long time.
(2) __________ friends and teachers.
4. (a) if she had enjoyed her holidays in (2)
(b) it had been really very cold
5. The following paragraph has an error in each line. Identify the error and write its correction against the correct blank number. The first one has been done as an example. (1 x 3 = 3)
Air pollution is emerging like a eg like as
global problem among the world. (a) _______ _______
Much of our cities have (b) _______ ________
industries which is responsible for 20% of the pollutants. (c) ________ _________
5. Error Correction (3)
(a) walks walked
(b) at in
(c) us we
Section – C
6. Answer any six questions in about 30-40 words each. (2 x 6 =12)
(i) Describe the Climb to the Brahmagiri hills. (Glimpses of India)
(ii) Why did Kisa Gotami become weary and hopeless? (The Sermon at Benaras).
(iii) ‘I am an orphan, roaming the street.’ Why does Amanda visualize this?
(iv) List any two things that animals do and humans don’t. (Animals)
(v) Why did the pirate ‘gape’ at Belinda’s dragon ? (Tale of Custard the Dragon)
(vi) How was “The Travels of Monarch X’ a turning point in Ebright’s life? (The Making of a Scientist)
(vii) Describe the young lawyer’s first encounter with the hack driver.
6. (i) Mr. Barua was surprised that Rajvir knew so much about tea plantations, despite the fact that it was his first visit to Assam. He appreciated the fact that Rajvir had collected a considerable amount of information before coming. (2 x 6 = 12)
(ii) Amanda was not listening to the speaker. Rather, she was engulfed in her own imagination. Hence, she is regarded as a disrespectful child.
(iii) Scientific temperament in a child is already there. There is only the need to cultivate scientific attitude in child right from his childhood. His curiosity to know about strange things and will to learn new things should always be encouraged.
(iv) Bholi’s father was always worried about her because she not only looked ugly due to pock marks, but also stammered while talking. But in today’s time it is not that important. Bholi very aptly proved this wrong. Despite her ugly looks, she turned out to be a masterpiece who fought against the evils of the society by refusing to marry Bishamber Nath.
(v) There was a time when both humans and animals possessed noble virtues of love, peace contentment and simplicity. With passage of time, humans gave up all such token of virtues. The road of noble virtues is still followed by animals. They remind the poet of those qualities and he yearns of a simpler life.
(vi) Stephen Stepanovitch Chubukov loves his daughter and plays the role of a good fathers. He is in search of a good match for his daughter. He calls Lomov – my angel, treasure etc., when he comes to know about his proposal. When Chubukov finds Lomov fighting with Natalya, he immediately changes and starts to support his daughter.
(vii) Diversity makes India unique. India, is unique country in every possible way and its colourful. Festivals and dressing is one of them. Every culture, religion and custom has its own unique colour, which shows the diversity in one. In India, different people have different culture, speak different languages customs, caste, history, religions, which make India unique.
7. Answer any two of the following in about 120 words each. (4 x 2)
(i) As Valli, make a diary entry sharing your joys and disappointments during the bus ride. 4
(ii) Natalya and her father Chubukov ‘turn around’ when Lomov puts his proposal in the open. As a reader briefly describe what you think of Natalaya and Chubukov from the play “The Proposal”. 4
(iii) The credit of Bholi’s transformation to Sulekha goes to her teacher. Elaborate with reference to the text. 4
7. (i) Honourable Ladies and Gentleman
I have been invited here to share with you my views about the nineteenth century upper class Russian society.
Noble titles and land ownership were the main determinants of precise league in 19th century upper class Russian society. Protective of their wealth and precise league, Russian’s landed aristocracy was arguably the most conservative force.
I read a story ‘the proposal’, which belongs to the Russian characters so through the dialogues of the characters, we come to know a lot about Russian man. According to the story the Russians are very particular about their dress and have particular dresses for a special occasion. Secondly, they are hypocrites. They show off to be sweet but the very next moment, they start fighting. As in the story, Chobukov call Lomov ‘my angel’ but later fought with him. They pretend to be good neighbors but within their heart, they have so many grades. They love to have dogs as a pet and consider their pets better than the other one. All of them are stubborn, short-tempered, quarrelsome and rigid. Such behavior and thought is clearly visible through the interactions of its characters in the story.
(ii) The narrator had pleasant memories of his childhood but Bholi had a very disturbed and depressing formative years. A person’s childhood is the most beautiful time of their life, but this was not true with Bholi. Since she was the fourth daughter, her father did not welcome her happily at the time of her birth. Because of her disability, she was despised by all of her family members. Bholi had an unpleasant childhood.
When she was just ten months old, her brain was affected by a fall. She contracted smallpox when she was just two years old, and the disease left her with permanent pockmarks on her body. When chatting, she stammered. As a result, she was a neglected child in her household. Nobody had any high hopes for her. Her parents referred to her as a ‘dumb cow’ and treated her badly. The old dresses of her sister were passed on to her. No one cared to mend or wash her clothes. New clothes had never been made for Bholi. No one oiled her hair or tried to teach her anything. It was miraculously, that she reached the school which transformed her entirely and she truly proved worthy of her name, ‘Sulekha’.
On the contrary, during the narratar’s childhood in Goa, the Baker used to be his friend, companion and guide. He used to come at least twice a day. The author and his friends used to climb a bench or the parapet and peep into the basket somehow. The author can still recall the typical fragrance of the leaves: Then he and his friends didn’t even care to brush their teeth.
Thus, the narrator had carefree and enjoyable childhood which was full of childish activities whereas Bholi’s testing time later paved way for her bright future through education.
(iii) Rajvir had been invited to spend his vacations with his classmate Pranjol whose father was the manager of a tea estate in Assam. He was quite excited about the trip and had gathered considerable amount of relevant information i.e., where tea originated and how it became such a popular beverage. He informed that about 80 crore cups of tea are consumed daily and that the name ‘tea’ itself has been originated from Chinese language. He narrated two popular legends about the origin of tea.
Rajvir exhibits an important value trait, that the pre-requisite to gain knowledge-curiosity and eagerness to know. Moreover, he is not a passive learner but is proactive in collecting prior information to any real experience. He likes to do his homework thoroughly before going to a place. This is something very appreciable and children should develop this habit of finding out about the place they are going to visit. These are extremely desirable traits for all learners.