Class 10 English Term 2 Sample Paper 2022 (Unsolved)

English Term 2 Sample Paper 2022 (Unsolved)

Class 10 English Term 2 Sample Paper 2022, (English) exams are Students are taught thru NCERT books in some of the state board and CBSE Schools. As the chapter involves an end, there is an exercise provided to assist students to prepare for evaluation. Students need to clear up those exercises very well because the questions inside the very last asked from those.

Sometimes, students get stuck inside the exercises and are not able to clear up all of the questions.  To assist students, solve all of the questions, and maintain their studies without a doubt, we have provided a step-by-step NCERT Sample Question Papers for the students for all classes. These answers will similarly help students in scoring better marks with the assist of properly illustrated Notes as a way to similarly assist the students and answer the questions right.

Class 10 English Term 2 Sample Paper 2022

General Instructions:

  • The Question Paper contains THREE sections-READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR and LITERATURE.
  • Attempt questions based on specific instructions for each part.

SECTION – A: READING

[10 marks]

1. Read the passage given below.

Research has shown that the human mind can process words at the rate of about 500 per minute, whereas a speaker speaks at the rate of about 150 words a minute The difference between the two is 350, which is quite large. So, a speaker must make every effort to retain the attention of the audience and the listener should also be careful not to let his/her mind

5. wander. Good communication calls for good listening skills.

Listening starts with hearing but goes beyond that. Hearing, in other words, is necessary but not sufficient for listening. Listening involves hearing with attention. Listening is a process that calls for attention and concentration. While listening, one should be observant. In other words, listening has to do with the ears as well as with the mind.

10. It calls for participation and involvement. It is quite often a dialogue rather than a monologue. It is necessary to make it abundantly clear that one is interested in knowing what the other person has to say.

Good Listening is an art that can be cultivated. A good listener knows the art of getting much more than what the speaker is trying to convey. He/she knows how to prompt, persuade but

15. not to cut-off or interrupt what the other person has to say. At times the speaker may or may not be coherent, articulate and well- organised in his/her thoughts and expressions. He/she may have it in mind, yet fail to marshal the right words while communicating thoughts. Nevertheless, a good listener puts him/her at ease, helps him/her articulate his/her thoughts. For Listening to be effective, it is also necessary that barriers to listening are removed. Such

20. barriers can be both physical and psychological. Physical barriers generally relate to hindrances to proper hearing, whereas psychological barriers are more fundamental and relate to interpretation and evaluation of the speaker and the message.

Based on your understanding of the passage, answer ANY FIVE questions out of the six given below.      (1 x 5)

(A) What does the author mean when he says, “barriers to listening are removed”?          1  

(B) Mention any two characteristics of the writer as inferred from the statement, “Good listening is an art that can be cultivated’.         1

(C) Rewrite the following sentence by replacing the underlined phrase with a word that means the same from lines 10-15.

His mind was as well developed and maintained as his bodily powers; he wrote well, and his observations are generally acute and accurate; he was brave, kindly and generous.          1

(D) List one quality of a good listener that makes the listening truly effective.       1

(E) Why does the author say that “it is quite often a dialogue rather than a monologue?”        1

(F) How does the writer differentiate between listening and hearing?            1

2. Read the following excerpt from a case study titled ‘Stress and Covid -19’.

A new study has found that people who experienced increased stress, anxiety and depression at the start of the pandemic, were at greater risk of getting Covid-19.

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5. The research, found that greater psychological distress during the early phase of the pandemic was significantly associated with participants later reporting SARS-CoV-2 infection, a greater number of symptoms and also more severe symptoms.

10. Previous research has shown that psychological factors such as stress and social support are associated with increased susceptibility to viral respiratory illnesses and more severe symptoms.

During the Covid-19 pandemic there has been a well-documented deterioration in

15. psychological wellbeing and increased social isolation. The purpose of this study was to find out whether people who experienced these difficulties during the pandemic were more at risk of contracting and/or experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.

Regression models were used to explore these relationships, taking into account demographic and occupational factors The results showed that Covid-19 infection and symptoms were more common among those experiencing elevated psychological distress

20. A professor says “The significance of the work is in that it turns the debate regarding the mental health aspects of the pandemic on its head Our data show that increased stress, anxiety and depression are not only consequences of living with the pandemic, but may also be factors that increase our risk of getting SARS-CoV-2 too. Further work is now needed to determine whether and how public health policy should change to accommodate the fact that the most distressed people in our communities appear to be at greatest risk of Covid-19 infection.”

25. Another professor of Cognitive Behavioural (Psychotherapy from King’s College) London said: “Previous work has shown a clear relationship between distress and the development of viral infections indicating a vulnerability.

30. Our study found that distress was associated with self-reported Covid-19 infection and the next step is to investigate whether this association is found in those with confirmed infection”.

On the basis of your understanding of the passage, answer ANY FIVE questions out of the six given below.             (1 x 5)

(A) Why does the professor from King’s College London, say, ‘Previous work has shown a clear relationship between distress and the development of viral infections indicating a vulnerability?      1

(B) Comment on the significance of the need to address the psychological issues with reference to lines 10-20.         1

(C) Justify the finding that during the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a well-documented deterioration in psychological well-being and increased social isolation.            1

(D) Why does the narrator feel public health policy should change to accommodate the fact “that the most distressed people in our communities appear to be at greatest risk of Covid-19 infection.”           1

(E) People who experienced increased stress, anxiety and depression at the start of the pandemic, were at greater risk of getting Covid-19. How does evidence from the table support the statement?       1

(F) What purpose does the data in the passage seem to solve?          1

SECTION – B: WRITING AND GRAMMAR

[10 marks]

3. Attempt ANY ONE from (A) and (B)

(A) You came across the given concept chart while searching for something on Google. You are compelled to think of the impact, that social media is leaving on young minds. Write a paragraph in about 120 words suggesting ways to deal with the problem.

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Write a paragraph in not more than 120 words, analysing the given information.     5

(B) You are the Secretary of an NGO. You have come across the following advertisement of M/s Arora Woollen Mills.

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You have decided to distribute blankets among homeless. Write a letter to place an order with M/s. Arora Woollen Mills stating your exact requirement.         5

4. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Identify the error and write its correction against the correct blank number. Remember to underline the correction. The first one has been done for you.            (1 x 3)

                                                                                                   Error     Correction

Genetics played a key role to keep your hair healthy,           e.g. played     play

But the weather, pollution, or your approach                          (a) ………….. ……………

to hair care are all critical to maintained your crowning         (b) ………….. …………….

glory. A well-rounded dieting is an important factor in hair   (c) ………….. ……………..

and scalp health.

5. Read the conversation and complete the passage that follows.

Simi: I do wish to get good marks in my final exams. How can I do that?

Mother: You must devote some of your daily time to study at home.

Simi: You’re right mom. I am going to make a timetable to follow now.

Simi told her mother that she (a)…………….. final exams and asked how she could do that. Mother replied that she must devote some of her daily time to study at home. At this, Simi replied that her mother (b)………………….. .               (1 + 1)

SECTION – C: LITERATURE

[20 marks]

6. Answer ANY SIX questions in 30-40 words each.               (2 x 6)

(A) What is the significance of a baker in the Goan village, especially in celebrations?            2

(B) Justify how ‘Tale of the Custard the Dragon’ by Ogden Nash is funny as well as serious.         2

(C) ‘Possessions can possess you’. Comment on the aptness of the statement with regard to the story, ‘The Necklace’.               2

(D) Explain the reason behind Valli’s change of mood while going and coming back in the bus.          2

(E) Which two issues as stated in the story ‘Bholi’ our society is yet to get rid of, in spite of all the advancements?               2

(F) Briefly state the poetic aspect of the poem ‘Amanda’.              2

(G) What does the poet Walt Whitman suggest by saying that ‘they do not sweat and whine about their condition’ in the poem ‘Animals’?             2

7. Answer ANY TWO of the following in about 120 words each.         (4 x 2)

(A) Examine and highlight the theme of the story ‘Madam Rides the Bus’.            4

(B) Develop a conversation between the young lawyer and one of his associates regarding his experience of getting be fooled by Lutkins in the story ‘The Hack Driver’.        4

(C) Evaluate ‘The sermon at Benares’ as an important life lesson.         4

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