Class 10 English Term 2 Sample Paper 2022 (Unsolved)

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 following passage given below :

(1) Great people are born with the objective to produce an influence on the society. One such personality, who was so humble and lived his complete life with determination and purpose to achieve certain aims was Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. He was not only a great social reformer but also a writer, educator and he worked endlessly to transform the society. He strongly protested against social evils like polygamy and child marriage. He favoured widow remarriage and women’s education in India. The Widow Remarriage Act was passed in 1856 making the marriage of widows legal because of his continuous efforts to solve these problems.

(2) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar refined the way Bengali language was written and taught. His book ‘Borno Porichoy’ (Introduction to the Alphabet) is still used as the introductory text to teach the Bengali alphabet. Thus, he brought about a revolution in the Bengali Education System. Vidyasagar is credited with the role of completely changing the old method of teaching which prevailed in Sanskrit College. As a professor in Sanskrit College, he bought modern outlook into the method of teaching. He included English and Bengali as mediums of learning, besides Sanskrit. He, also, introduced courses in European History, Philosophy and Science along with Vedic scriptures. He encouraged the students to study these subjects and make the best of both the worlds.

(3) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was a strong advocate of women education. He rightly viewed education as the primary for women to achieve emancipation from the society’s oppression they had to face at that time. He exercised his power to open schools for girls and even outlined suitable curriculum to educate them. He went from door to door, requesting heads of the families to allow their daughters to enrol them in schools.

(4) Ishwar Chandra was a man who defined his own path of action. He never listened to what other people said about his work and made decisions based on his own judgement. He was famous for all these qualities. He was also known for his great courage. Vidyasagar had a very soft heart that sympathised with those in trouble. He was easily moved to tears when he saw someone in pain and was always the first one to offer his help to his colleagues and friends in distress. After his death, Rabindranath Tagore said, “One wonders how God, in the process of producing forty million Bengalis, produced a man!”

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

(i) With what objective are great people born?

(ii) Who was Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar?

(iii) What is the book ‘Borno Porichoy’ about?

(iv) How can we say that Vidyasagar was a soft-hearted man?

(v) The synonym of the word ‘impression’ in Paragraph-1 is _______

(vi) What changes did Vidyasagar bring about in the method of teaching at Sanskrit college?

2. Read the passage given below:

(1) Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. When areas in and around Leh began to experience water shortages, life didn’t grind to a halt. Why? Because Chewang Norphel, a retired civil engineer in the Jammu and Kashmir government came up with the idea of artificial glaciers.

(2) Ladakh, a cold desert at an altitude of 3,000-3,500 metres above sea level, has a low average annual rainfall rate of 50 mm. Glaciers have always been the only source of water. Agriculture is completely dependent on glacier melt unlike the rest of river/monsoon fed India. But over the years with increasing effects of climate change, rainfall and snowfall patterns have been changing, resulting in severe shortage and drought situations. Given the severe winter conditions, the window for farming is usually limited to one harvest season.

(3) It is located between the natural glacier above and the village below, The one closer to the village and lowest in altitude melts first, providing water during April/May, the crucial sowing season, Further layer of ice above melt with increasing temperature thus ensuring continuous supply of ice to the fields. Thus, farmers have been able to manage two crops instead of one. It costs about 1,50,000 and above to create one.

(4) Fondly called the “glacier man”, Mr. Norphel has designed over 15 artificial glaciers in and around Leh since 1987. In recognition of his pioneering effort, he was conferred the Padma Shri by President Pranab Mukherjee, in 2015.

(5) There are a few basic steps followed in creating the artificial glacier.

(6) River or stream water at higher altitude is diverted to a shaded area of the hill, facing north, where the winter sun is blocked by a ridge or a mountain range. At the start of winter/November, the diverted water is made to flow onto sloping hill face through distribution channels. Stone embankments are built at regular intervals which impede the flow of water, making shallow pools and freeze, forming a cascade of ice along the slope. Ice formation continues for 3-4 months resulting in a large accumulation of ice which is referred to as an “artificial giacier”.

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

(i) For how many months does the ice formation continue?

(ii) Mr Norphel designed 15 artificial glaciers in ______

(iii) What kind of landform is Ladakh?

(iv) Who was Chewang Norphel?

(v) In which year did Mr. Norphel get Padma Shri award?

(vi) The tabular graph given above depicts that maximum tourist visited Leh in ________

3. Attempt ANY ONE from (i) and (ii).

(i) As librarian, Model School, Mumbai, write a letter to M/s Mohanlal & Bros Booksellers, Agra placing an order for books (Mention atleast 4 titles of the books) to be supplied immediately.         (5)

(ii) The following graph shows the number of visitors (in millions) who visited the famous Salarjung Museum in Hyderabad between 2000 and 2020 as well as the number of visitors expected to visit it in the next ten years. Interpret the line graph is 150-200 words              (5)

4. The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a blank is given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer-sheet against the correct blank number. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied :                          (1 x 3 = 3)

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Mulla Nasiruddin or two other travellers stopped to eat         (a) …………. ………………

there packed lunch. One of the travellets bragged,                  (b) …………. ………………

“I only eat roasted, salted pistachios, cashews and dates.”

The other said, “Well, I only eat dried salmon.” Then all men   (c) …………… ……………..

looked at Nasiruddin, waiting to hear what he would say.

5. Read the given conversation and complete the passage that follows:    (2)

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Rohit enquired of his plump colleague Simon (a)__________. Simon replied that he walked in order to stay fit. Realizing that Simon had not understood what he was asking. Rohit again asked the former if (b)__________ or did any exercise of that type. With a tongue in his cheek, Simon replied that when one was as heavy as he was walking was like lifting weight.

6. Answer ANY SIX questions in 30-40 words each.              (2 x 6 = 12)

(i) Do you think we always need sophisticated instruments for all science experiments? Why/ Why not?

(ii) Why is it fair to say that Custard could be the ‘poster-boy’ for the belief that the real nature of a person is revealed at times of the greatest difficulty?

(ii) How did Chubukov react when Lomov asked for the hand of his daughter in marriage?

(iv) Why was the lawyer not happy with his job?

(v) Whitman’s ode to animals is merely a yearning for a simpler life. Do you agree? Justify your answer.

(vi) How did Valli save money for her first bus journey?

(vii) Why was Matlida Loisel always unhappy?

7. Answer ANY TWO of the following in about 120 words each.              (4 x 2 = 8)

(i) The narrator shares, “Baking was indeed a profitable profession in the old days.”

(a) What do you feel has changed now? Why?

(b) State any one way, you feel, the paders can regain their lost glory.

(ii) Mention one of the most pleasurable things, according to you, that money can’t buy and support your choice with an appropriate reason.

(iii) Mme Forestier proved to be a true friend of Mme Loisel. Elaborate.

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