10th Class English Sample Paper

done English Olympiad Model Test Paper-2

  • question_answer1)

    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai, in her first public speech at the United Nations since being shot in the head by the Taliban, has said she is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's path of non-violence. Malala invoked Gandhi and other global advocates of non-violence stressing that, "I'm not against anyone, neither am I here to speak in terms of personal revenge against the Taliban, or any other terrorist group. I want education for the sons and daughters of all the Taliban and all the terrorists and extremists. I do not even hate the Talib who shot me. This is the philosophy of non-violence that I have learnt from Gandhiji, Badshah Khan and Mother Teresa".
    Malala became a global icon for girls' education after being brutally attacked by Taliban militants while on her way to school in Swat valley on October 9, 2012. She told the UN that she would not be silenced by terrorist threats.
    Taliban's attack nine months ago changed nothing in her life, except that "weakness, fear and hopelessness died". Malala told the gathering that "The extremists were, and they are, afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women". Malala called for worldwide action against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism. "Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world", Malala said. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon named her 16th birthday, 'Malala Day', in honour of her heroic stand to ensure education for all.
    Malala Yousafzai has become a global icon for:

    A) worldwide action against illiteracy and poverty

    B) girls' education

    C) worldwide action against terrorism

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai, in her first public speech at the United Nations since being shot in the head by the Taliban, has said she is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's path of non-violence. Malala invoked Gandhi and other global advocates of non-violence stressing that, "I'm not against anyone, neither am I here to speak in terms of personal revenge against the Taliban, or any other terrorist group. I want education for the sons and daughters of all the Taliban and all the terrorists and extremists. I do not even hate the Talib who shot me. This is the philosophy of non-violence that I have learnt from Gandhiji, Badshah Khan and Mother Teresa".
    Malala became a global icon for girls' education after being brutally attacked by Taliban militants while on her way to school in Swat valley on October 9, 2012. She told the UN that she would not be silenced by terrorist threats.
    Taliban's attack nine months ago changed nothing in her life, except that "weakness, fear and hopelessness died". Malala told the gathering that "The extremists were, and they are, afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women". Malala called for worldwide action against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism. "Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world", Malala said. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon named her 16th birthday, 'Malala Day', in honour of her heroic stand to ensure education for all.
    Fill up the blanks.
    One ____, one ____ one ____can change the world.

    A) teacher, book, pen

    B) pen, book, teacher

    C) book, pen, teacher

    D) terrorism, poverty, illiteracy

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai, in her first public speech at the United Nations since being shot in the head by the Taliban, has said she is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's path of non-violence. Malala invoked Gandhi and other global advocates of non-violence stressing that, "I'm not against anyone, neither am I here to speak in terms of personal revenge against the Taliban, or any other terrorist group. I want education for the sons and daughters of all the Taliban and all the terrorists and extremists. I do not even hate the Talib who shot me. This is the philosophy of non-violence that I have learnt from Gandhiji, Badshah Khan and Mother Teresa".
    Malala became a global icon for girls' education after being brutally attacked by Taliban militants while on her way to school in Swat valley on October 9, 2012. She told the UN that she would not be silenced by terrorist threats.
    Taliban's attack nine months ago changed nothing in her life, except that "weakness, fear and hopelessness died". Malala told the gathering that "The extremists were, and they are, afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women". Malala called for worldwide action against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism. "Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world", Malala said. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon named her 16th birthday, 'Malala Day', in honour of her heroic stand to ensure education for all.
    What are the changes that Taliban's attack brought in her life?

    A) Fear of getting shot again

    B) Fear of never being able to go to school

    C) Death of her nearest and dearest one

    D) Death of fear, weakness and helplessness

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai, in her first public speech at the United Nations since being shot in the head by the Taliban, has said she is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's path of non-violence. Malala invoked Gandhi and other global advocates of non-violence stressing that, "I'm not against anyone, neither am I here to speak in terms of personal revenge against the Taliban, or any other terrorist group. I want education for the sons and daughters of all the Taliban and all the terrorists and extremists. I do not even hate the Talib who shot me. This is the philosophy of non-violence that I have learnt from Gandhiji, Badshah Khan and Mother Teresa".
    Malala became a global icon for girls' education after being brutally attacked by Taliban militants while on her way to school in Swat valley on October 9, 2012. She told the UN that she would not be silenced by terrorist threats.
    Taliban's attack nine months ago changed nothing in her life, except that "weakness, fear and hopelessness died". Malala told the gathering that "The extremists were, and they are, afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women". Malala called for worldwide action against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism. "Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world", Malala said. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon named her 16th birthday, 'Malala Day', in honour of her heroic stand to ensure education for all.
    Malala has learnt the philosophy of non-violence from:

    A) Mahatma Gandhi

    B) Mother Teresa

    C) Badshah Khan

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer5) Find the word that has been wrongly spelt.

    A) Miraculous

    B) Appropriation

    C) Omeltte

    D) Ninth

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer6)

    Given below is a passage with four blanks. Fill those blanks with the options provided to make it sensible.
    With the ____I ____to a close. The telegram was
    Not only the quickest means of communication. It was more affordable than telephone calls.
    ____II_____. The telegram inspired novelists like R.K. Narayan.
    During the war days, when troops were moved from one station to another at short notice,
    _____III ____of the sender. The famous
    Zimmermann Telegram drew the United States into World
    War I, changing the course of history.
    The telegram will remain but_____ IV_____. It marks the end of an era in the history of communication.
    P: The medium was widely used to relay important and urgent messages and to convey good and bad news in the most pointed of phrases.
    Q: the messages "Arrived safely/' "I am safe/' and
    "Coming soon" were standard and brought hope and cheer to the family
    R: curtains down on the 163-year-old telegraphic service, a memorable chapter has drawn
    S: a memory for many of us and an unknown entity for future generations

    A) RSQP

    B) RPQS

    C) QRSP

    D) QPRS

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer7) Find the odd one out.

    A) Arthur Ashe

    B) Bjorn Borg

    C) Boris Becker

    D) Michael Holding

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer8)

    Direction: Give one word substitution/or the followings:
    To cause troops etc to spread out in readiness for battle

    A) Align

    B) Collocate

    C) Deploy

    D) Disperse

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer9)

    Direction: Give one word substitution/or the followings:
    The place where public, governmental or historical records are kept

    A) Archives

    B) Coffer

    C) Scullery

    D) Library

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer10)

    Give a correct question tag.
    Let's go to the party._______?

    A) Do we

    B) Shall we

    C) Are we

    D) Aren't we

    E) None of these

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    Arrange P, Q, R, S between 1&6 to make a correct sentence.
    1. If the sword fish really attacked
    P: it could have cut it
    Q: and that would have been
    R: to pieces very quickly
    S: the rubber raft with its vicious sword
    6. the end of the experiment.

    A) SPRQ

    B) SRPQ

    C) RQSP

    D) PRQS

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer12)

    Change the underlined part of the given sentence to improve it.
    Had you been told me about your problem, would have helped you.

    A) Had you have told

    B) If you have told

    C) Had you told

    D) If you would have told

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer13)

    Fill in the blanks with correct conjunction.
    The thief ran away ___ he should be caught.

    A) unless

    B) but

    C) lest

    D) otherwise

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer14)

    Given below is a sentence in four parts. One of the parts contains a grammatical error. Find the part.
    The chief idea of (i)/very common type of traveler (ii)/ is to see as many objects of interest (iii)/as he possibly could (iv).

    A) i

    B) ii

    C) iii

    D) iv

    E) No error

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  • question_answer15)

    Judge the right word.
    Man does not live by___ alone.

    A) Food

    B) Bread

    C) Meal

    D) Diet

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer16)

    Direction: Identify the synonym of the words given in capital letters below:
    WRANGLE

    A) Competition

    B) Race

    C) Wrestling

    D) Dispute

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer17)

    Direction: Identify the synonym of the words given in capital letters below:
    INORDINATE

    A) Extraordinary

    B) Excessive

    C) Inanimate

    D) Subordinate

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer18) Which one of the following is an example of simile?

    A) The righteous shall flourish as the palm tree.

    B) Here lays our Sovereign Lord the King.

    C) Man proposes God disposes.

    D) Laughter holding both her sides.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer19)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition:
    The rainy season has set____.

    A) on

    B) in

    C) off

    D) out

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer20)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition:
    The Rajputs always fought ___the last man.

    A) to

    B) till

    C) until

    D) upto

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer21)

    Two statements are given below. Read both the statements and decide which of the given options correctly depicts the relationship between the two statements.
    Statements:
    I: The National Disaster Management Authority has issued an warning on cloud burst and associated sudden flood effecting villages in upper regions of Himachal Pradesh.
    II: The Government has lowered the estimated GDP growth rate from the level of earlier estimated prediction.

    A) Statement I is the cause and Statement II is the effect

    B) Statement II is the cause and Statement I is the effect

    C) Both the statements are the effect of some common cause

    D) Both the statements are the effect of independent cause

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer22) If we change the sentence, "Walk fast otherwise you may miss the flight" into a simple sentence, it will be:

    A) You need to walk fast if you don't want to miss the flight.

    B) You have to walk fast else you will miss the flight.

    C) Walk fast to avoid missing the flight.

    D) Walk fast for avoiding the flight for missing.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer23)

    Change the narration.
    Victor said to Lilly, "Can you make an Italian dish?"

    A) Victor enquired if Lilly could make an Italian dish.

    B) Victor asked Lilly if she could make an Italian dish.

    C) Victor asked whether Lilly can make an Italian dish.

    D) Victor asked Lilly to make an Italian dish.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer24)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks as per subject-verb agreement:
    Mobile phones____ popular in India in the last ten years or so.

    A) Are becoming

    B) Have become

    C) became

    D) Are become

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer25)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks as per subject-verb agreement:
    Neither boys nor the girl ____assigned the job.

    A) were

    B) was

    C) have been

    D) are

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer26) In which one of the following sentences a pronoun is not required?

    A) My trouble is the same as yours.

    B) All that glitters is not gold.

    C) My father who is a school teacher is fifty years old.

    D) I am the monarch of all that I survey.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer27)

    Identify the tense of the sentence given below.
    A party is being arranged by Mrs. Clara and her husband on the eve of their twenty-fifth marriage anniversary.

    A) Present Indefinite

    B) Present continuous

    C) Present perfect

    D) Past indefinite

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer28) Identify the sentence which is grammatically correct.

    A) I was asked to stop writing.

    B) She denied to go with me.

    C) My hairs stood on end.

    D) I am reading this novel for four days.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer29)

    Fill in the blanks with suitable modals.
    The teacher asserted that the boy_____ pass the examination by chance,

    A) Could

    B) Should

    C) Can

    D) Might

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer30)

    Change the voice.
    I saw him leaving the movie.

    A) He had been seen leaving the movie.

    B) He was seen to be leaving the movie.

    C) Leaving the movie he was seen by me.

    D) He was seen leaving the movie by me.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer31)

    Direction: Give the antonym for the words given in capital letters below:
    JEER

    A) Mourn

    B) Mock

    C) Praise

    D) Amuse

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer32)

    Direction: Give the antonym for the words given in capital letters below:
    AMALGAMATE

    A) Generate

    B) Separate

    C) Repair

    D) Materialize

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer33)

    Identify the usage of the word underlined in the given sentence.
    Sunday is the first day of the week.

    A) Adjective

    B) Noun

    C) Pronoun

    D) Interjection

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer34)

    Find the analogy.
    Eye: Myopia

    A) Nerves: Eczema

    B) Teeth: Pyorrhea

    C) Skin: Trachoma

    D) Nose: Hypotropia

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer35) Identify the sentence with correct use of adverb.

    A) My older brother is a doctor.

    B) Which pen is the best of the two?

    C) Surely you are mistaken.

    D) The teacher forbade me not to go.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer36)

    Fill in the blank with correct article.
    I hate ___ telephone for its constant ringing.

    A) The

    B) X

    C) A

    D) An

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer37)

    Arrange P,Q,R,S to complete the process of building
    a foundation fora house.
    P: Level the area where you intend to pour your foundation. It is not necessary for the pad of a slab foundation to be perfectly level, but your pad area should be fairly level, as making your pad level right from the start will save you time and headaches later.
    Q: Dig a trench all the way around the perimeter of your foundation. This trench will be an important part of your foundation. It should be a minimum of 6 inches wide and 24 inches deep.
    R: Place bricks in the bottom of your trench, spaced in such a way that you can lay two rows of rebar in your trench with the rebar supported by the bricks. Fill your trench with concrete all the way to the top. Smooth the top with a trowel if necessary.
    S: Build a frame all the way around your trench using your l/2-inch-by-8-inch-by-10-foot framing boards. Hold the boards in place with wooden stakes. Your foundation frame will be built on both sides of your trench, in effect raising your trench 8 inches above the level of the ground.

    A) SRQP

    B) Q.RPS

    C) PQSR

    D) PQ.RS

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer38)

    Give the exact meaning of the idiom and phrase given below.
    Be in the mire

    A) Be in love

    B) Be in difficulties

    C) Be uneasy

    D) Be under debt

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer39)

    Find the statement that must be true according to the given information.
    Robert is older than his cousin Juniper. Juniper's brother Mameth is older than Robert. When Juniper and Mameth are visiting Robert, all three like to play a game of Monopoly. Juniper wins more often than
    Robert does.

    A) When he plays Monopoly with Juniper and Robert, Mameth often loses.

    B) Of the three, Robert is the oldest.

    C) Robert hates to lose at Monopoly.

    D) Of the three. Juniper is the youngest.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer40)

    The underlined word in the given sentence is:
    He gave me some advice.

    A) Adjective

    B) Present participle

    C) Noun

    D) Metaphor

    E) None of these

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