10th Class English Sample Paper

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  • question_answer1)

    Direction: A report is given below with four blanks I, II, III, and IV which should be filled by the sentences given in P, Q, R and S:
    New Delhi, August 4, 2011: The clusters of trails, which fade during winter and reappear in warmer months, could prove___ I ____currently existing on the red planet.
    Scientists are convinced water probably flowed across ______ II _______, but have only been able to detect samples of frozen water near the surface.
    More than 1,000 dark lines were picked up running off steep slopes at some sites in Mars's southern hemisphere, taken from Nasa's Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
    They measure between half a metre and five metres in width and stretch up to hundreds of metres in length, and are thought to contain a few litres or tens of litres of water each.
    The lines, ______ III _____before fading in the autumn.
    Scientists claim the temperatures on ___ IV ____for "frozen carbon dioxide and too cold for pure water-
    P: to be the first solid evidence of liquid water
    Q: the surface of the planet at some distant point in history,
    R: the areas of Mars's surface would be too warm
    S: On slopes facing Mars's equator, appear to become longer and darker from late spring
    Select your answer from the choices given below:

    A) I-P, II-Q, III-S, IV-R

    B) I-Q, II-R, III-P, IV-S

    C) I-S, II-P, III-R, IV-Q

    D) I-S, II-R, III-Q, IV-P

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Find the Analogy:
    BIRD: NEST::

    A) Dog: Doghouse

    B) Squirrel: Tree

    C) Beaver: Dam

    D) Cat: Litter box

    E) Book: Library

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    Direction: Find the Analogy:
    DALMATIAN : DOG ::

    A) Oriole: Bird

    B) Horse: Pony

    C) Shark: Great white

    D) Ant: Insect

    E) Stock: Savings

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate Conjunction:
    He took off his coat ___ he entered the house.

    A) so that

    B) as soon as

    C) since

    D) As

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate Conjunction:
    We should better get ready now, _____we may not have time to reach the airport.

    A) Otherwise

    B) As

    C) For

    D) Since

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer6)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with proper options:
    He has ____ patience, so he gets angry easily.

    A) So

    B) Few

    C) Little

    D) Some

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks with proper options:
    If you want to save money, you must _____ your expenses.

    A) Put away

    B) Do save

    C) Set aside

    D) Cut down

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer8)

    Direction: Give One Word Substitution of the following sentences:
    To take away someone's right to vote

    A) Disenfranchisement

    B) Prohibit-franchisee

    C) Prohibit

    D) Non franchise

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer9)

    Direction: Give One Word Substitution of the following sentences:
    A building for lodging of soldiers

    A) Hostel

    B) Lodge

    C) Chamarie

    D) Barrack

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer10)

    Direction: A statement followed by two conclusions is given below. You have to identify which is a fact and which is an opinion.
    Statement: The old order changed yielding place to new.
    Conclusions:
    I. Change is the law of nature.
    II. Discard old ideas because they are old.
    Choose your option

    A) Only conclusion I follows

    B) Only conclusion II follows

    C) Either I or II follows

    D) Neither I nor II follows

    E) Both I and II follow

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    Arrange P, Q, R and S in order to describe the completeness of process:
    P: The second step is the process in which they take out all the soft juicy fruit of the cherry and leave the coffee bean pealed.
    Q: The next step to follow is fermentation. In this process they leave the coffee beans in long tanks to release all the honey left from the pulp.
    The third step is washing the coffee beans.
    R: The process of making coffee is a complex procedure. The first step in the process is picking up of every cherry carefully The picking of cherry has to be very precise because if it is picked too early it will lack of essential sweetness, and if is picked too late it will be sour.
    S: During the drying process all the beans are arranged in a patio outdoors. The wind and the sun are in charge of drying the beans. The last step involves roasting the coffee. This is a very delicate process as the roaster will decide the taste of the batch of coffee being roasted.

    A) PQRS

    B) SRPQ

    C) RPQS

    D) QRPS

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer12) Find the odd one out.

    A) Tense

    B) Voice

    C) Modals

    D) Letters

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks with suitable preposition:
    They all reached the end and were waiting for John ____ reach there.

    A) To

    B) Is

    C) Shall

    D) For

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks with suitable preposition:
    He jumped ______ the lake.

    A) Into

    B) In

    C) To

    D) At

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer15) Identify the grammatically incorrect sentence. [A] The men force their wives and children to work for them whereas the women do not have this luxury. [B] The plight of these people is not evident as they work late into the night and are not seen much during the day. [C] Waste collectors prefers to sleep next to the garbage they have sorted. [D] The Government is unable to see these people at all and thus is not aware of their existence.

    A) A

    B) B

    C) C

    D) D

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer16)

    Direction: Fill the blanks with suitable modals:
    They attend the party if the weather is pleasant.

    A) Can

    B) May

    C) Should

    D) Might

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer17)

    Direction: Give the Synonym of the words given in capital letters:
    DOWNPOUR

    A) Gigantic

    B) Deluge

    C) Sane

    D) Sensible

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Give the Synonym of the words given in capital letters:
    DOCILE

    A) Harsh

    B) Callous

    C) Blessed

    D) Meek

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer19)

    Direction: Do as directed:
    Fill in the blanks with correct pronoun.
    She__ is to be blamed for the accident.

    A) Themselves

    B) Himself

    C) Herself

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer20)

    Direction: Do as directed:
    The underlined word in the sentence given below is an__?
    Ah! It was a sad experience.

    A) Adverb

    B) Interjection

    C) Adjective

    D) Exclamation

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer21)

    Direction: Do as directed:
    The correlative 'the same - as' is followed by:

    A) The same that

    B) The same- for

    C) The same-of

    D) the same-than

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer22)

    Direction: Do as directed:
    Which one of the following words is not an example of uncountable noun?

    A) Music

    B) Art

    C) Love

    D) Songs

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer23)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks as per subject-verb agreement:
    If you ___ earlier, you would have met him.

    A) Had come

    B) Have come

    C) Has come

    D) Had have come

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks as per subject-verb agreement:
    I _______ with you on this point.

    A) Am not agree

    B) Is not agree

    C) Do not agree

    D) Does not agree

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer25)

    Direction: Change the sentence from Active to Passive Voice:
    They were helping the wounded persons.

    A) The wounded persons are being helped by them.

    B) The wounded persons were helped by them.

    C) The wounded persons had helped them.

    D) The wounded persons were being helped by them.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer26)

    Direction: Give the Antonym of the words given in capital letters:
    BEWITCH

    A) Allure

    B) Attract

    C) Repulsion

    D) Charm

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Give the Antonym of the words given in capital letters:
    INEPT

    A) Clumsy

    B) Incompetent

    C) Inexpert

    D) Adroit

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer28)

    Direction: Identify the given sentence and state its kind:
    People who are diligent come out successful in life.

    A) Simple sentence

    B) Complex sentence

    C) Compound sentence

    D) Assertive sentence

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer29) Which of the following options is a simile?

    A) Ups and downs

    B) Bread and butter

    C) Bees and nectar

    D) As cute as a baby

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer30)

    Arrange P, Q, R and S to make a meaningful comprehension:
    P: In emission testing, the government fixes the total amount of pollution that is acceptable to maintain a desired level of air quality.
    Q: Economists argue this approach makes air pollution control more cost effective then the current practice of fixing air pollution standards and expecting all companies to pollute below these standards.
    R: USA uses emission trading to control air pollution.
    S: It then distributes emission permits to all companies in the region, which add up to the overall acceptable level of emission.

    A) RPSQ

    B) PRQS

    C) PSQR

    D) SPQR

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer31)

    Direction: Select the exact meaning of the idiom/phrases given below:
    Few and far between

    A) Simple

    B) Different

    C) Rare

    D) Solemn

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer32)

    Direction: Select the exact meaning of the idiom/phrases given below:
    In a body

    A) Together

    B) Whole

    C) Alliance

    D) Provision

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer33)

    Arrange P, Q, R and S to make a meaningful sentence
    P: Never follow them
    Q: New year but
    R: Take resolution during
    S: People

    A) PQRS

    B) QRSP

    C) RPQS

    D) SRQP

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer34)

    Direction: Change the direct sentence into indirect one:
    She said, "Be quiet and have patience."

    A) She said to have patience and be quiet.

    B) She asked to be quiet and have patience.

    C) She urged them to be quiet and have patience.

    D) She requested to be quiet and have patience.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer35)

    Direction: Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    Recent advances in science and technology have made it possible for geneticists to find out abnormalities in the unborn foetus and take remedial action to rectify some defects. Though genetic engineering is Sill at its infancy, scientist can now predict with greater accuracy a genetic disorder. It is not yet an exact science since they are not in a position to predict when exactly a genetic disorder will set in. while they have not yet been able to change the genetic order of the gene in germs, they are optimistic and are holding out that in the near future they might be successful in achieving this feat. They have, however, acquired the ability in manipulating tissue cells. How- ever, genetic misinformation can sometimes be damaging for it may adversely affect people psychologically. Genetic information can therefore be abused and its application in deciding the sex of the foetus and its subsequent abortion is now hotly debated on ethical lines. At present genetic engineering is a costly process of detecting disorders, but scientists hope to rescue the costs when technology becomes more advanced. This is why much progress in this area had been possible in scientifically advanced and rich countries, like the USA, UK and Japan. It remains to be seen if in the future this science will lead to the development of a race of supermen or will be able to obliterate disease from this world.
    The meaning of the phrase 'holding out' as used in the passage is____.

    A) Catching

    B) Expounding

    C) Sustaining

    D) Restraining

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer36)

    Direction: Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    Recent advances in science and technology have made it possible for geneticists to find out abnormalities in the unborn foetus and take remedial action to rectify some defects. Though genetic engineering is Sill at its infancy, scientist can now predict with greater accuracy a genetic disorder. It is not yet an exact science since they are not in a position to predict when exactly a genetic disorder will set in. while they have not yet been able to change the genetic order of the gene in germs, they are optimistic and are holding out that in the near future they might be successful in achieving this feat. They have, however, acquired the ability in manipulating tissue cells. How- ever, genetic misinformation can sometimes be damaging for it may adversely affect people psychologically. Genetic information can therefore be abused and its application in deciding the sex of the foetus and its subsequent abortion is now hotly debated on ethical lines. At present genetic engineering is a costly process of detecting disorders, but scientists hope to rescue the costs when technology becomes more advanced. This is why much progress in this area had been possible in scientifically advanced and rich countries, like the USA, UK and Japan. It remains to be seen if in the future this science will lead to the development of a race of supermen or will be able to obliterate disease from this world.
    Which of the following is not true of the genetic engineering?

    A) Possibility of abuse

    B) Still in its infancy

    C) Increased tendency to manipulate gene cells

    D) Able to detect genetic disorder in unborn babies

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    Recent advances in science and technology have made it possible for geneticists to find out abnormalities in the unborn foetus and take remedial action to rectify some defects. Though genetic engineering is Sill at its infancy, scientist can now predict with greater accuracy a genetic disorder. It is not yet an exact science since they are not in a position to predict when exactly a genetic disorder will set in. while they have not yet been able to change the genetic order of the gene in germs, they are optimistic and are holding out that in the near future they might be successful in achieving this feat. They have, however, acquired the ability in manipulating tissue cells. How- ever, genetic misinformation can sometimes be damaging for it may adversely affect people psychologically. Genetic information can therefore be abused and its application in deciding the sex of the foetus and its subsequent abortion is now hotly debated on ethical lines. At present genetic engineering is a costly process of detecting disorders, but scientists hope to rescue the costs when technology becomes more advanced. This is why much progress in this area had been possible in scientifically advanced and rich countries, like the USA, UK and Japan. It remains to be seen if in the future this science will lead to the development of a race of supermen or will be able to obliterate disease from this world.
    At present genetic engineering is a _____.

    A) Cheap process of detecting disorder

    B) Popular process of detecting disorder

    C) Wise process of detecting disorder

    D) Costly process of detecting disorder

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
    Recent advances in science and technology have made it possible for geneticists to find out abnormalities in the unborn foetus and take remedial action to rectify some defects. Though genetic engineering is Sill at its infancy, scientist can now predict with greater accuracy a genetic disorder. It is not yet an exact science since they are not in a position to predict when exactly a genetic disorder will set in. while they have not yet been able to change the genetic order of the gene in germs, they are optimistic and are holding out that in the near future they might be successful in achieving this feat. They have, however, acquired the ability in manipulating tissue cells. How- ever, genetic misinformation can sometimes be damaging for it may adversely affect people psychologically. Genetic information can therefore be abused and its application in deciding the sex of the foetus and its subsequent abortion is now hotly debated on ethical lines. At present genetic engineering is a costly process of detecting disorders, but scientists hope to rescue the costs when technology becomes more advanced. This is why much progress in this area had been possible in scientifically advanced and rich countries, like the USA, UK and Japan. It remains to be seen if in the future this science will lead to the development of a race of supermen or will be able to obliterate disease from this world.
    What is the tone of the author in the last sentence of the passage?

    A) Resignation

    B) Cautious

    C) Relief

    D) Concern

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer39)

    Direction: Find the meaning of the underlined word in the given sentence:
    Monet's paintings of the verdant meadows were auctioned recently.

    A) Revere

    B) Spectacle

    C) Green

    D) Wavering

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer40)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with suitable article:
    I shall be back from __ market in less than __ hour.

    A) The-an

    B) A-a

    C) The-a

    D) The-x

    E) None of these

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