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CBSE Class 10 English Board Exam 2020 Set 1 Solved Paper
First you can see the questions asked. Then, scroll down to the end of the paper, for the solutions.
Note: We have already solved another set – Code 2/4/2. You can check its complete solved paper here. Some questions are common in both the sets.
CBSE Class 10 English Question Paper Set 1
Answers To CBSE Class 10 English Paper Set 1
Section A – Reading Comprehension
1 a The dancing girl belongs to?
Ans : (i) Mohenjodaro
1 b In the museum, she is kept among?
Ans : (iii) Terracota animals
1c Which information is not given in the passage?
Ans : (iv) She cannot be rediscovered as she is bronze
1d Great art has power because?
Ans :( i) It appeals to us despite the passage of time
1e The jewellery she wears is?
Ans : (iv) neither i nor ii is correct
1f She reminds us of?
Ans : (ii) Why museums are exciting
1g The synonym of among ?
Ans : Amid
1h Ans : true
Ques 2a –Write one advantage and disadvantage of allowing each member to give a suggestion?
- Advantage –When everyone is suggesting, it promotes togetherness and bonding.
- Disadvantage –Feelings are injured, tempers have risen
Ques 2b–In today’s world, what are parents asking their kids ?
They empower their kids to make decisions from a very early age.
Ques 2c—Which 2 pieces of advices does the author give to the parents?
The parents should listen to their children’s silences and insist them that they share their stories and also give half an hour of quality time to the kids.
Ques 2d –The passage supports the parents. How far do you agree with author’s view. Support the view with a reason?
Yes, the passage supports the parents and yes there comes a time when parents need to lessen the generation gap. The parents at last talk of child’s betterment only so one step can be taken by kids and one by the parents. There is no support and against in the parent/children relationship.
2.2 Answer the following according to passage?
2.2 a Ans : injured
2.2 b Ans : (i) cuisine
2.2 c Ans : conflicting
2.2 d Ans : (ii) complicated
Section B – Writing and Grammar
3. Write a letter in 100-150 words to the advertiser seeking all the relevant information like admission procedure , fee structure, duration of course, timing of class , transport facility etc?
To Maxwell Institute of Languages
Fort Road, Kochi
Date : 27th February, 2020
D-424, Island Avenue
Subject : Letter regarding enquiry of Diploma Course in French Language
This is in response to your advertisement in the newspaper regarding course of French Diploma offered i your institute. I am a student of class 10th and have just appeared for my Boards. As very little information is available on the advertisement alone, I would be extremely grateful to you if you could send me detailed information about it so that enables me to move on to the next step seeking admission in a such a reputed institution like yours. Please forward the following details at the earliest.
- Procedure of Admission
- Duration of Course
- Fee Structure
- Timing of Class
- Transport Facilities
I would be obligated if you also mail me the available prospectus for the same in reply to this letter on the above mentioned address.
Awaiting your early response
5. Fill in the blanks
- a (iv) is
- b(ii) a
- c (iii) our
- d (ii) for
6. Make corrections
- a- their – with
- b- long last – long lasting
- c – a – the
- d – with – of
7. Rearrange the following words/ phrases to make meaningful sentences
- a – Jaipur is known as pink city.
- b -Most of the buildings in the city are painted in pink colour.
- c -Its historical buildings have made it a popular tourist destination
- d -One can easily go there by bus from Delhi
Section C – Literature
9. Answer the questions in 30-40 words each
(a) What were Lencho’s feelings when the hail stopped?
Lencho’s soul was filled with sadness. When the storm had passed, he stood in the middle of the
field and said to his sons, “A plague of locusts would have left more than this. The hail has left nothing.
This year we will have no corn.’’ Lencho thought only of his one hope, the help of God.
(b) Why did Peggy and Maddy not wait for Wanda?
It was drizzling. Maddie and Peggy hurried to school under Peggy’s umbrella. Naturally, on a day like this, they didn’t wait for Wanda Petronski on the corner of Oliver Street because today was important Miss Mason was about to announce the winners of the competition on that day.
(d) What was the major flaw in Tricki?
Tricki’s only fault was greed. He had never been known to refuse food; he would tackle a meal at any hour of the day or night.
(e) What made the boys follow Griffin?
He happened to step in some mud, and left footprints as he walked but escaped easily enough from the boys who followed his footprints in London.
(f) How is Ausable different from other secret agents?
Ausable was, for one thing, fat. Very fat. And then there was his accent. Though he spoke French and German passably, he had never altogether lost the American accent he had brought to Paris from Boston
twenty years ago.
10. Attempt the questions in 100-150 words?
(a) What lesson did Kisa Gotami learn the second time she had failed to learn the first time?
She learns the second time when she goes to find mustard seeds from a house which has not lost any one to death. Not from weeping nor from grieving will anyone obtain peace of mind; on the contrary, his pain will be the greater and his body will suffer. He will make himself sick and pale, yet the dead are not saved by his lamentation. He who seeks peace should draw out the arrow of lamentation, and complaint, and grief. He who has drawn out the arrow and has become composed will obtain peace of mind; he who has overcome all sorrow will become free from sorrow, and be blessed.
11. Attempt the questions in 100-150 words?
(a) Write a character sketch of hack driver?
He was about forty, red-faced, cheerful, and thick about the middle. His working clothes were dirty
and well-worn, and he had a friendly manner. He was so open and friendly and the kindness of hack driver was real.
(b) What do you know about Bishambhar Nath? Why did Bholi refuse to marry him?
Bishamber’s had a big shop, a house of his own hear several thousand in the bank. He also limps. Moreover, the children from his first wife are quite grown up. Bishamber Nath was a well-to-do grocer who was to marry Bholi. But she refused to marry him because he asked for dowry because Bholi had pock marks on her face.
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