Super 20 Sample Paper English Language & Literature Class 10

About Super 20 Sample Paper English Language & Literature Class 10

Super 20 English Language & Literature Sample Paper for class 10 is designed in accordance with the pattern specified by the CBSE for the Examination. This book consists of 20 Solved Different types of questions. These papers give you an idea about how your real Board Examination Question Paper will look in terms of difficulty level, marks distribution, sections, number & type of questions, time and duration.

Why to Practice Super 20 English Language & Literature Sample Paper?

Super 20 English Language & Literature Sample Papers help you to get into the real exam-type feeling. As this question paper is exactly similar to the CBSE sample papers, you will find it very useful to analyze how much time you need to answer each question, what should be your writing strategy and how to finish it in given time. The more you practice, the more efficiency level you achieve. It matters a lot. Most of the time, you know the answers but you miss it only because of bad time management.

Students are advised to solve all these Sample Papers and refer their answers to the Marking Scheme to assess their level of preparation for CBSE Board Examination. All these questions are very important for forthcoming CBSE Board Examination.

Some Questions from Super 20 Sample Paper English Language & Literature Class 10

  1. Read the following passage carefully. (12)
    I was the last child of a small-time government servant, in a family of five brothers. My very earliest memory of my father is as that of a district employment officer in Koraput, Orissa. It was and remains as back of beyond as you can imagine. There was no electricity; no primary school nearby and water did not flow out of a tap. As a result, I did not go to school until the age of eight; I was home-schooled.
    My father used to get transferred every year. The family belongings fit into the back of a jeep, so the family moved from place to place; without any trouble, my mother would set up an establishment and get us going. Raised by a widow who had come as refugee from the then East Bengal, she was matriculate when she married my father. My parents set the foundation of my life and the value system which makes me what I am today and largely defines what success means to me.
    My father had been given a jeep by the government. There was no garage in the office, so the jeep was parked in our house. My father refused to use it to commute to the office. He told us that the jeep was an expensive resource given by the government; it was not ‘his jeep’ but the government’s. Insisting that he would use it only to tour the interiors, he would walk to his office on normal days. He also made sure that we sat in the jeep only when it was stationary.
    That was our early childhood lesson in governance, a lesson that corporate managers learn the hard way. Indeed, some never do.
    The jeep’s driver was treated with respect due to any other member of my father’s office. As small children, we were taught not to call him by his name. We had to use the suffix ‘dada’ whenever we were to refer to him in public or in private. When I grew up to own a car and a driver by the name of Raju was appointed. I repeated the lesson to my two small daughters. They have, as a result, grown up to call Raju, ‘Raju Uncle’—very different from many of their friends who refer to their family drivers as ‘my driver’.
    When I hear that term from a school or college-going person, I cringe. To me, the lesson was significant: You treat small people with more respect than big people. It is more important to respect your subordinates than your superiors.
    1.1 Answer the following questions briefly: (4×2=8)
    (a) What was the occupation of author’s father?
    (b) What difficulties did author face during his childhood?
    (c) Who helped the author to lay the foundation in his life?
    (d) Why did the kids treat the driver with respect?
    1.2 Find meanings of the words given below from the options that follow:(4×1=4)
    (a) to travel
    (i) linger (ii) commute (iii) vogue (iv) voyage
    (b) be embarrassed
    (i) heckle (ii) cringe (iii) gross (iv) guise
    (c) to pass out from high school
    (i) bend (ii) respect (iii) matriculate (iv) initiative
    (d) important
    (i) indispensible (ii) neglected (iii) significant (iv) deflected

  2. Fill in the gaps by choosing the most appropriate words from the options given below. (4×1=4)
    Of the seven hundred thousand villages (a) __________ India, Kritam was (b) __________ tiniest. The village consisted of less than thirty houses. Muni’s was the last house(c) __________ the fourth street beyond (d) __________ stretched the fields.
    (a) (i) in (ii) from (iii) at (iv) of
    (b) (i) who (ii) the (iii) a (iv) an
    (c) (i) on (ii) of (iii) in (iv) at
    (d) (i) when (ii) whose (iii) where (iv) which

  3. Rearrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences: (4×1=4)
    (a) human/also/plants/settlements/animals/can/forest/kill/spread/fires/and/and/to
    (b) damage/human/they/property/and life/also/cause/to
    (c)pollute/carbon-dioxide/air/they/by/huge/amounts/of/also/the/releasing smoke/and
    (d) purposely/farming/forest/some/clear/for/fires/started/farmers/are/to/clear/land

  4. Answer any one of the following questions in about 200-250 words: (10)
    Describe the character of Anne Frank as the protagonist of ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’.


    Describe the momentous event when the Frank family left their house on Merwedeplein.


    Give a brief character of Kate Adams Keller.


    Discuss the passionate outburst of Helen when she was handed a ragged doll by her aunt and a new doll by her teacher.

  5. Answer any one of the following questions in about 100-120 words: (8)
    During the journey to the tower Valli had to interact with two passengers specially. Write about the same.


    What social attitudes are presented in the story “Bholi”? How does Bholi’s teacher help her overcome these barriers?