HBSE Pre-Board Sample Paper Class 10 English 2022–23
HBSE Pre-Board Sample Paper Class 10 English 2022–23 will give you another chance to practise the final exams for the class. HBSE has announced a schedule for the pre-board examination on January 30, 2023, for class 10 English. HBSE Pre-Board Sample Paper Class 10 English 2022-23 is a must to solve as it carries the questions according to the revised pattern of the examination by Haryana Board School Education, and at the same time, “HBSE Pre-Board Sample Paper Class 10 English 2022-23″ will carry the most expected questions for the final examination for the class 10 English (Core) 2022-23.
HBSE Pre-Board Sample Paper Class 10 English 2022–23
Pre-Board Practice Paper
CLASS : 10th (Secondary)
Time allowed : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 80
• Please make sure that the printed question paper are contains 12 questions.
• The Code No. and Set on the right side of the question paper should be written by the candidate on the front page of the answer-book.
• Before beginning to answer a question, its Serial Number must be written.
• Don’t leave blank page/pages in your answer-book.
• Except answer-book, no extra sheet will be given. Write to the point and do not strike the written answer.
• Candidates must write their Roll Number on the question paper.
• Before answering the questions, ensure that you have been supplied the correct and complete question paper, no claim in this regard, will be entertained after examination.
(i) This question paper is divided into four sections: A, B, C and D.
(ii) All questions are compulsory.
(iii) Attempt all the parts of a question together.
(iv) Stick to the word limit wherever prescribed.
SECTION – A (Unseen Comprehension)
1. Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow. Do any two:
About one in five of all the people in the world follow the teachings of the Buddha, who lived about 2600 years ago. He was born in 563 B.C. The Buddha is a title, not a name. It means ‘The
Enlightened One’ or ‘The One Who Knows.’ The Buddha’s real name was Siddhartha. He was the son of a Sakya King in northern India. He and his family were all Hindus and belonged to the
Gautama clan. Gautama Siddhartha was brought up in luxury. He lived in his father’s palace and saw nothing of the outside world until he was a young man. Then one day accompanied by his charioteer Channa, Prince Siddhartha went round the city. On his way, he saw some sights that he had never seen before. First, he saw a man who was very old and bent with age. Then he saw a man who was suffering from a terrible disease, possibly leprosy. And then he saw a dead man who was being taken to the cremation ground. These sights made the prince very sad.
Questions : 1 × 5 = 5
(i) ‘The Buddha’ means …………. .
(ii) What is the real name of the Buddha?
(iii) Who was Channa ?
(iv) Prince Siddhartha knew nothing of ………..until he was a young man.
(v) What did the prince see first?
EDUCATION FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN
Education is the beginning of empowerment. It is a key to happy and satisfactory life for the special children, who are cruelly segregated from the society. In India, there are around 35 million disabled children but less than one percent have access to education. The most pressing need is to bestow the precious gift of education on them and let them be the bearer of torch
towards the path of progress. Special children, without education, are a burden on their families as well as society. The crude discrimination between normal and abnormal children lead to severe psychological disorders, giving birth to frustration which we all know, is not healthy for any progressing nation.
Several NGOs are working towards the upliftment and betterment of such children, but again a grave problem that is faced by the volunteers is lack of motivation in such children and even their families. Those who are from the well-to-do families may not find themselves in this menace but those belonging to the lower economic section feel that the effort to obtain education is simply wastage of time and energy not to say anything about money.
Another factor which is hindering the path of education for such children is the lack of opportunities or facilities available in schools. Even if the parents do send such children to school, the schools themselves are sadly lacking the facilities to cater to their needs. The government has started the ‘Integrated System of Education’ that enables the disabled to study with normal children in normal circumstances with few facilities for them. Yet again we find psychological barriers amongst impaired children that they cast themselves in a hard mould. Special schools have also been established by the government and NGOs to meet specific needs of such children but their number is pitiably low as compared to the normal schools.There is an urgent need to strike at the roots of this neglect to enable the disabled.
a) Who are the ‘special children’ referred to here?
b) Why is education important for such children?
c) Which factors are responsible for hindering the path of education foe such children?
d) What must be done in order to enable the disabled?
e) Find out the word from the passage which mean the same as ‘separated’ (para 1).
Fire has been worshipped in ancient cultures worldwide. In Greek Mythology Prometheus is said to have stolen fire from heaven. He brought it down to earth for human use. Fire is the
spirit of the Sun. It is the purest of all elements on earth. It clears darkness which is the region of the evil spirit. It is always moving upwards. It is compassionate when controlled, but it is merciless in destruction when out of control. Moreover it is the most human of all elements it is used in service of the human beings. An animal has no use of fire. It is used in cooking, in
forging ploughs and swords, in kilns for building houses etc. It has made human cultural evolution on earth possible.
(a) What did Prometheus do?
(b) What does darkness represent?
(c) How does fire act when it is under control and when it is out of control?
(d) How is it used in the service of human beings?
(e) Find the word, from the passage, which means ‘gradual development’.
SECTION-B (WRITING SKILLS)
2. Attempt any one of the following:
a) You are the Principal of Model School, Rohtak. You require trained teachers for your school. Draft an advertisement for the same. 5
b) Read the given outline and write a story based on the same:
A camel and a jackal……….. they go a field of melons……. Jackal soon satisfied…… howls…….says
it is his habit……..farmer comes……..beats the camel……..camel rolls in water……….. says it is his
habit………. Jackal drowned….moral
3. Attempt any one of the following:
a) Your school organized an Inter-House Folk Song Competition for secondary classes. Write a report in about 40 words, stating the number of participants and the items they presented to
express the rich variety of cultural heritage of India. You are Yashika /Yash. 5
b) Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper complaining against poor supply of water in your locality.
SECTION – C (GRAMMAR)
4. Attempt any twelve: 1×12=12
(i) Fill in the blanks with the correct form of verbs given in brackets:
a) You ……………. (watch) T.V. since morning.
b) Snake ……………. (not eat ) dead rats.
c) I …………………… the lunch. (finish)
(ii) Combine the following sentences using relative clause:
a) I know a person. The person stole your bike.
b) Bring me a glass. It is lying on the table.
c) He lives somewhere. I do not know.
(iii) Use infinitive or gerund in the following sentences:
a) Let us go out for ____________. (shop)
b) He made me _____ my mistake. (realize)
c) He would rather _______ than beg. (die)
(iv)Fill in the blanks with suitable modals given in brackets:
a) It …………………… rain today.
b) The students ………………… obey their teachers.
c) Walk fast lest you …………. miss the train.
(v) Change the following sentences into indirect speech:
a)He says,“I am going To Karnal. ”
b) He said to me, “Work hard if you want to pass.”
c) The coach said, “Bravo! Well done boys.”
(vi) Insert article if required:
a)This box is made of____ wood.
b)________ rice that we had for dinner was delicious.
c) I always prefer to give ___ useful gift.
SECTION –D[(A: Prose Text) First Flight]
5. Read the following passages and answer the questions that follow. Do any two passages:
a) Suddenly I came out of the clouds and saw two long straight lines of lights in front of me. It
was a runway! An airport! I was safe! I turned to look for myfriend in the black aeroplane, but
the sky was empty. There was nothing there. The black aeroplane was gone. I could not see it
anywhere. I landed and was not sorry to walk away from the old Dakota near the control tower.
I went and asked a woman in the control center where I was and who the other pilot was. I
wanted to say ‘Thank you’. She looked at me very strangely, and then laughed.
“Another aeroplane? Up there in this storm? No other aeroplanes were flying tonight. Yours
was the only one I could see on the radar.” So who helped me to arrive there safely without a
compass or a radio, and without any more fuel in my tanks? Who was the pilot on the strange
black aeroplane, flying in the storm, without lights?
i)What did the narrator see when he came out of the clouds?
ii)Why did the narrator turn back?
iii)What did the narrator ask the woman in the control center?
iv)What made the woman in the control room look at the narrator strangely?
v)Find a word from the passage which means ‘queer’.
b) The days passed peacefully at Basra, but I dreaded the prospect oftransporting Mij to
England, and to Camusfearna. The Britishairline to London would not fly animals, so I booked a
flight toParis on another airline, and from there to London. The airlineinsisted that Mij should
be packed into a box not more thaneighteen inches square, to be carried on the floor at my
feet. I hada box made, and an hour before we started, I put Mij into the boxso that he would
become accustomed to it and left for a hurriedmeal.
Questions: 1 × 5 = 5
(i) Who was Mij? Where did the author want to take him?
(ii) What flight did he book and why?
(iii) What did the airline insist on?
(iv) What did the author do an hour before he started and why?
(v) Find words in the passage that mean ‘queer’.
c) All I think about when I’m with friends is having a good time. I can’t bring myself to talk about
anything but ordinary everyday things. We don’t seem to be able to get any closer, and that’s
the problem. May be it’s my fault that we don’t confide in each other. In any case, that’s just
how things are, and unfortunately they’re not liable to change. This is why I’ve started the diary.
Questions: 1× 5 = 5
i)Who is ‘I’ in these lines?
ii)What does she talk about when she is with friends?
iii)What problem does she have with regard to her friends?
iv)What does she call to be her fault?
v)Whyhas she started writing a diary?
6. Answer in about 100 words: 5
Why did Lencho write a letter to God? Did he get any help? If yes, by whom?
Give a brief character-sketch of Wanda Petronski.
7. Answer any three of the following questions in about 30-40 words: 2× 3= 6
(i) What did the postmaster do so as not to shake Lencho’s faith in God?
(ii) What do the military generals do? How has their attitude changed, and why?
(iii) Why didn’t Maddie ask Peggy to stop teasing Wanda? What was she afraid of?
(iv) What do you know about ‘Kabai’? Who used to wear it?
(v) Why does another go to Basra? How long does he wait there and why?
[(B: Poetry) First Flight]
8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow. Do any one:
He hears the last voice at night.1×5=5
The patrolling cars.
And stares with his brilliant eyes
At the brilliant stars.
a) Name the poem and the poet.
b) Who does ‘he’ refer to?
c) How do his eyes look?
d) At what does he look at night?
e) What sound does the tiger hear at night?
Don’t bite your nails, Amanda!
Don’t hunch your shoulder, Amanda!
Stop that slouching and sit up straight, Amanda.
a) Name the poem and the poet.
b) What is Amanda doing to her nails?
c) What does she do to her shoulders?
d) In which posture is she sitting?
e) Find a word from the passage which means same as ‘crouching”.
9. Answer in about 50-60 words: 5
What is the central idea of the poem “Animals”?
What is the theme of the poem “The Ball Poem”?
10. Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words (any two): 2×2=4
a) What is the main idea of the poem ‘Dust of Snow’?
b) What could Amanda do if she were a mermaid?
c) Mention three things that humans do and animals don’t.
d) How will the world end twice?
e) How does the poet describe the bear in ‘How to Tell Wild Animals’?
(C: Supplementary Reader)
11. Answer in about 100 words: 5
Give a brief character sketch of the thief in Ruskin Bond’s “The Thief’s Story”.
Why did Fowler want to meet Ausable? Why was he disillusioned in the beginning? What happens in the end?
12. Answer any four the following questions in about 30-40 words: 2×4=8
a)What happened when Ausable entered his hotel room ?
b) How would you assess Griffin as a scientist?
c)Why does Horace Danby steal every year ?
d) What was someone expected to bring to Ausable’s room?
e) Why was the thief grateful to Anil? (‘The Thief’s Story’)
f) Who is the real culprit in the story ‘A Question of Trust’?