Find CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) Practice Papers SA – 1 2014. It has been framed keeping the Students' perspective in mind. This will help the Students by enhancing their answering capabilities with an easy and simple understanding of the concept and technique employed in solving this Practice Paper as per the CBSE Marking Scheme.
SECTION A - READING (15 Marks)
1. Read the passage given below and write the option that' you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet: (5 marks)
Many years ago, when the art of stunting plants was quite unheard of except in remote areas of India, Buddhist monks in isolated monasteries in Tibet stunted trees like the oak, orange tree, peepal tree, etc. Watching with excitement the tree still flowering and bearing fruit regardless of this deformity. Since, the trees looked so artistically beautiful, the art was learnt by some Chinese monks who taught 'Bonsai' making, an art that became most sought after in China. Every garden, among plant lovers, had at least half a dozen bonsais. China and India claimed rights of the art, till Japan followed, enamoured by its beauty. Today, Japan leads in Bonsai making of plants and has derived new methodologies to make the plants look aesthetic and artistic. The most beautiful is the Cherry blossom that is breathtakingly attractive. 'The bonsai remains full grown for even more than ten years, although it needs constant pruning, watering, shaping and correct environment. The trees can be planted in colorful containers of your choice.
Innumerable schools have mushroomed, where the art is taught and cultivated. Best known among them is the Indian Bonsai Association. India has great demand for Bonsai and hotels, homes, garden houses, farm houses, restaurants, guest houses, invariably decorate lobbies, dining halls, drawing rooms with these exotic plants. It is aptly said, that a thing of beauty is a joy forever. Indeed the Bonsai lasts in one's imagination long after the plant has lived its life, span.
1. ___________ were the first to begin stunting the trees like the oak, orange tree, peepal tree.
(a) Jain monks in India (b) Buddhist monks in China
(c) Buddhist monks in Tibet (d) Buddhist monks in Japan
2. The word 'enamoured' means ___________.
(a) praise (b) appreciate
(c) fond (d) love
3. ___________ leads in the art of stunting today.
(a) China (b) India
(c) Tibet (d) Japan
4. One can take care of 'Bonsai' by __________________.
(a) pruning (b) watering
(c) providing correct environment (d) all the above
5. The life span of a Bonsai is ________________.
(a) 5 years (b) 10 years
(c) about ten years (d) 10 or more than ten years