CBSE Sample Papers 2022: English (Language and Literature) is one of the major and important subjects in CBSE Class 10. To help students prepare well for their English paper, we have provided here the English Term 2 Sample Paper and Marking Scheme applicable for CBSE Class 10 Board Exam 2022. Download the sample paper with marking scheme in PDF here and analyse these resources to know the paper pattern and weightage of questions for the upcoming board exam.
Check below CBSE Class 10 English (Language and Literature) (184) Sample Paper Term 2 (2022):
Time allowed: 2 Hrs.
Maximum Marks: 40
1. The Question Paper contains THREE sections:
- WRITING & GRAMMAR
2. Attempt questions based on specific instructions for each part.
SECTION A- READING (10 marks)
Read the passage given below.
Technology is making advancements at a rapid rate but at the cost of a valued tradition—the crafts industry. The traditional crafts industry is losing a lot of its trained and skilled craftsmen. With that, the art of embellishing brass and copper utensils with fine engravings is also disappearing. The government has identified around 35 crafts as languishing craft.
The speciality of handcrafted items is its design, an association with long traditions belonging to a specific region. The word ‘handcrafted’ does not imply the involvement of dexterous human fingers or an agile mind with a moving spirit anymore. Lessening drudgery, increasing production and promoting efficiency have taken precedence. The labour-saving devices are taking the place of handcrafted tools and this has jeopardized the skills of these artisans.
Mechanisation has made its way into everything - cutting, polishing, edging, designing etc. Ideally, the use of machinery should be negligible and the handicrafts should be made purely by hand with a distinguishable artistic appeal. However, with the exception of small-scale industries, the export units are mostly operated by machines. The heavily computerised designs contribute to a faster production at lower costs.
Although mechanization of crafts poses a challenge to safeguarding traditional crafts, the artisans are lured with incentives in order to impart handicrafts training. Some makers do see machines as a time-saving blessing since they are now able to accomplish difficult and demanding tasks with relative ease. These machines might give a better finesse to these products but they don’t stand out as handcrafted. Quantity has overtaken quality in this industry.
A need to highlight the importance of the handmade aspect is required by both the government and private sectors, in order to amplify awareness and also support the culture of making handicrafts. A few artisans are still trying their best to rejuvenate and revive their culture and heritage but it’s an uphill task competing with the machine-made goods. A multitude of artisans have changed their professions and are encouraging their progeny to follow suit. There are others who have stayed their ground but are clearly inclined towards buying machines.
Nearly two decades ago, there were around 65 lakh artisans in the country. Three years ago, when the government started the process of granting a unique number to the artisans based on the Aadhaar card, 25 lakhs were identified. Loss of traditional crafts is clearly a worrying issue, but it stands to reason that forcing any artisan to follow old ways when concerns of livelihood overrule other considerations, is unfair.
Adapted from: https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/business-newshandicraft-uncrafted-by-artisan-hands/302877
Based on your understanding of the passage, answer ANY FIVE questions from the six given below.
i.What does the writer mean by calling handicrafts a ‘valued tradition’? ii. Rewrite the following sentence by replacing the underlined phrase with a word that means the same from lines 5– 15. If it continues, the workcation (work + vacation) trend will be a powerful boost to domestic tourism operators failing to make progress in the economic slump caused due to the pandemic. iii. State any two reasons why artisans are choosing to work via machines rather than handcrafted tools. iv. Why do the artisans need to be ‘lured with incentives’ to impart handicrafts training? v. List one likely impact of the support of government and private sectors towards the culture of making handicrafts. vi. How does the writer justify an artist’s act of abandoning her/his traditional craft for a more lucrative option?
2.Read the following excerpt from a case study titled Impacts of Festivities on Ecology.
Festivals are synonymous with celebration, ceremony and joy. However, festivals bring to fore the flip side of celebrations – pollution – air, water, soil and noise. This led to the need of assessing the awareness level among people about ecological pollution during festivals. So, a study was conducted by scholars of an esteemed university in India. This study was titled Awareness Towards Impact of Festivals on Ecology.
There were two main objectives of the study. The first one was to assess the awareness level among people about ecological protection during festivities. Exploring solutions to bring awareness about celebrating festivals without harming ecology was the second objective. The method used to collect data was a simple questionnaire containing 6 questions, shared with 50 respondents across four selected districts of a state in the southern region of India.
The research began by understanding the socio-economic conditions of the respondents before sharing the questionnaire. Once the responses were received, the data collected was tabulated (Table 1), for analysis.
Table-1: Awareness level among respondents
The study recommended the imposition of strict rules and regulations as opposed to a total ban on all festive activities which have a drastic impact on our environment. The researchers believed that such measures would help in harnessing some ill-effects that add to the growing pollution and suggested further studies be taken up across the country to assess awareness about ecological degradation.
The observations made in the study pointed to the environmental groups and eco-clubs fighting a losing battle due to city traffic issues, disposal of plastics, garbage dumping and all sorts of ecological degradation. The researchers stressed that the need of the hour is increasing awareness among people to reduce ecological pollution which can be facilitated by celebrating all festivals in an eco-friendly manner.
Largely adapted from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325366454_Awareness_towards_Impact_of_Festivals_on_Ecol ogy_Need_for_Social_Work_Intervention
On the basis of your understanding of the passage, answer ANY FIVE questions from the six given below. (1 x 5)
i Why do the researchers call pollution the ‘flip side’ of festivals?
ii Comment on the significance of the second objective of the study with reference to lines 7-12.
iii Justify the researchers’ recommendation for limiting the drastic impact of festival pollution on the environment with reference to lines 16-21.
iv Why do the researchers feel that environmental groups and eco-clubs are fighting a losing battle in the given scenario?
v Even though a larger number of people say ‘no’ to bursting crackers than those who say ‘yes’, festival pollution persists. How does evidence from table 1 support this statement?
vi What purpose does the ‘Can’t Say’ column serve in the questionnaire (table 1)?
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