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CBSE Class 10th English (Communicative) Solved Practice Paper SA–II: Set–II

Nov 3, 2015 15:25 IST

    Find CBSE Class 10 English (Communicative) Solved Practice Paper for the Summative Assessment – II. These questions will not only help the students to prepare for exams in a better manner, but will also help them in understanding the depth with which a topic should be studied.

    Few sample questions from the Question Paper are given below:

    Q. Read the following passage                                                                                       

    It’s Beginning to Bite

    In these trying times, when buying ordinary food stuff can burn a hole in your pockets, comes the news that can actually help us save some hard cash when we go out to shop the next time. According to a Stanford University study, a first of its kind in the world, there is no evidence to suggest that there are more nutritional benefits from expensive organic food than those grown by conventional methods. The researchers add that there is no difference in protein and fat content between organic and conventional milk and the vitamin count is similar in both types. The only benefit is that organic foods are not contaminated with pesticides but then before you chew on that plate of organic okra with roti made from organic wheat, they are not 100% pesticide free either. In India, organic food has been growing at 20-22% and the export market is valued at Rs. 1,000 crore. Obviously, the study is not good news for that sector and for people who are big on organic food.

    In India, eating organic food is more of a style statement than due to health worries because the stuff is expensive. But people who can, do indulge in not only organic vegetables but even organic eggs laid by ‘happy hens’, who are allowed to roam around freely whereas ‘unhappy hens’ are kept in coops. Then there are companies that have installed music channels in their cowsheds and the milk from those sheds are sold at a marked up price since it has more nutritional value because the animals are happy thanks to lilting 24 x 7 music. We don’t know yet any farmer using music to improve his crop quality, but then you never know: plants are known to respond to music.

    Why such pickiness about food? These days, the huge number of TV shows and articles that we see and read on food provide bread and butter for the specialist. But instead of decoding food, its sources and what has gone into growing it, isn’t it much better to enjoy what’s on the plate?

    Answer the following questions choosing the correct option from those given:

    a)  ‘Burn a hole in your pocket’ means;

    i) Wearing trousers with a hole in them

    ii) Spending a large amount of money

    iii) Becoming poor because of spending

    iv) Keeping hot food stuff in your pocket

    b) According to Stanford University study, organic food in relation to conventional food is

    i) less nutritious

    ii) more nutritious

    iii) very conventional

    iv) as nutritious

    c) The study will not be welcomed by

    i) farmers of conventional food

    ii) makers of pesticides

    iii) all sectors

    iv) exporters of organic food

    d) We can save some hard cash by

    i) buying organic food

    ii) stop buying organic food

    iii) going to the shop 

    iv) not buying food with pesticides

    e) In the second paragraph, what is the author’s attitude to people who eat food sourced from ‘happy’ animals?

    i) He is happy with them

    ii) He is unhappy with them

    iii) He is laughing at them

    iv) He wants crops to be grown similarly.

    f) The word ‘Contaminated’ means

    i) Adulterated

    ii) For adults

    iii) Containing

    iv) Not healthy

    g) The word ‘pickiness’ in the passage means

    i) Picking something

    ii) Being choosy

    iii) Creating

    iv) To select


    (a) (ii) Spending a large amount of

    (b) (iv) As nutritious

    (c) (iv) Exporters of organic food

    (d) (ii) Not buying organic food

    (e) (iii) He is laughing at them

    (f)  (i) Adulterated

    (g) (ii) Being choosy

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