AP 10th English Model Paper (Telugu Medium)

Part A (1-10) Answer any FIVE of the following questions in two or three sentences each 5 × 2 = 10
1. In what way was the punishment given by the god to the King
appropriate? (The King and the Tamarind Drum)
2. What made Polya realise the importance of how to read? (Polya)
3. In what way have women helped the chipko Movement? (Chipko)
4. Why do you think all the clerks stopped writing to look at the
narrator? (My Financial Career)
5. "Lieutenant Blandford remembered one day in particular" Why? (A Test of True Love)
6. "... It was my tribute to a great artist". Who is the great artist? What was the tribute? (Dancing on)
7. In "Dog is Man's Best Friend", who do you think are better, the
men or the animals? Why do you think so? (dog is Man's Best Friend)
8. Why was Gandhiji's meeting with Sardar Patel important? (Death Before Prayers)
9. What lesson does the story of Jimmy Jet teach us? (Jimmy Jet and His TV set)
10. Why is the wanderer always thinking about his true identity?
(A Story that can be true)
11. Complete the following stanza. 5 × 1 = 5
Each for his own remembering ............ .................................. To me as music. (OR)
Where the clear stream .......................
......................... Let my country awake.
12. Read the following lines.
Local Egyptians took this to mean that the spirit of the dead king had left his tomb, cursing those who had opened it. (The curse of Tukenkhamen)
Now answer the following questions. 2 × 1 = 2
a) What does 'this' mean in the passage?
b) Who was the 'dead king'?
13. Read the following lines.
"We both sat down and looked at each other. I found no voice to speak" (My Financial Career)
Now answer the following questions. 3 × 1 = 3
a) Who were the two persons referred to in the passage?
b) Where were they sitting?
c) Why was the speakers unable to speak?
14. Complete the following passage using appropriate words. Each blank is numbered and for each blank four choices- A, B, C and D are given. Choose the correct answer from these choices and write A,B,C or D in the blanks. 5 × 1/2 = 21/2
Eskimos live ------ (1) houses called igloos. ----- (2) igloo is made ------ (3) large square pieces of ice. ------ (4) the igloo
itself is not square- ------ (5) looks like half of a big white ball
standing on a white field of ice.
A) in B) on C) at D) with
A) A B) This C) The D) An
A) with B) from C) of D) by
A) And B) But C) So D) If
A) this B) that C) they D) it
15. Match the parts of sentences under 'A' with those under 'B'. Write the letters of the sentence parts in 'B' against the sentence parts in 'A' 5 × 1/2 = 21/2
[A] [B]
i) Although Ramya tried hard, .... ( ) A) if the last train had left
ii) Unless you work sincerely, ... ( ) B) so that you can feel fit.
iii) Practice Yoga daily ... ( ) C) Otherwise you can't understand.
iv) I inquired at the counter... ( ) D) She could not succeed.
v) Concentrate on studies... ( ) E) you won't get success.
16. Study the pair of sentences and answer the question.
a) Meghana brought her child back
b) Lavanya brought up her child.
Q. Whose child has perhaps gone to school?
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17. We call Gandhiji Mahatma. (Rewrite in passive voice)
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18. Manjula was careless. So she failed in the exam. (Combine the sentences using 'if')
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19. "Are you ready?" father said to mother (change into reported speech)
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20. We should not stare at women, ------ ? (Add the right question tag.)
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21. Fill in the blanks choosing the right words from those given in the brackets. 4 × 1/2 = 2
a) The attender is standing ------- the gate (in *on *at)
b) Pavan took ------- his old shirt and put on a new one. (up *of *off)
c) Lavanya spoke ------- me in a language not known to me. (with * for * to)
d) It's exactly 10.30 ------- my watch. (by *in *with)
22. Choose the right words from those given in the brackets and fill in the blanks. 4 × 1/2 = 2
a) Dr. Harnath is a -------. He treats diseases of the skin. (cardiologist * dermatologist * surgeon)
b) Right brothers ------- aeroplane in 1903
(invented * discovered * found)
c) A ------- person is likely to be confused.
(cool * nervous * confident)
d) Gandhiji wrote his ------- in his mother-tongue, Gujarathi.
(biography * cyclopedia * autobiography)
23. Fill in the blanks with the words opposite in meaning to
those underlined. 4 × 1/2 = 2
a) He is an absent-minded fellow: he forgets everything; he doesn't even ------- his phone number!
b) Bio-gas plants are seen all over ------- areas but not in urban areas.
c) Shilpa is ------- strong but mentally weak.
d) These eggs are -------, give me fresh ones.
24. Fill in the blanks with the right form of the underlined words. 4 × 1/2 = 2
a) Those ------- are from Kerala. They have set out on a pilgrimage
to Basar.
b) I will inform you as and when I get the -------.
c) The wood cutter was -------, so he received a reward for his
d) Don't interrupt him; he gets irritated for -------.
25. Put the following words under correct headings 8 × 1/4 = 2
⇒ trouser * alabaster * threshold * desert bullet * chamber * envelope * auditorium ⇐
Places Things
1 ----------------- 1 -----------------
2 ----------------- 2 -----------------
3 ----------------- 3 -----------------
4 ----------------- 4 -----------------
26. Complete the following words by using ei/ie/ee/ea or ae: 1M
a) arch -- ology b) c -- ling
27. Complete the following words with the letters given in the brackets.
a) lieuten---- (ent/ant) b) genero----(sity/city)
28. one word in each set is spelt wrongly. Underline the words. 2 × 1/2 = 1
a) villege cottage college storage
b) seperate character paragraph scenery
29. Look at the two sets of words given below. In each set the letters underlined in two words are pronounced in the the same way. Find the words and copy them out. 2 × 1/2 = 1
a) heard peace bread least
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b) danger finger laughter large
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30. Arrange the following words in alphabetical order 4 × 1/2 = 2
envy, enemy, elephant, elegant.
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31. Your cousin is rather fat and wants to lose weight. Advise him/her to do physical exercises regularly.
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32. What do the sentences mean? Put a [✔] mark against the right answer. 2 × 1/2 = 1
(i) Could I leave school a little early, Sir?
a) asking a question ( ) b) seeking information ( ) c) seeking permission ( ) d) making an offer ( )
(ii) You will come to the stadium, won't you?
a) suggestion ( ) b) offer ( ) c) request ( ) d) question ( )
33. Change the following into a polite offer. What do you want from me?
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34. A stranger wants to use your mobile phone. You are not willing to let him do so. What would you say? Put a [ ] mark against your choice.
a) I'm afraid, you may not ( ) b) I don't know you ( ) c) Not possible ( ) d) Never ( )

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