Tenth Class English Important Questions and Answers

10th Class English Practice Questions (2 Marks Questions)

Q: What did Bahuguna suggest to increase forest productivity?
A: Bahuguna suggested that the villagers must replant what they cut. They should grow fuel, fodder, fruit and nut bearing trees. They
should seek the help of the forestry department.

Q: What does Bahuguna think are the three ways in which villagers can fight poverty and deforestation?
A: Bahuguna thinks that the change of land ownership, change in the eating habits replacing cooked food with soaked food and to increase forest productivity are the three ways in which villagers can fight poverty and deforestation.

Q: Why have women led the fight against deforestation?
A: Women have led the fight against deforestation because they spend a large part of each day in the forest looking for fuel and fodder.

Q: Several funny things happen to Jim. Which of them do you think is the funniest? Why do you think so?
A: An antennae grows out of Jimmy Jet's hair. I think it is the funniest because a tall antennae rising out of one's hair looks awkward.

Q: What lesson does the story of Jimmy Jet teach us?
A: The story of Jimmy Jet teaches us that we should not become a slave to television. Too much of anything is nonsense.

Q: Did the narrator really wish to withdraw all the money he had deposited in the bank? Then, why did he do so?
A: The narrator did not wish to withdraw all the money he had deposited in the bank. Out of confusion he wrote fifty-six dollars instead of six dollars on the cheque.

Q: Why did the narrator try to look like a man with a quick temper?
A: Out of confusion, the narrator committed a mistake in putting the figure on the cheque. In order to make others feel that he was
insulted by someone in the bank, he tried to look like a man with a quick temper.

Q: What kind of person was the narrator of 'My Financial Career'?
A: The narrator was a timid, diffident and nervous man. He would sometimes behave like an idiot. To cover his mistakes, he tried to look like a man with a quick temper.

Reading Comprehension (1 Mark)
I. "Soil, water and pure air," they replied. (Chipko)
a) What does 'they' refer to?
Ans: ........................................
b) To which question did they reply?
Ans: ........................................
c) What are soil, water and pure air?
Ans: ........................................
II. "We are safe from interruption here", he said.
(My Financial Career)
a) Who are the two persons mentioned here?
Ans: ........................................
b) Who is the speaker?
Ans: ........................................
c) What does 'here' refer to?
Ans: .............

Grammar And Vocabulary
III. Putting the words under correct headings.(2 Marks)
A. 1. rhinoceros 2. hippopotamus 3. ostrich 4. flamingo 5. yalk 6. reindeer 7. sparrow 8. peacock
Animals Birds
1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.
4. 4.
B. 1. planetarium 2. museum 3. mason 4. plumber 5. auditorium 6. politician 7. stadium 8. chef
Persons Places
1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.
4. 4.

IV. Using opposite words (1/2 Mark Q's)
1. There is nothing special about me. I'm just an .... man.
2. You will miss a lot if you are ..., so be regular to classes.
3. The army enforces strict discipline; any ......... is punished severely.
4. Everything is possible for man. Nothing is .................. to him.
5. The state Director General of Police has ordered the police to arrest the dacoit .... or alive.
6. Sai Chandana does not like to be dependent. She wants to be ........

V. Language Functions: The use of Polite Forms (1/2 Mark Q's)
What do the following sentences mean? Tick your answer.
1. Can I see the manager?
a) seeking help ( )
b) seeking permission ( )
c) making an offer ( )
d) making a request ( )

2. Shall I go with you?
a) asking a question ( )
b) seeking information ( )
c) seeking help ( ) d) offering help ( )

3. How careless of you to drop the flower vase?
a) complaining ( ) b) criticising ( )
c) scolding ( ) d) warning ( )

Answers: I. a) Two seventh class girls. b) what do forests bear? c) The basis of life.

II. a) The bank manager and the narrator b) The bank manager c) A private room.

III. A. Animals: 1. rhinoceros 2. hippopotamus 3. yalk 4. reindeer Birds: 1. ostrich 2. flamingo 3. sparrow 4. peacock
B. Persons: 1. mason 2. plumber 3. politician 4. chef. Places: 1. planetarium 2. museum 3. auditorium 4. stadium

IV. 1. ordinary 2. irregular 3. indiscipline 4. impossible 5. dead 6. independent
V. 1-b; 2-d; 3-c.

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