RBSE Class 10 English Model Paper 1

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Board RBSE
Textbook SIERT, Rajasthan
Class Class 10
Subject English
Paper Set Model Paper 1
Category RBSE Model Papers

RBSE Class 10 English Sample Paper 1

Time: 3.15 Hours
Maximum Marks: 80

General Instructions to the Examinees :

  1. Candidates must first write their Roll Nos. on the question paper.
  2. All the questions are compulsory.
  3. Write the answer to each question in the given answer-book only.
  4. For questions having more than one part, the answers to those parts must the written together in continuity.
  5. Write the correct serial number of each question mentioned in the question paper.

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below

Passage 1
Swami Vivekananda’s inspiring personality was well known both in India and in America during the last decade of the twentieth century. The unknown monk of India suddenly leapt into at the parliament of religions, in Chicago in 1893, at which he represented Hinduism. His vast knowledge of Eastern and Western culture, as well as his deep spiritual insight, fervid eloquence, brilliant conversation, broad human sympathy, colourful personality and handsome figure, made an irresistible appeal to the many types of Americans who came in contact with him. People who saw or heard Vivekananda even once still cherish his memory after a lapse of more than half a century. In America Vivekananda’s mission was the interpretation of India’s spiritual culture, especially in its Vedantic setting. He also tried to enrich the religious consciousness of the Americans through the rational and humanistic teachings of the Vedanta philosophy. In America, he became India’s spiritual ambassador and pleaded eloquently for better understanding between India and the new world in order to create a healthy synthesis of East and West, of Religion and Science.

Question 1.
When and where was the parliament of religion held? [2]

Question 2.
Mention two qualities of Vivekananda’s personality. [1]

Question 3.
How did Vivekananda impress people who came in contact with him? [2]

Question 4.
How did Vivekananda become India’s Spiritual ambassador? [1]

Question 5.
Find from the passage the word which means messenger or representative. [1]

Passage 2
One major problem that faces the world today is the rapid growth of population, often referred to as population explosion. Until about 800 AD the world’s population stayed below 200 million. Since then it has risen dramatically. The rise has been greatest in the 20th century. The population has recently risen to about six billion. It is three times as large as it was in 1960. It is not so much the actual population as its rate of increase is alarming. Expert predict of hunger, overcrowding and environmental pollution. This enormous increase of population is due to better food, better hygiene and above all, the advances made in medicine. Rapid developments in modern medicine have conquered many diseases and consequently the death rate has decreased.

Question 6.
What major problem is the world facing today and how is it known as? [1]

Question 7.
When was highest growth in population recorded? [1]

Question 8.
What will be the result of this population explosion? [2]

Question 9.
Which factors are responsible for the increase in population? [2]

Question 10. [1]
(a) Find from the passage the word which means ‘guess’.
(b) Find from the passage the opposite of ‘ancient’.

Question 11.
Write a letter to the editor of the Rajasthan Patrika’ highlighting the problems of ‘Increasing Road Accidents’. Give reasons. [5]
Imagine that you are Kavita/Kunal reading in Govt. Senior Secondary School, Rampur. Write a letter to your friend Rekha/Tanmay telling him/her about the ‘Importance of Yoga for Health’.
You may touch upon the following points
(i) Maintains health and fights from disease.
(ii) Keeps physically and mentally fit.
(iii) International Yoga Day.
(iv) Regular practice.

Question 12.
Write a short paragraph in about 60 words on any one of the following
Importance of Internet (Hints-age of computer, keep in touch with, treasure of information, useful in study, solution to any problem, find location, weather etc. [4]
Write a short paragraph in about 60 words on ‘Mid-day Meal in your school.

Question 13.
Look at the following picture related to noise pollution and write a paragraph in about 75 words. [5]
RBSE Class 10 English Model Paper 1 1


Write a paragraph in about 75 words on ‘A Local Fair’.


Question 14.
Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of verbs given in brackets [4 × 1 = 4]
(a) She………(cut) her finger while she (cut) vegetable……….
(b) Look ! A man……….(run) after a bus.
(c) He……….. (want) to catch it.

Question 15.
Join the following sentences using the relative pronouns/adverbs given in brackets [2 × 1½ = 3]
(a) The boy was intelligent. He topped the class. (who)
(b) This is the hotel. We stayed here last month. (where)

Question 16.
Change the following sentences into passive voice [2 × 1½ = 3]
(a) Mr. Sharma teaches us English.
(b) The students should not leave bicycles unlocked.

Question 17.
Rewrite the following sentences into indirect speech [2 × 2 = 4]
(a) The teacher said ‘Two and two make four’.
The teacher said………
(b) He said to me, ‘What do you want from me?
He asked me…..

Question 18.
Fill in the blanks choosing suitable modals from bracket (must, can, should, may) [2 × 1 = 2]
(a) There are clouds in the sky. It ..rain today.
(b) We………..eat to live.

Question 19.
Read the following short paragraph and answer the questions given below [4 × 1 = 4]
When Jambaji was twenty-five years old, a great disaster overtook the whole region. The small quantity of rain that used to come regularly ceased altogether. The worst sufferers were the cattle. In the first year of drought they could eat the bajra straw stored in the houses.
(i) What was the age of Jambaji at the time of the disaster?
(ii) What was the great disaster?
(iii) Who were the worst sufferers?
(iv) Write from the passage the word which means an event resulting in great loss.’

Question 20. [4 × 1 = 4]
There was great feast being held in the house of a certain gentleman. It was his birthday, and many of his relations had come from far and near to greet him and bring him gifts. He entertained his guests. It was his duty to look after them well. In the evening he gave a great feast and the gifts which the guests brought were placed in the centre of the hall so that all might see them.
(i) What was going on in the house and what was the occasion?
(ii) Who brought the gifts?
(iii) Why were the gifts placed in the center of the hall?
(iv) Write from the passage the word which means, “a grand banquet treat’.

Answer any one of the following two questions in about 60 words
Question 21. [1 × 3 = 3]
How was Babuli fed during his stay at home when he was a student? (The Tribute)
(घर पर रुकने के दौरान बाबुली को भोजन किस प्रकार कराया जाता था जब वह विद्यार्थी था?)
How does prayer purify one’s soul?
(A Discourse on Prayer)
(प्रार्थना किसी व्यक्ति की आत्मा को किस प्रकार शुद्ध करती है?)

Question 22.
Who eats the sandwich in the end? (The Book that Saved the Earth) [1 × 3 = 3]
(आखिरकार सैण्डविच कौन खाता है?)
How can you say that books are man’s best friend? (The Book that Saved the Earth)
(आप कैसे कह सकते हैं कि पुस्तकें व्यक्ति की सबसे अच्छी मित्र हैं ?)

Question 23.
Explain any one of the following stanzas with reference to context- [1 × 4 = 4]
(i) To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying
To hope is to risk despair
To try is to risk failure

(ii) But soon a wonder came to light.
That show’d the rogues they lied;
The man recover’d of the bite
The Dog it was that died.

Answer any two of the following questions in about 30-40 words

Question 24.
(a) Why did the poet feel disappointed? (My Good Right Hand) [5]
(b) Why did cupid come to flora? (The Lotus)
(c) What are the qualities of a good man? (An Elegy on the Death of a Dog)

Answer any one of the following questions in about 80 words

Question 25.
What did Hari Singh do when the train had left? (The Thief’s Story) [5]
(हरिसिंह ने क्या किया जब रेलगाड़ी छूट गई?)
Write about the character of Corporal Turnbull. (The Man Who Knew too Much)
(कॉरपोरल टर्नबुल का संक्षिप्त चरित्र-चित्रण करो।)

Answer any one of the following questions in about 30-40 words

Question 26.
Why did Bholi refuse to marry Bishamber? (Bholi) [3]
(भोली ने बिशम्बर से शादी करने से मना क्यों कर दिया था?)
What did the peasant say when he did not find his bread under the coat? (The Imp’ and the Peasant’s Bread)
(किसान ने क्या कहा जब उसने कोट के नीचे रोटी को नहीं पाया?)

Answer any one of the following questions in about 20-25 words,

Question 27.
What did Dursan Agha do to earn his living? (Feast of the Dead) [2]
(दर्शन आगा ने अपनी जीविका कमाने के लिए क्या किया?)
How did the chowkidar look like? (Resolution)
(चौकीदार कैसा दिखाई देता था?)

Question 28.
Mention eligibilities for getting a learner license. [1 × 4 = 4]
(लर्निंग लाइसेंस प्राप्त करने के लिए योग्यताओं का वर्णन कीजिए।)
What is carpooling? How is it useful?
(कारपूलिंग क्या है? यह किस प्रकार उपयोगी है?)


Answer 1.
The parliament of religion held in Chicago in 1893.

Answer 2.
The two qualities of Vivekananda’s personality are as follows

  1. brilliant conversation and
  2. broad human sympathy.

Answer 3.
Vivekananda’s vast knowledge of Eastern and Western culture, as well as his deep spiritual in sight, fervid eloquence, brilliant conversation, broad human sympathy, colourful personality and handsome figure, made an irresistible appeal to the many types of Americans who came in contact with him.

Answer 4.
In America, he became India’s spiritual ambassador and pleaded eloquently for better understanding between India and the new world in order to create a healthy synthesis of East and West, of Religion and Science.

Answer 5.

Answer 6.
One major problem that faces the world today is the rapid growth of population and it is known as population explosion.

Answer 7.
In the 20th century the highest growth in population recorded.

Answer 8.
There will be the result of this population explosion, serious problems of hunger, overcowding and environmental pollution.

Answer 9.
The factors are responsible for the increase in population as follows-better food, better hygiene and the advances made in medicines.

Answer 10.
(a) predict
(b) modern.

Answer 11.
A-59, Sethi Colony
21st September, 2017
The Editor Rajasthan Patrika

Subject: Highlighting problems of increasing road accidents.

Respected Sir,

Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards an unusual rise of road accidents occurring in Jaipur. In the past few months, I have noticed that negligence on the road has proven to be fatal for many people in our city.

These road accidents occur only because people were careless or refused to follow the traffic rules laid out. Overloaded trucks or cars swishing past the red light has resulted in accidents that we frequently read about in newspapers these days. This not only affects the families that have lost their loved ones but also affects the common public as it has to wait for hours before the situation on the road is taken care of. It is truly disappointing to realize that people do not want to follow rules.

I write to you today in the hope that you will take appropriate action to educated your audience about the rules and regulations that should be followed while driving or crossing the roads. I also hope that the information you publish in the newspaper will help hundreds and this will effectively or even stop road accidents from happening in our beloved city.

Yours faithfully,
Seema Sharma


157 Sardarpura
28 August, ……..

My dear Tanmay

I am well and good here and hope you to be the same there. I want to tell you about yoga for health. Yoga is of great value as a method of preservation of health and treatment of various diseases. Yoga keep us physically and mentally fit. We celebrate every year International Yoga Day. You must regular practice yoga.
Please convey my best regards to your parents.

Yours sincerely

Answer 12.
Importance of Internet
Now-a-days computer is very important apparatus. Internet has its uses and abuses. It has a number of uses. Access internet for any piece of information about a govt. department or a private organization. Job inquiries can be accessed upon it. Online examination can be taken by using internet. Internet is also treasure of information, useful in study, solution to any problem, find location, weather etc.


The availability of a Mid-Day Meal in our school has allowed children to eat a healthy meal everyday. The government of India is to be thanked for designing this programme. Every day, all students gather together for lunch. This ensures that students do not go home hungry. This initiative makes sure that problems like malnutrition are taken care of.

Answer 13.
Noise pollution is the type of pollution which has disturbed everyone at least once or even more times in their lives. It refers to the noise occurring outside due to vehicles coming and going, use of machinery or unnecessarily loud music being played by either teens or adults. This type of pollution is certainly harmful to every human being as it can interfere with their daily routine and cause hearing impairment, hypertension, sleep disturbance etc.


A Local Fair
A visit to a village fair is always thrilling. Last Sunday I visited the fair of Goner. There were many shops and stalls of a variety of things. People were visiting these shops in groups. Many policemen and scouts were there. There were many swings and merry-go-rounds. People were laughing and enjoying there. I bought some toys and sweets for my sister. I was tired. I returned home. But I am very happy.

Answer 14.
(a) cut, was cutting
(b) running
(c) wanted

Answer 15.
(a) The boy was intelligent who had topped the class.
(b) This is the hotel where we stayed last month.

Answer 16.
(a) We teach us English by Mr. Sharma.
(b) Bicycles should not leave unlocked by the students.

Answer 17.
(a) The teacher said that two and two make four.
(b) He asked me that what I want from him.

Answer 18.
(a) may
(b) must.

Answer 19.
(i) Jambaji was twenty-five years old at the time of the disaster.
(ii) The great disaster was the small quantity of rain that used to come regularly ceased altogether.
(iii) The worst sufferers were the cattle.
(iv) Disaster.

Answer 20.
(i) There was a great feast being held in the house and the occasion was gentleman’s birthday.
(ii) The guests were bought the gifts.
(iii) The gifts were placed in the center of the hall so that all might see them.
(iv) entertained.

Answer 21.
Babuli was very fond of fish. In his student life when he went home and stayed there, his elder brother brought fish for him. He would catch fish for Babuli from the pond behind their house. He told his wife to make the fish as delicious as possible using mustard paste. If the fish were less, the dish was prepared for Babuli only.
(बाबुली मछली का बहुत शौकीन था। अपने विद्यार्थी जीवन में जब वह घर जाता और वहाँ ठहरता था तो उसके बड़े भाई उसके लिए मछलियाँ लाते थे। वह उनके घर के पीछे स्थित तालाब से बाबुली के लिए मछली पकड़ते थे। वह अपनी पत्नी से सरसों के मसाले से यथासंभव स्वादिष्ट व्यंजन तैयार करने के लिए कहते थे। यदि मछलियाँ कम होती थीं तो व्यंजन केवल बाबुली के लिए बनाया जाता था।)


Prayer purifies one’s soul. According to Gandhiji, it is a type of purification and cleansing. It frees our soul from the layers of ignorance. It ends darkness, and gives the divine light. Therefore he, who wants divine awakening, must fall back on prayer. Prayer purifies him or her who wishes to know the light of truth and God.
(प्रार्थना व्यक्ति की आत्मा को शुद्ध करती है । गाँधीजी के अनुसार यह एक प्रकार का पवित्रीकरण और शुद्धिकरण है। यह हमारी आत्मा को अज्ञान की परतों से मुक्त करती है। यह अंधकार को मिटाती है और दिव्य प्रकाश प्रदान करती है। इसलिए जो दिव्य जागृति की इच्छा रखता है, उसे प्रार्थना का सहारा लेना चाहिए। प्रार्थना उसे शुद्ध करती है जो सत्य और ईश्वर के प्रकाश को जानने का इच्छुक है।)

Answer 22.
Sergeant Oop eats the sandwich ultimately. Because Lieutenant Iota says that it shall be her honour to be the first Martian to eat the sandwich. But since Sergeant Oop has not taken his breakfast, so he should not be the one to eat it first.
(अन्त में सार्जेन्ट ऊप उस सैण्डविच को खाता है। क्योंकि लेफ्टिनेंट आयोटा कहती है कि सैण्डविच खाने वाली मंगल ग्रह की प्रथम महिला होना उसके लिए बड़े गौरव/सम्मान की बात होगी। परन्तु सार्जेन्ट ऊप ने नाश्ता नहीं किया है इसलिए इस सैण्डविच को पहले उसे ही खाना चाहिए।)


Books gives us knowledge about every aspect of life. They guide us on the right path just as a friend would do. One good book equals a number of good friends. Hence, books are referred to as man’s best companion.
(पुस्तकें हमें जीवन के प्रत्येक पक्ष के बारे में ज्ञान देती हैं। वे एक मित्र की भाँति हमें सही मार्ग दिखाती हैं। एक अच्छी पुस्तक कई अच्छे मित्रों के बराबर होती है। इसलिए पुस्तकों को व्यक्ति का सबसे अच्छा मित्र कहा जाता है।)

Answer 23.
(i) Reference- These lines have been taken from the poem “Risks’. The poem is composed by Janet Rand who inspires young people with his inspiring words.
Context- The poet says that simple activities like laughing, weeping, helping others involve risks. Even exposure of one’s ideas is not without risk.
Explanation- The poet says that to love someone involves the risk of not being loved in return. The risk of death is very much inherent in taking birth, that is to live. One who is born, is sure to die. So is the involvement of the risk of hopelessness in every activity performed with a ray of hope in mind. Keeping such risks in mind, many a time one does not try things. He fears failure.

(ii) Reference- These lines have been taken from the poem “An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog’ composed by Oliver Goldsmith.
Context- These lines lead to a wondrous revelation which gives a surprising end to the poem.
Explanation- The poet says that when the people were standing near the so called good man, an unexpected thing happened there. This incident proved those immoral people liars. They had said earlier that the good man would die soon because the dog had bitten him. But this didn’t happen. The man became well again. He had no effect of the dog’s bite on his body. The dog’s poison proved weak. It could not kill the man. On the contrary, the dog died. Thus the poet means to say that the man had more poison than there was in the bite of a ‘mad dog’.

Answer 24.
(a) The poet feels disappointed because during his poverty and adversity all of his friends and relatives left him alone and did not come forward to help him. So that the poet becomes hopeless.
(कवि निराशा महसूस करता है क्योंकि उसकी गरीबी व बदकिस्मती के दौरान उसके सभी दोस्त तथा रिश्तेदारों ने उसे अकेला छोड़ दिया तथा उसकी सहायता के लिए आगे नहीं आए। इस तरह से कवि निराश हो जाता है।)

(b) Cupid came to Flora to demand a flower which should be red in colour and delicious in fragrance equal to rose and it must be fresh and reputed like white lily. He demanded the qualities of rose and lily together and at last received lotus. .
(कामदेव फूलों की देवी के पास एक ऐसा फूल लेने के लिए आया जो कि लाल रंग का हो तथा गुलाब जैसी मधुर खुशबू वाला हो तथा यह सफेद लिली जैसा ताजा व प्रतिष्ठित होना चाहिए। उसने गुलाब व लिली दोनों की विशेषताएँ एक साथ माँग लीं और अन्त में उसे कमल प्राप्त हुआ।)

(c) A good Man has several qualities. He is kind and gentleman. He treats all men equally whether they are his friends or enemies. He gives clothes to other naked people before wearing clothes himself and He is pure and perfect and worship to God and He is regarded equal to God.
(एक अच्छे आदमी में अनेक गुण होते हैं। वह दयालु तथा भद्र पुरुष है। वह सब लोगों से समान व्यवहार करता है। चाहे वह दोस्त हो अथवा दुश्मन। वह स्वयं के कपड़े पहनने से पहले दूसरे नग्न लोगों को वस्त्र देता है। वह शुद्ध तथा पूर्ण आदमी है तथा भगवान् की पूजा करता है तथा उसे भगवान् के समान माना जाता है।)

Answer 25.
When the train had left, Hari Singh found himself standing alone on the deserted platform. He had no idea where to spend the night. He had no friends, believing that friends were more trouble than help, and he did not want to make anyone curious by staying at one of the small hotels near the station. He walked slowly through the bazaar.
(जब रेलगाड़ी छूट गई तो हरिसिंह ने स्वयं को निर्जन प्लेटफार्म पर अकेले खड़ा पाया। उसे कुछ समझ नहीं आ रहा था कि रात्रि कहाँ गुजारी जाए। उसके कोई मित्र नहीं थे क्योंकि उसका विश्वास था कि मित्र सहायता की बजाय समस्या थे और वह स्टेशन के नजदीक किसी छोटे होटल में ठहर कर किसी को भी जिज्ञासु नहीं बनाना चाहता था। एकमात्र व्यक्ति जिसे वह वास्तव में जानता था वह वही व्यक्ति था जिसे उसने लूटा था। स्टेशन से प्रस्थान कर वह धीरे-धीरे बाजार से होकर चलने लगा।).


Corporal Turnbull was a handsome young man. He would not spend more of the moment of his life useless. He had come back from Dunkirk with all his equipment correct. He would have soft heart for the animals. He had pet kitten. He was the hero among all the soldiers due to his great works and he had too much power and strength of endurance of the blows of hammer without any trouble. In short we can say that the Corporal Turnbull was an ideal person in the army.
(कॉरपोरल टर्नबुल एक सुन्दर व्यक्ति था। वह अपने जीवन का एक भी क्षण बर्बाद नहीं करता था। वह डंकिर्क से अपने सभी उपकरण सही सलामत लेकर आया था। वह जानवरों के प्रति दया की भावना रखता था। उसके पास एक पालतू बिल्ली का बच्चा था। उसमें बिना परेशानी के हथौड़ों के प्रहार सहने की शक्ति थी। संक्षेप में, हम कह सकते हैं कि कॉरपोरल टर्नबुल सेना में एक आदर्श व्यक्ति था।)

Answer 26.
Bholi refused to marry Bishamber because she was not ready to marry such a man who was a mean, greedy and contemptible coward person. He was heartless person and he could not be a good life partner for her.
(भोली ने बिशम्बर से शादी करने से मना कर दिया था, क्योंकि वह ऐसे आदमी से शादी करने को तैयार नहीं थी जो कि बहुत ही नीच, लालची तथा घृणित व कायर व्यक्ति था। वह हृदयहीन था तथा वह उसके लिए एक अच्छा जीवन साथी नहीं। हो सकता था।)


The peasant said that it cannot he helped. I shall not die of hunger whoever took the bread needed it. May it do him good.
(किसान ने कहा कि इसमें कुछ नहीं किया जा सकता। मैं भूख से नहीं मरूंगा। जिसने भी रोटी ली है उसे इसकी आवश्यकता थी। भगवान, यह उसका अच्छा करे।)

Answer 27.
He would fill his cans from the stream on the hill and supply water to the house. He got three kurush for each trip.
(वह पहाड़ी के झरने से बर्तन भरता और मकानों में वितरित करता था। प्रत्येक चक्कर के उसे तीन कुरुश मिलते थे।)


Chowkidar of the village looked like a frail man with milk-white beard. He had wore a shabby dhoti and kurta.
(गाँव का चौकीदार एक दुबला-पतला व्यक्ति था जिसके दूधिया दाढ़ी थी। उसने गंदी धोती व कुर्ता पहन रखा था।)

Answer 28.
Eligibility for Learner Licence –
1. Age eligibility : 18 years
For vehicles upto 50 CC engine capacity & without gear : 16 years
(Provided parent, guardian consent obtained) For commercial vehicle : 20 years
2. Conversant with traffic rules & regulations.

(सीखने के लाइसेंस के लिए पात्रता)
1. उम्र की पात्रता-18 वर्ष
50 CC तक की क्षमता वाले इंजिन तथा बगैर गियर वाले वाहनों के लिए-16 साल (बशर्ते कि माता-पिता, सरंक्षक की स्वीकृति प्राप्त की है)
व्यावसायिक वाहन के लिए-20 वर्ष
2. यातायात के नियमों तथा कायदों का जानकार होना।)


Carpooling- When we use a car or vehicle for more persons, it is called carpooling. It saves fuel costs, tools tax and exhaustion of driving. We can share a car if four people go to the same workplace. If four people have their own four-wheelers, they can use them on alternate days. It is beneficial to keep our environment free from pollution. It saves from getting rush of traffic on roads.
(कारपूलिंग-जब हम किसी कार या वाहन का उपयोग अधिक लोगों के लिए करते हैं तो इसे कारपूलिंग कहा जाता है। इससे ईंधन की लागत, टॉल टैक्स और वाहन चलाने के दबाव से मुक्ति मिलती है। यदि चार व्यक्ति एक ही कार्यस्थल पर एकसाथ किसी कार में जाते हैं तो इसे साझा कर सकते हैं। यदि चारों व्यक्तियों के पास स्वयं के चौपहिया वाहन हैं तो वे क्रमिक दिनों के अनुसार उनका उपयोग कर सकते हैं। यह हमारे प्रदूषणमुक्त पर्यावरण को बनाये रखने में उपयोगी है। इससे सड़कों पर वाहनों की भीड़ कम करने में बचत होती है।)

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