RBSE Class 10 English Model Paper 2

RBSE Class 10 English Model Paper 2 are part of RBSE Class 10 English Board Model Papers. Here we have given RBSE Class 10 English Sample Paper 2.

Board RBSE
Textbook SIERT, Rajasthan
Class Class 10
Subject English
Paper Set Model Paper 2
Category RBSE Model Papers

RBSE Class 10 English Sample Paper 2

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.

Section A


Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow : [7]

The great advantage of early rising is the good start it gives us in our day’s work. The early riser has done a larger amount of hard work before other men have got out of bed. In the early morning, the mind is fresh, and there are few sounds or other distractions, so that work done at that time is generally well done. In many cases, the early riser also finds time to take some exercise in the fresh morning air and this exercise supplies him with a fund of energy that will last until the evening. By beginning so early he knows that he has plenty of time to thoroughly all the work he can be expected to do and is not tempted to hurry over any part of it. All his work being finished in good time, he has a long interval of rest in the evening before the timely hour when he goes to bed.

Question 1.
What is the advantage of early rising? [1]

Question 2.
Why can we work better in the morning? [1]

Question 3.
Why is the early riser not tempted to go about his work in a hurry? [1]

Question 4.
Why is an early riser able to take rest in the evening? [1]

Question 5.
Find words in the passage which mean [2]
(a) benefit
(b) strength

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow : [7]

One of the sources of happiness, fatigue and nervous strain is the inability to be interested in anything that is not of practical importance in one’s own life. The result of this is that the conscious mind gets no rest from a certain small number of matters, each of which probably involves some anxiety and some element of worry. Except in sleep the conscious mind is never allowed to rest while subconscious thought matures its gradual wisdom. The result is excitability, lack of sagacity, irritability, and a loss of sense of proportion. All these are both causes and effects of fatigue. As a man gets more tired, his external interests fade and as they fade, he loses the relief which they afford him and becomes still more tired. This vicious circle is only too apt to end in a breakdown. What is restful about external interests is the fact that they do not call for any action. Making decisions and exercising volition are very fatiguing, especially if they have to be done hurriedly and without the help of the subconscious. Men who feel that they must “sleep on it” before coming to an important decision are profoundly right. But it is not only in sleep that the subconscious mental processes can work.

Question 6.
What causes nervous strain? [1]

Question 7.
Why does the conscious mind get no rest? [1]

Question 8.
What is very fatiguing? [1]

Question 9.
What are the causes and effects of fatigue? [1]

Question 10.
Pick out the word from the passage which means ‘get tired through hard work”. [7]

Section B


Question 11. [4]
Write a letter to your uncle informing him about your improvement of performance in II term tests. Suppose you are Garina/Gaurav. You may use the following hints/clues
(i) Your performance in the earlier tests.
(ii) The subjects that you improved upon.
(iii) Your efforts for the improvement of performance.


You are Vikram, school captain of the football team of GS.S.S.; Alwar, Rajasthan. Due to some injury, you are not able to play for the State Coaching Camp. Send an e-mail to your Principal requesting him to give you relaxation from the camp. The e-mail address is principalgsss.alwar@yahoo.com.

Question 12.
Write a short paragraph in about 60 words on any one of the following: ‘The Computer’ [5]


Write a paragraph in about 60 words with the help of the outline given below
‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’
National campaign …………… Prime Minister of India ………………. aware every citizen ……… make clean … ……….. everyone healthy …… fight to achieve.

Question 13.
Write a paragraph in about 75 words on the given picture. [5]
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Section C


Question 14.
Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the verbs given in the brackets: [8 × ½ = 4]
(i) …… (wait) here until she comes back.
(ii) The plumber……. (come) at 10.00, today.
(iii) Your car ………. on next Monday. (repair)
(iv) Come on the gate, the train tunnel now. (pass)
(v) The library …………………. closed till the librarian comes. (remain)
(vi) The students ……………….. now in the classroom. (teach)
(vii) The Gitanjali ……………………. by Ravindra Nath Tagore. (compose)
(viii) These blankets ……………. among the poor people on my last birthday. (distribute)

Question 15.
Join the following sentences using the relative pronouns/adverbs given in brackets- [2 × 1½ = 3]
(i) This is a school. My son studies in it. (where)
(ii) This is a car. I sold it last year. (which)

Question 16.
Change the following sentences into passive voice. [2 × 1 = 2]
(i) We were not given the prizes.
The prizes ……………
(ii) Nobody informed me that the match had started.
I wasn’t ………………..

Question 17.
Rewrite the following sentences by changing them into indirect speech [4 × 1 = 4]

(i) My friend said to me, “How do you go to school?”
My friend asked me …….
(ii) Sheela said to Leela, “Whose book is this ?”
Sheela asked Leela ……………
(iii) My friend said to me, “Who gave you this watch?”
My friend asked me …………
(iv) She said to me, “What were you doing yesterday?”
She asked me …………..

Question 18.
Fill in the blanks choosing suitable modals from bracket (can, could, may, might) [2 × 1 = 2]
(i) I am an intelligent man so that I ………… solve any puzzle easily.
(ii) There are no clouds in the sky so that it ……………………… rains today.

Section D

Text Book

Question 19.
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : [4 × 1 = 4]

Today Marwar is a treeless waste of sand and rocks. The only growing things are thorny shrubs, a few tufts of short rough grass and an occasional stunted ber or babul tree. But incredibly you can, even in this desert, come across the old village with groves of well grown khejdi trees. This cousin of the babul is the kalpavriksha, the tree that fulfills all wishes. A full grown camel can enjoy a midday siesta in its shade, its foliage nourishes goat, sheep, cattle and camel; its pods can be made into a delicious curry, and its thorns guards the farmers’ fields against marauding animals. Once upon a time the desert on Marwar had not yet conquered the vast territory over which it holds sway today. Even though the climate was the same as it is today, the land was covered by thousands upon thousands of khojdi trees, and there was plenty of ber, ker, and sangri. These plains were home to thousands of antelopes, blackbuck, chinkara, and nilgai, and on this bounty lived the tribal Bhils.

Questions :
(i) Describe the geographical condition of Marwar today.
(ii) Which tree has been called kalpavriksha of Marwar?
(iii) What was the condition of Marwar in an ancient time?
(iv) Write the word from the passage which means: ‘territory’.

Question 20.
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow : [4 × 1 = 4]

Swami’s father sat gloomily gazing at the newspaper on his lap. He prayed that his father might lift the newspaper once again to his face so that he might sleep away to in his bed and fall asleep before he could be called again. As if in answer to his prayer father rustled the newspaper, and held it up before his face. And Swami rose silently and tiptoed away to his bed in the passage. Granny was sitting up in her bed, and remarked, ‘Boy, are you already feeling sleepy? Don’t you want a story?’ Swami made wild gesticulations to silence his granny, but that good lady saw nothing. So Swami threw himself on his bed and pulled the blanket over his face. Granny said, “Don’t cover your face. Are you really very sleepy? Swami leant over and whispered, *Please, please, shut up, Granny. Don’t talk to me, and don’t let anyone call me even if the house is on fire. If I don’t sleep at once I shall perhaps die.’ He turned over, curled and snored under the blanket till he found his blanket pulled away.

(i) For what did Swami pray?
(ii) What did Granny ask Swami when he reached to his bed?
(iii) What did Swami say to Granny after approaching to the bed?
(iv) Write from the passage the word which means: ‘tiptoed”.

Question 21.
Answer any one of the following two questions in about 60 words : [1 × 3 = 3]
(i) What problems are faced by people in developing countries in achieving positive health? (Positive Health)
(ii) Which are the important issues that have hampered our glory? (What is Amiss With us)

Question 22.
Answer any one of the following questions in about 30-40 words : [1 × 3 = 3]
(i) What was the attitude of Babuli’s second brother regarding the partition?
(ii) Why was Babuli’s wrist watch mortgaged?

Question 23.
Explain any one of the following stanzas with reference to the context : [1 × 4 = 4]
(i) To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
But risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard.
In life is to risk nothing.

(ii) Love came to Flora asking for a flower
That would of flowers be undisputed queen,
The lily and the rose, long, long had been
Rivals for that high honor.

Question 24.
Answer any two of the following questions in about 30–40 words : [2 × 2½ = 5]
(i) When is a man filled with despair? (Risks)
(ii) What was the cause of quarrel between the rose and the lily?. (The Lotus)
(iii) How did the man and dog became friends? (An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog).

Question 25.
Answer any one of the following questions in about 80 words : [1 × 5 = 5]
(i) What was the role of school teacher in Bholi’s life? (Bholi)
(ii) How did the Imp succeed in his plan to corrupt the gentle peasant? (The Imp and The Peasant’s Bread)

Question 26.
Answer any one of the following questions in about 30–40 words :  [1 × 3 = 3]
(i) Why was it difficult to rob Anil? (The Thief’s Story)
(ii) Why did Rosamond want to by a flower vase for herself? (The Purple Jar)

Question 27.
Answer any one of the following questions in about 20–25 words : [1 × 2 = 2]
(i) What was the opinion of Samir’s mother about freedom? (Growing up Pains)
(ii) How did Dursun Agha earn his living? (Feast of the Dead)

Question 28.
How does safe driving keep us and others safe? [1 × 4 = 4]

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