RBSE Class 10 English Model Paper 5 are part of RBSE Class 10 English Board Model Papers. Here we have given RBSE Class 10 English Sample Paper 5.
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RBSE Class 10 English Sample Paper 5
Time: 3.15 Hours
Maximum Marks: 80
General Instructions to the Examinees :
- Candidates must first write their Roll Nos. on the question paper.
- All the questions are compulsory.
- Write the answer to each question in the given answer-book only.
- For questions having more than one part, the answers to those parts must the written together in continuity.
- 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 : 
Students sometimes make heavy weather of their reading through not realizing that there are two quite different approaches to reading. In one we are concerned with details. We may be dealing with a detailed philosophical or mathematical or scientific argument; we must master each stage before proceeding to the next. We may be examining a poem minutely to see each tiny effect created by the poet’s choice and order of words, or wrestling with a difficult passage in Greek or German. Here we probably read every word, we certainly weigh every sentence.
But there is another sort of reading which is equally valid and equally important, In this we want to see an overall picture; we want to appreciate a play or novel as a whole; sometimes we want to give ourselves general background knowledge without worrying about details; sometimes we want to read quickly through a general work to see if there is anything relevant to a particular problem or subject on which we are working. Here we skim and skip; we take in whole paragraphs, even pages, at a glance; and it is nothing to read a 300 page book in a couple of hours or less. These two methods of reading are both important, and they must not be confused.
Why do students make heavy weather of their reading?
Which is the first approach?
What must we do in the first approach?
How should we examine a poem?
Find words in the passage which mean
(a) look briefly
(b) to leap.
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions : 
Once Napoleon was camping in the North of France near the English Channel. He was planning an invasion on England. There was in his camp a large number of prisoners. One morning a guard brought a young English prisoner to Napoleon and said that the young man had run away in the night from the camp and was preparing to cross the sea. Napoleon was stunned but he wanted to know the reason behind the prisoner’s attempt before punishing him. The prisoner told him that he knew that he would be punished with death if caught. In spite of this he escaped because he had an old mother who was all alone in the world. He was afraid, that she would die of grief, if she did not see him soon. Napoleon was so much moved that he set the prisoner free.
Why was Napoleon stunned?
Whom did a guard bring to Napoleon?
What was the prisoner ‘s office?
What plan was Napoleon making?
Write from the passage the words which mean-
Section – B
Imagine that you are Ashok living in Govt. Hostel, Ajmer. Write a letter to your father telling him about your hostel life. 
You are S.R. Gupta, Manager, Gupta Sports Hanumangarh. Write a letter to a Sports Dealer placing an order of some games materials.
Write a short paragraph in about 60 words on any one of the following: ‘A Visit to A Zoo’ 
Write a paragraph in about 60 words with the help of the outline given below:
Career Day ……………………. celebrations ………………. programme ………………… preparations …………. name of guests invited . ………… the message/guidance ……………….. you were inspired
Write a paragraph in about 75 words on the given picture.. 
Section – C
Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the verbs given in the brackets : [8 × ½ =4]
(i) The children are quiet. Go and see what they ……. …. (do).
(ii) ………… you ……………. (understand) what the lecture is saying? No, I…………….. (not understand) him at all.
(iii) Sita …………………… (sweep) the steps inside her house.
(iv) Water always ……………………. (freeze) at 0 degrees centigrade.
(v) I wonder what he …………………….. (speak) now.
(vi) I won’t go out now, as it …………………. (rain) and I .. ……………. (not have) an umbrella.
(vii) Hardly anyone .. ………………….. (wear) a hat now-a-days.
(viii) You ………… (not tell) the truth. How do you know that I …………… (not tell) the truth.
Join the following sentences using the relative pronouns/adverbs given in brackets- [2 × ½ = 3]
(i) I have a dog. It is very naughty.
(ii) I have a girl-friend. I send her a rose daily.
Change the following sentences into passive voice [2 × 1 = 2]
(i) Why should you not believe me?
Why should I ………..
(ii) People understand Hindi all over the country.
Rewrite the following sentences by changing them into indirect speech [4 × 1 = 4]
(i) The students said to the teacher, “When will you teach us new lesson?”
The students asked the teacher………………
(ii) The doctor said to the patient, “Take this medicine regularly.”
The doctor advised the patient ……………..
(iii) He said to me, “Can you lift this box?”
He asked me ……………..
(iv) He said to me, “Will you lend me your pen?”
He asked me…………..
Fill in the blanks choosing suitable modals from bracket (May, might, shall, should) [2 × 1 = 2]
(i) There are no clouds in the sky so that it ………………… rains today.
(ii) You ……………. walk left side on the road.
Section – D
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : [ 4 × 1 = 4]
Think-Tank: Cease laughter. Desist. This is more and more alarming. The Earthlings have reached
a high level of civilization. Didn’t you hear? They have taught their domesticated animals musical culture and space techniques. Even their dogs have a sense of homour. Why, at this very moment, they may be launching an interplanetary attack of millions of cows! Notify the invasion fleet. No invasion today Oop, transcribe the next code.
Оор: Yes, sir. (reading)
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the King’s horses and all the King`s men,
Cannot put Humpty Dumpty together again.
Oh, look, sir. Here’s picture of Humpty Dumpty. Why, sir, he looks like: he looks like : (turns large picture of Humpty Dumpty towards Think-Tank and the audience)
Think-Tank: (screaming and holding his head) It’s me! It’s my Great and Mighty Balloon Brain. The Earthlings have seen me, and they’re after me. “Had a great fall”: That means they plan to capture Mars Central Control and me! It’s an invasion of Mars! Noodle.
(i) Why does Think-Tank consider that the earthlings have reached a high level of civilization?
(ii) Why does Think-Tank horrify having seen the progress of earthlings civilization?
(iii) Why does Think-Tank scream and hold his head?
(iv) Write the word from the passage which means: ‘invasion’.
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow : [ 4 × 1 = 4]
From the beginning, children should be allowed to develop in their own natural happy way within the control of parental love, guidance and care and without too much pressure. A change of some conventional parental attitudes may help to prevent many cases of drug dependence and other adolescent problems. We should also underdstand our parental responsibilities to the world environment. Remember that the living space of this world is limited and we must have enough space for our future generations to live happily.
To achieve that aim, we must practice family planning and limit the birth rate by having only one or two children per couple. Between each birth there should be a gap of three or four years so that each child is not deprived of the right to sufficient parental love and care. Family planning really means family welfare, as it helps to keep women healthy enough to contribute to a happy home environment. A happy healthy mother is a key to the welfare of the whole family.
(i) What should we allow to the children from the beginning?
(ii) What may be helpful to prevent many cases of drug dependence and other adolescent problems?
(iii) What should we do to make perfect environment of the world?
(iv) Write from the passage the word which means- ‘limit’.
Answer any one of the following two questions in about 60 words : [1 × 3 = 3]
(i) What do you think came out of the opened door-the lady or the tiger? Give reasons.
(The Lady or The Tiger)
(ii) Why do people in developed countries remain far from achieving positive health?
Answer any one of the following questions in about 30-40 words : [1 × 3 = 3]
(i) What does Oop think about the library? (The Book that Saved the Earth)
(ii) What question does Think-Tank ask the mirror? (The Book that Saved the Earth)
Explain any one of the following stanzas with reference to the context : [1 × 4 = 4]
(i) “Let them go”, I exclaimed : “I’ve a friend at my side,
To lift me, and aid me, whatever betide.
To trust to the world is to build on sand :
I’ll trust but in heaven and my good Right Hand.”
(ii). And in that town a Dog was found,
As many dogs there be,
Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound,
And curs of low degree.
Answer any two of the following questions in about 30-40 words : [2 × 2 ½ = 5]
(i) What kind of dogs have been described in the poem? (An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog)
(ii) What is truly free? (Risks)
(iii) What was the result of the poet’s hard work? (My Good Right Hand)
Answer any one of the following questions in about 80 words : [1 × 5 = 5]
(i) Who brought Australian kites? What do you know about these kites? (High Maharaja)
(ii) Griffin was rather a lawless person. Explain. (Footprints without Feet)
Answer any one of the following questions in about 30–40 words : [1 × 3 = 3]
(i) What was Rosamond’s reaction after seeing the chemist’s shop? (The Purple Jar)
(ii) How did Private Quelch come to be known as “the Professor’? (The Man Who Knew Too Much)
Answer any one of the following questions in about 20–25 words : [1 × 2 = 2]
(i) How did Samir feel when he did not talk to his mother for a whole day? (Growing up Pains)
(ii) Where did Uttanka place the ear rings? (Uttanka’s Gurudakshina)
Mention the importance of traffic rules. [1 × 4 = 4]
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