SEBA Board Class 10 Half Yearly Exam 2021 English Model Question Paper


SEBA Board Class 10 Half Yearly Exam 2021 English Model Question Paper:


SEBA Board Class 10 Half Yearly Exam 2021 English Model Question Paper

SEBA Board Class 10 Half Yearly Exam 2021 English Model Question Paper:




Half Yearly Exam 2021
Subject: English
Class: X
Full Marks: 90
Time 3 Hours
(The figures in the margin indicate full marks
for the questions.)


1. (a) Choose the meaning of the underlined word in the following sentence from among
the alternatives given in the brackets: 1

The house -the only one in the entire valley -sat on the crest of a low hill. (wide/whole/ flat)
(b) State whether the following statements are True or False: 1+1=2
(i) Nelson Mandela spent twenty years in prison.
(ii) On the day of the inauguration, two national anthems were sung.

(c) Choose the correct answer from among the alternatives given and complete the sentence: 1
He should be snarling……
i) around houses
ii) around jungle
iii) around water hole.

2. Who was Lencho? 1
3. Who accompanied Nelson Mandela to the oath-taking ceremony ? 1
4. Where did Lencho live? What was Lencho’s only hope? 1+1=2
5. How did the rain change? What happened to Lencho’s fields? 1+1=2
6. What “twin obligations” does Mandela mention? 2
7. What did the postmaster do after he had received Lencho’s letter? 2
8. What does courage mean to Mandela? 3
9. Why did Lencho go out in the rain? 3
10. Why was Lencho angry after opening the letter? 3


11. Choose from the box given below the words that rhyme with the following 1×2=2

rage, house
(taste, cage, loud, fresh, mouse, vague)
12. Choose the meaning of the underlined words from the alternatives given in the brackets: 1×2=2
i)…….. In his quiet rage. (noisy/silent/ worst)
ii) …… should he be lurking in shadow. (hide/ catch/attack)
13. What is a water hole? Why should the tiger be lurking near it? 1+1=2
14. What the last voice heard by the tiger? 1
15. Where should tiger be lurking? 1
16. What animal is the tiger going to prey? 2


17. (a) How does Ausable manage to make Max believe that there is a balcony attached
to his room? 5
(b) How Ausable different from other secret agent? 5



19. Fill in the blanks with the right determiners: 1×2=2
(a) My brother is.. N.C.C. cadet.
(b) A busy person has….time to waste.

20. Fill in the gaps with the correct preposition from among the choices given in the brackets: 1×2=2
(a) She prefers tea.. .coffee. (of/ to/ by)
(b) Butter is made.. milk. (of/from/by)
21. Rewrite the following sentences putting the verbs in the brackets in their correct tense form: 1×3-3
(a) He always (go) to school.
b) We (live) in Delhi for ten years.
(c) The patient (die) before the doctor arrived.

22. Change the narration of the following: 1×3=3
(a) The Headmaster asked me who I was.
(b) The teacher said, “Honesty is the best policy”
c) He said to me, “Please help me.”

23. Change the voice of the following: 1×3-3
(a) Mr. Das teaches us English.
(b) America was discovered by Columbus.
c) What are you doing?

24. Combine each of the following pairs of sentences into a single sentence. 1×2-2
(a) The earth is round. Everybody knows it.
(b) The bird is very small. It can’t fly.

25. Choose the correct alternative from the choices given in the brackets and write out the sentences: 1×2=2
(a) Her handwriting is…(illegible/eligible)
(b) It is a good habit to keep a…. ( dairy/ diary)


26. Make Sentences to illustrate the meaning of any three of the following: 1×3=3
all in all; give up; look for; put out.


27) Translate into English: 1×4=5
a) অহা বহাগ বিহুত আমাৰ গাৱলৈ আহিবা।
b) আমি দুয়াে বিহু নৃত্য উপভােগ কৰিম।
c) তুমি আহিবানে ?
d) মই তােমালৈ অপেক্ষা কৰি থাকিম।
e) মই তােমাক এখন গামােচা উপহাৰ দিম।

29. Write, in about 150 words, an essay on any one of the following topics: 6

Flood in Assam
Write a story in about 150 words using the outlines given below. Add a title to it:
Outlines: Outline: Two friends.. pass through a jungle…they saw a bear.. one climbs up a tree… the other lies down… the bear smells him…..goes away. the first friend asks what the bear said… Beware of a false friend…. Moral.

30. Answer either (a) or (b): 6
(a) Write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper about lack of proper medical facilities in your locality in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
(b) Write a report for a local daily on the basis of the information given below:
i) 20-09-2021
ii) Guwahati
iii) The Guwahati book fair commenced.
iv) Opened by the Governor of Assam.
v) Publishers from the state and outside it participated.
vi) Nice opening function – large gathering and good sale expected.

31.(a) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
The great advantage of early rising is that one can start one’s work long before others.
The carly riser has done a large amount of hard work before other men have got out of bed. Early in the morning the mind is fresh and no sounds or noises disturb our attention. The work done at that time is generally well done. Also one finds time
to take some exercise in the fresh morning air. Exercise supplies him with a good deal
of energy that enables him to work hard until the evening By beginning so carly, he knows that he has plenty of time to do his work thoroughly. He does not have to hurry over any part of his work. He gets to sleep long before midnight. At that time sleep is most refreshing. After a night’s sound rest, he rises early next morning in good health ready for the labour of a new day

i) What advantages does an early riser have over others? 1
ii) Why should one take exercise in the morning and begin one’s work so early? 2
iii) What are the uses of going to sleep long before midnight?

(b) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :
All through the night, Lencho thought only of his one hope: the help of God, whose eyes, as he had been instructed, see everything, even what is deep in one’s conscience. Lencho was an ox of a man, working like an animal in the fields, but still he knew how to write. The following Sunday, at daybreak, he began to write a letter which he himself would carry to town and place in the mail. It was nothing less than a letter to God. “God,” he wrote, “if you don’t help me, my family and I will go hungry this year. I need a hundred pesos in order to sow my field again and to live until the crop comes,
because of the hailstorm. He wrote”To God’ on the envelope, put the letter inside and, still troubled, went to town. At the post office, he placed a stamp on the letter and
dropped it into the mailbox.

i) What was Lencho’s only hope? 1
ii) How did Lencho work in the fields? 1
iii) What was the strange thing about Lencho’s letter? 1
(iv) What did Lencho write to God? 1
(v) What did Lencho do at the post office? 1


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