MP Board Class 10th General English Application Writing Important Questions

MP Board Class 10th General English Application Writing Important Questions

Question 1.
You are Ankit reading in Class X of New Era Higher Secondary School, Dewas. Write an application to your Principal requesting him to grant you leave for a week as you want to go to Bhopal to participate in the marriage ceremony of your elder brother/sister. (1999-A, 2002-A, B, C, A2, B2, C2, 12, 13, Imp.)
Answer:
To,
The Principal,
New Era Higher Secondary School,
Dewas (M.P.)
Respected sir,

I request you to grant me leave for one week because I have to go to Bhopal to participate in the marriage ceremony of my elder brother/sister on 4.11.2012. I have to stay there to help my father.
Thanking you sir,

Yours most obediently,
Ankit
Class X.

Date
2nd November, 20….

Question 2.
You are Swarna Rajawat reading in Class X C of Christ Church Higher Secondary School, Jabalpur. Your father has been transferred to Seoni. Write an application to your Principal requesting him to issue your transfer certificate/School Leaving Certificate. (M.P. 1998, 99-C, 2002-B, 03-A1,B1C1; 12, 15, 17)
Answer:
To,
The Principal,
Christ Church Higher Secondary School,
Jabalpur (M.P.)
Respected sir,

I beg to say that my father has been transferred to Seoni. So I have to go to Seoni with my parents. Therefore, kindly issue my transfer certificate at an early date so that I may get admission there without difficulty.
Thanking you sir,

Yours obediently,
Swarna Rajawat
Class X C.

Date
2nd July, 20….

MP Board Class 10th General English Application Writing Important Questions

Question 3.
You are Sumit Sharma reading in Class X A in Govt. Higher Secondary School, Tarana. Write an application to your Principal requesting him to grant you two/three days sick leave. (M.P. 2016 Imp.)
Answer:
To,
The Principal,
Govt. Higher Secondary School
Tarana (M.P.)
Through the class teacher X A.
Respected sir,

Most respectfully I beg to say that I have been suffering from fever since last night. So I am unable to attend the school. Kindly grant me two days leave and oblige.
Thanking you,

Yours obediently,
Sumit sharma
Class X A.

Date: 14.9.20….

Question 4.
You are Raju Samdani reading in class X B in Vaishnav Higher Secondary School, Indore. Write an application to your Principal requesting him to grant permission to your class to go on a picnic. (2004-A1, B1, C1)
Answer:
To,
The Principal,
Vaishnav Higher Secondary School,
Indore (M.P.)
Respected sir,

With due respect I beg to say that the students of my class want to go on a picnic to the nearly garden on the riverside. We shall return before sun-set. I assure you that no problem of discipline shall arise. Kindly, grant permission for the same.
Thanking you sir,

Your most obedient student,
Raju Samdani
Captain Class X B.

Date: 20.12.20……

MP Board Class 10th General English Application Writing Important Questions

Question 5.
Write an application to your Principal for change of section. (M.P. 2002-C1, 12)
Answer:
To,
The Principal,
Govt. High School
Kachnaria (Ujjain)
Sir,

Most respectfully, I beg to state that I am a student of class X B in your school. Most of the students in this class are weak in studies. I had secured 82% marks in class IX. There are better students in class X A. So I request you to change me from section X B to X A.
Thank you very much sir.

Your obedient student,
Radha Chauhan

Date
10th August, 20…..

Question 6.
Write an application to your principal to issue you books from book-bank. (M.P. 1998, 2002, 09-A1, 02-B1, 02-A)
Answer:
To,
The Principal
Govt. Higher Secondary School
Morena
Sir,

I am a student of class X of your school. I have passed IX class in first division this year. Sir, as you know, I was granted exemption from payment of tuition fees last year due to my poor financial condition.

My father is very poor. He can’t buy books for me. Kindly, issue me books from the book bank of the school. I assure you that I will return them after the examination. Thanking you.

Yours obediently,
Poonam

Date
10th January, 20…….

Question 7.
You are Kuldeep Singh living in 252, Wright Town, Jabalpur. Write a complaint to the Post Master against the new postman who does not deliver the letters and parcels properly in time. (M.P. 1999-C)
Answer:
To,
The Post Master,
General Post Office,
Jabalpur (M.P.)
Sir,

I have to bring to your kind notice that new postman of our locality unnecessarily delays in delivering letters and parcels. Many times he hands over the letters to other persons. This causes a great difficulty. Last month, my friend Harendra could not attend an interview due to the late delivery of the interview call.

Kindly take necessary action and instruct him to do his duties properly.
Thanking you in anticipation

Yours faithfully,
Kuldeep Singh
252, Wright Town, Jabalpur.

Date: 12.09.20….

MP Board Class 10th General English Application Writing Important Questions

Question 8.
You are Ravi Singh Bhadauria reading in Class X A in Govt. Higher Secondary School, Manhad (Bhind). Write an application to your principal requesting him to grant you freeship. (M.P. 2013, 15)
Answer:
To,
The Principal
Govt. Higher Secondary School
Manhad (Bhind)
Respected Sir,

I have to submit that I am a poor student of Class X A of your school. I take interest in my studies and pass the examinations with good marks. My father is a lower division clerk and has to maintain a large family. He is not able to pay my school fees. I am afraid that my studies may not be discontinued.

So, I request you to grant me freeship so that I may continue my studies without any difficulty.
For this act of your kindness I shall be grateful to you, sir.

Yours most obedient student,
Ravi Singh Bhadauria
Class X A

Date: 10.06.20….

Question 9.
Write an application to your principal requesting him to issue you a character certificate. (2004, 09-A2, B2, C2 Imp.)
Answer:
To,
The Principal,
Govt, Higher Secondary School,
Rewa.
Subject: Character Certificate.
Sir,

I have passed the Higher Secondary Examination from your school in the 20…. My Roll number was 1284696. I have secured 402/500 marks. I have been a member of the school Cricket Team. I have taken active part in debates and represented school in inter-college competitions also.

I shall feel grateful to you if you issue me a character certificate which I require for the purpose of employment.

Yours obediently,
Mohan Bhatia
24/4, Nehru Nagar
Rewa

Date: 10.05.20…….

MP Board Class 10th General English Application Writing Important Questions

Question 10.
Application to the Principal for a certificate. (Imp.)
Answer:
To,
The Principal,
Govt. High School Kharbai,
Raisen.
Subject: Sports/games certificate.
Sir,

I want to state that I have been a very good player of volleyball in the school and have participated many times in the state level tournaments. I have got admission in a polytechnic college. I have to submit the sports certificate with the application form. Please issue me the sports certificate.
Thanking you

Yours obediently,
Rohit.

Date: 13.12.20….

Question 11.
You are Irfan, studying in Excellence School Kachnaria (Ujjain). Write an application to your principal requesting him to issue you a character certificate.
Answer:
To,
The Principal
Excellence School
Kachnaria
Ujjain.
Subject: Character certificate.
Sir,

I wish to state that I am going to represent our school at the state-level quiz competition. To participate in that I need to submit a character certificate issued by the school. Therefore, I request you to issue me a character certificate and oblige.
Thanking you,

Yours obediently,
Irfan

Date: 25.03.20….

MP Board Class 10th General English Application Writing Important Questions

Question 12.
You are Monika Sharma, a student of class X Govt. Hr. Secondary School, Balaghat. Write an application to the Principal for character certificate. You have to submit it with your admission form at the Polytechnic College. (M.P. 2014)
Answer:
To,
The Principal
Govt. Hr. Secondary School,
Balaghat
Subject: Character certificate.
Sir,

I have the honour to state that I have to seek admission at the Polytechnic College for which I stand in need of a character certificate. Kindly issue me the same and oblige. Thanking you,

Yours obediently,
Monika Sharma
Class X

Date: 01.07.20….

MP Board Class 10th English Important Questions

MP Board Class 10th General English Essay Writing Important Questions

MP Board Class 10th General English Essay Writing Important Questions

Question 1.
Wonders of Science (M.P. 2015, 17 Imp.)
Or
Science, a Blessing or a Curse
(1997, 98, 99A, B, C, 2000, 09-A, C; 01-A, B, C; 02-A1, B1, C1, A2, B2, C2, 03-A1, B1, C1, A2, B2, C2, A1E, B1E, C1E, 04-C1, A2E, B2E, C2E, 12, Imp.)
Or
Science: A good servant but a bad master (M.P. 2016)
Or
Science: A Boon or a Curse (M.P. 2014)
Answer:
“In the sky above, in the ocean below and on the earth in between-everywhere has gone the triumphant chariot of science.” – Anon

“Our life, today, is governed and conditioned by the offshoots of science.” – Nehru

1. Introduction: In the dim dawn of creation when man opened his eyes he saw the blazing sun, the shining moon, the twinkling stars, the fast flowing rivers etc. he cried in the amazement, “What are these ?”
That question has been fully answered, today, by science.

The modern age is the age of science. The effect of science can be seen in all aspects of life. There are many wonderful things invented by science. In fact it has brought about a complete change in the whole world. We can say that science has changed this world into a fairyland.

2. Science as a Blessing: We can discuss science as a blessing as below:
(i) Science in our Daily Life: Science has increased comforts in the life of mankind. Daily life has now become very easy with the help of science. Food can be cooked very quickly by pressure cooker and can be kept fresh for a long time in refrigerator. Clothes can be washed in a washing machine without any labour in a very short time.

(ii) Electricity: Electricity is a great wonder of science. Science has given us fans and air-conditioners which save us from heat and cold. Electric bulbs and tubelights give us light. Machinery works with the help of electricity.

(iii) Means of Transportation and Communication: Science has made our travels more comfortably now. We have various means of journey. They take us to our destination in a short time comfortably. We have won distance by the use of trains, buses, cars, steamers and planes. In fact, the far off countries have come closer due to quick services of aeroplanes. We can travel thousands of miles in a few hours.

Science has brought a revolutionary change in the field of communications also. Telephone, telegraph and wireless have made the world quite small. Radio and television are the valuable gifts of science.

(iv) Medical Field: Science has helped us to fight many fatal diseases like T.B. and Cancer. It has lessened the sufferings and miseries of mankind. Surgery and X-rays are great boons. Science has given eyes to the blind, legs to the lame and ears to the deaf. Diseases like plague, cholera, small pox and maleria have been controlled by the help of science.

(v) Agriculture: Better with the help of fertilizers, medicines and better irrigation facilities we can take bumper crops. ‘Green Revolution’ and ‘White Revolution’ (milk) have given us a lot.

(vi) Entertainment and Education: Science has given us cinema, T.V., radio and many other things. It has given us calculators, robots, cameras and computers. Computer is a great wonder of science. These inventions help in the field of education.

3. As a Curse: But this is only one side of the coin. Science has produced many deadlier weapons also and made wars most destructive by bombs and missiles. The world is sitting on a valcano. Any Laden or Hitler may explode it. If the Third World War breaks, it will destroy the whole world by nuclear weapons.

It has been rightly said, “The third world war will be fought with bombs and missiles but the fourth will be fought with stones and arrows.” – C.E.M. Joad

4. Conclusion: Gandhiji has rightly said, “Science has taught us to fly like birds in the sky and swim like fish in the oceans but it has not taught us how to walk on the earth.”

In fact, there is nothing wrong with science. It is up to man, how he uses it. It is a blessing and a curse both. Hence, many should use science for peace and happiness of mankind. It should never be used for war or any other destructive purpose. We can say that science is a good servant but a bad master.

MP Board Class 10th General English Essay Writing Important Questions

Question 2.
An Indian Festival
(1999-B, C, 2000-B, 01-A, 02-A2, B1, C1, B2, C2, 03-A1, A2, 04-A1, B1, C1, 04-A2E, B2E, C2E, 12, 16, Imp.)
Or
The Festival You Like Most (M.P. 2014, 17)
Answer:
1. Introduction: India is a land of fasts, feasts, fairs and festivals. There is some fair or festival in every month throughout the year. They are mostly religious, social, national or seasonal. Diwali is an important festival celebrated all over the country.

2. When and Why Celebrated: Diwali is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the month of Kartik when rains have ended. It marks the advent of winter when the harvest is ready to be reaped. It is said that Ram, the king of Ayodhya returned to his kingdom on this day after his victory over Ravan, the king of Lanka. So people welcomed him by lighting lamps in the city. People illuminate their houses and worship Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth in memory of the same.

3. Celebrations: This festival is celebrated with great Joy. People clean their houses, whitewash and decorate them. In the evening the earthen lamps, candle sticks and electric bulbs of different colours are lighted. Crackers are burnt. Goddess Laxmi is worshiped. Sweets are eaten. The merchants open new account-books for their business. Most of the people and children put on new clothes on this auspicious day.

People send greetings to their relatives and friends. ‘Diwali Milan’ is arranged to meet local friends and relatives who join to enjoy this festival. Usually they forget their mutual enmity and embrace one another with hearty sentiments. Though this is a festival of the Hindus yet people of all communities of the country join in this celebration. Thus this festival increases the feeling of unity and brotherhood.

4. Conclusion: But there is a dark aspect too of this great festival. On this day many people gamble. Many times the fireworks result in accidents and children fall prey to bums. These fireworks are costly, and there is a huge wastage of money. If these evils are controlled, this festival brings the message of happy future for all alike.

Question 3.
My Hobby
(1998, 99-A, 2001-C, 02-A2, C1, 03-A1, B1, 03-B1E, 04-A1B1, C1, A2E, C2E, 12, 15, 16, 17 Imp.)
Answer:
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
1. Introduction: Man is not a machine. So he has to take shelter to some hobby or the other. Hobby is a pleasant pastime. It washes away the monotony and gives fresh energy. It is the best use of leisure. It gives mental recreation too.

2. My Hobby: There are many kinds of hobbies e.g. singing, dancing, photography, painting, stamp-collection, gardening, hunting and swimming etc. I have taken up gardening as my hobby. I have inculcated a taste for gardening since my childhood. I am very much interested in plants and flowers. I have visited many beautiful gardens situated in big cities.

3. What I do for my hobby: I have prepared a small but beautiful garden within the boundary of my house. There are many plants with beautiful flowers. I am very fond of roses. So I have collected fifteen varieties of roses in my garden. There are various other flowers too. Besides this there are small fruit trees. In a small portion of my garden, I grow vegetables also.

I work in my garden during my leisure time daily. I prepare beds of plants and water them. I also do grafting and cutting of the unwanted branches. I take great pleasure in these works. Many times I present the fruits and flowers to my friends. When I pluck vegetables for my mother’s kitchen, she is very much pleased.

4. Conclusion: My hobby is not expensive. I do not spend much on it. Other hobbies like photography etc. are quite expensive. My parents take delight in watching me working in the garden. Gardening is a good exercise also. It keeps my body and mind fit. The beautiful scenery of my small garden attracts everybody who passes by it. The fragrant flowers, the sweet fruits and the tasty vegetables of my garden are valuable wealth to me. I love my garden very much.

MP Board Class 10th General English Essay Writing Important Questions

Question 4.
A Visit to a Historical Place
(2000-A,B,C, 01-A, 02-A1, C1, 02-B1, B2, 03-C2, B1E, Imp.)
Answer:
1. Introduction: It is truly said that ‘a thing of beauty is a joy forever.’ There are many beautiful spots of historical importance. The Taj Mahal has the first position among them. It is the most glorious tomb built in the memory of love. It is one of the wonders of the world. Thousands of tourists come from remote countries of the world to enjoy its beauty every year. I too was very eager to see the Taj.

2. Our Journey: The combined efforts of our Principal and our history teacher brought that auspicious day when a batch of fifty students started for Agra where the Taj Mahal is situated on the bank of the holy river Yamuna. It was the month of October the most suitable season for outings and excursions. Our seats were reserved and we did not face any difficulty during our journey to Agra. Thus, we reached our destination safely the next morning and decided to go to see the Taj in the evening.

3. How it was built: Our history teacher had already taught us that the Taj Mahal, was built by Shahjahan, the Mughal emperor of India. He built this monument in the sweet memory of his beloved Begham Mumtaj who died in 1631. Twenty thousand artists were employed to build this historical monument with white marble stones. This is really a human attempt to make an immortal thing in this mortal world.

4. The Taj at Night: It was the time of sun-set when our party reached the premises. The rays of the setting sun fell on the silvery body of the Taj. The scene was extremely charming. We took some snaps and waited there till the moon came out with it’s full glory because it was a full moon night. We were spell bound to see the radiant beauty of the Taj. The domes seemed to swim in the silver light and the grand minarets shot up towards the blue sky. Words fail to express the beauty of the Taj shining in full moon light.

Going inside, we found that every part of the Taj Mahal was covered with the most graceful designs on the marble. All the arches are ornamented with the finest touches of art. Shahjahan and his queen Mumtaj sleep eternally in the heart of the central chamber. In fact the Taj is the masterpiece of architecture. Its real beauty lies in it’s simplicity. Thus, we enjoyed the beauty of the Taj till late in the night and returned to the lodge with a sweet memory in my heart. The next day we started on return journey and reached home by evening.

5. Conclusion: The Taj is really the Taj of wonders. It is the poetry in marble. It is the best love song sung by Shahjahan. Its beauty and grandeur still flashes upon my inward eye.

Question 5.
Importance of Games and Sports
Or
Value of Games
(2002-C1, C2, 03-B2, 04-A1, C1, C2E, 09, 16, Imp.)
Or
Importance of Games in Student Life (M.P. 2014)
Answer:
A sound mind lives in a sound body. – Aristotle
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

1. Introduction: It is said that “Health is Wealth”. We can have a sound mind only in a sound body. Games and sports play a very important role in the life of young boys and girls. On one hand they give us recreation and on the other they help in the development of body, mind and personality. They make life charming and useful.

2. Advantages: Games and sports impart the real education for future life. Many good qualities are taught by games and sports. Discipline, mutual cooperation, unity and obedience of rules are some of the characteristic features which form the total personality of the youths. A regular habit of playing according to rules becomes a part of their character. Classroom teaching does not impart that vital education which is the impact of games and sports.

Games and sports bring about national and international honours to us. The players and athletes of different countries participate in various games and sports in the world competition. They try to show their skill with utmost vigour. If they win they bring a name for their country.

Games and sports make the growing boys and girls honest and hard working. They leam patience, confidence and courage. Victory and defeat are equal in their view. This sportsmanship makes their future bright. Moreover they form regular habits which lead them on the path of success.

3. As a profession: In the modem age games and sports have become profession also. Many skilled players and athletes earn a huge amount of money by competiting in various national and international competitions. By virtue of being good players or good athletes, they get jobs. Wherever they go they get honour.

4. Conclusion: Thus we see that games and sports are very important for the mental, physical and moral make up of the youths who have to bear great responsibilities for the progress of their country.

MP Board Class 10th General English Essay Writing Important Questions

Question 6.
Independence Day Celebration
(2002-C1, 03-B2, C2, C1E)
Or
Any National Festival
Or
A School Function
Answer:
“A man is born free but everywhere he is bound in chains.”
-Rouseeux

1. Introduction: Fifteenth of August is a red letter day for the whole of India because we achieved the long cherished independence on the 15th of August 1947. We had to struggle hard for long and our national leaders were put to severe sufferings by the foreign rulers. Many times the British rulers fired on the innocent crowd of freedom fighters as in ‘Jaliyanwala Bagh.’ But this black rule did not last long and we got the glorious victory.

2. Dawn of Independence: With the dawn of independence the chapter of slavery was closed and we had our own government with the Prime Ministership of Pt. Jawahar Lai Nehru. In memory of this glorious victory we celebrate this auspicious day with great joy every year.

3. Flag Hoisting and Procession: Independence day is celebrated in our school every year in a remarkable manner. This year also we assembled in the school in the early morning at 7.00 a.m. Our honourable Principal unfurled the national-flag followed by singing of National Anthem. Then there was the ceremonial march-past by the N.C.C. troop of our school. The Principal took the salute and read out the message of the Chief Minister of our state. After that the whole school started on a colourful procession and took a round of the town. Many guardians and government officials joined us on the way.

4. Back at School: On the return of the procession to school premises, it turned into a meeting under the chairmanship of the Municipal President. Short speeches of national importance were delivered. National poems were recited. The huge crowd of the general public and guardians was very much impressed. At the end sweets were distributed to the students by the people of the town.

5. The Colourful Evening: In the evening a programme of games and sports was held. A huge crowd had assembed to watch the performance of students. The guidance of our teachers was very much praised by everybody. Just before sun-set the National Flag was pulled down with honour. Later the whole of school building was illuminated artistically with small bulbs of different colours.

6. Conclusion: Thus the independence day was celebrated with great rejoicing. Now we have gained political liberty. But it is not enough. We have to struggle hard to get rid of illiteracy and poverty. The government of India has done a lot in this direction yet much is left to be done. Our former President, Abdul Kalam’s vision that India will become a developed country by 2020 will come true if we make it a mission and fulfil it with action.

Question 7.
Television (1999-C, 02-C2, 12)
Answer:
1. Introduction: The modem age is the age of science and technology. Scientific inventions have brought about a revolutionary change in human life. People of all the countries of the world have accepted the marvellous inventions of science as a routine of their daily life. Television is one of those wonderful inventions by which we cannot only hear the voices but can also see what is being telecast. It has become so popular that it can be found in every house in the present times.

2. A Source of Knowledge and Entertainment: A number of transmission stations have been started all over our country also during the past few years. Since it is an audio-visual means of communication, it has become most popular. It plays a vital role in almost all the aspects of our life. We get the latest news of our country and abroad with actual scenes. We enjoy the various national and international programmes of importance sitting in our rooms. We also enjoy films and various international matches of games and sports. Many times educational programmes are also telecast. In this way we find that television is not only a source of recreation but also imparts education and increases our general knowledge.

3. A Boon for Villages: These days television has gained a very great importance in our villages where the people are mostly uneducated. It has become an effective source of adult education. Village people have started taking interest to uplift their society in all walks of life through this media. They learn a lot through the various programmes which depict the evils of superstitions, early marriages, illiteracy, increase in population etc.

4. Conclusion: Thus, we can safely say that television is very advantageous in many ways. But excess of anything is bad. If we sit before television for longer hours, it affects the eyesight and distracts the attention of students from their regular studies. So proper care should be taken to escape from the bad effects.

Question 8.
A Great Indian Leader (M.P. 2017)
Or
The Man I Like Most
Or
My Favourite Leader
(Mahatma Gandhi)
(1997, 98, 99-A, 2002-A, 02-B1, C1, 02 A2, 03-A1, B1, C1, A2, B2, C2, 03-A1E1, B1, E1, C1E, Imp.)
Answer:
“Lives of great men all remind us.
We can make our lives sublime.” -H. W. Longfellow

1. Introduction: Some are born great, some achieve greatness and there are some whom greatness is thrust upon Gandhiji was born great. He is the most dazzling star in the horizon of modem India. He was an apostle of peace.

2. Birth and Family: His fall name was Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi. He was born on October 2, 1869 at Porbander in Gujrat. His father, Karam Chand Gandhi was the Deewan of Rajkot state. His mother, Putlibai was a pious lady. His wife, Kasturba was a simple lady. She assisted him all her life.

3. Education and Practice: Having received his early education in India, he went to England for further studies. He passed Bar-at-law and came back to India. He became a barrister. He started his practice at Godhara and then Mumbai. He went to South Africa in a case. The condition of the Indians was very bad there. The English tortured them. He fought for their rights. Then, he came back to India.

4. His Struggle for India’s Freedom: He started struggle for freedom. He started non-cooperation, Satyagraha and Quit India Movements. He had to go to jail many times. He loved truth and Ahimsa. Under his leadership India became free on 15th August, 1947. He worked for Harijans and Hindu-Muslim unity all his life.

5. His Death: On January 30, 1948 Gandhiji was shot dead. He left the world with his last words, ‘He Ram’. The Angel of peace left us forever. All the country mourned his death. Some reactions were as follows:
(i) Light has gone out of our lives and darkness is everywhere. – Nehru
(ii) “O Indians ! We saved Gandhi but you killed him.” – Churchil
(iii) “The world to come will never believe that such a man had ever walked on this earth with the same flesh and blood as we have.” – Einstein.
(iv) “Gandhi shot dead! The Christ has been crucified a second time.” – Pearl S. Buck

6. Conclusion: He did not possess the authority of a king; he did not possess the power of a General; he did not possess the riches of a millionaire. He was a simple man clad in a loin-cloth. But he set the stamp of his personality on an epoch. We are proud of our Bapu.

MP Board Class 10th General English Essay Writing Important Questions

Question 9.
A School Function
Or
Prize Distribution Day in Our School
(1999-A, 2002-C1, 12)
Answer:
1. Introduction: Parents give birth to a child but schools bring them up into a human being. An allround development of the child is brought about by the schools. In our school also competitions in various activities, other than class-room teaching, are held every year. Literary and games and sports competitions are held throughout the year but prizes are distributed on annual prize distribution day only. This year it was celebrated on the 26th January as decided by the school council of staff and students.

2. Preparations: Preparations for this great day started atleast a fortnight before. Different sub-committees of students were formed under the charge of teachers. The whole school building was decorated with colourful buntings and balloons. A tent was pitched in front of the permanent stage of the school. Chairs were arranged in rows on the red carpets under the tent. The parents of all the students and other citizens were invited to grace the occassion.

3. The Chief Guest: The Director of Education was the chief guest who came exactly at 4 00 p.m. He was welcomed at the school gate and was garlanded by the Principal and the school captain. Then he was led to the stage. The audience stood up to pay respect to him. On his taking a seat on the stage, all the people took their seats.

4. The Main Function: All the items of competition had already been completed. So the actual function of prize distribution commenced. First of all the Principal expressed his gratitude to all those who attended the function, particularly the chief guest. Next came the student-secretary who read out a report on the various activities and achievements of the students under the guidance of their beloved Principal and respected teachers. Later came the teacher-in-charge with a list of the prize winners in different competitions.

The chief guest was requested to give away the prizes. The teacher pronounced the names of the prize winners one by one. They came to the stage and accepted their prize from the hands of the chief guest with honour. Every time the students and the audience clapped with joy. Then the chief guest was requested to speak a few words to encourage the students. He spoke on the importance of co-curricular activities. He said that our school was one of the best schools of the state. He thanked the school family and took his seat.

5. Cultural Programme: After the end of this programme, the chief guest was requested and led to the front row because a cultural programme was to take place on the stage. This programme started with the, ‘Arti’ of Mother Saraswati, the Goddess of learning. Then came the turn of dances, songs and short plays. The performance of the students was very much praised by everybody.

6. Conclusion: At about 8.30 p.m. the Principal again came to the stage and thanked the chief guest and all other persons for attending the function and declared the close of the programme. The Director was very much impressed with the achievements of the students and wished a bright future for the whole school family.

Question 10.
An Interesting Match
(1997, 99-A, 2000-A, B, C, 01-B, 02-A1, B2, 03-A1, A2, 03-A1E, B1E, C1E, 04-B2F, 12, 15)
Answer:
1. Introduction: Games play a vital role in the life of men and women. Due to this reason they occupy a very important place in schools and colleges. Worldwide importance of games and sports cannot be denied these days. International competitions are arranged. These days cricket has become most popular throughout the world. Our India enjoys an honourable position in the world of cricket. Our country has produced many skilled cricketers.

2. My Favourite Game: In our school also due importance is given to the various games and sports. I am also interested in playing volley-ball and cricket. But cricket is my favourite game. I have been elected as captain of the school cricket team because I am an allrounder. I am equally skilled in batting, bowling and fielding. I always try to give suitable guidance to the players of my team.

3. The Teams and Venue: In November last, a cricket match was arranged between our school team and the National School team. The match was played in the Subhash Stadium of our city. Since it was Sunday, a great crowd of spectators had assembled to watch the match. At 10 A.M. sharp both the teams came to the field. The two umpires were also present. First of all we won the toss and choose to bat. The National School team was spread up for fielding.

4. Our Batting: I had already prepared the order of my batsmen. Giriraj and Jeevan were the openers. They went to the crease to face the bowlers of the opponent team. They had a very good start. They played all the fast and spin balls with confidence. Both of the batsmen hit many of balls to the boundary. They stayed at the crease for more than an hour. They scored 72 runs. Suddenly, Sunil was caught out just before the boundary line.

Ravi took his place. He could not set himself properly and was declared L.B. W. out. Next batsman was Raju who was a left hander. He helped Rajesh to increase the score. This partnership also could not give a good stand. Raju was caught behind the wicket at the score of 105 runs. Now I took his place. In the beginning I simply stopped the balls to judge them properly. Then I started hitting the ball strongly. My batting gave confidence to Rajesh also.

When my individual score crossed half a century, the spectators clapped with joy and cheered me up. Since this was a 30 overs match we had to score fast. I hit four sixes and ten fours to raise the score to 212 runs along with the score of Giriraj at the end of the prescribed 30 overs.

5. Our Fielding: Now it was the turn of the National School team to bat. So I spread up my players for fielding. On the very first spin ball sent by me, I caught the first opener and sent him back to pavillion. Next batsman came and tried to play steadily. This pair played for eight overs and at the score of only 32 runs, the second opener was run out. In this way the batsmen of the opponent team came and were sent back to the pavillion.

Five of them were out at their individual score of zero. This made them nervous but when their captain came at five down, they were a little encouraged. Runs poured in and he brought the score to respectable point of 148 runs. But he alone could not do much and was caught out. The next batsman also could not give a good stand. At the end of 30 overs they had a score of 174 runs with two wickets in hand.

6. Conclusion: Thus we won the match by 38 runs. The match was very interesting and everybody enjoyed it. I was congratulated by my teachers who witnessed my performance. We shook hands with one another and departed.

MP Board Class 10th General English Essay Writing Important Questions

Question 11.
Electricity in Life
(H.S. 1998, 2000-B, 12, Imp.)
Answer:
1. Introduction: Electricity is a great wonder of science. Modem life is not possible without electricity. It has really invaded all fields of human life.

2. Electricity in House-hold Works: A housewife uses various gadgets which run on electricity. She uses oven, fridge, mixer, washing-machine and electric iron. All these make her work easy. The fans, coolers and heaters save us from severe weather conditions. They add to our comfort.

We use radio, tape-recorder, T.V., C.D. player and V.C.Ps. They entertain us and enrich our knowledge. They help us to pass time.

3. Electricity outside the House: A doctor today uses many scientific instruments. They run on electricity. X-rays and E.C.G. etc. help the doctor to diagnose diseases. Microsurgery is possible only with the help of sensitive-electronic apparatus.

Trains run on electricity. Roads are lighted by it. Factories that produce consumer goods for us are run on electricity. Buses, cars and scooters have electronic parts. Multi-storey buildings have lifts. Banks use electronic alarms to safeguard our money.
Farmers use pumps and other machines which run on electricity.

4. Conclusion: There is not a field of life where electricity is not used. In fact, its excessive use has brought about the problem of its shortage.
We however hope that alternative sources of electricity will be discovered and life would continue to move as happily as ever.

Question 12.
Environmental Pollution
Or
Problem of Pollution
(H.S. 1997, 2003-B2, Imp.)
Answer:
1. Introduction: It is said that man is the child of his environment. From our environment we get things without which it may not be possible to live. Our relation with our environment is delicately balanced,

2. Causes of Pollutions: Man is however, polluting this environment by various acts. We cut trees to make houses and roads. We dispose waste matter into rivers. Our vehicles pollute the atmosphere with toxic-gases. Vehicles and machines produce a lot of noise.

3. Problem of Pollution: Nature has its ways of clearing the toxic material from the environment but it has a limit. We have crossed that limit. So the problem of pollution has become severe.

Cities have polluted air. This causes respiratory diseases. The water of rivers is polluted. It contains chemical waste and disease-germs. So, there are water-borne-diseases. The high noise in cities causes deafness and mental tension.

4. Measures against Pollution: It is a good thing that we have become aware of this problem. Now, there is restriction of cutting trees or polluting the rivers. Farmers are asked to use pesticides rationally. There is also awareness that our resources cannot bear the load of our excessive population.

5. Conclusion: It is a global problem. Agencies like the UNO and other bodies are trying to make people aware of the problem. Indeed, we can solve this problem only by making combined efforts. We must leave the future generations a cleaner and greener world.

MP Board Class 10th General English Essay Writing Important Questions

Question 13.
Importance of Trees/Forests. (2004-B1, 12)
Or
Why should we plant Trees?
(H.S. 1998, 2002-B1, 16, Imp.)
Answer:
1. Introduction: From old days, man and trees have lived in harmony we depend on them as they depend on us. In fact, the animals can’t live if there are no plants. Let us see how plants and trees are useful to us.

2. Advantages of Trees: Trees give us wood. This wood is used as fuel. It is also used for building houses and boats. Wood is the raw material for paper and rayon.

Trees and plants make starch by photosynthesis. This starch is the food of all grass-eating animals. It is also the main food for human beings. Our demand for meat is also indirectly fulfilled by plants.

Trees give out water vapour. This cools the air. It is helpful in causing rains. Also, they bind the soil fast and stop the erosion of soil.

We get many herbs and medicines from plants, Uses of Tulsi, Neem, Cinchona, Eucalyptus, Amla, etc. are well known. They also purify the air by taking carbon-dioxide and releasing oxygen to the atmosphere.

Forests also provide food and shelter to various birds and animals which make our earth such a beautiful place.

3. Causes of the Problem: Unfortunately, our growing population needs lots of space and so trees have been mercilessly cut in the past. Forests are destroyed to make roads, dams and mines.

4. Conclusion: It is time, we should think seriously about this. If we don’t wake up in time to the need to save forests, it may be too late.

Question 14.
My Best Friend (M.P. 2015)
Or
An Ideal Student
(2002-C2, 03-C)
Answer:
“A friend in need is a friend indeed.”

1. Introduction: You may have many friends, but true friends are few. Umesh is one of my best friends. I consider him an ideal boy.

2. Details: Umesh’s father is a lecturer. His father is a simple man, always helpful to others. His mother is a doctor. She is a virtuous lady. Qualities of parents are combined in Umesh.

3. His age and Personality: Umesh is 16 years old. He reads in class X of our school. He has a charming personality. He is very healthy.

4. His habits: Umesh has many good habits. He wakes up early in the morning. He goes for walking. He studies and does his home work regularly. He reaches his school in time. He obeys and respects all his teachers. He helps the weak students. He has no bad habits. He mostly stands first in the examinations. He is a good player also.

5. Position in the School: Students have elected him General Secretary. He is popular among students. He organizes many activities in the school. He himself takes active part in them.

6. At Home: Umesh helps his neighbours at the time of any trouble, all praise him. Once he saved the life of a child at the risk of his life when his house was on fire. The child’s parents thanked him very much.

7. Why I like him?: I like him most because he has a very good nature. He is kind, honest and truthful. He always helps me. He bears a good moral character. The Principal and the teachers praise him much. He believes in simple living and high thinking.

May God grant him a happy long life!

Question 15.
My Ambition in Life
(1999, 2003-A1, 09, Imp.)
Answer:
1. Introduction: I am a student of class X at this moment. When I was in IXth class, I once heard a lecture on science. It increased my curiosity. When I came in Class X after passing IXth class examination, I want to offer science in class XI.

2. Education: Why do I leam science? My aim is to be a scientist. I wish to know more and more about Physics. I wish to obtain graduate and post graduate degree in Physics. After that I wish to continue my study. I want to obtain the degree of Ph.D. I wish to do something new.

3. My Ambition: Our country is developing very fast. We are making more and more progress in science and technology yet we have to do much more. We are still far behind. Our industries and research centres need more scientists and technicians. I hope to be one of them.

My aim is to serve our country. I am sure I shall earn enough with this qualification. I don’t want to earn more by unfair and foul means. I hope 1 shall be able to follow certain values and principles.

The people of our country are very much in distress to find that in every sphere there is corruption. I too feel that corrupt practices should be stopped. Only then the common people can enjoy the real benefit of life. I shall do my best to remain fair and give all possible help to the people. I shall devote a good time to make researches.

Chiefly India is the land of farmers. Most of the people are engaged directly or indirectly in farming. Much has been done to increase agricultural production. I shall also work for the development of industrialization.

4. Conclusion: I am doing hard work. I am studying day and night. I hope. I shall be able to fulfil what I aspire with the good wishes of my parents, teachers and friends. I shall achieve my goal. May God give me strength to do so.

MP Board Class 10th General English Essay Writing Important Questions

Question 16.
An Ideal Teacher
(1998, 2002-A2, C1 04-A1, 12, Imp.)
Or
My Favourite Teacher (M.P. 2014)
Answer:
“He that governs well leads the blind but he that teaches gives him eyes.”

1. Introduction: I read in Govt. Anand Higher Secondary School No. 1, Chhindwara. There are many lecturers and teachers in our school. All are well-qualified. They take much interest in teaching us and have affection for us. We also like and respect all of them. But we like Shri Sunil Vajpai very much. He is very sympathetic towards us. He is hard working.

2. His Personality and Qualification: Shri Vajpai has a handsome personality. He is a man of noble nature. He is very honest, regular and punctual. He is a man of principles. These qualities make him popular. He is always well-dressed. Generally he wears shirt and pant. He is always smiling. He is an M.Com., B.Ed. He has a great knowledge of his subject.

3. His Qualities: Shri Vajpai has many qualities. He is never angry with the students. He loves his students very much. He helps them. He is a good friend of all the teachers.

4. His Work: Shri Vajpai pays great attention to his work. He is incharge of the morning shift. He assists the Principal in the administration of the school. He is also incharge of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities of the school. He organises these activities. He guides students taking part in debates, speech competitions and essay competitions. He conducts examinations of the school also.

5. His Discipline: He likes discipline very much. All students observe discipline before him. They obey his orders cheerfully. He preaches the students to do good and noble deeds. He inspires them to make progress.

6. His Behaviour: His behaviour with the Principal and other staff members is very good. All like him. Shri Vajpai sometimes meets our parents and guardians also. He takes keen interest in all-round development of the students. He tries to help all.

7. Conclusion: Shri Vajpai is liked and respected by all. Sometimes he attends us in the games periods also. He encourages students to take part in games also. We wish him all success in his life.

MP Board Class 10th English Important Questions

MP Board Class 10th General English Unseen Passages Important Questions

MP Board Class 10th General English Unseen Passages Important Questions

Read the following passages carefully and answer the questions given after them:

(1) It is a fact universally acknowledged that means justify the end. Therefore we all must remember that one of the keys to success is to pay as much attention to the means as to the end. The duty of every human being is to help others and do something good to the world and society. Religious texts teach us that the giver and receiver both are equally blessed. It is our duty to be thankful to God that we have been allowed to exercise our power of benevolence and march in the world and thus become pure and perfect. The natural course of events dictates that every action has to reach its concluding phase. The act once performed is bound to bear fruit. No power in the universe can stop it from bringing its results. (M.P. 2017)

Questions:

Question 1.
What should be the relationship between means and end?

Question 2.
What is the secret of success?

Question 3.
Who is more blessed – the giver or receiver or both?

Question 4.
The fact is ……….. acknowledged.
(a) fully
(b) universally
(c) truly
(d) really

Question 5.
Give the noun form of ‘perform’:
(a) performent
(b) performance
(c) performation
(d) performing

MP Board Class 10th General English Unseen Passages Important Questions

(2) Yoga is the ancient system to keep a person fit in body and mind. It is basically a system of self-treatment. According to the yogic view, diseases, disorders and ailments are the result of some faulty way of living, bad habits, lack of proper knowledge and unsuitable food. The diseases are thus the resultant state of a sort of prolonged malfunctioning of the body system. Since the root cause of a disease lies in the mistakes of the individual himself. The yoga expert shows only the path and works so more than a counsellor. The yogic practice of treatment comprises three steps namely diet, proper yogic practice and proper knowledge of things about the self.
Questions: (M.P. 2011)

A. Fill in the blanks:

Question 1.
The root cause of disease lies in …………. :
(a) Mistakes of physician
(b) Mistakes of the individual
(c) Mistakes of others.
Answer:
(b) Mistakes of the individual

Question 2.
The word prolonged means:
(a) New
(b) Very old
(c) None
Answer:
(b) Very old

Question 3.
What are the main causes of diseases and disorders?
Answer:
The main causes of diseases and disorders are faulty way of living, bad habits, lack of proper knowledge and unsuitable food.

Question 4.
What does a yoga expert do?
Answer:
The yoga expert shows only the path and works so more than a counsellor.

Question 5.
What is yoga?
Answer:
Yoga is the ancient system to keep a person fit in body and mind.

(3) A young father was visiting an old neighbour. They were standing in the older man’s garden and talking about children. The young man said, “How strict should parents be with their children?” The older man pointed to a string between a big, strong tree and a thin, young one. ‘Please untie that string,’ he said. The young man untied it and the young tree bent over to one side. ‘Now tie it again, please,’ said the older man. “But first pull the string tight so that the young tree is straight again.”

The young man did this. Then the older man said, “It is the same with children. You must be strict with them, but sometimes you must untie the string to see how they are getting on. If they are not yet able to stand alone, you must tie the string tight again. But when you find that they are ready to stand alone, you can take the string away.” (M.P. 2014)

Questions:

Question 1.
Where were the men standing?
Answer:
They were standing in the older man’s garden and talking about the children.

Question 2.
What did the older man ask the young man to do with the string?
Answer:
The older man said to the young man to untie the string between a big, strong tree and a thin, young tree.

Question 3.
With whom should the parents be strict sometimes?
Answer:
The parents should be strict with the children some times.

Question 4.
Find out the opposite of the word: ‘different’ from the passage.
Answer:
Same.

Question 5.
Fill in the blanks with the correct alternative:
When the young man untied string, the young tree ………….. to one side.
(a) fell down
(b) bent over
(c) stood straight
(d) didn’t bend
Answer:
(b) bent over

MP Board Class 10th General English Unseen Passages Important Questions

(4) There was once an engine driver who was a very careful person. He always looked at the bright side of things and was fond of telling people, who were in trouble that there was sure to be some good in it whether they could see it or not. One day his train ran into another train and he was terribly injured. When he was taken to the hospital, it was found necessary to cut off one of his legs, which was badly crushed. Some days afterwards, a party of friends visited him and one said to another “I am afraid, the poor fellow will have some difficulty in seeing the bright side of this affair.” Hearing this the engine driver smiled and said “Not at all, I shall only have one boot to buy and clean in future.” Cheerfulness is better than grumbling. (M.P. 2011)

Questions:

Question 1.
The engine driver always looked at the side of things:
(a) dark
(b) dirty
(c) bright
Answer:
(c) bright

Question 2.
Antonym of ‘dirty’ is:
(a) untidy
(b) clean
(c) soft
Answer:
(b) clean

Question 3.
What kind of man was the engine driver?
Answer:
The engine driver was a cheerful person and looked at the bright side of things.

Question 4.
What was he fond of?
Answer:
He was fond of telling people if there is trouble, there will be some good in it.

Question 5.
Why was it necessary to cut-off one of his legs?
Answer:
It was necessary because in an accident he was terribly injured and the leg was terribly crushed.

(5) Once on a lonely Island in the sea there lived three people, a wise old man named Prospero, his beautiful young daughter Miranda, and their servant Caliban. Prospero and Miranda had come to the Island twelve years ago. When Miranda was only a baby, she hardly remembered having seen any human face except her father’s. As for Caliban he looked hardly human; he was more like a fish than a man.

Prospero had another servant, a magic spirit named Ariel, whom he commanded by means of his magic. Before Prospero’s arrival lived on the island a witch called Sycorax; the ugly Caliban was her son. This witch had imprisoned Ariel in the heart of a pine tree and left him there when she died. Prospero found him and released him and he became Prospero’s servant. Ariel carried out all Prospero’s commands, whether it was to raise a storm in the sea or make thunder in the air. (M.P. 2016)

Questions:

Question 1.
Miranda was the ………… of Prospero.
(i) daughter
(ii) sister
(iii) wife
Answer:
(i) daughter

Question 2.
When did they come there?
Answer:
They came there twelve years ago.

Question 3.
Who was Ariel?
Answer:
Ariel was a magic spirit.

Question 4.
What did Ariel do?
Answer:
Ariel helped Prospero by raising storm in the sea or thundering in air.

Question 5.
Find out a word from the passage that means ‘witch craft’
Answer:
Magic.

Question 6.
Find out the opposite of ‘ugly’ from the passage.
Answer:
Beautiful.

MP Board Class 10th General English Unseen Passages Important Questions

(6) Of man’s earliest invention we know very little. The first may have been the use of a stone to crack a nut. The next was possibly the use of a stick to strike an enemy. Once man found that stick and stones were useful, it was only a step further to the making of a rude weapon by fastening a stone to the end of a stick.

Man used sticks and stone long before he dared to meddle with fire; for the early man like all wild creatures dreaded the fire. Fire, of course, existed; for lightning must sometimes have set the forests ablaze just as it does today; and in those days volcanoes were much more active than they now are. The forgotten hero who first dared to tame fire to his own use was the greatest of early inventors. Once man had fire he was master of all lower creatures. (M.P. 2014)

Questions:

Question 1.
What may have been man’s earliest inventions?
Answer:
Man’s earliest inventions have been the use of stone to crack nuts and stick to strike an enemy.

Question 2.
Who was the greatest of early inventors?
Answer:
Man, the forgotten hero who first dared to tame fire to his own use was the greatest of early inventors.

Question 3.
How did the early man make his first weapon?
Answer:
Early man made his first weapon by fastening a stone to an end of the stick.

Question 4.
Find out a word from the passage which means: animals.
Answer:
Gestures.

Question 5.
In old days volcanoes were:
(a) not much active
(b) less active
(c) much more active
(d) passive
Answer:
(c) much more active

(7) The Himalayas are beautiful mountains in the north of India. They stretch for two thousand miles from Kashmir to Assam. Some of the world’s highest peaks are in the Himalayas. The highest peak is the Mount Everest. The tops of the mountains are covered with snow throughout the year. Therefore, we call them the Himalayas or the ‘abodes of snow’. There are many beautiful lakes and forests in the Himalayas. Many passes connect India with Tibet, Turkistan and Afganistan. Many rivers the Ganga, the Yamuna, the Bramhaputra and the Vyas flow from these mountains. The climate and the scenery of these mountains are so charming that people have built many hill stations there. Many visitors go to the hill stations for pleasure and relaxation. (M.P. 2002 Set B, Imp.)

Questions:

A.
Question 1.
Which word is used to express extending?
Answer:
Stretch

Question 2.
Abode means.
Answer:
Home

Question 3.
A narrow gap through mountains is called
Answer:
Pass

B.
Question 1.
Why are these mountains called the Himalayas?
Answer:
These mountains are called the Himalayas because they are covered with snow throughout the year. Thus, they are really ‘abodes of snow’.

Question 2.
Why have people built hill stations in the Himalayas?
Answer:
People have built hill stations in the Himalayas because the climate and scenery of these mountains are very charming.

Question 3.
What makes the Himalayas so charming?
Answer:
The white snow, the beautiful lakes, the forests and the holy rivers make the Himalayas so charming.

MP Board Class 10th General English Unseen Passages Important Questions

(8) India is a land of diversity. Since the ancient times people belonging to different communities, races, religions and cultural groups are living here in harmony. Toleration is a characteristic feature of India’s culture and heritage. In the past, although India did not have much of political unity but there was always cultural and emotional unity. During the British regime India was also united politically. But the foreign rulers were firm believers in the theory of divide and rule. Although they united India geographically they also created disunity among the people belonging to different communities and provinces. They promoted separatist tendencies among the people. They also instigated communal feelings between Hindus and Muslims.

Questions:

A. Fill in the blanks:

Question 1.
India is a land of …………..
Answer:
diversity

Question 2.
The characteristic feature of India’s culture and Heritage is ……………
Answer:
toleration

Question 3.
Antonym of disunity is ……………
Answer:
unity.

B.
Question 1.
How is India a land of diversity?
Answer:
India is a land of diversity because since ancient times people belonging to different communities, races, religions and cultural groups have been living here in harmony.

Question 2.
What did the foreign rulers create among the people?
Answer:
The foreign rulers created disunity among the people.

(9) There seems to be a general opinion in this country that Sardar Patel was slightly of harsh and rough temperament. Men call him the ‘Iron Man of India’. He was, no doubt, an iron man in the sense that one could rely on him for strict and efficient administration. But as a man, to those who had the good fortune of coming into close contact with him, he was kind and considerate. At times, he even became emotional where his personal friends and followers were concerned. However, it goes without saying that the Sardar had the great skill for organizing affairs. He knew the way of picking people and putting them in their proper places. Once he judged a man and found him correct, he trusted him fully and got him to do anything he wanted. (M.P. 2014, 16)

Questions:

Question 1.
What did people call Sardar Patel?
Answer:
People called Sardar Patel ‘Iron Man of India’.

Question 2.
What special skill did Sardar Patel have?
Answer:
Sardar Patel had the great skill of organising affairs.

Question 3.
For whom was he kind and considerate?
Answer:
He was kind and considerate to those who had good fortune of coming into close contact with him.

Question 4.
One could rely on him for strict and efficient:
(a) people
(b) work
(c) administration
Answer:
(c) administration

Question 5.
Find out the word from the passage which means: ‘luck’.
Answer:
Fortune.

MP Board Class 10th General English Unseen Passages Important Questions

(10) An Ideal student is one who is fully conscious of his duties and aware of his responsibilities. He paves the way for the younger generation to tread on. Students are the leaders of tomorrow. A nation can prosper and reach the zenith of glory if it has a disciplined army of students. An ideal student is intelligent and simple. According to Gandhiji, he should have the quality of “Simple living and high thinking.” An ideal student should live in accordance with the strict rules of conduct and discipline. A student without the sense of discipline is a ship without rudder. It sails a drift and never comes safe to harbour. According to Swami Vivekanand, What our country now wants are men and women with muscles of iron, nerves of steel, who can accomplish their purpose in any fashion though it means going down to the bottom of the ocean and meeting death face to face. (M.P. 2009)

Questions:

Question 1.
A student without discipline is compared to a:
(i) A ship
(ii) rudderless ship
(iii) a ship with a rudder.
Answer:
(ii) rudderless ship

Question 2.
Who are the leaders of tomorrow?
(i) Gandhiji
(ii) Vivekanandji
(iii) Students
Answer:
(iii) Students

Question 3.
Who is an ideal student?
Answer:
An ideal student is one who is fully conscious of his duties and aware of his responsibilities.

Question 4.
According to Gandhiji what qualities should an ideal student have?
Answer:
According to Gandhiji, he should have the quality of “simple living and high thinking”. An ideal student should live in accordance with the strict rules of conduct and discipline.

Question 5.
What does Swami Vivekanand say about men and women?
Answer:
Swami Vivekanand says that our country now wants men and women with muscles of iron, nerves of steel, who can accomplish their purpose in any fashion though it means going down to the bottom of the ocean and meeting death face to face.

(11) The word ‘Cobra’ is neither English nor Indian in origin, for it comes from a Portuguese word, which means simple ‘Snake’. Many of the early European settlers in India came from Portugal, speaking Portuguese and they gave the name “Cobra di Capello” to a certain kind of hooded snake that they found in this country. Subsequently the name has been given to any member of the family of snakes with hoods which are found in tropical countries.

The two types of Cobra most commonly found in Asian countries are the common Cobra and King Cobra. The hood of the Cobra is not a covering or a protection, but it is, in fact, a portion of the skin of the neck which can be raised by moving the ribs and bones underneath it. The Cobra normally raises its head and expands its hood when it is frightened or alert, the hood is not otherwise visible. Some Cobras have marks resembling rings on their heads while others are black all over. (M.P. 2009)

Questions:

Question 1.
From which language the word ‘Cobra’ has been derived?
(i) English
(ii) Hindi
(iii) Portuguese
Answer:
(iii) Portuguese

Question 2.
What distinguishes “Cobra” from all other snakes?
(i) colour
(ii) hood
(iii) tail
Answer:
(ii) hood

Question 3.
When does Cobra raise its hood?
Answer:
Cobra raises its hood when it is frightened.

Question 4.
What is the meaning of the word ‘Cobra’?
Answer:
Cobra means ‘simple snake’ in Portuguese.

Question 5.
Which are the most common types of Cobras found in India?
Answer:
The two types of Cobra found in India are the common Cobra and the king Cobra.

MP Board Class 10th General English Unseen Passages Important Questions

(12) One day a wonderful plate made of gold fell from heaven into the court of a temple. These words were inscribed on the plate. “A gift from heaven to him who loves mankind the best.” The priests invited people to the temple and told them about the gift from the heaven. All claimed that they loved mankind the best. Then each on got up and one by one narrated his own kind deeds but as soon as he touched the plate, it turned into lead. The richest man in the city got up and spoke about his charity. But as soon as he touched the plate it turned to lead. A poor farmer was also present there. He did not know about the plate. He sat in a comer quietly. People called him. He bowed to the priests and touched the plate. Shone more brightly. The priest awarded the plate to the poor farmer. (M.P. 2016)

Questions:

Question 1.
From where did the plate of gold fall?
Answer:
The plate of gold fell from heaven.

Question 2.
Who was awarded the plate?
Answer:
The poor farmer was awarded the gold plate by the priest.

Question 3.
What happened when the richest man touched the plate?
Answer:
When the richest man touched the plate it turned to lead.

Question 4.
The noun form of the word ‘invited’ is …………
Answer:
invitation.

Question 5.
The word ‘inscribed’ means ……………:
(i) to write
(ii) to read
(iii) to paint
Answer:
(i) to write

(13) City children suffer from a great disability. They have little contact with nature. They do not know the joys of living in the open air. In cities, there is no space to live. So one story is piled upon another. Their lives are so artificial that don’t enjoy the benefit of seeing the stars at night. They buy flower pots and put paper flowers or plastic flowers in them. They hang pictures of sun-rise or sun-set on the walls. Wherever one turns, one finds artificial lights during the day as well as in the night. They have lost even darkness of night which is given to man for peace and quiet thought. So the task before education is to change the whole system of values that are current in our cities. (M.P. 2012)

Questions:

Question 1.
Which disability do the city children suffer from:
(i) They are weak
(ii) They cannot play in the open
(iii) They have little contact with nature.
Answer:
(iii) They have little contact with nature.

Question 2.
Find the opposite of the word ‘natural’ from the above passage:
(i) Beneficial
(ii) Artificial
(iii) Superficial
Answer:
(ii) Artificial

Question 3.
What is the importance of night for man?
Answer:
The darkness of night given to man peace and quiet thought.

Question 4.
What is the task before education?
Answer:
The task before education is to change the whole system of values that are current in our cities.

Question 5.
How have their lives become artificial?
Answer:
Their lives have become artificial that they don’t enjoy the benefit of seeing stars at night, have plastic flowers, hang pictures of sunrise and sunset etc.

MP Board Class 10th General English Unseen Passages Important Questions

(14) Helen Keller lost her eye-sight and hearing at the age of two because of an illness. She became deaf. She also lost the ability to speak, for we learn to speak by imitating what we hear. At first, it seemed impossible that she would ever understand others or be understood by them. Hers was thus a lonely world. But she was helped by a wonderful teacher named Miss Sullivan who had herself been blind as a child but recovered her eye-sight by an operation. Miss Sullivan volunteered to help Helen and taught her to speak, read and write. Helen, later, went to a University and gained a degree. She then spent the rest of her life working to help the blind and the deaf. (M.P. 2012, 17)

Questions:

Question 1.
When did Helen Keller lose her eye-sight and hearing:
(i) A birth
(ii) At the age of two
(iii) At the age of four
Answer:
(ii) At the age of two

Question 2.
Which word in the passage means “one who is unable to see”?
(i) Deaf
(ii) Sight
(iii) Blind
Answer:
(iii) Blind

Question 3.
How do we learn to speak?
Answer:
By imitating we learn to speak.

Question 4.
How did Miss Sullivan help Helen?
Answer:
Miss Sullivan volunteered to help Helen and taught her to speak, read and write.

Question 5.
What did Helen do for the blind and the deaf?
Answer:
She spent the rest of her life working to help the blind and the deaf.

(15) Mars and Venus are two planets which are nearest to the earth. Planets have days, nights and seasons. But we do not know whether they have creatures also. We cannot see Venus as it is covered with clouds. We can see the surface of Mars. Mars was named for the “God of war” because of its red colour. The most noticeable features of the Mars as seen through a telescope are the icecaps at its North and South poles. These appear just as those on earth to a man on Mars due to the presence of redrock. It is tilted at about same angle as an earth. Low-lying areas change from blue-green in summer to brown in winter. Some astronomers have found canals on the Mars. (Imp.)

Questions:

Question 1.
Which two planets are mentioned in the passage?
Answer:
The two planets are Mars and Venus.

Question 2.
Why was Mars named for the “God of war”?
Answer:
Mars was named for the “God of war” because of its red colour.

Question 3.
Which are the most noticeable features of the Mars seen through telescope?
Answer:
The most noticeable features of the Mars as seen through and telescope are the ice-caps at its north and south poles.

Question 4.
Find out the word from the passage which means ‘Sloping position’.
Answer:
Low-lying areas.

Question 5.
Some astronomers have found on the Mars:
(i) Creatures
(ii) Canals
(iii) Camels
Answer:
(ii) Canals

MP Board Class 10th General English Unseen Passages Important Questions

(16) Milk is the best food. It has in it water, sugar, fat, vitamins and proteins. People get milk from different animals. In England, New Zealand and many other cool lands, there are cows. In hot, dry countries like Arabia and the middle of Asia there are camels. In India there are buffaloes as well as cows. In many places there are goats. The Eskimos have herds of reindeers. They live in the very cold countries of North America. People keep all these animals and get lots of milk. From milk they can make butter and cheese. It is essential that the milk we use should be pure and germ-free. Impure milk does more harm than good to the human body. (Imp.)

Questions:

Question 1.
Find out a word from the passage which is opposite in meaning for, ‘pure’.
Answer:
Impure.

Question 2.
We find camels in:
(i) cool lands
(ii) hot, dry countries.
Answer:
(ii) hot, dry countries.

Question 3.
Why is milk called the best food?
Answer:
Milk is called the best food because it has in its water, sugar, fat, vitamins and proteins.

Question 4.
Why should we use pure milk?
Answer:
We should use pure milk because impure milk does more harm than good to the human body.

Question 5.
What do we make from milk?
Answer:
We make butter and cheese from milk.

MP Board Class 10th General English Unseen Passages Important Questions

(17) Language is a wonderful gift given to man. No animal possesses this gift; but they have their own way of expressing themselves. When a rabbit sees an enemy, it runs away into its hole or burrows. Its tail bobs up and down as it runs away. The other rabbits see it and they too run away. They know that there is a danger. When a Cobra is angry, it raises its hood, and makes itself look fierce. This warns other animals. When a bee has found some food, it goes back to the hive. It cannot tell the other bees where the food is by speaking to them; but it does a kind of dance in the air. Some animals say things by making sounds. A dog barks when strangers come near.

Questions:

Question 1.
How does a rabbit react when it see an enemy?
(i) It bobs its tail up and down
(ii) It makes a sound
(iii) It shows its teeth
Answer:
(i) It bobs its tail up and down

Question 2.
Pick out a word from the passage which means ‘cautions’:
(i) Bobs
(ii) Dances
(iii) Warns
Answer:
(iii) Warns.

Question 3.
How does a rabbit give a signal of danger?
Answer:
It bobs its tail up and down.

Question 4.
How does a Cobra give a warning of attack to other animals?
Answer:
A Cobra raises its hood, it makes itself look fierce.

Question 5.
What does a dog do when strangers come near?
Answer:
A dog barks when strangers come near.

MP Board Class 10th English Important Questions

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

I. Put the verbs in their correct forms:

Question 1.
It was dark, so I ………….. a torch with me. (take) (M.P. 2014, 17)
Answer:
took

Question 2.
Mohan was very tired, so he ………….. to bed early, (go) (M.P. 2015, 17)
Answer:
went

Question 3.
When the little boy woke up, he ………….. the doctor telling his mother that her son ………….. surely die. (hear, will)
Answer:
heard, would

Question 4.
They listened to the joke and ………….. to laugh, (begin) (M.P. 2016)
Answer:
began

Question 5.
The boy was very hungry, so he ………….. his lunch, (have)
Answer:
had.

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

II. (A) Fill in the blanks with past continuous form of the verbs given in brackets:

Question 1.
The revolutionaries ………….. (sing) a patriotic song.
Answer:
were singing

Question 2.
The crowd ………….. (raise) loud slogans.
Answer:
was raising

Question 3.
Bhagat Singh ………….. (stand) between Rajguru and Sukhdeo.
Answer:
was standing

Question 4.
Sardar Kishan Singh ………….. (deliver) his speech.
Answer:
was delivering

Question 5.
The people ………….. (not, move) from their place.
Answer:
were not moving

Question 6.
The moon ………….. (shine) brightly in the sky. (M.P. 2012, 16)
Answer:
shines

Question 7.
She ………….. (do) her work when I reached there.
Answer:
was doing

Question 8.
The students ………….. in this ground daily, (play, plays, playing) (M.P. 2016)
Answer:
play

(B) combine the pairs of sentences using past perfect tense to express the earlier action or event:

Question 1.
(a)The sun rose. (b) I woke up some time later.
…………………………………………..
Answer:
When I woke up, the sun had already risen.

Question 2.
The fire burnt down all the huts. (b) The fire brigade arrived later.
…………………………………………..
Answer:
When the fire brigade arrived, the fire had already burnt down all the huts.

Question 3.
I did not see him for many years. (b) I did not recognise him at once.
…………………………………………..
Answer:
I did not recognise him at once because I had not seen him for many years.

Question 4.
The match began at 10 am. (b) The spectators packed the stadium at 9 am.
…………………………………………..
Answer:
When the match began, the spectators had already packed the stadium.

Question 5.
The teacher said they could go home. (b) They did not complete the assignment.
…………………………………………..
Answer:
When the teacher said they could go home, they had not completed the assignment.

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

III. Fill in the blanks using correct form of the verbs: (Imp.)

Question 1.
By the time, the doctor ………….. (arrive), the patient ………….. (die).
Answer:
arrived, had died,

Question 2.
We ………….. (understand) the poem after the teacher ………….. (explain).
Answer:
understood, had explained

Question 3.
When we ………….. (reach) the cinema hall, the film ………….. (begin). (M.P. 2015)
Answer:
reached, had begun

Question 4.
Mother ………….. (make) tea when we ………….. (wake) up.
Answer:
had made, woke

Question 5.
I thought you ………….. (submit) your application by the due date.
Answer:
had submitted

Question 6.
Your friend ………….. (arrive). He ………….. here at 8 o’ clock, (come)
Answer:
has arrived, came

Question 7.
Manoj ………….. the chair (repair). He it yesterday, (repair)
Answer:
has repaired, repaired

Question 8.
We ………….. (plant) an apple tree but it died unfortunately.
Answer:
planted

Question 9.
Three thieves ………….. (escape) from the prison. They (get) away during the night.
Answer:
have escaped, got

Question 10.
The match ………….. (start). Our team is playing well.
Answer:
has started

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

IV. (A) Fill in the blanks with may/might/can/could/must/need’t/was able to/couldn’t:

Question 1.
My brother is very strong. He ………….. lift 80 kg of weight. (M.P. 2014,17)
Answer:
can

Question 2.
The student said, “Sir, ………….. I drink some water, please?” (M.P. 2015)
Answer:
may

Question 3.
When 1 was ten, I ………….. not ride a bicycle.
Answer:
could

Question 4.
It’s the Independence day tomorrow. Everyone of you ………….. be here at 7am sharp.
Answer:
must

Question 5.
Don’t you touch the box. It ………….. have a bomb inside.
Answer:
might

Question 6.
It’s a holiday tomorrow and you ………….. come to school. (M.P. 2012)
Answer:
needn’t

Question 7.
He tried hard and ………….. find the answer.
Answer:
was able to

Question 8.
Yesterday my brother ………….. find the books in the library.
Answer:
could

Question 9.
He said that he ………….. help me.
Answer:
might

Question 10.
When I was young, I ………….. ride a bike.
Answer:
couldn’t

Question 11.
You ………….. informed me earlier.
Answer:
could have

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

(B) Fill in the blanks selecting suitable words from brackets:

Question 1.
He is …………. to buy a car next month. (goes, going to, went) (Imp.)
Answer:
going to

Question 2.
…………. I entered the room, It started raining. (as long as, as soon as)
Answer:
as soon as

Question 3.
He is not allowed to leave the class room …………. he complete his work. (if, unless, as)
Answer:
unless

Question 4.
It was …………. accident that she fell down. (M.P. 2016) (a, an, the)
Answer:
an

Question 5.
Will you please give me …………. money? (M.P. 2016) (any, some)
Answer:
some

Question 6.
You …………. do it. (may, can, could)
Answer:
can

Question 7.
The teacher does not …………. noise in the class room. (like, likes)
Answer:
like

Question 8.
My brother is …………. SDO. (a, an, the) (M.P 2017)
Answer:
an

Question 9.
Rama wanted to know …………. she was doing. (M.P. 2014) (where, what, while)
Answer:
what

Question 10.
Her father is …………. M.L.A. (M.P. 2014) (a, an, the)
Answer:
an

Question 11.
Distribute these sweets …………. the children. (M.P. 2014) (between, among)
Answer:
among

Question 12.
He has invited …………. to his birthday party. (M.P. 2014, 16) (them, their, they)
Answer:
them

Question 13.
The student has been suffering from fever …………. three days. (M.P. 2014) (for, since, from)
Answer:
for

Question 14.
We …………. go to school in time. (M.P. 2014) (can, must, may)
Answer:
must

Question 15.
He is …………. honest man. (M.P. 2015) (a, an, the)
Answer:
an

Question 16.
Distribute the money …………. Ram and Mohan. (M.P. 2015) (between, among)
Answer:
between

Question 17.
This is very light box. You …………. lift it. (M.P. 2015) (can, could)
Answer:
can

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

(C) Change the sentences given below using ‘may’ as shown in the example:

Example: Perhaps the principal is in his office.
The principal may be in his office.

Question 1.
Perhaps the manager is busy.
Answer:
The manager may be busy.

Question 2.
Perhaps he does not want to see me.
Answer:
He may not want to see me.

Question 3.
Perhaps Golu is not working today.
Answer:
Golu may not be working today.

Question 4.
Perhaps Anuj is walking on the road.
Answer:
Anuj may be walking on the road.

V. Fill in the blanks with suitable connectors from brackets:

(While, since, during, until, just, because, as, for)

Question 1.
I could not watch the whole movie. I fell asleep …………. the film.
Answer:
during

Question 2.
India was not independent …………. 14 August 1947.
Answer:
until

Question 3.
Mohan met his friend …………. he was on a holiday. (M.P. 2015)
Answer:
while

Question 4.
He has been sleeping …………. evening. (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
since

Question 5.
He was absent …………. he was sick. (M.P. 2015)
Answer:
because

Question 6.
…………. I am ill. I can’t go to school today.
Answer:
As

Question 7.
…………. I am going out. I can’t see you now.
Answer:
While

Question 8.
We cannot be happy …………. we are contented.
Answer:
just because

Question 9.
…………. it was raining heavily. I did not go to school.
Answer:
As

Question 10.
Don’t leave the place …………. I give orders.
Answer:
until

Question 11.
Don’t disturb me …………. I am sleeping.
Answer:
while

Question 12.
They were talking …………. the teacher was teaching.
Answer:
while

Question 13.
…………. he was ill he could not attend the class.
Answer:
As

Question 14.
He has been waiting for the bus …………. morning. (M.P. 2015)
Answer:
since

Question 15.
You have to wait …………. the signal is green. (M.P. 2015)
Answer:
until

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

VI. (A) Fill in the blanks with an infinitive, gerund or a participle:

Question 1.
Kamini decided …………. alone. (to go/going) (M.P. 2016)
Answer:
to go

Question 2.
She is thinking of …………. a car. (buying/bought/to buy) (M.P. 2014)
Answer:
buying

Question 3.
Reshma felt …………. on getting the scholarship, (delighting, delighted, to delight)
Answer:
delighted

Question 4.
He promised …………. the money soon. (returning/to return) (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
to return

Question 5.
Parents postponed …………. their daughter’s marriage, (to celebrate/celebrating)
Answer:
celebrating

(B) Fill in the blanks with correct alternatives.

Question 1.
Shikha refused …………. the doll. (leaving/to leave)
Answer:
to leave

Question 2.
You should avoid …………. mistakes. (making/to make)
Answer:
making

Question 3.
I don’t fail …………. promises. (to keep/keeping)
Answer:
to keep

Question 4.
Would you mind …………. for me? (to wait/waiting)
Answer:
waiting

Question 5.
He has decided …………. smoking. (to give up/giving up)
Answer:
to give up

Question 6.
I used to …………. in the river when I was young, (swim, swimming) (M.P. 2015)
Answer:
swim

Question 7.
…………. the news, he felt disappointed, (read, reading) (M.P. 2015)
Answer:
reading

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

VII. Do as directed:

Question 1.
If you work hard. You will succeed. (Rewrite using ‘unless’ in place of ‘IF) (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
Unless you work hard you will not succeed.

Question 2.
…………. we are united, we remain strong. (as soon as or as long as)
Answer:
As long as.

Question 3.
They ran very fast. (Make the sentence interrogative)
Answer:
Did they run very fast?

Question 4.
She makes a noise in the classroom. (Make the sentence negative)
Answer:
She does not make noise in the classroom.

Question 5.
The teacher was very angry.
The teacher shouted at the students. (Combine the sentences using so)
Answer:
The teacher was very angry so the teacher shouted at the students.

Question 6.
The shirt was very attractive.
I bought it. (Combine the sentences using relative clause)
Answer:
The shirt which I bought was very attractive.

VIII. (A) Underline the noun clauses in the following sentences:

Question 1.
A teacher always thinks how his students are preparing for the examinations.
Answer:
how his students are preparing for the examinations.

Question 2.
I do not know what she will sing at the annual function.
Answer:
What she will sing at the annual function.

Question 3.
The postman knows everybody where he/she lives.
Answer:
were she/he lives.

Question 4.
Harish told me that he would come late.
Answer:
that he would come late.

Question 5.
Do you know when Mahatma Gandhi was born?
Answer:
when Mahatma Gandhi was born.

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

(B) Combine the pair of sentences using suitable conjunction:

Question 1.
Razia wants to know:
What did Sheela want?
Answer:
Razia wants to know what Sheela wanted.

Question 2.
I believed.
He was a true friend.
Answer:
I believed that he was a true friend.

Question 3.
Rajesh does not know.
He can solve the problems.
Answer:
Rajesh does not know how he can solve the problems.

Question 4.
Do you know?
When will the bus arrive here? (M.P. 2016)
Answer:
Do you know when the bus will arrive here?

Question 5.
Can you tell me?
What was the result of the match?
Answer:
Can you tell me what the result of the match was?

Question 6.
It is a mystery.
Why did she leave the hall?
Answer:
It is a mystery why she left the hall?

IX. Put the verbs in present perfect or past simple as required. (Imp.)

Question 1.
I was very tired, so I …………… down on the bed and went to sleep, (lie)
Answer:
lay

Question 2.
Anuj …………… me his address but I’m afraid I …………… it. (give, lose)
Answer:
gave, have lost

Question 3.
Is Abhilasha still here? No, she …………… out. (just go)
Answer:
has just gone

Question 4.
(a) Look! somebody …………… (spill) coffee on the carpet.
(b) Well, it …………… (not/be) me. I …………… it (not/do)
Answer:
a. has spilled
b. was not, have not done

Question 5.
What do you think of my English? Do you think I …………… ? (improve)
Answer:
have improved

Question 6.
I wanted to phone Pallav last night but I …………… (forget).
Answer:
forgot

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

X. Combine these pairs using suitable connectors who, what, which, since and write them in your notebook. (Imp.)

Question 1.
(a) Subuddhi and Kubuddhi were friends.
(b) They lived in a village (who)
Answer:
Subuddhi and Kubuddhi who lived in a village were friends.

Question 2.
The two friends found a pot which/that contained a thousand gold coins.
Answer:
The two friends found a pot which/that contained a thousand gold coins.

Question 3.
When he finished his money, he went back to the banyan tree.
Answer:
When he finished his money, he went back to the banyan tree.

Question 4.
They dug up the place where they had buried their pot of gold.
Answer:
They dug up the place where they had buried their pot of gold.

Question 5.
Subuddhi was shocked to see the pot because there were no gold coins in it.
Answer:
Subuddhi was shocked to see the pot because there were no gold coins in it.

Question 6.
It is you who has taken away all the gold.
Answer:
It is you who has taken away all the gold.

Question 7.
The judge did not know what to do since there were no witnesses.
Answer:
The judge did not know what to do since there were no witnesses.

Question 8.
Tell your partner how Kubuddhi cheated his friend.
Answer:
Tell your partner how Kubuddhi cheated his friend.

XI. (A) make negatives and write them in your notebooks.

Question 1.
He is very fat.
Answer:
He is not very fat.

Question 2.
I believe in God. (M.P. 2016)
Answer:
I do not believe in God.

Question 3.
Kamla learns English, she is an intelligent girl.
Answer:
Kamla does not learn English, she is not an intelligent girl.

Question 4.
I went to see the book-fare.
Answer:
I did not go to see the book fair.

Question 5.
Rahim wrote a good article for the school magazine.
Answer:
Rahim did not write a good article for the school magazine.

Question 6.
I can speak English now.
Answer:
I cannot speak English now.

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

(B) Make questions as indicated against each sentence.

Question 1.
The boy was playing. (Y/N question)
Answer:
Was the boy playing?

Question 2.
Prakash plays tennis. (Wh question)
Answer:
What does Prakash play?

Question 3.
They learn English. (Y/N question)
Answer:
Do they leam English?

Question 4.
Girls sang sweet songs yesterday. (Wh question)
Answer:
What did the girls sing yesterday?

XII. (A) Punctuate the following paragraph with appropriate capitalization and rewrite:

The children were happy during the month of August especially when it began to get near the twenty-third it was on this day that the great silver spaceship carrying professor hugos interplanetary zoo settled down for its annual six-hour visit to the Chicago area ^
Answer:
The children were happy during the month of August, especially when it began to get near the twenty-third. It was on this day, that the great silver spaceship carrying professor Hugos interplanetary zoo, settled down for its annual six-hour visit to the Chicago area.

(B) Combine these pairs of sentences using words in bracket:

(just as, then, since, while, as, until, because)

Question 1.
(a) Do not talk.
(b) The teacher is teaching.
Answer:
Do not talk as the teacher is teaching.

Question 2.
(a) Ten days have passed.
(b) I returned from Delhi before ten days.
Answer:
Ten days have passed since I returned from Delhi.

Question 3.
(a) The teacher was teaching.
(b) There was pin drop silence.
Answer:
There was pin drop silence while the teacher was teaching.

Question 4.
(a) The clock struck ten.
(b) The principal came into the class.
Answer:
The clock struck ten just as the principal came into the class.

Question 5.
(a) My friend will help you.
(b) He is very kind.
Answer:
My friend will help you because he is very kind.

Question 6.
(a) Give my message to your father.
(b) I can’t visit him again.
Answer:
Give my message to your father until I visit him again.

Question 7.
(a) Reena switched the light off.
(b) She went to bed.
Answer:
Reena switched the light off, then she went to bed.

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

XIII. Join the following pairs of sentences:

Question 1.
We got into a bus. It was crowded.
Answer:
We got into a bus which was crowded.

Question 2.
The gift reached me. My brother sent the gift.
Answer:
The gift which my brother sent reached me

Question 3.
This is my friend. I was speaking of her.
Answer:
This is my friend whom I was speaking of.

Question 4.
I have a friend. He is a great artist.
Answer:
I have a friend who is a great artist.

Question 5.
We praise Brett Lee. Brett Lee’s bowling is very good.
Answer:
We praise Brett Lee whose bowling is very good.

Question 6.
This is the girl. Her bag was stolen yesterday.
Answer:
This is the girl whose bag was stolen yesterday.

Question 7.
The box was heavy. I lifted it.
Answer:
The box which I lifted was heavy.

Question 8.
Bring me the letter. The letter was left by the man.
Answer:
Bring me the letter that was left by the man.

Question 9.
We met the people. Their house was ruined.
Answer:
We met the people whose house was ruined.

Question 10.
Show me the books. You bought the books.
Answer:
Show me the books which you bought.

XIV. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word:

Question 1.
They got their house …………..
(a) lock
(b) white-washing
(c) repairing
(d) whitewashed
Answer:
They got their house whitewashed.

Question 2.
We found the machine …………..
(a) repair
(b) repairing
(c) repaired
(d) be repaired.
Answer:
We found the machine repaired.

Question 3.
The guests found the house …………..
(a) lock
(b) locking
(c) locked
(d) has been locked.
Answer:
The guests found the house locked.

Question 4.
The doctor got the patient …………..
(a) recovered
(b) wns recovering
(c) had recovered
(d) recovering.
Answer:
The doctor got the patient recovered.

Question 5.
He had his car …………..
(a) repair
(b) repairing
(c) repaired
(d) to repair.
Answer:
He had his car repaired.

Question 6.
We wanted our food …………..
(a) cooked
(b) cooking
(c) cook
(d) is cooking.
Answer:
We wanted our food cooked.

Question 7.
My father got my clothes …………..
(a) stitching
(b) stitched
(C) stitch
(d) wns stitching.
Answer:
My father got my clothes stitched.

Question 8.
I had my house …………..
(a) paint
(b) painted
(c) painting
(d) to paint.
Answer:
I had my house painted.

Question 9.
The commander got the enemy …………..
(a) killing
(b) kill
(c) killed
(d) was killing.
Answer:
The commander got the enemy killed.

Question 10.
The police caught the thief …………..
(a) handing
(b) handed
(c) high handed
(d) red handed.
Answer:
The police caught the thief red handed.

Question 11.
Leela gets her clothes ………….. (use correct form of ‘wash’)
Answer:
Leela gets her clothes washed.

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

XV. Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with correct alternative:

Question 1.
Javed ………….. living with his friend, Kapil since 8 o’clock.
(a) had been
(b) has been
(c) am
(d) was
Answer:
(b) has been

Question 2.
I ………….. for several minutes.
(a) wait
(b) am waiting
(c) have been waiting
(d) was waiting
Answer:
(c) have been waiting

Question 3.
It ………….. since this morning.
(a) has been raining
(b) is raining
(c) was raining
(d) had rained
Answer:
(a) has been raining

Question 4.
I ………….. this book since morning.
(a) am reading
(b) was reading
(c) read
(d) have been reading
Answer:
(d) have been reading

Question 5.
He has been living in this house ………….. January 1980.
(a) from
(b) since
(c) for
(d) in
Answer:
(b) since

Question 6.
You ………….. teaching English for twenty years.
(a) have been
(b) has been
(c) are
(d) were
Answer:
(a) have been

Question 7.
We ………….. studying since 11 o’clock in the morning.
(a) has been
(b) have been
(c) are
(d) were
Answer:
(b) have been

Question 8.
She ………….. a novel since morning.
(a) is reading
(b) has been reading
(c) was reading
(d) will be reading
Answer:
(b) has been reading

Question 9.
The police ………….. chasing the thief since last night.
(a) have been
(b) was
(c) is
(d) has been
Answer:
(a) have been

Question 10.
The scholar ………….. for two years on his thesis.
(a) worked
(b) was working
(c) has been working
(d) did work.
Answer:
(c) has been working

Question 11.
They ………….. the car since morning.
(a) repaired
(b) has repaired
(c) has been repaired
(d) have been repairing
Answer:
(d) have been repairing

Question 12.
I ………….. a novel since this morning.
(a) am reading
(b) was reading
(c) have been reading
(d) had been readings
Answer:
(c) have been reading

Question 13.
I ………….. for several minutes.
(a) wait
(b) am waiting
(c) have been waiting
(d) was waiting
Answer:
(c) have been waiting

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

XVI. (A) Fill in the blanks with the correct option and rewrite the sentences: (Imp.)

Question 1.
We reached Delhi. We ………….. for three days.
(a) are travelling
(b) were travelling
(c) had been travelling
(d) have been travelling
Answer:
We reached Delhi. We had been travelling for three days.

Question 2.
Dr. Fleming ………….. for years on bacteria before he discovered Penicillin.
(a) has been working
(b) had been working
(c) was working
(d) is working
Answer:
Dr. Fleming had been working for years on bacteria before he discovered Penicillin.

Question 3.
We ………….. in the train for six hours when it reached Indore.
(a) has been sitting
(b) had been sitting
(c) was sitting
(d) is sitting
Answer:
We had been sitting in the train for six hours when it reached Indore.

(B) Fill in the blanks with the correct Past Perfect Continuous form of the verb:

Question 1.
Lata ………….. (sing) for one hour when we reached the hall.
(a) has been singing
(b) is singing
(c) had been singing
(d) was singing
Answer:
Lata had been singing for one hour when we reached the hall.

Question 2.
Akbar ………….. (hunt) for a fortnight when Bairam Khan told him the fact.
(a) was hunting
(b) had been hunting
(c) have been hunting
(d) were hunting
Answer:
Akbar had been hunting for a fortnight when Bairam Khan told him the fact.

Question 3.
Gandhiji ………….. for several years.
(a) has been spinning
(b) had been spinning
(c) was spinning
(d) is spinning
Answer:
Gandhiji had been spinning for several years.

Question 4.
It was his kindness that my friend ………….. me for many years.
(a) was helping
(b) has been helping
(c) had been helping
(d) helped
Answer:
It was his kindness that my friend had been helping me for many years.

Question 5.
The boys ………….. in the classroom before the teacher came.
(a) were crying
(b) are crying
(c) has been crying
(d) had been crying
Answer:
The boys had been crying in the classroom before the teacher came.

Question 6.
The dogs ………….. since the previous night.
(a) have barked
(b) had barked
(c) were barking
(d) had been barking
Answer:
The dogs had been barking since the previous night.

Question 7.
I ………….. studying hard for two months to pass in the first division.
(a) had been
(b) was
(c) am
(d) have
Answer:
I had been studying hard for two months to pass in the first division.

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

XVII. Rewrite the following sentences using correct alternative:

Question 1.
I ………….. answered all questions but I hadn’t enough time.
(a) could have
(b) ought to have
(c) would have
(d) had
Answer:
I could have answered all questions but I hadn’t enough time.

Question 2.
You ………….. well but you hadn’t done so.
(a) behaved
(b) ought to behave
(c) ought to have behaved
(d) should behave
Answer:
You ought to have behaved well but you hadn’t done so.

Question 3.
We ………….. read that book long ago had it been in the library.
(a) should have
(b) might
(c) might have
(d) can have
Answer:
We might have read that book long ago, had it been in the library.

Question 4.
They ………….. well before time to obtain a comfortable seat in the hall.
(a) ought to have reached
(b) have reached
(c) might have reached
(d) could have reached
Answer:
They ought to have reached well before time to obtain a comfortable seat in the hall.

Question 5.
We ………….. paid our taxes regularly.
(a) shall have
(b) ought to have
(c) could have
(d) might have
Answer:
We ought to have paid our taxes regularly.

Question 6.
If my friend had come to my house, I ………….. gone with him.
(a) should have
(b) would have
(c) could have
(d) might have
Answer:
If my friend bad come to my house, I would have gone with him.

Question 7.
If Akbar had not stopped the people at the Durbar, they ………….. attacked Bairam Khan.
(a) should have
(b) would have
(c) could have
(d) might have
Answer:
If Akbar had not stopped the people at the Durbar, they would have attacked Bairam Khan.

Question 8.
India ………….. in hockey had the players played well.
(a) could have won
(b) could win
(c) can win
(d) could have win
Answer:
India could have won in hockey, had the players played well.

Question 9.
P.T. Usha ………….. a gold medal, if she had no pain in her ankle.
(a) might get
(b) might have got
(c) could have got
(d) got
Answer:
P.T. Usha might have got a gold medal, if she had no pain in her ankle.

Question 10.
You ………….. your friend in need but you did not do so.
(a) might have helped
(b) might help
(c) helped
(d) ought to have helped
Answer:
You ought to have helped your friend in need but you did not do so.

Question 11.
Gabriel’s mother ………….. spoken politely.
(a) ought to have
(b) would have
(c) might have
(d) could have
Answer:
Gabriel’s mother ought to have spoken politely.

XVIII. Use ‘ought to’ and rewrite the sentences:

Question 1.
It is our moral duty to help the handicapped.
Answer:
We ought to help the handicapped.

Question 2.
It is our moral duty to help the poor.
Answer:
We ought to help the poor.

Question 3.
You should have shown respect to the old man.
Answer:
You ought to have shown respect to the old man.

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

XIX. Put the verbs in their past perfect continuous form:

Question 1.
Sapna found the book. She …………. it for 5 hours. (look for)
Answer:
had been looking for

Question 2.
The businessman went bankrupt. He …………. money for several years. (lose)
Answer:
had been losing

Question 3.
Malini felt tired. She …………. in the pond since morning. (swim) (M.P. 2015)
Answer:
had been swimming

Question 4.
I was half an hour late. I …………. for the bus for 40 minutes. (wait)
Answer:
had been waiting

Question 5.
I …………. tennis for two hours. I got tired and took rest. (play)
Answer:
had been playing

XX. (A) Make negatives or questions as directed and rewrite the sentences:

Question 1.
Mr. Roy lives in Delhi. (Negative)
Answer:
Mr. Roy does not live in Delhi.

Question 2.
He does his duty. (M.P. 2017) (Negative)
Answer:
He does not do his duty.

Question 3.
Mr. David lives in Mumbai. (M. P. 2014) (Make a question beginning with ‘where’)
Answer:
Where does Mr. David live?

Question 4.
They found a pot of gold. (Negative)
Answer:
They did not find a pot of gold.

Question 5.
He decided to solve this problem by giving them a test. (Question beginning with ‘how’)
Answer:
How did he decide to solve this problem?

Question 6.
He went up to the driver of the car. (Negative)
Answer:
He did not go upto the driver of the Car.

Question 7.
They wanted to stay at that village. (Question beginning with ‘where’)
Answer:
Where did they want to stay?

Question 8.
Roli was very pleased to see Pachmarhi. (Question beginning with ‘why’)
Answer:
Why was Roli pleased?

Question 9.
I am going to market. (Make a question with ‘where’)
Answer:
Where are you going?

(B) Fill in the blanks with past form of verb : (Note: The past form of ‘be’ are ‘was’ and ‘were’)

Question 1.
Mohan about yesterday. (be)
Answer:
was

Question 2.
My friend happy to see me at the school last week. (be)
Answer:
were

Question 3.
Sachin hit the ball but the fielder it. (catch)
Answer:
caught

Question 4.
I my teacher some questions. (ask)
Answer:
asked.

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

(C) Put these verbs in simple past forms and complex the sentence:

(catch, fall, hurt, sell, spend, win)

Question 1.
My car was sold. So I ………….. it.
Answer:
sold

Question 2.
Mohan and Raju played badminton. Mohan ………….. easily.
Answer:
won

Question 3.
Rajini down the stairs, yesterday and ………….. her leg.
Answer:
fell, hurt

Question 4.
They ………….. a lot of money yesterday.
Answer:
spent

Question 5.
Sachin hit the ball very high but Shoaib ………….. it.
Answer:
caught

XXI. (A) Fill in the blanks with a suitable connector from the box:

(because, as, when, where, while, so that, then, since, how)

Question 1.
The theatre was half empty ………….. it was raining heavily.
Answer:
because

Question 2.
He opened the box ………….. he took out his shirt.
Answer:
then

Question 3.
She takes only two meals a day ………….. she may reduce her weight.
Answer:
so that

Question 4.
An accident took place ………….. the meeting was going on.
Answer:
where

Question 5.
I met my friend ………….. the train arrived.
Answer:
when

Question 6.
Tell me ………….. you learned to swim.
Answer:
how

Question 7.
Three years have passed ………….. you came here to live.
Answer:
since

Question 8.
She will not come today ………….. she is ill.
Answer:
as

Question 9.
I saw a lion ………….. walking through the jungle.
Answer:
while

(B) Fill in the blanks with correct form of verb. (M.P. 2014)

Question 1.
When I reached the station the train had already ………….. (leave). (Imp.)
Answer:
left

Question 2.
Repair the ………….. window just now. (broken/break)
Answer:
broken

Question 3.
My younger brother used to ………….. tennis in his childhood, (play/playing)
Answer:
play

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

XXII. (A) Fill in the blanks choosing the correct words:

Question 1.
It was dark so I ………….. a torch with me. (M.P. 2014,17)
Answer:
took

Question 2.
………….. dogs seldom bite. (M.P. 2016,17)
Answer:
Barking

Question 3.
He promised ………….. the money. (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
to return

Question 4.
Strike the iron ………….. it is hot. (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
while

Question 5.
Work hard ………….. you will fail. (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
or

Question 6.
My brother is very strong. He ………….. lift 80 kg of weight. (M.P. 2014, 17) (many, can, ought to)
Answer:
can

(B) Choose the correct modals and complete the sentence:

Question 1.
He have gone to school. (Correct the sentence) (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
He has gone to school.

Question 2.
To save his life, Kiran ran fast and (can, could, was able to) save his life.
Answer:
To save his life, Kiran ran fast and was able to save his life.

Question 3.
(Shall, might, could) you show me the way to the railway station.
Answer:
Could you show me the way to the railway station.

Question 4.
He was afraid that you (might, may, can) refuse, so he didn’t ask you again.
Answer:
He was afraid that you might refuse, so he didn’t ask you again.

Question 5.
Everyone (must, should, could) obey the rules of the road to avoid accidents.
Answer:
Everyone must obey the rules of the road to avoid accidents.

Question 6.
(Can, may) you swim across the Narmada.
Answer:
Can you swim across the Narmada.

Question 7.
It (might, may) rain tomorrow but it (may, might) not rain today.
Answer:
It may rain tomorrow but it might not rain today.

Question 8.
(May, can) you live long! (Imp.)
Answer:
May you live long!

XXIII. Do as directed: (M.P. 2009)

Question 1.
He is building a new house in Mandsaur. (Change into Past indefinite)
Answer:
He built a new house in Mandsaur.

Question 2.
She did it correctly. (Change into negative) (Imp.)
Answer:
She did not do it correctly.

Question 3.
She is singing a song. (Change the voice) (Imp.)
Answer:
A song is being sung by her.

Question 4.
My father believes this. I will get very good marks in High School Examination. (Combine the pair of sentences using Noun clause)
Answer:
My father believes that I will get very good marks in High School Examination.

Question 5.
He is attending English Spoken Class regularly.
He wants to speak English fluently. (Combine the pair of sentences with ‘to’ infinitive)
Answer:
He is attending English spoken class regularly to speak English fluently.

Question 6.
Perhaps he is out of station. (Rewrite the sentences using correct modal)
Answer:
He may be out of station.

Question 7.
He will take admission in an engineering/arts college. (M.P. 2016) (Frame a question beginning with ‘where’)
Answer:
Where will he take admission?

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

XXIV. Do as directed: (M.P. 2009)

Question 1.
The police arrested him. (Change into Present Perfect)
Answer:
The Police has arrested him.

Question 2.
They supported me. (Change into negative)
Answer:
They did not support me.

Question 3.
Where did you find this book? (Change the voice)
Answer:
Where was this book found by you?

Question 4.
My friend hopes this.
He will get first division. (Combine the pair of sentences using Noun clause)
Answer:
My friend hopes that he will get first division.

Question 5.
He is working very hard these days.
He wants to stand first in the class. (Combine the pair of sentences with ‘to’ infinitive)
Answer:
He is working very hard these days to stand first in the class.

Question 6.
Perhaps the Principal is busy in his office.
(Rewrite the sentence using correct modal)
Answer:
The Principal may be busy in his office.

Question 7.
I live in Mandsaur. (Frame a question beginning with where)
Answer:
Where do you live?

XXV. (A) Do as directed: (M.P. 2012)

Question 1.
I did not go to school yesterday. I was ill. (Combine using ‘because.’) (Imp.)
Answer:
I did not go to school yesterday because I was ill.

Question 2.
My friends go to school. (M.P. 2016) (Rewrite using ‘simple past tense’.) (Imp.)
Answer:
My friends went to school.

Question 3.
It is a fact.
Most students fail in maths and english. (Combine the sentences using ‘that’.)
Answer:
It is a fact that most students fail in maths and english.

Question 4.
I can operate the computer. (Make negative.) (Imp.)
Answer:
I can’t operate the computer.

Question 5.
He saved money.
His aim was to buy a new car. (Rewrite using ‘to + infinitive’.)
Answer:
He saved money to buy a new car.

Question 6.
The telephone bell rang.
She was sweeping the room at that time.
(Rewrite the sentences into one using ‘while’.)
Answer:
The telephone bell rang while she was sweeping the room.

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

(B) Do as directed: (M.P. 2014)

Question 1.
The camel is one of the older domestic animals.
(Correct the underlined word and rewrite the sentence)
Answer:
The camel is one of the domestic animal.

Question 2.
It rained heavily yesterday. (Change into negative)
Answer:
It did not rain heavily yesterday.

Question 3.
He is playing cricket. (M.P. 2017) (Change into present perfect tense)
Answer:
He has played cricket.

Question 4.
(a) Rohit is my friend.
(b) He is sitting at the last bench. (Combine the above sentences using ‘who’)
Answer:
Rohit who is sitting at the last bench is my friend.

Question 5.
Have/we/work/done/our. (Rearrange the words to make a meaningful sentence)
Answer:
We have done our work.

Question 6.
(a) He is very lazy.
(b) He cannot go for a morning walk. (M.P. 2017)
(Combine above sentences using ‘so ………… that’)
Answer:
He is so lazy that he cannot go for a morning walk.

XXVI. Do as directed: (M.P. 2009)

Question 1.
Kamal has played Cricket. (Change the sentences into Passive voice)
Answer:
Cricket has been played by Kamal.

Question 2.
Bali Ram is my best friend. (Make a question beginning with ‘who’) (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
Who is your best friend.

Question 3.
We will buy a new car. (Rewrite the sentence using ‘going to’ verb)
Answer:
We are going to buy a new car.

Question 4.
Your mother is too weak to walk. (Rewrite the sentence using so that)
Answer:
Your mother is so weak that she cannot walk.

Question 5.
Harshit was reading a book of English. (Change the sentence into Past Perfect Tense)
Answer:
Harshit had read a book of English.

Question 6.
He likes sweet. (Add Question tag)
Answer:
He likes sweet, doesn’t he?

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

XXVII. Do as directed: (M.P. 2009)

Question 1.
He broke the cup. (Change into Negative)
Answer:
He did not break the CUD.

Question 2.
He is too poor to pay the fee. (Rewrite the sentence using ‘so that’) (M.P. 2016)
Answer:
He is so poor that he cannot pay the fee.

Question 3.
They are playing cricket. (Change the sentence into Passive voice) (M.P. 2016)
Answer:
Cricket is being played by them.

Question 4.
It is true. He is not feeling well. (Combine the sentences using ‘that’)
Answer:
It is true that he is not feeling well.

Question 5.
He has sold his car. (Change the sentence into past perfect tense)
Answer:
He had sold his car.

Question 6.
(a) He will be punished. (b) He should come in time.
(Combine the sentences using otherwise)
Answer:
He should come in time otherwise he will be punished.

Question 7.
Amit will buy a car. (Rewrite the sentence using ‘going to + V. 1st form’)
Answer:
Amit is going to buy a car.

Question 8.
Gandhiji was not afraid. He always spoke the truth.
(Combine the pair of sentence using ‘V. 1st form + ing’)
Answer:
Gandhiji was not afraid of speaking the truth.

Question 9.
(a) I watch educational programmes, (b) I love it.
(Combine the pair of sentence using ‘V. 1st form + ing’)
Answer:
I love watching educational programmes.

Question 10.
He went to the market. He wanted to buy fruits.
(Combine pair of sentence with ‘to +infinitive’)
Answer:
He went to the market to buy fruits.

XXVIII. Do as directed:

Question 1.
The sun rose. (Change into present indefinite)
Answer:
The sun rises.

Question 2.
He put the pen on the table. (Make negative)
Answer:
He did not put the pen on the table.

Question 3.
The match began at 10 a.m.
The spectators packed the stadium at 9 a.m.
(Combine the sentences using past perfect to express the earlier event.)
Answer:
The spectators had packed the stadium when the match began.

Question 4.
Golu may not be working today. (Rewrite the sentence using ‘perhaps’)
Answer:
Perhaps, Golu is not working today.

Question 5.
You took medicine.
Two hours have passed. (Combine the sentences using ‘since’)
Answer:
Two hours have passed since you took medicine.

Question 6.
A car hit Mohan.
He was walking on the road. (Combine using ‘while’)
Answer:
A car hit Mohan while he was walking on the road.

Question 7.
Smoking is a bad habit. (Rewrite using ‘it’)
Answer:
It is a bad habit to smoke.

Question 8.
Work hard.
You will fail. (Combine the sentences using ‘unless’)
Answer:
Unless you work hard, you will fail.

Question 9.
I have found the book.
I lost the book yesterday. (Combine the sentences using an ‘adjective clause’)
Answer:
I have found the book which I lost yesterday.

Question 10.
Perhaps the manager is busy. (Remove ‘perhaps’ and rewrite the sentence)
Answer:
The manager may be busy.

Question 11.
I like tea. (Change into past indefinite tense)
Answer:
I liked tea.

Question 12.
He finished his money.
He went back to the banyan tree. (Combine the sentences using ‘so’)
Answer:
He finished his money so he went back to the banyan tree.

Question 13.
Some one has taken my pen. It is you. (Combine the sentences using ‘who’)
Answer:
It is you who have taken my pen.

Question 14.
Girls sang sweet songs. (Change into present perfect tense)
Answer:
Girls have sung sweet song.

Question 15.
He will come in the evening. (Change into simple present tense)
Answer:
He comes in the evening.

Question 16.
The workers work hard from morning till night.
Thus they earn their livelihood. (Combine the pair of sentence with ‘to’ infinitive)
Answer:
The workers work hard from morning till night to earn their livelihood.

Question 17.
The principal held a meeting.
He wanted to discuss some policy matters.
(Combine the pair of sentence with ‘to’ infinitive)
Answer:
The principal held a meeting to discuss some policy matters.

MP Board Class 10th General English Grammar Important Questions

XXIX. Do as directed: (M.P. 2015)

Question 1.
I do my home work. (Change into negative) (Imp.)
Answer:
I did not do my home work.

Question 2.
(a) The two friends found a pot.
(b) The pot contained a thousand gold muhar.
(Combine the sentences by using ‘which’) (Imp.)
Answer:
The two friends found a pot which contained a thousand gold muhar.

Question 3.
It is raining. (Change into present perfect tense)
Answer:
It has rained.

Question 4.
My grandmother is very weak. She cannot walk. (Combine above sentences using ‘so………….that’) (Imp.)
Answer:
My grandmother is so weak that she cannot walk.

Question 5.
the/won/have/we/match. (Rearrange the words to make a meaningful sentence)
Answer:
We have won the match.

Question 6.
They play cricket in the playground. (Change into interrogative)
Answer:
Do they play cricket in the playground?

Question 7.
My father went to Bhopal yesterday. (Make a question beginning with ‘where’) (Imp.)
Answer:
Where did my father go yesterday?

MP Board Class 10th English Important Questions

MP Board Class 10th General English Vocabulary Important Questions

MP Board Class 10th General English Vocabulary Important Questions

Exercise – 1

A. Complete the statements choosing the correct options:

Question 1.
The boy made up his mind that he would:
(a) survive
(b) not start the fire again
(c) leave the school
(d) change the doctor.
Answer:
(a) survive

Question 2.
The boys used to work out in his yard because he wanted ……….:
(a) to develop life in his lifeless legs
(b) to climb a hill
(c) to take part in a wrestling competition
(d) to strengthen his arm muscles.
Answer:
(a) to develop life in his lifeless legs

Question 3.
The thing that helped the body to develop the ability to run was ……….:
(a) daily massage
(b) iron persistence
(c) resolute determination
(d) all of these
Answer:
(d) all of these

Question 4.
The name of the little disabled boy who later ran the world’s fastest mile is ……….:
(a) Pete Sampras
(b) Ben Johnson
(c) Dr. Glenn Cunningham
(d) Diago Maradona.
Answer:
(c) Dr. Glenn Cunningham

MP Board Class 10th General English Vocabulary Important Questions

Exercise – 2

A. Give one word for the following expressions:

Question 1.
A room for one or more prisoners in a prison or police station …………..
Answer:
cell

Question 2.
The act of killing somebody especially as legal punishment ……………
Answer:
execute

Question 3.
A person who suffers very much or is killed because of their religious political beliefs ……………
Answer:
martyr

Question 4.
A word or phrase that is easy to remember, used by politicians, advertisers etc. in order to attract people’s attention …………..
Answer:
slogan

B. Choose the correct alternative and fill in the blanks:

Question 1.
Rajguru and Sukhdev refused to …………..:
(a) go to the gallows
(b) get their faces covered
(c) be hanged
(d) to come out of their cells
Answer:
(b) get their faces covered

Question 2.
Bhagat Singh called the magistrate …………..:
(a) unfortunate
(b) fortunate
(c) lucky
(d) unlucky
Answer:
(b) fortunate

Question 3.
The British took the dead bodies of the revolutionaries to the bank of the river ………..:
(a) Sutlej
(b) Ganga
(c) Yamuna
(d) Narmada
Answer:
(a) Sutlej

Question 4.
By offering his supreme sacrifice to his motherland Bhagat Singh became a symbol of …………:
(a) progress
(b) love
(c) patriotism
(d) kindness
Answer:
(c) patriotism

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Exercise – 3

A. Choose the correct meaning of the following words from the given alternatives:

Question 1.
crawl:
(a) run
(b) to move slowly
(c) jump
Answer:
(b) to move slowly

Question 2.
pavement:
(a) footpath
(b) pavilion
(c) zebra-crossing
Answer:
(a) footpath

Question 3.
sneeze:
(a) breathe
(b) belch
(c) sudden and noisy release air through nose
Answer:
(c) sudden and noisy release air through nose

Question 4.
malice:
(a) wish to harm others
(b) wish to help others
(c) wish to play together
Answer:
(a) wish to harm others

Question 5.
spatter:
(a) scatter
(b) shatter
(c) collect
Answer:
(a) scatter

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B. Choose the correct alternatives:

Question 1.
Ivan Tcherviakoff was a …………….:
(a) general
(b) secretary
(c) leader
(d) minor official
Answer:
(d) minor official

Question 2.
Tcherviakoff recognised the oldman, he was …………….:
(a) Colonel Vladimir
(b) General Brizjaloff
(c) Captain Didmnitri
(d) General Gabriel
Answer:
(b) General Brizjaloff

Question 3.
Tcherviakoff felt deeply ashamed because …………….:
(a) he was sitting on another person’s sea
(b) he was watching the opera without a ticket
(c) he had sneezed on an old man accidentally
(d) he was not dressed property
Answer:
(c) he had sneezed on an old man accidentally

Question 4.
Tcherviakoff addressed General Brizjaloff as …………….:
(a) Your Excellency
(b) Dear Excellency
(c) Dear sir
(d) Dear Mr. Brizjaloff.
Answer:
(a) Your Excellency

Question 5.
Tcherviakoff kept on going to General Brizjaloff to beg his pardon again and again because …………….:
(a) he was playing a practical joke
(b) he was too much worried
(c) his promotion was as stake
(d) he had gone mad
Answer:
(b) he was too much worried

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Exercise – 4

A. Fill in the blank spaces by using the word coming in the text:

Question 1.
It was just a matter of …………. practice, (vigorous/rigorous)
Answer:
rigorous

Question 2.
This gave a massive …………. to her confidence, (boost/boast)
Answer:
boost

Question 3.
I will never again …………. people; I hope you can forgive me. (prejudge/prelude)
Answer:
prejudge

Question 4.
Even the …………. remarks from the teammates only made her more resolute. (severe/snide)
Answer:
snide

Exercise – 5

A. ‘DTD & P’ stands for ‘Directorate of Technical Development and Production’. Such items are known as abbreviations. Make a list of at least three abbreviations known to you. The first one is done for you:
Indian Air Force – IAF
Answer:
1. National Cadet Cop – NCC
2. Public works department – PWD
3. State Bank of India – SBI

Exercise – 6

Give one-word substitute for the following expressions (the first letter is given as clue):

Question 1.
A child whose parents are dead. (o)
Answer:
orphan

Question 2.
The feeling of having lost all hope. (d)
Answer:
despair

Question 3.
To take away something quickly from a person, specially by force. (s)
Answer:
snatch

Question 4.
To continue to cause problem for someone for a long time. (h)
Answer:
haunt

Question 5.
An object that is worn as jewellery (o)
Answer:
ornament

MP Board Class 10th General English Vocabulary Important Questions

Exercise – 7

Give one word for the following expressions:

Question 1.
air that moves quickly as a result of natural forces
Answer:
wind

Question 2.
to put something in a secret or unknown place
Answer:
hide

Question 3.
large and dangerous animal
Answer:
beast

Question 4.
a device or a person that produces a current of air
Answer:
blower.

Exercise – 8

A. Pick out the correct meanings of the given words:

Question 1.
Vehement:
(a) possessing strong ideas
(b) showing very strong feelings
(c) fearless and dashing
(d) innocent and lovable.
Answer:
(b) showing very strong feelings

Question 2.
Shepherd:
(a) a person whose job is to take care of sheep
(b) a farmer who works in the fields
(c) one who works on a ship
(d) one who supplies milk to others.
Answer:
(b) a farmer who works in the fields

Question 3.
Noble:
(a) very kind and polite
(b) a very famous drug
(c) having fine personal qualities the people admire
(d) the prestigious prize for literature and other areas
Answer:
(c) having fine personal qualities the people admire

Question 4.
Pilgrimage:
(a) a journey to a holy place for religious reasons
(b) a building with many pillars
(c) a voyage to the world
(d) a long drive
Answer:
(a) a journey to a holy place for religious reasons

Question 5.
Ancestor:
(a) a very ancient building
(b) a ruler in the past time
(c) one who studies the history of ancient heroes
(d) a person in your family who lived a long time ago
Answer:
(d) a person in your family who lived a long time ago

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B. Use the following words in your own sentences:

1. rally,
2. generous,
3. ruin,
4. emblem,
5. shrewd.
Answers:
1. Indian people rally behind army during war.
2. We should be generous towards the poor people.
3. The cyclone ruined the coastal area completely.
4. Lions of an Ashoka’s pillar make the emblem of our country.
5. Most of the politicians are very shrewd people.

Exercise – 9

A. Bio-graphy is biography, which is the story of a person’s life. Use the suffix ‘graphy’ and make five other words:

1. Bibliography
2. Geography
3. Choreography
4. Angiography
5. Radiography.

B. Fill in the blanks using the suitable words from brackets:
(protect, instinctive, autobiography, inner, integration)

Question 1.
An …………. is the story of a person’s life written by himself.
Answer:
autobiography

Question 2.
People have the right to …………. themselves, if somebody attacks them.
Answer:
protect

Question 3.
The actions which happen automatically in order to protect ourselves, are known as …………. actions.
Answer:
instinctive

Question 4.
Happiness is an …………. state of mind.
Answer:
inner

Question 5.
…………. of personality can be achieved through coordination of thoughts.
Answer:
Integration.

MP Board Class 10th General English Vocabulary Important Questions

Exercise – 10

A. Fill in the blanks with suitable words from brackets:
(greedy, buried, squandered, reluctant, drive out)

Question 1.
Sarthak …………. his money.
Answer:
squandered

Question 2.
The dog had …………. the bone in the garden.
Answer:
buried

Question 3.
New fashions …………. old ones.
Answer:
drive out

Question 4.
Neha was …………. to admit that she was wrong.
Answer:
reluctant

Question 5.
Manoj stared at the diamonds with …………. eyes.
Answer:
greedy

Exercise – 11

Choose the correct option:

Question 1.
Disaster means:
(a) a pleasing incident
(b) distantly situated
(c) which brings happiness.
(d) an unexpected event that causes loss of lives or wealth.
Answer:
(d) an unexpected event that causes loss of lives or wealth.

Question 2.
Paddy fields are:
(a) fields where rice is grown
(b) big fields
(c) fields where wheat is grown
(d) fertile and big fields.
Answer:
(a) fields where rice is grown

Question 3.
The bags that she got from the rich people were brimming over with:
(a) useful clothes
(b) junk
(c) precious ornaments
(d) food packets.
Answer:
(b) junk

Question 4.
The writer of this article was invited to deliver a speech in a:
(a) company
(b) party
(c) village
(d) press conference.
Answer:
(a) company

Question 5.
The ………… used to be the superior one.
(a) polished rice
(b) white rice
(c) red rice
(d) yellow rice.
Answer:
(b) white rice

MP Board Class 10th General English Vocabulary Important Questions

Exercise – 12

Fill in the blanks using the correct form of verb given in brackets: (M.P. 2009)

Question 1.
It ………… cats and dogs outside now. (Imp.) (rain)
Answer:
is raining

Question 2.
She ………… me two years ago. (Imp.) (teach)
Answer:
taught.

B. Re-arrange the words to form meaningful sentences:

Question 1.
teaching/when/was/in the class/called/she/the Principal/her.
Answer:
The Principal called her when she was teaching in the class.

Question 2.
been/joy/has/studying/his brother Sarthak/with/since/morning.
Answer:
Joy has been Studying with his brother Sarthak since morning.

C. Fill in the blanks choosing the correct word: (M.P. 2009)

Question 1.
She ……….. not have done it. (can/may)
Answer:
may

Question 2.
Look ……….. you leap. (after/before/till)
Answer:
before

Question 3.
I cannot attend school ……….. I am ill. (because/so/before)
Answer:
because

Question 4.
You may go ……….. you like. (where/why)
Answer:
where

Question 5.
After ……….. difficulties he succeeded at last. (some/any/few)
Answer:
some

Question 6.
I don’t like ……….. by bus. (travel)
Answer:
to travel

Question 7.
I could not go to school yesterday ……….. I was not well, (because/until/unless) (M.P. 2014)
Answer:
because.

MP Board Class 10th General English Vocabulary Important Questions

Exercise – 13

A. Fill in the blanks using the correct words: (M.P. 2009)

Question 1.
Meera ………. late every day. (come, comes)
Answer:
comes

Question 2.
………. I take your pen? (can/may)
Answer:
can

Question 3.
Mr. Das is a rich person ………. not happy. (M.P. 2017) (but/and/or)
Answer:
but

Question 4.
Amit is ………. than Sohan. (taller, tallest)
Answer:
taller

Question 5.
The train is coming ………. Allahabad. (from/for)
Answer:
from

Question 6.
………. the thief saw the police, he ran away:
(a) As soon as
(b) As long as
(c) as far as
(d) As well as
Answer:
(a) As soon as

Question 7.
I saw a ………. train;
(a) moved
(b) moving
(c) to move
(d) moves
Answer:
(b) moving

Question 8.
If he had worked hard he ………. passed.
(a) had
(b) would have
(c) has
(d) have
Answer:
(b) would have

Question 9.
It is obvious that he knows more than animals. The underlined clause is:
(a) A Noun Clause
(b) An Adjective Clause
(c) An Adverbial Clause
Answer:
(a) A Noun Clause

Question 10.
Sohan has not ………. friends:
(a) much
(b) many
(c) some
(d) a lot of
Answer:
(b) many

MP Board Class 10th General English Vocabulary Important Questions

B. Fill in the blanks choosing the correct word: (M.P. 2009)

Question 1.
A place where prisoners are kept is ………….. (cell/cattle)
Answer:
cell

Question 2.
…………..I take your pen? (can, may)
Answer:
can

Question 3.
I met my friend ………….. the train arrived. (when/where)
Answer:
when

Question 4.
I have not ………….. books to read. (much/many)
Answer:
many

Question 5.
We do not go to school ………….. Sunday. (on/at)
Answer:
on

Question 6.
The sun ………….. in the east. (rise/rises/rose) (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
rises

Question 7.
He leaves for Bhopal today,?………….. (Don’t he, doesn’t he/didn’t he)
Answer:
doesn’t he

Question 8.
Please, ………….. come to my home. (did/do/does)
Answer:
do

Question 9.
………….. I come in Sir? (May, Can)(M.P. 2016)
Answer:
May

MP Board Class 10th General English Vocabulary Important Questions

Exercise – 15

A. Fill in the blanks using the correct form of the verb given in the brackets. (M.P. 2009)

Question 1.
The students ……… at this moment. (play)
Answer:
are playing

Question 2.
She ……….. in this school for five years. (teach)
Answer:
has been teaching

B. Re-arrange the words to form meaningful sentences: (M.P. 2009)

Question 1.
Was/When/Tanmay/Singing and dancing/Went/I/to see him.
Answer:
Tanmay was singing and dancing when I went to see him.

Question 2.
declared/The Election Commission/has/of assembly election/the dates/in Madhya Pradesh.
Answer:
The Election Commission has declared the dates of assembly election in Madhya Pradesh.

Question 3.
I/up/woke/already/the sun/risen/had/when/,.
Answer:
When I woke up, the sun had already risen.

Question 4.
could/home/go/they/said/teacher/the/that/.
Answer:
The teacher said that they could go home.

Question 5.
late/he/come/would/Harish/that/told/me. (M.P. 2016)
Answer:
Harish told me that he would come late.

Question 6.
he/that/says/Mohsin/his/friend/is.
Answer:
He says that Mohsin is his friend.

Question 7.
pot/thousand/the/contained/a/coins/gold/.
Answer:
The pot contained a thousand gold coins.

Question 8.
leave/the/why/she/did/hall/?
Answer:
Why did she leave the hall?

Question 9.
hobby/my/games/playing/is (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
My hobby is playing games

MP Board Class 10th General English Vocabulary Important Questions

C. Fill in the blanks choosing the correct word from given brackets: (M.P. 2009)

Question 1.
We …………………… obey the rules of the road. (may/must/can) (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
must

Question 2.
Strike the iron …………………… it is hot. (before/while/as long as) (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
while

Question 3.
I can not jump …………………… I have pain in my stomach. (as/because/while)
Answer:
because

Question 4.
Put the keys …………………… you can find them without difficulty. (where/when)
Answer:
where

Question 5.
Both pens are good. Give me …………………… (any/some/a few)
Answer:
any

Question 6.
Students must avoid …………………… bad company. (keep)
Answer:
keeping

Question 7.
Ravi is …………………… football. (plays, playing, play) (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
playing

Question 8.
She …………………… taught in this school. (has, have) (M.P. 2016)
Answer:
has

MP Board Class 10th General English Vocabulary Important Questions

Question 9.
The student said, “…………………… I drink water, please ?” (may, might)(M.P. 2015)
Answer:
may

Question 10.
When I was ten years old, I was not …………………… lift this box. (can, able to, could)
Answer:
able

Question 11.
He can not succeed …………………… you help him. (if, unless)
Answer:
unless

Question 12.
I don’t know …………………… he will come or not. (what, whether) (M.P, 2016)
Answer:
whether.

MP Board Class 10th English Important Questions

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 18 The Tables Turned

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 18 The Tables Turned

I. Answer these questions (one or two sentences):

Question 1.
What does the poet say in the first stanza of the poem?
Answer:
In the first stanza of the poem, the poet calls us to quit the books and clear our looks.

Question 2.
Why does the poet want his readers to leave their books? (M.P. 2015)
Answer:
The poet wants his readers to leave the books because he fears that by reading them too much they will become double.

Question 3.
What does the poet say about books?
Answer:
About the books, the poet says that they are dull.

Question 4.
Who should be our teacher according to poet? (Imp.)
Answer:
Nature should be our teacher according to poet.

Question 5.
What can the forest teach us? (M.P. 2012, 16)
Answer:
Forest can teach us about moral evil and good.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 18 The Tables Turned

Question 6.
What does nature bring and man destroy?
Answer:
Nature brings the things in beautiful shapes which man destroys.

Question 7.
What type of heart does the poet want? (Imp.)
Answer:
The poet wants the heart that watches and receives.

II. Answer these questions (three or four sentences):

Question 1.
Why does the poet urge the reader to leave their books? (Imp.)
Answer:
The poet urges the reader to leave their books because he finds them dull. He says that by reading the books the reader will become double because of bending over the books for long time.

Question 2.
What sort of lessons, according to poet, can nature teach us?
Answer:
According to poet, Nature can teach us lessons of wisdom, moral evil and good. She can teach us more than what all the sages could.

Question 3.
What sort of things does nature have?
Answer:
Nature has a wide variety of things. She has birds that sing beautiful songs of happiness. She has a world of ready wealth that can bless our mind and heart with wisdom, heath and cheerfulness. She has sweet lore that it brings for us.

Question 4.
What does our meddling intellect do?
Answer:
Our meddling intellect spoils the beautiful things brought to us by nature. We deform their beautiful shapes. In the name of learning we kill the beautiful animals and dissect them.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 18 The Tables Turned

Question 5.
What does the poet want us to see in “The tables turned”? (M.P. 2011)
Or
Describe the advantage of being close to Nature than being busy reading books. (M.P. 2013 Imp.)
Or
How is nature more beneficial than books?
Answer:
By being busy in reading books we bend like an old man. But when we come close to nature we become more wise and happy. We get rid of the dull books and endless strife with them. Our mind and heart are blessed by wisdom, health and cheerfulness. We get more knowledge about moral evil and good by being close to nature than by listening to preachers.

Question 6.
How does Nature keep us healthy? (M.P. 2012)
Answer:
Nature keeps us healthy by blessing our minds and hearts with spontaneous wisdom and health. It keeps us healthy by keeping us happy.

Question 7.
Write the central idea of the poem.
Answer:
The central idea of the poem is that it is better to know and enjoy nature than to seek learning and wisdom in books. It says we should allow our minds and hearts to be shaped and formed by nature than to try to analyse and reason out things. We kill beauty and life when we dissect other beings created by Nature.

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MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 17 Torch Bearers

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 17 Torch Bearers

I. Answer these questions (one or two sentences):

Question 1.
What did the old merchant decide about his money?
Answer:
The old merchant decided to give all his money to one of his two sons who proves himself cleverer than the other.

Question 2.
Why did Guru Nanak spend the night in the open? (Imp.)
Answer:
Guru Nanak spent the night in the open because the villagers did hot provide him place to stay.

Question 3.
How did the villagers of the first village treat Guru Nanak?
Answer:
The villagers of the first village treated Guru Nanak rudely.

Question 4.
What is our responsibility towards our country? (Imp.)
Answer:
It is our responsibility to be a good citizen.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 17 Torch Bearers

II. Answer these questions (three or four sentences):

Question 1.
Why was the old merchant very pleased with his second son?
Answer:
The old merchant was very much pleased with his second son. He had given his sons a test. They had to buy something for one rupee which can fill the house. The first son bought hay but the second son bought candles for one rupee and filled the entire house with light by lighting it. Therefore, the old merchant was pleased with his second son.

Question 2.
Which type of citizens does a country need? (Imp.)
Answer:
A country needs good citizens. Such citizens who should use their powers and abilities to try to spread light into all parts their country and spend themselves in the service of their country.

Question 3.
What did Guru Nanak pray for people of the second village?
Answer:
Guru Nanak prayed for the people of second village that they might not remain in the village but might be scattered throughout the country.

Question 4.
What is the responsibility of a student when he/she leaves the school? (M.P. 2014, Imp.)
Answer:
Each student, when he/she leaves the school is given knowledge and skill. It is their responsibility to pass them on by using them in the service of our country.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 17 Torch Bearers

III. Answer these questions (eighty or hundred words):

Question 1.
How did the old merchant come to know that the younger son was cleverer than the elder? (M.P. 2013, 16)
Answer:
The old merchant gave his sons one rupee each. He told them to buy something of it that can fill the entire house. The first son bought hay for one rupee and scattered it on the floor. The second son bought candles for one rupee and stood them in each room of his house. In the evening he lit the candles and the entire house was filled with light. In this way the old merchant found that his second son was cleverer than his elder son.

Question 2.
‘A chain is as strong as its weakest link’. Explain. (Imp.)
Answer:
A chain is made up of several links. The stronger the links are the stronger the chain is. When a chain experiences strain every link of the chain has to bear that strain separately though they are connected to each other. If the links are not of equal strength then the weakest link breaks down and consequently the chain too breaks. Thus the strength of the chain is limited up to the strength of the weakest link. Therefore a chain is always as strong as its weakest link.

MP Board Class 10th English Important Questions

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 16 The Red Rice Granary

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 16 The Red Rice Granary

I. Answer these questions (one or two sentences):

Question 1.
What was the reaction of the young girls and boys after the writer’s lecture? (M.P. 2014)
Answer:
After the writer’s lecture the young girls and boys became very emotional and wanted to donate for needy.

Question 2.
How did the writer assure the boys and girls? (Imp.)
Answer:
The writer assured the boys and girls by saying them to send their bags to her office and she would send them to the right persons.

Question 3.
How did the grand parents of the writer live?
Answer:
The writer’s grand parents were hard working. They did their work wholeheartedly without expecting anything from anybody in their life.

Question 4.
What did the writer ask her grand parents when she was young?
Answer:
When the writer was young, she asked her grand parents why did they eat the poor quality red rice and donated the good quality white rice.

Question 5.
Why didn’t they eat white rice at night? (Imp.)
Answer:
They didn’t eat white rice at night because it was a very good quality rice and they believed in donating the best. So they used to donate the white rice instead of eating it at night.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 16 The Red Rice Granary

II. Answer these questions (three or four sentences):

Question 1.
How did squirrels help Shri Ram during the construction of the bridge between India and Lanka? (Imp.)
Answer:
The squirrels helped Shri Ram in constructing the bridge between India and Lanka by each bringing a handful of sand.

Question 2.
Why did the writers initial feeling of pride on receiving the donations in kind turn into shock and surprise on opening the bags containing them?
Answer:
When the writer opened the bags, she found that they were filled with almost all kind of domestic junk at which were fit only to be thrown into dust bins. Therefore, her initial feeling of pride changed into shock and surprise on opening those bags.

Question 3.
How did the people live in the village during the writer’s childhood days?
Answer:
During the writer’s childhood days there was no communal divide in the village. People from different communities lived togather in peace.

Question 4.
How did the writer’s grand parents help the poor people? (Imp.)
Answer:
The writer’s grand parents helped the poor people by donating them good quality white rice.

Question 5.
What is the real service of God according to the writer’s grand mother? (Imp.)
Answer:
According to the writer’s grand mother service to the poor was service to God. She used to say if you serve the poor with whatever you have, you have served god. She believed if you wish to give something to somebody, give the best in you. God is not in the places of worship but with the poor people.

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MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 15 In Memoriam

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 15 In Memoriam

I. Answer these questions (one or two sentences):

Question 1.
What does the poet want us to give up in the first stanza of the poem?
Answer:
In the first stanza of the poem the poet wants us to give up the false.

Question 2.
What does the poet say about the memories of the dead people? (M.P. 2012, 13)
Answer:
About the memories of the dead people the poet says that it is such grief that saps the mind.

Question 3.
What should be a proper replacement for old tradition?
Answer:
Old traditions can be properly replaced by nobler modes of life.

Question 4.
What does the poet say about his sad songs?
Answer:
About his sad song the poet says that we should say them good bye.

Question 5.
What does the poet want in place of greed for wealth?
Answer:
The poet wants thousand years of peace in place of love for wealth.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 15 In Memoriam

Question 6.
What would be a proper replacement for war culture? (M.P. 2014, 16)
Answer:
A thousand years of peace would be a proper replacement for war culture.

II. Answer these questions (three or four sentences):

Question 1.
What are the things suggested by the poet that we should leave? (M.P. 2015, Imp.)
Answer:
The poet suggests that we should leave falsehood, grief, feud of rich and poor, slowly dying cause ancient forms of party strife. We should abandon want, care and sin, mournful songs, false pride, foul diseases and wars.

Question 2.
What things should we adopt in our life according to the poet? (M.P. 2009 Set B, Imp.)
Answer:
According to the poet we should adopt true, nobler modes of life, sweeter manner, purer laws, happy songs, love of truth, right and good.

Question 3.
Which line shows the poet’s concern for poor destitute people and what is responsible for their flight?
Answer:
The following line of the poem shows the poet’s concern for poor and destitute people.
“Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all man kind.”

Question 4.
Explain in your words. (Imp.)
(i) Ring in the nobler modes of life, with sweeter manners, purer laws.
(ii) Ring out the grief that saps the mind.
Answer:
(i) The poet means that we should abandon the old system of strife and struggle among classes and parties and adopt nobler modes of life. We should have good relations with all.
(ii) The poet means that grief should be abandoned because it is of no worth. It makes us weak mentally and harms us physically.

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MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 14 The Pot of Gold

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 14 The Pot of Gold

I. Answer these questions (one or two sentences):

Question 1.
What were the qualities of Subuddhi and Kabuddhi? (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
Subuddhi was an honest woman and led a good life and Kubuddhi was a wicked woman and led a life of drinking and gambling.

Question 2.
What was the decision in the case of Kubuddhi and Subuddhi?
Answer:
In the case of Kubuddhi and Subuddhi it was decided that Subuddhi will get all the eight hundred gold coins and Kubuddhi will be put into prison.

II. Answer these questions (three or four sentences):

Question 1.
Subuddhi and Kubuddhi found a pot of gold. What did Subuddhi propose to Kubuddhi? (Imp.)
Answer:
After finding the pot of gold Subuddhi proposed to Kubuddhi to divide the gold between them and return to their homes.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 14 The Pot of Gold

Question 2.
What was Kubuddhi’s plan to cheat his friend?
Answer:
Kubuddhi said to Subuddhi that they should take only one hundred gold coins each and bury the remaining eight hundred gold coins under a tree. He had decided that later he will come alone and take away all the gold. This was his plan to cheat his friend.

Question 3.
How did Kubuddhi take the help of his father in cheating Subuddhi?
Answer:
Kubuddhi hid his father in the hollow trunk of the Banyan tree. When the judge asked the goddess of forest about the thief, his father replied in a deep voice that it was Subuddhi who had stolen the gold. In this way Kubuddhi took the help of his father in cheating Subuddhi.

Question 4.
How did Subuddhi prove himself innocent at last? (M.P. 2012, 16)
Answer:
When the goddess of forest called Subuddhi the thief he understood that there was someone hiding in the hollow tree trunk. He lit a fire around the tree. The smoke forced Kubuddhi’s father who was hiding there in the trunk, to jump out to save his life. When the judge saw this Subuddhi’s innocence was proved at last.

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MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 13 Opportunity for Youth

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 13 Opportunity for Youth

I. Answer these questions (one or two sentences):

Question 1.
Who is the happiest man according to Pt. Nehru?
Answer:
According to Pt. Nehru the happiest man is one whose thinking and actions are coordinated.

Question 2.
What is needed to achieve the integration of personality?
Answer:
By coordinating thought and action we can remove the inner conflict. This helps to achieve the integration of personality.

Question 3.
What is the folly in which the people of every country indulge?
Answer:
The people of every country in the world indulge in the folly of thinking that their country is the greatest country in the world.

Question 4.
What is appropriate, to seek evil in others or to find the good in them? Why?
Answer:
It is appropriate to seek good in others because it profits us and others by our contact.

Question 5.
What is reading?
Answer:
Reading is helpful to thinking. We get others thoughts and by weighing them become thoughtful.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 13 Opportunity for Youth

Question 6.
Which type of people were not liked by Pt. Nehru?
Answer:
Pt. Nehru did not like those people who do not have any pride and ambition and are sloppy.

Question 7.
What is the silliest pride?
Answer:
Pride of getting money is the silliest pride.

II. Answer these questions (three or four sentences):

Question 1.
Describe the views of Pt. Nehru about calling a country good or bad.
Answer:
Pt. Nehru says that people of every country believe that their country is the best. Every country has admirable point about it. It has great achievements as well as bad periods in their history. Neither anybody is perfect nor thoroughly bad. All countries are mixtures of good and evil.

Question 2.
Which quality of Mahatma Gandhi is described by Pt. Nehru? What did Mahatma Gandhi do? (Imp.)
Answer:
Mahatma Ghandi’s quality of drawing out the good in another people is described by Pt. Nehru. Gandhiji somehow used to spot the good and laid emphasis on it.

Question 3.
What should we think about according to Pt. Nehru?
Answer:
According to Pt. Nehru, we should think about finding good in others. This will profit us and also to those other people who come in contact with us.

Question 4.
How should our engineers and technicians be trained?
Answer:
Our engineers and technicians must be trained in mind to become visionary and understand the world. They should also be trained in particular jobs which they can do well.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 13 Opportunity for Youth

Question 5.
Discuss the importance of pride and ambition in youth. (Imp.)
Answer:
The youth must have pride and ambition to do something worthwhile and big. Youth deprived of these two things are sloppy and disliked by all. Pride and ambition should not be taken in small personal sense. Pride and ambition should be such that make us excel in our field of work.

Question 6.
How have the people who have achieved greatness become so? Explain. (Imp.)
Answer:
The people who have achieved greatness have become so because they have virtue and ability. The more important thing they had was ambition and pride. They tried to do big things and in trying so they increased their stature.

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MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 12 Maharana Pratap

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 12 Maharana Pratap

I. Answer these questions (one or two sentences):

Question 1.
Where did Pratap Singh encamp?
Answer:
Pratap Singh encamped at the foot of Aravalli hills.

Question 2.
What did Pratap Singh say to his son about Mewar?
Answer:
Pratap Singh said to his son that Mewar was meant for his inheritance. He had long striven for it. But now he should turn his eyes towards exile after taking a last look at it.

Question 3.
Who came to meet Pratap Singh in the disguise of Brahmans? (Imp.)
Answer:
Bhama Shah the Chief Minister of Mewar came to meet Pratap Singh in the dis-guise of Brahmans with his band of selected swordsmen.

Question 4.
Who was Bhama Shah?
Answer:
Bhama Shah was the Cheif Minister of Mewar.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 12 Maharana Pratap

Question 5.
What did Bhama Shah bring?
Answer:
Bhama Shah brought all his wealth with him.

Question 6.
Why did Bhama Shah travel as pilgrim?
Answer:
Bhama Shah travelled as a pilgrim to save himself from the Mughal army.

Question 7.
What was Pratap Singh’s reaction after listening to Bhama Shah’s view? (M.P. 2013, 16)
Answer:
On listening to Bhama Shah’s views Pratap Singh was so amazed that he said his power of speech was taken away. He felt that he was dreaming.

Question 8.
What title did Pratap Singh give to Bhama Shah?
Answer:
Pratap Singh gave Bhama Shah the title ‘Saviour of Mewar.’

II. Answer these questions (three or four sentences):

Question 1.
Describe the thoughts of Bhama Shah about his motherland. (Imp.)
Answer:
Bhama Shah says that his motherland has given him so much that even when the princes hungered they hoarded gold. Now its time for him to do whatever he could for his motherland. Therefore he submits all his wealth to Pratap Singh. He says once he has used his sword for his motherland and he has striven throughout his life to do so again.

Question 2.
Why did Pratap Singh call Bhama Shah the ‘Saviour of Mewar’? (M.P. 2013, 14, 16, 17 Imp.)
Answer:
Pratap Singh rightly calls Bhama Shah the ‘Saviour of Mewar’ because he provides the much sought help to him at a very crucial time. It was the time when Rana Pratap had lost all hopes of restoring, the pride of Mewar and had almost decided to spend his remaining life in exile. The help from Bhama Shah revitalizes the hope and ability to fight Mughals.

Question 3.
Write the character sketch of Bhama Shah? (M.P. 2011, 12, 15, 16)
Answer:
Bhama Shah loved his motherland Mewar. When Rana Pratap lost in war against Mughals, he offered his all wealth and his life in the service of his motherland. He was great patriot and he has great affection to Rana Pratap and Mewar.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 12 Maharana Pratap

Question 4.
Describe the qualities of Maharana Pratap. (M.P. 2010, 12, 15)
Answer:
Maharana Pratap was a great warrior king of Mewar. He loved his motherland very much. He devoted his entire life to save the honour of Mewar. Even after being defeated by Akbar, he did not submit to his supremacy. He preferred to face the hardships of exile than to be a subordinate ruler.

Question 5.
How did Rao Sakta react for Bhama Shah? (M.P. 2014, 17)
Answer:
Rao Sakta delighted a lot when he came to know that Bhama Shah came in the disguise of Brahmin. He joyfully arranged the meeting with Rana, message that Bhama Shah had come with some great benevolent purpose.

MP Board Class 10th English Important Questions

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 11 Wind

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 11 Wind

I. Answer these questions (one or two sentences):

Question 1.
Who takes the kites high? (M.P. 2009 Set B, 15)
Answer:
The wind takes the kites high.

Question 2.
What does the wind always do? (M.P. 2012)
Answer:
The wind blows all the day, singing loudly.

Question 3.
How does the wind work? (M.P. 2016, 17 Imp.)
Answer:
The wind works by hiding itself.

Question 4.
What does the poet want to know about the wind? (M.P. 2017)
Answer:
The poet wants to know if the wind is a beast or a child like him.

Question 5.
What does the poet ask in the last stage?
Answer:
In the final stage the poet wants to know if the wind is stronger than him.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 11 Wind

II. Answer these questions (three or four sentences):

Question 1.
What are the types of works of the wind as described in the poem (Theme)? (Imp.)
Answer:
In the poem the wind is described as doing a lot of works. It tosses the kites on high and blows the birds about the sky. It pushes the child and calls him too.

Question 2.
What does the poet want to know about the ‘blower’ the wind? (M.P. 2014)
Answer:
The poet wonders if the wind is young or old. The poet wants to know about the blower wind if it is a beast or just a child like him, who is stronger than him.

MP Board Class 10th English Important Questions

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 10 The Tribute – II

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 10 The Tribute – II

I. Answer these questions (one or two sentences):

Question 1.
How did the second brother behave at the time of division?
Answer:
At the time of division the second brother would often whisper things into his wife’s ear and then take place with his brothers.

Question 2.
Why did Babuli give the paper slip to his elder sister-in-law? (M.P. 2015)
Answer:
Babuli gave the paper slip to his elder sister-in-law because he did not have the courage to face his elder brother.

II. Answer these questions (three or four sentences):

Question 1.
Describe the preparations made for the division in Babuli’s house.
Answer:
Seven or eight people gathered in the courtyard to supervise the division. The three brothers were present. All the household articles were heaped in the courtyard. Almost every movable things, big or small, was piled for division among the brothers.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 10 The Tribute - II

Question 2.
Write a short note on the sacrifice of Babuli’s elder brother. (M.P. 2012)
Answer:
Babuli’s elder brother never cared for his own happiness. He did not hesitate in serving his younger brother. At the time of division he added his that wrist watch also to the heap of things which was given to him by his father when he was in class elventh. Once he mortgaged that watch when Babuli needed Rs. 150 to go to Delhi to appear in an interview. He was a perfect elder brother.

Question 3.
Describe Babuli’s feelings while walking in his fields. (Imp.)
Answer:
While walking in his fields with his elder brother, Babuli felt the imprints of his brother’s feet, palm and fingers everywhere. He could see the pearls of sweat of his elder brother’s sparkling on the field. He felt that those fields actually belonged to his brother.

Question 4.
How did Babuli pay his tribute to his elder brother?
Answer:
Babuli paid his tribute to his elder brother by giving away his share of land to him.

MP Board Class 10th English Important Questions

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 9 The Tribute – I

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 9 The Tribute – I

I. Answer these questions (one or two sentences):

Question 1.
How did Babuli’s elder brother care for him when he was a student?
Answer:
Babuli’s elder brother used to take care of him when he was a student by enquiring regularly about his well being.

Question 2.
Why did Babuli’s brother write a letter to him?
Answer:
Babuli’s brother wrote a letter to him to call him to the village for the division of their family property.

Question 3.
Who was adamant about the division of the property?
Answer:
It was Babuli’s second brother who was adamant about division of the property.

Question 4.
How did Babuli’s wife plan to use the money? (Imp.)
Answer:
Babuli’s wife planned to use the money for purchasing a fridge, scooter and some ornaments and depositing the rest amount in a bank.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 9 The Tribute - I

Question 5.
How did Babuli feel listening to his wife’s plan?
Answer:
While listening to his wife’s plan, Babuli felt that he was an innocent lamb and his wife was butcher who was sharpening the knife to tear him into large chunks of meat, and consoling him saying that there is better life after death.

Question 6.
How much time did Babuli take to become normal?
Answer:
Babuli took only two days time to become normal.

II. Answer these questions (three or four sentences):

Question 1.
Describe the changes that occured in the life of Babuli.
Answer:
Many changes had occured in Babuli’s life. He had got married. He got a job in an office. He became negligent towards his mother and brothers living in the village.

Question 2.
What was the effect of the letter on Babuli?
Answer:
When Babuli finished reading the letter, a cold sweat drenched him. He felt helpless and orphaned. A sort of despair haunted him for a long time. He tried to drive them away, yawning helplessly.

MP Board Class 10th General English Important Questions Chapter 9 The Tribute - I

Question 3.
What was the reaction of Babuli’s wife when she heard about the division? (M.P. 2009 Set B, 14, 16)
Answer:
When Babuli told his wife about division, she was totally unperturbed. She just asked him that when it was going to take place. Babuli felt as if she was all prepared and waiting for it to take place.

Question 4.
How did Babuli’s elder brother take him home from his tuitions?
Answer:
Babuli’s elder brother used to escort him home from his tuition. He would carry the lantern, his bag of books and notes. He used to follow him whenever he lagged behind he would ask him if he was tired and call him to hold his hand and walk with him.

MP Board Class 10th English Important Questions