CBSE Class 10 Sample Paper for 2024 Boards - English

[Reading] Question 1 (i) Important

Question 1 (ii)

Question 1 (iii)

Question 1 (iv) Important

Question 1 (v)

Question 1 (vi) Important

Question 1 (vii)

Question 1 (viii) Important

[Reading] Question 2 (i)

Question 2 (ii) Important

Question 2 (iii) Important

Question 2 (iv)

Question 2 (v) Important

Question 2 (vi)

Question 2 (vii)

Question 2 (viii) Important

[Grammar] Question 3 (i) Important

[Grammar - Error and Correction] Question 3 (ii)

[Conversation] Question 3 (iii) Important

Question 3 (iv)

Question 3 (v) Important

[Grammar - Error and Correction] Question 3 (vi)

Question 3 (vii)

[Grammar - Narration] Question 3 (viii) Important

Question 3 (ix)

Question 3 (x) Important

Question 3 (xi)

[Grammar - Error and Correction] Question 3 (xii) Important

[Letter Writing] Question 4 (A)

[Letter Writing] Question 4 (B) Important

[Paragraph Writing] Question 5 (A) Important

[Paragraph Writing] Question 5 (B) Important

[Literature - Extract Type Question] Question 6 (A) - i

Question 6 (A) - ii Important

Question 6 (A) - iii

Question 6 (A) - iv Important

[Literature - Extract Type Question] Question 6 (B) - i Important

Question 6 (B) - ii You are here

Question 6 (B) - iii

Question 6 (B) - iv Important

[Literature - Extract Type Question] Question 7 (A) - i

Question 7 (A) - ii Important

Question 7 (A) - iii

Question 7 (A) - iv Important

[Literature - Extract Type Question] Question 7 (B) - i

Question 7 (B) - ii Important

Question 7 (B) - iii

Question 7 (B) - iv Important

[Literature] Question 8 (i)

Question 8 (ii) Important

Question 8 (iii) Important

Question 8 (iv)

Question 8 (v) Important

[Literature] Question 9 (i) Important

Question 9 (ii)

Question 9 (iii) Important

[Literature] Question 10 (A) Important

Question 10 (B)

[Literature] Question 11 (A) Important

Question 11 (B) Important

LOMOV : It's cold... I'm trembling all over, just as if I’d got an examination before me. The great thing is , I must have my mind made up. If I give myself time to think, to hesitate, to talk a lot, to look for an ideal, or for real love, then I'll never get married. Brr...It’s cold! Natalya Stepanovna is an excellent housekeeper, not bad-looking, well-educated. What more do I want? But I'm getting a noise in my ears from excitement. (Drinks) And it’s impossible for me not to marry. In the first place, I'm already 35— a critical age, so to speak. In the second place, I ought to lead a quiet and regular life. I suffer from palpitations, I'm excitable and always getting awfully upset; at this very moment my lips are trembling, and there’s a twitch in my right eyebrow. (The Proposal)

Why is it fair to say that Lomov's tone, when he says "What more do I want?", is uncertain and questioning? Answer in about 40 words.

Answer:

Lomov's tone is uncertain and questioning because he is trying to convince himself that Natalya Stepanovna is a suitable match for him , despite not being in love with her. He lists her qualities but still seems unsure if they are enough for a successful marriage.

Thus, his tone suggests that he is trying to reassure himself t hat he has made the right decision, but he is not entirely convinced.

Step-by-Step explanation by Teachoo:

When Lomov says "What more do I want?", we can understand that his tone is uncertain and questioning because:

  • 🧐 He is listing Natalya's qualities (good housekeeper, well-educated, not bad-looking), but he doesn't mention love or any emotional connection.
  • 🤔 He is trying to persuade himself that these qualities are enough for a successful marriage, indicating that he might have doubts.
  • 😰 Lomov is also nervous and excited, which further implies that he is unsure about his decision.

So, Lomov's tone is uncertain and questioning because he is trying to convince himself of Natalya's suitability, despite not being in love with her.

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