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

Question 6 (B) - iii You are here

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)

Read the following descriptions (a)-(c) and identify which one correctly corresponds to the extract.

(a) A debate is a formal discussion on a particular topic, usually with two or more people presenting different viewpoints and arguments.

(b) A soliloquy is a speech given by a character alone on stage, which reveals their innermost thoughts and feelings to the audience.

(c) An aside is a brief comment or remark made by a character directly to the audience, which is not intended to be heard by other characters on stage.

Answer:

So, the correct answer is (b) A soliloquy is a speech given by a character alone on stage, which reveals their innermost thoughts and feelings to the audience.

Step-by-Step explanation by Teachoo:

Let's examine each of the given options and see which one matches the extract:

  • option A . A debate: In the extract, there is no discussion or argument between two or more people, so this doesn't correspond.
  • option B. A soliloquy: Lomov is sharing his thoughts and feelings with the audience , while no other characters are present. This matches the extract.
  • option C. An aside: In the extract, Lomov is not making a brief comment or remark directly to the audience, but rather sharing his thoughts more extensively .

So, the correct description corresponding to the extract is:

B. A soliloquy🎭 - Lomov is revealing his inner thoughts and feelings to the audience while being alone on stage.

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