English Question Bank Solution SSC Class 10 Mah Board

Question Bank Solution Class 10 for Maharashtra Board with solutions

ENGLISH ACTIVITY SET 1
(Section I: Language Study)

Q. 1. A. 1. Do as directed (Any 4):

i. Identify the type of sentence:

Don’t lose faith.

Answer

Negative sentence

ii. Punctuate the given sentence:

are you still hungry I asked faintly

Answer

“Àre you still hungry?” I asked faintly.

iii. Find out minimum four letter words from the given word:

Conversation: 4 words

Answer

Nation, version, notice, cater, crate, trance, trace, satin, coat, note, stain, star, stone, tone, race, train, tones, Cover, covers, Ratio, ration, Ocean, cones, cone, Vase, nets, toes, Vets, onionQ

iv. Complete the following word chain for verbs :

Change Answer eat tied drag gone

v. Arrange the given words in the proper alphabetical order.

Solution security sleep suddenly

Answer

Security sleep solution suddenly

A2. Do as directed (Any 2):

i. Rewrite in Indirect narration:

“Now young man,” he said. “We are ready to listen to Bach.”

Answer

They were ready to listen to Bach, he told the young man.

He told the young man that they were ready to listen to Bach.

ii. Make meaningful sentences of your own to show the difference in homophones:

Blue:

Answer

The blue dress has a better design than the yellow one.

Blew:

Answer

The blew so far that it took all the clothes with it.

iii. Rewrite in the past perfect continuous tense:

The Marlin fights for its life desperately.

Answer

The Marlin had been fighting for its life desperately.

B. Do as directed (any one):

i. Change the following sentence into positive and comparative degree:

Superlative:

The biggest challenge knocking at the doors of mankind is fear and intolerance.

Answer

Comparative:

There are many challenges knocking at the door of mankind, but fear and intolerance are bigger than all of them.

Positive:

No other challenge knocking on the door of mankind is as big as fear and intolerance.

ii. Pick out the Modal Auxiliary and state its function:

He would borrow one week and lend the next.

Answer

Would. Past of will.

I knew, I could not afford caviar.

Answer

Could. Ability

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ENGLISH ACTIVITY SET 2
Section – I (Language Study)

Q1. A1. Do as directed (Any 4):

i. Spot the error in the following sentence and rewrite it:

When I took the note, I saw it were still wet from the nights rain.

Answer

When I took the note, I saw it was still wet from the nights rain.

ii. Form two present participle in which the last letter is doubled

Answer

Sitting

Winning

Running

Knitting

iii. Write any 2 compound words of your own.

Answer

Backyard

Birthday

Flower vase

iv. Identify the type of sentence:

How utterly we have failed our children!

Answer

Exclamatory

v. Pick out the gerund from the following sentence :

The attitude of taking destroys families.

Answer

Taking

A2. Do as directed (any 2):

i. Write a word register of 8 words related to:

‘Music’.

Answer:

Guitar

Singing

Hip-hop

Classical

Piano

Tabla

Drum

Raga

Beat

ii Change the voice:

Anil had already made the tea.

Answer:

The tea was already made by Anil

iii Change the following sentences into indirect speech :

Robert asked, “Joan.how old are you ?” “I am 13 years old,” she replied

Answer

Robert asked Joan how old she was. She replied that she was 13 years old.

B. i. Do as directed (Any 1):

i. Make two sentences by using the given word as a noun and as verb:

Dream

Answer

Noun:

He is the same person I saw in a dream.

Verb:

I dream about a world that is without conflict. 

ii. Begin the sentence with ‘No sooner ……

As soon as the thief escaped the family informed the police………………

Answer

No sooner had the thief escaped the family informed the police.

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ENGLISH ACTIVITY SET 1
SECTION II : TEXTUAL PASSAGES
(Reading skills, Vocabulary and Grammar)

Q.2. A. Read the following passage and do the activities:

We saw small bits of grass peeping through the small cracks in a concrete pavement. It left us thinking: however impossible things may look, there is always an opening……

We saw a tree bare of all leaves in the cold winter months. We thought its chapter was over. But three months passed, spring set in and the tree was back to its green majesty once again, full of leaves, flowers, birds and life. What if we too had the conviction that, however difficult things are right now, it will not remain so for ever. Remember, this too shall pass.

We saw an army of ants lugging a fly which was at least ten times the ant’s size. The ants organized themselves around the fly, lifted it on frail feelers and carried it to quite a distance. Their teamwork and perseverance were impressive. What if we too are consistent, organized focused…….

Spider webs are delicate, yet very strong. A rainbow colours the entire sky. Oysters take in a grain of sand they open up with a pearl. Innumerable stars shine across the infinite sky. Clouds take new shapes with every passing moment. The wind makes trees dance with unhindered passion. Water, without hint of ego, changes its form according to the dictates of the sun and the wind. When we see a caterpillar turn into a butterfly, a flower turns into a fruit, we experience the alchemy of nature… we touch it and become gold ourselves.

A1. Complete the following web:

Rainbow colours the entire sky.

Answer

Stars shine across the infinite sky. 

Clouds take new shapes with every passing moment.

Oysters take in a grain of sand they open up with a pearl.

Trees stand with green majesty, full of leaves, flowers, birds and life.

A2. What do the following things in nature teach us:

Answer

i. Ants …………………. teach us teamwork and perseverance

ii. Grass ………………….. teach us however impossible things may look, there is always an opening

A3. Complete the following collocations with the help of the passage:

Answer

i) …………… winter – cold winter

ii) ………………. moment – passing moment

iii)………….passion – unhindered passion

iv) ……………. sky – infinite sky

A4. Do as directed:

i. Spider webs are delicate, yet very strong.

(Rewrite the sentence beginning with ‘Although ……….’)

Answer

Although spider webs are delicate, they are very strong

ii. We touch it and become gold ourselves.

(Add a question tag and Rewrite the sentence)

Answer

We touch it and become gold ourselves, don’t we?

A5. How do you deal with difficulties and problems in life? Explain in brief.

Answer

To deal with difficulties and problems we should be very strong. We should remember that there are opportunities even if things look impossible. No matter what the size of our problems we can overcome it if we work together and aim at giving our best. Sometimes we may not get the results you desire. You should rest before trying again and succeed.

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