# AP 10th Class English Question Paper April 2022 with Solutions

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## AP SSC English Question Paper April 2022 with Solutions

Instructions:

1. The question paper has 35 questions in three sections (A, B and C)
2. Answer all the questions on a separate answer hook supplied to you.
3. 15 minutes of time is allotted exclusively for reading the question paper and 3 hours for writing the answers.
4. Answer all the questions of SECTION – B(Grammar and Vocabulary) in the same order at one place in ‘ your answer hook.

Section – A : Reading Comprehension

(Questions 1 – 5) : Read the following passage carefully.

Nick began travelling the world and in 2008 he. went to Hawaii and met surfing master Bethany Hamilton, who had her arm bitten off by a shark when she was 12.

‘She was amazing’, said Nick.’She taught me how to surf and I was terrified at first, but once I got up there it felt absolutely fantastic and I caught some waves pretty well.’ Nick quickly learned how to do the 360 degree spins on his board – a feat that got him on the cover of Surfer magazine within 48 hours. ‘No one has ever done that in the history of surfing; he said. But I have a very low centre of gravity. So I’ve got pretty good balance.

He has visited different countries all over the world. The football fan is now a motivational speaker and has travelled to over 24 countries speaking to groups of up to 110,000 people.

(Attitude is Altitude)

Now, answer the following questions. (5 × 2 = 10 M)

Question 1.
Whom did Nick meet at Hawaii ?
Nick met Bethani Hamilton at Hawaii.

Question 2.
How did Bethany Hamilton lose her arm ?
Choose the right option from the choices given for each question.
Bethany had her arm bitten off by a shark when she was 12.

Question 3.
Nick was on the cover page of Surfer magazine because ( )
A) he caught some waves pretty well
B) he is a disabled man
C) he did a 360 degree spin on the surfing board
C) he did a 360 degree spin on the surfing board

Question 4.
Why did Nick visit different countries all over the world ? ( )
A) He is a football fan
B) He is a motivational speaker
C) He loved travelling
B) He is a motivational speaker

Question 5.
Why was Nick able to do a 360 degree spin on the surfing board ? ( )
B) He had no centre of gravity
C) He had a very low centre of gravity

(Questions 6 – 8) : Read the following stanza carefully.

There was a time indeed
they used to shake hands with their hearts:
but that’s gone, son. .
Now they shake hands without hearts :
While their left hands search
my empty pockets.

Choose the correct answers to the following questions. (3 × 2 = 6 M)

Question 6.
Which time does the speaker think is good ? ( )
A) present time
B) past time
C) future time
B) past time

Question 7.
What does the word ‘they’ refer to ? ( )
A) father and his son
B) father and the people
C) the people in the past and present
C) the people in the past and present

Question 8.
‘but that’s gone, son’ what was gone ? ( )
A) The practice of searching empty pockets
B) The practice of shaking hands with hearts
C) The practice of shaking hands without hearts
B) The practice of shaking hands with hearts

(Questions 9 – 10) : Read the following passage carefully.

When they passed a young tree, the potter grabbed a branch. But the horse did not stop. Instead the tree was pulled out of the ground. A sentry from the enemy camp saw the potter galloping towards the camp with a tree in one hand and his reins in the other. ‘That must be the General who captured a tiger with his bare hands/ he thought.
(The Brave Potter)

Choose the correct answers to the following questions : (2 × 2 = 4 M)

Question 9.
Who saw the potter galloping towards the enemy camp?
A) A sentry
B) The Tiger-General
C) The Enemy King
A) A sentry

Question 10.
Why did the potter grab the branch of a tree ?
A) To root out the tree
B) To attack the enemy
C) To stop the galloping horse
C) To stop the galloping horse

(Questions 11 – 15) : Study the following Pie-Chart. (5 × 2 = 10 M)

Question 11.
What is the pie-chart about ?
The Pie chart is about the number of enrolled students in a college.

Question 12.
How many students are enrolled for MBBS ?
A) 75
B) 250
C) 50
500

Question 13.
How many more students are in MBBS than that of in Hotel Management ?
A) 75
B) 250
C) 50
B) 250

Question 14.
The commerce sector has ……….. students.
A) 50
B) 250
C) 75
C) 75

Question 15.
Choose the CORRECT statement from those given below:
A) Dentisting has 75 number of students.
B) Computer Science has more number of students than that of commerce.
C) Hotel Management occupies the second place in enrolling the students.
C) Hotel Management occupies the second place in enrolling the students.

Section – B : Grammar & Vocabulary

Note : Answer all the questions of Section-B (Grammar & Vocabulary) in the same order at one place in your answer book:

Question 16.
Combine the following sentences using ‘who’ (2 M)
Abel wanted to marry Mrs. John Shorrocks. She keeps the ‘Ring – O – Bells’.
Abel wanted to marry Mrs. John Shorrocks who keeps the ‘Ring – O – Bells’.

Question 17.
Change the following sentence into ‘passive voice’ (2 M)
The housewife scrubbed the floor spotlessly clean.
The house was scrubbed spotlessly clean by the housewife.

Question 18.
Combine the following sentences using ‘as’. (2 M)
I had to do a bit of catching up. I walked fast.
As I had to do a bit of catching up, I walked fast.

Question 19.
Fill in the blanks with suitable preposition / prepositional phrases given in the brackets. (2 × 1 = 2 M)

a) Suma is afraid ……….. lizards. (on/ of/in)
b) Geeta was unable to attend the party ……… heavy rains. (due to / inspite of / in addition to )
(a) of
(b) due to

Question 20.
Fill in the blanks with suitable form of verb given in the brackets. (2 × 1 = 2 M)

a) The electrician ……….. (restore) the power before the audience left.
b) The power ………… (go) off after the musician had landed on the cables.
(b) went

Question 21.

Question 22.
Change the following into a ‘polite request’.
A passenger to a conductor: “What is the fare to Vijayawada ?”

Question 23.
What do the following sentences mean ?
i) You can sing for eight hours at a stretch.
A) Making a statement
B) Expressing ability
D) Expressing possibility
B) Expressing ability

ii) Shall I wait till you come ?
A) Making a request
B) Giving permission
C) Making an offer
D) Seeking permission
D) Seeking permission

Question 24.
Read the following paragraph and write the synonyms of the underlined words choosing from
the words given in the box. (4 × 1 = 4 M)
complete, lost, starting, obtained, skilled, hard
In the beginning (a) it was difficult (b). but they soon gained (c) confidence and they became very competent (d) foresters. So I called them “Foresters without Diplomas”.
a) starting
b) hard
c) obtained
d) skilled

Question 25.
Read the paragraph and match the words given in column ‘A’ with their antonyms in column ‘B’:
(4 × 1 = 4 M)

Nick has a small (a) foot on his left (b) hip which helps him balance (c) and enables (d) him to kick.

a) 3
b) 6
c) 1
d) 4

Question 26.
Fill in the blanks with right form of words given in brackets. (4 × 1 = 4 M)

Father had provided for my ………. (a) (educate/education/educational), and I had been able to ……….. (b)
(realizing / realize / realization) his dreams. My parents were truly ………. (c) (proud / proudly / pride) of
me. It was through me that they had earned a greater degree of admiration and ……….. (d) (respectful/
respect/respectfully) from the villagers.
a) education
b) realize
c) proud
d) respect

Question 27.
Complete the following spellings with ‘ou, ea, ei, oo’. (2 × 1 = 2 M)
Well, we’ll think about it after t_ _ (a), and then we’ll l_ _k (b) through his bits of things and make
a list of them.
a) tea
b) look

Question 28.
Complete the words with correct suffixes given in brackets.

Ben at present is trying to adopt himself to the regrett ……….. (able/ible) occasion.
Mrs. Jordan sails into the room and solemn ………. (ily/ly) goes straight to Mrs. Slater and kisses her.
a) regrettable
b) solemnly

Question 29.
Find the wrongly spelt word and write the correct spelling. (2 × 1 = 2 M)
a) fetch upstairs special enouf
b) culprit humour discreat fragments
a) enough
b) discrete

Question 30.
Read the following dictionary entry of the word given below. (2 × 1 = 2 M)

Now answer the following questions by using the information above.
a) What is the part of speech of the word “lazy” ?
b) Write a synonym for the word “lazy”.
b) Torpid

Question 31.
Arrange the following words under the correct headings.
hanky-panky, boo-boo, hush-hush, easy-peasy, nitty-gritty, hodge-podge, ta-ta, chop-chop
Duplicative words:
1. ………..
2. ……….
3. ……….
4. ……….

Rhyming words:

1. ………..
2. ………..
3. ………..
4. ………..

 Duplicative words Rhyming words 1. boo-boo 1. hanky-panky 2. hush-hush 2. easy-peasy 3. ta-ta 3. nitty-gritty 4. chop-chop 4. hodge-podge

Question 32.
Match the following one word substitutes in “Part-A” with their meanings in “Part-B” (4 × 1/2 = 2 M)

1 – D
2 – C
3 – A
4 – E

Section – C : Creative Expression

Question 33.
A) You have read the lesson ‘Environment’. You know the Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai well. When she started working with African women, they told her that they did not know how to plant trees. Now write a conversation between Wangari Maathai and the African women on the problems in planting trees based on the above context. (10 M)
(OR)
B) In the lesson ’The Brave Potter’, a sentry from the enemy camp saw the potter galloping towards the camp with a tree in one hand and his reins in the other. He thought that he was the famous Tiger – General – who captured the tiger with bare hands. He cautioned all his people and ran away from there.
Now write a diary entry about the feelings of the sentry based on the above context.
A) Conversation

Wangari Maathai : Hi friends ! How is it going ?
Woman 1 : We are good Ma’am. We are here to know from you about planting trees. We do not know anything about this aspect.
Wangari Maathai : Don’t worry ! I have already asked foresters to come and teach you.
Woman 2 : Ma’am plantation is not our cup of tea. We need thorough training in this field.
Wangari Maathai : I know ! But you need to work hard. Foresters are professionals. So the methods used by them are complicated. Being ordinary illiterate women you feel it as difficult.
Woman 3 : Yes Ma’am ! What do we do ?
Wangari Maathai : Ok let’s go for it. You work in farms. You know how to put seeds and cultivate crops.
Woman 1 & 2 : Of course ! That is our livelihood.
Wangari Maathai : So you treat these trees’ seeds the same way you treat other seeds for food crops. Place seeds in old broken pots. They will germinate.
Woman 3 : Then ……….
Wangari Maathai : We will give you plastic bags so that you can put those seedlings and nurture them. Once they grow about half a meter, you can transplant them to farms.
Woman : It seems difficult. But we will do our best.
Wangari Maathai : All the best!

(OR)

b)

DIARY ENTRY

Dt XX.XX.XXXX.
Dear Diary,
Today I saw a stunning incident. We deployed our troops in the border of neighbouring country as per our king’s orders. We were waiting for the enemy troops to fight. Suddenly I saw a jaw dropping scene. I could not believe my own eyes. I saw a man on a horse galloping towards our camp with a huge tree in one hand and reins in other. I heard about the Tiger – General who captured a tiger with his bare hands. Now I realised that he was none other than that Tiger General. I alerted all my people screaming to save themselves from the Tiger – General who was heading with a large army to attack. He had a strength of a gaint. He uprooted a tree with one hand. Hearing this all my people fled. What a powerful man the Tiger – General is !

– Sentry

Question 34.
Answer any one of the following:
A) Accidents in big cities is a common phenomenon. Unfortunately, no one comes to the rescue of the victims on the road because of the fear of facing the police. Now that the Supreme Court has issued guidelines that people who take the victims to a hospital will not be questioned or detained, there is no reason why passers-by should hesitate to help them and thus discharge their duty as responsible citizens.
Write a letter to your friend asking him to bring awareness among his friends to respond when such situations arise. (10 M)
(OR)
B) Write a biographical sketch of Sri Sirivennela Seetha Rama Sastry, a famous Indian poet, singer and lyricist known for his works in Telugu cinema and Telugu theatre.
Name : Chembolu Seetha Rama Sastry
Born : 20 May, 1955
Place of birth : Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh
Stage Name : Sirivennela Seetha Rama Sastry
Acquired after writing the lyrics for the film ‘Sirivennela’ in 1986.
Parents : Dasiviyogi, Subbulakshmi
Children : Yogeshwar Sharma, Raja Chembolu
Contributions : 3000 songs, Sirivennela Tarangalu
Credits : Highest paying film lyricist in AP.
Awards : Padma Shri, Eleven state Nandi awards, Film Fare award 4 times. Padma Shri (2018)
A)

LETTER

27-08-20XX.

Dear Vishnu,

Hope this finds you in the best of the health and cheers. I am doing well here, what about you? In this letter I would like to share my experience with you.

Yesterday I was going to a market on foot with my father. We were walking on the footpath. As a bolt from the blue a big lorry came in opposite direction of a car and crashed it. The car struck the divider and stopped. The car glasses broke and the person in the driver seat got injured severely. He was bleeding a lot. Everyone hesitated to help him. They feared of being questioned by police and doctors. We went there, called 108. We pulled the driver outside, cleaned his head and tightly covered it with a towel, found in the car. Meanwhile 108 came and the victim was taken to hospital.

We should help the accident victims. As per Supreme Court guidelines the people who help the victims should not be questioned or detained. So we need not fear of anything. It is our moral responsibility to show our humanity. At least we can do that. Hope you too do the same in such situations and motivate others.
Write to me.

Yours lovingly,
Mohit.

To
Vishnu,
H.No 42-1-120,
Parvatipuram,
Jaggaiahapet.

B)

SIRIVENNELA SEETA RAMA SASTRY

Chembolu Seetha Rama Sastry, popularly known as Sirivennela Seeta Rama Sastry, was bom on 20 May, 1955 in Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh. His stage name was Sirivennela Seeta Rama Sastry which he acquired after writing the lyrics for the film ‘Sirivennela’ in 1986. His parents are Dasiviyogi and Subbulakshmi. He has two children Yogeshwar Sharma and Raja Chembolu. He wrote 3000 songs and also wrote a book called ‘Sirivennela Tarangalu’. He was considered to be the highest paying film lyricist in A.P. He bagged eleven state Nandi Awards and Film Fare Award for four times. He was honoured with prestigious Padma Sri Award.

(OR)

Question 35.
A) Read the following passage carefully focussing on the underlined parts.

Savitri (A) was awarded the title ‘Mahariati’ (the supreme artiste). She also received the Presidential award (B) for her performance in ‘Chivaraku Migiledi’ the magnum opus of Savitri. She was the recipient of ‘Kalaimamani’ and ‘Nadigavar Tilakam’ from Tamil film industry (C) Savitri had nearly 300 films (D) to her credit. Her career was nearly 30 year long (E). She was equally admired by Telugu and Tamil lovers. She also acted in a few Kannada and Hindi films. She had a lion’s share of films when she was at the zenith of her career.
Now, frame ‘WH’ questions to get the underlined parts in the passage as answers. (10 M)

B) Study the following Bar-diagram and write a paragraph based on the information given in it.
No. of students interested in different games in a school