AP 10th Class English Question Paper June 2023 with Solutions

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  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.

The Second World War broke out in 1939, when I was eight years old. For reasons I have never been able to understand, a sudden demand for tamarind seeds erupted in the market. I used to collect the seeds and sell them to a provision shop on Mosque Street. A day’s collection would fetch me the princely sum of one anna. My brother-in-law Jallaluddin would tell me stories about the war which I would later attempt to trace in the headlines in Dinamani. Our area, being isolated, was completely unaffected by the War. But soon India was forced to join the Allied Forces and something like a state of emergency was declared. The first casuality came in the form of the suspension of the train halt at Rameswaram.Station. The newspapers now had to be bundled and thrown out from the moving train on the Rameswaram Road between Rameswaram and Dhanuskodi. That forced my cousin Samsuddin, who distributed newspapers in Rameswaram, to look for a helping hand to catch the bundles and, as if naturally, I filled the slot. Samsuddin helped me earn my first wages. ‘ (My Childhood)

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

Question 1.
What was Dinamani ?
A newspaper

Question 2.
Who helped Kalam earn his first wages ?

Question 3.
Why was Kalam’s town unaffected by the war ?
A) It was an isolated town.
B) Nobody was interested in the war.
C) The people of the town remained indoors.
A) It was an isolated town.

AP 10th Class English Question Paper June 2023 with Solutions

Question 4.
What was the first casualty in Rameswaram ?
A) Newspaper was banned for the town.
B) Suspension of the train halt at Rameswaram Station.
C) The demand for tamarind seeds decreased.
B) Suspension of the train halt at Rameswaram Station.

Question 5.
………….. I filled the slot, what does this sentence mean ?
A) The speaker worked as a helping hand to Samsuddin.
B) The speaker sold tamarind seeds.
C) The speaker earned his first wages.
A) The speaker worked as a helping hand to Samsuddin.

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

Here in the centre, four directions gather
The path ahead leads up or down
Is this our last bright new world birthing?
Is this our waving as we drown?

This could be our last true moment
Knowing the truth, our choices make.
Our grandchild asks “That was the moment
And did the dreamer wake?”
(Or Will the Dreamer Wake?)

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

Question 6.
The poet appeals to us ……….
A) to save the endangered species
B) to wake up early in the morning
C) to wake up the grandchildren
A) to save the endangered species

Question 7.
This stanza says that ………..
A) We should encourage grandchildren
B) We should feel the responsibility to save the diversity of life
C) We should not have dreams
B) We should feel the responsibility to save the diversity of life

Question 8.
Who is the dreamer?
A) Modern man
B) Grandchild
C) Thrush bird
A) Modern man

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

An old tiger ran through the rain looking for shelter. He was wet and cold and his cave was far away. While hurrying to his shelter he saw an old hut. With a sigh of relief the tiger crawled under the thatched roof and lay down by the door. Except for the sound of the rain all was quiet. Before he could nod off, however, he heard something heavy being dragged inside the hut. This was followed by the voice of a woman. (The Brave Potter)

Choose the appropriate answer from the options given: (2 × 2 = 4 M)

Question 9.
Why did the tiger crawl under the thatched roof?
A) To take shelter from rain
B) To help the woman in the hut
C) To drag the heavy thing in the hut.
A) To take shelter from rain

Question 10.
The old tiger felt ……….. after finding the hut.
A) happy
B) tense
C) relief
C) relief

(Questions 11 – 15) : Read the pie – chart carefully.

Now, answer the following questions.

Question 11.
What is the above pie chart about?
Favourite beverages of 400 people in a survey.

AP 10th Class English Question Paper June 2023 with Solutions

Question 12.
How many beverages are shown in the pie-chart?

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Question 13.
The percentage of Iced tea is ……….
A) 56%
B) 11%
C) 10%
C) 10%

Question 14.
As per the information, people like …………. the most.
A) Coffee
B) Tea
C) Cold coffee
B) Tea

Question 15.
Choose the TRUE statement among the following sentences.
A) The percentage of people who like cold drinks is less than that of cold coffee.
B) 20 percent of people like iced tea.
C) Coffee is not a beverage.
A) The percentage of people who like cold drinks is less than that of cold coffee.

Section – B : Grammar & Vocabulary

Note : Answer all the questions of Section – B in the same order at one place in your answer book.

Question 16.
Combine the following sentences using ‘which’ (2 M)
Nick had a very low centre of gravity. It helped him balance well.
Nick had a very low centre of gravity which helped him balance well.

Question 17.
Change the following sentence into ‘passive voice’ (2 M)
Wangari Maathai received the Nobel Prize for Peace.
The Nobel Prize for Peace was received by Wangari Maathai.

Question 18.
Combine the following sentences using ‘As’. (2 M)
There was no one to carry my luggage. My father came up with a solution.
As there was no one to carry the luggage, my father came up with a solution.

Question 19.
Fill in the blanks with suitable preposition / prepositional phrases given in the brackets. (2 × 1 = 2 M)
a) Sriram continued his batting carefully ………… his team though he was hungry.
(for the sake of/in addition to/in front op
b) Sindhu is good ……… English, (of/at/in)
a) for the sake of
b) at

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

a) Finally we ………. (reach) Dirang. The bus from Tawang (not reach) Dirang yet.
had reached, had not reached

b) The train …….. (leave) the station before we reached.
had left

Question 21.
Your mother is very fired with household work.
Advise her to take some rest. (2 M)
You should take some rest as you are tired.

Question 22.
Change the following into a polite request. (2 M)
An old man to a stranger; Help me to cross the road.
Please help me to cross the road.

Question 23.
What do the following sentences mean ? Put a (✓) mark against the right answer. (2 M)

i) The car hasn’t come yet, has it ?
A) Annoyance
B) Surprise
C) Confirmation
D) Hesitation
C) Confirmation

ii) I would be glad if you attend the function.
A) Inviting
B) Thanking
C) Ordering
D) Suggesting
A) Inviting

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)
(sorrowful, skilful, happy, adjust, seriously, cheerful)
He is rather a jolly (a) little man, but at present trying to adapt (b) himself to the regrettable (c) occasion. Mrs. Jordan sails into the room and solemnly (d) goes straight to Mrs. Slater and kisses her.
a) happy (or) cheerful
b) adjust
c) sorrowful
d) seriously

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

The last time the two friends (a) met, Ray was in hospital, on his deathbed. It was a Sunday and Roberge, true to habit, arrived (b) on the dot at 9 a.m. “He had grown so weak (c), that he looked frail as a child (d).
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a) 2
b) 1
c) 5
d) 6

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

The sense of ……….., (a) (pride/proud/proudly), sense of dignity that they are not begging, that they
are doing things for themselves was very ……… (b) (empowered/empowering/ empowerment). That ……. (c) (transformed/transformation/transforming) was very ………… (d) (powerful/power/powerfully).
a) pride
b) empowering
c) transformation
d) powerful

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Question 27.
Complete the following spellings with ‘ea, ou, ia, (or) ie’. (2 × 1 = 2 M)
“I also got r _ _ lly into football and skateboarding. I totally love the English Prem _ _ r league.”
really, Premier

Question 28.
Complete the words with correct suffixes given in brackets. (2 × 1 = 2 M)
He has visited differ …….. (ent/ant) countries all over the world. The football fan is now a motivational
speak ……… (ar/er).
different, speaker

Question 29.
Find the wrongly spelt word and write the correct spelling. (2 × 1 = 2 M)
a) custom certainity terrain crowd
b) shun creeps motoreble tribal
a) certainty
b) motorable

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

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Now, answer the following questions.

a) What is the part of speech of the word ‘contentment’ ?
b) What is the synonym of the word ‘contentment’ ?
a) noun
b) at satisfaction

Question 31.
Arrange the following words under the correct headings. (8 × 1/2 = 2 M)
(crisis, fungi, data, syllabus, phenomena, media, axis, diagnosis )
Singulars :
1. ……….
2. ………..
3. …………
4. ………..
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Plurals :
1. ………
2. ………
3. ………
4. ………

Question 32.
Match the following one word substitutes in “Part – A” with their meanings in “Part – B” (Write only the number and their corresponding letters in your answer book.) (4 × 1/2 = 2 M)

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1 – D
2 – E
3 – B
4 – F

Section – C : Creative Expression

Question 33.
A) In the lesson ‘Rendezvous with Ray’, Roberge and Ray used to meet on Sundays at 9 a.m. at
Ray’s residence. One Sunday morning Roberge found Ray in a disturbed mood because the Charulatha Screenplay was missing. Earlier some well-known personalities of the city visited him and went through some of his manuscripts. After they left Ray found the Charulatha screenplay was missing. Ray was almost sure who the culprit was. Roberge felt sad about this. Write a possible conversation between Ray and Roberge based on the above context. (10 M)


B) In the lesson ‘What Is My Name?’ you learnt that Sarada forgot her name and struggled to know. At last she got her name from her friend and finally found her certificates and painting album. Her disturbed mood finally found peace and she was happy. That night she was elated and wrote a diary entry noting her emotions.
Now, imagine you are Sarada and write a diary entry in this context.
A) Ray : (Deeply concerned) Roberge, I can’t believe it. My Charulatha screenplay has gone missing. I had shown it to those well-known personalities earlier, and now it’s gone.
Roberge : That’s terrible, Ray. Are you certain about who might have taken it?
Ray : Yes, I have my suspicions. But I don’t want to jump to conclusions without concrete evidence. It’s disheartening, though. I trusted them.
Roberge : What are you planning to do about it? Shouldn’t we take some action?
Ray : No, I’ve decided not to. It’s a difficult situation, but I don’t want to harm anyone’s reputation. It’s their conscience they’ll have to live with.
Roberge : But Ray, this is a serious matter. They have stolen your work. They should face the consequences.
Ray : I understand your concern, Roberge. However, I believe in forgiveness and giving people the chance to rectify their mistakes. Perhaps they were misguided, and I don’t want to destroy their lives over this.
Roberge : It’s incredible how you can be so understanding, Ray. Your humane concern astonishes me. But what about your own work?
Ray : My work speaks for itself. I have faith that the universe has a way of balancing things out. Besides, I can rewrite, the screenplay. It may take time, but I won’t let this incident dim my passion.
Roberge : You truly are an inspiration, Ray. Your integrity and compassion are commendable. I hope I can learn from you.
Ray : Thank you, Roberge. We all face challenges, but it’s how we respond to them that defines us. Let’s focus on the positive and continue creating art that touches people’s lives.
Roberge : You’re right, Ray. We shouldn’t let setbacks dampen our spirits. I’ll support you in any way I can.
Ray : I appreciate your support, Roberge. Let’s move forward with resilience and keep spreading the magic of storytelling through our work.
Roberge : Absolutely, Ray. Together, we’ll overcome any obstacle that comes our way.


B) Diary Entry:
Tuesday, August 6,20XX
10:30 p.m.
Dear Diary,

Today is the day I rediscovered myself. Oh! How I had been longing to find my name for the last one week. I was feeling out of place, irritated and lost. It’s all my fault. I had actually indulged so much in swabbing and cleaning, that I myself forgot my identity. It is the biggest mistake I have done till now. I will never repeat it. I will ask hubby to permit me to do a job. If he doesn’t I will paint and develop my skills. I will fight for my rights and be an independent woman henceforth. Tonight I will go to bed peacefully. Thank you God for this day.

AP 10th Class English Question Paper June 2023 with Solutions

Question 34.
A) Your cousin has failed in all his attempts in getting a job. He appeared for different exams by different boards. He prepared well and was confident of succeeding. But he was unable to clear any one of these exams. He missed a selection by the blink of an eye. He was disheartened. He was depressed. Under his depression it appeared as if he would go mad. He is on the verge of giving up.

Write a letter to your cousin not to get depressed and disheartened and not to give up, give him hope and make him confident. Ask him to try again and again till he gets success. (10 M)


B) Write a biographical sketch of Lata Mangeshkar, one of the greatest and most influential singers
in India.

Born : 28 September, 1929
Place of Birth : Indore, Indore State, Central India Agency, British India Present – Madhya Pradesh, India
Other names : Queen of Melody
Nightingale of India
Voice of the Millennium
Occupation : Playback Singer
Film producer
Years active : 1942 – 2022
Parents : Deenanath Mangeshkar, Shevanti Mangeshkar
Awards : National Film Awards
BFJA Awards
Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer
Filmfare Special Awards
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
Honours : Padma Bhushan (1969)
Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1989)
Maharashtra Bhushan (1997)
Padma Vibhushan (1999)
Bharat Ratna (2001)
Died : 6 February 2022 (aged 92), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Question 35.
A) Read the following passage carefully focussing on the underlined parts.
The day came. His classmates were leaving for Madras. (A) They have shared good years in school and college (B) together. He went to the station to say goodbye and good luck to them (C) for their future life. At the station, his friends were excited and talking loudly. (D) The noise was like the chirping of birds. (E)
Now frame ‘WH’ questions to get the underlined parts as answers.
B) Study the following flow-chart and write a paragraph based on the information given in it. (10 M)
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A) Letter Writing:

D.No. 8 – 102,
Krishna Nagar,

Dear Praveen,

I hope this letter finds you well, although I understand that you have been going through a challenging time recently. I wanted to reach out and remind you that setbacks and failures are a natural part of life’s journey. It’s disheartening to experience disappointment after putting in so much effort, but it’s important to remember that success is often just around the corner.

I want to encourage you not to let these failures define you or dampen your spirits. You are talented, capable, and resilient. It’s perfectly normal to feel depressed and disheartened, but remember that this is just a temporary phase. Take some time to regain your strength, gather your thoughts, and then come back stronger than ever. Believe in yourself and your abilities, and don’t hesitate to try again and again until you achieve the success you deserve. Remember, success is not always immediate, but it is the result of perseverance and determination. Keep pushing forward, my dear cousin, and know that I am here to support you every step of the way.

Wishing you renewed hope, strength, and confidence.

With love and encouragement,

Yours lovingly,

Address on the envelope :

S. Praveen,
D.No. 6-83,
Sanath Nagar,


B) Biographical Sketch:

Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar, often referred to as the “Queen of Melody” and the “Nightingale of India,” was one of the greatest and most influential singers in the history of Indian music. She was born on September 28, 1929, in Indore, British India (present-day Madhya Pradesh, India). She was the eldest daughter of Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti Mangeshkar. Lata Mangeshkar came from a musical family, with her father being a renowned classical singer and theater artist.

During her illustrious career spanning over seven decades, Lata Mangeshkar lent her voice to thousands of songs in various languages, including Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, and Malayalam. Her versatility and ability to emote through her voice made her a favorite among music directors and composers.

Lata Mangeshkar’s contribution to Indian cinema and music has been recognized with numerous awards and honours. She received several National Film Awards, BFJA Awards, and Filmfare Awards for Best Female Playback Singer. In addition to these accolades, she also received the Filmfare Special Awards and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to the music industry. Lata Mangeshkar was the recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan in 1969, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989, and the Maharashtra Bhushan in 1997. She was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan in 1999, the second-highest civilian award in India, and in 2001, she was bestowed with the highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.

Even though Lata Mangeshkar passed away on February 6, 2022, at the age of 92 in Mumbai, her legacy and contributions to the world of music will forever be remembered.

Question 35.
A) Where were his classmates leaving ?
B) What have they shared together ?
C) Why did he go to the station ?
D) How were his friends at the station ?
E) How was the noise ?

B) The flow chart is about the structure of ecosystem. Ecosystem is broadly classified into Living/
Biotic components and Non – living/ Abiotic components. Living/ Biotic components are again divided into producers, consumers, decomposers. Consumers are inturn categorised into four types. Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores and Detrivores. Non-living/Abiotic components are divided into physical and chemical components.

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