HBSE Class 10 English Question Paper 2020 Answer Key

HBSE Class 10 English Question Paper 2020 Answer Key

HBSE Class 10 English Previous Year Question Paper with Answer. HBSE Board Solved Question Paper Class 10 English 2020. HBSE 10th Question Paper Download 2020. HBSE Class 10 English Paper Solution 2020. Haryana Board Class 10th English Question Paper 2020 Pdf Download with Answer. 




(Unseen Comprehension)

(1) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :  

One of the most difficult things in life is to find a way of behaviour that is not dictated by circumstances. Circumstances and people dictate or force you to behave in a certain way. The way that you conduct yourself, the way you eat, the way you talk, your moral, “your ethical behaviour depends on where you find yourself” and so your behaviour is constantly varying, constantly changing. This is so when you speak to your father, your mother or to your servantyour voice, your words, are quite different. The ways of behaviour are controlled by environmental influences, and by analysing behaviour you can almost predict what people will do and will not do. 

Questions :     

(i) What is one of the most difficult things in life ? 

Ans. One of the most difficult things in life is to find a way of behaviour which is not dictated by circumstances. 


(ii) How do circumstances affect people ? 

Ans. They force or dictate people to behave in a certain way. 


(iii) Why is one’s behaviour constantly changing ? 

Ans. Because circumstances are changing. 


(iv) What changes are made while talking to different people ? 

Ans. Different voice and different words are used while talking to different people. 


(v) Give a suitable title to the passage. 

Ans. influence of circumstances in our life.  



Guru Gobind Singh, the last of ten Sikh Gurus, was a great son of India. He led India to sublime heights of glory. He brought about moral resurgence and created order out of disorderly social condition. He was a multifaceted personality. He was a poet, soldier, statesman, leader and a true socialist–all in one. He put life into the dying social order by giving it a wholly new outlook. He was a practical socialist who founded a social order based on fraternity, equality and love. In him were combined the spiritual vision, unmatched organizing capacity and a gift of politic intuition and insight. Such a rare combination of qualities would inspire the most downtrodden people to look forward to an optimistic future. 

Questions  :    

(i) Who was Guru Gobind Singh ? 

Ans. Guru Gobind Singh was the last of ten Sikh gurus and a great son of India. 


(ii) What are the rare contribution of Guru Gobind Singh to India ? 

Ans. He led India to great heights of glory by bringing moral resurgence and creating order in disorderly social order. 


(iii) Why does the author call him a multifaceted personality ? 

Ans. He was a poet, soldier, statesman, leader and a true socialist. 


(iv) Why has he been called a practical  socialist ? 

Ans. Because he founded a social order based on fraternity, equality and love. 


(v) What qualities of Guru Gobind Singh inspired the most downtrodden people to look forward to an optimistic future ? 

Ans. Spiritual vision, unmatched organising capacity and a gift of politic intuition and insight. 



(Writing Skills)

(2) Attempt any one of the following : 

(a) Write a letter to your younger brother advising him to take part in games. 


24, Shiv Nagar

New Delhi

November 11, 2021

Dear Sahil,

I hope you are fine. I am also good here. I have come to know that you are spending all your time with the books and have become a book-worm. At the same time, I was pained to hear from your friend that you do not take part in games and extra�curricular activities of your school.

There is no doubt that studies are the most important part of a student’s life. But spending all your time in studies may invite health problems. Games and sports are necessary for health. They keep us mentally and physically strong. Games are a good source of entertainment. They make us active and healthy. Games refresh our mind as well as body and will help you concentrate better on your studies. Therefore, I would advise you to take part in games actively.

I hope you will follow my advice and start taking part in games.

Yours loving brother,



(b) You bought some goods from M/s Scientific Goods Emporium and found them in broken condition. Write a letter to them asking to replace the goods immediately. 


Examination Hall,

City – – – – – –   


M/S Scientific Goods Emporium 


Respected Sir,     

          We ordered following goods _ _  all  are in broken condition – – not packed properly – – not worth using – – replace immediately – – – – – – – –.   

Yours sincerely,   


Vicky Goods shop. 


(3) Attempt any one of the following : 

(a) Develop a story with the given outlines : 

An old farmer … four sons … always quarrelling … father dying … calls sons … tells … treasure in the fields … dies … sons dig field … no treasure … sow seeds … rich harvest … Moral. 


Title– The treasured land 

Once upon a time, there lived an old farmer with his four sons in the countryside. He was a hardworking man and had a prosperous life. As he approached old age, he was unable to work as hard as before. Unfortunately, all his sons were very lazy and had never gone to the fields. The old man thought of a plan to teach them the value of work. When, one day, he was on his deathbed, he summoned all of them. He told them that a considerable amount of treasure lies buried in his long neglected fields. Then his breath failed and he died. The sons immediately went to the fields and began digging hard to find out the hidden treasure. But they couldn’t find anything. Then, the monsoon came. They sowed seeds on the tilled soil. That year, they had a rich harvest. They understood that was the real treasure.

Moral– Work is life, life is work. 


(b) Your school participated in Inter-school Music Competition held at Govt. Secondary School, Delhi. Mentioning the date, the no. of participating schools, position held by your school etc. Write a report in about 40 words. 


Inter School Music Competition. 

Date – January 12, 2021   


Last Week, our school participated in inter school music competition held at Govt. Secondary school Delhi. Ten schools – – govt. – – – – – – private participated. Vocal, instrumental music items – – Total 8 items of music – – our school participated in all won 6 prizes in total – – was runner up. 




(4) Attempt any twelve sentences, choosing two from each sub-part :  

(a) Use the correct form of the verb given in the brackets :  

(i) What you ………. (do) in the afternoon ? 

Ans. do you do


(ii) You ………. (like) playing cricket ? 

Ans. do you like


(iii) I ………. (live) here since 1958. 

Ans. have been living


(b) Rewrite the following sentences in Indirect Speech : 

(i) Mohan said, “I met her last year.” 

Ans. Mohan said that he had met her the previous year. 


(ii) He said, “Will you listen to me ?”

Ans. He asked me if I would listen to him. 


(iii) Sonali said, “Where did you find it ?” 

Ans. Sonali asked me where I had found that. 


(c) Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles wherever necessary : 

(i) I ate …….. orange. 

Ans. an


(ii) This is …….. first university in Northern India. 

Ans. the


(iii) ……… Tribune is a daily newspaper. 

Ans. The


(d) Fill in the blanks with modals given in the brackets : 

(i) A dog …….. usually obey his master.  (will/can/must) 

Ans. will


(ii) I ………. rather have coffee than tea.  (would/should/could) 

Ans. would


(iii) ………. you succeed in the exams !  (may/can/would) 

Ans. May


(e) Put the verbs in brackets into correct form (Gerund or Infinitive) : 

(i) His mother allowed him ……… (do) as he liked. 

Ans. to do


(ii) He avoids ………. (meet) me.  

Ans. meeting


(iii) The teacher made him ………. (repeat) the exercise. 

Ans. repeat


(f) Punctuate the following sentences : 

(i) alas i have injured my foot said the boy. 

Ans. ”Alas! I have injured my foot,” said the boy. 


(ii) are you going to gujrat 

Ans. Are you going to Gujarat ? 


(iii) tina my sister has done her m a in english 

Ans. Tina, my sister has done her M. A. in English. 



[A : Prose Text (First Flight)]

(5) Read the passages given below and answer the questions that follow. Do any two passages :  

(a) One of the employees, who was a postman and also helped at the post office, went to his boss laughing heartily and showed him the letter to God. Never in his career as a postman had he known that address. The postmaster – a fat, amiable fellow – also broke out laughing, but almost immediately he turned serious and, tapping the letter on his desk, commented, “what faith ! I wish I had the faith of the man who wrote this letter. Starting up a correspondence with God !” 

Questions  :   

(i) Name the chapter and its author. 

Ans. Name of the chapter – ”A Letter to God” 

Name of the writer – G. L. Fuentes 


(ii) What had the postman never known ? 

Ans. The postman had never known the letter  written to God.  


(iii) What kind of a fellow was the postmaster ? 

Ans. The postmaster was a fat, amiable fellow. 


(iv) What made the postmaster serious ? 

Ans. The faith of the person who wrote a letter to God made him serious. 


(v)  Find words from the passage which mean the same as :    

(a) profession 

Ans. Career 

(b) kind and good nature 

Ans. Amiable 


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