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Compulsory English
Grade 10 Full marks : 75 Time: 2:15 hours Pass marks: 24 1. Read the following poem and do the activities that follow. 5

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
“This is my own, my native land!”
Whose heart hath never within him buried?
As home his foot steps he hath tum’d.
From wandering on a foreign strand!
If such there breathe, go mark him well;
For him no minstrel raptures swell,
High though his title, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim,
Despite those titles, power and pelf,
The wretch concentrated all in self,
And doubly dying shall go down,
To the vile dust from where he sprung.
Unwept, unhonour’d and unsung.
-Sir Walter Scott
A. Fill in the gaps with appropriate words/phrases from the poem so as to summarize the poem: (4x0.5=2)
The poet has expressed his …………..feelings in the poem. He thinks that an unpatriotic person has a…………..soul. Such persons may get wealth and prestige but they are…………..since they are selfish and have forgotten their birth place for their own benefit. So unpatriotic people…………..twice with no one to sing at their death.

B. Answer the following questions: (3x1=3)
a. What do you mean by patriotism?
b. When does a person lose his fame?
c. Where, according to the poet, does an unpatriotic person go after death?
2. Read the passage given below and do the exercise that follow. 10

Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy, on 12 May 1820. She was well
educated and when she grew up into a young woman, her family was concerned about
finding her a good husband. But Florence refused to marry and, at the age of twenty-five,
told her parents she wanted to become a nurse. Her family repeatedly opposed her. In
those days, hospitals were often dirty and dark, and the nurses were untrained women.
But she refused to change her mind and finally, in 1851, Florence’s father gave her
permission to train as a nurse.
Florence went to Germany, where she studied to become a nurse. Two years later, she
was appointed superintendent of a hospital for invalid women in Harley Street, London.
In March 1853, Russia invaded Turkey. Britain and France went to Turkey’s aid in this
conflict known as Crimean War. Within a few weeks of arrival, about 8,000 soldiers were
suffering from cholera and malaria. When Florence read a report on this in The Times,
she volunteered her services. The government refused permission at first because women
had never been involved in such things. But eventually, it allowed her to take a group of
thirty-eight nurses to Turkey.
A. Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct answers: 3

i. When Florence became young, her family wanted to……. a. make her a nurse b. marry her off c. send her to Turkey ii. Florence was desirous of becoming…….
a. a superintendent b. a nurse c. a volunteer
iii. The government at first …….her permission.
a. Granted b. denied c. approved
B. Rewrite the following sentences in the correct order: 2 i. Florence received permission from her father to train as a nurse in 1951. ii. She possessed a good education.

iii. She expressed her wish to volunteer upon reading a report on soldiers suffering from...
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