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CBSE Class 10 English Madam Rides the Bus Worksheet For Term 2

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Read and download free pdf of CBSE Class 10 English Revision Worksheet Set D. Students and teachers of Class 10 English can get free printable Worksheets for Class 10 English in PDF format prepared as per the latest syllabus and examination pattern in your schools. Standard 10 students should practice questions and answers given here for English in Grade 10 which will help them to improve your knowledge of all important chapters and its topics. Students should also download free pdf of Class 10 English Worksheets prepared by school teachers as per the latest NCERT, CBSE, KVS books and syllabus issued this academic year and solve important problems provided here with solutions on daily basis to get more score in school exams and tests

Read and download free pdf of CBSE Class 10 English Revision Worksheet Set D. Students and teachers of Class 10 English can get free printable Worksheets for Class 10 English in PDF format prepared as per the latest syllabus and examination pattern in your schools. Standard 10 students should practice questions and answers given here for English in Grade 10 which will help them to improve your knowledge of all important chapters and its topics. Students should also download free pdf of Class 10 English Worksheets prepared by school teachers as per the latest NCERT, CBSE, KVS books and syllabus issued this academic year and solve important problems provided here with solutions on daily basis to get more score in school exams and tests

English Worksheet for Class 10

Class 10 English students should refer to the following printable worksheet in Pdf in standard 10. This test paper with questions and answers for Grade 10 English will be very useful for exams and help you to score good marks

Class 10 English Worksheet Pdf


MADAM RIDES THE BUS

Short Answer Questions :

Question.What dampened Valli’s enthusiasm during the return journey?
Answer.During her return journey, Valli saw a young cow lying dead by the side of the road. She was the same lovable and beautiful cow that she saw only a little while ago. Now, it looked so horrible and frightening as it lay there. There was a fixed stare in her lifeless eyes and she was smeared with blood. The sight dampened her enthusiasm and she stopped looking outside.

Question. Why did Valli find the elderly woman absolutely repulsive?
Answer.The elderly woman who was sitting beside Valli in the bus looked absolutely repulsive to Valli.She had big holes in her ears and had ugly earrings in them. She didn’t relish the smell of the betel nut that she was chewing. The betel juice was about to spill over her lips at any moment. She couldn’t be social with such a woman.

Question.What was the favourite pastime of Valli?
Answer. Valliammai or Valli was eight years old. Her favourite pastime was standing in the front doorway of her house. From there, she watched what was happening in the street outside. For her, standing at the front door was as enjoyable as any of the games other children played.

Question.Give examples from the text to show that Valli was a meticulous planner.
Answer. Valli was a meticulous planner. She listened carefully to the conversations between her neighbours and people who regularly used the bus and also asked discreet questions. She picked up various small details about the bus journey and then planned.

Long Answer Questions: 


Question.Justify the statement with instances that Valla was a mature girl and ahead of her age?
Answer. Valli was an eight-year-old village girl. She had no playmates. Her favourite pastime was to stand at the doorstep and watch things and people. She not only satisfied her curiosity but also gained new experiences. Her strongest desire was to make a bus-ride. She meticulously planned for it — gathered information about the distance, time and ticket money. Showing self-restraint, she resisted the temptation to buy peppermint, toys or a ride on the merry-go-round in order to save 60 paise for the bus journey. She boarded the bus without anyone’s help, refused a free treat by the conductor and didn’t talk to strangers. This shows her commanding, confident and self-dependent nature. This also shows her determination and maturity at such a little age.

Question.Describe Valli’s return journey.
Answer.The bus resumed its return journey. There were the same wonderful sights. Valli enjoyed the scene again. But suddenly she saw a young cow lying dead, by the roadside. It had been struck by a fast moving vehicle. She asked the conductor if it was the same cow they saw earlier. The conductor nodded. Valli became sad. It had been a lovable, beautiful creature just a little ago. But now the cow was without its charm and its life. The bus moved on. The memory of the dead cow haunted Valli. She no longer wanted to see out of the window. She kept sitting on her seat until her village came. She got down and wished the conductor to see him again. The conductor smiled. He told Valli that whenever she felt like riding the bus she could come and join them.

Question.” Never mind,” she said, “I can get on by myself.” “You don’t have to help me,” said Valli to the conductor. She shows extraordinary courage in making the bus journey all alone. Taking inspiration from Valli’s character, write how the ability and courage to take risk are essential to fulfilling one’s dream. Or Valli nurtures a strong desire to travel by bus and visit the city. She works hard for it and finally, she is successful. Based on this incident, analyse what values of life do you need to nurture to attain your goals in life?
Answer.Valli is an eight-year-old village girl. She is fascinated by the bus that comes to the village every hour. She develops a desire and then a longing turning into a firm determination to ride the bus. She meticulously plans for it and saves money for the bus journey. Then she boards the bus without anyone’s help. She travels all alone, confidently and independently and finally returns home successfully. Her self-dependence and self-respecting nature help her to nurture her goal. She enjoys her journey. Similarly, to achieve goals in life, we need to have such values in us. One should be confident and self-dependent. Proper planning and strong determination lead to success. Enthusiasm and excitement to achieve the goal are also needed to nurture our goals in life.

Question. Why does Valli refuse to look out of the window on her way back?
Answer. On her way to the town, Valli laughed heartily to see a young cow running at high speed in the middle of the road just in front of their bus. But on her way back, she saw a young cow lying dead near the road. She asked the bus conductor if it was the same cow that was running in front of the bus. The bus conductor nodded. She was shocked and sad. So she refuses to look out of the window on her way back because what was so beautiful a little while ago now looked so horrible. The memory of the dead cow haunts her. It dampens her enthusiasm.  

Section A (Reading)

1. Read the passage carefully:-

He is a lover of languages, fluent in German, French and English and of course, his mother tongue Tamil. Teaching German at the Goethe Institute up to seven days a week, and heading the long distance learning programme in co operation with IGNOU, keep him very busy. As if his life wasn't hectic enough, P. Saralathan has translated Franz Kafka's "Letter to the Father' from the original German text to Tamil. The Tamil translation is entitled

'Thandaiku' Saralathan says he was inspired to translate 'Letter to the Father' for the potential of Kafka's words make us look at the power wielded by Indian parents over their children. In a rare departure for contemporary Indian or Tamil Literature, this book explores the son's pent up remorse towards his father. It is not to say that a son in India can not feel for his father, but according to Saralathan, it's something that is not really discussed openly in our patriarchal society.

Answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate option from the ones given below

(a) What makes Saralathan extremely busy?

(b) Why was he inspired to translate 'Letter to the Father' into Tamil?

(c) What has this book tried to explore?

(d) The word 'pent up' in the passage means__________.

(e) A patriarchal society is headed by________.

Section B (Writing)

2. Considering the acute shortage of water in some parts of your city, your school has decided to launch a rain water harvesting program in the school. As the President of the Environment Club of your school, write an article for your school magazine, in not more than 150 words ,informing the students about the program, its benefits, the simple techniques that can be used to store rain water and utilize it for various purposes. Refer to the Unit ‘Environment’ in MCB.

3. A travel agency has arranged an informal dinner party for a select group of potential customers. Most of them are people who have availed of the services of the agency on at least one occasion. The purpose of the evening is to promote new schemes that the agency has brought out for holiday makers. Before dinner is served, the manager of the travel company gives a talk about these schemes. Write out the speech in about 150 words .

* thanks for choosing the agency

* new destinations

* affordable packages

* concessions on offer

* bonus points

* tie-ups with exclusive resorts/hotels/airlines

Section C (Grammar)

4. The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a blank has been given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet

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