Friday, March 15, 2013

CBSE Class 10 - English (C) - Tenses

Tenses


Q1(CBSE class 10,  2011): Complete the following passage choosing the correct options given:

According to the NASA Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the Aliens (a)_____________  a base on the Moon and they (b)_______________ the American astronauts in no uncertain terms to (c) ....................... and stay away from the Moon. According to (d) ....................... unconfirmed reports, both Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin saw UFOs shortly after that historic (e) ....................... on the Moon in Apollo 11 on 21 July 1969. Observers in the control room say that they remember (f) ....................... one of the astronauts refer to a “light” in or on a crater (g) ....................... the television transmission. The mission control (h) ....................... for more details.

(a)
   (i) are having
   (ii) have
   (iii) has
   (iv) is having

(b)
    (i) are telling
    (ii) tell
   (iii) told
    (iv) are saying

(c)
    (i) get off
   (ii) getting off
   (iii) got off
    (iv) going off

(d)
    (i) a
   (ii) an
   (iii) no
    (iv) some

(e)
    (i) are landing
    (ii) is landing
    (iii) were landing
    (iv) landing

(f)
    (i) hearing
    (ii) listen
    (iii) having heard
    (iv) have listened

(g)
    (i) in
   (ii) during
   (iii) for
    (iv) at

(h)
    (i) is asked
    (ii) are asked
   (iii) asked
   (iv) was asked


Answers:
(a)  (ii) have
(b)  (iii) told
(c)  (i) get off
(d) (iv) some
(e) (iv) landing
(f) (i) hearing
(g) (ii) during
(h)  (iv) was asked


Q2(CBSE Class 10 2010):  Complete the following paragraph by selecting the most appropriate option from the ones given below:
In the same wild place where Macbeth had first (a) ____________ [(i) see (ii) seen (iii) saw (iv) been seen] them, the three witches (b) ____________ [(i) was singing (ii) had sung (iii) have been singing (iv) were singing] strange songs and putting mysterious things into the pot over a fire. They were making black magic. They (c)____________ [(i) stop (ii) were stopped (iii) stopped (iv) had stopped] suddenly. ‘‘He’s coming,’’ said one of them. Macbeth (d) ____________ [(i) was standing (ii) had stood (iii) stood (iv) have stood] there, looking at them.


Answers:
(a) seen
(b) were singing
(c) stopped
(d) stood


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