ICSE English Language Specimen 2024: Questions 4 Model Paper Solutions

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ICSE English Language Specimen 2024 Questions 4 Model Paper Solutions

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ICSE English Language Specimen 2024: Questions 4 Model Paper Solutions

Board ICSE
Class  10th (x)
Subject English
Topic  Specimen Paper Solved
Paper  Paper 1 (Language)
Session 2023-24
Question Type Question 1,2 and 3
Total question 4 with Part
Max mark 80

ICSE 2024 EXAMINATION
SPECIMEN QUESTION PAPER
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
(ENGLISH PAPER – 1) Que-4

Maximum Marks: 80
Time allowed: Two hours

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Answers to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately.You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes.This time is to be spent in reading the question paper.The time given at the head of this Paper is the time allowed for writing the answers

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It was still a busy hour in the city when I entered Market Road. People ran for their lives at the sight of me. As I progressed through, shutters were pulled down, and people hid themselves under culverts, on trees, behind pillars. The population was melting out of sight. At the circus I had had no chance to study human behaviour. Outside the circus ring they sat in their seats placidly while I cowered before Captain’s whip. I got a totally wrong notion of human beings at that angle. I had thought that they were sturdy and fearless. But now I found them fleeing before me like a herd of deer, although I had no intention of attacking them. When I paused in front of a tailor’s shop, he abandoned his machine and shut himself in a cupboard, wailing, ‘Alas, I am undone, won’t someone shoot that tiger?’ A prisoner between two constables, who had been caught for murder and was just emerging from the Court House, got his chance to escape when the constables fled, abandoning him with his handcuffs. I tore a horse from its jutka and enjoyed the sight of the passengers spilling out of it and running for their lives. A couple of street dogs invited destruction when they barked madly, instead of minding their business.

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Later, I learnt from my master of the chaos that befell the city when it became known that Captain had been destroyed and that I was somewhere in the city.

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Sheer hopelessness seems to have seized the townspeople. They withdrew to their homes and even there remained nervous. All doors and windows

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everywhere were shut, bolted, and sealed. Some even thought that I was some extraordinary creature who might pass through the walls and lie in wait on the roof or in the loft or basement. Poor people living in huts had real cause to worry: I could have taken any of their homes apart. But why should I? One could understand their fears, but why should those living in brick and cement feel nervous? It was due to their general lack of a sense of security and an irrational dread of losing their assets. Why should a simple tiger have any interest in them either to destroy or to safeguard?

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I rested for a moment at the door of Anand Bhavan, on Market Road, where coffee drinkers and tiffin eaters at their tables sat transfixed, uttering low moans on seeing me. I wanted to assure them, ‘Don’t fear, I am not out to trouble you. Eat your tiffin in peace, don’t mind me … You, nearest to me, hugging the cash box, you are craven with fear, afraid even to breathe. Go on, count the cash, if that’s your pleasure. I just want to watch, that’s all … If my tail trails down to the street, if I am blocking your threshold, it is because, I’m told, I’m eleven feet tip to tail. I can’t help it. I’m not out to kill … I’m too full— found a green pasture teeming with food on the way. Won’t need any for several days to come, won’t stir, not until I feel hungry again. Tigers attack only when they feel hungry, unlike human beings who slaughter one another without purpose or hunger …’

— A Tiger in the School, R. K. Narayanan

(i) For each word given below choose the correct meaning (as used in the passage) from the options provided:

1.) sturdy (line 7)

(a) brave

(b) strong

(c) compassionate

(d) fixed

2.) basement (line 23)

(a) room at the top of the house

(b) library

(c) the ground floor

(d) a room at the bottom of the house

(ii) Which word in the passage means the opposite of the word liabilities.

(a) threshold

(b) chaos

(c) assets

(d) cash box

(iii) Answer the following questions briefly in your own words.

(a) Which sentence in the passage tells us that the people were fast disappearing?

(b) Why was the prisoner lucky on that day?

(c) What reason does the tiger give to explain why people in brick and cement houses are nervous?

(d) The passage describes a man who is shivering with fear and clutching his cash box. What kind of a person do you think he was?

(e) How would you have reacted if a tiger walked into the street outside your school?

(iv) In not more than 50 words, describe the tiger’s thoughts on how differently people behave inside and outside the circus.


ICSE English Language Specimen 2024: Questions 4 Model Paper Solutions

i)

1.) b) strong

2.) c) the ground floor

ii) b) chaos

iii)

a) As I progressed through, shutters were pulled down, and people hid themselves under culverts, on trees, behind pillars.

b) The prisoner was lucky on that day as he got chance to escape when the two constables fled by abandoning him with his handcuffs.

c) The tiger explained that people in brick and cement houses are nervous due to their general lack of security and an irrational dread of losing their assets.

d) The person who was shivering with fear and clutching his cash box shows that he gave much importance to money and he could not leave his money in any situation.

e) If I saw a tiger on the street outside our school I would definitely stunned and puzzled with fear. After some minutes, I would try to find some safe shelter for going away from the sight of the tiger to protect myself.

iv) Inside the circus the tiger had no chance to study human behaviour. Outside the circus ring others sat in their seats placidly while the tiger cowered before captain’s ship. He thought humans are sturdy and fearless. But outside he got the view like humans were fleeing like deer in front of him as they got scared. The tiger had no intention of attacking others but everyone was afraid in the sight of the tiger.

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