Question Pool The Scholarship Jacket (Short Story)

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Kerala Syllabus SAMAGRA SCERT SAMAGRA Question Pool for Class 10 English Medium English The Scholarship Jacket (Short Story)

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Qn 1.

Read the following sentences

  1. Mr. Schmidt helped Martha.
  2. Martha was an athlete.
  3. The Principal gave her a medal .
  4. The principal was in the office .

The pattern of the first sentence is S+V+O. Write the pattern of the other three sentences



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Qn 2.

Look at the following word pyramid.

Books
The books
The story books
The English story books
The English  story books on the shelf

 

Now, prepare a  similar word pyramid using the word ‘ shelf’ 



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Qn 3.

Read the following sentences.
Martha and her  grandfather decided not to pay for the jacket. Martha was  sad and desperate. She informed  the principal  of her decision but the principal didn’t approve  of it.
In the first sentence the linking word ‘and’ is used to combine two noun phrases. In the second, ‘and’ is used  to combine two adjectives and in the third sentence ‘but’ is used to combine two sentences.
Now, write three sentences with the same patterns given above.



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Qn 4.

Read the following sentences and complete the table given below.

Martha had won the award. The teachers and the students congratulated her. She made a moving speech in the valedictory function. She expressed her gratitude to her teachers and parents.

Noun phrase                                                Verb phrase
Martha                                                  a.    …………………………………………….
·b  ………………………….                     congratulated her
She                                                       c.    ………………………………..
· d ……………………………….              expressed her gratitude to teachers and parents



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Qn 5.

Read the following piece of dialogue and complete the sentences that follow.

Martha : Will I get the scholarship jacket this year?

Principal: We have changed the policy of awarding the  scholarship this year.

  1. Martha asked ……………………………………………………………………
  2. The Principal replied that …………………………………………………………….


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Qn 6.

Supply the missing words in the following passage.
I was almost back (a) my classroom door when I heard voices raised (b) anger as if in some sort of argument. I stopped. I didn't mean (c) eavesdrop, I just hesitated, not knowing what to do. I needed those shorts (d) I was going to be late, but I didn't want to interrupt an argument between my teachers.

(to    and    at    in    on)



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Qn 7.

The principal informed Martha about the change of policy regarding the scholarship jacket.  He  felt guilty about it. He notes down his feelings. Prepare the likely diary entry of the principal.



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Qn 8.

Martha was very happy when at last she got the scholarship jacket. She notes down her feelings. Write the likely diary entry.



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Qn 9.

Martha was desperate to hear that the scholarship jacket was denied to her. She notes down her feelings in her diary. Prepare the likely diary entry of Martha.



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Qn 10.

The English literary club of your school has decided to congratulate Martha. As the secretary of the club you are to prepare a notice inviting all the teachers and students to the function. Prepare the likely notice.



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Qn 11.

Martha in her valedictory speech expressed her gratitude to her teachers and her grandfather. Write the likely speech.



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Qn 12.

Imagine Mr. Schmidt delivers a speech in the valedictory ceremony. Write the likely speech delivered by Mr. Schmidt.



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Qn 13.

Imagine Martha was invited to your school. You are asked to deliver a speech congratulating Martha for winning the Scholarship Jacket.  Prepare the likely speech.



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Qn 14.

Imagine that the principal of the school narrates the incidents leading to the award of scholarship jacket to the managing committee. Write the likely narrative.



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Qn 15.

Imagine you are one of the close friends of Martha. You know everything that happened in the school regarding the scholarship jacket. Narrate these incidents to your father. Prepare the likely narrative.



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Qn 16.

On hearing of the change in policy regarding the Scholarship Jacket, Martha becomes nervous. She writes a letter to her father describing the attitude of the school. Write the likely letter.



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Qn 17.

The change of policy regarding the award of the scholarship jacket really shocked the grandfather. He writes a letter to the principal. Write the likely letter.



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Qn 18.

Complete the following conversation.
Martha    :  Good morning Sir,
Principa  : Good morning, You are Martha of 8th grade,……(a)……?
Martha    : Yes sir, please let me know why you have called me.
Principal: Wait ,…………………………(b)……………….?
Martha: No, I can’t pay 15 dollars for the scholarship jacket.
Principal: Your grandfather is well off, … (c)………?  
Martha: If he permits, ……………… (d)…………………..
Principal: ………………………(e)…………?

Martha:  I will inform you after talking to my grandfather.



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Qn 19.

Imagine that Martha narrates all the events that happened in the school till the declaration of the award of the scholarship jacket. Prepare the likely narrative.



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Qn 20.

Imagine the grandfather meets the principal and talks about the change of policy regarding the scholarship jacket. What would be the likely conversation?



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Qn 21.

After Martha received the scholarship jacket, you get the chance to meet her. What would you ask her? Write the likely conversation.



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Qn 22.

Imagine Martha meets one of her friends after the principal informed her the change of policy regarding the award of the scholarship that year. What would they tell each other? Write the likely conversation.



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Qn 23.

There are some errors in the following passage. The errors are given in bold. Edit them.

The grandfather  (a) in the story The Scholarship Jacket is a man of values. He was not ready to paying (b) for the jacket. He said that if one  paid for the scholarship jacket it  won’t (c) be a scholarship jacket. He asked Martha what  a scholarship jacket does meant(d)?



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Qn 24.

 

Martha the narrator of the story ‘Scholarship Jacket’ faces a lot of problems in her life and she successfully overcomes them. Write a detailed character sketch of Martha.



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Qn 25.

Complete the following conversation
Me: Hello Martha, congratulations  
Martha: Thanks.   you  attended yesterday’s function ,……(b)………?
Me :It was a fabulous program, your speech was excellent.
Martha: If you work hard …………(b)………. the valedictorian next year .
Me: ………………………(c)…………………..?
Martha: No, there is no change in the policy. You had better………(d)……………………
Me:  Then I will try my best to get it.
Martha: Wish you all the best.



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Qn 26.

You are impressed by the strong stand taken by Martha when she was denied justice. Write a letter to Martha appreciating her strength of character.



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Qn 27.

Read the following piece of dialogue and complete the sentence that follow

Martha     :  Who has been selected for this year’s scholarship?

Principal: It hasn’t been decided yet.

a.    Martha asked …………………………………………………………….
b.    Principal replied …………………………………………………………….



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Qn 28.

Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow.

The Mosquitoes move quickly and efficiently through the air, making them almost impossible to swat. The familiar high-pitched, annoying buzz of the mosquito comes from the sound of its wings beating 600 times per second! Do you know that it is the female mosquitoes which bite you? Mosquitoes seek out warmth and movement – both properties of human beings and other animals. They also seek carbon dioxide, which is exhaled by humans and other animals. So while it is not exactly your wonderful personality which attracts them, the social activities of conversation and laughter -- which involve movement and the exhalation of carbon dioxide -- are what attract these annoying little insects!

  1. What do you do when you find an annoying mosquito?
  2. Why are we unable to swat mosquitoes easily?
  3. Why are mosquitoes described as 'annoying'?
  4. What attracts these little insects most to human beings?


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Qn 29.

Read the given excerpt and answer the questions that follow

In May, close to graduation, spring fever had struck as usual with a vengeance. No one paid any attention in class; instead we stared out of the windows and at each other, wanting to speed up the last few weeks of school. I despaired every time I looked in the mirror. Pencil thin, not a curve anywhere. I was called ‘beanpole’ and ‘string bean’ and I knew that's what I looked like. That really wasn't much for a fourteen-year-old to work with, I thought, as I absentmindedly wandered from my history class to the gym. Another hour of sweating in basketball and displaying my toothpick legs was coming up. Then I remembered my P.E. shorts were still in a bag under my desk where I'd forgotten them. I had to walk all the way back and get them. Coach Thompson was a real bear if someone wasn't dressed for P.E. She had said I was a good forward and even tried to talk Grandma into letting me join the team once. Of course Grandma said no.

  1. Name the season referred to in the passage. 
  2. What made the narrator feel desperate? 
  3. Why was she called ‘beanpole’ and ‘string bean’ by her friends?  
  4. ‘Coach Thompson was a real bear if someone wasn't dressed for P.E’. What do you understand about the character of Coach Thomson? 


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Qn 30.

Prepare a profile of Pablo Neruda using the details given.

Born: 12 July 1904,

Place of Birth: Parral, Chile

Occupation: Poet , diplomat

Nationality: Chilean

Famous works: 20 Love Poem, 100 Love Sonnets,The Hands of the Day, The Yellow Heart.

AwardsNobel Prize in LiteratureLenin Peace Prize,

Died: 23 September 1973, Santiago, Chile



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Qn 31.

The ceremony of the Scholarship Jacket award was a unique event. Martha in her speech mentioned the support given by her grandfather and the teachers. Prepare a news report of the function.



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Qn 32.

There are some errors in the following passage. The errors are given in bold. Edit the errors.

Martha is a smart and (a) intelligente girl. She has been working(b) hardly to get the scholarship jacket. Unfortunately the board changed its policy regarding the criteria for (c) award the scholarship. But she (d) take  a firm decision and finally she was awarded the jacket.



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Qn 33.

Supply the missing words in the following passage.

My oldest sister, Rosie, had won the jacket (a) few years ago, and I fully expected to also. I was fourteen (b) in the eighth grade. I had been a straight ‘A’ student since the first grade and this last year had looked forward very much (c) owning that jacket. My father was a farm labourer(d) couldn't earn enough money to feed eight children.

(and    A    Who    that    to)



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Qn 34.

The grandfather of Martha in the story ‘Scholarship Jacket’ plays a crucial role in the development of the story. Write a detailed character sketch of the grandfather.



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Qn 35.

Read the following piece of dialogue and complete the sentences that follow.

Martha: Grandpa, I’ve to pay fifteen dollars for the jacket.
Grandpa: I’m not ready to pay for a scholarship jacket.

a.    Martha said to grandpa ……………………………………….
b.    Grandpa told Martha…………………………………………..



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Qn 36.

Read the given excerpt and answer the questions that follow

‘Where's Grandpa?’ I asked Grandma, looking down at the floor so she wouldn't ask me why I'd been crying. She was sewing on a quilt as usual and didn't look up. ‘I think he's out back working in the bean field.’ I went outside and looked out at the fields. There he was. I could see him walking between the rows, his body bent over the little plants, hoe in hand. I walked slowly out to him, trying to think how I could best ask him for the money. There was a cool breeze blowing and a sweet smell of mesquite fruit in the air, but I didn't appreciate it. I kicked at a dirt clod. I wanted that jacket so much. It was more than just being a valedictorian and giving a little thank you speech for the jacket on graduation night. It represented eight years of hard work and expectation.  I knew I had to be honest with Grandpa; it was my only chance. He saw my shadow and looked up.

 

  1. What was the narrator trying to hide from her grandmother?
  2. Why couldn’t she appreciate the cool breeze and the sweet smell of mesquite fruit?
  3. What was grandfather doing?
  4. Pick out a sentence from the passage that shows the narrator badly wanted to getthe jacket.
  5. Pick out a word from the passage which mean  ‘ a lump of earth or clay’.
  6. ‘He saw my shadow’ the pattern of this sentence is S+V+O. Pick out another sentence in the same pattern from the passage.


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