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Kerala Syllabus SAMAGRA SCERT SAMAGRA Question Pool for Class 10 English Medium English Project Tiger (Memoir)

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Qn 1.

Read the passage from the screenplay My Sister’s Shoes and answer the questions that follow.

A small group of men are waiting in a queue outside the bakery to buy nan. The outline of buildings in the street is seen in the distance. Ali is seen coming out from the bakery into the footpath, the parcel of nan in his right hand and the parcel of shoes in his left. He crosses the pavement and walks into a vegetable store. He places the bundle of nan on top of a pile of boxes of vegetables stacked in front of the shop and the bag of shoes in the small gap between two boxes. On the soundtrack a hawker's voice is heard: ‘Salt, salt for trade.’ The shopkeeper is seen standing behind the counter.

Ali (to the shopkeeper): Assalamu Alaikkum, Akbar Aqa, I need some potatoes.

Akbar, the shopkeeper gives Ali a small black bag to put potatoes in. Ali starts picking the large, wholesome potatoes in a box at the top of the heap.

Akbar: Not those, kid. Pick some down there.

Ali moves to his right, squats down and fills the bag with smaller potatoes from a box on the floor. Close up of Ali picking the potatoes.

  1. Where does the scene take place?
  2. Why is there a queue outside the bakery?
  3. Where did Ali keep the bundle of nan?
  4. Why does Ali come to the shop? 
  5. Pick out a word from the excerpt that means to arrange in an ordered pile.  


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Qn 2.

Are films just a means of entertainment? Do you think films are instructional in nature? What are the functions of films? Based on your reading of the lessons My Sister's Shoe and Project Tiger, prepare a write-up on the role of films in our society.



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Qn 3.

Imagine that the tiger brought for shooting the film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne escaped from the shooting site. The villagers have to be made aware of the danger. Prepare an announcement informing the villagers about the situation.



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Qn 4.

Are films just a means of entertainment? Do you think films are instructional in nature? What are the functions of films? Based on your reading of the lessons My Sister's Shoes and Project Tiger, prepare a write-up on the role of films in our society.               



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Qn 5.

The English Club and the Film Club of your school decided to conduct a film festival on Ray's films. Prepare the notice for the film festival.



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Qn 6.

Ray receives a letter from the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) regarding the use of tiger in his film. He writes a reply pointing out that no harm was done to the animal during the shooting. Draft the letter.          



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Qn 7.

Satyajit Ray was shooting the scene in which Goopy and Bagha meet the tiger. When Mr. Thorat opened the door of the cage the tiger emerged with a loud roar and charged straight at the villagers. You are a reporter present at the scene. Prepare a news report.         



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Qn 8.

Satyajit Ray wanted a trained tiger to shoot his upcoming film Goopy GyneBhagaByne.  Bharat Circus was visiting Calcutta at the time, holding shows in Marcus Square. Ray sent a letter to fix an appointment with its Tamil manager. Draft the likely letter.                                   



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Qn 9.

Alfred Hitchcock decided to make a film called Birds. He needed a variety of birds, but what was required in the largest number was ravens. Advertisements were placed in the US media asking people to contact the filmmaker, if they knew how to get hold of trained ravens. Draft the likely advertisement.



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Qn 10.

Ray and his crew faced many difficulties while shooting the scene with the tiger. Prepare the narrative of the incidents that happened while trying to shoot the scene.                  



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Qn 11.

Prepare a profile of Satyajit Ray

Name-               Satyajit Ray
Born -               1921, Calcutta
Known as-        Indian  Film Maker
Famous as-      Writer, producer , screenwriter , lyricist, composer
Awards-          Academy Award, Bharat Ratna
Education-     ViswaBharathy University, Presidency University
Died-               April 23, 1992 Calcutta



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Qn 12.

Read the following sentence.
'Satyajit Rayand his friends had to shoot the scenes involving the tiger twice.'
In the sentence the word ‘and’ connects two Noun Phrases. Construct a similar sentence of your own.



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Qn 13.

There are some errors in the following passage. The errors are underlined. Edit the errors.

Mr. Throat’s men had  (a)  fix a five foot iron rod to the ground about thirty feet from the area(b) were the tiger was supposed to take a walk. They took a thin, long wire and fixed one end to the collar maid (c) of tiger skin that the tiger was already wearing. The other end (d) were tied firmly to the visible portion of the iron rod.



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Qn 14.

Identify the phrasal verbs from the given passage and replace them with suitable words in the correct form from the box given.

The man I saw on the road had (a) put on very expensive clothes. When asked he told me he was a tourist and wanted to (b) call at the museum. He really struggled to (c) put across his ideas in English. He (d) went on explaining his interest in history but I hardly understood anything.
(wear    visit    communicate    continue)



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Qn 15.

There are some errors in the following passage. Edit the errors.         
He was (a) ask to bring his birds, and he arrived with almost a hundred trained (b) raven. Admittedly, their training had not (c) went very bad. That is to say, they could not do (d) nothing that might be (e) see as extraordinary.



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Qn 16.

Complete the given conversation suitably.                                                        

News reporter: Good morning sir, I am from India Today and I would like to ask you
                            a few questions.
Satyajit Ray   :  Good morning.  You may please begin.

News reporter: ……(a)……………………………………………………………..? 
Satyajit Ray:  I have directed around twenty nine films.
News reporter: ……………………………………(b)……………………………?  
Satyajit ray:  PatherPanchali  was  my first film.
News reporter: ……………………………………(c)…………………………..?
Satyajit Ray:    No, it was a black and white film.
News reporter: ……………………………………(d)…………………………..?
Satyajit Ray:  Yes, I have made several documentaries too. 
News reporter: Thank you very much.
Satyajit Ray:  You are welcome.



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Qn 17.

Complete the conversation suitably.

Ray           : Good morning sir,
Manager   : Good morning, Oh!  You are Sathyajit Ray,
                   the film director,      _____(a)?
Ray           : Yes, I am.
Manager   :   ______________(b)______?
Ray           : Can you provide a tiger for our new film?
Manager    : A tiger! ________(c)___________
Ray           : We are ready to pay an amount of 10000/- per day.
Manager    : Being a fan of yours, how can I say no to you, sir?
Ray            : __________(d)_______________?
Manager    : No, it won’t attack. But if you provoke,______(e)___.
Ray            : Will you please bring it to the set tomorrow ? Thank you very much.
Manager    : Thank you



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Qn 18.

Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow.
We mounted the camera on its tripod and placed it so that it faced the bamboo grove. The audience was instructed to get behind the camera and to stand as far back as possible. We had to stay relatively close to the bamboo grove, and Goopy and Bagha too, had to be within yards of the camera, for it was necessary to have at least one shot that showed them together with the tiger. MrThorat's men had fixed a five-foot iron rod to the ground, about thirty feet from the area where the tiger was supposed to take a walk. They took a thin, long wire and fixed one end to the collar made of tiger-skin that the tiger was already wearing. The other end was tied firmly to the visible portion of the iron rod. The door of one of the cages was unfastened and Mr.Thorat called out to the tiger. It responded almost at once and sprang out of its cage to land on the open space outside. What followed was totally unexpected. One look at MrThorat's startled and helpless face told us that he was as taken aback as the rest of us. Instead of walking sedately in a dignified manner, the tiger started prancing around with tremendous enthusiasm. It leapt, it jumped, it rolled about, dragging its poor trainer who was desperately clutching the wire tied to the tiger's collar in a futile attempt to bring it under control. We stood around foolishly, watching a new and strange kind of circus which we were getting to see for free!
1.    What was the tiger expected to do in the scene?
2.    Why were the audience instructed to get behind the camera?  
3.    What was the unexpected thing that happened in the scene?        
4.    Identify the sentence that brings out the humour sense of Ray.
5.    Choose the pattern  in the sentence, ‘We mounted the camera on its tripod’.
a.    NP+VP+NP+PP
b.    PP+VP+NP+NP
c.    NP+PP+NP+VP
d.    PP+NP+VP+NP



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Qn 19.

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

Every animal in a Hollywood film is well-trained. It is not difficult to train a horse or a dog. But have you ever heard of trained ravens? Not just one or two, but nearly  a hundred of them? Even this was made possible in Hollywood, when the creator of some of the best suspense films in the history of cinema, Alfred Hitchcock,decided to make a film called Birds. In the story, birds from all over the world start attacking humans.Hitchcock needed a variety of birds, but what was required in the largest number was ravens. Notices were placed in the press all over the United States, asking people to contact the filmmaker if they knew how to get hold of trained ravens.

  1. What did Alfred Hitchcock make possible in Holly wood?
  2. What kind of movies is Alfred Hitchcock famous for?
  3. What happens in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie The Birds?
  4. What did Alfred Hitchcock do to get a variety of trained birds?
  5. Read the following sentence from the passage.

‘It is not difficult to train a horse or a dog.’

Now begin the sentence with the underlined phrase.

  • Answer)
    1. Shot a film with birds.
    2. Suspense films.
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Qn 20.

Read the following sentence.

Satyajit Ray and his friends had to shoot the scenes involving the tiger twice.

In the sentence the word ‘and’ connects two Noun Phrases. Construct a similar sentence of your own.



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Qn 21.

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

 Yet, a dog might be difficult, not impossible to handle.What was one supposed to do if there was need for a tiger in a film? We had to deal with this problem, toowhen we were shooting Goopy GyneBaghaByne.  In the film Goopy who is banished by the king wanders in the forest, meets Bagha who is also been banished. They see a tiger and freeze. But the tiger simply walks about in the forest, without paying them the slightest attention.

     Having thought of the scene, I simply had to shoot it. But where were we going to find a tiger? The obvious thing to do was to look in a circus since they were likely to have trained animals. As a matter of fact, one called Bharat Circus was visiting Calcutta at the time, holdingshows in Marcus Square. We sent someone to make an appointment with its Tamil manager and then went to meet him one morning. He greeted us warmly and ordered South Indian coffee for us. The manager heard the reason for our visit, then sent for one Mr.Thorat. He turned out to be the ringmaster. He, too, was a South Indian, very well built, with features somewhat like those of a Nepali. He was perhaps no more than forty. He showed us an old scar on his forearm, which had been caused by a tiger.

  1. What problem did Ray and his crew encounter while shooting the film Goopy GyneBaghaByne?
  2. What was the scene to be shot?
  3. Why did Ray decide to get a trained tiger?
  4. How is Mr.Thorat described?
  5. Pick out a word from the passage that means ‘very clear’.

 



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Qn 22.

Read the following sentence.

To shoot and edit the film Goopy GyneBaghaByne SatyajitRay had to face a lot of difficulties.

In the sentence the word ‘and’ connects two Verb Phrases. Construct a similar sentence of your own.



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Qn 23.

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

I realised how reverently these animal-actors were treated when I happened to see the shooting of a film twenty years ago in Disney Studio in Hollywood. The main character in this film was a large dog. I reached the studio to find that the shooting had not yet started; the cameraman was getting the lights ready. It is customary for actors to be present when the lights are arranged, for they have to show the cameraman how they'll walk, or where they'll stand, in a particular shot. In the case of very famous stars, this job is done by their stand-ins. A stand-in is usually a person who is physically similar to the real star. The stars themselves arrive only when the lights are ready and it is time to take a shot.

  1. What realization did Ray have when he saw the shooting of a film in Hollywood?
  2. Who is a ‘stand-in’?
  3. What role does the stand- in play in a shooting location?
  4. From the sentences given below pick out the sentence that is closest in meaning to ‘It is customary for actors to be present when the lights are arranged’.
  • It is a custom in Hollywood for actors to be present when the lights are arranged.
  • It is usual in Hollywood to arrange the lights after the actors arrive.
  • Its customary for the actors to arrange the lights themselves.
  • Lights are arranged only after the arrival of actors.


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Qn 24.

Complete the conversation suitably

Ray           : Good morning sir,
Manager   : Good morning, Oh!  You are Sathyajit Ray, the film director,  _____(a)______?
Ray           : Yes, I need some help from the Circus Company.
Manager   :   ______________(b)______?
Ray           : Can you provide a tiger for our new film?
Manager    : A tiger! ________(c)___________
Ray           : We are ready to pay an amount of 10000/- per day.
Manager    : Being a fan of yours, how can I say no to you, sir?
Ray            : __________(d)_______________?
Manager    : No, it won’t attack. But if you provoke the tiger,______(e)___
Ray            : We will come tomorrow to take it. Thank you very much.
Manager    : Thank you



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Qn 25.

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

French physicist Charles Fabry found ozone gas in the atmosphere in 1913. At room temperature, ozone is a colorless gas; it condenses to a dark blue liquid at -170 F. At temperatures above the boiling point of water, 212 F, it decomposes.Ozone is all around us. After a thunderstorm, or around electrical equipment, ozone is often detected as a sharp odor.Ozone is used as a strong oxidizing agent, a bleaching agent, and to sterilize drinking water. This gas is also highly reactive. For example, rubber insulation around a car’s spark plug wires will need to be replaced eventually, due to the small amounts of ozone produced when electricity flows from the engine to the plug.

  1. How does the world remember Charles Fabry?
  2. How is the presence of Ozone felt after a thunderstorm?
  3. In what state does Ozone exist at room temperature?
  4. What are the uses of Ozone?
  5. Why a car’s spark plug needs to be replaced often?


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Qn 26.

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

Mr. Throat’s men had fix a five foot iron rod to the ground about thirty feet from the area whom the tiger was supposed to take a walk. They took a thin, long wire and fixed one end to the collar maid of tiger skin that the tiger was already wearing. The other end were tied firmly to the visible portion of the iron rod.



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Qn 27.

Identify the phrasal verbs from the given passage and replace them with the words given in brackets in their right form.

The man I saw on the road had (a) put on very expensive dress. When asked he told me he was a tourist and wanted to (b) call at the museum. He really struggled to (c) put across his ideas in English. He (d) went on explaining his interest in history but I hardly understood anything.

(wear,    visit,    communicate ,   continue )



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Qn 28.

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

Harold a professional man who had worked in an office for many years had a fearful dream. In it, he found himself in a land where small slug-like animals with slimy tentacles lived on people's bodies. The people tolerated the loathsome creatures because after many years they grew into elephants which then became the nation's system of transport, carrying everyone wherever he wanted to go. Harold suddenly realised that he himself was covered with these things, and he woke up screaming. In a vivid sequence of pictures this dream dramatised for Harold what he had never been able to put in to words; he saw himself as letting society feed on his body in his early years so that it would carry him when he retired. He later threw off the "security bug" and took up freelance work.

  1. What was Harold's dream about?
  2. Why did people tolerate the loathsome creatures?
  3. Why did Harold wake up screaming?
  4. Suggest a suitable title to the passage.


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