English 2 (Literature in English) Set 1 2021-2022 ICSE Class 10 Question Paper Solution

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English 2 (Literature in English) [Set 1]
Marks: 40 Academic Year: 2021-2022
Date: April 2022
Duration: 1h30m
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  1. Candidates are allowed an additional 10 minutes for only reading the paper.
  2. They must NOT start writing during this time.
  3. The paper has four sections.
  4. Section A is compulsory – All questions in Section A must be answered.
  5. You must attempt one question from each of Sections B, C and D.
  6. The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets. [ ]

[10] 1 | Choose the correct answers to the questions from the given options. (Do not copy the question, Write the correct answer only.)
[1] 1.i

What was announced on the loudspeakers before the start of the race in the poem, ‘Nine Gold Medals’?

The nationalities of the runners.

The age of the runners.

The names of the runners.

The gender of the runners.

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading
[1] 1.ii

Which of the following words would best describe Abou Ben Adhem?

Bold and brash

Devout and compassionate

Prayerful and anxious

Dreamy and peaceful

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading
[1] 1.iii

What event were the children in Ray Bradbury’s story, ‘All Summer in a Day’ eagerly awaiting?

Their return to the Earth.

The arrival of the Rocket people.

Their teacher’s return.

The appearance of the sun.

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading
[1] 1.iv

How old was Margot when she first arrived on his distant planet?





Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading
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[3] 1.v

What made Jesse Owens one of the best remembered athletes of all time?

His remarkable achievement of winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games.

The amazing bond of friendship that he developed with arch-rival Luz Long.

His struggle to qualify for the finals of the broad jump at the 1936 Olympic Games.

His anger at the rising nationalistic feelings characterized the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading
[1] 1.vi

“You should be able to qualify with your eyes closed.” Who said these words and to whom?

Jesses Owens’ coach to Jesse Owens.

Luz Long to Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens to Luz Long

Hitler to Luz Long

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading
[1] 1.vii

Antonio says that trying to reason with Shylock was like ______.

  1. standing on the beach and ordering the waves to wash away the sands.
  2. reasoning with a ewe which was crying out in distress at the loss of her lamb.
  3. trying to soften a rock.
  4. commanding the pine trees on the mountain side to remain quiet and motionless when battered by strong winds.
Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading
[1] 1.viii

Which of the following characters can be described as quick-witted, daring and loyal?





Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading
[2] 1.ix

Name the young lovers whose lives ended tragically because of a misunderstanding caused by the appearance of a lion.

Troilus and Cressida

Pyramus and Thisbe

Dido and Aeneas

Medea and Aeson

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading
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[1] 1.x

What special ‘deed of gift’ does Jessica give to Lorenzo at the end of the play?

The news that Shylock had forgiven Jessica and Lorenzo for eloping.

The bond signed by Shylock making Lorenzo heir to all his wealth.

The three thousand ducats that Antonio owed to Shylock

The news that Shylock had agreed to become a Christian.

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading
SECTION - B : DRAMA (The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare - Acts 4 and 5)
[10] 2

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

Portia: The quality of mercy is not strained;
             It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
             Upon the place beneath : it is twice blessed :
            It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
            Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
            The throned monarch better than his crown:
  1. Where does this scene take place? Why Is Portia here?      [2]
  2. To what is mercy compared in these lines?      [2]
  3. Why does Portia call mercy ‘twice blessed’?
    Explain the lines:
    ‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
    the throned monarch better than his crown:      [3]
  4. Later in her speech Portia mentions a sceptre. What is a sceptre?
    How, according to Portia, is mercy above the ‘sceptred sway’?    [3]
Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading
[10] 3

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

GRATIANO: O learned judge! – Mark, Jew: a learned judge!
SHYLOCK: I take this offer, then; pay the bond thrice, And let the Christian go.
  1. Why does Shylock suddenly decide to accept this offer?      [2] 
  2. Who has made this offer? Who stops Shylock from accepting this offer?      [2]
  3. Shylock decides to leave the court without even receiving the principal amount. What other crime is he accused of? What further punishment does he face for this crime?        [3] 
  4. Later in this scene, how does the Duke show that he is merciful? What does Shylock say in response to the Duke’s act of mercy?         [3]
Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading
SECTION - C :PROSE - SHORT STORIES (Treasure Trove – A Collection of ICSE Poems and Short Stories)
[10] 4

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

He gave her a shove. But she did not move, rather she let herself be moved only by him and nothing else. They edged away from her; they would not look at her. She felt them go away.
  1. Who is ‘she’? On which planet is this story set?        [2]
  2. Mention any two ways in which life on this planet differs from life on earth.     [2]
  3. Who are ‘they’? Why did ‘they’ not come to her aid when William shoved her?       [3]
  4. What do ‘they’ do to her at the end of the story? Why did they behave in this manner?      [3]
Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading
[10] 5

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

An angry athlete is an athlete who will make mistakes, as any coach will tell you. I was no exception. On the first of my three qualifying jumps, I leaped from several inches beyond the take-off board for a foul.
  1. When and where is this narrative set?    [2]
  2. What reason does the narrator Jesse Owens give for the heightened nationalistic feelings at this time?      [2]
  3. In which event had Owens been confident of winning a gold medal? Why?     [3]
  4. What had made Owens angry enough to make mistakes? Name Owens’ rival who approached him at this point.    [3]
Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading
[10] 6

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the presence in the room he said,
"What writest thou?"
  1. To whom did Ben Adhem address these words? Mention the context in which he said this.        [2]
  2. What was the ‘presence’ doing in Ben Adhem’s room? What did the presence say in response to Ben Adhem’s question?      [2]
  3. What did Abou ben Adhem say after this exchange? How did the presence respond to his words?     [3]
  4. Describe the events of the following night.        [3]
Concept: Reading
Chapter: [0.03] Reading

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