English (general group) Solved Past Paper 10th Class 2011 Karachi Board


Q.1 Chose the correct answer for each from the given options:

(i) Choose the correct Interrogative form:
I wrote a letter to my uncle.
(a) Do I write a letter to my uncIe?
(b) Did I wrote a letter to my uncle?
(c) Does I write a letter to my uncle?
(d) Did I write a letter to my uncle?

(ii) Choose the correct Affirmative form for the sentence given
He did not bring a gift for you.
(a) He brings a gift for you.
(b) He brought a gift for you.
(c) He will bring a gift for you.
(d) He bring a gift for you.

(iii) Choose the correct Negative form:
The cobbler sits under a tree:
(a) The cobbler did not sit under a tree,
(b) The cobbler do not sit under a tree.
(c) The cobbler has not sat under a tree,
(d) The cobbler does not sit under· a tree.

(iv) Choose the correct form of the Verb to complete the sentence:
The train had left before-he reached the station.
(a) leave
(b) left
(c) had left
(d) has left

(v) Choose the correct Preposition for the given sentence:
He is not acquainted with my.parents.
(a) with
(b) for
(c) to
(d) of

(vi) Choose the most appropriate Article for the sentence:
Is he  European?
(a) an
(b) the
(c) a
(d) None of them

(vii) Select the correct Passive form:
The gardener plucks the flowers.
(a) The flowers are plucked fry tie. gardener.
(b) The flowers were plucked by the gardener.
(c) The flowers have been plucked by the gardener.
(d) The flowers had been plucked by the gardener.

(viii) Select the correct Active form:
By whom was this blanket patched?
(a) Who patched this blanket?
(b) Who did patch this blanket?
(c) Who had patched this blanket?
(d) Who was patching this blanket

(ix) Choose the correct Indirect narration:
I said to him “We have won the match.”
(a) I told him tluzt we Iuzd won the match .
(b) I said to im that we won the match.
(c) I said to him that they won the match.
(d) I told him that he won the match.

(x) Choose the correct Direct form of narration:
He inquired me whether I told a lie.
(a) He said me, “Did you tell a lie?”
(b) He said to me, “Are you telling a lie?”
(c) He said to me, “Do you tell a lie?”
(d) He said to me, “Does he tell a lie?”

(xi) Select the correct degree of the Adjective for the sentence:
I can come by 6 0′ Clock at the Earliest
(a) Early
(b) Earlier
(c) Earliest
(d) Early before

(xii) Choose the correct Meaning of the given phrase:
To turn a deaf ear to:
(a) To pay attention
(b) Never listen to
(c) To pay no attention
(d) None of them

(xiii) Select the correctly Punctuated sentence:
When it is silence every where no disturbance and noise it is the real time for studies.
(a) When it is silence, everywhere no disturbance and noise then it is the real time for studies.
(b) When it is silence? everywhere, no disturbance and noise, then it is the real time for studies .
.(c) When it is silence everywhere; no disturbance and noise then it is the real time for studies.
(d) “When it is silence” everywhere, no disturbance and noise then it is the real time for studies.

(xiv) The poem, “Beautiful Hands” is written by Ellen M.H. Gates.
(a)Charles Mackey
(b) William Wordsworth
(c) Ellen M.H. Gates
(d) Anonymous

(xv) Julia Carney was an American verse writer:
(a) Indian
(b) American
(c) Australian
(d) Iranian


What did the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) love?

The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) loved in doing work for himself and for others with his own hands. He repaired his shoes, mended and washed his clothes and swept his room

(ii) How did tM Caliph prcwe that the beggar was a liar?
The caliph ordered the rich man and the beggar to place their hands on theh back of the horse one by one. When the beggar touched the horse, it winced as if it did not like the touch of the beggar. But when the rich man touched the  horse, it snorted and neighed with pleasure’ as if it  identified its master. Thus the caliph Haroon-ur-Rasheed  discovered that the rich man was the real owner of the horse and in the mean time he also proved that the beggar was a liar.

(iii) Why was King faisal against the State of Israel?
King Paisa! was against the State of Israel because it was anenemy of the Arabs. Israel made an illegal occupation on several Arab territories. Shah Faisal was against the State of Israel because the Jews of Israel were showing their bitter enmity towards the Arabs. King Faisal deeply grieved when Israelites set Al-Aqsa mosque on fire on August 21, 1969.

(iv) What don “Akhund” mean? State tlae q”alitie. of a “,”her.
“Akhund” is a word which is generally used in Sindhi Language to show respect and honour for a teacher. This word has been derived from a Persian word “Khandan” which means to read. A teacher is a reader par excellence. He fulfills God’s command by reading the wordof God, He seeks knowledge, from the source of truth, beauty and 800dnes  He practices what he preaches. He loves and admires hiI profession.

(v) How Many time did Mahmood ghazanavi cross the khyber pass and why?
Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi crossed the Khyber Pass , seventeen times to attack the sub-continent. He wanted· to crush the ascending power and the cultural civilization of the Hindus in South Asia

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(viii) What are the cash crops of Nigeria?
The cash crops of Nigeria are oil-palms and cocoa trees. These crops are helpful in earning wealth; therefore men tend these crops.

(ix) How did the juggler entertain people?
The juggler entertain people by showing his clever tricks . .He juggled with seven balls at a time without dropping any of them to the ground.

(x) Which is the university that existed in Pakistan about two thousand and five hundred years ago?
The University of Taxila existed in Pakistan about two thousand and five hundred years ago. It existed in the province Punjab

Q.2(b)Answer any FOUR of the following questions. In three or
four sentences each:

(i) Why did author c:limb the steeple?
The poet climbed the highest steeple of a church in order to seek the nearness to God. He wanted to hear the voice of God.

(ii) Give the central idea of the poem, “Little Things.”
The poem “Little Things” gives an idea that nothing in this world would be thought little and unimportant. Everything has its own significance and role in the system of universe. We learn a lesson from this poem that we can make our world as a happy and peaceful place by speaking with the softness of words.

(iii) What pleasures does the railway journey give to the poet?
The railway journey gives a lot of pleasures to the poet. He gets pleasure from viewing bridges, houses, hedges and ditches. He enjoyed a lot from the sight of meadows, horses, cattle, hills and plains. He gets pleasure by viewing the people like a child, a tramp and a man moving on a cart. He also receives pleasure from natural scenes and windmill.
(iv) What lesson the King Bruce learn from the Spider?
King Bruce learnt a lesson of courage and of obtaining hopes from the attempts made by the spider. He learnt from the spider that one should never be discouraged and disappointed. One should try again and again, one day he . will be succeeded to achieve his desired goal.

(v) .What does the poem, “Speak Gently” tell you?
The poem “Speak Gently” tells us that the use of soft and gentle words in everyday conversation. This poem also tells a message of being gentle in speaking to children and old people. According to the poem, the quality of speaking gently is a source of providing eternal peace and happiness .


Q..3 Write an essay of about 100-120 words on any One of the
following topics:

(i) My Favourite Personality

I think the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is a famous Pakistani personality which is well known by every child in Pakistan. He is the founder of Pakistan and a great national hero. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is a person who possesses guidance in his personality through his character.

The Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah- was born in Karachi on December 25, 1876. He received his early education from Karachi then he was sent to England for higher studies.After receiving the degree of law, he returned and started practice first in Karachi, then in Bombay. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad All Jinnah first separated himself for the Congress and joined the All India Muslim League. He devoted himself in organizing the Muslims and the Muslim League.

(1) The Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a man of strong and firm determination.
(2) He had all the best qualities of leadership and to organize a political party.
(3) He was a fine orator and his written power was very effective and strong.
(4) He knew the British laws and political system and was well aware of the politics of India as well as the politics in Britain.
(5) He was able to consider the circumstances and to find out the solution of the problems.

The Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah fought for the rights of the Muslims of the Sub-Continent and demanded a separate homeland for them. He struggled hard and due to his able leadership and tireless struggle, Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947. After the establishment of Pakistan he became
the first Governor General of Pakistan and tried to organize the new state in a proper way. He guided his people through first terrible year after the establishment of Pakistan, He died on September 11, 1948 and was burried in the heart of the city. Indeed the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah wad a great leader, well organizer and a kind hearted man. He is famous all over the world as a great Muslim Leader

Cricket World Cup 2011

The Cricket World Cup 2011 was the tenth ICC Cricket World Cup. It was played in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It was Bangladesh’s first time co-hosting a World Cup. The World Cup was also due to be co-hosted by Pakistan but in the wake of the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Lahore, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to remove Pakistan from the hosting countries. All matches of the World Cup 2011 were accorded one day international status, with all matches were being played over SO overs. Fourteen national cricket teams competed in the tournament. The World Cup took place between 19th February and 2nd April 2011. The first match was.played on 19th February with co-hosts India and Bangladesh.

The opening ceremony was held on 17th February 20ll at Bangabandhe National Stadium at Dhaka two days before the start of the tournament.’ The performance ~f Pakistani Cricket team was good in the World Cup. The team qualified for the semifinal, this semifinal was played between Pakistan India. The players of Pakistani Cricket team showed a little poor performance and thus Pakistan lost this match and qualified for the final of the Cricket World Cup 2011.

The final of the Cricket World Cup 2011 was played between India and Sri Lanka. india won the Cricket World Cup 20 I I by 6 wickets over Sri Lanka. Dhoni crushed a six on the final ball to complete the chase for the Indians, who overcome a 274-run inning by their opponent. The partnership between Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir was proved good as both came just shy of 188 runs between them. It was India’s first World Cup Championship in 28 years

Unity of Strength

Unity, Faith and Discipline. “These are three words Q.uaid-e-Azam Muhammad All Jinnah gave us. Unity is a great force. A house is united is a strong force. We know the story of dying old man who gave the lesson the unity to his sons with the help of a number of sticks. “Faith” means firm believe, the Muslims have their strong faith in Allah. They believe the supremacy of Allah and their faith provides them a power which leads them towards the unity. Discipline means to pass life in a well organized manner. Discipline is necessary in every field of life. It is a system of commands and performances of work, regularly and compliance of orders. External discipline, Internal discipline and social discipline are the kinds of discipline. The external discipline is according to internal needs, capacities and temperaments of the individuals. It creates the sense of responsibility and helps to perform honestly. All these factors are
responsible to form Muslim Unity.

As unity is strength, so disunity is weakness. No nation continue as a free and independent one if its citizens are not united. In the first and second great warSr Germany in spite of its great might could not smash British because the English people were united. We lost our independence in the battle-field of Plassey, because we were not united. This shows that in the case of a nation, unity is strength and disunity is weakness.

Our Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) said in this last sermon that all the Muslims are brothers to,one another and the Muslims all over the world constitute a brotherhood. The Muslim countries in the world have large resources “‘and if they want to use their resources among themselves they will no need of taking help from Non-Muslim countries. The nations of the Non-Muslim countries are always ready to degrade and criticize the Muslims. It is the time when the Muslims are being disgraced as terrorist by Non-Muslims. It is time when the Muslims of all countries should unite and the Muslim states should make their own economic policies and they should implement the system of government based on pure Islamic laws. By doing this Muslims unity- will be achieved and the Muslims will be able to constitute their strength in the world

A Picnic At Seaside

Sea view at Karachi is a famous picnic point. People usually come here for a picnic during night, I had a strong desire to look a sunset at Sea view. I discussed with some friends and made a programme of picnic at Seaside. Sea view is at a distance of eight kilometres from our residence. We all decided to go by a taxi. We set out for the Seaside merrily and cheerfully. We had decided to enjoy an overnight picnic by the sea, therefore we reached at Sea view in the evening.

There was a large crowd at Sea view. All we enjoying their best. We wandered on the sea shore. We also bathed in water for about an hour. We played various games while we were in water. After making a lot of entertainment with the waves of the sea, we stood again the sea shore. It was the time of sun set. The sun was going down slowly behind the waves of the sea. It touched the horizon and vanished. The gradual manner of sinking of the sun -far away behind the waves of the Arabian Sea was full of grandeur and splendor.

It was a very pleasant experience of an overnight picnic by the sea. The noise of the sea waves during the night was seeming very strange. We also enjoyed rowing a boat during night. The moon was shining in the sky beautifully and throwing its light on the waves of the sea. After making a lot of entertainment with the waves of the sea, we to a Fast Food Restaurant and took a wonderful dinner there. We did full justice to it without caring our stomach. After spending several hours of night at Sea view, we returned home. All of us were very happy with our picnic at seaside .





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of work. We should always be ready to do ourselves what we ask other to do for us. The nations of the world are getting quick progress because they have learnt the lesson about the dignity of work. Our Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) loved doing work with his own hands. He repaired his shoes, mended and washed his clothes and swept his room. Hazrat Abu Bake (R.A) not only did his work but also fetched water for widows and neighbours. Hazrat Umar (R.A) once carr.ied on his shoulders a large~sack of flour for a needy family. HFat All (R.A) laboured in the garden ·ofaJew and gave away his wages in charity. Hazrat Fatima (R.A) did all the household work by herself. Sultan Nasiruddin earned his livingby making caps and Emperor Aurangzebby transcribing the Holy Quran. In china. America and other advanced countries, people have learnt the lesson about the dignity of work. They like .to do their.work with their own Hancock.We should ai.o follow  ! noble examples and .hould try to learn the importance and
dignity of work

Village Life

A village fair is a source of doing business. Temporary shops are usually set up in an open ground outside the village. All types of goods from handkerchief to farming tools are sold at these shops. The villagers usually buy different things at the occassion of annual fai,rin the village. Several games, sports and feats of art and strength are also presented to entertain people. Children get a lot of pleasure by playing and enjoying with the swings and merry-go-rounds. Monkey man, conjurers are also arranged to entertain people in a village fair. A village fair is not only gives a medium for doing business but it is also a source of acquiring a lot of fun


Casabianca was the son of the captain of a warship in the .British Navy. His father posted him on duty on the deck of the ship. He also ordered his son not to leave that place till further order. His father was killed and the ship caught fire, He was unconscious of the death of his father. He called his father to get permission for leaving the deck. He got no reply from his father, so he stood on the burning deck and sacrificed his life for his father’s command,this shows that he was an obedient son

Posted on December 22, 2015 in 10th Class 2011 Karachi Board Past Papers

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