Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) for Writing Class 10

Following are some of the multiple-choice questions (MCQ) that might be asked in the writing section of the Class 10 English examination:

  1. Which of these is not the correct mode for sending letters?
    1. By post
    2. By email
    3. By hand
    4. By bus
  2. If you are writing a letter of complaint, how do you sign off your letter?
    1. Cheers
    2. Yours obediently
    3. Yours sincerely
    4. Any of these
  3. When you are writing a formal letter, what information might you need?
    1. Date
    2. Name
    3. Address
    4. All of these
  4. If you are writing a letter to the Repairs Department for a Television purchased, how would you begin your letter?
    1. Dear Manager
    2. Hi
    3. Dear Sir/Madam
    4. Dear all
  5. If you are writing a complaint letter to your local council, what is the best way to end the letter?
    1. Hope all is well.
    2. I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.
    3. Send someone round here now or else.
    4. I am tired of your department.
  6. If you are writing a letter of complaint to the Complaints Department of a showroom because your repair has not been dealt with, how would you start your letter?
    1. I am sick of this organisation.
    2. If you don’t get someone out here quickly, I will call police.
    3. I am writing to report a complaint which has not been attended about my laptop.
    4. I have already filed a complaint with the Consumer Court.
  7. What is the missing word in this sentence? I am writing with ……… my application.
    1. regard
    2. relate
    3. account
    4. due
  8. The salutation of a formal letter must be:
    1. simple
    2. complex
    3. impressive
    4. illegible
  9. Before you start a letter, the most important thing to think about is:
    1. who is going to write it
    2. who is going to read it
    3. who is going to deliver it
    4. who is going to post it
  10. You are writing to a company to register a complaint for repairs. What should you include in your letter?
    1. The exact name of the product
    2. The goodwill of the company
    3. The goodwill of the product
    4. All of these
  11. When writing a letter to editor, you think about the newspaper to which the letter is to be sent. What else is important?
    1. Why you are writing
    2. What you need to tell the reader
    3. What you want the reader to do
    4. All of these
  12. Why does it help to plan a letter?
    1. You can make a list of all the points you want to include
    2. You can decide how to order all the points in your letter
    3. Both of these
    4. None of these
  13. When you are writing a formal letter to an editor, what information do you include?
    1. Praise of the editor’s good works
    2. Both your address and the newspaper’s address
    3. Your date of birth
    4. All of these
  14. When writing letter to an editor, which way of closing a letter would be best?
    1. Yours faithfully
    2. Yours sincerely
    3. Yours truly
    4. All the best
  15. If you don’t know the recipient’s name, how would you address the person?
    1. Dear Mr./Mrs.
    2. Dear Sir or Dear Madam
    3. My dear
    4. Hello
  16. The main point is written in which part of the letter?
    1. Post Script
    2. Closing
    3. Opening
    4. Body
  17. How would you address the recipient of a formal letter?
    1. Dear Mr.
    2. Respected Sir
    3. Mr.
    4. Hi
  18. ‘With best regards’ is used in which part of a formal letter?
    1. Heading
    2. Opening
    3. Closing
    4. Body
  19. In order to have desired effect on the recipient, what should a formal letter be?
    1. In the proper format
    2. To the point and relevant
    3. Grammatically correct
    4. All of these
  20. Formal letters produce immediate effect because they are:
    1. interesting
    2. formal
    3. informal
    4. brief
  21. Simplicity in writing means:
    1. the use of simple tense
    2. the use of simple sentences
    3. the use of simple words
    4. plainness
  22. Which part of the letter contains the writer’s address and date?
    1. Opening
    2. Body
    3. Salutation
    4. None of these
  23. Where should one write the date on your letter?
    1. Below sender’s address
    2. Above sender’s address
    3. Below recipient’s address
    4. Above subject line
  24. The paragraphs where comparative study of two or more things is done are called ____ paragraphs.
    1. Grammatical
    2. Pictorial
    3. Analytical
    4. None of these
  25. Which of these can be used in analytical paragraphs?
    1. Maps
    2. Charts
    3. Tables
    4. All of these
  26. Which of these expressions indicate that the given paragraph is an analytical paragraph?
    1. One-half
    2. Away
    3. There
    4. All of these
  27. Which of these is a time phrase used for analysis of line graph?
    1. A growth
    2. Remain stable
    3. Peak at
    4. In following days
  28. Which of these forms a part of the vocabulary in interpretation of a line graph?
    1. Mountain
    2. Valley
    3. Plateau
    4. River
  29. Which of these is not correct in relation to analysis and interpretation of graphs?
    1. Read question carefully
    2. Make relevant comparisons
    3. Avoid repetitions
    4. Add your own information


  1. By bus
  2. Yours sincerely
  3. All of these
  4. Dear Sir/Madam
  5. I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible
  6. I am writing to report a complaint which has not been attended about my laptop
  7. Regard
  8. Simple
  9. Who is going to read it
  10. The exact name of the product
  11. All of these
  12. Both of these
  13. Both your address and the newspaper’s address
  14. Yours sincerely
  15. Dear Sir or Dear Madam
  16. Body
  17. Dear Mr.
  18. Closing
  19. All of these
  20. Brief
  21. The use of simple sentence
  22. Opening
  23. Below sender’s address
  24. Analytical
  25. All of these
  26. One-half
  27. In following days
  28. Plateau
  29. Add your own information

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