XII ENGLISH model question paper
Total Marks : 80
SECTION – I : PROSE (Reading for Comprehension, Language Study, Vocabulary, Summary, Note-Making or Mind Mapping)
Q.1. A) Read the given extract and complete the activity given below : (12)
AI Following are four statements from the extract which are in jumbled order. Put them in a way they have occurred in the extract and rewrite them down. (2)
(i) The man flung an ‘anna’ out to the astrologer and said he has some questions to ask him.
(ii) The nut vendor’s blowing off flare was astrologer’s signal to close his business.
(iii)Astrologer’s long practice had sharpened perception.
iv) Astrologer used to listen for minimum 10 minutes gather sufficient material from the client.
He had a working analysis of mankind’s troules : marriage, money and the tangles of human ties. Long practice had sharpened his perception. Whithin five minutes he understood what was wrong. He charged three pies per question, never opened his mouth till the other had spoken for at least ten minutes, which provided him enough stuff for a dozen answers and advices. When he told the person before him, gazing at his palm, “In many ways you are not getting the fullest results for your efforts,” nine out of ten were disposed to agree with him. Or he questioned “In many ways you are not getting the fullest results for your efforts,” nine out of ten were disposed to agree with him. Or he questioned “Is there any woman in your family , maybe even a distance relative who is not well disposed towards you?” or he gave an analysis of character : “Most of your troubles are due to your nature. How can you be otherwise with Saturn where he is ? You have an impetuous nature and a rough exterior.” This endeared him to their hearts immediately, for even the mildest to us loves to think that he has a forbidding exterior. The nutes vendor blew out his flare and rose to go home. This was a signal for the astrologer to bundle uo too, since it left him in darkness except for a little shaft of green light which strayed in from somewhere and touched the ground before him. He picked up his cowrie shells and paraphernalia and was putting them back into his bag when the green shaft of light was blotted out. He looked up and saw a man standing before him. He sensed a possible client and said : “You look so careworn. It will do you good to sit down for a while and chat with me.” The other grumbled some reply vaguely. The astrologer pressed his invitation: whereupon the other trust his palm under his nose, saying: “You call yourself an astrologer?” The astrologer felt challenged and said, tilting the other’s palm towards the green shaft of light: “Yours is a nature….” “Oh, stop that,” the other said. “Tell me something worthwhile….” Out friend felt piqued. I charge only three pies per question and what you get ought to be good enough for your money….” At this the other withdrew his arm, took out an anna and fulung it out to him, saying “I have some questions to ask. If I prove you are bluffing you must return that anna to me with interest.”
A2 Give reasons :
(i) The astrologer could understand the problem in 5 minutes because ———–.
(ii) The astrologer used to close his business when the nuts vendor blow out his flare because ————
A3 Find out a proof :
Find out proofs from the extract where it appears that the astrologer is challenged by the stranger.
A4 Personal Response : In this extract we notices that the astrologer has a great listening power. Listening helps in developing good relations with people. Write you pinion on this in about 50 words.
A5 Language study :
(i) He picked up his cowrie shells and paraphernalia when then green shaft or light was blotted out. (Use “No Sooner…………. than ………….. And rewrite the sentence)
(ii) You must return that ‘anna’ to me with interest. (Given below are four options find out the correct opion where modal auxiliary showing ‘advice’ is used and rewrite the sentence)
(a) you shall return that ‘anna to me with iterest.
(b) You will return that ‘anna’ to me with interest.
(c) You should return that ‘anna’ to me with interest.
(d) You need to return that ‘anna’ to me with inteest.
A6 Vocabulary : Use the words given in the brackets and rewrite the sentences.
(i) Within ten minutes he understood what was wrong. (Understand)
(ii) It provided me enough material for to clear my doubt. (Provision)
(iii) He gave an analysis of character. (Analysed)
(iv) The stranger grumbled some reply raguely. (Vague)
Q.1 B) Non-textual Grammar :
(i) Do as directed :
(i) …………… primary cause of disease is …………………. wakened organism or lowered resistance in the human body. (Fill in the blanks with suitable articles and rewrite the sentence)
(ii) That reminds me ………………. the night, way ………………… midnight. (Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions and rewrite the sentence)
(iii) Why waste time in reading trash ? (Make it assertive)
(II) Spot the error and rewrite the sentence.
(i) Thing which attracted and sustain our attention spontaneously are called our interest. (Spot the error/s in the sentence, correct it and rewrite the sentence)
Q.2. A) Read the following extract and complete the activity given below : (12)
A1 Global understanding : (2)
Read the following statements and write down TWO statements whcih explain the theme of the extract.
(i) Dr. Abdul Kalam’s visit to a village to inaugurate a programme called Sastrayaan.
(ii) Dr. Abdul Kalam’s message to the youths about being successful and unique.
(iii)Youth is the most creative, confident and they have the capacity to achieve or to reach any height. (iv) To tell us the story about a village youth who had no confidence in himself.
I realise how the contributions of the youth in the past have continuously contributed to the world of today in many fields. I would like to assert that no youth today need to fear about the future. Why? The lgnited mind of the youth is the most powerful resource on the earth, under the earth and above the arth. Dear young friends I would like to talk to you on the topic “I am born with wings.” Last year I went to a village to inaugurate a programme called Sasthrayaan, which means the propagation of science.’ The mission of Sasthrayaan was to ensure the preparation of about two thousand students from different schools towards making them eligible to be an engineers, scientists, doctors qualified managers and civil servnts. This action would be in turn, empower about two thousand families of the village. My inaugural address to a mixed audience, consisting of five thousand students and their family members was on the topic. ‘Science Empower the Nation.’ After my address, hundreds of hands were raised for asking questions. Due to the limited availability of time, I selected twelve students at random from the last row to the first to ask questions. I would like to share with you one question of great concern which was asked by a student. The question was from a teenager who had come from far away village. He was nervous and typical representative of the youth of India. The boy began speaking. “Sir, I don’t know what I should ask. I am nervous. I have not asked any question in my class. I need to have confidence but I have not gained any confidence hrough my education during all these years. I am afraid to talk to my teachers. I am afraid to talk to my friends. Whenever I talk, I compare myself with other students and their elegant dress. Please tell me. I want to become a marine engineer. I want to travel in a ship. I want to be the captain of the ship. I want to build the engine of the ship. Shall I be able to do all these, sir ? How can I achieve this mission ? What should I do ? When the boy completed the question the entire audience and the dignitaries on the dais including the Chief iister were looking at me wondering what Kalam was going to say to the sincere question of a young village boy.”
A2 Complete (2)
I. The mission Sasthrayaan was about __________________
II. The boy’s concern was about _______________
A3 Conclusion : (2)
‘The ignitd mind of the youth is the most powerful resource of the earth, under the earth and above the earth.’ this sentene from the extract implies that today’s youth ____________ (Complete your answer in about fifty (50) words)
A4 Personal Response : (2)
Imagine that you were present during this speech delivered by Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. After listening his speech, write some inspiring ideas about your future that came across in your mind in three to four sentences.
A5 Language study : (2)
(i) The ignited mind of the youth is the most powerful resource on the earth. (Rewrite beginning with “No other ……”) (ii) He was nervous and a typical representative of the youth of India. (Rewrite using ‘ing’ form of the underlined word)
Find out the words for the following from the extract and rewrite. (2)
(i) platform / stage
(ii) spread / promote
(iii)to give confidence / strength
(iv) to induct / initiate
Q.2 B) Summary : (3) Write a brief summary of the above extract with the help of the points given below and suggest a suitable title. Youths contribution today ……………….. ignited minds …………………… science empower the nation …………………….. students question ………………………. dignitaries reaction.
Q.2 C) Mind-mapping : SECTION II – POETRY AND APPRECIATION (3)
Q. 3 A) Read the given extract ana complete the activity given below :
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road.
Healthy, free, the world before me.
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good-forture. I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more,
postpone no more, need
nothing. Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous
criticisms, strong and content I travel the open road.
The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.
(Still here I carry old delicious burdens)
A1 Pick out the lines from the extract showing that the poet is prepared to enjoy every moment of his journey. (2)
A2 Write down the traits the poet exhibit trough following lines : (2)
(a) Henceforth, I ask for no good forture – I myself am good forture
(b) Henceforth, I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing
(c) I do not want the constellations any nearer –
(d) Still here I carry my old delicious burden-
A3 Describe your own personal opinion in about 50 words on the line from the extract, “ I ask not good-forture, I myself am a good -fortune.” (2)
A4 Identify and explain the figure of speech in the following line : (2)
“Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticism.”
A5 Write four lines of free verse on the to the topic, “The road that leads to my home.” Express that it is a road of love, affection and care, share. You may begin like this : Every week end I walk with a bag of love ………….. (2)
Q. 3.B) Appreciation : (4)
Read the given extract and write the appreciation of the given poem based on the following aspects.
My father travels on the late evening train
Standing among silent commuters in the yellow light
Suburbs slide past his unseeing eyes
His shirt and pants are soggy and his black raincoat
Stained with mud and his ag stuffed with books
Is falling apart. His eyes dimmed by age
Fade homeward through the humid monsoon night.
Now I can see him getting off the train
Like a word dropped from a long sentence.
He hurries across the length of the grey platform.
Crosses the railway line, enters the lane.
His chappals are sticky with mud, but he hurries onward”
* About the poem, significance of the title
* Form of the poem, theme and its significance
* Poetic style, language features, poetic devices
* Inspirational message, values, morals reflected
* Your opinion and critical evaluation of the poem.
SECTION III (WRITING SKILL)
Q. 4 Complete the activities as per the instructions given below : (16)
A) Attempt any one of the following : (4)
Drafting virtual message :
Following is a conversation between Rajas and Ms. Vidya. Ms. Vidyad had to leave for office where she works, so she wrote a message for her husband. Draft a virtual message in not more than 50 words.
Rajas : Hellow, may I speak to Dr. Tushar ?
Ms. Vidya : He has gone to the hospital to attend the OPD. May I know who s speaking ?
Rajas : Y es, I am Rajas Yadav. My wife has been having stomach ache since yesterday night. From today morning she has fever too. I would be thankful to you if the doctor would come to our place to examine her.
Ms. Vidya : Of course, he will come. Please, let me note down your address.
Rajas : It is B-101, Vidyut Apartment JVPD, Vile Parle West.
Ms. Vidya : I will give his your message as soon as he returns.
Rajas : Thank you.
Statement of Purpose :
Read the personal details given below and prepare a suitable statement of Purpose.
Government Law College at Mumbai University is one of the leading college for the study of law. You belong to a lawyer’s family and would like to pursue your career in law as you like to help your father and uncle in their law firm in future In your junior college you have opted for Arts stream and have scored well in your std. X Board Examination. You also have won two state level debate competitions organised by prestigious colleges. Your hobbies are literary activities like elocution, debate and essay writing. You also get well along with people.
Group Discussion :
Sarah, Navjot, Ashma and Pranav are participating in a group discussion. The evaluator has given them the topic “The Role of ICT in Education”. Write suitable dialogues for each participant given his/her opnion on the topic : Evaluator : Your topic for group discussion today is “Role of information and Communication Technology in Education.” Three minutes are given to consider the topic…. Okay. now you may begin the discussion. Who would like to take the lead ?
Evaluator : Now you may conclude the discussion.
B) Attempt any one of the following.
Email Writing :
As group leader, write an email to the superintendent of Holiday HOme at Mahabaleshwar for making reservation for the stay of a group of 45 students of your college.
Make use of the following point.
* Your proposed date of visit
* Number of days and nights stay
* Breakfast, food arrangement
* Reservation charges per day
Report Writing :
Your class had gone on an excursion to a historical place.
Write a report of this visit for your college magazine. You can use the following points.
Date and time of visit – name of the place – number of participants – means of transport description of monument or place – its present condition – attempts carried out for conservation – experience of the group.
Interview Questions :
Imagine that your are going to have an interview with an artist/ a musician from your area. Prepare 10 questions that you would like to ask him / her.
C) Attempt any one of the following.
Speech Writing :
The N.S.S. Unit of your college has organised a Cleanliness Drive in your city.
Prepare a speech that you are going to deliver as the Secretary of the N.S.S. Unit.
One of the teachers from your junior college is going to retire from his service. You all students are planning to give him a grand farewell. All your friends want you to compere the retirement programme of him/her.
Prepare a script for the same with the help of the following points.
* Welcome of the guest and welcome speech
* Lighting of lamp
* Main event of the farewell programme
* Vote of thanks
Expansion of Idea :
Expand the following idea with the help of the points given below.
Write your answer in about 100 to 150 words. “Necessity is the mother of invention”
* Importance of invention
* Use of term ‘Mother’
* Examples or proof
* Human tendency of invention
D) Attempt any one of the following. (04)
Film Review :
Write a review of a film that you have recently seen.
Write your review based on any four points given below.
* Name of the characters. (main and supporting roles)
* About the story / theme of the film.
* Why did you like or not like the film.
* Special features / novelties / novel ideas.
* Music / dance / songs / action / direction Should others watch this film / would you recommend your friends/s to enjoy it / watch this film / why ?
Blog Writing :
Write a blog in a proper format on “Social Distancing Need of Time”. Since Corona outbreak has spread the whole world we need to follow it strictly. Use following points. * Outbreak of disease * Overcrowded cities and the whole country * We are social by nature * The spread of disease * Need of social distancing is only solution
OR Appeal Writing :
A student in your college seeks immediate medical help his parents are unable to afford the huge amount needed for the surgery. Prepare an appeal to be displayed your college website and notice board requesting the students and teachers to donate generously. Take help of the following points. The seriousness of the illness The hospital concerned Parents contact How the contribution can be made
SECTION IV : LITERARY CENRE – (NOVEL) (16 Marks)
Q. 5. A 1)Complete the activites given below as per the instructions : (04)
1) The novel as a literary genre has a history of about two thousand years.
2) After 1840, novel originated as the literary form in England.
A2) Choose the correct options from the brackets and fill in the blanks : (02)
(i) The characters in the ……………. novel interact with other characters and undergo plausible and everyday experiences. (Realistic / Utopian)
(ii) A ………………. novel narrates the adventures of the protagonist. who is an eccentric or a disreputable person in an episodic form. (Picaresque / Realistic)
(iii)The ……………novel is a novel set in a period earlier than that of the writting. (Utopian/Historical) (iv) The ………….. novel is that in which the writter presents the narrative through a series of correspondence. (Epistolary / Psychological)
B) Write the answers of the following questions in about 50 words: (4 Marks)
1) Write a short note on the “Theme of the novel/extract “To Sir with Love”.
2) Write a short character sketch of Ricky Braithwaite, narrator of the novel “To Sir with Love”.
C) Write the answers of the following questions in about 50 words. (4 Marks)
1) Write in short about the ‘Plot’ of the novel “Around the World in 80 Days”.
2) Write a short synopsis of Chapter 34 and 35 of the novel “Around the World in 80 Days”.
D) Answer in about 50 words to the questions given below : (4 Marks)
1) Sherlock Holmes is the leading character in the extract ‘The Sign of four’.Explain.
2) Write in brief the theme of the novel ‘ the sign of four’.