English – Important Question Bank for Madhya Pradesh HSSC 12th (HSC) Board Exam 2019

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  1. Read carefully the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:

Sarojini Naidu was educated in her early years under her father’s own care. He wanted her to become a great Mathematician or scientist but she loved to dream and write poems. She was hardly eleven when she wrote her first poem. At thirteen she wrote a long poem in the manner of famous English poets. After her matriculation in India she went to England for her higher education in literature. She met Sir Edmund cross a distinguished man of letters. He was impressed by her knowledge and intelligence. He was surprised to see that she had written poems in flawless English but felt disappointed to find that they had nothing of the east in them. They were all about English sights from this day onwards; she devoted herself to writing verses about India.

Questions :

(a) What did her father want her to do?

(b) When did she write her first poem?

(c) Why did Edmund disappoint despite poem written in flawless English?

(d) Where did she go for higher education?

 

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

Man cannot work in vacuum. It is his needs and necessities that force him into work. It is inherent in man’s nature that he gets ignited by challenges and obstacles. These challenges come from his needs and necessities. The shelterless men and women originally walked in rains and heat. The necessity of a dwelling place was felt. First they ousted the animals from mountains caves and began living in them. Then on the model of the cave they devised stone hutments. This necessity thrusted them on the result has been forts, castles and skycrapers of our day. Man’s necessity to remain healthy forced him into medical science. This led to the inventions of the skill implements and medicines we have today. In fact the needs and necessities of man have thrust him into inventions and innovations in various fields. It is from the womb of our necessities that all our inventions and innovations have been born.

Questions :

(a) Who walked in rains and heat?

(b) How did the men devise stone hutments?

(c) What forced a man to go to medical science?

(d) What is inherent in man’s nature?

 

  1. We all know what we mean by a ‘good man’. The ideally good man does not drink or smoke, avoids bad languages, converses in the presence of men only exactly as he would if there were ladies present and holds the correct opinion on all subjects. He has a wholesome horror of wrong-doing and realizes that it is our painful duty to castigate sin. He has a still greater horror of wrong thinking and considers it the business of the authorities to safeguard the young against those who question the wisdom of the views generally accepted by the middle-aged successful citizens. Apart from his professional duties, at which he is assiduous, he spends much time in good works: he may encourage patriotism and military training; he may promote industry, sobriety and virtue among wage earners and their children by seeing to it that failures in these respects receive due punishment; he may be a trustee of a university and prevent an ill-judged respect for learning from allowing the employment of professor with subversive ideas.WRITE A SUMMARY ON THE ABOVE PARAGRAPH WITH A SUITABLE TITLE.

 

WRTITING SKILLS

  1. The Principal of Vidya Sagar School for Girls,Panipat wants to invite the Mayor of the city to be the Chief Guest at the Annual Eco-Exhibition and flag off the Go Green Campaign initiated by the Eco Club. Draft a formal invitation for the same.
  2. You wish to buy a second hand car. Draft an advertisement to be published in the Deccan Herald Bengaluru, giving your preference and other details.
  3. You were on an educational tour to Odisha when the cyclone struck the state and brought the state to a standstill. As an eyewitness, give a factual description of the helplessness of man against the fury of nature and the grim situation in those crucial hours. (Word limit- 125)
  4. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, your school organised an all religion prayer meeting to spread the message of communal harmony. A peace march to Gandhi Smriti and a memorable meeting with Tara Gandhi, Gandhiji’s great grand-daughter was the highlight of the day. Draft a report for the school newsletter, giving all details. You are Ansh/Anisha Headboy/Girl of the school
  5. You want to apply for the post of a Dietician at the prestigious Max Super speciality Hospital, Gurgaon. Draft a job-application giving all details to make an a tive resume. You are Sangita Sharma.
  6. Write a speech to be delivered in the school assembly on the topic : Punishment as a corrective measure to enforce discipline. Express your viewpoint on this issue. (Word limit-200 words)
  7. You are Neeta/Neelam. You are concerned about the ongoing controversy regarding the media’s role in sensationalising news, moulding public opinion and moral policing. Write an article for the newspaper in 150 words on ‘Role of Media’.
  8. Your school is organizing a Public Awareness Exhibition in connection with it. prepare a poster to bring home the importance of conservation of electricity. Your school is A.K. Public School, Green Delhi.
  9. Namita/ Namit has come out successful in the XTI class examination.She/he has decided to have a party for her/ his friends. Draft an invitation in about SO words giving details of venue, time and date.
  10. You are Amit/Amita staying at Sunrise Apartments, Gymkhanna RO&L Pune. The main road leading to this colony has three open manholes causing frequent accidents at night. The streetlight is also not available. Write a letter to the Editor of “The Times of India” expressing your concern a ut the apathy of the authorities towards this situation. Also suggest ways to mobilize city dwellers, with the help of school children, for the cause for safe roads
  11. You are Shreya/Shreyas.Write an application in response to the following advertisement in a national daily. You consider yourself suitable and eligible for this post. Application invited for the post of Maths teacherffGT in A.K. International school, Dwarka. The candidates must have a minimum experience of 3 years of teaching at the secondary school level. Attractive salary. Interested candidates should apply to the Principal with a detail resume within a week.

    UNSEEN POETRY

    1. And such too is the grandeur of the doom we have imagined for the mighty dead; All lovely tales that we have heard or read; An endless fountain of immortal drink, Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink

    (i) What does the poet mean by ‘Grandeur of the doom’?

    (ii) Why have the dead been referred to as mighty?

    (iii) What qualities does the poet find in the tales?

    (iv)What is the source of an endless fountain?

     

    1. And clear rills That for themselves a cooling covert make ‘gainst the hot season; the mid forest brake, Rich with a sprinkling of fl’ir musk-rose blooms.a) How do the clear rills affect the poet?

    (b) Explain : ‘Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk rosf’ blooms’?

    (c) What images of ‘sight’ has the poet used in these lines?

    1. On sour cream walls, donations. Shakespeare’s head, Cloudless at dawn, civilised dome riding all cities. Belled, flowry, Tyrolese valley. Open-handed map Awarding the world its world. And yet, for these Children, these windows, not this world, their world.

    (a) How does ‘the sour cream walls’ reflect the mood of the classrooms?

    (b) The in1ages on the wall are a contrast to the life of the students in the class. Explain.

    (c) What role does the window have in their life?

     

    1. And such too is the grandeur of the doom We have imagined for the mighty dead All lovely tales that we have heard or read an endless fountain of immortal drink pouring unto us om the heaven’s brink

    1.What contrasting aspect of life has the poet referred to here?

    1. Who are the mighty dead and what positive feeling do they evoke?
    2. What does grandeur and mighty dead refer to?
    3. Explain ‘endless fountain of immortal drink’.

 

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