CBSE previous Year Solved Papers Class 12 English Delhi 2012
Time allowed : 3 hours Maximum Marks: 100
General Instructions :
- This paper is divided into three sections : A, B and C. All the sections are compulsory.
- Separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary. Read these instructions very carefully and follow them faithfully.
- Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions.
SECTION – A
Question.1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions ‘ that follow:
- While there is no denying that the world loves a winner, it is important that you recognise the sighs of stress in your behaviour and be healthy enough to enjoy your success. Stress can strike anytime, in a fashion that may leave you unaware of its presence in your life. While a certain amount of pressure is necessary for performance, it is important to be able to recognize your individual limit. For instance, there are some individuals who accept competition in a healthy fashion. There are others who collapse into weeping wrecks before an exam or on comparing mark- sheets and finding that their friend has scored better.
- Stress is a body reaction to any demands or changes in its , internal and external environment. Whenever there is a change in the external environment such as temperature, pollutants, humidity and working conditions, it leads to stress. In these days of competition when a person makes up his mind to surpass what has been achieved by others, leading to an imbalance between demands and resources,
it causes psycho-social stress.-It is a part and parcel of everyday life.
- Stress has a different meaning, depending on the stage of life you are in. The loss of a toy or a reprimand from the parents might create a stress shock in a child. An adolescent who fails in examination may feel as if everything has been lost and life has no further meaning. In an adult the loss of his or her companion, job or professional failure may appear as if there is nothing more to be achieved.
- Such signs appear in the attitude and behaviour of the individual, as muscle tension in various parts of the body, palpitation and high blood pressure, indigestion and hyper-acidity. Ultimately the result is self-destructive behaviour such as eating and drinking too much, smoking excessively, relying on tranquilisers. There are other signs of stress such as trembling, shaking, nervous blinking, dryness of throat and mouth and difficulty in swallowing.
- The professional under stress behaves as if he is a perfectionist. It leads to depression, lethargy and weakness. Periodic mood shifts also indicate the stress status of the students, executives and professionals.
- In a study sponsored by World Health Organisation and carried out by Harvard School of Public Health, the global burden of diseases and injury indicated that stress diseases
and accidents are going to be the major killers in 2020.
- The heart disease and depression — both stress diseases- are going to rank first and second in 2020. Road traffic accidents are going to be the third largest killers. These accidents are also an indicator of psycho-social stress in a fast-moving society. Other stress diseases like ulcers, hypertension and sleeplessness have assumed epidemic proportions in modern societies.
- A person under stress reacts in different ways and the
common ones are flight, fight and flee depending upon the nature of the stress and capabilities of the person. The three responses can be elegantly chosen to cope with the stress so that stress does not damage the system and become distress.
- When a stress crosses the limit, peculiar to an individual, it lowers his performance capacity. Frequent crossings of the limit may result in chronic fatigue in which a person’ feels lethargic, disinterested and is not easily motivated to achieve anything. This may make the person mentally undecided, confused and accident prone as well. Sudden exposure to un-nerving stress may also result in a loss of memory. Diet, massage, food supplements, herbal medicines, hobbies, relaxation techniques and dance movements are excellent stress busters.
(a) (i) What is stress ? What factors lead to stress ?
Answer : Stress is a body reaction to any demands or changes in its internal and external environment.
Whenever there is a change in the external .environment such as temperature, pollutants, humidity and working conditions, it leads to stress and when there is an imbalance between demands and resources, it causes psycho-social stress.
(b) Which words in the above passage mean the same as the following ?
(i) fall down (para 1)
(ii) Rebuke (para 3)
(iii) Inactive (para 9)
Question.2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Research has shown that the human mind can process words at the rate of about 500 per minute, whereas a speaker speaks at the rate of about 150 words a minute. The difference between the two at 350 is quite large.
So a speaker must make every effort to retain the attention of the audience and the listener should also be careful not to let his mind wander. Good communication calls for good listening skills. A good speaker must necessarily be a good listener.
Listening starts with hearing but goes beyond. Hearing, in other words is necessary, but is not a sufficient condition for listening. Listening involves hearing with attention. Listening is a process that calls for concentration. While listening, one should also be observant.
In other words, listening has to do with the ears, as well as with the eyes and the mind. Listening is to be understood as the total process that involves hearing with attention, being observant and making interpretations. Good communication is essentially an interactive process. It calls for participation and involvement. It is quite often a dialogue rather than a monologue. It is necessary to be interested and also show or make it abundantly clear that one is interested in knowing what the other person has to say.
Good listening is an art that can be cultivated. It relates to skills that can be developed.
A good listener knows the art of getting much more than what the speaker is trying to convey. He knows how to prompt, persuade but not to cut off or interrupt what the other person has to say. At times the speaker may or may not be coherent, articulate and well-organised in his thoughts and expressions. He may have it in his mind and yet he may fail to marshal the right words while communicating his thought. Nevertheless a good listener puts him at ease, helps him articulate and facilitates him to get • across the message that he wants to convey. For listening to be effective, it is also necessary that barriers to listening are removed. Such barriers can be both physical and psychological. Physical barriers generally relate to hindrances to proper hearing whereas psychological barriers are more fundamental and relate to the interpretation and evaluation of the speaker and the message.
(a) On the basis of your reading of the above passage, make notes in points only, using abbreviations wherever necessary. Supply a suitable title.
(i) Diff. between mind and spkr.
(a) mind press fstr than spkr .
(b) good communicant rq rs good lisng skills
(c) good spkr shud be good lisnr
(ii) Diff. between lisng and hearing.
(a) hearing not sufficient
(b) lisng involves attntn and concentration
(c) lisng requires participation and involvement
(iii) good lisng is an art
(a) good lisnr knows better than spkr
(b) when spkr fails, lisnr helps
(c) barriers for lisng shud be removed
Title : Qualities of a Good Listener
(b) Write a summary of the above passage in about 80 words.
The processing of words can be done by human mind at a faster rate than the speaker speaks. Therefore speaker must be attentive and listener should also be careful. Good speaker must be a good listener. Listening is hearing with concentration. Good listening is an art and a good listener grasps faster than what the speaker is trying to tell. When speaker fails, listener helps. But for listening, certain physical and psychological barriers should be removed.
(ADVANCElt WRITING SKILLS)
Question.3.Your school has planned an excursion to Lonavala near Mumbai during the autumn holidays. Write a notice in not more than 50 words for your school notice board, giving detailed information and inviting the names of those who are desirous to join. Sign as Naresh/Namita, Head boy/ Head girl, D.Y. English School, Thane, Mumbai.
C.RR Senior Secondary School, Meerut is looking for a receptionist for the school. Draft an advertisement in not more than 50 words to be published in classified columns of Hindustan limes. You are Romola Vij, principal of the school.
Question.4. Your school commerce Association organized a seminar for class XII students of the schools of your zone on the topic, ‘Rising prices create a crisis.’ As coordinator of the programme, write a report in 100-125 words for your school “* magazine, you are piyush/priya of ABC School, Agra.
A new indoor gymnasium has recently been constructed and inaugurated at APJ International School at Goa. As special correspondent of ‘The Hindu,’draft a report in 100-125 words on the gymnasium and the inauguration ceremony
RISING PRICES CREATE A CRISIS
A seminar for class XII students of the schools of our zone was organized to discuss on the topic, ‘Rising prices create a crisis’. It was attended by some very eminent Economists and politicians. All the speakers expressed their views on the consequences of rising prices. They pointed out that India is a poor country having mostly villages. Majority of the population lives below the poverty line; they are even unable to fulfill their basic requirements. The prices of the essential commodities have increased at an alarming rate. The poor people are unable to afford even a single meal. The purchase of vegetables, fruits, rice etc. have gone beyond the reach of common man. The necessities have taken the form of luxuries and rupee has lost its value. Now it becomes the duty of the government to take action against undue price hike and stop black marketing to control the rising prices.
Coordinator ABC School, Agra.
BY: ‘THE HINDU’CORRESPONDENT
A new indoor gymnasium has recently been constructed at APJ International School at Goa. It was inaugurated by Mr. Ravi Kant, Principal of the school. It is a proud addition to the institution. The construction has been possible due to the grant approval by the Education Minister. The gymnasium is spread over an area of lOOsq.ft.and is equipped with all the modern equipment and is fully air-conditioned. On the occasion of the inauguration, a speech on the utility of gymnastics was delivered by the gym instructor who has just received the advanced training from abroad. He motivated the students to take the maximum advantage of the gymnasium which are now practiced up to Olympic level. Overall it was a grand ceremony which was attended by the students as well as their parents.
Question.5. You are Pritam/Priti,27,W.E.A Karol Bagh, Delhi. You have decided to shift your residence to faridabad and have decided to discontinue your membership of Brain Trust Library, Karol Bagh. Write a letter to the librarian, requesting him to cancel your membership and refund your security deposit of? 5000 explaining your inability to continue your membership.
You are Anu/Arun,13, W.E.A. Karol Bagh, New Delhi. You feel very strongly about the illtreatment meted out to stray dogs at the hands of callous and indifferent people. Write a letter to the editor of a national daily giving your views on why some people behave in such a manner and how these dogs should be treated.
27, WE.A. Karol Bagh,
Brain Trust Library,
Subject: Cancellation of membership Dear Sir,
! This is to bring to your notice that I took the membership of your library in the year 2012.1 found it very helpful as it contains the books which cover almost all the areas of knowledge, so I encouraged few of my friends also to join it and take the advantage. Even my grandfather became a regular reader of your books. But unfortunately I’d have to’ discontinue my membership as my father has got transferred to another city and I’ll not be able to continue anymore. So I request you to cancel my membership and refund the security deposit of ? 5000 I am enclosing my membership card no.AG30002659.
Yours truly Priti
13,W.E.A. Karol Bagh New Delhi.
27th March,20XX The Editor,
The Times of India, ‘
Subject: Cruetly to Stray Dogs ‘ Dear Sir,
I would like to share my views through the columns of your esteemed newspaper regarding the ill-treatment and neglect to the animals and in general, stray dogs around us. The sight is heart — rending and shocking.
Being a human being, it is our moral duty to look around us and stop such cruel activities. Every individual must be sensible enough to realize that these animals also form the integral part of our eco-system. If one cannot take care of animals then he should not at least tease them. They can inform any of the organizations which can be contacted.
The animals cannot express their suffering or pain but they also feel. They need our attention, care and love. We should spread awareness through campaigns, posters and plays, etc.
Yours truly .
Question.6. Spurt of violence previously unknown in Indian schools makes it incumbent on the educationists to introduce value education effectively in schools. Write an article in 150-200
words expressing your views on the need of value education. You are Anu/Arun.
Regular practices of yoga can help in maintaining good health and even in the prevention of so many ailments. Write a speech in 150-200 words to be delivered in the morning assembly on the usefulness of yoga.
Value Education-Today’s Need
Education makes a man perfect. The overall development of personality whether it’s spiritual, physical, social, mental etc., all depends on education only. It inculcates ethics and moral values where there is no place for violence. But in the modern world of competitions, children are deprived of these values. Conflicting values a’nd moral dilemmas have become common in our daily lives. It has confused a child a lot and there is a sense of inadequacy to face the life situations. Media has negative influence on their personalities and to uplift the students morally and spiritually has become the topmost priority of the educational institutions. Till now, the institutions were concerned with the academic progress of the child, there was no place of value education in the curriculum, but the decreasing level of morality has shocked everybody. Illegal means of getting the things done have become very common and are in fashion. So there is need of acute awareness and bring forth the generation which is fruitful in the building of nation. This could be possible only when there is introduction of value education in schools. Although many schools have already introduced this in the curriculum but there is widespread need of it. Only then children can be developed into a stable, well rounded and morally integrated personalities.
I feel privileged to get an opportunity to speak on the benefits of yoga. Today’s sedentary lifestyle has given invitation to many diseases where man has limited time to spare for his health. But practicing yoga helps to not get stuck in mental noise. It helps in maintaining balance between mental and social status of human being. With regular practice of yoga, we tend to become more sensitive to the kind of food our body asks. A few minutes of yoga helps in getting relief from stress. It helps detox the body and de-stress the mind. We all want to live in a peaceful atmosphere and among nature. But we hardly realize that peace can be found within us. Yoga is the best way to calm a disturbed mind. On the other hand, yoga postures massage organs and strengthen muscles; breathing techniques and meditation release stress and improve immune system. Yoga and meditation work on keeping the mind happy and peaceful. When we feel drained out of energy, a few minutes spent on yoga provides freshness and energy. It also helps in improving body posture.
In the end, I would like to tell that yoga is a continuous process, so keep practicing !
Question.7. (a) Read the extract given below and answer the questions
The stunted, unlucky heir Of twisted bones, reciting a fathers gnarled disease, His lesson, from his desk. At back of the dim class One unnoted, sweet and young. His eyes live in a dream, Of squirrel’s game, in tree room, other than this.
(i) Who is this ‘unlucky heir’ and what has he inherited ?
Answer : The boy who has twisted bones and is sitting in the slum classroom is the unlucky heir. He has inherited the gnarled disease of twisted bones from his father.
(ii) What is the stunted boy reciting ?
Answer : The stunted boy is reciting his father’s gnaried disease and his lessons.
(iii) Who is sitting at the back of the dim class ?
Answer : At the back of the dim class, there is an unnoted, sweet and young dreamer who is dreaming of squirrel’s game, is sitting.
For once on the face of the Earth
Let’s not speak in any language.
Let’s stop for one second.
And not move our arms so much.
(i) Why does the poet want us to keep quite ?
Answer : The poet wants us to keep quiet to retrospect and do self-assessment for mental peace and save human race from doom.
(ii) WTiat does he want us to do for one second ?
Answer : He wants us to remain quiet for one second and stop moving our arms. In fact he wants us to stop any kind of activities.
(iii) What does he mean by ‘not move our arms’?
Answer : By not moving our arms means no activity or movement, so as to harm anybody Symbolically by this he means no war or violence.
(b) Answer any three of the following in 30-40 words each :
(i) Why are the young trees described as sprinting ?
Answer : The young trees are compared to the poet’s old mother who is old and pale whereas a tree is young and full of life. Tree seems to be sprinting while her mother is very aged.
(ii) How is a thing of beauty joy forever?
Answer : With the passage of time beauty increases and it becomes constant. It never passes into nothingness but
multiplies and gives joy forever. It leaves a concrete impact on our minds and soul.
(iii) Why did Aun t Jennifer choose to embroider tigers on the panel?
Answer: Aunt Jennifer wanted to express her feelings through , the embroidery. She had some hidden desire as she wanted to be fearless, proud and chivalrous like tigers. She actually expressed her pain on the panel and showed how she would like her life to be.
Question.8. Answer the following in 30-40 words each :
(a) What changes did the order from Berlin cause in the school ?
Answer : There was an order from Berlin that French would not be taught in school anymore. Instead German would be taught by a new teacher. Thlt was probably their last French lesson. It was a Sunday morning and there was no noise or activity. The French teacher, Mr. Hamel seemed to be calm and he was becoming emotional. He was wearing a special dress and all the villagers were sitting on the back benches of the classroom.
(b) Why was Douglas determined to get over his fear of water?
Answer: Douglas could not enjoy water sports like canoeing, boating and swimming because of fear of water, therefore he wanted to overcome his fear. Although he wanted to get into the waters of cascades but his fear held him back. He felt paralyzed due to fear at the very thought of water, so he decided to overcome it.
(c) How were Shukla and Gandhiji received in Rajendra Prasad’s house ?
Answer : Rajkumar Shukla, a poor peasant of Champaran wanted Gandhiji to come to champaran to help the poor sharecroppers. From Calcutta, on a fixed day, they went to Patna to meet Rajendra Prasad, but he was out of town. Servants knew Rajkumar Shukla as a poor peasant; therefore they thought the same for Gandhiji and took him to be untouchable. They were asked to sit on the ground and did not allow Gandhiji to draw water from the well.
Question.9. Answerthe following 125-150 words :
(a) How are the attitude of the ironmaster and his daughter different ? Support your answer from the text.
(b) Compare and contrast Sophie and Jansie highlighting their temperaments and aspirations.
Answer : The attitude of the ironmaster was totally different from his daughter Edla. It can be proved by several instances from the story. According to ironmaster, the peddler was an old acquaintance. He mistook him so he invited him to his house to spend Christmas. But when the peddler refused, he sent his daughter to persuade the peddler to come to his . house as she had the quality of convincing. She was able to win the confidence of the peddler who ultimately agreed to come to her home.
When the ironmaster realized that the peddler was not the one who was thinking after he got his hair cut and shaving done, he immediately asked him to go out of his house. However his daughter asked peddler to stay with them that dayfor Christmas. She had a feeling of sympathy for the ‘poor hungry’ man. She offered him her father’s suit as Christmas gift. It was her attitude that changed peddler’s mind and left with her the money he had stolen.
Sophie and Jansie were classmates. They belonged to lower middle class. Jansie was practical, whereas Sophie was a dreamer. Jansie knew the realities of life and she advised Sophie also not to indulge in fantasies. Sophie was totally unaware of the realities of life and dreamt of big things. She wanted to have a boutique of her own. She also wanted to become an actress as there was lot of money in that profession. She wanted to be a fashion designer also. Overall it can be said that she wanted to live a grand and luxurious life. But there was least possibility of fulfilling her dreams. Jansie warned her to remain on ground but she remained busy in dreaming. On the other side Jansie knew her limitations. She was not a daydreamer like Sophie. She also knew that both of them were likely to work in a biscuit factory in future. She tried to explain this thing many times to Sophie who was overambitious. That was the difference between them. ‘
Question.10. Answer tke following in 125-150 words:
(a) How did the Tiger king stand in danger losing his kingdom? How was he able to avert the danger ?
Answer : Tiger king was told by the astrologer that he would be killed by a tiger, so he started hunting and killing tiger. If anybody disobeyed him, he would be punished severely. A high ranking British official Wanted to kill the tigers. Maharaja did not give him the permission and told him that he could kill any animal except tigers. The officer wished to, get photograph of himself holding a gun beside tiger’s body. But Maharaja refused that also. As he had not allowed him to fulfill his desire, he was in a danger of losing his kingdom. He then discussed the issue with his Deewan. So he offered a birbe of 50 diamond rings of the value of three lakhs to the wife of the British officer. She became happy and kept all of them. This way he was able to retain his kingdom.
Question.11. Answer the following in 30-40 words each:
(a) Did Hana think the Japanese tortured their prisoners of war? Why?
Answer: Different mouth told different stories about the war, so it was difficult to know for Hana whether they were true. The newspaper reports said that people received Japanese soldiers gladly with cries of joy.
(b) How did the Wizard help Roger Skunk?
Answer : Roger told wizard that nobody played with him due to his foul smell. So he put forth his desire to smell like roses. Holding his magic wand, wizard began to matter some magical words and soon Roger began to smell like roses.
(c) How does Mr. Lamb keep himself busy when it is a bit cool ?
Answer : When it cool, Mr. Lamb used to bring a ladder and a stick to pull the crab apples down for making Jelly. He liked sitting in his garden, hearing the humming sound of bees and enjoyed reading books. He made toffees also with honey.
(d) Who was carter ? What did the Governor ask him to do ?
Answer : Carter was a prison officer. Government asked him to take McLeery with him to search for the absconder. On being asked by the governor that who had seen Evans at prison gate, Stephen told him that it was him.
Note : Except for the following questions, all the remaining questions have been asked in previous sets.
Question.4. Your school conducted a seminar on ‘How to prevent cruelty towards animals’, in which 40 city CBSE schools took part. As coordinator of the programme, write a report in 100-125 words for the school magazine. You are Vikram/Vidhi of C.P.S. Senior Secondary School, Bangalore.
You witnessed a road accident near Nalbandh Chowaraha at Agra in which a bus and a scooter were involved. Write a report for Amar Ujala in 100-125 words. Sign as Vivek/ Vimla, Special Correspondent.
Answer: How to Prevent Cruetly
Report By : Vidhi (Coordinator)
21st May, 20XX
C.P.S. Senior Secondary School, Banglaore conducted a seminar on the topic ‘How to prevent cruetly towards animals’. It was attended by 40 city CBSE schools which took part in the discussion. It also saw some eminent personalities like Education Minister along with the chief guest Mrs. Maneka Gandhi, noted environmentalist and politician. The activists laid emphasis on the fact that we should try to stop cruetly towards animals. They too have equal right on earth as we hurpans have. Animal abuse happens to cats, dogs, livestock animals every time and everywhere such as circuses, races, laboratories etc. Laws concerning animal cruelty are designed to prevent needless cruelty to animals. It was also conveyed that if anyone witness someone abusing any animals, one can make complains as it is illegal in every state. Suggestions were given to avoid using animal products like cosmetics, drugs, clothes etc. Thus seminar received a great applaud and was endearing for all. .
A Road Accident
Report By : Vimla (Special Correspondent)
Agra, 24th December
Last week I witnessed a shocking road accident while coming hack home from school in which a bus and scooter were involved. The accident took place near Nalbandh Chowraha at Agra. A folly crowded roadways bus which was coming from the University side, was trying to overtake another bus and in the process hit a scooter. There were two persons on the scooter, a man and a woman; probably husband and wife. Wife died on the spot and the husband was rushed to hospital immediately where sources told that his condition was critical. It was horrible sight to see as the scooter was completely damaged. Most of the passengers of the bus were also injured badly and they were taken to a nearby hospital. Bus driver was about to flee but the crowd on the busy road reacted immediately and prevented him from escaping. The angry mob beat him brutally and handed over to the local police.
SECTION – C
Question.8. Answer the following in 30-40 words each
(b) Who is Mukesh ? WTiat is his dream ?
Answer : Mukesh is the son of a poor bangle maker from Firozabad. He does not want to follow the family’tradition of making bangles. His dream is to become a motor mechanic and a car driver.
(c) Why did the peddler decline the invitation of the ironmaster ?
Answer: The peddler declined the invitation of the ironmaster as he was having thirty stolen kronors. Secondaly ironmaster mistook him for an old regimental comrade and was afraid that after finding the truth, he would be sent to jail.
Question.9. Answer the following in 125-150 words:
Attempt a charactersketch of Sophie as a woman who lives in her dreams.
How did Douglas develop an aversion to water ?
Answer : Sophie is a young girl who always lives in a world of fantasy. She belongs to a lower middle class family. Like other adolescents, she too has dreams. She wants to own a boutique, become an actress, a fashion designer or a manager. She does not know where the money will come from for all her dreams, she lives far from reality. Even her friend Jansie warns her but she is given to her wild thoughts. She ignores them all. No one shows interest in what she thinks, so she confides in her brother Geoff who is an introvert. She also likes Danny Casey, a young football player from Ireland. She always thinks of him. She even thinks that she has met him and he has promised to meet her again. She goes to the place where she expects to meet him but finding him nowhere, she feels disappointed. This way or thoughts keep hovering in her mind.
Douglas was afraid of water since childhood. It happened so when he was four year old, he went to the beach with his father in California. The waves knocked him down and swept over him. He went down into the water and was out of breath.
Again at the YMCA pool, a misadventure took place. He was learning swimming there. A strong boy threw him in the deep water one day when he was sitting at the edge of the pool. Douglas slowly went to the bottom of the pool in the same sitting position. He tried three times to come out of the water but failed. He was now in great panic. He was completely exhausted and his lungs were aching. Ultimately he fainted but was saved. This incident had a negative impact on him and fear of water stayed with him. He could not sleep or eat for many days and remained away from water.
Question.11. Answer the following in 30-40 words each :
(a) Why had Han a to wash the wounded man herself ?
Answer : Hana had to wash the wounded man herself as her domestic maid Yumi refused to do so because the man was an enemy. Not only this, but all the servants were against Dr. Sadao and his wife Hana in this respect, so they all left the house. :
(b) What were the contents of the small brown suitcase that McLeery carried ?
Answer: There were many things in the small brown suitcase that McLeery carried. They included a sealed questions paper envelope, a yellow coloured invigilation form, a paper knife, Bible, authentication card, a semi inflated rubber tube and a copy of ‘’The Church Times. ’
Note : Except for the following questions, all the remaining questions have been asked in previous sets.
Question.4. Your school celebrated international year of chemistry 36 schools from Delhi participated in various competitions. Chairman CBSE was the chief Guest. As coordinator draft a report in 100-125 words for your school magazine. You are Ram/Ramya of G.B. Senior Secondary School, Delhi.
You witnessed a bomb blast in a Delhi market when you went there for shopping along with your parents for Diwali purchases. Write a report in 100-125 words for your school magazine.
Answer : International Year of Chemistry
20th Aug. 20XX,
Recently our school celebrated international year of Chemistry. Children of* 36 schools from Delhi took part in different competitions. CBSE chairman was the chief guest who was given a warm welcome by our Principal. Our Principal in his welcome speech inspired the future generation by emphasizing on the need of studying Chemistry and its utility for the modern technology. The honorable chief guest also addressed the children by telling them the Scientific wonders and achievements. He further told Chemistry to be an important subject, and an integral part of Science. Essay writing competition was conducted for the seniors. They , were given the topics half an hour before. Science teachers from different schools laid emphasis on its significance as it has changed the pattern of life. In the end winners were awarded prizes in the form of laptop, smartphone and tables. Ramya (Coordinator)
G.B. Senior Secondary School
Bomb Blast in the Market
25 th October, 20XX, (Delhi)
Day by day incidents of bomb blast have been increasing. It seems as if they are a part of daily news. Two days ago I went to market with my parents for Diwali shopping. The market was beautifully decorated and huge crowd of people was busy in shopping. Everything appeared to be normal when suddenly we heard a blast from nearby area. Within fraction of minutes everything went haphazard. Before we could understand anything, the shrieking sounds from all the sides started coming. The whole atmosphere changed completely. Nearly four shops were hit badly and fire broke out in a restaurant gulping the other shops in flames. Women, and children were lying on the floor, seriously hurt. Overall I can say that whole situation was appalling and pathetic.
Question.8. Answer the following in 30-40 words each:
(b) Is Sabeb happy working at the tea stall ? Why/Why not?
Answer : Saheb is not at all happy working at the tea stall. When he is asked by the narrator whether he likes his job, he became sad. The canister in his hands seemed to be heavier than the plastic bag that he used to carry as a rag-picker.
(c) Why was the Crofter so friendly and talkative with the .
Answer : Crofter had always lived alone; there was no one to talk to him. So when, peddler reached his cottage. He felt very happy as he needed a company. He wanted to share his feelings and because, peddler had to jpend the night over there, he listened to him peacefully.
Question.9. Answer the following in 125-150 words:
(a) How did Douglas try to save himself from drowning in the YMCA pool ?
Answer : Douglas was terribly afraid of water due to an incident in which he had nearly died in the swimming pool. He was so afraid that he avoided going near water for many days. But he liked the water activities like canoeing, wade in the waters of cascade, fishing etc. The fear of water seized him to do any activity. It destroyed his joy of all activities. So he thought to overcome his fear and engaged an instructor to learn swimming. The instructor taught him all the tricks of becoming a good swimmer. Once instructor left him alone in the pool when he was sure that Douglas would be able to swim on his own, Douglas swam the length of the pool up and down but he was not satisfied so he went to Lake Wentworth. The old fear returned when he had put his face under water and could see nothing except bottomless water. To overcome his fear, he dived into the lake and swam to the other shore. He shouted with joy as he had triumphed.
(b) Draw a characters sketch of Sophie’s father.
Answer : Sophies father was a hard working man who did not believe in what Sophie tells him. He knew that she had a habit of indulging in wild fantasies. He was an aggressive
person and had authoritative kind of personality. -He was a sports lover and took his children to watch football matches. His face reflected his whole days labor and it seemed grimy and sweated. He was fun loving too and it was obvious when he went to pub to celebrate United Team’s victory. He had a plump face and thick neck. His face and arms were shiny and pink. He showed contempt when Geoff told him that Sophie met Danny Casey and started talking about him and his talent. But when he got to know from Sophie that Danny was going to buy a shop, he showed signs of disgust which scared Sophie.
Question.11. Answer the following in 30-40 words :
(a) What help did Dr. Sadao seek from Hana while operating on the wounded white man ?
Answer : Dr. Sadao was alone to operate the wounded white man so he sought help from his wife Hana who brought towel for him, helped him in turning the white man, giving anesthesia and holding cotton soaked in anesthesia near his nostrils.
(d) What did the detective superintendent inform the Governor about Evans?
Answer : The detective superintendent informed the Governor that McLeery had spotted Evans drive off along Elsfield way. After getting the car number they started chasing but lost track and thought that Evans might have come back to the city.