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CBSE Sample Papers for Class 11 English Term 2 Set 3 for Practice
Time : 2 Hours
Maximum Marks : 40
General Instructions :
- The Question Paper contains THREE sections-READING, WRITING & GRAMMAR and LITERATURE.
- Attempt questions based on specific instructions for each part.
Read the passage given below :
A.E J. Abdul Kalam was a multifaceted personality, a statesman, and a visionary and above all a good human being. He was a brilliant scientist and a modern thinker. When I joined him as a Press Secretary, after ten days of his becoming the President, at his very first meeting gave me his vision of a developed India.
He spoke of how he wanted to make Rashtrapati Bhavan a people’s place where voice of the millions of downtrodden people of India would be heard and action would be taken. Indeed during his time, Rashtrapati Bhavan became a people’s place and he became popular as People’s President. He wanted that institution of the President to be totally identified by ordinary people.
President Kalam took his Presidency seriously from the day one. He was as comfortable with constitutional and legal issues as he was with the school children. He was committed to building the nation and created a vision document to make India a developed nation by 2020. He made a PowerPoint presentation for the senior ministers and bureaucrats on this.
He used to make PowerPoint presentations at conferences and seminars both in India and abroad to discuss that vision. On these, he used to work himself and he was very particular about every word and sentence.
He did it during his visits abroad and while meeting dignitaries such as the US President, George Bush and Pakistan President, Pervez Musharaf. When he presented his vision of India’s nuclear energy requirements to Mr. Bush and his vision of a joint fight that India and Pakistan could wage against poverty, the respective Presidents commented that they had to become scientists to understand the presentation. You can’t think of any other President of a country who would have done that.
His vision for tire nation was based on equality, the dignity of the individual and justice, social, economic and political, to every Indian. Only then can India succeed and everybody sing the song of India, he used to say this. I met him last on July 22, five days before his demise. It was a one-on-one meeting that lasted a good 40 minutes. He was full of ideas as always, very active and discussed different subjects. He used to tell me, “Whatever you do, do differently. Wherever you work, leave a mark and be remembered.”
During his presidency, he was always comfortable, except on two occasions, when his unease was visible. When he had to give his consent to the Office of Profit Bill, 2006 after it was sent for the second time by the Parliament, and when he had to approve the ordinance on Disqualification of Elected Representatives in 2004 as it was sent to him by the Cabinet for a second time.
He was an icon for the youth. He used to say “Aiming small is a crime. Youth should have the courage to think differently and explore unexplored paths. Difficulties would come but don’t be afraid of them-overcome them with your intellect and hard work.”
The man who pioneered India’s missile programme was always proud of his work at the Indian Space Research Organisation and other scientific institutions. He used, to believe that a scientific approach could find a solution to every problem.
He was an ardent secularist, and also a religious man. He believed that all the religions are like beautiful islands, but there is no connectivity between them. We should strive to achieve this connectivity and transform religion into spirituality. For him, religion and morality were the same.
A man of vision, he always worked in mission mode. He had a mission to meet 10 lakh students and interact with them. He completed this when he left Rashtrapati Bhavan. He continued with this till Iris last breath. His child-like simplicity was an instant hit.
He got the sobriquet of being the People’s President because of his humility and accessibility. President Kalam always worked towards building consensus rather than ramming down decisions. He came from a modest background, but educated himself and worked hard to rise to the top. He was simply the Missile Man whose books were prime-sellers, whose lectures were always housed full. He was adored by the children as he would give them easy-to-digest messages.
Based on your understanding of the passage, answer ANY EIGHT questions from the nine given below. (1 x 8 = 8)
(i) Give one word that covers the many qualities of A.RJ. Abdul Kalam.
(ii) What was so special about A.PJ. Abdul Kalam that no other president could do?
(iii) Which qualities made him loved by children?
(iv) Which bills were not passed by A.PJ. Abdul Kalam? Why?
(v) Rewrite the following sentence replacing the underlined words with a word or phrase from lines 30 to 35 in the passage.
Both his parents are persons of high position in the police force.
(vi) What could be the meaning of ‘mission mode’ in context with the passage?
(vii) Use a suitable phrase from lines 40-45 from the passage to complete this sentence.
Since childhood, Rajeev has been an fan of Sachin Tendulkar.
(viii) Which attribute, according to Dr. Kalam, could solve all the problems?
(ix) What shows that Dr. Kalam had a versatile and flexible personality?
Read the following passage. (5)
(1) The mynah perhaps needs to make some apology for his yellow stockings, since such mustard-coloured understandings are not usual among small birds, pertaining rather to the rapacious tribe, and being thus a badge of anything but respectability.
But the mynah atones for his yellow legs, feet, and face, by the exceedingly decorous plumage which covers the rest of him; no objection can be to his black hood, or the sober chocolate of his body colour, or to the plain black, diversified with white, of his quills and tail.
(2) Nevertheless as a starling, our present subject is a rather big and showy bird, being certainly equal in looks to any of his relatives in Calcutta, none of which bear the shot silk sheen of green and purple which adorns the home starling, also a visitor to India, for this starling or Mynahs are in great force in the East, which is their true home, and the common Mynah is a good type of the clan.
(3) Bold, vigorous and pushing, he secures to himself a large share of all the good things in the way of insects and fruit that may be going, and is a bird of remarkably all round abilities, though not particularly graceful in his movements. On the ground, he runs and walks well, hopping when he wants to put an extra spurt, albeit there is a swing in his gait which is not particularly elegant. No doubt, however, he is proud of this, as it is a family character; geese, which do not not suffer from excessive modesty, have a similar style of going, are known to bare doubtable pedestrians in their quiet way.
(4) Mynah, unlike other ground birds, is nimble and active in a tree as well; and his flight, though not remarkably fast, is tolerant enough for ease, and he feels sufficient confidence in it to occasionally attempt a little insect-catching on the wing, when his quarry has got away from him on foot. When he flies, he tucks up his long yellow shanks to his breast, showing conclusively that birds which stow their legs this way when on the wing do so by custom, not for convenience, for from their size one would think that he would do better to stow them astern like the paddy bird and other waders.
(A) On the basis of your reading of the above passage, make note on it using headings and sub-headings. Use recognisable abbreviations (wherever necessary-minimum 4) and a format you consider suitable. Also supply an appropriate title to it. (3)
(B) Write a summary of the above passage in about 50 words. (2)
Writing and Grammar [12 marks]
Prepare a poster on behalf of the Municipal Authority of your city informing the citizens about how to protect themselves against mosquitoes. (3)
Attempt ANY ONE from (A) and (B) given below.
(A) You are Deepak/Deepika of 14, Mall Road Kochi. You saw an advertisement put up by Horizon Coaching Centre which provides coaching for Medical Entrance Exam. As you are interested in enrolling yourself, write a letter in 120-150 words to the Director, Horizon Coaching Centre, Chennai requesting him to inform you about the necessary details. (5)
(B) “Our large population is not a cause of poverty but an asset, a resource.” Write a debate in 120-150 words either for or against the motion. (5)
Do as directed. (1 X 4 = 4)
(i) In the last hundred years, travelling much easier and comfortable. (Fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb, ‘become’.)
(ii) He (pass) all subjects. (Fill in the blank using the present perfect tense.)
(iii) The father and son had grown too distant to talk to each other. (Rewrite removing “too”.)
(iv) how/you had/at the interview/done/us/let/know (Rearrange the given words/ phrases to form a meaningful sentence.)
Literature [15 marks]
Answer the following questions within 30-40 words each. (2 X 3 = 6)
(i) How does Markus Natten use various poetic devices to make the poem ‘Childhood’ more rhythmic?
(ii) In the ‘Silk Road’, Nick Middleton visits many places during the pilgrimage. Give a brief account of the author’s visit to the medical college at Darchen and the effect of the Tibetan medicines on him.
(iii) Why does the rain call itself ‘impalpable’?
Answer the following questions within 70-80 words each. (3 X 3 = 9)
(i) Describe briefly the efforts made by the doctor to revive the child in the story ‘Birth’.
Were the teachers interested in understanding Albert and bringing out his potential?
(ii) What is the main idea of the play ‘Mother’s Day’? Has it been brought out effectively by the writer?
(iii) What idea do you form of Taplow after reading the play ‘The Browning Version’?