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CBSE Sample Papers for Class 11 English Term 2 Set 4 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.
Reading (13 Marks)
Read the passage given below :
Computers are capable of doing extremely complicated work in all branches of learning. They can solve the most complex mathematical problems or put thousands of unrelated data in order. These machines can be put to varied uses. For instance, they can provide information on the best way to prevent traffic accidents. They work accurately and at high speed.
They save research workers’ years of hard work. This whole process, by which machines can be used to work for us, has been called ‘automation’. In future, automation may enable human beings to enjoy more leisure than they do today. The coming of automation is bound to have important social consequences.
Some years ago, an expert on automation, Sir Leon Bagrit pointed out that it was a mistake to believe that these machines could think. There is no possibility that human beings will be controlled by machines. Though computers are capable of learning from their mistakes and improving on their performances, they need detailed instructions from human beings to be able to operate. They can never lead independent lives or rule the world by taking decisions of their own.
Sir Leon said that in future, computers would be developed which would be small enough to be carried in one’s pocket. Ordinary people would then be able to use them to obtain valuable information. Computers could be plugged into a wireless network and can be used like radios.
For instance, people going on holiday, could be informed about weather conditions. Car drivers can be given an alternative route, when there is a traffic jam. It will also be possible to make tiny translating machines. This will enable people, who do not share a common language, to talk to each other without any difficulty or to read foreign publications.
It is impossible to assess the importance of a machine of this sort, for many international misunderstandings are caused simply due to our failure to understand each other. Computers will also be used in ordinary public hospitals. By providing a machine with a patient’s system, a doctor will be able to diagnose the nature of his illness.
Similarly, machines could be used to keep a check on a patient’s health record and bring it up-to-date. Doctors will, therefore, have immediate access to many facts which will help them in their work. Book-keepers and accountants too could be relieved of dull clerical work, for the tedious task of compiling, and checking lists or figures, could be done entirely by machines. Computers are the most efficient servant, man has ever had and there is no limit to the way they can be used to improve our lives.
Based on your understanding of the passage, answer ANY EIGHT questions from the nine given below. (1 x 8 = 8)
(i) Give one point of argument that shows that computers cannot control human beings.
(ii) Why does the passage say that computers are the most efficient servant that man has ever had?
(iii) Who was Sir Leon Bagrit?
(iv) What is automation?
(v) Rewrite the following sentence replacing the underlined word with a word or phrase from lines 10 to 15 in the passage.
Your carelessness can lead to bad results.
(vi) How are computers helpful for the book-keepers and the accountants?
(vii) Use a suitable word or phrase from lines 35-40 from the passage to complete this sentence.
The procedure of filling the form and taking admission in the college is.
(viii) How can many international misunderstandings be averted?
(ix) Give any one use of computers for doctors while treating their patients.
Read the following passage. (5)
(1) In life, you’ll always come across situations where there will be someone else who’s better than you, someone who looks better, has more money or is more intelligent than you. How you choose to approach these situations depends on the perspective you take. Rather than judging people on a single attribute and getting intimidated, be comfortable with who you are and approach other people as complete individuals rather than a bundle of good or bad attributes.
(2) The key to not letting others intimidate you is to know your own worth. Don’t let your sense of worth be defined by what others think of you or how you compare yourself with them. Know what you are, and be comfortable in your skin. Instead of feeling threatened and letting your ego in the way, you could benefit a great deal by being around people who might be better than you in some ways. Respect others for what they are and use these opportunities to learn from the strengths and virtues of others.
(3) Don’t get bogged down by what you don’t have or can’t do. We all have limitations. Learn to accept them and focus on your strengths. A lot of times, we come under pressure due to a bid to fit in with more popular or more influential people. However, at times like these, it’s important for you to stay true to yourself and say ‘no’ when you’re expected to do something that makes you uncomfortable.
(A) On the basis of your reading of the above passage, make note on it using headings and subheadings. 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)
As the manager of ‘Excellent Coaching Centre’ run by you, prepare a poster calling attention of the students desirous of attending IIT, CPMT courses to join your coaching centre. (3)
Attempt ANY ONE from (A) and (B) given below.
(A) Write a letter to your Principal, requesting him to issue a character certificate and a certificate to certify that you are a regular student of the school. Also write why you need it. (5)
(B) “A career counsellor (not you, yourself) is the best person to guide you in the choice of a career.” Write a debate in 150 words either for or against the motion.
A. Fill in the blanks to complete the following sentences. (1 x 4 = 4)
(i) My new car consumes too petrol.
(ii) By the time I left England, we in Bristol for five years.
(iii) What next week?
B. Rearrange the given words to form a meaningful sentence, this/letter/has/been/your/grandfather/by/written
Literature (15 Marks)
Answer the following questions within 30-40 words each. (2 x 3 = 6)
(i) Why is the rain compared to music?
(ii) What do you learn about the system of education in old, British schools from the play, “The Browning Version”?
(iii) Bring out the hypocrisy that the adults exhibit with regard to love.
Answer the following questions within 70-80 words each. (3 x 3 = 9)
(i) The play ‘Mother’s Day’ is a humorous and satirical depiction of the status of the woman in a family. Bring out briefly the elements of humour and satire.
Describe the thoughts and feelings of Andrew Manson as he sat dozing by the kitchen fire?
(ii) Why was Albert quite nervous when he met the doctor? What did this nervousness indicate about his nature?
(iii) Meeting Norbu came as an immense relief to the narrator. Why?