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CBSE Sample Papers for Class 12 English Term 2 Set 11 for Practice

Time Allowed: 2 Hours
Maximum Marks: 40

General Instructions:

  • The Question Paper contains THREE sections-READING, WRITING and LITERATURE.
  • Attempt questions based on specific instructions for each part.

CBSE Sample Papers for Class 12 English Term 2 Set 11 for Practice

Section – A
Reading (14 Marks)

Question 1.
Read the passage given below.

Every time a child takes a soft drink, he’s laying the ground work for a dangerous bone disease. No, fizzy and sugary drinks don’t cause osteoporosis. But, because they are often a substitute for a glass of milk, kids are not getting the calcium and vitamin D they need to build a strong skeleton. Many of them.

5. also lead a sedentary lifestyle, so they aren’t getting the bone-building benefits from vigorous exercise either. These children tend to suffer from brittle bones and tend to suffer from fractures later on in life. They could be at a risk of being diagnosed with osteoporosis at an early age.

10. The Indian Society for Bone and Mineral Research, a body of osteoporosis experts is trying to spread awareness about this bone crippling disease. Osteoporosis starts in childhood but has consequences later in life. The condition causes bones to become riddled with holes, like the framework of a house that’s been attacked by termites. That can lead to broken bones, which in turn can cause deformity, chronic pain or disability.

15. Osteoporosis can be fatal: up to 25 percent of older people who suffer a broken hip die within a year. Osteoporosis isn’t just your grandmother’s health threat. Although it strikes over 50 million women in India, it also menaces over 12 million men. Osteoporosis causes loss of height, pain in joints and back, fractures and a fear of fractures, and can be very depressing. So, it is important that we.

CBSE Sample Papers for Class 12 English Term 2 Set 11 for Practice

20. adopt preventive measures, to save millions of people.

There is a new medical understanding of the best ways to protect ourselves and our children. “Simple lifestyle changes and nutrition will help save your bones,” says Dr Mittal. To get us moving in the right direction, 25. he says, “It’s never too late to adopt bone-friendly habits-exercise, get enough sunlight, and have adequate calcium in your diet.

Based on your understanding of the passage, answer ANY EIGHT questions from the six given below. (1 x 8)

(A) Cite a point in evidence, from the text, to suggest that fizzy and sugary drinks indirectly cause osteoporosis? (1)

(B) State any one reason for weak bones that is evident from lines 1-10 other than the deficiency of nutrients. (1)

(C) The writer calls osteoporosis ‘fatal’. Why does he call it ‘fatal’? (1)

(D) Why Indian society for Bone and Mineral Research is spreading awareness about this bone crippling disease? (1)

(E) Rewrite the given sentence by replacing the underlined phrase with another one, from the lines 17-27.

Looking at the current COVID cases, it is very important for families to have precautionary policies. (1)

(F) What does the use of the phrase ‘brittle bones’ suggest in the context of children? (1)

(G) Select a suitable phrase from lines 15-25 to complete the following sentence appropriately.

CBSE Sample Papers for Class 12 English Term 2 Set 11 for Practice

Online classes …………. for children who are weak in academics. (1)

(H) In what ways does osteoporosis affects us? (1)

(I) Analyse the ways to protect the bones in children. (1)

Question 2.
Read the passage given below.
The passenger pigeon (Ectopistesmigratorius) was once found in huge numbers in North America. Records tell of passing flocks that darkened the skies for several dags at a time. The species may have peaked at five billion individuals. A more conservative estimate is three billion. Within a short time, the species disappeared completely.

5. “Given the huge size of the population, it’s simply amazing that the species disappeared so quickly,” says Tom Gilbert. Gilbert is a professor at the University of Copenhagen’s Centre for GeoGenetics, but he also has a part-time position as an adjunct professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

The history of the passenger pigeon is interesting, partly because it can tell us something about how and why species become extinct. Native Americans also relied on passenger pigeons for food. But at least.

10. in parts of the passenger pigeons’ range, people had learned to harvest the species at a sustainable level that didn’t threaten to eradicate it. It was common in some parts of North America to only eat young pigeons that were hunted at night, since this did not seem to scare away the adult birds or prevent them from re-nesting.

But starting around 1500’s, a more aggressive variant of humans came to the continent.

CBSE Sample Papers for Class 12 English Term 2 Set 11 for Practice

15. with the arrival of Europeans. The hunt for passenger pigeons grew and culminated in a massive hunt for the species throughout the 1800s, before the species finally collapsed and disappeared. In 2014, a study published in the scientific journal PNAS, strongly suggested that humans were simply the final straw in destroying a species that was already vulnerable and headed to oblivion.

The cladogram below follows the 2012 DNA study showing the position of the passenger pigeon among its closest relatives:

The researchers asserted that despite their enormous numbers, the passenger pigeons.

20. were already in trouble. The population of the species varied greatly, similar to lemmings, but over a longer period of time. When the Europeans arrived, the species was already in a strong decline. The population was plummeting long before Europeans arrived, and perhaps Europeans even contributed to a short-term increase in numbers.

Studies of the genetic variation of the species using an investigative method called PSMC.

25. formed the background for these assertions. And now we have to concentrate a bit. The PSMC method can use the information in the genes of a single individual of a species to map the history of the species.

You should therefore be able to see how the species developed over many generations, and estimate how many individuals there were at any given time, all based on a single genome. Using this method, researchers found that the number of passenger pigeons was in free fall even before the arrival of the Europeans.

30. Although the species might not have become extinct, it would have shrunk significantly in any case, maybe to only a few hundred thousand individuals.

CBSE Sample Papers for Class 12 English Term 2 Set 11 for Practice

On the basis of your understanding of the passage, answer ANY SIX questions from the six given below. (1 x 6)

(A) What does the researcher mean by ‘Records tell of passing flocks that darkened the skies for several days at a time.’? (1)

(B) What is surprising about Tom Gilbert’s study regarding passenger pigeons? (1)

(C) With reference to fig. 1, write one species that was famous among Old World pigeons. (1)

(D) What can be concluded by the phrase “the population was plummeting tong before Europeans arrived”? (1)

(E) The arrival of Europeans was not the reason for extinction of passenger pigeons Substantiate. (1)

(F) What was the reason behind the species of passenger pigeons finaLly collapsing and disappearing? (1)

(G) Identify a word from the Lines 20-25 indicating a fall or drop at a high speed. (1)

Section – B
Writing (8 Marks)

Question 3.
Your father, Mr Rizwan Ahmed, residing at 21/22, Kamla Nagar, Agra, wants to celebrate the success of your brother Ayan’s clearing the Harvard Entrance Examination and getting admission into the university. Help him by drafting a formal invitation for the party he wants to throw for his son. (3)

Question 4.
Attempt ANY ONE from A and B given below.

(A) You are Amit/Amita of 1/23, Lawyer’s Colony, Agra. You have seen an advertisement in The Times of India for the post of Head Chef in a 3-Star Hotel. Apply for the job to the HR dept, with your complete bio-data. Invent necessary details.
(B) You are Rasheed/Rashida Ahmed, of Delhi PubLic School, Gwatior. As a Fancy Show was held on the Children’s Doy in your school on 14th November, this year, write a report in about 120-150 words on ‘The Fancy Dress Show’ for your school magazine, covering aLL the necessary detaiLs like different themes for Senior and Junior Sections, students dressed up different, winners prized with trophies, runner-ups given ConsoLation prizes, etc. (5)

CBSE Sample Papers for Class 12 English Term 2 Set 11 for Practice

Section – C
Literature (18 Marks)

Question 5.
Answer ANY FIVE of the six questions given below, within 40 words each. (2 x 5)

(A) How was Gandhiji able to influence the lawyers at Champaran? (2)

(B) Edla was elated on seeing the gift left for her by the peddler. Comment.

You may begin your answer like this:
Edla was extremely happy to see the gift of a rattrap along with a letter. (2)

(C) According to Keats, what spreads the pall of despondence over our dark spirits? How is it removed? Explain. (2)

(D) Give an example which could be used to say that Aunt Jennifer had a mental truma by her husband. (2)

(E) Based on your reading of the chapter ‘Should Wizard hit Mommy?’, how does Jo respond to her father’s storytelling? (2)

(F) Validate what peculiar things does Derry notice about the old man? (2)

CBSE Sample Papers for Class 12 English Term 2 Set 11 for Practice

Question 6.
Answer ANY TWO of the following in about 120 – 150 words each. (4 x 2)

(A) Do you think the poet in the poem ‘Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers’ tries to convey a message about ‘Feminism’? Write your answer in about 120-150 words. (4)

(B) The ironmaster lacked sympathy and love that his daughter Edla had. Examine the character of the ironmaster with that of his daughter, Edla in the light of this statement, in about 120-150 words. (4)

(C) The question paper and correction slip had a crucial role to play in catching Evans in the chapter ‘Evans Tries an O-Level’. Substantiate with reference to text, in about 120-150 words. (4)