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CBSE Sample Papers for Class 12 English Term 2 Set 12 for Practice
Time Allowed: 2 Hours
Maximum Marks: 40
- The Question Paper contains THREE sections-READING, WRITING and LITERATURE.
- Attempt questions based on specific instructions for each part.
Section – A
Reading (14 Marks)
Read the passage given below.
Child marriages are rampant in North India. The curse continues to blight the lives of people even as the country stands at the threshold of the 21st century. Children bound by marriage are victims of blind customs and superstitions prevalent in rural areas and in certain urban.
5. concentrations as well among the weaker socio-economic groups. Nothing seems to stop this anti-social practice despite the Child Marriage Act passed as early as in 1929, which makes child marriage, a grave offence. Why do marriages take place at all and what could be done to wean the people away from the practice? The evil thrives because of.
10. illiteracy and other related causes-the most important of which is the anxiety of parents to marry off their daughters as early as possible. In many states where illiteracy is high, like in Rajasthan, the practice of child marriage is in vogue. Akhha Teej’ is D-day for parents of minor girls, for on that day, they seek their salvation from the anxiety of girls growing up in their midst.
15. A child marriage is less likely to take place if the parents are literate or at least the father is. He is then aware of the legal minimum age and health hazards his daughter will face by an early marriage. If the mother, otherwise literate, has been exposed to the importance of family planning, she is also less likely to solemnize her daughter’s wedding at an age below the legal minimum.
20. Among the other factors causing parents to give away young daughters in marriage is the need felt by families having more than one daughter, to keep wedding expenses down. By marrying two daughters at the same time parents save on expenses. Parental anxiety about grown up (14 years and above) daughters going astray, forces the less educated to give away their female children in marriage.
25. The existing law was amended in 1978 raising the minimum age of marriage for girls from 15 to 18 years and for boys from 18 to 21 years. The committee on the status of women, in its report in 1974, had recommended that all offences under the child marriage restrained Act should be made cognizable and special officers be appointed to enforce the law. The 30. Government however did not pay heed to it while raising the minimum age of marriage. At the same time, there is no foolproof system of registering births and thus, there is no legally enforceable method for establishing the age of a male or female.
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 it is impossible to eradicate the practice of child marriage in India. (1)
(B) State any one reason other than illiteracy of parents for marrying their daughters early that is evident from lines 20-25. (1)
(C) The writer feels that the offence of child marriage should be made ‘cognizable’. What does he mean by that? (1)
(D) Why does the writer say that there is no foolproof system of registering births? (1)
(E) Rewrite the given sentence by replacing the underlined phrase with another one, from lines 1-5.
She is not taking any action against him as she is under a marriage commitment. (1)
(F) What does the use of the phrase ‘less likely to solemnize marriage’ suggest in the context of a literate mother. 1
(G) Select a suitable phrase from lines 10-20 to complete the following sentence appropriately.
The match is ………… today as the weather is not clear. (1)
(H) How can the situation of child marriages be better in the nation? (1)
(I) Analyse why child marriages are in vogue in rural areas. (1)
Read the passage given below.
(1) Of all the inventions of science, solar rickshaw is perhaps the most useful on the practical side of life. It is not just any rickshaw but an optimally designed, pedal-operated, and motor-assisted three-wheeler. This zero-carbon, urban transport vehicle or ‘pedicab’ was designed and developed by a team of engineers from the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur, West Bengal
(2) Like a solar rickshaw, the gorgeous green phone is another wonderful invention of the scientific mind. We all know that mobile phones are must-have these days. In fact, according to statistics, six out of ten people in this world own a cell phone. So, imagine the energy consumed and the e-waste generated by these devices. With this in mind, many handset manufacturers are going green, while some are even going solar.
(3) Samsung, for instance, has unveiled a solar-powered phone- ‘‘Blue Earth”. It is a touch phone that has a full solar panel on its back which can generate enough power to charge the phone. It is made from recycled plastic from water bottles and has a built-in pedometer to keep a tab on your carbon dioxide emissions. It is also small enough to fit into your pocket.
(4) Like solar-powered homes, solar cars harness energy from the sun by converting it into electricity. This electricity fuels the battery that runs the car’s motor. Instead of using a battery, some solar cars direct the power straight to an electric motor. Great examples of the latest solar-powered cars are the University of Michigan solar car, the MIT solar car, and the Berkeley solar car.
(5) Solar cars use photovoltaic cells to convert sunlight into energy. Photovoltaic cells are the components in solar panels that convert the sun’s energy to electricity. They’re made up of semiconductors, usually silicon, that absorb the light. The sun’s energy frees electrons in the semiconductors, creating a flow of electrons. This flow generates electricity that powers the battery and the specialised motor in solar cars.
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 ‘solar rickshaw is perhaps the most useful on the practical side of life’? (1)
(B) What does the table say about the purpose of crediting state and federal taxes for solar industry? (1)
(C) With reference to fig. 1, write a conclusion about India’s participation in regards with other nations in the solar power consumption. (1)
(D) What can be concluded by the ‘rest of the world’ data of solar consumption participation, with reference to fig. 1? (1)
(E) Scientists have started using solar energy for research purposes from a very long time. Substantiate. (1)
(F) Why are ‘solar-powered phones’ recommended as a significant invention in reducing the energy consumption? (1)
(G) Identify a word from lines 1-10 indicating a three-wheeled vehicle with a hooded carriage for transport. (1)
Section – B
Writing (8 Marks)
As the National Sports Winner, you are invited by the neighbouring school to be the Chief Guest for their 12th Annual Sports Day. Draft a formal reply expressing the regret for being unable to attend it. (3)
Attempt ANY ONE from A and B given below.
(A) You have read an advertisement in the newspaper, ‘India Times’ for the post of software engineer in Alex Software, Thane. You believe that you possess the requisite qualifications and experience and your innovative ideas will prove an asset to the company. Write a job application emphasising your strong points and your suitability for the post. Also include your bio-data. You are Navpreet/Navtej, a resident of 12, Mall Road, Thane.
(B) You are Anamika Khanna, a staff reporter for Deccan Herald. Write a report for your newspaper on miscreants hijacking and looting a bus from Lucknow, bound for Agra, via the Agra-Lucknow Express way in about 1(2)0-150 words, covering all the necessary details like deluxe bus looted on expressway, driver noticed road barricading, women compelled to take off jewellery and men costly items, case registered in Agra Police Station, etc. (5)
Section – C
Literature (18 Marks)
Answer ANY FIVE of the six questions given below, with in 40 words each. (2 x 5)
(A) Give one reason as to why the crofter was so talkative and friendly with the peddler. (2)
(B) Gandhi didn’t want any ‘prop’ to help his cause. Expound.
You may begin your answer like this: Gandhiji always believed that one doesn’t need any ‘prop’…………. (2)
(C) What does Aunt Jennifer desire through embroiding the tigers? Explain. (2)
(D) Rationalize what makes human beings love life in spite of troubles and sufferings. (2)
(E) Why did Jo think Roger Skunk was better off with the new smell? (2)
(F) What reason did Evans give to keep his hat on his head? Validate the actual reason. (2)
Answer ANY TWO of the following in about 120 words each. (4 x 2)
(A) A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Support the statement with reference to the poem ‘A Thing of Beauty’. Write your answer in about 120-150 words. (4)
(B) According to Louis Fischer, Gandhiji succeeded in his Champaran campaign. Examine Indigo in the light of this statement, in about 120-150 words. (4)
(C) Jack was Joanne’s father in the story, ‘Should Wizard Hit Mommy?’ Expound on the impression that you have formed of Jack as a father. Substantiate with reference to text, in about 120-150 words. (4)