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CBSE Sample Papers for Class 12 English Term 2 Set 3 with Solutions
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 carefully and answer the questions that follow:
Donated Organs and their Transportation :
Once an organ donor’s family gives its consent and the organs are matched to a recipient, medical professionals are faced with the onerous challenge of transporting organs while ensuring that the harvested organ reaches its destination in the shortest possible time. This is done in order to preserve the harvested organs and involves the police and especially the traffic police department.
5. The traditional method of transporting organs by road is referred to as a “green corridor”. This process entails police escorting an ambulance, so as to move around traffic – usually a specific traffic lane is chosen and all signals on the route stay green to ensure it to reach its destination in the shortest possible time.
10. A ‘green corridor’ is a route cleared and cordoned off by the traffic police to ensure the smooth and steady transportation of harvested organs, on most occasions, to those awaiting a life-saving transplant. Organs tend to have a very short preservation time, such as the heart which has to be harvested and transplanted within four hours or the lungs which can be preserved for only six hours once they are harvested.
15. The first green corridor in India was created by Chennai Traffic Police in September 2008 when they accomplished their task of enabling an ambulance to reach its destination within 11 minutes during peak hour traffic. That organ saved a nine-year-old girl whose life depended on the transplant.
20. Similarly, such green corridors have been created by traffic police of various cities such as Pune, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, etc. Personnel are stationed at selected points to divert, control and clear the traffic giving way to the ambulance. Apart from this, a motorcade of police vehicles accompanies the ambulance ensuring that it does not face any problems. Delhi Traffic Police provided a green corridor from IGI Airport to Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Vasant Kunj for transportation of a liver. The distance of 14 kms was covered in 11 minutes.
25. Experts point out the lack of a robust system to transport organs to super-speciality hospitals in least possible time. National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), the country’s apex organ donation agency, is now framing a proposal to airlift cadaver organs and will send a report to the Union Health Ministry. “Cadaver organs have a short life and so transplant should be done within a few golden hours.” Director (NOTTO) expressed, “Therefore, we are preparing a proposal for airlifting organs at any given moment.”
30. Most states do not have enough well- trained experts to retrieve or perform transplant procedures. Also, there is an acute shortage of advanced healthcare faculties to carry out a transplant. So, it is referred to other big centres in metropolitan cities. Organs retrieved from Aurangabad, Indore, Surat, Pune are sent to Mumbai as these cities uo not have super-speciality healthcare centres, informed offcials.
35. “In India, about fifty thousand to one lakh patients are suffering from acute heart failure and need heart transplant at any point of time. In a private set-up, a heart transplant costs ₹15-20 lakh which is followed up by post-operative medication of about ₹30,000 per month lifelong.”
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 heart patients struggle for life in India due to robust system of organ transplants by government. (1)
(B) State any one reason that is evident from lines 10-15 to prove that the harvested organs must be delivered to the destination in the shortest time possible. (1)
(C) The writer thinks that the medical professionals face ‘onerous challenge of transporting organs’. Why does he think it to be ‘onerous challenge’? (1)
(D) Why does the Director (NOTTO) expressed that the transplant should be done within the golden hours? (1)
(E) Rewrite the given sentence by replacing the underlined phrase with another one, from lines 15 – 20. (1)
Teacher praised the students when they finished their task of performing the experiment in time.
(F) What does the use of the phrase ‘harvested organ’ suggest in the context of the writer’s description of transplant? (1)
(G) Select a suitable phrase from lines 15-25 to complete the following sentence appropriately.
I warned Shamita to avoid travelling during the ………………… but she clearly didn’t pay any attention to it. Now let her be stuck in the there. (1)
(H) Why do the organ transplants are mostly referred to the metropolitan cities? (1)
(I) Analyse how can smaller cities perform the organ transplants with the help of government. (1)
(A) As per the passage, in India, heart patients have to struggle hard as the cost of transplant in private hospitals is 15-20 lakh and around a monthly 30,000 expense lifelong on medicine thereafter which most of the people can’t afford.
(B) Harvested organs have very short preservation time like the heart that should be transplanted within four hours and lungs within six hours once harvested.
So, the time taken to deliver the organs to the destination must be the shortest possible.
(C) Transporting harvested organs is a oner-ous challenge for medical professionals because there is a lack of robust transport system for organs and the time once the organs are harvested, is very limited.
(D) The director means to say that the time that is available for the doctors to transplant the organ once it is harvested from the donor is limited. The surgery must be performed in that limited period of hours for it to work.
(E) Accomplished their task.
(F) The phrase refers to the organ that is taken out from the donor in order to be transplanted into a patient’s body.
(G) Peak hour traffic.
(H) Organ transplants are mostly referred to the metropolitan cities because of the lack of facilities and professionals to carry the transplant in small towns.
(I) The smaller cities can perform the organ transplants if the government opens super-specialty healthcare units and provide well-trained professionals for assistance.
Read the passage given below:
Dealing with nervousness can sometimes be a difficult thing to do. When you feel nervous, you tend to lose control to some extent. You can start to shake and tremble a bit or you can start to sweat and even get a bit dizzy. It may seem like a bad thing but this feeling that you experience is your body’s way of telling you something. Nervousness is a signal to your mind that you need to get ready. It can sometimes be mixed with the feeling of excitement as well
5. There are many situations that can cause a person to feel nervous. It can be a situation where you are about to make a, speech, appear for an interview or take an exam. All of these things can bring out that feeling of anxiety. It can cause you to stumble on your words. It can cause you to make a fool out of yourself in public It can cause you to just plain freeze up. It can even cause you to turn around and go back the way you came from.
10. However, there are ways and means by which you can learn to control nervousness and use it to your advantage. The first thing you need to do is understand the reason for your nervousness. Most of the times when you get anxious, it means that you aren’t as prepared as you think you should be. Often when it’s our first time doing something that is outside of 15. our comfort zone, we will feel a bit nervous but after we have done it over and over, we feel more confident about it. In other words, in order to feel less nervous about whatever is causing you to feel that feeling of nervousness, you need more practice. There is a difference between feeling nervous because you aren’t prepared and feeling excited because you’re anxious to show what you can do.
20. We often get nervous because we are afraid of what others might think of us. You don’t have to worry about that because more often than not people are too concerned with their own selves to focus on your faults. According to a study conducted on Americans, most of the people are afraid of ‘public speaking’.
What are you so afraid of?
% of Amencans who say they fear…..
25. The problem is that we are our own worst critics. American psychologist William James believes, “Human beings by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” Visualise yourself doing a great job. Visualise yourself getting the results you want. Visualise
30. receiving praise and appreciation. Visualisation and affirmations have the power of bringing about a positive change in your thought patterns. Nervousness is something that can be dealt with through practice as well as realizing that life is too short to spend too much time worrying. If you want to do a good job, be prepared, think
35. positive and practice as much as you can.
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 ‘changing the inner attitudes of mind’? (1)
(B) Why was this survey on ‘what are you so afraid of’ undertaken? (1)
(C) With reference to fig. 1, write one conclusion about Americans belief in superstitions. (1)
(D) What can be concluded by 11% of Americans being afraid of ‘strangers’, with reference to the fig. 1? (1)
(E) The real fear was the public itself, according to the survey. Substantiate. (1)
(F) Why is it said that ‘we are our own critics’? (1)
(G) Identify a word from lines 25 – 35 indicating the happening of a situation even when it is not present in real. (1)
(A) By this, the researcher means that a person can change his outer aspects of life if he starts changing his inner thoughts of minds. A person should think positive in order to feel positive.
(B) The survey was undertaken to prove a study that people are their own critics. This gives birth to anxiety. Most of the people are scared of‘public speaking’ that shows people are scared of what others think of them.
(C) Clearly from the fig. 1, we can see that only around 8.5% of Americans are afraid of ghosts which prove that they are not at all superstitious to believe in them.
(D) The 11 % of Americans are afraid of ‘strangers’ that means they do not trust people and are insecure of their safety from the unknown people.
(E) Maximum Americans were afraid of ‘public speaking’. This means that people are afraid of being judged by other people. They fear each other’s criticism on them.
(F) It is true that we are our own critics because before people judge us, we are the ones who judge ourselves in our minds. We think low of ourselves even when no one has pointed out any finger towards us.
Section – B
Writing (8 Marks)
Your school St. Agnes, has organized a Vaccination Booth in the school playground to give free vaccines against the deadly coronavirus. Draft a formal invitation in not more than 50 words for the event giving all the details. (3)
The Principal, Staff and Students of
*You are required to take a heavy meal 1 hour prior to taking vaccine*
You are Raj/Rajini of H.No-33, Radha Gali, Mathura. You have seen an advertisement in the newspaper, ‘The Hindu’ for the post-Mathura. Apply for the post with your of English Teacher in St. Agnes School. complete bio-data in 120-150 words.
PGT English Needed
St Agnes School, Mathura, urgently requires a PGT (English) to teach English in its senior secondary classes. The eligible candidate must send the application with a complete bio-data to the HR dept, of the school. Selected candidates will be called for walk-in-interview on 12th August 20XX at 11:00 am in the school premises at 1/2, Kaveri Vihar, Mathura, with the necessary documents and two passport-sized photographs.
5th June has been recognised as ‘World Environment Day’. Your school conducted various activities to commemorate the day. The program was inaugurated by the Mayor of the city, Mr. Navin Jain. Write a report about it in about 120-150 words for your school magazine. You are Manik/Manika.
H.No – 33, Radha Gali,
7th August, 20XX
The HR Department
St. Agnes School
Subject: Application for the post of PGT English
With reference to your advertisement published in The Hindu’ dated 6th August, 20XX, I wish to be considered for the post of PGT English in your prestigious school for teaching the students of the senior secondary classes.
I am a PGT in English. I have done my master’s in M.A. (English) from Lady Shree Ram College, New Delhi. Currently, I teach in St. Thomas, Vrindavan as a Senior English Teacher. I have been serving the school since 2010.
I feel my qualifications and experience will make you consider selecting me for the walk-in-interview. I herewith attach attested copies of my certificates and my bio-data.
Name : Raj/Rajini
Father’s Name : Roop Singh Rathore
Address : H.No- 33, Radha Gali, Mathura
Date of Birth : 4th January, 20XX
EducationaL Qualifications :
- M.A. (English) from Lady Shree Ram College, New Delhi
- B.A. (English) from Lady Shree Ram College, New Delhi
Experience : Working as an English teacher for senior classes in St. Thomas School since 2010
Salary Ex-pected : 55,000 or above
MantaL Status : Married
Languages known : Hindi and English and French
- Dr. Swati Shah, H.O.D. English, LSR College, New Delhi, 9897xxxxxx
- Mr. Pawan Purohit HR, St. Thomas School, Vrindavan, 9342xxxxxx.
World Environment Day
St Smith Senior Secondary celebrated the World Environment Day on the 5th of June, 20XX with an exhibition of sustainable products in the school premises. The event went on from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p .m in the evening. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Mayor of the city, Mr. Navin Jain. There were stalls exhibiting various recycled products, waste management methods, pollution control methods and schemes, awareness through posters, PowerPoint presentations, and role-plays. Students showcased their talents through songs, dances, mimes, and one-act play.
Saplings were generously distributed to encourage tree plantation at an individual’s leveL The Teresa House won the first prize for having the most active inmates while Nanak House was the runner-up. The celebration came to an end with a vote of thanks by the Principal, Mr. Mohit Lawaniya.
Scudents write the school reports in present tense which is absolutely wrong because a school report is always written once an event is finished. However, a newspaper report can be written in a present tense because it may be written while the event is still happening around the city. Also, a newspaper report is updated every day in real life.
Section – C
Literature (18 Marks)
Answer ANY FIVE of the six questions given below, with in 40 words each. (2 x 5)
(A) The misery of the poor tenants made Gandhiji want to help them. What was the misery of the peasants of Champaran? (2)
(B) At the end of the story ‘The Rattrap’, the peddler finally changes his ways and mind about the world. Elaborate briefly what awakened the change in the peddler.
You may begin your answer like this:
The peddler’s soul was rekindled by Edla’s kind and compassionate treatment ………………….. (2)
(C) ‘Life provides many charms yet it too causes suffering and pain’. Expound with reference to the statement based on your reading of the poem ‘A Thing of Beauty’. (2)
(D) Rationalize how ‘denizens’ and ‘chivalric’ add to our understanding of the tiger’s attitudes? (2)
(E) How do we know that Evans had no chance of getting through the O-level German examination? Why did he take the test? (2)
(F) Validate the friendship between Mr Lamb and Derry as ‘fruitful’. (2)
(A) The peasants of Champaran were crushed immorally by the British landlords as they forced them to plant 15 percent of their holding with indigo and then surrender the entire harvest as rent for the estate. Later, when synthetic indigo was developed and indigo plantation was no longer profitable, the landlords asked the peasants to pay them compensation for releasing them from the 15 percent arrangement.
(B) The peddler’s soul was rekindled by Edla’s kind and compassionate treatment towards him. She treated him like a real Captain even after knowing his real identity of being a rattrap seller and a thief. This awakened the frozen heart of the peddler. His thoughts for the world to be a rattrap for people changed and he rose above his petty beliefs.
(C) Life is a journey that has both good and bad included in it. Each one of us complains of failures, the failings of human nature, the hardships and the diseases that we come across through life. Still, we love life against death as it has many charms and goodness in it.
(D) The poet has used the term ‘denizens’ for tigers to say that they are the citizens of the world of green forest. She has also used the term ’chivalric’ to describe the strength, bravery and might as qualities of the tigers.
(E) Evans did not have any chance of getting through the O-level German examination as he was not capable of understanding even a simple German expression of “Guten Gluck” (Good Luck) in the chapter. He was only taking the test in an attempt to escape the prison.
(F) The friendship between Mr Lamb and Derry proves to be so fruitful as Mr Lamb gives confidence and motivation to Derry to move forward in life. Derry’s interaction / with Mr Lamb leaves a lasting imprint on the young boy’s mind.
Answer ANY TWO of the following in about 120 words each. (4 x 2)
(A) ‘Aunt Jennifer’s fingers fluttering through her wool’. The given statement has a literal and a metaphoric meaning. Comment on both the meanings with a rationale in about 120-150 words. (4)
(B) Gandhiji faced a lot of difficulty in Champaran. Examine Gandhiji’s efforts in the light of this statement to secure justice for the poor indigo sharecroppers of Champaran with incidents shared from the text in about 120-150 words. (4)
(C) Precautions were taken by the prison authorities to ensure that the German exam was conducted smoothly and also under strict security for Evans. Substantiate the given statement with reference to the texts from the chapter ‘Evans tries an O-Level’ in about 120-150 words. (4)
(A) The phase ‘Aunt Jennifer’s fingers fluttering through her wool’ has two different meanings in the poem. Literally, it highlights the Aunt’s growing age and her ‘ feeble fingers that couldn’t work properly on the paneL Due to the old age, Aunt’s fingers are trembling and shivering while holding an ivory needle and she is finding it difficult to pull the needle through the wooL Metaphorically, Aunt’s fingers are shivering because she is anxious and fearful of her husband’s presence. Her husband dominates her and oppresses her in their domestic marriage life. She is a dependent and enslaved woman who is ruled over by her husband and his decisions. She had to sever to him, irrespective of her will as her responsibility of being his wife. This oppressive nature of her husband has left a scary imprint on her mind and thus, her fingers shiver while she tries to pull the needle through the wool.
(B) Gandhiji faced a lot of problems in his efforts to secure justice for the poor sharecroppers of Champaran. First, in order to have complete knowledge about the case, he wanted to gather the facts of the pact So, he visited the Secretary of British Landlord’s Association for information. But he refused to give any information to an ‘outsider’.
Then he called upon the British official commissioner of the Tirhut division who mocked and advised Gandhiji to leave Tirhut. But Gandhiji did not leave and rather proceeded to Motihari. Then, he got an official notice to quit Champaran immediately. But Gandhiji disobeyed the order and was summoned to court.
In Gandhiji’s support, several lawyers and peasants were ready to go to jail with him. This demonstration of Civil disobedience and Non-violence proved to be a great effort for the Indigo sharecroppers of Champaran.
(C) To prevent Evans from escaping the prison, the prison authorities ensured a very high security to conduct his German exam smoothly. For this, the exam was scheduled to be conducted inside his prison cell. A parson from St Mary Mags was called to be the invigilator for the exam. Evans was placed in the heavily guarded Recreational Block of the prison for security reasons. There were two locked doors between his cell and the yard, which boasted of a high wall.
On the day of his exam, all the prison officers were kept on high alert. The Governor got a microphone installed in Evans’ cell to hear everything that it said inside the celL Stephens kept peeping into the cell every few minutes to check. Two prison officers, Mr. Jackson and Mr. Stephens, thoroughly checked his cell for any sign of possible escape. His razor, nail filer and nail scissors were also taken away to ensure security.