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English Core
1/3/1
2018-2019 March
Marks: 100

(i) This paper is divided into three sections : A, B and C. All the sections are compulsory

(ii) Separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary . Read these instructions very carefully and follow them faithfully. 

(iii) Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions. 


SECTION A - (Reading)
[30]1
[20]1.1 | On the basis of your understanding of the above passage, answer each of the questions given below by choosing the most appropriate option :
[1]1.1.a

Chimps making their own fishing rods is an indication that 

animals and man have similar interests. 

monkeys also go fishing.

animals like to imitate man.

man is an animal who likes to fish.

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[1]1.1.b

We know that chimps are intelligent because 

they try and ape man

they use their brains to find solutions to problems. 

they kill bush-babies.

they love to eat termites.

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[1]1.1.c

Orangutans use big leaves during a downpour because

they like big leaves when it starts to rain.

they do not like heavy rain.

they want to wet the leaves.

the leaves can keep the rain off their bodies.

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[1]1.1.d

The black kite may start a fire because

it is a fire bird.

it is hungry and looking for food.

it likes to watch fleeing animals.

it eats only cooked meat.

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[1]1.1.e

Big male elephants throw logs at electric fences because 

they want to be free.

they are great throwers.

they enjoy the sparks thus caused.

they are very strong animals. 

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[6]1.2 | Answer the following questions briefly :
[1]1.2.a

Why are animals considered as intelligent as humans ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[1]1.2.b

What strategy do chimps use to open hard shells and fruits ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[1]1.2.c

What do elephants do to prevent water from evaporating ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[1]1.2.d

Give an example from the passage that proves the crow to be an intelligent bird.

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[1]1.2.e

How does a black kite spread wildfire ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[1]1.2.f

How do chimps drink water from the waterholes?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[6]1.3 | Answer any three of the following questions in 26 - 30 words each :
[2]1.3.a

What caused a blow to man’s ego ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[2]1.3.b

What inference can you draw from the action of the female gorilla described in para 2 ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[2]1.3.c

Why do dolphins cover their long noses with sponges or shells ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[2]1.3.d

To what end have humans used their superior intelligence ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[3]1.4 | Find words/phrases from the passage which are similar in meaning to each of the following :

(a) crushing/destructive (pars 1)
(b) used to (pare 2)
(c) searching (pare 4)

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[10]2
[5]2.1

On the basis of your understanding of the above passage, make notes on it using headings and subheadings.  Use recognizable abbreviations (wherever necessary – minimum four) and a format you consider suitable.  Also supply an appropriate title to it. 

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
[5]2.2

Write a summary of the above passage in about 100 words. 

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
Chapter: [1] Reading Unseen Passages and Note-making
SECTION B – (Advanced Writing Skills)
[30]3
[4]3.1

You are Kumar/Ankita, Secretary, West End Cooperative Group Housing Society, Vasundhara. Write a  notice in not more than 50 words requesting the members to attend a meeting of the society to discuss the  problem of irregular supply of drinking water to the residents. 

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing Skills
(OR)
[4]3.2

You are Mrs. Krishnamurthi. Your son is getting married. You are throwing a party to celebrate the occasion.On behalf of your husband and yourself draft a formal invitation in not more than 50 words inviting friends and relatives to attend the function.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing Skills
[6]4
[6]4.1

You are Mrs./Mr. Gupta. Your son is a student of Class XII and wants to pursue a course in mass
communication. Write a letter in 120 - 150 words to the Dean, Institute of Mass Communication, University  of Delhi, seeking information about the course, admission procedure, eligibility criteria, fee structure, hostel facilities, placement opportunities, etc.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing Skills
(OR)
[6]4.2

You are Anand Kumar/Anant Kumari, Sports Incharge, Greenland Public School, Goregaon. You ordered  some sports goods from Bhalla Sports. Andheri, Mumbai. When the consignment was opened you found  that the contents did not tally with those you had ordered. Write a letter of complaint in 120 - 150 words.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing Skills
[10]5
[10]5.1

During the season of marriages you have seen people spending a lot of money only to satisfy their ego. All  the money thus wasted can be put to some constructive use. Write an article in 150 - 200 words on ‘Simple  Marriages’. You are Anu/Anup. 

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing Skills
[10]5.2

A one-day cricket match was played between your school ACE Public School and DFG Public School,  Lampur. Your team won the match by 4 wickets. Write a report in 150 - 200 words on the same for your  school magazine. You are Sapna/Sridhar.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing Skills
[10]6 | Write a debate in 150 - 200 words either for or against the motion :
[10]6.1

‘Spare the rod and spoil the child’. 

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing Skills
[10]6.2

Building roads in a big city makes the life of people comfortable. You have to cut a number of trees to make  the roads go straight. A lot of dust is also thrown up in the air, thus polluting it. Write an article in 150 - 200  words on the topic. 'Need of' Balance between Development and safety of Environment'. You are Prabhu/ Latha.

Concept: Writing Skill
Chapter: [2] Writing Skills
SECTION C — (Literature : Textbooks and Long Reading Text) (40 marks )
[4]7
[4]7.1 | Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow :
[1]7.1.a

Whom does the word ‘those’ refer to ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[1]7.1.b

What does the poet mean by : ‘put on clean clothes’ ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[1]7.1.c

Describe the irony in the third line. 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[1]7.1.d

When can a person walk about with 'their brothers ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
(OR)
[4]7.2
[1]7.2.a

Which two qualities of beauty are mentioned here ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[1]7.2.b

How does it give calm to a troubled mind ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[1]7.2.c

What does the word tower mean ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[1]7.2.d

How does beauty lead to 'a sleep full of sweet dreams ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[12]8 | Answer any four of the following questions in 30 — 40 words each :
[3]8.1

Why did Aunt Jennifer decide to create animals so different from her own character ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[3]8.2

What change did Saheb feel working at the tea shop ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[3]8.3

Why did Jansie not approve of Sophie’s dream ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[3]8.4

Why did McLeery bring a smallish semi-inflated rubber ring to Oxford Prison ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[3]8.5

Why was Dr. Sadao not sent abroad with the troops during the war ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[3]8.6

Why did Roger Skunk go to visit the owl ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[6]9 | Answer any one of the following questions in 120 — 150 words :
[6]9.1

The Tiger King wanted to protect himself from a tiger attack. Describe the difficulties created by him for  his officials and subjects.

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[6]9.2

How did Mr. Lamb transform Derry's life ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[6]9.3

Both Bama and Zitkala-Sa face difficult situations in their lives.
Describe how they face these situations. 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[6]10 | Answer any one of the following questions in 120 -150 words :
[6]10.1

How did the Champaran episode prove to be a turning point in India's freedom struggle ?

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[6]10.2

When and how did the peddler realise that he had fallen into a rattrap ? How could he get out of it ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[6]10.3

The Last Lesson shows that people suddenly realised how precious their language was to them.
Comment.

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[6]11 | Answer any one of the following questions in 120 —150 words :
[6]11.1

Why did Silas have to leave Lantern Yard ? (Silas Maurer)

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[6]11.2

How is the social life at Raveloe different from that at Lantern Yard ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[6]11.3

Attempt a character sketch of Squire Cass. 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[6]11.4

Dolly Winthrop has a very noble nature. Comment.

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[6]12 | Answer any one of the following questions in 120 —150 words :
[6]12.1

Griffin failed not only as a son and a scientist, but also as a human being. Comment. (The Invisible Man) 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[6]12.2

Attempt a character sketch of Mrs. Hall.

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[6]12.3

How did Griffin meet his end ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text
[6]12.4

When and how did the people of Iping grow suspicious of the invisible man ? 

Concept: Reading Skill (Non-textual)
Chapter: [3] Literature and Long Reading Text

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