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DECEMBER TEST-2019                 Time: 1:30 hrs        CLASS: XI     
SUBJECT: GEN ENGLISH                                                   M.M.: 35

1.        All questions are compulsory: -4
i.          Sumant Moolgaokar was the chairman of.......
(1)       Ponds co. (2) Lakme co. (3) Telco Co. (4) Ambuja Co.
ii.        Who is the first recipient of Param Vir Chakra?
(a) Captain Vikram Batra (b) Havildar Abdul Hamid
(c)   Flying   Officer   Nirmal   Jit   Singh   Sekhon    (d)    Major    Som    Nath    Sharma iii._            (Kofi Annan/ Sudha Murthy) is the writer of the lesson ‘The Earth Is Not Ours’.
iv.       Water conservation is the need of the day. (True/False)

2. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below:       -4

John Dalton was an English Chemist whose atomic theory is the basis of Chemistry. Dalton could not distinguish red from green. In 1784, he was the first to describe colour blindness which came to be known as Daltonism. The word is still used in French, Spanish and Russian. After his death, the scientists from London and Cambridge examined DNA from fragments of Dalton’s eyes preserved at his request by the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, and have shown that he lacked the gene for making green pigment in the retina. Dalton who lived from 1766 to 1844 gave instructions for his eyes to be examined after his death. He had believed that the vitreous humour, the clear substance in the inner chamber of the eyes must in his case, be tinted blue so that it absorbed red light. At the autopsy, no such blue tint was found. But from Dalton’s perception of how he perceived light, scientist have concluded that he must have lacked the pigment in the retina that is sensitive to red light.

1.        Which colours could not be distinguished by Dalton?
(a)       red from blue (b) red from yellow (c) red from green (d) blue from green.
2.        Which languages still use the word ‘Daltonism’?
3.        Fill in the blank with a suitable word from the passage.
Scientist have concluded that he must have.         a pigment in his retina.
4.        Match the words under column ‘A’ with their meaning under ‘B’.
A                                             B
Described                             shown
examined                             explained
                                                checked

3.        Read the lines given below and answer the questions that follow:   -4

IT ROTS THE SENSE IN THE HEAD! IT KILLS IMAGINATION DEAD!
IT CLOGS AND CLUTTERS UP THIS MIND! IT MAKES A CHILD SO DULL AND BLIND. HE CAN NO LONGER UNDERSTAND
A FANTASY, A FAIRY LAND!
HIS BRAIN BECOMES AS SOFT AS CHEESE!
HIS POWERS OF THINKING RUST AND FREEZE! HE CANNOT THINK - HE ONLY SEES !

1)        Write the name of the poem and the poet of the given stanza.
2)        How does television kill the imagination of a child?
3)        Fill in the blanks:
i)         The brain becomes as soft as    .
ii)        The power of thinking     and freeze.
4)        What does endless viewing of television do to a child's brain?
i)         He goes to sleep   ii) He starts dreaming     iii) He cannot understand any thing

OR

With all my heart do I admire
Athletes who sweat for fun or hire,
Who take the field in gaudy pomp,
And maim each other as they romp,
My limp and bashful spirit  feeds
On other people's heroic deeds.

1.        Name the poet of the given stanza.
2.        Whom does the poet admire? (i) Players or (ii) Athletes
3.        On what does the poet's spirit feed?
4.        Athletes sweat for           . (fill in the blank)

4.        Do as directed:      (Any Three) -3

i.          The old man always          (carry) an umbrella with him. (Write in Simple Past Tense)
ii.        The Principal said, "Virtue is its own reward". (Change the Narration)
iii.       Who is creating this mess? (Change the Voice)
iv.       Her face was a criss – cross       wrinkles. (of/an)

5.        Suppose you are Harman. Write a letter to your friend who has recovered from Dengue and wish him good health.    OR

Read the following telephonic conversation and write the message.
            Minakshi : Hello, Is it Mr. Chadha?
Gopal : Mr. Chadha is busy on the shop floor. Is there any message for him?
Minakshi : Yes Sir. Please tell him that boss has called an urgent meeting of all department heads in his Conference Room at 02:00 p.m. today. Please ask him to bring the latest production details of this month.
Gopal : Sure, I'll convey your message.
Minakshi : Thank You.                                                                                         -4

6.        Write a central idea of any one of the following poems :           -2
            i. Upagupta  ii. Confessions of a Born Spectator    
                       
7.        Answer any TWO out of the following questions in 10 - 15 words each:     -3
i.          What are the advantages of discipline?
ii.        Havildar Abdul Hamid is known as a killer of 'tanks'. Why?
iii.       What has pushed up the demand for water?

8. Answer any TWO out of the following questions in 10 - 15 words each: -3
i. What qualities made Hughie Erskine popular with men and women?      
ii.        What was the problem of Jumman Sheikh's aunt?
iii.       How did his father’s death affect Tembu?

9. Answer any ONE out of the following questions in 50-60 words each:    -4
i. Explain the significance of the title: The Earth is not Ours.  
ii. Write a note on the necessity of conserving water.

10. Answer any ONE out of the following questions in 50-60 words each: -4

i.          Write a brief character-sketch of Hughie Erskine.
ii.        Write a note on the theme of the story ‘The Panch Parameshwar’.