Monday, 25 November 2019

Revision Paper Plus Two


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

1. All questions are compulsory: -4
Which plant covered the porch of Helen’s house?
a. Roses     b. lilies      c. honeysuckle             d. ivy
ii. Robots can do jobs requiring imagination. (True/False)
iii. Bishamber was a __________. (grocer/farmer)
iv. Who was the owner of Modern Frame Works?

2. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below: -4
Named after the former Prime Minister, Inder Kumar Gujral’s mother, Pushpa Gujral Science City located on Jalandhar-Kapurthala Road, just west of Jalandhar, is extremely thrilling. Almost every branch of Science is exhibited, right from physical, applied, natural and social sciences to health sciences, human evolution and civilization, engineering, technology, agriculture, the environment, ecosystems and Jurassic Park. In the Dome theatre, large format films are projected on 23 meter-tilted dome. Semi-circular giant dome screen produces huge images that soar and swoop above, beside and behind you, to give you a spectacular, immersible experience. The Light Speed 3D Digital Theatre presents three dimensional computer graphics, videos and the most advanced animations. Amazing Living Machine Gallery presents the intricate structures and functions of the human body using large human models. The Flight Simulator provides the visitors a sense of adventure. The Laser Theatre presents laser shows that carry the visitors to a wonderland to experience a mind boggling mix of sound and laser beams. The Dinosaur Park displays the evolution of dinosaurs and the probable reasons for their extinction. There is also a kids’ park containing tunnels, rides, bouncers etc. and an artificial lake that allows the visitors to indulge in boating. With all the wonderful attractions, a visit to the Science City would be highly informative and enjoyable.
1. Which facility provides a sense of adventure?
(a) kid’s park (b) dome theatre (c) Flight Simulator (d) Laser Theatre
2. What is displayed in the Dinosaur Park?
3. Fill in the blank with a suitable word from the passage.
The works of famous painters are __________ in the Tagore Art Gallery.
4. Match the words under column ‘A’ with their meaning under ‘B’.
A                                    B
spectacular                   huge
giant                              amazing

3. Read the lines given below and answer the questions that follow: -4
I am the handle of your hoe, the door of your homestead, the wood of your cradle, and the shell of your coffin.
I am the bread of kindness and the flower of beauty. ‘Ye who pass by, listen to my prayer: Harm me not.
(a) Name the poet.
(b) Write down the line in the poem that explains the statement: The wood accompanies us from birth till death.
(c) Who is the speaker in the poem?
(d) What is the prayer of the woods to the human beings?
O pusillanimous Heart, be comforted
And, like a cheerful traveler, take the road
Singing beside the hedge.
(a) Name the poem
(b) Which figure of speech is used in the above lines?
(c) Pusillanimous heart is.....
(i) heart that is enjoying life. (ii) heart that is frightened to take risks. (iii) heart that is ready to take risks.
(d) In which manner should one move on a journey?

4. Do as directed: -3
i. I know her to be intelligent. (Change into a complex sentence)
ii. They will have missed the train. (Change the Voice)
iii. My father said to me, “I have often told you not to play with fire.” (Change the Narration)

5. Suppose you are Tegh. Write an e-mail to Gurbir, your friend, asking him to join you for dinner at your home on the weekend.
Suppose you are Navneet and you are a student of Govt. Senior Secondary School, Amritsar. Write an application to the Principal of your school requesting him to make some effective changes in the school library. -4

6. Write a central idea of any one of the following poems : -2
i. On Friendship ii. Father Returning Home

7. Answer any TWO out of the following questions in 10 - 15 words each: -3
i. Why was the passenger hurled out of the lift?
ii. List the few words that the narrator’s teacher made her learn?
Iii What were the jobs that the two boys undertook?

8. Answer any TWO out of the following questions in 10 - 15 words each: -3
i. Why did the crowd laugh at Hryukin at the end of the story?
ii. Where was the ‘The Modern Frame Works’ situated?
iii. Why was Chandu not good at doing sums at school?

9. Answer any ONE out of the following questions in 50-60 words each: -4
i. Draw a brief character-sketch of the narrator. (Helen Keller)
ii. Write the theme of the story – ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ in your own words.

10. Answer any ONE out of the following questions in 50-60 words each: -4
i. What impression do you gather about Datta, the frame maker?
ii. Discuss the appropriateness of the title of the story: ‘The Bull beneath the Earth

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