Students must start practicing the questions from RBSE 12th English Model Papers Set 5 with Answers provided here.
RBSE Class 12 English Compulsory Model Paper Set 5 with Answers
Time : 2 Hours 45 min.
Max. Marks : 80
General Instruction to the Examinees :
- Candidates must write first their Roll Nos. on the question paper.
- All the questions are compulsory.
- Write the answer to each question in the given answer book only.
- For questions having more than one part, the answers to those parts are to be written together in continuity.
- This paper is divided into four sections A, B, C and D. All sections are compulsory.
Section – A
Choose the correct alternative-
(i) Which language could Franz hardly know to write? (1)
(ii) Seemapuri is situated on the periphery of (1)
(iii) The boy who threw the author into pool was probably years old. (1)
(iv) Where did the old man put his money? (1)
(a) in a leather pouch
(b) in a plastic pouch
(c) in a cloth pouch
(d) in a paper pouch
(a) in a leather pouch
(v) The magistrate told Gandhiji to furnish bail for (1)
(a) 20 minutes
(b) 120 minutes
(c) (4)0 minutes
(d) 1(4)0 minutes
(b) 120 minutes
(vi) Why were the villagers sitting in the class? (1)
(a) to enjoy learning
(b) to pay respect to the teacher
(c) to rebuke the teacher
(d) to take the children their homes
(b) to pay respect to the teacher
(vii) The face of the mother of the poet looks like ash. (1)
(c) both (a) and (b)
(d) none of these
(c) both (a) and (b)
(viii) The, future of the boys of slum school is (1)
(ix) According to the poet, what are the things that make noise? (1)
(x) A thing of beauty gives us a sleep full of (1)
(c) sweet dreams
(d) inhuman dearth
(c) sweet dreams
(xi) What will the tigers of Aunt Jennifer do? (1)
(b) feel proud
(c) be unafraid
(d) all of these
(d) all of these
(xii) The occupation of Saheb’s family is …………………….. (1)
(a) making bangles
(c) running a tea-stall
(d) doing nothing
Combine the sentences using the words given in brackets –
(i) The man came to see us. He lost his money, (who) (1)
(ii) That is not the car. It runs smoothly, (which) A? (1)
(i) The man who lost his money came to see us.
(ii) That is not the car which runs smoothly.
Fill in the blanks by choosing words given in brackets
(i) Sarla is intelligent she could not do well in the examination. (vet/so/nor) (1)
(ii) The sum is difficult I could not solve it. (so that/too to) (1)
(iii) None can say what will tomorrow, (turn on/tum up) (1)
(iv) How do you on such a small salary? (get down/get by) (1)
(v) We shall leave for Delhi Sunday, (in/on) (1)
(vi) He caught the boy the hair, (at/by) (1)
(ii) so that
(iii) turn up
(iv) get by
Section – B
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Medicines have become an element of surprise and a cause of concern. This is because they have begun to aggravate diseases instead of curing them. No one has a solution. The doctors are perplexed and the patients are annoyed. The outcome of intensive reasearch and in-depth studies has startled everyone. These dings Show that unnecessary use of medicines has created a trend in which hilly take medicines for every small ailment, but also advise others to do so. This habit is now a fashion, a passion and a mark of being educated and aware. Sometimes, it is even considered a status symbol. People think that they should take strong drugs, irrespective of whether the disease is minor or major. Nowadays, a shelf of medicines is found iri every house.
This practice is not merely confined to general medicines, but has now spread even to antibiotics. The literal meaning of the word antibiotics is – ‘against life’. In.fact, due to their misuse, they have really begun acting against our life. Experts, say thaTfifiiieeessary consumption of antibiotics is increasing the longevity of the microbes oh the 0he hand,
while adversely affecting the patient’s health on the other. This is because due to the overuse of these medicines, the resistance of micro organisms is increasing, while the immunity of the individuals is decreasing. The medical experts have now begun to accept openly that neither the doctors refrain from prescribing the antibiotics for even simple ailments, nor the patients observe restraint in consuming them.
It is a matter of concern that these medicines are used excessively without understanding their side effects. Recently the World Health Organization has also issued an advisory to the Southeast Asian countries, including India. It. has warned that if the unrestricted use of antibiotics continues, the coming times may witness a substantial rise in the number of deaths occurring due to ‘microbial resistance.’ Antibiotics either destroy the disease-causing bacteria completely or prohibit their growth.
However, their prolonged use gives rise to mutation in the bacteria, which makes them resistant towards these drugs. Consequently, they stop having any effect on them. This situation is termed bv medical experts as microbial resistance’. Various researches and studies carried out in this context also lead to the conclusion that medicines are becoming poisonous.
The chief cause of this situation is the unrestrained use of antibiotics. Studies have revealed tha: sometimes strong antibiotics are taken even for treating simple problems.
(i) Why have medicines become an element of surprise? (2)
(ii) What is the adverse effect of overuse of antibiotics? (2)
(iii) What is warned by WHO? (2)
(iv) What do antibiotics do with the disease-causing bacteria? (2)
(v) Find the similar word for ‘considerable’ and antonym for ‘restricted’ from the passage. (2)
(i) Medicines have become an element of surprise because they have begun to aggravate diseases instead of curing the patients.
(ii) They decrease the immunity of the body against diseases.
(iii) It is warned by WHO that if the unrestricted use of antibiotics continues, the coming time may witness a substantial rise in the number of deaths occurring due to ‘microbial resistance.’
(iv) Antibiotics either destroy the disease-causing bacteria completely or prohibit their growth.
(v) substantial, unrestricted.
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
The elephant is the largest of all living animals and the strongest. It is a strange- looking animal, with its thick legs, huge sides and back, large hanging ears, small tail, little eyes, long white tusks, and above all, its long nose, called the trunk. The trunk is the elephant’s unique feature, and it puts it to various uses. It draws up water by its trunk, and can squirt it all over its body like a shower bath; and with it, it picks leaves from the trees and puts them into its mouth.
In fact, its trunk serves the elephant as a long ami and hand. Elephants look very clumsy and heavy; and yet they can move very quickly when they w’ant to. Eiepnavis are found in India and in Africa. The African elephant differs in some point?, front its Indian counterpart, being larger, with longer tusks and bigger ears. In fact the two are considered to be different species. In both countries, they live in herds in the jungles and are naturally shy animals who keep away from humAnswer: Elephants with their great size and strength, are fine advertisement for vegetarianism, for they live entirely on leaves of trees, grass, roots and bulbs.
The elephant is a very intelligent animal, and its intelligence combined with its great strength, makes it when tamed, a very useful servant to man, and it has been trained to serve in various wravs.
Elephants can carry heavy loads and they are used to draw heavy wagons and big guns that would require many horses. They are very skilful’too in carrying timber. The trained elephant will kneel down, lift a heavy log of wood with its tusks, carry it to the place where it is wanted, and lay it exactly in position. In olden days elephants were used in battles, and all Indian Rajas had their regiments of trained fighting elephants. And they still have their place in state processions, when they are painted with bright colours and covered with silk and velvet clothes.
(i) How does an elephant look like? (1)
(ii) What is unique about an elephant? (1)
(iii) What are the various uses of the elephant’s trunk? (1)
(iv) How are elephants of Africa different from those of India? (1)
(v) What do elephants eat? (1)
(i) An elephant looks like a strange animal.
(ii) The trunk is the elephant’s unique feature.
(iii) Elephant’s trunk can draw water, squirt water all over its body like a shower bath.
(iv) African elephants are larger with longer tusks and bigger ears than their Indian counterparts.
(v) An elephant eats leaves of trees, grass, roots and bulbs.
Section – C
Write the answers of the following in about 20 words:
Why does Charley call the world in 1894 peaceful? (The Third Level) (1)
The world now has seen two world wars. The world in 1894 had not seen these wars. Being free from wars, the then world was peaceful.
What gift did the Tiger King wish to give his son on his third birthday? (The Tiger King) (1)
The Tiger King wished to give some special gift on his the son’s third birthday. It was a wooden toy tiger.
What prompted Dr Sadao to save the soldier’s life? (The Enemy) (1)
Sadao was a doctor from the dedication to his profession prompted him to save \the soldier’s life though he belonged to his enemy country.
How does Mr Lamb pass his time?
Mr Lamb has a garden. There he grows plants of apples, pears arid flowers. He enjoys sitting in the sun and reading books. He likes\ to talk to people.
Describe the scene at the threshing floor observed by Bama on her way back from school. (Memories of Childhood) (1)
Bama saw an elder-from her community serving ‘vadais’ to a landlord without touching them, at the threshing floor. This scene seemed funny to her.
Write the answers of the following in about 30-(4)0 words:
Mention any two hazards of working in the glass bangles industry. (Lost Spring) (2)
The two hazards of working in the glass bangles industries are :
- The workers in the glass bangles industry have to work in high temperature. It affects their health badly.
- The biggest hazard they face is that they go blind with the dust from polishing the glass of bangles.
How did the narrator have an aversion to water? (Deep Water) (2)
Tire narrator was only three or four years old when his father took him to the beach, the waves knocked the narrator down and swept over him. He got frightened and had an aversion to water.
What do the parting Words of the poet and her smile signify? (My Mother at Sixty-six) (2)
The parting words of the poet were, ‘see you soon Amma’. These words signify her hope to see her mother soon again. It is a kind of promise to her mother. Her smile signifies that she was trying to hide her pain from her mother.
What does the poet want for these children of the slum? And why? (An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum) (2)
The poet wants these slum children to be taken out of the slum and provided a healthy environment to live in. The poet demands social justice for them so that they can make’ their future bright.
What symbol from Nature does the poet invoke to say that there can be life under apparent stillness? (Keeping Quiet) (2)
The poet gives the example of the earth which seems still but is active and alive. It is the source of all life and motion. Man too can be dynamic in a calm and quiet life. He can learn a lot from the earth.
How did Sam reach (Galesburg? (The Third Level) (2)
Sam purchased old currency and went to the Grand Central Station. He found the way to the third level, purchased a ticket and reached the 1894 Galesburg, Charley’s grandfather’s village.
How did the Maharaja prepare himself for the hundredth tiger which was supposed to decide his fate? (The Tiger King) (2)
On receiving the news of the hundredth tiger’s presence, the Maharaja set out to hunt it. He remained very careful with that tiger. He refused to leave the forest till that tiger was found. He ordered his Dewan to find out the hundredth tiger at any rate.
What did Dr Sadao and his wife do with the man? (The Enemy) (2)
After operating upon the man successfully, Dr Sadao took proper care of him. He did regular check-ups of his health. His wife fed him with her own hands. In short, they both behaved very kindly with him.
Write the answers of the following in about 60-80 words:
The peddler stole money from the crofter’s window, yet we sympathise with him. Do you agree? (The llallrap) (3)
How do we know that ordinary people too contributed to the freedom movement? (Indigo)
The peddler is a very poor man. He goes around selling rattraps of wire. He collects the material for making rattraps by begging in the stores or at the big farms. Although he works very hard yet his clothes are in rags, his cheeks are sunken and hunger gleams in his eyes. If such a penury-stricken person resorts to small thefts just to keep his body and soul together, he is not at all to be blamed. His sufferings make us sympathise with him, even though he steals money from the crofter’s window.
The freedom movement was for the ordinary people. No leader could do anything for ordinary people without their involvement. So the contribution of ordinary people could never be ruled out in this case also, Gandhiji wanted the ordinary people to be courageous and fearless. The people showed their courage by following him. When the peasants of Motihari knew’ that Gandhiji was in trouble, they gathered around the court where’ Gandhi ji was summoned. Even the British authorities could not control them. This shows that without the participation of the common people, the freedom movement could not have become successful.
What did the French teacher tell his students in his last French lesson? What impact did it have on them Why? (The Last Lesson) (3)
Describe the life of ragpickers in Seemapuri. (Lost Spring)
The French teacher in his last French lesson seemed very emotional. In a very grave tone he told his students and the villagers that this was the last time they were studying their mother tongue. From the next day German was going to be imposed on them.
Hearing this, they all turned emotional. They felt a great yearning for their language. Feeling repentance for not having paid heed to learn their language, they studied very attentively. Now they felt the importance of their mother tongue.
Seemapuri is situated on the periphery of Delhi. Those who live here are squatters who came from Bangladesh back in 1971. Natural disasters forced them to leave their native land. About ten thousand ragpickers live here in structures of mud, with roofs of tin and tarpaulin. They do not have sewage, drainage or running water. Although they have no identity, they have ration cards and have their names in voters’ list. Children grow up in these small structures and the children help their parents in their survival. Rag-picking is the only way-for survival in Seemapuri.
Which story does Mr Lamb tell Derry and why? (On the Face of It) (3)
Why did Bama stroll in the marketplace instead of hurrying back home? Describe the sights she enjoyed there. (Memories of Childhood)
Mr Lamb tells Derry the story of a man who was always afraid of going out. At every step, he feared from getting hurt. A bus might run over him, or a man might breathe deadly germs onto him, or a donkey might kick him to death. So he locked himself in his room and stayed in his bed.
There a picture fell from the wall upon his head and killed him. He tells this story to Derry to teach him that staying alone cannot solve any problem.
Scenes like dancing Markey, snake which the snake-charmer kept in his box, a cyclist who did not get off his bike for three days attracted her much. Other activities like the Pongal offerings being cooked in front of a temple, the street lights changing colours, all tempted her and she got mesmerised and bound to stay and enjoy them.
Give a character sketch of Charley.
What was the rumor rife in Pratibandapuram?
Charley is .an ordinary man living in New York. He is thirty-one years old. He finds this modem world full of insecurity, fear, stress, and worries. To escape from this world, he reaches Galesburg, Illinois of 1894.
Charley is a. loving and understanding husband. He does not want to go to Galesburg alone. So he visits this place with his wife. He, like every gentleman, believes that old is gold.
There was a rumour rife in Pratibandapuram regarding the king. It was about a miracle that took place at the time of his birth. The astrologers predicted that he would have to die one day. At this the future king asked in a clear voice the manner of his death. The. astrologer t6ld that a tiger would be the cause of his death. The astrologer told that a tiger would be the cause of his death. The people often discussed this incident.
Section – D
You are Snailendra, 25-C Scheme, Jaipur and wish to let out a small pmtion oi your house. Draft an advertisement giving location; type of accommodation, rent expected, contact address, telephone number; etc. (4)
You are Neeti of B-17, Avas Vikas, Jaipur and have been invited by your friend Malini, House No. 152, Rajshree Apartments, Kota at her sister’s engagement on 27th November 20– at 4:00 p.m. at Hotel Deep Akash. Write an informal reply declining the invitation.
Available in 25-C Scheme, a small portion of my house on ground floor comprising of two rooms and a kitchen, separate and attached lat-bath 24 hrs water supply. Rent not less than ₹ 10000 per month, excluding electricity and other charges. Interested parties may contact : Shailendra, 25- C Scheme, Jaipur or call on 1425768.
B-17, Avas Vikas
November 22, 20_ _
Congratulations. I am extremely happy to be invited by you at your sister’s engagement on 27th November. I really wanted to be with you in these happy moments, but I feel bad as I wouldn’t be able to attend the programme because I have to attend my cousin’s marriage on the same day.
Please accept my apologies and best wishes.
You are Samata, reporter of the Rajasthan Patrika. Write a report in about 100 words on Free Eye Operation Camp held in your city, Sikar. (4)
Translate the passage into Hindi:
‘A man is. known by the company he keeps’. I lie sating implies that company in tin ernes one’s character and personality. Usually this company comprises Mends and books. If Mends are good, the influence will also be good. The same is true of books. Good books help a man become good while bad books spoil him. Therefore it is alwavs wise to associate with good Mends and read good books. Their number doesn’t matter Just as few good Mends are enough to enjoy the fruit of Mendship, ‘similarly, few good books are enough to inculcate in oneself the noble qualities of a good life.
FYee Eye Operation Camp
(by-Samata, News reporter) Sikar, June 23
A Free Eye Operation Camp was held at the Govt. Senior Secondary School, Sikar last week by an N.G.O. The Health Minister of Rajasthan Government inaugurated the camp. There was a large gathering of patients there. On the first day, the patients were admitted to the camp. The eye-specialist Dr Sudheer examined their eyes and gave them necessary medicines and instructions. Next day, operations were performed. On the last day, the patients were sent to their homes. The camp was over. During these days social workers offered their services. Doctors and nurses performed their duties efficiently. 200 patients were operated upon in the camp.
‘व्यक्ति को उसकी संगत से जाना जाता है।’ इस कथन का अभिप्राय है कि संगत ही किसी व्यक्ति के चरित्र और व्यक्तित्व को प्रभावित करती है। आमतौर पर यह संगत मित्रों और पुस्तकों की होती है। यदि मित्र अच्छे हैं तो उनका प्रभाव भी अच्छा होता है। पुस्तकों के बारे में भी यही सत्य है। अच्छी पुस्तकें मनुष्य को अच्छा बनने में सहायक होती है जबकि बुरी पुस्तकें उसको बिगाड़ देती है। इसलिये हमेशा अच्छे मित्रों के साथ रहना और अच्छी पुस्तकें पढ़ना ही बुद्धिमत्तापूर्ण होता है। उनकी संख्या महत्त्वपूर्ण नहीं होती। जैसे थोड़े से अच्छे मित्र मित्रता का सुख भोगने के लिये पर्याप्त होते हैं वैसे ही थोड़ी सी अच्छी पुस्तकें व्यक्ति में अच्छे जीवन के अच्छे गुणों को सिखाने के लिये पर्याप्त होती हैं।
Write an application in reply to the following advertisement :
May 30, 20_ _
Applications are invited for the post of L.D.C., Pay as per the grade. Age : Not exceeding 35. Qualitications (i) B.A. in English, (ii) About 2 years’ experience.
Send to – The Director, Western Railway, Ajmer
You took delivery of six cases of crockery from Kota. Out of six cases, one case was delivered to yob broken and the contents were found damaged. Write a letter to the Claims Superintendent, West-Central Railway, Jabalpur about the loss, and request him to accept your claim.
13 Nivedita Colony
Near Hero Honda Showroom
2 June 20…
Subject : Application for the post of L.D.C.
This is with reference to your advertisement in ‘The Navjyoti’ on May 30, 20- for the post of L.D.C.
Presently I ana working with a reputed private concern Messers Shyam arid Ghanshyam Computers in Nimbahera. As my family is stationed in Jaipur, I feel it rather difficult to fulfil my social duties with a humble salary.
I am, therefore, in need of a job in Jaipur.
I have six years’ experience and can assure you of my best services if I am given an opportunity. I am enclosing my resume herewith.
Enclosed – Resume
Name : Rohit Verma
Address : 13, Nivedita Colony, Near Hero Honda Showroom, Nimbahera.
Date of Birth : January 23, 1994
Nationality : Indian
Marital Status : Married
Educational Qualifications : B.A. having a computer diploma.
Job Experience : Six years
Interest : Reading literary novels, stories, etc.
Expected Salary: As per rule
References : Mr Yagnik, Manager, Shyam and Ghanshyam Computers, Nimbahera.
Contact No. : 123
14/A Lai Darwaza
February 22, 20_ _
The Claims Superintendent
We received six cases containing crockery despatched to us by Bawa Glass Factory, Delhi on February 15, 20. against R/R No. 720307. One of the six cases was broken and the contents were found to have been severely damaged. The invoice value of this case is ₹ 5500/- (Five thousand five hundred only). We are enclosing the invoice in original.
We hope that our claim will be admitted and an early payment will be arranged to oblige us. Hoping to hear favorably from you soon.
For Rana Crockery
Ram Mohan (Manager)