Students must start practicing the questions from RBSE 12th English Model Papers Set 6 with Answers provided here.
RBSE Class 12 English Compulsory Model Paper Set 6 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) What was cooking at Mukesh’s home at that time?
(c) spinach leaves
(c) spinach leaves
(ii) The narrator hired to train him how to swim.
(a) a teacher
(b) a tailor
(c) an instructor
(d) a policeman
(c) an instructor
(iii) The rattrap seller entered …stealthily
(a) a forge
(b) a house
(c) a cottage
(d) a manor’s house
(a) a forge
(iv) Where did Gandhiji meet Kriplani first?
(a) at Champaran
(b) at Shantiniketan
(c) at Muzzafarpur
(d) at Motihari
(b) at Shantiniketan
(v) When Franz passed the town hall, there was a crowd in front of the :
(b) bulletin board
(b) bulletin board
(vi) What was on the shoulder of Saheb in the end?
(b) tin canister
(b) tin canister
(vii) The works of are useless for the children.
(b) Kamla Das
(c) Stephen Spender
(d) Pablo Neruda
(viii) Constant doesn’t do us any good. –
(ix) What makes our lives unpleasant?
(b) evil nature
(c) unhealthy ways
(d) all the above
(d) all the above
(x) When Aunt Jennifer is dead, her will survive.
(xi) How far was the poet standing when she saw her mother again?
(a) a meter
(b) a few yards
(c) a few miles
(d) a few kilometers
(b) a few yards
(xii) After taking out of the pool, they took the narrator to
(a) locker room
(b) court room
(c) class room
(d) no where
(a) locker room
Combine the sentences using the words given in brackets-
(i) I know the boy. The principal punished him. (whom) (1)
(ii) I got the job. I had applied for it. (which) (1)
(i) I know the boy whom the principal punished.
(ii) I got the job for which I had applied.
Fill in the blanks by choosing words given in brackets –
(i) ………………………………… Ram ………………………………… Shyam are clever. (Either ……… or/Neither ……… nor/Roth ……… and)
(ii) The mountain is too high for us ………………………………… climb, (to/and)
(iii) Traders have agreed to ………………………………… prices, (bring down/bring back)
(iv) Robbeys ………………………………… the house at night, (break off/break-in)
(v) The young boy was run ………………………………… by a bus. (on/over)
(vi) Do not laugh ………………………………… me. (on/at)
(i) Both …………… and
(iii) bring down
(iv) broke in
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow-
There are no rules to tell us how we ought to behave or ought not to behave in all matters. Rut in some matters, there are rules that all have to obey, ‘lake, for example the rules of the road. The purpose of these rules is to make the road safe for everybody. The roads in our cities and towns are getting more and more busy with traffic these days. All kinds of vehicles, (some slow’ some fast), fill the roads during the great er part of the day. If people disobey traffic rules, accidents will happen sooner or later. There are rules for pedestrians as well as for vehicles, and every user of the road ought to know the rules.
Here is an important rule for pedestrians they ought to keep to the footpath and leave the middle of the road for vehicles. Where there is no footpath, pedestrians must keep close to the edge of the road. If they do not obey this rule, they will cause danger to themselves as well as to others. A driver may turn his vehicle suddenly to avoid a pedestrian and, in doing so, may knock down someone else. I le may even lose control of his vehicle and drive over the footpath and knock down several people.
All vehicles should keep to the left and leave the right half of the road free for those coming from the opposite direction this is the traffic rule in all parts of India. In some countries in the west, however, vehicles have to keep to the right and not to the left. It does not matter whether it is right or left but, everyone should obey the rule. Cyclists should always keep to the edge of the road and not get in the way of other vehicles or pedestrians We often see two or more cyclists riding together side by side right in the middle of the road. Traffic rules do not allow this. Where the road is busy, this will interfere with the flow’ of traffic and cause accidents. The rule about overtaking is an equally important rule. One vehicle should overtake another vehicle only on the right, because otherwise it may get in the way of the vehicle which is trying to keep to the left. There are rules about right of way where roads cross each other. There is usually a roundabout at these places.The vehicle coming from the right has right of way over the one coming from the left. If every driver follows this rule, traffic at roundabouts will flow quite smoothly and accidents can be avoided.
Drivers of vehicles should never fail to give the right signals, because otherwise there is great danger of accidents happening. There are signals for turning right or left, for slowing down and for stopping, and for letting another vehicle overtake yours. Cyclists are often careless about giving signals, thinking that these are important only for motorists. But all road users, cyclists as well as motorists, ought to have the right signals so that others on the road maybe warned. Pedestrians too should have a knowledge of these signals so that they may be able to tell which way the vehicles on the road are going to pass. Above all, everyone using the public road ought to obey the policeman on traffic duty. This is the most important rule of all.
(i) Which rules should we obey? (2)
(ii) What will happen if the drivers of vehicles do not give proper signals? (2)
(iii) What is the purpose of traffic rules? (2)
(iv) What is the traffic rule for pedestrians? (2)
(v) Find the similar word for ‘strike’ and antonym for ‘smaller’ from the passage. (2)
(i) We should obey the rules of the road.
(ii) If the drivers of vehicles do not give proper signals, there is great danger of accidents happening.
(iii) The purpose of the traffic rules is to make the road safe for everybody
(iv) Pedestrians ought to keep to the footpath or close to the edge of the road.
(v) knock down, greater
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow-
The test of a great book is whether we want to read it only once or more than once. A really great book is one which we want to read the second time even more than we wanted to read it the first time; and every additional time that we read it we find new ‘meanings and new beauties in it. A book that a person of education and good taste does not care to read more than once is very probably not worth much. But we cannot consider the judgment of a single individual infallible. The opinion that makes a book great must be the opinion of many. For even the greatest critics are apt to have certain dullness.
Carlyle, for example, could not endure Browning; Byron could not endure some of the greatest of English poets. A man must be many-sided to utter a trustworthy estimate of many books. We may doubt the judgment of the single critic at times. But there is no doubt possible in regard to the judgment of generations. Even if we cannot at once perceive anything good in a book which has been admired and praised for hundreds of years, we may be sure that by trying, by studying it carefully, we shall at least be able to feel the reason of this admiration and praise. The best of all libraries for a poor man would be a library entirely composed of such great works only, books which have passed the test of time.
This then would be the most important guide for us in the choice of readings. We should read only the books we want to read more than once, nor should we buy any others, unless we have some special reason for so investing money. The second fact demanding attention is the general character of the value that lies hidden within all such great books. They never become old their youth is immortal. A great book is not apt to be comprehended by a young person at the first reading except in a superficial way. Only the surface, the narrative, is absorbed and enjoyed. No young man can possibly see at first Reading the qualities of a great book. Remember that it has taken humanity in many pases hundreds of years to find out all that there is in such a book. But according to a man’s experience of life, the text will unfold new meanings to him.
The book that delighted us at eighteen, if it be a good book, will delight us much more at twenty-five and it will prove like a new book to us at thirty years of age. At forty we shall re-read it, wondering why we never saw how beautiful it was before. At fifty or sixty years of age the same facts will repeat themselves. A great book grows exactly in proportion to the growth of the reader’s mind.
(i) What is the quality of a great book? (1)
(ii) In which case is a judgment about a book beyond doubt? (1)
(iii) What kind of understanding of a great book is a young person likely to have at the first reading of that book? (1)
(iv) Whose work did Carlyle find difficult to appreciate? (1)
(v) What would a poor man’s library contain? (1)
(i) The quality of a great book is that we want to read it again and again.
(ii) There is no doubt possible in regard to the judgment of generations.
(iii) A great book is not apt to be comprehended by a young person at the first reading except in a superficial way.
(iv) Carlyle found it difficult to appreciate the work of Browning.
(v) A poor man’s library would contain the books which have passed the test of time.
Write the answers of the following in about 20 words:
How much money did the Tiger King pay to the British jewelers for rings? (The Tiger King) (1)
The Tiger King had to pay a sum of three lakh rupees to the British jewellers for rings.
“I have been trained not to let a man die if I can help it.” What does the line signify? (The Enemy) (1)
This line shows the nobleness of a doctor’s profession. This line should be the motto of every doctor.
What does Derry think when Mr Lamb suddenly starts talking about apples and jelly? (On the Face of It) (1)
When Mr Lamb suddenly starts talking about apples and jelly, it makes Derry think that Mr Lamb is intentionally changing the subject.
How was Zitkala-Sa’s long and heavy hair forcibly shingled? (Memories of Childhood) (1)
In order to save her hair being shingled Zitkala-Sa hid herself in a dark room. But she was found ‘ out and then was tied fast in a chair and her hair was forcibly shingled.
What had Sam written in his letter to Charley? (The Third Level) (1)
Sam wrote to Charley that he had been at the third level for two weeks. It was a romantic place where people passed leisure in music and singing.
Write the answers of the following in about 30-40 words:
What is the moral of this story? ‘Deep Water’
The moral of this story is that one should never give up hope. Besides, it is totally possible to overcome one’s fear. According to Roosevelt, “All we have to fehr is fear itself.”
Why did the old man show the thirty kronor to the peddler? (The Rattrap) (2)
The old -man was very friendly with his guest. He did not want to conceal anything from him. He had earned thirty kronor last month. He showed thirty kronor to the peddler to make him believe that he had earned thirty kronor only last month.
How has the poet painted two different worlds through this poem? (An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum) (2)
Through beautiful things, the poet has shown the world of the rich whereas through the miserable condition of the slum, he has painted the world of the slum children.
What is the ‘sadness’ that the poet refers to in the poem? (Keeping Quiet) (2)
This ‘sadness’ comes from not understanding ourselves. We are running after worldly gains and have no time to know the true purpose of life. It makes us sad and dull.
What makes human beings love life in spite of troubles and sufferings? (A Thing of Beauty) (2)
There are so many things which cause troubles and sufferings to human beings. But on the other hand, ‘some shapes of beauty’ remove that pall of sadness and sufferings that covers our spirits. These things make human beings love life.
What will now happen to the astrologer? Do you think the prophecy was indisputably disproved? (The Tiger King) (2)
Nothing will happen to the astrologer as he is most probably already dead. Besides, the prophecy of the Maharaja’s death by a tiger proves true. The Maharaja’s death is caused by a tiger, though it is made of wood.
What did Dr. Sadao do to get rid of the man? (The Enemy) (2)
Dr Sadao gave him a boat with enough food and clothes in it. He instructed him to reach a nearby island. From there, he would be able to take a Korean boat and escape to freedom. Thus Dr Sadao got rid of him.
What example does Mr Lamb give to make Derry feel that he is just as important as all others are? (On the Face of It) (2)
Mr Lamb gives the example of ‘a flower’ and ‘a weed’. He tells that a weed is also a green growing plant as is a flower. So there is no difference between a flower and a weed.
Write the answers of the following in about 60-80 words:
What did Gandhi do about the cultural and social backwardness of the Champaran villages at that time? (Indigo) 3
How did M. Hamel look different on the day of the last lesson? (The Last Lesson)
For this, Gandhi appealed to teachers. Mahadev Desai and Narhari Parekh with their wives volunteered for work. Several more came forward from all over the country to give their services. His son Devdas and Gandhiji’s wife, Kasturbai, also came there. Primary schools were opened in six villages. Kasturbai taught the rules on personal cleanliness and community sanitation. Gandhiji got a doctor to volunteer his services for six months.
Gandhiji also noticed the filthy state of women’s clothes. He asked Kasturbai to talk to them about it.
On the last day M. Hamel came wearing a fine dress that he used to wear on special occasions. On the last day he addressed everybody present in the class, “My children, this is the last lesson of French”. He was looking very sad at the order which had come from Berlin. The order imposed a ban on teaching French. .On the last day he explained everything in detail with utmost dedication. It seemed as if he wanted to teach them everything in just one stroke.
Describe the place where Mukesh lives. (Lost Spring) 3
What was the fear of the author and how did a misadventure strengthen it further? (Deep Water)
Mukesh lives in a street which is choked with garbage. There are houses with crumbling walls, wobbly doors and without windows. They are over-crowded with families where humans and animals coexist in a primeval state. Mukesh’s house is half-built. A part of this house is thatched with dead grass. A weak young woman is cooking the evening meal for the whole family. Her eyes are filled with smoke. Mukesh and his family live in utterly un-hygienic conditions.
Douglas had an aversion to water from the very beginning when his father took him to the California beach. The waves knocked him down to take away his breath. In determination of overpowering that childish fear, he, at about eleven, decided to learn the art of swimming, starting from the Y.M.C.A pool. There, a misadventure or more appropriately a prank of a boy 22 swept him head over heels. An about 18-year-old bruiser boy ducked him in the pool at its 9 feet deeper end, when he was alone there. He struggled hard but failed and finally found himself lying on stomach beside the pool, vomiting.
Though Zitkala-Sa and Bama come from two vastly different cultures, yet they are united in a common bond. What is this bond and how do they overcome their hurdles? (Memories of Childhood) 3
Why did Charley want to visit Galesburg with his wife? (The Third Level)
Both these women are from marginalised communities. One girl in The Cutting of My Long Hair’ is an American Indian. The native Americans thrust their culture on her. The other girl in ‘We Too Are Human Beings’ belongs to a so-called Indian lower caste. She sees an elderly person of her caste bearing insult.
Both the girls fight against the inhuman treatment in their own way. The first one kicks and scratches to avoid her hair being shingled. The other one studies hard and earns a reputation for herself. Hence, both the narrations present the dominance of the so-called upper caste people over the marginalised communities.
On reaching the third level at the 23 Grand Central Station, Charley wished to visit Galesburg with his wife.This was the place where he had passed his childhood. He described the place as a wonderful town. It had big old frame houses, huge lawns, and huge trees. It was a peaceful place. The people had leisure and they enjoyed company. On summer evenings, people sat out on their lawns.
The story is a satire on the conceit of those in power. How does the author employ the literary device of dramatic irony in the story? (The Tiger King) 3
How did Dr Sadao resolve the conflict in his mind between his loyalty to his country and his duty as a doctor? (The Enemy)
The story is about a king who causes death to a hundred innocent tigers. He does so because a tiger has been predicted as the cause of his death. In his pride of power, he takes so many lives of the tigers. But in spite of his hunting so many tigers, the prediction comes true. One day, he is playing with his son with a wooden tiger which has sharp slivers of wood. One such piece pierces his hand. The wound takes his life. Thus, it is a fine example of dramatic irony.
Dr Sadao brought the wounded enemy soldier at home. Later on his mind was torn by the conflict between ms loyalty to his country and his duty as a doctor. It was his moral and ethical duty as a doctor to treat an ill or wounded person, irrespective of his nationality. Finally, his duty as a doctor compelled him to help the enemy soldier thus resolving the conflict, Sadao believed in human values above everything else.
Section – D
You have come on transfer to a new city. You need an accommodation with two rooms, separate latrine, bathroom, kitchen with a portico on ground floor on roadside. Write an advertisement to be published in the local daily. (4)
Prepare arguments for or against the idea/topic : ‘Internet is a Panacea’.
A two- room flat with separate latrine and bathroom, kitchen and portico on ground floor by the roadside in Jaswant Nagar, Baran. Contact- S. P. Gupta, Executive Engineer, E W. D. Baran.
Arguments for the topic : Internet is a Panacea
Internet, has proved to be the greatest development of modern times. It has put the world on our fingertips. It enables us to enjoy worldwide social networking. It provides solutions to our routine problems and facilitates routine activities. No doubt, it is a cure for all our problems.
You are Amit/Amita reporter of The Times of India’. Write a report in about 100 words on it with the help of the given hints. (4)
a two-day-old …………………. girl child …………………. found third case in Rajasthan …………………. passer-by informed the police …………………. heard the cries …………………. lying in bag …………………. registered FIR …………………. police …………………. trying to find clues.
Translate the passage into Hindi.
‘Health is wealth’ has been rightly remarked. For a good health, just regular exercise is not enough. One has to be conscious about the eating, habits also. Cereals, pulses, vegetables, salad, fruits, milk must be the essential constituents of a diet chart. Junk food which is popular amongst the present generation is really harmful for us. The problem of , obesity is the result of this modern fast food culture. A fat person faces many problems such as high blood pressure and heart diseases.
A balanced diet is the answer to almost all the health problems. There should be a perfect combination of carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, proteins and minerals in it.
A Two-day-old Girl Found Lying in a Bag
(by Amit/Amita : reporter)
Jaipur, 26 November
In a third such case in Rajasthan, a two-day-old girl child was found abandoned. The incident happened in Ram Nagar Colony of the city. In the early morning a passerby was going through a street of the colony. He was alone in the street. Suddenly he heard the sound of a baby crying. He was taken aback. ‘He looked around but could see nothing. But suddenly his eyes fell on a bag. He noticed that the weeping sound was coming from the bag. He immediately opened the bag and was astonished when he found a baby girl in the bag. He told all the neighbours about the incident. But they were clueless. .They informed the police. The police registered the case and are trying to find the clues.
‘स्वास्थ्य ही धन है’ ठीक ही कहा गया है। अच्छे स्वास्थ्य के लिए केवल रोज की कसरत ही काफी नहीं है। हर एक को अपनी खाने की आदतों के प्रति भी जागरूक होना होगा। अनाज, दालें, सब्जियाँ, सलाद, फल, दूध आहार चार्ट के आवश्यक घटक होने चाहिए। जंक घाटकाचा खाना जो वर्तमान पीढ़ी में बहुत लोकप्रिय है हमारे लिए वास्तविक रूप से नुकसानदायक है। मोटापा आधुनिक फास्टफूड संस्कृति की देन है। एक मोटा आदमी उच्च रक्तचाप और हृदय रोगों जैसी समस्याओं का सामना करता है। बहुत-एक संतुलित आहार सभी स्वास्थ्य संबन्धी परेशानियों का जवाब है। इसमें कार्बोहाइड्रेट, वसा, विटामिन, प्रोटीन, खनिज लवण का उचित मिश्रण होना चाहिए।
You are Rehana or Rahim living in Kota and pursuing M B A. Write a letter to the C.E.O. Oracle India Pvt. Ltd., Surat applying for the post of a software engineer giving your resume. (4)
Imagine that you are Prachi Mehta from Rajgarh. Write a letter to the Editor of ‘The India Today’ expressing your resentment on the attack on your privacy by mobile companies.
125 – Vigyan Nagar
5 March 2020
Oracle India Pvt. Ltd.
Subject : Application for the post of software ehgineer
It is with reference to your advertisement in “The Rajasthan Patrika” on 25 February 20 for the post of a software engineer. I want to offer myself as a candidate for the same Presently, I am pursuing my M.B.A. from Amity University, Jaipur. I am a smart, confident and hardworking lady with a pleasing personality. I assure you of my best services, if given an opportunity for the same. My resume is enclosed herewith.
Enclosed – Resume
Name : Rehana Khanam
Father’s Name : Mohammad Atik Khan
Sex : Female
Nationality : Indian
Date of Birth : 12 October 1998
Marital Status : Unmarried
Permanent Address : 125 – Vigyan Nagar, Kota (Rajasthan)
Educational Qualifications :
|Senior Secondary||BSER, Ajmer||2015||92.40|
|B. Tech. (CS)||Birla Institute of Techlology and Science, Pilani||2019||76.75|
|M.B.A.||Amity University, Jaipur||Running|
References : Mr N. K. Lohar, Professor BITS Pilani
R .K. Puram
26 January 20_ _
The India Today
Subject : Regarding attack on privacy by mobile companies
Our privacy is indeed at risk due to the aggressive telemarketing fostered and supported by mobile service providers. I have a Reliance mobile connection. I activated DNC (Do Not Call) this December. I was free from unwanted calls just for a month. After that, the whole barrage of calls and messages began again. Now, I have to apply afresh. It will take 90 days to be activated again.
I think that the spam SMS senders should be penalised. Only then we might see a stop to this menace.