Students must start practicing the questions from RBSE 12th English Model Papers Set 7 with Answers provided here.
RBSE Class 12 English Compulsory Model Paper Set 7 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) The peddler had stolen ………………. from a nearby house (1)
(d) none of these
(ii) When the rattrap seller entered the forge the ………………. were dangling on his chest. (1)
(iii) Gandhiji chided the lawyers for taking ………………. (1)
(a) so much fee
(b) so many cases
(c) so many arguments
(d) so much time
(a) so much fee
(iv) What extra work did M. Hamel use to give to the students? (1)
(a) to catch fish
(b) to slide on the Saar
(c) to water flowers
(d) to play in the ground
(c) to water flowers
(v) The only work that Mukesh’s father knows is ………………. (1)
(a) scrounging garbage
(b) making bangles
(c) cooking food
(d) doing nothing
(b) making bangles
(vi) How was the Y.M.C.A. pool? (1)
(vii) Men can’t understand themselves when threatened with ………………. (1)
(viii) Trees provide a shady boon for ………………. (1)
(ix) Who composed the poem – Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers? (1)
(a) Pablo Neruda
(b) Stephen Spender
(c) Kamala Das
(d) Adrienne Rich
(d) Adrienne Rich
(x) The world outside is full of ………………. (1)
(c) both (a) and (b)
(d) none of these
(c) both (a) and (b)
(xi) What kind of dream do the slum children have? (1)
(a) to move out in the open
(b) to remain where they are
(c) to sit in the dark classroom
(d) to live in slum
(a) to move out in the open
(xii) The ironmaster took the rattrap seller as his ………………. friend. (1)
(b) old age
Combine the sentences using the words given in brackets:
(i) The girl lives near me. She found the dog. (who) (1)
(ii) He trained the horse. It will win the race, (which) (1)
(i) The girl who found the dog lives near me.
(ii) The horse which he trained will win the race.
Fill in the blanks by choosing words given in brackets:
(i) Usha likes puppies. dogs, (neither-nor/so….that/although….yet) (1)
(ii) you call me, I shall help you. (If/Yet) (1)
(iii) Please the radio. (turn on/tum up) (1)
(iv) I want to my lazy servant, (get on/get rid of) (1)
(v) You should return ……………… sunset. (before/on) (1)
(vi) Translate these sentences English, (into/onto) (1)
(i) neither, nor
(iv) get rid of
Section – B
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Vitamin C is an essential ingredient for human beings. It is required for the synthesis of intercellular cement “collagen”, which is responsible for keeping various cells of the human body together. As an oxidant, it acts like a cop in the body, apprehending the rowdy molecules called free radicals that are naturally formed during various chemical reactions in the body and have the potential to damage. Vitamin C is also required for dentine formation in the teeth and it also aids in the absorption of iron from the body.
Rats have the capacity to synthesise vitamin C With their body whereas human beings are required tQ provide it through diet. The richest source of vitamin C is amla. The other sources are lemon, orange, papaya, pineapple, cabbage, cauliflower, green peas and tomato. While cooking above 70 degree centigrade, Vitamin C gets destroyed.
Scurvy is a disease caused by the deficiency of this vitamin. Due to its deficiency, gums are swollen or bleeding, bones are weak and readily fractured, delayed wound healing and poor teeth formation in children result. A balanced diet with vitamin C is the requirement to avoid scurvy. For pregnant or lactating mothers vitamin C is the remedy. Each adult is required to consume 75 mg per day; an infant 30 mg per day; a pregnant woman 100 mg per day; a lactating mother 150 mg per day. Doctors use vitamin C for the treatment of infections, healing of ulcers, bums and trauma, quick healing of fractures, etc. However, taking vitamin C tablets on a long-term basis is not without side-effects, like the reformation of oxalates, kidney stones, diarrhoea, abnormal heart rhythm, damage to the outer layer of teeth and rebound scurvy if tablets are stopped abruptly.
Amla with honey is a supertonic, particularly when treated with solar rays since honey is an ingredient that provides instant energy without consuming insulin for its absorption in the body. A newly born child in India is first provided with honey to purify his/her internal system since it acts as antibiotic and also without side-effects. Most of us are not aware that during World War II a lot of food material was sent to the British army fighting for and on behalf of the British Government in different parts of the world. In this food material amla was one of the main ingredients to protect fighting forces from scum disease since during day-time they had to live in bunkers and during night-time they had to fight. Therefore, they were generally deprived of sunlight which is a major source of vitamins for human body.
Therefore, vitamin C in the form of amla is the best for human health.
(i) Why is vitamin C important for us? (2)
(ii) What are the sources of vitamin C? (2)
(iii) What are the side effects of taking vitamin C tablets on long term basis? (2)
(iv) Why was Amla one of the main food ingredients for army people during World War II? (2)
(v) Find the similar word for ‘suddenly’ and antonym for ‘surplus’ from the passage. (2)
(i) Vitamin C is important because it is required for the synthesis of intercellular cement “collagen”, which is responsible for keeping various cells of the human body together.
(ii) Amla, lemon, orange, pine-apple, cabbage, cauliflower, green peas and tomato, etc. are. the sources of vitamin C.
(iii) The side effects of taking vitamin C tablets on long term basis are reformation of oxalates, kidney stones, diarrhoea, abnormal heart rhythm, etc.
(iv) Amla was one of the main ingredients to save fighting forces from scurvy disease during World War II.
(v) abruptly, deficiency
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Rabindranath Thakur was born in Calcutta on May 7, 1861. His father Devendranath Thakur, was a well-known social and religious leader and was called Maharshi Devendranath. Though a religious leader, Devendranath was very broad-minded and he encouraged his son to think independently.
In school, Rabindranath found the teaching too elementary. It did not take his teacher long to recognise his intelligence. He was given ‘Macbeth’ to translate and to everyone’s surprise Rabindranath made a very good translation into Bengali. However, his limitless curiosity to know more and newer things could not be satisfied in school. It was, therefore, decided to withdraw him from there. For four years, from the age of thirteen to seventeen, he studied a wide variety of subjects at home. About the same time he was drawn to Nature and Arts. For hours, he would go swimming in the Ganga and watch the changing moods of that mighty river. He also started composing verses and learning music.
From 1881 onwards his talent as a writer expressed itself in the form of countless compositions in poetry, drama, prose, music, fiction, philosophy and painting. He wrote nearly 50 plays, 100 books of verse and 40 volumes of fiction and philosophical writings. Rabindranath was also a great educationist. In 1901, he founded a school at Shantiniketan near Bolpur in Bengal. Situated in the midst of natural surroundings, it soon started attracting students from all over the country and even from outside India. In 1922 it was changed into an international university called Vishva-Bharati, the name it continues to have to this day. The work which brought him universal recognition was a collection of poems named ‘Gitanjali’. Originally written in Bengali, it was translated into English by Rabindranath himself. This won him in 1913 the Nobel Prize in Literature and made him internationally famous.
Rabindranath was a great nationalist and patriot. He felt so bitter about the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy in 1919 that as a protest, he gave up Knighthood which the British had awarded him earlier. But his nationalism was not based on any narrow loyalties. It was a part of his wider vision of internationalism and world brotherhood. He died on August 07, 1941, four years before the founding of the U.N.O. and six years before the coming of Indian independence. Though he is no more, his message of universal peace and love amongmankind will continue to inspire many generations to come.
(i) When and where was Rabindranath bom ? (1)
(ii) Who was famous as ‘Maharshi’? (1)
(iii) Which bpok of his won him the Nobel Prize in Literature? (1)
(iv) Why did Rabindranath give up the title of Knighthood? (1)
(v) How does Rabindranath still inspire the generations to come? (1)
(i) He was bom in Calcutta on May 7, 1861.
(ii) Rabindranath’s father Devendranath was famous as ‘Maharshi’.
(iii) A collection of poems named ‘Gitanjali’ won him the Noble Prize in literature.
(iv) Rabindranath gave up the title of Knighthood as a protest of the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy in 1919 because he felt very bitter about it.
(v) Rabindranath still inspires the generations to come by his message of universal peace and love among mankind.
Section – C
Write the answers of the following in about 20 words:
What was the condition of the American soldier, when the sea-waves washed him to the shore in front of Dr Sadao’s house? (The Enemy) (1)
The American soldier was badly wounded. He was weak and pale. Blood was flowing from his deep bullet wound and he was unconscious.
Why do Mr Lamb’s words leave an impression on Derry’s mind? (On the Face of It) (1)
Derry follows the example of Mr Lamb. He gives up his feeling of inferiority and joins the mainstream of the society.
Bama could walk the distance from her school to home in ten minutes. But usually it took her from half an hour to an hour. Why? (Memories of Childhood) (1)
Bama was a young girl studying in class third. As a child, ishe was attracted to all the entertaining things on her way back to home. So, she got late in reaching home.
Why did Charley buy old-style currency?
Charley bought old style currency because he wanted to buy two tickets for old Galesburg. He and his wife wanted to live there.
When did the Tiger King decide to get married? (The Tiger King) (1)
When the Tiger King had killed all tigers of his state, then he decided to get married to the princess of such state that had a large number of tigers.
Write the answers of the following in about 30-40 words:
Did the peddler respect the confidence reposed in him by the crofter? (The Rattrap) (2)
The crofter told the peddler almost all the details of his life. He did not want to conceal anything from him. But the peddler did not respect the confidence reposed in him by the crofter as he made off with the money from the crofter’s house.
What did the peasants pay the British landlords as rent? What did the British now want instead and why? What would be the impact of synthetic indigo on-the prices of natural indigo? (Indigo) (2)
The peasants paid 15 percent their whole indigo harvest to the British landlords as rent, The British wanted compensation to free them from their commitment. The prices of natural indigo would go down with the advent of synthetic indigo.
What is the confusion that the poet is talking about?
In the poem ‘Keeping Quiet’ the poet says that people confuse ‘stillness’ with ‘total inactivity’, which is untrue. Stillness brings peace and progress for mankind while total inactivity brings death.
Why is ‘grandeur’ associated with the ‘mighty dead’? (A Thing of Beauty) (2)
The ‘mighty dead”4iad been powerful people is. their lives because of their grand deeds and achievements. People believe that on the day of judgment they will be rewarded for their noble deeds. So ‘grandeur’ is associated with them.
What do the tigers in the poem symbolize? (Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers) (2)
The tigers on the curtain, embroidered by Aunt Jennifer are symbols of courage, elegance, self-confidence, pride and fearlessness. These qualities in the tigers contrast with their creator’s weaknesses, who is meek, timid; humble and different.
What impression of Dr Sadao’s father do you have from the story? (The Enemy) (2)
Sadao’s father was a dedicated, father. He took great pains in taking care of his only son. He sent his son even to America for higher education. So, he was an ideal father.
The world’s got a whole face, and the world is there to be looked at. What does Mr 1 amb mean by it? (On the Face of It) (2)
By saying so, Mr Lamb means that not all people in the world are indifferent to the sufferers. There are sensible people too who behave normally with the physically impaired persons. He wants Derry to seek such people’s company.
How did Hama feel on knowing about untouchability? (Memories of Childhood) (2)
Bama’s brother told her about the social evil of untouchability. She became angry to know it. She felt that the so called upper caste people deprive the lower caste people of their human rights.
Write the answers of the following in about 60 – 80 words:
What is your opinion about the title of the lesson ‘The Last Lesson’? (The Last Lesson) (3)
Why does the writer feel elated when she thinks about Mukesh? (Lost Spring)
In my opinion, the title of the lesson ‘The Last Lesson’ is quite appropriate. The lesson presents a vivid description of M. Hamel’s last lesson in the class on the last day. There came an order from Berlin banning the teaching of French. According to the order only German was to be taught in the schools of Alsace and Lorraine. Addressing the students he said, “My children, this is my last lesson in French”. On his last day he taught so well that every student was attentive to him.
Mukesh belongs to a family of bangle makers. The author thinks that there are two distinct worlds- the world of the poor and the world of the rich. A poor child falls in the net of the rich before he is aware of it. Doing anything Other than what his generations have been doing needs courage. Mukesh dreams of becoming a motor mechanic. He seems courageous enough to break away from the cycle of work his family has been doing for generations. When the author senses a flash of courage in Mukesh, she gets elated.
Give a brief account of Douglas’ plans and series of emotions, when he was thrown into the pool. (Deep Water ) (3)
“The story ’ The Rattrap’ is a mixture of entertainment and philosophy”. Explain. (The Rattrap)
When Douglas was thrown into the pool, he was drowning down in a 9 feet deep pool and these 9 feet seemed 90 to him. He was under the vicious grip of terror but still conscious to plan a strategy of bouncing back as and when he would strike against the bottom. He did the same, but failed. He was all soaked and choked. Once again he was sinking down, this time in a subconscious state. His head still urged him to spring upwards like a cork but the second jump was no better. Then he started another journey down but this one was quite peaceful and relaxed.
The story ‘The Rattrap’ is entertaining and philosophical as well. The ironmaster mistakes the peddler for his old friend. This episode amuses the readers a lot. But the comparison between a rattrap and this world conveys a deep philosophical message. This world provides us with the stuff that allures us. Just as a bait is used to trap a rat, worldly enjoyments are used to trap human beings. The story so beautifully highlights the human dilemma that one wonders in awe whether one should accept the allurements or reject them.
How was Charley’s reaching the third level a waking-dream wish fulfilment? (The Third Level) (3)
What is the author’s indirect comment on subjecting innocent animals to the willfulness of human beings? (The Tiger King)
Charley’s reaching the third level was a waking-dream wish fulfillment. This third level was a place of the peaceful past. Here, he could buy tickets to Galesburg, where he had passed his childhood. So, Charley felt very good about that. He thought of living a simple and romantic life as the people did in the past. The thought was quite soothing to him.
In the story ‘The Tiger King’, we see innocent tigers being killed at the whim of a king. Just to prove the prediction of the astrologers wrong, the proud king does so. The author seems to comment that a killer of innocent animals is never spared by nature. It seems to be a lesson for those who are cruel to innocent animals and treat them at their will.
What is the message of the story ‘The Enemy’? (The Enemy) (3)
How did Mr Lamb’s meeting with Derry become a turning point in Derry’s life? (On the Face of R)
This story gives the message of human love and brotherhood. It teaches us to rise above narrow feelings of nationality and consider the whole world as our family. A Japanese doctor saves the life of an American soldier at the time when Japan and America are at war. His patriotism demands him to hand over the soldier to the police but his goodness as a doctor prompts him to heal his wound. Thus we learn to develop human feelings in us.
Mr Lamb’s life became a motivation for Derry and he overcame his inferiority complex. Now, he got rid of the feeling that people’ did not like him. He started to love life. He started meeting people and talking to them. He came out of his seclusion. Derry began to like the company of Mr Lamb. Thus, Mr Lamb brought a positive change in Derry’s attitude towards life.
Section – D
You have received an invitation letter from the principal and staff of Govt Senior Secondary School, Chaumahala which is going to celebrate its annual function on 6th February 20.. at 03:00 p.m. Dr Samit Sharma will be the Chief Guest of the function. Write a formal reply accepting the invitation. (4)
D. K. International is looking for a receptionist for the school. Write an advertisement on behalf of the administrative officer in the classified columns of the local newspaper giving necessary details. Draft an advertisement.
Mr Pramendra Jain thanks the principal and the staff of Govt Senior Secondary School, Chaumahala for their kind invitation to attend the annual function of their school on 6th February 20- at 03:00 p.m. He has great pleasure in accepting the invitation.
Situation Vacant For Receptionist
D. K. International School, Bharatpur seeks a smart female candidate with minimum 2-3 years of experience, graduated from a reputed university, must have excellent command over English and IT skills. The selected candidate will be responsible for handling the administrative work competently. Salary according to school norms. Walk-in-Interview on 25 March 20. between 10.00 am. and 4.00 pm. with orginal documents.
Put the following information in the form of a report in about 100 words:
(i) importance of water,
(ii) shortage of water,
(iii) awareness about water conservation,
(iv) methods of water conservation. (4)
Translate the passage into Hindi.
Patriotism is a sacred feeling. It inspires us to do everything for the good of our country. We remember many patriots like Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh and many more. They sacrificed their lives for their motherland. We are proud of all our patriots. They are our role models. Their love and dedication for the country inspire us. We should make our best efforts for the upliftment Of our motherland. We must be very sincere in performing our duties for the nation. We must learn dedication from the deeds of our patriots. We must remember that our personal gains must not be above the nation.
Report on Conservation
(by-Anukul, a reporter)
Ajmer; 15 Junify: Yesterday, various social prganisations conducted a campaign to create awareness among people. Nobody on the earth can imagine life without water. The issue of water scarcity has become very serious in Ajmer. People have to walk long distances to fetch water. Realising the shortage and importance of water, many people have started conserving water. Rainwater is a gift from God. We should harvest it so that it can be utilized in summers. In the campaign, many experts taught people how to conserve water, especially rainwater. Rainwater may be used for toilets, washing clothes, cleaning floors, vehicles and watering plants, etc.
देश भक्ति एक पवित्र अनुभूति है। यह हमारे देश के भले के लिये हमें बहुत कुछ करने हेतु प्रेरित करती है। महात्मा गाँधी, सुभाषचन्द्र बोस, चन्द्रशेखर आजाद, भगतसिंह जैसे कई देशभक्तों को हम याद करते हैं। उन्होंने अपना जीवन मातृभूमि के लिये समर्पित कर दिया। हमारे सभी देशभक्तों पर हमें गर्व है। वे हमारे आदर्श हैं। उनका देश के प्रति प्यार और समर्पण हमें प्रेरित करता है। अपनी मातृभूमि के उत्थान के लिये हमें सर्वश्रेष्ठ प्रयास करने चाहिये। राष्ट्र के प्रति कर्तव्य निर्वाह में हमें वफादार रहना चाहिये। हमारे देशभक्तों के बलिदानों से हमें सीखना चाहिये। हमें याद रखना चाहिये कि हमारे निजी स्वार्थ देश से बढ़कर नहीं हैं।
Write a letter to the Editor of ‘The limes of India’ about the poor lighting arrangement in your city. (4)
Write a reminder to a customer to whom your firm supplied goods on credit and who has not paid the money yet. A letter which was sent previously demanding payment remains unreplied.
Rana Pratap Nagar
28 July 20_ _
The Times of India
Subject : Poor lighting arrange-ment in the city
Through the esteemed columns of your newspaper I wish to attract the attention of the authorities concerned of the Jhalawar Municipal Board to the poor lighting arrangement in the city.
Being an old city, Jhalawar has many narrow streets. Unfortunately, the lighting arrangement too is very old and poor. So, most of the streets remain dark due to lack of proper street lights.
Will the Municipal authorities do something to solve the problem and earn a good name for the department ?
Yours faithfully Nirmal Kumar
M/s Jaggimal Kirorimal
M. G. Road
March 14, 20
M/s Amar Trading Company
47 Station Road
Subject – Payment Outstanding
We are sorry to state that a customer of our goodwill like you has not noticed our previous letter dated February 5, 20.. for the settlement of our account. We presume, it might have escaped your attention.
We request you to remit us the sum of ₹ 20,000/- (Twenty thousand only) standing against you at the earliest.
For Jaggimal Kirorimal
B. P Sharma