Students must start practicing the questions from RBSE 12th English Model Papers Set 8 with Answers provided here.
RBSE Class 12 English Compulsory Model Paper Set 8 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 the rattrap seller doing when the Ironmaster came into the forge? (1)
(ii) When anybody showed skin eruptions he would receive ……………………………….. (1)
(b) castor oil
(c) both (a) and
(b) (d) none of these
(c) both (a) and
(iii) For the ragpickers, garbage is a kind of ……………………………….. (1)
(iv) When M. Hamel was giving to leave the country next day, her sister was : (1)
(a) watering plants
(b) studying in the class
(c) cooking food
(d) packing trunks
(d) packing trunks
(v) Initially, the narrator started to swim with the help of ……………………………….. (1)
(b) water wings
(b) water wings
(vi) What did the rattrap seller leave for Edla before going? (1)
(a) a letter
(b) a small rattrap
(c) three ten-kronor notes
(d) all of these
(d) all of these
(vii) Nature is like an endless fountain of ……………………………….. drink. (1)
(viii) The needle used by aunt is made of ……………………………….. (1)
(ix) Where did the poet have a security check with her old mother? (1)
(a) at the bus stand
(b) at the railway station
(c) at the airport
(d) at home
(c) at the airport
(x) The slum children live in a ……………………………….. street. (1)
(xi) The earth can teach us to remain ……………………………….. when every thing seems to be dead. (1)
(xii) The representative of the planters offered to refund ……………………………….. (1)
Combine the sentences using the words given in brackets:
(i) This is the pen. I was looking for it. (which) (1)
(ii) I met a man. His leg was broken, (whose) (1)
(i) This is the pen which I was looking for.
(ii) I met a man whose leg was broken.
Fill in the blanks by choosing words given in brackets:
(i) Lalita is a scientist a good teacher. (not only .but also/so that/too to) (1)
(ii) I shall teach him he is weak, (because/yet) (1)
(iii) The Second World War in 1939. (broke out/broke into) (1)
(iv) Drinking … his ruin, (brought out/brought about) (1)
(v) (I can repay the amount any moment, (by/at) (1)
(vi) A woman a child is coming here, (with/in) (1)
(i) not only but also
(iii) broke out
(iv) brought about
Section – B
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
‘Today’s woman is a highly self-directed person, alive to the sense of her dignity and the importance of her functions in the private domestic domain and the public domain of the world of work. Women are rational in approach, careful in handling situations and want to do things as best as possible. ‘The Fourth World Conference of Women held in Beijing in September 1995 had emphasised that no enduring solution of society’s most threatening social, economic and political problems could be found without the participation and empowerment of women. The 1995 World Summit for Social Development had also emphasised the pivotal role of women in eradicating poverty and mending the social fabric.
The Constitution of India has conferred on women equal rights and opportunities – political social, educational and of employment-with men. Because of oppressive traditions, superstitions, exploitation and corruption, a majority of women are not allowed to enjoy the rights and opportunities, bestowed on them. One of the major reasons for this state of affairs is the lack of literacy and awareness among women.
Education is the main instrument through which we can narrow down the prevailing inequality and accelerate the process of economic and political change in the status of women.
The role of women in a society is very important. Women’s education is the key to a better life in the future. A recent World Bank study says that educating girls is not a charity, it is good economics, and if developing nations are to eradicate poverty, they must educate the girls. The report says that the economic and social returns on investment in education of the girls considerably affect the human development index of the nation. Society would progress only if the status of women is respected and the presence of an educated woman in the family would ensure education of the family itself. Education and empowerment of women are closely related.
Women’s education has not received due care and attention from the planners and policy makers. The National Commission for Women has rightly pointed out that even after so many years of independence, women continue to be treated as the single largest group of backward citizens of India. The role of women in overall development has not been fully understood nor has it been given its full weight in the struggle to eliminate poverty, hunger, injustice and inequality at the national level. Even when we are living in the 21st century, our society still discriminates against women in matters of their rights and privileges and prevents them from participating in the process of national and societal progress. Various committees and commissions have been constituted before and after independence to evaluate the progress in women’s education and to suggest ways and means to enhance the status of women.
(i) Mention some of the qualities of a modem woman. (2)
(ii) Which is the main instrument through which we can narrow down the prevailing inequality for women? (2)
(iii) Mention the recent World Bank study, according to the passage. (2)
(iv) Why have various committees and commissions been constituted before and after independence? (2)
(v) Find the similar word for ‘got’ and antonym for ‘equality’ from the passage. (2)
(i) There are two main qualities of a modem woman
(a) She is alive to the sense of her dignity and the importance of her functions.
(b) She is rational in approach and careful in handling situations.
(ii) Education is the main instrument through which we can narrow down the prevailing inequality for women.
(iii) A recent World Bank study says that educating girls is not a charity, it is good economics, and if developing nations are to eradicate poverty, they must educate the girls.
(iv) Various committees and commissions have been constituted before and after independence to evaluate the progress in women’s education.
(v) received inequality.
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
A priest, of a famous temple on a high hill in Assam was widely known and respected as a great scholar. When he was on his death-bed, he called the trustee of the temple and told him to select and appoint only a ‘human being’ as his successor.
After his death, a day was set for the selection of the new priest. On the scheduled day, starting at dawn, the aspirants started trekking the steep and torturous climb to the temple.
As the route to the temple was difficult full of thorns and stones, many aspirants got minor cuts and bruises on their feet and hands.
After breakfast, the selection process started. The trustee asked all the aspirants to recite difficult ‘Shlokas’ or verses from the sacred texts. He also asked them to explain various procedures of priesthood. By afternoon, as the selection process was about to end, one young man walked slowly into the temple. The trustee noticed him and asked, “Young man, you are very late. What took you so long? Why are your clothes tom? Why are your feet and hands bleeding badly?”
The young man replied, “I know, sir, I am late and so I cannot participate. But please let me rest a while and let my wounds be treated. Then I will go back.”
But the trustee was curious. He asked- again, “But how did you get hurt so badly, did you follow the same route as the others?”
“Yes, sir, I did”, replied the young man/ (1)’Biit I thought, I must remove all the thorns and sharp stones from the path so that when people come to pray in this temple, they must not get hurt. That is why I got late and hurt myself badly. I apologize for the delay and it will not be fair to the others if I participated.”
The trustee heard him intently, smiled and said, “Congratulations ! You have been chosen. You are a true ‘human being’ to be the successor of our holy priest.”
This statement infuriated the other participants. They demanded, “What do you mean? Are we not human?”
The trustee replied, “Our old priest used to say that even animals know how to watch for their self-interest they know how to-avoid danger, how to search for food and so on. Only a human being knows how to care for others. This young man not only thought about others, but he also cleared the path so that no one would get hurt. So he qualifies as a ‘human being to be the successor of the eat old priest.”
(i) Who did the selection process start? (1)
(ii) What did the trustee ask the aspuans to do? (1)
(iii) I low did the young man get hurt badly
(iv) Why were the aspirants infuriated? (1)
(v) Why was the young man selected as the new priest of the tempie? (1)
(i) The selection process started after breakfast.
(ii) The trustee asked all the aspirants to recite difficult ‘Shlokas’ or verses from the sacred text and to explain various procedures of priesthood in the selection test.
(iii) The young man got hurt badly while removing all the thorns and sharp stones from the path of the temple.
(iv) The aspirants were infuriated because the trustee called the young man a true ‘human being’ and chose him as the successor of the holy priest.
(v) The young man was selected as the new priest of the temple because as a human being he not only thought about others but he also cleared the path so that no one would get hurt.
Write the answers of the following in about 20 words:
Why does Derry go back to Mr Lamb? (On the Face of It) (1)
Derry finds Mr Lamb’s talks motivating. He leams from him to overcome his sense of inferiority. He likes his company and so goes back to him.
How did Zitkala-Sa feel when her hair was shingled? (Memories of Childhood) (1)
Zitkala-Sa felt anguished and ashamed when her long hair was shingled. She was feeling herself like an animal driven by a herder.
What does the third level refer to?
The third level refers to another level at the Grand Central Station is New York which the narrator imagined to exist. In reality there were only two levels. Charley imagined that he had accidentally found himself at the third level.
What did the Maharaja do to get more tigers to hunt? (The Tiger King) (1)
To get more tigers to hunt, the Maharaja married a princess from a state which had a great population of the tigers.
How were Sadao and Hana married to each other? (The Enemy) (1)
Dr Sadao told his father about his love for Hana. His father first confirmed that she was of pure Japanese race. Then they were married.
Write the answers of the following in about 30-40 words:
Why did Gandhiji scold the lawyers? (Indigo) (2)
Muzzafarpur lawyers who frequently represented peasant groups in court came to meet Gandhiji. He chided them for charging big fee from the poor sharecroppers. He told them that there was no use to take such matters to the law courts.
How did M. Hamel display his love for the French language? (The Last Lesson) (2)
M. Hamel is a great lover of his language. He says that French is the most beautiful language in the world. It is the clearest and the most logical language.
Do we experience things of beauty only for short moments or do they make a lasting impression on us? (A Thing of Beauty) (2)
Things of beauty make a lasting impression on us. They are a source of lasting joy, as the poet says in the beginning of the first stanza that ‘a thing of beauty is a joy forever.’ They leave an indelible impression on our minds which goes on increasing.
Why do you think Aunt Jennifer created animals that are so different from her own character? What might the poet be suggesting through this difference? (Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers) (2)
Aunt Jennifer has truly created tigers so different from her own character. They pace in sleek chivalric certainty. On the other hand, Jennifer herself is surrounded by the burdensome responsibilities of her married life. They suggest her suppressed feelings.
Why has the mother been compared to the late winter’s moon’? (My Mother at Sixty-six) (2)
The late winter’s moon appears dull and shrouded. It loses its brightness. So the poet compares her aged mother’s pale and ashen withered face to the late winter’s moon.
How does Derry react to see Mr Lamb in the garden? (On the. Face of It) (2)
Derry had entered the garden thinking it to be a lonely place. When he finds Mr Lamb inside, he feels caught. He explains to Mr Lamb that he did not intend stealing apples.
Why did Bama feel that the elderly man’s behaviour was funny? (Memories of Childhood) (2)
While returning home one day, Bama saw an elderly person carrying d food packet by its string. He was keeping the packet away, from him. This way of holdings the packet seemed very funny to her.
How did Charley reach the third level of Grand Central Station? (The Third Level) (2)
One evening Charley reached the Grand Central Station. He strangely happened to notice a doorway and followed the steps that led him to the third level of Grand Central Station.
Write the answers of the following in about 60-80 words:
Describe the plight of the children like Saheb that take rag-picking as their way of life. (Lost Spring) (3)
How did the author emerge as a perfect swimmer by hiring an instructor? (Deep Water)
Saheb is a small boy who belongs to a family of ragpickers. Children like him are cursed to live a life of sheer poverty. They are devoid of even the basic needs of life. They live in poorly built hutments amidst lots of filth. What to say of nutritious food and proper clothing, even fresh air and water are a luxury to them.
They have to live a life of humiliation. They are made to toil and are treated in a very inhuman way. The very thought of them brings tears to one’s eyes.
The author was determined to overcome his fear of water. Therefore, he hired an instructor to learn swimming and w7as able to shed off his terror step by step. In the first phase, a belt was tightened around him attached to a rope which passed through a pulley. The instructor held the other end of the rope and he swam back and forth.
Next he was taught to exhale under the water and inhale outside the water. After this, the instructor held him at the side of the pool and had him kick with legs for weeks. His legs were now under control.
Thus, emerged a swimmer by integrating all these lessons in one.
Attempt a character sketch of the peddler in the story ‘The Rattrap”. (The Rattrap) (3)
The lesson ‘Indigo’ brings out several qualities of Gandhiji’s character. What are these? (Indigo)
His personality – The rattrap peddler was a tall, lean man who lived the life of a vagabond. He was always lost in his own imagination. He wore rags, his cheeks were sunken and hunger gleamed in his eyes.
His livelihood – He went round selling self-made small rattraps of wire. He had some human weaknesses like thievery and begging to fulfil his basic needs. His philosophy – He feels that the world is just like a big rattrap. It exists only for the purpose of setting baits for people and to trap them.
His inner goodness – Influenced with Edla’s good behaviour, he repents over his mistake and returns the money stolen by him.
Gandhiji was a very simple man. He was available even to an illiterate peasant-like Rajkumar Shukla. He did everything systematically. He did not at once plunge into fight. Instead, he first understood the problem and worked out a plan and acted accordingly. The impetus behind all his actions was the plight of the poor and the downtrodden. And as for his courage, it was extraordinary excellence. He was also a good administrator. During his long stay at Champaran, he kept a long-distance watch on his ashram through mail.
How would you describe the behavior of the Maharaja’s minions towards him? Do (- you find them truly sincere towards him or are they driven by fear when they obey him? Do we find a similarity in today’s political order? (The Tiger King) (3)
How will you justify Sadao’s decision of helping Tom escape free? (The Enemy)
The Maharaja orders his Dewan to find out a tiger at any cost. Being afraid of losing his job, the poor Dewan brings a tiger from the zoo. The Maharaja misses his last target (the hundredth tiger). The hunters instead of telling him the truth, shoot the tiger themselves. Otherwise they could lose their jobs. Same is the political order of today. The employees are not truly sincere to the government. Their main aim is to keep their officers pleased to win their favour.
This decision of Dr Sadao was the decision of a kind soul. I find it the most suitable decision a doctor could take. He took this bold step with the moral support of the General.
The general would not like to see Dr Sadao in any trouble because he could need Dr Sadao any time in his personal treatment. In this way his decision of making Tom escape free was right.
What is the message of the play ‘On the Face of It’? (On the Face of It) (3)
Hama’s experience is that of a victim of the caste system. What kind of discrimination does Kala-Sa’s experience depict? What are their responses to their respective situations? (Memories of Childhood)
The play gives the message that due respect should be given to the physically impaired people. We should treat them as normal persons and help them keep their self respect.
The physically impaired persons should also not foster inferiority complex. They should think of themselves as normal members of the society.
The experiences of Bama and Zitkala-Sa depict the humiliation suffered by the oppressed people of the society. They both are from marginalised communities.
Bama suffers from the evil of untouchability prevailing in India. The people of her caste have to bow low to the so-called upper caste people. Bama fights against this situation by studying hard and attaining a high position. Zitkala-Sa is a native Indian in America. She sees the Americans imposing their culture on other communities living in their country. Her long and thick hair is shingled against her will. As a child, she opposed the act by kicking and scratching.
Section – D
Your parents and you are in search of a bride for your elder brother. Write an advertisement to get it published in the matrimonial columns of a newspaper. (4)
The Principal, Sunshine Public School, Dindigul has invited the Inspector of Police (Iraffic) to deliver a lecture on ‘Road Safety’ in her school. Draft a notice informing rhe students to assemble in the school auditorium.
Reputed affluent Brahmin family seeks very beautiful, fair, professionally qualified, good natured, homely girl for tall, handsome, vegetarian, non-smoker, Anshik-Manglik, 23/160 MBA from UK (full time), Area Manager, MNC Car Co., 12 lacs p.a. & residing in own flat at Mumbai, caste no bar. Send photo and biodata to: Box No – 72881 or E-Mail- firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunshine Public School, Dindigul April 12, 20…
Lecture On Road Safety
All the students are hereby informed that our school has invited Mr Mohan Verma, the Inspector of Police (Traffic), to deliver a lecture on ‘Road Safety’. The seminar will take place in the school auditorium at 11.00 am on April 14, 20_ _
All students are advised to assemble in the school auditorium in time.
Dr Mahima Gupta
Put the following information in the form of a report in about 100 words : (4)
(1) Vinoba Nagar, (2) roads dirty, (3) pits full of stagnant water, (4) drains overflow, f (5) heaps of rubbish and filth, (6) mosquitoes and flies, (7) epidemics may break out.
Translate the passage into Hindi.
The word ‘discipline’ means the training of the mind to produce self-control and habits of obedience. A disciplinarian trains himself in accordance with rules. He subjects himself to a certain mode of life. Discipline is needed in all walks of life but it is urgently needed in a family. If a family is disciplined, it will lead to its progress and prosperity.
I Discipline is a very important factor in the educational institutions. It is needed in schools, colleges and universities. As students come from different families, cultures and religions, they are required to be more disciplined.
Order and safety which are the first and foremost factors for the growth and development of civilization are not possible without discipline.
Report on Insanitary Conditions
(by Yatharth, a reporter)
Sriganganagar, July 8 Most of the roads and streets in Vinoba Nagar of Purani Abadi are dirty. The ^weepers do not perform their duty. There are pits full of water. The drains are over flowing and blocked. There are heaps of garbage everywhere. The entire locality is full of mosquitoes. Lack of sanitation is a recurring problem in the area. Rainy season is also approaching. During rainy season the problem becomes more serious. Any mishappening may take place any time. Some epidemics may break out if necessary steps are not immediately taken by the authorities. The inhabitants of the locality are in great trouble.
अनुशासन शब्द का अर्थ है-आत्मनियन्त्रण और आज्ञापालन की आदत डालने के लिए मस्तिष्क का प्रशिक्षण। एक अनुशासनप्रिय व्यक्ति स्वयं को नियमों के अनुरूप प्रशिक्षित करता है। वह एक खास तरह का जीवन जीने लगता है। जीवन के हर क्षेत्र में अनुशासन की आवश्यकता है परन्तु परिवार में इसकी आवश्यकता बहुत ज्यादा है। यदि परिवार अनुशासित है तो वह विकसित एवं समृद्ध होगा। अनुशासन वर्तमान शिक्षा संस्थाओं में एक महत्त्वपूर्ण घटक है। इसकी विद्यालयों, महाविद्यालयों और विश्व-विद्यालयों में आवश्यकता है। क्योंकि विद्यार्थी विभिन्न परिवारों, संस्कृतियों और धर्मों से आते हैं, तो उनसे अधिक अनुशासित होने की अपेक्षा की जाती है। व्यवस्था और सुरक्षा जो कि सभ्यता की वृद्धि एवं विकास में प्रमुख घटक हैं, अनुशासन के बिना सम्भव नहीं है।
Imagine that you are Shasharik Dubey from Jodhpur. Write a letter to the Editor of Lokswami expressing grief over the children committing crimes. (4)
Write a letter on behalf of M/s Sita Ram Om Prakash, 18 Chaura Rasta, Jaipur to M/s Gupta & Sons, 14-A/21, Kanhaiya Street, Sikar sending quotation for woolen clothes and their rates of discount and terms regarding payment.
P-51 Shri Ram Marg Jodhpur
12 December 20_ _
Subject : Children committing crimes
Time and again we read about children committing crimes (e.g. the four boys accused of stabbing another boy….now being tried as adults). My question is where are the parents and why are they not being brought up to answer and be responsible for their child’s behavior?
Children learn by example. Sometimes that example is by something hot ‘being done or a parent not standing up for a principle.
Parents need be held accountable for their children committing such types of wicked crimes.
M/s Sita Ram Qm Prakash
18 Chaura Rasta
16 January 20_ _
M/s Gupta & Sons
14-A/21 Kanhaiya Street
Subject – Reply about quotation for woollen clothes
With reference to your letter asking quotation for woollen clothes, we are sending you the following quotations :
|Sweaters||1 dozen||+ 1 piece||₹ 1512/-|
|Caps||1 dozen||+ 2 piece||₹ 138/-|
|Socks||1 dozen||+ 2 piece||₹ 312/-|
We accept payment only through RTGS/NEFT in advance.
For M/s Sita Ram Dm Prakash