Students must start practicing the questions from RBSE 12th English Model Papers Set 9 with Answers provided here.
RBSE Class 12 English Compulsory Model Paper Set 9 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 there on the way to school where Franz saw a crowd? (1)
(a) a magic show
(b) a bulletin board
(c) a school board
(d) a juggler show
(a) a magic show
(ii) Saheb’s family settled in (1)
(iii) The Y.M.C.A. pool was – (1)
(d) none of these
(iv) What did the peddler use to sell? (1)
(v) Gandhiji’s ashram in central India is in (1)
(vi) What was the name of topic on which M. Hamel was going to ask questions? (1)
(c) Passive Voice
(vii) The poet was going to the airport. (1)
(viii) The children are compared to (1)
(a) rootless weeds
(b) rose plants
(c) wheat plants
(d) tea plants
(a) rootless weeds
(ix) In which language does the poet ask us to speak? (1)
(c) Not any
(c) Not any
(x) A thing of beauty is a forever. (1)
(xi) Where are the tigers of Aunt Jennifer?
(a) on screen
(b) on board
(c) on wall
(a) on screen
(xii) Saheb’s family came to India from
Combine the sentences using the words given in brackets:
(i) That was his fault. He told a lie. (that) (1)
(ii) Who wrote the Ramcharitmanas? Can you tell me? (who) (1)
(i) That he told a lie was his fault.
(ii) Can you tell me who wrote the Ramcharitmanas?
Fill in the blanks by choosing words given in brackets:
(i) He worked hard …………….. he failed, (although/yet/so) (1)
(ii) John will go to Delhi to Jaipur, (either or/so that) (1)
(iii) Drinking his ruin, (brought about/broke with) (1)
(iv) She has after her husband’s death, (brought down/broken down) (1)
(v) Would you like to sit please? (down/up) (1)
(vi) I have been learning driving a month, (since/for) (1)
(ii) either or
(iii) brought about
(iv) broken down
Section – B
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Marriage is an important institution of human society. In the remote past of human history, man was living and behaving like an animal. Then he was hardly ever aware of his relationship to his parents, brothers and sisters. In the biological kingdom, this primitive man was even subordinate in status to the animals, Neither did he have the strength of an elephant nor the sharp teeth and claws of the carnivore. He did not even have the hard protective hide of the rhinoceros and could not protect himself by any other extraordinary physical capability.
Nevertheless, he did possess the unique human instinct of cooperation and organization, with the help of which, he could dominate over the animals besides protecting and proliferating his own species. But in spite of this natural trait, in absence of permanent arrangements for housing, food and clothes, the primitive man was living in small groups, in large caves and on trees.
Since in those days the institution of family had not come into existence, the relation between man and woman was different from what it is today, in modem times. There is little doubt that tradition of marriage has made a significant contribution in organization and development of human society and with the help of this institution man has been able to make significant achievements by joining much larger families and thereby enlarging fields of activities. Giving due importance to this human necessity, the Indian philosophers declared the ceremony of marriage as a great religious rite, decreeing that the bond between husband and wife be considered ever-lasting, pious in all activities of life. The couple were to participate with absolute cooperation so that their resultant contribution became many times than even their combined individual input.
This institution of family further enlarged to constitute ethnic groups, which later became the foundation stones for the various nations of the world. The tradition of marriage was adopted by people all over the world with ceremonial modifications according to local requirements and local atmosphere of the region. Nevertheless, the basic framework of the process continued to be the same in that the suitablity of the would-be husband for maiden was first ascertained by the father of the girl and on his approval, the couple was declared as man and wife after participating in some religious ceremony. While handing over the responsibilities for looking after bride (Kanya Dan), the groom was also gifted with articles of domestic requirements like eatables, clothes and kitchenware.
Nowhere in the scriptures, there is reference to the so-called tradition of pre-fixing a dowry prior to matrimony, entertaining large number of guests from the groom’s party or celebrating the event with pompous dance, music and feasts for days.
(i) How did humans live in the remote past? (2)
(ii) What contributed in the development of human society? (2)
(iii) What is not mentioned in the. scriptures? (2)
(iv) What is Kanya Dan? (2)
(v) Find the similar word for defensive and antonym for output from the passage. (2)
(i) Humans lived like animals in the remote past.
(ii) Marriage contributed in the development of human society.
(iii) The so-called tradition of pre-fixing a dowry prior to matrimony, entertaining large number of guests from the groom’s party or celebrating the event with pompous dance, music and feasts for days are not mentioned in the scriptures.
(iv) Handing over the responsiblities for looking after the bride is called Kanya Dan.
(v) protective, input
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Science not only provides knowledge about nature but also provides means for controlling nature. So, besides general ideas, science also affects practical affairs and everyday life. Perhaps the most obvious example concerns transport. Up to the end of the eighteenth century, transport on land differed very little from what it had been in Roman times. A Roman officer in the second century could get from London to New York just about as quickly and comfortably as an eighteenth-century gentleman. Owing to the compass and to improved design of ships, sea transport had improved a little, but not much. Then came the invention of the steam – engine, and its improvement, which I was dependent on the general scientific knowledge of the time.
Steamships, and railways with steam engines, completely changed the business of travel and of the transport of goods. The internal combustion engine, again based on the scientific study of heat and how it is generated: by gas explosions, made possible first the motor – car and the diesel engine and then the aeroplane. Now people are talking of the; possibility of flying at five hundred miles an hour or more by means of rocket propulsion in the thin higher layers of the atmosphere. It is interesting to note down the highest speeds possible for, land, sea and air travel every ten years from 18(2)0 to the present day.
Similarly with communications. Not only did the steam engine, and then the aeroplane, speed up the sending of letters and newspapers, but the discoveries about electricity made possible first the telegraph, then the telephone, then wireless, and now television.
As a result of science, the possibilities of tying the world together by quick transmission of facts and ideas have completely changed in less than a century.
Or again, think of the lighting of houses and streets, candles – oil lamps – gas – are lights – electric filament lamps – now vapour discharge lighting. Or sanitation – all it means to have pure water in every house. Or the differences between a surreal r operation before – an aesthetic and aseptic method, and a surgical operation today. Not only has science provided all kinds of new substances and machines and sources of power, but in doing so it has changed our everyday life.
However, we should not imagine that the practical applications of science are always necessarily a benefit. We have already described how recklessly men are exploiting the resources of nature. This waste would not be possible but for the applications of science. Our industrial civilization makes new demands for sources of power mining responds with increased activity and new scientific methods for getting coal and oil more cheaply and more quickly. Improved transport brings men more easily into the remote parts of the earth, and enables them to kill the wild creatures. The applied science which makes it possible for everyone to have their morning newspaper causes the reckless cutting down of forests to provide wood for making paper from.
(i) How are we exploiting the resources of nature? (1)
(ii) How do we get paper? (1)
(iii) What does science provide us? (1)
(iv) What made a motor – car possible? (1)
(v) What has changed our everyday life? (1)
(i) We are exploiting the resources of nature recklessly.
(ii) We get paper from wood.
(iii) Science provides us both knowledge about nature and means for controlling it.
(iv) Internal combustion engine made a motor-car possible.
(v) Science has changed our everyday life.
Section – C
Write the answers of the following in about 20 words:
Why do the people in the modem world want to escape? (The Third Level) (1)
The modern world is full of insecurity, fear, wars and worries. So, the people want to escape from it.
Why did the British officer want to kill a tiger? Could he kill the tiger? (The Tiger King) (1)
The British officer was fond of hunting tigers. He could not kill the tiger because the Tiger King refused permission.
Why was Dr Sadao not sent to the battle – field? (1)
Sadao was perfecting a discovery and the old General might need an operation any time. So, Sadao was not sent with the troops.
Who was the master of the garden? What type of a person was he? (On the Face of It) (1)
Mr Lamb was the master of the garden. Ha was a fellow who loved life. Though one of his legs was of tin, he never suffered from inferiority complex.
Why did Zitkala – Sa feel her freedom to have been lost? (Memories of Childhood) (1)
In the chapter ‘Memories of childhood’ Zitkala-Sa was forc.ed to get her hair cut against her will. Therefore she felt her freedom was lost.
Write the answers of the following in about 30 – 40 words:
What did Franz notice that was unusual about the school that day? (The Last Lesson) (2)
There used to be a great hustle and bustle in the school on normal days but that day there was silence all about the school. No noise of the opening and closing of desks and of lessons being repeated loudly in unison could be heard.
What does the reference to chappals in ‘Lost Spring’ tell us about the economic condition of ragpickers? (The Last Lesson) (2)
The author has seen children walking barefoot without any chappals in cities and on village roads. Most people think that it is not lack of money but a tradition to stay barefoot but the writer thinks otherwise. She considers that it is the perpetual state of poverty that makes them walk barefoot.
Why are the young trees described as ‘sprinting’?
By describing ‘sprinting1 trees, the poet presents comparison and contrast in the poem. It is between old age and young age. Old age is lifeless and pale while young age is full of joy and energy.
How do the children of the elementary school in a slum look like? (An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum) (2)
They look grim. Their faces are pale and lifeless. Their disorderly hair falls on their faces like rootless weeds. Their bones peep through their skins. Yet a little boy has dreams in his eyes.
What will counting upto twelve and keeping still help us achieve? (Keeping Quiet) (2)
Counting upto twelve and keeping still will give us some moments of peace to feel the beauty of life, introspect our ownselves and restore energy to move in the right direction.
What does the third level refer to? (The Third Level) (2)
The third level at the Grand Central Station of New York does not really exist. There are only two levels at the station. The third level is a product of Charley’s imagination. He finds it as a place where he can escape from the modem world of insecurity and fear.
Who was the Tiger King? Why did he get that name? (The Tiger King) (2)
The Tiger King was the king of Pratibandapuram. At the time of his birth, royal astrologers predicted his death to be caused by a tiger. When he grew up, he hunted ninety-nine tigers. For killing so many tigers, he got the name Tiger King’.
Who was Dr sada? Where was his house? (The Enemy) (2)
Dr Sadao was a famous doctor in Japan. He had studied surgery and medicine in America. His house was built on a spot on the Japanese coast. It was set upon a narrow beach that was outlined with bent pines.
Write the answers of the following in about 60 – 80 words:
How did the instructor ‘build a swimmer” out
Compare and contrast the character of the
Douglas was scared of water. The instructor had to put in extra effort to make him a complete swimmer. The instructor used a rope and pulley to train Douglas. He held on to the end of the rope and made Douglas go back and forth across the pool over and over again. Whenever the instructor relaxed his hold on the rope, the author would get extremely frightened. The terror of water began to get diminished within three months. That is how the instructor, made Douglas a swimmer.
The ironmaster’s daughter is more persuasive than him – We are introduced with the ironmaster and his daughter when they try to take the peddler with them to their house. The former fails to persuade him while his daughter succeeds in doing so.
The daughter is more kind and generous Edla is kind and generous to the poor. She wants to give the peddler happiness and peace of mind. Her father threatens the peddler as soon as he comes to know that he is not the captain.
Daughter is greater observer – The daughter is a greater observer than her father. Seeing the peddler, she observes that he is afraid. Her father does not pay attention to all these things.
How did the episode change the plight of the peasants? (Indigo) 3
Why does the teacher feel that they all have a great deal to reproach themselves with? (The Last Lesson)
The peasants in Champaran were sharecroppers. The British landlords had an agreement with them. The peasants were to grow indigo on 3/20 or 15 per cent of their land. They were forced to give their whole indigo crop as rent to the British landlords. With the advent of synthetic indigo, the British landlords asked for compensation from the peasants to free them from the agreement. Gandhiji led them in their struggle to get their right and succeeded too. They also learned to behave courageously. The British landlords were so much demoralised that they abandoned their estate which was given to the peasants and indigo sharecropping disappeared.
The teacher is teaching his last lesson. In his opinion, nobody was serious enough to study French. Children did not take their lesson seriously. Their parents preferred to put them to work on a farm oi: at the mills, so as to get a little more rrloney. The teacher feels that he was equally guilty. He had often sent the students to water his flowers instead of learning their lessons. Also he often gave them holidays when he wanted to go fishing. Now he wants his entire nation to keep their language alive.
What is it that draws Derry towards Mr Lamb in spite of himself? (Oil the Face of It)
What kind of insults do the people of so-called lower castes have to bear? How can they overcome this situation? (Memories of Childhood)
Derry has an acid burnt face. He hates people staring at him and therefore avoids their company.
He suffers from a kind of inferiority complex. Mr Lamb himself is handicapped in one leg. But he seems to have ho inferiority complex. Instead, he loves meeting people. Mr Lamb’s personality is an example for him to live life without feeling ashamed of himself. All this draws Derry to Mr Lamb. He seems to be loving his company.
The people of so-called lower castes have to face discrimination in social life. They have to bear insult at every step. They have to do petty jobs for the upper caste people without getting any wages for it. Contact with them is avoided by the so-called upper caste people. These people can overcome this situation by studying and making progress.
How is the Grand Central Station a symbol of escape? (The Third Level) (3)
Why did the Tiger King decide to kill a hundred tigers? Describe the efforts he made to attain his target. (The Tiger King)
Yes, I think the third level was a medium of escape for Charley. He was living with the fear, worries, stress and insecurity of modem life. He wished to live in a peaceful world that existed long before. So, an imagination of the third level cropped up in his mind. He found this to be a place that existed much before the two world wars. He thought of buying tickets from there to a place of the past. He thought of living there away from the hue and cry of the modem world.
The Tiger King decided to kill a hundred tigers because it was predicated that he would be killed by the 100th tiger. He, then, spent much time and made many efforts to fulfil his target of killing a hundred tigers. He stayed in the forest for many days and nights. The Tiger King even married a girl frorfl another kingdom which had a large tiger population, when tigers became extinct in his own kingdom.
Section – D
Suppose you have lost your watch. Write a notice requesting the students to return it to you if anyone has found it. (4)
Recently you have started Yoga classes for women. Draft an advertisement for publication in a newspaper giving details.
Govt Senior Secondary School, Kaman
6 August, 20–
Lost ! Lost ! Lost !
I have lost my wrist watch on the school playground today morning. It is of Titan make with a white dial and steel chain. Tea and friendship are promised to the person who has found it and will return it to me.
Class XII A
Yoga classes for women have been started in Ram Niwas Hall of the town. Yogic exercises are taught practically by experts. Some time for meditation is also given. Timings from 6 am to 7.30 am. Contact-Savita Jain, Director, Yoga Classes, Pushkar.
A heavy flood takes seven lives in your neighbouring village. Write a report on it with the help of given outline. (4)
(continuous rain – dam – broke – people – homeless – houses – collapsed – electricity failed – cattle – drowned – relief work – ambulance – rescue team)
Translate the passage into Hindi:
General Bipin Rawat was the first Chief of Defence Staff of the Indian Armed Forces.
He was a four-star general of the Indian Army. He served as CDS from 1 January 2020 to 8 December 2021. Bipin Rawat was bom in Pauri District of Uttarakhand on 16 March 1958. He belonged to the family that had been serving in the Indian Army for multiple generations. His father was a lieutenant General. In his career of 43 years, General Rawat received numerous honours and awards like: the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal. On 8 December 2021, he was killed in a helicopter crash in Coonoor, Tamilnadu.
Devastating Flood Takes
(Isha, a reporter)
Gangdhar: 25 July Yesterday a heavy and continuous rain took the life of seven persons. It rained for two days. The Choti Kalisind River was flooded and the dam broke. The water of the river entered the nearby village, Gangdhar. The homes on the bank of the river drowned in the flood. People became homeless. Many houses collapsed due to flood and heavy rain. People took shelter in the houses situated on the high area. Several cattle drowned. It is estimated that about seven people were missing and feared dead. Electricity failed due to flood in the area. Many N.G.O.’s and government agencies started rescue work and relief work.
You are Mahesh Sharma 75 – A, Ranjit Nagar, Bharatpur. Write an application to the Director, Shivaji Senior Secondary School Patel Nagar, Nadbai for the post of a clerk. Say that you have read the advertisement in the Northern India Patrika. (4)
Write a letter to the editor of the ‘Dainik Bhaskar’ complaining against noise pollution in your area giving suggestions to reduce it.
75-A Ranjit Nagar
27 August 20…
Shivaji Senior Secondary School
Subject : Application for the post of clerk
With reference to your advertisement in the Northern India Patrika dated 25 August 20… for the post of a clerk, I beg to offer my candidature for the same and submit my resume for your kind consideration. If I am given a chance, I shall do my best to give you full satisfaction in the field of my work.
Hoping to receive an early favorable decision.
Enclosed – Resume
Name : Mahesh Sharma
Father’s name : Mr Harish Sharma
Date of Birth : 15 March 2000
Nationality : Indian
Marital Status : Married
Educational Qualifications :
- High School from UP Board, Allahabad with 68 percent marks in the year 2014.
- Senior Secondary from Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan, Ajmer with 72 percent marks in the year 2016.
- B. Com from Rajasthan University, Jaipur with 80 percent marks in the year 2019.
Other Qualifications : Typing English 35 words per minute Typing Hindi 30 words per minute
- Member of District Hockey Team.
- Secretary, College Union
Experience : Working as a clerk in a local private senior secondary school for two years.
17 Bihari Pura
10 March 20–
The Dainik Bhaskar
Subject : Regarding nuisance caused by loudspeakers during exams
Through your esteemed daily I want to draw the attention of the authorities concerned that nowadays the examination of the Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan is being conducted. The loudspeakers keep blaring throughout the night due to which we are unable to prepare ourselves for the examination, since the noise interferes in our studies. If these loudspeakers continue to create disturbance, we may fail in the examination. It is, therefore, earnestly requested to put a ban against the use of loudspeakers during our examination days. I hope that the authorities concerned will pay attention to solve this genuine problem of the students.