CBSE Class 12th English Elective (CBSE) 2017 board exam question paper is available for download in PDF format. This paper was held on 9th March 2017. You can download the complete question paper with the help of download link given at the end of this article.
This paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. All the sections are compulsory. Here,
Section A is Reading Section (20 marks)
Section B is Writing and Grammar Section (40 marks)
Section C is Literature Section (40 marks)
You need to attempt the complete question paper within 3 hours of duration.
Some sample questions from the complete question paper are given below:
Answer the following in 150-200 words:
What is the role of money and gold in Silas’s life?
What kind of person was Dolly? How did she make child raising easier for Silas?
Is the ending of the novel ‘The Invisible Man’ justified? Give a reasoned answer.
What impression does Mrs. Hall have of Griffin?
(a) Answer any two of the following in 80-100 words each:
(i) There is a difference in the way school was being played at the beginning and at the end. What is the change and why? (I Can Play School)
(ii) How according to Pandit Nehru, can danger add zest to life? How can it spice our life and what does it teach?
(iii) In ‘The Judgement of Paris’, who do you think deserved to win Suzanne’s hand? Why do you think so? Justify your stand.
(b) Answer the following in 120-150 words:
The insects usually considered irritable have been called noble by the author.
Give reasons for it and how is man responsible for making them irritable?
Rakesh was a well-established and busy doctor. Despite his busy life, how does he show filial devotion?
Question: Answer the following in 50-60 words:
It is not expected of educated people especially those in the judicial service to get into a panic about minor things.
(a) How is Lord Weston responsible for getting himself into trouble? What characteristics of his personality does it show ?
(b) Belief in superstitions always creates trouble for people. The monkey’s paw and its power was a superstitions belief. Why do you think the Sergeant handed over the paw to the White family instead of disposing it of? How is it a warning to society
Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow:
Incredulously the laced fingers loosen
Slowly, sensation by sensation, from the warm interchange,
And stiffen like frosted flowers in the November garden.
(i) What does the word ‘incredulously’ signify?
(ii) Why do the fingers loosen?
(iii) Name the figure of speech used in the above lines.
(iv) Which word in these lines is antonym of ‘warm’ ?
(v) Name the poem and the poet.
(b) They’ll soon forget their haunted nights; their cowed
Subjugation to the ghosts of friends who died,
Their dreams that drip with murder; and they’ll be proud.
(i) Who are ‘They’?
(ii) Why are their nights haunted?
(iii) Why do they see ghosts of their friends?
(iv) Why are their dreams dripping with murder?
(v) Why will they be proud?