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CBSE Class 12th English (Core) Solved Guess Paper: Set-I

Jan 8, 2016 09:01 IST

    Guess papers are useful learning resources for students especially while preparing for the Board Exams. Guess papers help the students to have a clear perception about the real question paper and give them an idea about the different types of questions that might be asked in the board exams. Moreover, the students can also get to know about the CBSE’s current marking scheme. This CBSE class 12th English (Core) Solved Guess Paper is a best example of the CBSE’s latest marking scheme. The experts of cbse.jagranjosh.com have prepared this Guess Paper to build the confidence of all the Class 12th Students appearing CBSE Board Exam 2016.

    Few Sample Questions from this paper are as follows:

    Q. Read the following poem carefully:                                                                  

    I am the People - The Mob

    1. I am the people—the mob—the crowd - the mass.

    Do you know that all the great work of the world is done through me?

    I am the working man, the inventor, the maker of the world's food and clothes.

    2. I am the audience that witnesses history.

    The Napoleons come from me and the Lincolns.

    They die

    And then I send forth more Napoleons and Lincolns.

    3. I am the seed ground.

    I am a prairie that will stand for much ploughing.

    Terrible storms pass over me. 1 forget.

    The best of me is sucked out and wasted.

    I forget. Everything but death comes to me and makes me work and give up what I have. And I forget.

    4. Sometimes I growl, shake myself and spatter a few red drops for history to remember.

    Then I forget.

    When I, the people, learn to remember,

    when I, the people, use the lessons of yesterday

    and no longer forget who robbed me last year.

    Who played me for fool then there will be no speaker in all the world to say the name:

    “The People” with any fleck of a sneer in his voice or any far-off smile of derision. The mob -the crowd the mass will arrive then.

    Q. 2.1  On the basis of your reading of the poem answer the questions choosing the best option from those given below:                                      

    (a) ‘I’ in the first stanza stands for

          (i) Me, a single individual

          (ii) The common working man

          (iii) The intellectuals

          (iv) The scientists

    (b) Why does the poet name ’Napoleon and Lincolns'?

          (i) They are the greatest leaders of the world

          (ii) They won many battles

          (iii) They changed the lives of their countrymen

          (iv) They are great leaders who came from ordinary families

    (c) ‘Terrible storms' in stanza 3 means

          (i) Bad weather

          (ii) Hardships, travails and pain the common man suffers

          (iii) Earthquakes, famines, floods and other natural disasters

          (iv) Epidemics and diseases that destroy large populations

    (d) 'I forget' has been oft repeated in stanza 3 and 4. What trait 'I forget' represents of 'I'?

          (i) Weakness, because by forgetting 'I' is open to repeated exploitation

          (ii) Strength, because by forgetting 'I' is better able to endure

          (iii) Weakness, because poor memory is nothing to be proud of

          (iv) Strength, because thoughts of revenge do not come to 'I'

    (e) The contextual meaning of the term 'growl' in stanza 4 is

          (i) The sound made by a bear

          (ii) A dog's growl

          (iii) Demonstrations on the road with blaring slogans

          (iv) Honking of the vehicles

    (f) The meaning of the term 'sneer' in stanza 4 is

          (i) To praise

          (ii) To be happy

          (iii) To mock

          (iv) To smile

    Ans. 2.1

    (a) (ii)  The common working man.

    (b) (iv) They are great leaders who came from ordinary families.

    (c) (ii) Hardships, travails and pain the common man suffers.

    (d) (i)  Weakness, because by forgetting “T” is open to repeated exploitation

    (e) (iii) Demonstrations on the road with blaring slogans.

    (f)  (iii) To mock.

    Q. 2.2 Answer the following questions briefly:                                           

    (a) How is the best of people sucked and wasted?

    (b) Why are people addressed as 'audience'?

    (c) In what ways do the people of a country 'spatter a few red drops for history'?

    (d) When according to the poet 'the mass will then arrive'?

    Ans. 2.2

    (a) The best of people is sucked and wasted due to the hardships, travails and pain the common man suffers.

    (b) People are addressed as ‘audience’ as they witness the history.

    (c) The people of a country ‘spatter a few red drops for history’ by sacrificing their lives for their nation.  ‘A few drops’ signifies the blood and here the ‘people’ are the soldiers who die at the battlefront for their country.

    (d) When the common man will start rising for their rights and start raising their voice against crime and corruption, ‘the mass will then arrive’.

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