Find CBSE Class 12th English Core Solved Question Paper 2011 Set- 1. These questions have been solved as per the marking scheme followed by CBSE.
A few Questions from this Set are given below:
Q. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow
Sometimes I feel myself I can hardly bear
The thought of so much childish longing in vain,
The sadness that lurks near the open window there,
That waits all day in almost open prayer
For the squeal of brakes, the sound of a stopping car,
Of all the thousand selfish cars that pass,
(a) what is the ‘childish longing’ that the poet refers to?
(b) why does the poet say that it is in vain?
(c) why do the people driving in the cars stop sometimes?
Break 0 break open till they break the town
And show the children to green fields, and make their world
Run azure on gold sands, and let their tongues
Run naked into books the white and green leaves open
History theirs whose language is the sun.
(a)To whom does ‘they’ refer?
(b)What would they break?
What other freedom should they enjoy?
(a) ‘Childish longing’ refers to the poet’s desire to hear the sound of car brakes screeching to a halt outside the open window.
(b) The poet says it is in vain because in all these years no car had ever stopped outside the open window.
(c) People driving in cars stop sometimes to enquire about a farmer’s price, or to ask the way or to plow up the grass to use the yard to back and turn around on their way.
(a) ‘They’ refers to the political leaders, the inspectors and visitors.
(b) They would break down the barriers, the walls that kept the slum children confined to the world of ignorance and insecurity.
(c) The children must be given freedom to experience the wholesome bounties of nature-view the green fields and run on ‘gold sand’. Let them read books and let them breathe in fresh air. Let them discover themselves and let them be creative so that their names can also enter the books of history. Let them find their place in the sun.