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Model Question 4 (Grade-XI)

Annual examination 2078

Subject: C. English (003)                                                                                          F.M. 75

Grade: XI                                   Time :3 hrs.                                                             P.M. 30

Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable.

The figures in the margin indicate full marks.

Attempt all the questions.


1.      Read the following passage and answer the questions given below. [5x3=15]


Mother Teresa has been voted the greatest Indian since its independence in 1947 in a survey which received 50,000 responses. She was ranked ahead of India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru, as well as frontline independence leader Sardar Vallabbhai Petel, who was instrumental in getting 562 princely states to join the Union. The Outlook poll did not include Mahatma Gandhi because the magazine decided "to keep the Father of the Nation above a voting process".

Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee also found a place in the list of "the ten titans". But he was at number ten, below cricketer Sachin Tendulker, who secured the number eight position. Mother Teresa's work among the poor and dying in the city of Kolkata and around the world won her a Nobel Prize and millions of admires. She set up the Missionaries of Charity order in Kolkata in 1950 and lived a life that has been held up as a model of Christian Service. Born in the Macedonian capital of Skopje in 1910, Mother Teresa died in Kolkata in September 1997. The survey showed that Indians below 25 years of age ranked Mother Teresa higher than Nehru, while the older generation chose Nehru.

"Is it some sort of comment on 55 years of Indian history that the person voted the greatest Indian is the only in the list who was not born at India?"

"Is it some sort of indication of the popular mood that Sachin Tendulker is ranked higher than Vajpayee?" an editorial on the survey asked. Khushwant Singh said part of the answer was "That the people of India are totally disenchanted with politics and their political leaders" because of corruption. "That explains the vote in favour of Mother Teresa who had nothing to do with any politician", he wrote in Outlook.

A. Match the words in column 'A' with their meanings in column 'B'.

 Column 'A'                     Column B

a. titans                  i. dishonesty and illegal act

b. poll                    ii. an investigation of the behaviour of people

c. generation         iii. a survey of public opinion conducted by putting questions to people

d. survey                iv. persons of great importance

e. corruption          v. people born at about the same time

                              vi. people living in a place

B.  Choose the correct answer from the alternatives given and rewrite the sentences:

a) In the history of 55 years of India, ……………. was the only person who ranked the highest.

i. Jawaharlal Nehru

ii. Sachin Tendulker

iii. Mother Teresa

b) Mother Teresa lived for ………………

i. 50 years

ii. 55 years

iii. 87 years

c) Teresa was declared the greatest Indian for her …………. service.

i. social

ii. political

iii. general

d) Mahatma Gandhi is …………… of India.

i. hero

ii. father of nation

iii. musician

e) Indian Prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee found a place in the list of "the ten ……….."

i. titans

ii. fathers

iii. musicians

C. Answer the following questions.

a)      Who secured 8th position in the list of "the ten titans"?

b)      Why was the non-Indian born voted higher?

c)      Why wasn’t Mahatma Gandhi included in the poll?

d)      For what deeds was Teresa awarded a noble Prize?

e)      What did the survey show?



2. Answer the following questions. Students are requested to write short answer. (5X2=10)

a)   Where did the children use to play after school? (The Selfish Giant)

b)   Who claim that they are superior to all? (Corona says)

c)   What is poverty according to Parker? (What is poverty)

d)   Why are Don Gonzalo and Laura annoyed with each other? (A Sunny Morning)

e)   How did the teachers outwit Wasserkopf? (Refund)

3. Give long answer of the following questions.  (2X5=10)

a. Summarize the story 'The Oval Portrait' in your own words. (The Oval Portrait)

b. How does the essayist justify that scientific research is the humankind survival?

     (Scientific Research is a Token of Humankind's Survival)

4. Write a couple of paragraphs on "Education empowers a person".      (7)


5. Write a job application for the post of accountant.                      (8)


6. Write a review of a film which you have recently watched.               (10)


7. Do as instructed in the brackets:                                     (10X1=10)

a.             Harikrishna is a careful driver. (Underline the adjective in the sentence)

b.             Everyone ………… (has/have) problem in their life. (Choose one form from the bracket to complete the sentence)

c.             Binita put the plate …………… the table and began to eat his dinner. (Put the correct preposition in the blank)

d.             I saw him yesterday. He ……………… be abroad. (Put the correct modal in the blank to complete the sentence)

e.             Perhaps she ………….. the exam. (will pass/ is going to pass/ pass) (Choose the correct form of the verb from the bracket in correct tense to make a meaningful sentence)

f.              I went to see the film, but I …………(not/ enjoy) it. (Choose one form from the bracket to complete the sentence)

g.             We seldom have fish for dinner. (Underline the adverb in the sentence)

h.             That is the house. I was born in that house. (Join the sentences with a relative pronoun)

i.               My friend said," Where are they staying?" (Change the sentence into indirect speech)

j.               People are destroying the jungle. (Change into passive)

8.      Do as instructed.                                                                                                             (5X1=5)

a.                Arrange the following words alphabetically.

advance, analysis, amuse, acute

b.               Use the following words/phrases in sentences of your own.

give up, mortgage

c.                What does the sentence ‘Social media seems to have easy life’ mean? 

                                                      i.       Social media has made our life easier.

                                                    ii.      Human life is badly affected by the social media.

d.               Write the single word of the followings.

                                                      i.       not having things or conditions that are usually considered necessary

                                                    ii.      character of having no pity or compassion

e.                Which of the following sentences is correct?

                                                      i.       Sarita was shocking to hear about earthquake.

                                                    ii.      Sarita was shocked to hear about earthquake.


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