Subject

English

Class

CBSE Class 12

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 Multiple Choice QuestionsShort Answer Type

1. Answer any three of the following in 30-40 words each:
How did Douglas make sure that he conquered the old terror?

                           

Douglas appointed an instructor who successfully built a swimmer out of him. After this, he swam alone in the pool and later went to Lake Wentworth to dive. Finally, in his diving expedition in the Warm Lake, he made sure that he conquered his old terror completely.

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Answer any three of the following in 30-40 words each:
What does Keats consider an endless fountain of immortal drink and why does he call its drink immortal?


Keats compares the beautiful things of nature to a fountain of immortal drink. He calls its drink immortal because the beauty, joy and pleasure derived from it are everlasting.

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3. Answer the following in 30-40 words each:
What forced Dr. Sadao to be impatient and irritable with his patient?                                                 

The distress of his wife at the sight of the operation and his inability to go to her at once forced Dr. Sadao to be impatient and irritable with his patient who lay like a dead under his knife.

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4.

Answer any three of the following in 30-40 words each:
What was the order from Berlin and what changes did it cause in the school?
                           


The order from Berlin was that only German was to be taught to students in the schools of Alsace and Lorraine.
The order brought the routine hustle-bustle of the school to a stand-still. The teacher became more patient and the students more attentive.

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5. Answer any three of the following in 30-40 words each:
Why was Sophie jealous of Geoff's silence?


Sophie was jealous of Geoff's silence because she thought that he had access to an unknown world, of which she too wanted to be a part. For Sophie, Geoff symbolized liberty from the monotonous and colorless life they had been living.

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6.

Answer any three of the following in 30-40 words each:
What news in the poem, ‘A Roadside Stand’ is making its rounds in the village?


The news in the poem 'A Roadside Stand' that is making its rounds in the village is that the villagers will be provided with homes near theatres and shopping complexes; that they will be taken care of; and that they have to worry no more.

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7.

Answer any three of the following in 30-40 words each:
What lies heavily on Aunt Jennifer's hand? How is it associated with her husband?


The 'massive weight of Uncle's wedding band' lies heavily on Aunt Jennifer's hand. This wedding ring is representative of the oppression of her chauvinist husband and of the duties and responsibilities that burdened her, post her marriage.

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8.

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:  
............... The stunted, unlucky heir
Of twisted bones, reciting a father's gnarled disease,
His lesson, from his desk. At the back of the dim class
On unnoted, sweet and young.

(i) Who is the unlucky heir? 
(ii) What will he inherit? 
(iii) Who is sitting at the back of the dim class? 


(i) The unlucky heir is the boy with deformed body.
(ii) He will inherit a disability of twisted bones from his father.
(iii) A sweet-looking, yet unnoticeable boy is sitting at the back of the dim class.

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9. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Driving from my parent's
home to Cochin last Friday
morning, I saw my mother, beside me,
doze, open mouthed, her face ashen like that
of a corpse and realised with pain
that she was as old as she looked.

(i) Where was the poet driving to?
(ii) Why was her mother's face looking like that of a corpse?
(iii) What did the poet notice about her mother? 


(i) The poet was driving to the airport.
(ii) Her mother's face was looking like that of a corpse because it was pallid and its natural radiance had desiccated with age.
(iii) The poet noticed her mother's pale and 'ashen' face, lost of all vitality and colour, owing to her old age.

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10.

Answer any three of the following in 30-40 words each:
What are the different kinds of wars mentioned in the poem? What is Neruda's attitude towards these wars?


The different kinds of wars mentioned in the poem 'Keeping Quiet' are green wars, wars with gas, and wars with fire. Neruda considers these wars as destructive and futile activities.

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