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CBSE Previous Year Question Papers Class 12 English 2017 Delhi

CBSE Previous Year Question Papers Class 12 English 2017 Delhi

Time allowed : 3 hours
Maximum marks: 100

General instructions:

  • This paper is divided into three sections : A, B and C. All the sections are compulsory.
  • Separate instruction are given with each section and question, wherever necessary. Read these instructions very carefully and-follow them faithfully.
  • Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions.

** Answer is not given due to change in present syllabus

CBSE Previous Year Question Papers Class 12 English 2017 Outside Delhi Set – I

Note : Except for the following questions, all the remanining questions have been asked in previous sets.

Section – B

(WRITING SKILLS)

Question 4.
You are Vikram/Sonia, an Hon’s graduate in history with specialization in Medieval India. You are well acquainted with places of historical interest in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. You are looking for the job of a tourist guide. Write an advertisement in about 50 words for the situations wanted column of a local newspaper. Your contact no. is 999751234. [4]
OR
While walking in a park in your neighbourhood you found a small plastic bag containing some documents and some cash. Write a notice in about 50 words to be put on the park notice board asking the owner to identify and collect it from you. You are Amar/Amrita 9399123456.
Answer:

OR

SITUATION WANTED
An Hon’s graduate in history, specialization
in Medieval India, well acquainted tourist guide
available to give service. Expert in Historical
places like Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Good in
communication skills, knows Hindi, English and
French/Sonia. Nominal charges. Please contact
Vikram. Contact No. 999751234 Janakpuri, Delhi.

OR

SHIV VATIKA PARK, JANAKPURI
NOTICE

5 Feb, 20XX

LOST ! LOST ! LOST
This is to inform you all that a small black plastic bag containing some documents and cash was found in the park premises on 2nd Feb., 20XX around 10 a.m. The genuine owner who can claim it is requested to collect it from the undersigned by giving proper identification.
Amar
The Secretary

Question 5.
In our society we do not give to our women the respect and status that they deserve. Women are stared at, stalked and even molested. We need to change the male mindset about women. Write a letter in 120-150 words to the editor of a national newspaper giving your views on the problem. You are Omar/Amna, A 114 Mall Road, Delhi.
You want to spend a week-long holiday at Shimla in the month of October decided to stay at Hotel Snow view. Write a letter in 120-150 words to the manager to book a room. Mention the dates, facilities in the room, food, sight-seeing facilitities that you will need. You are Amar/Amrita M114, Lake Road, Kamal.
Answer:
A-114
Mall Road
Delhi,
12th Feb, 20XX
The Editor
The Times of India
Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, Delhi
Subject: Respecting the Dignity of women.
Sir,
I shall feel highly obliged if you publish the following views in the valuable columns of your esteemed paper.
Women have always been the most vulnerable in any age, time, place and society. It has been observed over quite a long time that women are humiliated, tortured, harassed, stalked and molested. The other problems include sexual harassment, domestic violence and marital discord which cause a lot of embarrassment. Though strict measures are taken to improve the status of women in the society, the problem remains where it was.

As we all know, in modern India, women are playing a major role and have significant contribution in the welfare of democratic values. So, it is necessary to change the male mindset towards women. It is only possible by spreading awareness among women and the society at large Also, the bringing up of boys and girls should be done equally at home. This growing rate of violence against women can be stopped. Strict measures should be adopted by the society and the government in order to do so. Moreover, we should take a pledge to start campaigns against women violence and other such issues in order to increase the status and social standing of women, economically and politically.
Your Sincerely
Omar/Amna
OR
M-114
Lake Road,
Karnal
12th Feb., 20XX
The Manager
Snow View Hotel
Shimla
Subject: Booking a Room in Hotel
Sir,
It gives me an immense pleasure to inform you that I shall be visiting Shimla during the autumn break. I intend to reach there on 15th Oct., 20XX for a week-long vacation. During the stay at Shimla, you are requested to reserve a room for me in your hotel from 15th Oct. to 21st Oct., 20XX. Please see to it that the room should be well- equipped with all the modern facilities. I am enclosing a bank draft of ₹ 5000/- as an advance for reservation charges. It would be highly appreciated if you can provide me with a guide to show me around Shimla. Please confirm the booking so that the remaining amount shall be sent to you. I shall also need a chauffeur driven car to take me in and around Shimla.
Yours Sincerely
Amar/Amrita

Question 6.
Our performance in the Rio Olympics has told us that we do not pay enough attention to athletics and outdoor games. It is the time we revise our attitude. Sports should be an important part of every school’s daily routine. Write an article in 150-200 words on ‘Importance of Outdoor Games’. You are Sreej a/Thomas. [10]
OR
Cultural Society, Sunshine Public School, Nellore organised an adult literacy camp in its neighbourhood. Write a report in 150-200 words on the camp for your school newsletter. You are P. V. Sunitha, Secretary. Use the following clues: no. of volunteers—hours spent in teaching— location of the class—chairs, blackboards—no. of people attending the camp—benefit.
Answer:
IMPORTANCE OF OUTDOOR GAMES
By Sreeja/Thomas
As in the words of Muhammad Ali:
“Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, — a desire, a dream, a vision”.
But our performance in Rio Olympics tells a different story. A nation of more than 125 crores has not been able to produce a sportsperson, or an athlete of International standards even after 76 years of independence! What really is the reason behind the adverse condition of Indian sports? Growing craze of cellphones and video games among children are the official apathy and the lack of facilities are like an additional handicap. Also, at present, there is a lot of emphasis on academics which leads to the lack of time for the students to get indulge in sports activities. So, to brighten up the image of sports and games, indoor and outdoor games are equally important-one for relaxation and the other for physical exercise. Games such as Volleyball, Hockey, Cricket, Basketball, Football and Lawn Tennis provide recreation, develop sportsmanship and broaden the base of sports. There is no doubt that these outdoor games develop good habits, skills, knowledge and other social qualities required in a sportsperson. Sports personalities and players should be given proper training for them to be properly motivated. If we really want to revive our sports, the Govt, and sports authorities of India must put serious efforts into the matter. Proper facilities should be provided to the atheletes and new talent should be encouraged. In order to enhance the performance, we should chalk out weekly plans, meso-cycle plans, micro cycle and yearly plans for the sports person. Sports play an intergal part in education. So we should motivate all the students of an institution to take parts in games and sports. ‘A game for each and each for a game’ may be considered the motto of sports.
OR
AN ADULT LITERACY CAMP
By P. V. Sunitha, Secretary
In order to enlighten the fruits of education, an adult literacy campaign Was conducted by Cultural Society, Sunshine Public School, Nellore from 2nd Feb., to 5th Feb. 20XX in our neighbourhood. The campaign was held with the motive of ensuring education for adults and helping them to become literate. During the campaign, 50 volunteers participated and spent 4 hours in teaching them. For this noble task, the community hall was selected at Janakpuri. Both males and females were enagaged and given a taste of education. They had arranged chairs, desks and blackboards for teaching them. More than 200 people attended the camp. They were provided with free copies, pencils and other necessary items. Every illiterate person was given special attention. It was hoped not only to achieve our target, but also to exceed the same. It was positively determined to make the campaign grand success. The chief-co-ordinator, Mr. Joshi, thanked all the volunteers, teachers and all the members who motivated the adults for gaining education, and for making the campaign a grand success.

Question 7.
Your PGT English Ms. Geetha is a short story writer also. ‘Sky is not Far’ is a collection of her latest short stories. This book has won a national award. Write a speech in 150-200 words you will deliver in her honour in the morning assembly.
‘Private cars should be banned in the congested commercial areas of the cities.’ Write a debate in 150-200 words either for or against the motion.
Answer:
IN HONOUR OF MS GEETHA’S ACHIEVEMENT
It is righty said that :
‘Surprises render more pleasure, especially when they are totally unexpected.’
A very good morning to one and all. Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends !
I, Vinod, a student of class, XII feel extremely proud and honoured to speak about my loving teacher, Ms. Geeta P.G.T. (Eng.), who wrote the short story, ‘Sky is Not far’, which has won a national award. It is really a matter of pride for our school. Each one of us wants to touch the sky but only a few of us dare to chase our dreams and our English teacher fulfiled her dream with a strong determination and a keen hobby of writing stories. Her easy style of writing along with the issues linking to the everyday problems was well received by readers, particularly the youth. This short story deals with women’s struggles and essentially their attainment of the desired goals and the more women relate to it, it goes on and comes up with some other ‘newer issues’. This is really a great achievement for her and our school. Pier story is ultimate, unmatched and an excelled one. I feel extremely honoured for her service to the society and her excellent work. She will continue to be a source of inspiration to one and all.
Thank you.
OR
PRIVATE CARS TOBE BANNED IN CONGESTED AREAS
A very good morning to all of you here. Respected panel of jury members, teachers and my friends !

I, Raja, stand before you today to express my views regarding; Should private cars be banned in the congested commercial areas of cities’ ?

I am in favour of the motion. It is causing a lot of inconvenience to the people who are forced to be stuck in congested areas. We must think unconventionally and alternatively to solve this problem. The roads leading to the commercial areas should be made one way roads during the peak traffic hours, i.e., between 8 am to 10 am and 5 pm to 8 pm respectively. Heavy fine should be levied on people who wait inside their vehicles in the ‘No waiting’ area. More underground parking facilities need to be provided as there is a lack of parking lots. The officials should keep strict vigilance on this issue. It is noted, that a lot of cars generally hinders the efficiency of the commercial areas, because it creates traffic jams and they are the main cause of pollution. The Govt, should ban cars to force the people to use the public transportation provided and to reinforce the efficiency of commerce.

Section – C

(LITERATURE : TEXT BOOKS AND LONG READING TEXT)

Question 8.
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: [1 × 4 = 4]
Far far from gusty waves these children’s faces. Like rootless weeds, the hair tom round their pallor;
The tall girl with her weighed-down head.
(a) Who are these children ?
(b) Which figure of speech has been used in the first two lines ?
(c) Why is the tall girl’s head weighed down?
(d) What does the word, ‘pallor’ mean ?
OR
Aunt Jennifer’s tigers prance across a screen, Bright topaz denizens of a world of green. They do not fear the men beneath the tree; They pace in sleek chivalric certainty.
(a) Why are the tigers called Aunt Jennifer’s tigers ?
(b) How are they described here ?
(c) How are they different from Aunt Jennifer ?
(d) What does the word, ‘chivalric’ mean ?
Answer:
(a) These children are the victims of social injustice and acute poverty.
(b) Simile and Alliteration have been used in the first two lines of the poem,
(c) The tall girl is malnourished and depressed. That’s why she has her head weighed down.
(d) Pallor means ‘an unhealthy pale appearance.’
OR
(a) The tigers are called Aunt Jennifer’s tigers because they represent her hidden aspirations and desires.
(b) They are described as the inhabitant of a dense green forest, prancing unafraid with bright eyed.
(c) They are different from Aunt Jennifer, as the animals created by her displayed chivalry and fearlessness, though, she herself is oppressed and fearful
(d) Chivalric means brave.

Question 9.
Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each : [3 × 4 = 12]
(a) Why did Franz not want to go school that day ?
Answer:
Franz did not want to go to school that day because the weather was very tempting. The bright day, chirping of birds, woods and fields, free environment outside along with the drilling by Prussion soldiers all restricted him from going to school. Moreover, he did not prepare his lesson and feared Mr. M. Hamel’s scolding on that day.

(b) What was Sophie’s ambition in life ? How did she hope to achieve that ?
Answer:
Sophie’s ambition in life was to set-up a boutique or becoming a manager or an actress. Morever, she wanted to be a fashion designer for earning money.

(c) What kind of pain does Kamala Das feel in ‘My Mother at Sixty-six’ ?
Answer:
The failing health of the old mother upset and haunts the poetess. She feels that her mother is swiftly nearing the death. She is leaving her mother for sometime and going abroad; she fears that she would not find her alive upon her return.

(d) How can ‘mighty dead’ be things of beauty?
Answer:
John Keats was the youngest of all Romantic Poets. He was famous for sensuousness, describing the mighty dead as the magnificent warrior who selflessly sacrificed his life for his nation and won grandeur or greatness. So, achieving this is equal to achieving a thing of beauty.

(e) Why was the Maharaja once in danger of losing his kingdom ?
Answer:
The Maharaja had annoyed a senior British officer by refusing him the permission to hunt tigers in Pratibandapuram and even refusing to allow him to get photographed with a dead tiger. As a result, he was in danger of losing his throne. Later, to amend, he sent about fifty samples of expensive diamond rings to the officer’s wife as a bribe.

(f) What was the basic plot of each story told by Jack ?
Answer:
Jack always used to tell a story to his little daughter, Jo, about Roger. Usually, every story had a small creature named Roger fish, Roger squirrel or Roger chipmunk, who always had a problem, so he went to the wise owl for advice and then the wise owl directed him to go to the wizard who solved the problem for a fee. then Roger would go to the well to get some pennies to pay the fee. The wizard used his magical spell to solve the problem after which, he went home and had a family dinner.

Question 10.
Answer the following question in 120-150 words: [6]
Garbage to them is gold. How do ragpickers of Seemapuri survive ?
OR
The peddler thinks that the whole world is a rattrap. This view of life is true only of himself and of no one else in the story. Comment.
Answer:
Garbage provides the rag-pickers a means to survive. It is there daily bread. Sometimes, they find currency notes or even silver coins in the heaps of garbage. For them, it is wrapped in wonder and this grabage is nothing less than gold for them.

Poor Ragpicker like saheb spend their lives looking for gold in garbage dumps. The ragpickers of Seemapuri lived in structures of mud, tin and tarpaulin with no sewage or drainage system for running water. Their parents have no fixed income. They wage war against poverty and hunger. They have no dream except finding the means of survival. These people have lived there for more than thirty years without an identity or permit. They have got ration cards that enable them to buy grains and get names on the voter list. For them, food is more important for survival than an identity, rag picking is the means of their survival;
OR
This view of life is universal. It relates to everyone who was ever a victim of circumstances. The Peddler, a poor vagabond, makes and sells rattraps to make both ends meet. He even found a parable between the world and the rattrap. He had been living a despicable life of misery, poverty and frustation, visualising the whole world to be a rattrap ready to engorge anyone who succumbed to the bots of its riches and joy. The world had been rather unkind to only him as others like crofter, Edla and Ironmaster were not tempted with anything as they already had everything, so he felt happy to think ill about it. Despite the Crofter’s kindness and hospitality, he betrayed his trust and stole his money. But Edla’s compassion and understanding finally brought about a transformation in his nature. So, in his own opinion, only he suffars.

Question 11.
Answer the following question in 120-150 words: [6]
Untouchability is not only a crime, it is inhuman too. Why and how did Bama decide to fight against it ?
OR
Good human values are far above any other value system. How did Dr. Sadao succeed as a doctor as well as a patriot ?
Answer:
When Bama acquainted her elder brother with that ‘funny episode’ about an elderly man from low caste carrying a food packet by a string without touching it, those comic details could not make him laugh. He guided her properly. He explained to her the soical stigma of untouchability. He told her that they were the victim of social prejudice. Bama was highly inspired by the words of her elder brother.

She fought against untouchability by out classing the achievements of the higher class, thus, proving that she is no less than the higher classes. Filled with anger and revolt, she said, ‘We too are Human Beings; our people should never do these humiliating things for them. She fought against this oppression, prejudice, stigma, superstition and ignorance. She studied hard and earned a name for herself. She used writing as a tool in her struggle against the discrimination that constraints and binds the free flow of the spirit.
OR
The story, The Enemy, set during the World War, deals with a dilemma. When man faces difficult choices to be a patriotic or to be a professional, he acts impatiently in both the situations. Dr. Sadao is thoroughly professional and when it comes to his patients, he becomes oblivious to other facts. So, despite the fact that the injured man is an American Soldier, and an enemy, Dr. Sadao gives top priority to save the life of the dying soldier. As a doctor, he performed his first and foremost duty which is towards the sick and the injured who needs, his immediate attention, irrespective of his nationality. But later on, being a true patriotic nationalist and a loyal citizen of Japan, he handed him over to the police by informing the General about him. But the General is totally governed by self-absorption. This ultimately set Dr. Sadao to comply with the plan for him to escape. Thus, Dr. Sadao managed to serve as a doctor as well as a patriot.

Question 12.
Answer the following question in 120-150 words : [6]
Describe Marvel as an opportunist.
OR
George Eliot has portrayed Godfrey as a morally weak character. Comment.

Question 13.
Answer the following question in 120-150 words : ** [6]
How does Dr. Cuss’s encounter with Griffin end in a disaster?
OR
What kind of life did Silas lead at Lantern Yard?

CBSE Previous Year Question Papers Class 12 English 2017 Outside Delhi Set – II

Note : Except for the following questions, all the remanining questions have been asked in previous sets.

Section – B

(WRITING SKILLS)

Question 4.
After the rains, cases of dengue, chikungunya etc., are on the rise in your city. As the Principal of Sunshine Public School, Manu Vihar, you have decided to allow your students to wear full sleeve shirts and trousers in the school for a period of one month. Write the notice in about 50 words. [4]
OR
You are Health Secretary, Students Council Citizens Public School, Ram Bagh, Varanasi. The Council has decided to start from the second of October a week-long cleanliness drive around the school. Draft a notice in about 50 words asking the Class XI students to enrol for the drive.
Answer:

SUNSHINE PUBLIC SCHOOL, MANU VIHAR
NOTICE

16th March, 20XX

RELXATION IN UNIFORM

This is to inform all the parents that after incessant rains, cases of dengue and chikungunya have been noticed, concluding this, the school mangement has swung into action and decided to allow the students to wear full sleeve shirts and trousers in school for a period of one month, i.e., from july to August, 20XX. Parents are requested to co-operate int his matter. Principal A.K. Sharma

OR

CITIZEN PUBLIC SCHOOL, RAMBAGH
NOTICE

16th Oct, 20XX

CLEANLINESS DRIVE

The student’s council of our school is launching a week long Cleanliness Drive from 2nd October to 8th October, 201XX.
The Students of class XI are requested to join this mission by enrolling for the drive and make it a great success at large.
XYZ.
Health Secretery

Question 5.
Last month you purchased a TV set from Ram Electronics, Pushp Vihar, Ambala. It is not working properly (imagine a few defects). Write a letter of complaint in 120-150 words to the Manager asking for repair or replacement. You are Amar/Amrita, M114 Model Town, Ambala.
You are living in a village along a national highway. The state roadways bus does not stop near your village. Write a letter in 120-150 words to the General Manager. State Railways requesting a bus stop for your village. Give all the reasons why you need a bus stop there. You are Omar/Amna, Gopalpur, Dist. Ramnagar.
Answer:
M114, Model Town,
Ambala
24th January, 20XX
The Manager
Ram Electronics
Pusp Vihar Ambala
Subject: Complaint against defective T. V. Set.
Sir,
IboughtaL.G. 21″colourT.V. set from your show-room against cash memo no. 3212 dated 15th Jan, 20XX. You assured me that your T.V. sets were far superior in function than that of other companies.
Last week, it started showing major defects like blurred vision and sound. I thought that the sound problem was due to weak signals and that it will rectify shortly but it stayed with a more stronger frequency. Now, the situation is that the sound is not clear at all. It is jarring and, the colours are fading away suddenly. Since the T.V. set is within the guarantee period of two years, you are requested to get the defects rectified by your service engineers. In case, if the set is beyond repair, kindly get it replaced.
Thank you,
Your sincerely
Amar/Amrita
OR
Gopalpur,
Dist. Ramnagar
16th March, 20XX
The General Manager
The State Roadways Authority
Ramnager
Subject: Request for a bus stop.
Sir,
I beg to draw your kind attention to the problem of transport in our village, Gopalpur. As you are aware, Gopalpur is situated along the national highway but the villagers are facing the brunt of isolation as there is no bus stop within a radius of 2 km. Since the state buses are unavailable, the autos and taxis also don’t have a stand nearby. It becomes extremely difficult to commute from the place except in one’s own vehicle.
I request you to start the bus service in our village at the earliest so that the inconvenience being caused to the villagers is permanently eradicated, looking forward to an early action by the concerned authorities Your truly Omar/Anna

Question 7.
Sakshi Malik won a bronze medal in the Rio Olympics; every Indian felt proud of her. You, Head girl of your school, want to deliver a speech in order to express your feelings. Write the speech in 150-200 words. Apart from your own ideas, use the following clues :
Wrestling mostly a male sport-Sakshi born in conservative surroundings-most unfavourable gender ratio for females-parental encouragement-one can’t forget the look of determination on her face in the last three minutes of the bout. [10]
OR
‘Our large population is not a cause of poverty but an asset, a resource’. Write a debate in 150-200 words, either for or against the motion. Answer:

SAKSHI MALIK’S ACHIEVEMENT

Good morning everyone!
Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends. I, xyz the head girl of the school, am going to deliver a speech on Sakshi Malik. In India, where all the sisters were celebrating the day with their brothers on Raksha Bandhan, far away in Rio de Janeiro, a 23-year-old wrestler, Sakshi Malik, made the nation proud by winning a bronze medal.

Malik became the first female Indian wrestler who has bagged a medal in the Olympics.

Sakshi Malik, the daughter of a bus conductor, comes from a small district in Haryana. She started her training at the age of 12. Malik and her coach, Ishwar Dahiya, faced many problems during the initial stages of the former’s career as the mentality of the conservative society thought that wrestling was not meant for girls; it was thought to be a male sport. There are still so many people who are living with such male-dominant thinking.
Not only has she proved to be one of the. best wrestlers in the world but also fought off long odds, bureaucratic obstacles, lack of facilities, and the conservative Indian society. Sakshi taught the nation that women in the country need support more than protection. We are proud to be the citizens of the nation where women like Sakshi Malik are born.
OR

LARGE POPULATION NOT A CAUSE OF POVERTY BUT AN ASSET

A very good morning to the jury members, all my dear friends and my fellow participants. Today, I am going to speak for the topic ‘our large population is not a cause of poverty but an asset, a resource’.

India has the second highest population in the world with 125 crore people and also is the biggest provider of skilled manpower in the world, currently India provides the maximum number of engineers to the world. It is also one of the largest markets for automobiles, high-value foods, etc. Large population means more intelligence that can be put to good effect and also skilled population draws more projects from foreign companies as well.

I, therefore, agree with the view that our large population is not a cause of poverty but an asset as every hand can become an earning hand for the economy and not a cause of poverty.

Section – C

(LITERATURE: TEXT BOOKS AND LONG READING TEXT)

Question 9.
Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each : [3 × 4 = 12]
(a) Why was Franz not scolded for reaching the school late that day ?
(b) Sophie was dreaming of so many things in her life. What were they ?
(c) Why are the youngsters described as springing ? (My Mother at Sixty-Six).
(d) In the hot season, how do man and beast get comfort? (A thing of Beauty)
(e) How did the Maharaja deal with a high ranking British officer who wanted to shoot a tiger ?
(f) Having got rid of his stink, what problem did Roger Skunk face ?
Answer:
(a) Mr. H. Hamel did not scold Franz. He only said that it is not good to put off learning. He was overwhelmed with emotions as it was his last French lesson. So, he asked him to sit in his place quickly.
(b) Sophie dreamt of becoming as boutique owner, and actress, a manager or a fashion designer. She wanted to be a part of the sophisticated world so that she could visit exotic places that the believed her brother want to.
(c) While driving to the airport, in an effort to distract herself from the thoughts of her ageing mother, the poet looks at the young trees, ‘sprinting’. The trees seem to be running past the moving car. The sprinting of the trees symbolises the rapidly passing years of a human’s life from childhood to old age. This image, showing activity and strength, is contrasted with that of her old and weak mother who seems pale and dormant, sleeping in the car. The ‘young’ trees represent life in contrast to her mother’s approaching death.
(d) In the hot season, both men and beast relax in a bower and walk by a cooling covert made by the rills
(e) The British Officer told the Maharaja that he wanted to hunt tigers in his kingdom but the Maharaja refused to give him his permission. The Maharaja himself wanted to kill a hundred tigers, so he had to refuse to give permission to the British Officer. Instead, he told the officer that if he wants to hunt boars, rats or even mosquitoes, there will be no problem. But hunting tigers could never be allowed.
(f) He faced the problem from his mother who felt extremely annoyed. She could not stand that smell. She decided to take him right back to that ‘awful’ wizard and ask him to give the original smell back to her boy.

CBSE Previous Year Question Papers Class 12 English 2017 Outside Delhi Set – III

Note : Except for the following questions, all the remanining questions have been asked in previous sets.

Section – B

(WRITING SKILLS)

Question 4.
RJ Public School is located in a Central Government employees’ residential colony. Cultural Society of the School has decided to organise a fancy dress show on 25th of January in which each participant will wear the dress particular to his/her region. The aim is to show the cultural diversity of India. As Secretary, write a notice in about 50 words the names of those who want to participate. [4]
OR
An NGO has approached your school to offer book grants to the needy students. As Head Girl of Sunshine Public School, Aram Bagh, write a notice in about 50 words asking students, who are in need, to put their requests into the box kept outside the Principal’s office.
Answer:

R.J. PUBLIC SCHOOL
NOTICE

16th Dec. 20XX

“FANCY DRESS SHOW”

School Cultural Society is holding a fancy dress show to portray the cultural diversity of India on 24th Jan., 20XX in the school auditorium at 2 p.m. To make this gala a roaring success, the participants are advised to wear the dress particular to their region. The interested students should give their names to the undersigned for the show positively by 15th Jan., 20XX.
xyz
The Secretary Cultural Society

OR

SUNSHINE PUBLIC SCHOOL, ARAM BAGH
NOTICE

16th March, 20XX

BOOK CONTRIBUTION BY NGO

The students should feel glad to know that an NGO has offered book grants to support the students in need. Those who are in need of the help regarding the purchase of books are adviced to put their requests in the box kept outside the Principal’s office as soon as possible,
xyz
Head Girl

Question 5.
You are Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ramnagar. The number of students in the computer class is increasing. Next year, starting in April 2017, you will need 25 more computers in your lab. Write a letter in 120-150 words to the Commissioner, K. V. Sangathan for funds. [6]
OR
You are Aslisha/Nimmi Dhar B-94 fort Road, Jammu. You have read the advertisement given below. You are qualified for the job. Write an application in 120-150 words along with a resume.

India Chemical Industries, Delhi
requires
Accounts Officers
Qualification: B. Com.
Experience : Minimum 4 years
Job requirement: Maintaining books of accounts,
preparation of Balance Sheet, etc.
Salary: Best in the Industry
Apply to : Managing Director, ICI,
B-12 Barakhamba Road, New Delhi

Answer:
Kendriya Vidyalaya
Ramnagar
16th March, 20XX
The Commissioner,
K.V. Sangathan
Subject: Request for funds regarding purchase of new computers
Sir,
I am writing this letter in regard with the upgradation of the computer lab. The number of students in the computer class is increasing rapidly but the number of computers is not enough. Most of the computers are outdated which causes inconvenience to the students. The lab has to be renovated. More desktop computers and an adequate seating arrangement is needed. Therefore, I request for a grant of sufficient funds in order to purchase 25 more computer for the new session of the school. Kindly take a quick decision so that there no inconvenience is caused to the students.
Thank you,
Your’s sincerely,
R. K. Sharma
Principal
OR
B-94
Fort Road
Jammu.0.1
The Managing Director, ICI,
B-12 Barakhamba Road.
New Delhi.
Subject : Application for the post of Accounts officer.
Sir,
With reference to your advertisement published in the Times of India, dated 15th Feb., 20XX, I would like to apply for the post of accounts officer in your company.
Since, I have a keen interest in the subject, I found your offer quite alluring. I am enclosing my Bio Data to enable you to assess my suitability for the post.
So please consider my application and favour me with an interview.
Thanking you,
Yours Truely.
Aslisha/Nimmi Dhar
End: Bio Data.

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CBSE Previous Year Question Papers Class 12 English 2017 Outside Delhi 1
CBSE Previous Year Question Papers Class 12 English 2017 Outside Delhi 2

Section – C

(LITERATURE : TEXT BOOKS AND LONG READING TEXT)

Question 9.
Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each: [3 × 4 = 12]
(a) What did Franz wonder about when he entered the class that day ?
(b) What shocking experience did Douglas have at YMCA pool ?
(c) Why does Kamala Das compare her mother to ‘a pale winter’s moon’ ?
(d) What rich boimty has the heaven given us? (A Thing of Beauty)
(e) Why did the Maharaja have to pay a bill of three lakh rupes to the British jewellers ?
(f) What problem did Roger Skunk face he went to play with his friends. How did he solve it ?
Answer:
(a) Franz had a bundle of surprises when he entered the class room. The village people were sitting quietly on the back benches. Mr. Hamel did not get angry with Franz, rather he requested him very kindly to go to his place and sit quietly. Mr. Hamel was dressed in his French lessons. He felt very sad.

(b) Douglas failed to come to the surface of the pool because when he reached the bottom, he felt his lungs were ready to burst. He tried to spring up, but came up slowly. He could see and feel nothing but water. He felt too suffocated. Fear gripped him and his legs seemed to have been paralyzed. Before he knew it, he was sinking back to the bottom.

(c) Since her childhood, Kamala Das had a fear that she would lose her mother in some way or the other or she would be separated from her. Now that her mother was sixty-six years old and had a deteriorating health, the poet’s fear returned with an even greater intensity.

(d) When everyting seems to be dead, the Earth still remains alive. Stillness cannot be confused with total inactivity. The seed that lie dormant through the winters, come to life in the spring season. So, there is a life under apparent stillness.

(e) Derry enters Mr. Lamb’s garden by climbing over the wall. When Mr. Lamb saw him entering his garden, he was startled, derry tried to explain that he didn’t intend to steal anything, but Mr. Lamb welcomed derry instead of getting angry and treated him as his friend. He also asked him to pick up the apples lying in the long grass.

(f) After killing seventy tigers, the Maharaja found that the tigers had become extinct in his kingdom and thirty tigers were still remained to be killed. So, he decided to marry a girl in the royal family of a state which has a large tiger population.

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