CBSE Sample Papers for Class 10 SA2 English Solved 2016 Set 1

                                                         SECTION A-Reading

1. Read the following passage carefully.
                                                                     Power Foods
1 When Rajat, a student studying for the Class X Board examination who had put on six kilograms, during  preparation leave, approached Dr. Anoop Mishra of the Fortis Hospital, for advice, he was told that the lack  of physical activity was the primary cause of weight gain. He further advised him to follow a few significant  tips.
2      As Rajat’s appetite had gone up and he had begun to snack frequently, Dr. Mishra asked him to give up  the habit and have small meals at frequent intervals. He was also told not to skip a meal In case, he still  felt the urge to snack, he was advised to have sprouts and salads in lieu of snacks loaded with fat and eat  fruit in place of snacks with refined sugars. To avoid the temptation of munching on biscuits, chips and  namkeens, he was advised to munch carrots, cucumber and fruits.
3      To keep up his metabolism, and be able to concentrate for longer hours on his books, he was advised  to avoid heavy meals, specially late at night. He needs to expose his body to sunlight for at least fifteen  minutes a day to imbibe Vitamin D, a good vitamin for regulation of weight and also for the brain.
4      When it came to cold drinks, Rajat was advised to drink toned milk and nimbu pani to help him get rid of  untimely hunger pangs. Also green teas he was told was a metabolic booster and could be tried out.
5      As far as his study routine was concerned, Dr. Mishra advised him to take breaks frequently instead of sitting  for long hours at a stretch as that could cause headaches. In case he did get a headache it was necessary  to learn what had triggered it, and then try and avoid those things. The lighting of the room and placement  of the chair was also important.
6      Above all, Rajat was advised to take regular exercise, as all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Q. On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions.
(a)      Why did Rajat approach Dr Mishra?
(b)      What was Rajat advised to do instead of snacking?
(c)      What substitutes was Rajat advised in place of snacks?
(d)      How was he to overcome the temptation of eating biscuits and namkeens?
(e)      Why was Rajat asked to stay away from heavy meals late at night?
(f)      What kinds of cold drinks was Rajat permitted to have?
(g)      What was the cause of headache according to Dr Mishra?    
(h)      Why should we expose ourselves to sunlight for fifteen minutes every day?
2. Read the following passage carefully.
1. As the harvest season sets in, villagers start trickling in to the temple at Sorikampatti village, 30 km from  Madurai. They seek the blessings of the deity, before beginning the daily practice of jallikattu training. The  tradition of Jallikattu goes back to a legend surrounding the majestic Kangayen bull, a premium local breed  and a legendary bull tamer Alagu Servai. He was poisoned to death by his fellow tamers as he had never  failed in a game. His story is now part of the folklore of the region. This festival is held during harvest
festivities in mid-January. The sport derived its name from the term ‘salli’ meaning coins, in reference to the coins tied to the raging bull’s horns that tamers tried to pocket in daring feats;
2.In recent years several cruel practices have crept in. Bull owners took to feeding their animals arrack and  rubbing chilli on their bodies to make them more aggressive and the game more exciting. This had led to  a growing ire among animal rights bodies who have demanded an end to this cruel sport. The tussle came  to an end with the Supreme Court imposing a ban on the custom of Jallikuttu. Earlier, in 2006, the Madras  High Court bench had imposed a ban on the event citing cruelty to animals. After a long-drawn-out battle  between the Jallikuttu supporters and the detractors from the Animal Welfare Board in India, in 2009, the Tamil  Nadu Jallikuttu Act was passed by the state government making it compulsory that the event is held under  supervision of the district collector, superintendent of police and the Animal Welfare Board representatives.
3. While Jallikuttu organisers are willing to abide by the rules for holding the sport, animal rights activists
maintain that irrespective of rules and regulations, the sport cannot be held without perpetrating cruelty to the animals. They claim that cruelty is an inherent element of the sport. The men who grapple with the  animals claim that a Kangayen bull is bred solely for the sport. With tractors replacing the bull jn the fields,  there is no reason other than Jallikuttu to rear them. With the ban on the spprt, it is feared that soon the  breed would become extinct.  
2.1 Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.
(a)      What is Sorjkampattu? What is unique about it?
(b)      What is the legend surrounding the sport?
(c)      What measures have been taken to ban the sport?
(d)      What is the plea taken by jallikuttu enthusiasts as regards continuation of the sport?
2.2 Do as directed,
(a)      a The word ‘premium’ as used in the passage means…………………………
(i) above the usual        (ii) the only reason
(iii) a payment          (iv) the chief person
(b)      The word ‘aggressive’ is used in the passage to denote……………………….. .
(i) an animal that is forceful and attacking (ii)a situation that makes one run
(iii) an animal engaged in sport                  (iv) a runaway animal
(c)      The word ‘detractors’ in the passage refers to…………………………
(i)      users of tractors                                                      (ii)        those who find        fault
(iii)      those who go  against the established norm        (iv)        a person with        a        similar viewpoint
(d)      When a thing is ‘extinct it is…………………………
(i)      intact                 (ii)        broken
(iii)      lost forever        (iv)        out of favour
                                               Section B – Writing & Grammar
3.You make the following notes after reading about the disappearance of bird habitats from city forests and parks. Write an article in 100-120 words stressing upon the need for bringing back the birds to the city. You  are Sonu/Sonaiika. You can take help from MCB unit Environment’.
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You have been greatly impressed with the campaign launched in the country for a cleaner India. You have been perturbed to see that despite countrywide campaigns your neighbourhood remains unconcerned about such matters.  Write a letter in about 100-120 words to the editor of the ‘Neighbourhood Times’ pointing out the need to join in  such an effort and the long and short-term benefits that would follow from it. You can take the help from MCB unit  ‘Environment’. Sign yourself as Manisha / Manish Tewari.
4.      Write a short story in 150-200 words based on the following cues.
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7.      Do as directed.
(a)      Why did you bring a stray puppy home? (Change from active to passive)
(b)      He asked Rama if she had seen the picture before. (Change into direct speech)
(c)      She was angry. That is quite true. (Combine these sentences using a noun clause)

                  Section C – Literature Textbooks and Long Reading Text

8.Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.
‘God save thee, ancient Mariner,
From the fiends that plague thee thus!-Why look’st thou so?’ – “With my crossbow I shot the Albatross”
(a)      Who is the first speaker in this verse?
(b)      What does the term ‘fiends’ mean?
(c)      What is the true significance of the mariner’s answer?
Or
Decius Brutus: Signifies that from you great Rome shall suck Reviving blood, and that great men shall press  For tinctures, stains, relics and cognizance.
(a)      What is being referred to by Decius Brutus?
(b)      What interpretation does Decius Brutus give about the spouting of blood from the fountain?
(c)      What does the term ‘relics’ mean?
9. Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each.
(a)      What do you think the poet of the poem ‘Snake’ was a coward or a brave person?
(b)      Do you think Caesar would not have died if he had listened to his wife and stayed at home?
(c)      What do you come to know about Patol Babu from the chapter ‘Patol Babu, Film Star’?
(d)      What genre of stories does Jenkins want the narrator to write? Why?
(e)      What did Mrs Packletide plan to give Loona Bimberton for her birthday? Why?
10. Answer the following question in about 80-100 words each.
Video games, internet and other hi-tech gadgets are just a part of growing up in a digital world. But parents should keep a check because excessive use of these gadgets can hamper their physical, mental, social and emotional growth.  Express your ideas about the same in the form of a paragraph.
Or
Write a paragraph on what underlying statement do you think the poet is making in ‘Snake’ about human beings in general and himself in particular. Explain.
                                                        Attempt any one — Part A or Part B
                                                                                       Part A
11.What are the views of Anne that she had mentioned in her diary about the grown-ups in the Annexe?
Or
Draw a character sketch of Mrs Edith Frank.
                                                                                      Part B
11. Which subjects had Helen studied in 1893?
Or
Draw a character sketch of Mildred Keller.

Answers

                                                 SECTION A-Reading

1. Read the following passage carefully.
                                                                     Power Foods
1 When Rajat, a student studying for the Class X Board examination who had put on six kilograms, during  preparation leave, approached Dr. Anoop Mishra of the Fortis Hospital, for advice, he was told that the lack  of physical activity was the primary cause of weight gain. He further advised him to follow a few significant  tips.
2      As Rajat’s appetite had gone up and he had begun to snack frequently, Dr. Mishra asked him to give up  the habit and have small meals at frequent intervals. He was also told not to skip a meal In case, he still  felt the urge to snack, he was advised to have sprouts and salads in lieu of snacks loaded with fat and eat  fruit in place of snacks with refined sugars. To avoid the temptation of munching on biscuits, chips and  namkeens, he was advised to munch carrots, cucumber and fruits.
3      To keep up his metabolism, and be able to concentrate for longer hours on his books, he was advised  to avoid heavy meals, specially late at night. He needs to expose his body to sunlight for at least fifteen  minutes a day to imbibe Vitamin D, a good vitamin for regulation of weight and also for the brain.
4      When it came to cold drinks, Rajat was advised to drink toned milk and nimbu pani to help him get rid of  untimely hunger pangs. Also green teas he was told was a metabolic booster and could be tried out.
5      As far as his study routine was concerned, Dr. Mishra advised him to take breaks frequently instead of sitting  for long hours at a stretch as that could cause headaches. In case he did get a headache it was necessary  to learn what had triggered it, and then try and avoid those things. The lighting of the room and placement  of the chair was also important.
6      Above all, Rajat was advised to take regular exercise, as all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Q. On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions.
(a)      Why did Rajat approach Dr Mishra?
(b)      What was Rajat advised to do instead of snacking?
(c)      What substitutes was Rajat advised in place of snacks?
(d)      How was he to overcome the temptation of eating biscuits and namkeens?
(e)      Why was Rajat asked to stay away from heavy meals late at night?
(f)      What kinds of cold drinks was Rajat permitted to have?
(g)      What was the cause of headache according to Dr Mishra?    
(h)      Why should we expose ourselves to sunlight for fifteen minutes every day?
Ans.
(a)Rajat approached Dr Mishra because he had put on six kgs while preparing for the Class X Board examinations.
(b)In lieu of snacking, Rajat was advised to take small meals at frequent intervals.
(c)Rajat was advised to partake of sprouts and salads in place of snacks.
(d)Rajat was advised to munch on carrots and cucumber whenever he felt the urge to have biscuits and namkeens.
(e)Rajat was asked to stay away from late dinners in order to keep up his metabolism and concentrate for longer  hours.
(f)Rajat was permitted to have green tea, nimbu pani and toned milk drinks.
(g)The cause of headache was sitting for long hours at a stretch at his table and that it could be allayed if Rajat  found out what triggered it off and subsequently avoided the same.
(h)Sunlight exposure would help our body obtain Vitamin D, which is good for regulating weight and for the  brain.

2. Read the following passage carefully.
1. As the harvest season sets in, villagers start trickling in to the temple at Sorikampatti village, 30 km from  Madurai. They seek the blessings of the deity, before beginning the daily practice of jallikattu training. The  tradition of Jallikattu goes back to a legend surrounding the majestic Kangayen bull, a premium local breed  and a legendary bull tamer Alagu Servai. He was poisoned to death by his fellow tamers as he had never  failed in a game. His story is now part of the folklore of the region. This festival is held during harvest
festivities in mid-January. The sport derived its name from the term ‘salli’ meaning coins, in reference to the coins tied to the raging bull’s horns that tamers tried to pocket in daring feats;
2.In recent years several cruel practices have crept in. Bull owners took to feeding their animals arrack and  rubbing chilli on their bodies to make them more aggressive and the game more exciting. This had led to  a growing ire among animal rights bodies who have demanded an end to this cruel sport. The tussle came  to an end with the Supreme Court imposing a ban on the custom of Jallikuttu. Earlier, in 2006, the Madras  High Court bench had imposed a ban on the event citing cruelty to animals. After a long-drawn-out battle  between the Jallikuttu supporters and the detractors from the Animal Welfare Board in India, in 2009, the Tamil  Nadu Jallikuttu Act was passed by the state government making it compulsory that the event is held under  supervision of the district collector, superintendent of police and the Animal Welfare Board representatives.
3. While Jallikuttu organisers are willing to abide by the rules for holding the sport, animal rights activists
maintain that irrespective of rules and regulations, the sport cannot be held without perpetrating cruelty to the animals. They claim that cruelty is an inherent element of the sport. The men who grapple with the  animals claim that a Kangayen bull is bred solely for the sport. With tractors replacing the bull jn the fields,  there is no reason other than Jallikuttu to rear them. With the ban on the spprt, it is feared that soon the  breed would become extinct.  
2.1 Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.
(a)      What is Sorjkampattu? What is unique about it?
(b)      What is the legend surrounding the sport?
(c)      What measures have been taken to ban the sport?
(d)      What is the plea taken by jallikuttu enthusiasts as regards continuation of the sport?
2.2 Do as directed,
(a)      a The word ‘premium’ as used in the passage means…………………………
(i) above the usual        (ii) the only reason
(iii) a payment          (iv) the chief person
(b)      The word ‘aggressive’ is used in the passage to denote……………………….. .
(i) an animal that is forceful and attacking (ii)a situation that makes one run
(iii) an animal engaged in sport                  (iv) a runaway animal
(c)      The word ‘detractors’ in the passage refers to…………………………
(i)      users of tractors                                                      (ii)        those who find        fault
(iii)      those who go  against the established norm        (iv)        a person with        a        similar viewpoint
(d)      When a thing is ‘extinct it is…………………………
(i)      intact                 (ii)        broken
(iii)      lost forever        (iv)        out of favour
Ans.2.1(a)      Sorikampattu village is a temple site, 30 km from Madurai, revered among the bull tamers of the sport of  Jallikuttu. They come to seek the deity’s blessings as the harvest sets in, marking the’Start of their daily  training sessions in Jallikuttu.
(b)      The legend surrounding Jallikuttu concerns a majestic Kangayen bull, a premium local breed, and its  tamer Alagu Servai. Being poisoned by his fellow tamers as he had never failed in a game, his story is  now part of the regional folklore.
(c)      The Supreme Court has imposed a ban on the sport. In 2006, the Madras High Court imposed a similar  ban citing cruelty to animals and in 2009, the Tamil Nadu Jallikuttu Act made it obligatory to hold the  sport in official presence.
(d)      Jallikuttu supporters state that the banning will lead to the end of the rearing of the Kangayen bull an  animal exclusively reared for Jallikuttu. Also, complying with the demands of the Tamil Nadu Jallikuttu  Act, makes them eligible to hold the sport.
2.2 (a) (i)        (b) (i)        (c) (iii)        (d) (iii)
                                               Section B – Writing & Grammar
3.You make the following notes after reading about the disappearance of bird habitats from city forests and parks. Write an article
in 100-120 words stressing upon the need for bringing back the birds to the city. You  are Sonu/Sonaiika. You can take help from MCB unit Environment’.

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You have been greatly impressed with the campaign launched in the country for a cleaner India. You have been perturbed to see that despite countrywide campaigns your neighbourhood remains unconcerned about such matters.  Write a letter in about 100-120 words to the editor of the ‘Neighbourhood Times’ pointing out the need to join in  such an effort and the long and short-term benefits that would follow from it. You can take the help from MCB unit  ‘Environment’. Sign yourself as Manisha / Manish Tewari.
Ans.                                                    City Parks Oust Bird Population
                                                                          by Sonalika
While outwardly things appear idyllic, the lack of bird sound appears wanting. The park’s attendants are concerned with its depleting bird population. The koyal, a regular summer visitor has dwindled in number and the sparrow,  a common sight amidst the flower beds and pathways, has disappeared altogether.
The authorities cite the over use of insecticides behind this disappearance. Cutting down of roadside trees reduces nesting spots for the birds. Several fledglings fall to the ground from the branches as this exercise is performed  without regard to the nesting season. Communication towers on rooftops of adjacent homesteads have taken  a toll of the sparrow population. Creating nesting places under eaves and placing water and grain containers in  gardens or balconies will alter the status quo.
Or
House No 10
Gali Sunehri  Nangloi Delhi
20 May 20XX
The Editor
The Neighbourhood Times
Shyam Lai Marg
Delhi
Dear Sir
Subject: Implementing of the Swachch Mohalla campaign in Sunehri Gali
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I wish to point out to the residents of Sunehri Gali that despite countrywide appeals, Sunheri Gali continues to be a rat-infested, dirty and unkempt locality. The streets are garbage  strewn and largely unswept and dustbins infested with rats and other vermin. The place bears an overhanging  stench and there is a danger of the outbreak of water-borne diseases during the rainy season. I would like to remind  the residents about the national awareness drive that is currently in place. It is time that we, the residents of such  a potentially beautiful space in the city, gear up our resources and make a concerted effort to keep houses and  surroundings clean.
Yours faithfully Manish Tewari
(a concerned resident) .

4.      Write a short story in 150-200 words based on the following cues.
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Ans.As a UN World Heritage Site, the Red Fort has become a star attraction. Scores of visitors tour various palaces, gardens, and finally stop by at the museum, before exiting the premises. The markings and placards giving briefs  about each site, make it easy for visitors to independently fathom out the significance of every part of the place.  But till recently, that was a privilege for the sighted alone
On International Museum Day, this oversight was duly corrected. Thus, when the Union Minister for Culture arrived to inaugurate the special exhibition curated to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the First War of  Independence, she noticed the Braille placards before every exhibit and a designated guide chaperoning such  visitors. When called upon to speak on the occasion, the Minister made a special mention of the Director’s efforts  to make Red Fort an inclusive tour. Byt the greatest surprise was yet to come. That year when the honours list wes  published, the museum’s director was pleasantly surprised to find his name among the, Padma Shri awardees, the  nation’s high-level honour for outstanding service to the nation. It was clear that the Minister had recommended  his name as the citation mentioned his concern for the otherwise-abled as his outstanding achievement.
Or

                                                          Amati, the Violin Maker

As a young lad Amati dreamt of becoming a great inventor, but he was too poor and uneducated to be a man of science. Hence he set off from his home to make his fortune elsewhere. He arrived in the little town of Cremona,  Italy where a feast day of the local saints was being celebrated in the town square. Amati, having nothing better  to do, joined the revelers and danced and sang about.
Becoming a little fatigued he decided to sit out a dance or two and took a place beside the fiddlers. His eye caught the large bass viol, from which came a loud, deep and booming sound. He soon learnt that in the town of Cremona,  there was a violin maker who might take him as an apprentice.        ‘        ,
Amati joined him and soon began working towards making a small, portable instrument for use in public spaces to accompany dances.
He worked day and night and soon, the Viol changed into a smaller more melodious instrument which is the modern day violin. Indeed the apprentice of Cremona has given the world of music the greatest gift—a violin—that  is portable along with being one of the most melodious instruments of the world.

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Ans.(a)(ii)       (b)(iii)        (c)(ii)        (d)(iv)       (e)(i)       (f)(ii)
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Ans.
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7.      Do as directed.
(a)      Why did you bring a stray puppy home? (Change from active to passive)
(b)      He asked Rama if she had seen the picture before. (Change into direct speech)
(c)      She was angry. That is quite true. (Combine these sentences using a noun clause)
Ans.(a) Why was a stray puppy brought home by you?
(b)      He asked, “Rama have you seen the picture before?”
(c)      It is quite true that she was angry.
                Section C – Literature Textbooks and Long Reading Text
8.Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.
‘God save thee, ancient Mariner,
From the fiends that plague thee thus!-Why look’st thou so?’ – “With my crossbow I shot the Albatross”
(a)      Who is the first speaker in this verse?
(b)      What does the term ‘fiends’ mean?
(c)      What is the true significance of the mariner’s answer?
Or
Decius Brutus: Signifies that from you great Rome shall suck Reviving blood, and that great men shall press  For tinctures, stains, relics and cognizance.
(a)      What is being referred to by Decius Brutus?
(b)      What interpretation does Decius Brutus give about the spouting of blood from the fountain?
(c)      What does the term ‘relics’ mean?
Ans.(a) The first speaker in this verse is the wedding guest who the mariner had stopped, as the guest was making  his way to the wedding party, to narrate his misfortune.
(b)      The term ‘fiends’ means ‘enemies’.
(c)      The true significance of the Mariner’s answer is that by shooting down the Albatross, that the sailors believed  was a symbol of good fortune for them, the Mariner had brought on a curse upon the ship.
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(a)      Decius Brutus is referring to Calpurnia’s dream where she had seen Caesar’s statue spouting blood like a  fountain and Romans bathing their hands in it.
(b)      Decius Brutus suggests that the blbod spouting forth was revivalist in nature which would restore Rome’s  glory. Great men would use the blood as the colours of their coat of arms and as a badge of service to Caesar  and Rome.
(c)      The term ‘relics’ refers to things of the past that are preserved for their significance or importance by later  generations.

9. Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each.
(a)      What do you think the poet of the poem ‘Snake’ was a coward or a brave person?
(b)      Do you think Caesar would not have died if he had listened to his wife and stayed at home?
(c)      What do you come to know about Patol Babu from the chapter ‘Patol Babu, Film Star’?
(d)      What genre of stories does Jenkins want the narrator to write? Why?
(e)      What did Mrs Packletide plan to give Loona Bimberton for her birthday? Why?
Ans.(a) The poet of the poem ‘Snake’ was a cowardly person. He didn’t listen to what his heart said. He rather listened
to the voice of his education that he must kill the snake. The poet regrets his act in the end because the snake was a harmless creature and didn’t harm the poet in any way.
(b)      Yes, because the conspirators had decided to kill Caesar on that very day. They had made preparations to  execute the plan of murdering Caesar accordingly on that day only. Moreover, Mark Antony was out of the  city. Caesar was all alone and there was no One to defend him.
(c)      Patol Babu was a simple, ordinary man trying hard to make both ends meet. He was a talented actor who was  not able to make a mark in his life. But he was happy doing whatever he was doing and living an ordinary life.  He was a very committed person who did every little job assigned to him with utmost sincerity and didn’t  value money much.
(d)      Jenkins wanted the narrator to write ghost stories because his ghost stories were liked by the public and  were in great demand. As a publisher, Jenkins wanted to keep the people happy.
(e)      Since Loona Bimberton had captured attention by being airborne for 11 miles, Mrs Packletide decided to  counter her feat by shooting a tiger, taking a harvest of photographs, for a press coverage and presenting a  tiger daw brooch to LOona Bimberton as a birthday gift.

10. Answer the following question in about 80-100 words each.
Video games, internet and other hi-tech gadgets are just a part of growing up in a digital world. But parents should keep a check because excessive use of these gadgets can hamper their physical, mental, social and emotional growth.  Express your ideas about the same in the form of a paragraph.
Or
Write a paragraph on what underlying statement do you think the poet is making in ‘Snake’ about human beings in general and himself in particular. Explain.
Ans.Value Points:
•      The children today born with gadgets in their hands.
• Love to play video games and surf internet.
•      Their lives revolve around these wonders of technology only.
•      Children become couch potatoes.
•      Physical growth is hampered as they don’t play any outdoor game.
•      Mental growth is also marred as they do not interact with their peer group.
•      Children don’t make friends and don’t have a social circle.
•      They are emotionally weak as they don’t share their feelings with any one.
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The poem is about an encounter between the author’s mind and heart. The poet saw a snake and admired it. He felt honoured that such a lovely creature had come to his house. The author’s inner voice told him to be kind to  the snake and show his hospitality towards the snake. The author’s mind however, guided him to kill the snake as  they are considered to be poisonous creatures. The author hit the snake with a log and at the disappearance of  the snake regretted his action and immediately blamed himself for his action. He placed the blame on the voice of  his education which had lured him into it. The author criticized himself and the whole of mankind for not believing  in the unity and co-existence of man and animal and killing animals because they have incomplete knowledge  about them. Animals are beautiful creatures and should not be killed.
                                                        Attempt any one — Part A or Part B
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11.What are the views of Anne that she had mentioned in her diary about the grown-ups in the Annexe?
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Draw a character sketch of Mrs Edith Frank.
Ans.The views in Anne’s diary are all written by her only after experiencing them according to which Anne was not  happy with the attitude of the grown-ups. She calls them idiotic and stupid. Whenever she used to approach them  to know anything about a matter or to be a part of the discussion, they simply used to put her off in one way or  the other by saying that she should keep herself out of the conversation. She never got a satisfactory response  from them. Her feelings were suppressed. She was not on good terms with her mother. Anne felt that her mother  was lacking in motherly feelings and was not capable of understanding her children at all. Sometimes, she found  Mrs. van Daan better than her mother. She developed the feeling that the grown-ups didn’t allow their children to  form any opinion. She wanted that when children are young, they shouldn’t be prevented from saying what they  think. Grown-ups should give due value and respect to the opinions of the young. In the Annexe, Elli, Margot,  Peter and Anne needed great love and devotion but none could understand them.
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Edith Frank is the mother of Anne Frank. Anne does not write much about her mother. She feels that her mother is not an ideal mother who could support her daughter emotionally. She feels that her mother is cold, critical,  and uncaring. She feels that they have very little in common. Mrs. Frank does not know how to show love to her  children. She does not have a good rapport with her children. Anne rarely comments on her mother’s positive  traits. Mrs. Frank is a sentimental and critical mother. She is unable to provide emotional support to her daughter.  But at times Anne realises that it was all due to the stress and pain of their persecution and forced confinement.

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11. Which subjects had Helen studied in 1893?
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Draw a character sketch of Mildred Keller.
Ans.Helen did not have any scheduled time-table for her studies. She was also not particular about any subject. Her study pattern was not selective. She studied different subjects on a hit-and-miss basis. Helen had read the histories  of Greece, Rome and the United States. She had some knowledge about French. She had a French grammar in  raised print and as she already knew some French, she often amused herself by composing in her head short  exercises, using the new words as she came across them and ignored rules and other technicalities as much as  possible. After her visit to the World Fair she become serious about her studies and followed a schedule to learn  Latin and to acquire knowledge about various subjects. Miss Sullivan helped her in her efforts.
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Mildred Keller is the younger sister of Helen Keller. She is a sweet child who always accompanied Helen. Helen used to feel jealous of Mildred. She felt that she had taken her place as her mother’s only darling. Mildred would sit in  her mother’s lap constantly and seemed to take up all her time and care. One day Helen overturned the cradle  where little Mildred was sleeping peacefully. She would have been killed had it not been for their mother who  caught her as she fell. In later years they grew affectionate towards each other and were content to go hand in  hand everywhere although Mildred could not understand her finger language nor Helen Mildred’s childish prattle.

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