CBSE Sample Papers for Class 10 SA2 English Solved 2016 Set 11

                                                                     SECTION A – Reading

1. Read the following passage carefully.
1      Ang Norbu’s mother Lhakpa Diki, the only woman high altitude guide in the 1940s, took up the profession  of high altitude climbing guide after her husband Lobsang, a sherpa, went missing while accompanying two  western mountaineers to Green Lake on the northern side of Mt. Kanchenjunga, in 1947. In an interview  last year, Lhakpa, at 103, said: ‘I had seen what happened to Sherpa children who lost their fathers to the  mountains.’ Diki guided ‘sahibs’ on treks in Sikkim, and the Singhalila Himalayas.
2      Darjeeling’s tryst with the Himalayas began with the Dalai Lama giving his consent to climb IVIount Everest  from the Tibetan side, in response to a request by the British in 1921. As Nepal was closed to western  mountaineers, expeditions were flagged off from Darjeeling to Mt Everest from the Northeast Ridge in Tibet.  The utter poverty in the region drove many of the population to the lucrative profession of being a high-altitude porter. Back then, the expeditions relied largely on them. There were also infamous tales of porters  suddenly refusing to carry provisions, thereby bringing expeditions to a grinding halt.
3      The turning point came in 1949, with Nepal opening up to western mountaineers and Tibet closing its  doors to foreigners, after the Second World War. With Tenzing Norgay’s ascent of Mt Everest, sherpas  began getting recognition and education. In 1950, those who were in India, started getting jobs with the  government and in banks. Some even became doctors. When the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was  founded, eight sherpas, including Tenzing Norgay, were sent to Switzerland to receive training to become  formal instructors. Today, many of them have emigrated to America. Still others have diversified, choosing  other adventure sports such as rock climbing trekking and para gliding. The present generation of sherpas  would pursue mountain climbing as a hobby rather than take it up as a profession.
Q. On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions.
(a)      Who is Lhakpa Diki?
(b)      When did Diki take up the profession?
(c)      Why was climbing Mt. Everest done from the Tibetan side earlier?
(d)      Why were sherpas important for expeditions of yore?
(e)      What events mark the turning point in mountain climbing in the region?
(f)      How were expeditions routed when Nepal did not allow western climbers into its territory?
(g)      Why was Tenzing sent to Switzerland?
(h)      What occupations do present day sherpas take up?

2.      Read the following passage carefully.
1 Often we are called upon to dress up for a fancy dress party. A novel option is to dress up and go as a Goth. The original Goths were Germanic people who played a decisive role in the fall of the Roman Empire  in Europe, earlier than the 4th century. Today, being a Goth has become synonymous with dressing in a  particular way, being fond of darkness and music that is different from punk music.
2 For the fancy dress one should start with putting on dark make-up, sport an unusual hairstyle and wear clothes that are fashioned from black velvet, with bits of lace and fishnet fringes here and there. The more  authentic look would consist of wearing leather jackets or belts tinged with streaks of scarlet, or purple, of  laced gloves and lots of silver jewellery, specially lockets with images of occult figures or writings.
3 While most Goths wear black outfits one can even opt for dark red, violet, blue, green and even white.The idea is that one should feel good for if one is not at ease within, then the Goth image will not come through authentically. On the T-shirts the images of your favourite band, paired with black jeans, would  give the right touch. A leather jacket over the T-shirt, studded with brass buttons or tin tacks would be  a perfect compliment to the Goth look. To ensure that you come home with the ‘best-dressed’ prize, you  could pull out an old shirt, strip off one shoulder or cut the sleeve so that it hangs in shreds, and show off  your shoulders, like a true Goth!        ^
4      With the attire taken care of, it is time to turn one’s attention to footwear. Uniform shoes or sneakers are too  ordinary. You must totter about on high heeled sandals without spraining your ankles. Alternately borrow a  pair of knee length black boots, wear it over your fitting black jeans and smarten it up with brass buckles  and studs 16 give the correct look. Hair too must be given a particular type of grooming. Using a wig is a  safe alternative for then one can dye it to a black or coppery hue and ruffle it into an authentic untidy look  for the party. A few strokes with a black eye lining pencil across the cheeks and below the eyes complete the horror effect.
5      In the final stage, paint your fingernails the authentic Goth colour – black It is a striking touch which will  identify you as a perfect imitation of an ancient Goth.
2.1 Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.
(a)      Who were the original Goths?
(b)      Define the clothing for a modern-day Goth look.
(c)      How can you use your present clothes for creating the Goth look?
(d)      Describe the final touches needed to complete the Goth look
2.2 Do as directed.
 (a) The term ‘novel’ means………………………………..
(i)      a certain type of reading        matter        (ii)        a new idea
(iii)      a long drawn story        (iv)        an old idea
(b)      An ‘authentic look1 is one that is………………………………..
(i) close to the original look      (ii) far from the original look
(iii) a look that is artificial      (iv) a made-up look
(c)      The term ‘attire’ means………………………………..
(i) becoming tired      (ii) dressing up
(iii) one’s dress        (iv) a fancy dress
(d)      ‘Hair with grooming’ is hair which has been………………………………..
(i)      made to look ugly                               (ii)        styled to suit        a        role
(iii)      designed for dressing  a  horse     (iv)        made for a bridegroom

                                                  Section B – Writing & Grammar
3. On World Environment Day you hear a speaker urge for a million buses on India’s roads and a billion solar panels  on rooftops. Write an article in about 100-120 words to state that protection of the environment is not done by  multiplying but by other means. Write an article based on the forms of energy ideas that the picture suggests.
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Or
You recently come across a clipping in the newspaper about the establishment of a museum of Cinema Heritage. You were impressed. Write an article for ‘The Sunday Heritage’ in about 100-120 words stating why you feel that  one needs to set up more museums on various aspects of our heritage in the country. You can take help from MCB  unit ‘National Integration’. Sign yourself as Anita / Anil Kumar.

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6.The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided.
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7. Rearrange the following words to make meaningful sentences
(a)      minister/Sanskrit/oath/office/of/fluent/the/in/the/took
(b)      Hindi/oath/the/other/in/took/ministers
(c)      preferred/few/to/a/English/speak/of/in/them

                                     Section C – Literature Textbooks and Long Reading Text

8.Read tha extract given below and answer the questions that follow
And a good south wind sprung up behind,      
The Albatross did follow,
And everday, for food or play,
Came to the mariner’s hollo!
(a)      Why does the poet call south wind to be good?
(b)      What is the meaning of ‘hollo1?
(c)      What was the sailors’ attitude towards the bird?
Or
You knew not what you do, do not consent That Antony speak in his funeral. Know you how much the people may be moved.
(a)      Why didn’t Cassius want Antony to speak in Caesar’s funeral?
(b)      What were Brutus’ views on Cassius remark?
(c)      What is the meaning of ‘consent?

9.      Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each.
(a)      ‘I have something to expiate.’ Explain.
(b)      What was Michael’s theory about Sebastian’s entering into the game?
(c)      Why did Brutus kill Caesar?
(d)      How does the Mariner describe the movement of the ship as it sails away from the land?
(e)      How do we know that Patol Babu was a meticulous man?

10. Answer the following question in about 80-100 words each.
Patol Babu did his small role with dedication but he decided not to wait for the money though he badly needed it. Write a letter to your friend who always shirks work and thirtks his work is a burden on him. Tell him the importance  of dedication, satisfaction and commitment while doing any task.
Or
Ozymandias is a masterful sonnet because of its imagery and the theme. Elaborate.

                                                Attempt any one — Part A or Part B
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11. Anne wrote – “That I love peace and quiet too, and have nothihg for friyself alone, except my diary”. How important is the diary ‘Kitty’ for Anne?
Or
Draw a character sketch of Mr. Koophius.

                                                                        Part B
11. What opinidn does Helen have about books?
Or
Draw a character sketch of Kate Keller.

Answers

                                                      SECTION A – Reading

1. Read the following passage carefully.
1      Ang Norbu’s mother Lhakpa Diki, the only woman high altitude guide in the 1940s, took up the profession  of high altitude climbing guide after her husband Lobsang, a sherpa, went missing while accompanying two  western mountaineers to Green Lake on the northern side of Mt. Kanchenjunga, in 1947. In an interview  last year, Lhakpa, at 103, said: ‘I had seen what happened to Sherpa children who lost their fathers to the  mountains.’ Diki guided ‘sahibs’ on treks in Sikkim, and the Singhalila Himalayas.
2      Darjeeling’s tryst with the Himalayas began with the Dalai Lama giving his consent to climb IVIount Everest  from the Tibetan side, in response to a request by the British in 1921. As Nepal was closed to western  mountaineers, expeditions were flagged off from Darjeeling to Mt Everest from the Northeast Ridge in Tibet.  The utter poverty in the region drove many of the population to the lucrative profession of being a high-altitude porter. Back then, the expeditions relied largely on them. There were also infamous tales of porters  suddenly refusing to carry provisions, thereby bringing expeditions to a grinding halt.
3      The turning point came in 1949, with Nepal opening up to western mountaineers and Tibet closing its  doors to foreigners, after the Second World War. With Tenzing Norgay’s ascent of Mt Everest, sherpas  began getting recognition and education. In 1950, those who were in India, started getting jobs with the  government and in banks. Some even became doctors. When the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute was  founded, eight sherpas, including Tenzing Norgay, were sent to Switzerland to receive training to become  formal instructors. Today, many of them have emigrated to America. Still others have diversified, choosing  other adventure sports such as rock climbing trekking and para gliding. The present generation of sherpas  would pursue mountain climbing as a hobby rather than take it up as a profession.
Q. On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions.
(a)      Who is Lhakpa Diki?
(b)      When did Diki take up the profession?
(c)      Why was climbing Mt. Everest done from the Tibetan side earlier?
(d)      Why were sherpas important for expeditions of yore?
(e)      What events mark the turning point in mountain climbing in the region?
(f)      How were expeditions routed when Nepal did not allow western climbers into its territory?
(g)      Why was Tenzing sent to Switzerland?
(h)      What occupations do present day sherpas take up?
Ans.(a) Lhakpa Diki is the only woman high altitude guide of the 1940s.
(b)      Diki took up the profession after her husband Lobsang, a sherpa, went missing while accompanying two  western mountaineers.
(c)      Climhing Mt. Everest from the Tibetan side was done earlier because Nepal was closed to western mountaineers  and expeditions were flagged off from Darjeeling from the Northeast Ridge in Tibet.
(d)      Sherpas were important for expeditions of yore because expeditions relied largely on them and if they refused  to carry provisions, expeditions ground to a halt.
(e)      The opening up of Nepal in 1949, to western mountaineers and Tibet closing its doors to foreigners, after  the Second World War, marks the turning point in mountain climbing in this region.
(f)      When Nepal was closed to western mountaineers, expeditions were flagged off from Darjeeling to Mt Everest  from the Northeast Ridge in Tibet
(g)      Tenzing was sent to Switzerland to train as a formal instructor, as the Indian Mountaineering Institute had  been started and instructors were needed for it.
(h)      Today, sherpas h?ve emigrated to America, or diversified into rock climbing, para gliding and trekking, or  else pursued mountain climbing as a hobby rather than a profession.

2.      Read the following passage carefully.
1 Often we are called upon to dress up for a fancy dress party. A novel option is to dress up and go as a Goth. The original Goths were Germanic people who played a decisive role in the fall of the Roman Empire  in Europe, earlier than the 4th century. Today, being a Goth has become synonymous with dressing in a  particular way, being fond of darkness and music that is different from punk music.
2 For the fancy dress one should start with putting on dark make-up, sport an unusual hairstyle and wear clothes that are fashioned from black velvet, with bits of lace and fishnet fringes here and there. The more  authentic look would consist of wearing leather jackets or belts tinged with streaks of scarlet, or purple, of  laced gloves and lots of silver jewellery, specially lockets with images of occult figures or writings.
3 While most Goths wear black outfits one can even opt for dark red, violet, blue, green and even white.The idea is that one should feel good for if one is not at ease within, then the Goth image will not come through authentically. On the T-shirts the images of your favourite band, paired with black jeans, would  give the right touch. A leather jacket over the T-shirt, studded with brass buttons or tin tacks would be  a perfect compliment to the Goth look. To ensure that you come home with the ‘best-dressed’ prize, you  could pull out an old shirt, strip off one shoulder or cut the sleeve so that it hangs in shreds, and show off  your shoulders, like a true Goth!        ^
4      With the attire taken care of, it is time to turn one’s attention to footwear. Uniform shoes or sneakers are too  ordinary. You must totter about on high heeled sandals without spraining your ankles. Alternately borrow a  pair of knee length black boots, wear it over your fitting black jeans and smarten it up with brass buckles  and studs 16 give the correct look. Hair too must be given a particular type of grooming. Using a wig is a  safe alternative for then one can dye it to a black or coppery hue and ruffle it into an authentic untidy look  for the party. A few strokes with a black eye lining pencil across the cheeks and below the eyes complete the horror effect.
5      In the final stage, paint your fingernails the authentic Goth colour – black It is a striking touch which will  identify you as a perfect imitation of an ancient Goth.
2.1 Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.
(a)      Who were the original Goths?
(b)      Define the clothing for a modern-day Goth look.
(c)      How can you use your present clothes for creating the Goth look?
(d)      Describe the final touches needed to complete the Goth look
2.2 Do as directed.
 (a) The term ‘novel’ means………………………………..
(i)      a certain type of reading        matter        (ii)        a new idea
(iii)      a long drawn story        (iv)        an old idea
(b)      An ‘authentic look1 is one that is………………………………..
(i) close to the original look      (ii) far from the original look
(iii) a look that is artificial      (iv) a made-up look
(c)      The term ‘attire’ means………………………………..
(i) becoming tired      (ii) dressing up
(iii) one’s dress        (iv) a fancy dress
(d)      ‘Hair with grooming’ is hair which has been………………………………..
(i)      made to look ugly                               (ii)        styled to suit        a        role
(iii)      designed for dressing  a  horse     (iv)        made for a bridegroom
Ans.2.1      (a) The original Goths were a Germanic race in Europe, who inhabited the region earlier than the 4th Century.
They played a decisive role in the overthrow of the Roman Empire.
(b)      A modern-day Goth look requires sporting an unusual hairstyle, and wearing black velvet, lace or fishnet  fringes, topped with brass button studded leather jackets or belts with streeks of scarlet, or purple. Laced  gloves and silver jewellery with occult figurines, completes the look.
(c)      For creating the look from one’s current wardrobe one must tear off the sleeve of an old short to expose  the shoulders or else, wear T-shirts with images of one’s favourite band and team it with tight-fitting  black jeans.
(d)      Footwear consists of stilettos or high boots worn over jeans. Hairstyling with wigs can be done by  dyeing it a coppery colour and ruffling it to look unkempt. Sporting black painted nails, a compulsory  identification mark, completes the look.
2.2      (a) (ii)        (b) (i)        (c) (iii)        (d) (ii)

                                                  Section B – Writing & Grammar
3. On World Environment Day you hear a speaker urge for a million buses on India’s roads and a billion solar panels  on rooftops. Write an article in about 100-120 words to state that protection of the environment is not done by  multiplying but by other means. Write an article based on the forms of energy ideas that the picture suggests.
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Or
You recently come across a clipping in the newspaper about the establishment of a museum of Cinema Heritage. You were impressed. Write an article for ‘The Sunday Heritage’ in about 100-120 words stating why you feel that  one needs to set up more museums on various aspects of our heritage in the country. You can take help from MCB  unit ‘National Integration’. Sign yourself as Anita / Anil Kumar.
Ans.Protecting the environment is not unidirectional. Thus, while we need to create mass environment-friendly transport facilities, we also need to conserve natural resources such as solar and wind power. But, before we begin to exploit  our natural resources we have to learn to regulate use of existing resources.
Besides developing and cpnsuming energy we need to save so that ogr future generations don’t suffer because of our extravagant practices. No one can dispute the need to save water in order to save energy consumption.  Mining activities also need to be properly controlled so that industries are not affected, the environment protected  and the pace of living maintained.
Managing waste that we humans produce can only be carried out by adopting a campaign of reduce, re-use and recycle, in every walk of life. Our guiding motto therefore should be that we should not exploit the Earth which  nourishes us today and our future generations tomorrow.
Or
                                                              A Home for Our Heritage  
                                                                            by Anila
In Mumbai, I had a chance to see the newly established Museum of Indian Cinema. It is housed in a period building in the central part of the city and is very popular with visitors in the land of Bollywood. It contains artifacts that  relate to our motion picture heritage.
The technology behind motion picture making was clearly evident there. There were several of old cameras on display, some of them still in working order. The preservation process included digital formatting of several old  films. The artifacts were also protected against further damage by humidity control methods. The visit was an  eye-opener and proved that the old and the new can live in perfect harmony when technology is used to restore  and maintain our past.

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Ans.                                                              The Exchange Offer
Jagjit was popular with his classmates as he pretended to know magic, particularly the disappearing act. He would pretend to ‘find’ his friends’ things with his magic skills. He was also smart enough to hide away a few items which  he never returned and later pawned or sold to buy himself fanciful things like new gaming CDs. No one really  complained as he was a glib talker and would convince his friends about how he had compensated them for the  items as he never charged for his shows!
Becoming brazen, Jagjit appropriated his teacher’s mobile and Jagjit had pawned it in exchange for a front row seat at the international cricket tournament. But that evening Jagjit could not enjoy the match. His classmates had  informed their teacher about him.
Fearing the worst, Jagjit picked up his father’s watch for selling it and buying an identical mobile for his teacher. Fortunately he had retrieved the SIM card of the teacher’s phone. But luck was against him. When he went to have  the card fitted, the shop owner, who was known to the family, nabbed him and reported the matter to his parents.
Today Jagjit goes for regular counselling sessions and wants to become a doctor, not a magician, any more.
Or
Sudhir’s grandfather was a retired postmaster. He had a passionate love for stamp collecting. Often on winter nights, Sudhir saw his grandfather take out his collection and study it under a magnifying glass. He explained to  Sudhir what a postmark signified and he had a few stamps that had been released by foreign countries. Though  his grandfather had not travelled to those countries, he often related how the stamp of a country could link with  its history, its lifestyle and even its leaders.
When his grandfather had passed away, his parents had given the collection to Sudhir to keep. At first Sudhir was excited and maintained the collection in the way his grandfather had done, but as studies became more timeconsuming, Sudhir began to neglect the collection. On his mother’s advice, Sudhir decided to post his collection  on facebook. He chose a particularly colourful old stamp from British Guiana to illustrate his page. Imagine his  surprise when Sudhir found that an international firm of auctioneers proposed buying up the collection.
The buyer came to their home and with his parents’ permission, Sudhir showed him his grandfather’s collection. Sudhir’s family set up a school in the old post office building funded from the proceeds of that unique sale.

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6.The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided.
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7. Rearrange the following words to make meaningful sentences
(a)      minister/Sanskrit/oath/office/of/fluent/the/in/the/took
(b)      Hindi/oath/the/other/in/took/ministers
(c)      preferred/few/to/a/English/speak/of/in/them
Ans.(a) The minister took the oath of office in fluent Sanskrit.
(b)      Other ministers took the oath in Hindi.
(c)      A few of them preferred to speak in English
                                     Section C – Literature Textbooks and Long Reading Text

8.Read tha extract given below and answer the questions that follow
And a good south wind sprung up behind,      
The Albatross did follow,
And everday, for food or play,
Came to the mariner’s hollo!
(a)      Why does the poet call south wind to be good?
(b)      What is the meaning of ‘hollo1?
(c)      What was the sailors’ attitude towards the bird?
Or
You knew not what you do, do not consent That Antony speak in his funeral. Know you how much the people may be moved.
(a)      Why didn’t Cassius want Antony to speak in Caesar’s funeral?
(b)      What were Brutus’ views on Cassius remark?
(c)      What is the meaning of ‘consent?
Ans.(a) The poet called ‘south wind’ to be good because it helped in steering the ship in the right direction. The  sailors wanted to go northwards and the wind helped them.
(b)      The word ‘hollo’ means ‘shout’ or ‘call’.
(c)      The sailors hailed the bird in God’s name and thought it to be a bird of good omen as it helped him steer  out of the mist and snow.
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(a)      Cassius knew that Antony was a skillful orator and he knew he could incite the mob with his powerful speech.
(b)      Brutus told Cassius that he would speak before Antony and would explain the cause of the killing of Caesar.  He said he would tell Antony not to speak a word against them all.
(c)      The word ‘consent’ means ‘to agree’.

9.      Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each.
(a)      ‘I have something to expiate.’ Explain.
(b)      What was Michael’s theory about Sebastian’s entering into the game?
(c)      Why did Brutus kill Caesar?
(d)      How does the Mariner describe the movement of the ship as it sails away from the land?
(e)      How do we know that Patol Babu was a meticulous man?
Ans.(a) The poet says so because he liked the snake but the voices of his education told him to kill the snake though  it didn’t harm him in any way. The poet threw a log of wood at the snake and the snake hurriedly moved back into its hole. Seeing this the poet felt ashamed and he felt that his action of trying to kill the harmless  snake was petty and mean.
(b)      Michael came to know that Sebastian had met with an accident when he was playing one of the same Psychodrive games on his laptop that Michael even had on his own laptop. Sebastian’s computer was logged on  when he banged his head on it when he met with an accident. The computer had saved his memory its own.
(c)      Brutus killed Caesar because he advocated the freedom of the Romans. The conspirators convinced him  that Caesar wanted to make Romans slaves. So, he was a threat to democracy in Rome. Brutus couldn’t see  through the evil plans of the conspirators. Thus he became a part of the conspiracy and killed Caesar.
(d)      The mariner describes the movement of the ship as it sails away from the land in the following words. This  ship is going farther and farther towards the horizon. First of all, the ship appears to be going below the kirk,  then below the hill. Finally, the ship is so far away that it appears to be even below the lighthouse top.
(e)      Patol Babu had been asked to walk down the road .and bump into the hero and utter the word ‘Oh!’. He  practised this many times because he wanted to get it right. He did not have a casual attitude towards this  small role.

10. Answer the following question in about 80-100 words each.
Patol Babu did his small role with dedication but he decided not to wait for the money though he badly needed it. Write a letter to your friend who always shirks work and thirtks his work is a burden on him. Tell him the importance  of dedication, satisfaction and commitment while doing any task.
Or
Ozymandias is a masterful sonnet because of its imagery and the theme. Elaborate.
Ans.Value Points:
•      Hard work and dedication are very necessary.
•      Many roadblocks on the ‘road to success’ but these can be surmounted with hard work.
•      Never shirk work because nature also maintains its rhythm by doing all its things on time.
•      In today’s world of fast competition if one is not hardworking, one lags behind in the race of life.
•      We should put in our best efforts.
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Ozymandias” is a masterful sonnet Essentially it is devoted to a single metaphor: the shattered, ruined statue in the desert wasteland, with its arrogant, passionate face and monomaniacal inscription (“Look on my works, ye  Mighty, and despair!”). The once-great king’s proud boast has been ironically disproved; Ozymandias’s works have  crumbled and disappeared, his civilization is gone, all has been turned to dust by the impersonal, indiscriminate,  destructive power of history. The ruined statue is now merely a monument to one man’s hubris, and a powerful  statement about the insignificance of human beings to the passage of time. Ozymandias is first and foremost a  metaphor for the ephemeral nature of political power, Shelley demonstrates that art and language long outlast the  other legacies of power. Of course, it is Shelley’s brilliant poetic rendering of the story, and not the subject of the  story itself, which makes the poem so memorable. Framing the sonnet as a story told to the speaker by “a traveller  from an antique land” enables Shelley to add another level of obscurity to Ozymandias’s position with regard to  the reader—rather than seeing the statue with our own eyes, so to speak, we hear about it from someone who  heard about it from someone who has seen it.

                                                Attempt any one — Part A or Part B
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11. Anne wrote – “That I love peace and quiet too, and have nothihg for friyself alone, except my diary”. How important is the diary ‘Kitty’ for Anne?
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Draw a character sketch of Mr. Koophius.
Ans.Anne considered her diary to be her closest friend and confidant. She would often feel happy that she could give a vent to all her anger, negative feelings and sadness in her diary. She could share her positive thoughts, views  about other people and could openly write anything she felt like sharing. The diary possessed an important place  in Anne’s life. She said that she would never part with her diary. Anne felt lonely and expressed all her feelings  in it. She was scared of what could happen if her diary was seen by the German police. She valued it a lot and it  was precious to her. Anne Frank started keeping a diary from her thirteenth birthday. She took the diary to the  hiding place, of course. Anne entered the Secret Annex as a girl, but grew into a young woman there. She spent  more time thinking about life, and recorded her thoughts in her diary. Anne didn’t just keep a diary during her  time in the Secret Annex. She also wrote short stories and collected her favourite sentences by other writers in a  notebook. Anne hoped for her diary to be published as a novel after the war. That’s why she started rewriting it.  But Anne never managed to finish it. She was discovered and arrested before she had completed her work.
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Mr Koophius was the Dutch partner of Mr. Frank in the business. He provided the family with food and clothing with keeping the whereabouts secret by turning off people by pretending to have left behind the keys to their  entrance when the warehouse was sold by its owner. He was a sickly man and had a stomach ulcer. He was let off  by the police due to his health when the members of the hideout were captured by the German police.

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11. What opinidn does Helen have about books?
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Draw a character sketch of Kate Keller.
Ans.Helen had a special love for her books. She depended on books not only for pleasure but for the wisdom, they brought to all who read them. Indeed, books have meant so much more in her education than in that of others.  Sometimes, Miss Sullivan read to her. She preferred reading herself to being read to. She spent a part of each day  in the Institution library and took down whatever book her fingers lighted upon. She loved all kind of books. She  read the books in the intervals between study and play. Her only purpose was to get pleasure out of them. She  did not analyse the books. She never thought about their style or authorship. She accepted them in a natural way.  She accepted them as we accept the sunshine and love of our friends.
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Kate Keller was Helen’s mother. She was the first person in the life of Keller. She was an early source of comfort to Helen Keller. As a mother, she could feel the pangs of a troubled child. She was always with Helen and provided her  all the love and support. Kate Keller learned the manual alphabet from Anne Sullivan so that she could communicate  effectively with her daughter. She was a beautiful, tall and fair complexioned lady and was intelligent and blessed  with an excellent memory. She was very supportive and had a positive attitude. As a mother, she sometimes felt  threatened by Sullivan. She found that Helen was very close to her teacher. However, soon she understood that  for the sake of her daughter that deep-bounded student-teacher relationship was necessary. She i$ a wonderful  character in the novel.

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