CBSE Sample Papers for Class 10 SA2 English Solved 2016 Set 3

                                                                      SECTION A- Reading

1.      Read the following passage carefully.
1      The ship that was used by the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus on his mission to discover America, has  been found 500 years later, by a team headed by Barry Clifford who had gone on a mission to locate the  wreck. According to the team, the ship is lying at the bottom of the sea, off the coast of Haiti. According  to Barry Clifford, leader of the reconnaissance mission, all the geographical underwater topography and  archeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship ‘Santa Maria’.
2      To corroborate his findings and for identifying the wreck as the Santa Maria he has been making use of  data available from separate discoveries made by other archeologists in 2003. Their findings had suggested  that the region was also the probable location of Columbus’ fort. With the help of his own information and  that of the earlier expedition about the location of Columbus’ fort, Clifford was able to use Columbus’ diary  and thus work the exact location of the wreck.
3      To further strengthen his search for the exact location of the ship underwater, he has carried out an examination  of underwater photographs which were taken during the initial survey carried out in 2003. Combined with  data from the recent reconnaissance, unearthed by divers who have gone down to the site of the wreck,  Clifford’s team has been able to identify the wreck as- the Santa Maria.
4      To further strengthen their find, Clifford’s team has been using marine magnetometers, side-scan sonar  equipment, in addition to divers. They have investigated more than 400 sea bed anomalies and narrowed  down their search of the area where the Santa Maria is actually resting, to a tiny portion of the area.
5      The Santa Maria was the flagship of Columbus’ small fleet that set sail from Spain in August in 1492, under  the sponsorship of King Ferdinand n and Queen Isabella I. The voyage aimed to find a westward route to  China, India and the gold and spice islands of the East. But the land the sailors set eyes on, was an island  in the Caribbean.
Q. On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions.
(a)      What is the finding made by Barry Clifford and his team?
(b)      How has Clifford corroborated his findings?
(c)      What was the find of the archeologists and how did this help Clifford?
(d)      What equipment did Clifford use for his reconnaissance?
(e)      How have the team narrowed down their search?
(f)      What position did the Santa Maria occupy in Columbus’ fleet?
(g)      What was the aim of Columbus’ expedition?
(h)      Who were his sponsors and what was the outcome of the expedition?

2.Read the following passage carefully.
1      With the fuel crisis looming over the Indian economy that refuses to be’wished away, any news about  alternative fuels makes news. The latest finding is by some scientists who claim to have used sunlight, water,  and carbon dioxide to make ‘green’jet fuel. The group consists of a consortium of European scientists who  have demonstrated the production of a jet fuel, using this form of concentrated solar energy.
2      The key component of the production process is a high-temperature solar reactor developed by the group  led by Professor Aldo Steinfeld. The first step in this process begins at 1500 Celsius. This heating up is done  using concentrated solar radiation as the energy source. The net result that follows from this step is the  production of a synthesis gas. This gas is basically a mixture of hydrogen on monoxide. This gas serves as  a precursor of liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Before launching their product into the public domain, Professor Steinfeld and his team have tested their fuel by making it perform 240 consecutive cycles. The yield from  these cyclic exercises they claim has led to the production of 750 litres of syngas which was then shipped  in a pressurized container, from Zurich where it was produced, to Amsterdam. A Shell research centre in the  city then converted the solar syngas into kerosene using an established method.
3      With the experiment proving successful one would suppose that the next step would be a trial run on aircraft.  But instead, Steinfeld and his team are not letting their product leave the laboratories. The next phase of  their research includes an attempt to optimize solar reactor technology to enable them to produce their  energy source efficiently. It requires that the enhanced heat transfer and fast reaction kinetics are maximized  to enable the solar-to-energy conversion work with efficiency.
4      Another aspect that this group of scientists is looking at is the possibility of obtaining their feedstock of  C02 from fuel gas separation, or directly from the atmospheric air. This will eliminate the second stage of  the production process. In the long run, Steinfeld and his team hope to reach a 15% efficiency with the  sofar-driven cyclic process. In terms of actual production, according to him, this would work out to 20,000  litres of kerosene per day, produced in a solar tower, covering one square kilometer.
2.1 Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.    
(a)      What is the alternative fuel produced by Dr Aldo Steinfeld and his team?
(b)      What steps have the team taken before launching their product publicly?
(c)      Why is the product not let out of laboratories?
(d)      How do they plan to eliminate the current second stage of the production?
2.2 Do as directed.
(a)      The word ‘Consortium’ used in the passage means……….
 (i) a concert  (ii) a gathering of likeminded people
(iii) a little page boy  (iv) a boy following a marriage party
(b)      The term ‘Precursor’ denotes a …………

(i) deadly curse                                                    (ii) the moment before the curse  
(iii) an event that precedes the main one       (iv) destiny
(c)      When a thing is said to ‘Optimize’ it means………….
(i) it is grown in size                            (ii) it is utilized to its full capacity
(iii) it is used by optical companies  (iv) another name for spectacles
(d)      The term ‘Eliminate’ means……………..
(i) to completely sideline or remove something (ii) to end something in stages
(iii) to minimize something                                    (iv) to increase something to the maximum

                                                Section B – Writing & Grammar

3. You are asked by your teacher to write an article on the profession you would like to follow after completing  your studies. You have always been fond of an outdoor life and want to join a profession that would give you  a chance to serve your country. You therefore feel that becoming an officer in the Indian Navy is the best  option for you. Write an article in 100-120 words based on the verbal inputs given below. You can take help  from MCB unit’National Integration’.
CBSE Sample Papers for Class 10 SA2 English Solved 2016 Set 3-t-3-1
Or  
Write a letter to the editor of the ‘Sunday Times’ on the need for providing handicraft stalls at some of the most visited tourist sites in your town as a means of increasing tourism revenue for the government as also encouragement  for crafts-persons. By taking help of MCB unit ‘Travel and Tourism’ bring out the positive advantages of such a step.  Sign yourself as Aadarsh/Aashima. Your letter should be in about 100-120 words.

4.Write a story in about 150-200 words on the outline given below.  
CBSE Sample Papers for Class 10 SA2 English Solved 2016 Set 3-t-3-2
I was as tall as my father and could get into his shoes. / regularly borrowed his socks and ties and even his shirts occasionally. But on the day

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CBSE Sample Papers for Class 10 SA2 English Solved 2016 Set 3-t-3-4

7. Rearrange the following words to make meaningful sentences.
(a)      neighbours/home/my/shifted/their/have/new/to/
(b)      beside/a/lake/it/natural/is/
(c)      Bagh/overlooks/the/Shalimar/it

                                       Section C – Literature Textbooks and Long Reading Text

8.  Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.
But suddenly that part of him that was left behind convulsed in undignified haste.
Writhed like lightning, and was gone
into the black hole, the earth-lipped fissure in the wall-front,
At which, in the intense still noon, I stared with fascination And immediatly I regretted it
(a)      Why did the snake convulse in undignified haste?
(b)      What is the meaning of the word ‘convulsed’?
(c)      What did the author regret?
Or
But here’s a parchment with the seal of Caesar;
I found it in his closet, ’tis his will:
Let but the commons hear this testament…
Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read …
And they would go and kiss dead caesar’s wounds
(a)      What was written in Caesar’s will?
(b)      What is a ‘parchment?
(c)      What did the citizens do after listening to the will?

9.      Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each.
(a)      What do you come to know of the author’s dad from the story ‘Virtually True’?
(b)      What hellish thing had the mariner done and why?
(c)      Why did Cassius not want Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral?
(d)      Bring out the irony in the poem ‘Ozymandias’.
(e)      What makes Helen the ghost and her co-ghosts organize the ‘The Writers’ Inspiration Bureau’?

10. Answer the following question in about 80-100 words each.
Death is inevitable. One should not fear death but work hard to live a fruitful life without worrying about death. Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. These lines of Julius Caesar  appeal to you a lot and you find them very true. Write an article expressing the importance of these lines.
Or
“It was quite smooth sailing for some years, and Patol Babu was in his boss’s good books. In 1943, when he was just toying with the idea of starting a club in his neighbourhood sudden retrenchment in his office due to the war  cost him his nine year old job. These lines from ‘Patol Babu, Film Star’ make you realize, “What man proposes God  disposes”. Write a short paragraph expressing your views about the same.

                                         Attempt any one — Part A or Part B
                                                                     Part A
11. What was the change in personal life of Anne after entering the Annexe?
Or      .
Draw a character sketch of Peter van Daan.
                                                                       Part B
11. How did Helen spend her time, at Cambridge when not studying?
Or
Draw a character sketch of Kate Keller.

Answers

                                                    SECTION A- Reading

1.      Read the following passage carefully.
1      The ship that was used by the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus on his mission to discover America, has  been found 500 years later, by a team headed by Barry Clifford who had gone on a mission to locate the  wreck. According to the team, the ship is lying at the bottom of the sea, off the coast of Haiti. According  to Barry Clifford, leader of the reconnaissance mission, all the geographical underwater topography and  archeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship ‘Santa Maria’.
2      To corroborate his findings and for identifying the wreck as the Santa Maria he has been making use of  data available from separate discoveries made by other archeologists in 2003. Their findings had suggested  that the region was also the probable location of Columbus’ fort. With the help of his own information and  that of the earlier expedition about the location of Columbus’ fort, Clifford was able to use Columbus’ diary  and thus work the exact location of the wreck.
3      To further strengthen his search for the exact location of the ship underwater, he has carried out an examination  of underwater photographs which were taken during the initial survey carried out in 2003. Combined with  data from the recent reconnaissance, unearthed by divers who have gone down to the site of the wreck,  Clifford’s team has been able to identify the wreck as- the Santa Maria.
4      To further strengthen their find, Clifford’s team has been using marine magnetometers, side-scan sonar  equipment, in addition to divers. They have investigated more than 400 sea bed anomalies and narrowed  down their search of the area where the Santa Maria is actually resting, to a tiny portion of the area.
5      The Santa Maria was the flagship of Columbus’ small fleet that set sail from Spain in August in 1492, under  the sponsorship of King Ferdinand n and Queen Isabella I. The voyage aimed to find a westward route to  China, India and the gold and spice islands of the East. But the land the sailors set eyes on, was an island  in the Caribbean.
Q. On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions.
(a)      What is the finding made by Barry Clifford and his team?
(b)      How has Clifford corroborated his findings?
(c)      What was the find of the archeologists and how did this help Clifford?
(d)      What equipment did Clifford use for his reconnaissance?
(e)      How have the team narrowed down their search?
(f)      What position did the Santa Maria occupy in Columbus’ fleet?
(g)      What was the aim of Columbus’ expedition?
(h)      Who were his sponsors and what was the outcome of the expedition?
Ans.(a)Barry Clifford and his team has located the wreck of Santa Maria, the ship in which Columbus had set sail 500 years ago.
(b)Clifford has corroborated his findings by making use of data from separate discoveries made by archeologists in 2003.
(c)The archeologists had identified the location of Columbus’ fort and Clifford, utilising that information, read Columbus’ diary to work out the wreck’s location.
(d)For his reconnaissance, in addition to divers, Clifford used marine magnetometers and side-scan sonar equipment.
(e)For narrowing down their search, the team examined 400 and more sea bed anomalies about the sea to establish a tiny portion of the sea bed as the possible wreckage site.
(f)The Santa Maria was the flagship of the tiny fleet with which Columbus had set sail.
(g)Columbus had set sail to find a western route to China, India and the gold and spice islands of the east.
(h)Ferdinand n and Queen Isabella I were Columbus’ sponsors and the sailors had landedjon an island of the  Caribbean instead of the east.

2.Read the following passage carefully.
1      With the fuel crisis looming over the Indian economy that refuses to be’wished away, any news about  alternative fuels makes news. The latest finding is by some scientists who claim to have used sunlight, water,  and carbon dioxide to make ‘green’jet fuel. The group consists of a consortium of European scientists who  have demonstrated the production of a jet fuel, using this form of concentrated solar energy.
2      The key component of the production process is a high-temperature solar reactor developed by the group  led by Professor Aldo Steinfeld. The first step in this process begins at 1500 Celsius. This heating up is done  using concentrated solar radiation as the energy source. The net result that follows from this step is the  production of a synthesis gas. This gas is basically a mixture of hydrogen on monoxide. This gas serves as  a precursor of liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Before launching their product into the public domain, Professor Steinfeld and his team have tested their fuel by making it perform 240 consecutive cycles. The yield from  these cyclic exercises they claim has led to the production of 750 litres of syngas which was then shipped  in a pressurized container, from Zurich where it was produced, to Amsterdam. A Shell research centre in the  city then converted the solar syngas into kerosene using an established method.
3      With the experiment proving successful one would suppose that the next step would be a trial run on aircraft.  But instead, Steinfeld and his team are not letting their product leave the laboratories. The next phase of  their research includes an attempt to optimize solar reactor technology to enable them to produce their  energy source efficiently. It requires that the enhanced heat transfer and fast reaction kinetics are maximized  to enable the solar-to-energy conversion work with efficiency.
4      Another aspect that this group of scientists is looking at is the possibility of obtaining their feedstock of  C02 from fuel gas separation, or directly from the atmospheric air. This will eliminate the second stage of  the production process. In the long run, Steinfeld and his team hope to reach a 15% efficiency with the  sofar-driven cyclic process. In terms of actual production, according to him, this would work out to 20,000  litres of kerosene per day, produced in a solar tower, covering one square kilometer.
2.1 Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words.    
(a)      What is the alternative fuel produced by Dr Aldo Steinfeld and his team?
(b)      What steps have the team taken before launching their product publicly?
(c)      Why is the product not let out of laboratories?
(d)      How do they plan to eliminate the current second stage of the production?
2.2 Do as directed.
(a)      The word ‘Consortium’ used in the passage means……….
 (i) a concert  (ii) a gathering of likeminded people
(iii) a little page boy  (iv) a boy following a marriage party
(b)      The term ‘Precursor’ denotes a …………
(i) deadly curse                                                    (ii) the moment before the curse  
(iii) an event that precedes the main one       (iv) destiny
(c)      When a thing is said to ‘Optimize’ it means………….
(i) it is grown in size                            (ii) it is utilized to its full capacity
(iii) it is used by optical companies  (iv) another name for spectacles
(d)      The term ‘Eliminate’ means……………..
(i) to completely sideline or remove something (ii) to end something in stages
(iii) to minimize something                                    (iv) to increase something to the maximum
Ans.2.1  (a)      The alternative fuel produced by Aldo Steinfeld and his team is a ‘green jet fuel’ that is produced using  concentrated solar energy, water and carbon dioxide. The key component in the production process is  a high temperature solar reactor.
(b)      Before launching the product for public consumption, the team had performed 240 consecutive cycles  that had produced 750 litres of syngas which was then shipped from Zurich to Amsterdam for conversion  into kerosene.
(c)      The team wants to optimise the working of the solar reactor technology to the next phase which includes  optimizing solar reactor technology to enable them to produce their energy source efficiently. It requires  that the enhanced heat transfer and fast reaction kinetics are maximized.
(d)      To eliminate the current second stage of the production, the groups of scientists are now looking at  the possibility of obtaining their feedstock of C02 from fuel gas separation, or from atmospheric air, to  eliminate the second stage of the production process.

2.2 (a) (ii)   (b) (iii)        (c) (ii)        (d) (i)

                                                Section B – Writing & Grammar
3. You are asked by your teacher to write an article on the profession you would like to follow after completing  your studies. You have always been fond of an outdoor life and want to join a profession that would give you  a chance to serve your country. You therefore feel that becoming an officer in the Indian Navy is the best  option for you. Write an article in 100-120 words based on the verbal inputs given below. You can take help  from MCB unit’National Integration’.
CBSE Sample Papers for Class 10 SA2 English Solved 2016 Set 3-t-3-1
Or  
Write a letter to the editor of the ‘Sunday Times’ on the need for providing handicraft stalls at some of the most visited tourist sites in your town as a means of increasing tourism revenue for the government as also encouragement  for crafts-persons. By taking help of MCB unit ‘Travel and Tourism’ bring out the positive advantages of such a step.  Sign yourself as Aadarsh/Aashima. Your letter should be in about 100-120 words.
Ans.he high seas are now a new frontier for the country’s defence. The men in white who man the seas and keep our shores secure are dedicated and trained to handle their duties with pride. They live a life of close comaraderie  on board ship and in their stations onshore. With constant updating of equipment and surveillance capacity, this  chosen handful are sent for refresher courses so that their confidence, their fighting capacity and their efficiency,  is kept updated. The career is also one that provides ample opportunities for personal growth and enhancement.  The opportunity to travel to distant shores is a part of this lifestyle.
As a commissioned officer in the Indian Navy, I will also be helping the Indian economy by securing trade routes, by nabbing smugglers, terrorists and infiltrators, as well as keeping enemies at bay. I will be willing to offer my  services to enhance the defence capabilities of the country through my personal example of courage, fortitude  and dedication to my duty. On shore, I will have a high quality of life with plenty of opportunities to enjoy sports,  like sailing and yachting. I will be able to opt for future studies at naval academies globally and emerge a well  rounded, patriotic citizen.
Or
Agra Fort Mohalla
Main Road  Agra
20 May, 20XX
The Editor
The Sunday Times
Akbar Nagar
Agra
Dear Sir
Subject: Introducing handicraft stalls at tourist sites
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I wish to bring to the attention of your readers and the government authorities the positive fallout of placing handicraft stalls at important tourist spots. As most visitors  to our town come with a very tight schedule, they have little or non time to shop for souvenirs that they would like  to take back from the visit. Our rich heritage of hand-made items for both utility and decor thus remain neglected  for lack of appropriate patronage. The strategic location of such outlets will also encourage our handicraft makers.  Since most of them are savvy with the mobile, they will be able to service clients easily by showing them alternate  designs or other modifications and book orders for future delivery, without a problem. This step will facilitate the  end user who can be in constant touch with the makers long after he has returned from his memorable India tour.
Yours faithfully  
Aadarsh

4.Write a story in about 150-200 words on the outline given below.  
CBSE Sample Papers for Class 10 SA2 English Solved 2016 Set 3-t-3-2
I was as tall as my father and could get into his shoes. / regularly borrowed his socks and ties and even his shirts occasionally. But on the day
Ans.                                                The Fairy Godmother
Unexpected rains during our colony’s cricket tournament match had proved a complete spoilsport. We were driven indoors with only Scrabble to amuse ourselves. Before long, we were tired of word making and began narrating  our wish lists. Raman, a sports fan, wished to play cricket opposite Tendulkar and Hitesh, whose father had just  bought a car, said he wanted to drive a BMW; next Praveen, whose parents were unable to go on a holiday that  year, wished to live in the hills permanently.
Hearing our merrymaking, my little sister, arrived and sat in our midst. Though I tried to oust her, but my friends were more sympathetic. She was allowed to make a wish and Sushila blurted out importantly; 1 would wish that a  fairy godmother should give me more Curiosity.’ How we guffawed at her stupidity! Whatever could one do with  curiosity? But Sushila was very clear. She said, ‘If I had a great curiosity, I would try and find out how we can cure  cancer and one day, I will surely find the answer and save so many lives.’
We were dumbfounded by her reply. Yes. It was clear that Sushila had understood what the term wish list had meant
Or
 When I decided to exchange places with him at the at the office I put on his best business suit and carried his briefcase  with a swagger. It appeared to be cakewalk initially. I was greeted with reverence by the juniors, the clerks and the receptionist added an extra polite ‘Sir’ to her greeting as she sized me up in my borrowed attire.
I was brimming with excitement as I entered the boardroom where I found my empty chair in readiness. I was heading the meeting and knew nothing about the matter. When questions were posed to me, I gave off-the-cuff  answers and heads nodded in agreement. I could have continued unending in this blissful state when suddenly the  mobile in my pocket rang. It was my teacher calling up father to complain about my absence without due reason, from the school.        ‘
I was in a fix because my voice would give away my secret. I sent a message saying I was in a meeting but a repeat call later, made things worse. This time it was the Principal summoning father to the office. I decided to spill the  beans. Instead of a scolding, I heard a loud guffaw. The Principal’s voice was heard clearly. “Very well Navin, enjoy  yourself as the Boss but be sure to be at school tomorrow and be sure to come in school instead of borrowed  feathers.”

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Ans.(a) (ii)     (b) (iii)  (c) (ii)    (d)(iii)   (e) (i)   (f) (iv)

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Ans.
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7. Rearrange the following words to make meaningful sentences.
(a)      neighbours/home/my/shifted/their/have/new/to/
(b)      beside/a/lake/it/natural/is/
(c)      Bagh/overlooks/the/Shalimar/it
Ans.(a) My neighbours have shifted to their new home.
(b)      It is beside a natural lake.
(c)      It overlooks the Shalimar Bagh.

                                       Section C – Literature Textbooks and Long Reading Text

8.  Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.
But suddenly that part of him that was left behind convulsed in undignified haste.
Writhed like lightning, and was gone
into the black hole, the earth-lipped fissure in the wall-front,
At which, in the intense still noon, I stared with fascination And immediatly I regretted it
(a)      Why did the snake convulse in undignified haste?
(b)      What is the meaning of the word ‘convulsed’?
(c)      What did the author regret?
Or
But here’s a parchment with the seal of Caesar;
I found it in his closet, ’tis his will:
Let but the commons hear this testament…
Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read …
And they would go and kiss dead caesar’s wounds
(a)      What was written in Caesar’s will?
(b)      What is a ‘parchment?
(c)      What did the citizens do after listening to the will?
Ans.(a) The snake has convulsed in undignified haste because the poet had thrown a log of wood on the snake.
(b)      The word’convulsed’mean Violent movement’.        ‘
(c)      The author regretted that he had hit the snake with a log of wood.
Or
(a)      Caesar had left 75 drachmas for each Roman citizen. He had also left his private orchards and gardens for  the recreation of Roman citizens.
(b)A stiff, flat, thin material made from the prepared skin of an animal usually a sheep or a goat is a parchment.
(c)      The citizens were ignited and they burnt the houses of the traitors.

9.      Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each.
(a)      What do you come to know of the author’s dad from the story ‘Virtually True’?
(b)      What hellish thing had the mariner done and why?
(c)      Why did Cassius not want Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral?
(d)      Bring out the irony in the poem ‘Ozymandias’.
(e)      What makes Helen the ghost and her co-ghosts organize the ‘The Writers’ Inspiration Bureau’?
Ans.(a) The author’s dad was a tech-sawy person. He was crazy about computers. He couldn’t resist any of the new  gadgets or gizmos that were available in the market. He had got a Pentium 150 Mhz processor with 256 RAM, a 1.2 Gb hard disk drive and 16 speed CD ROM which could do anything— paint, play music, create  displays, etc. He had a sound knowledge about computers.
(b)      The hellish thing that the Mariner had done was the killing of the innocent Albatross without any provocation.  The Albatross was a bird of good omen which had led to the blowing of the good south wind and had helped  the sailors come out from the land of ice and snow.
(c)      Cassuis was very wise and shrewd. He didn’t want Antony to be allowed to address the mob because he  knew that Antony was a close friend and associate of Caesar and that Antony’s speech could instigate the  mob against them. By allowing Antony to speak, Brutus made a strategic blunder and the blunder proved  fatal for them.
(d)      The once powerful king who was glorified through a grand statue is no more and even his statue was shattered  into pieces, lying against the backdrop of a mighty desert.
(e)      Helen and her co-ghosts had organized the “The Writers’ Inspiration Bureau’ to scout around and find writers  without ideas and had a mind soft enough to be impressed by their suggestions. Thereafter ghosts were  allocated to help them

10. Answer the following question in about 80-100 words each.
Death is inevitable. One should not fear death but work hard to live a fruitful life without worrying about death. Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. These lines of Julius Caesar  appeal to you a lot and you find them very true. Write an article expressing the importance of these lines.
Or
“It was quite smooth sailing for some years, and Patol Babu was in his boss’s good books. In 1943, when he was just toying with the idea of starting a club in his neighbourhood sudden retrenchment in his office due to the war  cost him his nine year old job. These lines from ‘Patol Babu, Film Star’ make you realize, “What man proposes God  disposes”. Write a short paragraph expressing your views about the same.
Ans.Value Points:      
•      A hero never shies away from responsibilities. He is fearless.
•      When he dies he has no regrets and has the satisfaction of having tried his hardest.
•      A coward runs away from responsibilities.
•      He dies many times. He is always traumatised by his own fears.
•      A coward denies himself of several opportunities which can make his life better and more fulfilling.
Or
Some people have advanced degrees and diplomas in their hands but some have experience and passion for work.
I feel that those people who have a passion for work are intrinsically motivated. People are more creative when
they are more intrinsically motivated driven by interest, enjoyment, satisfaction and a sense of personal challenge  in the work they are doing. These people engage more deeply into their work. Passionate people have a fire in their eyes when they talk about their work and they have a deep desire to do their work with The utmost sincerity.  Their talent grows with time as they take every opportunity that comes to them and put a lot of hard work into  it. They learn from both success and failures. They put in a lot of practice into their work. They are liberated and  empowered people.

                                         Attempt any one — Part A or Part B
                                                                     Part A
11. What was the change in personal life of Anne after entering the Annexe?
Or      .
Draw a character sketch of Peter van Daan.
Ans.Anne was undergoing various changes in her attitude and thought process, since her personal life had changed  considerably. She noticed Peter looking at her in an unusual way. She now was sure that Peter was also having  the same feelings for her. When Peter tells her that he was often too nervous to speak to people and that he used  to beat up people instead of talking to them she came to learn that Peter was also temperamental. There was a  sudden change in her thought process. She had asked Kitty many questions. She wanted to know, Why people  went to such lengths to hide their real selves, or why she always behaved very differently when she was in the  company of others? Why did people have so little trust in one another?’ She herself finds an answer. She thinks it  horrible to confide in anyone, not even those closest to her.
Or
Peter van Daan is the teenaged son of the van Daans. His real name is Peter van Pels. Anne writes about Peter as being obnoxious, lazy, and hypersensitive. But later, they become close friends. Peter is quiet, timid, honest, and  sweet to Anne. He is reserved in himself. He does not share his strong convictions with anybody but later on he  comes close to Anne and proves to be a strong emotional support. Anne and Peter develop a romantic attraction.  Peter is Anne’s first kiss, and he is her one confidant and source of affection and attention in the Annexe.
                                                                       Part B
11. How did Helen spend her time, at Cambridge when not studying?
Or
Draw a character sketch of Kate Keller.
Ans.Helen spent her free time in the companionship of girls of her own age. She lived with several others in one of the pleasant houses connected with the school. It was the house where Mr. Howell’s used to live and they all  had the advantage of home life. She joined them in many of their games. She even enjoyed blindman’s bluff and  frolics in the snow. She took long walks with them. She used to discuss their studies and read aloud the things  that interested them. Some of the girls learned to speak to her so that Miss Sullivan didn’t have to repeat their  conversation. In the first year of her studies at Cambridge School, Helen had a lot of difficulties. But by hard work  and determination, she overcame all hurdles. She finished arithmetic, reviewed her Latin grammar and read three  chapters of Caesar’s ‘Gallic War’. In German, she read partly with her fingers and partly with Miss Sullivan’s assistance  books like, Schiller’s ‘Hied Vonder Glocke’ and ‘Taucher’, Heine’s ‘Harzreise’, Freytag’s ‘Aus Dem Staat Friedrices  Des Grossea’, Rich’s ‘Fluch Der Schonheit’, Lessing’s ‘Minna von Barnhelm and Goethe’s ‘Aus meinem Leben.’
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Kate Keller was Helen’s mother. She was the first person in the life of Helen. 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. She understood  the needs of the troubled child and cooperated wherever it was required. She was always with Miss Sullivan. Kate  Keller learned the manual alphabet from her so that she could communicate effectively with her daughter. 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 bonded student-teacher relationship was necessary.  She is a wonderful character in the novel.

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