CBSE Sample Papers for Class 11 English Solved 2016 Set 10
Section – A Reading [20 Marks]
1.Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow. (8)
Fashion is a force – a powerful force of constantly altering patterns of change and growth. Its constant movement affects the fate of the designers and manufacturers who distribute it, and of course, the lives of the consumers, who follow what it dictates. All of its facets taken together add up to a multimillion dollar industry. Fashion today means mega bucks.
Fashion is also a science. Surprising, isn’t it? However, it is well known that it involves known facts and basic principles, and its actions and reactions can be predicted, as these are based on those facts and principles. Fashion is one of those distinct and unique trades that is highly dependent on the environment and the changes that are continuously taking place in it. These have to be understood by the designers if. they want to become successful.
For one to make it to the top in the fashion business and stay there, one has to continue to discover and innovate to fulfil the needs and wants of the customers. For this, most of the top designers such as Yves Saint Laurant, Karl Lagerfeld, Clairborne etc all rely upon their creativity backed by years of invaluable experience. In this line of work, instinct and intuition play a very major role besides the knowledge of past successes and failures.
As the power of fashion to influence our lives grows, a number of misconceptions about it continue to abound. The most common of these is that the designers and retailers dictate what the fashion will be, by accepting or rejecting the styles and trends that are offered. They are truly, as one â€˜fashion guru’ once said, “Variety vultures”. However, it is not so – actually customers dictate the trends.
The second misconception is that fashion acts as an influence on women only. However, actually, men today are as much influenced by, and responsive to, fashion, as women. In point of fact, the male fashion industry has been growing at a dizzying rate. Yes, there was a time when menswear was not exactly worth talking about. It was staid and unimaginative. But that does not mean that men did not dress up according to the latest trends of the day.
There were changes in Western dressing that followed the dictates of the designers and the fashionable elite trend-setters. These were the drainpipes in the â€˜60s, the popular safaris in the â€˜70s, the denims in the â€˜80s and the ethnic wear that has caught on these days.
Fashion today is more lifestyle oriented and quite practical. The modern male and female want to dress differently for office and leisure. Designers are becoming more daring so that the women as well as the men have a wide choice. There are different designs for every moment of a busy social schedule – from work, lunch to afternoon tea, cocktails, dinner and gala banquets.
Lastly, fashion is the force that causes women to raise and lower their skirt length, straighten or fizz their hair and change from sportswear to dressy clothes. Fashion is also that force which influences men to grow or shave off their moustaches and beards, choose wide or narrow ties and lapels, and change from casual jeans into three piece suits and tuxedo. It is indeed this dynamic and varied force that adds spice and colour to our life.
(a)On the basis of your reading of the given passage, make notes on it using headings and sub-headings. Use recognisable abbreviations, wherever necessary (minimum 4). Supply an appropriate title to it. (5)
(b)Write a summary of the given passage in 80-100 words. (3)
2.Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow. (12)
It’s not â€˜cool’ to be fat, but that has not prevented an obesity epidemic from occurring among America’s youth. Childhood obesity increased from 5% in 1964 to about 13% in 1994. Today it is about 20% – and rising. Children, on average, spend up to five to six hours a day involved in sedentary activities like watching television, using the computer, and playing video games, which is partly to blame for this escalating rate. Perhaps it wouldn’t matter if they were sufficiently active at other times, but most of them aren’t.
To make matters worse, children are bombarded with TV ads from fast food chains and other purveyors of high fat, high sugar meals and snacks. These highly effective advertising campaigns, combined with a physically inactive lifestyle, have produced a generation of kids who are at high risk for obesity-associated medical conditions.
The major health threat is the early development of Type 2 diabetes (adult onset), particularly in children with a family history of disease. Doctors are reporting a surge in young adolescents developing Type 2 diabetes – which can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, stroke, limb amputations, and blindness. People who develop diabetes in adolescence face a diminished quality of life and shortened life span, particularly if the disease progresses untreated. It’s a scary prospect for our children, but, in many cases, obesity and diabetes are preventable.
When children are spending most of their free time sitting in front of televisions and computers, they are not outside running, jumping or engaging in team sports that would keep their weight down. Parents need to set limits on the time their children are engaged in passive activities. Paediatricians recommend restricting children to one to two hours per day on TV and computers combined – though older children may need additional time for learning activities.
Parental involvement remains the most important key to our children’s healthy diets. Programmes to educate parents about nutrition are essential. Fast foods should be consumed only in moderation. Caregivers, who are often busy and harried, must avoid the temptation to whisk their kids into fast-food restaurants or to pick up fast food for dinner at home. Changing eating habits and lifestyles is not easy, but the health benefit for our children is a wonderful payoff for parents willing to take on the task.
(a)On the basis of your reading of the passage, complete the following statements by choosing the correct options. (1×6 = 6)
(i)One of the major reasons behind obesity among children is …………..
(a)studying (b) playing indoor games
(c)their sedentary lifestyle (d) eating fast foods
(ii) Early development of type 2 diabetes is normally found in children with
(a) sedentary lifestyles (b) strict parents
(c) voracious appetites (d) a family history of the disease
(iii)The most important factor to improve our children’s diet is ………….
(a)parental involvement (b) not watching TV advertisements
(c) not having fast foods (d) All of these
(iv)Adolescents who develop diabetes may have……… if not treated promptly.
(a)poor quality of life (b) reduced span of life
(c) Both (a) and(b) (d) Neither (a) nor (b)
(v)The word………… in para 1 means ‘inactive’.
(a) watching (b) sedentary
(c) escalating (d) sitting
(vi)The word……….. in para 3 means ‘poorer’.
(a) untreated (b) shortened
(c) meagre (d) diminished
(b)On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer the following questions or complete the following statements briefly. (l x 6 = 6)
(i)How are advertisements responsible for obesity associated medical problems?
(ii) How does diabetes affect adolescents?
(iii)Type 2 diabetes can lead to………… â€˜
(iv)In order to keep children’s weight in check, the parents need to……………
(v)’Inundated’ is the synonym of…….. in the second paragraph.
(vi)The word……….. in the last paragraph means ‘within limits’.
Section – B Writing and Grammar [30 Marks]
3.You are Sanjay / Sanjana, Head Boy / Girl of Sunlight Foundation School, Saharanpur. Write a notice about a debate competition to be held in the school on the topic “Foreign films are not relevant to Indian culture”.
You want to sell you Alto K-10 car as you are going abroad. Draft an advertisement for the classified column of a local daily giving particulars of the model, condition, mileage etc.(4)
4.As a parent, write a letter to the Principal, T Nagar Government Girls School, Chennai, requesting her to grant your daughter Jaya leave from the school for one week, as she has to attend the coaching camp arranged by Sports Authority of India for athletes, having been selected for participation in the Junior National Athletics Championship. (6)
Foreign tourists are deterred from coming to India due to the nuisance of beggars at tourist spots. Write a letter to the Editor, Times of India, New Delhi, suggesting some methods to reduce or eliminate this menace. You are Soha/ Sohan of Rajpur Road, Dehradun. (6)
5.You are Sameer / Sameera, a student of Class XI-A. Clean drinking water is important for health. Write an article in 150-200 words for your school magazine about the importance of clean drinking water for a healthy life. (10)
Your school has recently arranged a musical evening in the school auditorium. Write a report in 150-200 words on this programme for your school magazine. You are Jagdish, Cultural Secretary of Vivekanand Trust School, Patna.
6.The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line against which a blank is given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet as given below against the correct blank number. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied. One example has been done for you. (1/2×8=4)
e.g. Children love picnics and outings of their
parents of with of with of with
(a)though they are equally happier doing
things with ………….. ……………..
(b)them around the house. A parent may make ……………. ………………..
(c)his child feels special by following some simple …………. ………………..
(d)rituals, bedtime stories, the game of cards or ………………. ………………..
(e)simply talking and laugh together before .
going to ……………….. ………………
(f)bed – some give children a wonderful sense ……………….. ………………..
(h)of well being. They hardly ever forgot
these moments ………………. ………………..
(g)and cherish them throughout these lives. ……………….. ………………..
7.Rearrange the following words/phrases into meaningful sentences. (1×4 = 4)
(c)West Bengal-Bhutan/the technical/are/at/network/the/currently/an/railway/ advanced stage/studies/for
(d)because of / Delhi / earthquakes / its locaton / prone to / is
8.Transform the following sentences by changing the voice (from Active voice to Passive voice or vice versa) (1X2 = 2)
(a)Will we ever forget those happy days of childhood?
(b)The children laughed at the beggar
Section – C Literature and Long Reading Text [30 Marks]
9.Read the extract and answer the guestions that follow. (1×3=3)
“Father and son, we both must live on the same globe and the same land,
He speaks: 1 cannot understand Myself, why anger grows from grief.
We each put out on empty hand, longing for something to forgive.”
(i)Explain tlife phase, ‘On the same globe and the same land.’
(ii)Why is the father angry?
(iii)Who does ‘we’ refer to?
10.Answer any three of the following questions. (3×3 = 9)
(i)Mention the poetic devices used in the poem, ‘Father to son’.
(ii)How did the sparrows express their grief over grandmother’s death?
(iii)Describe the features of the boat ‘wavewalker’.
(iv)Why was Tut’s body repeatedly scrutinised?
11.Answer the following questions in about 120-150 words.
Is there a necessity to preserve our planet? Lester R Brown says that we have not inherited the Earth from outr forefathers, in fact we have borrowed it from our children. Explain. (6)
Describe the ideal qualities of a teacher with reference to the chapter,’The Browning Version’. (6)
Long Reading Text (Novel)
12.Why did Virginia keep the secret from her husband about the promise of love? (The Canterville Ghost) (6)
What was the reaction of slaves to the emancipation proclamation ?(Up From Slavery) (6)
13.Describe the characteristic traits of Virginia. (The Canterville Ghost) (6)
What did the narrator learn about General Armstrong’s character on his first visit of Tuskegee? (Up From Slavery)(6)
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