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Sample Paper Term 2 Class 12 English With Solutions Set D
Section A – Reading
1. Read the following passage.
(1) Every morning Ravi gives his brain an extra boost. We’re not talking about drinking strong cups of coffee or playing one of those mind-training video games advertised all over Facebook. ‘‘I jump onto my stationary bike and cycle for 45 minutes to work,’’ says Ravi. ‘‘When I go to my desk, my brain is at peak activity for a few hours.’’ After his mental focus comes to a halt later in the day, he starts it with another short spell of cycling to be able to run errands.
(2) Ride, work, ride, repeat. It’s a scientifically proven system that describes some unexpected benefits of cycling. In a recent study in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, scientists found that people scored higher on tests of memory, reasoning, and planning after 30 minutes of spinning on a stationary bike than they did before they rode the bike. They also completed the tests faster after pedalling.
(3) Exercise is like fertilizer for your brain. All those hours, spent on exercising your muscles, create rich capillary beds not only in leg and hip muscles, but also in your brain. More blood vessels in your brain and muscles mean more oxygen and nutrients to help them work. When you pedal, you also force more nerve cells to fire. The result : you double or triple the production of these cells — literally building your brain. You also release neurotransmitters (the messengers between your brain cells) so all those cells, new and old, can communicate with each other for better, faster functioning. That’s a pretty profound benefit to cyclists.
(4) This kind of growth is especially important with each passing birthday, because as we age, our brains shrink and those connections weaken. Exercise restores and protects the brain cells. Neuroscientists say, ‘‘Adults who exercise display sharper memory skills, higher concentration levels, more fluid thinking, and greater problem-solving ability than those who are sedentary.’’
(5) Cycling also elevates your mood, relieves anxiety, increases stress resistance, and even banishes the blues. ‘‘Exercise works in the same way as psychotherapy and antidepressants in the treatment of depression, maybe better,’’ says Dr. Manjari. A recent study analyzing 26 years of research finds that even some exercise — as little as 20 to 30 minutes a day — can prevent depression over the long
(6) Remember : although it’s healthy, exercise itself is a stress, especially when you’re just getting started or getting back into riding. When you first begin to exert yourself, your body releases a particular hormone to raise your heart rate, blood pressure, and blood glucose levels, says Meher Ahluwalia, PhD, a professor of integrative physiology. As you get fitter, it takes a longer, harder ride to trigger that same response.
Based on your understanding of the passage, answer ANY EIGHT questions from the nine given below.
Question. When nerve cells work during exercise then ______________.
Answer.the brain is strengthened by multiplying them.
Question. What are the unexpected benefits of cycling?
Answer.Sharpens the memory, improves reasoning, improves planning skills
Question. The more one pedals, more is ______________.
Answer.production of nerve cells and the release of neurotransmitters
Question. Why does Ravi do a circuit of ‘ride-work-ride’?
Answer.because he wants to stay focused and because after cycling to work, his brain is at the peak of activity level
Question. What is the work of neurotransmitters?
Answer.They are like messengers between your brain cells; With the help of neurotransmitters, cells can communicate with each other; It makes the functioning better and faster.
Question. Why is exercise so important for adults?
Answer.Have sharp memory skills; Higher concentration levels; More fluid thinking; Greater problem solving abilities
Question. Based on the understanding of the passage, arrange the following in correct sequence, ‘How is exercise itself a stress?’
(a) The body releases a particular hormone.
(b) As one gets fitter, it takes a longer and more rigorous exercising to trigger the same response.
(c) As soon as one states exercising, the body reacts immediately.
(d) That hormone raises one’s heart rate, blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
Answer.c, a, d, b
Question. Find word from the passage which means the same as (the following) inactive : (Para 4)
Question. Find word/phrase from the passage which means the opposite of ‘abstain’ from functioning : (Para 6)
2. Read the following passage.
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(3) 9th World Convention on Recycling and Waste Management is mainly based on the theme “Advocating Waste Disposal and Recycling Practices for Clean and Green Environment.” “We warmly welcome all the participants – leading scientists, researchers and scholars of the world to attend the convention. We provide a platform for young researchers and students to present their research through oral presentations through which they can develop a foundation for collaboration among young researchers.”
(4) The organizing committee aims at setting a platform for all the budding scientists and researchers to present their real-time work and share their views and aspects related to the theme of the conference.The organizing committee is gearing up for an exciting and informative conference programme including plenary lecture, symposia, workshops on a variety of topics, poster presentations and various programmes for participants from all over the world.
Based on your understanding of the passage, answer ANY SIX out of the seven questions given below.
Question. Which of the following notion in the conference has been emphasized to be deployed?
Answer.Waste disposal management
Question. According to the pie-chart, which two types of waste have been recycled at the rate of 4%?
Answer.Branches and wood and sharp shelters
Question. On observing the chart, which type of waste is generated the most?
Question. Who are the most important figures in the world in the early years of children’s lives?
Answer.Confidential documents and plastic or metal or glass
Question. What has been considered as an efficient means to reduce landfill area?
Answer.Sorting of waste; Recycling or composting waste
Question. What is/are the main reason(s) of waste management and recycling it?
Answer.To not over-exploit the resources; Reducing the dump of landfill area; Leaving behind the quality of environment free from pollution
Question. Which other type of waste is recycled at the same rate as that of used electronics?
Section B – Writing
Question 3. M/s Shyam Lal & Sons are opening a new general store ‘Galaxy Novelties’ in Geetanjali Enclave,Dwarka, Delhi. The inauguration ceremony is fixed for Sunday, the 19th of October 20XX at 11 a.m.Prepare a draft of formal invitation letter for the purpose.
Question 4. Attempt ANY ONE from (A) and (B) given below.
(A) You are Sandhya/Sohan an active member of the Animal Lovers Club which works for the welfare of animals by preventing cruelty to them. Recently you visited Mahatma Gandhi Animal Care Home.
You were pleasantly surprised to see the good treatment given to the animals. Write a report in 120-150 words on your visit. You may use the following points : injured dogs and cats – abandoned pets – very old animals – all very well cared for – well-equipped medical room – veterinary surgeon – green surroundings.
(B) You are Shobha/Sushil from 65. A Block, Saket, Agartala. Write an application along with a personal resume in 120–125 words in response to the following advertisement: Wanted an experienced Athletics Coach having B.P. Ed. Degree for our school. Apply to the Principal, Agartala Public School,Agartala with detailed resume by 6 March, 2020.
(A) Visit to Mahatma Gandhi Animal Care Home
— by Sandhya
Member Animal Lovers Club, Gwalior
10th October, 20xx
Animal Lovers Club was recently invited by the Mahatma Gandhi Animal Care Home for a visit where an opportunity to oversee the working of the organisation was given.
It is a home to abandoned pets, rescued animals and the ones injured on the streets. There were many old animals as well. It was astounding to see the quality of care the animals are being given. They have a family-like environment for them. This helps them to heal faster and stay happy. The animal home has all the facilities ranging from well- equipped medical room to a veterinary surgeon. Regular check-ups of those unwell by a team of veterinary specialists were carried out. The surroundings are animal-friendly as well. They are not being ruthlessly kept in cages. They have green surroundings with enough space for them to play and nurture.
Mahatma Gandhi Animal Care Home is doing a mind-blowing job by understanding and fulfilling the needs of those who can’t speak for themselves. The experience was an overwhelming one.
(B) 65, A-Block
6 March, 2020
Agartala Public School
Subject : Application for the post of an Athletics Coach
In response to the advertisement published in The Times of India dated 6 March, 20xx for the post of an Athletics Coach in your institution, I offer my candidature for the same.
I am a young and energetic person having seven years of experience in the same field. I assure that I will work with dedication and sincerity.
Kindly find enclosed herewith my certificates, testimonials and resume which enlists my educational and professional qualifications along with other details.
If my application is considered worth pursuing, I would be available for interview according to your convenience.
Section C – Literature
5. Attempt ANY FIVE of the six questions given below, within 40 words each.
Question. Why was Edla happy to see the gift left by the peddler?
Answer.The peddler had left a gift for Edla. This showed Edla that her care and kind gesture had transformed the peddler. Her trust was not broken by the peddler and her goodness had been paid off. This also saved Edla from her father’s criticism of trying to help a thief. Rather, she would have a high image of transforming a thief into a compassionate person
Question. How does Keats show his unhappiness with his fellow human beings?
Answer.Keats shows his unhappiness and disappointment with his fellow human beings, as they follow unhealthy path of negativity. He is also disappointed by the scarcity of noble human beings. Keats mention about the lack of the people who rise above petty differences by being magnanimous and generous.
Question. How does Mr. Lamb react when Derry enters his garden?
Answer.Unlike Derry’s thought that Mr. Lamb would be angry at him if he saw him entering stealthily into the garden. Mr. Lamb treated Derry very gently and welcomed him to his garden. In fact, he was happy to get someone to talk to him in his loneliness. Like a father, he even gave Derry advice to be careful while fetching apples as he might slip and get hurt physically.
Question. How did the Governor find out where Evans was?
Answer.The Governor came to know where Evans was when he read the note in German on the question paper, about index and centre number.
Question. The peasants were themselves the most crucial agents in the success of the Champaran Civil Disobedience. Expand.
Answer.The peasants were the most crucial agents in the success of the Champaran Civil Disobedience. This is because if they had not withstood Gandhi ji and not placed trust in him, then the movement will have been a great disaster. Gandhi ji alone could not have achieved success of Champaran, the peasants were the supporters that made the movement a success.
Question. What are the difficulties that Aunt Jennifer faced in her life?
Answer.Aunt Jennifer was a victim of oppression at the hands of the patriarchal society. She was subjugated by her husband and the wedding band lay heavy on her hand. She was so terrified that her hands fluttered even when she carried something so light as knitting needles and wool.
6. Answer ANY TWO of the following in about 120-150 words each.
Question. Wanting Roger Skunk to continue to smell the way a “little skunk should smell” has great significance. Explain.
Answer.Little Jo had been accustomed to the happy ending of the stories of Roger, where the wizard was helpful to him in fulfilling his wish. At the request of Roger Skunk, the wizard had changed his awful smell to that of the roses. Other small animals liked it and played with Roger Skunk happily. She could not digest the ending of the extended story where Roger Skunk’s mother hit the wizard on the head and forced him to change Skunk’s smell to the earlier foul one. Jo could not accept Skunk’s mother’s stubbornness e.g., hitting the well-wisher of her son, Roger Skunk. Jo insisted that her father should tell her the same story again the next day with changed ending. The wizard should hit that unreasonable mommy on the head and leave Roger Skunk emitting the pleasant smell of roses. In the beautiful world of a child’s imagination, fairies and wizards are more real than reality itself. She could not digest the harsh realities of life. She did not like the rude mother who hit the benefactor of her own son.
Question. How would you compare the peddler’s actions in relation to the crofter and Edla? Would you say kindness does not always beget kindness, and that the conditions for receiving kindness are important for it to truly transform people? Elaborate. Provide relevant textual details to support the analysis.
Answer.Sometimes kindness does not beget kindness in return. The peddler was ungrateful for the hospitality shown by the crofter. The crofter reposed confidence in the peddler because he was lonely and wanted someone with whom he could share his feeling. He allowed the peddler in his house when he had asked for the shelter. He took good care of him. He immediately put the porridge pot on the fire and gave him supper; then, he carved off a big slice from his tobacco roll and gave it to him. Finally, he brought out an old pack of cards and played ‘mjolis’ with him until bedtime. Not only this, the old man was just as generous with his ‘confidence’ as with his porridge and tobacco. He told him at once that in his days of prosperity, his host had been a crofter at Ramsjo Ironworks and had worked on the land, and now he had thirty kronors, which he had earned by selling the milk of his cow
Question. Read the given extract from an article published in The Independent: “Turn your pain into art”: it’s a phrase most of us have heard before… The theory that achieving something great requires suffering dates back to ancient times… Pain, however, is less an artistic necessity and more a result of “contagion” – a term used for the spreading of a harmful idea or practice…In the context of the struggling artist, it allows mental illness to fester; to be glamorized and admired; even encouraged in the name of art. Do you think Aunt Jennifer “turned her pain into art”? What kind of “contagion” might her pain be a result of? Evaluate Aunt Jennifer and her artistry in light of the above extract.
Answer.The protagonist, Aunt Jennifer is embroidering Tigers on a piece of cloth with wool and needles, which are a symbol of strength, fearlessness and confidence. These tigers keep prancing and jumping with confidence and they are described as golden yellow in colour. They have been described as dwellers of a world of green because they live in dense green forests. These tigers are not scared of men who stand under the tree, as they are strong, bold and fearless. Aunt Jennifer is traumatized by the ordeals of her marital life and male-dominated society. So, her hands and fingers are fluttering with fear and she was not able to pull the needle through the cloth that she was stitching. Aunt Jennifer could not bear the burden of marital responsibilities. She felt subjugated and could not express herself freely. The poem says that even if the protagonist is dead from outside, the tigers within her will help her survive.