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CBSE Marking Scheme Class x 2015

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CBSE Marking Scheme Class x 2015

  1. 1. MARKING SCHEME CLASS X CENTRALBOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION DELHI 2015 Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  2. 2. CBSE, Delhi-110092 Published by Secretary, C.B.S.E. 'Shiksha Kendra', 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi - 110301. Laser typesetting and Printed byAkashdeep Printers, Daryaganj, New Delhi - 110002 Manuscript as such highlights the main value points and does not represent a complete ideal answer. Manuscript may vary from time to time and year to year. Price : Rs. 345.00 November, 2015 500 Copies (ii) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  3. 3. PREFACE CBSE as a pace setting national Board has constantly been striving to design its evaluation process in a manner that it is used as a powerful means of influencing the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom situation. Also, it has to be so designed that it provides constant feedback regarding the effectiveness of the course content, classroom processes and the growth of individual learners besides the appropriateness of evaluation procedures. As a move in this direction, CBSE started the practice of publishing the Marking Schemes with twin objectives in mind-(i) making the system more transparent and at the same time, (ii) ensuring high degree of reliability in scoring procedure. Who are the markers of answer scripts? How do they mark the answer scripts? How can it be ensured that marking is fair, objective and reliable? Questions of these types naturally arise in the minds of candidates appearing in the public examination. These questions are equally pertinent to the teachers who are not adequately exposed to the CBSE system of marking. Answer Scripts marking is a specialised job. It is assigned to teachers-PGTs for Class XII and TGTs for Class X who are in direct touch with the subject and have a minimum of 3 years experience of teaching the subject at that level. Appointment of examiners is made in accordance with the well- defined norms. Markers examine scripts with the help of detailed guidelines called the 'Marking Schemes'. It is this tool (Marking Scheme) alongwith the extensive supervisory checks and counter-checks through which CBSE tries to ensure objective and fair marking. The present publication is being brought out with a view to serving the following objectives : (i) To give an opportunity to the teachers and students to look into the Marking Schemes that were developed by the Board and supplied to the evaluators in 2015 main examination in some selected main subjects. (ii) To receive feedback and suggestions from institutions/subject teachers on the utility and further improvement of Marking Schemes. (iii) To encourage institutions to undertake similar exercise of developing marking schemes for classes other than those covered by the Board's examination with a view to increasing teachers' responsiveness to them as the essential tools of evaluation. (iii) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  4. 4. HOW TO USE Teachers and the students preparing for Class X examination of the Board constitute the primary interest-group of this publication. Marking Schemes of Question Papers in the subjects of English (Communicative), English (Language and Literature), Hindi Course A, Hindi Course B, Mathematics, Maths for Visually impaired, Science, Science for Visually impaired, Social Science, Foundation of Information Technology, Communicative Sanskrit, French, Urdu Course A, Urdu Course B and Bengali administered in Delhi and Outside Delhi during the 2015 main examination have been included in this document. Some tips on their usage are given below : (a) To Teachers : --- Go through the syllabus and the weightage distribution for the subject carefully. --- Read the question paper to find out how far the question paper set subscribes to the prescribed design. Grade every question by difficulty level for students who have taken the main Board examination. --- Consult the 'Marking Scheme' for each question, with reference to steps into which answers and awards have been divided. --- Work out concrete suggestions for the Board. (b) To Students : --- Study each question carefully, comprehend them and write down the main points of the answer and note down their difficulties for clarification. --- Examine a question in conjunction with the Marking Scheme and find out the proximity of the answer to that suggested in the Marking Scheme. --- Contribution of the experts and the officials of the Board in bringing out this document is gratefully acknowledged. We urge the teachers to encourage their students to make use of this publication. K.K. CHOUDHURY CONTROLLER OF EXAMINATIONS (iv) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
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  6. 6. (vi) (k) a parent or guardian to provide opportunities for education to his child or as the case may be ward betweentheageofsixandfourteenyears. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  7. 7. CONTENTS Secondary School Examination (X) Marking Scheme Page No. 1. English Communicative ............................................................................................. 1-36 2. English Language and Literature ................................................................................. 37-70 3. Hindi Course ‘A’ ....................................................................................................... 71-113 4. Hindi Course ‘B’ ....................................................................................................... 114-138 5. Mathematics .............................................................................................................. 139-170 6. Mathematics (for Visually impaired) ............................................................................ 171-184 7. Science...................................................................................................................... 185-224 8. Science(for Visually impaired) .................................................................................... 225-241 9. Social Science ........................................................................................................... 242-283 10. Foundation of Information Technology ........................................................................ 284-314 11. Communicative Sanskrit ............................................................................................. 315-354 12. French ....................................................................................................................... 355-375 13. Urdu Course ‘A’........................................................................................................ 376-413 14. Urdu Course ‘B’ ........................................................................................................ 414-443 15. Bengali ...................................................................................................................... 444-468 (vii) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  8. 8. ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE 1. Mrs. Rachna Pant Principal RamjasPublicSchool Sector-4, R.K. Puram NewDelhi 2. Dr. Opkar Singh 121, Sahyog Appartments MayurVihar Phase-I Delhi-110091 3. Ms. Mala B. Menon CochinRefineriesSchool Ernakulam,Kerala 4. ShriH.Hazarika TinsukiaEnglishAcademy Tinsukia,Assam 5. Ms.GurvinderKaurGulati VicePrincipal GandhiNagarPublicSchool, GandhiNagar Muradabad (U.P.) 6. Mrs. Meera Bhardwaj RamjasSchool R.K. Puram NewDelhi 7. Ms Onika Mehrotra KalkaPublicSchool AlkanandaKalkaji NewDelhi 8. Ms.MinooAggarwal Principal D.A.V.PublicSchool 19, Sitaram Nagar Chennai - 600042 9. Shri Shankar Nath LKSinghania,EDU.Centre, Gotan, Nagaur Rajasthan 10. Mrs. Serene Mary John St. Mary’s School SafdarjungEnclave Delhi 11. Sh.SunilDuttSigh Sainik Scord Bhubaneswar(Odisha) 12. Smt.AbhaVerma PGT DAVPublicSchool Sector - 8, Panchkula Chandigarh(Haryana) 13. Mrs.AkshikaVyas RamjasSchool R. K. Puram, Sector-4 NewDelhi LIST OF COORDINATORS/SUBJECT EXPERTS/REPRESENTATIVES OF THE REGIONS FOR UPDATION/FINALISATION OF THE MARKING SCHEME FOR THE SECONDARY SCHOOL EXAMINATION, 2015 S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts (viii) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  9. 9. S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts 14. Bro.FelixMartis MantfortSchool Ranchi,Jharkhand ENGLISHLANGUAGEANDLITERATURE 1. Mr. Ramesh Chand Principal Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School No.2, Kalkaji NewDelhi 2. Shri P.N.Thakural A-3/110 First Floor, JanakPuri NewDelhi 3. Sh. G.R. Sharma Vice-Principal Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School Devli,NewDelhi 4. Mrs.NeelimaSharma C 514, DDA, SFS Flats Saket, New Delhi 5. ShriRajendraKumar TGT 252 C, Sector-110 Noida 6. ShriJagdishGahlot VicePrincipal Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School No.2, Kalkaji NewDelhi 7. Ms.NirmalGrover MataGujariPublicSchool GreaterKailash NewDelhi 8. Dr.JunitaZaki Principal St.Anthony's School for Girls,CivilLines Rampur,U.P. 9. Ms. SumanArora DAV PublicSchool Sec.-14, Faridabad 10. ShriT.Gopalakrishna Principal JawaharNovodayaVidayalaya Doddaballatur BangaluruRural 11. ShriJanardanUpadhyay Principal J.N.V.,JungleAgahi Peepiganj, Gorakhpur (U.P.) 12. Shri S.J.Annassery J.N.V.,Alleppey Kochi, Kerala HINDI COURSE-A 1. Dr. Suresh Pant 10C/4C Janakpuri New Delhi-110058 2. Dr.DevendraTaygi H-25, West Jyoti Nagar Loni Road, Shahdara Delhi (ix) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  10. 10. S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts 3. Ms.Kamlesh 82,Amba Enclave, Sector-9, Rohini, NewDelhi 4. ShriManishAggarwal "Triveni" K-13/6, Street No. 16, GangotriVihar,Ghonda(W) Delhi 5. Ms.KusumLataAggarwal 7/215 Ramesh Nagar New Delhi-110015 6. Ms. P. Rajni K.V. No.1, Naval Base Kochi-4, Kerala 7. Ms. ManjuVerma PGT KendriyaVidyalaya 18/CrossMalleswaram Bangalore-560055 8. Sh.AkshayKumarDixit R.S.B.V., Fatehpur Beri NewDelhi 9. Sh. D.B. Sharma KendriyaVidyalaya NTPCAnta Zila Baran (Raj.) 10. Sh.KunjBihariDwivedi Principal SaraswatiVidyaMandir Kamla Nagar,Agra 11. Dr.MonicaSharma Sardar PatelVidyalaya LodhiEstate New Delhi-110003 12. Sh.RamDuttMishra Jani Sanwpasak Sr. Sec. School Sadar Bazar, Delhi - 110006 13. Sh. R.K. Dabas 90, Majra Dabas Delhi - 110091 14. Ms.GayatriDevi Vice-Principal K.V. Kamla, Nehru Nagar Gaziabad, (U.P.) HINDI COURSE B 1. Dr.Anuradha HOD Sardar PatelVidyalaya LodhiEstate, New Delhi-110003 2. Ms. Remani K.S. BhavansVidyaMandir GiriNagar Kochi, Kerala 3. Dr. Monika Marwah AdarshSanskritiSchool Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Marg Chankyapuri, NewDelhi (x) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  11. 11. S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts 4. Ms.B.ArunaKumari DPS,Visnakahapatnam Andhra Pradesh 5. Ms. Mamta Dubey AdvancedAcademy Indore, (M.P.) 6. Dr.Madhuri DelhiPublicSchool Sector 3, Dwarka, New Delhi - 111078 7. Ms. Rupa DAV Model School Sector - 15 Chandigarh 8. Ms. Mona Prabhakar TheSrijanSchool 4B ModelTown NewDelhi 9. Sh. P.D. Mishra Govt. Hr. Sec. School BordunsaDistt ArunanchalPradesh 10. Ms. Leena Sharma RukmaniDeviPublicSchool Pitampura,Delhi 11. Ms.Abha Sharma RoyVidyaVihar Ektara Road,Agra 12. Smt.ManjulVerma PGT(Hindi) DelhiPublicSchool NTPC Dadri, Gautam Budh Nagar UP-201008 13. Dr. Sabya Sochi Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School Tagore Garden, NewDelhi 14. Ms.Aradhana Sareen D-6/6085 Vasantkunj NewDelhi MATHEMATICS 1. Mrs.AnitaSharma Principal S.D. Public School BU-Block,Pitampura, Delhi-111034 2. ShriIshwarChanderAhuja G-93,Ashok Vihar-I, Delhi 3. Shri S.N. Chhibber B-330, SaraswatiVihar Delhi-111034 4. Shri P.S. Mahajan BA-36C, Ashok Vihar Phase-I, Delhi (xi) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  12. 12. S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts (xii) 5. ShriAshwaniK.Bakshi VicePrincipal CambridgeSchool Sector-27, Noida - 201301 (U.P.) 6. ShriG.D.Dhall K-171, LIC Colony SyedNangloiVillage New Delhi-110087 7. Shri J.C. Nijhawan C-51, Maharana Pratap Enclave Delhi-111034 8. Dr.Y.K. Sharma VicePrincipal SubodhPublicSchool RambaghGircle Jaipur 9. Shri S. R. Sharma KendriyaVidyalaya, AFSHighground Chandigarh 10. Sh. Jugal Chandra Borah VicePrincipal Faculty Hr. Sec. School NorthGauwahati Assam 11. Shri J.Ajeeth Prasath Jain Principal B.V.BhavanRajajiVidyashram, 6, Kilpauk Garden Road, Kilpauk, Chennai-6000010 12. Sh.Abraham George Principal JawaharNavodayaVidyalaya Borai,Distt.-Durg Chhattisgarh 13. Ms.SuchiGoyal GurgaonVallySchool P.S., DLPPhase-II Gurgaon 14. Dr. Ram Mohan Principal SuditiGlobalAcademy Devi By-Pass Road, MainpuriDehatNagariya, Mainpuri, UP-205001 15. Ms.RajniBhatia S.D. Public School BU-Block,Pitampura, Delhi 16. Sh.R.B.Singh Principal KendriyaVidyalaya Sector - 25, Rohini, Delhi 17. Ms. Deepika Batra S.D. Public School BU-Block,Pitampura Delhi 18. Sh. S.Ajaya Kumar Principal KendriyaVidyalaya Pattom Trivandrum,Kerala Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  13. 13. S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts (xiii) 19. Sh. B.A. Kumar Principal DAVPublicSchool Central Coal Fields Ltd. Ranchi(Jharkhand) SCIENCE 1. Sh. J.P.Agarwal 3, ShaktiAppartment Ashok Vihar Phase-III Delhi-110052 2. Dr. Subhosree Sarkar Principal BaldwanFarmAreaHighSchool Jamshedpur 3. Shri D.A. Mishra B-203, Saraswati Vihar Delhi-110034 4. Ms. Geetha Devi Verma Principal KendriyaVidyalaya VaranasiCantt. Varanasi(UP) 5. Ms.KiranManglik Principal, N.P. Boys School MandirMarg New Delhi-110001 6. Sh.RatnaSingh Principal HindustaniKendriyaVidyalaya Bhangagarh Guwahati(Assam) 7. Ms. Rupam M. Kumar Jain VivekanandSchool AnandVihar Delhi-110092 8. Ms.MinakshiGupta Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School Sec - 16 D Chandigarh 9. Ms. Sugeetha P Principal ChinmayaVidyalaya Kannur-670001 10. Smt.ShivaniGoswami 563, GolfVitsaAppartments, SectorAlpha-II, Greater Noida Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.) 11. D. C. Pandey P-435, Sector-21 JalVayuVihar Noida- (U.P.)-201301 12. ShriL.V.Sehgal Principal BalBhartiPublicSchool GangaRamHospitalMarg New Delhi-110060 13. Ms.Anju Marwah, BalBharti,PublicSchool GangaRamHospitalMarg, New Delhi-110060 Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  14. 14. S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts (xiv) 14. Shri Satinder Kaur BalBhartiPublicSchool, GangaRamHospitalMarg, New Delhi-110060 15. Ms. Poonam Sondhi, BalBhartiPublicSchool, GangaRamHospitalMarg, New Delhi-110060 SOCIALSCIENCE 1. Shri S. S. Minhas, Principal, Guru Nanak Public School, RajouriGarden NewDelhi 2. Shri D. S.Yadav, E-52, Pandav Nagar, Delhi-111091 3. Mrs. Sheba Mall Lect.inGeography FaithAcademy Prasad Nagar NewDelhi 4. Sh.AmarSingh VicePrincipal JawaharNavodayaVidyalaya Kalewala,Thakurdwara 5. Ms. Seetha Kiran Principal D.A.V.PublicSchool Hyderabad 6. Ms.AlkaBhargava PGT ScindiaKanyaVidyalaya, Gawalior 7. Mrs.AnnapurniVenkatachala PGT G-7, Green Park Main NewDelhi 8. Sh. Suresh Chan Nayak PGT JawaharNavodayaVidyalaya Mundali,Cuttack Odisha 9. ShriHarishKumar RajkiyaSarvodayaBalVidyalaya, West Vinod Nagar Delhi-92 10. Ms.KaveriAdhikari Principal TagorePublicSchool Allahabad (U. P.) 11. ShriKushaliRamSharma Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector-26, Chandigarh 12. Mrs. Protima Prabhakar New Green field School Marg 22, Saket NewDelhi Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  15. 15. S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts (xv) 13. Mrs. Satinder Kaur GuruNanakPublicSchool RajouriGarden NewDelhi FOUNDATION OFINFORMATIONS TECHNOLOGY 1. ShriMukeshKumar, PGT, DelhiPublicSchool, Sector-12, R.K. Puram New Delhi - 110022 2. ShriR.K.Tiwari PGT VivekanandSchool, D-Block,AnandVihar Delhi 3. Shri Gautam Sarkar, PGT Modern School, Barakhamba Road NewDelhi 4. Dr. M. P. S. Bhatia Pocket-B2/7C, Lawrance Road, New Delhi-110035 COMMUNICATIVE SANSKRIT 1. ShriYatinderKr.Sharma Rajkiya Sarvodaya Vidyalaya No-4, Roop Nagar, Delhi-110007 2. ShriY.D. Sharma H. No. 100, 101 Pocket A-3 Sector-11,Rohini, Delhi 3. Shri.ShrikantMishra PGT(Sanskrit) JugalDeviSarswatiVidyaMandir Kanpur-208002 4. Shri P. N. Dubey, VicePrincipal AllSaintsSchool, GandhiNagar Bhopal-462001 (M.P.) 5. Dr.PritiGarg Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School Sect-10, Chandigarh 6. Dr. P. Rangarajan TGT ChinmayaVidyalaya Chennai,TamilNadu 7. Shri P. N. Jha VicePrincipal Govt. Boys Sr. Sec School, No. I ModelTown Delhi - 110009 8. Dr.ArunaDixit S.D. Public School PatelNagar,Delhi Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  16. 16. S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts (xvi) 9. ShriVijayTrivedi VasantValleySchool Vasant Kunj Sector-C, New Delhi-110070 10. Ms. Uma Devi K. TGTBhavan'sVidyaMandir Giri Nagar, Cochin, Kerala FRENCH 1. Ms.ManishaSondhi PGT DelhiPublicSchool Sec-C, Pkt-V, Vasant Kunj, NewDelhi 2. Ms.Anuradha Karkum TheMother'sInternationalSchool, SriAurobindoMarg, New Delhi-110016 3. Ms. RashmeeAnand DelhiPublicSchool Sec-30, Noida-201301 (U.P.) 4. Ms. Payal Naik DelhiPublicSchool VasantKunj New Delhi-110070 5. Ms. Preeti Chawla TagoreInternationalSchool F-Block, East of Kailash, NewDelhi 6. Ms.Adita Saxena DelhiPublicSchool VasantKunj New Delhi-110070 URDU COURSE A/B 1. Dr. Mohd.Maroof Khan Principal Dr.ZakirHussainMemorial Sr. Sec. School Jafarabad, Delhi-111053 2. ShriAriefUsmani, AngloArabic Sr. Sec. School, AjmeriGate, Delhi - 111006 3. Mrs. Kishwar Jahan (PGT Urdu), Dr. Zakir Husain Mem. Sr. Sec. School Jafrabad, Delhi-110053 4. Dr. Mrs. Qudisia Quareshi SatyawatiCollege AshokVihar Delhi 5. Dr. Nafees JahanAnsari 47/5, Uttranchal Society I.P. Extn., Delhi-110092 6. Dr.RaziAhmad SarvodayaBalVidyalaya Jafarabad Delhi-110053 Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  17. 17. S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts S.No. Name of the Coordinator/Subject Experts 7. Mr. Farhan Beg PGT Dr.ZakirHussain Memorial Sr. Sec. School Jafasrabad,Delhi BENGALI 1. Shri Pradip Saha PGT V.N. Bengali Sr. Sec. School Sarojni Nagar, New Delhi 2. Mrs. Mitra Saha ShyamaPrasadVidyalaya LodhiEstate, New Delhi-110003 3. Ms.AditiSinha PGT Bengali Sr. Sec. School, 22-A,Alipur Road, Delhi-110054 4. Mrs.SharmishtaSen ZakirHussainDelhiCollage Delhi 5. Ms. Suprna Chakuraborty PGT Apeejay School 115, Park Street Kolkatta, (W.B.) (xvii) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  18. 18. 1 SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT- II ENGLISH (Communicative) Time allowed : 3 hours Maximum marks : 70 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS : (i) The Question paper is divided into four sections: Section A - Reading 20 marks Section B - Writing & Grammar 25 marks Section C - Literature 25 marks (ii) All questions are compulsory. (iii) You may attempt any section at a time. (iv) All questions of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order. QUESTION PAPER CODE 1/1/1 SECTION A(Reading) 15 Marks 1. Read the passage given below: 8 (1) ThehoppingkangarooisafamiliarsightineverysnapshotrelatingtoAustralia. Members of the kangaroo family can be as small as a rat or as big as a man. Kangaroos are found mainly in Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea. Kangarooswhicharebig-footedmarsupialsthatevolvedinAustraliausetheir shortfrontlegslikearms.Theman-sizedkangaroosofAustraliaarecapable of speeding up to 88 km/hr for short distances, their means of locomotion beingtheirpowerfulhindlegs,whichcarrythemoverthegroundinjumpsof 9 m or more at a time. (2) Weighing around 70 kg they have an average lifespan of around six to eight years and a maximum lifetime of 20 years. When bothered by predators kangaroos often head for the water, standing submerged to the chest, and Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  19. 19. 2 attemptingtodrowntheattackerbyholdinghimunderwater.Anotherdefensive technique is to get their back to a tree and kick at their adversary with their clawedhindfeet,sometimeswithsufficientforcetokillaman.Normallyshy animals, they alert other kangaroos to danger by beating on the ground with theirhindfeet.Thisloudalarmsignalcarriesoveralongdistance. (3) The tail is important for kangaroos. It holds them in balance and supports them when they sit or fight against other kangaroos. The kangaroo uses its shortlegsasarms.Withthemitscratchesitself,cleansitsfurandholdsbranches wheniteatsleaves.Kangaroosaremarsupialsandthefemalescarrynewborns inapouchinfrontoftheirabdomens.Thebabiesarebornsmallandclimbup intothesafetyofthepouch.Thereforthenext225daysorso,theyeat,sleep and grow. Once they reach full development they leave the pouch.Ayoung kangaroothatleavesthepouchiscalleda'joey'.Tokeepfromgettingtoohot thekangaroostakenapsintheafternoonanddomostoftheirgrazingatnight. But the best stay-cool secret of these creatures is the spit bath ! Kangaroos drool and lick saliva all over their faces and bodies to cool down. 1.1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage, complete the following sentences with appropriate words / phrases. 1×8=8 a) When followed by predators kangaroos submerge __________________ and _____________ . b) The powerful hind legs help kangaroos to ____________________. c) Kangaroos are mainly found inAustralia and are ____________________ _____________. d) They use their front legs to ____________________________________ ______________ . e) Kangaroos warn others of danger by _______________________. f) The secret of kangaroos to stay cool is __________________________ __________________. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  20. 20. 3 g) They use their tails to ______________________________ . h) Before becoming 'joeys' the young ones stay in the __________________ and ________________. 2. Read the passage given below: 12 1. Itisraretofindsomeonewithgoodtechnicalandcommunicationskills.You can get far ahead of your colleagues if you combine the two early in your career. People will judge, evaluate, promote or block you based on your communicationskills.Sincehabitsformbyrepeatingbothgoodandbadforms ofcommunication,learntoobservegreatcommunicatorsandadopttheirstyles andtraits-inwrittenandverbalforms.Theartoflisteningandlearningfrom eachandeveryinteraction,isanothersecretrecipe.Developthesubconscious habit of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause. 2. Learning what not to say is probably more important than learning what to say.Asyourcareerdevelops,youwillrealizethatthewisespeakless.Speak when you have value to add, else refrain. Poorly constructed e-mails with grammaticalerrorsareacceptablebetweenfriends,buttheyshouldbeseriously avoided while communicating formally with your seniors. Avoid any communicationinanemotionalstatewhenyoumightsaythingsyouwillregret later. One unnecessary word uttered at the wrong time or place can ruin a relationship, career or even your life. Such is the power of words. If such a thing happens, you should immediately apologise, else it may haunt you for life. 3. Another problem to overcome is speaking too fast. Since our minds are working faster than our speech, we are inclined to speak fast. This does not necessarilymeanthatthepersonhearingitwillgetitanyfaster.Onthecontrary, it is always the reverse. So slow down, think before you speak. "When I get ready to speak to people,"Abraham Lincoln said, "I spend two-thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one-third thinking what I want to say."Addinghumourandwitisalsoessential.Butrealizethatnotalljokesare funnyandobservecertainboundaries.Neversayanythingthatcouldoffend. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  21. 21. 4 Remember you are not a comedian who must offend as many people as you can to be witty. 2.1 Answerthefollowingquestionsbriefly. 2×4 = 8 a. Whyisitnecessarytohavegoodcommunicationskills? b. Howcancommunicationskillsbedeveloped? c. Whataccordingtothewritershouldbeavoidedwhilecommunicating? d. Why should you be careful when you tend to be humorous? 2.2 Choose the most appropriate meanings of the given words from the options provided. 1×4 = 4 a. evaluate (i) estimate (ii) assume (iii) punish (iv) evolve b. trait (i) treaty (ii) trail (iii) quality (iv) liberty c. utter (i) flatter (ii) speak (iii) rot (iv) unique Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  22. 22. 5 d. haunt (i) hunt (ii) chant (iii) trouble (iv) avoid Section-B (Writing&Grammar) 25 marks 3. The tourism industry can bring valuable income to the country. Using your ideas alongwithideasfromtheMCBunit,TravelandTourism,writealettertotheeditor ofapopulardailyonhowthegovernmentandthepubliccanboostthedevelopment of this industry. Write the letter in 100-120 words. You are Rama/Ram, 4 Rani Road,Ranchi. 5 OR Theyouthofdifferentstatesshouldbegivenachancetomeetoneanotherthrough national meets and other programmes.Taking ideas from the MCB unit, National Integration and your own ideas write an article in 100-120 words on the topic, YouthandNationalIntegration.YouareRam/Rama. 4. Write a short story in 150-200 words on the basis of the hints provided. 10 Ratan was in Goa on a school trip. The teacher asked everyone to play and remain on the seashore. .......... OR Haridrovefast.Hewasalreadylateforoffice.Hehadgotuplateanditwashisfirst day of work .......... 5. Fillintheblankschoosingthemostappropriateoptionsfromtheonesgivenbelow. Write the answers in your answer-sheet against the correct blank numbers. 3 Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  23. 23. 6 Therearefourtreesinthe garden. (a)__branchesswayinthebreeze.Thechildren play (b) the trees. Some of the girls (c) sleeping in the shade of the trees. (a) (i) There (ii) Their (iii) Every (iv) An (b) (i) under (ii) over (iii) above (iv) in (c) (i) is (ii) was (iii) are (iv) have 6. The following paragraph has not beenedited.Thereisoneerrorineachmarkedline. Write the error and its correction as shown in the example. 1×4 = 4 Error Correction I went to the pool then no one e.g. then when was there. The place being quiet. a) ----------- ----------- A water was still, and the tiled b) ----------- ----------- bottom was so white and clean c) ----------- ----------- as a bathtub. I was timid for d) ----------- ----------- goinginalone. 7. Read the dialogue given below and complete the paragraph that follows.Write the correct answers in your answer-sheet against the correct blank numbers. 3 Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  24. 24. 7 Doctor: Have you got the tests done? Karna: No, I have not. Doctor: Get them done today itself. The doctor asked Karna (a) _____________________. He replied that (b) _______________. The doctor asked _______________. Section-C (Literature) 25 marks 8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow. 1×3 = 3 'Were these people pulling his leg? Was the whole thing a gigantic hoax ?Ameek harmlessmanlikehimandtheyhadtodraghimintothemiddleofthecitytomake alaughingstockoutofhim.' (a) Who is the speaker? (b) Why does he think that he is being made a 'laughing stock' ? (c) What does the word, 'hoax' mean ? OR Caesar shall forth; the things that threaten' d me Ne'er look'd on my back; when they shall see The face of Caesar, they are vanished. (a) Where is Caesar planning to go? (b) What are the 'things' that threaten him ? (c) What does the word, 'vanished' mean? 9. Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each. 2×4 = 8 (a) Why did the poet have to wait near the water trough? (Snake) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  25. 25. 8 (b) WhatdidSebastianwriteinthefinale-mailhesenttoMichael? (c) Why did the wedding guest beat his breast? (d) WhichqualityofKingOzymandiasdoesthepoemreflect? (e) Why did Cassius tell Brutus not to allow Antony to speak on Caesar's funeral? 10. How does the lesson, 'A Shady Plot' remind us that man has no right to invoke supernatural powers through Ouija boards, Tarot cards etc to solve his problems andthatoneshouldfacelifeboldlyandovercomedifficultiesusingwitandintelligence. Write in 80-100 words. 4 OR Respectforallformsoflifeisanessentialvalue.Unmindfuldestructionofnatureand itscreaturesdeservesjustpunishment.Writein80-100wordsthisessentialvalueas brought out in the poem, 'The Rime of theAncient Mariner'. 11. Attempt the following in 150-200 words. 10 BringouttheimportanceofthediaryinAnne'slife. OR Why doesAnne call herself' a bundle of contradictions' ? OR What was the incident of the Frost King? How did it affect Helen ? OR Write a character sketch of Bishop Brooks as he appears in Helen Keller's - The StoryofMyLife. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  26. 26. 9 QUESTION PAPER CODE 1/1 SECTION A(Reading) 20 Marks 1. Read the passage given below : 8 1 ThehoppingkangarooisafamiliarsightineverysnapshotrelatingtoAustralia. Members of the kangaroo family can be as small as a rat or as big as a man. Kangaroos are found mainly in Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea. Kangaroos, which are big-footed marsupials that evolved inAustralia, use their short front legs like arms. The man-sized kangaroos ofAustralia are capable of speeding up to 88 km/hr for short distances, their means of locomotionbeingtheirpowerfulhindlegs,whichcarrythemovertheground in jumps of 9 m or more at a time. 2 Weighing around 70 kg, they have an average lifespan of around six to eight years and a maximum lifetime of 20 years. When bothered by predators, kangaroos often head for the water, standing submerged to the chest, and attemptingtodrowntheattackerbyholdinghimunderwater.Anotherdefensive technique is to get their back to a tree and kick at their adversary with their clawedhindfeet,sometimeswithsufficientforcetokillaman.Normallyshy animals, they alert other kangaroos to danger by beating on the ground with theirhindfeet.Thisloudalarmsignalcarriesoveralongdistance. 3 The tail is important for kangaroos. It holds them in balance and supports them when they sit or fight against other kangaroos. The kangaroo uses its shortlegsasarms.Withthemitscratchesitself,cleansitsfurandholdsbranches wheniteatsleaves.Kangaroosaremarsupialsandthefemalescarrynewborns inapouchinfrontoftheirabdomens.Thebabiesarebornsmallandclimbup into the safety of the pouch. There, for the next 225 days or so, they eat, sleep and grow. Once they reach full development, they leave the pouch.A youngkangaroothatleavesthepouchiscalleda'joey'.Tokeepfromgetting toohot,thekangaroostakenapsintheafternoonanddomostoftheirgrazing at night. But the best stay-cool secret of these creatures is the spit bath! Kangaroosdroolandlicksalivaallovertheirfacesandbodiestocooldown. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  27. 27. 10 1.1 On the basisofyourreadingoftheabovepassage,completethefollowing sentences withappropriatewords/phrases: 1×8 = 8 (a) When followed by predators, kangaroos submerge _________________ and ___________. (b) The powerful hind legs help kangaroos to _______________. (c) Kangaroos are mainly found inAustralia and are _______________. (d) They use their front legs to _______________. (e) Kangaroos warn others of danger by _______________. (f) The secret of kangaroos to stay cool is _______________. (g) They use their tails to _____________________. (h) Before becoming 'joeys', the young ones stay in the _________________ and ___________. 2. Read the passage given below: 12 1 Itisraretofindsomeonewithgoodtechnicalandcommunicationskills.You can get far ahead of your colleagues if you combine the two early in your career. People will judge, evaluate, promote or block you based on your communicationskills.Sincehabitsformbyrepeatingbothgoodandbadforms ofcommunication,learntoobservegreatcommunicatorsandadopttheirstyles andtraits-inwrittenandverbalforms.Theartoflisteningandlearningfrom eachandeveryinteraction,isanothersecretrecipe.Developthesubconscious habit of listening to yourself as you speak and know when to pause. 2 Learning what not to say is probably more important than learning what to say.Asyourcareerdevelops,youwillrealizethatthewisespeakless.Speak when you have value to add, else refrain. Poorly constructed emails with grammaticalerrorsareacceptablebetweenfriends,buttheyshouldbeseriously avoided while communicating formally with your seniors. Avoid any communicationinanemotionalstatewhenyoumightsaythingsyouwillregret Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  28. 28. 11 later. One unnecessary word uttered at the wrong time or place can ruin a relationship, career or even your life. Such is the power of words. If such a thing happens, you should immediately apologise, else it may haunt you for life. 3 Another problem to overcome is speaking too fast. Since our minds are working faster than our speech, we are inclined to speak fast. This does not necessarilymeanthatthepersonhearingitwillgetitanyfaster.Onthecontrary, itisalwaysthereverse.Soslowdown,andthinkbeforeyouspeak."When1 get ready to speak to people,"Abraham Lincoln said, "I spend two-thirds of thetimethinkingwhattheywanttohearandone-thirdthinkingwhat1wantto say."Addinghumourandwitisalsoessential.Butrealizethatnotalljokesare funnyandobservecertainboundaries.Neversayanythingthatcouldoffend. Remember you are not a comedian who must offend as many people as you can to be witty. 2.1 Answerthefollowingquestionsbriefly: 2×4 = 8 (a) Whyisitnecessarytohavegoodcommunicationskills? (b) Howcancommunicationskillsbedeveloped? (c) What,accordingtothewriter,shouldbeavoidedwhilecommunicating? (d) Why should you be careful when you tend to be humorous? 2.2 Choose the most appropriate meanings of the given words from the options provided: 1×4=4 (a) evaluate (para 1) (i) estimate (ii) assume (iii) punish (iv) evolve Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  29. 29. 12 (b) trait (para 1) (i) treaty (ii) trail (iii) quality (iv) liberty (c) utter (para 2) (i) flatter (ii) speak (iii) rot (iv) unique (d) haunt (para 2) (i) hunt (ii) chant (iii) trouble (iv) avoid SECTION B (WritingandGrammar) 25 marks 3. YouhadvisitedAntarcticaandhadanopportunitytoseethepolaricecapsmelting and realised that the threat of global warming is very real. Taking ideas from the MCBunitonEnvironmentalongwithyourownideas,writeanarticlein100-120 words on what a student can do to preserve the environment.You are Rama/Ram. 5 OR You were one among a group of students who represented your state in a national youthexchangeprogramme.Itwasaneye-openerwhichmadeyourealisethespirit ofunityindiversity.TakingideasfromtheMCBunitonNationalIntegrationalong Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  30. 30. 13 with your own ideas, write a letter to the editor of a newspaper in 100 - 120 words on the importance of national integration.You are Maya/Mohan, 4 Rampur Road, Bareilly. 4. Write a short story in 150 - 200 words on the basis of the hints provided: 10 The doorbell rang. Sunil opened the door.At first he could not recognise the tall and well-dressed man who stood before him. Then the man spoke and all of a sudden ............ OR Aravind was distracted. He couldn't concentrate in the class. The incident which had happened that morning had shattered him ........... . 5. Read thepassagegivenbelowandfillintheblanksbychoosingthe most appropriate optionsfromtheonesthatfollow: 1×3 = 3 Alaska's size and climate make transportation (a) ________________ challenge. Long ago, sledges pulled (b) _____________ dog teams were the best way to travel (c) _____________ native people. (a) (i) an (ii) the (iii) a (iv) for (b) (i) by (ii) with (iii) of (iv) beside (c) (i) by (ii) to (iii) for (iv) with Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  31. 31. 14 6. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line against which a blank has been given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answersheetagainstthecorrectblanknumberasgivenintheexample.Remember to underline the word that you have supplied. ½×8 = 4 Error Correction The road to success is no a bed of roses. e.g. no not Only those who wade on hazards and hurdles (a) ------- -------- canachievesuccessful.Setyourselfcleargoals (b) ------- -------- and define precisely what you wants to do. (c) ------- -------- Goalsprovidedirectionforyourbehaviour (d) ------- -------- andguideyouractionsorthoughts.Specificgoals (e) ------- -------- are better than general ones. Let every parts (f) ------- -------- of your body is full of that idea. Winners do not (g) ------- -------- dodifferentthings,theydoesthingsdifferently. (h) ------- -------- 7. Rearrangethefollowingwordsandphrasestoformmeaningfulsentences: 1×3 = 3 (a) coloured bus / children / we saw / full of / a yellow / excited / (b) they were / we guessed / on the / planetarium / way / to the / (c) part / this / study tour / of their / was / SECTION C (Literature) 25 marks 8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 1×3 = 3 AndimmediatelyIregrettedit. I thought how paltry, how vulgar, what a mean act! Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  32. 32. 15 I despised myself and the voices of my accursed human education. (a) What was the mean act? 1 (b) Whydidthepoetdespisehimself? 1 (c) What does the word 'accursed' mean in the above context? 1 OR ''Well, you needn't be, because I just came to tell you to stop bothering us for assistance; you ain't going to get it.We're going on strike!" (a) Who speaks these words and to whom? 1 (b) What was the 'assistance' that was denied? 1 (c) What does the word 'bothering' mean? 1 9. Answer any four of the following questions in 30 - 40 words each : 2×4 = 8 (a) Why was theAlbatross considered a 'Christian Soul' ? (b) Whycouldn'tMichaelhelpSebastianthefirsttime? (c) HowdidDeciusBrutusinterpretCalpurnia'sdream? (d) How did Patol Babu lose his job in Calcutta? (e) What message does the poem, 'Ozymandias' convey? 10. Patience and hard work go a long way in achieving your goals. How doesPatol Babuwintheadmirationofthedirectorthroughaverysmallrole?Writein80-100 words. 4 OR MarkAntony,withthehelpofhisoratory,succeededinwinningthemobovertohis side.Thisledtothedownfalloftheconspirators.Writein80-100words,howwith the power of words he could effect a change in his listeners. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  33. 33. 16 11. Answer the following in 150 - 200 words: 10 How doesAnne criticise the attitude of the grown-ups in her diary? OR Write a character sketch of Mrs. Van Daan. OR WhatwereHelen'smemoriesofRadcliffe? OR HowimportantwasthepresenceofMissAnneSullivaninHelen'slife? Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  34. 34. 17 Strictly Confidential - (For Internal and Restricted Use Only) All India Secondary School Examination March 2015 Marking Scheme - Summative Assessment - English Communicative General Instructions: Please note that the questions are numbered in continuation from 1 to 11. (i) Marking of the entire script should be done by one examiner.All answers in all the scripts issued to the examiner should be marked section wise. (ii) In the Marking Scheme, a slash (/) indicates alternative answers; any one such answer is counted as correct. (iii) Brackets ( ) indicate optional information; the mark is awarded whether the part in brackets is included or not. (iv) If a student writes an answer which is not given in the Marking Scheme but which is equally acceptable, full marks should be awarded. (v) Studentsshouldnotbepenalized iftheydonotfollowtheorderofthesectionsquestions whileanswering. (vi) In questions requiring word limit please note that no marks are to be deducted for exceedingthewordlimit. (vii) The Marking Scheme carries only suggested value points for the answers. These are onlyguidelinesanddonotconstitutethecompleteanswers.Thestudentscanhavetheir own expression and if the expression is correct, marks should be awarded accordingly. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  35. 35. 18 QUESTION PAPER CODE 1/1/1 SECTIONA(READING) 20 MARKS Note: Section A tests the candidate’s ability in reading only. Therefore no deductionsaretobemadeforerrorsinspelling,grammarorpunctuation. Marks should be awarded if the answer can be clearly understood. Objective: This section evaluates the reading and comprehension skills of the students and their ability to infer and evaluate the given information. 1. THE HOPPING KANGAROO MARKS – 8 Objective : To identify the main points of a text Marking : 8 marks - 1 mark for each correct answer 1.1 Sentence Completion Answers : a) themselves in water to the chest; attempt to drown the attacker by holding himunderwater. b) carry them over the ground / jump more than 9 meters at a time / kick their adversaries c) big-footedmarsupials/alsofoundinTasmaniaandNewGuinea/capableof speeding up to 88 km/hr for short distances. d) scratch themselves / clean their fur / to hold branches while they eat leaves. e) beatingonthegroundwiththeirhindfeet f) to take naps in the afternoon and do most of their grazing at night / spit bath / to drool and lick saliva all over their faces and bodies g) balance and support themselves when they sit or fight with other kangaroos. h) mother's pouch; eat sleep and grow for the next 225 days. 2. TECHNICALAND COMMUNICATION SKILLS MARKS-12 Objective : To identify the main points of a text Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  36. 36. 19 Marking : 8 marks - 2 marks for each correct answer 2.1 Answers : a) Basedonyourcommunicationskillspeoplewilljudge,evaluate,promoteor block you. (1 mark) You can get far ahead of your colleagues. (1 mark) b) observegoodcommunicators;adopttheirstylesandtraits;developthehabit oflisteningtoyourself;learnfromeveryinteraction(anytwo) c) Avoidgrammaticalerrorswhilecommunicating./Avoidcommunicatingwhile in an emotional state. /Avoid speaking too fast. d) Notalljokesarefunny.Jokesshouldnotbeoffensive.Neversayanythingto offend.Avoidoffendingpeople.(anytwo) 2.2 Vocabulary TOTALMARKS : 4 Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer Answers : a) (i) estimate b) (iii) quality c) (ii) speak d) (iii) trouble SECTION B (WRITING & GRAMMAR) TOTALMARKS - 25 3. LETTER TO THE EDITOR - TOURISM INDUSTRY MARKS-5 Objective : To use the given input in a short sustained piece of writing Marking : Content - 3 marks - (the given information in the question paper to be included) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  37. 37. 20 Format - includes date, subject, addressee and complimen- tary close Format to be treated as part of the content Expression - 2 marks (fluency and accuracy to be taken into account) Suggested Value Points: - accessibility(roadwaysandrailways) - infrastructure - goodfacilities(hotels/motels) - cleanandhygienicsurroundings - helpfulandfriendlypeople(fore.g.shopkeepers,taxidrivers) - reliableguides - mediacampaign - maintenanceofmonuments - positiveimageofthecountry - safetyandsecurity - tourists not to be exploited (anyfour) OR ARTICLE WRITING-YOUTHAND NATIONALINTEGRATION Objectives : To plan, organize and present ideas coherently To write in a style appropriate for communicative purposes Marking : Content - 3 marks Format to be treated as part of the content Expression- 2 marks (fluency and accuracy to be taken into account) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  38. 38. 21 Suggested Value Points: - youthexchangeprogrammes - chance to meet and know about other languages and cultures - exchange ideas (for example through debates, talks, folk dances and songs) - creatingabondamongtheyouthfromdifferentstates - food, dress and festivals - programmes to be broadcast (anyfour) 4. STORYWRITING MARKS-10 Objectives : To plan, organize and present ideas coherently Marking : Relevance of content + creativity - 6 marks Fluency - 2 marks Accuracy - 2 marks Children may have completed the story in any suitable way using the hints provided. 5. GAP FILLING - TREES IN THE GARDEN MARKS-3 Objective : To use grammatical items correctly Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer Answers: a) (ii) Their b) (i) under c) (iii) are 6. EDITING-POOL MARKS-4 Objective : To use grammatical items correctly Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  39. 39. 22 Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer Answers: ERROR CORRECTION a) being was b) A The c) so as d) for about 7. NARRATION - DOCTOR AND KARNA MARKS-3 Objectives : To test the use of reported speech Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer Answers a) if / whether he had got the tests done. b) he had not c) him to get them done that day itself /on that day itself / on that very day SECTION C (LITERATURE) TOTALMARKS -25 General Instructions: This section is meant to test the student's familiarity with and appreciation of the set texts. However, if the expression prevents clear communication, - ½ a mark may be deducted. 8(a) Objective : To identify the correct answer on the basis of inference, interpretation and comprehension. PROSE -PATOLBABU, FILM STAR MARKS-3 Marking : 3 marks - 1 mark for each correct answer Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  40. 40. 23 Answers (a) PatolBabu (b) has only a syllable 'Oh!' as a dialogue / has been offered a 'single word' dialogue (c) deception / act of befooling / a prank / pulling somebody's leg OR 8(b) PLAY- JULIUS CAESAR MARKS-3 Answers (a) to the senate house / Capitol (b) unpleasantandunnaturalhappenings/Calpurnia'sdream (c) disappeared / went away / stopped threatening / ceased to threaten 9. Answer any four. Objective : To test the ability to infer and evaluate. TOTAL MARKS 2×4 =8 Marking : 2 marks for each correct answer (a) POETRY- SNAKE MARKS-2 Answer : Asnake was there before him. /Asnake was ahead of him. /Amajestic creature / The snake was a guest. / courtesy, out of respect (any two) (b) PROSE - VIRTUALLYTRUE MARKS-2 Answer : thankedhimforsavinghislife/expressedgratitude/allowedhimtokeepthegame / hoped to meet him again / gifted him the games (any two) (c) POETRY- THE RIME OFTHEANCIENT MARINER MARKS-2 Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  41. 41. 24 Answer : wanted to go for the wedding / frustrated / helpless / hypnotized / mesmerized / could see other guests there / bride had arrived / feast ready(any two) (d) POETRY-OZYMANDIAS MARKS-2 Answer: arrogance / aggression / pride / cruelty / egoism / power / ruthlessness (e) PLAY- JULIUS CAESAR MARKS-2 Answer: mightturnthemobagainstthem/incitepeople/provokepeople/turnthemagainst / They may lose. / Antony might have an upper hand (knew him to be a better orator). 10. Answer anyone in 80 - 100 words TOTAL MARK : 4 Objective : To help students relate the values in the text to their own lives and understand their importance. Marking : Content - 2 marks Expression - 2 marks a) PROSE -ASHADYPLOT Answer : shouldn't depend on devices like tarot cards and Ouija boards to solve problems because superstitions lead to unnecessary troubles / increased his dependence / stuntedhiscreativity/whenLaviniathrewawaytheOuijaboard-misunderstandings got cleared / wife returned / Gladolia ( maid) returned / the ghost no longer a threat tothewife Mangiftedwithwitandintelligence,shouldusethemtosolvehisproblems-thiswill givehimabettercontroloverhislife(anyotherrelevantpoint) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  42. 42. 25 b) POETRY- THE RIME OFTHEANCIENT MARINER Answer : TheAncientMarinerkilledthealbatrosswhichhadhelpedthesailors./hadtosuffer forthesinhehadcommitted/Eachandeverylifeisimportant./Manhasnorightto consider other lives as inferior. / Ship was in difficulty. / pushed to the South Pole / stuck in ice /Albatross hung around his neck. / It was a heinous crime hence the punishmentwasjustified.(anyotherrelevantpoint) LONG READING TEXT (NOVELS) 11. Answer anyone in 150 - 200 words TOTALMARKS-10 Objective : To understand and relate to the prescribed text and be able to make an analysis of events and characters. Marking : Content: 5 marks Expression: 5 marks Answers : The diary was a close friend and confidante ofAnne. She could write her thoughts and anything she wanted to share. Shevalueditanditwasacompanioninherloneliness. Intheannexe,shegrewuptobeayoungwomanandrecordedallherthoughts. She hoped her diary would be published after the war. was a means of expressing her private feelings which she could not have sharedwithothers OR thoughtshehadaconfusedpersonality/herattitude/feelingstowardsPeter changedoften was cheerful, full of joy and had a great sense of humour Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  43. 43. 26 She cracked jokes and displayed affection. the other side, hidden - more serious -, sometimes moody unabletoconfideinanyone-sometimesutterdespondenceengulfedher fickleminded She shared a love - hate relationship with her mother, mostly hate. varied emotions in respect of Peter OR wrote and published a story of that name - led to controversy accused of plagiarism - original written by Margaret T. Canby AcouncilofadultsincludingMr.Anagnosquestionedher. She did not remember hearing the story. - They concluded she must have forgotten. a traumatic experience for Helen - cost her the friendship of Mr.Anagnos Shestoppedwriting. felthumiliated. killedhercreativity gaverisetodepressionandhencetheneedforconsultingAnnSullivan OR wasakind-hearted,friendlypriest-believedintheuniversalreligionoflove taught Helen to love everyone as much as she could taughtthatpossibilitiesofgoodaregreaterthanthoseofevil hadnofeelingofdiscriminationagainstanybody-treatedeveryonealike epitome of humanity - never believed in the existence of caste and creed a Bishop in the true sense -All who possessed his friendship, appreciated it. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  44. 44. 27 QUESTION PAPER CODE 1/1 SECTIONA(READING) 20 MARKS Note: Section A tests the candidate's ability in reading only. Therefore, no deductions are to be made for errors in spelling, grammar or punctuation. Marks should be awarded if the answer can be clearly understood. Objective: This section evaluates the reading and comprehension skills of the students and their ability to infer and evaluate the given information. 1. THE HOPPING KANGAROO MARKS-8 Objective : To identify the main points of a text Marking : 8 marks - 1 mark for each correct answer 1.1 Sentence Completion Answers : a) themselves in water to the chest; attempt to drown the attacker by holding himunderwater. b) carry them over the ground / jump more than 9 meters at a time /kick their adversaries c) big-footedmarsupials/alsofoundinTasmaniaandNewGuinea/capableof speeding upto 88 km/hr for short distances. d) scratch themselves / clean their fur / to hold branches while they eat leaves. e) beatingonthegroundwiththeirhindfeet t) to take naps in the afternoon and do most-of their grazing at night / spit bath / to drool and lick saliva all over their faces and bodies g) balanceandsupportthemselveswhentheysitorfightwithotherkangaroos. h) mother's pouch; eat, sleep and grow for the next 225 days. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  45. 45. 28 2. TECHNICALAND COMMUNICATION SKILLS MARKS-12 Objective : To identify the main points of a text Marking : 8 marks - 2 marks for each correct answer 2.1 Answers : a) Basedonyourcommunicationskillspeoplewilljudge,evaluate,promoteor block you. (l mark) You can get far ahead of your colleagues. (l mark) b) observegoodcommunicators;adopttheirstylesandtraits;developthehabit oflisteningtoyourself;learnfromeveryinteraction(anytwo) c) Avoidgrammaticalerrorswhilecommunicating./Avoidcommunicatingwhile in an emotional state./Avoid speaking too fast. (anytwo) d) Not all jokes are funny. Jokes should not be offensive. / Never say anything to offend. /Avoid offending people. (any two) 2.2 Vocabulary TOTALMARKS: 4 Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer Answers : a) (i) estimate b) (iii) quality c) (ii) speak d) (iii) trouble SECTION B (WRITING & GRAMMAR) TOTALMARK 25 3. ARTICLE WRITING- GLOBALWARMING MARKS-5 Objectives : To plan, organize and present ideas coherently To write in a style appropriate for communicative purposes Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  46. 46. 29 Marking : Content - 3 marks Format - includes heading and signatory Format to be treated as part the content Expression- 2 marks (fluency and accuracy to be taken into account) Suggested Value Points: visit toAntarctica - discovered melting ice caps understood the seriousness of the problem stop polluting water bodies / air plant trees - Vanamahotsava create awareness - street plays / poster designing etc. reduce use of private vehicles - car pooling / use of public transport (anyfour) OR LETTER TO THE EDITOR - NATIONALINTEGRATION Objectives : To use the given input in a short sustained piece of writing Marking : Content - 3 marks - (the given information in the question paper to be included) Format - includes date, subject, addressee and complimentary close Format to be treated as part of the content Expression- 2 marks (fluency and accuracy to be taken into account) Suggested Value Points: India-landofdifferentreligions,languagesandcultures need to have national integration to ensure progress and safety Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  47. 47. 30 celebration of festivals breaks barriers, binds people and creates emotional bonds needinteractionandculturalexchangeamongpeopleofdifferentstates revamp ofeducationalcurriculumtoinculcatenationalintegration (anyotherrelevantpoint) 4. STORYWRITING MARKS-10 Objectives : To plan, organize and present ideas coherently Marking : Relevance of content + creativity - 6 marks Fluency - 2 marks Accuracy - 2 marks Children may have completed the story in any suitable way using the hints provided. 5. GAPFILLING-ALASKA MARKS-3 Objective : To use grammatical items correctly Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer Answers: a) (iii) a b) (i) by c) (iii) for 6. EDITING - ROAD TO SUCCESS MARKS-4 Objective : To use grammatical items correctly Marking : ½ a mark for each correct answer Answers : ERROR CORRECTION a) on through b) successful success Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  48. 48. 31 c) wants want c) for to d) or and e) parts part f) is be g) does do 7. REARRANGING WORDS MARKS-3 Objective : To test the accurate use of grammatical items To test the knowledge of syntax Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer Answers: a) We sawayellowcolouredbusfullofexcitedchildren. b) We guessed they were on the way to the planetarium. c) This was part of their study tour. SECTION C (LITERATURE) TOTALMARKS -25 General Instructions: This section is meant to test the student's familiarity with and appreciation of the set-texts. However, if the expression prevents clear communication, ½ a mark may be- deducted. 8(a) Objective : To identify the correct answer on the basis of inference, interpretation and comprehension. POETRY- SNAKE MARKS-3 Marking : 3 marks - 1 mark for each correct answer Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  49. 49. 32 Answers : a) The act of throwing a log / stick at the snake / trying to harm the snake b) Despised himself for listening to the voice of education / the mean act of throwing a log / stick at the snake c) Somethingthatcanbecursed/misleading/givingwronginformation OR 8(b) PROSE-ASHADYPLOT MARKS-3 Answers : a) The ghost, Helen to John Hallock / writer / author b) To provide help / ideas for writing ghost stories c) 'Bothering'meanstroubling/disturbing/irritatingbysummoningthemusing the Ouija boards 9. Answer any four. Objective : To test the ability to infer and evaluate. TOTAL MARKS 2×4 = 8 Marking : 2 marks for each correct answer (a) POETRY- THE RIME OFTHEANCIENT MARINER MARKS-2 Answer : Came through the fog - came at a time of unfavourable weather - symbol of purity and goodness- sign of hope from God - saved them from the trouble (anytwo) (b) PROSE - VIRTUALLYTRUE MARKS-2 Answer : The second Sheriff, Sebastian was shot by the horseman - fell down - computer screen said, 'Game Over' Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  50. 50. 33 (c) PLAY- JULIUS CAESAR MARKS-2 Answer : Asfairandfortunate-citizenswashingtheirhandsinthebloodspoutingfromCaesar's statueisasignthattheyarederivinginspirationfromhim (d) PROSE - PATOLBABU, FILM STAR MARKS-2 Answer : Sudden retrenchment in his company due to war (e) POETRY-OZYMANDIAS MARKS-2 Answer : Time is a destructor. / Pride has a fall. /Achievements can be destroyed by time. / Arrogance and pride have no place in life. /Any attempt at immortality will end in failure. 10. Answer anyone in 80 -100 words TOTALMARKS- 4 Objective : To help students relate the values in the text to their own lives and understand their importance. Marking : Content - 2marks Expression - 2 marks a) PROSE--PATOLBABU, FILM STAR Answer : PatolBabuovercamehisdisappointment. rehearsed the dialogue, 'Oh!' repeatedly added special touches to the dialogue by rehearsing it with different expressions emotedwithsincerityanddedication wonthe admiration of all who had gathered there (any other relevantpoint) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  51. 51. 34 OR b) PLAY- JULIUS CAESAR Answer : MarkAntony touched the hearts of the people. proved to the mob that Caesar was not ambitious exposed the wounded body of Caesar - showed them the stab wounds made by the conspirators HearousedtheircuriositybyrepeatedlyhintingatCaesar'swill. said that Caesar loved them and made all the Romans his heirs His words were so powerful that the crowd turned against the conspirators. (anyfourpoints) LONG READING TEXT (NOVELS) 11. Answer anyone in 150 - 200 words TOTALMARKS-I0 Objective : To understand and relate to the prescribed text and be able to make an analysis of events and characters. Marking : Content: 5 marks Expression: 5 marks Answers : Anne not happy with the attitude of the grown-ups in theAnnexe Whenever she approached them, they made her feel put out. never got a satisfactory response from them feltthathermotherlackedmotherlyfeelings-neverunderstoodher thegrown-upsneverallowedthechildrentoformopinionsoftheirown. childrennotgivenloveandcare Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  52. 52. 35 Annefelteldersshouldrespecttheiropinions(anyfivepoints) OR wife of Mr.Van Daan - stayed in theAnnexe - with the Franks quarrelsome,irritatingwomanwhousedtofightwithherhusband petty, egoistic and stingy -Anne did not like her criticisedAnneandherupbringing never cared for the children and did not value their opinion OR thrilledwhenshegotadmission studied for one year under Professor Keith determined to compete with those who could see and hear Classes were lively and she enjoyed them. talks about the subject she learned in the first year and the works of famous FrenchandGermanwriters took more time to learn no books for the blind Shedreadedexaminations. Collegetaughtherpatience. slightlydisappointedatnotmeetinggreatpeople firmlybelievedthatknowledgeispower (anyfivepoints) OR extremelypatientandtolerantwithHelen Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  53. 53. 36 handledherwithsensitivitybutfirmly. encouraged her to explore taughtherthemanualalphabet a true friend and companion - a guiding force a good tutor - broadened her horizons - opened the window to life constantsupportandmotivation Her presence helped Helen to study and learn like normal children. (anyfivepoints) Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  54. 54. 37 QUESTION PAPER CODE 2/1/1 SECTION A (Reading) (20 Marks) SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT - II ENGLISH (Language and Literature) Time allowed : 3 hours Maximum marks : 70 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS : (i) The Question Paper is divided into three sections. Section A - Reading 20 marks Section B - Writing & Grammar 25 marks Section C - Literature/Text books and Long Reading Texts 25 marks (ii) All questions are compulsory. (iii) Marks are indicated against each question. 1. Read the passage given below: 8 Kausaniissituatedataheightof6,075feetinthecentralHimalayas.Itisanunusually attractive little town. It covers just about 5.2 sq. kms. It lies to the north ofAlmora inUttarakhand'spicturesqueKumaonregion. Kausani provides the 300-km wide breathtaking view of the Himalayas. It is the most striking aspect of this place. Snow-capped peaks are spread in a stately row. Theystareatyouinsilverywhitemajesty.ThemostfamouspeakonviewisNanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India. It is situated at a height of 25,645 feet and 36 miles away as the crow flies. The other famous peaks on view are Choukhamba(23,420feet)andTrishul(23,360feet).ThentherearealsoNilkanth, Nandaghunti, Nandaghat and Nandakot. On a clear day, the blue of the sky makes a splendid background to these peaks.At sunrise and at sunset, when the colour of the sky changes to a golden orange, the scene gets etched in your memory. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  55. 55. 38 WhenGandhijivisitedthisplacein1929,itsscenicbeautyheldhimspellbound.He nameditthe'SwitzerlandofIndia'.Heprolongedhistwo-daystaytofourteendays, makingtimetowriteabook,'AnashaktiYoga'.Theplacewherehewasstayingwas originallyaguesthouseofateaestate.Itwasrenamed'AnashaktiAshram'afterthe book. Kausani is the birthplace of Sumitranandan Pant, India's poet laureate. Its natural surroundings inspired many of his poems. Its tea gardens mingle with dense pine forestsandfruitorchards.Theareaisalsohosttomanyfairsandreligiousceremonies. If Uttarakhand is the abode of gods, Kausani is God's own backyard. There is no traffic, no one is in a hurry. If serenity could be put on a canvas, the picture would resembleKausani. Onthebasisofyourreadingoftheabovepassage,answerthefollowingquestions: (a) WhereisKausanisituated? 1 (b) What is the most striking aspect of Kausani ? 1 (c) Which is the most famous peak on view from Kausani ? 1 (d) HowdidKausaniinfluenceSumitranandanPant? 1 (e) When does the view of peaks become so memorable? 1 (f) How can we say that Gandhiji was greatly charmed by the natural beauty of Kausani? 1 (g) What makes Kausani a calm and quiet place? 1 (h) Why is Kausani's guest house of the tea estate known as 'AnashaktiAshram'? 1 2. Read the passage given below: 12 1. I rested for a moment at the door ofAnand Bhawan, on Market Road, where coffee-drinkersandtiffin-eaterssatstillattheirtables,utteringlowmoanson seeing me. I wanted to assure them, "Don't mind me, you hugging the cash Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  56. 56. 39 box - you are a coward, afraid even to breathe. Go on, count the cash, if that is your pleasure. I just want to watch, that's all. If my tail trails down to the street, if I am blocking your threshold, it is because, I'm told, I'm eleven feet tiptotail.Ican'thelpit.I'mnotouttokill-I'mtoofull.Ifoundagreenpasture full of food on my way. I won't attack until I feel hungry again. Tigers attack onlywhentheyfeelhungry,unlikehumanbeingswhoslaughteroneanother withoutpurposeorhunger." 2. Tothegreatdelightofchildren,schoolswerebeinghurriedlyclosed.Children of all ages and sizes were running helter-skelter, screaming joyously, "No school, no school. Tiger, tiger !" They were shouting and laughing and even enjoyingbeingscared.Theyseemedtowelcomeme.Ifeltlikejoiningthem. So I bounded away from the restaurant door. I walked along with them, at which they cried, 'The tiger is coming to eat us; let us get back to school!" 3. Ifollowedthemthroughtheirschoolgatewhiletheyranupandshutthemselves in the school hall securely. I climbed up the steps of the school, saw an open door at the far end of a veranda, and walked in. It happened to be the headmaster's room. I noticed a very dignified man jumping on the table and heavinghimselfupintoanattic.Iwalkedinandflungmyselfonthecoolfloor, havingaspeciallikingforcoolstonefloors. 4. As I drowsed, I was aware of cautious steps and hushed voices all around. I wasinnomoodtobotheraboutanything.AllIwantedwasalittlemomentof sleep;thedaylightwasverybright. On the basis of your reading of the above passage answer the following questions: (a) How did the diners atAnand Bhawan react on seeing the tiger? 2 (b) When do tigers attack ? In this context, how are human beings different from tigers? 2 (c) Why were children happy and even enjoyed being scared? 2 Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  57. 57. 40 (d) What wasthetiger'sopinionabouttheman at the cash counter? What did the tigerassurehim? 2 (e) Identify the word which means the same as 'hugging'. (para 1) 1 (i) counting (ii) hiding (iii) rubbing (iv) holdingtightlyinthearms (f) Identify the word which means the same as 'delight' (para 2) 1 (i) pleasure (ii) fear (iii) sorrow (iv) nervousness (g) Identify the word which means the same as 'dignified' (para 3) 1 (i) tall (ii) honourable (iii) terrified (iv) tired (h) Identify the word which means the same as 'heaving up' (para 3) 1 (i) hiding (ii) runningaway (iii) climbing (iv) raising Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  58. 58. 41 Section-B (WritingandGrammar) 15+10=25 marks 3. The recent increase in crimes against people of the Northeast, especially in the cities,hashighlightedthegrowingproblemfacedbythecommunity.Fearofviolence continuestoworrythem.Writealetterin100-120wordstotheEditorofTheTimes ofIndiaexpressingyourconcernovertherecentdeathofayoungstudentresulting from a racial comment against people from the Northeast. Suggest what steps the governmentshouldtaketosolvethisproblem.YouareAanchal/Aryan,residentof A-12, East of Kailash, N. Delhi. Hints: racial comments, attacks - rude behaviour, hurtfeelingsofourownfellowcitizens-disharmony-dentstheimageofourcountry - steps to solve this problem. OR One of the key messages of the Prime Minister's Independence Day speech was 'CleanIndia'.TheGovernmenthastakenaninitiativeforcleaningtheriversespecially 'The Ganges'. The Government has also urged the people of India to realise the dreamof'CleanIndia'.Writeanarticlein100-120wordsmentioningthemeasures people can take for a cleaner and greener India. 4. Complete the story in 150-200 words which starts like this: "It was a quiet, cold and dark night like it usually is in winter when all retire to bed early.Suddenlyatthedeadofnight,ashriekjerkedthepeopleinthebuildingoutof their beds. It was distinctly the voice of ..........." OR YouhavebeenpreparingfortheNationalTalentSearchExaminationforthelastone year and have got a very good rank. Write your story in 150-200 words using the followingcues. humblefamilybackground-ambitiontobesomething-scholarship,ameanstothat - preparation - help from the teachers - use of library - examination - result. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  59. 59. 42 5. Read the passage givenbelowandfillintheblanksbychoosingthemostappropriate wordsfromthegivenoptions. 3 Today a good (a) .............. varieties of tea and tea brands are available in the market. Green tea is popular (b) .............. China and the Far East. In Japan, the tea ceremony is a traditional way of greeting guests, (c) .............. is a social occasion. (a) (i) very (ii) many (iii) much (iv) more (b) (i) on (ii) at (iii) in (iv) for (c) (i) and (ii) it (iii) both (iv) this 6. The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a blank has been given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer-sheetagainstthecorrectblanknumberasgivenintheexample.Remember to underline the word that you have supplied. 4 Error Correction Most trees has a single woody stem called e.g. has have a trunk who supports a mass of branches (a) .......... .......... Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  60. 60. 43 carryingleaves.Treescleananair (b) .......... .......... toremovingtinyairborneparticles.The (c) .......... .......... leavesoftreesgiveinoxygen. (d) .......... .......... 7. Rearrange the following words and phrases into meaningful sentences. One has been done for you as an example. 3 Example: beach vacations / was / an attraction / coconut water / long ago / during Long ago coconut water was an attraction during beach vacations. (a) these days / for trade / Delhi / of / has become / a centre / tender coconuts / (b) its demand / value / due to / has increased / of the fruit / the food (c) has been fuelled / by growing awareness / the demand / health benefits / coconut water's / of / Section-C (Literature / Text Books and Long Reading Texts) 25 marks 8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow. 1×3 = 3 "Don't you want to have a look at the sights, now that you're here? "Allbymyself?Oh,I'dbemuchtooafraid." Greatlyamusedbythegirl'swayofspeaking,theconductorsaid,"Butyouweren't afraid to come in the bus." "Nothing to be afraid of about that," she answered. (a) Whoisthe'girl'mentionedinthepassage? 1 (b) Why didn't she get off the bus when she reached her destination? 1 (c) Writethemeaningoftheword,"amused." 1 Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  61. 61. 44 OR So 1 rejoiced one day when they sent me out forty miles in the country, to a town calledNewMullion,toservesummonsonamancalledOliverLutkins. (a) Who is 'I' ? (b) Why was 'I' sent to New Mullion? (c) What does the word, 'rejoiced' mean? 9. Answer the following questions in 30-40 words each. 2×4 = 8 (a) Why was Kisa Gotami sad? What did she do in her hour of grief? (b) What special characteristic of Mijbil did Maxwell learn after he took him to the bathroom ? (c) For what unusual reasons was Bholi sent to school? (d) DoyouthinkM.Loiselhadanenjoyableeveningattheball?Givereasonsfor youranswer. 10. Answer the following in 80-100 words. 4 "Nevermind,"shesaid,"1cangetonbymyself.""Youdon'thavetohelpme,"said Vallitotheconductor.Sheshowsextraordinarycourageinmakingthebusjourney allalone.TakinginspirationfromValli'scharacter,writehowabilityandcourageto takeriskareessentialtofulfillone'sdream. OR "Putthefearoutofyourheartandyouwillbeabletospeaklikeanyoneelse."These wordsofencouragementfromtheteacherhighlightthatchangeofsocialattitudeand encouragement can help a child like Bholi to become confident and face the world bravely.Taking help from the lesson, 'Bholi' write how the social attitude towards Bholi made her an introvert. What should be done to help such children to face the worldbravely? Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  62. 62. 45 11. Answer the following in 120-150 words. 10 What happened when the Nazis foundAnne and her family hiding in the Secret Annexe ? Give a brief description ofAnne and her family after the arrest. OR Annewrote,'Onedaywe'relaughingatthecomicalsideofhiding,andthenextday we're frightened and the fear, tension and despair can be read on our faces.' Give two examples of each - laughter and fear from the diary entries of May 1944. OR HowdidMr.KeithcontributetotheintellectualenrichmentofHelen? OR WhydidHelennotlikeexaminations? QUESTION PAPER CODE 2/1 SECTION A (Reading) (20 Marks) 1. Read the passage given below : 8 Kausaniissituatedataheightof6,075feetintheCentralHimalayas.Itisanunusually attractive little town. It covers just about 5.2 sq. kms. It lies to the north ofAlmora inUttarakhand'spicturesqueKumaonregion. Kausani provides the 300-km wide breathtaking view of the Himalayas. It is the most striking aspect of this place. Snow-capped peaks are spread in a stately row. Theystareatyouinsilverywhitemajesty.ThemostfamouspeakonviewisNanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India. It is situated at a height of 25,645 feet and 36 miles away as the crow flies. The other famous peaks on view are Choukhamba(23,420feet)andTrishul(23,360feet).ThentherearealsoNilkanth, Nandaghunti, Nandaghat and Nandakot. On a clear day, the blue of the sky makes Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  63. 63. 46 a splendid background to these peaks.At sunrise and at sunset, when the colour changes to a golden orange, the scene gets etched in your memory. WhenGandhijivisitedthisplacein1929,itsscenicbeautyheldhimspellbound.He nameditthe'SwitzerlandofIndia'.Heprolongedhistwo-daystaytofourteendays, makingtimetowriteabook,'AnashaktiYoga'.Theplacewherehewasstayingwas originally a guest-house of the tea estate. It was renamed 'AnashaktiAshram' after the book. Kausani is the birthplace of Sumitranandan Pant, India's poet laureate. Its natural surroundings inspired many of his poems. Its tea gardens mingle with dense pine forestsandfruitorchards.Theareaisalsohosttomanyfairsandreligiousceremonies. If Uttaranchal is the abode of gods, Kausani is God's own backyard. There is no traffic, no one is in a hurry. If serenity could be put on a canvas, the picture would resembleKausani. Onthebasisofyourreadingoftheabovepassage,answerthefollowingquestions: (a) WhereisKausanisituated? 1 (b) What is the most striking aspect of Kausani ? 1 (c) Which is the most famous peak on view from Kausani ? 1 (d) HowdidKausaniinfluenceSumitranandanPant? 1 (e) When does the view of peaks become so memorable? 1 (f) How can we say that Gandhiji was greatly charmed by the natural beauty of Kausani? 1 (g) What makes Kausani a calm and quiet place? 1 (h) Why, do you think, is Kausani known as 'God's own backyard'? 1 2. Read the passage given below : 12 1 I rested for a moment at the door ofAnand Bhawan, on Market Road, where coffee-drinkersandtiffin-eaterssatstillattheirtables,utteringlowmoanson Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  64. 64. 47 seeing me. I wanted to assure them, "Don't mind me, you hugging the cash box - you are a coward, afraid even to breathe. Go on, count the cash, if that is your pleasure. I just want to watch, that's all. If my tail trails down to the street, if I am blocking your threshold, it is because, I'm told, I'm eleven feet tiptotail.Ican'thelpit.I'mnotouttokill-I'mtoofull.Ifoundagreenpasture full of food on my way. I won't attack until I feel hungry again. Tigers attack onlywhentheyfeelhungry,unlikehumanbeingswhoslaughteroneanother withoutpurposeorhunger." 2 Tothegreatdelightofchildren,schoolswerebeinghurriedlyclosed.Children of all ages and sizes were running helter-skelter, screaming joyously, "No school, no school. Tiger, tiger!" They were shouting and laughing and even enjoyingbeingscared.Theyseemedtowelcomeme.Ifeltlikejoiningthem. So I bounded away from the restaurant door. I walked along with them, at which they cried, 'The tiger is coming to eat us; let us get back to school!" 3 Ifollowedthemthroughtheirschoolgatewhiletheyranupandshutthemselves in the school hall securely. I climbed up the steps of the school, saw an open door at the far end of a veranda, and walked in. It happened to be the headmaster's room. I noticed a very dignified man jumping on the table and heavinghimselfupintoanattic.Iwalkedinandflungmyselfonthecoolfloor, havingaspeciallikingforcoolstonefloors. 4 As I drowsed, I was aware of cautious steps and hushed voices all around. I wasinnomoodtobotheraboutanything.AllIwantedwasalittlemomentof sleep;thedaylightwasverybright. On the basis of your reading of the above passage, answer the following questions: (a) How did the diners atAnand Bhawan react on seeing the tiger? 2 (b) Whendotigersattack?Inthiscontext,howarehumanbeingsdifferentfrom tigers? 2 (c) Why were children happy and even enjoyed being scared? 2 Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  65. 65. 48 (d) What did the headmaster do on seeing the tiger? What did the tiger like to do intheheadmaster'soffice? 2 (e) Identify the word which means the same as 'hugging'. (Para 1) 1 (i) counting (ii) hiding (iii) rubbing (iv) holdingtightlyinthearms (f) Identify the word which means the same as 'delight'. (Para 2) 1 (i) pleasure (ii) fear (iii) sorrow (iv) nervousness (g) Identify the word which means the same as 'dignified'. (Para 3) 1 (i) tall (ii) honourable (iii) terrified (iv) tired (h) Identify the meaning of the word, 'bounded'. (Para 2) 1 (i) walked (ii) jumpedforward (iii) walkedwithheavysteps (iv) ranlazily Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  66. 66. 49 SECTION B (WritingandGrammar) 25 marks 3. Recently a serious quarrel took place in a colony in Delhi due to the use of loudspeakers at a public place and caused disharmony among the people. Write a letter in 100 - 120 words to the Editor of The Hindustan Times expressing your concernovertheunpleasantincident,highlightingthefactthattheloudspeakerscause noisepollutionanddiscord,suggestingthattheunauthoriseduseofloudspeakersat public places should be banned. You are Anjana/Arjun, F-112 Kailash Colony, Delhi. 5 OR HeavyrainsinJammuandKashmircausedfloods,landslides,housecollapsesand heavy loss of life and property. Write an article in 100 - 120 words on 'Floods - Causes and Prevention'.You areAnita/Aman. 4. "..........UltimatelyIwonitasIwasdeterminedtoachievemygoal."Theclosingof the story is given above.You can start your own story but you cannot change the end. Write the story in 150 - 200 words. 10 Hints:humblefamilybackground-noguidanceorsupport-amibition-difficulties - didn't give up - long struggle paved the way for success OR Complete a story in 150 - 200 words from the outline given below: Birds lived - a forest - one year hot and dry - the king bird suggested to migrate - a greedy sparrow noticed carts with baskets of grain - the sparrow dashed to eat - but warned her friends not to go - owner might kill them - birds scared - the greedy sparrow enjoyed her meal - owner spread a net - was caught 5. Readthepassagegivenbelowandfillintheblanksbychoosing the most appropriate optionsfromtheonesthatfollow: 1×3 = 3 Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  67. 67. 50 Therearewaysandways(a)____________tacklingaproblem.Butgovernments all over the world (b) ____________ only one system (c) ____________ is : the carrot-and-stick one. (a) (i) in (ii) of (iii) from (iv) on (b) (i) prefer (ii) prefers (iii) preferred (iv) preferring (c) (i) who (ii) which (iii) what (iv) whose 6. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line against which a blank has been given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answersheetagainstthecorrectblanknumberasgivenintheexample.Remember to underline the word that you have supplied. 1×4 = 4 Error Correction Summercampsdevelopachildconfidence. e.g. child child's Theyalsoencourageschildren (a) ______ ______ to do things by their own. (b) ______ ______ Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  68. 68. 51 Thecampsisbeneficialto (c) ______ ______ aggressivechildrenaswepromote (d) ______ ______ mutualunderstanding. 7. Rearrangethefollowingwordsandphrasesintomeaningfulsentences.Onehas been done for you as an example. 1×3 = 3 Example: person / physically / a / was / Kitty / handicapped / Kitty was a physically handicapped person. (a) sat up / wheelchair / in a / battery driven / every evening, / she (b) drove / an / she / her wheelchair / to / apple orchard / (c) very happy / with apples / the trees / she was / to see / laden / SECTION C (Literature / Textbooks and Long Reading Text) 25 marks 8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 1×3 = 3 When I got to New Mullion, my eager expectations of a sweet and simple country village were severely disappointed. Its streets were rivers of mud, with rows of wooden shops, either painted a sour brown, or bare of any paint at all. (a) Who is 'I'? 1 (b) Why was 'I' disappointed? 1 (c) What does the word 'expectations' mean? 1 OR "Nevershallayoungman, Thrownintodespair Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  69. 69. 52 By those great honey-coloured Ramparts at your ear," (a) Who is the speaker of these lines ? Who is he speaking to ? 1 (b) What does the young man mean by 'honey-coloured ramparts'? 1 (c) What does the word 'despair' mean ? 1 9. Answer the following questions in 30 - 40 words each : 2×4 = 8 (a) Why did the Buddha choose Benares to preach his first sermon? (b) Whydidn'tValliwanttogotothestallandhaveadrink?Whatdoesittellyou about her? (c) Why was Matilda in a hurry to go to her house after the ball ? (d) What filled Bholi, a dumb cow, with a new hope? 10. Answer the following question in 80 - 100 words: 4 Through'TheSermonatBenares',theBuddhapreachedthatdeathisinevitableand we need to overcome the suffering and pain that follows. Basedonyourreadingofthelesson,writehowoneshouldcopewiththedeathofa loved one. OR Chekovhasusedhumourandexaggerationintheplaytocommentoncourtshipin histimes.Illustratewithexamplesfromthelesson,'TheProposal.'Alsomentionthe values,youthink,anyhealthyrelationshiprequires. 11. Answer the following in 150 - 200 words : 10 What was Mr. Otto Frank's major contribution to the world? OR Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  70. 70. 53 Anne describes herself as a 'little bundle of contradictions'. Why ? Explain in your own words. OR HowdidHelenbenefitwhenDr.GrahamBellaccompaniedhertotheWorldFair? OR HowdidHelendisplayherpassionforRadcliffeCollege? Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  71. 71. 54 Strictly confidential – (For Internal and Restricted Use Only) Secondary School Examination March 2015 Marking Scheme – English (Language and Literature) General Instructions 1. The Marking Scheme provides general guidelines to reduce subjectivity in the marking. The answers given in the Marking Scheme are the suggested answers. The content is thus indicative. If a student has given any other answer, which is differentfromtheonegivenintheMarkingScheme,butconveysthecorrectmeaning, suchanswershouldbegivenfullweightage. 2. EvaluationistobedoneaspertheinstructionsprovidedintheMarkingScheme.It shouldnotbedoneaccordingtoone'sowninterpretationoranyotherconsideration. MarkingSchemeshouldbestrictlyadheredtoandreligiouslyfollowed. 3. It the question has parts, please award marks an the right hand side for each part. Marksawardedtothedifferentpartsofthequestionshouldthenbetotalledupand writteninthelefthandmarginandcircled. 4. If the question does not have any parts, marks will be entered in the left-hand margin. 5. If the candidate has attempted any extra question or part, marks obtained in the best question/part should be retained and the other answer should be scored out. 6. In the Marking Scheme, a slash (/) indicates alternative answers; any one such answer is counted as correct. 7. Brackets ( ) indicate optional information; the marks will be awarded whether the part in the brackets is included or not. 8. Candidates should not be penalised if they do not follow the order of the sections / questionswhileanswering. 9. In questions requiring word limit, no marks are to be deducted for exceeding the wordlimit. 10. Q.l, Q.2 and Q.8 are meant to test the ability of the candidates to comprehend and not the ability to express. Full credit should be given for the correct value point, eveniftheanswerisnotgiveninafullsentence. 11. In questions consisting of 2 or more than 2 marks, break-up of marks should be shown separately (as suggested in the Marking Scheme) and then totalled. 12. A full scale of marks 0 to 100 has to be used. Please do not hesitate to award full marks if the answer deserves it. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  72. 72. 55 QUESTION PAPER CODE 2/1/1 SECTION A (Reading ) 20 Marks Q.1 Objective: To identify the main points from the text. 8 Marks Marking: 8 marks - 1 mark for each correct answer. Nopenaltyforspelling,punctuationorgrammaticalmistakes Answers (a) - at a height of 6075 feet in the Central Himalayas (b) - 300-km. wide breathtaking view of the Himalayas (c) - Nanda Devi, the second highest peak in India (d) -ltsnaturalsurroundingsinspiredhimtowritemanyofhispoems. (e) - on a clear day, the blue of the sky makes a splendid background to the peaks (Nilkanth, Nandaghunti, Nandaghat and Nandakot) at sunrise and at sunset, when the colour changes to a golden orange, the scene gets etched in one'smemory (f) - When Gandhiji visited the place in 1929, its scenic beauty held him spell bound./HenamedittheSwitzerlandofIndia./prolongedhistwo-daystayto fourteendays (g) - no traffic, no one in a hurry (h) -theplacewhereGandhijiwroteabook,'AnashaktiYoga'aguesthousewas renamed 'AnashaktiAshram 'after the book. Q.2 Marking: - Qs (a) to (d) carry 2 marks each and from (e) to (h) each carry I mark each 8+4=12 Marks (a) - all the coffee drinkers andtiffin-eatersstoppedeatinganddrinking;wailed and uttered low moans 1+1 (b) - when they arehungry,buthumanbeingskillorexploit one another to show off their pride, power and false prestige 1+1 Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  73. 73. 56 (c) - the school closed, screaming with joy of having 'no school' - seemed to welcome the tiger 1+1 (d) - the tiger thoughtmantobea coward,afraidevento breathe; asked him to count the cash as he just wanted to watch 1+1 (e) (iv) holdingtightlyinthearms 1 (f) (i) pleasure 1 (g) (ii) honourable 1 (h) (iv) raising 1 SECTION B (Writing&Grammar) 25 Marks Q.3 Letter/ArticleWriting 5 Marks LEITER Objective: - To use an appropriate style and format to write a formal/an informal letter. Note: No marks are to be awarded if only the format is given. Credit should be givenforthecandidate'screativityinpresentinghis/herownideas. Format –1 mark i. Sender's address ii. Date iii. Receiver's address iv. Subject/Heading v. Salutation vi. Complimentaryclose Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  74. 74. 57 Content - 2 marks Expression -2 marks - Coherence and relevance of ideas and style -1 mark - Grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spelling - 1 mark (ValuepointsaresuggestedintheQuestionpaperitself) OR ARTICLE Format –1 mark Titleandwriter'sname Content -2 marks Expression -2 marks - Coherence and relevance of ideas and style - 1 mark - Grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spelling - 1 mark SuggestedValuePoints: Title-CleanIndia-ADreamofEveryIndianoranyothersuitabletitle ByABC Needforcleanliness Role of each Indian -from home to surroundings, workplaces and schools etc Rivers-alifeline,controlpollutionofrivers Some Do's and Don'ts WasteManagement Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  75. 75. 58 Q.4. StoryWriting 10 Marks Objective:-toplan,organizeandpresentideascoherentlyinastoryusingthechild's imaginationandcreativitybasedonthegiveninput. Format -1 mark Title;Writer'sname Creative Content -4 marks Expression -5 marks - Coherence and relevance of ideas and style - 2.5marks - Grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spelling - 2.5 marks (Theoutlineisgiveninthequestionpaper.Studentstowriteastoryusingthegiven situation/trigger) (Grammar) 10 Marks Q.5 Objective: To use grammatical items accurately and appropriately. Marking : 1 mark for each correct answer. 1×3= 3 Marks (a) (ii) many (b) (iii) in (c) (i) and Q.6 Objective: To use grammatical items accurately and appropriately. Marking: 1 mark for each correct answer. 1×4=4 Marks Error Correction (a) who which/that (b) an the Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  76. 76. 59 (c) to by (d) in out / us Q.7 Objective: To reordersense groups into syntactically coherent and complete sentences. Marking: 1 mark for each correct sentence 1×3=3 Marks (a) Delhi has become a centre for trade of tender coconuts these days. (b) Its demand has increased due to the food value of the fruit. (c) Thedemandhasbeenfuelledbygrowingawarenessofcoconutwater'shealth benefits. SECTION C (Literature: Textbooks and Long Reading Text) 15+10=25 Marks Q.8 Objective: To test local and global understanding of the extract. Marking:- 1 mark for each value point. 1×3=3 Marks (a) -Valli (b) -afraidofgettingdownalone (c)) - pleased / smiled / delighted / laughed OR (a) -theyounglawyer/theauthor–SinclairLewis (b) - to serve summons (c) - felt happy Q.9 Objective:-To test local and global comprehension, themes and ideas of the text. Marking:- Content: 1 mark; Expression : 1 mark 2×4=8 Marks Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  77. 77. 60 (a) - lost her only son,- -carriedherdeadsontoallherneighborsaskingforsomemedicinetorevive herson (b) -wentwildwithjoyinwater,plungingandrollinginit/splashedwater-water must be kept on the move (c) -asshehadanuglyface,lackofsenseandlittlechanceofhergettingmarried (d) - No. - he was quite bored with the ball, as he had been half asleep in one of the little salons since midnight with three other gentlemen whose wives were enjoyingthemselvesverymuch. Q.10 Value based Question Objective: - To test the values and key messages brought out on the basis of the text. Marking:- Content: 2 marks; Expression: 2 marks 2+2=4 Marks - setagoal,/havingthecourage,confidenceandabilitytotakerisk-leadsone to success- - Valli had set the target- to have a joy-ride to an unknown destination and realized her dream- - One example from the life experience of some great man who had set a goal and taken a risk to achieve his goal. OR Love,careandsympathetictreatmentofthementally/physicallychallengedchildren can work wonders, and if they are shown neglect and indifference they tend to become introvert and shy like Bholi. Kind words, love and sympathetic pat help themtoregainconfidence,enablethemtocompetewithothers,ultimatelyhelpthem becomesociallyacceptable. Suchchildrenneedsocial/parentalattentionandencouragementsothattheycome Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  78. 78. 61 out of their complex. Example of Bholi's teacher in transforming Bholi into a bold and confident person to face the world bravely. Q.11 Objective - To test knowledge and appreciation of the text Marking:- Content: - 6 marks Total = 10 Marks Expression: - 4 marks Coherence and relevance of ideas and style - 2 marks Grammaticalaccuracyandspelling-2marks (i) -The Nazis arrested the eight people hiding in theAnnexe as well as two of theirhelpers-KuglerandKleimen (ii) -ThefamilyspentfourdayslockedinacellinAmsterdamandonSeptember 1,1944,theyweretransferred,withoutatrial,tothetransitcamp-Westerbork Camp for the Jews -considered punishable prisoners. - On September 3, 1944, the eight prisoners joined 1000 others. - Afterthearrest: - Kleiman, because of his poor health, was released on Sept. 18, 1944, andheremainedinAmsterdamuntilhisdeathin1959. - KuglarmanagedtoescapefromhisimprisonmentonMarch28,1945- when he and his fellow prisoners were being sent to Germany. - Elizabeth(Bep)-diedinAmsterdam - Van Daan was gassed to death inAuschwitz -Nov. 1944. - Dussel died in a concentration camp in December 1944. - Edith Frank died inAuschwitz Camp on Jan.6, 1945 of hunger and exhaustion. - MargotandAnneFrank-diedinaconcentrationcampasaresultofan epidemic that broke out in 1944-45. - Otto Frank- the only survivor in May 1945 Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  79. 79. 62 OR Thetwoshadesoflifeinthehidingplace- On one side, there was bad news - Mr.Van's arrest for hiding two Jews in his house.Hisarrestmeansnomorepotatoesforthem.Thentheawfulfood,theJewish question,thetension,themiserableatmosphere. Windows could not be opened, unbearable heat, butter melting, not a cool spot anywhere, the bread, drying out the milk getting sour. On the other hand - the news of Bep's engagement, Mr. Kugler's birthday and the stories about cabarets, movies and concerts Thus, if one day they laughed at the comical side of hiding, the next day they were frightened. OR Mr.Keith'scontributiontotheintellectualenrichmentofHelen:- - Helen had no aptitude for mathematics but Mr. Keith helped her understand the subject - Helen continued her studies under the tutor Mr. Merton Keith of Cambridge - gaveherindividualattention,provedmorebeneficial,itsharpenedherfaculty ofreasoningandtrainedhertoseekconclusionscalmlyandlogically.Shegot on faster and did better - wasabletotakethefinalexaminationforRadcliffeCollege OR Helen'sdislikefortheexamination:- - examinations-thechiefbugbears,harassstudents - testrotelearningwithoutunderstanding - cause stress, test memory - outoffear,studentsfailtorecollectthefactsandmemoryfails Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  80. 80. 63 QUESTION PAPER CODE 2/1 SECTION A (Reading ) 20 Marks Q.1 Objective: To identify the main points from the text. 8 Marks Marking: 8 marks -1 mark for each correct answer. Nopenaltyforspelling,punctuationorgrammarmistakes Answers (a) - at a height of 6075 feet in the Central Himalayas (b) - 300-km. wide breathtaking view of the Himalayas (c) - Nanda Devi, the second highest peak in India (d) -itsnaturalsurroundingsinspiredhimtowritemanyofhispoems (e) - on a clear day, the blue of the sky makes a splendid background to the peaks (Nilkanth, Nandaghunti, Nandaghat and Nandakot) at sunrise and at sunset, when the colour changes to a golden orange, the scene gets etched in one'smemory (f) - when Gandhiji visited the place in 1929, its scenic beauty held him spell bound/ he named it the Switzerland of India/ prolonged his two-day stay to fourteendays (g) - no traffic, no one in a hurry (h) suggestedvaluepoint/studentsmaygivetheirownviewpoint:- Uttaranchal is the abode of gods- the peaks of Himalayas -where peace, beautyandjoyarespreadeverywhere-symbolofgodlypresence.Kausani's beautiful surroundings, snow capped peaks, calm and peace everywhere makes it a fit place to be known as (God's own backyard). Q.2 Marking: - Qs (a) to (d) carry 2 marks each and from (e) to (h) each carry I mark each 8+4=12 Marks Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  81. 81. 64 (a) - all the coffee drinkers and tiffin- eaters stopped eating and drinking; wailed and uttered low moans 1+1 (b) - when they are hungry, but human beings kill or exploit one another to show off their pride, power and false prestige 1+1 (c) - the school closed, screaming with joy of having 'no school' - seemed to welcome the tiger 1+1 (d) - jumped on the table, raised himself up into an attic - the tiger flung himself on the cool floor and drowsed, -had a special liking for cool stone floor 1+1 (e) (iv) holdingtightlyinthearms 1 (f) (i) pleasure 1 (g) (ii) honourable 1 (h) (ii) jumpedforward 1 SECTION B (Writing&Grammar) 25 Marks Q.3. Letter/ArticleWriting 5 Marks LETTER Objective: - To use an appropriate style and format to write a formal/an informal letter.: Note: No marks are to be awarded if only the format is given. Credit should be givenforthecandidate'screativityinpresentinghis/herownideas. Format –1 mark I. Sender's address II. Date Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  82. 82. 65 III. Receiver's address IV. Subject/Heading V. Salutation VI. Complimentaryclose Content - 2 marks Expression-2marks - Coherence and relevance of ideas and style -1 mark - Grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spelling -1 mark (ValuepointsaresuggestedintheQuestionpaperitself) OR ARTICLE Format –1 mark Titleandwriter'sname Content -2 marks Expression -2 marks - Coherence and relevance of ideas and style -1 mark - Grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spelling -1 mark SuggestedValuePoints: (heavyrains,riversflooded,landslides,washawayJ&K,lossoflifeandproperty, sufferings of the people, rescue work) Q.4 StoryWriting 10 Marks Format -1 mark Title;Writer'sname Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  83. 83. 66 Creative Content -4 marks Expression -5 marks - Coherence and relevance of ideas and style - 2.5marks - Grammatical accuracy, appropriate words and spelling - 2.5 marks (Theoutlineisgiveninthequestionpaper) (Grammar 10 Marks) Q.5 Objective: To use grammatical items accurately and appropriately. Marking: 1 mark for each correct answer. 1×3=3 Marks (a) (ii) of (b) (i) prefer (c) (ii) which Q.6 Objective: To use grammatical items accurately and appropriately. Marking: 1 mark for each correct answer. 1×4=4 Marks Error Correction (a) encourages encourage (b) by on (c) is are (d) we they / these Q.7 Objective:Toreordersensegroupsintoasyntactically coherent and complete sentences. Marking: 1 mark for each correct sentence 1×3=3 Marks (a) Everyevening,shesatupinabattery-drivenwheelchair. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  84. 84. 67 (b) She drove her wheelchair to an apple orchard (c) She was very happy to see the trees laden with apples SECTION C (literature / Textbooks and long Reading Text) 15+10=25 Marks Q.8 Objective: To test local and global-understanding of the extract. Marking:- 1 mark for each value point. 1×3= 3 Marks (a) -theyounglawyer/theauthor(SinclairLewis) b) - to see streets were rivers of mud, rows of wooden shops painted in sour brownorwithoutpaint(anunpleasantsight) (c) - hopes that something good will happen / hope OR (a) - a young man to a young woman / the poet to the woman he loved (b) - the woman's yellow-hair which add to her beauty (c) -thefeelingofhavinglostallhope/hopelessness Q.9 Objective:- To test local and global comprehension, themes and ideas of the text. Marking:- Content: 1 mark; Expression: 1 mark 2×4=8 Marks (a) - Benares-a most holy place-attracts crowds of people to get rid of their sorrowsandsufferings -theBuddhawantedtolessentheirsufferings (b) - didn't have enough money, only twenty paise on her for the return ticket, -firmanddecisive (c) -After the ball, M. Loisel covered her with a modest wrap. Poverty of the wraps clashed with the elegance of the ball costume. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  85. 85. 68 - She wished to hurry away in order not to be noticed by the other women whowerewrappingthemselvesinrichfurs. (d) -herteacher'ssoftandsoothingvoice,herfaithinBholiandherencouragement filledBholiwiththenewhope Q.10 Value based Question Objective:-Totestthevaluesandkeymessagesbroughtoutonthebasisofthetext. Marking:- Content: 2 marks; Expression: 2 marks. 2+2=4 Marks - The world is afflicted with death and decay. - One should know that death is common to all and there is no way to avoid it. Set aside fear of death. - Lamentation makes one sick, does not lessen the sorrow. - Surrenderselfishnessandleadavirtuouslife. OR ChekovhasusedstereotypessuchasLomov,theshrew-Natalya,andherhypocrite father-Chubukovtocreatehumour. - Exaggerated actions that exceed the limits of commonsense, exemplified in Lomov who gulps down water, puts his hand over his heart, runs to the door and 'staggers out'. - Thequickturnoffeelingfromcordialitytohurlingofinsults-Lomovcalling Chubukova'swindlerandhisreturninginsulttoLomovterminghim'Intriguer' - Elements of exaggeration and absurdity set 'the tone of ridicule and mar the relationshipinvolvingloveandromance - Courtesy, sincerity, love and mutual understanding are the keys to healthy relationship. Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com
  86. 86. 69 Q.11 Objective - To test knowledge and appreciation of the text Marking:- Content: - 6 marks Total = 10 Marks Expression: - 4 marks Coherence and relevance of ideas and style - 2 marks Grammaticalaccuracyandspelling-2marks OttoFrank'scontribution:- - Theonlysurvivoramongtheeightmembers - Thepublicationof'TheDiaryofaYoungGirl'withtheeffortsofMr.Frank. - Devotedhimselftosharingthemessageofhisdaughter'sdiarywithpeopleall over the world - 'TheDiaryofaYoungGirl'isaveryinspirationalandmovingstorythatshould be read by everyone especially students. - The story reveals the tragic aspect of WorldWar II, unforgettable. OR Anne - a bundle of contradictions:- Asplitpersonality:- - The outer self, the superficial side known to the people - Not accepting other peoples' opinion - Cheerful, light hearted, full of joy in life and had the ability to appreciate the funnysideoflife,didnotmindflirting,kissing,crackingjokes Inner-side/the secret side was purer, deeper and finer side : never revealed - The secret side was known only to her- she could never reveal this side to anyone as she was afraid of their mockery, terribly hurt by the criticism and triedhardtochangeherself Download From: http://www.cbseportal.com

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