(Download) CBSE Class-12 Marking Scheme (English) 2014-15
Time 3 hrs.
The Question paper is divided into three sections:
Section A: Reading
Section B: Writing & Grammar
Section C: Literature
1. All questions are compulsory.
2. You may attempt any section at a time.
3. All questions of that particular section must be attempted in the correct
TITLE : GOLD- A FASCINATING METAL
1.Mankind’s fascination with gold
1.1 as old as cvz
1.2 the ancient Egyptians honoured gold
1.2.1reglysig to them
1.2.2 King Tutankhamen was buried a solid – gold coffin
1.3 wandering Israelites worshipped a golden cay
1.4 King Midas wanted everything that he touched become gold.
2.Qualities of gold
2.1 virtually indestructible
2.1.1 does not rust or corrode
2.2.2 can be beaten into a sheet nearly 100 sq. feet
2.2.3can be stretched into a wire 50 miles long.
2.2 conducts electricity better than any other substance
2.3imp. In the modern electronics industry
3.Longing for gold can be destructive
3.1 brought out the worst in human char.
3.2in search of gold the Spanish conquerors
3.2.1 robbed palaces, temples and graves
3.2.2 killed thousands of Indians
3.3 South Africa gold mines dependent on black labourers
3.3.1 paid about 40 pnds a mth
3.3.2a room and board
3.3.3 400 miners killed in mine accidents
3.4gold’s value in its scarcity
3.4.1about 80,000 mined in the history of the world.
4. History of Gold
4.1 Great Britain – first century to adopt the gold standard
4.2 fixed price for gold established
4.3 big discoveries made in the last half of the 19thCent.
4.4South Africa launched into the gold age in 1886.
5.Prisoners as Miner Workers
5.1big gold – mining areas in the Soviet Union
5.1.1 infamous for its prison camp
5.1.2 the camp gone
5.1.3 ex-prisoners worked in the mines
6.Gold jewellery – the main attraction
6.1 75% of metal for jewellery
6.2 Italy – the biggest user
6.3 working and peasant classes hv no faith in paper money
Table of Abbreviations
|1. cvz – civilization
2. sig – significant
3. sq. – square
4. imp. – important
5. char – character
6. pnds – pounds
7. mth – month
8. cent - century
Mankind’s fascination with gold is as old as civilization.
The ancient Egyptians honoured gold. Gold is not only beautiful, but
indestructible. It is easy to work with an ounce of gold can be stretched into
50 miles long wire. It is important in the modern electronics industry. But
man’s longing for gold can be destructive as it has brought out the worst in
human character Great Britain was the first country to adopt the gold standard.
75 per cent of gold goes into jewellery as middle class people have no faith in
paper money George Bernard show advised to note for gold.