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Telangana State Board CLASS-12 Model Question Papers - Part I English & English Grammer

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Exam Name :  Telangana Board Exam CLASS-12 Model Question Papers

Subject : English & English Grammer (Part-I)

Year : 2014-15

English IInd Year Question Paper

1. Annotate any TWO of the following in about 100 words each. 2 x 4 = 8

a) India will be radiant when our children are free to dance in the rain.
b) The sea has become a cheap dumping ground for all kinds of waste
products.
c) “don’t put the lights up yet…. I’m not ready: I’m not quite ready”.
 
2. Annotate any TWO of the following in about 100 words each. 2 x 4 = 8
a) I, now thirty-seven years old in perfect health begin,
Hoping to cease not till death.
b) Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
c) I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave
me.”
 
3. Answer any TWO of the following questions in about 100 words each.
2  4 = 8
a) What quality of Gandhi does Nehru appreciate in the essay
‘Opportunities for Youth’?
b) Why does the teacher emphasize the fact that the students belong to the
top class?
c) How does Albee expose the hypocrisy of Mommy and Daddy in the
play ‘The Sandbox’?
 
4. Answer any TWO of the following questions in about 100 words each.
2 x4 = 8
a) What tricks does the earth show, according to Gulzar ?
b) Describe the reaction of the speaker when she sees only one set of
footprints.
c) Make a list of the sounds she hears in that place and the sounds she is
used to in the poem ‘What Kind of Place’? Which do you like?
 
5. Answer any TWO of the following questions in about 100 words each.     2 x 4 = 8
a) What does the elder brother say when he believes that success is about
to make his younger brother feel proud?
b) Describe the condition that forced Mallaiah to collect parige late in the
evening.
c) Describe the tug-of-war between Peta-Lynn and the crocodile
.
SECTION - B
 
6. Read the following passage carefully and answer any four questions given
after it.                                                                                                                         4 x 1 = 4
People were turned back from the counters and told to return the following
day. They did not like the sound of that. And so they gathered outside on the steps of
the bank shouting ‘Give us our money or we’ll break in!’ and ‘Fetch the Seth, we
know he’s hiding in a safe deposit locker! Mischief makers who didn’t have a paisa
in the bank, joined the crowd and aggravated their mood. The manager stood at the
door and tried to placate them. He declared that the bank had plenty of money but no
immediate means of collecting it. He urged them to go home and come back the next
day.
i. Where did the people gather?
ii. What did they shout?
iii. Who aggravated their mood?
iv. What did the manager try?
v. What did he declare?
vi. Write the synonym of ‘fetch’?
 
7. Read the following passage carefully and answer any four questions given
after it.                                                                                                                 4 x 1 = 4
Would anyone imagine that a prematurely born, polio-affected scarlet fever
victim could win three Golds in running in the Olympics and be called the fastest
woman on earth? Well, Wilma did it. Yes, Wilma Glodean Rudolph, born into a
middle-class black family in the U.S.A., rose form her physical disability to Olympic
glory. Needing braces even to walk till she was nine, by the age of twelve, Wilma
challenged even boys in running. With her steely determination, the support of her
doveoted family and the guidance of her coach, Edward Stanley Temple, she grew
to be the first American woman to win three Golds in the Olympics. She achieved
that record at the Summer Olympics 1960, in Rome, Italy, She instantly became an
international celebrity. She was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of
Fame in 1983. She established the Wilma Rudolph Foundation to train athletes. Her
autobiography, Wilma, was published in the year 1977. Leaving an excellent legacy
behind, she died on 12 November 1994.
 
i) Name Wilma's achievement that made her an international celebrity.
ii) What two diseases which struck Wilma while she was young?
iii) Who coached Wilma in running ?
iv) For women of America, winning many Golds each in the Olympics was
common even before Wilma's time. Say true or false.
v) Name the organization Wilma established to train sports persons.
vi) Wilma's family was a great support to her. Say true or false.                      
 

 

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