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DISTRICT LEVEL MID.TERM EXAMINATION, NOVEMBER.2OI 5


II PUC

ENGLISH
Time : 3 Hours 15 Min
a. Follow the prescribed limit w,hile answering questions.

d. Answers to question numbers 2a @-j) and

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b. Writc the correct question number as it appears on the question paper.


c. One mark questions attempted more than once y'ill be awarded zero.

Instructions:

Max. Marks : 100

25(i-iii) should be in sequence and at one place.

For multiple choice question choose the correct answer and re-write it.

Answer the following question in a word, a phrase or a sentence each.

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What, according to Rorneo, does Juliet seem to teach the torches?

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2. Mention one of the taxes imposed by the king of Monaco in "Too Dear".

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3. In the poem, "On children" 'The stable bow' refers to


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b) God
c) Parents

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4. Name the movement started by Vandana Shiva in 1987.


5. What cloes the end of consumerism and. accumulation lead to. according to Vandana Shiva?
6. Where does Don Gonzato finally sit dorvn when he noticed that his bench had already been occupied?
7. What had made peace between Gonzalo and Dona Laura in "A Sunny Morning"?
8. What, according to the speaker, did he love in the woman in "When You Are Old"'l
in "The Gardener" - The most important possession of Tarnmanna was
a) 10 acres of wet land

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b) a comfortable house
c) his rival Sangoji Basavaiah

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Where is the foot condemned to live like a prisoner in "To the Foot from its Child"'l

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1. Who. according to Borges, is an extraordinary

person in

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Believe That Books Will Never

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Uow does the poet create heaven on earth, according to Kuvempu?

Answer any eight of the following (choosing at least two from poetry) in a Paragraph of 80-100
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13. How does Romeo glorify Juliet's beauty?
14. Describe briefly the kingdom of Monaco in "Too Dear".
15. How is-the parent-chiidren relationship broughtout in "On Children"?
16. Give an account of \/andana Shiva's efforts to preserve and conserve bio-diversity.

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17. What makes Dona I-aura conclude that Don Gonzalo is an ill-natured man?
18. Why does the speaker want his beloved to read his book when she becomes old in "When you are
old"?

Why does Kuvempu sa)'that heaven is here on earth?

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23. "The u,ays of providence

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are strange." How is this broughtout in the case n

Don Gonzalo and

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19. Describe Tammanna's unusual way of taking revenge on Basavaiah.


20. What contrasting pictures of the foot does the poem, "Too the Foot from its child" present?
21. Why does Borges believe that book will never disappear?

Dona Laura?

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"Your Children are not your childrefl," Hov,'does the poet illustrate this truth in the poemt"On
Children"

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"Man is so complicated that till the day of his death he goes on lirine for some re\ense or the other"
Horv is this true of Tammanna and Basavaiah in "The Gardener']"
Read the follon-ing passage and answer the questions set on

it.

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The Greek word for wisdom is 'sophia' and 'Philos' means a fiiend. So. 'Philosopher means a friend
oi' w'isdorn, and this is the best possible description of Socrates. n'ho s'as one of the rvisest and bravest
tcacircrs the u orld has er er k-nori n.

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Socrates lived in Athens, nearly 500 years before the birth of Christ. He q,as not born importanr or
rich, and indeed all his life he was poor, for he never asked his pupils to pay for what he taught them. He
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taLrght for the love of wisdom, not for money.
Socrates was interested in how ordinary people ought behave and think. He cird not just tell his pupils

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rvhat he thought they should Jo-in fact, he was fond of saying that he himself knew nothing. Instead, he
r'vould ask them endless questions about what they thought and believed. Then, he would talk about their
allswers and make them talk too. He rvould cleverly lead the conversation round in such a way that, at the
t:nd of it, people would suddenly see for themselves what was really true and right. 'fhey would feel
they
had worked it out for themselves.
Socrates taught that 'the man who is master of himself is

truly free'. By being master of oneself, he


meant first knowing oneself,, one's faults and weaknesses and one's good points, without makingany
pretence and without being vain, and being able to control oneself. This knowledge of himself
was what
helps a man to be courageous. And the courageous man is free from fear. Socrates himself, because
he was
not afraid of the consequences, always felt free to teach what he thought was right. This made him
unpopular with the powerful people in Athens.

Socrates'was loved by all his pupils. But he made some dangerous enemiesby his strange ways of
teaching and asking questions. Some of the rulers in Athens did not people to be encouraged to ask too many
questions for fear they would begin asking questions about what their rulers were doing. So, they accused

of teaching young men wicked things and leading them to throw off their religion. This was fblse,
for Socrates was very religious man. At last, his enemies had him arrestecl, and he was condemned to death.
Socrates

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During the 30 days that lay between Socrates' trial and execution, his friends and pupils were
allowed to spend a great deal of time witir him in the prison. They were astonished to find that he was calm
and cheerful seemed to have no fear of dying. He talked to them and taught them just as he used to in the
streets and market places of the city. One of his pupilsrCrito, brbed the jailor to let him escape, but even then
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24. +What

The Greeks' way of executing'people was to make them drink a cup of hemlock, which is a deadly
poison. When the hemlock was brought to Socrates, his friends were in tears, but Socrates took the cup
quietly and drank it as if it were a glass of wine at.a banquet.
does the term 'philosopher' mean?

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b- When did Socrates live?

c-According to the writer Socrates was

i,rich ii. Poor

iii. Sirperstitious

e"Add prefix to the word 'encourage' to form its antonym.

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d-What did Socrates never ask his pupils?


LWhat, according to Socrates, helps a man to be courageous?
g-Why did Socrates make dangerous enemies?

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h, How many days lay between Socrates' trial and execution?

LWho brided the jailor to help Socrates escape?


j. Horv did the Greeks execute people?

25.

Read the following lines and answer the

questrons.

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Seven years I could not walk a step when I to the great physician came He dernanded: Wh.y ffre-crutches? And I told him: I am lame.

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For how many years could the speaker not rvalk a step?

Who did the speaker visit?

What did the speaker use to rvalk?

articles /

prepositions.

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v- Fill in the blanks with appropriate

26. There was only one hitch


the matter; and that was that they had neither
guillotine
cutting heads off, nor
executioner.

Re-write the jumbled segments to form a meaningfur sentence.


him/the owner/this plar-rtation / exactly i a person needed / of i like

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29. Choose the word that agrees with the subject in the follorving
a. One of my friends

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sentences.

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in England.
(haveftras) gone up nowadays.

b. The number of road accidents

(cheat / cheated) any body.


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d. Children
(like/likes) to play cricket nowadays.
29. Rewrite as directed;
c. He did not

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a) The yountrnan wrote Laura man,''r letters

(Frame question so as to get the underlined words as answer)

b) The criminal goes to draw his pension at the proper time.


(Change into a question using the right fbmi of

"do")

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C. My brother never forgot her... ..........?

(Add a suitable questions Tag)

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3QRectify the errors in the following sentences and re-write them.


a. I could not killed myself more gloriously.

b. What you are doing?

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c. This bag belong to me.

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What do the undelined words in the follorving paragraph refer to?

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The Greek's way of executing people was to make thern drink a cup of hemlock, Which is a deadly
poison. When it was brought to Socrates, his fiiends were in tears.

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I thought my death alone could destroy Basavaiah. So. I

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every thing and started off. A fes

to live.

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as he had no more reason

days later Basavaiah

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32- Fill in the blanks using the appropriate form of the expressions given below.
(give up, passed away, because of)

33. Complete the follot'ing b1 filling the blanks using the right form of the verb given in brackets. 3Xl:3
She

Dona Laura \r'as an old Iadl of sevent)'. Her mental faculties


(admire) by all.
(call) L^aura [.orent. She

34. Report the follorving conversation.

(not damage) by her age.


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Don Gonzaio : I am tbnci oigood verses.

- in my youth.
I composed some
Dona Laura: Were they good ones?

Don Gonzalo: Why do you ask me such a question?

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Dona Laura: Don't be angry.

35. FiU in the blanks n'ith the right linker.

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appointed a number

of

Tammanna's books were

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Basavaiah started filling his life with all kinds of material.wealth


persons to praise him.
his house looked dull and empty
not there. (because, but, and)

36. Write a letter of application in response to the following advertisemcnt u'hich appeared in
(DECCAN HERALD" dated 20 Nov.2015.

WANTED
OFFICE ASSISTANTS
P.U.C with a good knowledge of computer.
Should be fluent in both Kannada and English

Apply within

10 days to:

The Managing Director,

Lakshmi Finance Company,

No. 166, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Rajaji Nagar. Bangalore-5(;001

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