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KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN AGRA REGION, SAMPLE PAPER FOR SESSION ENDING EXAMINATION – 2020-21
English Core Class XI
Time:3hrs MM: 80
- This paper is in two parts PART A – 40 MARKS Objective and Subjective and Part B – 40 marks
- Both parts and all sections in Part A and Part B are compulsory
- Separate instructions are given with each section and question. Read them carefully before attempting the question.
- Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions.
- Number your answers according to the numbers given in the question paper.
- In the objective answers, mention both, the number as well as the correct sentence.
Part A Objective
Section A– Reading 18 Marks
his little paws and muttering to himself, “Up we go! Up we go!” ’till at last, pop! His snout came out into the sunlight, and he found himself rolling in the warm grass of a great meadow.
- “This is fine!” he said to himself. “This is better than whitewashing!” The sunshine struck hot on his fur, soft breezes caressed his heated brow, and after the seclusion of the cellarage he had lived in so long, the carol of happy birds fell on his dulled hearing almost like a shout. Jumping off all his four legs at once, in the joy of living and the delight of spring without its cleaning, he pursued his way across the meadow ’till he reached the hedge on the further side.
- “Hold up!” said an elderly rabbit at the gap. “Sixpence for the privilege of passing by the private road!” He was bowled over in an instant by the impatient and contemptuous Mole, who trotted along the side of the hedge chaffing the other rabbits as they peeped hurriedly from their holes to see what the row was about. “Onion-sauce! Onion-sauce!” he remarked jeeringly, and was gone before they could think of a thoroughly satisfactory reply. Then they all started grumbling at each other. “How STUPID you are! Why didn’t you tell him—” “Well, why YOU didn’t say—” “You might have reminded him—” and so on, in the usual way; but, of course, it was then much too late, as is always the case.
Answer any ten of the following questions by choosing the most appropriate option:
- What had the Mole been doing all the morning?
- Sleeping in his burrow
- Waiting for Spring
- Dusting, cleaning & white-washing
- All of the above
- In context, the word “contemptuous” most nearly means (para 3)
- Why did the Mole throw the brush on the floor?
- He was tired
- His back was aching
- His fur was smeared in paint
- Irresistible Spring was calling him
- “This is better than whitewashing!” What is better than whitewashing for the Mole?
- The happy bird songs that fell on his ears
- The sunshine that warmed his fur
- The soft breeze that caressed his brow
- All of the above
- Which of the following is closest in meaning to ‘imperiously’? (para 1 )
- Which of the following sentences uses the word ‘row’ exactly as it has been used in the passage?
(para 3 )
- She is sitting in the front row
- There is a row of earthen lamps on his doorstep
- There is a row in the parliament about the new farm laws
- They row their boats very cautiously
- Why did the elderly rabbit stop the Mole?
- The Mole was jumping on the grass & trampling it
- The Mole was passing by a private road
- The Mole was disturbing the rabbits
- The Mole was roaming around instead of working
- It was then much too late, as is always the case. What were the rabbits late for?
- Grumbling at one another
- Arguing with one another
- Giving a firm reply to the Mole
- Cheering the Mole
- Which of the following traits can be associated with the Mole on the basis of the extract?
Europe & Central Asia
East Asia & Pacific
Latin America & Caribbean
Middle East & North Africa
Sub Saharan Africa
- Improvements in healthcare, nutrition, and hygiene mean maternal deaths are much rarer today. But women are still dying from pregnancy-related causes that are preventable.
- The World Health Organization estimates that more than 300,000 women died from pregnancy-related causes in 2015. That’s 830 women every day. In the chart here we see global maternal deaths by region. Two-thirds – 201,000 – occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa. 22% – 66,000 – occurred in South Asia.
- This is partly attributed to the fact that many more babies are born in Asia and Africa than in other
regions. But it is also largely the result of the much higher maternal mortality rates found in lower-income countries. Per birth, a woman in Nigeria is more than 200 times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than a woman in Sweden.
- The five countries with the highest number of maternal deaths in 2015 were: Nigeria (58,000); India (45,000); Democratic Republic of Congo (22,000); Ethiopia (11,000); and Pakistan (9,700).
Answer any eight of the following questions by choosing the most appropriate option:
- What has the trend of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa been as compared from 1990 to 2015?
- Significant rise
- Significant decline
- Slight decline
- Slight rise
- Which of the following will not qualify as a maternal death?
- Death within 42 days of termination of pregnancy
- Accidental or incidental death during pregnancy
- Death due to any cause aggravated by pregnancy
- Death during child birth
- Which of the following statements is true based on the passage?
- Income is directly proportional to maternal mortality rate
- Income is inversely proportional to maternal mortality rate
- Income is a small factor of maternal mortality rate
- Income & maternal mortality rate go parallel
- What is the tone of the author in the passage?
- Which of the followings statements is (are) not true?
- Nigeria registered the highest number of maternal deaths in 2015
- 45000 women died daily in maternity in India in 2015
- 660000 maternal deaths occurred in South Asia in 2015
- Only 3
- Only 2 & 3
- Only 2
- No statement is wrong
- Which of the given pie charts rightly shows the number of maternal deaths in 2015 in different countries?
- What, according to the author, has reduced the rate of maternal mortality in modern times?
- Healthcare, nutrition & hygiene
- Genes, nutrition & healthcare
- Awareness, alertness & quick help
- Nutrition, Regular check-up & care
- Which of the following will be the most appropriate title for this passage?
- Who is the speaker?
- Mrs. Pearson
- Why did Mrs. Fitzgerald come to Mrs. Pearson’s house?
- She is actually Mrs. Pearson in Mrs. Fitzgerald’s body & wants to check if all is fine
- She wants to interfere in the personal affair of Pearsons
- She has come to play cards with Mrs. Pearson
- She has come to take tea & smoke
- Why does the speaker want Mrs. Fitzgerald to enter?
- They are having a row in the house
- They are busy at this time
- They all are going out to movies
- They all are about to retire to bed
FRANK: You sound a little bitter, Taplow. TAPLOW: I am rather, sir.
FRANK: Kept in, eh? TAPLOW: No, sir. Extra work.
FRANK: Extra work — on the last day of school?
- Why has Taplow come to school?
- To meet Frank Hunter
- To play golf
- To do extra work for Frank Hunter
- To do extra work for Crocker Harris
- FRANK: Kept in, eh? What is the tone of Frank here?
- TAPLOW: I am rather, sir. What does Taplow mean to say?
|Candle holderTea potTable clothGreen knitted carpetWhat was the dilemma for Dr. Andrew in ‘Birth’?To save the mother first or the babyTo give the anesthetic or notTo try to resuscitate the lifeless baby or notTo stay till end or go home to sleep a littleWhat is involved in the process of growing up according to ‘Childhood’?Development of critical thinking, originality & rationalityDevelopment of hypocrisyDevelopment of maliceStrengthening of belief in Hell & HeavenWhat was the opinion of Khushwant Singh’s grandmother about music?It was lewdIt was sublimeIt was meant for gentlefolkIt was upliftingWhich of the following is not a trait of the narrator in ‘We are not Afraid ….Together’?OptimisticInnovativeDeterminedPusillanimous|
PART B : DESCRIPTIVE TYPE QUESTIONS
|Q8||Read the passage given below:|
Bitcoin is a digital currency created in January 2009 following the housing market crash. It follows the ideas set out in a whitepaper by the mysterious and pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto. The identity of the person or persons who created the technology is still a mystery. Bitcoin offers the promise of lower transaction fees than traditional online payment mechanisms and is operated by a decentralized authority, unlike government-issued currencies.There are no physical bitcoins, only balances kept on a public ledger that everyone has transparent
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KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN AGRA REGION SAMPLE PAPER FOR SESSION ENDING EXAMINATION 2020-21 CLASS: XI
ENGLISH CORE: 301
|Q 1No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors. Full marks for correct answer Evaluate first ten attempted questionsLiterary passage ( Competencies: Comprehension, interpretation, inference & vocabulary)|
|1||C. Dusting, cleaning & white-washing||1|
|3||D. Irresistible Spring was calling him||1|
|4||D. All of the above||1|
|6||C. There is a row in the parliament about the new farm laws||1|
|7||B. The Mole was passing by a private road||1|
|8||C. Giving a firm reply to the Mole||1|
|9||D. All except ‘ arrogant’||1|
|10||D. All of the above||1|
|Q 2No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors. Full marks for correct answer Evaluate first eight attempted questionsCase-based factual passage ( Competencies: Comprehension, interpretation, inference &vocabulary)|
|i||C. Slight decline||1|
|ii||B. Accidental or incidental death during pregnancy||1|
|iii||B. Income is inversely proportional to maternal mortality rate||1|
|iv||B. Only 2 & 3||1|
|vii||A Healthcare, nutrition & hygiene||1|
|viii||B. Maternal Mortality: Facts & Figures||1|
|ix||C. He is looking aggravated in his new costume||1|
|Q 3No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors. Full marks for correct answer Evaluate first four attempted questions|
|c||(i) Would be breached||1|
|d||(i) had written||1|
|Q 4No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors. Full marks for correct answer Evaluate first four attempted questions|
|Q 5No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors. Full marks for correct answer Competencies: Comprehension & appreciationEvaluated the first attempted extract|
|A (i)||d. She died 12 years ago||1|
|A (ii)||d. Now underlines the fact that her mother is no more. It shows a contrastbetween happy past & tragic present||1|
|A (iii)||a. Her mother’s death||1|
|B (i)||d. The fact that he received an answer from the soft-falling shower||1|
|B (ii)||b. Metaphor||1|
|B (iii)||d. All of the above||1|
|Q 6No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors. Full marks for correct answer Competencies: Comprehension & appreciationEvaluated the first two attempted extracts|
|A (i)||C. Cyril||1|
|A (ii)||A. She is actually Mrs. Pearson in Mrs. Fitzgerald’s body & wants to check ifall is fine||1|
|A (iii)||A. They are having a row in the house||1|
|B (i)||D. To do extra work for Crocker Harris||1|
|B (ii)||C. Sympathetic||1|
|B (iii)||B. He is much bitter||1|
|C (i)||B. Silk Road by Nick Middleton||1|
|C (ii)||A. Tibetan mastiffs||1|
|C (iii)||B. Towards Mount Kailash to drop the author||1|
|Q 7No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors. Full marks for correct answer Competencies: Comprehension, evaluation, analysis & appreciationEvaluate the first five attempted questions|
|(i)||B. They were conscious stricken||1|
|(ii)||D. Green knitted carpet||1|
|(iii)||A. To save the mother or try to revive the baby first||1|
|(iv)||A. Development of critical thinking, originality & rationality||1|
|(v)||A. It was lewd||1|
|Q 8||Title: 1Numbering & indenting: 1 Abbreviations & Key/Glossary: 1 Notes : 2Summary : 3Content: 2Expression: 1Suggested Notes :Title: Bitcoin- a Digital CurrencyOriginCreated in 2019 by mysterious & pseudonymous Satoshi NakamotoOperated by decentralized authorityFeaturesLower transaction feesNot issued or backed by bank or govt.No legal tenderSafety & transparency mechanismCollect’n of nodes run code & store block chainblock chain-collections of blocksblock- collect’n of transactionsAnyone can see transactions occurring live – no cheatingLarge no. of nodes makes nefarious attack unlikelyKey :&: andGovt.: Government No. : Number Collect’n : Collection Summary:Bitcoin, digital currency created in 2019 by mysterious & pseudonymous||8|
|Satoshi Nakamoto has no legal tender as it is not issued or backed by any bank or Govt. A collection of nodes runs Bitcoin code & stores its block chain. All transactions occur live & are transparent. Large number of nodes makes cheating unlikely.|
|Q 9||Notice :Format: 1 ( Issuing authority, date, heading, writer’s name & designation) Content: 1 ( event, occasion , date, time, venue , other necessary details ) Expression: 1 ( accuracy of spellings, punctuation & grammar)( deduct ½ mark for two or more errors)||3|
|Q 10||Format: 1 (layout– use of illustrators, issuing authority etc.)Content: 1 (Types of Cyber-crimes & safety measures like strong password, multi-level security, frequently changing passwords, alertness )Expression: 1 ( accuracy of spellings, punctuation & grammar) ( deduct ½ mark for two or more errors)ORFormat: 1 (layout– use of illustrators, issuing authority etc.)Content: 1 (Books educate, enhance creativity, stimulate imagination, enrich vocabulary, improve reading & writing skills, entertain etc.)Expression: 1 ( accuracy of spellings, punctuation & grammar)( deduct ½ mark for two or more errors)||3|
|Q 11||Format: 1 ( sender’s address, date, receiver’s address, salutation, subscription, signature and name)Content : 2Reference to previous communication, quotations etc.List of itemsMode , time & manner of paymentDate/ time period of deliveryAny other relevant detail||5|
|Expression : 2ORFormat: 1 (date, sender’s address, receiver’s address, salutation, subscription, signature and name)Content : 2Purpose of writing & names of the erring officialsDetails of complaintAction demanded Expression : 2|
|Q 12||DebateFormat: 1 ( welcome address & thanks ) Content: 2Learn many skills like analysis & synthesisTraining in Problem Solving skillFuturistic & job-orientedSets them thinking , expands horizons , enhances creativityKills the joy of childhoodComplicated for childrenUnnecessary pressureToo much screen time|
Expression : 2 ( Coherence & fluency-1, Accuracy-1)
Format: 1 ( welcome address & thanks ) Content: 2Humans don’t have right to breed, capture & confine animalsAnimals in captivity suffer from boredom, stress & lack of
|freedomZoos foster an appreciation for other speciesZoos save endangered species , provide enriched habitat, rehabilitate wild life|
Expression: 2 ( Coherence & fluency-1, Accuracy-1)
|Q 13||Content -1 , Expression -1Untutored genius, used waste products, worked single-handedly , converted a deserted place into paradiseForest erosion is rapid; Govt fails to do its duty ; breach of Article 48 AGoldfinch provides life to the silent & still tree; tree provides shelter to the GoldfinchChild is disillusioned to find that adults are hypocrites ; they talk of love but act otherwise( deduct ½ mark for two or more errors in expression)||4|
|Q 14||Content -1 , Expression -1Shyam makes fun of his ‘ Shastra’; he gets annoyedWrong behaviour; a teacher should be considerate & sympathetic; a child’s own perspective should be respected & encouraged( deduct ½ mark for two or more errors in expression)||2|
|Q 15||Content -3, Expression -2Sue sustained serious injuries but downplayed them- didn’t worry her fatherSue made card with caricatures to lighten the atmosphere & infuse positivityJon said he was not afraid to dieORBelief in life after death, curse of the pharaoh||5|
|Can take riches with themGold is guarantee of resurrectionOrion is soul of OsirisIndian superstitions: life after death, inauspiciousness of cat crossing way or sb sneezing, Avoiding hair cut on Tuesday/ Saturday etc.|
|Q 16||Andrew is an assistant to Dr. Edward PageNo professional successUses practical methods instead of textbook medicineDips the child alternatively in hot & cold waterGives chest compressionsSuccessful in resuscitating the childORHad to leave her homeLost her familyMrs. Dorling refuses to recognizeLost her mother’s belongingsMental & emotional traumaFamiliar sights & things tortureDecides to move on & forget the address||5|