24 Jul 2020

Sample Paper for HS first year English 2021

Sample Paper for HS first year English 2021

Sample Paper for HS first year English 2021

Sample Paper for HS first year English 2021 : Many students find problem in collecting previous year's final board papers, So here, we have tried to present a Sample Paper for HS first year English 2021.

Model Question Paper for HS first year 2021

Previous years papers are a good source for the students. It helps them in their studies and preparation for their exams as well. With the help of these papers they can have an idea about the questions patterns and they can acquire knowledge and get themselves prepared for the final exam.

HS first year paper English 2021


1.Read the following passage and answer the questions given below :
The SMS joke captures it all. It thanks Mumbai's politician for making it resemble Venice if not Shanghai. Large parts of this city are now under water. Over 20 million people have been affected by the downpour. It is estimated that over Rs 45,000 crore will be needed to repair the city's infrastructure. The death toll could go upto 1000. Large parts of the city are still without power and drinking water. Do we merely reconcile to the tragedy as nature's fury ? Not if we are a responsible democracy. Rains apart, the city's infrastructure and those in charge have proved to be inadequate and inefficient in coping with the deluge. The disaster management plan for the city didn't work, just it failed during floods in 2000. There was hardly any communications during floods in 2020. There was hardly any communications between the various arms of the administration and it was left to the citizen to put city back on rails. The city's woes owe much to its politicians and bureaucracy, who have systematically ruined the local ecology by presiding over construction in no development zones (NDZ) and man-grove swamps. Realtors have destroyed natural drainage by building on wetlands. A proposal for a golf course by clearing 550 acres of mangrove forests in Goregaon was cleared in 1996. Mangroves act as sponges during floods and prevent sea erosion. Rivers flowing in the city were first converted into drains and later their banks were reclaimed to settle slum dwellers. Where would flood waters go but into the home of Mumbai's poor ? It is easy to blame the crumbling infrastructure on the city's blooming population. But the migrants who makeup the large part of the workforce fuel the city's economic engine. Mumbai contributes 40% of India's corporate tax revenues. Its denizens can rightly say that they get very little in return from the estate. Delhi too has witnessed similar protests in the recent past over the government's failure to rein in power utilities. This kind of activism is welcome. When the elite of the society joins issue with the state, the later listens. An alert citizens alone can assure that the state is not hijacked by netas and pliant babus.

1. Mention the three factors held responsible for Mumbai deluge. 2
2. What important function is performed by the mangroves towards the defence of a coastal city ? 2
3. How do migrants contribute towards the economic development of the city of Mumbai ? 2
4. Pick out the words from the passage which means the same as : 4
       (a) People who come from outside to live in a place.
       (b) Great anger
       (c) Very heavy rainfall
       (d) Break in to very small pieces.

2. Answer any three of the following questions. 10 × 3 = 30

(a) Describe in your own words the narrator's journey to Mount Kailash in 'Silk Road'.
(b) Describe the changing relationship between the author and grandmother in the lesson 'The Portrait of a Lady'. Did their feelings for each other change with time ?
(c) How does the story "We're not afraid to die...... " suggest the optimism helps to endure "The direct stress"?
(d) How did Rajendra Deshpande in " The Adventure" try to rationalise Professor Gaitonde's catastrophic experience ?
(e) What are the Principal Bio system of the earth and how are they being systematically destroyed by man ? Give your answer from your reading of lesson "The Ailing Planet : The Green Movement's role. "
(f) Describe the wonderful old tale of Wu Daozi. What does the tale of Wu tell us about the Chinese art and painting in 'Landscape of the Soul' ?

3. Answer any two of the following questions. 2 × 5 = 10

(a) The three stanzas in the poem 'A photograph' depict three different phases in the poet's life. What are they ?
(b) Describe the laburnum tree top before and after the arrival of the Goldfinch.
(c) Give the substances of the poem 'Childhood'
(d) Discuss the helplessness on the part of the father which is shown in the poem ?

4. Answer any two of the following questions. 2 × 5 = 10

(a) How did Ranga come to see Ratna ? Discuss the first meeting of Ranga and Ratna.
(b) What picture of Andrew Manson do you form after reading "Birth"?
(c) What was the request that Agha Shahid Ali made to the narrator ? What was the reaction of the letter ?
(d) Compare and contrast the characters of the two cousins Aram and Mourad from your reading of the story " The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse".
(e) 'The address' is a story of human predicament that follows war. Comment.

5. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners (any five) 1 × 5 = 5

(a) ......... honourary does not get paid for his job.
(b) I get....... help from my friends.
(c) Can you lend me........ money ?
(d) Our Principal is a man....... words.
(e) ......... Indians are good in hockey.
(f) He is.......... accountant.
(g) Is this....... pen that you lost ?

6. Write a letter to the Editor of a local English daily, complaining about the sound pollution caused by loudspeaker in your locality. 10

7. You are Rahul / Arati, a reporter of The Assam Tribule, write a report on a train accident. 10

8. Fill in the blanks with correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets : (any five) 1 × 5 = 5

(a) She (speak) English fluently.
(b) He (kill) in the last year.
(c) I wish I (be) king.
(d) My friends (come) here tomorrow.
(e) If I (be) you, I should no do it.
(f) They (go) to Delhi last month.

9. Choose the correct word out of those given in brackets: (any five) 1 × 5 = 5

(a) (shall/will) she assist you ?
(b) We (must/should) obey the laws of our country.
(c) I (should / would) prefer to keep quite.
(d) He said to me____ (where / how) does the man live ?
(e) We (can / could ) play football.
(f) He (will / shall) help you only if you deserve it.

10. Write a paragraph on any one of the following topic. 5

(a) Students life.
(b) Water pollution.
(e) Evil effects of mobile phone.

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