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You want CBSE Class 11th English Question Paper so I have and I am sharing with you:

1. Read the following passage carefully:
(1) Acupuncture is a system of treatment of diseases which has been practiced in China for nearly 5000 years. It consists in the rapid insertion of fine steel needles about 6 centimeters long, on particular spots on the body of the patient. After inserting the needle the doctor twirls the needle between his thumb and forefinger. There are hundreds of acupuncture points on the body. When a puncture is made on a spot on the body, energy flows from there along lines known as meridians to the diseased organs. This flow of energy helps to restore the balance of the system and thus correct the disorder. The points of treatment may be far from the seat of the disease. For example, to cure a toothache, the acupuncturist may insert a needle on the palm of the patient.

(2) Although China is considered to the country where acupuncture
originated, some forms of treatment resembling it have been reported from other parts of the world by anthropologists. Among some ancient tribes, stone and arrows were used to prick the skin. In another form of treatment, the skin on particular spots of the body was burnt to effect a cure for certain diseases. Whether these kinds of treatment can rightly be classed with acupuncture can be known only after further research.

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CBSE Class 11th English Question Paper 2012

English Core
Class XI
Sample Question Paper
General Instructions :
This question paper is divided into five sections :
Section A Reading Comprehension 15 Marks
Section B Writing 20 Marks
Section C Grammar 10 Marks
Section D Text Books 20 Marks
Section E Long Reading Text - Novel 15 Marks
All questions are compulsory marks are indicated against each question :-
Section A - Reading
(15 Marks)

1. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :-
With its interesting history and dedicated residents, Tombstone has become an
important tourist destination in the U. S.
The San Pedro valley of Southern Arizona, U. S., was ruled by the Apaches and
they were led by great warriors. Their animosity towards the settlers was no secret
But the settlers were adventurous, defying all risks and Continued to explore the
land prospecting for gold and mineral ore. One such prospecftor was Edward
Lawrence Schieffelien, from Pennsylvania, a amn of indomitable spirit.
Schieffelien spent years exploring and travelled from Idaho and ultimately reached
the San Pedro valley. Hiding himself from the Apaches in teh lonely desolate
mountains, he starved and faced death many times over. But he continued with
his quest. When he reached the San Pedro valley one of his comrades commented,
" You keep fooling around out there amougst the Apaches and the only rock you
will find will be you will find will be your tombstone." Turning a deaf ear to this

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warning Schief felien continued his search and finally fortune smiled on him. He
found an entire silver lode. He decide to name his first silver claim "Tombstone"
keeping in mind what his comrade had told him. Soon the town came to be known
as Tombstone keeping in mind what his comrade had told him. Soon the town
came to be known as Tombstone.
By 1880, Tombstone became a flourishing town, notorious for its saloons like the
Crystal Palance and Big Nose Kate's and gambling houses. The Tombstone Epitah,
a daily begun by John. P Clum, continues to be in business. News of the riches
of Tombstone spread far and it became a place of easy target for the unscrupulous.
A gang of outlaws who operated along the Mexican borders stole cattle robbed
stagecoaches and ambuseed teamsters.
The government decided to resolve the lawlessness and posted a police team of
four, headed by Virgil Earp whose first job was to get Clanton, a member of the
gang. The result was the notorious Earp-Clanton gunfight at OK Corral
Today, visitors to OK Corral see life-size replicas of the fighters. A photo gallery
gives you an idea of how the place was in the 1880s and Apache chief Geronimo
takes the visitor through the colourful pas of Tambstone.
Everyday, the gunfight at OK Corral is enacted by the Boothhill Gunslingers. The
funds raised from these shows go to charity the Tombstone Cowboys perform a
comedy and their slogan is "we guarantee you'll laugh or we'll shoot you". The
Six Gun City wild west show takes you through the historic events of the town.
The gunfights at Allen Street are also a major touriest it of the cowboys lingers
on. This is a town " Too tough to Die". Shops sell cowboy paraphernalia-stetsons,
long boots leather pants.
In 1882 there was a devastating fire and the estimated loss of property was more
than half a million in dollars. The mines produced millions of dollars in silver and
gold but had to be abandoned due to under ground water seepage in 1886. but
the story ot Tombstone did not end. Through hard work and dedication the residents
put it on the touriest map and today it is one of the major attractions of the U. S.

A. Write the options you consider the most appropriate in your answersheet.
a) The Apaches treated the settlers as -
(i) their mothers
(ii) their friends

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(iii) their enemies
(iv) their neighbours.
b) Basic items for cowboys sold at shops are -
(i) Gums, cows and pants
(ii) stetsons, long boots and leather pants.
(iii) stetsons, gums and long boots
(iv) Gums, leather pants and long boots.
(B) Answer the following questions briefly-
(a) Why did the settlers take the risk and explore the land?
(b) Why did Schieffelien hide himself in San Padro valley?
(c) Why did Schiffelien call his first silver code on Tomstone?
(d) How did Tombstone Epitaph help the outlaws?
(e) How did the government try to resolve the lawlessness?
(f) Why were the mines of gold and silver abandoned?
(g) Find out a word from the passage which means the same sons as 'Famous for
(h) Find out a word from the passage which means the opposite of 'minor'
1x8 = 8

2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the question that follow :-
Did you know that two Hollywood blockbusters. "Water World" and "Day after
Tomorrow" were based on aspects of climate change (with a little dramatic
exaggeration, of course)? They portrayed how reckless industrial activity causes
global warming which in turn has disastrous consequescens.
Climate change is very real. Houses have been destroyed by typhoons and freak
storms. Thousands of Europeans died in a heat wave two years ago. Melting ice
caps, dying coral reefs and permanent flooeing of severla coastal zones are
imminent. People in the Arctic regions have seen unusal birds, and animals in
their locality that are normally only found in warmer climates.

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When fossil fules like oil, coal and natural gas are burnt, the carbon dioxide
generated envelops the earth and traps heat inside the planet's atmosphere just like
a greenhouse traps heat inside itself. Coal-based thermal power plants are the largest
source of carbon dioxide emissions. Petrol, diesel and natural gas based transport,
CFC gases, coolants in air conditioners, fridges and air freshenor sprays also
contribute to the greenhouse effect.
Today, scientists warn that if average temperatures of the plannet rise by 2 Celsius
terrible things could happen. The ice sheet over Greenland could melt entirely.
The Amazon rain forest ecosystem could get completely destroyed. Tens of millions
of people could be deprived of even the most basic food, millions could have their
homes flooded and many more will face water shortages. Governments of severla
industrialised countries have signe the Kyoto Protocol, an agreement to reduce
their emissions of greehouse gases in the coming years.
Unfortunately the U. S., the biggest emitter, responsible for nearly a quarter of the
world's carbon dioxide emissions (though it has only four percent of the world's
population) has refused to raify the Kyoto Protocol!
Global fossil fuel reserves are diminishing but we need to do something soon.
Governments need to stop giving easy loans and benefits to fossil fuel industies
and start funding technologies that don't cause global warming.
Safer and cleaner sources of energy like windmills, energy from windmills, energy
from biomass. wave energy from seashores and of course solar energy are becoming
increasingly popular.
It is up to governments to acknowledge that these are viable profitable sources of
energy, and increase investments in clean energy

A. On the basis of your reading of the above passage make notes on it using
heading and sub. headings also use recognizable abbreviation wherever necesssary
(Minimum 4) Supply a suitable Title (5 Marks)

B. Write a summary of the above passage in your own words.
(2 Markes)
Section B
Writing - 20 Marks
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3. Your are Rita/Rani of Army Public School, Delhi. Design a poster for literary
festival to be organised in your school by the literary club during 'Literary week',
(5 Marks)

Your father, a resident of 15 B, Vasant Vihar is transferred to Pune. He wants to
sell the electronic goods like T. V., A.C. and music player write an advertisement
for the sale in the columns of the time of India.
(5 Marks)

4. You are Abhinav/ Aardhana of Rohini. You are appalled to read the survey
reports of UNICEF which depicts the miserable condition of millions of
children in India. You feel that educated and rich children can play a vital role
in changing their attitude towards education and health. Write an article on the
topic role of children in the development of society in about 150-200 words.
(8 Marks)

Your friend Niharika was asked to write a story to participate in 'National
story writing contest.' But she could not complete the story as she fell it. Complete
her story in about 150-200 words on the basis of the beginning given here.
Kiran was wide awake. She tried to sleep but could n't, as per parents were
away from home and her maid had to leave early to go to the doctor. She switched

on T. V. but suddenly.......................................

5. You are Preeti/Ajay, head of school examination committee of SKV, Mangolpuri
you want to placed on order for supply of some articles with Gupta stationers,
Daryaganj, Place the order to the dealers regarding stationery items required for
the exams. (7 Marks)
You are Raveena/Ravi from Pitam Pura you read the advertisement for the post
of coaches for Junior girls and Junior boys table tennis tournaments. Write a letter
to the principal secretary of Rohini Sports Club applying for the job giving your
complete Bio Data. (7 Marks)

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Section C
Grammar -10 Marks

6. The following passage has not been edited, Underline the error in each line
and write the correction in the space provided.
In order to release examination a. ....................
related tension create a peaceful b. ...................
atmosphere after you that sets you free c. ...................
It helps you for know yourself observe his health. It does not d. ...................
mean that he has to count
your health. It means being aware e. ..................
of a movement of your health f. ..................
students should practice 'Pranayam' who hepls tackle g. ..................

7. In the unedited passage given below one word has been omitted in each line.
Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that
comes after it is your answer sheet ensure that the word that forms your answer
is underlined.
There nutrients in nearly any type a. .................
of food- but nutrients need eaten b. ................
in the right amount. Too much or doesn't c. ................
help you stay healthy. To help d. ................
guide everyone how much of each e. ................
type of food a person eat scientists f. ................
came up the idea of a food pyramid g. ................
if you eat too much of the food groups h. ...............
the top and too little of the food groups at the bottom i. .................
the pyramid collapse. j. ................

8. Rearrange the following up words into meaningful sentences.
a. to/and/herself/hillside/the/with/story/grumbling/ down/hegins/rat/thumbling/the
b. Vally/are/the/their/humans/invading/peaceful/beautiful/and 1x2=2
Section - D
Textual Question (20 Marks)
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9. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow :-
Some twenty-thirty-years later
She'd laugh at the snapshot
"See Betly and Dolly; she'd say, "and look how they
dressed us for the beach" The sea holiday was her past, mine is
her laughter. Both wry
with the laboured ease of loss.
a. Who would laugh seeing the snapshot?
b. Who are betty and dolly?
c. When did beach holiday take place?
d. Why does the poet try to forget the memories of her mother?
Yet have I killed
The seed I spent or sown it where the land is his and none of mine?
We speak like strangers, there's no sign of understanding in the air
a. Who does 'I' refer to here?
b. The 'seed' here referes to .........?
c. Why do 'we' speak like strangers?
d. 'We speak like strangers, there is no sign' which figure of speech is used here?

10. Answer any five of the following question in upto 40 words?
a. Which is the third important element in Daoism?
b. Why was Tut's demise a big event?
c. Why were Aram and Mourad crazy about the beautiful white horse?
d. Why did the narrator finally decide to forget the address?
e. Why was Joe Morgan waiting for the doctor?
f. How does the rain highlight its any rise and fall? (2x5=10)

11 Describe the changing relationship between the author and his grandmother.
Compare and contrast the character sketch of Mrs. Pearson and Mr. Fitzegerald
(6 Marks)


12. What was Booker T. Washington's objective in setting up and Turkegee
Institute? Did he realise his goals? (150 Words)
(8 Marks)


12. Virginia's disappearance brings her to forefront. Explain

13. Describe the role of twins in driving the ghost to a depressed state of mind
in 130 words (7 Marks)

13. The ghost desired to befriend another ghost. Give reasons.

CBSE Class 11th English Question Paper

Class XI
Sample Question Paper
General Instructions :
This question paper is divided into five sections :
Section A Reading Comprehension 15 Marks
Section B Writing 20 Marks
Section C Grammar 10 Marks
Section D Text Books 20 Marks
Section E Long Reading Text - Novel 15 Marks
Section A

1. Read the passage given below and answer the question that follow :- (1x8
= 8 Marks)
Life is an institution. We have a principal, God, who looks over the entire working
of our life. He allots teacher, namely our parents, to guide us through this path.
We learn lessons and it is up to us whether we want to pass or fail. Every morning
we wake up and give a tick mark to the attendance file of our lives. The only
difference in this school of life is you cannot play truant even for a day! Though
from time to time one may doze off and not pay heed to the message that is being
given to us.
From the start my parents taught me and my sister to be good human beings first.
Life has been kind, sometimes harsh but mostly fair. We make many mistakes,
some of which we admit and others, we conceal. But now that i'm 22 years old,
i can review every step taken by me.
Think positive. Yes, it's that simple. Thoughts are actions. Imagine if there are a
billion good thoughts, the universe will throw back a billion good actions.
Something within tells me : 'Forget the world and listen to your heart'. If we all
just start listening to our inner soul maybe we won't scratching our heads while

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taking the final exam. I am not at all close to being perfect but i know i want to
get near it....... not by matering the business world, not by buying perfect self
according to me.... is kind, compassionate, and empathetic one who sees the good
in people and shares the good within themselves.
The true test is for us to examine, and to be honest to overselves before we give
a tick mark to our answer sheets. I had a lot of questiosns ready, my doubt all
written, point by point ......... since i could not get the answer from my teachers
i made an appointment with God. Doubts about life love death, fear, sorrow. i was
angry. Why cant' He guide us?
God was there by my side, every minute, every step. Even though i haven't gotten
all the answers i know i will get there.... He will take me there, in my own time,
the same way He has gotten me here, where i am now.
Some say one should never pity nor envy anyone else..... and i am happy to be
me. The first important teaching to learn, count your blessings. We all stand to be
a little more aware about what life is really trying to teach us... . and for some be
aware that life is trying to teach us something.
Money is like our grades in school... it helps us move to the next steps but after
that, who remembers what we scored in maths in the third standard? People forget
that when we die........ money does not come along with us. It becomes like our
grades, we don't remember how much we earned or how much we lost. Families
fight, friendships are ruined; parent child bonds are broken. Isn't that a waste.........
why would anyover choose paper over love?
Here's plea for whoever is reading this ........... let us all try and be the best pupils
in this school called life. Be true .... love not only others but also yourself Love
God wholeheartedly because that's all He wants, and you know what they say.
"Be in his good books and you will go to the head of the class."
A) Choose the correct option :-
a) All our questions can be answered by
(i) Parent
(ii) Friends
(iii) Good
(iv) Ourselves

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b) We can be good pupils by :-
(i) Loving ourselves
(ii) Loving others
(iii) Both a and b
(iv) Only a

Answer the following questions :-
(c) How is God equal to a principal?
(d) What is the difference between life at school and school of life?
(e) Why are good thoughts compared to good actions?
(f) 'Money is like our grades in school.' 'Explain'?
(g) Pick out a word similar in meaning to :-' Correct/right.'
(h) Pick out a word opposite in meaning to :- 'uncover'

2. Read the following passage and answer the question that follow :- (7 marks)
1. How often do we exclaim : "That was a mistake!" That bewildered expression
of regret and panic gets relayed through life. Some mistakes we forget, others we
don't The mistakes can be mundane as forgetting to turn the geyser off or to pick
up your passport from the airport counter.

2. Absent mindeness, preoccupation, distraction carelessness, nervousness there
are umpteen excuses to justify mistakes. However major decisions like relocations
of home of an unwarranted resignation letter can cause much trouble and upheaval
and lead to regrets that leave you sad and depressed. Some mistkaes are irreversible- then is there room for hope?

3. In fact, there are no mistakes, only experiences. There are no problems only
challenges. Every experience teaches us something in life Every mistake inspires
retrospection and introspection. The experience is humbling and it makes us wiser.
That is, if every mistake is regarded as an experience and not as a source of self- condemnation. Many times people are unable to reconcile with the change grooved
in the blame culture and rooted in the past, ther had to realise the life time benefits
they receive from changes.

4. Nature abounds in examples of flexibility and relocation in case of birds and
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beasts. Scientific research in the behaviour of birds has confirmed this Birds,
animals and even nomads, travel miles and miles in search of better food, congenial
climate and safety. These relocations may cause some amount of stress, no doubt,
but they are the source of survival: helping to group bonding and cooperation; and
to explore the beauty of new space and better environment.

5. To the weak problems are stumbling blocks, to the brave, they are stepping
stones." An untimely resignation and or termination letter is certainly traumatic
and disturbing. But think of possbilities it can throw open for you. A young man
felt disappointed when he failed an interview for a corporate job. At that point of
time, he left dejected. Today, looking back he says, "It was a blessing in disguise.
I would have never reached this far." Some mistkaes bring in a very important
message. "Believe and achieve! And in order to do so, faith is essential. It is the
triple faith that men need today. faith in ovne self, faith in onveslef faith in the
world around us, and above all faith in God!"

(A) On the basis of your reading of the above passage, make notes on it using
heading and subheadings. Also use recognisable abbreviations, whereever
necessary (Minimum 4). Supply a suitable title. (5 Marks)
(B) Write a summary of the above passage in your own words. (2 Marks)

Section B
Writing (20 Marks)

3. You are Karan/Kanika, Secretary Cultural club of your school. Your school
is organising a Dramatics workshop during the Winter Break for senior students
of the school. Draft a notice for the school notice board informing the school
notice board informing the students giving all relevant details (5 Marks)
You are Principal, Patel Public School, Ashok Vihar, Delhi. Draft an advetisement
for the vacant post of Maths teacher in your school to be publised in the classified
columns of a daily newspaper in not more than 50 words (5 Marks)

4. You are Sanju/Sanjana, a member of Health club of your school. You are
disturbed at the increasing instances of students facing stress due to examinations.
Write a speech to be delivered in the morning assembly of your school on "How
to Beat Examination related stress". (150-200 words)
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(08 Marks)
You are Sachin/Shaivya. You attended a debate on "Welcome Youth in Politics"
organised by your schoo. Write a report on the event in about 150-200 words
(08 marks)

Q5. You are Rohan/ Rohini of 48, New Bank Enclave Delhi. Write a letter to
the editor complaining about the badly maintained parks of your colony.
(07 marks)
You are Shahid/ Shachi of B-3/230, Vivek Vihar, Delhi. Last month you bought
a Samsung LED TV from Delhi Electronics, Patel Nagar. Now it is not working
properly. Write a letter to the dealer complaining about it. (07 Marks)

Section - C
Grammar (10 Marks)

Q6 ; The following passage could not be edited. It has a missing word in each
line locate it and write your answer along with the words which come before
and after the word.
The Delhi government is all to roll out (a)......................
its action plan rid the city (b) ....................
of its slums 2015. Keeping in (c) ....................
sync with plan 1300 families (d).....................
across 14 slums have been eligible (e).....................
for allotment flats in the first (f)....................
Phase the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) (g) ..................
The boards plans to the relocation (h) ...................
process later this month 1/2x8 = 4 marks

Q7. Underline the error in each line and write the correction in the space
provided 1/2 x8= 4 Marks
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In today's world that is easy to (a) ..............
grow up with inculcating reading (b) ..............
habits. There is so many television (c) ..............
programmes computer games or the (d) ..............
playstation to keep me busy (e) ..............
For, those not only serve as (f) ..............
entertainment gadgets and are (g) .............
educational two at the same time (h) .............

Q8 : Rearrange the following jumbled words to make meaningful sentences
(1x2= 2 marks)
(a) indoor/and/ there/ are/outdoor/kind of/ various/ games.
(b) from/the/also/ removes/fasting/body/toxins
Section D
Textual Questions (20 Marks)

Q9 : Read the extracts given below and answer the question that follow (anyone)
1x4 = 4 makrs
(a) Some twenty - thirty years later/She'd laugh at the snapshot/ " See Betty and
Dolly." Shid Say and look how they /dressed us for the beach. " The Sea holiday/
was her past, mine is her laughter both wry/with the laboured ease of loss.
(1) What was mother's reaction on seeing the photograph?
(2) How long back did the beach holiday take place?
(3) What is the poet's past?
(4) Explain laboured ease of loss.
(b) When did my childhood go?/Was it the day I ceased to be eleven/ was it the
time I realised that Hell and Heaven/ Could not be found in Geography/ And
therefore could not be.

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(i) Name the poem and the poet.
(ii) In what context is 'eleven' mentioned in the above lines?
(iii) What time is being talked about?
(iv) Why don't hell and Heaven exist according to the poet?

Q10. Answer any five out of the following questions in about 40 words.
5x2 =10 marks
(a) Explain the figure of speech used in the poem "The Voice of the Rain"
(b) When and where was the Green Movement started?
(c) Was Grandmother a literate woman?
(d) Why was Joe Morgan relieved to see Andrew Manson?
(e) How did John Byro react on seeing the white horse?
(f) What horrified the author on her second visit to Mrs. Dorling's house?

Q11. Answer any one out of the two questions given below. (6 marks)
(a) What are the earth's biological systems? How do they sustain humanity?
(b) What idea does J. B. Priestly want to communicate to the audience through
the play 'Mother's Day'?

Q12. : Answer the following in about 150 words (any one) (8 marks)
Narrate the elaborate preparations made by the ghost to tame the twins.

Describe Booker's Journey to Hampton

Q13 : Answer the following in about 120 words (any one) (7 marks)
Why do you think the family member try to avoid talking about the ghost?

Why was Booker impressed with the English people
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