Class 12 English Core Unit Test Sample Paper
Q 1. Read the following passage and answer the following questions. (5 marks)
Inferiority complex or low self – esteem is variously defined as poor self-image, feeling of worthlessness, sense of insecurity, state of self – doubt, timidity etc. It is a major hurdle in the path to success and glory. High self-esteem is feeling good about oneself, knowing the strengths and weaknesses of one and accepting them accordingly. However, it should not be confused with an inflated ego, which is the prime reason behind the premature death of many
Success and self-esteem have a close and direct relationship. Success is important for the growth of positive feeling about oneself and affirmation of worth. A child with high selfesteem can use a failure as a learning experience while a child with low self-esteem gets bogged down. We experience “lows” and “highs” from time to time. Feeling unsure and suffering from doubts is all right, but persistent feeling of worthlessness and insecurity are a
matter of grave concern.
Children with high self- esteem are able to express themselves in a controlled manner and generally succeed in influencing other people’s behavior in a positive way. These children approach new challenges with confidence and show a lot of independence and responsibility.Failures do not easily frustrate them. Through perseverance they turn failure into resounding success.
Children with low self – esteem are low on confidence and generally speak in self –derogatory terms. They are always on the defensive and avoid situations, which may cause confrontation and tension. They are unable to form their own opinions and rely on other’s judgment. They constantly blame others for their problems and are not open to reason. They even feel powerless when faced with any challenging situation, avoid new experiences and
shy away from interactions. Children with low self – esteem have low frustration tolerance. Thus they tend to give up without putting in a worthwhile effort. These children use the crutches of fate and luck to plod along an ill-defined path that leads nowhere.
Every child is born –a winner but his success in later life depends upon a complex interplay of several related factors. Children develop into positive personalities only if are encouraged by people and circumstances, which ensure that their self-esteem is carefully nourished throughout the crucial growing up years. Genetic endowment or the potential to succeed may be present but it can be blocked by adverse environmental factors operating at home, at
school and in society. When this happens, it can result in a collapse of confidence and withdrawal from the struggle towards worthwhile achievement.
(a) Make notes on the above passage in a proper format using the key of abbreviation where
ever necessary. (3 Marks)
(b) Write the summery of the above passage in about 50 words. (2 marks)
Q 2. Read the following extract and answer any two questions from the following: (1×2=2 marks)
….that she thought away, and looked but soon put that thought away,
and looked out at Young frees sprinting,
the merry children spilling out of their homes,
Answer any two questions:
(a) The young trees seemed to be……..
(ii) Running forward
(b) The merry children were out of their homes…..
(c) The poet put away ………. during the journey?
(iii) her thought
Q 3. Answer any three questions from the following in about 30-40 words: (2×3=6 marks)
(a) What was the order from Berlin and what changes did it cause in the school? (The last lesson)
(b) What is the childhood fear of poet (My mother at sixty six)?
(c) Why did the narrator turn towards the ticket windows? Why did he run back from there? (Third Level)
(d) What is the first-day cover?
Q 4. Answer any one question from the following in about 120-150 words: (3.5 marks)
(a) Who is Saheb and what is ironical about his name? Describe Saheb’s life and the life of the barefoot army of ragpickers in Seemapuri.
(b) Our language is part of our culture and we are proud of it. Describe how regretful M. Hamel and the village elders are for having neglected their native language, French.
Q. 5. Answer any one question from the following in about 120-150 words: (3.5 marks)
(a) The modern word is full of insecurity, fear, war, worry, tension and stress. What are the ways in which we attempt to overcome?
(b) Do you think that the third level was a medium of escape for Charley? Why?