Class XII – Class Test Paper- 5

Class Test Paper- 5
English Core
Class XII
Time: 90 Minutes                                                                                           M.M: 50
General Instructions:
1. All questions are compulsory.
2. Separate instructions are given with each question. Read them carefully and follow them faithfully
3. Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions.
Q1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 8
1. The work of the heart can never be interrupted. The heart’s job is to keep oxygen rich blood flowing through the body. All the body’s cells need a constant supply of Oxygen, especially those in the brain. The brain cells like only four to five minutes after their oxygen is cut off, and death comes to the entire body.       
2. The heart is a specialized muscle that serves as a pump. This pump is divided into four chambers connected by tiny doors called valves. The chambers work to keep the blood flowing round the body in a circle.     
3. At the end of each circuit, veins carry the blood to the right atrium, the first of the four chambers 2/5 oxygen by then is used up and it is on its way back to the lung to pick up a fresh supply and to give up the carbon dioxide it has accumulated. From the right atrium the blood flow through the tricuspid valve into the second chamber, the right ventricle. The right ventricle contracts when it is filled, pushing the blood through the pulmonary artery, which leads to the lungs – in the lungs the blood gives up its carbon dioxide and picks up fresh oxygen. Then it travels to the third chamber the left atrium. When this chamber is filled it forces the blood through the valve to the left ventricle. From here it is pushed into a big blood vessel called aorta and sent round the body by way of arteries.            
4. Heart disease can result from any damage to the heart muscle, the valves or the pacemaker. If the muscle is damaged, the heart is unable to pump properly. If the valves are damaged blood cannot flow normally and easily from one chamber to another, and if the pacemaker is defective, the contractions of the chambers will become un-coordinated.
5. Until the twentieth century, few doctors dared to touch the heart. In 1953 all this changed after twenty years of work, Dr. John Gibbon in the USA had developed a machine that could take over temporarily from the heart and lungs. Blood could be routed through the machine bypassing the heart so that surgeons could work inside it and see what they were doing. The era of open heart surgery had begun.            
6. In the operating theatre, it gives surgeons the chance to repair or replace a defective heart. Many parties have had plastic valves inserted in their hearts when their own was faulty. Many people are being kept alive with tiny battery operated pacemakers; none of these repairs could have been made without the heart – lung machine. But valuable as it is to the surgeons, the heart lung machine has certain limitations. It can be used only for a few hours at a time because its pumping gradually damages the bloods cells.
(a) On the basis of your reading of the passage, make notes on it using recognizable abbreviations wherever necessary (Minimum 4) use a suitable format. Supply an appropriate title. 5
(b) Write a summary of the passage in about 80 words. 3         
Q2. You have been transferred to Guwahati. Now you want to dispose of some household goods. Draft an advertisement to be published in a local daily giving necessary details.     4
On behalf of your parents draft a formal invitation to be sent to your friends and relatives on the occasion of your brother’s marriage.      4
Q3. Ashoka  Hotels, 11/C Moti Bagh, New Delhi  had ordered for the electronic equipments on 10.09.20XX for the newly constructed hotel at Aligarh but wants to cancel it because the delivery has not been made in time. Write a letter of cancellation to M/s Prime Electronics, Chandani Chowk, Delhi.            6
Rakesh Goswami, a student of class XII of Goenka Public School, Sec-8, R.K.Puram, New Delhi has been invited by Modern Era Public School, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi to participate in the national level Quiz Contest. But his exams are falling during the same period of time. He writes a letter to the principal seeking permission to participate in the quiz as well as requesting him to take his half yearly exams later.  6
Q4.Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:  4
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or red;
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink.
(a) Who are the mighty dead?
(b) How is grandeur associated with the mighty dead?
(c) What does the poet call “an endless fountain of immortal drink”?
(d) What image does the poet draw in the last two lines?
Q5. Answer any three of the following in about 30-40 words each:  3×3 = 9
(a) Why was the crofter so talkative and friendly with the peddler?
(b) Why did Gandhi agree to a settlement of 25 per cent refund to the farmers?
(c) What can a beautiful thing do for the human beings?
(d) What clues did the question-paper of Evans provide to the Governor?
(e) “I’m, not afraid. People are afraid of me,” says Derry. What do people think on seeing his face? How do they react then?
Q6. Answer any one of the following in about 125-150 words each:   6
(a) “Freedom from fear is more important than legal justice for the poor.” Do you think that the poor of India are free from fear after Independence?
(b) What did the peddler say in his defence when it was clear that he was not the person the ironmaster had thought he was?
Q7. Answer any one of the following in about 125-150 words each:   6
(a) How did Evans outwit the Governor and his staff?
(b) Compare and contrast the characters of Mr. Lamb and Derry.
Q8. Answer any one of the following in about 125-150 words each:   7

(a) What were Griffin’s plans before and after he met Dr. Kemp?
(b) Write a character sketch of Griffin.

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