12th Class Unit Test English Model Question Paper 2 Maharashtra State Board
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Std:12th Sub: English Marks: 25
Section I Prose Unit Test English Model Question Paper 2 Class 12th
Q.1. Read the extract and complete the activities given below: (12)
“Stop,” said the other. “I don’t want all that. Shall I succeed in my present search or not? Answer this and go. Otherwise I will not let you go till you disgorge all your coins.” The astrologer muttered a few incantations and replied: “All right. I will speak. But will you give me a rupee if what I say is convincing? Otherwise I will not open my mouth, and you may do what you like.” After a good deal of haggling, the other agreed. The astrologer said: “You were left for dead. Am I right?”
“Ah, tell me more.”
“A knife has passed through you once?” said the astrologer.
“Good fellow!” He bared his chest to show the scar. “What else?”
“And then you were pushed into a well nearby in the field. You were left for dead.”
“I should have been dead if some passer-by had not chanced to peep into the well,” exclaimed the other, over-whelmed by enthusiasm.
“When shall I get at him?” he asked, clenching his fist.
“In the next world,” answered the astrologer. “He died four months ago in a far-off town. You will never see any more of him.” The other groaned on hearing it. The astrologer proceeded :
“You know my name!” the other said, taken aback.
“As I know all other things. Guru Nayak, listen carefully to what I have to say. Your village is two days’ journey due north of this town. Take the next train and be gone. I see once again great danger to your life if you go from home.” He took out a pinch of sacred ash and held it to him. “Rub it on your forehead and go home. Never travel southward again, and you will live to be a hundred.”
“Why should I leave home again?” the other said reflectively. “I was only going away now and then to look for him and to choke out his life if I met him.” He shook his head regretfully. “He has escaped my hands. I hope at least he died as he deserved.” “Yes,” said the astrologer. “He was crushed under a lorry.”The other looked gratified to hear it.
A1 True or false : (2)
(Rewrite the following sentences and state whether they are true or false.)
1) The name of the astrologer was Guru Nayak.
2) A passerby had saved the other man.
3) The Astrologer took out a pinch of salt and held it to the other man.
4) A knife had passed through the other man long ago.
A2 Choose : (2)
The other man looked gratified because………
(Choose the choose to correct alternatives from the following )
A) He is enemy was going to meet him in his own village
B) The Astrologer told him that he is enemy was crust under lorry.
C) His enemy died as he deserved.
D) His enemy was very happy and contented.
A3 Guess : (2)
The Astrologer suggested other man never to travel south word again:
Guess and right the purpose behind the astrologer’s suggestion
A 4 Personal response: (2)
Give / express your views as the effect of superstitions.
A5 language study: (2)
1 he shook his head regretfully
(Choose the correct alternative to the gate present perfect tense from the given sentences.)
A) he shakes his head regretfully.
B) he has Shaken second his head regretfully.
C) he had shaken his hair his head reg regretfully.
D) he will shake his head regretfully.
2. I will not open my mouth.
(Chose the correct alternative to get the affirmative from without changing the meaning of the sentences.)
A) I will not close my mouth.
B) I will open my mouth.
C) I will shut my mouth.
A6 vocabulary: (2)
Find and write the words which have similar meaning for the following from the extract:
A) bargaining, B) surrender under pressure,
C) made a low sound of distress, D) to look cautiously
Section II Poetry
Q. 2 A. Read the extract and complete the activities given below: (5)
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.
The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.
(Still here I carry my old delicious burdens)
A1 Write down the traits the poet exhibits through following lines: (2)
A) Henceforth, I ask for no good fortune- I myself and good fortune-
B) Henceforth, a whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing-
C) I do not want the constellations any nearer-
D) Still here I carry my old delicious burden-
A2 describe your own personal opinion in about 50 words on the line from the extract: (2)
” I ask not good fortune, I myself and a good fortune.”
A3 identify and explain the figure of speech in the following line: (1)
” I know they are very well where they are”
B) Appreciation: (4)
Write an appreciation of the poem “Indian Weavers” based on the following points.
Weavers, weaving at break of day,
Why do you weave a garment so gay?……
Blue as the wing of a halcyon wild,
We weave the robes of a new-born child.
Weavers, weaving at fall of night,
Why do you weave a garment so bright?……..
Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green,
We weave the marriage-veils of a queen.
Weavers, weaving solemn and still,
What do you weave in the moonlight chill……
White as a feather and white as a cloud,
We weave a dead man’s funeral shroud
- About the poem 2. Central Idea 3. Special features 4. Poetic Devices 5. Your opinion
Section IV Novel
Q. 3 A. Complete the activities given below as per the instructions. (4)
1) Choose the correct alternative and rewrite the sentence: (2)
A) The European novel is often said to begin with
- Don Quixote, b) Tale of Genji, c) the Canterbury tales, d) Guliver’s tales
B) The word ‘picaresque’ is originated from………
- Spanish, b) French, c) Greek, d) English
2) Identify whether the following Statements are true or false. (2)
A) The present English word derived from Italian Language.
B) In the 18th century, the appearance of newspaper and magazines attracted a large number of readers from Upper Class.
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