Snapshots Birth - Practice Papers

 CBSE Class 11 English Core

Section D
Practice Paper

By A. J. Cronin

Questions for Practice:

Long Questions

  1. Compare and contrast Dr. Andrew’s contrasting emotional status at the beginning of the story and in the end.
  2. What does the story highlight about the essence of true happiness and joy and sense of fulfillment through Dr. Andrew’s experience.
  3. Is there any supernatural element about the baby being brought back to life from being dead? Or the writer has presented the phenomenon as natural in the story?

Short Questions:

  1. What is Dr. Andrew’s concept about women? What led him to think that way?
  2. What was the expression and attitude of the mid wife/nurse towards what Dr. Andrew was doing?
  3. What is the setting of the story? (Time and place where it is set)
  4. Bring out the atmosphere of expectation and anxiety in the mind of the Morgan family members.
  5. Why did the baby lose its breath?

Value based question

  1. Do you feel that modern day doctors are rather mechanical medical machines without human emotions? Or it is rather a prejudiced opinion about these professionals who are also considered human gods?