Snapshots The Summer of the Beautiful - Practice Papers 6

 CBSE Class 11 English Core

Section D
Practice Paper

Question: 12

Long Answer Type Questions

Answer these questions in about 150 words.

  1. The Summer of the Beautiful white horse.
    1. Aram and Mourad belong to Gargholanian tribe. What are the hallmarks of their tribe?
    2. Did the boys return the horse because they were conscience ­ Stricken or because they were afraid? Support your answer with suitable arguments.
    3. Do you agree with Aram’s remark that Mourad was considered the natural descendant of Uncle Khosrove? Explain.
  2. The Address
    1. In what respect was the narrator’s second visit different from her first visit to Mrs. Dorling?
    2. ‘The Address’ is a story of human predicament that follows war. Comment.
    3. Justify the title of the story ‘The Address’?
  3. Ranga’s Marriage.
    1. Describe the role played by the narrator in arranging Ranga’s marriage?
    2. Do you think astrologers manipulate things in arranging marriages in modern times? Discuss.
    3. Give the character sketch of Ranga
  4. Albert Einstein at School
    1. The school system often curbs individual talents. Discuss this statement with reference to the lesson ‘Albert Einstein at School’.?
    2. What do you learn about Einstein’s nature from his conversation with his history teacher, mathematics teacher and Yuri?
    3. What was Einstein’s plan to get away from the school? How did Yuri help him?
    4. What changes have been incorporated in the present education system? Describe in short.
  5. Mother’s Day
    1. ‘Mother’s Day’ is a humorous and satirical depiction of the status of the mother in the family? What are the important issues it raises? How does the play resolve the issues?
    2. What difference do you find in the attitude and personalities of Mrs. Pearson and Mrs. Fitzgerald?
    3. What change do you observe in the behaviour of Doris, Cyril and Mr. George?
    4. What problems are being faced by mothers these days? Have they become stronger and more independent than earlier?
  6. Birth
    1. Give an account of efforts made by Dr. Andrew Manson to revive the still born child?
    2. There lies a great difference between textbook medicine and the world of a practising physician? Discuss this statement with reference to the story ‘Birth’?
  7. The Tale of Melon City.
    1. Suggest few instances in the poem “The Tale of a Melon City’ which highlight humour and irony.
    2. How has the poet made fun of governance system by using the phrase ‘Just and placid’.
    3. How was the blame for the arch passed on? Who was utimately punished?