Sunday, June 30, 2013


[Only on poems, textual grammar and official letter]

Time: 1 hr 10 min            Sub: English                      F.M.: 35
1.      Which of the following statements are True and which are False?     1x4=4
i)       The moon rises in the cloudy west.
ii)     The child is very happy to leave his old playthings to get the new ones.
iii)   The Father in the poem Where the Mind is Without Fear refers to a divine being who may be equated with God.
iv)   The sun proved to be futile in resurrecting the dead soldier in Futility.
2.      Answer any two of the questions which follow in about 30 words:    3x2=6
i)       “Art thou pale for weariness?” – What, according to the poet, is the cause of the moon’s weariness?
ii)     How does the little child in Longfellow’s Nature behave, when his mother draws him away from play at the end of the day?
iii)   “- O what made fatuous sunbeams toil” – Why are the sunbeams called fatuous?
3.      Answer any one of the questions that follow in about 50 words:  5x1=5
(i)                “ The moon arose up in the murky east.” – How does Shelley describe the rising of the moon in his poem The Moon?
(ii)              Show how Longfellow compares Nature to a loving mother in the poem Nature.
4.      A)Rewrite the following sentences as directed, without changing their meaning:   2x4=8                  
(i)                Move him into the sun. (Change the narration)
(ii)              The world has been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls. (Change the voice)
(iii)            The child is half-willing to go to bed. (Turn into a negative sentence)
(iv)            The lady is wrapped in a gauzy veil. (Use the noun form of gauzy)

B) Frame a question with each of the following wh-words in such a way that the answer matches the given content:                 1x2=2

i)       Gently its touch awoke him in France. (Where)
ii)     A fond mother, when the day is over, leads by the hand her little child to    bed. (When)

5.      Write a letter to the Editor of an English daily describing your grievance against the bad condition of road in your locality.               10