Ms K. S. Sasikala, PGT(Eng)
Date of submission: 23 June 2014
Q 1. As the head Boy of modern School, Meerut, you have been asked to prepare a notice on the Personality Development Programme to be conducted in your school. Prepare this notice in not more than 50 words.
Q 2. Water is precious and each one of us must stop wastage. Prepare a poster in not more than 50 words urging people to employ various methods of rainwater harvesting in their colonies.
Q 3. The recent rain caused great havoc in the city. Many buildings collapsed and several trees got uprooted blocking traffic at several places. Write a report to be published in a national daily.
Q 4. You are Subhash. Write an article on the topic ‘ Shifting Values of Young Teenagers’ to be published in a journal.
Q 5. You have come across an advertisement seeking applications from eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Manager in a reputed export company. Write an application enclosing biodata. Invent necessary details.
Q 6. Lesson: My Mother at Sixty Six
a) Why has the poet brought in the images of the merry children and the young trees?
b) What is the childhood fear of the poet?
c) What do the parting words of the poet and her smile signify?
d) What are the similes used in the poem? Explain them.
Q7. The Last Lesson
What does M. Hamel announce at the start of the lesson? How do Franz’s feelings towards school and the teacher suddenly change?
Q 8. The Tiger King
a) The story is a satire on the conceit of those in power. How does the author employ the literary device of dramatic irony in the story?
b) Elucidate the humorous or comic element in the story.