CBSE Class 11 PSA Sample Paper for English Conventions Set A

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CBSE Class 11 PSA Sample Paper for English Conventions Set A. It’s always recommended to practice as many sample papers as possible before the examinations. Students can download the sample papers and also question papers of previous years to practice and score better marks in examinations. Refer to other links too for more sample papers.



Issac Newton was born on Christmas Day in 1642. He was born premature and was so frail that he was not expected to survive the day. His father who owned a modest farm, had died several months before he was born. His mother remarried and he was put in the care of his grandmother. Newton did poorly at king’s school, but something happened to cause a dramatic change in his life. He was kicked in the stomach by his classmate on the way to school. He decided to beat the boy in the fight and beat him in his school work as well. He began to work on his new challenge. Newton came in top of the class.

(i) Newton was not expected to survive because

     (a) He was born premature

     (b) He as injured

     (c) He was suffering from a deadly disease

     (d) He was premature and weak.

(ii) He was put in the care of his grandmother because

     (a) He was very naughty

     (b) His father died and mother remarried

     (c) He was not interested in studies

     (d) He loved his grandmother.

(iii) The performance of Newton in the school was__________

     (a) good (b)satisfactory (c)poor (d)excellent

(iv) _____________brought a dramatic change in Newton

     (a) Death of his father

     (b) remarriage of his mother

     (c) kicking in the stomach

     (d) decision to excel the boy

(v) His father who owned a modest farm, means

    (a) He was weak

    (b) He was robust

    (c) He was modern

    (d) He was poor

(vi) Newton did poorly at king’s school  

     (a) He was very poor at king’s school

     (b) His performance was not good at king’s school

     (c) His school was poor

     (d) He liked at king’s school

(vii) He began to work on his new challenge. His new challenge was

     (a) to beat the boy in fight

     (b) to beat and run away

     (c) to outdo him in fight and in performance at school

     (d) to be beaten up by the boy. 


Pablo Picasso showed his truly exceptional talent from very young age. His first work was Lapiz (Spanish for pencil) and he learnt to draw before he could talk. He was the only son in the family and very good looking. So he was thoroughly spoilt. He hated school and often refused to go unless his doting parents allowed him to take one of his father’s pet pigeons with him. Apart from pigeons, his great love was art and when in 1901, his father, who was an amateur artist, got a job of a drawing teacher at a college, Pablo went with him to the college. He often watched his father paint and sometimes was allowed to help. One evening his father was painting a picture of their pigeons when he had to leave the room  He returned to find that Pablo had completed the picture and it was so amazingly beautiful and lifelike that he gave his son his own palette and brushes and never painted again. Pablo was just 13.

(i) As a boy Pablo Picasso was______________

     (a) handsome and hardworking

     (b) handsome and studious

     (c) handsome and talented

     (d) ordinary looking and talented

(ii) He was spoilt mostly because he was___________

     (a) smart boy (b) loved by one and all (c) the only son in the family

     d) was friend with bad boys

(iii) Picasso went to school only when____________

     (a) his friends accompanied him

     (b) his parents gave him money

     (c) he was allowed to paint

     (d) he was allowed to carry a pet with him

(iv) Apart from pigeons, he loved_____________

     (a) singing (b) dancing (c) drawing & painting

     (d) eating

(v) When his father painted in the college, Pablo

    (a) occasionally helped him

    (b) rarely helped

    (c) always helped him

    (d) invariably helped him

(vi) When Pablo completed the picture, his father__________

     (a) did not like it

     (b) rebuked him

     (c) was impressed by him

     (d) slapped him

(vii) Pablo’s father gave up painting__________

     (a) after he was impressed by his son’s painting

     (b) as he got ill

     (c) he did not like it

     (d) as he was asked to stop it.


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