CBSE Class 11 English Sample Paper Set 3

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1. Read the passage carefully and the correct option in your answersheet.

Life is an institution. We have a principal, God, who looks over the entire working of our life. He allots teachers, namely our parents, to guide us through this path. We learn lessons and it is up to us whether we want to pass or fail. Every morning we wake up and give a tick mark to the attendance file of our lives. The only difference in this school of life is you cannot  play truant even for a day! Though from time to time one may doze offand not pay heed to the message that is being given to us.From the start my parents taught me and my sister to be good human beings first. Life has been kind, sometimes harsh but mostly fair. We make many mistakes, some of which we admit and others, we conceal. But now that i’m 22 years old, i can review every step taken by me. Think positive. Yes, it’s that simple. Thoughts are actions. Imagine if thereare a billion good thoughts, the universe will throw back a billion good actions. Something within tells me: “Forget the world and listen to your heart”. If we all just start listening to our inner soul maybe we won’t be scratching our heads while taking the final exam. I am not at all close to being perfect but i know i want to get near it... not by mastering the business world, not by buying the perfect car or the perfect house, but by being the perfect self. The perfect self according to me... is kind, compassionate, and empathetic... one who sees the good in people and shares the good within themselves. The true test is for us to examine, and to be honest to ourselves before we give a tick mark to our answer sheets. I had a lot of questions ready, my doubts all written, point by point... since i could not get the answer from my teachers i made an appointment with God. Doubts about life, love, death, fear, sorrow.. i was angry. Why can’t He guide us?

God was there by my side, every minute, every step. Even though i haven’t gotten all the answers i know i will get there... He will take me there, in my own time, the same way He has gotten me here, where i am now Some say one should never pity nor envy anyone else... and i am happy to be me. The first important teaching to learn, count your blessings. We all stand to be a little more aware about what life is really trying to teach us... and for some be aware that life is trying to teach us something. Money is like our grades in school... it helps us move to the next step but after that, who remembers what we scored in maths in the third standard? People forget that when we die... money does not come along with us. It becomes like our grades, we don’t remember how much we earned or how much we lost. Families fight, friendships are ruined; parent child bonds are broken. Isn’t that a waste... why would anyone choose paper over love?

Here’s a plea for whoever is reading this... let us all try and be the best pupils in this school called life. Be true... love not only others but also yourself. Love God wholeheartedly because that’s all He wants, and you know  what they say: “Be in His good books and you will go to the head of the class”

1. Life is different from an institution because.

a) In it the principal is God.

b) Time to Time one may doze off.

c) One may not pay need to the message being given to him.

d) You have to be present every single day.

2. All our questions can be answered by

a) Parent

b) Friends

c) Good

d) Ourselves

3. Money is not important because due to it

a) we progress in life

b) Relations are broken

c) Both a and b

d) None of the above.

4. We can be good pupils by :

a) Loving ourselves

b) Loving others

c) Both a and b

d) only a.

5. We can escape envy by

a) Learning from life

b) Being thankful to God.

c) Reflecting on our blessings

d) None of the above.

6. Pick the odd one out :

a) Apathy

b) Sympathy

c) Empathy

d) Allopathy

2. Read the peom given below and write the option that you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.

Her mother shed a tear or two but wasn’t really crying. It was the thing to do, so she did it enjoying every moment. The bride laughed when I sympathized, and said don’t be silly. Her brothers had a shoe of mine and made me pay to get it back. The game delighted all the neighbours’ children, who never stopped staring at me, the reluctant bridegroom of the day. There was no dowry because they knew I was ‘modern’ and claimed to be modern too. Her father asked me how much jewellery I expected him to give away with his daughter. When I said I did’t know, he laughed it off.

There was no brass band outside the synagogue but I remember a chanting procession or two, some rituals, lots of skull-caps, felt hats, decorated shawls and grape juice from a common glass for bride and bridegroom. I remember the breaking of the glass and the congregation clapping which signified that we were well and truly married according to the Mosaic Law.

Well that’s about all. I don’t think there was much that struck me as solemn or beautiful. Mostly, we were amused, and so were the others. Who knows how much belief we had? Even the most orthodox it was said ate beef because it was cheaper, and some even risked their souls by relishing pork. The Sabbath was for betting and swearing and drinking. Nothing extravagant, mind you, all in a low key and very decently kept in check. My father used to say, these orthodox chaps certainly know how to draw the line in their own crude way. He himself had drifted into the liberal creed but without much conviction, taking us all with him.

1. The mother shed a tear or two because

a) She was bidding farewell to her daughter

b) She was enjoying the moment.

c) It was what the occasion demanded

d) It was difficult for her to control her emotions.

2. What was the author’s reaction to the farewell scene?

a) Apathetic

b) Sympathetic

c) Callous

d) Averse

3. The couple got married according to.

a) Hindu law

b) Christian law

c) Muslim law

d) Jewish law

4. The bride’s brother had hidden the groom’s shoes.

a) to take revenge

b) to make fun of him

c) to steal his shoes

d) as part of a ritual

5. They did something against their religion by

a) giving no dowry

b) Not arranging a brass band

c) Relishing pork

d) Breaking the glass

6. Orthodox is the opposite of

a) Rigid

b) Fanatic

c) Moderate

c) Strict

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