CBSE Class 12 English VBQs 2014-2015

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CBSE Class 12 English VBQs 2014-2015  Based on CBSE and NCERT guidelines. Value based questions are now being given in exams to promote morals and values in students, Students should read and understand the following VBQs to get better understanding and score good marks in exams

Value Based Questions

The Last Lesson

1 “When a people are enslaved, as long as they hold fast to their language it is as if they had the key to their prison.” After reading M. Hamel‟s statement you begin to realise the importance of mother tongue that is losing its significance in the present times. Write an article for a national daily on the need of reviving the status of the mother tongue.

2 Then he turned to the black board , took a piece of chalk and bearing on with all his might , he wrote as large as he could - Vive La France ………………. Abraham Lincoln , a former President of America said , “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” After reading the lesson and the above quote of Abraham Lincoln you begin to reflect on the loss of spirit of patriotism amongst the youth in India due to which there is no respect for one‟s countrymen and no determination amongst the youth to lead the country to a better future. Write an article in about hundred words for a national magazine on the need for revival of patriotic spirit amongst the youth in India.

3 “…….. his terrible iron ruler under his arm”. It has been said, “spare the rod and spoil the child”. The abolition of corporal punishment from schools in India has boosted students‟ confidence. Do you agree or not?

4 “They preferred to put you to work on a farm or at the mills, so as to have a little more money”. Some parents do not understand the importance of education. They want their kids to work. The Govt. has introduced the Right to Education Act. What changes it can bring about in the attitude of the parents. Explain.

5 The elders of the village were sitting in the classroom. The participation of the community is necessary for a healthy and productive education system. Comment. 

6 Franco Prussian war had impacted all spheres of life, even the schools. It caused an emotional turmoil in the life of the civilians. Can war/violence be a solution to any problem?

7 “It was so warm, so bright ……….. birds were chirping …… The Prussian soldiers were drilling ………… It was all much more tempting”. In the present scenario / times there are more distractions (malls, i-pads, facebook etc). The will to resist is the only solution. Explain.

8 M. Hamel becomes an honest role model for the students on the day of the last lesson. How does a teacher play a constructive role in the life of the students in the present times?



1. Value Points

i. Better understanding of the subject matter.

ii. Better expression.

iii. Easy references / allusions.

iv. Related to culture and way of living.

v. Everyone should feel proud of one‟s mother tongue.

2. Value Points

i. Country‟s youth value – starved-facing a total crisis.

ii. Violence, separations and inter & intra group conflicts, political apathy reigning order of the day.

iii. Secured freedom but not utilized freedom in its true perspective. iv. Need for good leadership and governance.

3. Value Points

i. Increased interest of students to come to school.

ii. Not scared of teachers.

iii. Truancy has fallen.

iv. Confidence in expressing their view points.

4. Value Points:

i. More aware of value of educating kids.

ii. Constitutionally bound.

iii. No fees- Free and compulsory education is encouraging.

iv. Various schemes: free books, uniform, mid day meal etc.

5. Value Points:

i. Helps in maintaining discipline and healthy environment.

ii. Inculcating the social values.

iii. Spreading awareness – controlling diseases, education social evils etc.

iv. Immediate Solutions – Role of V.K.S. and P.T.A. 

6. Value Points:

i. No; Violence is no solution.

ii. Disturbs peace: internal & external.

iii. Hampers development.

iv. Snatches identity.

7. Value Points:

i. Helps in evading distractions.

ii. Provides focus to life‟s aim.

iii. Strength of character.

iv. Nurturing the will to resist by guidance and counselling.

8. Value Points:

i. Friend, philosopher and guide.

ii. Strength of character.

iii. Motivates.

iv. Model behavior.

v. Use of modern- technology in education.



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