HIGHER SECONDARY EDUCATION BOARD
Compulsory English – Class 11
Examination – 2069 (2012)
Time – 3 hrs
F.M. – 100
P.M. – 35
Attempt all the questions.
1. (a) Put the following words in alphabetical order: 
Posture, pure, pine, piety, pearl, pave
(b) In which quarter of the dictionary do you find the following words ? 
(i) hand (ii) ring (iii) tumb (iv) dive
2. (a) Change the following words as indicated in the bracket: 
(i) Write (Present Participle) (ii) Sing (Past Participle)
(ii) Dig (Present Participle) (iii) Cut (Past Participle)
(b) Arrange the following words into correct sentences: 
(ii) many/studying/we/compulsory English/years/for/have been.
3. Write a dialogue between two friends on visiting a historical place. 
4. Answer any two of the following questions: [2×10=20]
(a) Why is Barbara Holland in favour of a single child ? Discuss.
(b) How does Phoenix Jackson show unconscious heroism to overcome the obstacles she comes across during her journey ? Explain.
(c) Sketch the character of Helen on the basis of the story.
5. Answer any three of the following questions: [3×5=15]
(a) What evidence is there in the story to show that Carmen and Evangelina were alike ?
(b) According to the author, what will be the advantages of fuel crisis ? Explain.
(c) How does the poem ‘The Poplar Field’ defend the conservation of nature ? Elaborate.
(d) How is the character of Supriya different from that of Kemankar ? Discuss.
6. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below: [2×5=10]
Long ago men spent most of their time looking for food. They ate anything they could find.
Some lived mostly on plants. They ate the fruit, stems, and leaves of some plants and the roots of others. When food was scarce, they ate the bark of trees. If they were lucky, they would find the bird’s nest with eggs. People who lived near the water ate fish or anything that washed ashore, even rotten whales. Some people ate insects and small animals like lizards that were easy to kill.
Later, men learned to make weapons. With weapons, they could kill larger animals for meat. These early people had big appetites. If they killed an animal, they would drink the blood, eat the meat and chew the bones. When they finished the meal, there was nothing left.
At first man wandered from place to place to find their food. But when they began to grow plants, they stayed in one place and ate what they could grow. The temed animals, trained them to work, and killed them for meat. Life was a little better then, but there was still not much variety in their meals. Day after day people ate the same food.
Gradually, men began to travel greater distances. The explorers who sailed unknown seas found new lands. And in these lands they found new foods and spices and took them back home.
The Portuguese, who sailed around the stormy cape of Good hoped to reach China, took back “Chinese apples”, the fruit we call oranges today. Later, Portuguese colonists carried orange seeds to Brazil. From Brazil oranges were brought to California, the first place to grow oranges in the United States. Peaches and melons also came from China. So did a new drink, tea.
In America the explorers found new foods, too. Here the Spanish explorers tasted hot chocolate for the first time. They had no name for this new drink, as they borrowed the Mexican word chocolate. They found both white and sweet Potatoes. They also found corn, Peanuts and tomatoes. Columbus himself found pineapple in the West Indies and brought it back with him to Europe.
(a) What kind of food did men eat before they had weapons ?
(b) What difference did weapons make in the kinds of food men ate ?
(c) At first, men wandered from place to place to find their food. Then some of them began to stay in one place. Why ?
(d) Where did oranges come from ? Where are oranges grown ?
(e) What new foods did the Spanish explorers find in America ?
7. Answer any two of the following questions in about 200 words each: [2×10=20]
(Don’t mention your name, your school’s name and address, Write XYZ in the place of your name and address)
(a) Write a short magazine article describing about a place you have recently visited.
(b) Write an account of any two important events in your country’s history, and when they happened ?
(c) Write a letter to your uncle, asking him for some financial support for your study.
8. Fill in each space of the following sentences with so or such whichever is suitable: 
(a) There were …….. many people on the plane that some of them had to stand.
(b) We had to wait for the bus …….. a long time that we nearly lost our patience.
(c) It was …….. a good meal that we enjoyed it very much.
(d) The river was …….. deep that we could not cross it.
(e) I did not imagine that she could make …….. a bad mistake.
9. Match the events and the circumstances in the two lists below. Join each pair using (i) when (ii) while: 
(a) His pen ran out of ink. He was tidying his room.
(b) He burnt his hand. He was being given injection.
(c) He lost consciousness. He was going to the market.
(d) He met with an accident. He was writing an answer.
(e) He found a thousand rupee note. He was taking potato out of the oven.
10. Decide to do/not to do these things and add a reason. 
For example: go for a walk
I think go for a walk. The weather is lovely.
(a) to learn to drive
(b) to go swimming
(c) not to have any more to eat
(d) not to invite Jane to your party
(e) to give up smoking
11. Express the ideas below using if. 
Example: He was reading a book in the waiting room-he missed the train.
If he hadn’t been reading a book,
he wouldn’t have missed the train.
(a) She didn’t set the alarm, so she overslept.
(b) The goalkeeper wasn’t concentrating-they scored a goal.
(c) She didn’t hear the knock on the door, because she was listening to the radio.
(d) They didn’t arrive in time, because the car broke down.
(e) He wasn’t talking very loudly, so I couldn’t understand him.