CBSE Class 12 English exam was conducted today, May 13, 2022. Students from all over the country appeared in the CBSE Class 12 Term 2 exam today. A complete analysis along with reviews and an English paper is available here. Our team visited the CBSE examination centres in Delhi NCR to collect information about the paper. Check the student reviews and expert opinions here.
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Students exited the exam centre with happy and satisfied faces. Talking to a student outside the centre in Mayur Vihar, our reporter noted that the exam was based on the CBSE Class 12 English Term 2 sample paper with easy passages and literature questions. A happy student Dipika said, “ It was like always, English paper is never tough.” Another student reported, “ I was happy that I was able to understand the passage and solve the questions based on it.”
Students were also happy with the literature questions asked by CBSE Board in the exam. Many found the questions direct and easy.
Comparing the paper to the Term 1 English paper, students said, “ They were on the same level. Not much difference was seen in both papers.”
As per the experts, the paper was easy to understand and solve. Many noted that the paper was not that lengthy even. The students would have found the CBSE Class 12 Term 2 English exam easier than the Term 1 because this pattern is similar to the general English paper pattern followed by the Board over years.
“Students would have found the paper easier to attempt as the pattern was the same as always. Term 1 had MCQs which was a bit different but this pattern has always been followed by the Board so it is not that difficult for the students to score on such a paper, said the English teacher of Central School.
As per the average marks, many experts are predicting an overall average of anything between 80-85% marks in the English Term 2 Exam for the students based on the review strictly.
We hope the students have found this review helpful and would prepare for CBSE Term 2 Business Studies paper well that would be conducted after the English exam. Wishing the CBSE Class 12 students all the best for the exams.
Class 12 English Term 2 Answer Key 2022: Paper Code 1/4/2/ SET-2
Q.1:(i) Why don’t we take the first step towards a good cause?
Ans : we do not take the first step towards a good cause because we say to ourselves, “The task is so big. What can I do alone ?” So nothing gets done. There is much talk about environmental protection, air pollution and saving our forests.
(ii) What is a two-uses-attitude?
Ans : It is good to adopt a two-uses-attitude! By putting an article to second use, we are giving it a longer lease of life and using up less raw material from nature.
(iii) What can we do to avoid the abuse of paper? (Any two points)
Ans : We should avoid the use of paper napkins or paper plates. Cloth napkins are just as good, for they can be washed and used over and over again
(iv) What is the result of an effective way of a garbage disposal?
Ans : People who are conscious about it follow rules and laws strictly. As a result, their neighbourhoods are clean and beautiful.
(v) How can the Internet be a powerful tool in spreading environmental awareness?
Ans : The Internet is a powerful tool and a group of like-minded people can be formed on social media. People can share environmental stories, and issues as well as pool in solutions and alternatives to educate one another.
(vi) How can the making of garden manure be done as a community project?
Ans : It can also be done as a community project by digging a large pit in the colony. Do take help of all the members, for nothing succeeds like co-operation
(vii) How long does it take to make good garden manure?
Ans : Within three or six months, we will have good garden manure.
(viii) Select a suitable word from the passage which means — something in a bad and undesirable way.
Ans : Abuse of Paper
(ix) Pick out the word from the passage which means — completely necessary.(Para 3)
Ans : Imperative
Q.2:(i) What does the writer mean by ‘visible source of annoyance’?
Ans : Plastic use is nothing but a visible sign of danger for us and our future generations.
(ii) Why did people demand a ban on plastics?
Ans : Plastic has become a visible source of annoyance in 1994 after its usage in soft drink bottles. Therefore, people demand a ban on plastics.
(iii) What created a demand for plastics in India?
Ans : The massive generation of plastic waste in India is due to rapid urbanisation, spread of retail chains, and plastic packaging from grocery to food and vegetable products, to consumer items and cosmetics.
(iv) What does the line, ‘ocean turn, irreversibly into a thin soup of plastic’, suggest?
Ans : The dumping of plastic in the ocean is affecting marine life and also our environment.
(v) What step can be taken to combat the challenges of plastic waste management? What will be its impact?
Ans : To formulate robust and inclusive National Action Plans and while doing so, the country will establish greater transparency to combat the plastic jeopardy in a more sustainable and holistic way.
(viii) What does that upward trend of graph indicate?
Ans : The upward trend of the graph indicates the increase in demand and supply. If the demand and supply will increase the production will also increase.
Section B- Writing
Q.3: You are Michelle/Michael D’Souza, an eminent educationist. Nav Vihar School, Bengaluru has completed 25 years of commendable service to society. You have received an invitation from the Principal of the school, Nandini Tyagi to attend its Silver Jubilee Celebrations on Sunday, 22 May 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Draft a letter of acceptance in about 50 words, accepting the invitation.
Principal of Nav Vihar School
18 May 2022
Subject: Letter of acceptance to attend silver jubilee.
Thank you to inviting me to the silver jubilee celebration of Nav Vihar School, Bengaluru. I will surely attend the silver jubilee celebration on 22nd May 2022. I have great pleasure in accepting your invitation and will surely mark my presence.
Q.4: You are Prakriti/Prabhat, a resident of College Road, Bhopal. You see the following advertisement, in the newspaper, for the job of a ‘Marketing Officer in Chaitanya Enterprises, Mumbai. Write an application with detailed bio-data in about 120 – 150 words to the Public Relations Officer of the firm.
Chaitanya Enterprises requires an experienced Marketing Officer for its Mumbai branch.
The applicant must have
Apply to Sunil Baweja, Public Relations Officer.
The Public Relations Officer
Subject: Job application for the position of Marketing Officer
In response to your advertisement in The Hindu dated 20 February 2022 I wish to apply for the post of Marketing Officer in your prestigious company.
A brief review of my credentials will confirm my capabilities of achieving the objectives of the organization through effective contributions. I am a B.Sc Graduate with a specialization in Marketing & Finance coupled with an experience of 6 years including 2 years in International Marketing / Business Development and Export operations.
I have been associated with TVS Motor Company as Manager – Sales & Marketing in their Two Wheeler Business, based out of Bhopal.
I am enclosing my bio-data and photocopies of certificates and testimonials for your reference. If selected, I assure you that I shall work with utmost devotion and sincerity to
your full satisfaction.
|Address:||College Road, Bhopal|
|Date of Birth:||27th September 1989|
|B.Sc from C.C.S. University, Meerut (2005‒2008)|
|Experience:||Working a Manager – Sales & Marketing (TVS Motor Company), Bhopal since 2010.|
|Skills:||Excellent communication skills, team player, sincerity, ability to convince and influence people|
|Languages known:||English, Hindi and Spanish|
|References:||1. Mr. P.K.Rajnath
TVS Motor Company, Bhopal
2. Mrs. Subharti Singh
Head of Department, Finance
Section C – Literature
Q.5: Answer any five out of the six questions given below, within 40 words each:
(i) Why did the peddler derive pleasure from his idea of the world being a Rattrap?
Ans : The peddler was very happy with the idea of the world as a rattrap because he was never given kindly treatment by the world. He had quite different feeling for it and loved to think ill of it by comparing it to a rattrap.
(ii) In the Motihari court, what caused the delay in the trial?
Ans : The government was baffled and the prosecutor requested the judge to postpone the trial as they wished to consult their superiors. This was the delay that Gandhi protested against. He read a statement pleading guilt and that he was involved leading to a case of conflict of duties.
(iii) Why are the ‘lovely tales’ called an ‘endless fountain’ in the poem ‘A Thing of Beauty’?
Ans : The ‘lovely tales’ are the stories of our ancestors and these celebrate their glory and victory. These tales are referred to as ‘an endless fountain’ because they serves as a constant source of joy and beauty for us. The poet compared these things of beauty to a fountain that is being poured on us from heaven.
(iv) What do you learn about Jack’s childhood in the course of the story ‘Should Wizard Hit Mommy’?
Ans : The story raises a moral issue—should parents always decide what the children should do or let the children do what they like to do. There is an evident contrast between an adult’s perspective on life and the world view of a little child.
Jack, the father, defends the behaviour of Roger Skunk’s mother who forced the old wizard to restore the natural but offensive smell to Roger Skunk. He sums up the issue in one sentence: ‘She knew what was right’. As to why the little skunk agreed to her mother’s proposal, Jack says that the little skunk loved his mommy more than he loved all the other little animals. Jack cites an instance. When Roger Skunk was in bed, Mommy Skunk came up, hugged him and said he smelled like her little baby Skunk again and she loved him very much.
(v) How did Derry’s chance meeting with Mr. Lamb prove meaningful for them?
Ans : Mr Lamb’s meeting with Derry brings a turning point in the latter’s life. He gives Derry confidence and persuades him to develop a positive attitude towards life. His message to Derry is very clear that alienation and withdrawal is not the solution . Derry believes in running away from people but Mr Lamb lives among people. Derry’s brief association with Mr Lamb proves to be quite rewarding. Mr Lamb teaches him a new perspective of looking at life, people and things.
Derry decides never to get back to his old habit of seclusion. His burnt face will no longer interfere with his self-respect, poise and confidence. He will gradually learn to find his place in the mainstream of life. Mr Lamb helps Derry rediscover himself and gives a new meaning to his life. Now Derry wants to leave his handicap behind, forge ahead in life and live life of the fullest.
(vi) How did the governor trace down Evan’s location in the story ‘Evans tries an O-Level’?
Ans : Evans got into a car as arranged beforehand. It had soap, water, clothes and a map. He removed blood stains from hair, peeled the false beard, changed clothes, put on a smart new hat. Then he drove to the Golden Lion in the middle of Clipping Norton. He was traced in this hotel by the Governor of Oxford Prison following the clues in the German text on the German question paper.
Q.6: Answer any two of the following in about 120 – 150 words each
(i) The tigers’ description as “chivalric’ is a contrast to that of Aunt Jennifer. Explain.
Ans : She made the tigers because they are beasts of prey. They are chivalric and confident and do not fear men, which is totally contrasting with her own nature.‘Denizens’ denotes occupants or citizens and ‘chivalric’ points to fearlessness, honour, bravery and majesty. Tigers are very possessive about their territory. They live on their own terms and fear none, as they regard themselves superior in their own domain, The poet finds similarities between the propensity-of tigers and men.
(ii) How is a thing of beauty a joy forever? Elaborate with reference to the poem.
Ans : The phrase “a thing of beauty is a joy forever” means a beautiful object, natural or artificial, makes a person happy for a long time even if its beautify fades, or put into different circumstances. It is always a source of enjoyment, happiness, and pleasure for a person or a group of people.
John Keats used the phrase in his poem ‘Endymion,’ written in 1818 after the closing of the Age of Enlightenment. While British philosopher like Shaftesbury and Hume believed that beauty depends on one’s good moral standards and character. John Keat’s approach was different. He said that beauty is available to anyone who had eyes to see. It is a direct claim that a beautiful thing gives enjoyment to the people. It can be interpreted in different ways.
In 1885, Julia Magruder parodied Keats in her novel, Across the Chasm as “The mud-scraper’, she wrote her mother, in her first letter home, ‘is a thing of beauty, and the coal-scuttle a joy forever.”
(iii) Jack comes across as a loving father and a good storyteller in the story ‘Should Wizard Hit Mommy ?’Comment.
Ans : Jack is a very smart father who has an inventive mind of creating stories. The basic line was the same but there was a little variation. Each story described a creature named Roger. He had to manage his family as two children, a daughter Jo and her brother Bobby. The world up stairs in the house consists of his children Jo and Jack. The downside world consists of his wife Clase who is doing the work of painting. Jack is caught in an ugly situation between the romantic world of telling tales to the children and in real world of helping his wife down stairs – Jack is a mature and seasoned person. Even then he tries to serve all in every possible way through his skills, he is a master mind in satisfying the ego of his children. In the story Roger Skunk is the creation of Jack Skunk is a poor little black animal that smelled very bad whenever he goes to play. He can narrate story with the pace and tone of the occasion. Other animals call him “Stinky Skunk”. It feels humiliation and Jo is very unhappy. She feels elated when skunk becomes a good smelling creature. She thinks that Mommy should not hit the wizard but Jack tries to justify what he has done, is the sanctified view. So he has higher level of intelligence than his daughter.
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