CBSE Class 12 Sample Paper | English 2012
Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow :
(a) When we grumble, we are told that all our miseries are our own doing because we have the vote. When we say ‘what good is the vote?’ we are told that we have the Factory Acts, and the Wages Boards, and free education, and the New Deal, and the dole; and what more could any reasonable man ask for ?
(i) Name the chapter and the author.
(ii) What are we told when we grumble ? (hi) What rights does the vote provide to us ?
Normally, an outburst like this would certainly have discouraged Tao Ying from buying a ticket. But today she says, ‘Two tickets, please.’
(i) Whose outburst is referred to here ?
(ii) What would have discouraged her from buying a ticket ?
(iii) Why did she buy two tickets ?
(b) For Mercy has a human heart, Pity a human face,
And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.
(i) Which quality turns a man into a divine being ?
(ii) What does the poet mean by, ‘Peace, the human dress’ ?
(iii) Where do these qualities exist ?
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