OMTEX CLASSES: HSC ACTIVITY SHEET - 1 Important Question Paper Format for 2019 Board Exam.

HSC ACTIVITY SHEET - 1 Important Question Paper Format for 2019 Board Exam.

HSC ACTIVITY SHEET - 1

Important Question Paper Format for 2019 Board Exam.

Time: 3 Hours
Marks: 80

Section - I : Prose

[Reading skill, Vocabulary, Grammar, Note - Making and Summary]

Q. 1. A. Read the first activity, read the extract and then do all the activities. [12]

A. 1. Read the following statements and write down two statements which explain the theme of the extract.

(i) The writer advises that we should remain temporal nobody, if we want to be successful.

(ii) Gandhiji remained a free ‘nobody’ by brushing aside adulation with special effort.

(iii) Rahim, always keen to help the needy.

(iv) John Stuart Mill’s education and training began very early.

To sustain your development in absolute terms, to become a true somebody, it is important to remain a temporal nobody. Even if destiny makes you a temporal somebody, you should be able to see yourself as merely an agent of a superior power; no more. This requires an exercise of will. You have to constantly watch out and talk to yourself morning and evening. Rahim, the Hindi poet, was a pious man, always keen to help the needy. He made no noise about it, but his fame kept spreading. When praised by people, Rahim would shrink back in discomfort. He wrote a couplet on this.

"Denewala aur hai, bhejat woh din-rain.
Log bharam hum par karen, neeche howat nain"

"The Giver is someone else; He showers His gifts through day and night. People mistake and extol me. My eyes, abashed, are lowered!"

In more recent times, Gandhiji, perhaps, is one who assiduously brushed aside adulation to remain a free ''nobody''. At the Congress session when he, the star of the session, stunned everybody by cleaning up the latrines, his act was calculated to purge Congress workers of their false sense of status, and so to return the movement to its down- to-earth roots. The point of guarding against becoming a self-defeating somebody applies to the upbringing of children as well. Doting parents often stunt the natural growth of their children through excessive adulation. Commonplace acts and utterances of the child are praised and quoted beyond reason. Talent that otherwise might have flowered under proper training, is lauded to the extent of killing it.

John Stuart Mill''s education and training began very early. At an age when many kids can barely lisp a few words, he had learnt enough Greek and Latin to read the classics in the original. Before he was five he had read more than what many scholars normally read in their career. Did this make the child John feel heady? No! Because, he tells us, his father (who was also his tutor) always made him believe that there was nothing extraordinary about his achievement: that he was doing only what anybody is capable of doing. Mill was made to believe that other boys of his age had, in fact, grossly underestimated their capabilities and were wasting their early years striving for too little.

The sequence of somebody-nobody holds true, in a way, in respect of institutions and nations as well. C Northcote Parkinson, enunciating one of his famous laws, has tried to read this pattern in the case of great empires worldwide. He connects the raising of imposing palaces to the beginning of the empire's decline.

A. 2. Complete: [2]

Complete the following sentences.

(i) John Stuart Mill learn Greek and Latin in his early childhood because _______________

(ii) The writer comment on upbringing of children are _____________

A. 3. Conclusion: [2]

John Mill did not become heady after his spectacular achievement.

The sentence implies his father _____________ (Complete it in a paragraph.)





Q. 1. B. Grammar. (Non - textual)  [3]

Q. 2. A. Read the first activity, read the extract and then do all the activities.  [12]
[Seen Prose: Between 250 and 300 words]

Q. 2. B. Note - Making. [3]

Q. 3. A. Read the first activity, read the extract and then do all the activities.  [12]
[Unseen Prose: Between 250 and 300 words]

Q. 3. B. Summary. [3]

Section - II : Poetry

Q. 4. Read the extract and do the activities that follow: [8]
[One Seen extract 12 to 16 lines]


Section - III : Rapid Reading and Composition

Q. 5. A. Read the extract and do the activities that follow: [4]
[One seen extract 200 to 250 words]

Q. 5. B. Read the extract and do the activities that follow. [4]
[One seen extract 200 to 250 words]

Q. 6. A. Write formal letters: [4]
[Application - leave of absence, bonafide certificate, scholarship, concessions, job, etc. ]

OR

[Complaint - City planning, traffic, garbage, pollution, grievances, etc. to authorities or a letter to the editor]


Q. 6. B. Write any ONE of the following. [4]
[Leaflet: Donation, tourism, Yogo / computer class, summer camps, holiday camps, hook club, etc.  ]

OR

[News drafting / Report Writing]

Q. 6. C. Write any ONE of the following.[4]
[ View - counter view ]

OR

[Information Transfer [Non verbal to Verbal] ]

Q. 7. Do the following Activities:  [7]

A.  Set 8 - 10 question to have an interview. [4]
(1) Initial question (2) Content Questions
(3) Probing Questions (3) Closing Question.

B. Drafting Speech. [3]