QUESTION BANK FOR ENGLISH CORE

SWEEP TEST- LOFTY FIFTY

SUB: ENGLISH                           CLASS: XII

Prepared by Mr. Santhosh Kumar Kana, PGT-English

KV INS Dronacharya, Kochi,Ernakulam Region

Email: skkenglish2002@gmail.com

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrKanhaiyya

Each question carries 2 marks

  1. What advice did Annan give to Bama? How did it help her?
  2. How did Bama react when Annan rationalised the episode of the elderly person and the landlord?
  3. What do you know about the beliefs of native Americans from Zitkala Sa’s story?
  4. How did the Governor find out the location of the Golden Lion?
  5. What had happened to the real McLeery?
  6. Why did Derry’s mother stop him from going to the garden?
  7. What examples did Derry give Mr. Lamb of the discrimination and insults faced by him?
  8. What did Mr. Lamb say about a man who locked himself up in a room?
  9. How did Jack bring special effects in his story telling?
  10. What reasons did the General give Dr.Sadao for not sending the assassins?
  11. What are the reasons behind the success of the programme by Geoff Green?
  12. What did Dr.Sadao learn from his anatomy professor?
  13. Give a brief sketch of Sadao’s father.
  14. How did the Maharaja celebrate his son’s third birthday?
  15. What was the unforeseen hurdle that brought the King’s mission to a standstill?
  16. What are ‘first day covers’?
  17. Why does Charley say that the Grand Central is growing like a tree?
  18. What is the theme of the poem by Adrienne Rich?
  19. How do the polished traffic behave with the poor people?
  20. What image does Keats use to describe the beautiful bounty of the earth?
  21. Why does the poet say, “I want no truck with death”?
  22. “You lose all earthly sense of perspective and time here”. Why does the writer say so?
  23. What does Spender mean by “let their tongues run naked into books”?
  24. How do you justify the elliptical ending of the poem by Kamala Das?
  25. “It’s a hard thing, this sadness”. What does Sophie mean by this?
  26. Why does Sophie choose the place by the canal for her date with Danny Casey?
  27. Sophie’s domestic reality is the base for her fantasies. Justify.
  28. What, according to Mukund, makes Eco’s scholarly work different from the usual?
  29. How did Eco’s novel defy the expectations/calculations of the publisher?
  30. What does Eco say about the prejudice of publishers and journalists against readers?
  31. Why does the writer talk about certain belief in primitive cultures?
  32. How did ‘The God that Failed’ clear the mystery about Stephen Spender’s visit?
  33. What does Asokamitran say about prose writing?
  34. Which were the plays staged by MRA? What message did they carry?
  35. “She never quite recovered from the terror she felt that day”. Describe the incident.
  36. How did the office boy try to enlighten the writer?
  37. Why does Rajendra Prasad say, “He had read our minds correctly”?
  38. What is the ‘shameful desertion’ Rajendran Prasad talks about?
  39. What did Edla and her father come to know at the church?
  40. Why did the Ironmaster decide not to call the sheriff?
  41. Why did the Ironmaster come to the forge at night?
  42. How did the peddler find his way out of the forest?
  43. Why did Douglas determine to get rid of his fear?
  44. How did Douglas’s mother warn him against going to Yakima river?
  45. What does the writer say about the young girl, Savita?
  46. Why is the game of tennis out of Saheb’s reach?
  47. How does speaking one’s language serve as key to a prison?
  48. How does Little Franz describe the lesson in writing?
  49. Who did M. Hamel hold responsible for the loss of their language?
  50. Why did Little Franz think of spending the day out of doors? How did he decide otherwise?

Prepared by Mr. Santhosh Kumar Kana, PGT-English

ANSWER KEY

Only the titles of the lessons and page numbers of the text books are given for finding the answers (except for poetry where only the title is mentioned as children need to learn it as a whole). This is to encourage closer reading of the textbook.

  1. Vistas. Memories of Childhood. We too are Human Beings. Page number: 99-100
  2. We too are Human Beings. Page number: 99
  3. Zitkala Sa. The Cutting of my long Hair. Page number: 95
  4. Evans tries an O-level. Page number: 89
  5. Evans tries an O-level. Page number: 86
  6. On the face of it. Page number: 67
  7. On the face of it. Page number: 61,64
  8. On the face of it. Page number: 61-62
  9. Should wizard hit mommy? Page number: 51
  10. The Enemy. Page number: 45-46
  11. Journey to the end of the earth. Page number: 21
  12. The Enemy. Page number: 35
  13. The Enemy. Page number: 24-25-26, 29
  14. The Tiger King. Page number: 16-17
  15. The Tiger King. Page number: 12-13
  16. The Third Level. Page number: 5-6
  17. The Third Level. Page number: 2-3
  18. Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers
  19. A Roadside Stand
  20. A thing of Beauty
  21. Keeping Quiet
  22. Journey to the end of the earth. Page number: 19-20
  23. An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum
  24. My Mother at Sixty Six
  25. Going Places. Page number: 84
  26. Going Places. Page number: 83
  27. Going Places. Page number: 78
  28. The Interview. Page number: 71
  29. The Interview. Page number: 73
  30. The Interview: page number: 72-73
  31. The Interview: page number: 68
  32. Poets and Pancakes. Page number: 65-66
  33. Poets and Pancakes. Page number: 64-65
  34. Poets and Pancakes. Page number: 62-63
  35. Poets and Pancakes. Page number: 61
  36. Poets and Pancakes. Page number: 59
  37. Indigo. Page number: 54
  38. Indigo. Page number: 51
  39. The Rat Trap. Page number: 42
  40. The Rat Trap. Page number: 39-40
  41. The Rat Trap. Page number: 36
  42. The Rat Trap. Page number: 35
  43. Deep Water. Page number: 27-28
  44. Deep Water. Page number: 23
  45. The Lost Spring. Page number: 18-19
  46. The Lost Spring. Page number: 16
  47. The Last Lesson. Page number: 7
  48. The Last Lesson. Page number: 7-8
  49. The Last Lesson. Page number: 5
  50. The Last Lesson: page number: 2

INSIGHTS INTO LESSONS, INNOVATIVE PRACTICES, CRITICAL AND CREATIVE APPROACHES TO THE TEXT

  1. EVANS TRIES AN O-LEVEL: Making the story into a short film. An Innovative Practice

The experience shared by students:

Short film:

2. TIPS FOR BOARD EXAM- VIDEO

3. SHOULD WIZARD HIT MOMMY?

4. POETS AND PANCAKES-interview with the writer Asokamitran (Innovative Postal Interview)

5. WRITING SKILLS: SURE SHOT TOPICS

6. THIRD LEVEL: A DISCUSSION BY STUDENTS

7. KEEPING QUIET: POEM BY NERUDA, My Insights

8. A ROADSIDE STAND: MY VIEWS