CBSE Board Class 11 English Core Previous Year Question Papers 2007
CBSE Board Previous Year Question Papers 2007 for Class 11 English Core
CLASS - XI ENGLISH CORE
[Time : 1.5 hrs.] [M. M.: 40]
General Instructions :
(i) This paper is divided into three sections: A, B, and C. All the sections are
(ii) Separate instructions are given with each section and questions, wherever
necessary. Read these instructions very carefully and follow them faithfully.
(iii) Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions:
(1) The mind is an energy field: it allows you to g o up or down. Knowledge gives
you the insight to known the right direction to tak e but ultimately only wisdom helps
you to choose. The Mahabharata is a depiction of th is psychodrama. The Kauravas
are a symbol of powerful energy choosing to go down . The Pandavas symbolize the
choice to use the powerful energy to go up.
(2)The characters in the Mahabharata are indicators of our inner energy fields and
life patterns. Are we using our energies to go up o r to go down? Often it is reason
guided by ego the steers our lives. Ina quarrel amo ng brothers, for instance, each one
is intent on trying to prove his particular point of view. A point of view assumes
greater significance than maintaining the well – being of the family. Glorifying the
individual’s identity becomes the main agenda rathe r than striving for true growth.
(3) Karna gave his own reasons as to why he was tak ing the side of ‘adharma’ by
aligning himself with the Kauravas. He was prisoner of his own logic and reason.
Bheeshma too was entrapped by his reason. They were all go od people, but being
good is not enough. Is good energy directed to trut h and growth to bring about a
(4 )Are you a victim of reason and logic? Do your d ifferences arise from ego clash or
from a commitment to truth? As long as imagination is used for positive purposes,
there is nothing to fear. A guru’s advice can be so ught, just as the Pandavas asked
Krishna for counsel.
(5) A man opened a shop in a small town. He placed a board, ‘Fresh fish sold here. A
passer-by told him that the word’ fresh was unnecessary as no one eats state fish. So
he removed the word ‘fresh’. Another passer- by told him that the word ‘sold’ was
superfluous as no one gives away fish for free. So he removed the word. Why write
‘here’, asked another, as the very smell of fish was enough to indicate that it was sold
there. Yet another said that the word ‘fish’ was un necessary too as it was obvious
that he was selling fish not roses. Ultimately, the board was removed. Similarly, Our
problems will disappear too if only we apply our mi nd.
(6) We should learn to be part of the solution like the Pandavas, not part of the
problem like the Kaurvas. In every problem solving situation, we should be aware of
whether the mind is being directed towards or away from the achievement o f goals.
By keeping up mental conversation with Krishna the Pandavas assured that they
never let the goal out of their sight.
(7) Duryodhana, Krishna and “Arjuna. Krishna symboli zed ‘the energy of joy, beauty
and love….., flexible and firm, playful and committ ed. Duryodhana was stubborn
and jealous. Arjuna was committed and skillful but he also knew the power of
surrender. What energy fields are you entertaining in your life? One has to be
contantly aware of this. The battle field of Kuruks hetra is reflected in the individual
mind. There is a war of these patterns and energies in us.
1. Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow:-
(a) What do the Pandavas and the Kuravas symbolize?
(b) Why did Karana take the side of ‘adhrama’?
(c) What should we be aware of a problem solving s ituation?
(d) What do we learn from the character of the Pan davas and the Kauravas in the
(e) Mention two virtues of Karna.
2. Your school celebrated its Annual Day on April 28, 2008. Write a report the same to
be published in the school magnize.
3. You want to join a coaching centre to improve your conversation skills in English.
Write a letter to the director of the British Schoo l of languages, Punjabi Bagh
inquiring about details of the course, fees, employ ment prospects etc. You are
Ankit/Ankita of Kirti Nagar.
4. Fill in the blanks with correct form of the verbs given in brackets:-
(a) I________(expect) him here yesterday. He ______ ___ (not come) till today.
None _______ (known) what ________ (happen) to him _______.
I_________(worry) about him. I hope he _______ (be) safe.
(b) In the passage given below, one word has been o mitted in each line. Write the
missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it
in your answer sheet:-
English is useful language. The people a
who speak English today make the b
largest speech of community The world c
A speech of community is similar other d
kinds communities. The people who e
form speech community share a common f
language. Often they line side as g
they in a neighborhood, a village or h
a city. More often form the whole country.
5. Read the following extract from a poem and answer the questions that follows it:-
All three stood still to smile
through their hair.
At the uncle with the camara. A sweet face,
My mother’s, that was before I was born,
And the sea, which appears to have
Washed their terrible transient feet.
(a)Name the poem and the poet.
(b) What do all the three stand for?
(c) What does the sea appear to do them?
(d) What has not changed?
6. (a) Describe the three phases of author’s relation ship with his grand mother.
(b)How did the sparrows mourn the death of the gran d mother?
(c)Did the boys return the horse because they were conscious stricken or because
they were afraid.
(d) What was Khosrove’s reaction when his house was on fire?
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