CBSE Past Year Paper Session (Delhi 2015) Set- 1, English Class 12 Class 12 Notes | EduRev

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1/1 1 P.T.O. 
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title page of the answer-book. 
 
 Series SSO  Code No.  
1/1
 
 
 
Roll No. 
 
 
ENGLISH (Core) 
 
Time allowed : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100 
 
General Instructions :  
(i) This paper is divided into three Sections : A, B and C. All the sections 
are compulsory. 
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wherever necessary. Read these instructions very carefully and follow 
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? Please check that this question paper contains 16 printed pages. 
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? Please check that this question paper contains 13 questions. 
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it. 
? 15 minute time has been allotted to read this question paper. The question 
paper will be distributed at 10.15 a.m. From 10.15 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., the 
students will read the question paper only and will not write any answer on the 
answer-book during this period. 
SET-1 
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1/1 1 P.T.O. 
Candidates must write the Code on the 
title page of the answer-book. 
 
 Series SSO  Code No.  
1/1
 
 
 
Roll No. 
 
 
ENGLISH (Core) 
 
Time allowed : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100 
 
General Instructions :  
(i) This paper is divided into three Sections : A, B and C. All the sections 
are compulsory. 
(ii) Separate instructions are given with each section and question, 
wherever necessary. Read these instructions very carefully and follow 
them faithfully. 
(iii) Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the 
questions.  
? Please check that this question paper contains 16 printed pages. 
? Code number given on the right hand side of the question paper should be 
written on the title page of the answer-book by the candidate. 
? Please check that this question paper contains 13 questions. 
? Please write down the Serial Number of the question before attempting 
it. 
? 15 minute time has been allotted to read this question paper. The question 
paper will be distributed at 10.15 a.m. From 10.15 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., the 
students will read the question paper only and will not write any answer on the 
answer-book during this period. 
SET-1 
1/1 2 
 
 SECTION A — (Reading) 30 
1. Read the passage carefully. 12 
1 For four days, I walked through the narrow lanes of the old city, 
enjoying the romance of being in a city where history still lives  —  in 
its cobblestone streets and in its people riding asses, carrying vine 
leaves and palm as they once did during the time of Christ.  
2 This is Jerusalem, home to the sacred sites of Christianity, Islam and 
Judaism. This is the place that houses the church of the Holy 
Sepulchre, the place where Jesus was finally laid to rest. This is also 
the site of Christ’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection. 
3 Built by the Roman Emperor Constantine at the site of an earlier 
temple to Aphrodite, it is the most venerated Christian shrine in the 
world. And justifiably so. Here, within the church, are the last five 
stations of the cross, the 10
th
 station where Jesus was stripped of his 
clothes, the 11
th
 where he was nailed to the cross, the 12
th
 where he 
died on the cross, the 13
th
 
 where the body was removed from the cross,  
and the 14
th
, his tomb.  
4 For all this weighty tradition, the approach and entrance to the church 
is nondescript. You have to ask for directions. Even to the devout 
Christian pilgrims walking along the Via Dolorosa — the Way of 
Sorrows — first nine stations look clueless. Then a courtyard appears, 
hemmed in by other buildings and a doorway to one side. This leads to 
a vast area of huge stone architecture. 
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1/1 1 P.T.O. 
Candidates must write the Code on the 
title page of the answer-book. 
 
 Series SSO  Code No.  
1/1
 
 
 
Roll No. 
 
 
ENGLISH (Core) 
 
Time allowed : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100 
 
General Instructions :  
(i) This paper is divided into three Sections : A, B and C. All the sections 
are compulsory. 
(ii) Separate instructions are given with each section and question, 
wherever necessary. Read these instructions very carefully and follow 
them faithfully. 
(iii) Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the 
questions.  
? Please check that this question paper contains 16 printed pages. 
? Code number given on the right hand side of the question paper should be 
written on the title page of the answer-book by the candidate. 
? Please check that this question paper contains 13 questions. 
? Please write down the Serial Number of the question before attempting 
it. 
? 15 minute time has been allotted to read this question paper. The question 
paper will be distributed at 10.15 a.m. From 10.15 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., the 
students will read the question paper only and will not write any answer on the 
answer-book during this period. 
SET-1 
1/1 2 
 
 SECTION A — (Reading) 30 
1. Read the passage carefully. 12 
1 For four days, I walked through the narrow lanes of the old city, 
enjoying the romance of being in a city where history still lives  —  in 
its cobblestone streets and in its people riding asses, carrying vine 
leaves and palm as they once did during the time of Christ.  
2 This is Jerusalem, home to the sacred sites of Christianity, Islam and 
Judaism. This is the place that houses the church of the Holy 
Sepulchre, the place where Jesus was finally laid to rest. This is also 
the site of Christ’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection. 
3 Built by the Roman Emperor Constantine at the site of an earlier 
temple to Aphrodite, it is the most venerated Christian shrine in the 
world. And justifiably so. Here, within the church, are the last five 
stations of the cross, the 10
th
 station where Jesus was stripped of his 
clothes, the 11
th
 where he was nailed to the cross, the 12
th
 where he 
died on the cross, the 13
th
 
 where the body was removed from the cross,  
and the 14
th
, his tomb.  
4 For all this weighty tradition, the approach and entrance to the church 
is nondescript. You have to ask for directions. Even to the devout 
Christian pilgrims walking along the Via Dolorosa — the Way of 
Sorrows — first nine stations look clueless. Then a courtyard appears, 
hemmed in by other buildings and a doorway to one side. This leads to 
a vast area of huge stone architecture. 
1/1 3 P.T.O. 
5 Immediately inside the entrance is your first stop. It’s the stone of 
anointing: this is the place, according to Greek tradition, where Christ 
was removed from the cross. The Roman Catholics, however, believe it 
to be the spot where Jesus’ body was prepared for burial by Joseph. 
6 What happened next ? Jesus was buried. He was taken to a place 
outside the city of Jerusalem where other graves existed and there, he 
was buried in a cave. However, all that is long gone, destroyed by 
continued attacks and rebuilding; what remains is the massive — and 
impressive — Rotunda (a round building with a dome) that Emperor 
Constantine built. Under this, and right in the centre of the Rotunda, 
is the structure that contains the Holy Sepulchre. 
7 ‘‘How do you know that this is Jesus’ tomb ?’’ I asked one of the 
pilgrims standing next to me. He was clueless, more interested, like 
the rest of them, in the novelty of it all and in photographing it, than 
in its history or tradition. 
8 At the start of the first century, the place was a disused quarry outside 
the city walls. According to the gospels, Jesus’ crucifixion occurred ‘at a 
place outside the city walls with graves nearby …… ’. Archaeologists 
have discovered tombs from that era, so the site is compatible with the 
biblical period. 
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1/1 1 P.T.O. 
Candidates must write the Code on the 
title page of the answer-book. 
 
 Series SSO  Code No.  
1/1
 
 
 
Roll No. 
 
 
ENGLISH (Core) 
 
Time allowed : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100 
 
General Instructions :  
(i) This paper is divided into three Sections : A, B and C. All the sections 
are compulsory. 
(ii) Separate instructions are given with each section and question, 
wherever necessary. Read these instructions very carefully and follow 
them faithfully. 
(iii) Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the 
questions.  
? Please check that this question paper contains 16 printed pages. 
? Code number given on the right hand side of the question paper should be 
written on the title page of the answer-book by the candidate. 
? Please check that this question paper contains 13 questions. 
? Please write down the Serial Number of the question before attempting 
it. 
? 15 minute time has been allotted to read this question paper. The question 
paper will be distributed at 10.15 a.m. From 10.15 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., the 
students will read the question paper only and will not write any answer on the 
answer-book during this period. 
SET-1 
1/1 2 
 
 SECTION A — (Reading) 30 
1. Read the passage carefully. 12 
1 For four days, I walked through the narrow lanes of the old city, 
enjoying the romance of being in a city where history still lives  —  in 
its cobblestone streets and in its people riding asses, carrying vine 
leaves and palm as they once did during the time of Christ.  
2 This is Jerusalem, home to the sacred sites of Christianity, Islam and 
Judaism. This is the place that houses the church of the Holy 
Sepulchre, the place where Jesus was finally laid to rest. This is also 
the site of Christ’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection. 
3 Built by the Roman Emperor Constantine at the site of an earlier 
temple to Aphrodite, it is the most venerated Christian shrine in the 
world. And justifiably so. Here, within the church, are the last five 
stations of the cross, the 10
th
 station where Jesus was stripped of his 
clothes, the 11
th
 where he was nailed to the cross, the 12
th
 where he 
died on the cross, the 13
th
 
 where the body was removed from the cross,  
and the 14
th
, his tomb.  
4 For all this weighty tradition, the approach and entrance to the church 
is nondescript. You have to ask for directions. Even to the devout 
Christian pilgrims walking along the Via Dolorosa — the Way of 
Sorrows — first nine stations look clueless. Then a courtyard appears, 
hemmed in by other buildings and a doorway to one side. This leads to 
a vast area of huge stone architecture. 
1/1 3 P.T.O. 
5 Immediately inside the entrance is your first stop. It’s the stone of 
anointing: this is the place, according to Greek tradition, where Christ 
was removed from the cross. The Roman Catholics, however, believe it 
to be the spot where Jesus’ body was prepared for burial by Joseph. 
6 What happened next ? Jesus was buried. He was taken to a place 
outside the city of Jerusalem where other graves existed and there, he 
was buried in a cave. However, all that is long gone, destroyed by 
continued attacks and rebuilding; what remains is the massive — and 
impressive — Rotunda (a round building with a dome) that Emperor 
Constantine built. Under this, and right in the centre of the Rotunda, 
is the structure that contains the Holy Sepulchre. 
7 ‘‘How do you know that this is Jesus’ tomb ?’’ I asked one of the 
pilgrims standing next to me. He was clueless, more interested, like 
the rest of them, in the novelty of it all and in photographing it, than 
in its history or tradition. 
8 At the start of the first century, the place was a disused quarry outside 
the city walls. According to the gospels, Jesus’ crucifixion occurred ‘at a 
place outside the city walls with graves nearby …… ’. Archaeologists 
have discovered tombs from that era, so the site is compatible with the 
biblical period. 
1/1 4 
9 The structure at the site is a marble tomb built over the original burial 
chamber. It has two rooms, and you enter four at a time into the first 
of these, the Chapel of the Angel. Here the angel is supposed to have 
sat on a stone to recount Christ’s resurrection. A low door made of 
white marble, partly worn away by pilgrims’ hands, leads to a smaller 
chamber inside. This is the ‘room of the tomb’, the place where Jesus 
was buried. 
10 We entered in a single file. On my right was a large marble slab that 
covered the original rock bench on which the body of Jesus was laid. A 
woman knelt and prayed. Her eyes were wet with tears. She pressed 
her face against the slab to hide them, but it only made it worse. 
 On the basis of your understanding of this passage answer the following 
questions with the help of the given options :  1 ? 4=4 
(a) How does Jerusalem still retain the charm of the ancient era ? 
 (i) There are narrow lanes. 
(ii) Roads are paved with cobblestones. 
(iii) People can be seen riding asses. 
(iv) All of the above 
(b) Holy Sepulchre is sacred to 
 (i) Christianity 
(ii) Islam 
(iii) Judaism 
(iv) Both (i) and (iii) 
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1/1 1 P.T.O. 
Candidates must write the Code on the 
title page of the answer-book. 
 
 Series SSO  Code No.  
1/1
 
 
 
Roll No. 
 
 
ENGLISH (Core) 
 
Time allowed : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100 
 
General Instructions :  
(i) This paper is divided into three Sections : A, B and C. All the sections 
are compulsory. 
(ii) Separate instructions are given with each section and question, 
wherever necessary. Read these instructions very carefully and follow 
them faithfully. 
(iii) Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the 
questions.  
? Please check that this question paper contains 16 printed pages. 
? Code number given on the right hand side of the question paper should be 
written on the title page of the answer-book by the candidate. 
? Please check that this question paper contains 13 questions. 
? Please write down the Serial Number of the question before attempting 
it. 
? 15 minute time has been allotted to read this question paper. The question 
paper will be distributed at 10.15 a.m. From 10.15 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., the 
students will read the question paper only and will not write any answer on the 
answer-book during this period. 
SET-1 
1/1 2 
 
 SECTION A — (Reading) 30 
1. Read the passage carefully. 12 
1 For four days, I walked through the narrow lanes of the old city, 
enjoying the romance of being in a city where history still lives  —  in 
its cobblestone streets and in its people riding asses, carrying vine 
leaves and palm as they once did during the time of Christ.  
2 This is Jerusalem, home to the sacred sites of Christianity, Islam and 
Judaism. This is the place that houses the church of the Holy 
Sepulchre, the place where Jesus was finally laid to rest. This is also 
the site of Christ’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection. 
3 Built by the Roman Emperor Constantine at the site of an earlier 
temple to Aphrodite, it is the most venerated Christian shrine in the 
world. And justifiably so. Here, within the church, are the last five 
stations of the cross, the 10
th
 station where Jesus was stripped of his 
clothes, the 11
th
 where he was nailed to the cross, the 12
th
 where he 
died on the cross, the 13
th
 
 where the body was removed from the cross,  
and the 14
th
, his tomb.  
4 For all this weighty tradition, the approach and entrance to the church 
is nondescript. You have to ask for directions. Even to the devout 
Christian pilgrims walking along the Via Dolorosa — the Way of 
Sorrows — first nine stations look clueless. Then a courtyard appears, 
hemmed in by other buildings and a doorway to one side. This leads to 
a vast area of huge stone architecture. 
1/1 3 P.T.O. 
5 Immediately inside the entrance is your first stop. It’s the stone of 
anointing: this is the place, according to Greek tradition, where Christ 
was removed from the cross. The Roman Catholics, however, believe it 
to be the spot where Jesus’ body was prepared for burial by Joseph. 
6 What happened next ? Jesus was buried. He was taken to a place 
outside the city of Jerusalem where other graves existed and there, he 
was buried in a cave. However, all that is long gone, destroyed by 
continued attacks and rebuilding; what remains is the massive — and 
impressive — Rotunda (a round building with a dome) that Emperor 
Constantine built. Under this, and right in the centre of the Rotunda, 
is the structure that contains the Holy Sepulchre. 
7 ‘‘How do you know that this is Jesus’ tomb ?’’ I asked one of the 
pilgrims standing next to me. He was clueless, more interested, like 
the rest of them, in the novelty of it all and in photographing it, than 
in its history or tradition. 
8 At the start of the first century, the place was a disused quarry outside 
the city walls. According to the gospels, Jesus’ crucifixion occurred ‘at a 
place outside the city walls with graves nearby …… ’. Archaeologists 
have discovered tombs from that era, so the site is compatible with the 
biblical period. 
1/1 4 
9 The structure at the site is a marble tomb built over the original burial 
chamber. It has two rooms, and you enter four at a time into the first 
of these, the Chapel of the Angel. Here the angel is supposed to have 
sat on a stone to recount Christ’s resurrection. A low door made of 
white marble, partly worn away by pilgrims’ hands, leads to a smaller 
chamber inside. This is the ‘room of the tomb’, the place where Jesus 
was buried. 
10 We entered in a single file. On my right was a large marble slab that 
covered the original rock bench on which the body of Jesus was laid. A 
woman knelt and prayed. Her eyes were wet with tears. She pressed 
her face against the slab to hide them, but it only made it worse. 
 On the basis of your understanding of this passage answer the following 
questions with the help of the given options :  1 ? 4=4 
(a) How does Jerusalem still retain the charm of the ancient era ? 
 (i) There are narrow lanes. 
(ii) Roads are paved with cobblestones. 
(iii) People can be seen riding asses. 
(iv) All of the above 
(b) Holy Sepulchre is sacred to 
 (i) Christianity 
(ii) Islam 
(iii) Judaism 
(iv) Both (i) and (iii) 
1/1 5 P.T.O. 
(c) Why does one have to constantly ask for directions to the church ? 
 (i) Its lanes are narrow. 
(ii) Entrance to the church is nondescript. 
(iii) People are not tourist-friendly. 
(iv) Everyone is lost in enjoying the romance of the place. 
(d) Where was Jesus buried ? 
 (i) In a cave 
(ii) At a place outside the city 
(iii) In the Holy Sepulchre 
(iv) Both (i) and (ii) 
Answer the following questions briefly : 1 ? 6=6 
(e) What is the Greek belief about the ‘stone of anointing’ ? 
(f) Why did Emperor Constantine build the Rotunda ? 
(g) What is the general attitude of the pilgrims ? 
(h) How is the site compatible with the biblical period ? 
(i) Why did the pilgrims enter the ‘room of the tomb’ in a single file ? 
(j) Why did ‘a woman’ try to hide her tears ? 
(k) Find words from the passage which mean the same as: 1 ? 2=2 
(i) A large grave (para 3) 
(ii) Having no interesting features/dull  (para 4) 
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