CBSE Class 11 English Core Sample Paper 2013 (2)

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English Core

Code No. 301

Class XI

Sample Question Paper

General Instructions :

This question paper is divided into five sections :

   Section A Reading Comprehension 15 Marks

   Section B Writing 20 Marks

   Section C Grammar 10 Marks

   Section D Text Books 20 Marks

   Section E Long Reading Text - Novel 15 Marks

All questions are compulsory marks are indicated against each question :-

Section A - Reading

1. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :-

With its interesting history and dedicated residents, Tombstone has become an important tourist destination in the U. S. The San Pedro valley of Southern Arizona, U. S., was ruled by the Apaches and they were led by great warriors. Their animosity towards the settlers was no secret But the settlers were adventurous, defying all risks and Continued to explore the land prospecting for gold and mineral ore. One such prospecftor was Edward Lawrence Schieffelien, from Pennsylvania, a amn of indomitable spirit. 

Schieffelien spent years exploring and travelled from Idaho and ultimately reached the San Pedro valley. Hiding himself from the Apaches in teh lonely desolate mountains, he starved and faced death many times over. But he continued with his quest. When he reached the San Pedro valley one of his comrades commented, " You keep fooling around out there amougst the Apaches and the only rock you will find will be you will find will be your tombstone." Turning a deaf ear to this warning Schief felien continued his search and finally fortune smiled on him. He found an entire silver lode. He decide to name his first silver claim "Tombstone" keeping in mind what his comrade had told him. Soon the town came to be known as Tombstone keeping in mind what his comrade had told him. Soon the town came to be known as Tombstone.

By 1880, Tombstone became a flourishing town, notorious for its saloons like the Crystal Palance and Big Nose Kate's and gambling houses. The Tombstone Epitah, a daily begun by John. P Clum, continues to be in business. News of the riches of Tombstone spread far and it became a place of easy target for the unscrupulous. A gang of outlaws who operated along the Mexican borders stole cattle robbed stagecoaches and ambuseed teamsters.

The government decided to resolve the lawlessness and posted a police team of four, headed by Virgil Earp whose first job was to get Clanton, a member of the gang. The result was the notorious Earp-Clanton gunfight at OK Corral 

Today, visitors to OK Corral see life-size replicas of the fighters. A photo gallery gives you an idea of how the place was in the 1880s and Apache chief Geronimo takes the visitor through the colourful pas of Tambstone. 

Everyday, the gunfight at OK Corral is enacted by the Boothhill Gunslingers. The funds raised from these shows go to charity the Tombstone Cowboys perform a comedy and their slogan is "we guarantee you'll laugh or we'll shoot you". The Six Gun City wild west show takes you through the historic events of the town. The gunfights at Allen Street are also a major touriest it of the cowboys lingers on. This is a town " Too tough to Die". Shops sell cowboy paraphernalia-stetsons, long boots leather pants. 

In 1882 there was a devastating fire and the estimated loss of property was more than half a million in dollars. The mines produced millions of dollars in silver and gold but had to be abandoned due to under ground water seepage in 1886. but the story ot Tombstone did not end. Through hard work and dedication the residents put it on the touriest map and today it is one of the major attractions of the U. S.

A. Write the options you consider the most appropriate in your answersheet.

a) The Apaches treated the settlers as -

   (i) their mothers

   (ii) their friends

   (iii) their enemies

   (iv) their neighbours.

b) Basic items for cowboys sold at shops are -

   (i) Gums, cows and pants

   (ii) stetsons, long boots and leather pants.

   (iii) stetsons, gums and long boots

   (iv) Gums, leather pants and long boots.

(B) Answer the following questions briefly-

(a) Why did the settlers take the risk and explore the land?

(b) Why did Schieffelien hide himself in San Padro valley?

(c) Why did Schiffelien call his first silver code on Tomstone?

(d) How did Tombstone Epitaph help the outlaws?

(e) How did the government try to resolve the lawlessness?

(f) Why were the mines of gold and silver abandoned?

(g) Find out a word from the passage which means the same sons as 'Famous for mischiefs'.

(h) Find out a word from the passage which means the opposite of 'minor'


Please refer to attached file for  CBSE Class 11 English Core Sample Paper 2013 (2)

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