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CBSE Notes 2011-2012

XII ENGLISH CORE. HOW WELL YOU KNOW THE TEXT? - MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD

HOW WELL YOU KNOW – TESTING LEVEL – 1
FLAMINGO – PROSE
THE LAST LESSON
On the basis of your thorough learning of the lesson, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text:
1. H e was delivering his last lesson in French
2. At last, M. Hamel broke a shocking news to his students.
3. M. Hamel was a transformed person.
4. He took a piece of chalk and wrote on the blackboard as large as he could, ”Long live France” .
5. Franz started for school very late.
6. He declared that French was the most beautiful language.
7. There was a big crowd in front of the bulletin board near the town hall.
8. All schools of French districts of Alsace and Loraine would teach German hence forth.
9. Surprisingly, many elders had come to school to honour M. Hamel.
10.A new teacher would come to teach German.
THE LOST SPRING
On the basis of your thorough learning of the lesson, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text:
1. Mukesh lives in a dusty street of Firozabad.
2. Survival in Seemapuri means rag picking.
3. He is a rag picker in Seemapuri.
4. Mukesh wants to become a car driver.
5. All kinds and colours of bangles are made in Firozabad.
6. His actual name Saheb- e- Alam means Lord of universe.
7. Like his family, every other family in Firozabad is engaged in bangle making.
8. Now Saheb works in a tea – stall getting 800 and all meals.
9. There are two worlds - one is bangle makers and the other is money lenders.
10. He roams the streets with an army of barefoot young rag pickers

DEEP WATER
On the basis of your thorough learning of the lesson, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text:
1. Finally, he got an instructor.
2. H e grew panicky. He was suffocating.
3. He developed a fear for huge waves.
4. H e cried for help but nothing happened.
5. He was in a state of forgetfulness.
6. When Williams Douglas was ten or eleven years old, he had decided to learn to swim.
7. The instructor attached a rope to his belt.
8. Finally he could command his hands and legs and become a complete swimmer.
9. Only once did the fear return but he was able to conquer his fear of water.
10.A big bully – boy tossed him into the deep end of the pool.
THE RATTRAP
On the basis of your thorough learning of the lesson, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text:
1. He took the money and thrust it in his own pocket.
2. I n that way, he got power to clear himself.
3. H e did not want to undeceive him all at once.
4. There was a man who went round selling small rattraps of wire.
5. H e asked permission to stay and the blacksmith nodded.
6. The old man was just as generous with his confidences as with his porridge and tobacco.
7. Suddenly, he was struck with an idea that the whole world is nothing but a rattrap.
8. The young girl opened the package and gave al little cry of joy
9. One dark evening, he knocked on the door to ask shelter for the night.
10. Though the guest was well – groomed, the ironmaster did not seem pleased.

INDIGO
On the basis of your thorough learning of the lesson, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text:
1. The Champaran episode was the turning point in Gandhiji’s life.
2. Gandhiji remained in Champaran for 7 months.
3. Gandhiji received a written communication that the case to be dropped.
4. The amount of refund was less important than the fact that the landlords obliged to surrender a part of their prestige.
5. Gandhiji signed a receipt for the notice but wrote on it that he would disobey.
6. The battle of Champaran is won.
7. Rajkumar Shukla was illiterate but resolute.
8. Shukla led Gandhiji to the house of Rajendra Prasad.
9. British Official Commissioner advised Gandhiji to leave Tirhut.
10.Gandhiji wanted to do something about the cultural backwardness in the Champaran villages
6. POETS AND PANCAKES
On the basis of your thorough learning of the lesson, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text:
1. Stephen Spender, an English poet visited the Gemini Studios .His visit was a great disaster.
2. The office boy was jealous of Subbu.
3. Subbu was a great poet and wrote a novel.
4. The make – up room of the Gemini Studios was in a building that used to be Lord Clive’s stable.
5. The studios served as a host to MRA group of 200 persons.
6. The narrator after several years, read a book’ The Gods That Failed’. One of the essayists was Stephen Spender.
7. The make – up department comprised of people from many states. It was a real example of national integration.
8. Subbu was no.2 in Gemini Studios.
9. He was a many– sided genius who used all his energy and creativity for the advantage of his ‘Boss’.
10. The office boy was not a boy but a man in his early forties.

7. THE INTERVIEW
On the basis of your thorough learning of the lesson, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text:
1. V.S. Naiplal thinks that during interviews people lose a part of themselves’.
2. Saul Bellow describes interviews as ‘thumbprints on his windpipe’
3. He tells a secret about his works. His success lies because he can utilize and use ‘empty spaces’ in life.
4. H e wonders how Eco can do all the works.
5. H.G. Wells calls them ordeals.
6. Mukund Padmanaban interviews the celebrated academician Umberto Eco.
7. Interviews have become a commonplace feature of journalism.
8. Most celebrities consider them ‘unnecessary intrusion’ in their lives.
9. Some consider them a great source of truth and art.
10. Lewis Carrol considers it an offence against a person.

8. GOING PLACES
On the basis of your thorough learning of the lesson, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text:
1. She waited for a long time. She knew he won’t come.
2. She told how she met Danney Casey, the wonder boy of foot ball.
3. Sophie was upset when she knew that Jansie also knew the story of her meeting with Casy.
4. So all dreams and disappointments were in her mind. They were the products of her fantasy and imagination.
5. Sophie was a day dreamer.
6. J anise advised her to be sensible.
7. Jansie was quite practical.
8. Geoff, Sophie’s brother was an apprentice mechanic.
9. Sophie wished Geoff would also allow her to share his experiences and thoughts
10. Sophie’s father considered Sophie’s version as another of her ‘wild stories’.

HOW WELL YOU KNOW – TESTING LEVEL – 2
FLAMINGO – POETRY
1. MY MOTHER AT SIXTY SIX
On the basis of your thorough learning of the poem, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text:
1. Her face looks pale and faded like ash.
2. But she scatters smiles wishing her to meet her old ‘amma’ again.
3. Standing a few yards away, she looks at her mother.
4. The poet is driving from her parents’ home to Cochin airport
5. The old lady is dozing with her mouth open.
6. She looks faded and weak like late winter’s moon.
7. Her mother, who is 66 years old is sitting beside her.
8. It arouses pain in her heart.
9. The world outside is full of life and activity.
10. The old familiar ache and fear of the childhood return again.
AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCLASS ROOM IN A SLUM.
On the basis of your thorough learning of the poem, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text:
1. The windows to the world of joys and comforts are shut for them.
2. The future of these children is foggy and uncertain.
3. Everything that binds them should be broken open.
4. Rivers, capes and starry places exist only in their dreams.
5. They live in narrow streets ‘sealed in with a lead sky’.
6. Governors, teachers and the powerful people must bring them out of their dirty slums.
7. The children of an elementary school classroom on a slum look pathetic and miserable.
8. Their growth is stunted. They inherit twisted bones and diseases.
9. They have pale faces. They are like rootless wild plants.
10. Literature and works of Shakespeare are useless for them.
KEEPING QUIET
On the basis of your thorough learning of the poem, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text:
1. Constant moving doesn’t do any good.
2. Fishermen will not harm whales in the cold sea.
3. The earth is a symbol of life under apparent stillness.
4. Those who are indulging in different kinds of wars should be still for sometime.
5. The moment of stillness will be a fascinating moment.
6. If they keep quiet and be still, a long silence can do a lot of good to them.
7. But stillness should not be confused with total inactivity.
8. The poet urges to count twelve and be still.
9. Men can’t understand themselves and keep on threatening themselves with death.
10. Let them come out of their best dresses with their brothers.
A THING OF BEAUTY
On the basis of your thorough learning of the poem, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text::
1. Trees provide a shady boon to the sheep.
2. A thing of beauty is shelter for us.
3. A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
4. Daffodils bloom among the green surroundings.
5. Its value never decreases.
6. The beauty provided by these beautiful objects of nature is lovelier than all the stories that we have read or heard.
7. Our sadness, evil nature and unhealthy ways make our life quite unpleasant.
8. Nature provides us an immortal drink that pours into our hearts right from heaven.
9. But a thing of beauty removes the pall of sadness from our spirits.
10. Clear, small streams provide a cooling shady cover of thickets against the hot season.
A ROADSIDE STAND
On the basis of your thorough learning of the poem, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text::
1. The roadside stand offers ordinary things for sale.
2. The so called ‘good doers’ and greedy people will exploit them.
3. But some come only to back or turn around the car or to ask the way where it is bound.
4. The poet will be greatly relieved if all their
5. Those greedy people want to mint moWney by befooling the innocent rural people.
6. There is roadside stand at the edge of the road.
7. They expected their prospective customers to stop there and buy things.
8. Those who established it certainly did so to earn money .
9. But the rich and the refined people drive past without stopping there.
10. The people who run this stand hope for the city- money so that they may also prosper.
AUNT JENNIFER’S TIGERS
1. She is using the ivory needles and fluttering her fingers in the wool.
2. They will go on prancing, proud and unafraid.
3. Those ordeals and troubles that crushed her during her married life have possessed her mentally and physically.
4. Aunt Jennifer’s tigers prance across a screen.
5. When Aunt Jennifer is dead, her tigers will survive.
6. They are ‘sleek and chivalric’ and pace with confidence and certainty.
7. The heavy weight of Uncle’s wedding band still sits at her hands.
8. Her fingers find it hard even to pull the ivory needle.

HOW WELL YOU KNOW – TESTING LEVEL – 2
VISTAS
1. THE THIRD LEVEL
On the basis of your thorough learning of the story, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text::
1. One day, in a hurry to get his apartment, Charley takes t he sub – way from the Grand Central Station.
2. He finds himself on the third level. It was a different world.
3. Charley claims to have been on the third level of the Grand Central Station.
4. (Charley’s ) His stamp – collecting is nothing but a temporary refuge from reality.
5. Charley’s Psychiatrist friend calls it ‘a waking – dream wish fulilment’.
6. Sam claimed to have fou nd the third level.
7. His friend Sam disappears, nobody knows where.
8. The most mysterious thing was that Sam was his psychiatrist.
9. Charley finds out that Sam bought old currency worth three hundred dollars.
10. He buys old currency. But he never again finds the corridor that leads to the third level.
THE TIGER KING
On the basis of your thorough learning of the story, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text::
1. When the king was playing with the wooden tiger, a needle – like silver pierced his right hand.
2. Later on, one of the hunters found that tiger was not dead.
3. The king married a girl form a state which had a large number of tigers.
4. So, the hundredth tiger took its revenge upon the king.
5. Astrologers had foretold that the tiger king would actually have to die.
6. He killed 70 tigers in a year.
7. The chief astrologer told that the king’s death would come from a tiger.
8. The tiger was brought straight into the forest where the Maharaja was hunting.
9. The Maharaja started out on a tiger hunt.
10. In this way, he killed 99 tigers and the hunt for the 100th began.
JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE EARTH
On the basis of your thorough learning of the story, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text::
1. If we want ot study and examine the earth’s past, present and future, Antartica is the right place to go.
2. India and Antartica were parts of same land mass – Antartica.
3. Global warming and further depletion of Ozone layer can affect the Antartica region.
4. The narrator boarded a Russian Research Ship- the Antartic Shokalskiy
5. The programme helps them to develop a new understanding and respect for our planet.
6. He set foot on Antartic continent after travelling for 100 hours.
7. Antatica never sustained a human population.
8. Then the landmass was forced to distinguish into countries as they exist today.
9. We lose all earthly sense of perspective and time there
10. ‘Students on Ice Programme’ of Geoff Green aims at taking high school students to the ends of the world.
THE ENEMY
On the basis of your thorough learning of the story, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text::
1. The man was American soldier and a prisoner of war.
2. He was their enemy as all Americans were their enemies.
3. There was no signal from the island. The prisoner had gone off safe.
4. The young man woke. He was very weak and tired.
5. He had been sent to America at the age of 22 to learn surgery and medicine.
6. However, saving an enemy was nothing less than an act of treachery.

7. Dr.Sadao found that a gun would have been reopened,
8. He had met Hana in America
9. Their marriage had been arranged in the old Japanese way.
10. Both of them saw a man crawling on hands and kneels.

SHOULD WIZARD HIT MOMMY?
On the basis of your thorough learning of the story, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text::
1. Roger was very happy. All the other little animals played with him as he smelled so good now.
2. Roger’s mother became furious. She didn’t like her son smelling of roses.
3. Jo wanted a little change in the story. – wizard to hit mommy.
4. Jack used to tell stories to his little daughter Jo.
5. Each story had a little creature Roger, a wise, old owl and a wizard.
6. The wizard had no problem in making Skunk smell bad again.
7. He smelled so badly that all little creatures kept away from him.
8. Today he narrated the story of Roger Skunk.
9. The wizard demanded seven pennies. Roger had 4 and found 3 more in a magic well.
10. Roger’s father returned from Boston and all of them had a nice time.
ON THE FACE OF IT
On the basis of your thorough learning of the story, rearrange the following as per the sequence of events given in the text::
1. Derry cries,’ Lamey Lamb. I did….. I came back’.
2. Derry climbs over the garden wall and enters Mr. Lamb’s garden.
3. When Derry came the ladder slips and with it goes down Mr .Lamb. He dies.
4. Mr .Lamb says that people generally promise but never come back
5. Mr. Lamb advises him that he can’t lock up himself in a room for ever.
6. Derry says that people fear him because of his ugly face.
7. Derry gets panicky but Mr. Lamb comforts him
8. Derry should follow him. If he works hard, he can be like others
9. Derry goes back home. He promises Mr. Lamb to come back.
10. Derry suffers from a complex. He remains lonely and avoids people
EVANS TRIES AN O LEVEL
1. When he opened his bedroom, he was shocked and surprised to find the governor there
2. The senior prison officer Jackson and officer Stephens have been instructed to make fool – proof arrangements for the exam.
3. He was horrified
4. It was clear that it had not been Mc Lerry, who had walked out.
5. Evans was able to hide a false beard, a pair of spectacles and also a weapon, in spite of thorough checking of his cell.
6. . Stephen wondered if Evans was planning a sudden batman leap to suffocate Mc Lerry.
7. At 8.45 a. m, Reverend Steuart Mc Lerry came with a small brown suitcase.
8. Permission is taken to Examine Evans for German O level in his prison cell.
9. Detective Superintendent Carter looked towards the governor for guidance.
10. The correction was duly announced.

MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD

1. MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD
1. . She studied hard and stood first in the class
2. She felt quite uncomfortable in the dining room.
3. The narrator decided not to submit but to struggle
4. Her friend Judwin gives her a terrible a warning
5. Games, fun, shows, snake charmer, monkeys Gandhi’s statue and sweet and fruit stalls stopped her
6. One day, she saw an elder of her street carrying a food pocket.
7. . She narrated the funny story to her brother.
8. Her long hair was cut. She was helpless. No one tried to comfort her
9. The narrator’s first day in the land of apples was a bitter cold one
10. The words of Annan made a very deep impression on her

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