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Showing posts with label English 2 Model Question Paper 2010-2011. Show all posts
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Sunday, 12 December 2010

ICSE English 2 Model Question Paper 2010-2011

ICSE English 2 Model Question Paper 2010-2011
Literature in English\
Time: Two hours
Answers to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately.
You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes.
This time is to be spent in reading the question paper.
The time given at the head of this Paper is the time allowed for writing the answers
Attempt one question each from Section A, B and C and any other two questions.
You should answer five questions in all.
All the questions carry equal marks.
Section A
Drama: William Shakespeare
As You Like It
Question 1
Read the following extract and answer the questions given below:
Rosalind
What shall be our sport?
Celia
Let us sit and mock the good housewife Fortune from her wheel, that her gifts may henceforth be bestowed equally.
Rosalind
I would we could do so, for her benefits are mighty misplaced and the bountiful blind woman doth most mistake in her gifts to women. 
  1. How did Rosalind and Celia decide to devise sports? What is meant by the good housewife Fortune from her wheel?
  2. Why do they sit and mock the housewife Fortune?
  3. Who is referred to as the bountiful blind woman? Why?
  4. What examples does Celia give to prove that the bountiful blind woman doth most mistake in her gifts to women?
  5. Comment on the relationship of Celia and Rosalind as can be construed from this scene.
Question 2
Read the following extract and answer the questions given below:
Celia
Ay.Fare you well gentleman.
Orlando
Can I not say “I thank you”? My better parts
Are all thrown down, and that which here stands up
Is but a quintain, a mere lifeless block.
Rosalind
He calls us back: my pride fell with my fortune;
I will ask him what he would. Did you call, sir?
Sir, you have wrestled well, and overthrown
More than your enemies.
1. How has Rosalind appreciated Orlando’s victory in the wrestling match?
2. Explain: that which here stands up /Is but a quintain, a mere lifeless block.
3. Elucidate:
a. My better parts/ Are all thrown down
b. My pride fell with my fortune.
4. Explain clearly in what way has Orlando overthrown more than his enemy.
5. What news does Le Beau bring, later in the scene, from the court?
Section B
Poetry: The Golden Lyre