English Literature Semester-1 ISC Specimen Paper Solved Class-12

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English Literature Semester-1 ISC Specimen Paper Solved Class-12

Board ISC
Class  12th (XII)
Subject English Literature Paper 2
Topic Semester-1 ISC Specimen Paper Solved
Syllabus  on bifurcated syllabus (after reduction)
session 2021-22
Question Type  MCQ/ Objective (as prescribe by council)
Total
question
Total- 8 with all parts
Max
mark
80

English Literature Semester-1 ISC Specimen Paper Solved Class-12

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SECTION A- THE TEMPEST

Question-1  English Literature Semester-1 ISC Specimen

Choose the correct option given below each question.

(i) What is Ferdinand doing at the beginning of Act 3 Sc I?

a) Cursing Prospero

b) Gathering wood

c) Crying

d) Plotting to escape

Solution

b) Gathering wood

(ii) Why has Prospero given him this task?

a) To punish him.

b) To humiliate him.

c) To test his sincerity in love.

d) To take revenge.

Solution

c) To test his sincerity in love.

(iii) What is Ferdinand willing to become for Miranda?

a) King of Naples.

b) A patient log- man.

c) Marry her and become her husband.

d) To be Prospero’s slave for Miranda’s sake.

Solution

b) A patient log- man.

(iv) What does Ferdinand pray should happen if he speaks false?

a) A blight will fall on him

b) The Gods will be angry

c) His best aspirations may be inverted to mischief.

d) Miranda will marry someone else.

Solution

c) His best aspirations may be inverted to mischief.

(v) Ferdinand shares a Latin root word to describe Miranda in Act III Scene I. Which word does he use?

a) Beautiful

b) Admired

c) Dearest

d) Royal

Solution

b) Admired

(vi) What does Stephano mean when he says that Caliban has “drown’d his tongue in sack” in Act III Scene II?

a) He was drowned in a sack.

b) He had drunk so much that he could not speak.

c) He was lost in thought.

d) None of the above

Solution

b) He had drunk so much that he could not speak.

(vii) Which aspect of Caliban’s nature is revealed through his words, “bite him to death, I prithee”?

a) Savagery

b) Uncivilised

c) Roughness

d) All of the above

Solution

Solution

(viii) Why does Gonzalo say, “I need must rest me” in Act III Scene III?

a) He is feeling sleepy.

b) He does not want to go with Antonio and Sebastian and Antonio.

c) He is exhausted.

d) He wants some time to look around the island.

Solution

c) He is exhausted.

(ix) To whom is Alonso referring in Act III Scene III, when he says, “he is drown’d”?

a) Prospero

b) Ferdinand

c) Adrian

d) Francisco

Solution

b) Ferdinand

(x) What do Antonio and Sebastian talk about while Alonso is resting in Act III Scene III?

a) About abandoning the King’s party

b) About making another attempt to murder Alonso.

c) About seizing the island for themselves.

d) None of the above.

Solution

b) About making another attempt to murder Alonso.

Question-2  English Literature Semester-1 ISC Specimen

Read the lines given below and choose the correct option given after each question.

A. 

Miranda: I am a fool

To weep at what I am glad of

Prospero: Fair encounter

Of two most rare affections!

(i) To whom is Miranda speaking?

a) Prospero

b) Ferdinand

c) Ariel

d) Alonso

Solution

b) Ferdinand

(ii) Of what is Miranda glad?

a) Ferdinand reciprocates her love.

b) That she can leave the island.

c) That her father has not been able to find out about her love.

d) That she will be the queen of Naples.

Solution

a) Ferdinand reciprocates her love.

(iii) What do her words reveal about her?

a) She is simple.

b) She is ambitious.

c) She is humble.

d) She is compassionate.

Solution

c) She is humble.

(iv) What is Prospero’s reaction to her happiness?

a) He is angry with his daughter for not following his commands.

b) He is happy with her.

c) He decides to punish her for confessing her love to Ferdinand.

d) He decides to put obstacles in the way of her love.

Solution

b) He is happy with her.

(v) Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE about Miranda in the context of the quoted lines?

a) She respects her father.

b) She has a streak of independence in her.

c) She is conniving

d) She has a soft heart.

Solution

c) She is conniving

(vi) What does Prospero mean by “rare affections”?

a) Interesting persons

b) Pure souls

c) Unusual emotions

d) Foolish sentiments

Solution

c) Unusual emotions

(vii) For what does Prospero go on to ask heaven’s blessings?

a) For the love that is growing between the young couple.

b) For Ferdinand having come to the island.

c) For Miranda being so biddable.

d) For his efforts on their behalf, to unite the two lovers.

Solution

a) For the love that is growing between the young couple.

(viii) What does Miranda ask Ferdinand at the end of the scene?

a) She asks him to make her his wife.

b) She asks him to take her to Naples.

c) She asks him to take her away from her father.

d) She asks him to finish his task.

Solution

a) She asks him to make her his wife.

(ix) What evidence do we have of Ferdinand’s love for Miranda?

a) He is willing to do the humble task for her in spite of being a Prince.

b) He is willing to elope with her.

c) He is willing to make her his wife against.

d) He shows the courage to fight Prospero for Miranda’s sake.

Solution

a) He is willing to do the humble task for her in spite of being a Prince.

(x) When do the two plan to meet again?

a) The next day

b) That evening

c) Half an hour later

d) They decide to be together.

Solution

c) Half an hour later

B. 

Antonio: I’ll believe both

And what else does want credit, come to me,

(i) What has Antonio just seen?

a) Ariel singing a song.

b) Ariel in the shape of a sea nymph.

c) Strange shapes bringing in a banquet.

d) The fact that their clothes are fresh even after the shipwreck.

Solution

c) Strange shapes bringing in a banquet.

(ii) What is Antonio’s attitude in these lines?

a) Pleasure

b) Fear

c) Surprise

d) Scepticism

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