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HSC Board March 2022 Exam – 

Activity Sheet

Important instructions:
(1) Each activity has to be answered in complete sentence/sentences. Answers written in only one word will not be given complete credit. Only the correct activity number written in case of options will not be given any credit.
(2) Web diagrams, flow charts, tables etc. are to be presented exactly as they are with answers.
(3) In point 2 above, only the words written without the presentation of activity format/design, will not be given credit. Use of colour pens/pencils etc. is not allowed. (Only blue/black pens are allowed.)
(4) Multiple answers to the same activity will be treated as wrong and will not be given any credit.
(5) Maintain the sequence of the Sections/Question Nos./Activities throughout the activity sheet.

 SECTION -I: PROSE

 (Reading for Comprehension, Language Study, Summary and Mind Mapping)

 Q. 1. (A) Read the extract and complete the activities given below: (12) [16]

   At a corner of Sixth Avenue electric lights and cunningly displayed wares behind plate glass made a shop window attractive. Soapy took a stone and dashed it through the glass. People came running round the corner, a policeman in the lead. Soapy stood still with his hands in his pockets, and smiled at the sight of brass buttons. “Where’s the man that done that?” inquired the officer agitatedly. “Don’t you think that I might have had something to do with it?” said Soapy, with a friendly voice, as one greets good fortune. The policeman refused to accept Soapy even as a clue. Men who smash windows do not remain to chat with the police. They take to their heels. The policeman saw a man half-way down the block running to catch a car. With drawn club he joined in the pursuit. Soapy, with disgust in his heart, drifted along, twice unsuccessful. On the opposite side of the street was a restaurant of no great pretensions. It catered to large appetites and modest purses. Its crockery and atmosphere were thick; its soup and napery thin. Into this place Soapy betook himself without challenge. At a table he sat and consumed beefsteak, flapjacks, doughnuts and pie. And then he told the waiter the fact that the minutest coin and himself were total strangers. “Now, get busy and call a cop”, said Soapy. “And don’t keep a gentleman waiting.” “No cop for you,” said the waiter, with a voice like butter cakes and an eye like the cherry in the Manhattan cocktail. “Hey, Con!” Neatly upon his left ear on the callous pavement two waiters pitched Soapy. He arose, joint by joint, as a carpenter’s rule opens, and dusted his clothes. Arrest seemed now but an elusive dream. The island seemed very far away. A policeman who stood before a drugstore two doors away laughed and walked down the street.

A1. True/ False : (2)

Read the following sentences and state whether they are true or false. Correct the false statements and rewrite them.

(a) Soapy broke the glass of the shop window.

(b) Nobody heard the breaking of the glass window.

(c) The policeman chased Soapy.

(d) Soapy did not run away from the place.

Answer:

(a) Soapy broke the glass of the shop window.- True

(b) Nobody heard the breaking of the glass window.- False

Correct: People heard the breaking of the glass and they came running to see it along with a policeman.

(c) The policeman chased Soapy. – False

Correct: The police man did not consider Soapy as a culprit so he didn’t chase Soapy. He chased a man running to catch the car.

(d) Soapy did not run away from the place.- True

A2. Rearrange: (2)

Rearrange the following statements in order of their occurrence in the extract.

(a) The policeman refused to accept Soapy even as a clue.

(b) Soapy took a stone and dashed it through the glass.

(c) “Now, get busy and call a cop,” said Soapy.

(d) Soapy, with disgust in his heart, drifted along twice unsuccessful.

Answer:

(b) Soapy took a stone and dashed it through the glass.

(a) The policeman refused to accept Soapy even as a clue.

(d) Soapy, with disgust in his heart, drifted along twice unsuccessful.

(c) “Now, get busy and call a cop,” said Soapy.

A3. Guess : (2)

Read the following sentences and write down what it means.

(a) “Don’t you think that I might have had something to do with it?”

Answer:

The statement shows that Soapy tried to attract the attention of the policeman to accept him as a criminal / culprit of dashing the glass window with a stone.

OR

Soapy was giving a clue to the policeman to encourage him, to arrest him and send him to jail.

(Accept any reasonable correct answer)

(b) He told the waiter the fact that the minutest coin and himself were total strangers.

Answer:

Soapy declared that he didn’t have money to pay the bill and he had nothing to do with this situation.

(Accept any reasonable correct answer)

A4. Personal response: (2)

Suppose you are a manager of a hotel, a poor boy has taken dinner in the hotel and then he found, he has not enough money to pay the bill. Describe how you will react in the situation.

Answer:

If I know that the boy is really poor, I will allow him to pay whatever amount he can pay. I will pay the remaining amount of the bill.

(Accept any reasonable correct answer)

A5. Language study: (2)

(1) On the opposite side of the street was a restaurant of no great pretensions.

(ii) Men who smash windows do not remain to chat with the police.

(Make the above sentences simple)

Answer:

(i) On the opposite side of the street was a restaurant of no great pretensions. (The sentence is already a simple sentence)

(ii) Men smashing windows do not remain to chat with the police.

A6. Vocabulary:

Match the following words in column ‘A’ with their meanings in column ‘B’. (2)

Column ‘A’Column ‘B’
(a) gibberish(i) magic
(b) enchantment(ii) meaningless speech
(c) arrest(iii) threw
(d) pitched(iv) nab

Answer:

Column ‘A’Column ‘B’
(a) gibberish(ii) meaningless speech
(b) enchantment(i) magic
(c) arrest(iv) nab
(d) pitched(iii) threw

B) Grammar/Language Study (Non-Textual Grammar)  

Do as directed: (4)

(i) We can accept our life gracefully.

(Rewrite using modal auxiliary showing ‘compulsion’)

Answer:

We must / ought to accept our life gracefully.

(ii) As I entered the post office, the Post Master presented me with a telegram.

(Begin the sentence with “No sooner……..)

Answer:

No sooner did I enter the post office than the Post Master presented me with a telegram.

(iii) The mother looks after her child.

(Make it a rhetorical question)

Answer:

Doesn’t the mother look after her child?

OR 

Does the mother not look after her child?

(iv) Spot the error in the given sentence and rewrite the correct sentence.

(i) Summers in Delhi are extreme hot.

Answer:

Error: Wrong word – extreme- is used as adverb.

Summers in Delhi are extremely hot. 

OR

(i) Summer in Delhi is extremely hot.

Error: Wrong word – extreme- is used as adverb.

Q.2. (A) Read the extract and complete the activities given below: (12) [18]

“I don’t believe in taking the right decisions. I take decisions, I take decisions and then make them right.” One of them make them right. One of the Ratan Tata’s inspiring words which made me dream beyond shadows. I feel fortunate that I discovered him in the early stage of my life and now I am using his teachings to mould my future the way I want. Even though Ratan Tata was born in a very posh family of India, he never took money and power for granted. He graduated from Riverdale country from New York, Ratan Tata began his career in the Tata Group working on the shop floor of Tata Steel. After working for almost 10 years he was appointed as the director-in-charge of the National Radio and Electronics Company Limited (NEL.CO) in order to help its struggling finances. He worked hard building a better consumer electronics division but the economic recession and union strikes prevented him from achieving success and this success helped Tata to be appointed as the chairman of the Tata Group of companies. He started with a very basic job in his father’s company and today he owns a billion-dollar company. The tag of greatness does not come without making any sacrifices and this tag on Ratan Tata suits to its best. Tata group launched its passenger car Tata Indica in the year 1998 but Tata Indica was a failure in its first year and the experiment seemed to be failing. Many people started advising Ratan Tata that sell the passenger car business. Ratan Tata also agreed to this and a proposal was given to Ford, they showed interest too. The three -hour meeting at Ford headquarters in Detroit, chairman of Ford (Bill Ford) said to Ratan Tata, “why did you enter in the passenger car business when you were not knowing of it. It will be a favour if we buy this business from you.”         
Ratan Tata decided to move back home. While 4avellimg he was very tense as the feeling of being insulted was on his mind. After earlier failures, Tata Motors did well with its business of passenger cars but in the same period, Ford did very bad. In 2008 when Ford was on its way of bankruptcy, Tata Group offered Ford to buy its luxury car brand, Jaguar Land Rover. P Ford arrived in Mumbai for the meeting. In the meeting, Bill Ford said to Ratan Tata, you are doing a big favour for us by buying- Jaguar-Land Rover is now owned by Tata Group and is currently making profits.

A1. Rewrite the following sentences as per their occurrence in the extract: (2)

(a) He was appointed as the Director-in-charge of the National Radio and Electronics Company Limited.

(b) Tata Group launched its passenger car ‘Tata Indica’ in the

(c) Bill Ford said to Ratan Tata, “You are doing a big favour for us by buying Jaguar-Land Rover.”

(d) He graduated from Riverdale country from New York.

Answer:

(d) He graduated from Riverdale country from New York.

(a) He was appointed as the Director-in-charge of the National Radio and Electronics Company Limited.

(b) Tata Group launched its passenger car ‘Tata Indica’ in the year 1998.

(c) Bill Ford said to Ratan Tata, “You are doing a big favour for us by buying Jaguar-Land Rover.”

A2. Explain: (2)

The writer says, “I don’t believe in taking right decisions, I take decisions and then make them right.”

Answer:

The writer Ratan Tata always takes the decisions and then he makes them right. This is because he has confidence, positive attitude, firmness, capacity to face any challenge.

A3. Give reasons: (2)

Ratan Tata decided to sell his passenger car business.

Answer:

Tata groups car Tata Indica was a failure in the first year and this experiment seemed to be failing. Many people also advised him to sell the passenger car business. So, Ratan Tata decided to sell his passenger car business.

A4. Personal Response (2)

Right decision at the right time is important for success. Express your opinion.

Answer:

Right time decisions play a vital role in our life. Such decisions give us advantage in our work. The plan of action depends on the decisions. If decisions are right, the plan work out properly. It gives success. So, it is correct that ‘right decision at the right time is important for success’.

(Accept Any Reasonably Answer)

A5. Grammar: Do as directed. (2)

(i) He worked hard building a better consumer electronics division. (Rewrite the sentence using the infinitive form of the underlined word)

Answer:

He worked hard to build a better consumer electronics division

ii) Tata Group launched the passenger car Tata Indica. (Rewrite it beginning with ‘The passenger car Tata Indica.’)

Answer:

Passenger car Tata Indica was launched by Tata Group.

A6. Vocabulary:

Give antonyms.

(i) Profit

(ii) Prevent

Answer:

(i) Loss, failure

(ii) Allow, move, permit, help, continue, free

(B) Summary Writing: (3)

Write a summary of the above extract with a suitable title with the help of the given points/hints.

Ratan Tata’s early career- early setback in passenger car business his meeting with Bill Ford – his success in passenger car business -purchase of Ford’s Land Rover and Jaguar Rover and Jaguar.

Answer:

Ratan Tata- A man of vision
OR
Ratan Tata- A Decision maker
OR
Journey of Ratan Tata  

Ratan Tata believes in taking decisions. Ratan Tata worked as shop floor of Tata Steel, director-in-charge of NELCO and chairman of the Tata Group of Companies. When he was appointed as the chairman of the Tata Group of companies, Tata group launched its passenger car Tata Indica. Tata Indica was a failure in its first year. Many people advised Ratan Tata to sell the passenger car business. In the meeting, chairman of Ford accused Ratan Tata for entering the business of which he did not know anything. After earlier failures, Tata Motors did well with its business of passenger cars. In the same period, Ford did very bad and reached to bankruptcy. Tata Group offered Ford to buy its luxury car brand, Jaguar Land Rover. In the meeting, Bill Ford expressed gratitude for doing a big favour.

(C) Mind Mapping:

Develop a Mind-Mapping using your ideas and concepts to develop the topic ‘Proper Time Management.’ (3)

i) Using the title connect your thoughts.

ii) Use your own design for branching and general structure.

iii) Try making 2-3 main and 2-3 subbranches.

Answer:

See More:

  1. HSC Board March 2022 Activity Sheet- Novel Section
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