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HSC July 2022 Exam Prose Section

HSC July 2022 Exam Prose SectionSee activities and expected answers

(Reading for comprehension, Language study, Summary and Mind Mapping)

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 – 1 Prose

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

             The young lift-man in a city office who threw a passenger out of his lift the other morning and was fined for the offence was undoubtedly in the wrong. It was a question of “Please”. The complainant entering the lift, said, “Top”.            
The lift-man demanded “Top-please”, and this concession being refused he not only declined to comply with the instruction, but hurled the passenger out of the lift. This, of course was carrying a comment on manner too far. Discourtesy is not a legal offence, and it does not excuse assault and battery. If a burglar breaks into my house and I knock him down, the law will acquit me, and if I am physically assaulted, it will permit me to retaliate with reasonable violence. It does this because the burglar and my assailant have broken quite definite commands of the law. But no legal system could attempt to legislate against bad manners, or could sanction the use of violence against something which it does not itself recognize as a legally punishable offence. And our sympathy with the lift-man, we must admit that the law is reasonable. It would never do if we are at liberty to box people’s ears because we did not like their behaviour, or the tone of their voices or the scowl on their faces. Our fists would never be idle, and the gutters of the city would run with blood all day.                
I may be as uncivil as I may please and the law will protect me against violent retaliation. I may be haughty or boorish and there is no penalty to pay except the penalty of being written down an ill-mannered fellow. The law does not compel me to say “Please” or to attune my voice to other people’s sensibilities any more than it says that I shall not wax my moustache or dye my hair or wear ringlets down my neck. It does not recognize the laceration of our feelings as a case for compensation. There is no allowance for moral and intellectual damages in these matters.

A1. Rewrite the following sentences and state whether they are ‘True’ or ‘False”:

(i) ‘Politeness’ was the chief character of the lift-man.

(ii) The passenger was pushed out of the lift by the lift-man.

(iii) Moral and intellectual damages are not allowed in such cases.

(iv) The passenger’s demand was denied by the lift-man.

Answer-

(i) ‘Politeness’ was the chief character of the lift-man.

False

(ii) The passenger was pushed out of the lift by the lift-man.

True

(iii) Moral and intellectual damages are not allowed in such cases.

True

(iv) The passenger’s demand was denied by the lift-man.

True

A2. Explain the given points below:

Act of the lift man- 
Reason- 

Answer-

Act of the lift man-He pushed / threw/ hurled the passenger out of the lift.
Reason-The passenger did to say ‘Please’ or requested to take him to the floor.

A3. Complete the flow-chart:

The legal system cannot –

  

Answer-

Attempt to legislate against bad mannersSanction the use of violence

A4. “An ill-mannered fellow is harmful to our society”. Explain the statement in your own words.

Answer-

“An ill-mannered fellow is harmful to our society”, this statement means that if there is person who don’t have manners, respect and good behaviour, can cause harm to our society. Such person create hatred among person to person. It makes our social life poisonous. People don’t feel happiness in their work remembering the rude attitude of such person. Social life is disturbed due to such ill-mannered fellows.

A5. Language study:

(Choose the correct option as the answer to the following sentences).

(i) Discourtesy is not a legal offence.

(The correct ‘affirmative’ form of this sentence is…)

(a) Courtesy is a illegal offence.

(b) Courtesy is always a illegal offence.

(c) Discourtesy is never a illegal offence.

(d) Discourtesy is an illegal offence.

Answer-

(d) Discourtesy is an illegal offence.

(ii) There is no allowance for manners and intellectual damages in these matters.

(The correct use of ‘as well as’ in the given sentence is…..)

(a) There is none of allowance for manners as well as intellectual damages in these matters.

(b) There is always a allowance for manners as well as intellectual damages in these matters.

(c) There is no allowance for manners as well as intellectual damages in these matters.

(d) There is a definite allowance for manners as well as intellectual damages in these matters.

Answer-

(c) There is no allowance for manners as well as intellectual damages in these matters.

A6. Write the meaning of the given words:

(a) legislate

Answer-

to make a law or laws.

(b) haughty

Answer-

proud and thinking that you are better than other people.

(B) Non-Textual Grammar – Do as directed:

(1) George Washington was elected president in 1788.

(Choose the correct ‘change the voice’ answer from the following options.):

(a) The elected president in 1788 was George Washington.

(b) They elected George Washington as president in1788.

(c) The president George Washington was elected as president in 1788.

(d) In 1788, President George Washington was elected.

Answer-

(b) They elected George Washington as president in1788.

(2) It is not necessary for you to wait any longer.

(Which also means )

You……..not wait any longer.

(Rewrite the above sentence using correct modal  auxiliaries from the given options.)

(a) need     

(b) should

(c) must     

(d) will

Answer-

You need not wait any longer.

(3) I spent my high school years in Mumbai.

(Choose the correct change into Past Perfect Continuous change from the given options.)

(a) I had been spending my high school years in Mumbai.

(b) I have spent my high school years in Mumbai.

(c) I have been spending my high school years in Mumbai.

(d) I had spent my high school years in Mumbai.

Answer-

(a) I had been spending my high school years in Mumbai.

(4) Spot the error in the given sentence and rewrite

“Susan gave me a real nice bouquet of flowers.”

Answer-

Error- a real

“Susan gave me a really nice bouquet of flowers.”

OR

“Susan gave me really a nice bouquet of flowers.”

OR

“Susan gave me a real and nice bouquet of flowers.”

Remaining activities and answers will be available soon.

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HSC Board March 2022 Activity Sheet

Q.2 (A)Read the extract and complete the activities given below. (12)

           Once you learn to contact and release the hidden power of your subconscious mind, you can bring into your life more power, more wealth, more health, more happiness. and more joy.
           
You do not need to acquire this power; you already possess it. But you will have to learn how to use it. You must understand it so that you can apply it in all departments of your life.   
          
If you follow the simple techniques and processes explained in this book, you can gain the necessary knowledge and understanding. You can be inspired by a new light, and you can generate a new force that enables you to realize your hopes and make all your dreams come true. Decide how to make your life grandeur, greater, richer and noble than ever before.   
          
Within your subconscious depths lie Infinite Wisdom, Infinite power, an infinite power supply of all that is necessary. It is waiting there for you to give it development and expression. If you begin now to recognize these potentials of your deeper mind, they will take form in the world without.  
            
Provided you are open-mined and receptive, the Infinite Intelligence within your subconscious mind can reveal to know everything you need to know at every moment of time and point of space. You can receive new thoughts and ideas, bring forth new inventions, make new discoveries, create new works of art. The Infinite Intelligence in your subconscious can give you access to wonderful new kinds of knowledge. Let it reveal itself to you and it will open way to perfect expression and true place in your life.

             Through the wisdom of your subconscious mind, you can attract the ideal companion, as well as the right business associate or partner. It can show you how to get all the money you need and give you the financial freedom to be, to do and to go as our heart desires.

A1. Read the following sentences, choose two of them that explain the theme of the extract:

(i) Types of conscious and subconscious mind.

(ii) The marvelous power of subconscious mind.

(iii) Thinking is very important to get our desired goals.

(iv) Recognizing the potentialities of the deeper mind can show how to get as your heart desires.

Answer-

(ii) The marvelous power of subconscious mind.

(iv) Recognizing the potentialities of the deeper mind can show how to get as your heart desires.

A4. Mention any four steps/methods in order to develop our personality. Give your own ideas and thoughts.

Answer-

Steps to develop our personality

1) Do regular exercise and build fitness in the body.

2) Think positive

3) Take lead wherever possible

4) Be light in mind and heart

5) Develop communication skill

6) Stay calm and cool in disturbing situation

7) Follow table manners and dining etiquettes.

8) Take good care of your health.

9) Prepare a chart that mentions your strengths and weaknesses. Now concentrate on the latter and find ways to improve upon the same.

10) Spend some time alone concentrating on you and yourself alone.

11) Practice meditation and yoga. It will help you develop inner peace and harmony that will reflect outside.

12) Do not live a monotonous life. Be creative and do something new all the time. Nothing bigger than the joy of creative satisfaction.

A5. Language study

(1) You can gain the necessary knowledge and understanding.

(Choose the correct alternative from the following options that shows the correct use of ‘able to’ in this sentence.)

(a) You should be able to gain the necessary knowledge and understanding.

(b) You are able to gain the necessary knowledge and understanding.

(c) You would be able to gain the necessary knowledge and understanding.

(d) You will be able to gain the necessary

knowledge and understanding.

Answer-

(b) You are able to gain the necessary knowledge and understanding.

(ii) New force enables you to realise your hopes.

(Choose the correct alternative from the given options to frame ‘Wh question’, to get the underlined part as the answer).

(a) How do new force enable you?

(b) What does new force enable you?

(c) When did new force enable you?

(d) Where does new force enable you?

Answer-

(b) What does new force enable you?

A6. Find the antonyms of the given words from the extract.

(a) stupidity

(b) dull

Answer-

(a) wisdom, intelligence

(b) grandeur

B. Summary Writing

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

i) subconscious mind

ii) potentialities

iii) secret of happy life

Answer-

Use of Subconscious mind

Subconscious mind gives us power, wealth, health and joy. We must use the power of subconscious mind in all aspects of life. Using simple techniques and processes, we can change our life with the help of subconscious mind. It contains infinite wisdom and essential power supply. We should understand potentials of our mind. The infinite intelligence within our  subconscious mind shows everything that we should know. It gives us many new things. The wisdom of our subconscious mind helps us to get ideal companion, right business associate or partner. It also gives us financial freedom.

C) Mind Mapping

Develop a mind map on the topic “students’ roles and responsibilities”, expressing and presenting your own ideas, flow, design and structure.

Answer-


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