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SECOND PUC PREPARATORY EXAMINATION - 20T6
Time: 3-15 hours
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a] Follow the prescribed limit while answering the questions .


b] Write the correct question number as it appears on the question paper .
c] One mark questions attempted more than once will be awarded zero .
dl Answer to question number 24(a-j) and 25(i-iii) should be in sequence and at one
place.
el For multiple choice questions choose the correctanswer andrewrite it .

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.Whom does thephrase'snowy dove'referto?


How much pension would th'e criminal get in "Too Dear"?
The line 'They come through you but not from you' conveys the idea that the
parents are
a]the medium but not the origin
blthe creators of children
cl should impose their thoughts on children
What is 'the beginning ofjoy of living'according to Vandana Shiva?
What was Dona Laura called as when she was a beautiful young lady?
The line 'Take down this book' suggests
a] asking herto read a book
b] handing down abookto her
bare his feelings for her
speaker's attempt to .'lay
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^-What news made Basanaifi very happy?
Where is the foot of the child condemned to live ?
Which is the most astounding invention ofman, according to Borges?
What is unique aboutthepavements in Copacabana?
What would never disappear in our society according to speaker ofthe poem
"Water"?

What was Marcus Ibe in the outgoining government ?

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Answer any EIGHT of the following (choosing at least two from poetry) in a
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paragraph of 80-100 words:
yTl How is the intensity of love between Romeo and Juliet brought out in the
poem "Romeo and Juliet"?

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Why was the murderer reluctant to run away from the prison?
What are the views ofthe prophet on children in " On Children"?
Wrlte a note on Navdanya farm and Navdanya movement.
How did Gonzalo died, according to the made-up story?
How does the rivalry between Tammanna and Basavaiah develop?
What are Borges' thoughts on his mother?
How does the speakerprove that heaven is on earth?
What does George Mikes say about bowing in Japan?
How does thepoem "'Water" bring outtheharrowing experiences ofthe

panchamas?

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Answer the foltowing in about 200

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'The ways of Providence are strange'. How is this true in case of Don
Gonzaloand DonaLaura?
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The poem "To the Foot from its Chilcl" is a journey of hurnan life. Elucidate.
OR
'Roof was the most trusted ofthe campaigners','fo what extent is this true in
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I gtukmini
Devi Arundale *ur boro at Mudhuri o, r.izg, igi;i) 5t e used to watch
Bharatanatyam at the Navaratri festival organized by her father
for the Maharqja. Later at
Pudukottai she actBally lived arnidst dancers.
Anna Pavl&,E great ballerina was the force that shaped the future of Rukruini
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Rukrnini Devi learnt;Sadir', the art of Devadasi's secretively for two y.;;;IM;;;;kril
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Rukmini Devi gave an excellentpublic perfornance ofthe art, under a banyan


tree at
the International Theosophical Conference in 1935, Orthodox Inrtia
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Devi's husband, GcorgeArundalepresentedthe dance as a spiritual
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fnumnini Devi renamcd 'Sadir'Bharatanatyam to get it social acceptabiliry; She formed
Intemational centre forAns rvith just one gtudent, her,ri.." Radha.
Slkmini oevi founded 'Kalaksh"n{.n e t"aching at Kalakshetrawas in Gurukula style.
Most of the classes were in the open , under the trees.[alatshetra was like
Shantiniketan of

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Rukrnini Devi was nonrinated twice to Rajyasabhu.En. rvas instrumental in passing


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Bill forprevention of cruelty ro.Anirnals
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Thesosphy, animal welfare and vegiitlriffidriiwere her lifelong ir,t"iiiiK't'
Where was Rukmini Devi born?
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_q] Vfho was Rukmini Devi's guru?
dlVhy did Rukrnini f)evi rename Sadir Bharatanatyam?
;dWhat is Kalakshetra compared to?
ll-What style was the teaching at Shantiniketan in ?
g]Add aprefixto "Prsponsible" to form its antonym.
$How did GeorgeArundale presented the dance ?
-ilNarne the bill in which Rukmini Devi was instrumental in passjng it in I 960.
jl Rukmini Devi
_ (interest/igterested) in vegetarianism .
( Fill in the blank with the suitable form of the word given in the brackets)

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Read the follorving lines and answer the questions,set on


.._ "At the comer of the wood street, when daylight appears
\!_{angs a thrush that sings lou{t has sung for three y.urS

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In the silence ofmorning of the song of the bird"


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iilHow long has the thrush sung?

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When has Susan heard the song of the bird?

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Complete the following by filling in the blanks using the right form of
the verb given in the brackets.
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When the narrator Was in Japan, it
(observed) by hirn that the
telephones (keep) in public places. As courtesy substituted pritacy,
( not affect) by the lack of privacy.

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Report the follorving conversation

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Complete the fotlowing dialogue .


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Raju: Flello Shankar, how areyou?
Shankar:
(Returns greetings)
Raju: You played very well in yesterday's rnatch. It was wonderful .
( Expre$ses gratitude)
Shankar:
Raju:
(gffers to take his home for coffee)
shankar : sorry,today I have some urgent work. some other day perhaps.

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Roof said, " I have given you three shillings. what else do you expect ?"
Ezenwa said, " we would not have asked more if Marcus is a poor man".
Roof said ,"I will give you one more shilling. Don't expect more.,'

the blanks by choosing the appropriate expression given in the


brackets. ( leaps and bounds, all and sundry in a fix)
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The nurnber of vehicles in Brazilis grorving by
almost as if
cars were distributed tree of charge to

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workers. The owner of thatplantation,
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'famrnanna settled in that plantation.
him, hired him.

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Read the follorving passage and make notes by drawing and fitling the
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Driving is fun. You must obeytraffic rules while you drive. Slow downwhen
they lift turns yellow and stop when it turns red. Maintain speed limit.
Remember you are responsible for your life. Always wear a helmet if you
are riding a two wheeler and while driving a car always wear seat belt. Do not
drive when you are tired and sleepy. Respect pedestrians.
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Write a letter of application in response to the following advertisement which appeur"o in "Deccan Herald" dated 12th January 2a16'

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Write XXXX for name andYYYY for address


Wanted : RecePtionist
Fluency in English and
Qualification: iluc with knowledge of computer.
Kannada.

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You are the president of the Student Union of your college. You
invited the Deputy Commissioner of your district to inaugurate the
activities of the college union. Based on the information given belou"
write a speech, not eiceeding 100 words, to introduce the guest. 5
Name: Dr. SreedharPandeY.
Educational Qualifi cation: MBB S, MD
sev3ra.l
Work Profile: Started career as a Doctor in rural areas-conducted
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Commissioirer
Assistant
as
2002-worked
in
KAS
Passed
free medical camps.
at Hassan and Bijapur. Promoted to IAS in 201 1 '
Interests : Photography, music and social work
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The fotlowing Pie-chart sh-ows the modes of transport used by school
goining students in your area. Based on the information, write a report

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Modes oJllransport used by school golng students

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Rukmini Devi Arundale learnt Sadir. It( 1) was the art of Devadasis'
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it for two years. She gave her first performance under a banyan
(3) presented the dance as a spiritual
GeorgeArundale was her husband. He
(4) name was Radha'
art. Rukmini Devi's first student was her niece' Her
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