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Sample Paper of English 2014 for class 11, CBSE. Paper No.1

Sample Paper – 2014
Class – XI
Subject –English


  1. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions by writing

The options that you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.

Fifty years ago people ate ice cream only in summer .Now it is eaten all the year round. It originated in the Orient, centuries before English schoolboys first tasted it. Marco Polo saw people eating ice cream there and brought back the idea to Italy. From Italy the idea was carried to France, It became very popular in France with the rich, and an effort was even made to keep the recipes a secret from the common people. But, of course, they soon learned about this delicious new food and ice cream became popular with everyone. Soon it spread all over the world. The first factory to manufacture ice cream was started in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1851. However, the real development of ice cream and the ice cream business didn’t take place until after 1900 with new developments in refrigeration.

      The basis of all ice cream is cream, milk or milk solids, sugar, and sometimes eggs. Vanilla, chocolate, berries, fruit ingredients, and nuts are added as flavors. This is the usual proportion of ingredients in ice cream: about 80 to 85 percent cream and milk products, 15 percent sugar, half to four and a half per cent flavoring,   and three-tenths of one per cent stabilizer.

A small amount of gelatin is used in order to retain the smoothness of the ice cream by preventing the formation of ice crystals.

When you eat a third of a pint of vanilla ice cream, you are getting about as much calcium, protein, and vitamin B as are in half a cup of whole milk, and as much vitamin A and calories as are in one cup of milk.

  1. The major change towards Ice cream is that
    1. it is eaten throughout the year
    2. it is eaten as a desert
    3. it is eaten in summer
    4. it is eaten in winter
    5. Ice cream became popular with everyone
  2. when the idea was carried from Italy to France
  3. when English school boys tasted it
  4. when the rich in France started eating it
  5. when the common people learned about its recipe
  6. The introduction of refrigeration led to the
  7. increased consumption of ice cream
  8. development of the ice cream business
  9. increase in the production of ice cream
  10. improvement in the quality of ice cream
  11. The smoothness of ice cream is retained by
  12. forming ice crystals
  13. using a small amount of gelatin
  14. using eggs
  15. using cream and milk
  16. Find a word from the passage that means the same as “tasty”
  17. recipes
  18. gelatin
  19. delicious
  20. flavouring
  21. Read the given poem carefully and answers the questions by writing options you

Consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet against the correct question



I wonder if the elephant

Is lonely in his stall

When all the boys and girls are gone

And there is no shout at all,

And there is not one to stamp before,

No one to note his might.

Does he hunch up as I do?

Against the dark of night?

Gwendolyn Brooks

6 . From these lines we understand that the speaker:

  1. is fond of the dark
  2. is scared of being alone
  3. enjoys being alone
  4. hates being left alone in the dark
  5. The speaker wonders if the elephant is lonely because:
  6. all the boys and girls have gone
  7. the boys and girls are no longer playing with the elephant
  8. the speaker has not visited the elephant
  9. the speaker herself is lonely
  10. The elephant hunches up because
  11. he is tired and lonely
  12. his back is aching
  13. he is frightened of the dark
  14. he is frightened of the other animals
  15. With reference to the poem, what does ‘might’ mean?
  16. Uncertainty
  17. Doubt
  18. Strength
  19. Ability
  20. The last two lines suggest that the poet
  21. enjoys being alone as she finds the children too noisy
  22. likes night because she is not very social
  23. does not like night because it makes her feel lonely
  24. does not like night because the elephant is not with her


Q . Read the following dialogue and then complete the report by choosing the correct

Options from the ones given below. Write your answers in your answer sheet with

The correct blank number.                                                                                                                    Do not copy the dialogue and the report:-

Utkarsh: I have lost my wallet

Inspector: How did you lose it?

Utkarsh: My pocket was picked

Inspector: Where did it happen?

Utkarsh: In the local market, sir.  

Utkarsh reported to the inspector (11)_______lost his wallet. The inspector asked him (12) ___________Utkarsh replied (13) ________.The inspector further asked him where it had happened.  Utkarsh replied that it had happened in the local market.

  1. (a) that I had                                   (c) that he had

(b) That he has                                             (d) that I have

  1. (a) How he has lost it                                 (c) how he had lost it.

(b) How had he lost it?                                (d) How he had lost that

  1. (a)my pocket has been picked               (c) if his pocket had been picked

(b) That his pocket had been picked      (d) whether his pocket has been picked

  1. Complete the following passage by choosing the correct passive forms of the verbs given in brackets from the alternatives given below the passage. Write only your answers in the answer sheet against the blank number.

An exhibition (14) ________ (hold) in Andhra Pradesh.  A young girl (15) ________ (ask) not to allow anyone to enter without a ticket. When Nehruji tried to enter without a ticket, she stopped him saying that no one (16) __________ (allow) to enter without a ticket.

  1. a) held     b) was held     c) is held                      d) will be held
  2. a) asked   b) was asked             c) is asked                    d) has asked
  3. a) allowed b) was allow                 c) was allowed        d) is allowed
  4. Complete the dialogue by choosing the correct alternative from those given below.

Write your answers in the answer sheet against the correct number.

Swati: Your sister is very beautiful. Please tell me (17) _____________.

Mohit: I want to tell you (18) ________.

Swati: Then please tell me (19) _________________.

Mohit: She is in fact my niece who has come to spend her holidays with us.

  1. A) what she was doing    b) what was she doing?


  1. c) What she is doing             d) what is she doing?

18 .a) if she was not his sister                             b) whether is she not my sister

  1. c) That she is not my sister                               d) that she was not my sister
  2. a) who she is                b) whose she is.
  3. c) who is she                                                    d) whom she is
  4. Ban on smoking

Smoking ____________in all public places.

  • is banned
  • has been banned
  • was banned
  • will be banned




Paper Submitted By:    HIMANSHU RANA





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