XII- English Karachi Board

Q.1. Explain with reference to the context any ONE of the following:
A. Europeans, with unpardonable insularity, call this period, "The Dark Ages" but it was only in Europe that it was dark indeed only in Christian Europe, for Spain, which was Muhammadan, had a brilliant culture.
Liberty does not descend upon a people, a people must raise themselves to it. It is a fruit that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.
B. The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
"How lucky you mentioned it! It is quite remarkable how one good action always breeds another. I have given you my wheel barrow, and now you are going to give me your plank.
Note Lessons for Reference to the Context
Reflection on the Reawakening East
Pakistan and Modern World
The Day the Dam Broke
The World As I See It
The Devoted Friend
Q.2. Write the Summary of any ONE of the following lessons
The Day the Dam Broke
Act-III of Silver Box
Pakistan and the Modern World
The Devoted Friend
Answer the following questions
1. The "Day the Dam Broke" is a good example of Thurber's Sardonic but affectionate view of human behaviour. Comment.
2. What were the main reasons given by Liaquat Ali Khan for the Muslims desire not to continue living in United India?
3. Why do we have a feeling that the judgement was unfair, at the end of the play in the Act III of the Silver Box?
4. What reasons do we have to say that the Miller was selfish person and what was the worst example of his selfish nature?
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Q.3. Explain with reference to the context any ONE of the following
a) Good thoughts his only friends,
His wealth a well spent age,
The earth his sober inn
And quite pilgrimage,
b) last Scene of all, that ends this
Strange eventful histor,
Is second childishness, and more oblivion
Sans teeth, Sans eyes, Sans taste, Sans everything.
c) Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows, for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the Western stars, until I die.
d) O' blindness to the future kindly given,
That each may fill the circle marked by Heaven
Who sees with equal eye, as God of all.
Q.4 (A). Write the Summary of any ONE of the following poems
Solitary Reaper
Lines from an Essay on Man
A Man of Life Upright
Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth
Lines from Endymion
Answer the following Question
1. Describe how Ulysses inspires his sailors to start the last voyage of their lives.
2. Describe the qualities of a man who leads an Upright Life.
3. How does the poet compare the song of the reaper with the song of two different birds?
4. In the poem "Say not the Struggle Naught Availeth, What examples does the poet give in the last two stanzas to prove his view point.
Q.5. Write the character sketch of any ONE of the following
Black Micheal
Antoinette de Mauban
Colonel Sapt
Princess Flavia
Rupert of Hentzau
Answer the following questions
1. Describe the Villainy of Black Micheal in your own words.
2. Antoinette de Mauban betrayed Black Micheal rightly. Discuss.
3. "The Prisoner of Zenda" is a novel of adventure. Discuss.
4. Describe any incident which you like the most in the novel "The Prisoner of Zenda".
5. "If Love were all". Elaborate these words of Princess Flavia with the reference to the story of the novel.
Q.6. Change the following into indirect speech
"Certainly", cried little Hans, I take quite as a compliment your coming to me, and I will start off at once. But you most lend me your lantern, as the night is so dark that I am afraid I might fall into the ditch.
Q.7. Use any FIVE of the following idioms / phrases in your own sentences
Through thick and thin
To call names
A fish out of water
To see eye to eye
In camera
To win laurels,
To cry for the moon
To look down upon
To face the music
from hand to mouth
time and again
To carry on
in a fix
French Leave
a burning questions
ups and downs
To bury the hatchet
in black and white
To take into account
At the eleventh hour
To make out
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Q.8. Write an essay on any ONE of the following
The Importance of Science in every day life
Atmospheric Pollution
Qualities of a good student
Karachi-City of Mega Problems
An unforgettable Incident of your life
Terrorism - Causes, Effects and Solution
Nuclear Energy for War or Peace
Advantages and Disadvantages of Internet
Q.9. Read the given passage and the questions given below
It must be recognized that science has its limitations. Its methods apply to those things which can be observed, measured and treated mathematically. It has nothing to do with values ...... save those of truth and accuracy. It has nothing to do with happiness, goodness, beauty, courage, adventure, justice, altuism friendship, love of family, love of country. Yet all these values enter into a man's conception of what is the good personal life within a good society.
What can science do with values?
Where can its method be applied?
Why the values important for man's conception?
Give the meaning of underlined words?

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