CBSE PSA Sample Papers Class XI (Language Conventions) - 2013

Problem Solving Assessment Sample Papers : 2012-13

Section - A (Language Conventions)
CLASS - 11th

Note: This section of the question paper contains 24 questions each in English Language and Hindi Language . A candidate is required to attempt all the 24 questions in one language only (Either in English Language or in Hindi Language)

English Language Questions
(Questions 1 to 8) Read the following passage carefully and select the most suitable option from each list according to the corresponding number in the passage.

For Ananya, Mathematics was extremely hard to understand. In order to keep her results high enough to succeed and to satisfy her parents, Ananya attempted a number of strategies. The answer though was simple. She had to work constantly and dilajentley at applying the different formulas to a range of contexts. Often she was envious of her peers to whom comprehension came easily. However, at the  end of the year, it seemed her relentless work was rewarded when her results put her amongst the leading scholars of her class.

Q 1. Which of these would be the best word to use to replace the word ‘extremely’ as it is used in the passage above?
1) vastly
2) mostly
3) especially
4) massively

Q.2 Which of these is closest in meaning to ‘strategies’ as used in the passage above?
1) rules
2) questions
3) approaches
4) instructions

Q 3. Which of the following could replace ‘answer’ as used in the passage above?
1) reply
2) puzzle
3) solution
4) explanation

Q 4. Which of the following could replace ‘though’ as used in the passage above?
1) yet
2) even so
3) however
4) all the same

Q 5. Which of the following is the correct way to spell ‘dilajentley’?
1) dilajently
2) diligently
3) dilejently
4) dilegently

Q 6. Which of these is closest in meaning to ‘contexts’ as used in the passage above?
1) ways
2) settings
3) numbers
4) situations

Q 7. Which of the following is closest in meaning to ‘was envious of’ as used in the passage above?
1) was jealous of
2) was resentful of
3) was bitter towards
4) was hostile towards

Q 8. Which of the following is the opposite in meaning to ‘rewarded’ as used in the passage above?
1) forfeited
2) punished
3) penalised
4) disadvantaged

(Questions 9 to 12) This passage contains errors and an omission. Choose the correct option from the lists below to correct these errors and complete the passage. I entered into the compound, (9) ________ was surrounded by gloomy stone towers, (10) and realised I was alone and that I had to fend for yourself. (11) I had only the clothes on my back and a desired to see my family. (12)

Q9. Which word can be left out of this line without changing its meaning?
1) the
2) into
3) entered
4) compound

Q10. Which word correctly completes the sentence?
1) that
2) what
3) which
4) whom

Q11. Which word should replace ‘yourself’?
1) I
2) me
3) mine
4) myself

Q12. Which word correctly replaces ‘desired’?
1) desire
2) desires
3) desiring
4) desirable

(Questions 13 to 16) Each of the numbered lines given below contains an error. Choose the correct option from the lists below to correct the corresponding error. Within recent years, experts in Kolkata (13) had worried about high mercury levels in some fish species. (14) High mercury levels can be dangerous muscle (15) weakness and mental and emotional problems such as depression are common symptoms. (16)

Q 13.
1) in
2) at
3) over
3) from

Q 14.
1) had become worried
2) have became worried
3) have become worried
4) had increased worrying

Q 15. This line needs:
1) a comma after the word dangerous.
2) an action word to make it a sentence.
3) a comma to link it to the next line to join two clauses together in the sentence.
4) a full stop to complete the first sentence and a capital to begin the next sentence

Q 16.
1) (such as depression)
2) “such as depression”
3) such as depression!
4) such as – depression

(Questions 17 to 20) Complete this passage by selecting the most suitable word from each list to fill the corresponding gap.

Cosmas Indicopleustes
Cosmas was an ancient Greek merchant who made sea voyages to India . He described and sketched some of what he saw and his works __(17)___ some of the earliest world maps.
He was given the name Indicopleustes, which means “Indian ___(18)____”. Although there had been trade between the Roman Empire and India from as early as the first __(19)___ BC, Cosmas was one of the few individuals who had actually made the journey himself and, as such, is __(20)___ of this name.

Q 17.
1) receive
2) contain
3) exclude
4) subsume

Q 18.
1) sailor
2) sketcher
3) emperor
4) merchant

Q 19.
1) age
2) time
3) century
4) instance

Q 20.
1) proud
2) worthy
3) boastful
4) honoured

(Questions 21 to 24) Complete this passage by selecting the most suitable option from each list to fill the corresponding gap. The boat trip to Barren Island, __(21)___ home to the only active volcano in India, was not pleasant. Our battle with the waves ___(22)___ with a display of billowing white ash. We could see remnants of black lava from the recent__(23)____that had spilled down to the water’s edge. Barren Island is a suitable name for the island given that it is home to a ___(24)____ of animal inhabitants.

Q 21.
1) what is
2) which is
3) what were
4) which were

Q 22.
1) is rewarded
2) are rewarded
3) was rewarded
4) were rewarded

Q 23.
1) outburst
2) eruption
3) occasion
4) destruction

Q 24.
1) limited number
2) plentiful supply
3) specific quantity
4) numerous amount


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