12th Board Exam 50 Marks English VVI Long Type Question, BSEB 12th Exam English 5 Marks Question & Answer Class Notes PDF on Latest Pattern
(1) Do you agree that machines rule our lives?
Answer. – No, I donot agree that machines rule our lives. Machines have become our best friends. They help us in every walk of life. They help us not only in our personal work but also in social and political activities. They save our time and energy and enable us to devote a great part of our time for our more important work within its own surroundings. We rely on machines because they help us in our work. It takes less time and energy to us with their assistance. As such they do not rule over our lives, rather we rule over them.
(2) Write in short, a character sketch of Robin.
Answer. – Jim Corbett’s favourite dog, Robin has been given a hero’s place in the Corbett’s prose piece entitled “Robin’. The author bought it for thirty rupees. He gave it a new name Robin instead of the old one. The author wished to make him a companion hunter. He started training him and Robin responded excellently well. The author first took it to his estate which had crowded bushes. He had encounters with his prey. He also chased the langurs who saved himself by climbing up a tree. The author considers Robin very faithful, sincere, active and of sharp understanding. He was particularly expert in locating leopard. The author calls him a sincere companion.
(3) Why do some people not remember to take medicines?
Answer. – Generally people have very good memories in his daily life such as: for telephone numbers, addresses, appointments etc. But even then human memory perform poorly in certain matters like taking medicines in time. It is because we are reluctant of taking medicines and attaching less importance to it. Another reason for it is that we are not accustomed of taking medicines in our day to day life. People’s dislike towards the use of medicines is also an important reason.
(4) What impact does the sight of Daffodils make on his life?
Answer. – The sight of daffodils made an unexpected impact on the life of the poet.
William Wordsworth was wandering over hills and valleys. All of a sudden he saw the beauty of the daffodils. Initially he was quite happy but later on he came to experience the healing power of such beauty of Nature. The poet says that he did not consider such scene to be of any greater importance than to enjoy it. But long after when he was lying sad and depressed, the beautiful scene of the daffodils flashed on his mind. He became happy and his heart began to dance with daffodils. The poet means to say that it worked like balm which cured him of sadness. He was very much impressed by the lovely sight of daffodils. The poet feels a living relationship between man and Nature. So, the sight of the daffodils make a very good impact and impression on the life of the poet.
(5) What qualities and habits should a person cultivate to attain success in life?
Answer. – It is very difficult to assess what qualities and habits a person should possess to get success in life. Actually the man who wants to get success in life must have calm, steady and resolute mind and temper. He must learn how to work hard. He must not be confused. He must not be hopeless and nervous. He must not be wildered and perturbed to meet with danger, difficulty and failure. But he should go on making efforts again and again.
(6) Why are order and safety necessary for civilization?
Answer. – It is obvious that order and safety are most necessary for civilization because without order and safety we cannot be able to engage ourselves in higher activities which make up civilization. In a civilized society the people should feel the presence of peace, harmony, security and order. The inventors the scientists and the artists are bound to provide order and safety to their creations. Otherwise their creations cannot solve our purpose. As a result the achievements of the scientists, the inventors and artists will fail and they cannot survive long. They cannot make beautiful things without order and safety.
(7) Why did Stephen Leacock ask, “Is it me”, when he saws his photograph?
Answer. – Sephen leacock who describes his experiences, with the phtographer in his studio is fed up with his behaviour. After lots of instructions to keep his physical postures according to the suitability of the photographer he clicks the camera and takes his photograph. When the author went to see the proof of the photograph, he was stunned to see that the photograph didnot look like his own. He reacted and asked, “Is it me”? The photographer tried to convince him that he was doing the best. He simply retouched to make the eye ‘Look better. I removed the eye-brow and made a beautiful line. He also tried to readjust his ‘face’. The author was disgusted and the told he photographer that he had come for a faithful copy of his face as God had given him.
(8) What according to Robert Lynd are the common forms of forgetfulness?
Answer. – According to Robert Lynd there are certain typical forms of forgetfulness that are common to people in general. One of them is taking of medicine on time. Although the time of taking medicine is usually after breakfast or Lunch or dinner, yet people forget it. The author himself is a defaulter in this regard. Another common form of forgetfulness is posting of letters which is in the pocket for several days before it is finally posted. Yet another common form of forgetfulness relates to umbrellas, walking sticks, books, etc. Sportsman forget cricket bats, balls etc. The author describes how a drunkard father left his child in pram and returned home carelessly after having his drink in a pub without caring to bring back the pram with the child. Thus, these are the common forms of forgetfulness.
(9) How does William Wordsworth feel at the sight of Daffodils?
Answer. – William Wordsworth is a nature poet. Once he went at the sight of daffodils. The poet feels very happy to see the daffodils, According to the poet, .the daffodils were dancing and tossing in the gentle freeze beside the lake.
The poet expresses his feelings in a very beautiful way. His expression as “Ten thousand saw I at a glance” suggests that he unexpectedly came across them. The poet felt that the golden daffodils were like the countless stars singing in the milky way of the sky at night. Actually, the daffodils were spread over a very wide area on the bank of the lake.
The poet felt mesmerised at the scene of daffodils standing in never ending lines beside the lake.
(10) What is the wish of a soldier while fighting in a foreign country. How does he wish to be remembered?
Answer. – Rupert Brooke in his poem “The Soldier’ describes the feelings and wishes of a soldier when he goes to fight for his country. Such a soldier is full of patriotic feelings. He wishes that the piece of foreign land where he will be buried if he is killed, should be treated as his own country i.e. England. He further says that the piece of land be treated as his own country because the body buried in the grave there had been born and brought up in England. He expresses his sense of gratitude to his country for everything he got there— the roads, the flowers, the sights and sounds. He is also grateful for the daughters he has learnt from his English friends. He indirectly suggests that he should be remembered.
(11) How according to C.E.M. Joad, is modern civilization different from old ones?
Answer. – C.E.M. Joad in his essay “Our own civilization” tries to draw a line between the new civilization of our time and the old ones. He says that the modern civilization is tempered with science. Machines play important roles in almost every walk of life. Even then machines have not become more important than man. It has helped in extending civilization to greater part of the world but not everywhere.
The old civilization on the other hand was localized. It could easily be destroyed by barbarians. Besides this, the old civilization was not as secure as the modern one because there were not advanced weapons to protect it from barbarians.
(12) How does Stephen Leacock describe the photographer?
Answer. – Stephen leacock in his essay. “With the Photographer” describe quite humorously how a photographer acts and reacts when a customer enters into his studio. He looks like a stoic. He acts mechanically. He moves from the author to his camera several times. He instructs the author sometimes, to open his mouth; to drop I his ear sometimes to roll his eyes. He irritates the author and when the author becomes angry, the photographer takes his photograph. When the author saw the phtograph he was surprised to find that he was a completely changed man. He left the photograph to him in disgust.
In fact, the author presents a funny picture of the photographer.
(13) How did Jim Corbett train his dog “Robin”?
Answer. – Robin was the favorite dog of Jim Corbett. The author had bought it for thirty rupees only. At that time it was three years old. Robins was called “Pincha” previously by his master. When Corbett brought it to his house, it was renamed Robin. The author wanted to make it his true companion, so that it might help him in hunting. He began to train it in the beginning, at the lower end of his estate which had crowded bushes. Robin responded perfectly well. The author trained Robin with all sorts of strategies and tactics needed to a hunter. Thus Corbett trained Robin everything required and to be adopted while on hunting. For him, Robin was most sincere, faithful, active and intelligent.
(14) What was happening on the other side of the station?
Answer. – The other side of the station was showing the beauty of nature. The sky was cloudless. A black-bird started singing that was picked up by other birds. The willow was covered with herbs and grass. Music amidst stillness was very soothing and heart-touching.
(15) Why are “Triumph” and “Disaster” called imposter?
Answer. – It is true to say that generally all of us are affected with triumph and disaster. We are very happy when we get success. On the other hand, we are hopeless and nervous when we meet with failures and disasters. As a matter of fact “Triumph” and “Disaster” are personified. They are imagined here as two persons whom we may come across in our life. They are governed by false appearances which deceive them to feel delight or grief. This is why they are called imposters. That is why persons who pretend to be what they are not.
(16) How should man spend his time and energy?
Answer. – In fact man should spend his time and energy in making good and beautiful things. He should lead a righteous life. He should think freely and rightly. He should do just between man and man. The time saved by machine will help him a lot in creating more beautiful things. He should devote his time and energy in removing poverty. He should try to know more and more about the universe. He should minimise the problems between nation to nation. He should take steps to remove the cause of quarrels from the surface of the world. Only then we can be able to make our civilization the greatest and everlasting. We should take proper measures to remove the differences from countries of the world for ever.
(17) What is the importance of good manners.
Answer. – It is an admitted fact that good manners are priceless.: They cost nothing but pay everyting. Man and woman are equal. According to J. C. Hill good manners lead to pleasure and profit whereas bad manners make life hellish. The old people should get requisite recognition in society. The sense of humanity should not be forgotten at all. Good manners are essential essence of life. In fact, good manners keep the machine of life dynamic. Nothing can be said against it.
If life is music, good manners are rhythm which make it sweet and lovely. The conversation needs good manners, since language shows our personality. We should not use surplus and bitter words. The people should think over the value of good manners.
(18) What happened after Robin chased the langur down the hill side?
Answer. – The author and Robin spent the summer in the hills and on their annual journey to the foothills in November. At the end of a long distance walking when they went to a corner, a langur jumped of the hill side and crossed the road a few inches away from Robin. Without hearing the command of the author, Robin chased it and it safely went up a tree. It was very dangerous to chase langur.
(19) Describe the scene that the Daffodils present when the poet happens to see it first.
Answer. – One day William Wordsworth was moving aimlessly over the valleys and the hills. All of a sudden he got a chance to look at the beautiful daffodils growing by the side of the lake. They were in unending lines. The daffodils were like the countless stars shining in the milky sky. The daffodils were spread over a very wide area, on the bank of the lake. They presented a very good look and beautiful sight. The poet himself was gay at heart.
(20) Give a contrastive picture of the island of Innisfree and the city where the poet at present lives.
Answer. – The poet at present lives in a town. He does not like this town greatly as the roadways and the pavements are very dull and rough. On the other hand he finds the island of Innisfree very charming, attractive and fascinating. On the island he finds the lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore all the time, that is ‘night and day’.