Teachoo Sample Paper 1 - English Class 12

[Reading] Question 1 (i) Important

Question 1 (ii) Important

Question 1 (iii)

Question 1 (iv)

Question 1 (v)

Question 1 (vi) Important

Question 1 (vii)

[Reading] Question 2 (i)

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Question 2 (iv)

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[Notice Writing] Question 3 (A) Important

[Notice Writing] Question 3 (B)

[invitation Writing] Question 4 (A)

[invitation Writing] Question 4 (B)

[Letter Writing] Question 5 (A)

[Letter Writing] Question 5 (B) Important

[Article Writing] Question 6 (A)

[Article Writing] Question 6 (B) Important

[Literature - Extract Question] Question 7 (A) - i

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[Literature - Extract Question] Question 7 (B) - i

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[Literature - Extract Question] Question 8 (A) - i

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[Literature - Extract Question] Question 8 (B) - i

Question 8 (B) - ii Important

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[Literature - Extract Question] Question 9 (A) - i

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[Literature - Extract Question] Question 9 (B) - i

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Question 9 (B) - iv You are here

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[Literature] Question 10 (i)

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[Literature] Question 11 (i)

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Question 11 (iii) Important

[Literature] Question 12 (i)

Question 12 (ii)

[Literature] Question 13 (i)

Question 13 (ii) Important

Read the given extracts and answer the questions for ANY ONE of the two, given.

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How does Bama use humour and irony to expose the absurdity and injustice of untouchability? Give examples from the text to support your answer.

Answer as written by the student:

Bama uses humour and irony to expose the absurdity and injustice of untouchability by creating a contrast between the old man’s innocent act of buying vadai and the shopkeeper’s violent reaction to the accidental breaking of the pumpkin.

  • She also shows how the shopkeeper values the pumpkin more than the old man’s dignity and life, and how he exploits his caste privilege to oppress and humiliate him.
  • Bama makes the reader sympathize with the old man and laugh at the shopkeeper’s irrationality and cruelty.

Step by step explanation of the answer:

To answer this question, we need to understand what humour and irony are, and how they are used in literature.

  • Humour is a literary device that creates amusement or laughter in the reader or audience. Irony is a literary device that creates a contrast or discrepancy between what is expected and what actually happens, or between what is said and what is meant.
  • Bama uses both humour and irony in this extract to expose the absurdity and injustice of untouchability, which is a system of social discrimination based on birth and caste in India.
  • By using humour and irony in this extract, Bama makes the reader aware of the absurdity and injustice of untouchability, which is a serious social issue in India. She also makes the reader sympathize with the old man, who is a victim of caste discrimination, and laugh at the shopkeeper, who is a perpetrator of caste violence.
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