HSC ENGLISH MARCH 2016 BOARD QUESTION PAPER PAGE NO. 9



Q. 5. B. Read the following extract and convert it into a dialogue between ORlando and the Duke Senior in about 8 to 10 sentences: [4 marks]


[You may begin with:  Orlando: Stop and eat no more! ]

The duke senior and his followers were sitting down to a meal one day when Orlando rushed out from among the trees, his sword in his hand. ‘stop, and eat no more !’ he cried


The duke and his friend asked him what he wanted. ‘food,’ said Orlando. ‘I am almost dying of hunger.’


    They asked him to sit down and eat, but he would not do so. He told them that his old servant was in the wood, dying of hunger. ‘I will not eat a bite until he has been fed,’ Orlando said.


  So the good duke and his followers helped him to bring Adrian to their hiding-place, and Orlando and the old man were fed and taken care of. When the duke learned that Orlando was a son of his old friend Sir Manuel de Roys, he welcomed him gladly to his forest court.


Orlando lived happily with the duke and his friends, but he had not forgotten the lovely Rosalind. She was always in his thoughts and everyday he wrote poetry about her, pinning it on the trees in the forest. ‘These trees shall be my books,’ he said, ‘so that everyone who looks in the forest will be able to read how sweet and good Rosalind is.’


Ans.
Orlando : Stop and eat no more.


Duke Senior : What do you want young man?


Orlando : ‘Food’, sir. I am almost dying of hunger.


Duke Senior : Sit, and dine with us.


Orlando : No, sir, I cannot dine with you.


Duke Senior: : And, why, may I ask?


Orlando : My old servant is in the wood, dying of hunger. I will not eat a bite until he has been fed.


Duke Senior : We will come with you and bring you servant here so you can both eat. Now, can you tell me who you are young man?


Orlando : I am Orlando, son of Sir Rowland de Boys.


Duke Senior : Welcome my boy, your dad and I were the best of friends, come and be my guest in my humble dwelling place.


Orlando : Thank you, Sir! I will be happy to live with you and your family.


Duke Senior : Is it that you are carving on those trees?


Orlando : Yes of course sir, Trees are my books on which I write poems about my lady love.

Duke Senior : I am sure, that one day you will be awarded for your love and affection.


Q. 5. B. Read the following extract and extend it by adding an imaginary paragraph of your own about 120 words: [4 marks]

Nearly seven months later, my brothers and I were crammed into a coal car and shipped to Theresienstadt camp in Czechoslovakia.

"Don't return," I told the girl that day. "We're leaving."

I turned toward the barracks and didn't look back, didn't even say good-bye to the girl whose name I'd never learned ... the girl with the apples.

We were in Theresienstadt for three months. The war was winding down and Allied forces were closing in, yet my fate seemed sealed. On May 10, 1945, I was scheduled to die in the gas chamber at 10:00 AM.


Ans. In the quiet of dawn, I tried to prepare myself. So many times death seemed ready to claim me, but somehow I'd survived. Now, it was over. I thought of my parents. At least, I thought, we will be reunited.

At 8 A.M. there was a commotion. I heard shouts, and saw people running every which way through camp. I caught up with my brothers.

Russian troops had liberated the camp! The gates swung open. Everyone was running, so I did too.

Amazingly, all of my brothers had survived; I'm not sure how. But I knew that the girl with the apples had been the key to my survival. In a place where evil seemed triumphant, one person's goodness had saved my life, had given me hope in a place where there was none. My mother had promised to send me an angel, and the angel had come.

Eventually I made my way to England where I was sponsored by a Jewish charity, put up in a hostel with other boys who had survived the Holocaust and trained in electronics. Then I came to America, where my brother Sam had already moved.

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