HBSE Class 11 English Question Paper 2021 Answer Key

HBSE Class 11 English Question Paper 2021 Answer Key 

HBSE Class 11 English Previous Year Question Paper with Answer. HBSE Board Solved Question Paper Class 11 English 2021. HBSE 11th Question Paper Download 2021. HBSE Class 11 English Paper Solution 2021. Haryana Board Class 11th English Question Paper 2021 Pdf Download with Answer. 



(Reading Skills)  

1. Read the following Passage and answer the questions from the options given below each question :  

Gifts or presents are synonyms for each other as words but if we go deep into their connotative meaning they differ from each other. The word ‘gift’ seems to be more frequently used than ‘present’. Both the words can be used as noun as well as verb. Though they can be used as other parts of speech also e.g. gift pack, gift card, gift box etc. Here we cannot say present pack, present card, present box etc. Similarly, we usually say his talent is god gifted or he/she is a gifted child. So, gifts can be talents also. They are abstract while presents are more concrete as in a sentence ‘a gifted child delivered a speech and got a no. of presents from the people. It seems that giving a gift or a present is a proper way to congratulate someone. There is hardly anybody who doesn’t like gifts. Whatever the occasion is gifts are exchanged frequently. Now a days, there is a fashion of return gifts also. When somebody gives us gifts we feel obliged and sometimes we have to work under pressure in return for the gift that we have received or promised by someone. This was the reason Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam never took a gift from anybody. He really set an example with such habits and his uncountable skills.     Questions : 

(i) Which word is more frequent in use ? 

(A) Gift 

(B) Present

(C) Both 

(D) None  

Ans. (A) Gift 


(ii) What is more concrete ? 

(A) Gifts  

(B) Presents 

(C) Talents

 (D) All of the above 

Ans. (B) Presents 


(iii) What is considered a proper way to congratulate someone ?

(A) sending message  

(B) visiting someone 

(C) giving a gift 

(D) inviting someone 

Ans. (C) giving a gift 


(iv) What is the fashion now a days ? 

(A) return the gift 

(B) receive the gift 

(C) give a gift  

(D) giving a return gift 

Ans. (D) giving a return gift 


(v) Which example did Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam set ? 

(A) returning a gift  

(B) never taking a gift 

(C) promising a gift 

(D) giving a gift 

Ans. (B) never taking a gift 


2. Read the following Passage and answer the questions from the options given below each question :  

Earth is the only planet where life is possible. Though many people say that there are hundreds of earths in the universe but there is no solid proof yet. Some essential substances like air, water and land support life on earth. About 70% of the earth is covered by water and rest of it is covered by land. Similar to other planets earth also moves around the Sun in its fixed path. It takes 364 days and 6 hours to complete its round around the Sun. While taking a round around the Sun, the earth also rotates on its own axis. It completes its round on its axis in 24 hours which we call a solar day. When it is day time in our area, there is night time in the area opposite to us. So, with the rotation of earth on its own axis, we experience day and night with human beings on earth, there are millions of other creatures on earth. So it is our prime duty to save our lovely planet earth from every type of wrong practice. If we save earth, we shall save our life only.   

Questions : 

(i)  Life is possible on earth only because of :  

(A) air  

(B) water 

(C) land

 (D) all of them 

Ans. (D) all of them


(ii) How much of the earth is covered by land ?  

(A) 70%  

(B) 30% 

(C) 40% 

(D) 100% 

Ans. (B) 30% 


(iii)  How much time does the earth take to complete a round around the  Sun ?  

(A) 364 days 

(B) 364 & 1/4 days

(C) 364 & 1/2 days 

(D) 365 days 

Ans. (B) 364 & 1/4 days


(iv) How are days and nights formed ?  

(A) When the earth rotates on its own axis  

(B) When the earth takes a round around the Sun 

(C) When the earth stops taking rounds  

(D) All of the above 

Ans. (A) When the earth rotates on its own axis 


(v) What is our prime duty ? 

(A) To save human beings  

(B) To save the Sun

(C) To save the water 

(D) To save the earth 

Ans. (D) To save the earth 




3. Do as directed: 

(a) Fill in the blanks with the help of correct form of Verb given in options :  

(i) Tomorrow it ………… mere difficult to convince the employer for releasing the salary, I am sure.  

(A) may be 

(B) can be  

(C) shall be  

(D) will be  

Ans. (D) will be  


(ii) For three years, I ………… our country in all respects.  

(A) had been serving  

(B) have been serving  

(C) was serving  

(D) shall be serving 

Ans. (B) have been serving  


(iii) Anybody who ………….. to take part in the function to be held in next month should give names to the coordinator.   

(A) wanted  

(B) wants  

(C) is wanting  

(D) want     

Ans. (B) wants  


(b) Fill in the blanks with the help of suitable Determiners given below each sentence :  

(iv) ………….. cup of tea refreshes us nicely early in the morning.   

(A) The  

(B) ×  

(C) Any 

(D) A 

Ans. (D) A 


(v) There are …………… people who never take care of plants or trees; they only want flowers, fruits, wood and shade from them.  

(A) much 

(B) many  

(C) the  

(D) all the  

Ans. (B) many  


(vi) He is …………. honest boy who returned teacher’s purse found outside the school.  

(A) a 

(B) an 

(C) the 

(D) × 

Ans. (C) the 


(c) Combine the following sentences with the help of suitable Conjunctions given in options :  

(vii) Did you know ………… our exam will start in the month of April or May ?  

(A) this  

(B) it

(C) that 

(D) which of  

Ans. (C) that 


(viii) Parrots are such birds ………….. are liked by everybody. 

(A) who 

(B) those 

(C) these 

(D) which 

 Ans. (D) which 


(d) Fill in the blanks with suitable Prepositions given below each sentence : 

(ix) Students are suggested not to mark any answer with two options ………. your answer sheet. 

(A) at  

(B) in

(C) into 

(D) across 

Ans. (B) in 


(x) All the students must sit …………. the classroom for at least two hours as it is raining.  

(A) outside  

(B) upon 

(C) inside 

(D) before  

Ans. (C) inside 



(Literature Textbooks)  

4. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow from the options given below the questions :  

Somehow I managed to stretch canvas and secure waterproof hatch covers across the gaping holes. Some water continued to stream below, but most of it was now being deflected over the side. More problems arose when our hand pumps started to block up with the debris floating around the cabins and the electric pumps short-circuited. The water level rose threateningly. Back on dack, I found that one two square hand pumps had been wrenched overboard-along with the forestay sail, the jib, the dingies and the main anchor.     

Questions : 

(i) From which chapter have these lines been taken ? 

(A) The Portrait of a Lady 

(B) We Are Not Afraid to Die …… if we can All be Together  

(C) Landscape of the Soul  

(D) The Browning Version 

Ans. (B) We Are Not Afraid to Die …… if we can All be Together  


(ii) Who is/are the authors of these lines ? 

(A) Khushwant Singh 

(B) Nani Palkhiwala

(C) A. R. Williams 

(D) Gordon Cook and Alan East 

Ans. (D) Gordon Cook and Alan East 


(iii) What did he manage to do ? 

(A) To stretch bedsheet 

(B) To stretch the rope 

(C) To stretch canvas 

(D) To stretch the cloth 

Ans. (C) To stretch canvas 


(iv) What problem occurred with the electric pump ? 

(A) They were lost  

(B) They were short-circuited

(C) They were burnt  

(D) They were swept with water  

Ans. (B) They were short-circuited


(v) How did the hand pumps start to block ?  

(A) Started blocking with water 

(B) Blocked with dust 

(C) Short-circuited and got blocked 

(D) Blocked with debris  

Ans. (D) Blocked with debris 



Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow from the options given below the questions :  

No, Sir. I’m not. In form the other day he made one of his classical jokes. Of course nobody laughed because nobody understood it, myself included. Still, I know he would have meant it as funny, so I laughed. Out of ordinary common politeness, and feeling a bit sorry for him for having made a poor joke. Now I cannot remember what the joke was, but suppose I make it. Now you laugh Sir. 

Questions : 

(i) From which chapter have these lines been taken ? 

(A) The Portrait of a Lady  

(B) We’re not Afraid to Die ……… if we can All be Together 

(C) Landscape of the Soul 

(D) The Browning Version 

Ans. (D) The Browning Version 


(ii) Who is the writer of these lines ? 

(A) Khushwant Singh 

(B) A. R. Williams 

(C) Terence Rattigan 

(D) Nick Middleton 

Ans. (C) Terence Rattigan 


(iii) Who is ‘I’ in the passage ?  

(A) Frank  

(B) Author

(C) Taplow  

(D) Crocker Harris 

Ans. (C) Taplow  


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