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HIGH ORDER THINKING SKILLS EXAMPLE QUESTIONS



10th Science

Question 1. Two students perform the experiments on series and parallel combinations of two given resistors R1 and R2 and plot the following V-I graphs.



Which of the two graphs above is (are) correctly labelled in terms of the words ‘series’ and parallel’

Justify your answer.

(2 Marks)

Question 2. A student finds the writing on the blackboard as blurred and unclear when sitting on the last desk in the classroom. He however, sees it clearly when sitting on the front desk at an approximate distance of 2m from the blackboard.

Draw ray diagrams to illustrate the formation of image of the blackboard writing by his eye-lens when he is seated at the (i) last desk (ii) front desk.

Name the kind of lens that would help him to see clearly even when he is seated at the last desk. Draw a ray diagram to illustrate how this lens helps him to see clearly.

(3 Marks)

Question 3. An organic compound ‘A’ is widely used as a preservative in pickles and has a molecular formula C2H2O2. This compound reacts with ethanol to form a sweet smelling compound ‘B.

(i) Identify the compound ‘A’

(ii) Write the chemical equation for its reaction with ethanol to form compound ‘B’.

(iii) Name the process and write chemical equation for getting compound ‘A’ back from ‘B’.

(3 Marks)

HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS

EXAMPLARY QUESTIONS

X- SOCIAL SCIENCE

Question 1 Why did Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru proclaim the river dams as the temples of Modern India? Explain the main reason.

1 Mark

Question 2 Explain three types of movements or ‘flow’ within the international economic exchange in the 19th century in the context of world economy.

3 Marks

Question 3 Explain any three reasons as to why the technological changes were taking place at a slower pace in the factories in the 19th century.

3 Marks

Question 4 Describe in any three points the Social changes in the city of London with respect to entertainment and leisure of the people due to industrialization.

3 Marks

Question 5 Read the following extract from the text book and answer the questions that follow :-

The Independence Day Pledge, 26 Jan. 1930: We believe that it is inalienable right of the India people, as of any other people, to have freedom and to enjoy the fruits of their toil and have the necessities of life, so that they may have full opportunities of growth. We believe also that if any government deprives a people of these rights and oppresses them, the people have a further right to alter it or to abolish it. The British Government in India has not only deprived the Indian people of their freedom but has based itself on the exploitation of the masses, and has ruined India economically, politically, culturally and spiritually. We believe, therefore, that India must severe the British connection and attain Purna Swaraj or Complete Independence.

(a) In what two ways was the British rule in India oppressive?

(b) Explain the immediate effects of the Lahore Session of the Congress on the Indian National Movements.

3 Marks

Question 6 Why is Bombay a city of dreams for some, while a city of hardship for others?

3 Marks


ENGLISH – LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

CODE NO. 184

CLASS X

Writing :

1. You have to take part in a debate on the theme ‘Examinations affect Teaching and Learning in schools’ Write down your arguments in favour or against the motion in about 125 to 150 words

Objective :

To use an appropriate style to write a paragraph, report etc. expressing opinion.

  • To plan organize and present ideas coherently
  • To present an argument

2. Recently you attended a fair of Eco clubs at Bal Bhawan where the students from different schools displayed eco friendly materials and ways to protect our earth through different models and charts. Write a report in about the fair in about 50-60 words.

Objective :

Students will write instructions to prepare a telephone in a proper sequence.

Grammar :

3. Read the dialogue and complete the passage given below. Write the correct answer in your answer-sheet against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentence

Exploratory and Personal Response :

4. “ Valli’s bus journey was a joy ride full of pleasant and new experiences.” Why? Why not?

Objective :

To test knowledge and extrapolation of the text.


ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE

CODE NO. 101

CLASS X

Reading Comprehension

Q.1.1 Below is the summary of the poem. Complete it by writing the missing word/phrase against the correct blank number in your answer sheets.

Objectives :

To adopt different reading strategies for a literary text.

Q.1.2 The poet uses certain expressions in the poem to suggest something to the reader. There are some suggestions given below in circles. Choose one suggestion that best fits each of the expressions in the table, and write the answer against the correct blank number in your answer sheets.

Objectives :

To adopt different reading strategies for a literary text.

To understand form in a literary text.

Q.1.3 On the basis of your reading of the poem, explain the following expressions. Write the answer against the correct blank number in your answer sheets.

Objectives :

To deduce the meaning of unfamiliar lexical items in context.

a) Tea

b) honey

Q.2.1 On the basis of your reading of the passage above complete the following sentences. Write the answers in your answer sheets against the correct blank number.

Objectives :

To identify the main points of a text.

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Writing :

Q.6 Rosa Nair, a student of S.D. Public School , Hamirpur (H.P.) has to take part in a speech competition on the topic “Stop Crowding Hamirpur”. During the last decade it has grown from a lovely green hill station into a heavily populated industrial town. Using the ideas from the table and the hints given below, ideas from the unit on “Environment” and your own ideas, write Rosa ’s speech in not more than 150-200 words.

Objectives :

  • To write in a style appropriate for communicative purposes
  • To plan, organize and present ideas coherently
  • To write a clear account of cause – effect relationships
  • To transcode information from diagrammatic to verbal form

Grammar :

Q.8 Given below is a conversation between David and his friend, Meenu. Complete the dialogue in any suitable way. Write the correct answer in your answer sheet against the correct answer in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentence.

Q.11 Look at the newspaper items below. Then use the information in the headlines to complete the paragraphs. Write the answers in your answer sheets against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentence.

Objectives :

  • To use the given vocabulary from the headline and change the grammatical form to produce the answer.

Hindi HOTS Sample Questions

12th Chemistry

Question 1.A translucent white waxy solid (A) on heating in an inert atmosphere is converted to its allotropic form (B). Allotrope (A) on reaction with very dilute aqueous KOH liberates a highly poisonous gas (C) having rotten fish smell. With excess of chlorine forms (D) which hydrolyses to compound (E). Identify compounds (C), (D) and (E). Give brief explanation for your answers.

(3 Marks)

Question 2.Free energies of formation of (∆fG) of MgO(s) and CO(g) at 1273 K and 2273K are given below



On the basis of above data, predict the temperature at which carbon can be used as a reducing agent.

(2 Marks)




12th Physics

Question 1.Four point charges are placed at the four corners of a square in the two ways (i) and (ii) as shown below. Will the (i) electric field (ii) Electric potential, at the centre of the square, be the same or different in the two configrations and why?

(2 Marks)

Question 2.The two graphs drawn below, show the variation of electrostatic potential V with 1/r, r being the distance of the field point from the point charge, for two point charges q3 and q4.



(i) What are the signs of the two charges?

(ii) Which of the two charges has a larger magnitude and why?

(2 Marks)

Question 3.An electrical element X, when connected to an alternating voltage source, has the current through it leading the voltage by Π/2 (pie/2) radii. Sketch a graph showing the variation in opposition offered by it to the current with the frequency of the applied voltage.

(1 Mark)

Question 4.The spectrum of a star in the visible and the ultraviolet region was observed. The wavelength of some of the lines that could be identified were found to be :

824 A0, 970 A0, 1120 A0, 2504 A0, 5173 A0 and 6100 A0

Which of these spectral lines cannot belong to hydrogen atom spectrum ?

Given Rydberg Constant R = 1.03 x 10+7 m-1 and 1/R = 970 A0

Support your answer with suitable calculations.

(3 Marks)



HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS

EXAMPLARY QUESTIONS

XII GEOGRAPHY

Question 1

Make the correct pairs of each item of list I by selecting the appropriate word from list II

List I : Fields of Human Geography

1.1 Social Geography 1.2 Political Geography and 1.3 Economic Geography

List II : Disciplines of Social Science

A. Urban Studies and Planning B. Agricultural Sciences C. Demography D. History and E. Military Science

3 Marks

Question 2

Study the given table and answer the following questions.

Percentage of net irrigated area to total by wells and tube-wells

STATE PERCENTAGE

Gujarat 86.6

Rajasthan 77.2

Madhya Pradesh 66.5

Maharashtra 65

Uttar Pradesh 58.21

West Bengal 57.16

Tamil Nadu 54.7



(i) Name the state which has the highest percentage of irrigated area by wells and tube wells. Also give the reason for the same.



(ii) Which state has the lowest percentage of area irrigated by wells and tube-wells? Also give the main reason for the same.

3 Marks

Question 3

“The modern economic development in the world is mainly the result of the development of Quaternary Services”. Justify the statement with five suitable arguments.

5x1=5





HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS

EXAMPLARY QUESTIONS

XII

ECONOMICS

Question 1

What happens to equilibrium price of a commodity if there is ‘decrease’ in its demand and ‘increase’ in its supply?

1 Mark

Question 2

Define marginal revenue. State the relation between marginal revenue and average revenue when a firm “

(i) is able to sell more quantity of output at the same price.

(ii) is able to sell more quantity of output only by lowering the price

3 Marks

Question 3

A consumer buys 100 units of a good at a price of Rs.5 per unit. When price changes he buys 140 units. What is the new price if price elasticity of demand is – 2?

4 Marks

Question 4

Why are exports included in the estimation of domestic product by the expenditure method? Can gross domestic product be greater than gross national product? Explain

4 Marks

Question 5

What is the price elasticity of supply of a commodity whose straight line supply curve passes through the origin forming an angle of 75?

1 Mark

Question 6

All the inputs used in production of a good are increased simultaneously and in the same proportion. What are its possible effects on Total Product? Explain with the help of a numerical example.

6 Marks

Question 7

If MPC and MPS are equal, what is the value of the multiplier?

1 Mark

Question 8

How will you treat the following while estimating domestic product of India ?

(i) Rent received by a resident Indian from his property in Singapore .

(ii) Salaries to Indians working in Japanies Embassy in India .

(iii) Profits earned by a branch of an American Bank in India .

(iv) Salaries paid to Koreans working in Indian embassy in Korea .

6 Marks


HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS

EXAMPLARY QUESTIONS

XII

HISTORY

Question 1

Explain the relationship between the Varna system and the occupation according to the Brahmanical texts. How did the Brahmanas reinforce these? Explain two.

5 Marks

Question 2

Mahabharata is a good source to study the social values of ancient times. Support this statement with suitable arguments.

5 Marks

Question 3

Analyse how the Mughal Emperor’s Court procedures reflected his status and power.

5 Marks

Question 4

‘Rumours circulate only when they resonate, with the deep fears and suspicion of the people’. How was this statement true in the context of the Revolt of 1857?

5 Marks

Question 5

How was Kushadeva Singh seen as a symbol of humanity and harmony?

2 Marks

Question 6

“The Begums of Bhopal played a significant role in preserving the remains of Stupa at Sanchi.” Support this statement with suitable evidence.

5 Marks

Question 7

‘The rules of the Brahmanical text were not universally followed in ancient time’. Justify giving five evidences.

5 Marks

Question 8

‘Bernier’s accounts influenced western theorists from the 18th century’. Give arguments to support the statement.

5 Marks

Question 9

‘The British Government consciously developed the city of Madras to reflect their racial superiority’. Justify the statement giving suitable arguments.

5 Marks


HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS

EXAMPLARY QUESTIONS

XII

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Question 1

Match the following four leaders with their parties just before the Lok Sabha elections held in 1977

(a) Charan Singh (i) Congress for Democracy

(b) D. K. Barooah (ii) Bharatiya Lok dal

(c) Jagjivan Ram (iii) Congress (R)

(d) Morarji Desai (iv) Congress (O)

1 Mark

Question 3

What are the four components of the traditional notion of security from external threats? Give one example of each.

4 Marks

Question 4

Was the Congress split in 1969 avoidable? If the split had not taken place, how could it have influenced the course of events in the 1970s?

4 Marks

Question 5

Question 6

Suppose the Cold War had not taken place and there were several major powers at the end of the Second World War. How would that situation have affected India ’s foreign policy? Identify any three aspects or regions and imagine the difference.

Suppose the Soviet Union had not disintegrated and the world was still as bipolar as it was in mid-1980s. How would it have affected the developments in the last two decades? Identify any three regions or domains and the developments that may not have taken place in that kind of a world.

6 Marks

6 Marks


Question 7

Question 8

‘In the midst of severe competition and many conflicts, a consensus appears to have emerged among most of the political parties”. In the light of the above statement highlight any three points of consensus.

“Even after six decades of independence certain issues pertaining to national integration are yet to be resolved”. In the light of this statement, explain any three unresolved issues.

6 Marks

6 Marks


FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH – XII

CODE NO. 101

CLASS XII

Reading :

  • Testing Vocabulary

A.1 Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions given below :

c. What does one need to do to “become more than you have been”?

d. Explain the phrase “looking inside yourself”.

e. What did the writer learn from his struggles and mistakes?

f. Find words from the passage which mean the same as:-

a) of unusual high quality (para 1)

b) hard but easily broken (para 6)

c) possibility for developing (para 11)

d) following accepted customs and traditions (para 12)

Objectives: to understand the writer’s attitude and bias to develop the ability to

comprehend language as required in related fields and given context to develop

the ability to form opinions

Writing : To analyze given input and arrive at conclusions

4. ‘What people read is what people believe.’ You are concerned about the ongoing

controversy regarding media’s role in sensationalizing news, moulding public

opinion and moral policing. Write a letter to the editor emphasizing on media

responsibility. (200 words)

5) Teenagers today are getting hooked on to the latest gadgets. Write an article on

‘The advantages of technology versus its adverse effects’.

5. To commemorate the 150th year of the mutiny of 1857 your school is organizing

a special programme. You are Suresh/ Sita, head girl of Heritage School . Prepare

a talk to be delivered on the occasion using the input given below.

Freedom struggle - sacrifice - maintaining and strengthening democracy -

responsibility - challenges - new vision - responsibility of nation building

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GRAMMAR

6. Rearrange the following sentences sequentially to make complete sense:

Objective: to read and arrange sentences in a sequential order

7. You have recently shifted into the school hostel and want to open a saving

bank account. Write a dialogue with the bank clerk regarding the procedure

to open a bank account. You may use the inputs given below - the first one

has been done for you

7) Objective: to extend the given input into a meaningful dialogue

9. Ms. Ragini runs an NGO, which works to rehabilitate street children. You are

Kamal/Kavita a reporter for Times Today. Frame 10 interview questions based on

the given input.

LITERATURE

10. Choose any one of the following extracts and answer the questions that

follow:

a) Name the poem and the poet.

b) Who does ‘they’ refer to?

Objective : To test students’ comprehension of poetry- local, global,

interpretative, inferential and evaluative.


ENGLISH CORE – XII

CODE NO. 301

CLASS XII

Reading Comprehension

  • Vocabulary Testing

1.2 Find the words from the passage which mean the same as:

a. To give up (para 1)

b. People belonging to the same period (para 3)

c. Vote by the people of the country to decide a matter of

national importance (para 6)

2.1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage make notes using headings and

sub-headings. Use recognizable abbreviations where necessary.

Writing Skills

  • Personal Response to Social Issues of relevance

5. You are Nitin/Natasha a student of Class XII at K.P.N. Public School Faridabad .

The student is required to cope with lot of pressure in today’s competitive

environment. Write a letter to the editor of a national daily highlighting the

increasing stress faced by students and suggest ways to combat the same.

6. Computer games and video games have become popular with children today. As

a result outdoor games seem to have no place in their life anymore. You are

Satish/Sakshi. You had the opportunity of playing Hide-n-Seek when you visited

your cousins in a small town. You decide to write an article on your experiences

about the joys of playing outdoor games for the school magazine. Write the article

in 150-200 words.

To write an article on socially relevant issues alongwith personal interpretation.

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