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Post English (Precis & Composition) Solved Paper-2012. Please Check.

I have solved this English (Precis and Composition) Paper of 2012 and want all the seniors and CSPs to Check and correct the mistakes.
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SOLVED PAPER OF English (Precis and Composition) CE-2012


Q.2. Make a precise of the following passage and suggest a suitable heading. (20)

One of the most ominous and discreditable symptoms of the want of candour in present-day sociology is the deliberate neglect of the population question. It is or should be transparently clear that if the State is resolved, on humanitarian grounds, to inhibit the operation of natural selection, some rational regulation of population, both as regards quantity and quality, is
imperatively necessary. There is no self-acting adjustment, apart from starvation, of numbers to the means of subsistence. If all natural checks are removed, a population in advance of the optimum number will be produced, and maintained at the cost of a reduction in the standard of living. When this pressure begins to be felt, that section of the population which is capable of reflection, and which has a standard of living which may be lost, will voluntarily restrict its numbers, even to the point of failing to replace deaths by an equivalent number of new births; while the underworld, which always exists in every civilised society the failures and misfits and derelicts, moral and physical will exercise no restraint, and will be a constantly increasing drain upon the national resources. The population will thus be recruited, in a very undue proportion, by those strata of society which do not possess the qualities of useful citizens.

The importance of the problem would seem to be sufficiently obvious. But politicians know that the subject is unpopular. The unborn have no votes. Employers like a surplus of labour, which can be drawn upon when trade is good. Militarists want as much food for powder as they can get. Revolutionists instinctively oppose any real remedy for social evils; they know that every unwanted child is a potential insurgent. All three can appeal to a quasi-religious prejudice, resting apparently on the ancient theory of natural rights, which were supposed to include the right of unlimited procreation. This objection is now chiefly urged by celibate or childless priests; but it is held with such fanatical vehemence that the fear of losing the votes which they control is a welcome excuse for the baser sort of politician to shelve the subject as inopportune. The Socialist calculation is probably erroneous; for experience has shown that it is aspiration, not desperation, that makes revolutions.

Title: "POPULATION EXPLOSION & ITS IMPACTS"

Precise: The fairness in the society for population is crucial. It can be seen in a state when it is based on the humanitarian level, and if laws restrict the biased selection process of the population. Unbiased selection checks can be sustained by reducing the standards of living of the whole population. But part of population having best standard of living can restrict this fairness without realizing any failures which are ingredients of the civilized society, and will hold the use the national resources. Hence that population is opted that do not have the civilized citizen’s competencies. In this way abundant issues will be emerged. The politicians, militarists and revolutionists will be indulged in their aims, and the right of unlimited procreation will be lost. The ambitions can lead to change in the society, not the despondences.

Q.3. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow. Use your own language. (20)

Human beings are afraid of death just as children feel afraid of darkness. The fear of darkness of kids increased by the stories of the heard ghosts and thieves. In the same way, the fear of human being is increased by the stories which they heard about the agony of dying man. If a human being regards death as a kind of punishment for his sins he has committed and if he looks upon death as a means of making an entry into another world, he is certainly taking a religious and sacred view of death. But if a human being looks upon death as a law of nature and then feels afraid of it, his attitude is of cowardice. However, even in religious meditations about death there is sometimes a mixture of folly and superstition. Monks have written books in which they have described the painful experiences which they underwent by inflicting physical tortures upon themselves as a form of self purification. Thus, one may think that the pains of death must be indescribably agonizing. Such books and such thoughts increase a man's fear of death.

Seneca, the Roman Philosopher is of the view that the circumstances and ceremonies of death frighten people more than death itself would do. A dyeing man is heard uttering groans; his body is seen undergoing convulsions; his face appears to be absolutely bloodless and pale; at his death his friends begin to weep and his relations put on mourning clothes; various rituals are performed. All such facts make death appear more horrible than it would be otherwise.
1-What is the difference between human beings' fear of death and children's fear of darkness?
2-What is a religious and sacred view of death?
3-What are the painful experiences described by the Monks in their books?
4-What are the views of Seneca about death?
5-What are the facts that make death appear more horrible than it would be otherwise?
Answers:
1- Human beings fear of death because they observe painful scenes of the dying people while children fear of darkness due to hearing horrible stories.
2- The author explains religious and sacred view in which a religious man perceives death as penalties of his committed sins and gateway to another world.
3-According to the writer The Monks tortures their bodies in order to feel the fear of death, and for their self-purification.
4- Seneca, the Roman Philosopher describes a dying man suffers pale, his body undergoes convulsions, his relatives weep and wear mourning clothes, and perform religious rituals.
5- According to the writer the painful death scenes, Monks self-purification acts, and death's ceremonies appears more horrible than it is.

Q.4 Write a comprehensive note (250 - 300) on any ONE of the following:
1. Self done is Well done
2. The Bough that bears most bend most
3. Nearer the Church, farther from God
4. Rich men have no fault
5. Cut your coat according to your cloth

Rich Men have no Fault

We live in this word with the label such as “Rich” and “Poor”. Some people are bestowed with wealth and resources while some are with the curse of poverty. People from their parents along with genes also inherit the lives with they are going to lead.
The words like “Justice” have merely existence in the dictionaries. Therefore poor should be cautious about following right path and wrong doing because law applies to them strictly. Rich men do not have to be worried for their committed illegal and bad deeds. Their money and means are sufficient to protect them from all actions which could be taken against their sins. If some rich men commit the illegal actions and some ones dare to complain of them and raise the voice against them; the mouth are bonded of these bold person and lesson is taught them that “Rich Men have no fault”. Hence in any contest where rich and poor are involved; the ultimate result is that the rich wins over the power. This is even evidence in international scenario too. For Example, the USA, the world’s super power whenever wanted to attack on any Muslim country she attacked without any proofs or evidences and violated the Human Rights. No one was and is to take action against USA. Same is the case with the Wadeera and Jageerdar (feudal) system in the Pakistan. They do injustice with the poor, violet the Human Rights, and commit the unlawful acts. The poor can not take action because they lock the mouths of the poor and educate that “Rich men have no fault”. The inequality is not a new concept. It exists from the arrival of Adam on earth. The Elder brother killed his brother because he had power. He buried his brother’s body and removed evidences. It seems like the rules are made only for the poor and powerful have no concern to these.

Q.5 Use ONLY FIVE of the following in sentences which illustrate their meaning. Extra attempt shall not be considered.
1. Wool gathering
2. Under the harrow
3. Cold comfort
4. A gold digger
5. Walk with God
6. On the thin ice
7. A queer fish
8. Unearthly hour

Answers:
1. Wool gathering
meaning-
indulgence in aimless thoughts and dreamy imagination; absent minded.
usage: Mother advised to her son to not wool gather and be serious
2. Under the harrow
meaning:
in difficult situation; distress
usage:After giving divorce to her wife he is under the harrow now.
3. Cold comfort
meaning:
little comfort or encouragement.
usage: After getting job Aslam is in cold comfort.
4. A gold digger
meaning:
a relationship mad by women with a man to seek his money or gift.
usage: The new secretary seem to be gold digger.
5. Walk with God
meaning: to live in accordance with the commandments of God.
usage: He is very pious person because he walk with god.
6. On the thin ice
meaning:
in a risky and dangerous situation.
usage: Aslam made many mistakes in the Essay paper and now his is on the thin ice
7. A queer fish
meaning:
a person of old habits
usage: Aslam father in law is a queer fish
8. Unearthly hour
meaning
: at a very earlier time of morning
usage: it is midnight what brought you to come here.

Q.6 (a) Correct ONLY FIVE of the following: Extra attempt shall not be considered.
1. A ten feet long snake made people run here and there
2. We are going to the concert, and so they are.
3. Enclosed with this letter was a signed Affidavit and a carbon copy of his request to our main office.
4. Fear from God.
5. Pakistan has and will support the Kashmiris.
6. He has come yesterday.
7. Arshad's down fall was due to nothing else than pride.
8. Do not avoid to consult a doctor.

Answers:
1. A ten foot long snake made people run here and there.
2. We are going to the concert, and so are they?
3. Enclosed with this letter ware a signed Affidavit and a carbon copy of his request to our main office.
4. Fear God.
5. Pakistan has supported and will support the Kashmiris.
6. He come yesterday.
7. Arshad's down fall was due to nothing else other than pride.
8. Do not avoid consulting a doctor.

(b) Change the narration from direct to indirect or indirect to direct speech (DO ONLY FIVE). Extra attempt shall not be considered.
1. He said to us, "You cannot do this problem alone".
2. The beggar asked the rich lady if she could not pity the sufferings of an old and miserable man and help him with a rupee or two.
3. The Commander said to the soldiers, "March on".
4. He entreated his master respectfully to pardon him as it was his first fault.
5. "Do you really come from America? How do you feel in Pakistan?" Said I the stranger.
6. The officer threatened the peon to come in time otherwise he would be turned out.
7. People wished that the Quaid e Azam had been alive those days to their fate.
8. They said, "Brave! Imran, what a shot".

Answers:
1- He said to us that we could not do that problem alone.
2- The bagger asked the rich lady,"can she not pity the sufferings of an old and miserable man and help him with a rupee or two."
3- The commander ordered the soldiers to march on.
4- He bagged his master respectfully, "please pardon me as it was My first fault"
5- I asked to the stranger,"if you really came from America and how you felt in Pakistan"
6- The officer warned the peon, "Come in time otherwise you will be turned out"
7- They admired Imran that what short it was.
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