12th Class English Sample Paper

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  • question_answer1)

    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Recently, there has been a lot of emphasis on the fink- ages between agriculture and nutrition, which can be improved by three entry points. The first of these is in ensuring inclusiveness and equity in agriculture that can be achieved by increasing agricultural productivity in rain fed and resource-poor areas. This in turn will help raise the productivity and income of small and marginal farmers. The bulk of the rural poor, as well as small and marginal farmers, live in such resource-poor areas, where under-nutrition is largely prevalent. The second is in policies to diversify diet in order to improve micro-nutrients and the third is in having agricultural policies to empower women. In all this, it must not be forgotten that climate change poses a major challenge to agriculture.
    This year is the International Year of Family Farming; it needs to be noted that Dr. M.S. Swaminathan has often mentioned the importance of family farming in offering an effective and an economic solution to ensuring that every person has access to nutritious food. Biofortification is one way of having access to micronutrients. According to Prof. Swaminathan, we should also help promote naturally biofortified crops such as sweet potato,moringa (drumsticks), bread fruit and various berries which are rich in micronutrients such as iron, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C.
    The importance of sanitation and safe drinking water in reducing malnutrition is well known. Therefore, ensuring improvements in sanitation is urgently needed as it is a big predictor of malnutrition.
    It is heartening to see that social protection programmes have helped in improving nutrition. Further, the strengthening of social protection programmes like ICDS, PDS, mid-day meal schemes and MGNREGA are needed to achieve nutrition security. Although delivery systems have improved in programmes like PDS, the leakages are still high.
    The consequences of under-nutrition are well known. Stunting and under-nutrition are the main contributing factors for child mortality, disability and disease. There are also the harmful effects of an inadequate intake of specific micronutrients essential for brain development and the nervous system. For example, iron deficiency is known to affect a child's performance in school. In short, "hidden hunger" has to be reduced.
    In conclusion, it has to be recognised that ignoring hunger and malnutrition will have significant costs to any country's development. Nutrition improvement has both intrinsic and instrumental value. Some estimates indicate that there is a 2 to 3 per cent GDP loss due to low productivity. The returns to investments in food and nutrition are quite high. Every dollar spent on intervenetions to reduce stunting is estimated to generate about 30 in economic returns. The government should understand the intrinsic value to people and instrumental value of nutrition in terms of GDP gain and returns to investment. Therefore, some urgency needs to be shown by the government and others concerned in order to eliminate hunger and malnutrition particularly among children and women.
    Which of the following is the entry point that can link agriculture with nutrition?

    A) Agricultural policies to empower women

    B) Policies to diversify diet

    C) Ensuring inclusiveness and equity in agriculture

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Recently, there has been a lot of emphasis on the fink- ages between agriculture and nutrition, which can be improved by three entry points. The first of these is in ensuring inclusiveness and equity in agriculture that can be achieved by increasing agricultural productivity in rain fed and resource-poor areas. This in turn will help raise the productivity and income of small and marginal farmers. The bulk of the rural poor, as well as small and marginal farmers, live in such resource-poor areas, where under-nutrition is largely prevalent. The second is in policies to diversify diet in order to improve micro-nutrients and the third is in having agricultural policies to empower women. In all this, it must not be forgotten that climate change poses a major challenge to agriculture.
    This year is the International Year of Family Farming; it needs to be noted that Dr. M.S. Swaminathan has often mentioned the importance of family farming in offering an effective and an economic solution to ensuring that every person has access to nutritious food. Biofortification is one way of having access to micronutrients. According to Prof. Swaminathan, we should also help promote naturally biofortified crops such as sweet potato,moringa (drumsticks), bread fruit and various berries which are rich in micronutrients such as iron, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C.
    The importance of sanitation and safe drinking water in reducing malnutrition is well known. Therefore, ensuring improvements in sanitation is urgently needed as it is a big predictor of malnutrition.
    It is heartening to see that social protection programmes have helped in improving nutrition. Further, the strengthening of social protection programmes like ICDS, PDS, mid-day meal schemes and MGNREGA are needed to achieve nutrition security. Although delivery systems have improved in programmes like PDS, the leakages are still high.
    The consequences of under-nutrition are well known. Stunting and under-nutrition are the main contributing factors for child mortality, disability and disease. There are also the harmful effects of an inadequate intake of specific micronutrients essential for brain development and the nervous system. For example, iron deficiency is known to affect a child's performance in school. In short, "hidden hunger" has to be reduced.
    In conclusion, it has to be recognised that ignoring hunger and malnutrition will have significant costs to any country's development. Nutrition improvement has both intrinsic and instrumental value. Some estimates indicate that there is a 2 to 3 per cent GDP loss due to low productivity. The returns to investments in food and nutrition are quite high. Every dollar spent on intervenetions to reduce stunting is estimated to generate about 30 in economic returns. The government should understand the intrinsic value to people and instrumental value of nutrition in terms of GDP gain and returns to investment. Therefore, some urgency needs to be shown by the government and others concerned in order to eliminate hunger and malnutrition particularly among children and women.
    Which of the following is/are naturally biofortified crop(s)?

    A) Brinjal

    B) Berries

    C) Banana

    D) Drumsticks

    E) Both and

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Recently, there has been a lot of emphasis on the fink- ages between agriculture and nutrition, which can be improved by three entry points. The first of these is in ensuring inclusiveness and equity in agriculture that can be achieved by increasing agricultural productivity in rain fed and resource-poor areas. This in turn will help raise the productivity and income of small and marginal farmers. The bulk of the rural poor, as well as small and marginal farmers, live in such resource-poor areas, where under-nutrition is largely prevalent. The second is in policies to diversify diet in order to improve micro-nutrients and the third is in having agricultural policies to empower women. In all this, it must not be forgotten that climate change poses a major challenge to agriculture.
    This year is the International Year of Family Farming; it needs to be noted that Dr. M.S. Swaminathan has often mentioned the importance of family farming in offering an effective and an economic solution to ensuring that every person has access to nutritious food. Biofortification is one way of having access to micronutrients. According to Prof. Swaminathan, we should also help promote naturally biofortified crops such as sweet potato,moringa (drumsticks), bread fruit and various berries which are rich in micronutrients such as iron, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C.
    The importance of sanitation and safe drinking water in reducing malnutrition is well known. Therefore, ensuring improvements in sanitation is urgently needed as it is a big predictor of malnutrition.
    It is heartening to see that social protection programmes have helped in improving nutrition. Further, the strengthening of social protection programmes like ICDS, PDS, mid-day meal schemes and MGNREGA are needed to achieve nutrition security. Although delivery systems have improved in programmes like PDS, the leakages are still high.
    The consequences of under-nutrition are well known. Stunting and under-nutrition are the main contributing factors for child mortality, disability and disease. There are also the harmful effects of an inadequate intake of specific micronutrients essential for brain development and the nervous system. For example, iron deficiency is known to affect a child's performance in school. In short, "hidden hunger" has to be reduced.
    In conclusion, it has to be recognised that ignoring hunger and malnutrition will have significant costs to any country's development. Nutrition improvement has both intrinsic and instrumental value. Some estimates indicate that there is a 2 to 3 per cent GDP loss due to low productivity. The returns to investments in food and nutrition are quite high. Every dollar spent on intervenetions to reduce stunting is estimated to generate about 30 in economic returns. The government should understand the intrinsic value to people and instrumental value of nutrition in terms of GDP gain and returns to investment. Therefore, some urgency needs to be shown by the government and others concerned in order to eliminate hunger and malnutrition particularly among children and women.
    Which of the following deficiencies affects a child's performance in school?

    A) Vitamins

    B) Iron

    C) Zinc

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer4)

    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Recently, there has been a lot of emphasis on the fink- ages between agriculture and nutrition, which can be improved by three entry points. The first of these is in ensuring inclusiveness and equity in agriculture that can be achieved by increasing agricultural productivity in rain fed and resource-poor areas. This in turn will help raise the productivity and income of small and marginal farmers. The bulk of the rural poor, as well as small and marginal farmers, live in such resource-poor areas, where under-nutrition is largely prevalent. The second is in policies to diversify diet in order to improve micro-nutrients and the third is in having agricultural policies to empower women. In all this, it must not be forgotten that climate change poses a major challenge to agriculture.
    This year is the International Year of Family Farming; it needs to be noted that Dr. M.S. Swaminathan has often mentioned the importance of family farming in offering an effective and an economic solution to ensuring that every person has access to nutritious food. Biofortification is one way of having access to micronutrients. According to Prof. Swaminathan, we should also help promote naturally biofortified crops such as sweet potato,moringa (drumsticks), bread fruit and various berries which are rich in micronutrients such as iron, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C.
    The importance of sanitation and safe drinking water in reducing malnutrition is well known. Therefore, ensuring improvements in sanitation is urgently needed as it is a big predictor of malnutrition.
    It is heartening to see that social protection programmes have helped in improving nutrition. Further, the strengthening of social protection programmes like ICDS, PDS, mid-day meal schemes and MGNREGA are needed to achieve nutrition security. Although delivery systems have improved in programmes like PDS, the leakages are still high.
    The consequences of under-nutrition are well known. Stunting and under-nutrition are the main contributing factors for child mortality, disability and disease. There are also the harmful effects of an inadequate intake of specific micronutrients essential for brain development and the nervous system. For example, iron deficiency is known to affect a child's performance in school. In short, "hidden hunger" has to be reduced.
    In conclusion, it has to be recognised that ignoring hunger and malnutrition will have significant costs to any country's development. Nutrition improvement has both intrinsic and instrumental value. Some estimates indicate that there is a 2 to 3 per cent GDP loss due to low productivity. The returns to investments in food and nutrition are quite high. Every dollar spent on intervenetions to reduce stunting is estimated to generate about 30 in economic returns. The government should understand the intrinsic value to people and instrumental value of nutrition in terms of GDP gain and returns to investment. Therefore, some urgency needs to be shown by the government and others concerned in order to eliminate hunger and malnutrition particularly among children and women.
    Why family farming is important?

    A) It is an effective and an economic solution to ensuring that every person has access to nutritious food.

    B) It has significant role to play in any country's development.

    C) It is instrumental in terms of a country's GDP gain.

    D) It can ensure an effective delivery system of food.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer5)

    Given below is the body of a letter to the editor with four blanks. Fill those blanks with the options provided in correct order to make it readable & sensible.
    It is shocking to learn of the way in which the people of some parts of our own country are treated in some other parts just because they are non-locals. The incidents of______(1)________, deserve the severest form of condemnation.
    Attacking the non-local populace is______ (II)_____. We in India vehemently talk about apart heid in other countries and denounce it in unequivocal ______(III)______here.
    If this trend continues, there is a grave danger of India getting fragmented. _________(IV)________?The government must take strong steps to quell such evil symptoms.
    P: simply unacceptable in a plural and civilized society
    Q: a Manipuri student and his friends being attacked in Bangalore for not knowing Kannada, and of two northeastern students being attacked by over a dozen people at Sikanderpur village
    R: terms but look the other way when it comes to hate crimes being perpetrated
    S: When will this kind of hatred and racial discrimination end

    A) PQRS

    B) QPRS

    C) PRSQ

    D) QPSR

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer6) In a certain coding system, 'rbm std bro pus' means 'The cat is beautiful'; 'tnh pus dim std' means 'The dog is brown'; 'pus dim bro pus cus' means 'The dog has the cat'. What is the code for 'has'?

    A) dim

    B) bro

    C) std

    D) cus

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer7)

    Direction: Give the synonym for the words underlined in the sentences below.
    They venerated the old man.

    A) humiliated

    B) respected

    C) teased

    D) let go

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer8)

    Direction: Give the synonym for the words underlined in the sentences below.
    The guests were offended by his uncouth manner.

    A) wasteful

    B) dirty

    C) undesirable

    D) ungracious

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer9)

    Choose the appropriate filler.
    When I saw him through the window_____.

    A) I should run out to open the door

    B) I am running out to the open the door

    C) I ran out to open the door

    D) I have run out to open the door

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer10) Given below is a sentence in four parts. One of the part contains a grammatical error. Find the part. How long (i)/were you (ii) learning English (iii)/ for/(iv)

    A) i

    B) ii

    C) iii

    D) iv

    E) No error

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  • question_answer11) Identify the mis ?spelt word.

    A) Municipality

    B) Restaurant

    C) Compartment

    D) Granulate

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer12) Five children were administered psychological tests to know their intellectual levels. In the report, psychologist pointed out that child A is less intelligent than child B. Child C is less intelligent than child D. Child B is less intelligent than child C and child A is more intelligent than child E. Which one of the children is the most intelligent?

    A) B

    B) C

    C) D

    D) E

    E) A

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  • question_answer13) Give the type of clause for the underlined part of the sentence given below. If I like it, I shall buy it.

    A) Noun clause

    B) Adjective clause

    C) Adverb clause of reason

    D) Adverb clause of condition

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer14)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.
    Children show a partiality ______ sweetmeats.

    A) for

    B) for

    C) towards

    D) on

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer15)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.
    He was desirous ____visiting Bhangarh.

    A) for

    B) of

    C) to

    D) at

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer16)

    Arrange P, Q, R, S between Sl & S6 to make correct sentence.
    S1: Gandhiji wanted the Congress Party
    P: for he knew that
    Q: its usefulness and would merely be
    R: to be disbanded on Independence
    S: after that the party had outlived
    S6: used by some politicians for their own ends.

    A) PSQR

    B) RPSQ

    C) QSPR

    D) SQPR

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer17)

    Change the voice.
    Somebody told me that there had been an explosion in the City Mall.

    A) I was told by somebody about the explosion in the City Mall

    B) I was told about the explosion in the City Mall.

    C) I was informed that there was an explosion in the City Mall.

    D) I was told by somebody that there had been an explosion in the City Mall.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer18) Identify the parts of speech for the words underlined below. Give me what you can. What happened then I don't know.

    A) Relative pronoun

    B) Noun

    C) Interrogative pronoun

    D) Interrogative adverb

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer19) The question is on direction test. Read the given information carefully and choose the correct option as your answer. Going 50m to the south of her house, Mohini turns left and goes another 20m. Then turning towards north, she goes another 30m and thereafter she starts walking towards her house. In which direction is she walking to reach her house?

    A) North-west

    B) North

    C) South-east

    D) East

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer20) If we change the sentence, 'How can man die better than facing fearful odds?' into an assertive sentence, it will be:

    A) Man cannot die better than facing fearful odds.

    B) No man can die better without facing fearful odds.

    C) Man should face fearful odds before dying.

    D) For a better death man should face fearful odds.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer21)

    Three statements followed by four conclusions are given in question. You are to identify the conclusion(s) that logically follow(s) the given statements.
    Statements
    I. All pins are staplers.
    II: Some staplers are sharpeners.
    Ill: Some sharpeners are stands.
    Conclusions
    I. Some staplers are stands.
    II: Some sharpeners are pins.
    Ill: Some pins are stands.
    IV: Some stands are sharpeners.

    A) Only I & II follow

    B) Only II & IV follow

    C) Only III follows

    D) Only IV follows

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer22)

    Give one word substitution to the following.
    A person of superior intellectual interests and tastes

    A) Highbrow

    B) Fastidious

    C) Elite

    D) Sophisticated

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer23)

    Change the direct sentence into indirect one.
     Ashmita said, "Sir, may I go home?"

    A)  Ashmita asked whether she could go home.

    B)  Ashmita respectfully asked whether she could go home.

    C)  Ashmita politely asked for going home.

    D)  Ashmita wanted to know whether she could go home.

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer24)

    Fill in the blank as per subject- verb agreement.
    If he____ hard, he would have passed the examination.

    A) worked

    B) could work

    C) had worked

    D) should work

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer25)

    Change the underlined part of the sentence given below to improve it.
    All, but her, made an attempt.

    A) All, but she

    B) All, but herself

    C) All, but she herself

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer26)

    Direction: Give the exact meaning of the idioms and phrases underlined in the sentences below.
    He has reached his present position in his job through elbow grease.

    A) his persistent fighting

    B) his good connections

    C) flattering his superiors

    D) his hard work

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer27)

    Direction: Give the exact meaning of the idioms and phrases underlined in the sentences below.
    Some of us are really in a catch -22 situation.

    A) absurd

    B) dangerous

    C) hopeful

    D) depressive

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer28)

    Fill in the blank with correct conjunction.
    Would any body____ a mother have risked his or her life for baby?

    A) rather

    B) than

    C) but

    D) however

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer29)

    Direction: Give the usage of the words underlined below.
    I have had enough of this.

    A) Adverb

    B) Adjective

    C) Noun

    D) Conjunction

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer30)

    Direction: Give the usage of the words underlined below.
    Is that any better?

    A) Noun

    B) Adverb

    C) Pronoun

    D) Adjective

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer31)

    Identify the sentence with the correct use of homonyms.
    I: He could not break quickly enough to avoid the accident.
    II: He replaced the brake lining.

    A) Only I is correct

    B) Both I & II are correct

    C) Only II is correct

    D) Both I & II are incorrect

    E) All of these

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  • question_answer32) Which one of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

    A) I forbid you not to meet him.

    B) He is seeking for an employment.

    C) Being a wet day, we remained indoors.

    D) He is more learned but not as responsible as his father.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer33)

    Identify the figure of speech.
    Speech is silver, but silence is golden.

    A) Antithesis

    B) Metaphor

    C) Oxymoron

    D) Hyperbole

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer34)

    Given below is a sentence with two blanks. Fill those blanks with most appropriate pair of words,
    in same order as they are given in options, to make the sentence meaningful.
    We must prevent endangered wild animal species from becoming _______in order that our future generation may _____the great diversity of animal life.

    A) rare, escape

    B) outdated, know

    C) volatile, notice

    D) powerful, protect

    E) extinct, enjoy

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  • question_answer35)

    Direction: Give the antonym for the words underlined in the sentences below.
    The luxurious hotel is a paradise for hedonists.

    A) stoics

    B) ascetics

    C) adventurers

    D) saints

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer36)

    Direction: Give the antonym for the words underlined in the sentences below.
    Sunaina was often teased as corpulent by her friends.

    A) fat

    B) garrulous

    C) extravagant

    D) slim

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer37) Which one of the following sentences is an example of the correct use of present participle?

    A) Seeing is believing.

    B) Walking along the road, he noticed a dead co- bra.

    C) The making of the plan is in hand.

    D) Adam consented to the eating of fruit.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer38)

    Fill in the blanks with correct modal.
    ___you find me absent, please don't forget to leave a message behind.

    A) Would

    B) Could

    C) Should

    D) Might

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer39)

    Arrange P,Q,R,S between A & B to give the correct sequence of a movie review.
    A: In the first few minutes. Director manages to transport you to the Island. The stunning visuals captured get all the attention, it just looks mesmerizing. The story of Jullian, as we know is inspired by a real life story, which completes the filmmaker's trilogy of the same genre.
    P: When Jullian returns, he first finds out that his father is missing and then he sees his mother and uncle getting cozy. He is shattered. At some point he does forgive his mother, but can't stand his uncle.
    Q: Brad who was locked with Jullian's father in the same prison finds him and passes on his father's message to him, which is to take revenge from those responsible for his disappearance. It was not a random raid in which his father was picked up but was betrayal by someone close. Once Jullian gets to know the reason for his father's disappearance, all he has on his mind is revenge.
    R: His mother Kate has various shades. At one point she is this helpless woman because her husband is picked up by authorities and her house is blown up in front of her eyes. She is a half widow as they address the women whose husbands are missing. But this half widow is not just sitting and crying but also trying to enjoy her life in her own way.
    S: It's set in 2005 at a time when common people of this picturesque island were picked up by the authorities because they were believed to be militants. Jullian's father a teacher by profession is picked up and the film follows his journey of finding his father and seeking revenge from those who are responsible.
    B: The only problem with the movie is it's length of 3 hours and 15 minutes, it could have been much shorter with as much impact. Music is right for the film but not great, like it been in the past. However the movie is a sure shot winner.

    A) PQRS

    B) RSQP

    C) SRPQ

    D) QRSP

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer40)

    Fill in the blank with correct determiner.
    ____tact would have saved the situation.

    A) Little

    B) Few

    C) A little

    D) A few

    E) Some

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