12th Class English Sample Paper

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  • question_answer1)

    Direction: Below given is a story in which the beginning and the ending, marked and 2 respectively, is given. The middle portion has been split into four parts, marked P, Q, R, S and is not in sequence. Arrange the four parts P, Q, R and S between 1 and 2 to make the story a sensible one.
    1: Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, grew up poor in a farm community in rural Missouri during the Great Depression.
    P: In 1962, he had the idea of opening bigger stores, sticking to rural areas, keeping costs low and discounting heavily. The management disagreed with his vision.
    Q: After attending the University of Missouri, he immediately worked for 1C. Penny where he got his first taste of retailing. He served in World War II, after which he became a successful franchiser of Ben Franklin five-and-dime stores.
    R: Undaunted, Walton pursued his vision, founded Wal-Mart and started a retailing success story. When Walton died in 1992, the family's net worth approached 25 billion.
    S: The poverty he experienced while growing up taught him the value of money and to persevere.
    2: Today, Wal-Mart is the world's #1 retailer, with more than 4,160 stores, including discount stores, combination discount and grocery stores, and membership-only warehouse stores.
    Choose your option

    A) QRPS                         

    B) PSRQ

    C) SQPR                         

    D) QRSP

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer2)

    Direction: Find out, from the following description, the correct arrangement of completing the process to check in a hotel.
    P: Tell the hotel staff how long you intend to stay. If there's some uncertainty about the length of your stay inform the hotel of this so they can decide how to enter your room request into their system.
    Q: Grab your keys and head up to your room. Enjoy your stay.
    R: Greet the front desk person and communicate that you'd like a room. If you've already made a reservation, make sure you tell them the name the reservation was under. Specify how many rooms you need and how many people are in your party.
    S: Request any special services like help with your luggage, wake-up calls, room service. Sign the register, if there is one. Pay for your room if you're paying cash. Or give your credit card for an imprint if you're paying by credit.
    Choose your option

    A) PQRS                         

    B) RPSQ

    C) RPQS                         

    D) SRPQ

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer3)

    Direction: Find the analogy.
    Conference : Chairman : : Newspaper : ?

    A) Reporter

    B) Distributor

    C) Painter

    D) Editor

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer4)

    Direction: Find the analogy.
    Poodle: Dog : : Moose : ?

    A) Duck

    B) Donkey

    C) Fowl

    D) Deer

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer5)

    Direction: Below given is a report with four blanks marked I, II, III and IV which need to be filled in by the sentences given in P, Q, R ,S. Choose your option in order to make the report meaningful.
    New Delhi, July 13, 2011: The much talked about____I____, with the capacity to fly direct and non-stop to the U.S. and Australia from any Indian city touched down Indian soil on its maiden visit to India. Air India has ordered 27 'Dream liners' while Jet Airways have booked 10 aircrafts.
    The aircraft, said to be the most advanced in the world, flew into the national capital from Japan. Two ___II___ Air India, which will be amongst the first in the world to receive the jet early in 2012.    Senior officials from the ____III____ to inspect the aircraft.
    The Boeing-787 aircraft is made of composite materials .Its newly-developed engine and advanced flight technologies make it highly fuel-efficient. The plane can ____IV____ non-stop.
    P: Trial flights will be conducted for flag carrier
    Q: Fly up to 16,000 km
    R: Boeing-787 'Dreamliner' is touted as the world's most advanced passenger jet
    S: Civil Aviation Ministry and Air India are also expected
    Choose your option

    A) PQRS                         

    B) RPSQ

    C) QRSP                         

    D) SRPQ

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer6)

    Direction: Find the appropriate meaning of the underlined words in context to the given sentences.
    The prisoner claimed the police had fabricated his confession.
     

    A)  Built                           

    B)  Morphed

    C)  Invented                     

    D)  Constructed

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer7)

    Direction: Find the appropriate meaning of the underlined words in context to the given sentences.
    Campaigners claim that the animals are not being kept in humane conditions.
     

    A)  Kindle                        

    B)  Caring

    C)  Merciful                      

    D)  Sympathetic

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer8)

    Direction: Rearrange the following five statements A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below them.
    [a] Out of which 92 are good.
    [b] His mother gave another 26 books.
    [c] Therefore his father gave his 70 books.
    [d] Chetan likes to read books.
    [e] Chetan now has 96 books.
    Which statement should come FOURTH in the paragraph?

    A) A

    B) B

    C) C

    D) D

    E) E

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    Direction: Rearrange the following five statements A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below them.
    [a] Out of which 92 are good.
    [b] His mother gave another 26 books.
    [c] Therefore his father gave his 70 books.
    [d] Chetan likes to read books.
    [e] Chetan now has 96 books.
    Which statement should come FIRST in the paragraph?

    A) A

    B) B

    C) C

    D) D

    E) E

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  • question_answer10) Direction: Find the odd one out.

    A) Michael Faraday

    B) Aristophanes

    C) Pythagoras

    D) Albert Einstein

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer11)

    Direction: Complete the sentences given below.
    When we got to the cinema, the movie_____.

    A) Has already started

    B) Had already started

    C) Was already started

    D) Have already started

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer12)

    Direction: Complete the sentences given below.
    ______ a dictionary?

    A) Has they got

    B) Have they got

    C) Does they got

    D) Was they got

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer13)

    Direction: In this question, the first and last parts of the sentence are 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and marked P, Q, R and S. Arrange these parts in order to make a meaningful sentence by choosing an option.
    1. As we moved slowly
    P: Of the town we passed
    Q: Houses running at
    R: Row after row of little grey slum
    S: Through the outskirts
    6. Right angles to the embankment.

    A) PQRS

    B) PRSQ

    C) QPRS

    D) SPRQ

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer14)

    Fill in the blanks with correct adjective.
    The patient is_____ better today.

    A) Fairly

    B) Rather

    C) Simply

    D) Absolutely

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer15)

    Fill in the blanks with correct adverb.
    He is______enough to pardon you.

    A) Great

    B) Greater

    C) Greatest

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer16) Direction: Find the sentence from the given options wherein a conjunction has been correctly used

    A) No sooner do I finish this task but then I shall begin another.

    B) Although Ram was tired, but he still went on playing football.

    C) Hardly did I reach the station when the train left it.

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer17)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
    I could not control my displeasure ______ his behaviour.

    A) To

    B) Upon

    C) In

    D) At

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer18)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
    An army major ranks ____ a captain and colonel.

    A) Among

    B) Between

    C) Through

    D) Over

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer19) Direction: In which of the following sentences a pronoun has been correctly used?

    A) Let you and I do it.

    B) One must not boast of his own success.

    C) The two brothers loved one another.

    D) Either of these two roads leads to the railway station.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer20)

    Direction: Insert a verb in agreement with its subject.
    A new shop ______ started in this building, since last week.

    A) Is

    B) Would be

    C) Have been

    D) Has been

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer21)

    Direction: Insert a verb in agreement with its subject.
    Either man or nature _____ to control population.

    A) Has

    B) Have

    C) Has been

    D) Have been

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer22)

    Direction: Give the correct synonym of the word written in capital letters.
    THRIFT

    A) Extravagance

    B) Economy

    C) Enlighten

    D) Enormous

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer23)

    Direction: Give the correct synonym of the word written in capital letters.
    LUMINARY

    A) Dark horse

    B) Charger

    C) Celebrity

    D) Enormous

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer24)

    Direction: Make a meaningful word from the jumbled letters.
    DORANICS

    A) Sadornic

    B) Rasdonic

    C) Dasronic

    D) Sardonic

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer25)

    Direction: Identify the sentence which is grammatically incorrect.
    [A] The men force their wives and children to work for them whereas the women do not have this luxury.
    [B] The plight of these people is not evident as they work late into the night and are not seen much during the day.
    [C] He asked me that who I was.
    [D] The Government is unable to see these people at all and thus is not aware of their existence.
    [E] None of these

    A) A

    B) B

    C) C

    D) D

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer26)

    Direction: Fill in the blank with suitable pronoun.
    If I were ______, I would not do it.

    A) Him

    B) He

    C) His

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer27)

    Direction: Identify the kind of tense for the given sentence.
    We shall have done the homework before evening.

    A) Past Perfect Tense

    B) Future Perfect Tense

    C) Simple Indefinite Tense

    D) Present Continuous Tense

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer28)

    Direction: In this question, two statements I and II are given. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choice correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.
    I. The literacy rate in the district has been increasing for the last four years.
    II. The district administration has conducted extensive training programme for the workers involved in the literacy drive.

    A) Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.

    B) Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.

    C) Both the statements I and II are independent causes.

    D) Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.

    E) Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

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  • question_answer29)

    Direction: The question presents a situation and asks you to make a judgment regarding that particular situation. Choose an answer based on given information.
    The school principal has received complaints from parents about bullying in the school yard during recess. He wants to investigate and end this situation as soon as possible, so he has asked the recess aides to watch closely. Which situation should the recess aides report to the principal?

    A) A girl is sitting glumly on a bench reading a book and not interacting with her peers.

    B) Four girls are surrounding another girl and seem to have possession of her backpack.

    C) Two boys are playing a one-on-one game of basketball and are arguing over the last basket scored.

    D) Three boys are huddled over a hand held video game, which isn't supposed to be on school grounds.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer30)

    Direction: Give the correct antonym of the word written in capital letter
    DEBAR

    A) Begin

    B) Complete

    C) Resurrect

    D) Regenerate

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer31)

    Direction: Give the correct antonym of the word written in capital letter
    SUSPICIOUS

    A) Wary

    B) Cagey

    C) Angry

    D) Trustworthy

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer32)

    Direction: Change the voice.
    No one can wonder at it.

    A) That no one can wonder at it.

    B) It cannot be wondered at.

    C) All knows that no one can wonder at it.

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer33)

    Direction: Fill in the blank with suitable modals.
    John ______ hear the speaker because the crowd was cheering so loudly.

    A) Couldn't

    B) Can't

    C) Might not

    D) Wasn't

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer34)

    Direction: Give the one word substitution of the following.
    That which cannot be satisfied

    A) Insatiable

    B) Avid

    C) Ardent

    D) Voracious

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer35)

    Direction: Change the direct sentence into indirect one.
    He said to me, "Will you please help me?"

    A) He asked me if I should kindly help me.

    B) He informed me whether I should help me.

    C) He asked me if I would kindly help him.

    D) He asked if she should be helped.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer36)

    Direction: Select the option that represents the correct meaning of the following idiom/phrase.
    At wit's end

    A) Impoverished

    B) Annoyed

    C) Completed

    D) Perplexed

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer37)

    Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Even as the debate over global warming and other climate change issues continues, and analyses has shown that floods and other weather-related disasters have been soaring during the past decade across the world. While the number of earthquakes, volcanoes and other geophysical disasters remained quite the same over the last 10 years, there was an increase in floods and other weather-related disasters.
    The loss of life and property due to weather-related disasters has also been on the increase in recent years. Though earthquakes proved to be the deadliest disasters, with much of it attributed to the killer-quake in Gujarat on January 26, over the 1990s, floods, windstorms, drought, famine and other hydro-meteorological hazards were responsible for as much as 71 per cent of all lives lost due to disasters.
    Disasters cannot remain within the area of disaster managers alone. Development experts must play a bigger role in disaster management and risk reduction. Climate change associated with global warming could give all sorts of disease-causing organisms the chance they need to cause harm to plant and animal species - including humans.
    For example, mosquito-borne infections, like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and certain tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis, appear to be spreading, possibly due to milder winters.
    Analysis shows that the debate over global warming has failed to:

    A) Control disasters related to weather

    B) Control disaster related to nature

    C) Control geophysical disasters

    D) Control floods, earthquakes and volcanoes

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Even as the debate over global warming and other climate change issues continues, and analyses has shown that floods and other weather-related disasters have been soaring during the past decade across the world. While the number of earthquakes, volcanoes and other geophysical disasters remained quite the same over the last 10 years, there was an increase in floods and other weather-related disasters.
    The loss of life and property due to weather-related disasters has also been on the increase in recent years. Though earthquakes proved to be the deadliest disasters, with much of it attributed to the killer-quake in Gujarat on January 26, over the 1990s, floods, windstorms, drought, famine and other hydro-meteorological hazards were responsible for as much as 71 per cent of all lives lost due to disasters.
    Disasters cannot remain within the area of disaster managers alone. Development experts must play a bigger role in disaster management and risk reduction. Climate change associated with global warming could give all sorts of disease-causing organisms the chance they need to cause harm to plant and animal species - including humans.
    For example, mosquito-borne infections, like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and certain tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis, appear to be spreading, possibly due to milder winters.
    Of all the disasters recorded in the last to last decade, the disaster made by______ is severe.

    A) Flood

    B) Volcano

    C) Weather

    D) Earthquake

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer39)

    Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Even as the debate over global warming and other climate change issues continues, and analyses has shown that floods and other weather-related disasters have been soaring during the past decade across the world. While the number of earthquakes, volcanoes and other geophysical disasters remained quite the same over the last 10 years, there was an increase in floods and other weather-related disasters.
    The loss of life and property due to weather-related disasters has also been on the increase in recent years. Though earthquakes proved to be the deadliest disasters, with much of it attributed to the killer-quake in Gujarat on January 26, over the 1990s, floods, windstorms, drought, famine and other hydro-meteorological hazards were responsible for as much as 71 per cent of all lives lost due to disasters.
    Disasters cannot remain within the area of disaster managers alone. Development experts must play a bigger role in disaster management and risk reduction. Climate change associated with global warming could give all sorts of disease-causing organisms the chance they need to cause harm to plant and animal species - including humans.
    For example, mosquito-borne infections, like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and certain tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis, appear to be spreading, possibly due to milder winters.
    The role of controlling disaster lies with:

    A) Disaster managers

    B) Disaster management

    C) Disaster managers and development experts

    D) Development experts

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Even as the debate over global warming and other climate change issues continues, and analyses has shown that floods and other weather-related disasters have been soaring during the past decade across the world. While the number of earthquakes, volcanoes and other geophysical disasters remained quite the same over the last 10 years, there was an increase in floods and other weather-related disasters.
    The loss of life and property due to weather-related disasters has also been on the increase in recent years. Though earthquakes proved to be the deadliest disasters, with much of it attributed to the killer-quake in Gujarat on January 26, over the 1990s, floods, windstorms, drought, famine and other hydro-meteorological hazards were responsible for as much as 71 per cent of all lives lost due to disasters.
    Disasters cannot remain within the area of disaster managers alone. Development experts must play a bigger role in disaster management and risk reduction. Climate change associated with global warming could give all sorts of disease-causing organisms the chance they need to cause harm to plant and animal species - including humans.
    For example, mosquito-borne infections, like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and certain tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis, appear to be spreading, possibly due to milder winters.
    The gradual decline of the presence of severe winters in the recent decades has caused to:

    A) Many disasters

    B) Deadliest disasters

    C) Cause several diseases

    D) Rise in disease-causing organisms

    E) None of these

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