12th Class English Sample Paper

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  • question_answer1)

    Direction: Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Corruption is an epidemic that has dogged the Indian thinkers since Independence. Rajiv Gandhi's candid admission of the rot in the Indian governance and administration exemplifies the challenge that lies ahead of the nation. Accountability in public life is something that has evaded the imagination of the Indians. However, recent scandals in the Commonwealth Games, 2G spectrum allocation and even the Cash for Vote scam in the Parliament have forced the country to stand up against this menace that not only blemishes the face of the nation but also mars the development of the poor and the underprivileged.
    Several attempts by citizens and NGOs have led to enactment of laws like the Right to Information Act, but it is also a fact that the scale of corruption and the scams has touched new heights. The alleged scam in the allocation of the 2G spectrum, which led to the resignation and arrest of former Union Telecom Minister A. Raja, is estimated to the tune of 1. 76 lakh crore rupees as per a report by the CAG.
    As India continues to rise to prominence in international affairs, it is of paramount significance that the civil society wakes up to the need of the hour and raise voice against corruption. Mere rise in the GDP will not give any direction to the country as dissatisfaction will brew if the divide between the rich and the poor continues to grow, thanks to corruption. Also, India has to improve governance and its polity if the country hopes to play the role of a leader in the 21st century.
    The country is reeling under severe doldrums due to:

    A) Economic instability

    B) Recent scandals

    C) Crisis in development of the poor and underprivileged

    D) 2G spectrum and Cash for Vote scam

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Corruption is an epidemic that has dogged the Indian thinkers since Independence. Rajiv Gandhi's candid admission of the rot in the Indian governance and administration exemplifies the challenge that lies ahead of the nation. Accountability in public life is something that has evaded the imagination of the Indians. However, recent scandals in the Commonwealth Games, 2G spectrum allocation and even the Cash for Vote scam in the Parliament have forced the country to stand up against this menace that not only blemishes the face of the nation but also mars the development of the poor and the underprivileged.
    Several attempts by citizens and NGOs have led to enactment of laws like the Right to Information Act, but it is also a fact that the scale of corruption and the scams has touched new heights. The alleged scam in the allocation of the 2G spectrum, which led to the resignation and arrest of former Union Telecom Minister A. Raja, is estimated to the tune of 1. 76 lakh crore rupees as per a report by the CAG.
    As India continues to rise to prominence in international affairs, it is of paramount significance that the civil society wakes up to the need of the hour and raise voice against corruption. Mere rise in the GDP will not give any direction to the country as dissatisfaction will brew if the divide between the rich and the poor continues to grow, thanks to corruption. Also, India has to improve governance and its polity if the country hopes to play the role of a leader in the 21st century.
    The passage urges the need of the hour :

    A) Improving of governance

    B) Divide between the rich and the poor

    C) Rise voice against corruption

    D) Waking up of civil society

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Corruption is an epidemic that has dogged the Indian thinkers since Independence. Rajiv Gandhi's candid admission of the rot in the Indian governance and administration exemplifies the challenge that lies ahead of the nation. Accountability in public life is something that has evaded the imagination of the Indians. However, recent scandals in the Commonwealth Games, 2G spectrum allocation and even the Cash for Vote scam in the Parliament have forced the country to stand up against this menace that not only blemishes the face of the nation but also mars the development of the poor and the underprivileged.
    Several attempts by citizens and NGOs have led to enactment of laws like the Right to Information Act, but it is also a fact that the scale of corruption and the scams has touched new heights. The alleged scam in the allocation of the 2G spectrum, which led to the resignation and arrest of former Union Telecom Minister A. Raja, is estimated to the tune of 1. 76 lakh crore rupees as per a report by the CAG.
    As India continues to rise to prominence in international affairs, it is of paramount significance that the civil society wakes up to the need of the hour and raise voice against corruption. Mere rise in the GDP will not give any direction to the country as dissatisfaction will brew if the divide between the rich and the poor continues to grow, thanks to corruption. Also, India has to improve governance and its polity if the country hopes to play the role of a leader in the 21st century.
    India continues to gain importance in the field of:

    A) Corruption

    B) Scam

    C) Challenges that lie ahead of the nation

    D) International affairs

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Corruption is an epidemic that has dogged the Indian thinkers since Independence. Rajiv Gandhi's candid admission of the rot in the Indian governance and administration exemplifies the challenge that lies ahead of the nation. Accountability in public life is something that has evaded the imagination of the Indians. However, recent scandals in the Commonwealth Games, 2G spectrum allocation and even the Cash for Vote scam in the Parliament have forced the country to stand up against this menace that not only blemishes the face of the nation but also mars the development of the poor and the underprivileged.
    Several attempts by citizens and NGOs have led to enactment of laws like the Right to Information Act, but it is also a fact that the scale of corruption and the scams has touched new heights. The alleged scam in the allocation of the 2G spectrum, which led to the resignation and arrest of former Union Telecom Minister A. Raja, is estimated to the tune of 1. 76 lakh crore rupees as per a report by the CAG.
    As India continues to rise to prominence in international affairs, it is of paramount significance that the civil society wakes up to the need of the hour and raise voice against corruption. Mere rise in the GDP will not give any direction to the country as dissatisfaction will brew if the divide between the rich and the poor continues to grow, thanks to corruption. Also, India has to improve governance and its polity if the country hopes to play the role of a leader in the 21st century.
    In order to play a key role being the leader of the 21st century, India :

    A) Should improve its governance and polity

    B) Dream of new heights

    C) Develop the poor and the underprivileged

    D) Evade the imagination of the Indians

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer5) Judge the right word.

    The earth is at present in great danger of becoming uninhabitable because of_____________environmental pollution which is going on at an incredibly rapid pace.
     

    A)  Splendid                      

    B)  Gigantic

    C)  Colossal                       

    D)  Inhuman

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer6)

    Direction: Give the synonym of the words underlined in the given sentences.
    His speech was full of affectation.
     

    A)  Boasting                      

    B)  Pretence

    C)  Pedantry                      

    D)  Euphemism

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer7)

    Direction: Give the synonym of the words underlined in the given sentences.
    The benevolence of the God of Rain has seen a very successful monsoon this year.
     

    A)  Vision                          

    B)  Morbidity

    C)  Munificence                  

    D)  All of these

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer8) Choose the mis-spelt word out of the given alternatives.

    A) Seige

    B) Solemn

    C) Syllable

    D) Seize

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer9)

    Below given is a sentence in four parts. One of the parts contains a grammatical error. Find the part and mark it as your answer.
    To my (I)/surprise, this man whom (II)/ I thought was crazy (III)/spoke quite sensibly.(IV)
     

    A)  I                                 

    B)  II

    C)  III                               

    D)  IV

    E)  No error

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  • question_answer10)

    Two sentences with homonyms (underlined) are given below. Read both the sentences carefully and pick the sentence with correct use of homonym.
    I. The ordinance depot is situated far away from this city.
    II. An ordinance declaring President's rule in the state has been issued today.
     

    A)  Only I is correct                 

    B)  Only II is correct

    C)  Both I & II is correct              

    D)  Both I & II is incorrect

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer11)

    Arrange P, Q, R, S to make a meaningful sentence.
    The claim is not
    P: Of any kind
    Q: But
    R: That is without morality
    S: That science is actively anti-moral

    A) PSQR

    B) RPQS

    C) RQPS

    D) SQRP

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer12)

    Below given is a report with four blanks. Fill those blanks with the options provided to make the report a sensible one.
    New Delhi, November 11, 2011: The United States has decided to withhold a third of its annual $2.7 billion security assistance to Islamabad ____I____ following the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. In large part, Pakistan's response has been that it doesn't care about the aid cutback and that Pakistan is capable of fighting terrorism using indigenous resources and has carried out several successful military operations in the tribal regions without external help. Despite Washington's punitive move to withhold military assistance, ____II___. On its part, Washington is hitting back against what it thinks is a continuing relationship between the Pakistani military and Afghan insurgents and other militant groups. The Obama administration ______III_______.
    In Pakistan, the US move to withhold aid will turn public opinion more caustic and delay any large-scale campaign against militants, especially Al-Qaeda targets. It will also hurt Pakistan's economy if _________IV____.
    P: The Pakistan Army has announced it will not reverse its crackdown against the American footprint in the country
    Q: Washington holds back on the $300 million of the Support Fund
    R: After Pakistan ordered dozens of military trainers to leave Pakistan and limit mass to US personnel
    S: Want to tell the American public it will not allow Pakistan to continue with its alleged double game in Afghanistan and with regard to militant Jihadists
    Choose your option

    A) PQRS

    B) QRSP

    C) RPSQ

    D) SPRQ

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer13)

    Fill in the blank with a relative pronoun.
    I will take with me______ you choose.

    A) Whosoever

    B) Whatever

    C) Whomsoever

    D) Whichever

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer14)

    Direction: Give the opposite meaning of the word given in capital letters.
    DAUNTLESS

    A) Cautious.

    B) Thoughtful

    C) Timid

    D) Adventurous

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer15)

    Direction: Give the opposite meaning of the word given in capital letters.
    JITTERY
     

    A)  Profuse                        

    B)  Tense

    C)  Bold                            

    D)  Shaky

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer16)

    Direction: Rearrange the following five statements I, II, III, IV and V in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions that follow:
    I.  His men and women have been drawn from different countries.
    II. The impression of the time and the country is clearly marked in the poetry of Tennyson.
    III. Browning, on the other hand, is a cosmopolitan in his outlook and there is very little of his age in his poetry.
    IV. He is insular and a typical product of his age.
    V. There is a little of England and the English race in Browning's poetry.
    Which statement should come FIRST in the paragraph?
     

    A)  I                                 

    B)  II

    C)  III                               

    D)  IV

    E)  V

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    Direction: Rearrange the following five statements I, II, III, IV and V in the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions that follow:
    I.  His men and women have been drawn from different countries.
    II. The impression of the time and the country is clearly marked in the poetry of Tennyson.
    III. Browning, on the other hand, is a cosmopolitan in his outlook and there is very little of his age in his poetry.
    IV. He is insular and a typical product of his age.
    V. There is a little of England and the English race in Browning's poetry.
    Which statement should come FOURTH in the paragraph?
     

    A)  I                 

    B)  II

    C)  III                               

    D)  IV

    E)  V

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  • question_answer18)

    Fill in the blank with appropriate preposition.
    She cleaned the edge of her knife____ the plate.

    A) to

    B) in

    C) by

    D) against

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer19)

    The underlined word in the given sentence is an example of:
    I am so glad
     

    A)  Adverb of manner              

    B)  Adverb of reason

    C)  Adverb of degree              

    D)  Adverb of affirmation

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer20)

    Fill in the blank with appropriate conjunction.
    ____you say so, I must believe it.

    A) As

    B) Since

    C) After

    D) Except

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer21)

    Change the voice.
    It is time to ring the bell.

    A) It is time the bell rings.

    B) It is being time to ring the bell.

    C) It is time for the bell to ring.

    D) It is time for the bell to be rung.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer22) If you change the sentence 'He finished his exercise and put away his books' into compound sentence, it will be:

    A) Finishing his exercise he put away his books.

    B) After finishing his exercise he put away his books.

    C) Although he finished his exercise he put away his books.

    D) Since he finished his exercise he put away his books.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer23)

    Fill in the blank with correct adjective.
    He has formed a low opinion about him, so he thinks___ of him.

    A) little

    B) A little

    C) the little

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    The underlined word in the given sentence is a:
    We are prevented from seeing the prisoner.
     

    A)  Participle                     

    B)  Verb

    C)  Gerund                        

    D)  Noun

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer25)

    Identify the kind of tense for the given sentence.
    Although he finished his work long time ago but he could not go outside as it has been raining since morning.

    A) Simple Present Tense

    B) Past Indefinite Tense

    C) Present Continuous Tense

    D) Future Perfect Continuous Tense

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer26) Find the sentence that is grammatically correct.

    A) Three killed and one were injured.

    B) It being a rainy day Pamela decided to stay at home.

    C) He did nothing but to wander.

    D) The Secretary and Principal are coming.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer27)

    Direction: Choose the option which best expresses the meaning of the idioms/ phrases given below.
    To cool one's heels

    A) To rest for sometime

    B) To give no importance to someone

    C) To remain in a comfortable position

    D) To be kept waiting for someone

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer28)

    Direction: Choose the option which best expresses the meaning of the idioms/ phrases given below.
    To be a good Samaritan

    A) To be law-abiding

    B) A wise person

    C) A religious person

    D) A genuinely charitable person.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer29)

    Arrange P, Q, R, S between S1 & S6 to make a meaningful paragraph.
    S1: Today the earth has many satellites besides the moon.
    P: But the pull of the earth keeps them from doing so.
    Q: The artificial satellites do not fall because they are going too fast to do so.
    R: They are artificial satellites made by man and very much smaller than the moon.
    S: As they speed along, they tend to go straight off into the space.
    S6: As a result they travel in an orbit round the earth.
    Choose your option
     

    A)  PRQS                          

    B)  QPSR

    C)  RQSP                          

    D)  SPRQ

    E)  None of these     

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  • question_answer30) Pick the odd one out.

    A) French

    B) Norway

    C) England

    D) Germany

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer31)

    Below given is a statement and two conclusions. You are to choose the conclusion(s) that logically follow(s) the given statement.
    Statements: In a one day cricket match, the total runs made by a team were 200. Out of these 160 runs were made by spinners.
    Conclusions:
    I: 80% of the team consists of spinners.
    II: The opening batsmen were spinners.
    Choose your option

    A) Only conclusion I follows

    B) Only conclusion II follows

    C) Both I and II follow

    D) Neither I nor II follows

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer32)

    Give one word substitution of the following.
    Parts of a country behind the coast or a river's bank

    A) Swamps

    B) Archipelago

    C) Hinterland

    D) Isthmus

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer33)

    Find the analogy.
    Nurture: Neglect:: Denigrate :?

    A) Reveal

    B) Extol

    C) Recognize

    D) Calumniate

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer34)

    Fill in the blank as per subject-verb agreement.
    The poor villagers______ in the bitter cold for more than four hours now.

    A) Have waited

    B) Has been waiting

    C) Had waited

    D) Have been waiting

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer35)

    Change the direct sentence into indirect.
    He said, " Will you listen to such a man?"

    A) He asked them will they listen to such a man.

    B) He asked them are you listening to such a man.

    C) He asked them whether they would listen to such a man.

    D) He asked whether they will listen to such a man.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer36)

    Identify the usage of the word from the options given below.
    He gave me some advice.
     

    A)  Collective Noun

    B)  Material Noun

    C)  Uncountable Noun

    D)  Proper Noun

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer37)

    The underlined word in the sentence given below represents which type of adverbial clause?
    If I like it, I shall buy it.
     

    A)  Adverbial clause of place

    B)  Adverbial clause of time

    C)  Adverbial clause of condition

    D)  Adverbial clause of purpose

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer38) In which one of the following sentences a 'similie' has been used?

    A) Laughter holding both her sides.

    B) Death lays his icy hand on kings.

    C) The Assyrian came down like a wolf on the fold.

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer39)

    Fill in the blanks with suitable article.
    ___woman is more sensitive than_____ man.

    A) a, a

    B) a,x

    C) the, the

    D) x,a

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer40)

    Below given is a letter with four blanks. Fill those blanks with the options provided in P, Q, R, S to make the letter a sensible one.
    December 3rd, 2011
    The Editor,
    Indian Express
    The death of T.P. Sunderarajan, _____ I ___ requesting a stock taking of the ?gold and jewels stored in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, ______ II_____ about the recent affairs of the temple. I believe the retired IPS officer is a man of valour and believes in no false notion. He sought a judgment of the assets that remained unscathed for several years and that likely to be mismanaged by someone associated with the temple.
    _____ III____, chance for origin of new stories relating his death cannot be ruled out. I say this because some people still believe there would come heavy downpour, _____ IV ___ if the cellar of the temple is opened.
    May Sunderarajan's soul rest in peace.
    K A Solaman
    P: Storm and flood of snakes
    Q: Really pains everyone who is anxious
    R: Who approached the Apex
    S: Though he was died of fever
    Choose your option

    A) RQSP

    B) PRQS

    C) SRPQ

    D) QPRS

    E) None of these

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