12th Class English Sample Paper

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  • question_answer1)

    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    The two-year sentence handed down to ex-McKinsey Chief Raj at Gupta by a Manhattan judge has surprised many. The verdict is a departure from the principle that punishment should tally with the crime it seeks to redress. Gupta has been held guilty in a case of insider trading. The clinching evidence that swung the jury was a call made by Gupta to Galleon Group's co-founder Raj Rajaratnam after a meeting of the Goldman Sachs board, on which the former was a member. That call was followed by a last minute set of trades in Goldman Sachs shares that benefited Rajaratnam hugely. This, and other evidence of a long-standing friendship and business relationship with Rajaratnam, convinced the jury to hold Gupta guilty.
    Based on the circumstances of the case, the prosecution had demanded Gupta serve at least eight years in prison. The sentence of two years and a fine of $5 million for aman as rich as Gupta is more than just lenient - it is close to exoneration. This show of lenience was clearly the result of a high-profile campaign to pressurise the judge to treat Gupta differently. Those canvassing for Gupta included social and business icons like Bill Gates and Kofi Annan. But that should not have mattered. A criminal guilty of crime must be treated on par with others similarly convicted. In Gupta's case, his supporters demanded soft treatment for two unusual reasons. The first was that he had an illustrious career and, therefore, did not need to commit the crime he is accused of. The second was that in the midst of his career he had done much to help the needy of the world. The other argument could be that corporate fraud is not a crime like murder, and so can be treated differently. But in a world where financial crises precipitated by widespread financial fraud have caused so much economic and social devastation, even that is impossible to digest.
    Who among the following had gained profusely due to insider trading in Rajat Gupta case ?
     

    A)  Goldman Sachs                

    B)  Berkshire Hathaway

    C)  Raj Rajaratnam                

    D)  Rajat Gupta

    E)  None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    The two-year sentence handed down to ex-McKinsey Chief Raj at Gupta by a Manhattan judge has surprised many. The verdict is a departure from the principle that punishment should tally with the crime it seeks to redress. Gupta has been held guilty in a case of insider trading. The clinching evidence that swung the jury was a call made by Gupta to Galleon Group's co-founder Raj Rajaratnam after a meeting of the Goldman Sachs board, on which the former was a member. That call was followed by a last minute set of trades in Goldman Sachs shares that benefited Rajaratnam hugely. This, and other evidence of a long-standing friendship and business relationship with Rajaratnam, convinced the jury to hold Gupta guilty.
    Based on the circumstances of the case, the prosecution had demanded Gupta serve at least eight years in prison. The sentence of two years and a fine of $5 million for aman as rich as Gupta is more than just lenient - it is close to exoneration. This show of lenience was clearly the result of a high-profile campaign to pressurise the judge to treat Gupta differently. Those canvassing for Gupta included social and business icons like Bill Gates and Kofi Annan. But that should not have mattered. A criminal guilty of crime must be treated on par with others similarly convicted. In Gupta's case, his supporters demanded soft treatment for two unusual reasons. The first was that he had an illustrious career and, therefore, did not need to commit the crime he is accused of. The second was that in the midst of his career he had done much to help the needy of the world. The other argument could be that corporate fraud is not a crime like murder, and so can be treated differently. But in a world where financial crises precipitated by widespread financial fraud have caused so much economic and social devastation, even that is impossible to digest.
    What is insider trading?

    A) Trading of shares/securities of a company on the basis of the information gained through an insider of that company.

    B) Trading of shares/securities of a company on the basis of the insider- information of another company

    C) Trading of shares/securities of a company on the basis of the information gained through a 3rd party beneficiary

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    The two-year sentence handed down to ex-McKinsey Chief Raj at Gupta by a Manhattan judge has surprised many. The verdict is a departure from the principle that punishment should tally with the crime it seeks to redress. Gupta has been held guilty in a case of insider trading. The clinching evidence that swung the jury was a call made by Gupta to Galleon Group's co-founder Raj Rajaratnam after a meeting of the Goldman Sachs board, on which the former was a member. That call was followed by a last minute set of trades in Goldman Sachs shares that benefited Rajaratnam hugely. This, and other evidence of a long-standing friendship and business relationship with Rajaratnam, convinced the jury to hold Gupta guilty.
    Based on the circumstances of the case, the prosecution had demanded Gupta serve at least eight years in prison. The sentence of two years and a fine of $5 million for aman as rich as Gupta is more than just lenient - it is close to exoneration. This show of lenience was clearly the result of a high-profile campaign to pressurise the judge to treat Gupta differently. Those canvassing for Gupta included social and business icons like Bill Gates and Kofi Annan. But that should not have mattered. A criminal guilty of crime must be treated on par with others similarly convicted. In Gupta's case, his supporters demanded soft treatment for two unusual reasons. The first was that he had an illustrious career and, therefore, did not need to commit the crime he is accused of. The second was that in the midst of his career he had done much to help the needy of the world. The other argument could be that corporate fraud is not a crime like murder, and so can be treated differently. But in a world where financial crises precipitated by widespread financial fraud have caused so much economic and social devastation, even that is impossible to digest.
    Why, according to author, the sentence handed down to Rajat Gupta is close to exoneration?

    A) A criminal guilty of crime must be treated on par with others similarly convicted.

    B) Punishment should tally with the crime it seeks to redress.

    C) In a world where financial crises precipitated by widespread financial fraud have caused much economic and social devastation, punishment handed down should have been exemplary.

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    The two-year sentence handed down to ex-McKinsey Chief Raj at Gupta by a Manhattan judge has surprised many. The verdict is a departure from the principle that punishment should tally with the crime it seeks to redress. Gupta has been held guilty in a case of insider trading. The clinching evidence that swung the jury was a call made by Gupta to Galleon Group's co-founder Raj Rajaratnam after a meeting of the Goldman Sachs board, on which the former was a member. That call was followed by a last minute set of trades in Goldman Sachs shares that benefited Rajaratnam hugely. This, and other evidence of a long-standing friendship and business relationship with Rajaratnam, convinced the jury to hold Gupta guilty.
    Based on the circumstances of the case, the prosecution had demanded Gupta serve at least eight years in prison. The sentence of two years and a fine of $5 million for aman as rich as Gupta is more than just lenient - it is close to exoneration. This show of lenience was clearly the result of a high-profile campaign to pressurise the judge to treat Gupta differently. Those canvassing for Gupta included social and business icons like Bill Gates and Kofi Annan. But that should not have mattered. A criminal guilty of crime must be treated on par with others similarly convicted. In Gupta's case, his supporters demanded soft treatment for two unusual reasons. The first was that he had an illustrious career and, therefore, did not need to commit the crime he is accused of. The second was that in the midst of his career he had done much to help the needy of the world. The other argument could be that corporate fraud is not a crime like murder, and so can be treated differently. But in a world where financial crises precipitated by widespread financial fraud have caused so much economic and social devastation, even that is impossible to digest.
    Which one of the followings had been the ground for the high-profile campaigh in favour of Rajat Gupta?
     

    A)  He was the chief of McKinsey

    B)  He was a member of Goldman Sachs board.

    C)  He had done much to help the needy of the world.

    D)  He is a friend of Galleon Group's co-founder.

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer5)

    Given below is the body of a parting message to friends, with four blanks. Fill those blanks with the options provided to make it a sensible one.
    It's very difficult saying goodbye to friends,_____ I____.
    Whilst I look forward to join my new destination, the new institution, I will miss______II_______ only because of you. May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your friendship, help and support. ______III ______have had great fun!
    I do hope to keep in touch and hear all about your days ahead, experiences and adventures. It has been a _______IV ______have shared with you.
    P: the company of yours and all the quality moments that I had
    Q: real pleasure spending a part of my life with you and taking away many great memories of the time
    R: I have shared some great experiences with you and along the way
    S: you have made my life rich, so very enjoyable
     

    A)  SRQP                        

    B)  SPRQ

    C)  QSRP                        

    D)  RSPQ

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer6)

    Direction: Give the antonyms of the words underlined in the sentences below.
    The problem of dowry in our country has assumed gargantuan proportions.
     

    A)  minimal         

    B)  bearable

    C)  minute                       

    D)  negligible

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer7)  

    Direction: Give the antonyms of the words underlined in the sentences below.
    Repression in China has deepened during the past few months.
     

    A)  Regeneration             

    B)  Liberation

    C)  Agitation                    

    D)  Expression

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer8) Find the sentence which is grammatically incorrect.

    A) He begged the favour of my granting leave.

    B) Neither you nor I am in a sound position.

    C) It being a wet day we kept indoors.

    D) Starch is an antidote of iodine.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer9)

    Pick the appropriate filler to complete the sentence correctly and meaningfully.
    How much a man earns is as important as_____.

    A) when does he do so.

    B) how does he do it.

    C) where does he earn.

    D) why does he earn of all.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer10)

    Give the appropriate question tag.
    "Where are my spectacles?" ______

    A) Here are they on your nose!

    B) Here they are, on your nose!

    C) There are they on your nose!

    D) There they are, on your nose!

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer11)

    Direction: Give the usage of the words underlined in the sentences below.
    I am talking about the traffic management that forms a part of his duties.
     

    A)  Pronoun                     

    B)  Adjective

    C)  Noun                         

    D)  Infinitive

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer12)

    Direction: Give the usage of the words underlined in the sentences below.
    The Indian team defeated the Australian by two runs to spare.
     

    A)  Noun                         

    B)  Pronoun

    C)  Interjection                 

    D)  Auxiliaries

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer13)

    Change the voice.
    A lion may be helped even by a little mouse.

    A) A little mouse may even help a lion.

    B) Even a little mouse may help a lion.

    C) A little mouse can help a lion even.

    D) A lion may need even the help of a little mouse.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer14)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
    Baggage can be covered_____ loss or accident during travel.

    A) for

    B) against

    C) with

    D) along

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer15)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
    Do not take leave __ me,I will be left alone.

    A) from

    B) off

    C) by

    D) of

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer16)

    Given below is a sentence in four parts. One of the parts contains a grammatical error. Find the part.
    My brother has been(i)/ living in America (ii)/with his family (iii)/for the past ten years(iv).

    A) i

    B) ii

    C) iii

    D) iv

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer17)

    Direction: Choose the option that best expresses the meaning of the idioms/ phrases underlined in the sentences below.
    The mealy-mouthed politician succeeded in influencing the voters.
     

    A)  soft-tongued               

    B)  honey-voiced

    C)  deceptive   

    D)  ambitious

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer18)

    Direction: Choose the option that best expresses the meaning of the idioms/ phrases underlined in the sentences below.
    We should give a wide berth to bad characters.
     

    A)  keep away from

    B)  publicly condemn

    C)  give publicity to

    D)  not sympathise with

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer19)

    Fill in the blank with correct modal.
    He stayed back so that it_____ look as if he was unaware of the entire incident.

    A) can

    B) may

    C) would

    D) will

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer20)

    Choose the alternative from the options provided, which can best improve the given sentence by substituting its underlined portion.
    Canyon tell me why did you not speak the truth?
     

    A)  Why did not you speak

    B)  that why did you not speak

    C)  why you did not speak

    D)  why did you not spoke

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer21) Find the word that has been mis-spelt.

    A) Glamorous

    B) Buoyant

    C) Handkerchef

    D) Supersede

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer22)

    The question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments a 'strong' argument is and which a 'weak' argument is.
    Statement: Should India encourage exports, when most things are insufficient for internal use itself?
    Arguments:
    I. Yes. We have to earn foreign exchange to pay for our imports.
    II. No. Even selective encouragement would lead to shortages.

    A) Only argument I is strong

    B) Only argument II is strong

    C) Both I and II are strong

    D) Neither I nor II is strong

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer23)

    Arrange P, Q, R, S to make a meaningful sentence.
    The professor
    P: who has explored many jungles
    Q: will lecture on the new expedition
    R: about which I have read
    S: which he is now planning

    A) PQRS

    B) PRQS

    C) QRSP

    D) RSPQ

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer24)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks as per subject-verb agreement.
    These days mobile phone_______ cheaper than ever before.

    A) becomes

    B) would become

    C) is becoming

    D) has become

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer25)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks as per subject-verb agreement.
    A catalogue of courses and requirements often ___ students.

    A) confuses

    B) confuse

    C) confused

    D) confusing

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer26) Pick the odd one out.

    A) Nine ladies dancing

    B) Seven swans a-swimming

    C) Ten lads a-leaping

    D) Two turtle doves

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer27)

    Change the narration.
    He said, " Where shall I be this time next year!"
     

    A)  He asked that where should he be that time next year.

    B)  He wondered where he should be that time next year.

    C)  He contemplated where shall he be that time the following year.

    D)  He wondered where he would be that time the following year.

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer28)

    Direction: Give the synonyms for the words given in capital letters below.
    VIE
     

    A)  Compete                    

    B)  Refuse

    C)  Hesitate                     

    D)  Shirk

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer29)

    Direction: Give the synonyms for the words given in capital letters below.
    DECIMATE
     

    A)  Disseminate               

    B)  Dissipate

    C)  Disfigure                    

    D)  Destroy

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer30)

    Identify the kind of the 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_answer31)

    Give one word substitution for the following.
    A person who believes that God is everything and everything is God

    A) Agnostic

    B) Theist

    C) Pantheist

    D) Pantechnicon

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer32)

    Identify the sentence(s) with the correct use of homonyms.
    I: His dismissal is a foregone conclusion.
    II: I cannot forgo my claim.

    A) Only I is correctly

    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_answer33)

    Fill in the blank with appropriate conjunction,
    Valerie has no time to answer your call_____ she is late.
     

    A)  as                               

    B)  since      

    C)  because         

    D)  for

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer34)

    Identify adjective.
    J.S. Bach, a German composer, wrote many pieces for the harpsichord.

    A) composer

    B) harpsichord

    C) German

    D) pieces

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer35)

    Find the statement that must be true according to the given information,
    Tim's commute never bothered him because there were always seats available on the train and he was able to spend his 40 minutes comfortably reading the newspaper or catching up on paperwork. Ever since the train schedule changed, the train has been extremely crowded, and by the time the doors open at his station, there isn't a seat to be found.
     

    A)  Tim would be better off taking the bus to work.

    B)  Tim's commute is less comfortable since the train schedule changed.

    C)  Many commuters will complain about the new train schedule.

    D)  Tim will likely look for a new job closer to home.

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer36) The correlative "the same-as' is followed by:

    A) the same-that

    B) the same-for

    C) the same -of

    D) the same-than

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer37)

    The underlined portion in the given sentence is:
    I shall follow you wherever you go.
     

    A)  Adverb clause of manner        

    B)  Adverb clause of extent

    C)  Adverb clause of place           

    D)  Adverb clause of condition

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer38)

    Fill in the blanks with correct article.
    ____ more they get,_____ more they want.

    A) the, a

    B) the, the

    C) a, the

    D) a, a

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer39)

    Given below is a passage in jumbled order. Arrange them to make a readable one.
    P: "We have agreed to bring down the water level of dam to 189 metres and to compensate the farmers' land," said Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of the state.
    Q: The Jal Satyagraha, under the aegis of Narmada Bachao Andolan, was launched to demand proper rehabilitation and reduction in the water level of dam at Indira Sagar Project on river Narmada.
    R: Earlier, Congress had lashed out at the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government in the state over not been able to finalize the rehabilitation and provide relief to the villagers.
    S:  In a major sigh of relief for those participating in the 'jal Satyagraha' in neck-deep water in Ghogalgaon village in Khandwa district for 17 days, the Madhya Pradesh government agreed to lower the water level in the Omkareshwar dam.
     

    A)  SPRQ                    

    B)  SQPR

    C)  SRQP                    

    D)  PQRS

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer40)

    Fill in the blank with correct determiners.
    I ate____rice.
     

    A)       few                             

    B)  a few

    C)  little                            

    D)  some

    E)  None of these.

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