12th Class English Sample Paper

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  • question_answer1)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with most suitable pair of words given in the option to make a meaningful sentence.
    It is ____ superstition to suppose that knowledge can be_____Only by going to schools and colleges.
     

    A)  huge, accomplished     

    B)  hollow, garnered

    C)  gross, obtained                  

    D)  great, achieved

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer2)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with most suitable pair of words given in the option to make a meaningful sentence.
    _____ of crops was due to continuous _____.
     

    A)  Failure, drought

    B)  Ruin, draft

    C)  Destruction, draught            

    D)  Depreciation, drift

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer3)

    Arrange P, Q, R, S to make the report given below a readable one.
    P: Rehmani said conservationists are working with the Union Finance Ministry to ensure that diclofenac, a veterinary medicine, which is the cause of increasing extinction of the birds, is banned. Vultures suffer from kidney failure when they eat the carcass of animal that has been administered veterinary diclofenac. He said efforts would be made to ensure that at least use of diclofenac should be banned in the zones announced as vulture safe zones.
    Q: MoEF has set up three vulture breeding facilities at Ram, Guwahati (Assam), Pinjore (Haryana) and Buxa (West Bengal). "From 2014 onwards, they would be released. The birds will be having colour banding so that they can be located once air bound," Dr Asad Rehmani, a senior member of National Board for Wildlife and Director of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), said in Panaji.
    R:  "The breeding facilities had started some years back but it takes time for the reproduction amongst vultures. The projects are expensive but the real idea is that if vultures totally disappear there should be some at least in captivity which can be released," said Rehmani, whose BNHS is managing the projects.
    S:  Vulture conservation movement in the subcontinent is set to get a boost with Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) expecting 30 young vultures to be released from the breeding facilities and also marking of vulture safe zones at three places in India by 2014.
     

    A) PQRS                          

    B) SQRP

    C) RSQP              

    D) SRPQ

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer4)

    Identify the type of clause of the underlined part of the sentence.
    The teacher asked me whether I had understood the lesson.

    A)  Adjective clause            

    B)  Adverb clause of purpose

    C)  Adverb clause of reason         

    D)  Noun clause

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer5) Which one of the following is an example of relative pronoun?

    A) that & yours

    B) many & whom

    C) who & which

    D) Anybody & everything

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer6)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
    More often than not the programmes of the family fail to take _____.

    A) off

    B) over

    C) up

    D) upon

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer7)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
    A student who perseveres____ his studies is certain to get good marks.

    A) with

    B) at

    C) in

    D) into

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer8)

    Change the narration.
    The traveler enquired of the farmer if he could tell him the way to the nearest inn.
     

    A)  The traveler said to the farmer, " Where is the nearest inn?"

    B)  The traveler said to the farmer, " Which is the way to the nearest inn?"

    C)  The traveler said to the farmer, " Can you tell me the way to the nearest inn?"

    D)  The traveler said to the farmer, " Can you tell me where is the nearest inn?"

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer9)

    Direction: Give the antonyms for the words underlined in the sentences below.
    Religion teaches us not to run after the transient pleasure of the world.
     

    A)  permanent 

    B)  sinful

    C)  unnatural                     

    D)  joyful

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer10)

    Direction: Give the antonyms for the words underlined in the sentences below.
    We should not belittle others' achievements.
     

    A)  recommend                  

    B)  praise

    C)  encourage                    

    D)  inspire

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer11)

    Find the sentence wherein the use of homonym is correct.
    I:  You shouldn't interfere in one's personal affairs.
    II: The personals of IAS are proud of their positions.
     

    A)  Only I is correct            

    B)  Only II is correct

    C)  Both I & II is correct             

    D)  Neither I nor II is correct

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer12)

    Fill in the blank with correct determiners.
    No_____ than twenty students failed in a class of forty.

    A) less

    B) few

    C) fewer

    D) little

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer13)

    Direction: Carefully read the information given below and answer the questions that follow.
    Ms. Malburry's fourth grade class must cover the following subjects during the course of a school day-social studies, music, art, maths, spelling and science. Each of these subjects will be addressed once during the school day, and the order in which they will be addressed is subject to the following conditions:
    I:   Music must be the third subject covered.
    II: Social studies must be covered before maths.
    Ill: Spelling must be covered before both social studies and science.
    Which of the following could be the order in which the subjects are covered?
     

    A)  Spelling, Science, Social studies, Maths, Music, Art

    B)  Music, Science, Spelling, Social studies, Maths, Art

    C)  Maths, Social studies, Music, Science, Arts, Spelling

    D)  Spelling , Art, Music, Social studies, Science, Maths

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer14)

    Direction: Carefully read the information given below and answer the questions that follow.
    Ms. Malburry's fourth grade class must cover the following subjects during the course of a school day-social studies, music, art, maths, spelling and science. Each of these subjects will be addressed once during the school day, and the order in which they will be addressed is subject to the following conditions:
    I:   Music must be the third subject covered.
    II: Social studies must be covered before maths.
    Ill: Spelling must be covered before both social studies and science.
    If Ms. Malburry covers art first, what subject must she cover second?
     

    A)  Spelling           

    B)  Music

    C)  Social studies   

    D)  Science

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer15)

    Given below is a sentence in four parts. One of the parts contains a grammatical error. Find the part.
    If I were him(i)/ I would have (ii)/ taught those cheats(iii)/a lesson(iv).

    A) i

    B) ii

    C) iii

    D) iv

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer16)

    Select the option to change the underlined part of the sentence given below to improve it.
    The teacher explained him politely that he hadn't ought to do that.
     

    A)  hasn't ought to do               

    B)  ought not have done

    C)  ought not done                  

    D)  All of these

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer17)

    Direction: Give the exact meaning of the idiom and phrases underlined in the sentences below.
    The speaker's observations on the subject of 'coalgate scam' were beside the mark.
     

    A)  correct                         

    B)  exaggerated

    C)  incorrect                      

    D)  irrelevant

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer18) At Christmas, even the elderly fathers paint the town red.

    A)  indulge in rioting                

    B)  paint the houses red

    C)  spill red wine                   

    D)  have a lively time

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer19)

    Given below is the body of a letter to Editor with four blanks. Fill those blanks with the options provided to make it a sensible one.
    It was very sad to read about_____ I____for what seems to be a very trivial ideological difference. This incident is very___ II__ it evoked globally. Almost everybody, including myself assumed it must be caused by Islamic terrorists and started blaming Islam. I felt very ashamed when the truth was revealed. Such __ III____ in our unconscious. We are very ___IV____ to entire communities. And then we wonder why the other community hates us? There is only one weapon against prejudice and that is logical awareness.
    Angelina Collins
    P: quick to generalize specific incidents
    Q: so many people being killed in Norway
    R: incidents expose the hidden prejudices
    S: enlightening because of the response

    A) RQSP

    B) QSRP

    C) SRPQ

    D) QPRS

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer20)

    Identify the usage of the word underlined.
    I am much obliged to you for your generous help.
     

    A)  Adverb       

    B)  Adjective

    C)  Noun                           

    D)  Interjection

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer21)

    Arrange P, Q, R, S between 1 & 6 to make a meaningful sentence.
    1. The well-known Indian
    P: wielded significant position
    Q: is being termed as 'favourable'
    R: in Indian science community
    S: Physicist, who has
    6.  choice of Ambassador to Germany.
     

    A)  QRPS                          

    B)  PQSR

    C)  SQRP                          

    D)  SPRQ

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer22) Find the word which has been correctly spelt.

    A) Puerille

    B) Puerrile

    C) Puerile

    D) Purrile

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer23)

    Change the voice.
    Do you imitate others?

    A) Are others imitated by you?

    B) Are others being imitated by you?

    C) Were others being imitated by you?

    D) Have others been imitated by you?

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer24) Find the sentence which is grammatically incorrect.

    A) She had finished her work when I met her.

    B) Do you believe in God?

    C) He cut his hand with a knife.

    D) He challenged me for a duel.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer25)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks as per subject-verb agreement.
    Tatiyana, who___medicine at present, hopes to go abroad after graduation.

    A) studies

    B) is studying

    C) has been studying

    D) will be studying

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer26)

    Fill in the blanks as per subject-verb agreement.
    If I were a millionaire, I____the poor.
     

    A)  can help                       

    B)  would have helped

    C)  could have helped               

    D)  would help

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer27)

    Identify the tense of the sentence given below:
    By the time you come back from London, your will have your English improved.

    A) Simple present tense

    B) Simple future tense

    C) Future perfect tense

    D) Future perfect continuous tense

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer28)

    Read both the statements given below and find which one of the statements is the cause and which is its effect?
    Statements:
    I: The importance of yoga and exercise is being realised by all the sections of society,
    II: There is an increasing awareness about health in the society particularly among the group of middle age population.

    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 & II are independent cause

    D) Both the statements I & II are the effect of some common cause

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer29)

    Direction: Give the synonyms for the words underlined in the sentences below.
    He enjoyed the salubrious climate of the place.
     

    A)  warm                          

    B)  temperate

    C)  cold                            

    D)  healthy

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer30)

    Give the synonyms for the words underlined in the sentences below.
    The purpose of his speech was to lampoon the leading politicians of the day.
     

    A)  praise                          

    B)  ridicule

    C)  expose                         

    D)  defame

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer31)

    Judge the right word:
    Your case is so unique that I am not getting any _____ to support it.
     

    A)  help                            

    B)  reason

    C)  precedent   

    D)  happening

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer32)

    Give the one word substitution:
    A poem written on the death of someone loved and lost

    A) Ode

    B) Epic

    C) Sonnet

    D) Elegy

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer33)

    Fill in the blank with correct modal.
    The Press______ serve the profession better if it were objective in its reporting.

    A) would

    B) may

    C) can

    D) will

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer34) Identify the sentence with the correct use of adjective,

    A) I ate a few rice.

    B) He insisted on farther improvement.

    C) He is my older brother.

    D) Which is the better of the two?

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer35)

    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Pledging to alter the policy environment to accelerate economic growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised to address concerns on GAAR and taxation of the IT sector along with giving high priority to fmalisation of the Direct Taxes Code and Goods and Services Tax.
    Addressing the AGM of FICCI, the Prime Minister said a year or two of excessive pessimism at home has hurt the growth process. Singh said the government decisions on FDI in multi-brand retail, civil aviation and broadcasting and the bills on liberalizing foreign investment limits in banking and insurance are based on sound economic logic to insulate the country from persistent global economic slowdown.
    "I am afraid that those who oppose these moves are either ignorant of global realities or are constrained by out-dated ideologies/' he said, in an apparent reference to strong opposition from several political parties to reforms. Singh said the steps the government has taken recently were only the beginning of a process to revive the economy and take it back to its trend growth rate of 8 to 9 per cent.
    According to PM what has hurt the growth process most?

    A) Global slowdown of economy

    B) Pressure from allies

    C) Excessive pessimism at home

    D) Under pricing of petroleum products

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer36)

    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Pledging to alter the policy environment to accelerate economic growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised to address concerns on GAAR and taxation of the IT sector along with giving high priority to fmalisation of the Direct Taxes Code and Goods and Services Tax.
    Addressing the AGM of FICCI, the Prime Minister said a year or two of excessive pessimism at home has hurt the growth process. Singh said the government decisions on FDI in multi-brand retail, civil aviation and broadcasting and the bills on liberalizing foreign investment limits in banking and insurance are based on sound economic logic to insulate the country from persistent global economic slowdown.
    "I am afraid that those who oppose these moves are either ignorant of global realities or are constrained by out-dated ideologies/' he said, in an apparent reference to strong opposition from several political parties to reforms. Singh said the steps the government has taken recently were only the beginning of a process to revive the economy and take it back to its trend growth rate of 8 to 9 per cent.
    To accelerate economic growth,what the PM has promised?

    A) To address the concerns on GAAR and taxation of the IT sector

    B) Giving high priority to fmalisation of the Direct Taxes Code

    C) Fmalisation of goods and service tax

    D) All of these

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer37)

    Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Pledging to alter tyhe policy environment to accelerate economic growth, Prime Minister Manmphan Singh promised to address concerns on GAAR and taxation of the IT sector along with giving high prioity to finalisation of the Direct Taxes Code and Goods and Services Tax.
    Addressing the AGM of FICCI, the Prime Minister said a year or two of excessive pessimism at home has hurt the growth process.
    Singh said the government decisions on FDI in multi-brand retail, civil aviation and broadcasting and the bills on liberalizing foreigh investment limits in banking and insurance are based on sound economic logic to insulate the country from persistent global economic slowdown.
    "I am afraid that those who oppose these moves are either ignorant of global realities or are constrained by out-dated ideologies," he said, in an apparent reference to strong opposition from seversl political parties to reforms. Singh said the steps the government has taken recently were  only the behinning of a process to revive the economy and take it back to its trend growth rate of 8 to 9 per cent.
    According to PM, government decisions on FDI in multi-brand retail etc is based on:
     

    A)  To insulate the country from global economic slowdown

    B)  To combat the election in 2014

    C)  To appease the foreign investor

    D)  To raise money for government coffer

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer38) The sentence 'Who is here so vile that will not love his country?" if changed into assertive sentence will become:

    A) There is no so vile that will not love his country

    B) There is none so vile that will not love his country.

    C) There is who so vile that will not love his country

    D) There is nobody so vile that will not love his country.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer39)

    Fill in the blanks with correct conjunction.
    Scarcely had I entered the room ______ I heard a shriek.

    A) Than

    B) Then

    C) But

    D) When

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer40)

    Arrange P,Q,R,S between A & B to give the correct sequence of a story
    A: There was once a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.
    P: The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down.
    Q: The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence/'
    R: He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally, the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all.
    S: He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The day passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
    B: The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It wont matter how many times you say I?m sorry, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

    A) PRSQ

    B) RPQS

    C) RSPQ

    D) QPSR

    E) None of these

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