12th Class English Sample Paper

done English Olympiad Sample Paper-7 [Download Complete Paper]

  • question_answer1)

    Below given is a letter to the Editor with four blanks. Fill those blanks with the options provided in P, Q, R and S to make it a sensible one.
    To
    The Editor
    The Asian Age
    Dear Sir,
    The CAG has pointed out presumed loss of Rs 1, 86, 000 crores to the Nation by not auctioning the coal blocks. Let us say, ______I_______ by a process of auctioning and the government realises the 'presumed loss' of 1,86,000 crores.
    The allottees are going to pass _____II_______ of steel, cement, electricity etc. Diesel price has already been increased, so is the fair of Railways. Logic given by the Prime Minister in his speech, ____III_________ , "Money does not grow on tree."
    Similarly, when the 2G spectrum is auctioned, call charges are going to go up. So can we say that the ______IV_____?
    The unpleasant question is to whom does the incumbent CAG batting for? For the common man or for the opposition?
    Regards
    Siddharth Bose
    P: attempt is to fleece the common man for the purposes of political gains
    Q: this burden to the common man by way of increase in price
    R: favouring north-ward direction of price, in exact words
    S:  as in the case of 2G spectrum, the coal block allocations are cancelled and fresh allocation is made
    Choose your option
     

    A) RPQS                          

    B) PRSQ

    C) SQRP                          

    D) QSPR

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer2)

    Below given is a review of a movie in jumbled parts. Arrange those parts to make a sensible reading.
    P: 'Ladoo' comes out of mainstream Bollywood, whose standard idea of creating difference is to shuffle one step forward, two steps back: given that context, and its subject, 'Ladoo' takes several brave strides.
    Q: Those feelings come to the fore when Ladoo sees the beautiful Diya, who comes to Dalhousie with her parents.
    R: 'Ladoo' is what a speech-and-hearing challenged boy calls himself, because he cannot pronounce 'Guddu' We fall in love with 'Ladoo' just the way we are meant to, helplessly and happily. He is endearing and naughty child-like qualities which endure as he steps into adulthood and the first strings of romance.
    S: Done beautifully is the bitter-sweetness of their relationship - a young man whose lightness of spirit makes you believe that his disabilities do not impede his enjoyment of life, and an inexperienced young girl who gets confused between the signals of the heart and head.
     

    A) PRQS        

    B) RPSQ

    C) SQPR                          

    D) QSRP

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer3)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
    She has been given a topic to write_____.

    A) with

    B) over

    C) on

    D) about

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition.
    Copy it word___ word.

    A) for

    B) by

    C) to

    D) on

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer5) Find the sentence from the options given below which is grammatically wrong.

    A) On entering the room I found the light quite dim.

    B) I don't remember to have met you before.

    C) We got into the train at last.

    D) They fought to the last man.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer6)

    Direction: Identify the antonyms for the words underlined in the sentences below.
    His boorish ways amused everyone.
     

    A)  Coarse             

    B)  Funny

    C)  Refined                        

    D)  Eccentric

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer7)

    Direction: Identify the antonyms for the words underlined in the sentences below.
    The drug will have pernicious effect on your health.
     

    A)  beneficial

    B)  prolonged

    C)  ruinous

    D)  insidious

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer8)

    Fill in the blank with correct determiners.
    There were not more than_____ supporters of the Anti-Corruption Bill in the Parliament.

    A) a little

    B) few

    C) a few

    D) the few

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Identify the parts of speech for the words underlined below.
    The intoxicated gentleman wasn't sure if the clock was fast or slow.
     

    A)  Noun                           

    B)  Pronoun

    C)  Adverb                        

    D)  Adjective

    E)  None of these

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    Direction: Identify the parts of speech for the words underlined below.
    Whew, that was close.
     

    A)  Conjunction                 

    B)  Exclamation

    C)  Interjection 

    D)  Pronoun

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer11)

    Direction: Identify the parts of speech for the words underlined below.
    Rehan seldom did poorly on tests.
     

    A)  Adverb       

    B)  Adjective

    C)  Preposition      

    D)  Conjunction

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer12)

    Given below are three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I&II You have to take both the statements and the conclusions as true and answer which of the conclusions logically follows the given statements.
    Statements:
    [I] Some desks are mirrors.
    [II] Some mirrors are chairs.
    [III] All chairs are pens.
    Conclusions:
    I. Some pens are mirrors.
    II. Some pens are desks.
     

    A) I follows

    B) II follows

    C) Either I or II follows

    D) Neither I nor II follows

    E) Both I and II follow

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  • question_answer13)

    Direction: Fill in the blanks as per subject-verb agreement.
    ____I in your place, I would keep quite.

    A) would

    B) am

    C) was

    D) were

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Fill in the blanks as per subject-verb agreement.
    As the festival approaches, the number of customers______.

    A) is increasing

    B) increases

    C) will be increased

    D) will have increased

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer15)

    Given below is a sentence in four parts. One of the parts contains grammatical error. Find the part.
    The detective says that (i)/ there is no chance for (ii)/finding the person (iii)/ who wrote these letters (iv).
     

    A)  i                                 

    B)  ii

    C)  iii                                

    D)  iv

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer16)

    Change the voice.
    Who is creating this mess?

    A) Who has created this mess?

    B) By whom has this mess been created?

    C) By whom this mess is being created?

    D) By whom is this mess being created?

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer17)

    Arrange P, Q, R, S between Sl & S6, to make a meaningful comprehension.
    S1: Just as some men like to play football or tennis, so some men like to climb mountains.
    P: This is often very difficult to do, for mountains are not just big hills.
    Q: Men talk about conquering a mountain, and the wonderful feeling it is to reach the top of a mountain after climbing for hours and may be, even for days.
    R: There is always the danger that you may fall off and be killed or injured.
    S: Paths are usually very steep, and some mountain sides are straight up and down, so that it may take many hours to climb as little as one hundred feet.
    S6: You look down and see the whole country below you.

    A) PSRQ

    B) QPSR

    C) RQPS

    D) SRPQ

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer18)

    Direction: Identify the option that closely expresses the meaning of the given phrases /idioms underlined in the sentence given 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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    Direction: Identify the option that closely expresses the meaning of the given phrases /idioms underlined in the sentence given below.
    To all intents and purposes he is a good man.
     

    A)  Finally             

    B)  Practically

    C)  Above all                     

    D)  In practice

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer20)

    Judge the right word.
    The______ argument put forth for not disclosing the facts did not impress anybody.

    A) convincing

    B) specious

    C) spurious

    D) intemperate

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer21) Fill in the blank with appropriate conjunction.

    The waiter hasn't brought the coffee_____________ I've been here an hour already.
     

    A) still                              

    B) yet

    C) up                               

    D) till

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer22)

    Given below are two sentences with homonyms. Identify the sentence(s) with the correct use of homonyms.
    I. Jim was convinced that he had been persecuted by his boss with extra load of work.
    II. He has decided to take the offender for prosecuting.
     

    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_answer23)

    Change the direct sentence into indirect.
    He said to her, "Don't read that fast."
     

    A)  He told her not to read so fast.

    B)  He advised her don't read so fast.

    C)  He requested her don't read so fast.

    D)  He ordered her not to read that fast.

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer24)

    Fill in the blank with appropriate article.
    This man is_________________ second 'Newton'.
     

    A)  the                              

    B)  a

    C)  an                               

    D)  All of these

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer25)

    Fill in the blank with proper pronoun.
    A poor man_____ I knew nursed the orphan.

    A) who

    B) whom

    C) that

    D) which

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer26)

    Direction: Give the synonyms for the words underlined in the given sentences.
    We walked down a precipitous slope.
     

    A)  precarious                    

    B)  steep

    C)  precise                         

    D)  gradual

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer27)

    Direction: Give the synonyms for the words underlined in the given sentences.
    The medicine was aperients.
     

    A)  bitter.                          

    B)  sweet

    C)  giddy                           

    D)  laxative

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer28) Which among the following is not a modal verb?

    A) do

    B) can

    C) will

    D) might

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer29)

    The underlined word in the sentence given below represents which type of adverbial clause?
    She is so tired that she cannot stand.
     

    A)  Adverbial cause of extent        

    B)  Adverbial cause of manner

    C)  Adverbial clause of result        

    D)  Adverbial clause of condition

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer30) A sentence that contains only one subject and one finite verb, expressed or understood is a:

    A) Complex sentence

    B) Compound sentence

    C) Simple sentence

    D) Imperative sentence

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer31) Which one of the following sentences is an example of incorrect past perfect continuous tense?

    A) They had been talking over an hour before Tony arrived.

    B) Mike had been working at that company for three years when it went out of business.

    C) They had completed their job before you arrived.

    D) Ruxana had already been teaching in this college when she applied for another job.

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer32)

    Choose the correct option for the word underlined in the given sentence.
    I met a yokel while travelling from Indore to Bhopal.
     

    A)  Criminal                      

    B)  Bumpkin

    C)  Beggar                         

    D)  Vagabond

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer33)

    Direction: Rearrange the given sentences in proper sequence to make a. paragraph and answer the questions that follow.
    I: I think our country is searching for an identity.
    II: Tet, I do not agree with the prophets of doom who see nothing but disaster ahead.
    Ill: And a new vision of the future will emerge of this.
    IV: When I came to India after a stint in USA, I felt I was trading a hotbed of intense religious and political violence for peace and quiet.
    V. However, mayhem over the last few months is deeply shocking.
    What should be the FIRST sentence of the paragraph?

    A) IV

    B) II

    C) V

    D) III

    E) None of these

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    Direction: Rearrange the given sentences in proper sequence to make a. paragraph and answer the questions that follow.
    I: I think our country is searching for an identity.
    II: Yet, I do not agree with the prophets of doom who see nothing but disaster ahead.
    III: And a new vision of the future will emerge of this.
    IV: When I came to India after a stint in USA, I felt I was trading a hotbed of intense religious and political violence for peace and quiet.
    V: However, mayhem over the last few months is deeply shocking.
    What should be the THIRD sentence of the paragraph?
     

    A)  I                             

    B)  III

    C)  V                            

    D)  II

    E)  None of these

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  • question_answer35) Find the word that has been mis-spelt.

    A) Kitchen

    B) Obstakle

    C) Permissible

    D) Perquisite

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer36)

    Give the one word substitution for the following.
    One who has suddenly gained new wealth, power or prestige

    A) Aristocrat

    B) Affluent

    C) Maverick

    D) Parvenu

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer37) Pick the odd one out.

    A) War

    B) Flood

    C) Plague

    D) Draught

    E) None of these

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  • question_answer38)

    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's much awaited address to the nation did exactly what it should have. It conveyed the immense promise as well as the grim context of the government's recent economic decisions. Given that the main charge against him is his silence and passivity, the PM's straight talk on TV and his greater effort to reach out deserve credit.
    His unvarnished speech, delivered in both English and Hindi, connected the dots, explained why growth was essential for the common good - for employment, education, health, everything that affects the aam aadmi. In the backdrop of the troubled global economy, he explained why these reforms were the least that could be done to restore investor confidence. He sketched a quick picture of the insupportable oil subsidy, and explained how hiking diesel prices (by a gentle Rs 5) and capping LPG cylinders were necessary to make sure the poor, who used kerosene, were still subsidised. What's more, the subsidy exceeds the national spend on health and education. The PM countered the panic about FDI in retail, speaking of the 1991 experience, and how Indian companies not only survived the competition, they often bettered it. He explained how it would benefit farmers as well as consumers, provide employment and improve infrastructure. While states with reservations were free not to invite FDI in retail, he said they had no right to block the aspirations of others. For the first time, the PM made a direct pitch to the people, appealed to their better judgment and requested their cooperation for the harder decisions ahead. He deserves credit for trying to communicate the rationale behind reforms, simply but fully. Of course, he also threw in a few jabs, dismissing the scaremongering opposition, positioning himself again, as in '91, as the responsible pair of hands.
    What did the PM's address to Nation convey?
     

    A)  Immense promise               

    B)  A grim economic situation

    C)  Problem of terrorism in India    

    D)  Both A & B

    E)  None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's much awaited address to the nation did exactly what it should have. It conveyed the immense promise as well as the grim context of the government's recent economic decisions. Given that the main charge against him is his silence and passivity, the PM's straight talk on TV and his greater effort to reach out deserve credit.
    His unvarnished speech, delivered in both English and Hindi, connected the dots, explained why growth was essential for the common good - for employment, education, health, everything that affects the aam aadmi. In the backdrop of the troubled global economy, he explained why these reforms were the least that could be done to restore investor confidence. He sketched a quick picture of the insupportable oil subsidy, and explained how hiking diesel prices (by a gentle Rs 5) and capping LPG cylinders were necessary to make sure the poor, who used kerosene, were still subsidised. What's more, the subsidy exceeds the national spend on health and education. The PM countered the panic about FDI in retail, speaking of the 1991 experience, and how Indian companies not only survived the competition, they often bettered it. He explained how it would benefit farmers as well as consumers, provide employment and improve infrastructure. While states with reservations were free not to invite FDI in retail, he said they had no right to block the aspirations of others. For the first time, the PM made a direct pitch to the people, appealed to their better judgment and requested their cooperation for the harder decisions ahead. He deserves credit for trying to communicate the rationale behind reforms, simply but fully. Of course, he also threw in a few jabs, dismissing the scaremongering opposition, positioning himself again, as in '91, as the responsible pair of hands.
    As per the PM how FDI would benefit farmers as well as consumers?
     

    A)  It would provide employment and improve infrastructure.

    B)  All farmers will be duly paid.

    C)  Consumers will get products cheap.

    D)  India will be a rich nation.

    E)  None of these

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    Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's much awaited address to the nation did exactly what it should have. It conveyed the immense promise as well as the grim context of the government's recent economic decisions. Given that the main charge against him is his silence and passivity, the PM's straight talk on TV and his greater effort to reach out deserve credit.
    His unvarnished speech, delivered in both English and Hindi, connected the dots, explained why growth was essential for the common good - for employment, education, health, everything that affects the aam aadmi. In the backdrop of the troubled global economy, he explained why these reforms were the least that could be done to restore investor confidence. He sketched a quick picture of the insupportable oil subsidy, and explained how hiking diesel prices (by a gentle Rs 5) and capping LPG cylinders were necessary to make sure the poor, who used kerosene, were still subsidised. What's more, the subsidy exceeds the national spend on health and education. The PM countered the panic about FDI in retail, speaking of the 1991 experience, and how Indian companies not only survived the competition, they often bettered it. He explained how it would benefit farmers as well as consumers, provide employment and improve infrastructure. While states with reservations were free not to invite FDI in retail, he said they had no right to block the aspirations of others. For the first time, the PM made a direct pitch to the people, appealed to their better judgment and requested their cooperation for the harder decisions ahead. He deserves credit for trying to communicate the rationale behind reforms, simply but fully. Of course, he also threw in a few jabs, dismissing the scaremongering opposition, positioning himself again, as in '91, as the responsible pair of hands.
    The oil subsidy exceeds the national spend on ______.
     

    A)  Defence                         

    B)  Infrastructure

    C)  Health and education             

    D)  Agriculture & fertilizer

    E)  None of these

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