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Sample Paper Class 12 English Term 1 Set A
Read the passage given below :
(1) We sit in the last row, bumped about but free of stares. The bus rolls out of the dull crossroads of the city, and we are soon in open countryside with fields of sunflowers as far as the eye can see, their heads all facing us. Where there is no water, the land reverts to desert. While still on level ground, we see in the distance the tall range of the Mount Bogda, abrupt like a shining prism laid horizontally on the desert surface. It is over 5,000 metres high, and the peak is under permanent snow, in powerful contrast to the flat desert all around. Heaven Lake lies part of the way up this range, about 2,000 metres above sea level, at the foot of one of the higher snow-peaks.
(2) As the bus climbs, the sky, brilliant before, grows overcast. I have brought nothing warm to wear. It is all down at the hotel in Urumqi. Rain begins to fall. The man behind me is eating overpoweringly smelly goat’s cheese. The bus window leaks inhospitably, but reveals a beautiful view. We have passed quickly from desert through arable land to pasture and the ground is now green with grass, the slopes dark with pine. A few cattle drink at a clear stream flowing past moss-covered stones; it is a constable landscape. The stream changes into a white torrent, and as we climb higher, I wish more and more that I had brought with me something warmer than just the pair of shorts that have served me so well in the desert. The stream (which, we are told, rises in Heaven Lake) disappears, and we continue our slow ascent. About noon, we arrive at Heaven Lake, and look for a place to stay at the foot, which is the resort area. We get a room in a small cottage, and I am happy to note that there are thick quilts on the beds.
(3) Standing outside the cottage, we survey our surroundings. Heaven Lake is long, sardine-shaped and fed by snow melt from a stream at its head. The lake is intense blue, surrounded on all sides by green mountain walls, dotted with distant sheep. At the head of the lake, beyond the delta of the inflowing stream, is a massive snow-capped peak which dominates the vista; it is part of a series of peaks that culminate, a little out of view, in Mount Bogda itself.
(4) For those who live in the resort, there is a small hall by the shore. We eat here sometimes and sometimes buy food from the vendors outside, who sell kebab and naan until the last buses leave. The kebabs, cooked on skewers over charcoal braziers, are particularly good, highly spiced and well done. Horse’s milk is available too from the local Kazakh herdsmen, but I decline this. I am so affected by the cold that Mr. Cao, the relaxed young man who runs the mess, lends me a spare pair of trousers, several sizes too large but more than comfortable.
Based on your understanding of the above passage, answer any eight of the ten questions given below by choosing the most appropriate option:
Question 1. One benefit of sitting in the last row of the bus was that:
(A) the narrator enjoyed bumps.
(B) no one stared at him.
(C) he could see the sunflowers.
(D) he avoided the dullness of the city.
Question 2. On reaching the destination the narrator felt relieved because:
(A) he had got away from the desert.
(B) a difficult journey had come to an end.
(C) he could watch the snow peak.
(D) there were thick quilts on the bed.
Question 3. Mount Bogda is compared to:
(A) a horizontal desert surface.
(B) a shining prism.
(C) a constable landscape.
(D) the overcast sky.
Question 4. Which animal’s milk is available from local herdsmen?
Question 5. The narrator was suffering from:
Question 6. Who helped the narrator to make him comfortable?
(A) Mr. Cao
(C) People of the resort
Question 7. Pick out the word/phrase which means same as ‘Upward Movement ’ (Para 2).
Question 8. Find word from the passage which means the same as ‘sellers’ (Para 4).
Question 9. What does the word ‘pasture’ (Para 2) mean in the passage?
(C) Sheep walk
(D) Running area
Question 10. The narrator was travelling to :
(A) Mount Bogda.
(B) Heaven Lake.
(C) A 2000 metres high snow peak.
(D) Both (A) & (B)
II. Read the passage given below:
(1) Royal Bengal Tiger is the largest, fiercest and powerful member of the Big Cat family in India. Royal Bengal Tigers, also known as Indian Tiger and Bengal Tiger, constitute a large population of the tiger family in the world. It is the National animal of India and is found mostly in India, China, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Burma.
(2) The biological name of this Big Cat is Panthera Tigris, which comes under the Felidae family under Mammalia category.
(3) No two Bengal tigers look alike! Every Bengal Tiger has a unique stripe pattern. Their colour ranges from yellow to light orange, with stripes from dark brown to black. Some of the Bengal Tigers are white in colour. The tail is orange in colour with black rings. Unlike the other white tigers that have blue eyes, Bengal tigers have yellow irises. They live for 10 to 15 years.
(4) Being fierce in nature, Royal Bengal Tigers are not much friendly in nature and live a solitary life, except in winters when they can be seen in a group of 3 or 4. Bengal tigers are fast runners and good swimmers. Tigers attack their prey in a stealth mode. They are usually spotted in swamps, mangroves and grasslands.
(5) Royal Bengal Tigers have very sharp memories; they never forget the faces. Their memory is sharper than humans and other animals.
(6) We can find the largest population of Royal Bengal Tigers in India. As per the latest tiger census report 2017, there are 3,786 Royal Bengal Tigers in India. India has more than 75% of the total tiger population in the world. Along with India, neighbouring countries to India holds a somewhat decent population of Royal Bengal Tiger in the world. The latest census of the tigers in India and neighbouring countries are shown in the table.
(7) To know about the latest tiger population is always government’s concern, as they want to save this majestic animal from getting extinct. India has lost 97% of its Royal Bengal Tiger population in the last century. The main reason is Hunting, Poaching, Urbanization, Habitat loss and Illegal Wildlife Trade. Poaching means to illegally trade the tiger made products like tiger skin, tiger made jewellery, etc. These skin and jewellery are sold for millions in the international market. Poaching has reduced the number of tigers to just 3,800 from 1,00,000 in the starting of the 20th century.
Based on your understanding of the above passage, answer any six of the eight questions given below by choosing the most appropriate option:
Question 11. The biological name of Bengal Tiger is Panthera _____________.
Question 12. Pick out the characteristic(s) of Bengal Tigers.
(A) Fast runners
(B) Attack in stealth mode
(C) Good swimmers
(D) All of these
Question 13. When was the latest survey of tigers conducted according to the passage?
Question 14. The number of tigers in ______________ ranges from 80 to 460.
Question 15. From the given pictorial representation, choose the option that correctly states the approximate percentage of total tigers in the world which are found in India.
Question 16. Which pair of countries has approximately same number of maximum tigers?
(A) Nepal and Bangladesh
(B) Bhutan and Bangladesh
(C) China and Nepal
(D) Bangladesh and India
Question 17. Pick out the option that correctly states the reason for reduction in the population of the tigers?
(C) Climatic changes
(D) Soil erosion
Question 18. In which of these neighbouring countries of India, the Royal Bengal Tiger is not found?
(D) Sri Lanka
III. Answer any four out of the five questions given below.
You are Sameera/Sameer the owner of Pink Power, a café run only by women. You are looking for an
interior designer to design the interiors of the café. Draft a suitable advertisement for the same, in
about 50 words to be published in the classified columns of the National Daily, the local newspaper.
(20) ______________ to design the interiors of the café run and managed only by women. The
(21) _____________ must have (22) ______________ in designing of cafes and restaurants, (23) _____________ remuneration with good incen remuneration with good incentives for deserving candidate. (Apply – Sameera, Owner, Pink Café, ABC Town. Mobile : 9922xxxxxx).
Question 19. (A) Situation Vacant
(C) Accommodation Wanted
(D) Situation Wanted
Question 20. (A) Wanted an interior designer
(B) Required an interior designer
(C) To-let a post of an interior designer
(D) Both (A) and (B)
Question 21. (A) boy
Question 22. (A) less experience
(B) mediocre experience
(C) adequate experience
(D) no experience
Question .23. (A) Attractive
IV. Answer any six out of the seven questions given below.
Wearing the school uniform gives the students an identity, pride and a feeling of discipline. Write an
article in 150-200 words highlighting the importance of wearing a uniform in school. You are Jagan /Jagriti.
Wearing a uniform is a badge of pride, creates an identity for a school, and is an important part ofbeing a school student.
Uniforms show that we are part of the school. (26) ______________ Uniforms give students a sense ofbelonging to a particular school and create an identity for the school in the community.
A school uniform teaches students to (27) ______________ and take pride in their appearance. Somepeople believe that a school uniform can improve learning by (28) ______________, sharpening focuson schoolwork, and making the classroom a more serious environment, allowing students to perform
Most importantly, a uniform means students don’t have to worry about (29) ______________ when it comes to their clothes.
When everyone is dressed the same, worrying about what you look like isn’t so important. There is no competition about being dressed in the latest trend, which would put a great deal of financial pressure on students and parents. It is hard to make fun of what someone is wearing when you are dressed exactly the same. So, (30) ______________.
Question 24. (A) Importance of wearing a Uniform in school
(B) Identity, pride and a feeling of discipline
(C) by Jagriti
(D) 25 September 20XX
Question 25. (A) Importance of wearing a Uniform in school
(B) Identity, pride and a feeling of discipline
(C) by Jagriti
(D) 25 September 20XX
Question 26. (A) Wearing it says were all in this together.
(B) Wearing it said we’re all together.
(C) Wearing it said wer’e all in this.
(D) Wearing it says we’re all in this together.
Question 27. (A) dress shabbily
(B) dress smartly
(C) dress interestingly
(D) dress filthily
Question 28. (A) increasing distraction
(B) reducing distraction
(C) enhancing distraction
(D) demolishing distraction
Question 29. (A) sibling pressure
(B) parents’ pressure
(C) peer pressure
(D) teachers’ pressure
Question 30. (A) we should wear clumsy and untidy uniform with pride.
(B) we have to wear our uniform taking pride.
(C) we should wear our uniform with pride.
(D) we need to look at our uniform as pride.
This section has sub-sections: V, VI, VII, VIII, IX. There are a total of 30 questions in the section.
Attempt any 26 questions from the sub-sections V to IX.
V. Read the given extract to attempt questions that follow:
I laughed and said, ‘Well, Mr. Terror, what do you think you can do to me?’ It fled and I swam on.
Question 31. Who is ‘I’ here?
(A) William Douglas
(B) Anees Jung
(C) Khushwant Singh
(D) Kamala Das
Question 32. Who is being addressed to as Mr. Terror?
(B) Young boy
(D) None of these
Question 33. Why did the narrator laugh?
(A) Happy-go-lucky nature
(B) Mocking Mr. Terror
(C) Confident of defeating Mr. Terror
(D) All of these
Question 34. Why did Mr. Terror leave?
(A) Could intimidate the narrator.
(B) Could not make the narrator beg for help.
(C) Could brighten up the narrator.
(D) Could not frighten the narrator.
Question 35. What do you think the speaker is trying to do?
(A) Challenging his fear
(B) Becoming self confident
(C) Overcome his fears
(D) All of the above
VI. Read the given extract to attempt questions that follow:
But neither of them moved. They were staring with a curious repulsion upon the inert figure.
Question 36. Who are ‘they’ here?
(A) Hana and her husband
(B) Mrs. and Mr. Harley
(C) Kamala Das and her mother
(D) Maria and her brother
Question 37. Who were ‘they’ staring at with great repulsion?
(A) White man belonging to USA
(B) White man belonging to UK
(C) Dark man belonging to Nigeria
(D) Fair complexioned fellow Japanese
Question 38. What was the state of the ‘inert figure‘?
(D) In good spirits
Question 39. What does ‘inert‘ mean here?
Question 40. Why did Dr. Sadao treat the soldier when he was from enemy’s nationality ?
(A) He was a doctor
(B) It was against his professional ethics
(C) as a doctor he could not let anyone die
(D) All of these
VII. Read the given extract to attempt questions that follow:
Perhaps the Earth can teach us
as when everything seems dead
and later proves to be alive.
Now I’ll count up to twelve
and you keep quiet and I will go.
Question 41. Name the poet.
(A) Kamala Das
(B) Pablo Neruda
(C) Adrienne Rich
(D) John Keats
Question 42. What does the Earth teach us?
(A) Stillness does not mean inactivity.
(B) Stillness is the essence of life.
(C) Stillness is the most beautiful thing.
(D) Stillness is inevitable.
Question 43. What does the poet want to achieve by counting up to twelve?
(A) To recollect counting
(B) To waste time
(C) To control anger
(D) To introspect
Question 44. Which of these is an example of what now seems to be dead but later becomes alive?
Question 45. Who is ‘I’ in this extract?
(A) Stephen Spender
(B) Pablo Neruda
(C) Kamala Das
(D) John Keats
VIII. Read the given extract to attempt questions that follow:
‘‘What shall we do with this man?’’ Sadao muttered. But his trained hands seemed of their own will to
be doing what they could to stanch the fearful bleeding.
Question 46. Who was Sadao?
(A) Japanese army captain
(B) Japanese surgeon
(C) American traitor
(D) American spy
Question 47. Why was the man bleeding?
(A) Gun wound
(B) Knife cut
(C) Arm decapitated
(D) Ear severed
Question 48. What did Dr. Sadao do to stop the bleeding?
(A) Bandaged the wound
(B) Packed the wound with sea moss
(C) Left it as it is
(D) None of these
Question 49. What did Sadao and his wife decide to do later?
(A) Put him back into the sea
(B) Hand him over to the police
(C) Give him shelter at their home
(D) Admit him to the nearest hospital
Question 50. Where did Sadao find this man?
(A) Outside his house
(B) At the battlefield
(C) In the park
(D) Hiding in his house
IX. Attempt the following:
Question 51. Which of the following places is the most scary for swimming?
(A) Image 1
(B) Image 2
(C) Image 3
(D) Image 4
Question 52. What moral does the story, ‘The Last Lesson’, impart through its events and characters?
(A) It provides ways to lose one’s identity and community.
(B) It provides strategies for resistance and protection of one’s identity and community.
(C) It provides strategies for surrender and ways to safeguard one’s identity.
(D) It provides strategies to camouflage one’s identity and protect the community.
Question 53. The chap that threw me in was saying, “But I was only fooling.” Choose the option mentioning the personality traits of this ‘chap’.
1. Influential 2. Reckless
3. Authoritarian 4. Manipulative
(A) 1, 2, 4
(B) 2, 4, 5
(C) 2, 3, 5
(D) 1, 3, 5
Question 54. What was the significance of ‘garbage’ for the parents of Saheb?
(A) It was a source of entertainment.
(B) It was the only means of survival.
(C) It was a thing of beauty.
(D) It was status symbol for them.
Question 55. all I did was smile and smile and smile…… What is the indication given by repetition here?
(A) Life is full of false promises, fake smiles and temporary joy.
(B) The poet was very happy.
(C) The poet’s mother was very happy.
(D) All of the above.
Question 56. For Franz, going to school appears to be ___________ and studying, ___________.
(A) satisfactory, forced labour
(B) slogging, waste of time
(C) drudgery, sheer boredom
(D) enthusiastic, very exciting
Question 57. Which literary device do you find in the name, ‘Saheb-e-Alam’?
Question 58. What type of expression is- ‘future’s painted with a fog’?
Question 59. ‘The World’ mentioned in ‘Third Level’ is ________________.
(A) a monument
(B) a secret chamber
(C) a newspaper
(D) an office building
Question 60. Charley escaped from the third level because _______________________________________________.
(A) the clerk threatened Charley to get him arrested.
(B) the clerk threatened to kill him
(C) the clerk attempted murderous assault on him
(D) the clerk harassed him