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Sample Paper Term 1 Class 12 English With Solutions Set B
I. Read the passage given below:
(1) “Who doesn’t know how to cook rice? Cooking rice hardly takes time,” said my father. So, I challenged myself. I switched from news to YouTube and typed, “How to cook rice?” I took one and a half cups of rice. Since, I didn’t have access to a rice cooker, I put the rice in a big pot. Firstly, the rice has to be washed to get rid of dust and starch. I thought I won’t be able to drain the rice and that it will fall out of the pot. I observed the chef as I swirled the rice around and used my dexterous hands to drain it, not once, not twice, but three times. I looked down at the sink and saw less than 50 grains that made their way out of the pot. Suffice to say, I was up to the mark.
(2) The video stated that the key to perfect rice is equal amounts of rice and water. I have heard that professionals don’t need to measure everything; they just know what the right amount is. But as this was my first time in the kitchen, I decided to experiment by not measuring the water needed for boiling the rice. I wanted the rice to be firm when bitten, just like pasta. I don’t enjoy the texture of mushy rice. It has to have that chutzpah; it has to resist my biting power just for a bit before disintegrating.
(3) After what seemed like 10 minutes, all the water disappeared. I went in to give it a good stir. To my surprise, some of the rice got stuck to the pot. I tried to scrape it off but to no avail. At the same time, there was a burning smell coming from it. I quickly turned the stove off. “What have you done to the kitchen?” My mother shouted while coming towards the kitchen. I managed to ward her off.
(4) Finally, when the time came to taste my creation, I was surprised! It wasn’t bad at all. The rice had the desired consistency. Sure, a little more salt would’ve been better, but I just added that while eating. The experience was fairly rewarding and memorable. It taught me a new sense of respect for those who cook food on a regular basis at home or are engaged in gourmet creations professionally.
Based on your understanding of the passage, answer any eight out of the ten questions by choosing the correct option.
Question 1. Father’s question to the narrator, about knowing how to cook rice, was intended to:
(A) criticize the narrator’s lack of abilities.
(B) make the process sound simple.
(C) encourage the narrator to take up cooking.
(D) showcase his own expertise in cooking rice.
Question 2. “I switched from news to YouTube …”
Pick the option in which the meaning of ‘switch(ed)’ is NOT the same as it is in the passage.
(A) He switched on the radio to listen to the news while having dinner.
(B) “Forget these diet supplements and switch to yoga, if you want a true sense of well-being.”
(C) Mom switched to reading fiction recently because she was bored with cook-books.
(D) The company will switch the trucks to other routes to bring down city pollution.
Question 3. Based on your understanding of the passage, choose the option that lists the correct sequence of the process.
1. Use water to wash the rice. 2. Repeat the process three times.
3. Drain the water off. 4. Put rice in a utensil.
5. Swirl the water in and around the rice.
Question 4. The narrator says that he has dexterous hands. He would have had a problem, had it been the opposite.
NOT BEING dexterous means, being …………………. .
Question 5. Which option represents the correct ratio of water to rice for cooking ‘perfect rice’?
(A) Image 1
(B) Image 2
(C) Image 3
(D) Image 4
Question 6. According to the passage, the fact that the narrator risked experimentation, on his maiden attempt in the kitchen, shows that he was …………………….. .
Question 7. Pick the option showing the CORRECT use of the word ‘chutzpah’.
(A) It is the court’s duty to dispense chutzpah to everyone irrespective of caste or creed.
(B) The speaker may not have much of a stage presence, but you’ve got to admit she’s got chutzpah.
(C) I could crack the code easily which proved me to be a chutzpah and I was the only one who could do so.
(D) After his father’s demise, the daughter took over the family’s chutzpah to save it from disaster.
Question 8. Pick the option that correctly states what DID NOT happen after the writer checked on the rice.
(A) Turning the stove off.
(B) Being taken aback at the condition of rice.
(C) Forgetting to scrape the stuck rice.
(D) Smelling the delicious aroma of cooked rice.
Question 9. Pick the option that correctly lists the final feelings of the writer with reference to the cooking experience.
1. frustrating 2. amusing 3. satisfying 4. disillusioning 5. exacting 6. enlightening
(A) 1 and 4
(B) 2 and 5
(C) 3 and 6
(D) 1 and 3
Question 10. How did mother react to the burning smell?
(A) She commented on it.
(B) She brushed it aside.
(C) She enquired about it.
(D) She handled it.
II. Read the passage and answer the questions given below:
(1) The present generation is well updated with the use of internet and computers. The rapid development in computer technology and increase in accessibility of the internet for academic purposes has changed the face of education for everyone associated with it. Let’s look at the data arising out of a recent survey that was done to ascertain the time spent on utilisation of the computer and internet:
(2) At present, many schools and universities have been implementing internet-based learning, as it supplements the conventional teaching methods. The internet provides a wide variety of references and information to academics as well as scientific researchers. Students often turn to it to do their academic assignments and projects.
(3) However, research on Internet is very different from traditional library research, and the differences can cause problems. The Internet is a tremendous resource, but it must be used carefully and critically.
(4) According to a 2018 Academic Student e-book Experience Survey, conducted by LJ’s research department and sponsored by EBSCO, when reading for pleasure, almost 74% of respondents said they preferred print books for leisure whereas, 45 % of respondents chose e-books rather than the printed versions, for research or assignments.
(5) When asked what e-book features make them their favourite for research, the respondents were clear. Having page numbers to use in citations, topped the list (75%); followed by the ability to resize text to fit a device’s screen (67%); the ability to bookmark pages, highlight text, or take notes for later reference (60%); downloading the entire e-book (57%); and allowing content to be transferred between devices (43%) were the varied responses.
Based on your understanding of the passage, answer any six out of the eight questions by choosing the correct option.
Question 11. The word ‘tremendous’, as used in paragraph 3, means the same as:
Question 12. Based on the graphical chart in the passage, choose the option that correctly states the depiction of internet usage for work and for leisure, for once a month.
(A) Option (1)
(B) Option (2)
(C) Option (3)
(D) Option (4)
Question 13. Based on the given graphical representation of data in the passage, choose the option that lists the statements that are TRUE with respect to the usage of email.
1. The everyday usage of email is more than the everyday usage of computer for personal use.
2. About 18% people use email once a week.
3. There are a smaller number of email users using it 2-3 times a week than the ones using it once a month.
4. Less than 5% of people never use the email.
(A) 1 and 3
(B) 2 and 4
(C) 1 and 2
(D) 3 and 4
Question 14. Based on the given graphical chart, pick the option that lists the area of zero response from respondents.
(A) Never using the internet for work and leisure.
(B) Daily use of the computer for academic activities.
(C) Writing and receiving emails once a week.
(D) Using the internet for personal tasks once a month.
Question 15. In the cartoon, the student’s reaction reveals that he is ______________.
Question 16. Which of the following statements is NOT substantiated by information in paragraph 4?
(A) About three-quarters of the respondents preferred print books for recreational reading.
(B) A little less than a 50% of the respondents voted for e-books for research or assignments.
(C) More than 50% respondents stated enjoying both versions of books for leisure reading.
(D) The survey was intended for understanding the e-book experience among students.
Question 17. Arrange the given e-book features preferred for research from the least favourite to the most favourite:
1. downloading the entire e-book 2. choosing page numbers in citations
3. highlighting text 4. resizing text to fit screen
(A) 1, 3, 4, 2
(B) 3, 2, 1, 4
(C) 2, 4, 3, 1
(D) 4, 1, 2, 3
Question 18. According to the passage, one of the reasons for the recent transformation of education is the:
(A) techno-efficiency of the present generation.
(B) expenses of courses on technology.
(C) simplification of the teaching and learning method.
(D) easy availability of the Internet.
III. Answer any four out of the five questions given below.
Question 19. An advertisement is a ____________________________.
(A) public announcement
(B) private announcement
(C) personal announcement
(D) service announcement
Question 20. An advertisement is used to influence the __________ of the masses.
(D) All of these
Question 21. Language of the Notice should be _______________________.
(A) very formal
(B) simple and formal
(C) complicated and tricky
(D) highly informal and simple
Question 22. Which of the following shouldn’t be a part of Notice?
(D) Authorised Signatory
Question 23. The word ‘Notice’ is written in ___________ letters.
(D) All of the above
IV. With the understanding of the format of the Letter answer any six of the seven questions given.
Question 24. ________________
(A) Sender’s Address
(B) Receiver’s Address
(C) Heading Date
(D) FORMAL LETTER
Question 25. ____
(A) Sender’s Address
(B) Receiver’s Address
(C) Heading Subject
Question 26. ________________
(A) Dear Sir/Sir
(B) Dearest Sir
(C) Respectful Sir Introductory para
(D) My dear Sir
Question 27. ________________
(A) Main body of the letter
(C) Subscription Concluding para
Question 28. ________________
(A) Your Sincerely
(B) Yours sincerely
(C) yours sincerely Signature
(D) your sincerely
Question 29. ________________
(A) (Full Name in lower case)
(B) (Only initials in capitals)
(C) (Only First Name in capitals)
(D) (Full Name in capitals)
Question 30. ____________
(A) Designation (optional)
(B) Requesting Quote
(C) Bidding Goodbye
(D) Another Signature (optional)
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:
Poor man! It was in honour of this last lesson that he had put on his fine Sunday clothes, and now I understood why the old men of the village were sitting there in the back of the room. It was because they were sorry, too, that they had not gone to school more. It was their way of thanking our master for his forty years of faithful service and of showing their respect for the country that was theirs no more.
Question 31. Why does the narrator refer to M. Hamel as ‘Poor man!’?
(A) He empathizes with M. Hamel as he had to leave the village.
(B) He believes that M. Hamel’s “fine Sunday clothes” clearly reflected that he was not rich.
(C) He feels sorry for M. Hamel as it was his last French lesson.
(D) He thinks that M. Hamel’s patriotism and sense of duty resulted in his poverty.
Question 32. Which of the following idioms might describe the villagers’ act of attending the last lesson most accurately?
(A) ‘Too good to miss’
(B) ‘Too little, too late’
(C) ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’
(D) ‘Too cool for school’
Question 33. Choose the option that might raise a question about M. Hamel’s “faithful service”.
(A) When Franz came late, M. Hamel told him that he was about to begin class without him.
(B) Franz mentioned how cranky M. Hamel was and his “great ruler rapping on the table”.
(C) M. Hamel often sent students to water his flowers and gave a holiday when he wanted to go fishing.
(D) M. Hamel permitted villagers to put their children “to work on a farm or at the mills” for some extra money.
Question 34. Choose the options that most appropriately fill in the blanks, for the following description of the given extract.
The villagers and their children sat in class, forging with their old master a (i) _____ togetherness. In that moment, the classroom stood (ii) _____. It was France itself, and the last French lesson a desperate hope to (iii) ______ to the remnants of what they had known and taken for granted. Their own (iv) _______.
(A) (i) graceful; (ii) still; (iii) hang on; (iv) country
(B) (i) bygone; (ii) up; (iii) keep on; (iv) education
(C) (i) beautiful; (ii) mesmerised; (iii) carry on; (iv) unity
(D) (i) forgotten; (ii) transformed; (iii) hold on; (iv) identity
Question 35. What is meant by ‘fine Sunday clothes’?
(A) Casual clothes
(B) Shining bright tight clothes
(C) Black and white clothes
(D) Clothes that are worn on special occasions
VI. Read the given extract to attempt questions that follow:
“I wondered, Your Excellency,” Sadao murmured.
“It was certainly very careless of me,” the General said. “But you understand it was not lack of patriotism or dereliction of duty.” He looked anxiously at his doctor. “If the matter should come out you would understand that, wouldn’t you?”
“Certainly, Your Excellency,” Sadao said. He suddenly comprehended that the General was in the palm of his hand and that as a consequence, he himself was perfectly safe. “I swear to your loyalty.
Excellency,” he said to the old General, “and to your zeal against the enemy.”
Question 36. Pick the option that best describes the word ‘dereliction’ as used in the passage.
(i) Evasion (ii) Deterioration
(iii) Negligence (iv) Carelessness
(v) Dilapidation (vi) Management
(A) (ii), (iii) and (vi)
(B) (i), (iv) and (v)
(C) (ii), (iv) and (vi)
(D) (i), (iii) and (iv)
Question 37. At the end of the conversation with the General, Sadao felt :
(A) rejuvenated and guilt-free.
(B) conceited and egotistic.
(C) refreshed and self-conscious.
(D) relieved and guilt-free.
Question 38. Read the analysis of the General based on the given extract. Choose the option that fills in the given blanks most appropriately:
The General (i) _____________ power but is (ii) ___________ of the obligations of his job. He is so (iii) _____________ with his health that he forgets to send the assassins to kill the prisoner. Due to his (iv) ____________ interests, he doesn’t want to expose Sadao and agrees to keep the prisoner’s escape a secret.
(A) (i) fantasizes; (ii) lonely; (iii) consumed; (iv) vested
(B) (i) relishes; (ii) weary; (iii) self-absorbed; (iv) selfish
(C) (i) fancies; (ii) apathetic; (iii) negligent; (iv) worthless
(D) (i) desires; (ii) concerned; (iii) indisposed; (iv) narrow
Question 39. Pick the option that best matches the idioms with ‘hand’ with their meanings.
1. hand in glove a) in the care of somebody good and knowledgeable
2. in good hands b) to reveal a secret about one’s plans
3. tip one’s hand c) do harm to someone who has been kind to you
4. bite the hand that feeds you d) two or more people who are in collusion
(A) 1-a; 2-d; 3-c; 4-b
(B) 1-b; 2-c; 3-d; 4-a
(C) 1-d; 2-a; 3-b; 4-c
(D) 1-c; 2-a; 3-d; 4-b
Question 40. What was the reaction of all the domestic servants when they came to know that Dr. Sadao was treating a prisoner?
(A) They were happy to serve their master.
(B) They felt that Dr. Sadao deserved a reward.
(C) They were very critical of him.
(D) They wanted Dr. Sadao to let the soldier die.
VII. Read the given extract to attempt questions that follow:
looked out at Young
Trees sprinting, the merry children spilling
out of their homes, but after the airport’s
security check, standing a few yards
away, I looked again at her, wan, pale
as a late winter’s moon and felt that old
Question 41. Why ‘Young Trees’ is highlighted in this stanza?
(A) It is to convey the meaning clearly.
(B) To highlight the adjective-noun combination.
(C) To enhance the poetic technique of contrast.
(D) To create a picturesque effect.
Question 42. Choose the option that appropriately describes the relationship between the two statements given below.
Statement 1: The poet knows that her mother has become old and it is an undeniable fact.
Statement 2: The poet feels desperate at the thought of unbearable pain of separation.
(A) Beginning – Ending
(B) Cause – Effect
(C) Question – Answer
(D) Introduction – Conclusion
Question 43. Choose the option that completes the sentence given below. Just as the brightness of the winter’s moon is obscure due to the haze and mist, similarly:
(A) the pain of separation has shaded mother’s expression.
(B) age has clouded mother’s youthful appearance.
(C) growing up has developed a seasoned maturity in the poet.
(D) memories warm the heart like the pale moon in winter.
Question 44. Choose the correct option out of the ones given below:
(a) Simile- the merry children spilling (b) Metaphor- old familiar ache
(c) Simile- pale as a late winter’s moon (d) Imagery- Young Trees sprinting
(e) Simile- All I did was smile (f) Personification- the merry children spilling
(g) Personification- Young Trees sprinting
(A) a, b, c, d
(B) e, f, g, a
(C) c, d, g
(D) c, d, f, g
Question 45. “I looked again at her…”
Why did the poet look back again?
(A) She wanted to look at her mother for the last time before departure.
(B) She had forgotten something behind.
(C) She wanted to signal her mother to hurry up and join her.
(D) She wanted to tell her mother to go away.
VIII. Read the given extract to attempt questions that follow:
The man moaned with pain in his stupor but he did not awaken.
“The best thing that we could do would be to put him back in the sea,” Sadao said, answering himself.
Now that the bleeding was stopped for the moment, he stood up and dusted the sand from his hands.
“Yes, undoubtedly that would be best,” Hana said steadily. But she continued to stare down at the motionless man.
“If we sheltered a white man in our house we should be arrested and if we turned him over as a prisoner, he would certainly die,” Sadao said.
“The kindest thing would be to put him back into the sea,” Hana said. But neither of them moved. They were staring with curious repulsion upon the inert figure.
Question 46. In which of the following options can ‘stupor’ be used as it is used in the above extract?
(A) It was only a slight brush, not enough to fully wake him from the depth of his _________.
(B) Children who are awake are very thirsty, although a child may drink poorly if in a ________.
(C) It brought me out of my warm ______________ with a jolt and I thought it was time I moved myself.
(D) Trying to awaken a cat out of a catatonic _____________ is virtually useless.
Question 47. Pick the option that best describes Sadao and Hana in the passage.
(A) Sadao: trustworthy; Hana: suspicious
(B) Sadao: brave; Hana: practical
(C) Sadao: practical; Hana: apprehensive
(D) Sadao: cautious; Hana: bold
Question 48. Pick the idiom that best describes the situation of Sadao and Hana.
(A) Grasping at straws
(B) At your wits’ end
(C) Dodged a bullet
Question 49. Choose the correct option with reference to the two statements given below.
Statement 1: Sadao and Hana were concerned about the soldier but were worried about the result of being sympathetic.
Statement 2: Sadao and Hana wanted to avoid taking care of a wounded soldier, who could be an American.
(A) Statement 1 is true but Statement 2 is false.
(B) Statement 1 is false but Statement 2 is true.
(C) Both Statement 1 and Statement 2 are true.
(D) Both Statement 1 and Statement 2 are false.
Question 50. Why were they staring him with curious repulsion?
(A) Because he was their long lost servant.
(B) He was covered with lot of filth and dirt.
(C) His face was damaged.
(D) He was an American soldier.
IX. Attempt the following.
Question 51. Franz ignored a huge crowd assembled in front of the bulletin board. How does his reaction act as foreshadowing?
(A) No one in Franz’s family worked in the armed forces, so any serious news did not matter.
(B) The place was too crowded for Franz to find out what news was up on the board.
(C) No bad news now affected Franz as he was quite accustomed to it.
(D) Franz was too young to care about the news of defeat in the war.
Question 52. The revival of latent fear in Douglas is an indication of:
Question 53. Which of the following classrooms resemble the classroom mentioned in the poem?
(A) Option i
(B) Option ii
(C) Option iii
(D) Option iv
Question 54. “let’s not speak in any language,
let’s stop for one second,”
The poet uses the word “let’s” to :
(A) start a conversation between the poet and the readers.
(B) request readers to become a part of the poet’s larger appeal to human race.
(C) make readers as the subject of the poem.
(D) make readers speak his own language.
Question 55. What compels the workers in bangle industry of Firozabad to poverty?
(A) Cast and inherited profession.
(B) Karma theory and culture.
(C) Administrators and politicians.
(D) All of these.
Question 56. What does the poet hint at when he says, “Those who prepare green wars,”?
(A) Traditional way of fighting
(B) Manufactured nature of war
(C) Political issues related to wars
(D) Social issues related to wars
Question 57. “Cramped holes” is a metaphor for the _________________________.
(A) pits and potholes
(B) broken walls
(C) narrow passages
Question 58. Which of the pictures given below shows ‘wading’ activity?
(A) Image 1
(B) Image 2
(C) Image 3
(D) Image 4
Question 59. How did Charley discover that he had reached the Third Level of Grand Central Station and not the second level?
(A) A different world of gas lights and brass spittoons.
(B) Beards and moustaches of 1894.
(C) Newspaper with a date June 11, 1894.
(D) All of these.
Question 60. What striking contrast did Charley find at the Third Level of Central Station?
(A) Everything was odd.
(B) Everything was old styled and smaller in size.
(C) Everything was gigantic.
(D) Everything was marvellous.