Class 12 English Sample Paper Term 2 With Solutions Set C

Sample Paper Class 12

Please refer to Class 12 English Sample Paper Term 2 With Solutions Set C below. These Class 12 English Sample Papers will help you to get more understanding of the type of questions expected in the upcoming exams. All sample guess papers for English Class 12 have been designed as per the latest examination pattern issued by CBSE. Please practice all Term 2 CBSE Sample Papers for Physics in Standard 12.

Sample Paper Term 2 Class 12 English With Solutions Set C

Section A – Reading

1. Read the following passage.

(1) The art of living is learnt easily by those who are positive and optimistic. From humble and simple people to great leaders in history, science or literature, we can learn a lot about the art of living by having a peep into their lives. The daily routines of these great men not only reveal their different, unique life styles but also help us learn certain habits and practices they followed. Here are some; read, enjoy and follow in their footsteps as it suits you.

(2) A private workplace always helps. Jane Austen asked that a certain squeaky hinge should never be oiled so that she always had a warning whenever someone was approaching the room where she wrote. William Faulkner, lacking a lock on his study door, detached the doorknob and brought it into the room with him. Mark Twain’s family knew better than to breach his study door—they would blow a horn to draw him out. Graham Greene went even further, renting a secret office; only his wife knew the address and the telephone number. After all, everyone of us needs a workplace where we can work on our creation uninterruptedly. Equally, we need our private space too!

(3) A daily walk has always been a source of inspiration. For many artists, a regular stroll was essentially a creative inspiration. Charles Dickens famously took three hour walks every afternoon, and what he observed on them fed directly into his writing. Tchaikovsky could make do with a two-hour jaunt but wouldn’t return a moment early; convinced that doing so would make him ill. Ludwig Van Beethoven took lengthy strolls after lunch, carrying a pencil and paper with him in case inspiration struck. Nineteenth century composer Erik Satie did the same on his long hikes from Paris to the working-class suburb where he lived, stopping under street lamps to jot down ideas that came on his journey; it’s rumored that when those lamps were turned off during the war years, his music declined too. Many great people had limited social life too. One of Simone de Beauvoir’s close friends puts it this way. ‘There were no receptions, parties. It was an uncluttered kind of life, a simplicity deliberately constructed so that she could do her work”. To Pablo, the idea of Sunday was an ‘at home day’.

(4) The routines of these thinkers are difficult. Perhaps it is because they are so unattainable. The very idea that you can organize your time as you like is out of reach for most of us, so I’ll close with a toast to all those who worked with difficulties. Like Francine Prose, who began writing when the school bus picked up her children and stopped when it brought them back; or T. S. Eliot, who found it much easier to write once he had a day job in a bank than he had as a starving poet and even F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose early books were written in his strict schedule as a young military officer. Those days were not as interesting as the nights in Paris that came later, but they were much more productive and no doubt easier on his liver.

(5) Being forced to follow someone else’s routine may irritate but it makes it easier to stay on the path.Whenever we break that trail ourselves or take an easy path of least resistance, perhaps what’s most important is that we keep walking.

Based on your understanding of the passage, answer ANY EIGHT questions from the nine given below. 

Question. What is the theme of the above passage?
what we can learn from the routines of geniuses.

Question. The writers in the past: ______________________________
Answer.followed a perfect daily routine.

Question. In their daily routines: ______________________________
Answer.they had unique life styles.

Question. Why did some artists resort to walking?
Answer.Some artists resorted to walking as it was a creative inspiration.

Question.To Pablo, the idea of Sunday was a/an: ______________________________
Answer.home day

Question. Beethoven took along with him during his long walk ______________.
Answer.pencil and paper

Question. Composer Erik Satie used to ______________.
Answer.write his ideas under street lamp

Question. When did F. Scott Fitzgerald write his early books?
Answer.F Scott Fitzgerald wrote his early books during his strict schedule.

Question. Pessimistic : Pessimism :: ______________ : Humility ?

Select a suitable word from line 1-5 to fill in the blank.

2. Read the following passage.

(1) A survey was conducted on student preferences with respect to the most popular means of communication among them. Surprisingly, the students didn’t seem much interested in traditional means of communication. Only 7% were interested in writing letters to their friends or kins as compared to those who preferred e-mails.

Class 12 English Sample Paper Term 2 With Solutions Set C

(2) However, the chief competition is between users of Instant Messenger and those of Emails. The users of fax line as a medium of communication are only marginal. There are supporters of text messaging also. Overall, the survey had a mixed response from the students.

(3) The students informed that out of the choices given in the survey questionnaire, they have indicated the most preferred option. But, most of the students are of the view that video calling needs to be mentioned in the questionnaire as it is the most effective and most popular means of communication. Further, voice messages are the second most preferred means of communication.

Based on your understanding of the passage, answer ANY SIX out of the seven questions given below.

Question. Which means of communication is liked by more than one-fourth of the students?
Answer.Telephone is liked by more than one-fourth of the students.

Question. Which means of communication is liked by exactly one-tenth of the students?
Answer.Fax is liked by exactly one tenth of the students.

Question. How much of the students prefer either of telephones or text messages as medium of communication?
Answer.Half of the students prefer either telephones or text messages as medium of communication.

Question. What is the overall response of the students to the survey?
Answer.The overall response of the students to the survey is mixed.

Question. What is the correct order of the medium of communication in decreasing order of preference?
Voice message, Text message, Instant Messenger, Fax

Question. Pick out the word or phrase from the passage which means the same as ‘study’ (used in Para 1).

Question. Pick out the word or phrase from the passage which means the opposite of ‘gradual’ (used in Para 2).

Section B – Writing 

Question 3. You are Faiz/Falak Mazumdar living at 39, Udampur Colony, Shimla. You decide to hold a dinner party to celebrate your grandparent’s golden wedding anniversary. Draft a formal invitation in not more than 50 words to all family members to attend the grand dinner at home. 

Class 12 English Sample Paper Term 2 With Solutions Set C

Question 4. Attempt ANY ONE from (A) and (B) given below.
(A) Teachers day was celebrated in your school. The function was presided over by State Education Minister. A variety programme was organized. Five retired teachers were honoured. Write a report in 120-150 words on the function. You are Pritam / Nirmala. 


(B) You are Shobha/Sushil from 56. A Block, Saket, Agra. Write an application along with a personal resume in 120–150 words in response to the following advertisement:
Wanted an experienced Hockey Coach having B. P. Ed. Degree for our school. Apply to the Principal,Agrasen Public School, Agra by 15 March, 20xx. 
(A) Teacher’s Day Celebration (5)
— by Pritam
Sep 6, 20XX
Teachers’ Day was celebrated in our school on September 5, 20XX. The grand celebration was organized in the beautiful school Auditorium. The function was presided over by the State
Education Minister.
The programme started with a prayer song, followed by an innovative inauguration where Principal and the honourable chief guest offered flowers to a portrait of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. Then the head boy delivered a speech, throwing light on the life of Dr. Radhakrishnan. The speech was followed by a variety of cultural programmes. The main attraction of the programme was the one act play, where students enacted as teachers. The teachers told that it was a real treat to watch the play.
Before the conclusion of the programme, five retired teachers were honoured for their services during their tenure. Gifts were given to all the teachers as a token of gratitude. The celebration wrapped up with fun – games and sumptuous lunch for all the teachers.


(B) 56, A– Block,
10 March, 20XX
The Principal
Agrasen Public School
Subject: Application for the post of Hockey Coach
In response to the advertisement published in ‘The Times of India’ dated 10 March, 20xx for the post of a Hockey Coach in your institution, I offer my candidature for the same.
I am a young and energetic person having four years of experience in the same field. I assure that I will work with dedication and sincerity.
Kindly find enclosed herewith my certificates, testimonials and resume which enlist my educational and professional qualifications along with other details.
If my application is considered worth pursuing, I would be available for an interview according to your convenience.
Yours truly
Sushil Kant

Class 12 English Sample Paper Term 2 With Solutions Set C
Class 12 English Sample Paper Term 2 With Solutions Set C

Section C – Literature 

5. Attempt ANY FIVE of the six questions given below, within 40 words each. 

Question. What is the theme of ‘A Thing of Beauty’?
Answer.The earth without the beautiful things is a place full of despair and unpleasantness. The ornate
band created by human beings ushers hope in their lives.

Question. Explain the metaphor of the rattrap in context of the story by Selma Lagerlöf.
Answer.In the story, The Rattrap, the peddler used rattraps sold by him as a metaphor for the world.According to him, the world was a big rattrap because it was full of temptations. Like a rattrap, it offers riches and joys, shelter and food, heat and clothing. When someone was tempted to touch them, it would close on him and everything came to an end.

Question. It was important that the recaptured Evans keep up the façade till the very last moment of his interaction with the Governor. Support this statement with a rationale.
Answer.Evans already had a well thought out plan B in case his initial plan failed. When the Governor recaptured Evans, it was important for Evans to show that his initial plan has failed and he was feeling trapped. This ensured the Governor that he was in his clutches and the governor became a bit casual. This casualness made the governor hand him over to the silent prison officer. The Governor was unaware that the officer as well as the driver of prison van were actually Evans’ accomplices. As Evans finally escaped, he had the last laugh at the Governor.

Question. What is mother Skunk’s role in the story?
Answer.Mother Skunk’s role in the story is to convince the reader about the narrator’s belief that we should never disobey our parents as they know what is best for us. Mother Skunk told Roger never to forget his distinct identity.

Question. Who was Raj Kumar Shukla? Why and how did he persuade Gandhiji to come to Champaran?
Answer.Raj Kumar Shukla was a sharecropper from Champaran in Bihar. He was illiterate but resolute. He had come to the Indian National Congress convention in December, 1916, to complain about the oppressive landlord system. On being advised to speak to Gandhi, he requested Gandhiji to come to Champaran to deliver justice and free them from the sharecropping arrangement that forced tenants to plant indigo on 15% of their land and surrender the harvest as rent. On being told by Gandhiji that he had commitments in Cawnpore and many other places in India, Shukla accompanied him everywhere. Gandhiji was impressed by his tenacity and agreed to meet him at Calcutta from where they both go to Champaran. Shukla came at the correct date and place and took Gandhiji to Champaran.

Question. What rich bounty has the heaven given us? (A Thing of Beauty)
Answer.Through the poem, ‘A Thing of Beauty’ Keats reveals the immortality of nature. Beauty of nature is boundless and knows no limits. Heaven, which is known to be the most beautiful paradise, is the bounty of the earth. It is like an endless fountain that pours the beauty of nature over mankind. This beauty is called the heaven’s immortal drink and is also eternal and wishes away the malice from the soul and refreshes it with love and kindness.

6. Answer ANY TWO of the following in about 120-150 words each. 

Question. Mr. Lamb calls Derek his friend while Derek refuses his affirmation. Would you consider their relationship with each other as friendship? Support your answer with reference to the instance(s) from the text.
Answer.Derry was a small boy who had a burnt face due to acid. He was very withdrawn and defiant. He used to run away from the world as he hated others staring at him. He thought people are afraid of his infirmity. Similarly, Mr. Lamb too was a handicapped person. He had lost his one leg in a bomb explosion during war years ago. He lived alone in this world. The two of them have infirmity and are rejected by the people. Both have a vacuum in their hearts for not having company. Mr. Lamb is a man full of positive energy. When Derry met him, he found himself drawn towards Mr. Lamb. Mr. Lamb happened to be the only one who gave him a new line of thought about his physical infirmity. Thus, they both shared a bond that united the two of them.

Question. An adult’s perspective is different from that of a child why? Answer with reference to the story ‘Should Wizard Hit Mommy’?
Answer.Roger Skunk was awful smelling. No one wanted to come close to him. Therefore, he went to a wizard to make him smell sweet. The wizard made him smell like roses. Roger Skunk’s mother did not like that and asked the wizard to make him the way he was. The wizard did the same. When the child heard this, she did not like the way her father had ended the story. She wanted Roger Skunk to be very sweet smelling and the mother to be punished. This shows that the opinion of adults and children differ.
The world of a child is quite different from that of an adult. It is a world of fantasy and wonder. There is no place for ugliness in their world. An adult’s perspective is different from that of a child’s because the adult has experience of life. On the other hand, the child’s mind is not developed. The child is curious and inquisitive about things around him. The child’s imaginary power is exemplary. He wants to get more and more knowledge about the things described to him. It is the duty of the adult to mould the behaviour of a child. Adults should give them the knowledge that things are not as they are seen. There is a difference of perspective regarding life between the two only because of mature and immature minds.

Question. Why is the Champaran episode considered to be the beginning of the Indian struggle for independence?
The Champaran episode was a landmark in Gandhian style of fighting against the British. It grew out of an attempt to make the sufferings of poor peasants less severe. The peasants of Champaran were in great fear of the British government because they were forced to plant 15% of their holdings with Indigo and surrender the entire produce to the landlord. When synthetic indigo came, the landlords released them after demanding compensation from them. The innocent peasants agreed without realising what they were doing. When Raj Kumar Shukla told Gandhi ji about it, Gandhi ji visited Champaran and realized that the peasants were greatly in fear of the British. He realized that it was necessary to liberate them of their fear of British. After the Civil Disobedience Movement, the farmers also got encouraged and realised that they too had rights and defenders as well. It was a spontaneous demonstration around the courthouse which made everyone realise that it was the beginning of the Indian struggle for independence. Everyone also realized that they could stand against the British, and they could not order them around in their own country. That is why the Champaran episode is considered to be the beginning of the Indian struggle for independence.