English Term 1 Question Paper 2021 class 12 CBSE download word

English Question Paper 2021 class 12 CBSE Term 1 Exam download

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Subject – English (Class – XII) M.M. – 40

Que 1 – Read the passage given below.

(a) Which musical instrument did Einstein play when he was in grief?





(b) Einstein came to know that America had dropped an atom bomb on the Japanese city, Hiroshima through ______________




a telephonic message

(c) Einstein said to the Japanese delegation,

‘You can give me any punishment and I will accept it.’

‘I am not at fault.’

‘What could I do’?

‘The President didn’t agree to my advice.’

(d) What did Einstein do to show his displeasure over the atomic attack?

He decided to open a science laboratory.

He decided to establish an Educational Institution

He disassociated himself from governmental institution

He invited two great philosphers

(e) The depressive mood of Einstein was compared to :



Devilish darkness

Tired steps

(f) What made Einstein more restless and sleepless?

When America by hit by atomic bomb

When Nagasaki was hit by atom bomb

When atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by America

both (b) and (c)

(g) Which event in 1945, according to Einstein, turned science and scientists into murderers?

The wrong use of Einstein’s equation

False promises of Roosevelt

The dropping of atom bombs on the two Japanese cities

None of these

(h) Einstein invited which philosopher to inaugurate the new institution?

Bertrand Russell

Albert Schweitzer

both (a) and (b)

Neither (a) nor (b)

Que-2 Read the passage and answer the questions given below:

(a) The word ‘tremendous’, as used in paragraph 3, means the same as





(b)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.

Option (1)

Option (2)

Option (3)

Option (4)

(c)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 and 3

2 and 4

1 and 2

3 and 4

(d)Based on the given graphical chart, pick the option that lists the area of zero response from respondents.

Never using the internet for work and leisure

Daily use of the computer for academic activities

Writing and receiving emails once a week

Using the internet for personal tasks once a month

(e)In the cartoon, the student’s reaction reveals that he is ______________.





(f) Which of the following statements is NOT substantiated by information in paragraph 4?

About three-quarters of the respondents preferred print books for recreational reading.

A little less than a 50% of the respondents voted for e-books for research or assignments.

More than 50% respondents stated enjoying both versions of books for leisure reading.

The survey was intended for understanding the e-book experience among students.

Que 3- Language of the Notice should be ___________________ .

very formal

simple and formal

complicated and tricky

highly informal and simple

Que 4- The _____________ of the notice should be very clear.



issuing authority


Que 5 – Information about the ‘reward’ is mentioned in _________________ .

Notice for the Meeting.

Notice for the object ‘Found’.

Notice for the object ‘Lost’.

Notice for the Competition.

Que 6- What is placed on the top of an article ?





Que 7- What is placed just below the title of an article ?


name of the writer

place of the writer

none of these

Que 8- A formal letter should be _____________ to have the desired effect on the recipient.

in the proper format

to the point and relevant

grammatically correct

All of these

Que 9- The key point of formal letter is written in which part of a formal letter ?





Que 10- Which of the following should be avoided in a Formal Letter ?

Ambiguous constructions

Simple and formal language

Short sentence structures

Factual information

Que 11- Read the passage and answer the questions that follow :

(a) Why does the narrator refer to M. Hamel as ‘Poor man!’?

He empathizes with M. Hamel as he had to leave the village.

He believes that M. Hamel’s “fine Sunday clothes” clearly reflected that he was not rich.

He feels sorry for M. Hamel as it was his last French lesson.

He thinks that M. Hamel’s patriotism and sense of duty resulted in his poverty.

(b) Which of the following idioms might describe the villagers’ act of attending the last lesson most accurately?

‘Too good to miss’

‘Too little, too late’

‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’

‘Too cool for school’

(c) Choose the option that might raise a question about M. Hamel’s “faithful service”.

When Franz came late, M. Hamel told him that he was about to begin class without him.

Franz mentioned how cranky M. Hamel was and his “great ruler rapping on the table”.

  1. Hamel often sent students to water his flowers, and gave a holiday when he wanted to go fishing.
  2. Hamel permitted villagers put their children “to work on a farm or at the mills” for some extra money.

(d) Choose the option that most appropriately fills in the blanks, for the following description of the given extract.

(i) graceful; (ii) still; (iii) hang on; (iv) country

(i) bygone; (ii) up; (iii) keep on; (iv) education

(i) beautiful; (ii) mesmerised; (iii) carry on; (iv) unity

(i) forgotten; (ii) transformed; (iii) hold on; (iv) identity

Que 12- What efforts can help Mukesh materialise his dream of becoming a car ?

Hard work

Going to garage

Guidance of his owner

All of these

Que 13- ‘But promises like mine abound in every corner of his bleak world’. This suggests that :

there is no dearth of promises which remain unfulfilled

there is a scarcity of people promising things for betterment

people make a lot of promises which are often fulfilled

promises made, live up to the expectations of people

Que 14- “My introduction to the Y.M.C.A. swimming pool revived unpleasant memories and stirred childish fears.” It can be inferred that this was a clear case of _______________________.





Que 15- Image of merry children in the poem is created to:

show energy and exuberance of young children

to show the children playing

to show the children playing pranks

to compare with herself

Que 16- __________________ is the literacy device used in ‘slums as big as doom’.





Que 17- Read the given extracts and answer the questions that follow:

(a) Pick the option that is NOT TRUE according to this extract.

The children should be allowed to read books and form their opinions.

Education without breaking the shackles of poverty, is meaningless.

The policy makers show the reality of the real world to the children.

The children see the world of poverty and misery through the windows.

(b) Pick the options that matches best with the phrase ‘break o break open’.

1,3 and 5

2,3 and 6

1,4 and 6

2,3 and 5

(c) Look at the given book covers. Pick the option that reflects the meaning of ‘catacomb’ in the extract.

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

(d) On the basis of the extract, pick the opinion that is closest to that of the poet.

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Que 18- Which types of wars that poet talk about in the poem, ‘ Keeping Quiet’

Green wars, wars with gas, wars with fire

Verbal wars

Technological warfare

Nuclear Wars

Que 19- Read the given extracts and answer the questions that follow:

(a) Pick the option that best describes the word ‘dereliction’ as used in the passage.

2, 3 and 6

1, 4 and 5

2, 4 and 6

1, 3 and 4

(b) At the end of the conversation with the General, Sadao felt

rejuvenated and guilt-free.

conceited and egotistic.

refreshed and self-conscious.

relieved and guilt-free.

(c) Read the analysis of the General based on the given extract.

(i) fantasizes; (ii) lonely ; (iii) consumed ; (iv) vested

(i) relishes; (ii) weary; (iii) self-absorbed ; (iv) selfish

(i) fancies; (ii) apathetic ; (iii) negligent ; (iv) worthless

(i) desires; (ii) concerned ; (iii) indisposed ; (iv) narrow

(d) Pick the option that best matches the idioms with ‘hand’ with their meanings.

1-A; 2-D; 3-C; 4-B

1-B; 2-C; 3-D; 4-A

1-D; 2-A; 3-B; 4-C

1-C; 2-A; 3-D; 4-B

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