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 :
(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?
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.
(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 ___________________ .
simple and formal
complicated and tricky
highly informal and simple
Que 4- The _____________ of the notice should be very clear.
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
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 ?
Simple and formal language
Short sentence structures
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”.
- Hamel often sent students to water his flowers, and gave a holiday when he wanted to go fishing.
- 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 ?
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.
(d) On the basis of the extract, pick the opinion that is closest to that of the poet.
Que 18- Which types of wars that poet talk about in the poem, ‘ Keeping Quiet’
Green wars, wars with gas, wars with fire
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