Class 12 English: CBSE Sample Question Paper- Term I (2021-22)- 3 Notes | Study English Class 12 - Class 12

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Class-XII
Time: 90 Minutes

M.M: 40

General Instructions: 

  1. The Question Paper contains THREE sections.
  2. Section A – READING has 18 questions. Attempt a total of 14 questions, as per specific instructions for each question.
  3. Section B – WRITING SKILLS has 12 questions. Attempt a total of 10 questions, as per specific instructions for each question.
  4. Section C – LITERATURE has 30 questions. Attempt 26 questions, as per specific instructions for each question. 
  5. All questions carry equal marks. 
  6. There is no negative marking.

Section - A

I. Read the passage given below:

  1. All of Earth’s oceans share one thing in common “plastic pollution”. When people litter, or when the trash is not properly disposed off, things like plastic bags, bottles, straws, foam and beverage cups get carried to the sea by winds and waterways. About 80 per cent of ocean plastic originates on land. The rest comes from marine industries such as shipping and fishing. 
  2. In 2015, engineer Jenna Jambeck at the University of Georgia and other researchers calculated that at least 8 million tons of plastic trash are swept into the ocean from coasts every year. That’s the equivalent of a full garbage truck of plastic being dumped into the sea every minute. If current trends in plastic production and disposal continue, that figure will double by 2025. A report published by the World Economic Forum last year predicts that by 2050, ocean plastic will outweigh all the fish in the sea. 
  3. In to day ’s world, plastic is everywhere. It’s found in shoes, clothing, household items, electronics and more. There are different types of plastics, but one thing they all have in common is that they’re made of polymers-large molecules made up of repeating units. Their chemical structure gives them a lot of advantages: they’re cheap and easy to manufacture, lightweight, water-resistant, durable and can be moulded into nearly any shape. 
  4. Sea turtles eat plastic bags and soda-can rings, which resemble jellyfish, their favourite food. Seabirds eat bottle caps or chunks of foam cups. Plastic pieces may make an animal feel full, so it doesn’t eat enough real food to get the nutrients it needs. Plastic can also block an animal’s digestive system, making it unable to eat. 
  5. Plastic and its associated pollutants can even make it into our own food supply. Scientists recently examined fish and shellfish bought at markets in California and Indonesia. They found plastic in the guts 
  6. of more than a quarter of samples purchased at both locations; in organisms that people eat whole, such as sardines and oysters, that means we’re eating plastic too. In larger fishes, chemicals from plastic may seep into their muscles and other tissues that people consume. 
  7. One way to keep the ocean cleaner and healthier is through clean-up efforts. A lot of plastic waste caught in ocean currents eventually washes up on beaches. Removing it prevents it from blowing out to sea again. Beach clean-up is ocean clean-up. 
  8. Clean -up efforts can’t reach every corner of the ‘ocean or track down every bit of micro-plastic’. This means it’s critical to cut down on the amount of plastic that reaches the sea in the first place. Scientists are working towards new materials that are safer for the environment. For example, Jambeck and her colleagues are currently testing a new polymer that breaks down more easily in seawater.

Based on your understanding of the passage, answer any eight out of the ten questions by choosing the correct option.
Q.1: Percentage of ocean plastic that originates from land is __________.
(a) 20%
(b) 50%

(c) 80%
(d) 25%

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.2: Plastic is not biodegradable because it is made up of _________.
(a) low atomic particles
(b) tiny particles
(c) strong big particles
(d) large molecule polymers

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.3: Scientists bought fish and shellfish for examination at markets in:
(a) China and Russia
(b) Pakistan and Afghanistan
(c) California and Indonesia
(d) Australia and Brazil

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.4: Which properties make plastic great for consumer goods?
(a) Biodegradability
(b) Durability
(c) The dyes and flame retardants
(d) Ability of chemical absorption

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.5: Which articles made of plastic generally cause pollution in the sea?
(a) Discarded plastic bags
(b) Beverage cups
(c) Soda can-rings
(d) All of these

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.6: Which feature does all kinds of plastic have?
(a) Easy to manufacture and easy to dispose.
(b) Water resistant.
(c) Difficult to mould into any shape.
(d) Non-durability.

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.7: What is the biggest impact of plastic pollution on sea life?
(a) Plastic eating makes them feel full.
(b) Plastic blocks the animal’s digestive system.
(c) Plastic cuts sea animal’s skin. 

(d) All of these

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.8: How are larger fish affected by plastic?
(a) They can get entangled in plastic netting.
(b) Plastic may lead them to starvation.
(c) Plastic is found in their guts.
(d) Plastic may go into their muscles and other tissues

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.9: What is the ultimate way to clean up an ocean?
(a) The beach clean-up.
(b) Ban of plastic items.
(c) Prohibition of seabirds. 

(d) No food supply in surrounding area.

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.10: In which year did Jenna Jambeck and other researchers calculate that at least 8 million tons of plastic trash is swept into the ocean every year?
(a) 2018
(b) 2015

(c) 2005
(d) 2010

Correct Answer is Option (b)


II. Read the passage given below: 

  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.
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  2. However, the chief competition is between users of Instant Messenger and those of telephone lines. 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 have indicated that out of the choices given in the survey questionnaire, they have 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 eight questions by choosing the correct option.
Q.11: Which means of communication is liked by more than one-fourth of the students?
(a) Telephone
(b) Text message
(c) E-mail
(d) Fax

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.12: Which means of communication is liked by exactly one-tenth of the students? 
(a) Letter
(b) Fax
(c) E-mail
(d) Telephone

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.13: How much of the students prefer either of telephones or text messages as medium of communication?
(a) 
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(b) 
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(c) 
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(d) 
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Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.14: What is the overall response of the students to the survey?
(a) Biased
(b) Unbiased
(c) Mixed
(d) None of these

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.15: What is the correct order of the medium of communication in decreasing order of preference?
(a) Voice message, Text message, Instant Messenger, Fax
(b) Text message, Instant Messenger, Voice message, Fax
(c) Instant Messenger, Fax, Voice message, Text message
(d) Text message, Instant Messenger, Fax, Voice message

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.16: Pick out the word or phrase from the passage which means the same as ‘study ’ (used in Para 1).
(a) Survey
(b) Popular
(c) Communication
(d) Kins

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.17: Pick out the word or phrase from the passage which means opposite to ‘gradual’ (used in Para 2).
(a) Chief
(b) Instant
(c) Marginal
(d) Mixed

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.18: Which means of communication totals to the combined usage of fax and letters?
(a) Telephone
(b) Text message 

(c) E-mail
(d) Instant Messenger

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Section - B

III. Answer any four out of the five questions given, with reference to the context below.
The President of R.W.A. Chelavoor Heights, Kozhikode, has to put up a notice to inform residents about a power-cut for their residential area.
Q.19: Select the appropriate title for the notice.
(a) Choosing Own Power Cuts
(b) Scheduled Power Cut
(c) The Need to Save Power 

(d) Power and Resident Safety

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.20: Select the option that lists the most accurate opening for this notice.
(a) Greetings and attention please, to one and all in Chelavoor Heights.
(b) This notice is written to share some news with you all about…
(c) This is to inform all the residents of Chelavoor Heights about…
(d) I wish to share with all officials of R.W.A. Chelavoor Heights that…

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.21:  Select the option with the information points to be included in the body of the notice.
(1) Opinion about regular power cuts
(2) Resolution for power cuts
(3) Reason for the power cut
(4) Timings of the power cut
(5) Complaint against regular power cuts
(6) Date of the power cut 

(a) (1) and (4)
(b) (2), (3) and (5) 

(c) (2) and (6) 
(d) (3), (4) and (6)

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.22: Would this notice reflect the name of the R.W.A?
(a) Yes, because it is the issuing body.
(b) No, because it is understood through the signature.
(c) Yes, because it makes it informal.
(d) No, because the title makes it clear.

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.23: Select the appropriate conclusion for this notice.
(a) Stay informed.
(b) Collaboration solicited.
(c) Stay prepared. 

(d) Inconvenience regretted.

Correct Answer is Option (d)


IV. Answer any six of the seven questions given, with reference to the context below.
Venu is a member of Co-existence, a school club that actively promotes animal rights and care. He has to write an article emphasising the need for prevention of cruelty to animals and peaceful coexistence between animals and human beings
Q.24: Select the option that lists an appropriate title for Venu’s article.
(a) Man and Animal-A Struggle to Co-exist
(b) The Rehabilitation and Conservation of Species
(c) Remodelling the Future by Peaceful Co-existence
(d) Smart Moves- Survival of the Fittest

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.25: Which option (1-4), should Venu choose to elaborate on reasons for cruelty to animals?
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(b) Option (2)
(c) Option (3)
(d) Option (4)

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.26: Which option would help Venu with the appropriate organisation of relevant ideas for this article?
(a) Expressing concern about several cases of cruelty to animals—Exploring the reasons— Stating the effects—Providing suggestions for peaceful co-existence— Presenting a conclusive outlook 

(b) Stating the effects of cruelty to animals— Presenting a concluding viewpoint—Providing suggestions for peaceful co-existence—Expressing concern for animal cruelty— Exploring the reasons for cruelty to animals
(c) Introducing the purpose of the article—Information about policies and laws for animal protection—Exploring the reasons for the laws— Providing suggestions for peaceful co- existence —Presenting a pledge for awareness 

(d) Exploring the laws for animal protection—Questioning the efficacy of the laws—Providing suggestions for improvements in the behaviour towards animals— Introducing the purpose of the article—Appeal for joining Co-Existence

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.27: Which suggestions, from those given below, would be appropriate for Venu’s article?
(a) Reducing human-wildlife conflict, banning habitat destruction, creating more wildlife sanctuaries
(b) Protecting the environment, penalising poachers
(c) Strengthening execution of animal rights’ laws, increasing awareness, reducing human-wildlife conflict 

(d) Creation of more wildlife sanctuaries and promotion of research on animals.

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.28: Read a sentence from Venu’s article draft and help him complete it by selecting the most appropriate option.
As animals find their natural habitat shrinking daily, their interactions with humans keep rising, often to the (i)______________ of the humans and with (ii) ______________ for the animals.
(a) (i) joy (ii) dangerous outcomes
(b) (i) thrill (ii) lethal consequences
(c) (i) irritation (ii) minimal effects
(d) (i) fear (ii) disastrous results

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.29: Which quote should Venu use to summarise the central idea of his article?
(A) "Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms." – George Eliot
(B) “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi
(C) A tiger may pray, “O Lord, how wicked are these men who do not come and place themselves before me to be eaten; they are breaking Your law.” – Swami Vivekananda
(D) "Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think a great deal more than we know." – Irene M. Pepperberg

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.30: Read the following options for the self-checklist for this article and select the option that includes the most appropriate self-checklist for this article.
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(b) Option (ii) 
(c) Option (iii) 
(d) Option (iv)

Correct Answer is Option (b)

Section - C

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.
Q.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
.

Correct Answer is Option (c)
M. Hamel is referred as 'Poor' as he was taking his last lesson in that school where he had taught for forty years.


Q.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’

Correct Answer is Option (b)
Villagers never understood that how essential Education was. They learned a little and when the realized this fact, it was too late. Their land and language were overpowered by Germans.


Q.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.

Correct Answer is Option (c)
M. Hamel used to send his students for watering plants and petty errands. This negligence on his part raises the question of his being 'faithful'.


Q.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

Correct Answer is Option (d)
On the last day the villagers had also come to school and they transformed when they heard his last words. M. Hamel. told them to hold on their mother tongue, their identity as it was their only way to get back the lost freedom.


Q.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

Correct Answer is Option (d)
The teacher had on his beautiful green coat, his frilled shirt and the little black silk cap, all embroidered, that he never wore except on inspection and prize days.


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.”
Q.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)

Correct Answer is Option (d)
Dereliction of duty- avoiding/ being careless in performing the duty.


Q.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.

Correct Answer is Option (d)
Sadao, then was relaxed and stopped blaming himself.


Q.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

Correct Answer is Option (b)
The General, enjoyed his position but was tired due to his old age, his health was his priority but he was not so selfish that he would put Sadao in trouble.


Q.39: Pick the option that best matches the idioms with ‘hand’ with their meanings.
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(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

Correct Answer is Option (c)
Idioms are matched with their correct meanings.


Q.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.

Correct Answer is Option (c)
The servants didn't like the idea of giving shelter to an enemy in the house. Yumi, the governess of the children, stubbornly refused to wash the white man and threatened to leave the job if she was forced.


VII.Read the given extract to attempt questions that follow: 
And 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 familiar ache…
Q.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.

Correct Answer is Option (c)
Youth contrasted with mother’s old age.


Q.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

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.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.

Correct Answer is Option (b)
Mother lost her youthful grace and charm due to her old age.


Q.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

Correct Answer is Option (c)
Personification- human quality imparted to trees; Simile- comparison using as/ like; Imagery- painting picture with the words.


Q.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.

Correct Answer is Option (a)
Due to the mother ’s old age, the daughter is apprehensive about her mother’s approaching end.


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.
Q.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.

Correct Answer is Option (a)
An unconscious state due to an accident.


Q.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

Correct Answer is Option (c)
Sadao was being practical in approach but Hana was a bit apprehensive about sheltering an American.


Q.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
(d) Catch-22

Correct Answer is Option (d)
A problem or a situation in which the desired outcome is impossible to achieve owing to contradictory or illogical rules, regulations or conditions.


Q.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.
 

Correct Answer is Option (d)
But neither of them moved. They were staring with curious repulsion upon the inert figure.


Q.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.

Correct Answer is Option (d)
He was an American (enemy country)


IX. Attempt the following.
Q.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.

Correct Answer is Option (c)
The bulletin-board that hangs outside the town hall represents the oppression of the Prussian occupiers who have invaded the region of AlsaceLorraine. Over the two years of Prussian occupation, all of the village’s bad news had come from the board.


Q.52: The revival of latent fear in Douglas is an indication of:
(a) destruction 

(b) subjugation 
(c) harassment
(d) dejection

Correct Answer is Option (b)
It means the person feels defeated or under-estimated.


Q.53: Which of the following classrooms resemble the classroom mentioned in the poem?
i) 
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ii) 
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iii)
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iv)
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(a) Option i
(b) Option ii
(c) Option iii 

(d) Option iv

Correct Answer is Option (d)
Picture of Shakespeare and a map can be seen.


Q.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.

Correct Answer is Option (b)
The poet is appealing the readers to understand his views and work for a common cause.


Q.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.

Correct Answer is Option (b)
The workers in the bangle industry of Firozabad carry out their ancestral profession with pride, they believe in Karma theory and therefore, consider poverty to be their destiny. Moreover, the middle men like bureaucrats and politicians never let these people flourish.


Q.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

Correct Answer is Option (b)
Somebody, in some corner of the world takes an unnecessary action which jeopardizes the fate of everybody else. By writing about those who “prepare wars”, the speaker hints at the manufactured nature of war which is intended to satisfy specific interests of interested parties and devastate the lives of others.


Q.57: “Cramped holes” is a metaphor for the __________.
(a) pits and potholes 

(b) broken walls 
(c) narrow passages 
(d) slum houses

Correct Answer is Option (d)
Children who live in suffocating hovels (cramped holes) or slum houses, move from one endless night to another without any dawn of hope.


Q.58: Which of the pictures given below shows ‘wading’ activity?
(1) 
Class 12 English: CBSE Sample Question Paper- Term I (2021-22)- 3 Notes | Study English Class 12 - Class 12
(2) 
Class 12 English: CBSE Sample Question Paper- Term I (2021-22)- 3 Notes | Study English Class 12 - Class 12
(3) 
Class 12 English: CBSE Sample Question Paper- Term I (2021-22)- 3 Notes | Study English Class 12 - Class 12
(4) 
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(a) Image 1 
(b) Image 2 
(c) Image 3 
(d) Image 4

Correct Answer is Option (a)
Wading means to walk in water that is not very deep.


Q.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.

Correct Answer is Option (d)
When he finds himself on the third level, he was convinced that he had reached the third level at Grand Central Station as he found it a different world of gas lights, brass spittoons, derby hats, beards, side buns and fancy moustaches.


Q.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.

Correct Answer is Option (b)
The general layout of the third level was different from that of the second level. It had comparatively smaller rooms, fewer ticket windows and lesser train gates.

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