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CBSE Sample Paper for Class 12 English Term 1 Set C
I. Read the passage given below:
(1) For four days, I walked through the narrow lanes of the old city, enjoying the romance of being in a city where history still lives—in its cobblestone streets and in its people riding asses, carrying vine leaves and palm as they once did during the time of Christ.
(2) This is Jerusalem, home to the sacred sites of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. This is the place that houses the church of the Holy Sepulchre, the place where Jesus was finally laid to rest. This is also the site of Christ’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection.
(3) Built by the Roman Emperor Constantine, at the site of an earlier temple to Aphrodite, it is the most venerated Christian shrine in the world. And justifiably so. Here, within the church, are the last five stations of the cross; the 10th station where Jesus was stripped of his clothes, the 11th, where he was nailed to the cross, the 12th, where he died on the cross, the 13th, where the body was removed from the cross, and the 14th, his tomb.
(4) For all this weighty tradition, the approach and entrance to the church is nondescript. You have to ask for directions. Even to the devout Christian pilgrims walking along the Via Dolorosa—The Way of Sorrows—first nine stations look clueless. Then a courtyard appears, hemmed in by other buildings and a doorway to one side. This leads to a vast area of huge stone architecture.
(5) Immediately inside the entrance is your first stop. It’s the stone of anointing : this is the place, according to Greek tradition, where Christ was removed from the cross. The Roman Catholics, however, believe it to be the spot where Jesus’ body was prepared for burial by Joseph.
(6) What happened next? Jesus was buried. He was taken to a place outside the city of Jerusalem where other graves existed and there, he was buried in a cave. However, all is long gone, destroyed by continued attacks and rebuilding; what remains is the massive—and impressive—Rotunda (a round building with a dome) that Emperor Constantine built. Under this and right in the centre of the Rotunda, is the structure that contains the Holy Sepulchre.
(7) ‘How do you know that this is Jesus’ tomb?’ I asked one of the pilgrims standing next to me. He was clueless, more interested, like the rest of them, in the novelty of it and in photographing it, than in its history or tradition.
(8) At the start of the first century, the place was a disused quarry outside the city walls. According to the gospels, Jesus’ crucifixion occurred ‘at a place outside the city walls with graves nearby’. Archaeologists have discovered tombs from that era, so the site is compatible with the biblical period.
(9) The structure at the site is a marble tomb built over the original burial chamber. It has two rooms and you enter four at a time into the first of these, the Chapel of the Angel. Here the angel is supposed to have sat on a stone to recount Christ’s resurrection. A low door made of white marble, partly worn away by pilgrims’ hands, leads to a smaller chamber inside. This is the ‘room of the tomb’, the place where Jesus was buried.
(10) We entered in a single file. On my right was a large marble slab that covered the original rock bench on which the body of Jesus was laid. A woman knelt and prayed. Her eyes were wet with tears. She pressed her face against the slab to hide them, but it only made it worse.
Based on your understanding of the passage, answer any eight out of the ten questions by choosing the correct option.
Question 1. How does Jerusalem still retain the charm of the ancient era?
(A) There are narrow lanes.
(B) Roads are paved with cobblestones.
(C) People can be seen riding assess.
(D) All of the above
Question 2. Holy Sepulchre is sacred to:
(D) All of the above
Question 3. Why does one have to constantly ask for directions to the church?
(A) Its lanes are narrow.
(B) Entrance to the church is nondescript.
(C) People are not tourist-friendly.
(D) Everyone is lost in enjoying the romance of the place.
Question 4. How many stations were there in the church?
Question 5. Christ was crucified at:
(D) Via Dolorosa
Question 6. Jesus was nailed to the cross at the ________________.
(A) 10th station
(B) 11th station
(D) his tomb
Question 7. The courtyard shows ways to ___________________.
(A) The way of sorrows
(B) a vast area of huge stone architecture
(C) Neither (A) nor (B)
(D) Both (A) and (B)
Question 8. Jesus was removed from cross at _______________.
(A) Stone of Anointing
(C) Via Dolorosa
(D) None of these
Question 9. Rotunda was built by ____________.
(A) an emperor
(B) an architect
(C) by the Roman Catholics
(D) None of these
Question 10. Where was Jesus buried?
(A) In a cave
(B) At a place outside the city
(C) In the Holy Sepulchre
(D) Both (A) and (B)
II. Read the passage given below:
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Based on your understanding of the passage, answer any six out of the eight questions by choosing the correct option.
Question 11. What theme is being highlighted after reading the given passage?
(A) Efficient means of reducing garbage
(B) Efficient ways of waste disposal
(C) Various techniques to be employed to recycle the goods
(D) Both (B) and (C)
Question 12. On observing the pie-chart, which two types of waste have been recycled at the rate of 4% each?
(A) Furniture and used electronics
(B) Branches and wood and sharp shelters
(C) Furniture and hazardous waste
(D) All of the above
Question 13. On observing the chart, which type of waste is generated the most?
(A) Confidential documents
(B) Paper waste
(D) Plastic or metal or glass
Question 14. Which of the following activities contribute collectively towards paper waste recycled percentage?
(A) Plastic or metal or glass and metal.
(B) Confidential documents and plastic or metal or glass.
(C) Miscellaneous recycled waste and confidential documents.
(D) None of the above
Question 15. What does the given data represent?
(A) The types of waste that haven’t been generated
(B) The amount and degree of recycled waste
(C) The increasing trend of recycling and waste management
(D) Both (B) and (C)
Question 16. What has been considered as an efficient means to reduce landfill area?
(A) Sorting of waste
(B) Recycling or composting waste
(C) Both (A) and (B)
(D) None of the above
Question 17. What are the main reasons of waste management and recycling it?
(A) To not over-exploit the resources
(B) Reducing the dump of landfill area
(C) Leaving behind the quality of environment free from pollution
(D) All of the above
Question 18. Which notion in the conference has been emphasised to be deployed?
(A) Waste management
(B) Recycling of goods
(C) Waste disposal management
(D) Reshaping Earth’s future
III. Answer any four out of the five questions given below.
You are Dhruv/Nidhi, the Student Editor of your school magazine, ‘The Buds’. Write a notice in not more than 50 words to be placed on your school notice board, inviting short stories, articles, poems etc., from students of all classes for the school magazine. Give all the necessary details.
Question 19. (A) The Buds
(B) School Magazine
(C) Abc School Delhi
(D) The Principal
Question 20. (A) Student Editor Inviting
(B) Inviting Student Editor
(C) Inviting Students For Magazine
(D) Inviting Articles For Magazine
Question 21. (A) Dhruv
(B) Student Editor
(C) Editor in-charge
(D) Student representative
Question 22. What makes Classified Advertisements perfect ?
(A) Well written phrases
(B) Catchy heading
(C) Clear details
(D) All of these
Question 23. Which Of The Following Classified Advertisement requires a brief description of person ?
(B) Situation wanted
IV. Answer any six of the seven questions given below.
Question 24. Which pronoun should be avoided while writing an Article?
Question 25. What are the elements of ‘Conclusion’ in Letter Writing?
(B) Remedial Measures
(D) All of these
Question 26. What should be the ratio of active and passive voice while writing an Article?
(A) 30 : 70
(B) 70 : 30
(C) 50 : 50
(D) 10 : 90
A 12-year-old boy in your neighbourhood drives a car and the parents proudly boast of it. Write an article in 120-150 words on the hazards of underage driving and the need to educate the young ones and their parents on the consequences of unlawful driving. You are Vishnu/ Vaishnavi.
Hazards of Underage Driving
(27) _______________ is extremely dangerous and illegal. Not only it is a really stupid thing to do, but also hazardous to oneself and the community.
You are required to take driving education for a reason. That reason is, it teaches you how to be safe on the road. If you think you know everything about driving and that you don’t need to take a driver’s education,
you are dead wrong. If you (28) _______________ because you are underage, you could get hurt or even kill someone. It’s dangerous to the other people on the road too. By not even having a driver’s education you could do something out of panic, i.e., hurt someone or ruin someone’s vehicle.
Parents should also be cautious regarding this. It is better to say ‘no’ to their children rather than sending them right into the (29) _______________ and death. One should understand that there is a proper age and training for driving. There are laws regarding that. If we ignore this we would not only be breaking the law but also (30) _______________ our own and other’s lives.
Question 27. (A) Underage driver
(B) Underaged driving
(C) Underage driving
(D) Underrage Driving
Question 28. (A) drive without a license
(B) drive with a license
(C) drive without licensed
(D) driving without license
Question 29. (A) clutch of danger
(B) clasp of danger
(C) clamp of danger
(D) class of danger
Question 30. (A) danger
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:
“I will learn to drive a car,” he answers, looking straight into my eyes. His dream looms like a mirage amidst the dust of streets that fill his town Firozabad, famous for its bangles. Every other family in Firozabad is engaged in making bangles. It is the centre of India’s glass-blowing industry where families have spent generations working around furnaces, wielding glass, making bangles for all the women in the land it seems.
Mukesh’s family is among them. None of them know that it is illegal for children like him to work in the glass furnaces with high temperatures, in dingy cells without air and light; that the law, if enforced, could get him and all those 20,000 children out of the hot furnaces where they slog their daylight hours, often losing the brightness of their eyes. Mukesh’s eyes beam as he volunteers to take me home, which he proudly says is being rebuilt.
Question 31. The simile ‘dream looms like a mirage amidst the dust of streets’ indicates that his dream was:
(A) A reality, yet seemed distant
(B) Lost in the sea of dust
(C) Illusory and indistinct
(D) Hanging in the dusty air
Question 32. ‘I will learn to drive a car,’ he answers, looking straight into my eyes. This sentence highlights Mukesh was _____________.
1. determined 2. fearless
3. hopeful 4. valiant
5. ambitious 6. stern
(A) 1 & 5
(B) 2 & 4
(C) 2 & 5
(D) 3 & 6
Question 33. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE with reference to the extract?
(A) Children work in badly lit and poorly ventilated furnaces.
(B) The children are unaware that it is forbidden by law to work in the furnaces.
(C) Children toil in the furnaces for hours which affects their eyesight.
(D) Firozabad has emerged as a nascent producer of bangles in the country.
Question 34. Every other family in Firozabad is engaged in making bangles, indicates that:
(A) bangle making is the only industry that flourishes in Firozabad.
(B) the entire population of Firozabad is involved in bangle making.
(C) majority of the population in Firozabad is involved in bangle making.
(D) bangle making is the most loved occupation in Firozabad.
Question 35. Find the word which means ‘hearth’.
VI. Read the given extract to attempt questions that follow:
The white man ought to die. First he was shot. Then the sea caught him and wounded him with her rocks. If the master heals what the gun did and what the sea did they will take revenge on us.
Question 36. Who is the speaker?
Question 37. Why ‘white man ought to die’?
(A) He was fated to die and they had no business to save him.
(B) He was badly injured and chances of survival were very bleak.
(C) He was an enemy soldier.
(D) All of these
Question 38. ‘they will take revenge on us.’ Who are ‘they’ here?
(A) Their countrymen
(B) The Americans
(C) The gun and the sea
(D) The servants
Question 39. What is revealed about the speaker after reading the above extract?
(A) He is an intelligent person.
(B) He foresees future.
(C) He is a superstitious person.
(D) He is a patriot.
Question 40. The wounded enemy soldier was kept in:
(A) Sadao’s guestroom
(B) Sadao’s father’s room
(C) Sadao’s servant quarter
(D) Sadao’s study room
VII. Read the given extract to attempt questions that follow:
And, yet for these
children, these windows, not this map their world,
Where all their future’s painted with a fog.
Question 41. Who are the ‘children’ referred to here?
(A) Poor children
(B) Rich children
(C) Children of all sections of the society
(D) Children belonging to foreign land
Question 42. Which map is the poet talking about in the above lines?
(A) Asian map
(B) European map
(C) American map
(D) World map
Question 43. What do the words ‘these windows, their world’ refer to?
(A) Windows and world of slum.
(B) Windows and world of classroom.
(C) Windows of classroom and world of slum.
(D) Windows of slum and world of classroom.
Question 44. What sort of future do the slum children have?
(D) Dream come true
Question 45. Who is the poet of these lines?
(A) Stephen Spender
(B) Robert Frost
(C) John Keats
(D) William Blake
VIII. Read the given extract to attempt questions that follow:
At this moment he felt the tip of his instrument strike against something hard, dangerously near the kidney. All thoughts left him.
Question 46. What was the moment?
(A) When Hana was asking Sadao about the scars.
(B) When Hana was telling Sadao to abandon the white man.
(C) When the gardener threatened Sadao that he would call the police.
(D) When Yumi refused to wash the wounds of the enemy.
Question 47. What was ‘something hard’?
(A) A microphone
(B) A gun
(C) A bullet
(D) A knife
Question 48. Who had made Sadao a skilled surgeon?
(A) His father
(C) His Japanese Anatomy Professor
(D) His old American Professor of Anatomy
Question 49. Which ‘thoughts’ are being referred here?
(A) Sadao now wanted to kill the enemy soldier and be a true patriot.
(B) Sadao now wanted to save the wounded person by being a true doctor.
(C) Sadao was only concerened about his wife and children.
(D) Sadao was a forgetful person.
Question 50. Sadao became not only a surgeon but also:
(A) an astronomer
(B) a scientist
(C) a pianist
(D) a vocalist
IX. Attempt the following.
Question 51. Douglas was frightened when he was thrown into the pool. However, he was not frightened out of his wits. What is the meaning of the underlined phrase here?
(A) To remain calm and cool in intense situation.
(B) To be shocked or scared very suddenly and severely.
(C) To have presence of mind.
(D) To think foolishly.
Question 52. How did the instructor “build a swimmer” out of Douglas?
(A) The instructor built a swimmer out of Douglas piece by piece.
(B) The instructor built a swimmer out of Douglas bite by bite.
(C) The instructor built a swimmer out of Douglas in bits and parts.
(D) The instructor built a swimmer out of Douglas inch by inch.
Question 53. “A narrow street sealed in with a lead sky
Far far from rivers, capes, and stars of words”
Which words in these lines contrast the suffocating prospects which the slum education brings for the children?
(A) A narrow street sealed
(B) lead sky
(C) Far far from rivers, capes and stars of words
(D) from rivers, capes and stars
Question 54. “Perhaps the earth can teach us/ as when everything seems dead/ and later proves to be alive”.
Identify the poetic device used here.
Question 55. “and not move our arms so much.” Name the figure of speech used here.
Question 56. “these children
Wear skins peeped through by bones”
What is the meaning of this line?
(A) The children wear transparent clothes.
(B) The children wear torn clothes.
(C) The children are body builders.
(D) The children are malnourished
Question 57. Replace ‘Deep Water’ with a suitable title.
(A) From fear to phobia
(B) Good swimmer
(C) Fear of fear
(D) Triumph over fear
Question 58. What does the poet actually pleads for in this poem?
(A) To bring about end to mass massacre.
(B) To transform the sour temptation of the bourgeoisie’s reality into donations.
(C) To transform the sour temptation of the bourgeoisie’s donations into a reality.
(D) To have peace in the world.
Question 59. How does the story interweave fantasy and reality?
(A) For Charley’s tendency to treat harsh realities with his imaginary Third Level.
(B) It presents imagination.
(C) Imagination happens at Central Station.
(D) Charley was frustrated with reality.
Question 60. Why do you think the Third Level was an escape for Charley?
(A) Because it existed at the third story
(B) Because Sam knew about it
(C) Because he shared it with Sam
(D) Because it existed only in his fantasy and not in reality