Class 12 English Sample Paper 2021 pdf | Important Questions Class 12

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Students of class 12 can practise this sample paper for their internal assessment and November board 2021. Don’t hesitate to clarify your doubts by writing in the comment section. We will answer each and every comment.

Class 12 Unseen Passage Example | Descriptive passage for Class XII

Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:             (10 Marks)

1.         Yoga in India is considered to be around a 5,000-year-old mental, physical and spiritual practice. It originated in ancient times when people used to meditate to transform their bodies and mind. Launching and celebrating 21st June as Yoga Day was an initiative taken by the Indian Prime Minister in the United Nations General Assembly. From then, yoga day became a worldwide event celebrated by the people of all countries.

2.         Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline. It is the art and science of healthy living. It is a practice of controlled body part movements and control of breath. It is not just a physical practice but also a way to get control over mental, emotional and spiritual thoughts. It improves discipline and a sense of power while providing a chance to live a healthy life without physical and mental problems.

3.         Yoga is a very safe, easy and healthy way to get fit in one’s whole life without any problems. It can be practised by people at any age be it childhood, teenage, adult or old age irrespective of age, religion or health circumstances. It needs only safe, slow and controlled movements of the body with controlled breathing. Regular practice of yoga regularises the connection between the body, mind and soul. It enhances the functioning of all body organs. By providing good health it fulfils our physical needs, through knowledge it fulfils our psychological needs and through inner peace, it fulfils the spiritual need thus it helps in maintaining harmony among all.

4.         Regular practice of yoga in the morning provides outer and inner relief by keeping away from the countless ailments at the physical and mental levels. Practising postures or asana creates a feeling of well-being. It sharpens the human mind, improves intelligence and helps in achieving high levels of concentration. Yoga is like a practical philosophy that develops self-discipline and self-awareness.

5.         We cannot count the benefits of yoga; we can understand it only as a miracle that can be experienced by practice. It maintains physical fitness, reduces stress, controls emotions, feelings, controls negative thoughts, feelings of general well-being, improves mental clarity, enhances self-understanding and connects to nature.

A.1      On the basis of the understanding of the passage, answer ANY TEN of the questions given below with the help of the options that follow.                                                   (1×10=10)

i.          World Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st June as a result of

a.         Its origin in India

b.         Its mental, physical and spiritual benefits

c.         Its transformative quality

d.         An initiation by the Indian Prime Minister

ii.         Yoga enables us to get control over

a.         physical health of all individuals

b.         Emotional well-being of people across the globe

c.         Material needs of a person

d.         Our mental, emotional and spiritual thoughts

iii.        Yoga can be practised by

a.         People at any age

b.         Children up to a certain age

c.         Teenage and sick people only

d.         Old people only

iv.        Yoga regularises the connection between

a.         Mind and body of a person

b.         Mind and soul of a person

c.         Body, mind and soul of a person

d.         Body and soul of a person

v.         Yoga enhances our ability to

a.         Know one’s character and feelings

b.         Be self-disciplined and self-aware

c.         Have a clear picture of one’s personality

d.         Understand other people

vi.        How does yoga fulfil our psychological needs?

a.         By enhancing concentration

b.         By self-discipline

c.         By providing knowledge

d.         By maintaining harmony

vii.       By maintaining harmony What is the importance of ‘asanas’ in Yoga?

a.         Creates a feeling of well being

b.         Corrects posture

c.         Reduces stress

d.         All of these

viii.      Pick the option which shows the CORRECT use of the word ‘transform’.

a.         Liberalisation has transformed India.

b.         I transformed coffee today.

c.         The transform took place two years ago.

d.         Did he transform to school?

ix.        Which word from para 4 is an antonym of ‘dull’?

a.         Ailment

b.         Improve

c.         Sharpen

d.         Practical

x.         The word In para 3 means the same as ‘regulates’.

a.         Regularises

b.         Controls

c.         Fulfils

d.         Harmony

xi.        Pick the option that correctly lists the benefits of doing yoga.

            1.         maintains physical fitness

            2.         reduces stress

            3.         controls emotions, feelings

            4.         controls emotions, feelings

            5.         improves mental clarity

            6.         enhances self-understanding

a.         1 and 4

b.         3 and 5

c.         2 and6

d.         All of these

Class 12 Literature MCQ | Extra Questions for class 12th

Literature 15 Marks

A.2      Read the extracts given below and attempt ANY TWO of the THREE given by answering the questions that follow.             (3+3=6)

A.        It symbolises an Indian woman’s suhaag, auspiciousness in marriage. It will dawn on her suddenly one day when her head is draped with a red veil, her hands dyed red with henna, and red bangles rolled onto her wrists. She will then become a bride. Like the old woman beside her who became one many years ago. She still has bangles on her wrist, but no light in her eyes.

i.          What symbolises an Indian woman’s suhaag?

a.         Bindi on the forehead

b.         Bangles on the wrist

c.         Red veil on the head

d.         Henna on the hands

ii.         “She still has bangles on her wrist but no light in her eyes” is an example of

a.         Irony

b.         Metaphor

c.         Contrast

d.         Hyperbole

iii.        The old woman has no light in her eyes because

a.         she has lost the will to live

b.         life has given her only failures and disappointments

c.         She is blind

d.         she has a pessimistic outlook on life

B.        But there it was. It was there because someone had mailed it to my grandfather at his home in Galesburg.

i.          What does it refer to?

a.         New stamp

b.         First day cover

c.         Old coins

d.         Old currency

ii.         Who mailed the envelope?

a.         Charley

b.         Charley’s grandfather

c.         Sam Weiner

d.         Grandfather’s friend

iii.        What was the letter about?

a.         That Charley should stop looking for the third level

b.         That Charley’s friend had found the third level

c.         That Charley would not be able to buy ticket with old money

d.         That grandfather was still alive

C.        “Whenever I looked up from my writing I saw him sitting motionless in his chair and gazing at everything”

i.          What was ‘I’ doing?

a.         Writing/learning his French lesson

b.         Saying sorry to his teacher

c.         Giving a speech

d.         Requesting the teacher not to go

ii.         Why was ‘him’ sitting motionless?

a.         Feeling sad

b.         had to leave everything

c.         feeling of patriotism

d.         all of the above

iii.        Describe M.Hamel’s state of mind.

a.         Sad and shocked

b.         Fearful and heartbroken

c.         Happy and satisfied

d.         Both (a) and (b)


A.3      Read the extracts given below and attempt ANY ONE of the two given by answering the questions that follow. (1 x 4 =4)

A.        “Unless, governor, inspector, visitor,

This map becomes their window

and these windows

That shut upon their lives like catacombs,

Break O break open till they break the town.”

(i)        Who can improve the lives of these slum children according to the poet?

(a)        The governor

(b)       Teachers

(c)        Inspectors

(d)       All of the above

(ii)       How can these people help these unfortunate children?

(a)        By bridging the gap between the world of the rich and the educated with these children’s world

(b)       By providing these people good education so that they become aware of a better world with lots of opportunities

(c)        By donating lots of money

(d)       Both (a) and (b)

(iii)      What does the use of word “catacomb”; suggest here?

(a)        Diseased existence

(b)       Happy and secure life

(c)        Poverty ridden hopeless state

(d)       Both (a) and (b)

(iv)      What does the poet want for these children?

(a)        To break open the rich world full of opportunities

(b)       Break the chains of ignorance and get them educated

(c)        Give them a glimpse of outside world away from darkened and gloomy slums.

(d)       All of the above

B.        ……..and felt that old familiar ache, my childhood’s fear, but all I said was, see you soon, Amma, all I did was smile and smile and smile………’

(i)        Where was the poet?

(a)        At her parent’s house.

(b)       At a friend’s house.

(c)        At the railway station.

(d)       At the airport.

(ii)       What was the old familiar ache?

(a)        flying in a plane?

(b)       unable to join merry children

(c)        fear of separation from her mother

(d)       driving in a car

(iii)      What were the parting words of the poet?

(a)        See you soon amma

(b)       Bye amma

(c)        Smile please amma

(d)       Miss you amma

(iv)      On what note does the poem end?

(a)        Optimism and hope

(b)       Melancholy note

(c)        Anger and helplessness

(d)       Happy note

A.4      Attempt ANY FIVE questions from the SIX given below.             (1x 5=5)

i.          The story, “The Last Lesson” highlights the human tendency of

a.         Male chauvinism

b.         Patriotism

c.         Linguistic chauvinism

d.         Procrastination

ii.         Who is the ‘she’ in the given statement from ‘Lost Spring…’?

            ” She has not enjoyed a full meal in her entire lifetime.”

a.         The elderly woman sitting close to Savita

b.         Mukesh’s sister-in-law

c.         Mukesh’s mother

d.         Mukesh’s grandmother

iii.        How does the story, ‘The Third Level’ interweave fantasy and reality?

a.         Presents imagination

b.         Charley’s tendency to treat the harsh realities with his imaginary third level

c.         Imagination happens at the third level

d.         None of the above

iv.        In the poem ‘Elementary School Classroom ……,’ Stephen Spender compares the lives of the…….

a.         Young and the old

b.         Generation gap

c.         Rich-the haves and the poor-have nots

d.         Old age and childhood

v.         Why did the poet look out of window?

a.         To hide her fear and anxiety

b.         To avoid looking at mother

c.         Something interesting outside

d.         To see the fields outside

vi.        What does the poet want for these children?

a.         To break open the rich world full of opportunities

b.         Break the chains of ignorance and get them educated

c.         Give them a glimpse of outside world away from darkened and gloomy slums.

d.         All of the above

Class 12 Suggested Readings:

What are Competency-Based Questions for CBSE class 9-12
Article Writing Class 12 (While Reading about New Places)
Unseen Passage for Class 12 with Answers (CBSE)
How to Score Good Marks in English Grammar Class 10-12

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