General English Test Paper

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General English

Class XII

Time : 3 Hours                                TEST PAPER – 1                                          MM : 100

Instruction : –

  • All questions are compulsory.

  • Marks allotted to the question are written in the right hand margin.

  • Read the instruction carefully and do carefully.

  • General English Test Paper CLASS -12

Q.1 Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below :               (12)

Success in life depends largely on good health. Keep your body fit by cleanliness and fresh air, regular habits and suitable recreations. Make yourself strong to play games and do it in every sense of the word. Avoid any thing that will sap your strength. Smoking in your youth wounds the body and clouds the brain. Be temperate in all things and beware of drink..  it is deadly enemy of health and efficiency.

Above all remember that your character Is a priceless possession. Therefore, keep it untarnished. Be truthful in all things, considerate to who are weak and suffering and do not be afraid to have the courage to stand up for what is good, pure and noble. Avoid gambling in every from. It is a mean game, trying to get something for nothing and at other expenses. Make provision for hard times. In your leisure hours, avoid more idling. Fill such hours with interesting hobbies good books and with comparisionships and associations calculated to exercise on you an influence for good .To the  large extent you will be  known by the  company you keep. 

Question :

(A) The thing which destroys our body-

1.water        2.Smoking            3. Hobby                4.Exercise                     

(B) What is our priceless possession –

1.Gambling           2.Company             3.Health    4 .Character

(C) We should keep this thing for hard times –

1.Drink       2. Truth     3.Provision          4. Health

(D) What thing should we avoid –

  1. Success       2.Strength    3. Idling                4. Truth

(E) Which game is mean –      

  1. Chess 2. Football            3.Gambling          4. Cricket

(F) the word in the  passage similar in meaning to ‘entertainment’-

 1.Truth                2.Provision           3.Recreation         4.Cleanliness

(G)The synonym for ‘valuable’ from the passage –

 1.Interesting        2.Calculated         3.Priceless             4.Deadly

(H) The word in the passage similar in meaning to ‘be cautions’ –

  1. Extent          2. Sap        3. Beware     4.Keep

(I)How can you keep your body fit?   

(J) What are the good qualities of character?                                                       

 Q.2.Read the Following passage carefully and answer the questions given below                            (8)

Trees give  shade for the benefit of other and while they themselves stand in the sun and endure scorching heat , they produce the fruit by which others profit.the character of good men like that of trees. What is the use of this perishable body if no use is made of it for the benefit of mankind? Sandalwood , the more it is rubbed, the more scent does it yield .Sugarcane ,the more it is peeled and cut into pieces. The more juice does it produce. The men who are noble at heart do not lose their qualities even in losing their life.what matters is whether men praise them or note .what difference does it make whether they die at this moment or whether their lives are prolonged ? happen what may those who tread in the right path will not set food in any other .life itself is unprofitable to a man who does not live for others. To live for the  mere sake of living one’s life is to live the life of dogs and crows. Those who lay down their lives for the sake of others will assuredly dwell forever in a world of bless.

Question : 1.Read the  above passage carefully ,give title and make notes on it. 2. Make a summary of the passage.

Q,3 Imagine yourself to be the Export Manager of Deepali Overseas Ltd, Mumbai. You need charted accountants for Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore offices .write an advertisement for a national daily offering an initial salary of Rs.20,000/-per month with free accommodation . complete the advertisement in 50 words.                                           (5)         OR

you are  the head boy/girl of your school . Draft a notice in not more than 50 words for  house captains and vice captains to  attend a meeting presided over by the  principal to prepare a plan for the  annual function.

 Q.4. write a short note  on  “ Importance of developing Reading  habit “  with the help of  the words given  below.                                 (6)

1.Field of knowledge  expanding fast.2.Reading at school limited to  subjects offered.3. Extra reading necessary for  rounded  personality.4. Creation of  generation gap , 5. Continuous reading necessary to keep up –dated.6.Reading make a full man.              OR

. Last Sunday you went  to the  hospital  to see a relative who was admitted there . using the following inputs  your visit –

Registration counter, people in front of doctor’s room , surgical ward,nurses attending , medical ward,patients lying on  their  beds.

Q.5. Write a letter to the District Health officer drawing his attention to the insanitary             conditions prevailing in your locality.                                      (6)           OR

Write a letter to your friend  and advising him to study English ,Maths,general knowledge and  reasoning for competitive examination.

Q.6 Write a letter to the collector of your district about the lack of facilities and malfunctioning of the government hospital  of  your  area.                   (6)      OR

write a letter of complaint against the postman of your area.

 Q.7 Write an essay on any one of the following topics in about 200-250 words.                             (7)

(i)  cricket Match

(ii) Power of Press

(iii) Population Problems

(iv) computer

Q.8  Read the following extract and answer the questions given below it :           (3)

(a)To those nearest me,

My family,my friends ,my co-workers

Help me to be  aware that

No matter what words I hear

The message is

Accept the person I am listen to me.

Questions :

1.Find the word similar in meaning to the  word ‘hear’.

  1. what is the meaning of word co-worker?
  2. Give antonym of ‘ aware’ ?

(b) But what am I?,                                                                                  (3)

only a captive ,

chained to the earth ,

In silence I grow old,

In silence I wither and die.

Question : 1. Who is ‘I’ in  these lines ?

  1. River. 2. Forest    3. Sky                  4. Earth.

2.From these lines the opposite of the  word ‘free’ is  –

1.captive      2.old        3.silent       4. Withered

  1. write the name of the poet .


Q.9. Answer any two of the following questions.(25-30 words each)           (2×2=4)

(1) what is the overall mood of the poem?

(2)  what makes the poet think that man is god’s greatest creation?

(3) How can one reach the temple?       

(4) . what kind of life does the poet find in the woods?  

Q.10. Answer any Seven of following questions. (In about 30 words each)              (7×2=14)

(1) what was Mini doing in the balcony?

(2) What is the best way to disarm hostility?            

(3) How can we free up time?

(4) who was Swami   Arvasu ? 

(6) what is a blood –brain barrier? how does it work ?

(7) who were the  first visitors to the  farm ?         

(8) Why did Ghasi curse Masterji?

(9) Why did  Ghasi resort to call the Sun God as his witness?

Q.11  Answer any one of the following questions (50-75 Words)                  (4)

(1) Describe the duck’s farewell.

(2)  . Describe the structure of the brain

Q.12 Answer any four of the following questions (30-50 Words each)           (8)

(1) which is the world’s highest water fall and where is it. ?  

(2) How is this water fall compared to ‘Niagara fall’?    

(3) what are the distilled books like?

(4) what did wooden always focus on?

(5) What do you understand by “what goes around comes around?”

Q.13 Answer any one of the following questions (50-75 Words)                   (4)

(a) Write the central idea of the poem ‘Beauty’.

(b) write the central idea of the poem ‘Risks’

Q.14 Fill in the blanks with appropriate words rewrite the sentences:              (5)

(i) The school ……..remain closed.               ( will,would, shall)

(ii) The train left half …………..hour ago               (an, a , the)

(iii) The bus ………….come late.                              (may, might , should)

(iv) He has been living here……………..1982          (since , for , from)

(v) I prefer coffee……………………..tea.                   (then , for, to)

Q.15- Do as directed (Any 5) :                                                                      (5)

(i)We are collecting stamps.    (Change the Voice)

 (ii)do you have a black shirt?  (Change into negative)   

(iii)I they do not work properly , they will be punished .

 ( Rewrite using ‘unless’ in place of ‘If’)

(iv)I did it   (make negative)

(v)(a) He was  weak.

 (b) he could not walk.      ( using so……….. that)

(vi)We will leave as soon as the taxi arrives: 

 (Rewrite using ‘No sooner ………than’)

(vii)His friend was not allowed to see him.  His brother was not allowed to see him. (Combine using ‘Neither ……………Nor’)

 General English Test Paper

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