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SET II – Model Question Paper of Compulsory English Grade XII

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Set Two | Compulsory English
Grade XII | Syllabus Year: 2065+

Full marks: 100 | Pass marks: 40 Time: 3 hours

1. Answer any one of the following questions. (10×1=10)

  1. Discuss the story “The last voyage of the ghost ship” as the description of the growth of an ordinary boy to an assertive young man.
  2. Discuss the problems that Karnali people have been facing. Also state some practical ways that can be exploited to enhance their life standard.

2. Answer any five of the following questions. (5×3=15)

  1. What differences does the writer show between a traditional society and a modern society in matter of pregnancy, childbirth and childbearing? ( A child is born)
  2. Why does the poet spit into the face of time? (Lamentation…)
  3. Is there anything you can do to help save Nepal’s remaining forests?
  4. What factors were responsible to bring change in American adoption scene? (Children who wait)
  5. Discuss the glory and magnificence of god as described by Hopkins in “God’s Grandeur”.
  6. Sketch the character of Alyohin.

3. “Many intellectually sound students as well as skilled manpower have recently been motivated going overseas and finally settle there forever. As a result the country is gradually facing the short of skilled manpower in all fields, which results in direct adverse effect on the country’s development. So, in the interest of the nation, government should discourage such people from going abroad and encourage them to work in their own country.” To what extent do you agree or disagree. Discuss. (10)

4. If you could be in charge of any educational institution you liked, which educational institution would you choose and how would you run it differently? (5)

5. Using the verbs enable, discourage sb from doing sth, make it easier for sb to do sth, force, allow, write a paragraph about “package holidays” expressing pros and cons. (5)

6. Read the following conversations.
A: I am sure she’s going to leave me.
B: Nonsense. If she was going to leave you, she wouldn’t have agreed to go on holiday with you.
C: And what’s more, she wouldn’t have invited you to met her parents.
D: And if she was going to leave you, she wouldn’t be redecorating your kitchen for you, would she?
Now, have similar conversations for the following. (2.5×2=5)
a. I am sure I am going to get the sack.
b. I sure s/he is in love with me.

7. Express wishes for the following situations (5)

  1. It’s raining.
  2. You’re lonely.
  3. You’re ill in bed.
  4. Your car’s broken down.
  5. You’re short of money.

8. Pick up the actual words spoken by the minister from the following speech.(5)
“The minister said that the situation had certainly improved, although there was a long way to go before the Government achieved its targets. The rate of inflation had fallen, he said to single figures, and was still falling, and he hoped that this would enable the Government to reduce the rate of income tax in the next Budget. The minister stressed, however, that this depended on the cooperation of the trade unions. He was going to meet Union leaders later in the day, and said that he would announce the results of these discussions in Parliament.”

9. Is crime a problem in your country? If yes, what do you think are its main causes, what can be done to help prevent crime? If no, what is it about your society that helps to discourage crime? 10

10. Rewrite the following questions as indirect questions. Begin with the words given. (5)

  1. a. Has the train left?
    Have you found out….
  2. What color curtains did they buy?
    Do you know…….
  3. Was he alone?
    Do you know….
  4. What are golf balls made of?
    Do you know…..
  5. Have the election results been announced yet?
    Have you any idea…..

11. Explain the newspaper headlines below using…had only just….when… (5)
a. Missing first husband ruins honeymoon.
b. Jewel thief caught red-handed.
c. New king abdicates.
d. New casino destroyed in blaze.
e. Bomb attack: President leaves palace just in time.

12. Read the following questions.

  1. Are poets dreamers? In what sense?
  2. Are dreams, according to the author, useful to the world? Explain.
  3. What was Faulton’s achievement?
  4. If the poet did not dream, what would happen?
  5. In what way is the poet a specialist?

Now read the following passage and answer the questions given above. (5×3=15)
The other day we heard someone smilingly refer to poets as dreamers. Now it is accurate to refer to poets as dreamers, but it is not discerning to infer, as this person did, that the dreams of poets have no practical value beyond the realm of literary diversion. The truth is that poets are just as practical as people who build bridges or look into microscope; and just as close to reality and truth. Where they differ from the logician and the scientist is in the temporal sense alone; they are ahead of their time, whereas logicians and the scientist are abreast of their time. We must not be superficial that we fail to discern the practicableness of dreams. Dreams are the sunrise streamers heralding a new day of scientific progress, another forward surge. Every forward step, man takes in any field of life, is first taken along the dreamy paths of imagination. Robert Fulton did not discover his steamboat with full stem up, straining at a hawser at some Hudson River dock; first he dreamed the steam boat, he and other dreamers, and then scientific wisdom converted a picture in the mind into a reality of steel and wood. The automobile was not dug out of the ground like a nugget of gold; first men dreamed the automobile and afterward, the practical-minded engineers caught up with what had been created by winging fantasy. He who looks deeply and with a seeing eye into the poetry of yesterday finds there all the cold scientific magic of today and much which we shall not enjoy until some tomorrow. If the poet does not dream so clearly that blueprints of his vision can immediately be drawn and the practical conversions immediately affected, he must not for that reason be smiled upon as merely the mental host for a sort of harmless madness. For the poet, like the engineer, is a specialist. His being, tuned to the life of tomorrow, cannot be tuned simultaneously to the life today. To the scientist he says, “Here, I give a flash f the future.” The wise scientists thanks him, and takes that flash of the future and makes it over into a fibre of today.

13. Develop the following sentence into a paragraph. Concentrate on the words and phrases that are used to express likes, dislikes, attitudes and reactions. (5)
“I was extremely disappointed by his latest novel.”

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