MP Board 12th General English Model Question Papers 2016
Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education has releases its General English model test papers of Class XII on the official website of MP Board. Students are advised to download the MP Board Model Test Papers of General English XII Standard in order to practice them so that students can score good marks in the XII board exams of MP Board.
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XII Standard MP Board include subjects like – English, Sanskrit, Geography, Economics, Home Science, Chemistry, Biology, Book keeping & Accountancy, Horticulture & Crop Production, Nutrition & Home Management, Business Study, Hindi, History, Political Science, Sociology, Physics, Mathematics, Business Economics, Element of Science & Maths for Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Poultry Farming, Health & Hygiene and Physiology.
MP Board 12th General English Exam pattern
MP Board General English Exam Pattern 2016 will be as follow -All subjects of MP Board XII Standard will be of 100 marks each,3 hour paper which is divided in sub sections and important topics, Marking Scheme and Format of Question Paper will also uploaded on the official website of MP Board.
MP Board Model test Paper General English, XII Standard
Model test paper, Class XII, General English
(i) All questions are compulsory.
(ii) Read the instructions carefully before attempting them.
iii) Allotted marks are given with the questions.
Q.1. (a) Read the extract carefully and answers the questions that follow:
Unfortunately, the dramatic change in our relationship to the earth since the industrial revolution, especially in this century, is now causing profound damage to the global water system. The health of our planet depends on our maintaining a complex balance of interrelated systems, so its not surprising that our alteration of the global atmosphere is changing the way water is transferred from the oceans to the land and back again. Warmer temperatures speed up both evaporation and precipitation, accelerating the entire cycle.
- What is causing damage to the global water system?
- Give the noun form of the word – revolt.
- Find the synonym of the word – imbalance.
- Find out the word from the passage that has the same meaning as the words given below – ‘very great’.
(b) Read the extract carefully and answer the questions that follow:
When first my casement is wide open thrown, at dawn, my eyes delighted on its rest: Sometimes, and most in winter- on its crest, a gray baboon sits statue – like alone
Watching the sunrise; while on lower boughs,
His puny offspring leap about and play.
And far and near kokilas hail the day;
And to their patures wend our sleepy cows.
- What does the poetess see when she opens her casement at dawn?
- Find out the words from the passage which have the same meanings as the words given below:
(a) Highest point of branches
(b) A short-tailed monkey
(iii) Find the opposite of the word ‘sunset’ from the extract and write.
Q.2. Answer any two of the following questions
(i) What should the youth do to become intellectually competent?
(ii) Give the central idea of the poem ‘On His Being Arrived at the Age of Twenty three’.
- Olga behaved with the beggar very badly, was his behaviours real? Justify your answer.
- What light does the poem ‘My Father Travels’ throw on the decline of social value?
Q.3. Answer any two of the following questions:
(i) On receiving the invitation to the ball, Mathilde wept, why?
(ii) What is the message of the verse, ‘Invocation’?
(iii) Who did grandmother field love the best among the lamb brothers and why?
(iv) The poet has achieved a bumper crop at the cost of considerable physical and mental exhaustion. Elaborate. (08)
Q.4. Do as directed – (any five)
(a) The teacher said to me, “Are you feeling well today?” (Change into indirect speech)
(b) Compulsory education has been introduced in our country. (Change the voice)
(c) People living in glass houses should not throw stones at others. (Change the sentence into relative clause)
(d) He will be cured. The doctor is hopeful. (Combine the sentences to make a noun clause)
(e) The question was so difficult that no one could answer it. (Use too ………. to in place of so ………. that and rewrite the sentence)
(f) Unless you open the box, you cannot know what it contains. (Use If in place of unless and rewrite the sentence)
(g) Truthfulness is the greatest virtue. (Change into positive degree and rewrite)
Q.5. Choose the correct syllable structure of the words from the given alternatives:
- Book……………… [ ccvc, vc, cvcc, cvc ]
- Spin……………… [ vc, cvcc, ccvc, cvc ]
- Air……………… [ cv, cvc, v ]
- How many syllables are there in the word ‘ear’?
(a) One syllable
(b) Two syllables
(c) Three syllables
- How many syllables are there in the word ‘study’?
(a) One syllable
(b) Two syllables
(c) Three syllables
Q.6. Answer any one of the following questions:
(i) Write about the four persons who were Swami’s friends.
(ii) Why did Mani go to the school clerk’s house? Do you approve of his behaviour?
Q.7. Answer any two of the following questions:
(i) How did Rajam bring about reconciliation between his fighting friends?
(ii) Describe Swaminathan’s feeling when his friends called him tail and stopped talking to him.
(iii) What did the Headmaster ask the students to do during the vacation? (06)
Q.8. Answer any one of the following questions:
(i) Justify the title of the play ‘The Silver Box’.
(ii) The play is an attack on the hypo racy of the British higher class’ Discuss. (09)
Q.9. Answer any two of the following questions:
(i) Write a note on the dramatic significance of the unknown lady- episode.
(ii) What does Jones want to do with the money he has got? What does he want to do in his future life?
(iii) What transpires between Roper and the Mr. Barthwick? (06)
Q.10. Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow:
- India has a long history of conservation. Many communities of forest dwellers and fisher people follow tradition practices of maintaining closed seasons when no hunting or fishing is allowed, so that the natural wildlife population can recoup its numbers. Traditionally, hunting spoils were also shared within a community. Many species have been conserved through the centuries because of religion and social customs. These include animals like the king cobra and the langur monkey.
- In federal times, kings and rulers maintained private hunting preserves. They protected certain forests and water bodies so that they could hunt for tiger. Sambhar partridges, quail, duck and other species. The forests of Gir (Gujarat), Ranthambore (Rajasthan) and Bandipur (Karnataka) and the water body created by the rulers of Bharatpur had their origin in hunting pressures. But the purpose was entertainment, not conservation and anything that interfered with the end was removed. So old trees with the nesting holes of woodpeckers and hornbills, for instance, used to be cut down.
- The British realized the value of timber from the forests. Some forests were reserved for commercial use, so that the timber could be sent overseas to build ships and to be used in ammunition factories. Some forests were protected for the sake of soil conservation and maintaining the climate, But both in feudal and in colonial times, the local people were kept out of the wild areas and they could not understand why the areas that they had taken care of for centuries should be set apart to benefit others.
- In recent times, national parks, sanctuaries and tiger reserves have been established on the principal that the conservation of large mammals and species at the top of a food web such as the elephant, rhinoceros, tiger and crocodile will help to maintain the entire web of living beings in the habitat. These protected areas have been successful in increasing the numbers of certain species, notably the tiger and Indian rhinoceros, which have been, saved form a position of near extinction. But smaller plants and animals have been virtually overlooked. The other problem is that these protected areas have become tourist resorts, but the local people, who were once the guardians of the forests and whose daily lives depend on forest resources, have been kept out.
- Biosphere reserve is one of the steps taken for the protection and conservation of the great biological diversity of our land. Every plant and animal species would be protected so that this natural heritage can be transmitted to the future generation is all its vigor and glory. There are thirteen such zones to be reserved in Toto.
(a) What were the three ways in which wildlife was conserved in India in the ancient times?
(b) The modern wildlife sanctuaries and protected areas cannot be called foolproof. Why?
(c) What is the reason for having a biosphere reserve?
(d) Find words from the passage whose opposite are given below:
- i) Artificial – (Para 1)
- ii) Decreasing – (Para 4)
iii) Public – (Para 2)
- iv) Ancient – (Para 4)
Q.11. Read the following poem and answer the questions given below:
No Men Are Foreign
Remember no men are stranger,
No countries foreign;
Beneath all uniforms, a single body breathes
Like ours; the land our brother walks upon.
Is earth like this, in which we all shall lie?
They too, aware of sun and air and water.
Are fed by peaceful harmer; by war’s long winter starv’d.
Their hands are ours and in their lines we read
A labour not different form our own.
Remember they have eyes like ours that wake
Or sleep and strength that can be won.
By love, In every land is common life that all can recognize and understand.
Let us remember, whenever we are told.
To hate our brothers, it is ourselves.
That we shall dispossess, betray, condemn. Remember, we who take arms against each other.
It is human earth that we defile,
Our hills of fire and dust outrage the innocence
Of the air that is everywhere our own.
Remember, no men are foreign and no countries strange.
- What is the central idea of the poem? State in brief?
- Give antonyms of the following:
Q.12. Write an essay on any one of the following.
(a) PLANT MORE TREES – GO GREEN
(d) PATRIOTISM AND THE YOUTH
(c) QUALITIES REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS
(d) LITERACY- A NECESSITY
Q.13. There has been reports about children increasingly watching television as a result of the spurt in the number of channels, which are available at the press of a button. This has resulted in a drop in their academic performance. Also their physical development is not up to the required level. You are Raj/Rina, student of class XII. Write a report for your school magazine on the
ILL EFFECTS OF WATCHING TOO MUCH TELEVSION
You are Geeta Patel a student of Class XII, you are not happy to read the News of bride-burning case in the city of Indore. Write an article on the ‘evil of dowry system.
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