Students must start practicing the questions from RBSE 12th English Model Papers Set 3 with Answers provided here.
RBSE Class 12 English Compulsory Model Paper Set 3 with Answers
Time : 2 Hours 45 min.
Max. Marks : 80
General Instruction to the Examinees :
- Candidates must write first their Roll Nos. on the question paper.
- All the questions are compulsory.
- Write the answer to each question in the given answer book only.
- For questions having more than one part, the answers to those parts are to be written together in continuity.
- This paper is divided into four sections A, B, C and D. All sections are compulsory.
Section – A
Choose the correct alternative-
(i) How did the old man earn money?
(a) by selling cows
(b) by selling coal
(c) by selling tobacco
(d) by selling milk
(d) by selling milk
(ii) J.B.Kriplani was waiting for Gandhiji at
(a) bus stand
(b) railway station
(b) railway station
(iii) At the back benches were sitting in the class.
(iv) What is the name of the game Saheb was watching?
(v) The author was sitting beside the pool because he was waiting for
(c) the naughty boy
(d) his father
(vi) Where did the old man keep his money?
(a) in his pocket
(b) under the bed
(c) under the pillow
(d) over the window
(d) over the window
(vii) We have developed
(a) unhealthy ways
(b) gloomy ways
(c) both (a) and (b)
(d) none of these
(c) both (a) and (b)
(viii) Aunt Jennifer’s tigers are made of
(ix) Who composed the poem – “My Mother at Sixty-six”.
(a) Kamala Das
(b) Pablo Neruda
(c) Robert Frost
(d) John Keats
(a) Kamala Das
(x) The little boy was enjoying the game of in the tree room.
(xi) What must come to a halt? 1
(d) All of these
(d) All of these
(xii) Many …… from Muzzafarpur and Champaran came to see Gandhiji. 1
Combine the sentences using the words given in brackets –
(i) This is the cat. It caught the rat. (that) 1
(ii) Is this the house? You were born in it. (where) 1
(i) This is the cat that caught the rat.
(ii) Is this the house where you were born?
Fill in the blanks by choosing words given in brackets –
(i) He is a liar a thief, (either …… or/too to/so. that) 1
(ii) I was in the bathroom, I heard a knock at the door. (But/While) 1
(iii) Your letter some memories of my childhood, (brought down/brought back)
(iv) My new book will .soon, (come out/come in) 1
(v) The thieves start their wrork night, (at/in) 1
(vi) Our school will start 1st of July, (in/from) 1
(i) either or
(iii) brought back
(iv) come out
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: –
We often come across situations and incidents, which appear quite contradictory to the known laws of Nature, creating doubts about the impartiality of divine justice. For instance, an honest, duty-conscious, morally elevated person is often seen caught in adversities in one form or the other, or is suddenly struck with a great misfortune in life as though he/she were being punished by God for a great sin. On the other hand, we find persons engaged in worst types of corrupt practices living in peace and prosperity. An idler wins a jackpot or inherits a fortune from unexpected quarters, whereas a hard working intelligent person is found suffering endlessly for want of basic necessities. One person achieves great success with little effort, whereas another does not succeed in spite of his best efforts. Such phenomena are popularly ascribed to the role of fate.
Unprecedented natural calamities like famine, epidemics, tornadoes and floods, damage by lightning and earthquakes and untimely death are also commonly attributed to the will of God and called predestined. Such unexpected happenings as financial loss, accidents, sudden mental/physical disability” and physical separation from a dear one are also attributed to fate.
Such unexpected adversities are rare, but they do occur in life. At times, they leave such deep imprints on the psyche, that it is not possible to ignore them. Those who are not familiar with the mysteries of divine justice become very much perplexed by such experiences and form prejudiced opinions, which, in some form or the other, hinder their mental and spiritual progress. Many become resentful towards God, blame and abuse. Him for favouritism and injustice. A few even become atheists, considering the futility of worshipping God who does not respond to prayer in distress, despite their prolonged adherence to religiosity. Then there is a class of devotees who serve the saints and worship deities in expectation of some material gains. However, if they are visited with some failure, unfavourable circumstances, or mishap coincidentally, their adoration changes to contempt of disbelief.
There are quite a few believers in this world who correlate people, places and things with good and bad luck. Such superstitions have caused extreme miseries to innocent persons. The root cause for such irrational behaviour is the belief that whatever comes to pass is predestined by God and the beings created by Him have absolutely no role in shaping their own destiny. Quite a few persons in this world forsake their responsibility in the mistaken belief that the gain and loss being predestined, there is no necessity of personal effort.
(i) What is a mistaken belief ? 2
(ii) When do we doubt about the impartiality of divine justice ? 2
(iii) How is an intelligent person sometimes seen living ? 2
(iv) Name a few natural calamities. 2
(v) Find the similar word for ‘confused’ and antonym for ‘value’ from the passage. 2
(i) That gain and loss being predestined, there is no necessity of personal effort, is a mistaken belief.
(ii) We doubt about the impartiality of divine justice, when We come across a situation or an incident which appears quite contradictory to the known laws of nature.
(iii) An intelligent person is sometimes seen suffering endlessly for want of basic necessities.
(iv) Famine, epidemics, tornadoes, floods, lightning and earthquakes are a few natural calamities.
(v) perplexed, ignore
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
You want to be healthy. You know you need to exercise more. But if you are not ready to grunt through an hour of kick-boxing, don’t despair. There is a growing agreement among exercise researchers that the intense physical activities offered by most health clubs are not the only-or even the preferable path to better health. Indeed, the best thing for most of us may be to just walk.
Yes, walk. At a reasonable vigorous clip (five to six kmph) for half an hour or so, may be five or six times a week. You may not feel the benefits all at once, but the evidence suggests that over the long term, a regular walking routine can do a world of preventive good.
Walking, in fact, may be the perfect exercise. For starters, it’s one of the safest things you can do with your body. It’s much easier on the knees than running and doesn’t trigger untoward side effects. Dr (Miss) Johna Manson, chief of preventive medicine at a leading Harvard woman’s hospital says, “If everyone were to walk briskly 30 minutes a day, we could cut the incidence of many chronic diseases by 30 to 40 per cent.” She further says, “Regular physical activity is probably as close to a magic bullet as we will come in modem medicine.” And for those of us who don’t have half an hour chunk of time, the news gets even better.
Several recent studies suggest that walking briskly three or four times a day for 10 minutes at a time may provide many of the same benefits as walking continuously for 30 minutes.
Here’s how to make the most of your walking routine. First, get into gear. Walker’s shoes need to have enough room at the front for the feet to spread. Then, ease on down that road. Avoid muscle aches by starting slowly and incorporating gentle stretches into both your warm up and cool down. You must plot your course. Some people walk at a specific time each day. Others shoe horn walking into their routines by parking the car a few minutes from the store or taking the stairs instead of the lift. Record your efforts, including how long and how far you walked. Jotting down improvements keeps you motivated and challenges you to do better.
Since walking affects you in so many ways at once, it’s difficult to determine precisely why it’s good for you. But much of the evidence gathered so far is compelling.
Brisk walking is good for the heart-which makes a lot of sense. The heart is a muscle after all, and anything that makes the blood flow faster through a muscle helps keep it in shape. But regular walking also lowers blood pressure, which decreases the stress on the arteries. It can boost the amount of HDL cholesterol (the good one) in our * blood. It even seems to make the blood less “sticky”, and therefore less likely to produce unwanted clots. This all adds up to as much as a 50 percent reduction in the risk of suffering a heart attack.
Walking briskly for at least half an hour consumes a couple of hundred calories and boosts your metabolic rate for the rest of the day, giving you a better chance of winning the battle of the bulge. Walking is also a great way to lose body fat, even if you don’t lose any weight.
Walking not only strengthens the muscles, but also builds up the bones. Millions of people suffer from osteoarthritis-the wear and tear kind of arthritis-of the knees. Walking reduces pain by strengthening the muscle around the joint.
Walking won’t cure everything that ails you, of course, and nothing happens overnight. “People who have never exercised regularly should not think that in a week they’ll solve their problems by walking,” says Dr J. David Curb, a professor of geriatric medicine.
(i) What advice is offered to be healthy ? 1
(ii) What precautions must be taken in undertaking a walking routine ? 1
(iii) How is brisk walking useful for the heart ? 1
(iv) What are the other spheres in which walking is useful ? 1
(v) What is a great way to lose body fat ? 1
(i) Walking is advised to be healthy.
(ii) Walker’s shoes need to have enough room at the front for the feet to spread.
(iii) Brisk walking makes the muscles of heart strong and helps one to keep in shape.
(iv) Walking lowers blood pressure which decreases the stress on the arteries.
(v) Walking is a great way to lose body fat.
Section – C
Write the answers of the following in about 20 words:
What is common between Derry and Mr Lamb ? (On the Face of It) 1
The common thing between Derry and Mr Lamb is that both of them suffered from physical impairment. The experience of both has been terribly painful.
What terrible warning did Judewin give Zitkala-Sa ? How did it disturb her ? (Memories of Childhood) 1
Judewin told Zitkala-Sa that she had heard a woman talking about cutting her long, heavy hair. The thought of having short hair troubled her.
What does the third level refer to ? (The Third Level) 1
The third level refers to another level at the Grand Central Station in New York which the narrator imagined to exist.
Why was tiger hunting banned in Pratibandapuram ? (The Tiger King) 1
Tiger hunting was banned there because the Maharaja himself wanted to hunt all the tigers.
How did the General propose to get rid of the wounded American ? (The Enemy) 1
The General proposed to get the American soldier killed by his personal assassins quietly.
Write the answers of the following in about 30-40 words:
Why is Rajkumar Shukla described as being resolute ? (Indigo) 2
Rajkumar Shukla wanted Gandhiji to visit Champaran. Gandhiji was hot in a position to visit Champaran immediately. Rajkumar accompanied Gandhiji wherever he went. At last Gandhiji went with him. That is why he is described as being resolute.
“What a thunderclap these words were to me !” – Which were the words that shocked and surprised Franz ? (The Last Lesson) 2
The words of M. Hamel which shocked and surprised Franz were – “My children, this is the last lesson I shall give you. The order has come from Berlin to teach only German in the schools ,of Alsace and Lorraine. This is your last French lesson”.
What does the line ‘Therefore are we wreathing a flowery band to bind us to earth’ suggest to you? (A, Thing of Beauty) 2
Man has an immortal connection with nature. Objects of beauty appeal and fascinate him.
Thus, by wreathing a flowery band, he, in a way, admires these wreaths and strengthens his attachment with the earth.
What is suggested by the image ‘massive weight of Uncle’s wedding band’? (Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers) 2
It suggests that Jennifer’s marriage with Uncle (her husband) was just like a heavy band for her. It symbolises the hard and bitter experiences of her married life. After marriage, she has had no will of her own.
Why has the poet brought in the image of the merry children ‘spilling out of their homes’? (My Mother at Sixty-six) 2
Children represent joy, carefree life and growing strength. In its contrast, the poet’s mother is the victim of sorrowful old age, cares and weakness. The image of the merry children presents comparison and contrast in the poem.
How does Mr Lamb try to remove the baseless fear of Derry ? (On the Face of It) 2
Mr Lamb gives an example of flower and weeds and tells Derry a story of a lonely person who fears death. He tells Derry to ignore people’s comments and hear only those things which are worth hearing.
“I felt like sinking on the floor,” said Zitkala-Sa. When did she feel so and why ? (Memories of Childhood) 2
She was made to wear a body clinging dress in her school in America. So when she was walking to the dining hall, she felt like sinking to the floor with shame at the unfamiliar way of dressing.
Why did the narrator talk to his psychiatrist friend ? (The Third Level) 2
There were only two levels at the Grand Central Station. But the narrator once found himself at the third level. He found it somewhat unusual. So, he talked to his psychiatrist friend about it.
Write the answers of the following in about 60-80 words:
How do names mismatch people in real life? Discuss. (Lost Spring) 3
Describe how Douglas tried to save himself from drowning. (Deep Water)
India abounds in meaningful names. Sometimes, they match the personality of a person but quite often they do not match. Dhani Ram or Dhanpati are the names often given to tl)e beggars. Satya Narayans are often found telling lies and Sajjans are not always gentle. Saheb-e-Alam is one such name. It means lord of the universe. But unaware of what his name stands for, the poor boy roams barefoot searching for a few coins in the garbage. These examples show that names do not always match the persons in real life.
Douglas was a young boy. He went to a swimming pool to learn how to swim. One day he was thrown into deep water by a strong boy. He narrowly escaped death. After this incident, he was frightened of water. He also had a fasination for lakes and brooks. So he decided to overcome his fear of water. The most important observation that the author has made is that death itself is not as fearful as the fear of it. His clear message is that we should be courageous and never allow fear to deter us from doing things that we love to do.
How does the peddler interpret the acts of kindness and hospitality shown by the crofter, the ironmaster and his daughter ? (The Rattrap) 3
Narrate the incident that is an example of Gandhi’s civil disobedience. (Indigo)
The poor peddler does not often get kind treatment. He is used to being treated badly. The crofter gives him food and shelter and reposes extreme confidence in him. But the peddler makes off with his money.
As for the ironmaster, the peddler befools the ironmaster by not revealing to him his real identity. He intends to take advantage of the situation.
The behaviour of the ironmaster’s daughter changes his life. Even after knowing that the peddler is not am old acquaintance, she treats him like a real captain. Her kindness* dispels the malice that he had for the people around him. He gives up his bad ways and leaves for them a gift, a letter and thirty kronor to be given to the crofter.
In 1917, Gandhi visited Champaran to do something about the miserable condition of the farmers. He was served a notice to quit Champaran but Gandhiji disobeyed the order. He was summouned to the court the next day for disobeying the order of leaving Champaran.
On the next morning, thousands of peasants gathered to support Gandhiji. When Gandhiji saw that the public was ready to support him and to go to jail with him in the protest against the policy of the government, Gandhiji exclaimed, “The battle of Champaran is won.” It is art example of his civil disobedience.
Describe the episode when the Maharaja stood in danger of losing his kingdom. How did he solve the crisis ? (The Tiger King) 3
Describe the difficulties faced by Dr Sadao when he decided to help the enemy soldier. (The Enemy)
Once, a British officer visited Pratibandapuram. He wished to hunt tigers. But the Maharaja refused permission as he had resolved to hunt all tigers by himself. Now for preventing a British officer from fulfilling his desire, the Maharaja stood iij danger of losing his kingdom. He bought diamond rings of different designs from a famous British company of jewellers in Calcutta and sent them to the British officer’s good lady as a gift, Thus he solved the crisis.
Seeing the white man at their doorstep, Sadao and Hana were puzzled. But they felt pity on seeing him wounded. But he belonged to their enemy country and saving his life would be an unpatriotic act. They were faced by a dilemma whether to help the man in this wounded state or hand him over to the police. Their servants were against the decision of their master so they left their jobs. But the doctor and his wife did not change the idea of treating the wounded soldier.
Give a character sketch of Mr Lamb, (On the Face of It) 3
In what way did Zitkala-Sa rebelto save her hair from being shingled ? (Memories of Childhood)
Mr Lamb is the hero of the play ‘On The Face Of It.’ The main features of his character are as such:
- In spite of being physically impaired, he does not consider, himself inferior to anybody. One of his legs is made of tin, but he leads a normal life.
- He overcomes his loneliness by keeping himself busy.
- He is a lover of nature. He loves his garden. He loves birds and bees.
- His life is an inspiration to other physically impaired persons.
- He has a positive attitude towards life.
- He is a self-confident person.
- He is a sensible man.
She rebelled in her own childish way. She watched for her chance, and when no one noticed, she slipped away. She went upstairs as silently as she could. She found a large room which was very gloomy. She hid herself under a bed.
But she was found out. She resisted by kicking and scratching wildly. She was tied fast to a chair. Even then, she cried aloud and kept shaking her head. Thus, she rebelled to save her hair from being shingled.
Section – D
Draft an informal reply, accepting an invitation to attend,the wedding ceremony of your friend. 4
Prepare arguments for or against the idea/topic ‘Destiny Favours the Brave’.
21-A, Patel Nagar
October 21, 20_ _
I am very happy to leam that your marriage has been decided and is to be solemnised on October 29, 20 . Thank you very much for inviting us to attend the wedding. I’ll certainly be there on the occasion with my wife to wish you and the bride a very happy and prosperous married life. We shall be reaching Jaipur by our personal vehicle at about 6 p.m. on that day.
Arguments for the topic : Destiny Favours the Brave No man has found pearls while sitting on the shore. One has to dive deep into the sea for this. Those who dare to challenge and strike their own path in life, always succeed in realising their dreams. Bravery must be tempered with sound judgment, diligence, honesty and patience. A clear vision, rational actions and stead- fastness, when coupled with brave endeavour never fails to reward the true pilgrim in the sacred sojourn of life.
Write a report on the topic “Science and Culture Fair”. 4
Translate the passage into Hindi:
Food adulteration is an obnoxious fraud done by a man with the other men; Playing with the lives of people for making more and more money is brutality, basically, the nu^pg of unwanted materials like dust:, impurities, concrete particles, etc. in any food item which matches its colour, size and texture is adulteration. The typical examples of this are milk, spices, oil and ghee, pulses, etc. Not only it is like snatching money from people but also a form of befooling them by giving them poisonous and harmful eatables. They are playing with the lives of people.
We must be very careful while purchasing eatables.
Science and Culture Fair
Barmer 18 September The science and culture fair was organised at Govt. Sr. Secondary School, Barmer from 14th to 18th September. The students from class VI to XII participated in the fair. The motive, of the fair was to develop creative traits in students as well as to understand their culture. Students participated in model exhibition, quiz competition, debate and musical performances, etc. The students exhibited many inventive science models. A number of visitors saw the models and praised the students. In-the closing ceremony, the students were awarded for their outstanding performances in the events.
खाद्य पदार्थों में मिलावट एक घृणित धोखा है जो एक व्यक्ति द्वारा दूसरे व्यक्तियों के साथ किया जाता है। ज्यादा से ज्यादा पैसा कमाने के लिए लोगों के जीवन से खेलना करता है। मूलतः, अनचाहे पदार्थ जैसेमिट्टी, अशुद्धियाँ, पत्थर के कणों आदि को खाने के सामान में मिलाना जो उसके रंग, आकार और रूप बनावट आदि से मिलते हों, मिलावट है। इसके विशेष उदाहरण हैं दूध, मसाले, तेल और घी, दालें इत्यादि। न केवल यह लोगों से पैसा छीनने के समान है बल्कि उन्हें जहरीले और हानिकारक खाद्य पदार्थ देकर, उन्हें मूर्ख बनाना है। वे लोगों के जीवन के साथ खिलवाड़ कर रहे हैं। खाद्य सामग्री क्रय करते समय हमें बहुत सावधान रहना चाहिये।
Wanted a.lady Receptionist cum Telephone Operator. Smart female graduate with an attractive personality of not more than 25 years with good command over English and Hindi may only apply. Experienced will be preferred. Write to the M. D., Ajeet Nursing Home, Kota with detailed resume and a passport size photograph latest by next Tuesday. You are Nandini/Mohini. Write an application for this post after seeing its advertisement in’The Express Times’. 4
You are Mohan/Mohini of Class XII. You are responsible for organising a farewell party. Write a letter to the Manager, Ashoka Hotel, Sindhi Camp, Jaipur to make enquiry about the rates to use their hall for the party. You study in Jawahar Sr, Sec. School, Chaura Rasta; Jaipur.
Flat No. – 5 Sudhir Apartments
2 February 20–
The Managing Director Ajeet Nursing Home Kota
Subject : Application for the post of receptionist-cum-telephone operator
In response to your advertisement in the national daily ‘The Express Times’ dated 1st February 20… for the post of Receptionist cum Telephone Operator, I want to offer myself as a candidate for it.
I am a smart, confident and hard working lady of 24 years with a pleasing personality. I am also computer literate and possess excellent command over English. I assure you of my best sendees, if given an opportunity for the same. My resume is enclosed herewith.
Enclosed – Resume
Name : Nandini Mehra
Father’s Name : Mr Ashok Mehra
Sex : Female
Date of Birth : 11 July 1997
Nationality : Indian
Marital status : Single
Permenent Address : Flat No-5, Sudhir Apartments, Kota
Educational Qualifications : Secondary Examination from Asha Public School, Senior Secondary Examination from Asha Public School, M.A. (English), Rajasthan University.
Computer Qualifications : 6 months Diploma in Compufer Basic from APTECH, 1 year Advance Diploma in Computer Software Technology from ET & T
Hobbies : Reading and singing
Experience : Have worked for 6 months as telephone operator in Luxurious Products Pvt. Ltd.
Salary Expected : Negotiable
Jawahar Sr Sec. School
02 February 20–
Subject : Enquiry about charges of the hall for conducting a farewell party
Our school wishes to organize a farewell party in your banquet hall. There are 156 students altogether for this purpose. We will have the party on 11 February 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
I would like to request you to send me the necessary details like- charges, advance required and .confirmation regarding booking.