CBSE Class 12 Sample Paper for 2024 Boards - English

[Reading] Question 1 (i) Important

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Question 1 (iv)

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[Notice Writing] Question 3 (A)

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[Invitation - Writing] Question 4 (A) Important

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[Letter Writing] Question 5 (A)

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[Article Writing] Question 6 (A) Important

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[Literature - Extract Question] Question 7 (A) - i

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[Literature - Extract Question] Question 8 (A) - i

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[Literature - Extract Question] Question 9 (A) - i Important

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[Literature] Question 10 (i) Important

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[Literature] Question 11 (i) Important

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[Literature] Question 12 (A) Important

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[Literature] Question 13 (A) Important

Question 13 (B)

Read the given extracts and answer the questions for ANY ONE of the two, given.

A. Climate change is one of the most hotly contested environmental debates of our time. Will the West Antarctic ice sheet melt entirely? Will the Gulf Stream ocean current be disrupted? Will it be the end of the world as we know it? Maybe. Maybe not. Either way, Antarctica is a crucial element in this debate — not just because it’s the only place in the world, which has never sustained a human population and therefore remains relatively ‘pristine’ in this respect; but more importantly, because it holds in its ice-cores half-million-year-old carbon records trapped in its layers of ice. (Journey to the End of the Earth) 

Why is "climate change" described as a "hotly contested" issue in the extract provided? This is so, because there _____.

A. is universal agreement on the causes and implications of climate change

B. is a planned path ahead about how to address climate change

C. are differing views on the causes and implications of climate change

D. are minimal reports of fresh threats to climate change

Answer: 

So, the correct answer is (C)are differing views on the causes and implications of climate change.

This is so, because there are differing views on the causes and implications of climate change.

Step-by-step explanation by Teachoo:

  • The extract tells us that climate change is one of the most hotly contested environmental debates of our time.🔥
  • This means that climate change is a topic that causes a lot of disagreement and controversy among people.😠
  • The word "hotly" implies that the debate is intense and passionate, and the word "contested" implies that there are different sides or positions that challenge each other.🥊
  • Option A says that there is universal agreement on the causes and implications of climate change. This is opposite to the meaning of hotly contested, which implies disagreement and conflict. Therefore, this option is incorrect.❌
  • Option B says that there is a planned path ahead about how to address climate change. This also contradicts the meaning of hotly contested, which implies uncertainty and dispute. Therefore, this option is also incorrect.❌
  • Option C says that there are differing views on the causes and implications of climate change . This matches the meaning of hotly contested, which implies diversity and controversy. Therefore, this option is correct.✅
  • Option D says that there are minimal reports of fresh threats to climate change . This also contradicts the meaning of hotly contested, which implies urgency and danger. Therefore, this option is also incorrect.❌

Hence, we can conclude that this is so, because there are differing views on the causes and implications of climate change. 👏

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