CBSE Class 12 Sample Paper for 2024 Boards - English

[Reading] Question 1 (i) Important

Question 1 (ii)

Question 1 (iii) Important

Question 1 (iv)

Question 1 (v) Important

Question 1 (vi)

Question 1 (vii) Important

Question 1 (viii)

Question 1 (ix)

[Reading] Question 2 (i) Important

Question 2 (ii)

Question 2 (iii) Important

Question 2 (iv)

Question 2 (v)

Question 2 (vi) Important

Question 2 (vii)

Question 2 (viii) Important

[Notice Writing] Question 3 (A)

[Notice Writing] Question 3 (B) Important

[Invitation - Writing] Question 4 (A) Important

[Invitation - Accepting] Question 4 (B) Important

[Letter Writing] Question 5 (A)

[Letter Writing] Question 5 (B) Important

[Article Writing] Question 6 (A) Important

[Article Writing] Question 6 (B) Important

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

Question 7 (A) - ii Important

Question 7 (A) - iii

Question 7 (A) - iv Important

Question 7 (A) - v

Question 7 (A) - vi

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

Question 7 (B) - ii Important

Question 7 (B) - iii

Question 7 (B) - iv Important

Question 7 (B) - v

Question 7 (B) - vi Important

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

Question 8 (A) - ii Important

Question 8 (A) - iii

Question 8 (A) - iv Important

[Literature - Extract Question] Question 8 (B) - i Important

Question 8 (B) - ii

Question 8 (B) - iii Important

Question 8 (B) - iv

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

Question 9 (A) - ii You are here

Question 9 (A) - iii Important

Question 9 (A) - iv

Question 9 (A) - v

Question 9 (A) - vi Important

[Literature - Extract Question] Question 9 (B) - i

Question 9 (B) - ii Important

Question 9 (B) - iii

Question 9 (B) - iv Important

Question 9 (B) - v

Question 9 (B) - vi Important

[Literature] Question 10 (i) Important

Question 10 (ii)

Question 10 (iii) Important

Question 10 (iv)

Question 10 (v) Important

Question 10 (vi)

[Literature] Question 11 (i) Important

Question 11 (ii) Important

Question 11 (iii)

[Literature] Question 12 (A) Important

Question 12 (B) Important

[Literature] Question 13 (A) Important

Question 13 (B)

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

Usually, when school began, there was a great bustle, which could be heard out in the street, the opening and closing of desks, lessons repeated in unison, very loud, with our hands over our ears to understand better, and the teacher’s great ruler rapping on the table. But now it was all so still! I had counted on the commotion to get to my desk without being seen; but, of course, that day everything had to be as quiet as Sunday morning. Through the window I saw my classmates, already in their places, and M. Hamel walking up and down with his terrible iron ruler under his arm. I had to open the door and go in before everybody. You can imagine how I blushed and how frightened I was. (The Last Lesson) 

Why does the protagonist feel anxious about entering the classroom on this particular day? 

A. The classmates have started the lesson 

B. The teacher is in a bad mood 

C. The classroom is too quiet 

D. The protagonist is running late

 

Answer:

So, the correct answer is A. The classmates have started the lesson.

Step-by-step explanation by Teachoo:

  •  The classmates have started the lesson. This is the correct answer because the extract implies that the other students have already begun learning something and this makes the protagonist feel anxious as he is trying to avoid being seen and is worried about being scolded by the teacher and embarrassed in front of his classmates. The fact that the other students have already started the lesson adds to his anxiety.✔️
  • option B. The teacher is in a bad mood. This is not the correct answer because the extract does not show any signs of the teacher being angry or unhappy . It only says that he is walking up and down with his ruler under his arm. This could be his usual habit or a way of maintaining discipline.❌
  • option C. The classroom is too quiet. This is not the correct answer because the extract does not imply that the quietness of the classroom is the main cause of the protagonist's anxiety . It only says that he had counted on some commotion to get to his desk without being seen, but it does not say that he was afraid of the silence itself.❌
  • option D. The protagonist is running late. This is not the correct answer because the extract does not clearly state that he was late or that being late was a problem for him. It only says that he had to open the door and go in before everybody, and that he blushed and was frightened. This could be because he was shy or nervous, not necessarily because he was late.❌

Therefore, the correct answer is A. The classmates have started the lesson. 

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