Jammu & Kashmir State Board of School Education
(Model Paper) Download 12th Class Model Paper (General English)
NOTE: 15 Minutes shall be exclusively provided to
the students for understanding the question paper.
Model Question Paper for Class 12th Section A
Reading Comprehension shall be of 20 Marks spread over four questions
of 05 marks with internal choice.
Q1: Read the following passages and answer the questions given at
(a) Mrigankoshekar Mukhopadhyay was a famous and popular writer. A club
in Durgapur had invited him to a cultural function, in order to felicitate him.
He could not get a reserved seat on the train, hence his departure by car. He
had left for Durgapur quite early in the morning, soon after a cup of tea. He
was now on his way back. He was not one to believe in superstitions, and
certainly never consulted the calendar with astronomical information before
Who was Mrigankoshekar Mukhopadhyay ? 1
Where was he supposed to go and Why? 1
Do you think Mrigankoshekar was a superstitious man? Why? 2
How and when did he leave for his destination? 1
Total 5 marks
Q2. A) Smoking is the major cause of mortality with bronchogenic
carcinoma of the lungs. Also causing carcinoma of larynx, oral cavity, bladder,
cervix and esophagus. Nicotine is the major substance in smoke whose binding
capacity to brain receptors is enhanced by levulinic acid present in smoke. This
causes kick of nicotine .Smoke from the burning end of cigarettes contains 4000
chemicals and 40 carcinogens. The lungs of smokers collect an annual deposit of
one to one and a half pounds of this black material which contains many
poisonous chemicals such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide and
nitrous oxides. Like many carcinogenic compounds these act as tumor promoters by
directly acting on the genetic makeup of cells. During smoking nicotine is
absorbed in the lungs within 8 to 10 seconds. It quickly moves into the blood
stream and is circulated through brain. Nicotine can also enter the blood stream
through mucous membrane, i.e., lining of mouth if tobacco is chewed or through
nose (by snuffing) and even through the skin. Our brain is made of billions of
nerve cells which communicate with each other by chemical messengers called
Nicotine being one of the powerful nerve poisons binds selectively to nicotine
receptors located in the brain, autonomic ganglia, medulla located throughout
the brain playing a critical role in cognitive processes and memory.
Fill in the blanks
Cancer causing substances are called -----------------------------.
Nicotine enters the blood stream through ---------------- and
The binding capacity of nicotine to brain receptors is enhanced by
------------ present in the smoke.
Name any one carcinogenic substance and any one substance which
precipitates formation of tumours.
Chemical messengers present in the brain are called ------------------.
Read these lines and answer the following questions:
Q3. (a) “Feel at home” “Come again” they say, and when I come
again and feel at home, once, twice, there will be no thrice.
Who is being asked to come again? 1
Where is he being invited to? 1
What is meant by “feel at home”? 1
What is ironical about this invitation? 2
Total 5 marks
Read these lines and answer the following questions
Q 4. a) What is this life, if, full of care, We have no time to
stand and care No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or
cows. No time to see , when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in
grass. No time to see in broad day light, Streams full of stars, like skies at
night A poor life this, if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.
Fill in the blanks
The poet’s complaint is that we -----------------------------.
The poet wants to see the wonders of nature like --------------- and
The poet portrays busy life/ country side life in the above lines.
Write two images used by the poet in the above lines.
He calls such an extremely busy life as ----------------. [1x5= 5