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Grade 12 English Hissan Question 2071

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Question Paper of “Compulsory English”

For: Class 12 | Year: 2071 (2015)

F.M.: 100 | Time: 3 hrs. | P.M.: 35

Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable. The figures in the margin indicate full marks.

Attempt all the questions as instructed:

1. Read the following passage & answer the questions below : (5×3=15)

Astronauts have walked in the moon, robots have travelled to Mars, and countries around the world have contributed to the international space station. These exciting events have made a difference in ordinary people’s lives whether they realize or not. Space exploration has not created history, it has also provided many practical benefits for human here in earth. The importance of space programs can be seen in the technology we use every day. Satellite technology allows people to make phone calls, watch TV shows, & listen to radio programs from everywhere in earth. Also, many of the advances in computer technology were first invented to support space exploration. For example, the national aeronautics & space administration (nasa) has contributed to the creation of software that people use every day in manufacturing & design. Robotic technology is another use example. Engineers designed robots to work in the international space station, but now robots are being developed to do jobs here in earth.

Even with all these advances, some people say that space exploration is an expensive luxury that takes money away from important programs such as health care & education. However, if they considered how space technology has improved life on earth, they would see space exploration is actually important to civilization. Space exploration creates a need for technological advances. Later, these advances are used in other ways that help people. Wonderful new inventions such as satellite & computers are just a beginning. In the future, space exploration will provide useful & amazing new inventions that we cannot imagine in the present.

     a) What is the writer’s opinion if space exploration?

     b) How do humans depend in satellite technology?

     c) What does space exploration do along with the creation of history?

     d) How is robotic technology useful?

     e) Is the writer optimistic when he says,’ such as satellite & computers are just a beginning?

2. Change the following sentences using must, can’t or may/might: (5)

     a) Obviously he is working.

     b) I’m sure he isn’t French.

     c) I’m sure they stole the money.

     d) listening perhaps he is.

     e) May be they haven’t finished.

3. What would you expect the following types of people to do? Write definitions. (5)

     A considerate person is someone who is careful not to hurt your feelings.

     a) An unreliable person…………………………………………………………….

     b) A thick-skinned person………………………………………………………….

     c) A vain person………………………………………………………………………..

     d) An optimistic person……………………………………………………………..

     e) A skeptical person…………………………………………………………………

4. Ask appropriate information questions in such a way that the underlined parts in the following sentences should be the answer of your questions. (5)

     a) For the second time, Barack Obama won the US presidential election in 2012.

     b) We brought a computer because we wanted to have internet connection.

     c) World War II killed innocent people across Europe.

     d) The principal advised the students.

     e) Sheila works for Andrew.

5. Change the following remarks using supposed to. (5)

     Example: Apparently he’s living in California.

     He is supposed to be living in California.

     a) Apparently elephants have very long memories.

     b) People say it’s unlucky to walk under a ladder.

     c) Apparently Roger was an insomniac.

     d) I’m told that he was a lorry driver.

     e) I’ve heard that student grants are going up next year.

6. Explain the newspaper headlines below using either (i) had only just…..when….. Or, (ii) No sooner had ….. than. (5)

     a) Peace talks break down on the first day

     b) Manchester player breaks leg in first minute of match

     c) Jewel thief caught red-handed

     d) New shopping center destroyed in blaze

     e) A Boeing crashed on its run way

7. What might you regret in these situations, using (a) I wish/ If only… Or, (b) I shouldn’t…? (5)

     a) Your house has burnt down.

     b) You feel seasick.

     c) You’re short of sleep.

     d) You’re suffering from sunstroke.

     e) Someone has just refused to marry you.

8. Write a paragraph using the words in list below on ‘Using Cell Phones’. Enable, save, make it easier, discourage, prevent (5)

9. Write a paragraph about the importance of physical exercise. (5)

10. Should wealthy people be required to share their wealth among poorer people by providing such things as food, clothes & education? Or is it the responsibility of the government of the respective nation to look after their poor citizens? Write your response in about 400 words.(10)

11. Write a letter to the editor of “The Nepal daily” saying how you feel about the trees that have been cut in the name of road extension in your country. (10)

12. Answer any five of the following questions: (3×5=15)

     a) What is the significance of the violation of grammatical convention in the poem? (Grandmother)

     b) What were the business strategies of Lydia E. Pinkham? (Women’s Business)

     c) How does the poet establish comparison & contrast in the poem? (The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner)

     d) How is Karnali linked economically with lowland regions to south? (Hurried Trip to avoid Bad Star)

     e) Why did the old man kill his son? (Purgatory)

     f) Why didn’t Mr. Doran really want to marry Polly Mooney? (The Boarding House)

13. Answer any One of the following questions: (1×10=10)

     a) What are the factors responsible for the change in child adoption system in America? (The Children Who Wait)

     b) How does Martin Luther King give expression to the appalling conditions of Black community of the USA in his               speech. (I have a Dream)