English MCQs for Class 12 Term 1

English MCQs for the Class 12 Term 1 exam are discussed here. Is your Class 12 English Exam on 03rd December 2021, i.e. tomorrow and you are stressed about the exam? As the pattern is new for students, worrying about their attempts is natural, but no worries, we are here to help you to boost up your confidence to appear on exam day. With these 60 English MCQs for Class 12, you can plan an estimate of how much time you should give to which section and with what strategy you must complete the exam within the time duration. 

English MCQs Class 12 Term 1

On this page, we have covered all three sections for the Class 12 English Exam namely- Reading, Writing, & Literature. So if you are looking for something that could give you a feel for a real exam, then you should utilise your revision time with us and spend your quality 90 minutes solving these questions. We promise this will surely help you in your Class 12 term 1 English exam. Set your alarm clock for 90 minutes and begin solving CBSE Class 12th English MCQs from Question No-1 and get up only when you are done with Question No-60 and lately match your answers and calculate your preparation level. 

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Class 12 English MCQ with Answers

Let's begin with the English MCQs Class 12 and practice each section one-by-one. 

I. Read the passage given below 

Class 12 English MCQ

Based on your understanding of the passage, answer any eight out of the ten questions by choosing the correct option

Q1. Dioxine causes ………………..

  1. Cancer
  2. Heart attack
  3. Sickness
  4. Hypertension

Q2. The gasification process transforms ………………..

  1. Energy into garbage
  2. Garbage into energy
  3. Water into energy
  4. None of the above

Q3. Garbage can be converted into energy by ………………..

  1. Gasification
  2. Gratification
  3. A chemical process
  4. Incinators

Q4. Indian garbage contains …………………

  1. Low moisture
  2. High moisture
  3. No moisture
  4. None of these

Q5. Which toxic chemical is released on burning plastic waste?

  1. Dioxin
  2. Calorific
  3. Pollutant
  4. Hydrochloric Acid

Q6. Converting garbage into energy to produce _____ of power?

  1. 20 megawatts
  2. 35 megawatts
  3. 25 megawatts
  4. 30 megawatts

Q7. Converting garbage into energy to produce 25 megawatts of power and swallow 1,000 _____ of garbage every day.

  1. Grams
  2. Tonnes
  3. Kilograms
  4. Quintal

Q8. Which acid attacks the respiratory system, skin and eyes and results in coughing, vomiting and nausea.

  1. Hydrochloric Acid
  2. Chloric Acid
  3. Methylic Acid
  4. Dioxin

Q9. Breathing styrene from polystyrene can cause__

  1. Asthma
  2. Leukaemia
  3. Eye Rashes
  4. Vomiting

Q10. Nearly ___ of Indian garbage is recyclable or compostable.

  1. 40%
  2. 60%
  3. 90%
  4. 80%

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II Read the passage given below.

CBSE Class 12 MCQ

Based on your understanding of the passage, answer any six out of the eight questions by choosing the correct option.

Q11. The passage says that …………………….

  1. without foreign aid no underdeveloped country can grow.
  2. underdeveloped country must refrain from taking foreign aid.
  3. the economies of the underdeveloped countries are more likely to grow faster with substantial foreign aid than without.
  4. underdeveloped countries are economically backward because their governments have not got their priorities right.

Q12. Substantial aid in this context means …………………….

  1. technical assistance in the form of trained personnel.
  2. capital in the form of bank loans and overdrafts.
  3. large amounts of technical assistance and capital.
  4. a cheap and plentiful supply of labour.

Q13. Which of the following points or statements did the writer actually make?

  1. Japan and Russia achieved their development in a democratic framework.
  2. Japan and Russia achieved their development in an authoritarian political and social framework.
  3. Japan and Russia would have developed faster if they had relied on democratic methods.
  4. Japan and Russia are still among the underdeveloped countries of the world.

Q14. Accumulation of capital without getting outside and may mean

  1. extreme hardship
  2. more investment
  3. high living standard
  4. low living standard

Q15. The contribution of FDI in case of Japan was ___ the technical know-how

  1. Equal to
  2. Greater than
  3. Less than
  4. None of the above

Q16. What is the meaning of substantial?

  1. Plenty of
  2. Inconsiderable
  3. Insignificant
  4. Minor

Q17. Similar word in the passage for “AID”

  1. Hindrance
  2. Assistance
  3. Disfavour
  4. Impediment

Q18. Which country has achieved their development in an authoritarian political and social framework?

  1. Japan
  2. Russia
  3. Both
  4. None

III. Answer any four out of the five questions given, with reference to the context below.

The President of R.W.A. Chelavoor Heights, Kozhikode, has to put up a notice to inform residents about a power-cut for their residential area.

Q.19 Select the appropriate title for the notice.

  1. Choosing Own Power Cuts
  2. Scheduled Power Cut
  3. The Need to Save Power
  4. Power and Resident Safety

Q.20 Select the option that lists the most accurate opening for this notice.

  1. Greetings and attention please, to one and all in Chelavoor Heights.
  2. This notice is written to share some news with you all about…
  3. This is to inform all the residents of Chelavoor Heights about…
  4. I wish to share with all officials of R.W.A. Chelavoor Heights that…

Q.21 Select the option with the information points to be included in the body of the notice.

(1) Opinion about regular power cuts

(2) Resolution for power cuts

(3) Reason for the power cut

(4) Timings of the power cut

(5) Complaint against regular power cuts

(6) Date of the power cut

  1. (1) and (4)
  2. (2), (3) and (5)
  3. (2) and (6)
  4. (3), (4) and (6)

Q.22 Would this notice reflect the name of the R.W.A?

  1. Yes, because it is the issuing body.
  2. No, because it is understood through the signature.
  3. Yes, because it makes it informal.
  4. No, because the title makes it clear.

Q.23 Select the appropriate conclusion for this notice.

  1. Stay informed.
  2. Collaboration solicited.
  3. Stay prepared.
  4. Inconvenience regretted

IV. Answer any six of the seven questions given, with reference to the context below.

Venu is a member of Co-existence, a school club that actively promotes animal rights and care. He

has to write an article emphasising the need for the prevention of cruelty to animals and peaceful coexistence between animals and human beings.

Q.24 Select the option that lists an appropriate title for Venu’s article.

  1. Man and Animal-A Struggle to Co-exist
  2. The Rehabilitation and Conservation of Species
  3. Remodelling the Future by Peaceful Co-existence
  4. Smart Moves- Survival of the Fittest

Q25. Which option (1-4), should Venu choose to elaborate on reasons for cruelty to animals?

CBSE Class 12 English Q-25
  1. Option 1
  2. Option 2
  3. Option 3
  4. Option 4

Q26. Read the following options for the self-checklist for this article and select the option that includes the most appropriate self-check list for this article.

CBSE Class 12 English Q-26
  1. Option 1
  2. Option 2
  3. Option 3
  4. Option 4

Q27. Which suggestions, from those given below, would be appropriate for Venu’s article?

  1. reducing human-wildlife conflict, banning habitat destruction, creating more wildlife sanctuaries
  2. protecting the environment, penalising poachers
  3. strengthening execution of animal rights’ laws, increasing awareness, reducing human-wildlife conflict
  4. creation of more wildlife sanctuaries and promotion of research on animals.

Q28. Which quote should Venu use to summarise the central idea of his article?

  1. "Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms." – George Eliot
  2. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  3. A tiger may pray, “O Lord, how wicked are these men who do not come and place themselves before me to be eaten; they are breaking Your law.” – Swami Vivekananda
  4. "Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think a great deal more than we know." - Irene M. Pepperberg 

Q29. Read a sentence from Venu’s article draft and help him complete it by selecting the most appropriate option. As animals find their natural habitat shrinking daily, their interactions with humans keep rising, often to the 

(i) of the humans and with 
(ii) for the animals

  1. (i) joy (ii) dangerous outcomes
  2. (i) thrill (ii) lethal consequences
  3. (i) irritation (ii) minimal effects
  4. (i) fear (ii) disastrous results

Q30. Which suggestions, from those given below, would be appropriate for Venu’s article?

  1. reducing human-wildlife conflict, banning habitat destruction, creating more wildlife sanctuaries
  2. protecting the environment, penalising poachers
  3. strengthening execution of animal rights laws, increasing awareness, reducing human-wildlife conflict
  4. creation of more wildlife sanctuaries and promotion of research on animals.

IV. This section has sub-sections: V, VI, VII, VIII, IX. There are a total of 30 questions in the section. Attempt any 26 questions from the sub-sections V to IX.

Q31. Why did Franz look opportunity to skip schools?

  1. To work on mills
  2. To go fishing
  3. To water the plants
  4. To collect Bird's eggs

Q32. Which human tendency is highlighted through the story “The Last Lesson”?

  1. Male Chauvinism
  2. Procrastination
  3. Courage
  4. Cowardice

Q33. Why the author is calling “garbage” as gold in ‘Lost Springs’?

  1. Because of jewels in it
  2. Because of gold in it
  3. Because of gems in it
  4. Because of encashment value

Q34. What is the central theme of the story Lost Spring?

  1. Pitiable poor children and their lost childhood
  2. Gold in the garbage
  3. Saheb & Mukesh
  4. Delayed Spring Season

Q35. Franz thinks- will they make them sing in German- even the pigeons? What could this mean?

  1. German would use brutal force over everyone
  2. harsh orders will be passed
  3. when people are deprived of their essence even the surroundings are affected.
  4. the Germans will rob France of its language.

Q36. After being haunted by fear for many years Douglas decided to learn to swim. He took the help of

  1. his mother
  2. his father
  3. a friend
  4. an instructor

Q37. “I crossed to oblivion, and the curtain of life fell”. What does oblivion mean?

  1. spavilion
  2. changing room
  3. unconsciousness
  4. death

Q38. What distance Douglas covered while swimming across the lake Wentworth?

  1. 4 miles
  2. 3 miles
  3. 5 miles
  4. 2 miles

Q39. “One wonders if he has achieved what many have failed to achieve in their lifetime. He has a roof over his head”; these lines were said in reference to the condition of

  1. the elderly woman’s old husband
  2. Mukesh’s father
  3. the bangle factory owner
  4. Mukesh’s elder brother

Q40. If laws were to be enforced, it would bring about change and relief in the lives of about

  1. ten thousand children
  2. twenty thousand children
  3. hundred children
  4. a thousand children

Q41. What is the means of survival in Seemapuri?

  1. Work
  2. Merchandising
  3. Education
  4. Ragpicking

Q42. ‘Trees sprinting’ is a poetic device. It is

  1. personification
  2. alliteration
  3. repetition
  4. simile

Q43. Kamala Das was an

  1. Bengali
  2. Punjabi
  3. Keralite
  4. Gujarati

Q44. ‘On sour cream walls. Donations’ suggests

  1. schools are well equipped
  2. schools are small but they try to impart education
  3. schools have a poor and ill-equipped environment
  4. schools meet the education requirements of the children through donations

Q45. Identify the literary device in ‘father’s gnarled disease’.

  1. simile
  2. metaphor
  3. alliteration
  4. personification

Q46. The poet in “Keeping Quiet” uses conversational style and personal pronouns as ‘you’, ‘we’ and `I’ because

  1. he wants to be intimate with mankind
  2. he tries to read out to the readers
  3. he wants to establish contact easily
  4. third person is ineffective

Q47. The poet  in the poem “Keeping Quiet” appeals to the readers to keep quiet for

  1. twenty seconds
  2. 1 hour
  3. thirty seconds
  4. twelve seconds

Q48. What specific difference did Charley notice at the Third Level of Central Station?

  1. Everything was weird
  2. Everything was old styled and smaller in size
  3. Everything was too big
  4. Everything was shining

Q49. Does the Third Level really exist at Grand Station?

  1. Yes
  2. Yes, there were 3 levels
  3. No, there were only two levels at the station
  4. None

Q50. What is ‘Waking dream wish fulfillment” according to the psychiatrist in the lesson?

  1. Charles finding of a Third level at Grand Central Station and realization of his wish to visit Galesberg Illinois
  2. Charles escapism
  3. Charles escapism from realities
  4. None

Q51. When the assassins did not come, Sadao decided to

  1. kill the prisoner himself
  2. help him to escape
  3. hand him over to the police
  4. send him to America

Q52. When Yumi, the servant refused to help Hana told her that

  1. she could get out of the house
  2. go back to the baby’s room
  3. go and cook food
  4. she and Sadao would hand him over as a prisoner after making him conscious

Q53. What does the chapter “The Enemy” revolve around?

  1. war
  2. war between Israel and America
  3. war between Malasia and America
  4. war between Japan and America

Q54. Which of the objects below best serves as a symbol of an Indian woman’s `suhag’?

  1. bindi
  2. sindoor
  3. bangles
  4. henna-dyed hands

Q55. What is the moral that the Alphonse Daudet wants to bring out?

  1. not to put off things that one can do that day
  2. old order changed to new
  3. one should accept everything that happens
  4. teachers should be respected

Q56. Who is the author of Deep Water?

  1. William Shakespeare
  2. William George Bernard Shaw
  3. William Wordsworth
  4. William Douglas

Q57. Y.M.C.A stands for?

  1. Young Men’s Christian Authority
  2. Young Men’s Christopher Association
  3. Young Men’s Christian Army
  4. Young Men’s Christian Association

Q58. Quote an example of personification used in the poem “My Mother AT Sixty Six”.

  1. sprinting trees
  2. home to cochin
  3. airport’s security check
  4. All of these

Read the lines & answer the questions below-

I started for school very late that morning and was in great dread of a scolding, especially because Mr. Hamelhad said that he would question us on participles and I didn't know the first word about them. For a moment, I thought of running away and spending the day out of doors. It was so warm, so bright.

Q59. Who is the speaker of the above lines?

  1. Franz
  2. Mayor
  3. Blacksmith
  4. Postmaster

Q60. Why was Franz in great dread?

  1. He had bunked the class yesterday
  2. He had not prepared for his grammar lesson
  3. He had not bought his books
  4. None of the above

English Class 12 MCQs Answers

The Answers to the above Class 12 English MCQs has been tabulated below. Cross-check your answers from here. 

English MCQs for Class 12 Term 1- Answers
Q1- 1Q2- 2Q3- 1Q4- 2Q5- 1
Q6- 3Q7- 2Q8- 1Q9- 2Q10- 4
Q11- 3Q12- 3Q13- 2Q14- 1Q15- 2
Q16- 1Q17- 2Q18- 3Q19- 2Q20- 3
Q21- 4Q22- 1Q23- 4Q24- 3Q25- 4
Q26- 2Q27- 3Q28- 2Q29- 4Q30- 3
Q31- 4Q32- 2Q33- 4Q34- 1Q35- 3
Q36- 4Q37- 3Q38- 4Q39- 1Q40- 2
Q41- 4Q42- 1Q43- 3Q44- 3Q45- 2
Q46- 2Q47- 4Q48- 2Q49- 3Q50- 1
Q51- 2Q52- 4Q53- 4Q54- 3Q55- 1
Q56- 4Q57- 4Q58- 1Q59- 1Q60- 2

English Class 12 Sample Paper

CBSE has also issued a sample paper with its solution for helping the students to better understand the pattern of exams and make it easy for them to appear in the MCQ Exam. Below are the links to download English Class 12 MCQ Sample Paper with its Answer key. 

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English MCQ Class 12 Answer Key PDF- Download

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English MCQ Class 12- FAQs

Ans. Solving English MCQ Class 12 Term-1 will help you to plan a strategy for attempting in the exam.

Ans. There will be 3 section in Class 12 English Paper- Reading, Writing, & Literature.

Ans. No, only the questions attempted first in the series in each section will be evaluated.

Ans. For each correct answer, 1 mark is awarded and for incorrect/blank no mark is awarded or deducted.

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