English – Important Question Bank for Gujarat (12th Std) HSC Board Exam 2017 

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English Important Question Bank 2017


Q1. Choose the correct answer and rewrite the complete sentence :

I] Rani’s husband had died due to ………..

(a) typhoid  (b) brain aging ment   (c) heart ailment  (d) stomach ailment

II] The sunbird had built its nest in the ………..

(a) neem tree   (b) bougainvillea   (c) borsalli tree     (d) mango tree

III] The diamond maker had conducted most of his experiments in ………..

(a) Kentish town    (b) Ontario   (c) London  (d) Lancashire

Q2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it :

So, to forget the minor discomforts and savour the lavishness oF nature’s generosity,  I ventured out of my  house, heedless of the muddy puddles. I found a kindly and obliging rickshawala to take me round. It was a thrilling and exciting adventure as every possible route was waterlogged. The rikshawala kept on driving through a maze and lanes, streets and roads, mysteriously shadowing a scooterist all wrapped up in what looked like the national flag. Before I could ask him where to buy such a colorful outfit, the scooterist had disappeared down a lane to narrow for our vehicle.

(4) Why did the writer venture out ?

(5) Who took her around?

(6) Who were they shadowing?

(7) Why was the drive thrilling and exciting?

(8) Why could they not follow the scooterist?

Q3. Answer the following questions in six or seven sentences:

i. What are the problems in plastic waste management?

ii. Watson is reminded of the story of Private Doherty. What is the relation between this story and the main story?

iii. Why was the stranger forced to flee his house in Kentish Town?

iv. Why do you think Mrs. Pearson is anxious to get back her body? What does it reveal other character?


Q4. Read the following stanza and answer the questions given below :

Such epithets like pepper

Give zest to what you write

And if you strey, them sparsely

They whet the appetite

But if you lay them too thick

You spoil the matter quiet.

i] Why does the poet compare epithets to pepper ?

ii] How should the epithets be used ?

iii] Name and explain the figure of speech in the first line.

Q5. Read the following stanza and answer the questions given below:

O what are they doing with all that gear,

What are they doing this morning, this morning?

Only their usual manoeuvres, dear,

Or perhaps a warning.

i] What is the woman worried about?

ii] What does the poet mean by the word ‘manoeuvres’?

Q6. Answer the following questions in four or five sentences:

a] What consolation does the poet draw from the sun? Do you think it is appropriate?

b] Contrast the behaviour of the tomcat when he is wild and when he acts tame.

c] Why would the poetess like to be a flower’ and a canvas,?

Q7. Answer the following questions in six or seven sentences:

a] What is the plot that Mrs. Stevenson overhears?

b] What was the problem that Sudheen faced and what did he do about it?

c] According to grandma, what happens when there is no peace in the land?


Q8. Use the appropriate form of the words given in the brackets and rewrite the sentence :

a} The pressure of land revenue must be ……….. modified. (consider)

b} Her progress is quite (satisfy)

c} That’s easier said than ……….. . (do)

d} There is something ……….. in the affairs of the office. (mark)

e} The Vanquished had to feed the horses. (Use the opposite of the underlined word.)

f} In youth there is a predominance of courage over ……….. (timid).

g} His ……….. was hailed by all. (acquit)

h} She expressed her……….. in a whisper. (Opposite of “hope”)

i} The crowd was ……….. by the police. (Give opposite of “gathered”)

j} Lives of great men always ……….. me. (fascination)

Q9. Rewrite the given sentences selecting the appropriate meaning of the idioms :

a) The news gave me a feeling of exhilaration. (sorrow, anger, joy)

b) Can a man who is jealous ever be happy ? (unhealthy, envious, rvicked)

c) For a poor man life is a perpetual struggle. (constant, hard, tiresome)

Q10. Rewrite the following into indirect form of narration:

She sarv the painter standing by the torrent and asked him.

“What do you want of me ?”

“Only some work from your hands.”

“What kind of work would you like ?”

“Let me make a colourful ribbon for yours.” he answered.

“And what for ?”


Q11. Rewrite the sentences as directed in the brackets:

a) This newspaper has a bigger circulation than any other morning paper. (change the degree)

b)She reaches cut across the table and pulls her down. (Use Nc sooner …… than)

c) Do bring your books tomorrow. (Negative)

d) Everybody knows Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma. (interrogative)

e) No one has used up yet at this piace. ( Add a suitable question tag)

f) Finding no answer to the question. they looked at her in amazement. (Use .since,)

g) From a clerk to Minister is a great change. (Exclamatory)

h) Smoking is injurious to health. (Give verb form)

i) There is a slight difference between the two shades. (Adjective form of underlined record.)

j) Besides, helping me with money, he also gave me a new coat. (Make it compound.)

k) Those, who are healthy, have no need of the physician. (Make it simple.)


Q12. Read the following poem and answer the questions given below:

fair daffodils, we weep to see

You haste away so soon:

As yet the earth rising sun

Has not attained its noon.

Stay, stay- until the hasting day

Has run but to the even – song;

And, having prayed together,

tle will go  with you along.

a) What makes the poet weep?

b) What is his request to the daffodils?

c) What does the poet wish to do?

d) Which perioris of the day are mentioned in the poem?

f) Give the adjective form of: ‘sun’, ‘day’.

Q13. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below :

The national work which faces us today is so great, extensive and urgent that you all must work together with zeal and courage greater than I may have been able to show. It is a task which is not one that can be put off. Our motherland calls every one of us to be up and doing, and I do not think that her sons will disregard this call. However, I feel it my duty to beg of you all to respond to this call of our motherland and banishing all differences from your minds strive to become the embodiments of national ideals. Here there is no room for rivalry, jealousy or fear. God will help us in the fruition of our efforts; and if not by us it is certain that fruits will be gathered by the next generation.

a) What is the nature of national work ?

b)What is our motherland’s call ?

c) How should one work for this national work ?

d) How should we respond to this call for our motherland ?

e) What hope does thc author express in this passage ?

Q14. Read the following passage and make a prices reducing to one third of its size and give a suitable title:

The space race is not simply meant to be main search for knowledge as it is often made out to be. It is just an extension of the race for power on earth. Only the wealthiest nations can compete and they do so in the name of pure scientific research. But in reality, all they are interested in is power and prestige. They want to impress us, their spectators with a magnificent show of strength. Man has played the power game ever since he appeared on earth. Now he is playing it as it has never been played before. The space race is just another aspect of the age-old argument that ‘might is right’. We are often told that techno know-how, acquired in attempting to get us into orbit, will be utilized to make life better on earth. But what has the space race done to relieve the suffering of the earth’s starving millions? In what way has it raised the standard of living of the people? As far as the layman is concerned, the practical results of this expenditure, of money and effort, are negligible. Thanks to space research, we can now see television pictures transmitted live half – way across the globe.

Q15. A university offers different courses of studies through correspondence. Write an email to the director of the institute, requesting him to send the details of the course you are interested in.


Q16.  A bank robbery was foiled by a group of policemen who were informed by a person residing nearby about something being wrong in the bank. As a reporter of a newspaper, you have collected inform from this person. Write a report”

Q17. you are Nirmit, frorn Race Course Road Area, Vadodara. Write a letter to the Executive, Engineer of Electricity Board, vadodara complaining about your electric meter giving wrong reading.

Q18. Write an essay on any one of the following topics:

1. Time  management – Key to Success

2. Use and misuse of mobile Phones

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