Higher Institutions and Secondary Schools' Association Nepal (HISSAN)
Compulsory English
Grade 12-XII
Pre-Board Examinations - 2078 (2021)
Regular Students | Subject Code: 004
Program - Management
Time - 3:00 hrs
Full Marks - 100
Pass Marks - 35

Since, Government has decided to postpone all the physical examination until another notice. So, HISSAN, organization of plus two school has decided to run pre-board examination in Online mode. Here is the pdf question paper of Compulsory English for class 12.

Compulsory English Grade 12-xii Pre-board exam question paper 2078(2021) HISSAN PDF Download.

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.

1) Read the following passage and answer the questions given below. [5×3=15]

Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706. His schooling ended when he was ten. At twelve, he became an apprentice to his brother James, a painter, who taught Ben the painting trade. Franklin was a prodigious inventor. Among many of his creations were the lightning rod, glass armonica, stove, bifocal glasses and the flexible urinary catheter. He became involved in politics and was selected as a councilman. In June 1749, he became a justice of the peace of Philadelphia.

Franklin died on April 17, 1790, at the age of 84. He is now considered as one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. He is very popular in the U.S.A. Since 1928, his photograph has adorned American $100 bills which are sometimes referred to in stang as " Franklin."


a) What was Ben taught by his brother?
b) What were Benjamin's inventions?
c) When did he become a justice of the peace?
d) What has US$ 100 adorned?
e) After being involved in politics, what did he become?

2) Answer any FIVE of the following questions: [ 5×3=15]

a) Is death meaningful? Explain. (Full Fathom Five Thy Lies)

b) Why did Alyohin quit the position of the judge? (About Love)

c) How does the boy describe his uncle and aunt?

d) Why does the Old Man kill the Boy? (Purgatory)

e) Describe the character of Hansel. ( Hansel and Gretel)

f) Why doesn't the mother show her good interest to her son's story? (The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship)

3) Answer any ONE of the following: [1×10=10]

a) Explain the links between overpopulation and deforestation. (Two Long Term Problems)

b) Briefly narrate the story 'The Boarding House'.

4) Change the following sentences using seem as in the example: [5]

Example: He is very friendly. He seems (to be) very friendly.

a) He isn't very rich.
b) He's happily married.
c) He's some kind of business man.
d) He doesn't spend much time out of doors.
e) He watches television a lot.

5) Rewrite the sentences below, using must, can't, may/might whichever is correct. [5]

a) I'm sure the snow has melted.
b) Perhaps he was tired.
c) I'm sure they weren't camping.
d) Perhaps he was listening.
e) I'm sure they stole the money.

6) Rewrite the following sentences as indirect questions with the prompts given in brackets. [5]

a) When did you come back? (I wonder .......... )
b) Does that mobile-phone cost high? (Do you know .......... )
c) What time does the film start? (Have you any idea .......... )
d) Did I return your book? (I'm longing to know .......... )
e) Are you coming next week? (I need to know .......... )

7) For each of following situations, make sentences with I wish/if only, using would or could. [5]

a) It is raining.
b) You are alone at home.
c) You are thirsty.
d) Your car has broken down.
e) You have no money.

8) Change the sentences below using likely to, unlikely to, could, sure to or definitely won't. [5]

a) He probably won't arrive.
b) By the end of this century, cars will probably be obsolete.
c) She'll certainly be able to walk again soon.
d) We expect a lot of people will take part in the mass meeting.
e) The price of petrol will definitely go up within this month.

9) Rewrite the following using supposed to. [5]

a) They say he is terribly stingy.
b) Apparently he is living in Paris.
c) I'm told he was a lorry driver at one time.
d) Apparently Marilyna Monroe was an insomniac.
e) I'm told that Rajesh got married.

10) Write a "police description" of a person you know well. [5]

11) Write a couple of paragraphs about the advantages and disadvantages of mobile for the students. [5]

12) Write an essay in about 250 words, on "the impact of COVID 19 in academic sector." [10]

13) Suppose you are Niraj KC from Hetauda and you are studying at a language school. Write a letter to a friend telling him/her what it is like. [10]

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