MCQ of Article Writing | Class 12 | English Core | Writing Section | CBSE |

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Having gone through the MCQs The Third Level, The Enemy, Should Wizard Hit Mommy by John Updike from Vistas and The Last Lesson, Lost Spring, Deep Water, The Rattrap, My Mother at Sixty Six, An Elementary School Classroom School in a Slum, Keeping Quiet from Flamingo. It’s high time to have a look at the elements of the writing section. 


Article writing is an indispensable part of a student’s life. Every student has to write articles in his school life someway or the other. Article is written to pass on information to others through magazines or newspapers. It is a long piece of writing which describes event, experience, person, places and someone’s life. It comes in choice with speech, debate and report writing. One must research about the topic before writing an article and should be well-versed in writing for scoring higher in article writing. Keeping the new examination pattern of CBSE, we have created some MCQ so that students can attain good scores in their upcoming exams.

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MCQ of Article Writing

1. What is placed on the top of an article?
a) Date
b) Heading/Title
c) Subscription
d) Salutation

Answer : Heading/Title

2. What is placed just below the title of an article?
a) Date
b) By-Line
c) Place of the writer
d) Salutation

Answer : By-Line

3. How many paragraphs should be there in an article?
a) One
b) Two
c) Three to Four
d) Eight to Ten

Answer : Three to Four

4. Which of the following is not an element of an article?
a) Date
b) Subscription
c) Salutation
d) All of these

Answer : All of these

5. What should the first paragraph of an article be all about?
a) Conclusion
b) Consequences
c) Statistics
d) Brief introduction of the topic

Answer : Brief introduction of the topic

6. On which parameters is article writing assessed?
a) Content
b) Expression
c) Fluency & Format
d) All of these

Answer : All of these

7. How should an article be ended?
a) Thanking the audience
b) Greeting the audience
c) With a suitable conclusion
d) All of these

Answer : With a suitable conclusion

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8. Pick the odd one out in context of Article Writing?
a) Heading/Title
b) Salutation
c) Thanking the audience
d) Greeting to the audience

Answer : Heading

9. Which of the following can be added to make an article writing interesting?
a) Quotes
b) Statistics
c) Both a and b
d) Neither a nor b

Answer : Both a and b

10. What should be the ratio of active and passive voice while writing an article?
a) 30:70
b) 70:30
c) 50:50
d) None of these

Answer : 70:30

11. What is the word limit of an article for class 12?
a) 50-100 words
b) 100-150 words
c) 150-200 words
d) 300-500 words

Answer : 150-200 words

12. How should an article be commenced?
a) By greeting the audience
b) By thanking the audience
c) By requesting the audience
d) None of these

Answer : None of these

13. Article is a….
a) Short piece of writing
b) long piece of writing
c) Exaggeration of lies
d) All of these

Answer : Long piece of writing

14. Which of the following is correct about the ‘Title’ in article writing?
a) It should be long
b) It should be short and irrelevant
c) It should be eye-catching
d) It should be a long-tail keyword

Answer : It should be eye-catching

15. What do pros and cons mean?
a) Advantages and disadvantages
b) Arguments in favour and arguments against
c) Positives and Negatives
d) All of these

Answer : All of these

16. What is fluency in article writing?
a) Ability to weave the content together
b) Ability to set the content apart
c) Ability to find out the pros and cons
d) Ability to greet the audience

Answer : Ability to weave together the content

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17. What are the elements of a marking scheme of article writing?
a) Format
b) Content
c) Expression
d) All of these

Answer : All of these

18. What are the constituents of ‘Format’ in article writing?
a) Heading
b) Writer’s Name
c) Both a and b
d) Neither a nor b

Answer : Both a and b

19. What are the constituents of ‘Expression’ in article writing?
a) Spellings
b) Grammatical Accuracy
c) Coherence
d) All of these

Answer : All of these

20. What are the elements of ‘Conclusion’ in article writing?
a) Suggestions
b) Remedial Measures
c) Reminders
d) All of these

Answer : All of these

21. ____ states the name of the writer.
a) Heading
b) By-Line
c) Dateline
d) None of these

Answer : By-Line

22. What can an article describe?
a) An event
b) Experience
c) Person’s life
d) All of these

Answer : All of these

23. An article should be written in ________
a) a single paragraph
b) clear paragraphs
c) informal language
d) None of these

Answer : clear paragraphs

24. One should ______ before writing an article
a) Exercise
b) Research about the topic
c) Pray to God
d) None of these

Answer : Research about the topic

25. Article writing is meant for _____
a) Small group of readers
b) Large group of readers
c) Unemployed people
d) Only employed people

Answer : Large group of readers

26. What makes an article good
a) Accuracy
b) Ample research about the topic
c) Drafting before being written
d) All of these

Answer : All of these

27. What should one do if one runs out of words while writing an article?
a) Repeat the same lines again and again
b) Add quotations related to the topic
c) Forget the coherence and write anything
d) All of these

Answer : Add quotations related to the topic

28. Which of the following adds beauty to an article and makes it high-scoring?
a) Legible handwriting
b) Scribbling on the page of article
c) Illegible handwriting
d) Filthy presentation

Answer : Legible handwriting

29. What is coherence in article writing?
a) Logical writing
b) Orderly writing
c) Consistent relation of paragraphs
d) All of these

Answer : All of these

30. Who should be kept in mind while writing a good article?
a) Editor of the newspaper
b) Owner of the newspaper
c) Readers and their mood
d) English teacher of the school

Answer : Readers and their mood

31. Answer the following questions based on the article given below.

Addiction of Social Networking Sites

( By : Riya Mishra )

Social networking sites are web-based programs run ___(i)____ where people create their dynamic profiles in order to share what they exactly feel and exchange their views via chats, calls, video conferences etc. Some of the most popularly-known apps are; WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter which connect not only billions of people across the world but help them remain updated of their surroundings.

Despite the fact that these sites are boon for human beings, they have their own ___(ii)____ as well. We all know that  ‘Excess of everything is bad.’ Therefore, excessive use of social networking sites can make us lethargic, unproductive and procrastinators. Sitting for long hours, engaged with such sites, can give a ___(iii)____rise to the quantum of headaches, backaches and many more diseases. It affects student’s academics adversely for they become prone to using the all day long and can’t resist their temptations of frequently logging in their accounts created on various platforms. Apart from all that, the ___(iv)____ content present on such sites distract students’ attention to a different level resulting in loss of their academics precious time.

Freedom of speech, one of the fundamental rights of us, is often seen being misused at such platforms.  ___(v)____, without giving second thought, comment or write whatever they feel like to humiliate others. Consequently, a white-collar gentry or renowned celebrities have to undergo a irreparable mental harassment. Independent women  have to face incidents of ___(vi)____ which causes depression and anxiety to them . Above all, the hike in number of suicidal cases has a close association with social networking sites for a long time. Even, youngsters who have hardly stepped out of their homes, can be seen shooting videos before committing suicides. These virtual platforms have created a very ___(vii)____ environment for the teenagers where they are facing bullying, emotional distress and insecurity.

It has also emboldened the cybercrime since we all have updated our profiles on social media. Our personal information is no longer ___(viii)____on those platform. Even an unknown person can take advantage of this act . 

To conclude that, if we use social networking sites wisely they are really a ___(ix)____ whereas its excessive use can make us scourge and a ___(x)____ plague.


a) on internet
b) in internet
c) through internet
d) All of these

Answer : Through internet

a) limitations
b) flaws
c) shortcomings
d) All of these

Answer : All of these

a) decline
b) steep
c) low
d) None of these

Answer : Steep

a) fruitful
b) Obnoxious
c) valuable
d) invaluable

Answer : Obnoxious

a) Local people
b) Local politicians
c) Netizens
d) Local police

Answer : Founder

a) respect
b) grateful respect
c) body-shaming
d) beautiful body

Answer : Body-shaming

a) Peaceful
b) Healthy
c) Toxic
d) None of these

Answer : Toxic

a) open
b) public
c) protected
d) unprotected

Answer : Protected

a) Boon
b) Blessing
c) Bane
d) Both a and b

Answer : Both a and b

a) short-lived
b) lifetime
c) never-lasting
d) temporary

Answer : Lifetime


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