Class 10 English Model Paper for UP Board Exam 2021
Class 10 English Model Paper for UP Board Exam 2021
2021 पूर्णांक – 70
English Model Paper
समय – 3 घंटे 15 मिनट
निर्देश – प्रारंभ के 15 मिनट परीक्षार्थियों को प्रश्न पत्र पढ़ने के लिए
Note – First 15 minutes are allotted to the candidates for reading the
(i) This question paper is divided into Sections – A and B.
(ii) All questions from the two sections are compulsory.
(iii) Marks are indicated against each question.
(iv) Read the questions very carefully before you starting answering them.
SECTION – A
1. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below it :
When Socrates was an old man, his fame had spread far and wide. The house of many a rich man opened its door to him for people felt honoured to have him as their guest. By degrees a special group of pupils gathered around him and followed him wherever he went. Among them was a young man called Plato, who treasured every word which his master uttered and in later years became famous as a teacher as Socrates himself.
(i) Write the name of the lesson from which the above passage has been taken. Who is the author of this lesson? 2
(ii) Why were many rich men eager to have Socrates as their guest? 2.
2. Answer any one of the following questions in about
60 words : 4
(a) What circumstances forced Lencho to seek help from God?
(b) What is the significance of the Ganga for Nehru and for India?
4. Match the words of List – A with their meanings in
List – B : 4
List – A List – B
(a) Evident – said slowly
(b) Reluctant – stored
(c) Whispered – clear
(d) Treasured – unwilling
5. Read the following piece of poetry and answer the
questions given below it :
Life is real ! Life is earnest !
And the grave is not its goal.
‘Dust thou art, to dust returnest’
Was not spoken of the soul.
(a) What is life and what is not its goal? 2
(b) What is the title of the poem from which the above lines
have been taken? What is the name of its poet? 2
6. Give the central idea of any one of the following poems : 3
(i) The Fountain
(ii) The Village Song
Write four lines from one of the poems given in your tex-book (Don’t copy out the lines given in this question paper)
7. Answer any two of the following questions in about 25
words each : 2 + 2 = 4
(i) What happened to the palace and the fortress of
Vikramaditya after his death?
(ii) Why did Edison decided to take up a job in the railway?
(iii) Why was Vikramaditya praised by the people?
8. Point out True and False in the following statements : 1 * 4 = 4
(i) Young Edison found in his mother his best
(ii) Vikramaditya always punish the wrong
(iii) Vikramadtya was never deceived.
(iv) Even in his childhood Edison loved to do experiment.
9. Select the most suitable alternative to complete the following
statements : 1 * 4 = 4
(a) The judgement seat of Vikramaditya was found in …….
(i) Delhi (ii) Lucknow
(iii) Jaipur (iv) Ujjain
(b) The judgement seat of Vikramaditya was made of …….
(i) Gold (ii) Wood
(iii) Iron (iv) Stone
(c) Edison was fond of ……..
(i) Flying kites (ii) telling stories
(iii) Doing experiments (iv) writing letters
(d) Edison died on ………
(i) 18th Oct. 1886 (ii) 13th Sept. 1929
(iii) 2nd Nov. 1930 (iv) 14th Sept. 1886
SECTION – B
10. Do as indicated against each of the following statements :
(a) walk lest should fall you carefully.
(Frame a correct sentence by re-ordering the words.) 2
(b) Ravi said to us, “We can help him.”
(Change into Indirect) 2
(c) He bought a book.
(Change into Passive) 2
(d) A mango was ……. by them.
(Use the correct form of the verb ‘buy’to fill in the blank) 2
11. (a) Choose the correct preposition from the ones given below the sentence to fill in the blank : 2
(a) She is fond ………. Playing cricket. (of, by, to, in)
(b) Complete the following sentence : 2
You will not pass unless ………….. .
(c) Complete the spellings of the following words : ½ + ½ = 1
(i) gl_r_ous (ii) suc_e_d
(d) Punctuate the following using capital letters wherever necessary : 2
the principal said to me have you completed your homework
12. Translate into English : 4
ईमानदार व्यक्ति सच्चाई का साथ कभी नहीं छोड़ता है। वह परिश्रमी होता है। वह दूसरे का हिस्सा नहीं लेना चाहता। वह ‘सादा जीवन- उच्च विचार’ पसंद करता है ।
13. Write an application to the principal of your college, requesting him to grant you leave for five days you have to look after your mother who is ill and your father has gone out of station. 4
(Do not write your name and Roll Number)
Write a letter to your friend inviting him to spend a few days summer vacation with you at Nainital a hill station.
(Do not write your name, Roll Number and place)
14. Write a composition on any one of the following topics in about 60 words. Points are given below for each topic to develop the composition : 6
(a) My Mother
(ii) Her dress and behaviour
(iii) Her daily life
(iv) Her qualities
(v) Why do I love her most
(i) What is pollution?
(ii) Sources of pollution
(iii) How does it harm?
(iv) How can it be checked?
(c) My Best Friend
(ii) His dress
(iii) His habits
(d) A Morning Walk
(ii) Scene in the morning
(iii) Scene during the day
(iv) Scene in the evening
15.Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions sets thereon :
Florence Nightingale was born at Florence in Italy on may 15, 1820. Her sole ambition in life was to be a nurse. She spent years visiting hospital after hospital. Day and night, she visited every bed in the hospital to see that no patient was neglected. Every night she would take her lamp and move from bed to bed. The soldiers called her The Lady with the Lamp. The world remembers her by this name, ever since.
(i) What was Florence Nightingale sole ambition? 3
(ii) Why did she visit every bed in the night? 3