English Model Paper 2021 for Class 10 UP Board

English Model Paper 2021 for Class 10 UP Board

English Model Paper 2021 for Class 10 UP Board

English Model Paper 2021 for Class 10 UP Board

अनुक्रमांक ………………
नाम ……………..
219                                         820(VK)

                         2021              पूर्णांक – 70
            English Model Paper
                      केवल प्रश्नपत्र
समय – 3 घंटे 15 मिनट
निर्देश – प्रारंभ के 15 मिनट परीक्षार्थियों को प्रश्न पत्र पढ़ने के लिए निर्धारित है।

Note – First 15 minutes are allotted to the candidates for reading the question paper.

Instructions :
(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 :
The Ganga especially is the river of India, beloved of her people, round which are intertwined her racial memories, her hopes and fears, her songs of triumph, her victories and her defeats. She has been a symbol of India’s age-long culture and civilization, ever-changing, ever flowing and yet ever the same Ganga. She reminds me of the snow-covered peaks and the deep valleys of the Himalayas, which I have loved so much and of the rich and vast plain below, where my life and work have been cast.

(i) Write the name of the lesson from which the above passage has been taken. Who is the author of this lesson? 2
(ii) Which words in the passage mean : 2
(a) victory
(b) mixed intimately

2. Answer any one of the following questions in about 60 words : 4

(i) Who was Socrates? What were his teaching?

(ii) Give a character sketch of Lencho.

3. Answer any two of the following questions in about 30 words each : 2 + 2 = 4

(a) Why had Yama taken the form of Yaksha?

(b) How did Lencho feel when it began to rain?

(c) Why is the Ganga beloved of the people of India?

4. Match the words of List – A with their meanings in
List – B : 4

List – A                   List – B

(a) bulging        –         secret

(b) will                –        bargaining

(c) mystery        –      coming out

(d) haggling       –    desire

5. Read the following piece of poetry and answer the
questions given below it :

Glorious fountain!
Let my heart be
Fresh changeful, constant,
Upward like thee!

(a) Write the title of the poem from which these lines have been taken? Who is the poet of the poem? 2

(b) What qualities of the fountain class the poet wish to have? 2

6. Give the central idea of any one of the following poems : 3

(i) The Psalm of Life (ii) The Village Song


Write four lines from one of the poems given in your text-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) Why was Edison taken out of the school?

(ii) What was special quality of Vikramaditya?

(iii) Why was king Vikramaditya so famous?

8. Point out True and False in the following statements : 1 * 4 = 4

(i) Edison was never satisfied till he got the right answer.

(ii) Edison loved to do experiments.

(iii) Vikramadtya was never deceived.

(iv) No one knows the name of Vikramaditya in India.

9. Select the most suitable alternative to complete the following
statements : 1 * 4 = 4

Edison’s father gave him twenty five cents for every book he read because –
(i) Edison was funny boy (ii) Edison had failed in all his experiments
(iii) He wanted Edison to read more (iv) Edison’s ideas were wrong

(b) The judgement seat of Vikramaditya was made of …….
(i) gold (ii) silver
(iii) iron (iv) stone

(c) Edison was fond of ……..
(i) Flying kites (ii) telling stories
(iii) Doing experiments (iv) going on a picnic

(d) In due course of time the palace and the fortress of Vikramaditya were –
(i) ruined (ii) decorated
(iii) rebuilt (iv) lats


10. Do as indicated against each of the following statements :

(a) Regular keeps exercise fit us.
(Frame a correct sentence by re-ordering the words.) 2

(b) How do you know him?
(Change into Passive Voice) 2

(c) The teacher said to the students, “Did you listen to my words?”
(Change into indirect sppech) 2

(d) He has ……. to bring his umbrella?
(Use the correct form of the verb ‘Forget’ 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

Govind is a good dancer ………. being a flight steward. (from, beside, besides, on)

(b) Complete the following sentence : 2

You should do what ………….. .

(c) Complete the spellings of the following words : ½ + ½ = 1
(i) Fr_ _k (ii) C_u_l

(d) Punctuate the following using capital letters wherever necessary : 2
From where can i get a taxi Suraj asked to vivek.

12. Translate into English : 4
आजकल के बच्चे किताबों से पढ़ना पसंद नहीं करते हैं। उन्हें संगणक पर पढ़ना पसंद है। परंतु किताबे हमारा अमूल्य खजाना है। किताबों से हम अच्छे लेखकों की अच्छी भाषा विचार सकते हैं। ये विचार हमारे जीवन में भी मददगार होते हैं।

13. Write an application to the principal of your school, requesting him to issue the school leaving certificate. 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) The book you like most
(i) Name of the book
(ii) Its author and his reputation
(iii) Its theme, Language and style
(iv) Its qualities
(v) Reasons for your liking it
(b) Pollution
(i) Introduction
(ii) Kinds of pollution
(iii) Harms caused by pollution
(iv) Prevention of pollution
(v) Conclusion

(c) My Best Friend
(i) Introduction
(ii) His dress
(iii) His habits
(iv) Qualities
(v) Conclusion

(d) A Policeman
(i) Introduction
(ii) His uniform
(iii) His usefulness
(iv) His place and status in society
(v) Conclusion

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