English Model Paper 2021 for UP Board Class 12
English Model Paper 2021 for UP Board Class 12
2021 Total Marks – 100
English Model Paper
Class – 12
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.
(i) This paper is divided into Sections – A and B. Both Sections are compulsory.
(ii) Q. No. 10 has three Parts – I, II and III. Attempt only one part of Q. No. 10.
(iii) All other questions are compulsory.
SECTION – A
1. Explain with reference to the context any one of the following passages : 10
(a) The people I saw in India-those in the village as well as those in high office-have both pride and a lively sense of decency and citizenship. They also have a passion for independence. This beautiful child-born in squalor and poverty, uneducated in both grammar and manners-had given me a glimpse of the warm soul of India.
(b) It is said that vidya gives you viveka, vimarsarupini vidya gives you a sense of what is right and helps you to avoid what is wrong. You must try, therefore, to find out what is required of you in this generation.
- Answer any one of the following questions in not more than 30 words : 5
(a) Why did the refugee children descend like locusts on the writer?
(b) How did MaKhan spoil the fun?
(c) What is unique about Indian culture?
- Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with the most suitable words given within the brackets : 4
(a) I, an American, was ……… the most promising market they had seen.
(doubtless, certainly, necessarily, definitely)
(b) The train by which A. G. Gardiner travelled stopped at …….. stations. (big, suburban, small, road side)
(c) You do not have ………… you are not human. (power, compassion, glory, money)
(d) Makhan heard the order and made it a ……….. of honour to stick on. (joint, points, point, socket)
- Answer any two of the following questions in not more than 30 words : 5 + 5 = 10
(a) What were Sanku’s problems and how did he plan to solve them?
(b) Why did the child reject all kinds of offers of the gentleman?
(c) How did the astrologer feel uncomfortable the presence of the stranger?
- Explain with reference to the context any one of the following extracts : 10
(a) He that loves a rosy cheek
Or a coral lip admires,
Or from star-like eyes doth seek
Fuel to maintain his fires;
As old time makes these decay,
So his flames must waste away. (b) This man is free from servile bands
Of hope to rise, or fear to fall;
Lord of himself, though not of lands;
And having nothing, he hath all.
- Give the central idea of any one of the following poems : 7
(a) My Heaven
(b) A Lament
(c) The Song of the Free
- Write the definition of any one of the following figures of speech with two examples : 2 + 2 = 4
SECTION – B
- (a) Change any one of the following sentences into indirect form of speech : 2
(i) Rahul said, “Good Night, Ravi! We will meet again tomorrow.”
(ii) My teacher said to me, “Work hard and you will surely succeed.” (b) Combine any one of the following as directed within the brackets : 2
(i) You must start now. You will be late.
(Compound Sentence) (ii) The deer was caught in the net. He struggled hard to escape. (Simple Sentence)
(c) Transform any one of the following sentences as directed within the brackets : 2
(i) The judge suspected that someone had bribed the witness. (Passive Voice)
(ii) No other flower is so sweet as the rose. (Superlative Degree)
(d) Correct any two of the following sentences : 2
(i) The smell of these flowers are very sweet.
(ii) If I was you, I would never do that.
(iii) Please knock on the door.
(iv) Walk carefully lest you may fall.
- (a) Write synonyms of the following words : 3
(b) Write antonyms of the following words : 3
(c) Use any three of the following idioms/phrases in your own
sentences so as to bring out their meanings clearly : 3
(i) Break out (iii) A lame excuse (iii) In lieu of (iv) Look after (v) Turn down
(d) Substitute one word for the following expressions : 3
(i) A lover of books.
(ii) A list of books.
(iii) That which can not be conquered.
(e) Use the following words in your own sentences so as to bring out the differences in their meanings clearly : 2
10. PART – I
Translate the following into English : 10
असफलताओं से हमें कभी निराश नहीं होना चाहिए। सफलता और असफलता दो बहने हैं और असफलता हमारी आंखें खोलती हैं और हमारी कमजोरियों को हमें बताती है। उन्हें दूर कर हम भविष्य में सफल हो सकते हैं। बड़े-बड़े वैज्ञानिक अपने प्रयोग में असफल होते हैं। बड़े-बड़े योद्धा युद्ध के मैदान में पराजित होते हैं। महान नेता चुनाव में हार जाते हैं परंतु वे निरंतर प्रयास करते रहते हैं और एक दिन अवश्य सफल होते हैं। मार्ग की कठिनाइयां देखकर हमें कभी निराश नहीं होनी चाहिए। यदि हम दृण निश्चय कर लें, तो कुछ भी चीजें असंभव नहीं है।
11. Write an essay on any one of the following topics in about 200 words : 12
(i) COVID – 19
(iii) Importance of Computer in our Life
(iv) Child Labour
(v) Our Social Evils
12. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :
Good deed may be done by anyone in any walk of life, by the soldier in barracks or on the battlefield, by the woman in the home, the nurse in the hospital, the businessman in his office, the boy at school or the inventor in the workshop. The actual performance of a good deed adds to the happiness, both of the doer and of those for whom it is done. The memory of a good deed excites love and gratitude, renews man’s belief in his mind and inspires others to go and do likewise. It is an incentive to live purely, act uprightly and deal justly with their fellow men.
(a) Who should perform a good deed. 2
(b) What is the effect of the memory of a good thing? 2
(c) (i) Explain the underlined portion in the passage. 1
(ii) Give a suitable title to the above passage. 1