UP Board Class 12 English Model Paper 2021

UP Board Class 12 English Model Paper 2021

UP Board Class 12 English Model Paper 2021

Class 12 English Model Paper for Board Exam 2021

अनुक्रमांक ………………
नाम ……………..

          117                                    318(VK)

                       2021
      English Model Paper   Total Marks – 100

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 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 villages as well as those in office – have both pride and lively sense of decency and citizenship. The 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 a warm soul of India.

(b) He played with me, openly and ostentatiously, like a skilful matador finessing round an infuriated bull. It was obvious that he was enjoying himself, that it was for this that he had disturbed my repose. He wanted a little sport, and what sport like being chased by this huge, lumbering windmill of a creature, who tasted so good and seemed so helpless and so stupid? I began to enter into the spirit of the fellow.

  1. Answer any one of the following questions in not more than 30 words : 5
    (a) What information about Phatik was provided to Bishamber by the mother?
    (b) Who was the author’s fellow traveller?
    (c) What particular quality distinguishes men from women?
  1. Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with the most suitable words given within the brackets : 4

(a) This is the secret of health, a pure ……. and a well-ordered
mind. (mind, will, thought, heart)

(b) The old family system is ………. Itself to present day
conditions. (adapting, opposing, suiting, competing)
(c) I am anxious that our great ……. should be studied.
(connectiing, adopting, adapting, finding)
(d) Makhan only moved to a more …… position.
(comfortable, unbearable, easy, critical)

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  1. Answer any two of the following questions in not more than 30 words : 5 + 5 = 10
    (a) Why did Sanku not get any sleep for several days?
    (b) What made the astrologer feel uncomfortable?
    (c) Describe the condition of the child when he lost his parents?
  1. Explain with reference to the context any one of the following extracts : 10
    (a) Heart with equal love combined
    Kindle never-dying fires;
    Where these are not, I despise
    Lovely cheeks or lips or eyes.

(b) When I consider how my light is spent
Were half my days, in this dark world and wide
And that one talent which is death to hide
Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent.

  1. Give the central idea of any one of the following poems : 7
    (a) The True Beauty
    (b) The Song of the Free
    (c) Character of a Happy Life
  1. Write the definition of any one of the following figures of speech with two examples : 2 + 2 = 4
    (a) Personification
    (b) Hyperbole
    (c) Simile

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Section – B

  1. (a) Change any one of the following sentences into indirect
    form of speech : 2

    (i) Ravi said to me, “Good evening, I am pleased to see you here.”
    (ii) My teacher said to me, “Are you not feeling well?” I replied,“yes”.
    (b) Combine any one of the following as directed within the
    brackets : 2

    (i) Ravi met with an accident. He missed the examination. (Complex Sentence)

(ii) Ravi found his pen. The pen was lost. (Simple Sentence)

(c) Transform any one of the following sentences as directed within the brackets : 2
(i) Don’t kill the innocent birds. (Passive Voice)
(ii) No other student is as good as Ravi. (Comparative Degree)

(d) Correct any two of the following sentences : 2
(i) It is me who is your friend.
(ii) It was raining for three hours.
(iii) Many a boy were playing in the field.
(iv) Sharma is junior from me.

  1. (a) Write synonyms of the following words : 3
    (i) Adversity
    (ii) Abandon
    (iii) Confess
    (b) Write antonyms of the following words : 3
    (i) Barren
    (ii) Bravery
    (iii) Freedom
    (c) Use any three of the following idioms/phrases in your own
    sentences so as to bring out their meanings clearly : 3

    (i) A black sheep (iii) In lieu of (iii) A bone of contention
    (iv) A maiden speech (v) At daggers drawn

(d) Substitute one word for the following expressions : 3
(i) That which can be believed.
(ii) That can not be read.
(iii) A man whose wife is dead.
(e) Use the following words in your own sentences so as to
bring out the differences in their meanings clearly : 2

(i) Career
(ii) Carrier

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10. PART – I
Translate the following into English : 10

जुलाई का महीना था अत्यधिक गर्मी और घुटन थी। मैं स्कूल के लिए चल पड़ा। अचानक आकाश में बादल छा गए। शीतल हवा बहने लगी। सूरज घने बादलों में छिप गया। बादल गरजे और बिजली चमकने लगी। झमाझम पानी बरसने लगा। सड़कों पर पानी ही पानी दिखाई पड़ने लगा। छोटे बच्चे बरसात का आनंद ले रहे थे। एक घंटे बाद बारिश रुकी। मैं पूरी तरह भीग गया था। जब मैं स्कूल पहुंचा तो पता चला कि प्रधानाचार्य महोदय ने वर्षा दिवस की घोषणा कर दी थी।

11. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :
Ashoka was at first disposed to follow the example of his father and grandfather and complete the conquest of the Indian Peninsula. He invaded Kalinga (255 B. C.) on the coast of Madras. He was successful in his military operations, and alone among conquerors, he was so disgusted by the cruelty and horror of war that he renounced it. He would have no more of it. He adoped the peaceful doctrines of Buddhism and declared that henceforth the conquests should be the conquests or religion. His reign of eight and twenty years was one of the brightest interludes in the troubled history of mankind.

(a) Why did Ashoka renounced war? 2
(b) What measures did Ashoka take for the welfare of the
people? 2
(i) Explain the underlined words. 1
(ii) Give a suitable title to the above passage. 1

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