# UP Board Class 10 English Model Paper 2

## UP Board Class 10 Model Paper 2 English

Time : 3 hrs 15 min
Maximum Marks : 70

Instruction First 15 minutes are allotted for the candidates to read the question paper.
Note:

1. This question paper is divided into two sections A and B.
2. All questions from the two sections are compulsory.
3. Marks are indicated against each question.

Section A

Question 1.
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it:
“Which is the biggest vessel ?”
“The Earth, which contains all  are thin itself, is the greatest vessel.”
“What is happiness ?” ‘
“Happiness is the result of good conduct.”
. “What is that, by giving up which man becomes loved by all?” “Pride. For, if man gives up being proud, he will be loved by all.”
“What is the loss which yields joj r and not sorrow ?”
“Anger, if we give up being angry , we will no longer be subject to sorrow.”
“What is that, by giving up which ; man becomes rich ?” “Desire. If man gives up being greedy, he will become wealthy.”
“What makes one a real ‘Brahmai la ? Is it birth, good conduct or learning ? Answer decisively.”
“Birth and learning do not make c me a Brahmana; good conduct alone does. However learn led a person may be, he will not be a ‘Brahmana’ without g riving up bad habits.
Even though he may be learned in the four Vedas, a man of bad conduct falls to a lower class.”

1. What is happiness? (2)
2. What makes one a real Brahmana? (2)

Question 2.

1. Who was Socrates and what we are his teachings ?
2. How should we pass on the flame of knowledge and skill to others?

Question 3.
Answer two of the following questions in about 25 words each: (2+2=4)

1. When did Lencho receive then letter? Why did he become angry?
2. How can learning be a friend to a traveller ?
3. Who are Brahma and Sarasv /ati ? How are they related?

Question 4.
Match the words of List A with their meanings in List ‘B’: (1 x 4=4)

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

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream !
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

1. What do the people hold about life? (2)
2. What does the poet call as ‘dead’? (2)

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

1. The Fountain
2. The Psalm of Life

OR
Write four lines from one of the poems given in your textbook. (Do not copy out the lines given in this question paper).

Question 7.
Answer two of the following questions in about 25 words each: (2+2=4)

1. What did Edison think when he saw the bird flying ?
2. What did the village boy say to his friends after sitting on the,green mound? What did his friends do?
3. How did Luz Long help Jesse Owens in qualifying for ‘ the final jumps ?

Question 8.
Point out true and false statements in the following: (1 x 4=4)

1. An angry athlete is an athlete who will make mistakes.
2. Vikramaditya’s beautiful palace stands even today.
3. After observing three days’ prayer and fasting, the King of Ujjain ascended the throne.
4. Even in his childhood, Edison loved to do experiments.

Question 9.
Select the most suitable alternative to complete the following statements : (1 x 4=4)
1. Edison succeeded in making an electric bulb after nearly
(A) one thousand experiments
(B) two thousand experiments
(C one thousand and two hundred experiments
(D) one thousand and five hundred experiments

2. Jesse Owens could not clear the first two trial jumps because he was
(A) discouraged by his coach
(B) not a good athlete
(C) angry at Hitler’s Aryan superiority theory
(D) disturbed by his rival Luz Long

3. When the king of Ujjain was making his first attempt to sit on the throne of Vikramaditya,
(A) one of the angels told him to purify his soul to be worthy of sitting on it and flew away
(B) his people warned him against doing so
(C) all the angels became angry and flew away
(D) the shepherd boy stopped him

4. The King of Ujjain could not sit on the judgement seat of Vikramaditya because
(A) he was afraid of the cowherd boy
(B) every time he was pushed aside by an angel
(C) he thought himself to be unworthy of it
(D) he wanted to be a just king

Section B

Question 10.
Do as indicated against each of the following sentences:

1. by does not treachery like honest anything earn man honest an to (Frame a correct sentence by re-ordering the words) (2)
2. Have you prepared the list? (Change into passive voice) (2)
3. The boy said to Jus mother, “I will never leave you alone.” (Change into indirect speech) (2)
4. Sumit to see us off and on. (come) (Use correct form of the verb given to fill in the blank) (2)

Question 11.

1. Choose the correct preposition from the ones given below the sentence to fill in the blank : (2)
Abhinandan is a good dancer being a flight steward. (from, beside, besides, on)
2. Complete the following sentence : (2)
You should do what
3. Complete the spellings of the following words : (2 + 2 = 1)
1. ph_l_ ph_r
2. sh__:h_rd
4. Punctuate the following sentence using capital letters wherever necessary: (2)
the woman asked the stranger where do you hail from

Question 12.
Translate the following in English: (4)

एक गाँव में एक अंघा व्यक्ति रह ता था। उस गाँव में आग लग गई । सारे लोग गाँव छोड़कर भागने लगे। उर ी गाँव में एक लँगड़ा (अपाहिज) आदमी भी रहता था। अंधे आदमी ने अपा हिज आदमी से कहा, “तुम मेरे कन्धों पर बैठो। तुम मुझे रास्ता दिखाना, मैं चलूंगा।’ दोनों ने अपनी होशियारी से खुद को बचा लिया और गाँव के बाहर चले गए।

Question 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 No)
OR
Write a letter to your friend boosting his/her confidence for the national level 1 admin ton competition he/she is going to participate in (Do not write your Name and Roll No)

Question 14.
Write a composition c in one of the following topics in about 60 words. Points are given below for each topic to develop the composition: (6)
1. Television
(A) Introduction
(B) Its Good Effect
(D) Conclusion

2. The Book You Little Most
(A) Name of the Book
(B) Its Author and l His Reputation
(C) Its Theme, Language and Style
(D) Its Qualities
(E) Reasons for Your Liking It

2. Pollution
(A) Introduction e ind Meaning
(B) Kinds of Pollution
(C) Harms Cause d by Pollution
(D) Prevention of Pollution
(E) Conclusion

Question 15.
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it:
One thing Albino waif i made to realise from the beginning was that he wasn’t  abnormal. His brothers and sister would often tease him and 1 would stop playing with him.

He would ask his mother why 1 he was different from his siblings ? She would say because God wanted him this way, may be for some special reason. He would wonder apart from being the reason for fun and we sorry for others what special reason it could be ? But, his n bother loved him a lot. His colour didn’t matter to her and she loved him, unconditionally. She would bring his favourite 1 berries and nuts and would play with him when everyone around would not be talking to him.

1. What was Albino made to realise? (3)
2. What shows that Albino’s mother loved him a lot? (3)

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