Class 12 English Model Paper 2 – UP Board English Solutions
Time : 3 hrs 15 min
Maximum Marks: 100
First 15 Minutes are allotted to the candidates for reading the question paper.
- This paper is divided in Section-A and Section-B. Both the sections are compulsory.
- Question No. 11 has three parts: I, II, and III. Attempt only one part of Question No. 11.
- All other questions are compulsory
Explain with reference to the context any one of the following passages: (8)
(a) I was a prisoner, completely surrounded, unable to move. The most diligent, aggressive vendor was a beautiful girl of nine right in front of me. She had a lovely basket with handle; and she wanted a rupee and a half for it or about thirty cents. She was an earnest pleader. There were tears in her eyes. She pleaded and begged in tones that would wring any heart.
(b) He only is fitted to command and control who has succeeded in commanding and controlling himself. The hysterical, the fearful, the thoughtless and frivolous, let such seek company, or they will fall for lack of support; but the calm, the fearless, the thoughtful and grave, let such seek the solitude of the forest, the desert and the mountain-top, and more power will be added to their power, and they will more and more successfully stem the psychic currents and whirlpools which engulf mankind.
Answer any one of the following questions in not more than 30 words: (4)
(a) Why was Phatik excited to go to Calcutta?
(b) How is smoking injurious to health?
(c) What are the three important qualities of a valuable life?
Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with the most suitable words given within the brackets: (1 x 4 = 4)
(a) I flicked him again, (with, into, in, off)
(b) The charm and of the Indian way of life will continue, (pace; graciousness, tales, hierarchy)
(c) Makhan only moved to a more position, (comfortable, unbearable, easy, critical)
(d) Just the same I he would give me a few breaks, (wish, want, like, beg)
Answer any one of the following questions in about 75 words: (8)
(a) How does Portia save Antonio?
(b) Write a character sketch of Shylock.
Answer any two of the following questions in about 30 words each: (4 + 4 = 8)
(a) Why did Sanku want to steal the gold watch?
(b) Why did the astrologer run away from his village?
(c) What was the plight of the child after he had lost his parents?
Explain with reference to the context any one of the following extracts: (8)
(a) The breezy call of incense – breathing mom, The swallow twittering from the straw-built shed, The cock’s shrill clarion, or the echoing horn, No more shall rouse them from their lowly bed.
(b) My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farm house near between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.
Write the central idea of any one of the following poems: (6)
(a) Character of a Happy Life.
(b) A Lament
(c) My Heaven
Write the definition of any one of the following figures of speech with two examples: (2 + 2 = 4)
(a) Change any one of the following sentences into indirect form of speech: (2)
(i) The teacher said to the student, “My Son! Work hard if you want to make your career.”
(ii) The old lady said, “Peacocks dance with joy when it is abb tltttf rain.”
(b) Change any one of the following sentences as directed within the brackets: (2)
(i) He is very poor. He cannot purchase a Car. (Simple Sentence)
(ii) The picture was interesting. We enjoyed it very much. (Compound sentence)
(c) Transform any one of the following sentences as directed within the brackets: (2)
(i) Have you not stolen the bag? (Passive voice)
(ii) No other boy is so intelligent as Shyam. (Superlative degree)
(d) Correct any two of the following sentences: (1 x 2 = 2)
(i) One should do his duty.
(ii) Physics are an interesting subject.
(iii) Either he should eat mango or apple.
(iv) Please give me a ten rupees note.
(a) Use any three of the following idioms/phrases in your own sentences so as to bring out their meanings clearly: (1 x 3 = 3)
(i) a bone of contention
(ii) a feather in one’s cap
(iii) an axe to grind Arts.
(iv) a Herculean task
(v) in a fool’s paradise
(b) Write antonyms of the following words: (1 x 3=3)
(c) Write synonyms of the following words: (1 x 3 =3)
(d) Substitute one word for the following expressions: (1 x 3 = 3)
(i) that which is fit to be eaten
(ii) one who believes in fate
(iii) absence of governance
(e) Use the following words in sentences of your own so as to bring out the differences in their meanings clearly: (1 + 1 = 2)
Translate the following into English: (10)
पहले लड़ाई कुछ मनुष्यों के बची होती थी। फिर कबीलों में होने लगी। फिर राज्यों में हुई। परन्तु अब लड़ाई देशों के बीच लड़ी जाती है। फिर भी परिणाम हर हालत में वही होता है। मनुष्य के रक्त की नदियाँ बहती हैं। लोग मरते हैं, स्त्रियाँ विधवा और बच्चे अनाथ होते हैं। कहने में तो किसी एक देश की जीत होती है, परन्तु असल में आजकल की लड़ाई में किसी की भी जीत नहीं होती। किसी ने ठीक ही कहा है कि भविष्य में लड़ाई में जीवित रहने वाला मरने वाले को अच्छा समझेगा।
Write an essay on any one of the following topics in about 200 words: (12)
(a) Safety of women in India
(b) Mobile Phones-Boon or Bane
(c) Importance of Books in our life
(d) Need to Save Trees
(e) My Favourite Author
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:-
The real object of education at which every true teacher is aiming and for which every true student is working, is to draw out, train and discipline, the faculties of the mind, those faculties that the boy will want to use when he comes to be a man. And right education is not cramming of the boy’s memory, but the evolution and training of his powers of observing, reasoning and judging. You are not here only to pass examination or to observe your teacher’s knowledge, you are here to develop your faculties of the mind – spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical – so that hereafter you may use them in the service of God and men, to the credit and honour of your country, your families and yourselves.
(a) What is the real object of education? (2)
(b) What should the students aim at? (2)
(c) (i) Explain the underlined word. (1)
(ii) Write a suitable title for the passage. (1)
(b) Reference: These lines have been taken from the lesson ‘Secret of Health, Success and Power’ written by James Allen.
Context: In these lines, the author says that a person with selfcontrol. He is capable to control others because of calm-and fearless attitude, became liberate the problems of life.
Explanation: The author says that one who has controlled and commanded his desires with his will power can control and command others who are over excited, fearful, thoughtless and also have a narrow mindedness. Such people always need support to do something while a calm, fearless, thoughtful and grave person always gives support to others. If he is sent in forest, in the desert or on the mountain top, he will enhance or improve his skills. He will be more powerful and successful and he can stop the evils and problems of the society which affect the human beings.
(a) Phatik was excited to go to Calcutta because he thought that going to a new place would be good for him and he would enjoy the city life. He thought so because there was no love between him and his mother and younger brother.
(a) (i) The teacher advised the student to work hard if he wanted to make his carrer.
(ii) The old lady said that peacocks dance with joy when it is about to rain.
(b) (i) The old lady said that peacocks dance with joy when it is about to rain.
(ii) The picture was interesting so we enjoyed it very much.
(c) (i) Has the bag not stolen by you?
(ii) Shyam is the most intelligent boy.
(d)(i) One should do one’s duty.
(ii) Physics is an interesting subject.
(iii) He should eat either mango or apple.
(iv) Please give me a ten rupee note.
(a) (i) The house located near the lake is a bone of contention between two families.
(ii) Hima das won gold medal in Junior athleltics. It is a feather in her cap.
(iii) He calls me only when he has an axe to grind.
(iv) Solving hundred questions in an hour is a herculean task for me
(v) We should not go for a fool’s paradise but for an eternal happiness.
(b) (i) fertile
(c) (i) acknowledge
(d) (i) edible
(e) (i) The prisoners had been transferred to a different cell block.
(ii) It is illegal to sell tobacco to someone under 16 years.
In past, the battle took place between some humans. Then it started in the tribes then in the states. But now the battle is fought between countries. Anyhow, the result is always same in every condition. Rivers of human blood flow. People die, women are widowed and become childrens orphans. There is a victory of a single country in saying but in reality no one wins the battle in taday’s life. Someone rightly said that in future, a person who survive in the battle will consider the person fortunate who die.
(a) The real object of education is to draw out, train and discipline, the faculties of mind ie, spiritual, intellectual, moral and physical.
(b) The students should aim at developing their faculties to use them in the service of God, honour of their country, their families and themselves.
(c) (i) Here ‘faculties’ mean inherent mental or physical powers.
(ii) Aim of Education is a suitable title for the passage.
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