Class 12 English Model Papers Paper 3 – 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) Your success, your failure, your influence, your whole life you carry about with you, for your dominant trends of thought are the determining factors in your destiny. Send forth living stainless and happy thoughts, and blessings will fall into your hands, and your table will be spread with the cloth of peace. Send forth hateful, impure and unhappy thoughts, and curses will rain down upon you and fear and unrest will wait upon your pillow. You are the conditional maker of your fate, be that fate what it may.
(b) I struck a swift, lethal blow with my right hand. He dodged the attack with an insolent ease that humiliated me. My personal vanity was aroused. I lunged at him with my hand, with my paper; I jumped on the seat and pursued him round the lamp; I adopted tactics of feline’s cunningness, waiting till he had alighted, approaching a horrible stealthiness, striking with a sudden and terrible swiftness.
(c) This time the Creator took care to employ only a little of the harder materials. To the new animal He made, He gave neither horns nor claws. He gave it teeth that could chew but not bite.
Explain with reference to the context, any one of the following extracts. (8)
(a)I made a garland for her head,
And bracelets too, and fragrant zone;
She look’d at me as she did love,
And made sweet moan.
(b) Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into dreary desert sand of dead habit,
Where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever widening thought and action
Into the heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
(c) Let eyes grow dim and heart grow faint
And friendship fail and love betray
Let fate its hundred horrors send
And dotted darkness block the way
Answer any one of the following questions in not more than 30 words each. (4)
(a) What constitutes the essence of a good life?
(b) What does the heritage of India consist of ?
(c) Why did the Creator think that the creation of horse was a blunder?
Fill in the blanks in the following sentences selecting the most suitable words from those given within the brackets. (4)
(a) How do I get my ……… ? From the blood of course. (nourished, nourishment, nourishment, replenishment)
(b) The natural quality ……… of is compassion. (woman, man, women, boys)
(c) The old ………. system is adapting itself to present day conditions. (family, royalty, families, quality)
(d) Bishamber’s sister had ……… her husband while he was in Mumbai. (lost, found, met, married)
Give the central idea of any one of the following poems. (6)
(a) A Lament
(b) My Heaven
(c) On His Blindness
Answer one of the following questions in not more than 75 words. (8)
(a) Is Shylock out and out a villain or a tragic character? Give reasons for your answer.
(b) What do you think of Portia’s decision to conduct Antonio’s defence in disguise of a lawyer?
Answer any two of the following questions in not more than 30 words. (4 + 4=8)
(a) Give a character sketch of Sanku.
(b) Why did the lady want to rush forward and touch the feet of her husband?
(c) How did the child react to every kind of offer of the man?
(a) Point out the figures of speech in any two of the following: (1 + 1 = 2)
(i) Rise up for you the flag is flung.
(ii) But gallantly the giant wears the scarf.
(iii) To crush you out still know my soul.
(b) Define Oxymoron and give an example of it. (1 + 1 = 2)
(a) Change any one of the following sentences into indirect form of speech. (2)
(i) The doctor said to patient, “Take your medicines properly.”
(ii) The beggar said to the man, “Please give me ten rupees to buy food.”
(b) Combine the following sentences as directed within the brackets, (any one) (2)
(i) Sujeet went to Agra. He wants to see the Taj Mahal. (Into Simple Sentence)
(ii) The baby was crying. The baby wanted food. (Into Compound Sentence)
(c) Transform the following sentences as directed within the brackets, (any two) (2)
(i) Soldiers guard the country. (Into Passive Voice)
(ii) She offered me biscuits. (Into Negative Sentence)
(d) Correct two of the following sentences. (1 + 1=2)
(i) Kashmir is more better than Agra.
(ii) Mr Sharma is junior from me.
(iii) She is a chain smoking.
(iv) He beat the dog by a stick.
(a) Give the synonyms of the following words. (1 + 1 + 1 = 3)
(b) Give the antonyms of the following words. (1 + 1 + 1 = 3)
(c) Use the following words in sentences of your own so as to bring out the difference in their meanings clearly. (1 + 1=2)
(d) Substitute one word for the following expressions. (1 + 1 + 1 = 3)
(i) One who feels at home everywhere.
(ii) One who doesn’t know anything.
(iii) A person who looks the dark side of the things.
(e) Use any three of the following idioms/phrases in your own sentences so as to make their meanings clear. (1+ 1 + 1 = 3)
(i) To put on
(ii) Get rid of
(iii) At a stone’s throw
(iv) To let the cat out of the bag
(v) Above board
(vi) Cry for the moon
(a) Translate the following into English. (10)
किसी जापानी दार्शनिक ने कहा था—हाथों की उंगलियों के सहारे एक दिन हम सारे संसार पर विजय प्राप्त कर लेंगे। जापानवासियों ने आज इस कथन को सत्य करके दिखा दिया है। अमेरिका जैसा देश भी जापान से पिछड़ने लगा है। इसका कारण है-जापानियों की निरन्तर कार्य करती हुई उंगलियाँ। उनकी उंगलियों में छिपा है । सफलता पाने का मूल मन्त्र—लगातार परिश्रम। परिश्रम के बल पर ही व्यक्ति हर इच्छित वस्तु पा सकता है। परिश्रम के बल पर ही व्यक्ति विकास की ऊँचाई पर पहुँच सकता है। परिश्रम का कोई विकल्प नहीं। इसके सामने कोई जोड़-तोड़ नहीं चल सकता। यदि । हम अपने आस-पास देखें तो पाएंगे कि बहुत सामान्य से दिखाई देने वाले व्यक्तियों ने परिश्रम करते हुए कुछ ही वर्षों में सब कुछ पा लिया। जो लोग परिश्रम करते हैं, वे कभी भी साधनों की कमी का रोना नहीं रोया करते। वे लगातार परिश्रम करके सभी प्रकार के साधन । स्वयं प्राप्त कर लिया करते हैं। इसके विपरीत जो व्यक्ति परिश्रम नहीं। करना चाहते, वे हरदम किसी-न-किसी समस्या का रोना रोते हुए अपनी विफलताओं के लिए भाग्य को उत्तरदायी ठहराते हैं।
Write an essay on any one of the following topics in about 250 words. (12)
(i) Science: Innovation and Ideas
(ii) Marine Life
(iii) Poverty and its Menace
(iv) Character Crisis
(v) Harms of Junk Food
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
The first Olympics was held at Olympia in Greece in 776 BC. The prestige and glory of the Olympics spread far and wide. With the advent of Christianity, the games lost their importance, as it was believed that they encouraged pagan worship in temples built to honour the Greek Gods. It was Theodosius-I who ordered the total destruction of the Olympia Sanctuary’s temples and other structures in the year 394 AD, which ended the era of the ancient Olympic Games. It was due to the effort of Baron de Coubertin that the Olympics of the modern era began in 1896 and were held every four years except during the two World Wars.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was constituted in 1894. It had 15 representatives including Coubertin. The first Olympic medal was won by America’s James Connolly in the triple jump. The Marathon was the most important event and was won by a Greek named Spiridon Louis. Olympia is a small village situated near the west coast of the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece.
It is noted for its archaeological ruins, which are related to the temples for worship of Greek Gods and for the ancient Olympic stadium. The visitor is impressed by the grandiose ruins, which show temple foundations, ruins of the temple of Zeus, the tall columns, the altars and art objects that dot the site. Some of these objects are placed in the archaeological museum. Another museum displays objects like stamps, photographs, documents, flags, maps and trophies belonging to the modern Olympics.
(a) Give a summary of the above passage in your own words. (2)
(b) Suggest a suitable title to the above passage. (1)
(c) Why did the Olympic Games start losing its importance? (1)
(d) Who revived the Olympic Games in 1896 and mention some important events of this game? (1)
(e) How is the small village Olympia related to Olympic Games?
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