Class 12 English Model Paper 4 – 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) The people I saw in India-those in the villages as well as those in high office—have both pride and 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 a warm soul of India.
(b) The point is this: if John relaxes, I relax. An
occasional nap would help. And he might try some light reading instead of that stuff he brings home from the office. Exercise is another thing. John is one of those weekend athletes—who take it in big doses. He still likes that rushing up-to-the-net bit in tennis : but when he does this, my normal work load is increased by five.
(c) Believing that the future will yield into you the need of every thought and effort; knowing that the laws of the universe can never fail, and that your own will come back to you with mathematical exactitude, this is faith and the believing of faith. By the power of such faith the dark waters of uncertainty are divided, every mountain of difficulty crumbles away, and the believing soul passes on unharmed.
Explain with reference to the context any two of the following extracts. (8)
(a) How happy is he born or thought that serveth not another’s will whose armour is his honest thought? And simple truth his utmost skill!
(b)Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;
Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile
The short and simple annals of the poor.
(c) He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound is the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
Answer one of the following questions in not more than 30 words each. (4)
(a) Why did the author decide to be magnanimous and merciful to his fellow traveller?
(b) What things were women entitled to in ancient India?
(c) What grounds does the writer give to prove that Gandhi was much influenced by Western ideas?
Fill in the blanks in the following sentences, selecting the most suitable words from those given within the brackets
(a) One day the Creator heard the ………… neighing (distressed, apparent, sad, weak)
(b) ………… constricts arteries. (Smoking, High Blood Pressure, Nicotine, Cigarettes)
(c) We have heard that the chief purpose of education is not merely the acquiring of skill or information but the ………… into a higher life. (initiation, transformation, upliftment, animation)
(d) Widows have long …………. to be burnt on their husband’s pyres. (ceased, revolted, fainted, withdrawn)
Give the central idea of any one of the following poems. (6)
(a) The True Beauty
(b) Character of a Happy Life
(c) The Song of the Free
Answer any one of the following questions in not more than 75 words. (8)
(a) Write a brief note on the resourcefulness of Portia.
(b) Give a brief summary of casket-scene in ‘The Marchant of Venice’.
Answer any two of the following questions in not more than 30 words. (4 + 4=8)
(a) What perturbed Gyan Babu one evening?
(b) Why did the astrologer suddenly become nervous after seeing the customer?
(c) What idea of time do you gather from the story ‘The Special Experience’?
(a) Point out the figures of speech in any two of the followings: (1 + 1 = 2)
(i) She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream.
(ii) Lord of himself, though not of lands;
And having nothing, he hath all.
(iii) The curfew tolls the knell of parting day.
(b) Define Hyperbole and give an example of it. (1 + 1 = 2)
(a) Change any one of the following sentences into indirect form of speech. (2)
(i) Garima said to me, “Do you know how to paint this picture?”
(ii) Yishal said to his teacher, “Grant me a leave of four days.”
(b) Combine the following sentences as directed within the brackets, (any one) (2)
(i) Geeta is beautiful. She wanted to take part in beauty contest. (Into Compound Sentence)
(ii) Mohit met with an accident. He missed the examination. (Into Complex Sentence)
(c) Transform the following sentences as directed within the brackets, (any two) (2)
(i) She was crying a lot. (Into Interrogative)
(ii) Mohan was painting the walls. (Into Passive Voice)
(d) Correct any two of the following sentences. (1 + 1=2)
(i) The Ram is a good orator.
(ii) They do not know the way about the success.
(iii) It is me who can guide you.
(iv) It was raining for three hours.
(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 hates women.
(ii) A post with no salary.
(iii) That which can be believed.
(e) Use any three of the following idioms/phrases in your own sentence so as to make their meanings clear. (1+1 + 1= 3)
(i) A black sheep
(ii) A tall tale
(iii) A bone of contention
(iv) Tied the knot
(v)In a fix
(vi) In lieu of
(a) Translate the following into English. (10)
साहस की ज़िन्दगी सबसे बड़ी होती है। ऐसी ज़िन्दगी की सबसे बड़ी पहचान यह है कि वह बिल्कुल निडर, बिल्कुल बेखौफ होती है। जनमत की उपेक्षा करके जीने वाला व्यक्ति दुनिया की असली ताकत होता है और मनुष्यता को प्रकाश भी उसी आदमी से मिलता है। अड़ोस-पड़ोस को देखकर चलना, यह साधारण जीव का काम है। क्रान्ति करने वाले लोग अपने उद्देश्य की तुलना न तो पड़ोसी के उद्देश्य से करते हैं और न ही अपनी चाल को पड़ोसी की चाल देखकर मद्धिम बनाते हैं। साहसी मनुष्य सपने उधार नहीं लेता। वह अपने विचारों में रमा हुआ अपनी ही किताब पढ़ता है। झुण्ड में चलना और झुण्ड में चरना, यह भैंस और भेड़ का काम है। सिंह तो बिल्कुल अकेला होने पर भी मग्न रहता है। जो आदमी यह महसूस करता है कि किसी महान निश्चय के समय वह साहस से काम नहीं ले सका, ज़िन्दगी की चुनौती को कबूल नहीं कर सका, वह सुखी नहीं हो सकता। बड़े मौके पर साहस नहीं दिखाने वाला आदमी बराबर अपनी आत्मा के भीतर एक आवाज़ सुनता रहता है। ऐसी आवाज़ जिसे वही सुन सकता है और जिसे वह रोक भी नहीं सकता। यह आवाज़ उसे बराबर कहती रहती है, “तुम साहस नहीं दिखा सके, तुम कायर की तरह भाग खड़े हुए।
Write an essay on one of the following topics in about 250 words. (12)
(a) Stress of Exams
(b) Sustainable Development
(c) The Teacher you Like Most
(d) Problems of Traffic
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
The heat-wave deepened during the following few days while Jack and I lazed about in the house and yards, wearing ragged shirts and discarded garments, because the more presentable ones were being packed by mother. She was obviously not strong enough to cycle down to Hampshire, where father and Jack had been one weekend, to see and rent a cottage in Ropley, near Alresford. From this prospective journey, Jack had returned with half a dozen photographs taken with a plate camera, which he had made for himself, the aperture being a pinhole.
This was only one of his many ingenious artefacts. I had studied the pictures, which included a church that leaned backwards, in the hope of finding that perpetually teasing certainty, which we look for when about to take some adventurous step into the unknown. But, Ropley remained unreal.-
(a) Why Jack and his father went to Ropley one weekend? (1)
(b) Why the author and Jack were wearing ragged shirts and discarded garments? (1)
(c) Give a summary of the above passage in your own words. (2)
(d) Suggest a suitable title to the above passage. (1)
(e) Who had made the plate camera and why? (1)
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