UP Board Sample Paper English (first paper)
Q.1. Select any two of the following passages and answer the questions given below them :
(a) It was midwinter. The air was bitterly cold and he could not do without clothes. Instead of walking about the streets, he decided to slip into a big London store for warmth. Closing time arrived, and as soon as the doors were shut Griffin was able to give himself the pleasure of clothing and feeding himself without regard to expense. He broke open boxes and wrappers and fitted himself out with warm clothes. Soon, with shoes, an overcoat and a wide-brimmed hat, he became a fully dressed and visible person. In the kitchen of the restaurant, he found. cold meat and coffee and he swallowed up the meal with sweets and wine taken from the grocery store. Finally, he settled down to sleep on a pile of quilts.
(i) Write the name of the lesson from which the above noted passage has been taken. Who is the author of this lesson? 1
(ii) What did Griffin decide to do to save himself from the bitter cold of the season? 1
(iii) Why was Griffin pleased after entering the big London store? 1
(iv) What did Griffin do in the restaurant?
(v) Point out those two words in the given passage which have the following meanings:
(1) kind (2) that witch can be seen. 1
(b) All through the night, Lencho thought only of his one hope, the help of God, whose eyes, as he had been instructed; see everything, even what is deep in one’s conscience.
Lencho was an ox of a man, working like an animal in the
fields, bit still he knew how to write. The following Sunday, at daybreak, he began to write a letter which he himself would carry to town and place in the mail.
It was nothing less than letter to God.
“God”, he wrote, ” If you don’t help me, my family and I will go hungry. this year. I need a hundred pesos int order to sow my field again and to Tive’until the crop comes, beacuse the hailstorm…
(i) Write the name of the lesson from which the above noted passage has been taken. Who is the author of thislesson? 1
(ii) What had Lencho learnt about God? 1
(iii) Why was Lencho been compared to an ox? 1
(iv) What did he write in the letter to God? 1
(v),. Which words in the passage have the following meanings?
(1) taught (2) early in the morning. 1
(c) The men who were governing Athens summoned Socrates to appear before them and to stand his trial. His friends begged him to escape or to hide until the storm had blown over. But Socrates was no coward. He knew that he had done nothing wrong and that he had only taught what he believed to be just, true and honorable, and so he went to the court. His clothes and shoes were dusty and travel-stained. But everyone knew that a noble heart beat under the scabby garments.
He made a powerful and dignified speech. He told the Athenians that they would gain nothing by taking away the last few years of his life, but that he was willing to die many deaths for what he believed to be right.
(i) Write the name of the lesson from which the above noted passage has been taken. Who is the author of the lesson ? 1
(ii) Who summoned Socrates to appear before them and why ? 1
(iii) Why was Socrates not afraid of facing the governors of Athens? 1
(iv) Why, did the people respect him even though he was shabbily dressed? 1
(v) Point out the words from the passage, which have the following meanings.
(1) called for (2) person unable to control his fear. 1
Q.2. Attempt any one of the following questions in about 100 words: 6
(i) Why was Nehruji so attached to The Ganga?
(ii) What are the students solicited to do at school, at home and afterwards for their country?
Q.3. Answer any two of the following questions in about 25 words each : 6
(i) Why did Deesa tell lies to his master ?
(ii) Who is the creator of the universe ?
(iii) What did the writer tell the Forest Guard ?
Q.4. Match the words of List ‘A’ with their nearest meanings in List ‘B’. 3
List- A List-B
(a) Varying Drive out
(b) Eject Overflowing
(c) Unerringly Changing
(d) Scrawny Principle
(e) Brimming Lean and thin
(f) Doctrine Without mistake.
Q.5. Select two of the following three pieces of poetry and answer the questions given below them :
(a) You yet may spy the fawn at play
The hare upon the green;
But the sweet face of Lucy Gray
Will never more be seen.
(i) Write the name of the poet who has composed the poem from which the above noted stanza has been taken. 1/2
(ii) Point out the rhyming words used in the stanza ? 1/2
(iii) What can you see even now on the green ? 1
(v) What will not be seen ever again ? 1
(b) Ever in motion,
Blithesome and cheery;
Still climbing heavenword,
(i) Write the name of the poet who has composed the poem from which the above noted stanza has been taken.” ½
(ii) Point out the words that rhyme together in the above noted lines of the poem. 1 /2
(iii) What do the following expressions mean ? 1
(1) Blithesome and cheery (2) Never a weary.
(iv) What qualities of the fountain are described in the four lines of the poem ? 1
(c) Life is real ! Life is earnest !
And the grave is not its goal;
“Dust thou art, to. dust returnest”
Was not spoken of the soul.
(i) Give the title of the poem from which the above noted lines have been taken. 1/2
(ii) Point out the pair of words which rhyme together in this stanza. 1/2
(iii) What is life like and what is not its goal ? 1
(iv) flow does soul differ from the body ? 1
Q. 6. Write the central idea of any one of the following poems : 4
(a) The Fountain (b) The Perfect Life.
Write eight lines from any one of the poems given in your text.. book. (Do not copy out the lines-given in this question paper.)
Q.7. Answer one of the following questions in about 100 words: 6
(a) Give a brief character sketch of Nicholas.
(b) Write a brief character sketch of Anne.
Q.8. Answer any two of the following questions in about 25 words each : 4
(a) Why did Anne try to discourage Freda from playing with Marian ?
(b) Why did the guilty tremble before Vikramaditya?
(c) What change did Das’s wife bring in his life ?
Q.9. Point out the True and False statements in the followin: 3
(a) Nicholas was a guide and Gauthier was a tourist from Paris.
(b) Das’s face had a haunted expression.
(c) Anne was Marian’s mother.
(d) Jesse Owens was an admirer of Hitler.
(e) Mrs. Malachov did not return the ball.
(f) Gessler was an Englishman.
Q.10. Select the most suitable alternative to complete the following statements :- 2
(a) Gessler brothers lived in:
(i) Paris (ii) London (iii) Germany (iv) Austria.
(b) Das told the doctor that:
(i) as a child he was bold
(ii) as a child he was clever
(iii) even as a child he was a coward.
(iv) as a child he was handsome.
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