Class 12 English Model Paper 2020 –
English Model Paper
Here you will find the Class 12 English Model Paper 2020 for UP Board Exam 2020
Class 12 – English
Time : 3 Hr. 15 Min. Max. Marks : 100
Instruction : First 15 Minutes are allotted to the candidates for reading the question paper.
Section : ‘A’
1. Explain with reference to the context any one of the following passages : 8
(a) It was all in vain. He played with me, openly and ostentatiously, life a skillful matador finessing round and an infuriated bull. It was obvious that he was enjoying himself, that it was for this that he had disturbed my repose.
(b) Passion is not power; it is the abuse of power, the dispersion of power. Passion is like a furious storm which beats fiercely and wildly upon the embattled rock whilst power is like the rock itself which remains silent and unmoved through it all.
2. Answer any one of the following questions in not more than 30 words : 4
(a) What did the author do while travelling alone in the compartment?
(b) Who were these children selling baskets? What information does the writer give you about them?
3. Fill in the blanks of the following sentences with the most suitable words given within the brackets : 4
(a) They lived in cloth and ……….. sheds that lined the streets. (iron, stone, cement, grass)
(b) Everyone seconded the ……….. and it was carried unanimously. (advice, suggestation, proposal, observation)
(c) John hardly ……….. thinks of me which is good. (never, ever, sometimes, often)
(d) The old family system is ……… itself to present day conditions. (adapting, opposing, suiting, competing)
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4. Answer any one of the following questions in about 75 words : 8
(a) Give an estimate of Portia’s character.
(b) What reason does Shylock give for hating Antonio?
5. Answer any two of the following questions in about 30 words each:
4+4 = 8
(a) Why did the child enter the over – crowded temple?
(b) What were Sanku’s problems and how did he plan to solve them?
(c) What was the load on the astrologer?
6. Explain with reference to the context any one of the following extracts : 8
(a) This man is free from servile bands Of hope to rise, or fear to fall;
Lord of himself, though not of lands,
And having nothing, he hath all.
(b) He that loves a rosy cheeks, Or a coral lip admires,
Or from star – like eyes doth seek,
Fuel to maintain his fires;
7. Write the central idea of any one of the following poems : 6
(a) On His Blindness
(b) The True Beaury
(c) Character Of A Happy Life
8. Write the definition of any one of the following figures of speech with two examples : 4
Section : ‘B’
9 (a) Change any one of the following sentences into indirect form of speech : 2
(i) He said to the teacher, ” Sir, will you not teach me tomorrow?”
(ii) The teacher said ” Don’t kill the innocent birds.”
(b) Combine any one of the following as directed within the brackets : 2
(i) It was a holiday. We did not go to school. (Simple Sentence)
(ii) The teacher says something. Pay attention to it. (Complex Sentence)
(c) Transform any one of the following sentences as directed within the brackets : 2
(i) Did the hunter shoot the lion? (Passive Voice)
(ii) Very few games are so popular as cricket.
(d) Correct any two of the following sentences : 2
(i) This news have disturbed the peace of mind.
(ii) It is I who is your brother.
(iii) Being a cold night, I stayed in my house.
(iv) I likes playing.
10. (a) Use any three of the following idioms/phrases in your own sentences so as to bring out their meanings clearly : 3
(i) by leaps and bounds
(ii) bring out
(iii) hue and cry
(iv) red letter day
(v) white elephant
(b) Write antonyms of the following wors : 3
(i) mourn (ii) blunt (iii) avoid
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(c) Write synonyms of the following words : 3
(i) timid (ii) force (iii) abnormal
(d) Substitute one word for the following expressions : 3
(i) that can not be seen through
(ii) that can not be read
(iii) one who believes in fate
(e) Use the following words in sentences of your own so as to bring out the deffirences in their meanings clearly : 3
(i) Ascent (ii) Assent
11. Translate the following into English : 10
महात्मा गांधी अपने समय के सबसे महान पुरुष थे। उनका जन्म 2 अक्टूबर 1869 ई. में गुजरात में हुआ था। उनके पिता एक रियासत के मंत्री थे और उनकी माता एक आदर्श महिला थी। भारत में शिक्षा प्राप्त करने के पश्चात वे वकालत पढ़ने इंग्लैंड गए वहां से बैरिस्टर बनकर वापस आने के बाद उन्होंने आरंभ में दक्षिण अफ्रीका में वकालत प्रारंभ की परंतु शीघ्र ही वहां रहने वाले भारतीयों की दीन दशा सुधारने के लिए उन्होंने सत्याग्रह आंदोलन प्रारंभ किया । भारत की स्वतंत्रता प्राप्ति के लिए उन्होंने सत्य और अहिंसा को ही सर्वोत्तम हथियार माना। अंत में सत्य और अहिंसा की विजय हुई और ब्रिटिश साम्राज्य को हार स्वीकार करनी पड़ी। भारत में 1947 स्वतंत्र हुआ।
12. Write an essay on any one of the following topics in about 200 words : 12
(a) A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed (b)Trees and their Important
(d) My Favourite Book
(e) My Likes and Dislike
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13. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow : 4
I want you to learn the lesson that all work is noble and that the greatest thing that man can do in this world is his duty. Whether you are rich or poor, high born or low born here is work for you to do. It makes no difference what the work is. If you do it well, you will have done your duty. When you think that a task has been given to you, which you think is too mean and low for you to do, recall to your mind the story of Peter, the Czar of Russia, working in the dock-yard and go and do your duty as he did.
(a) What does the writer want you to learn?
(b) What is the greatest thing in the world?
(c) Give the meaning of the italicized portions.
(d) Give the summary of the passage together with its heading.