UP Board Class 12 English Model Paper 2022 with Solution
UP Board Class 12 English Model Paper 2022 with Solution
2022 Total Marks – 100
English Model Paper
Class – 12
समय – 3 घंटे 15 मिनट
Note – First 15 minutes are allotted to the candidates for reading the question paper.
(i) This paper is divided into Sections – A, B, C and D.
(ii) All Sections are compulsory.
SECTION – A (Reading)
1. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow : 4 x 3 + 1.5 + 1.5 = 15
A. It is said that everyone lives by selling something. What you can understand by this statement is that teachers live by selling knowledge, philosophers live by selling wisdom and priests earn their living by selling spiritual comfort. Though it may be possible to measure the value of material goods in terms of money, it is extremely difficult to estimate the true value of the services which people perform for us.
B. There are times when we would willingly give everything we possess to save our lives, yet we might grudge paying a surgeon a high fee for offering us precisely the same service. The conditions of society are such that skills have to be paid for in the same way that goods are paid for at a shop. Everyone has something to sell.
C. Tramps seem to be the only exception to this general rule. Beggars almost sell themselves as human beings to arouse the pity of passers-by. But real tramps are not beggars. They have nothing to sell and require nothing from others, In seeking independence, they do not sacrifice their human dignity.
A tramp may ask you for money but he will never ask you to feel sorry for him. He has deliberately chosen to lead the life he leads and is fully aware of the consequences. He may never be sure where his next meal is coming from, but he is free from the thousands of anxieties which afflict other people. His few material possessions make it possible for him to move from place to place with ease. By having to sleep in the open, he gets far closer to the world of nature than most of us ever do. He may hunt, beg or steal occasionally to keep himself alive; he may even, in times of real need, do a little work; but he will never sacrifice his freedom.
D. We often speak with contempt for tramps and put them in the same class as beggars. But how many of us can honestly say that we have not felt a little envious of their simple way of life and their freedom from any care in the world.
(i) What does the author mean by the statement ‘Everyone has something to sell’? 3
(ii) What is the difference between a beggar and a tramp? 3
(iii) How are tramps closer to nature than normal people? 3
(iv) Why should we feel jealous of a tramp? 3
(v) Which word in paragraph A is the synonyms of ‘determine’? 1.5
(vi) Which word in paragraph C is the antonym of ‘unconsciously’? 1.5
(i) By this statement the author means that both goods and services are sold by people in various professions. Just like shopkeepers sell goods, teachers sell knowledge, philosophers sell wisdom and priests sell spiritual comfort.
(ii) The difference is that while a beggar virtually sells himself as a human being to arouse the pity of people and thus sacrifices his human dignity, a tramp may ask you for money but he will never ask you to feel sorry for him, thus remaining dignified.
(iii) Tramps are closer to nature than normal people because they normally sleep in the open.
(iv) We should feel jealous of a tramp because he leads a simple life without any worries at all.
SECTION – B (Writing)
2. Increase in the number of private vehicles has caused problems like rising air pollution, traffic jams, lack of parking space, road rage etc. The solution lies in the use of public transport. Write an article in 100-150 words on “The Importance of Public Transport‘. You are Ajay/Anju. 10
Ans. The Importance of Public Transport – By Ajay
The motor vehicles running on the roads account for a substantial and growing proportion of air pollution in Indian cities, besides causing traffic jams, parking space- problems‘and road rage. This calls for a greater share of public transport in meeting mobility needs. Public transport has many advantages. The first is that it saves fuel, reduces an individual’s carbon footprint and reduces congestion. Public vehicles move people efficiently while producing significantly less air pollution to move one passenger one mile. It is easier to implement the usage of eco-friendly fuels in public transportation systems. However, there are some challenges in implementation of public transport systems effectively. One problem is to maintain schedules, as traffic congestion leads to irregular schedules. Sometimes, even in metro trains there are inordinate delays due to signal failure or a power outage. There is also the frequent complaint, particularly in crowded cities of less safety for women commuters. A well developed public transport system has positive implications for access to healthcare, education and other basic needs. Public transport therefore, need to focus much more on improving such systems.
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3. The youth of the country are very vigilant these days and feel concerned about the problems being faced by the people. Write a letter to the editor of a national daily urging him to highlight the role of the youth in eradicating the problems of poverty, unemployment and corruption. You are Rani/ Rohit, 15, Gulbarga Society, Surat.
You live in a crowded area in Mumbai. Unauthorized parking of vehicles in your area is causing a lot of inconvenience to the locals. Write a letter to the Police Commissioner of the District complaining against this practice. You are Rohan/Rohini, of Sakinaka, Mumbai. 10
15, Gulbarga Society
20 August, 2021
The Times of India
Subject : The media must highlight youth’s role in eradicating society’s problems
You are well aware of the fact that society faces a number of problems like poverty, unemployment and orruption.
The youth of the country is playing an important role in helping to eradicate such problems from society. You represent an important section of the media and must highlight any instances in which such problems are successfully handled by the youth of the country.
You may bring it out as a news item, a feature or a story with actual photographs, so that everyone may become aware of the fact that the youth of the country are very vigilant these days and feel concerned about the problems being faced by people. Unfortunately, such news items are spotlighted rarely by the media. We, the youth of the country, look forward to better coverage of our activities which lead the country into an era of less corruption, more employment and no poverty.
Ans. MIG Flats, Sakinaka
10 June, 2012
The District Police Commissioner
Sakinaka Police Station
Subject : Unauthorized parking of vehicles
Through this letter of mine, I wish to draw your kind attention towards the unauthorized parking of vehicles in our area which is posing a lot of problems to all the residents. It leads to traffic jams most of the times. Our area has become theft prone too as it has become a thorough-fare. It has become too difficult for the inhabitants to walk and the children to play as there is no room left after the parking.
I request you to take a stern action against it so that we can heave a sign of relief and live peacefully.
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SECTION – C (Grammar)
4. (a) Change the following sentences into indirect form of speech : 2
(i) I said, “Do not speak of the past.”
Ans – I forbade to speak of the past.
(ii) “When will the next test match be played?” asked the boys.
Ans – I asked the boys when the next test match would be played.
(b) Combine the following as directed within the brackets : 2
(i) You may be wrong. I can not say. (Complex Sentence)
Ans – I can’t say whether you are wrong.
(ii) The work was done. We went back home. (Simple Sentence)
Ans – The work having been done, we went back home.
(c) Transform the following sentences as directed within the brackets : 2
(i) Keep to the left. (Passive Voice)
Ans – You are advised to keep to the left.
(ii) No other poet was as great as Tagore. (Comparative Degree)
Ans – Tagore was greater than any other poet.
(d) Correct the following sentences : 2
(i) The gold is a precious metal.
Ans – Gold is a precious metal.
(ii) It is he who done it.
Ans – It is he who did it.
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(e) Choose the correct meaning of each of the following idioms and phrases/phrasal verbs 2.
(i) Bag and baggage
(a) All the clothing
(b) Without any belonging
(d) With all one’s belongings
(ii) To end in smoke
(a) To come to nothing
(b) To gain importance
(c) To reach target
(d) To praise one self
(f) Choose the option which best expresses the meaning of underlined idioms and phrases/phrasal verbs of the following sentences: 2
(i) Inspite of the efforts of all peace loving people, world peace is still a far cry.
(a) an abstract idea
(b) a long way off
(c) an impracticable idea
(d) out of reach
(ii) Sumit has to look high and low before he could find his scooter key.
(g) Choose the correct synonyms of each of the following words : 2
(h) Choose the correct antonym of each of the following words : 2
(i) Substitute one word for the following group of expressions : 2
(a) The life history of a man written by himself.
Ans – autobiography
(b) Fit to be chosen
Ans – eligible
(j) Choose the correct words which will correctly complete the given sentences : 2
You can not row a boat without an ….
(d) none of these
(ii) You can go to Varanasi by a shorter ……
5. Translate the following passage in English : 5
हम परिवर्तन के दौर में रह रहे हैं, किन्तु कुछ ऐसी चीजें हैं जिनका स्थायित्व, ताजगी और आकर्षण कभी कम नहीं होता। भारत एक ऐसा ही देश है। एक ही समय पुरातन और नवीन। देश के नालंदा, तक्षशिला और विक्रमशिला जैसे विश्वविद्यालयों का समृद्ध इतिहास रहा है। आज हमें तकनीक के माध्यम से वर्तमान समस्याओं का समाधान कर भारत के प्राचीन गौरव की पुनर्स्थापना करनी है। हमें पुनः विश्व में भारतीय ज्ञान की श्रेष्ठता सिद्ध करनी है और ऐसा तभी सम्भव है जब हम अतीत के स्वर्णिम पृष्ठों को पलटकर वर्तमान के सन्दर्भ में उन्हें योजित कर सके ।
Ans – We are living in the age of changes, but there are things whose existence, freshness and beauty could never be less. India is one such country. Archaic and new at the same time. There is a rich history of the universities like Nalanda, Takshashila and Vikramshila. Today, we have to re-establish the ancient glory of India by solving current problems through technology. We have to prove the superiority of Indian knowledge in the world again, and this is possible only when we can revert past the golden papers of the past and join them in the current context.
SECTION – D (Literature)
6. Answer the following questions in not more than 30 words each : 4 + 4
(a) What did M. Hamel speak first in the class that day about the last lesson?
Ans – In the class that day about the last lesson M. Hamel spoke first, “My children, this is the last lesson I shall give you. The order has come from Berlin to teach only German language in the schools of Alsace and Lorraine. The new master comes tomorrow. This is your last French lesson. I want you to be very attentive.” He told them that French was the most beautiful language in the world.
(b) How many ragpickers used to live in Seemapuri, Delhi? How did they settle there?
Ans. In Seemapuri, Delhi, more than 10,000 ragpickers used to live. They have lived there for more than thirty years as they are the squatters who came from Bangladesh in 1971.
7. Answer the following question in not more than 150 words : 7
(a) What handicap stayed with Douglas for a long time? What did he do to resolve it from his life?
Ans. A handicap of water stayed with Douglas for a long time. Due to childhood incident at California beach and fatal incident at Y. M. C. A. pool, he was in great fear of water. To resolve this fear from his life, he learnt swimming by an instructor for seven months. But being unsatisfied, he went to Lake Wentworth in New Hampshire, dived off a dock at Triggs Island and swam two miles across the lake to Stamp Act Island. At his first opportunity he hurried west, went up the Tieton to Conrad Meadows, up the Conrad Creek Trail to Meade Glacier, and camped in the high meadow by the side of Warm Lake. The next morning, he stripped, dived into the lake, and swam across to the other shore and back. And finally, he shouted with joy, and Gilbert peak returned the echo. Thus, he conquered his fear of water.
8. Read the following lines of poetry and answer the questions given below it :
And realised with pain
that she was as old as she
looked but soon
put that thought away,
(a) What worried the poetess when she looked at her mother? 2
(b) Why was there pain in her realisation? 2
(c) Identify the figure of speech used in these lines. 2
(a) When the poetess looked her mother, she looked pale and faded, just like a corpse, which worried the poetess. This indicated that her mother may die very soon.
(b) The poetess felt pain in her realisation because she would not see her mother again, as she may die soon.
(c) ‘Simile’ is used in these lines when the colour of her mother’s face is ashen, like that of a corpse.
9. Give the central idea of any one of the following poems : 4
(a) My mother at Sixty six
(b) An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum
Ans – Central Idea of the Poem – An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum
The central idea of the poem ‘An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum’ composed by Stephen Spender
is that – In this poem, the poet expresses the condition of the poor children living in slum. The children are in a very miserable condition due to their poverty and illiteracy. The poet, Stephen Spender, wants the life of the slum children should be charged. The pale faces of children express sadness. The children are physically very weak. The poet wants that their poverty should be rooted and they should live in a healthy and beautiful environment. The poet says that governor, inspector and visitor should do something to change their life. In this way, the poet raises a big question over the current condition of the children living in the slum.
10. Answer the following questions in not more than 30 words each : 4 + 4 = 8
(a) Why did the witer go to the coin dealer?
Ans. The writer wanted to go to Galesburg with his wife. But for that he needed old-style currency to pay for the tickets on the third level. So he went to the coin dealer. There he exchanged his three hundred dollars with old-style currency. He got less than two hundred in exchange.
(b) How did the chief astrologer’s prediction prove true?
Ans. The King and his son were playing with the wooden tiger. A sliver pierced the King’s hand. He removed it but the infection flared and within four days the King died. It was indeed the hundredth’ tiger that kill the King.
11. Answer the following question in not more than 150 words : 7
(a) Will Dr. Sadao be arrested on the charge of harbouring an enemy?
Ans. It was the seventh day since Dr. Sadao had operated on the young white man. Early that morning, their three servants left together. In the afternoon, a messenger came there in official uniform. He told Dr. Sadao that he had to come to the palace at once as the old General was in pain again. Hana, who had thought that the officer had come to arrest Dr. Sadao, asked the messenger, “Is that all?” The baffled messenger enquired if that was not enough. She tried to cover her mistake by expressing regret and admitted that the General’s illness was enough. Dr. Sadao told the General about the white man he had operated on. Since Dr. Sadao was indispensable to the General, he promised that Dr. Sadao would not be arrested.