UP Board Class 12 English Paper 2015 With Solution Set 1

UP Board Class 12 English Paper 2015 With Solution Set 1

UP Board Class 12 English Paper 2015 With Solution Set 1

UP Board Class 12 English Paper 2015 With Solution Set 1

Section – B

9. (a) Change any one of the following into indirect form of speech :

(i) My father said to me, “Why are you so eager to go to the picture today?”

Indirect – My father asked me why I was so eager to the picture that day. 

(ii) He said, “O, what a chance! “

Indirect – He exclaimed with surprise that it was a great chance.

(b) Combine one of the following sets of sentences as directed within the brackets:

(i) The deer was caught in the net. He struggled hard to escape. (Simple Sentence) 

Simple – Having been caught in the net, the deer struggled hard to escape. 

(ii) Purchase the book. Do not delay.  (Compound Sentence) 

Compound – Purchase the book and do not delay. 

(c) Transform one of the following sentences as directed within the brackets :

(i) The king took shelter in the hermit’s hut. (Complex Sentence) 

Complex – The king took shelter in the hut which belonged to the hermit.

(ii) He was poor but he was respected by all the people of this village.  (Simple Sentence) 

Simple – In spite of being poor, he was respected by all the people of his village.

(d) Correct any four of the following sentences :

(i) It is the same watch which I purchased today. 

Correct – It is the same watch as I purchased today.

(ii) He has gone to Mumbai yesterday.

Correct – He went to Mumbai yesterday.

(iii) Myself can do it. 

Correct – I myself can do it.

(iv) Your claim is prior than your sister’s.

Correct – Your claim is prior to your sister’s.

(v) Your knowledge is most perfect.

Correct – Your knowledge is perfect.

(vi) My brother is elder than me. 

Correct – My brother is elder to me. 

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10. (a) Use any three of the following idioms/phrases in your own sentences so as to bring out their meanings clearly :

(i) In a fix

Answer – He was in a fix about his career.

(ii) In the teeth of

Answer – He won success in the teeth of better criticism.

(iii) Hard and fast

Answer – The solution of the Kashmir problem is a hard nut to crack.

(iv) To win laurels 

Answer – Mahatma Gandhi won laurels in his peace efforts.

(v) Get through 

Answer – Ravi got through in the examination.

(b) Give the antonyms of the following words :

(i) Guest 

Antonyms – host

(ii) Lenient 

Antonyms – strict 

(iii) Acquisition 

Antonyms – loss

(c) Give the synonyms of the following words :

(i) Valiant 

Synonyms – brave

(ii) Fame 

Synonyms – eminence 

(iii) Portrait 

Synonyms – picture

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(d) Substitute one word for the following expressions :

(i) A lover of mankind. 

Answer – Philanthropist 

(ii) Remedy of all diseases.

Answer – Panacea

(iii) That cannot be read. 

Answer – Illegible

(e) Use the following words in sentences of your own so as to bring out the differences in their meanings clearly :

Soar, Sour

Answer – Soar (उड़ना) – The birds are soaring in the sky. 

Sour (खट्टा) – Lemon tastes sour. 

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11. Translate the following into English :

भारत के पवित्र धार्मिक साहित्य में आध्यात्मिक उन्नति के लिए भारत के ऋषियों, महर्षियों तथा विद्वानों ने जो नियम निर्धारित किए हैं, वे संसार के इतिहास में अद्वितीय हैं । भारत का साहित्य हरिश्चन्द्र, युधिष्ठिर तथा दशरथ जैसे महापुरुषों के चरित्रों से भरा पड़ा है जिन्होंने सत्य की वेदी पर अपने जीवन की बलि दे दी थी । उन्होंने स्वार्थ की भावना का पूर्ण रूप से परित्याग कर वास्तविक सभ्यता के द्योतक ‘ वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् ‘ के उच्च सिद्धान्त को अपना लिया था । यह वह समय था जब भारतवर्ष समस्त संसार को न केवल अपनी धार्मिक तथा आध्यात्मिक शिक्षाओं द्वारा अपितु विज्ञान, कला – कौशल तथा उद्योग – धन्धों द्वारा उपकृत करता था । भारतीय विद्वता का पौधा, जिसको प्राचीन विद्वानों ने अपने परिश्रम से सींचा था, आज दिनों – दिन सूखता जा रहा है ।

Answer –  The ruled laid down in the holy literature of India by the Sages, Saints and the Scholars for the spiritual progress of India, are realy unique in the world history. The literature of India is is full of great characters like Harishcandra, Yudhisthira and Dashratha, who sacrified their lives at the altar of truth. They had embraced the higher principle, ” The world is a home for all “, the symbol of the real civilization by giving up the feeling of their selfishness fully. It was the time when India used to oblige the whole world not only by her religious and spiritual powers but also by her arts, skills and industries. The plant of Indian scholarship which was grown by the toil of ancient scholars is getting dry day per day.

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