UP Board 2019 Class 10: English Sample Paper
UP Board 2019 Class 10: UP Board high school exams have reached the doorstep and the students about to appear for the exams are left with a very little time to finalize their preparation. In these final days before the exam, the students must practice sample model papers of the exam subject wise. To help such students do so, My Result Plus has taken initiative to provide Subject Wise Solved Sample Papers for UP Board Exam 2019.

Today, we have brought you the sample question paper for English language, designed by our experts. Solutions for the questions are also provided.
 
Q1. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below it:

(a) Many have been admired, some have been revered, but the affection of all classes of the Indian people has come to me in such abundant measure that I have been overwhelmed by it. I can only express the hope that in the “remaining years I may live, I shall not be unworthy of my people and their affection. To my innumerable comrades and colleagues, I owe an even deeper debt of gratitude. We have been joint partners in great undertakings and have shared the triumph and sorrows which inevitably accompany them.
 
Questions:
(i) What has overwhelmed the writer of the lesson?
(ii) What does the writer hope in the remaining years of his life?


Answer: (i) The writer has been overwhelmed by the affection of all classes of the Indian people. ;
(ii) The writer hopes to be worthy of his people and their affection in the remaining years of his life.
 
Q2. Answer one of the following questions in about 60 words:

(i) Why was Nehru so attached to the Ganga?

Ans. Introduction: Nehru was born in Allahabad.
His attachment to the Ganga: Nehru has been attached to the Ganga ever since his childhood. As he has grown older, this attachment has also grown. He has watched the changing moods of the Ganga. He thought of Indian history which is attached to the Ganga. Conclusion: He wished a small handful of his ashes be thrown in the Ganga.
 
(ii) What punishment was given to Socrates by the judges? What was Socrates' reaction against it?
Ans. Socrates was summoned to appear before the court for his trial. He was fearless. Socrates made an influential speech against his trial. He told them they would gain nothing by taking away the last few years of his life. The judges listened to him. They condemned him to death. But Socrates was not disturbed in the least. He was willing to die many deaths for what he believed to be right.
 
Q3. Answer two of the following questions in about 25 words:

(i) How did the people of the first village treat Guru Nanak and Mardana?
Ans. People of the first village were rude and inhospitable. They did not let Guru Nanak and Mardana stay anywhere in the village. So, they dis had to spend the night in the open.
 
(ii) How did the great and eventful life of Socrates end?
Ans. Socrates had to die by drinking a cup of poison and thus ended the great eventful life of a philosopher.
 
(iii) Why did Nehruji call the Ganga the river of India?
Ans. The Ganga is the river of India because she is loved by Indian people.
 
Q4. Match

Q. 5. Read the following piece of poetry and answer the questions given below it:
(a) Into the sunshine,
Full of the light,
Leaping and flashing
From morn till night

Questions:
(i) Give the title of the poem from which the above-noted lines have been selected.
(ii) What does the fountain do from morning till night?

Answer:
(i) Title of the poem is The Fountain. (ii) The fountain goes leaping and flashing from morning till night. (b) Into the moonlight,
Whiter than snow, Waving so flower-like When the winds blow!
 
Q. 6. Give the Central idea of one of the following poems:

(a) The Psalm of Life
Answer: H.W. Longfellow says that life is real. It has a definite aim. Life does not mean mere enjoyment or sorrow. Life is full of struggles. We should face them with courage and zeal. The young men should be patient and hard working.

(b) The Village Song
Answer: The mother's darling child sees no charm in the materialistic world. The mother wants to stop her daughter to depart for unknown places. She wants to see her daughter prepare as a charming bride, but she refuses all these attractions. She is ready to travel towards enchanting lands. The fairy folk are waiting for her to join them.
OR
Write four lines from one of the poems given in your textbook.
(Do not copy out the lines given in this question paper)
 
Q. 7. Answer two of the following questions in about 25 words each:

(a) Who makes a nation great?
Answer: The brave men with hard work make a nation great.

(b) What is the reply of the girl to her mother?
Answer: 
The girl replies to her mother that fairies are calling her.

(c) What are the qualities of life?
Answer: 
Life is real and serious. Life is meant for doing some real and serious things before it ends.
 
Q. 8. Point out True and False in the following statements:
(i) Edison loved to do experiments.
(ii) The judgement seat of Vikramaditya was a slab of white marble.
(iii) Jesse Owens was an American Negro.
(iv) Edison was never satisfied till he got the right answer.
 
True statement - (i), (iii), (iv)
False statement - (ii)
 
Q. 9. Select the most suitable alternative to complete the following statements:

(a) King Vikramaditya is famous for his:
(i) Honesty         
(ii) Cruelty
(iii) Injustice & Learning
(iv) Justice & Learning
 
(b) The golden jubilee of the invention of the electric bulb was celebrated in:
(i) 1878
(ii) 1880
(iii) 1882              
(iv) 1929
 
(c) The founder of the modern Olympic Games was:
(i) Adolf Hitler    (ii) Pierre de Coubertin
(iii) Jesse Owens              (iv) Der Fuehrer
 
(d) The angel took the judgement seat to....... .
(i) Another kingdom       (ii) The river Ganga
(iii) The sky         (iv) The hell
 
Ans. (iv), (iv), (ii), (iii)
 

SEC - B
 
Q. 10. Do as indicated against each of the following sentences:

(a) Sunil goes for a morning walk daily. (Negative)
Negative: Sunil does not go for a morning walk daily.

(b) I know him very well. (Passive)
Passive: He is known to me very well.

(c) She prays to God twice daily. (Interrogative)
Interrogative: Does she pray to God twice daily?

(d) What a shame! (Assertive)
Assertive: It is a great shame.
 
Q. 11.
(a) Choose the correct preposition from the ones given below the sentence, to fill the sentence: 

Please write ____ ink. (with, in, from)
Ans: in

(b) Complete the following sentence:
He is working hard least_____.
Ans: He is working hard lest he should fail.

(c) Complete the spelling of the following words.
att_nd_nc_
Ans: attendance

(d) Punchuate the following using capital letters wherever neccessary"
do you know that lucknow the capital of uttar pradesh is a historical city
Ans: Do you know that Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is a historical city?
 
Q. 12. Translate the following into English:

बोधगया बिहार का एक प्रसिद्ध तीर्थस्थल है। यहाँ एक बड़े मन्दिर के अन्दर गौतम बुद्ध की मूर्ति है। इस मन्दिर के पास एक बड़े पीपल के पेड़ के नीचे गौतम बुद्ध ने ज्ञान प्राप्त किया था। प्रतिवर्ष यहां दूर दूर देशों से बौद्ध धर्म के अनुयायी पूजा करने आते हैं।
Bodhgaya is a famous pilgrimage of Bihar. There is a statue of Gautam Buddha inside a big temple. Adjacent to this temple under a giant pipal tree Gautam Buddha was enlightened. Every year, from far and wide countries followers of Buddhism arrive here to worship.
 
Q. 13. Write a letter to your father telling him about your poor performance in School Test.
or Write a letter to the principal of your college requesting him to provide you with your transfer certificate.
 

Q. 14. Write a composition on any one of the following topics in about 60 words. Points are given below for each topic to develop the composition:
(a) A T-20 Cricket Match
(b) My Village
(c) The Policeman
 
Q. 15. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions set thereon:
 
Vidyasagar was a very generous and charitable man. From his earliest years, he helped the poor and the needy to the utmost of his power. As a boy at school, he often gave some of the little food he had to another boy who had none. If one of his school fellows fell ill, little Ishwar would go to his house, sit by his bed and nurse him. When he grew rich, hundreds of poor widows and orphans were supported by him. His name became a household word in Bengal. Rich or poor, high or low, loved him alike. No beggar ever asked him for relief in vain. He would never have a porter at his gate lest some poor man who wished to see him should be turned away.
 
Difficult Words: generous—(ready to give) उदार; charitable (helping poor or suffering people) दानी; orphans (children who have lost one or both of their parents) यतीम; relief- (help given to the needy) दुखी की सहायता; in vain-(useless) व्यर्थ; porter—(door keeper) दरबान
 
On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer the following questions :
(a) Whose name became a household word?
(b) What did he do when he grew rich?
(c) How did he help the boys at school?
(d) Why did Vidyasagar not keep a watchman at his gate?
(e) What sort of person Vidyasagar was?
(f) Pick out the words from the passage which mean:
(i) large hearted (ii) helped (g) Make your own sentence using ‘relief'.