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UP Board Class 10 English Unsolved Question Paper Set-1: 2008

Jan 11, 2016 09:00 IST

    Find U.P. Board Class 10 English Question Paper Set-1 2008. Get the idea that what types of questions had been asked in the U.P. Board Class 10 English Exam Question Paper 2008.

    SECTION – A

    1. Select any two of the following passages and answer the questions given below them:

    (a) In Athens, when people were condemned to die, they were given a cup of poison. Socrates knew this, and he nodded to the jailor who looked at him sadly saying "You, Socrates, whom I know to be the noblest and gentlest and best of all who ever came to this place, will not be angry 'with me when I ask you to drink the poison, for others and not I are the guilty cause." Bursting into tears he went out and returned with a cup of poison.

    "May the gods prosper my journey from this to the other world," said Socrates and lifted the cup to his lips.'

    His pupils tried to keep back their tears, but one sobbed aloud and this distressed the others, and soon the room was filled with the sound of weeping.

    Socrates paused, with the unfinished cup of poison in his hands. "What's this strange noise?" he asked, "I have heard that a man should die in peace. You mustn't cry. Be silent and have patience." He looked around, remembering something. "Crito," he whispered to one of his pupils, "Can you do me a favour? I owe a cock to Aesculapius. Will you pay the debt?"

    (i) Write the name of the lesson from which the given passage has been taken. Who is the author of the lesson?

    (ii) Why was the jailor sad while offering a cup of poison to Socrates?

    (iii) What did Socrates tell his pupils in the court?

    (iv) What were the words of Socrates while lifting the cup of poison to his lips?

    (v) Point out those words in the passage which have the following meanings:

    (x) Stopped                  (y) enduring trouble and pain.

    (b) It is a matter of general argument that the war has had a chilling effect upon these little everyday civilities of behaviour that sweeten the general air. We must get those civilities back if we are to make life kindly and tolerable for each other. We cannot get them back by invoking the law. The policeman is a necessary symbol and the law is a necesary institution for a society that is still somewhat lower than the angels. But the law can only protect us against material attack. Nor will the liftrnan's way of meeting moral affront by physical violence help us to restore the civilities. I suggest to him that he would have had a more subtle and effective revenge if he had treated the gentleman who would not say 'please' with elaborate politeness. He would have had the victory, not only over the boor, but over himself and that is the victory that counts.

    (i) Write the name of the lesson from which the given passage has been taken. Who is the author of the lesson?

    (ii) How can we make life kindly and tolerable for each other?

    (iii) How does law protect us?

    (iv) What suggestion does the author offer to the liftman?

    (v) Point out those words in the given passage, which have the following meanings:

    (x) Atmosphere                       (y) insult.

    (c) Now, we all live in a big house which we call our native country. We have each of us been given, some one rupee, some one rupee, two rupees, and some three and some four. These rupees are not rupees with which we can buy things, but they are different powers we have been given. Each of us has powers of body, powers of mind, powers of character. Each of us has strength, time, intelligence, which can be used. As we leave school and go out into the world, we are tested as to how we are going to use these talents which we possess. Are we going to use them to buy useless hay, or are we going to use them to spread light throughout our houses, that is, our country? If we are going to be good citizens, then we shall use our powers and abilities to try to spread light into all parts of our country, that is, we shall spend ourselves in the service of our country.

    (i) Write the name of the lesson from which the given passage has been taken. Who is the author of the lesson?

    (ii) What is a 'big house' compared with by the author?

    (iii) What do the good citizens do for their country?

    (iv) Which powers do we all possess?

    (v) Point out those words in the given passage, which have the following meanings:

    (x) Dry grass    (y) natural abilities.

    2. Answer any one of the following questions in about 100 words:

    (a) What was the problem with the old man in the lesson "Torch Bearers"? How was it solved?

    (b) What was wrong with the present system of education', according to Swami Vivekananda? What advice does he give to young men?

    3. Answer any two of the following questions in about 25 words each:

    (a) Tansen says, "That makes all the difference." What does he refer to and why?

    (b) Why did the people call the village constable? What happened when he tried to catch the scientist?

    (c) How did the writer land into trouble for boasting about tiger hunting?

    4. Match the words of List A with their nearest meanings in List B:

    List A (words)

    List B (Meanings)

    (a) sculpture

    ill-luck

    (b) ghostly

    crush under feet

    (c) misfortunes

    will

    (d) amiable

    art of making statues

    (e) trample

    fearful

    (f) testament

    friendly

    SECTION - B

    5. Select two of the following stanzas of poetry and answer the questions given below them:

    (a) -Yet some maintain that to this day

    She is a living child;

    That you may see sweet Lucy Gray

    Upon the lonesome wild.

    (i) Write the name of the poet who has composed the poem from which the given stanza has been taken.

    (ii) What is the belief of the people about Lucy Gray?

    (iii) What do you mean by the words 'lonesome wild'?

    (iv) Point out the words which rhyme together in the given stanza.

    (b) Into the sunshine,

    Full of the light,

    Leaping and flashing

    From morn till night!

    (i) Write the name of the poet who has composed the poem from which the given stanza has been taken.

    (ii) When is the fountain full of the light?

    (iii) What does the fountain do from morning till night?

    (iv) Point out the words which rhyme together in the above stanza.

    (c) Brave men who work while other sleep,

    Who dare while others fly-

    They build a nation's pillars deep,

    And lift them to sky.

    (i) Write the name of the poet who has composed the poem from which the given stanza has been taken.

    (ii) What do the brave men do while others remain idle?

    (iii) What do the words 'dare' and 'fly' indicate in the second line of this stanza?

    (iv) Point out the words which rhyme together in the given stanza.

    6. Give the central idea of any one of the following poems:

    (a) The Perfect Life

    (b) The Nation Builders.

    OR

    Write eight lines from any one of the poem given in your textbook. (Do not copy out the lines given in this question paper.)

    SECTION - C

    7. Answer anyone of the following questions in about 100 words:

    (a) Even boot-making is an art and requires a lot of dedication and concentration. Justify the

    (b) statement from the life of Mr. Gessler as a boot-maker.

    (c) What changes did the village boys notice in the boy who sat on the mound? What guesss did the king of Ujjain make about the boy?

    8. Answer any two of the following questions in about 25 words each:

    (a) How did Mrs. Malachov react when she knew of the breaking of the vase?

    (b) What did Das tell the doctor about his cowardly nature during his childhood?

    (c) What was expected of Jesse Owens and why?

    9. Point out the true and false statements in the following:

    (a) Gessler was an Englishman.

    (b) "Paternal love is not like bread that can be broken into pieces," said the husband of the bulky woman.

    (c) The cow-herd boy sat on the mound and became grave and serious.

    (d) Marian likes to play by herself.

    (e) Nicolas was a guide from the hotel.

    (f)  Edison did not thank the President for the award.

    10. Select the most suitable alternative to complete the following statements:

    (a) Jesse Owens could not dear the first two trial jumps because:

    (i) he was nervous

    (ii) he was not a good athlete

    (iii) he was disturbed by his main rival Luz long

    (iv) he was angry on account of Hitler's Aryan supremacy theory

    (b) Mr. Gessler failed in his business because

    (i) he was easily irritated

    (ii) he took too much time in executing an order and people could not walt so long

    (iii) of the high price of the shoes he made

    (iv) he used bad leather in making shoes.

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