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Monday, 15 July 2019

Bihar Board Question Paper for 12th class english 2017 (100+50 )

    English 12th class (100 Marks) -2017

Time : 3 Hours+ 15 Minutes                                             Full marks : 100
Instructions to candidate :
1. The set code of this question paper has been printed on the top of this page.
2. Candidate must enter the set code of his/her question paper in the space provided on the cover page of his.her answer-book.
3. If the candidate fails to enter the set code in the answer-book, his/her answer book many not be evaluated.
4. Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable.
5. Figures in the right hand margin indicate full marks.
6. Write Group number and question number with every answer.

                            Group-A


1. Read carefully the passage given below and answer the question that follow :
My belief is that if the nazi won, culture would be destroyed in england. In the earlies war, germany was just a hostile country. Germany and england were enemies, but they both belonged to the same civilization. In the nazi war, germany is not meraly a hostile country, she is a bad ideology. she stands for evil ideas. germany is not against culture. she does believe in art and literature. but she has made a blunder as she has allowedher culture to become governmental. All evils proceed from this blunder. In england our culture is not governmental. It is national : it springs naturally out of our way of life. it has developed slowly, easily, lazily.
Question :
(a) What is the author's 'belies'?
(b) Which country does the word 'she' refer to ?
(c) Whose culture is not 'govermental'?
(d) How has culture in england developed ?

2. Make a precis of the following passage and give a suitable title :
Abraham lincoln, who became to 16th president of the U.S.A., was an extraordinary man. his remarkable achievement was his astute leadership in the american civil war. he succeeded in preserving the union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy. largely self-educated, lincoln became a lawyer. As president, he was responsible for many enactments of far-reaching political and social consequences. He explored the true nature of democracy and, therefore, fought valiantly for the suppressed people. conscientious and sensitive, lincoln opposed slavery. his liberal policies, however, did not find favour with the racist people. he was unfortunately assassinated in 1865.

3. Choose the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets and fill in the blanks with them :
(a) Mary came in while her husband ............(write) a letter.
(b) He ............(leave) When i reached his house.
(c) She told us that he .............(return) after a long vacation.

4. Change the following sentences into passive voice :
(a) John is reading the bible.
(b) The police caught the thief.
(c) Let us finish this work.

5. Use the following idioms and phrases in sentences of your own, so as to bring out their meaning clearly :
(a) Hard and fast
(b) A black sheep
(c) To and fro

6. Combine the following into one sentence each :
(a) The boy died at the age of nine. A serious disease was the reason for his death.
(b) I have bought a book. it is very expensive.
(c) Arun slept all night. He was light and fresh in the morning.

7. Fill in the blanks with suitable modal auxiliary verbs :
(a) The students ........... obey their teachers.
(b) ...........you help me, please ?
(c) Where........... we go to take lunch ?

8. Turn the following sentences into indirect speech :
(a) You will say,"I do not waste time"?
(b) She said,"I had appeared at the examination".
(c) Sita said to arun,"Where do you live"?

9. Transform the following sentences as directed without changing the meaning :
(a) The car is too expensive to be bought.                  (Remove 'too')
(b) Their glory can never fade.                             (Into interrogative)
(c) Can a man live forever ?                                 (Into Assertive)

10. Translate the following sentences into english :
(a) हम लोग सामाजिक प्राणी हैं।
(b) साहित्य समाज का दर्पण है।
(C) हमें समाज सुधारना है।
(d) दयानन्द महान सुधारक थे।
(e) हमें उन पर गर्व है।

11. Write an essay in about 100-150 words on any one of the following :
(a) The game of cricket
(b) Pollution
(c) Democracy
(d) Science and its advantages
(e) A visit to a historical place.


                                 GROUP-B


12. Name the poets who wrote the following lines :
(a) When you weep'st, unkindly kind.
My life's blood doth decay.
(b) And when the foreign office find a treaty's gone astray, or the admiralty lose some plans and drawings by the way.
(c) Here lies a most beautiful lady,
Light of step and heart was she.
(d) Where are the songs of spring ? Ay, where are they ?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too.
(e) Whose white waterfall could bliss.
Travellers in their last distress.

13. Match the poets given in list-A with appropriate titles from list-B :
List-A
(a) Rupert
(b) Keki N. Daruwalla
(c) D. H. Lawrence
(d) Kamala das
(e) W. H. Auden
List-B
(i) Snake
(ii) Now the leaves are falling fast
(iii) Fire-Hymn
(iv) The soldier
(v) My Grand mother's house.

14. Write the summary of any one of the following poems :
(a) Macavity : The mystery cat
(b) The autumn
(c) Song of myself
(d) An epitaph


                                         GROUP-C


15. Read the following sentences and state whether they are true or false :
(a) There must have been a time when homosapines was a very rare species.
(b)  The ways of managing childbirth in traditional societies are not many and varied.

16. Name the authors of the following prose pieces :
(a) I have a dream
(b) The earth
(c) A pinch of snuff.

17. Write the summary of any one of the following pieces :
(a) How free is the press
(b) Ideas that have helped mankind
(c) A marriage proposal.


                                  GROUP-D


18. Name any five english dramatists.
Or, Name any five indian english novelists.

19. Discuss the importance of english in india.
Or, write a short note on english as a world language.

20. Name the authors of the following works :
(a) Othello
(b) The canterbury tales
(c) The paradise lost
(d) The waste land
(e) The rivals.

     English 12th class (50 Marks) -2017
Time : 1:30 hours + 15 minutes                         Full marks : 50
Instructions to the candidate :
1. The set code of this question paper has been printed on the top of this page.
2. Candidate must enter the set code of his/her question paper in the space provided on the cover page of his.her answer-book.
3. If the candidate fails to enter the set code in the answer-book, his/her answer book many not be evaluated.
4. Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as far as practicable.
5. Figures in the right hand margin indicate full marks.
6. Write Group number and question number with every answer.

1. Answer any two of the following :
(a) Show how a person relies on machine these days.
(b) Make a list of things which people often forget to do.
(c) What factors produce good manners ?
(d) How had the photographer arranged his studio?

2.Write, in short, critical appreciation of any one of the following :
(a) The soldier
(b) Echo
(c) Lake Isle of Innisfree
(d) Everyone sang

3. Do you like david copperfield? if If yes, why?
Or, Give the character sketch of any one of the following :
(a) David copperfield
(b) Miss peggotty

4. Rewrite the following sentences as illustrated through examples :
Example : If you don't walk fast, you will miss the bus.
Unless you walk fast, you will miss the bus.
(a) If you don't obey the rules, you will be fined.
(b) If you don't ask him for help, he will not help you.
(c) If you don't invite him, he will not attend the party.
(d) If he doesn't buy a coat, he will catch a cold.
(e) If you don't take medicine in time, you will not be cured.

5. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions given in the bracket :
(of, opposite, with, over, by for, from)
(a) Our house stands exactly............ the hospital.
(b) They ascaped.......... the prison.
(c) He made ............the nearest road.
(d) How many ways .............. cooking an egg do you know ?
(e) I ran after him and caught him......... the arm.
(f) She has no control at all........... her children.
(g) How are we going to deal.......... this new situation.

6. Match the following words in list-A with the words in list B, having opposits meaching :
List-A                      List-B
Latest                   Disappear
Appear                 inaccurate
Accurate              hard
soft                       oldest
ugly                      beautiful

7. What is a simili ? Explain and illustrate with an example.
Or, pick out the examples of simili/metaphor :
(a) Child is the father of man.
(b) As slippery as eel.
(c) Life is not a bed of roses.

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