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Bihar Board Question Paper for 12th class english 2015 (100+50 )


       English 12th class (100 Marks) -2015

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. Transform the following sentences as directed without changing the meaning :
(a) She is too slow to finish her work on time.           (Remove 'too')
(b) Suraj is speaking to a policeman.        (Into interrogative)
(c) Will they hold a meeting ?    (Into Assertive)

2. Fill in the blanks with suitable modal auxiliary verbs :
(a) ............ You live long !
(b) Where ........... we go ?
(c) They ............... not help you .

3. Combine the following sentences into one sentence each. :
(a) He gave up trying. he failed thrice.
(b) The whole family was happy. he had stood first.
(c) He died at the age of eleven. fever was the cause of his death.

4. Change the following sentences into indirect speech :

(a) He said to me,"will you be thre tomorrow ?"
(b) Shweta said to her father,"have not done it."
(c) He said, " Meera, give me your pen."

5. Write an essay in about 100-150 words on any one of the following :
(a) Friendship
(b) Rising prices
(c) Unity is strenght
(d) Failures are the pillars of success
(e) Might is right.

6. Change the following sentences into passive voice :
(a) Who will help me ?
(b) They cannot do it ?
(c) People laughed at his foolishness.

7. Choose the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets and fill in the blanks with them :
(a) I .......... (learn) english for last ten years.
(b) She .............. (sing) this evening.
(c) I just ............. (finish) the work.

8. Use the following idioms and phrases in sentences of your own so as to bring out their meaning clearly :
(a) in a fix.
(b) from pillar to post
(c) hard and fast.

9. Translate the following sentences into english :
(a) हमेशा सच बोलो।
(b) मै उसे जानता हूँ।
(c) रमेश मेरा भाई है।
(d) वह एक अच्छा तैराक है।
(e) क्या तुम्हें अंग्रेजी बोलना आता है ?

10. Make a precis of the following passage and suggest a suitable titile :
I do not, i repeat, enjoy seeing animals, forced to perform unnatural movements which they cannot possibly enjoy. I am prepared to believe that animals are treated by their trainers with real bindness and affection. But that is not the point. the nazis enjoyed forcing their human victims to crawl about naked and on all fours. Ought we really to enjoy seeing animals dressed in crinolines and straining with trembling limbs to maintain an erect position ? The thoughtless laughter, even of adults, which greets and encourages these performances fill one with sadnessl.

11. Read carefully the passage given below and answer the question that follow :
Happiness, after all, is an inner state of mind. It is little dependednt on outside environment. Happiness has very little to do, for instance, with whether you are rich or not rich. some of the most miserable persons i have come across in my life are the rich people. it is true that poverty makes on miserable in a very acute way. But my point is that it is not wealth but coordination of one's thought and action which removes inner conflict. it is in that way integration of personality is achieved.
Q. (a) What does the writer say about happiness ?
(b) What has happiness to do with wealth ?
(c) What are inner conflicts ?
(d) How is integration of personality achieved ?


                       GROUP-B


12. Match the poets given in List-A with appropriate titles List-B :
List-B
(a) Walt whitman
(b) K.N. Daruwala
(c) T.S. Eliot
(d) John donne
(e) Walter de la mare
List-B
(i) An epitaph
(ii) Sweetest love i do not goe
(iii) Fire Hymn
(iv) Song of myself
(v) Macavity : The mystery cat.

13. Name the poets who wrote the following lines :
(a) If i should die; think only this of me;
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever england.
(b) He hath no desire. nor sense
                Nor halfe so short a way
Then fears not mee.
(c) Where are the songs of spring ? Ay, where are they ?
Think not of them, thou has thy music too
(d) Macavity's a ginger cat ! He's very tall and thin;
You should know him if you saw him, for his eyes are sunken in.
(e) I swore to save fire
From the sin of fortgetfulness.

14. Write the summary of any one of the following poems :
(a) My grandmother's house
(b) Snake
(c) The soldier
(d) To Autumn.


                           GROUP-C


15. Name the authors of the following prose pieces :
(a) A marriage proposal
(b) A pinch of snuff
(c) How free is the press ?

16. Complete the following sentences on the basis of your textual reading :
(a) This means that cheap daily paper which goes everywhere and has the most ............................ .
(b) India has always been part of my ...................... in my life.

17. Summarise any one of the following pieces :
(a) A child is born
(b) Ideas that have helped mankind
(c) The earth.


                       GROUP-D


18. Name the authors of the following books :
(a) Tom jones
(b) In memoriam
(c) The wasterland
(d) Arm and the man
(e) Macbeth.

19. Write a short note on modern english.
Or, Write a short note on the future of english.

20. Name any five english poets.
Or, Name any five english dramatists.


      English 12th class (50 Marks) -2015
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 question :
(a) How should man spend his time and energy ?
(b) What should be the rule about conversation ?
(c) What is the importance of good manner in life ?
(d) What does J.C.Hill say about truth ?

2. Write, in short, a critical appreciation of any one of the following :
(a) Echo
(b) Adlestrop
(c) The daffodils
(d) The lake isle of innisfree

3. Discuss the theme of david copperfield.
or, Sketch the character of uriah heep.
Or, Justify the title of david copperfield.

4. Rewrite the following sentences as illustrated through examples I and II :
Ex. I : How do we manage our machines ? we don't know.
II : We don't know how to manage our machines.
(a) Where do we put clothes ? They haven't told us.
(b) When does he turn the water off ? he doesn't know.
(c) How do we reach the railway station ? he doesn't know.
(d) How do we state the game ? the instruction doesn't tell us.
(e) How do we play the game ? the coach doesn't tell us.

5. Use the following prepositions in the sentences given below :
(of, to, with, over. by, for, at)
(a) He gets up.............. six O'clock in he morning.
(b) The hospital stands exactly opposite ........... our house.
(c) They escped from the prison and 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 words in list A with the words in list B having opposite meaning :
List-A            List-B
Broad           Cruel
Kind             Alive
Clever          Narrow
Rought         Smooth
Dead             Foolish

7. What is metaphor ? Explain and illustrate it with a suitable example
Or, Pick out the examples of simile/metaphor :
(a) Marsha is a rose
(b) Geeta is as beautiful as seeta.
(c) He is a lion.

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