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Bihar Board Question Paper for 12th class english 2011 (100+50 )

        English 12th class (100 Marks) -2011

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. Choose the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets and fill in the blanks with them :
(a) She ................ (Meet) me long ago.
(b) He ........... (Write) now.
(c) He she comes I .............. (go).

2. Change the following sentences into passive voice :
(a) I don't harm anyone.
(b) Who has done it ?
(c) People helped me.

3. Use the following idioms and phrases in sentences of your own so as to bring out their meaning clearly :
(a) from pillar to post
(b) get rid of
(c) lion's share.

4. Combine the following simple sentences into one complex coordinative sentence each :
(a) I went home, I talked to my parents.
(b) I missed the bus. I was late.
(c) You can take tea. you can talk.

5. Translate the following sentences into English :
(a) पौ फट चुकी है।
(b) सूरज पूरब से निकल चुका है।
(c) सभी ग्रामवासी जाग चुके हैं।
(d) उन्होंने काम करना शुरू कर दिया है।
(e) कुछ किसान अपने खेतों पर जा चुके हैं।

6. Read carefully the passage given below and answer the question that follow :
Once Amar Singh, the General of Shah jahan's army was passing through a desert. He saw a thirsty man dying out of thirst. Amar Singh gave him water to drink. The man was relaxed. He got new life. He said to him, "Amar Singh, you saved my life. I am a Pathan named Narshahwaj Khan. I will shed my blood for you and your family if needed. " The Pathan proved true to his word. When Amar Singh was killed treacherously and his dead body was captured by Shah jahan, Narshahwaj Khan came with his army and fought to the vest army of Shah jahan. He with his entire army was killed in the battle. But, he immortalised the tale of gratitude and friendship.

Q. (a) Who was Amar Singh and who was Narshahwaj Khan ?
(b) How did Amar Singh save his life ?
(c)  How did Narshahwaj Khan return the obligation of Amar singh ?
(d) What moral do you get from the above passage ?

7. Write an essay in about 100-150 words on any one of the following :
(a) My Hobby
(b) The book I like most
(c) Television
(d) Book Fair
(e) Hostel Life.

8. Make a precis of the following passage and give a suitable title :
No one on this earth is as servent serves the entire family. He gives joy to every member of the family. So, he is a very important person of the family. Whenever we give him as wages for his service is negligible. Service is precious but we can't weight it in terms of money. We can't do the job what a servant does even if we are paid hundred times of what he is paid. Labourers are the creators of food, cloth and house on this earth. Without them this world can't move. Therefore, servants and labourers should be honoured. We must not exploit them. Unfortunately, such thought does not exist in the minds of the people. We avail the services of servants and labourers but do never honour them. If a servant is given honour and a word of love, he would irrigate the family with his blood. If labourers are given due honour and facility, they would make this earth pleasant with their sweets.

9. Fill in the blanks with suitable modal auxiliary verbs :
(a) You ......... not rage the newcomers.
(b) He ........... join this job.
(c) He ........... tell the truth.

10. Turn the following sentences into indirect speech :
(a) The saint said,"Happiness lies in content".
(b) He said to us,"Are you going away today ?"
(c) I said to him,"Please shifg a bit".

11.Transform the following sentences as directed without changing the meaning :
(a) Who does not need wealth ?            (Intro Assertive)
(b) This news is too good to be true.    (Remove 'too')
(c) Gold is one of the costliest metals.   (Into Positive)


                        GROUP-B

12. Name the poets who wrote the following lines :
(a) He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
His power of lavitation would make a fakir stares.
(b) I think she was the most beautiful lady
That ever was in the west country.
(c) Creeds and schools in abeyance,
Retiring back a while sufficed at what they are, but never forgotten.
(d) But thinke that wee
Are but turn'd aside to sleepe;
They who one another keepe
Alive, ne'r parted bee.
(e) Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness.

13. Write in short, the summary of any one of the following poems :
(a) Song of Myself
(b) Snake
(c) An Epitaph
(d) Sweetest Love I Do Not Goe.

14. Match the poets given in List-A with appropriate titles from List-B :
List-A
(a) John Donne
(b) John keats
(c) T.S.Eliot
(d) Kamala Das
(e) D. H. Lawrence
List-B
(a) Snake
(b) Sweetest Love I Do Not Goe
(c) My Grandmoyher House
(d) Macavity : The Mystery Cat
(e) To Autumn.


                       GROUP-C

15. Name the authors of the following prose pieces :
(a) The Child is Born
(b) The Earth
(c) A Marriage proposal.

16. Write in short, the summary of any one of the following pieces :
(a) The Artist
(b) A Pinch of Snuff
(c) How Free is the Press.

17. Complete the following sentences on the basis of your textual reading :
(a) The most important and difficult steps were taken before the dawn of ............... .
(b) I was waiting on the platform when the train................. .


                     GROUP-D

18. Write a note on the future of English in India.
Or, Write a note on modern English.

19. Write a brief note on the Indian English.
Or, Name any three Indian writers in English.

20. Name the authors of the following works :
(a) Arms and the man
(b) King Lear
(c) The Princess
(d) Untouchable
(e) The Rape of the Lock.



      English 12th class (50 Marks) -2011
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 questions :
(a) What was the purpose of the photograph wasted ?
(b) What does j. c. hill say about truth ?
(c) What factors do produce good manners ?
(d) Why do some people have difficulty in writing letters ?

2. Write a critical appreciation of any one of the following :
(a) The Daffodils
(b) Echo
(c) The Lake Isle of Innisfree
(d) Aldestrop.

3.Write in short, the theme of 'David copperfield'.
Or, Sketch the character of Uriah Heap.
Or, Sketch the character of Macawber.

4. Fill in the blanks with the correct option from the choices given in the brackets :
(a)  He died .............. stravation.                   (from/of)
(b) One must keep ........... promises.            (his/one's)
(c) The building is under ................. .           (rapair/repairs)
(d) One of my books ................. lost.            (is/are)
(e) Ravi is .............. tallest boy in the class.   (a/the)
(f) The price of things ............ rising up.      (is/are)
(g) Slow but steady ........... the race.              (win/wins)

5. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions given in brackets :
(at, in, into, against, since)
(a) Cut this apple ............. four parts.
(b) He was leaning ............. the wall.
(c) The trader deals .............. rice.
(d) Don't laugh .................... others.
(e) He has been absent ............ Monday.

6. Rewrite the following sentences as illustrated through Examples I and II :
Exp. 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 get to the railway station ? We don't know.
(d) How do we start the engine ? The instruction don't tell us.
(e) How do we play the game ? The coach doesn't tell us.

7. Pick out the example of simile / metaphor in the following sentences :
(a) She is a gentle as a cow.
(b) She is gem of the family.
(c) Margaret Thatcher was called an iron lady.
Or, What is metaphor ? Explain and illustate it with a suitable example.

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