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Bihar Board Question Paper for 12th class english 2013 (100+50 )

      English 12th class (100 Marks) -2013

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. Change the following sentences into indirect speech :
(a) I said to him,"I don't trust you."
(b) The girl said,"Mother, will you give me one hundred rupees tomorrow ?"
(c) The teacher said,"Birds of a feather flock together."

2. Transform the following sentences as directed without changing the meaning :
(a) He is too honest to accept a bribe.       (Remove 'too')
(b) What a beautiful flower it is !               (Into Assertive)
(c) He is one of the cleverest boys.             (Into Comparative)

3. Choose the correct tense forms of the verbs given in brackets and fill in the blanks with them :
(a) I often ............. (spend) my holidays with my parents.
(b) They ............... (live) here since 2005.
(c) When he ............ (arive), I was reading book.

4. Change the following sentences into passive voice :
(a) I know him.
(b) She was writing a letter.
(c) Someone has stolen my watch.

5. translate the following sentences into English :
(a) गाय उपयोगी जानवर होती हैं।
(b) क्या तुम्हें तैरना आता है ?
(c) वे लोग दो दिनों से अनुपस्थित है।
(d) जल्दी करो।
(e) स्टेशन यहाँ से कितनी दूर है ?

6. Write an essay in about 100-150 words on any one of the following :
(a) A cricket Match
(b) My Aim in life
(c) Importance of sports
(d) Evils of dowry
(e) A visit to a place of historical importance.

7. Read carefully the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
We had read a lot about victoria falls and had long dreamt of taking a close look at this aweinspiring and magnificent spectacle of nature. At last the dream came true. I was standing on a huge rock on the edge of the rain forest. A vast panorama of magnificent shapes and colours stretched in front of me. Looking down I saw the grey mist rolling up from the abysmal depth. Hundreds of dragon flies were diving in and out of the falling rain like flying emeralds. Right in front of me, on the other side of the abyss, I saw the Zambesi sliding over the milelong edge of the precipice. The sight was frightening, but it was also beautiful. One loves to see the mass of water tumbling down. But the spectator is blinded by the spray and deafened by the roar.
Q. (a) What are the two adjectives which best describe the victoria falls ?
(b) What is the forest near the victoria falls called ?
(c) What did the dragon flies look like ?
(d) Why does the author describe the falls as 'frightening' and 'beautiful' ?

8. Use the following idioms and phrases in sentences of your own so as to bring out their meaning clearly :
(a) fall flat
(b) take after
(c) bring up.

9. Combine the following sentences into one sentence each :
(a) He finished his work. He left for home.
(b) The boy got a prize. He was very glad.
(c)  The captain was killed. The soldiers were seized with panic.

10. Fill in the blanks with suitable modal auxiliary verbs :
(a) One ............ do one's duty sincerely.
(b) .................. you drive a car ?
(c) .............. I open the window ?

11. Make a precis of the following passage and suggest a suitable title :
Science has made the world a better place to live in. There is almost no end to the benefits that science has conferred on us. All the same, the work of science is no unmixed blessing. It has created new problems that threaten man. Science has to attend to the problems threatening man. It has to take up the problems of social life too. It has to work for freedom from war and various social and economic evils. Science can deal with these human affairs. There would be happiness and good feeling all round if we applied the scientific attitude to all our affairs. Properly using science and cultivating the scientific spirit man can control his destiny.


                         GROUP-B


12. Write the summary of any one of the following poems :
(a) Ode to autumn
(b) The soldier
(c) My grand mother's house
(d) Now the leaves are falling fast.

13. Name the poets who wrote the following lines :
(a) Where are the songs of spring ? Aye, where are they ?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too.
(b) O how feeble is man's power,
That if good fortune fall,
Cannot adde another houre,
Nor a lost houre recall !
(c) I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what i assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
(d) Dead in hundreds at the black
Follow wooden in our track,
Arms raised stiffly to reprove
In false attitudes of love.
(e) If i should die, think only this of me ;
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever england.


                          GROUP-C


14. Match the poets given in List-A with appropriate title from List-B :
List-A
(a) Walt Whitman
(b) W.H. Auden
(c) Walter de la mare
(d) Keki N. Daruwala
(e) Rupert Brooke
List-B
(a) Fire-Hymn
(b) Song of myself
(c) The soldier
(d) Now the leaves are falling fast
(e) An Epitaph.

15. Summarise any one of the following pieces :
(a) Indian civilization and culture
(b) Ideas that have helped mankind
(c) The earth

16. Complete the following sentences on the basis of your textual reading :
(a) Civilization is that mode of conduct which points out to man.............
(b) I shall be told that it is neither numbers nor multiplicity of pleasures that make .............. .

17. Name the authors of the following prose pieces :
(a) Bharat is my home
(b) A pinch of snuff
(c) How free is the press.


                        GROUP-D


 18. Write a short note on indian english novel.
Or, Write a short note on english as a world language.

19. Name any five indian english poets.
Or, Name any five english dramatists.

20. Name the authors of the following works :
(a) Pride and prejudice
(b) Paradise lost
(c) The guide
(d) The marchant of venice
(e) The gitanjali.


     English 12th class (50 Marks) -2013
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 does j. c. hill say about truth ?
(b) What factors do produce good manners ?
(c) Why do some people have difficulty in writing letters ?
(d) What should be the rule about conversation ?

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

3. What role does betssy trotwood play in the life of david copperfield ?
Or, Give in short a character-sketch of uriah heap.
Or, Do you like david copperfield ? Give reasons.

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 ? We don't know.
(d) How do we start the engine ? The instruction doesn't tell us.
(e) How do we play the game ? The coach doesn't tell us.

5. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions given in the brackets :
(of, to, with, over, by, for, at)
(a) He gets up ......... six O'clock in the morning.
(b) Our house stands exactly opposite ........... the hospital.
(c) They ascaped 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. Fill in the blanks with the correct option from the choices given in the brackets :
(a) Slow and steady ................ (win/wins) the race.
(b) The price of things .............. (is/are) rising up.
(c) Bread and butter ............. (is/are) my favourite food.
(d) The building is under ............ (repair/repairs).
(e) One must keep ............ (his/one's) promise.

7. What is metaphor ? Explain and illustrate it with a suitable example.
Or, Find out simile and metaphor in the sentences given below :
(a) Sohan is as intelligent as Mohan.
(b) Subha is as beautiful as Ruby.
(c) Mahatma Gandhi is the father of nation.

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