Uttar Pradesh Board
(Model Papers) UP Board Model Papers (Class-XII)
Subject Name: English
Year : 2021-22
Q-1 Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow-
Man is a gregarious animal living in a society. His neighbours are the people who are immediately around him. Because of their close proximity and the constant pressure of society they play a crucial role in our lives. Their significance was recognised by Jesus Christ more than two thousand years ago when in one of the Ten Commandments he said, “Love thy neighbour as thou love God.” It subscribes to the view that God is present in all human beings. By loving our neighbours we should not only have peace and happiness but would also come closer to God. Just as love begets love similarly if we show love and compassion to our neighbours they are bound to reciprocate. This relationship can bring about immense joy and happiness in our lives for they are always at hand to help us in our hour of need. In today’s highly mobile and competitive society our friends or relatives are rarely available near our place of residence or around us when we need them the most. It is in these trying times that the help and assistance of our immediate neighbour comes as a boon to us. It is therefore of paramount importance that we have good and friendly relations with our neighbours.
a) Why is man called a gregarious animal? 3
b) What crucial role do our neighbours play in our lives? 3
c) How is loving our neighbours equal to loving God? 3
d) Why is it good to have friendly relations with our neighbours? 3
e) (i)Which word in the passage means ‘closeness’? 3x1=3
(ii)Which word in the passage is opposite of ‘often’?
(iii)What does the phrase ‘at hand’ mean in the passage?
Q-2 .Write an article on any one of the following topics in about 100 –150 words- 10
a) India-A Land of Natural Beauty
b) Joint-Family System –Need of the Hour
c) My Plans for Future
Q-3. Write a letter to the Editor of a national daily to show your concern on ‘growing use of disposable wares’ 10
Write a letter to the Principal of your school to complain against the shortage of latest sports magazines in the library.