Uttar Pradesh Board
(Papers) UP Board Model Exam Papers (Class-X)
Subject Name: English
Year : 2021-22
Section – A-Reading
1- Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below:
Dolphins are regarded as the friendliest creatures in the sea and stories of them,helping drowning sailors have been common since roman times. The more we learn about dolphins, the more we realize that their society is more complex than people previously imagined. They look after other dolphins when they are ill, care for pregnant mothers and protect the weakest in the community as we do. Some scientists have suggested that dolphins have a language but it is much more probable that they communicate with each other without needing words. Could any of these mammals be more intelligent than man? Certainly the most common argument in favour of man’s superiority over them, that we can kill them more easily than they can kill us, is the least satisfactory. On the contrary, the more we discover about these remarkable creatures, the less we appear superior when we destroy them.
a. What human qualities do dolphins possess, according to the passage? 3
b. Why do some people argue that man is superior to dolphins? 3
c. Find out a word in the passage which means ‘perhaps’. 2
d. Find out a word in the passage which is opposite of ‘inferior. 2
Section – B-Writing
2-Write a letter to your friend to invite him on your birthday party. 4
Write an application to your Principal for issuing Transfer Certificate.
3-Write a report on the Republic day celebration in your school 6 in 60-80 words.
(School decoration, flag hoisting ceremony, cultural programme, speech by Principal and others, sweet distribution)
Write an article on the Importance of Morning Walk in about 60-80 words :
- Fresh air
- Keeps active and happy all day
- Good for studies