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Bihar Board Matric English Subjective Model Paper 2022
(Descriptive Type Questions)
1. Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
Saralabehn’s name had not always been Saralabehn. Long ago, when she had lived with her parents in England, it had
been Catherine Mary Heilman. One day, young Catherine heard about Mahatma Gandhi and the freedom movement in India. “I must join the Indian people in their struggle,” Catherine said, “for they are fighting for freedom, truth and justice.” That is how she came to India and met Mahatma Gandhi who spoke to her about the country and its people. Young Catherine has been inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s words. However, he warned her that most of the people of India lived in the villages and were poor. “Can you live with them and work with them?” said Gandhi. “I can and I will,” answered Catherine. She made her home in the villages in the Kumaon Hills and lived and worked among the people there.
(a) What was the original name of the Saralabehn ?
(b) What resolution did Catherine take ?
(e) Why did Catherine join the Indian people in theirstruggle ? What was the reason ?
(d) What did Gandhi say to Catherine and what was her reply?
(a) Saralabehn’s original name was Catherine Mary Heilman.
(b) Catherine took a resolution that she would join the freedom movement in India.
(c) Catherine joined the Indian people in their struggle because they were fighting for freedom, truth and justice.
(d) Gandhi asked Catherine if she would work for the poor and live with them. She told that she could and would.
In modern times many changes in social conditions have affected the institution of the family. The family is no longer the
unit of production. Production is undertaken by industrial and commercial institutions. In the earlier times children were regarded as economic assets since they worked with adults and started to earn very early. Today even children from poor
families spend more time in schools run by the various State Governments. Women today, too have a different role to play and they are no longer confined to the house alone. Men and women equally share and carry the burden of the house-hold
responsibilities. The close circle of kins related to the family by blood or matrimonial alliance is not as close as it used to be. This is so because the members of a family no longer follow one trade or profession together and nor do they live in close proximity.
(a) What has brought about the change in the institution of a family today?
(b) Why is the family no longer a unit of production ? 2
(c) Why are children no longer regarded as economic assets ?
(d) Find one word in the passage which means ‘advantage’?
(a) The change has been brought about by a change in the social condition.
(b) This is so because production is now carried on by industrial and commercial institutions.
(c) Children are no longer regarded as economic assets because even children from poor families go to school and are unable to add to the family income.
(d) The word ‘assets’ means same as ‘advantage’.
2. Read the following passage and answer the question that follow:
There are four main areas of the world which are rich in oildeposits. The first area is that of the Middle East. It includes the regions near the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. The second is the area between North and the South America. The third lies between Asia and Aus- tralia. It includes the islands of Sumatra, Borneo and Java. The fourth area is the part near the North pole. When all the present oil fields are used up, it is possible that this cold region may become the scene of oil activity. Yet the difficulties will be great. The costs may be so high that no company will under- take the work. Perhaps atomic power shall one day take the place of oil, and then we shall not have to hunt for new oil fields. The oil found in natural state is called crude oil. It is treated in refineries. The most common form of treatment is heating. When crude oil is heated, the first vapours to rise are cooled and become the finest petrol. Gas that comes off the oil later is condensed into paraffin. It is used as a fuel in heaters and lamps.
(a) How is pure petrol prepared ?
(b) Describe the oil areas from where oil is taken out. 2
(c) Which is the best alternate of petrol in coming days ?
(d) What is received after the second stage of the purifi- cation of crude oil ?
(a) Pure petrol is prepared by heating the crude oil. After that, the first vapours rise and then they are cooled to become the finest petrol.
(b) Some of the rich oil areas are the Middle-East like Caspian Sea, the Black Sea, the Red Sea and the Persian
Gulf, the area between North and South America and the area between Asia and Australia and the North Pole.
(c) The best alternate of petrol in coming days is atomic power.
(d) Paraffin is received after the second stage of the puri- fication of crude oil.
Our world seems to be in the grip of speed age. Don’t you see everyone in a great hurry to reach somewhere? God knows where and why ! Our on the roads, fast moving vehicles are driven faster, pedestrians also appear to be running instead of walking, queue or no queue, hefty people push their way through the crowd, injuring or hurting women, old people or even small children. Doctors, lawyers and even shop-keepers have no patience or time to listen to you, or attend to you. People have no time even to have their food peacefully and so ‘superfast food joints have sprung up. No surprise then that so many suffer from hyper-tension or heart-diseases. Even nature seems to have joined this race. Years, months, weeks and days seem simply to fly away as if to take mankind faster to the new century promising a brighter and happier era.
(a) What do we see today?
(b) How do our lives differ from that of the people of the old?
(c) What is wrong in the way the people use the roads ?
(d) Why do we suffer from hypertension or heart- diseases ?
(a) Today we see everyone in a great hurry to go somewhere.
(b) As compared to the lives of the people of the old, we seem to be in a greater hurry—we are in speed age.
(C) The people not only do not bother about the weak and the old while using the road, but also seem to be quite dispainful of them.
(d) Speed age has filled us with a spirit of competition which gives rise to tension and so we suffer more and
more from hypertension and heart-diseases.
3. Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow :
World you are beautifully drest
The wonderful air is over me,
And when wonderful wind is shaking the tree,
It walks on the water and whirls the mills,
And talks to itself on the tops of the hills.
(a) Who is beautifully dressed?
(b) What does the wind do ?
(c) What talks to itself on the tops of the hills?
(a) World is beautifully dressed.
(b) The wind is shaking the tree.
(c) The wind talks itself that it has walked mills and came at the topes of the hills.
I lay in sorrow deep distressed :
My grief a proud man heard
His looks were cold, he gave me gold
but not a kindly word
My sorrow passed I paid him back
The gold he gave to me.
Then stood erect and spoke my thanks
And blessed his charity.
(a) How was the speaker feeling when a proud man heard him?
(b) What did the proud man do?
(c) What did the speaker do after his sorrow passed?
(a) The poet was in grief. A proud man heard his grief, his looking was cold.
(b) The proud man gave him gold.
(C) When his grief passed he went to proud man and returned the gold.
4. Answer any five of the following questions:
(a) Which spirit underlies the changes of Indian history?
Ans. A spirit of unity which informs the diverse expressions of its life underlies the changes of Indian history.
(b) Why did Akoulya shout at Malasha ?
Ans. Akoulya shouted at Malasha because her dress was ruined.
(c) What does “silver pitcher” symbolise in the poem ?
Ans. Silver pitcher is the symbol of pure heart. It is valuable. A silver pitcher keeps precious gold in itself. In this way a pure heart is without greed but sympathy for others.
(d) How does the writer classify himself as a thinker?
Ans. The writer classifies himself as a thinker because he speaks in a pre-conceived motion.
(e) Why did Mr. Johnson think that the narrator did not follow the principle of walking ?
Ans. Mr. Johnson thinks that the narrator did not follow the principle of walking, because he made a path, taking a
shortcut from Mrs. Greene’s and in the process killed a plant.
(f) Who started calling the tiny baby Squirrel as Gillu ?
Ans. The narrator and her family members started calling the tiny baby squirrel as Gillu.
(g) Who was Halku ?
Ans. Halku was a poor tenant farmer. He was surrounded in a debt trap. But he lived happily and faced all his problems very boldly.
(h) What is allergy?
Ans. Allergy is a malfunction of the human immune system causing a violent reaction against normally harmless
substances in our nature environment.
(i) Who is a happy man.
Ans. The poet thinks that only such a person leading quiet and innocent life can be happy. Such type of persons have very few wants and needs. He is thus self sufficient.
(j) How does a happy man spend his time?
Ans. The happy man spends his time smoothly. He sleeps at night quietly due to continuous hard work in the day.
5. Write a paragraph on any one of the following in about 60-70 words :
(ii) An Ideal Teacher
(iv) Mahatma Gandhi
(v) Our School Library
We need a friend in life. A friend is need a friend in deed. A friendship imbibes good virtue like honesty, truthfulness,
compassion etc. and shuns bad habits and vice. A true friendship is honoured and respected by all and everywhere. A true friend always helps in bad times and saves from bad habits and companies. He always stands before for goodness. One’s
life becomes easy and happy having a good friend. Friendship is a virtue and God gifted.
(ii) An Ideal Teacher
An ideal teacher is a nation-builder in the real sense. He a can make his nation great and strong. He shapes his students
into good and useful citizens. He works for no reward. The satisfaction that he gets from his job is the highest reward for
him. He does not hanker after money. He works with a missionary spirit. He is the pride of the whole society. He is
held in high esteem. He is respected for his noble qualities. He has all the qualities of head and heart. He is a sources of
inspiration for his students. He treats his students as his own children. He serves as a true guide for his students.
Diwali is an important Hindu Festival. It reminds us of the ideals of Rama. On this day Rama with Lakshman and Sita
returned to Ayodhya from exile. People kindled earthen lamps to greet them. It is a festival of joy and merry-making. It is
celebrated after twenty days of Dussehara. It marks the advent of winter. Houses and shops are white washed. They are nicely decorated. The business men open their new accounts. People buy utensils, sweets, fruits and many other things. Gifts are exchanged with friends and relatives. At night there is light everywhere. Children play with fire-works. People worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. They pray for health, wealth and prosperity.
(iv) Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi was one of the greatest son of India. He is called Father of Nation. His full name was Mohandas
Karamchand Gandhi. He was born at Porbandar on 2nd October, 1869. His father Kaba Gandhi, was a man of character. He was bold, truthful and generous. Gandhiji’s mother, Putlibai, had great faith in God. He loved truth and Non-violence. He was a man of character. He made India free. He was a great thinker and a writer also. We must follow his path.
(v) Our School Library
The library is a place where a large number of books are kept. Our school library is housed in two big rooms. Both the
rooms are airy and well lighted. One room is reserved for books. Here books are arranged in almirahs and shelves. There are books on Science, History, Hindi and English etc. There is a large number of short story books. The other room serves as the reading room. There are long tables and chairs in this room. Many students who do not find suitable atmosphere at home sit there for studies. A part-time librarian comes here in the morning during the school hours. He keeps the books in perfect order. He is very co-operative. After the school hours a senior student looks after the library.
Direction (6-11): Answer any three questions choosing from Q. Nos. 6 to 11.
6. You are the secretary of the Cultural Society of your school. You have been asked to infrom the students of
class X about a drama competition. Draft a notice in about 50 words to be put on the school notice-board with
all necessary details.
Public School, Motihari
1 January, 2022
Our school is going to organise a drama competition on 10 January 2022 at 11 a.m. in the school audotorium. All
interested students who wish to appear for the competition, should give their name by 8 January 2022. For more details, contact the undersigned. Talents come forward !
7. You are Roshan Kumar of class X. Write a report in about 100 words on the progress of Ganga cleaning
Zila School Patna
6 January 2022
Progress Report of Ganga (Cleaning Mission) A government-commissioned independent study of 97 towns along the Ganga shows that 39% of these towns in five States are in need of overall improvement in cleanliness, solid waste management and a change in how nullahs (drains) are handled. The study was conducted over six weeks in November- December 2018. Only 92 towns were considered for the study as data could not be obtained for five towns.
The study assigns three grades to Ganga towns: Grade A: Good cleanliness and solid waste management services in and around the ghats area. Most nullahs were connected to STP or had garbage screens. Grade B: Partial cleanliness around the ghats. Needs improvement in solid waste management services. Grade C: Needs overall improvement in cleanliness, solid waste management services and infrastructure set up of nullahs. Over half the towns in Bihar and West Bengal where the Ganga flows were given the C grade, which means they require overall improvement. It is common for nullahs to drain into the Ganga across towns in all the States. In Bihar, the towns had dumpsites along the river as well.
An analysis of funds allocated for the Ganga-cleaning mission shows that in 2017-18, only half the budgeted amount
8. Write an application to the Principal of your school requesting him to issue you a transfer certificate.
Loreto Day School,
Since my father, who is an Officer in the Central Government, has been transferred to the Delhi office, and our family will have to shift there soon, I would request you to kindly issue a Transfer Certificate in my favour so that I may seek admission in a school there without any difficulty. All the school dues have been cleared by me.
9. Write a letter to your friend in about 80 words describing your daily routine.
Dear friend Salim,
I hope you are well by the grace of the Almighty. I am well too. Please convey my regards to your parents. It’s been long since I received your last letter. So I have thought of writing this letter. I am writing this letter to share with you how I spend my daily life. My daily lifestyle is very simple. But it is balanced, in my view. I get up very early in the morning and sip some tea. Then I go out for morning walk. After returning, I go out for tuition in Maths. When I get home, I sit down for some studies until 8:30 am. Then I take bath and go for school. After the\ school is over, I take lunch and go out for playing. At about 6 pm I sit for studying and continue till 9 pm. Then I watch TV
and have meal. After that I study a little more and go to bed. This is my daily life. I hope you shall share yours too.
10. You are Sapna of class-X. Write a speech in about 100 words on the topic “The role of library in Schools”.
Ans. Good morning everyone,
Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends, I Sapna, Head Girl, am standing before you to share my views on the topic ‘The role of library in school.’ A school library is a place that plays an important role in students’ life. Library helps in motivating students, encouraging them and acts as fulfilment of thirst for knowledge. The school library exhibits positive impact on the academic achievement of the student, as it helps in developing the mind
of the students.
Learning these days is not limited to classroom lectures and training. Library occupies a significant place in school and in book lovers’ lives. It houses books suited to the interests and aptitude of individuals of different age groups. Not only that, it also includes magazines, periodicals, newspapers. With its calm and peaceful atmosphere it is a special comfort zone to the students who go there to acquire knowledge, sharpen their minds or lose themselves in the fictional worlds of the stories.
Library is the best place to read without disturbance. I love reading and writing so visiting the library for me is really very exciting. I can spend my entire day in the library.
11. You are Rashmi and you had an appointment with your friend Ritu to visit an exhibition at 6 p.m. However, you have been held up by your mother to help prepare food for unexpected guests. Draft a message to be sent to
Ritu giving your reasons for not keeping the appointment, in not more than 50 words. Put the message in a box.
15 January, 2022
Some unexpected guests are coming to our house at 8 p.m. this evening. I have to stay at home and help my mother to prepare food for them. So, I will not be able to go with you to the exhibition at 6 p.m.