Up Board 10th English Paper 817 DL Solution

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Up Board 10th English Paper 817 DL Solution

Up Board 10th English Paper 817 DL Solution

2023 ENGLISH 817 (DL)

Time: 3 Hours 15 Minutes

[Max. Marks: 70

General Instructions:

i) First 15 minutes are allotted to the candidates for reading the question paper.

ii) All question are compulsory.

iii) This paper is divided into two parts: Part-A and Part-B

(iv) Ports A consists of 20 multiple choice questions carrying I mark each.

ii) Read guestion-wise instructions and mark your answer on the OMR Do not erase, cut or use whitener on the OMR sheet.

v) Part B consists of descriptive type questions. to Mark indicated against each question.

PART-A Multiple Choice Questions

Questions No 1- Read the following passage carefully and choose the correct option to answer the go that

Discipline must be enforced early in life. Discipline at home makes for the future greatness of a boy. It forms his character and makes him a fit citizen. The child who is allowed to have his own way becomes way-ward. The child who is allowed all sorts of excesses like running about in the sun, exposing himself to cold, eating wholesome things, as a result will fall ill frequently. A child, whose habits have been disciplined and who has been taught to rise early, attend to his lessons properly, take physical exercises at the proper time and avoid things that are injurious will grow up to be a useful member of the society. The spoilt child who has been allowed to run his own course will show vice in younger days. His parents would wish that he had not been born at all.

1 Discipline is important for a child because:

(A) it makes him/her hardworking.

(B) it makes him/her truthful.

(C) it makes him/her honest.
(D) it forms his/her character and makes him/her a good citizen.

2- A disciplined child will grow up to be a

(A) problematic person.

(B) senseless person.

(C) useful member of the society.

(D) poor fellow.

3- Which word is opposite of the word ‘frequently’ as used in the passage?

(A) often

(B) rarely

(C) mostly

(D) All (A), (B) and (C))

(Questions No. 4-8) Choose the correct option to answer the following questions:

4 – The train will have left the station before he:

(A) reached

(B) reach.

(C) had reached.

(D) reaches.

5- If you do not do your work carefully, you are:

(A) worthless.
(B) senseless.

(C) careless

(D) chanccina

6 – Rearrange the following word clusters to make a meaningful sentence:


(A) These boys not do play football?
(B) Do these boys not play football?

(C) These boys do not play football?
(D) Do not play these boys football?

7 – Which of the following words is misspelt?

(A) Destinguish
(B) Accomplish

(C) Perish

(D) Punish

8-;Meera looks………….. her parents very well.

(A) up

(B) in

(C) down

(D) after

[ Questions No. 9-10 ] Read the following passage carefully and choose the correct option to answer the questions that follow:

My father, the most adorable father I’ve ever seen, didn’t marry my mother until he was thirty-six and she was twenty-five. My sister, Margot, was born in Frankfurt, in Germany in 1926. I was born on 12th June, 1929. I lived in Frankfurt until I was four. My father emigrated to Holland in 1933.

9- The author’s father did not marry until he was:

(A) twenty-five.

(B) twenty-seven.

(C) thirty-four.
(D) thirty-six.

10 – The author’s father emigrated to Holland in:

(A) 1926
(C) 1983

(B) 1929

(D) 1940

(Questions No. 16-20) Choose the correct option to answer the following questions:

16-; Tricki would tackle a meal at any hour because his only fault was:

(A) attraction.

(B) hunger.

(C) willingness.

(D) greed.

17 – In two weeks, Tricki had been transformed into a lithe, hard-muscled:

(A) human being.

(B) bird.

(C) animal.

(D) insect.

18 Mme Loisel suffered from:

(A) the poverty of her apartment.

(B) the shabby walls.

(C) the worn chairs.

(D) All (A), (B) and (C) are correct

19 – Bholi’s father Ramlal had:

(A) three sons and four daughters.

(B) two daughters and five sons.

(C) four sons and three daughters.

(D) one daughter and six sons.

20- “But I will not have such a mean, greedy and contemptible coward as my husband.” What does this statement suggest?

(A) Bholi was a coward.

(B) Bholi was bold.

(C) Bholi was illiterate.

(D) Bholi was ugly.

817 (DL)

PART-B ________ Reading

21- Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

Rahim and Hussain were neighbours. Hussain was an honest man. he was liked by all the people in the village. This made Rahim jealous. He wanted to get Hussain into trouble. One day, Rahim went to the judge and complained, “Hussain has stolen a silver from house.” judge asked Hussain to be brought to the court. He said to the judge, “My lord, I am honest, I did not steal the bowl. Ask Rahim to prove that I stole it.” Rahim said, “My lord, we can put his honesty to the test. I’ll put a piece of red hot iron in his hands. If he can hold it in his hands, that will prove his honesty.”

(a) Why was Rahim jealous of Hussain ?

(b) What did Rahim complain to the judge?

(e) What proposal did Rahim make to test the honesty of Hussain ?
(d) Which word in the passage means ‘truthfulness”?

PART-B ________ Writing

22- Write a letter to your mother requesting her to send your sister for admission in the University/Degree college to continue her studies.


Write an application to the Principal of your college/school requesting him to grant you full concession in fees showing that your parents are not in a position to afford it.

23- Write a report on the Importance of Trees’ in about 80-100 words.

(Hints: type of trees; their utility; environment; products that they give; trees and human health; your impression)


Write an article on ‘A Public Park’ in about 80-100 words taking clues from the


(a) need of parks in cities and towns

(b) parks in our city

(c) the best park of our city

(d) its features

(e) its advantages

(f) your opinion

PART-B ________ Grammar

24- (a) Rewrite the following sentence by changing into indirect speech:

My father said to me , ” Do you want to continue your studies?”

(b) Change the following into passive voice:

It worries me.

(c) Punctuate the following:

ram do you like my dress said shyam

(d) Translate the following into English:

एक दिन मैं अपने मित्रों के साथ एक बाग में घूमने गया । बसन्त का मौसम था और फूल खिले हुए । हम लोगों ने वहाँ बहुत-सी रंग-बिरंगी तितलियाँ देखीं वहाँ हम लोगों ने एक ऐसी चिड़िया देखी जो बहुत सुन्दर थी

PART-B ________ Literature

Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words each:

25 (a) What did Lencho call the employees of the post office in his letter to God?


Which area is inhabited by a proud martial race and wild creatures?

(b) Who is the brave man according to Mr. Mandela ?


How did the author’s birthday pass in the summer of 1941 ?

26- Answer any one of the following in about 60 words:

(a) How did Nelson Mandela describe the scene of the inauguration?
(b) Sketch the character of Valli as given in the lesson ‘Madam Rides the Bus.

27- Mention three things that humans do and animals don’t (do).


Write four lines of any poem prescribed in your syllabus. (Do not copy the lines given in this question paper)

28- Write the central idea of any one of the following poems in about 40-50 words:

(a) Amanda

(b) Fire and Ice

(c) Fog

29- Answer any one of the following in about 30-40 words:

(a) How many rupees did Hari Singh find when he counted the notes ?

(b) What did Griffin throw off suddenly?

30 Answer any one of the following in about 60 words:

(a) “Matilda suffered because she was not content with what life had given to her.” Do you agree that we should be content with what we have?

(b) “Dowry is negation of the girl’s dignity.” Discuss it with reference to the story ‘Bholi’.

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