CBSE Class 9 English Reading Assignment Set C

CBSE Class 9 English Reading (5). Students are advised to refer to the attached assignments and practise them regularly. This will help them to identify their weak areas and will help them to score better in examination. Parents should download and give the assignments to their children for practice.


Q1. Read the following passage carefully to answer the questions based on

your reading.

The tiny village of Ulapur was the postmaster’s first posting. There was an

Indigo plantation nearby. The manager of the plantation, an Englishman, had

after a great deal of effort, managed to get a post office started here.

Our postmaster was from Kolkata. He felt like a fish out of water in

thjis far-flung village. His office consisted of a troubledown shack beside an

algae-covered pond with tangled overgrowth on all sides. The plantation

workers were busy all day.

Our postmaster, being city-bred, did not find it easy to mix with the

village folk. He had found a lot of time on his hands as there wasn’t much

work. He tried to spend some of it writing poetry/poems which said how

happy he would be if he could spend the rest of his days gazing at the

trembling leaves and the passing clouds. But the truth was that, if a jinn from

the Arabian up with rows of houses that blocked out from view the clouds in

the sky, it would have given our hero a new lease of life


(a) Where did the postmaster get his first posting?

(b) Which plantation was nearby?

(c) Describe his office.

(d) What did he do in his spare time?

(e) Find the word for ‘descend’.(para 3)

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