CBSE Class 9 PSA Language Conventions Passage Based MCQs

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Language Conventions

Passage Based MCQs

Passage 1

Q.1 Read the following passage carefully and select the most suitable option from each list according to the corresponding number in the passage.

1. The great advantage of early rising is the good

2. start it gives for ones daily work.

3. The early riser is able to complete a lot of

4. work before others even get out of their bed.

5. As the mind is fresh in the morning free from distractions.

6. one is able to do quality work.

7. one is able, if so inclined to have early morning

8. exercise which keep one energetic throughout the

9. day. Thus one completes one’s work during the day

10. without hurrying much and is left with enough

11. time in the evening for play or relaxation by leisurely

12. walk. This leads to good night’s rest.

 

1) In line 1 the word ‘advantage’ could be best replaced with _____

1) use 2) favourable 3) means 4) experience

2) In line 5 the word closest in meaning to ‘distractions’ is _______

1) prevention 2) attraction 3) inattention 4) concentration

3) In line 3 the phrase ‘a lot of’ could be best replaced with _______

1) most of 2) much 3) more 4) many

4) In line 6 the word ‘quality’ could be best replaced with ___

1) good 2) excellent 3) distinct 4) fine

5) In line 8 the noun form of the word 'energetic' is____

1) energise 2) energising 3) energy 4) energised

6) In line 7 the word ‘inclined’ can be best replaced with ___

1) want 2) lean 3) stoop 4) bend

7) In line 10 the opposite in meaning to the word ‘enough’ is__

1) sufficient 2) plenty 3) less 4) scare

8) Which of the following is the correct spelling of the word "leisurely"?

1) leisurely 2) liesurely 3) leisurrly 4) lesurely

 

Passage 2

Elephants are (1) ___________ in India and in Africa. The (2) ___________ elephants differs in some points (3)________ the Indian, being larger with a (4) _________tusk and bigger ears. In fact the two (5) ___________ considered to be different types in both countries they live in (6) __________ in the jungles and are naturally (7) __________ animals that keep away from (8) __________. Elephants are good advertisements for (9) _________ for they live (10) ___________ on leaves, grass and roots.
 
1) Which of these fits the gap 5 ?
1) is
2) are
3) was
4) being
 
2) Which of these fits the gap 2 ?
1) African
2) Korean
3) Malaysian
4) Chinese
 
3) Which of these fits the gap 7 ?
1) ferocious
2) fearsome
3) shy
4) terrible
 
4) Which of these fits the gap 10 ?
1) entirely
2) partially
3) preferably
4) occasionally
 
5) Which of these fits the gap 6 ?
1) company
2) herds
3) crowds
4) singles
 
6) Which of these fits the gap 8 ?
1) the earth
2) the water
3) the cities
4) men
 
7) Which of these fits the gap 4 ?
1) larger
2) wider
3) long
4) longer
 
8) Which of these fits the gap 1 ?
1) available
2) found
3) watched
4) Observed
 
9) Which of these fits the gap 3 ?
1) on
2) by
3) from
4) with
 
10) Which of these fits the gap 9 ?
1) spiritualism
2) communism
3) vegetarianism
4) capitalism
 
 
Passage-3

We all use money in our lives. We use coins or paper-money and adults use (1) ____________ and credit cards, too, but anything can be (2) ______ for money. In the past people used shells, beans, string beads salt and (3) ________ other things, even cows. We think that coins were first used in China and then in (4) __________ Greece. These were made of gold or silver and were very (5) _________. Each coin (6) _________ stamped with the mark or name of the ruler and the amount the coin was worth. This is still true today (7) ________ many countries.
 
1) Which of the following best fits the gap 3 ?
1) all
2) most
3) few
4) many
 
2) Which of the following best fits the gap 5 ?
1) precious
2) important
3) adequate
4) valuable
 
3) Which of the following best fits the gap 7 is ?
1) at
2) on
3) in
4) from
 
4) Which of these best fits the gap 4 ?
1) primtive
2) old
3) ancient
4) modern
 
5) Which of these best fits the gap 2 ?
1) using
2) uses
3) used
4) user
 
6) The word that best fits the gap 1 is _____
1) checks
2) cheques
3) checques
4) checkes
 
7) The word that best fits the gap 6 is _____
1) is
2) was
3) were
4) are
 
Passage-4

Read the given passage carefully and fill up the blanks by choosing the correct option :-
 
The (1) __________ evaporates (2) ___________ from lakes and oceans. As the air rises, it cools. The water vapour condenses into tiny droplets of (3) _________. The droplets crowd together and form a (4) __________. Wind blows the (5) _________ towards the land. The tiny droplets join together and fall as precipitation to the (6) __________. The water soaks into the ground and collects in (7) __________ .The (8)___________that never ends has started again.
 
1) i)moon
ii) sun
iii) water
iv) cloud
 
2) i) fish
ii) ocean
iii) rain
iv) water
 
3) i) evaporation
ii) clouds
iii) water
iv) sunshine
 
4) i) cloud
ii) lake
iii) storm
iv) precipitation
 
5) i) rain
ii) sun
iii) droplet
iv) cloud
 
6) i) river
ii) lake
iii) ground
iv) cloud
 
7) I) rivers and lakes
ii) oceans and clouds
iii) jars and cups
iv) plants and animals
 
8) i) storm
ii) cycle
iii) river
iv) house
 
Passage-5

Twenty (1) _____________ ago, kids in school had never ever heard of internet. Now I’ll bet you can’t find a single person who hasn’t at least heard of it. In fact many of us use it on a regular basis and even have (2) ___________ to it from our homes. The ‘net’ in (3) ___________ really stands for network. A (4) _______ is two or more computers connected together so that information can (5) _________. The internet is a vast resource for all types of information. Information is accessed (6) __________ web pages that companies, organisations and individuals create and post. It’s a kind of a (7) _________ bulletin board that the whole world uses. But since anyone can put anything on the internet, you (8) __________ be careful and use your best (9) __________ and a little (10) ____________ sense.
 
1) I) hours
ii) days
iii) weeks
iv) years
 
2) i) assess
ii) access
iii) reached
iv) brought
 
3) I) internet
ii) fishnet
iii) network
iv) netting
 
4) i) computer
ii) internet
iii) network
iv) wire
 
5) I) hidden
ii) lost
iii) created
iv) shared
 
6) i) from
ii) within
iii) through
iv) by
 
7) I) great
ii) huge
iii) giant
iv) large
 
8) i) has to
ii) had to
iii) have to
iv) owing to
 
9) i) wisdom
ii) advice
iii) judgement
iv) thought
 
10) i) rare
ii) common
iii) none
iv) sixth
 
Passage-6

Are you superstitious ? For example (1) __________ that if you walk under a ladder, you’ll have bad luck for the rest of the day ?. I’ m not superstitious because if you look carefully, you (2)_________that something that is lucky in one country is unlucky in another. In my country people (3) ___________ that if you see a black cat,you’ll be lucky, but for people in other countries black cats (4)____________ very unlucky!
 
1) Which of the following fits gap 3 ?
1) said
2) will say
3) says
4) say
 
2) Which of these fits gap 1 ?
1) you will believe
2) you do believe
3) do you believe
4) you can believe
 
3) Which of these fits gap 4 ?
1) may
2) can
3) are
4) will
 
4) Which of these fits gap 2 ?
1) have to see
2) may see
3) will see
4) should be
 
Passage 7

Mosquitoes are a pest that (1) ___________ diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. In some (2) ___________ parts of the world, people die of malaria because they can’t afford to buy the (3)________ they need. However, (4) _____________ , everything can do is to try and stop mosquitoes (5) ___________ . Doing a few regular clean ups can (6) __________ the pests from reproducing.
 
1) The word that best fits the gap 5 is?
1) feeding
2) moving
3) living
4) breeding
 
2) Which is the most appropriate word for gap 4?
1) someone
2) no one
3) everyone
4) anyone
 
3) The word that best fits the gap 2 is?
1) rich
2) poor
3) poorer
4) very rich
 
4) Which of very best fits gap 6 ?
1) help
2) prevent
3) keep
4) allow
 
5) Which of these fits gap 3 ?
1) medicine
2) food
3) drugs
4) sweets
 
6) Which of verb fits gap 1 ?
1) will cause
2) can cause
3) may cause
4) should cause
 
Passage 8

Fire fighters have to be very fit (1) ________ very well trained and very brave. They have to be fit and strong (2) so sometimes they need to (3) clime tall ladders, or carry people out of buildings that are (4) at fire. They must be trained properly because they use a lot of (5) complicated equipment, not just hoses, but breathing apparatus too. And, of course, they have to be very (6) courageous because they often (7) has to enter burning buildings to rescue people. These buildings can (8) to be very hot and so full of smoke that the fire fighters can (9) hardly see anything. I would be very flighted, wouldn’t you (10) ______ .
 
1) What is the correct punctuation to be used?
1) comma after ‘fit’
2) full stop after ‘fit’
3) comma before ‘well trained’
4) capital letter requires for ‘well trained’
 
2) The word that can replace ‘so’ is __
1) because
2) so that
3) that
4) just because
 
3) Which of the following is the correct spelling of ‘clime’ ?
1) climb
2) climbe
3) cliemb
4) climeb
 
4) Which word should be used in place of ‘at’ ?
1) in
2) on
3) upon
4) under
 
5) Which of the fol lowing is the correct spelling of ‘complacated’ ?
1) complicated
2) complecated
3) compilecated
4) compplicated
 
6) The word that could best be replaced with
1) bold
2) brave
3) confident
4) strong
 
7) The correct word to be used in place of ‘has’ is __
1) are
2) were
3) have
4) had
 
8) The correct verb to be used in place of ‘to be’ is __
1) are
2) be
3) being
4) will be
 
9) The word closest in meaning to ‘hardly’ is ____
1) almost none
2) almost never
3) scarcely
4) never
 
10) The correct punctuation mark to be used _
1) full stop after ‘frightened’
2) capital letter of ‘wouldn’t’
3) question mark after ‘you’
4) full stop after ‘you’
 
Passage 9

Last night I watch a really interesting (1) ______ programme on television It was all about poler ice caps. (2) ______ Apparently __ with global warming (3) ________ the ice is beginning to melt. There were pictures of mountains of ice break of and falling into the sea. (4) ________ .
 
1) the correct word in place of ‘watch’ is __
1) watching
2) watched
3) had watched
4) were watching
 
2) The correct spelling for ‘poler’ is __
1) polar
2) pollar
3) poular
4) poller
 
3) The correct punctuation ___
1) comma after ‘apparently’
2) small letter for ‘apparently’
3) semi colon after ‘apparently’
4) colon after ‘apparently’
 
4) The correct phrase in place of ‘break of’ is __
1) broke off
2) break off
3) breaking off
4) broken off
 
Passage 10 
 
1. There is something rather magical about seeing and touching snow.
2. I had been brought up in Africa and I had never seen snow.
3. Of course I had seen pictures of snow but
4. I had never seen the real thing. Then one day,
5. I had the chance to go to England. My grandparents
6. were getting on in years and my parents
7. wanted to be closer to them. Finally we left
8. for England. It was a long flight. We landed,
9. went through customs and out of the airport.
10. To my amazement everything was white :
11. “Snow” I cried. For the first time I
12. picked up a handful of real snow and
13. watched as it melted in my hands.
 
1) The word closest in meaning to phrase ‘getting on’ in line 6 is __
1) bringing
2) getting old
3) to be late
4) to be shocked
 
2) The word ‘handful’ in line 12 could be best replaced with __
1) a small bowl
2) a small amount
3) a small number
4) a fixed amount
 
3) The word closest in meaning to the word ‘amazement’ in line 10 is ___
1) shocked
2) happy
3) surprised
4) anxious
 
4) The word ‘magical’ in line 1 could be best replaced with __
1) enjoyable
2) enchanting
3) beautiful
4) pleasing
 
5) The word opposite in meaning to the word ‘real’ in line 4 is __
1) actual
2) true
3) artificial
4) genuine
 
6) The phrase ‘brought up’ in line 2 could be best replaced with __
1) raised
2) taught
3) born
4) migrated
 
Passage 11

Complete this passage by choosing the most suitable word phrase from each list to fit the corresponding gap.
The Narmada Bachao Andolan will perhaps (1) ______ in history as the longest struggle (2) ______ by people to protect the eco - system. It also raise the (3) _______ question whether in the name of so - called development, the poor villagers and tribals can be forced to (4) ____ their right to land, livelihood and decent living.
 
1) Which of these fits the gap 1 ?
1) goes
2) go down
3) go up
4) went
 
2) Which of these fits the gap 2 ?
1) began
2) begain
3) launched
4) launches
 
3) Which of these fits the gap 3 ?
1) fundamental
2) priority
3) real
4) final
 
4) Which of these fits the gap 4 ?
1) gave up
2) give up
3) giving
4) gave
 
Passage 12
 
Complete this passage by choosing the most suitable word / phrase from each list to fit the corresponding gap.
Calcutta which is recently (1) ______ as Kolkata owes it emergence and phenomenal (2) ______ to the British who (3) _______ the immense (4) ____ of this eastern port
 
1) Which of these fits gap 3 ?
1) has realised
2) have realised
3) had realised
4) having realised
 
2) Which of these fits the gap 2 ?
1) developing
2) development
3) developed
4) develop
 
3) Which of these fits gap 1 ?
1) christened
2) re - Christened
3) called
4) spoken
 
4) Which of these fits gap 4 ?
1) ability
2) promised
3) profit
4) potential
 
Passage 13

Complete this passage by choosing the most suitable word / phrase from each list to fit the corresponding gap.
A (1) ______ stars are known which are hardly (2) ______ than the earth, but the majority is so (3) _______ that hundreds of thousands of earths could (4) ____ inside each and leave room to spare.
 
1) Which of these fits gap 3 ?
1) larger
2) large
3) small
4) smaller
 
2) Which of these fits gap 4 ?
1) is packed
2) packed
3) be packed
4) will be packed
 
3) Which of these fits gap 2 ?
1) big
2) small
3) bigger
4) smaller
 
4) Which of these fits gap 1 ?
1) few
2) fewer
3) less
4) least
 
Passage 14

Complete this passage by choosing the most suitable word / phrase from each list to fit the corresponding gap.
Investigations have been (1) ______ for a long time to (2) ______an environment friendly plastic in the sense that it (3) _______ and (4) ____ a part of the soil like rotting vegetable scraps do.
 
1) Which of these fits gap 3 ?
1) decay
2) decayed
3) decays
4) decaying
 
2) Which of these fits gap 4 ?
1) become
2) became
3) being
4) becomes
 
3) Which of these fits gap 2 ?
1) produced
2) produce
3) produces
4) producing
 
4) Which of these fits gap 1 ?
1) go on
2) going on
3) went on
4) gone
 
Passage - 15

Complete this passage by choosing the most suitable word / phrase from each list to fit the corresponding gap.
(1) ______ is a (2) ______ of germination. During sprouting (3) _______ enzymes become active. The starch stored in the seeds is (4) ____ into sugars like glucose, fructose and proteins
 
1) Which of these fits gap 3 ?
1) active
2) inactive
3) dull
4) sleepy
 
2) Which of these fits gap 2 ?
1) process
2) processed
3) processing
4) processes
 
3) Which of these fits gap 1 ?
1) sprout
2) sprouting 
3) sprouts
4) sprouted
 
4) Which of these fits gap 4 ?
1) convert
2) converts
3) converted
4) converting
 
Passage 16
 
Read the following passage carefully and select the most suitable option from each list according to corresponding number in the passage.
 
1. Columbus found himself in a perilous
2. sitaation. He observed signs of dissatisfaction
3. amongst his crew. He pretended as if he
4. was ignorant of this but he felt agitated
5. all the same
 
1) In line 3, the word pretend could be best replaced with
1) faked
2) acted
3) sham
4) put on
 
2) In line 2, the word dissatisfaction could be best replaced with
1) unhappiness
2) sad
3) miserable
4) dejected
 
3) In line 1, the word perilous could be best replaced with
1) risk
2) hazard
3) dangerous
4) critically
 
4) In line 4, the word ignorant’ could be best replaced with
1) uneducated
2) unconscious
3) Illiterate
4) unaware
 
5) Which of the following is the correct spelling of the word “sitaation”
1) station
2) stationed
3) situation
4) citation
 
6) which of the following is the same in meaning to the words “ all the same” as they are used in line 5 above?
1) exact
2) even though
3) unimportant
4) alike
 
Passage 17

Read the following passage carefully and select the most suitable option from each list according to corresponding number in the passage.
 
1. The history of India is to a great extent
2. determined by geographical conditions.
3. To the north, she is shut off by the
4. gigantic mountain - wall of the Himalayas
5. running along her northern fronteer.
 
1) In line 3, the word ‘shut - off’ could be best replaced with
1) fastened
2) locked up
3) sealed off
4) closed up
 
2) In line 1, the word ‘extent’ could be best replaced with
1) length
2) area
3) size
4) expanse
 
3) In line 4, the word ‘gigantic’ could be best replaced with
1) bigger
2) enormous
3) highest
4) giant
 
4) In line 2, the word ‘determind’ could be best replaced with
1) affected
2) learned
3) controlled
4) decided
 
5) Which of the following is the correct spelling of the word “fronteer”
1) frontier
2) fronteir
3) frontear
4) frontire
 
Passage 18

Read the following passage carefully and select the most suitable option from each list according to corresponding number in the passage.
 
1. The joint family system has undergone
2. a drastic change in India. These are a 
3. number of factors which are leading
4. to its disintigiration
 
1) In line 4 the correct spelling of the word “disintigiration”is
1) Disintegeration
2) Disintegiration
3) Disintigeration
4) Disintegration
 
2) In line 2, the word “drastic”’ could be best replaced with
1) harsh
2) extreme
3) radical
4) harsher
 
3) In line 3, the word ‘factors’ could be best replaced with
1) pointers
2) reasons
3) examples
4) problems
 
3) In line 1, the word ‘undergone’ could be best replaced with
1) bear
2) been subjected to
3) experiencing
4) withstand
 
 
Answer Key
Passage 1
1. (1) use
2. (3) inattention
3. (1) most of
4. (2) excellent
5. (3) energy
6. (1) want
7. (4) scarce
8. (1) leisurely
 
Passage 2
1. (2) are
2. (1) African
3. (3) shy
4. (1) entirely
5. (2) herds
6. (4) men
7. (4) longer
8. (2) found
9. (3) from
10. (3) Vegetarianism
 
Passage 3
1. (4) many
2. (4) valueable
3. (3) in
4. (3) ancient
5. (3) used
6. (2) cheques
7. (2) was
 
Passage 4
1. (ii) sun
2. (iv) water
3. (iii) water
4. (i) cloud
5. (iv) cloud
6. (iii) ground
7. (i) rivers and lakes
8. (ii) cycle
 
Passage 5
1. (iv) years
2. (ii) access
3. (i) internet
4. (iii) network
5. (iv) shared
6. (iii) through
7. (iii) giant
8. (iii) have to
9. (iii) judgement
10. (ii) common
 
Passage 6
1. (4) say
2. (3) do you believe
3. (3) are
4. (3) will see
 
Passage 7
1. (4) breeding
2. (3) everyone
3. (3) poorer
4. (2) prevent
5. (1) medicine
6. (2) can cause
 
Passage 8
1. (1) comma after ‘fit’
2. (1) because
3. (1) climb
4. (2) on
5. (1) complicated
6. (2) brave
7. (3) have
8. (2) be
9. (3) scarcely
10. (3) question mark after ‘you’
 
Passage 9
1. (2) watched
2. (1) polar
3. (1) comma after ‘apparently’
4. (3) breaking off
 
Passage 10
1. (2) getting old
2. (2) a small amount
3. (3) surprised
4. (2) enchanted
5. (3) artificial
6. (1) raised
 
Passage 11
1. (2) go down
2. (3) launched
3. (1) fundamental
4. (2) give up
 
Passage 12
1. (3) had realised
2. (2) development
3. (2) re - Christened
4. (4) potential
 
Passage 13
1. (2) large
2. (3) be packed
3. (3) bigger
4. (1) few
 
Passage 14
1. (3) decays
2. (4) becomes
3. (2) produce
4. (2) going on
 
Passage 15
1. (2) inactive
2. (1) process
3. (2) sprouting
4. (3) converted
 
Passage 16
1. (2) acted
2. (1) unhappiness
3. (3) dangerous
4. (4) unaware
5. (3) situation
6. (2) even though
 
Passage 17
1. (3) sealed off
2. (1) length
3. (2) enormous
4. (4) decided
5. (1) frontier
 
Passage 18
1. (4) disintegration
2. (2) extreme
3. (2) reason
4. (2) been subjected to
 

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