CBSE Class 9 English Communicative Sample Paper 2017 (4)

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Read the passage given below and complete the statements that follow: Cancer has emerged as the second-leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular diseases. Proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12% in 1990 to 15% in 2013 while the number of new cases almost doubled in India during the period. In India, deaths from the disease have increased by 60%, according to the latest report 'Global Burden of Cancer-2013', released worldwide on Friday. "Even if we adjust for the rise in population in India over this period, the new cancer cases have increased by 30% per unit population and deaths have risen by 10%, "says Lalit Dandona, co-author of the study and Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. In 2013, there were 14.9 million new cancer cases registered globally, whereas 8.2 million people died due to the disease. The report is based on a global study of 28 cancer groups in 188 countries by a consortium of international researchers from University of Washington and Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.

The report suggests that new cases of virtually all types of cancer are rising in countries globally -regardless of income-but the death rates from cancer are falling in many countries

8 primarily due to its prevention and treatment. However, it says there is a threat of increasing incidence in developing countries due to ill-equipped health systems. While incidence of breast cancer is highest in India as well as globally, most number of cancer deaths in India are caused due to stomach cancer, which is globally the second most common reason for death. (a) Cancer is next only to __________ diseases resulting in deaths, worldwide. (b) The report __________ claimed that cancer deaths in India have risen. (c) The death rates from cancer in many countries are coming down mainly due to __________ and treatment. (d) The developing countries have failed to control the death rate due to __________. (e) All types of cancer are on an increase regardless of __________. (f) The incidence of __________ is the highest in India as well as globally. (g) Most number of cancer deaths in India are caused due to _________. (h) The synonym of the word phrase 'come out' is __________ (last para)

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Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : (2x4)+(1x4)=12 (1) The virtue of benevolence requires us to abstain from cruelty to animals. Some have maintained that the happiness of animals is not desirable for its own sake, but only as a means to human happiness. According to this view, the only reason why we should be kind to horses and dogs is that kind treatment makes them serve us better, or that if we are cruel to them, we are likely to learn thereby to be cruel to our fellowmen. (2) But most moralists allow that our duty to increase happiness and diminish misery is not limited to the human race, but must be extended to all beings that feel pleasure and pain. Surely it must be quite clear that we are bound to consider the happiness of animals, even in cases where the happiness of human beings is not affected.

12 (3) In the case of animals, as in the case of men, it is only justifiable to inflict pain in order to obtain some greater good, which more than compensates for the evil of the pain. This is the justification always urged by the defenders of vivisection. It is argued that surgical experiments upon living animals will lead to such medical discoveries as will alleviate human suffering. (4) Therefore, as human beings are of greater account and more susceptible to pain than the lower animals, pain may be inflicted on frogs and dogs in order that new means may be discovered of curing the diseases of men. (5) Whether this argument is entirely convincing or not, it is noticeable that in the controversy no defender of vivisection ventures to assert that the pain of the lower animals is not an evil in itself. It is assumed to be an evil whenever attempts are made to justify it by the demonstration of the great results that are to be expected from vivisection. (6) In the East, kindness to animals becomes a sixth sense because of religious sanctions. In several eastern religions, injury to animals is taboo, particularly in the Jain religion. Hence animals are treated well and with kindness. In view of this, there is less need in the East to promote societies like the famous Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals so common in the West. (a) What is the main concern of the writer in the passage? (b) "Our duty to increase happiness and diminish misery is not limited to the human race". Comment. (c) Why do the scientists do surgical experiments on living animals? (d) Why do people in the East treat animals with kindness? (e) What is meant by the word „benevolence‟? (para-1) (f) What is meant by the word „inflict‟? (para-3) (g) What is the antonym of the word „alleviate‟? (para-3) (h) What is meant by the word „susceptible‟? (para-4)

SECTION B (WRITING& GRAMMAR: 25 Marks)

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Many campaigns and seminars have been conducted to raise awareness to save our mother earth from environmental challenges. Write an article in about 100 - 120 words for your school magazine to spread some consciousness on this issue. Use the following hints, Also take ideas from the MCB unit. Environment. Global warming-depletion of ozone layer-air, water and land pollution -concrete jungle-deforestation-vehicular pollution-smoke from factories-harmful effects-remedial action - spreading awareness.

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Write a story in about 150-200 words beginning with the line given below. Also supply a suitable title. ‘A long power cut.’ You went up to the terrace. You froze with terror. There was ...

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Complete the following paragraph by choosing the appropriate options from the ones given below. Write your answers in the answer sheets against the correct blank number. Do not copy the entire paragraph. Crushed Moringa seeds purify water (a) ______ suit domestic needs. It lowers(b) ______ bacterial concentration in water making it safe (c)______ drinking. Moringa seed powder can be used for cleaning dirty river water (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (a) too to and as (b) all less the more (c) of for to too

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There is an error in each line. Write the error and the correction in the answer sheet as given below : Error Correction One morning I finished some business on a (a) _____ _____ bank and was returning too my Yamaha (b) _____ _____ motorbike, which I had left into the parking (c) _____ _____ lot outside. Suddenly, I realise I had lost its (d) _____ _____ key.

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Rearrange the given words and phrases to form meaningful sentences. Write the correct sentences in your answer sheet. e.g. : salty fluid / tear / is / a / filled with / water / mucus and oil/protein Tear is a salty fluid, filled with protein, water, mucus and oil (a) humans/usually/excessive /tears/produce / emotional contexts / in (b) not all / of course / tears /are /of / the emotional / variety (c) three types / of / tears / with / exist / different / purposes

3 SECTION C (LITERATURE& LONG READING TEXT: 25 Marks)

Read one of the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.

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"Bring me up to date on what's happened, will you-so I can get to work ?" (i) Who is the speaker in the above extract ? (ii) What is the name of the listener ? (iii) Which phrase in the above passage means the same as well informed?

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No Nightingale did ever chant More welcome notes to weary bands Of travellers in some shady haunt, Among Arabian sands : (i) Name the poem and poet of the above extract. (ii) Why, according to the poet, do nightingales sing ? (iii) Write the synonym of the word 'weary'.

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Answer the following questions inabout 30 - 40 words:

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Why was Triveni popular among the masses in those days ?

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How is the road a metaphor ? Use examples from the poem, „The Road Not Taken‟ to support your answer.

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Do you agree that Mrs. Al Smith is the representative of American outlook ? Give reasons.

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In the poem, “The Road Not Taken” where is the poet and what does he see in front of him ?

2 Answer one of the following questions in about 80-100 words

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What causes Marcy‟s change of attitude towards Duke, in the chapter, A Dog Named Duke? What values has she learned ?

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In what ways can ignorance lead one into a trap and cause losses beyond one‟s imagination? What values should one imbibe in oneself to be able to escape such traps? Give your answer in reference to Villa for Sale.

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Answer one of the following questions in about 150-200 words.

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The King‟s doubts paint a different picture of the so-called civilized world. Explain.

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Why are Lilliputians considered to be excellent mathematicians?

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What is the justification given by the narrator for the people crowding towns and cities ? What light does it throw on human nature ?

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Describe the blackmailing incident where the three friends strongly oppose such unhealthy practices.

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