CBSE Class 9 English Sample Paper SA1 2018 (2)

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Que. 1 read the following passage carefully and answer the following questions.

One day, driving down a busy road in my town, i notice a new fence, being built around a home, i’d always admired. The house, well over a hundred years old, faded white with large front porch, had once fat back from a quite road. Then the road was widened traffic light went up, and the town began to look like a city. Now the house had hardly any front yard at all. Still, that yard, was always swift clean and flowers burst forth from the hard ground. I began to notice a woman raking, swiping, tending the flowers, cutting the grass. She even picked up the litter thrown by the countless cars that whizzed by. Each time i drove passed the house i watched the rapid progress of the picket fence. The elderly gardener added an overhead rose trellis and a gazebo. He painted at all to snow-white, and then the house to match.

One day i pulled off the road to stare long and hard at the fence. The carpenter had done such a magnificent job. I blinked tears away. I couldn’t bring myself to leave. I switched off the engine, walked over an touched the fence. It still smelt of fresh paint. I heard the woman trying to crank a lawnmower at the back. “Hi!” i called, waving. Well hey. She stood up straight and wiped her hands on her apron “i came to see your fence. It’s beautiful.” She smiled, ”come sit on the front porch, and I’ll tell you about the fence.” “sit on the rocking chair,” she said smilingly. I was suddenly overjoyed that i was on the porch drinking iced tea with the marvellous white picket fence surrounding me.

a) When did the house lose all its front yard?

b) How did the lady of the house make the fence?

c) How did the lady make the author feel at home?

d) Why did the author visit the house?

e) When did the author stop to look at the fence?

f) Why didn’t the author want to leave the place when he stopped to stare at it?

g) What did the author do after stopping?

h) What did the lady say after welcoming the author?

Que.2 Read the following passage carefully and answer the following.

The young liftman in a city office, who threw a passenger out of his lift the other morning and was fined for the offence was undoubtedly in the wrong one. It was a question of ‘please’. The passenger, entering the lift said ‘Top’. The lift man demanded “Top please” and his demand being refused, the liftman hurled the passenger out of the lift.

While it is true that there is on law that compels us to say ‘please’, there is a social practice much older and much more sacred than any law enjoins us to be civil. The first requirement of civility is that we should acknowledge a service. “Please and Thank You” are the small change with which we

should pave our way as social beings. They are the little courtesies by which we keep the machine of life oiled and running sweetly. They put our interaction upon the basis of a friendly co-operation and easy give-and –take instead of superiors dictating to inferiors. It is a very vulgar mind that would wish to command when he can have the service for asking and have it with willingness and good manners. If we encounter incivility, most of us are apt to become uncivil but it is an unsually uncouth person who can be disagreeable with sunny people. It is with manners as weather.” Nothing cheers up my spirits like a fine day”, said Keats, and a cheerful person descends on even the gloomiest of us with something of the benediction of a find day.

It is matter of general agreement that the war has had a chilling effect upon these little everyday civilities back if we are to make life kind and tolerable for each other, we cannot get them back by invoking the law. The policemen is a necessary symbol and the law is a necessary institution for a society that is still somewhat lower than the angles. But the law can only protect us against us against material attack. Nor will the liftman’s way of meeting moral affront by physical violence help us to restore the civilities.

a) Why was the young Liftman fined?

b) What is the first requirement of civility?

c) How can you that little courtesy are important?

d) The author blames the war. Why?

Q:2 a) Find a word from the passage that means “throwing”

b) The word ‘Enjoins’ means..................

c) Find a word from the passage that means ‘Insult’

d) ‘Resentment’ means...............................

Section B: Writing & Grammar (25Marks)

Q:3 Imagine you have been selected as a member of ‘Team India’ and as a result are on the top of the world. Write a Diary page about your feelings in relation to the motherland in about 100 – 120 words.


You are Ravi/ Reshma.You happened to see the following lines in a newspaper.

We all mourn and groan about the loss of the quality of life through the destruction of our ecology, and yet each one of us, in our comfortable little ways contributes daily to that destruction. It is time now to awaken in each one of us the respect and attention our beloved mother deserves. “Says ED Asner, an Environment Supporter.

You decide to write an article in the school magazine titled” Save the Planet Earth.” Using ideas from the unit Environment and your own ideas. Write the article in about 100-200 words.

Q:4 Develop a story with the help of the following outlines in 150-200 words. Also provide a suitable title to it.

Young boy...........travelling by a train ...........has briefcase ............containing a lot of money ........... befriends a fellow traveller.........train stops at a station...............goes to bring............some eatables .................briefcase gone lost.

Q:5 Complete the following passage with suitable words:

It is fun living near the seaside. One can go to (a).........beach (b)............. a picnic. Sailings in boats and water- suffering (c).......two activities (d).......... young people really enjoy. The sunrise (e)........ The sunset makes a beautiful sight. Those (f)............ have seen the sunrise say that it is a heavenly sight and marvellous experience. Even the sunset is worth- watching?

Q:6 Write the error and also the correct word in your answer sheet.

When a diamond is find in the earth e.g. find................found

Its outside appear is rather dull. a)

Then skilful hands makes it into b)

A sparkled gem we all know about. C)

Most diamonds are sawing into two, d)

An d every half is shaped and cut e)

Into the round diamond. The little f)

Faces is cut into the diamond. g)

The average diamond is cutting into 58 facets h)

Q:7 Rearrange the followings:

a) crowd at/counter/ there was/the ticket / a huge/

b) their voice/at the/ hawker/top of/were shouting/

c) arrived/started/ compartment/the passengers/from one/running/to another/the train/arrived/

Section C literature (25 Marks)

Q:8 Read the Extract:

Behold her, single in the field,

Yon solitary Highland Lass!

Reaping and singing by herself:

Stop here, or gently pass! a) Name the poet and the poet.

b) Where did the poet see the solitary reaper?

c) What was the solitary reaper doing?

Q:9 Answer the following questions:

a) Why did the grandmother depend on her granddaughter to know the story?

b) Duke was an extraordinary dog. What special qualities did he exhibit to justify this?

c) In the poem ”The Road Not Taken” which road does the speaker choose and why ?

d) Why does Lord Ullin’s daughter defy her father and elope with her lover?

Q:10 Answer any one of the following questions:

The Brook come across many hurdles in the course of its journey. Compare its journey with man’s life.


The story “How I Taught My Grandmother To Read” gives a beautiful message of importance of literacy. Write a speech on “Each one,Teach one” for the morning assembly.

Q:11 Describe how “Three Men In a Boat” is highly humorous.


Give the chractersketch of Harris in about 150-200 words. 


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