CBSE Class 8 English Sample Class Test 9


A.1 Read the passage carefully and answer the questions which follow: 12Marks

1.One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road needing help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. She looked worried in spite of a smile on his face. No one had stopped to help for the last hour. He said, “I’m here to help you, ma’am. Why don’t you wait in the car where it’s warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson.” 

2.Well, all she had was a flat tyre, but for an old lady, that was bad enough. Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put the jack, skinning his knuckles in the process. Soon he was able to change the tyre. But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt. The lady asked how much she owed him. Any amount would have been all right with her . Bryan never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job to him. This was helping someone in need, and God knows there were plenty, who had given him a hand in the past .He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time she saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the assistance they needed, and Bryan added, “And think of me.” 

3. A few miles down the road the lady saw a small cafe. She went in to grab a bite to eat, and take the chill off before she made the last leg of her trip home. The waitress came over and brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. She had an endearing smile, one that even being on her feet for the whole day couldn’t erase. The lady noticed the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she never let the strain and aches change her attitude. The old lady wondered how someone who had so little could be so giving to a stranger. Then she remembered Bryan. 

4.After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill. The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but the old lady had slipped right out of the door. She was gone by the time the waitress came back. The waitress wondered where the lady could be. Then she noticed something written on the napkin. She was overwhelmed as there were tears in her eyes when she read what was written : “You don’t owe me anything. I have been there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I’m helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here is what you should do: Do not let this chain of love end with you.” Under the napkin were four more $100 bills.

 5. That night when she got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the money and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known how much she and her husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was going to be hard.

 6. She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, “Everything’s going to be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson.”

There is an old saying What goes around comes around

 A1.1 On the basis of your reading of the above passage complete the following statements:

a) Byran refused to accept any money from the old lady as ___________________

b) The old lady noticed that the young waitress was_________________________

c) The old saying What goes around comes aroundis justified in this story as_______

 A1.2  Choose the correct answer from the options given below: 

 1.Byran Anderson helped the old lady as

 a)He had nothing else to do

b)He was scared of God

c)He was a helpful person

d)He wanted money from her

 2. The old lady left the money for the young waitress because

a)She was very rich

b)She wanted to help someone in time of need

c)She was feeling sad

d)She took pity on her

 A1.3 Find words from the passage which mean the same as:  

a)Finger joint (para 2)

b)Appealing (para 3)

c)Overcome with emotion (para 4)

 A1.4 Give a suitable heading to the above passage:

A.2 Read the poem carefully and complete the summary: 


 Broken bottles and charred pieces of glass

Wadded up newspapers tossed on the grass
Pouring of concrete and tearing out trees
This is the environment that surrounds me?

Poisons and insecticides sprayed on our food
Oceans filling with thick oil crude
All sea life destined to a slow awful doom
These are the things we are to consume?

Mills pumping out iron expelling yellow fumes
Airlines emitting caustic gases from fuels
Weapons of destruction tested at desolate sites
And this is the air that's to sustain life?

There has to be something that someone can do
Like raise the awareness to those around you
That if we don't heed the problem at hand
It's your life that's at stake, the destruction of man.

Complete the summary of the poem using suitable word/words :

Our (a)__________ is being degraded by careless disposal of  objects and cutting down of (b)___________. Food is being contaminated by poison and (c)__________and oceans are being polluted by (d)____________. Fumes from mills and  gases from airplanes lead to (e)__________pollution. Weapons of destruction are being (f)______in remote areas leading to damage to all life forms. We have to create (g)__________ regarding this alarming problem otherwise it will lead to (h)___________of mankind.


B.1Question is not reflected as textbooks have changed. However, weightage of the question is given.

Describing a person/event  (100  Words) 7Marks  

 B.2. Question is not reflected as textbooks have changed. However, weightage of the question is given.

Letter to Editor-8Marks


 C.1 Fill in the blanks with appropriate question tags: 

 a) Let’s watch a movie,___________?

b) Priya isn’t present today,_______?

c) You are a student of this school,________?

 C.2 Question is not reflected as textbooks have changed. However, weightage of the question is given

Present Perfect/Present Perfect Continuous

C.3 Change the voice in the following sentences: 

 a) Save the Earth.

b) Money has been saved by us to buy a new house.

c) The new mall has been inaugurated by the Chief Minister..

d)   Please maintain silence in the examination hall.

 C.4 Rearrange the following words to make meaningful sentences :  

 (b) human travellers/ animals/ maps/ unlike/ have/ do not

 (c) to travel/ are known/ tigers and lions/ miles/ water/ in search of

 (d) the sun/ also used / they/ as/ and stars/ a compass

 C.5 Given below is a set of instructions for making strawberry smoothie. On the basis of  the instructions complete the following paragraph. 


a) Take  strawberry pulp and sugar

b) Mix them nicely using a mixer-grinder.

c) Add a cup of smooth yogurt and ice-cubes into this mixture.

d) Blend all the ingredients well.

e) Pour the smoothie into tall glasses.

f) Arrange a straw with a strawberry fan and serve immediately.

Strawberry pulp and  sugar  (a)_________.They  (b)__________nicely in a mixer-grinder.  Yogurt and ice-cubes (c)_____________ to this mixture. All the ingredients (d)_________ well.  The smoothie (e)__________into tall glasses. A straw (f)_________with a strawberry fan and is served immediately.



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