Class 9 English: CBSE Sample Question Paper- Term I (2021-22)- 7 Notes | Study Sample Papers For Class 9 - Class 9

Class 9: Class 9 English: CBSE Sample Question Paper- Term I (2021-22)- 7 Notes | Study Sample Papers For Class 9 - Class 9

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Class - IX

Time: 90
Max. Marks: 40

General Instructions:

  1. The Question Paper contains three sections.
  2. Section A-READING has 18 questions. Attempt a total of 14 questions, as per specific instructions for each question.
  3. Section B-WRITING & GRAMMAR has 12 questions. Attempt a total of 10 questions, as per specific instructions for each question.
  4. Section C-LITERATURE has 30 questions. Attempt 26 questions, as per specific instructions for each question.
  5. All questions carry equal marks.
  6. There is NO negative marking.
Section - A

Question No. 1 to 10 are based on the given text. Read the text carefully and answer the questions:

Tell someone that you are going to a convention of accountants and you might get a few yawns, yet money and how it works is probably one of the most interesting things on earth. It is fascinating and almost magical, how money appeared on our planet. Unlike most developments we enjoy, which can be traced back to a source, civilisation or inventor, money appeared in places then unconnected all over the world in a remarkably similar way.
Consider the American Indians using Wampum, West Africans trading in decorative metallic objects called Manillas, and the Fijians economy based on whale's teeth, some of which are still legal tender; add to that shells, amber, ivory, decorative feathers, cattle including oxen & pigs, a large number of stones including jade and quartz, which have all been used for trade across the world, and we get a taste of the variety of accepted currency.
There is something charming and childlike imagining primitive societies, our ancestors, using all these colourful forms of money. As long as everyone concerned can agree on a value, this is a sensible thing for a community to do.
After all, the person who has what you need might not need what you have to trade. Money solves that problem neatly. Real value with each exchange, and everyone gaining from the convenience. The idea is really inspired, which might explain why so many diverse minds came up with it. Once the money is accepted as a form of exchange, those who produce, loan out, and manipulate the quantity of money are obviously in a very strong position They are the "Money Changers".
"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance," said President James Madison.
Money, money, money, it's always just been there, right? Wrong. Obviously, it's issued by the government to make it easy for us to exchange things. Wrong again!
Truth is, most people don't realise that the issuing of money is essentially a private business and that the privilege of issuing money has been a major bone of contention throughout history.

Q.1: What is meant by the word, concentration? (para 1)
(a) 
conference
(b) wave
(c) 
competition
(d) 
fair

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.2: What is meant by the word, fascinating? (para 2)
(a) 
republic
(b) attractive
(c) 
valuable
(d) 
beautiful

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.3: What is meant by convenience?
(a) 
comfort
(b) transport
(c) 
clown
(d) 
escape

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.4: What is meant by the word, Intrigue?
(a) 
interval
(b) interest
(c) 
fear
(d) 
plot

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.5: What is fascinating and almost magical?
(a) 
Convention of Accountants
(b) Yawning
(c) 
Evolution of Money
(d) 
All of these

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.6: What is unique about the development of money?
(a) 
It can be traced back to a source
(b) It has an inventor
(c) 
It was developed in ancient civilisation
(d) 
It appeared in unconnected places in a similar way

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.7: Which currencies did the West African use?
(a) 
Decorative Feathers
(b) Wampum
(c) 
Whale's Teeth
(d) 
Manillas

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.8: What is still a legal tender in the Fijian Economy?
(a) 
Jade and Quartz
(b) Whale's Teeth
(c) 
Cattle
(d) 
Shells and Ivory

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.9: What is something charming and childlike to imagine?
(a) 
People living in Primitive Societies
(b) Our ancestors agreeing on common values
(c) 
All of these
(d) 
Use of colourful forms of money

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.10: Who are the Money Changers?
(a) 
People who produce money
(b) All of these
(c) 
People who manipulate the quantity of money
(d) 
People who loan out money

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Question No. 11 to 18 are based on the given text. Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
Tourists to Jammu and Kashmir have another attraction - a floating post office on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, the first in the country. 'Floating Post Office, Dal Lake' - claimed to be the only one such post office in the world is built on an intricately carved maroon houseboat, fastened on the western edge of the Dal Lake.
This post office lets you avail of all the regular postal services available in the country while being afloat. The seal used on everything posted from Floating Post Office is unique - along with the date and address, it bears the design of a boatman rowing a shikara on the Dal Lake. The special feature of this post office is that letters posted from here carry a special design which has the picturesque scenery of Dal Lake and Srinagar city. These pictures reach wherever these letters are posted to and hence promote Kashmir as a tourist destination across the world.
This is actually a heritage post office that has existed since British times. It was called Nehru Park Post Office before 2011. But then the chief postmaster John Samuel renamed it as "Floating Post Office'. The post office's houseboat has two small rooms - one serves as the office and the other a small museum that traces the philatelic history of the state postal department. It has a shop that sells postage stamps and other products.
But for the locals, Floating Post office is more than an object of fascination. 1-2 crore is deposited per month in Floating Post Office by communities living in and around the Dal Lake. The lake has several islets that are home to more than 50,000 people.
The greatest fear is the recurrence of 2014 like floods in which the houseboat had gone for a toss uncontrollably pushed by the flood. Rescue teams had to anchor it using the special mechanism in a nearby highland. Then it was brought back on the Dal after the water receded. The biggest boon is that at no time of the year do you need a fan in this post-office!

Q.11: The chief postmaster ________ renamed Nehru Park Post Office as Floating Post Office:
(a) 
Daniel Samuel
(b) John Sammy
(c) 
Samuel Sammy
(d) 
John Samuel

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.12: In para1, the synonyms of word attraction:
(a) 
repulsive
(b) intricate
(c) 
float
(d) 
beauty

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.13: In para4, the synonyms of word floating:
(a) 
settled
(b) wind up
(c) 
afloat
(d) 
fixed

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.14: In para2, the antonyms of word unique:
(a) 
distinctive
(b) ordinary
(c) 
particular
(d) 
rare

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.15: The lake has several islets that are home to more than ________ people.
(a) 
55,000
(b) 40,000
(c) 
50,000
(d) 
10,000

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.16: ________ Post Office known as Floating Post Office before 2011.
(a) 
Dal Lake
(b) John Samuel
(c) 
Nehru Park
(d) 
Maroon

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.17: What is the location of the Floating Post Office in Srinagar?
(a) 
Near post office
(b) On dal lake
(c) 
Near centaur
(d) 
On Pari Mahal

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.18: What is special about the seal used in the post office?
(a) 
design of a tourist on the Dal Lake
(b) design of a boatman rowing a shikara on the Dal Lake
(c) 
design of a chinar tree on the Dal Lake
(d) 
design of a houseboat on the Dal Lake

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Question No. 19 to 24 are based on the given text. Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
There are certain basic requirements for good descriptive writing. Given below are some examples in which we can give a vivid description of persons, places, or objects.

Q.19: Which of the following is the most effective way of describing a young man?
(a) 
Ravi was 22 and he wanted to boss over people. He made up his face.
(b) Ravi was 22 and his face was full of makeup. He tried to override other people.
(c) 
Ravi was 22. He had a stern face.
(d) 
Ravi was 22 and his stern face hinted at a strong determination to succeed.

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.20: Choose the most effective description of a marketplace:
i. It over-crowded with customers and traders bargaining. Sometimes I went there to get fruits.
ii. It was noisy crowded with customers and traders bargaining. The market had a variety of colourful fruits.
iii. It was boisterous and crowded with customers and traders bargaining. The prevailing sweet and tangy smell was alluring enough.
iv. It was always crowded with customers and traders bargaining. I used to watch their actions from a distance.
(a) Option (iv)
(b) Option (iii)
(c) 
Option (i)
(d) 
Option (ii)

Correct Answer is Option (b) 

It was boisterous and crowded with customers and traders bargaining. The prevailing sweet and tangy smell was alluring enough.


Q.21: A woman comes back after being pick-pocketed in the marketplace. Which of the following sentences is most descriptive?
(a) She arrived at the house.
(b) She entered the house.
(c) 
She came into the house.
(d) 
She came into the house screaming and crying.

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.22: While describing Darjeeling, a hill station, which of the following most unsuitable?
i. Darjeeling is different from Goa in terms of serenity.
ii. Darjeeling is 6,560 feet above mean sea level which is considerably higher than Gangtok.
iii. The chilly breeze from Tiger Hills feels and panoramic view of Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga.
iv. The enthralling view of a stunning sunrise over Kanchenjunga and experience on narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or Toy Train.

(a) Option (i)
(b) Option (iii)
(c) 
Option (ii)
(d) 
Option (iv)

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.23: Which of the following is the basic aim of descriptive writing?
(a) To provide the reader with scientific details.
(b) To allow the reader to grasp the writer's idea through the reader's sense of sight, smell, taste, sound and touch.
(c) To appeal to the reader's liking for numbers.
(d) 
To inform the reader about technical features.

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.24: Which of he following is the most descriptive way to talk about a child?
(a) Tommy is called a chatterbox! His teachers tell him that his mouth goes a mile a minute!
(b) Tommy wouldn’t even hurt a fly; he is such a gentle boy.
(c) Tommy is too energetic to stay focused.
(d) 
Tommy’s pretty clever for his age. He mostly figures things on his own.

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.25: She ________ me at the meetings only on Sundays as a child.
(a) saw
(b) had seen
(c) was seeing
(d) 
is seeing

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.26: Until the tap water ____ back on yesterday evening, we ____ water back and forth for three days.
(a) had come / were carrying
(b) was coming / will have carried
(c) came / had been carrying
(d) 
has come / have been carrying

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.27: This may seem very difficult for you but after the course, any one of our students ________ able to solve such problems, so you will be able to do, too.
(a) were
(b) had been
(c) is
(d) 
are

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.28: I ________ bought them if you had lent me some money.
(a) may have
(b) might have
(c) must have
(d) 
ought to have

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.29: The dogs were ______ given a biscuit.
(a) All
(b) Each
(c) Much
(d) 
Every

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.30: I said, "Two fixed menus for us, please."
I ________ our meal.

(a) proposed
(b) protested
(c) ordered
(d) 
suggested

Correct Answer is Option (c)

Section - C

Question No. 31 to 35 are based on the given text. Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
But Evelyn was not going to give up. She was determined to lead a normal life and pursue her interest in music. One day she noticed a girl playing a xylophone and decided that she wanted to play it too. Most of the teachers discouraged her but percussionist Ron Forbes spotted her potential. He began by tuning two large drums to different notes. Don't listen through your ears, he would say, try to sense it some other way. Says Evelyn, Suddenly I realised I could feel the higher drum from the waist up and the lower one from the waist down, Forbes repeated the exercise, and soon Evelyn discovered that she could sense certain notes in different parts of her body. I had learnt to open my mind and body to sounds and vibration. The rest was sheer determination and hard work.

Q.31: Why did teachers discourage Evelyn to pursue music?
(a) It was difficult.
(b) because she was deaf
(c) It was not considered good.
(d) 
It was expensive.

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.32: What did Ron Forbes advise Evelyn?
i. forget music
ii. listen to music
iii. to sense the music
iv. none of these

(a) Option (ii)
(b) Option (iii)
(c) Option (iv)
(d) 
Option (i)

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.33: How did Evelyn hear music?
(a) all of these
(b) through fingers
(c) by feeling vibrations through her different parts of body-fingers, hair, feet
(d) 
through drums

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.34: What did Evelyn want to pursue?
(a) study
(b) fashion
(c) music
(d) 
none of these

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.35: Who spotted Evelyn's potential?
(a) Ron Forbes
(b) her father
(c) mother
(d) 
friends

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Question No. 36 to 40 are based on the given text. Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
The previous year, Albert’s parents had moved to Milan, and left their son with relatives. After prolonged discussion, Einstein got his wish to continue his education in German-speaking Switzerland, in a city which was more liberal than Munich. Einstein was highly gifted in mathematics and interested in physics, and after finishing school, he decided to study at a university in Zurich. But science wasn’t the only thing that appealed to the dashing young man with the walrus moustache.

Q.36: Write a word from the given passage that is an antonym of the word short.
(a) Prolonged
(b) Liberal
(c) Appealed
(d) 
Interested

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.37: Where did Albert decide to study after school?
(a) A reputed college of London
(b) A university in Zurich
(c) An American college
(d) 
A university in Berlin

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.38: Name the chapter from which the given extract is taken.
(a) Reach for the top
(b) A truly beautiful mind
(c) The Bond of love
(d) 
If I were you

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.39: Where did Einstein want to continue his education?
(a) In English-speaking Germany
(b) In German-speaking Switzerland
(c) In German-speaking Britain
(d) 
In English-speaking France

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.40: What were his favourite subjects?
(a) German and English
(b) Biology and Chemistry
(c) Mathematics and Physics
(d) 
History and Sociology

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Question No. 41 to 45 are based on the given text. Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
Then took the other, just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear.
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

Q.41: What does grassy mean in the poem?
(a) the road which is not used by anyone
(b) the road with all the luxuries
(c) the comfortable road
(d) 
well-built road

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.42: Why did the poet choose the second road?
(a) because it was beautiful
(b) because it was not used by many people and was appealing to the poet
(c) all of these
(d) 
because it was well built

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.43: Why was the poet looking at the path?
(a) to decide whether it was suitable for him
(b) to see how long it was
(c) to check the road
(d) 
none of these

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.44: What does the poet's long stare at the path signify?
(a) the time taken by people to decide and make a choice
(b) poet loves nature
(c) idling away of time
(d) 
relaxation hours

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.45: What shows that the road has not been used by many people?
i. the green and untrampled grass on it
ii. the mud on it
iii. the broken stones on it
iv. All of these

(a) option (i)
(b) option (ii)
(c) option (iii)
(d) 
option (iv)

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Question No. 46 to 50 are based on the given text. Read the text carefully and answer the questions:
The poor child struggled to thrust away between their feet but, knocked to and fro by their brutal movements, he might have been trampled underfoot, had he not shrieked at the highest pitch of his voice.

Q.46: Where was the child?
(a) Amid a crowd of people
(b) Outside the shrine
(c) With his friends
(d) 
With his parents

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.47: The child was desperately looking for his:
(a) ncighbours
(b) None of these
(c) friends
(d) 
parents

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.48: Who is referred to as their in the above extract?
(a) All of these
(b) Customers at a shop
(c) Parents
(d) 
Crowd

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.49: Explain, struggled to thrust away between their feet.
(a) To dig the field between his feet
(b) To make his feet through the feet of the parents
(c) To find the way to the toys
(d) 
To make his way through the feet of the crowd

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.50: Which word from the following means the same as push suddenly?
(a) Knocked
(b) Trampled
(c) Brutal
(d) 
Thrust

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.51: In the chapter, The Fun They Had, what was the book that Tommy found written about?
(a) Playgrounds
(b) Work
(c) Swimming pool
(d) 
School

Correct Answer is Option (d)

The book mentioned a different kind of school where children went together to study, unlike the school where Tommy and Margie studied.


Q.52: Why was Kezia left at home alone with her cook?
(a) Her mother and grandmother went to the hospital
(b) There went to a family function
(c) They went to the countryside
(d) 
Her mother and grandmother went fishing

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.53: What does material security mean in the lesson My Childhood?
(a) Wealth
(b) All the basic necessities of life
(c) Riches
(d) 
Love and warmth

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.54: Whom does wind God like?
(a) Those who talk to it
(b) Weak people
(c) None of these
(d) 
Strong people

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.55: What does the wind represent? (poem Wind)
(a) Harbinger of rain
(b) Navigating clue
(c) Difficulties and challenges
(d) 
A soothing blow

Correct Answer is Option (c)

The wind represents the difficulties and challenges of our life which we should encounter boldly.


Q.56: Where is Northland situated? (A Legend of the Northland)
(a) It is in Holland
(b) It is an island of New Zealand
(c) It is an island in Ireland
(d) 
It is near Scotland

Correct Answer is Option (b)


Q.57: Where was Toto kept?
(a) In the garden
(b) In the field
(c) In the zoo
(d) 
In a cupboard

Correct Answer is Option (d)


Q.58: Who broke into the merchant’s house? (In the Kingdom of Fools)
(a) Disciple
(b) Silly minister
(c) A thief
(d) 
King

Correct Answer is Option (c)


Q.59: What was the trouble to the playwright? (The Happy Prince)
(a) He was cold and hungry
(b) He was dull and boring
(c) He was sick
(d) 
He had no work to do

Correct Answer is Option (a)


Q.60: What did God say to one of His Angels in the story, The Happy Prince?
(a) To bring Him the most precious thing from the city
(b) To bring Him the three most precious things in the city
(c) To bring Him the two most precious things in the city
(d) 
To bring Him the most precious flower in the city

Correct Answer is Option (c) 

In the story, Oscar Wilde wrote about God's command to one of his Angels. He   wished to have the two most precious things in the city and commands one of his  Angels to bear the responsibility.

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