English Communicative Past Year Paper SA-1(Set-1)- 2015, Class 9, CBSE Class 9 Notes | EduRev

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 Page 1


SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT-1(2015-16) 
   ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE CLASS IX       F9QUYDU 
 Time allowed: 3 hours     Maximum Marks: 70 
General Instructions: 
This question paper is divided into three sections. 
Section A: Reading        20marks 
Section B: Writing & Grammar    25 marks 
Section C: Literature & Long Reading Text .   25 marks 
SECTION A 
(READING: 20 marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Immigration and visa issues, which have long plagued the information technology sector, 
could come back to hurt Indian IT services companies this year as the US heads towards 
presidential election in 2016. 
In the US, the biggest market for the Indian IT services sector, ‘this will be a very, 
contentious election and immigration reform is right up there for discussion’, said Phill 
Freshet, founder and chief executive of GfS Research. “the displacement of USIT and back –
office jobs will be a significant issue leading up to 2016.’ India’s $146-billion IT outsourcing 
Industry has been a beneficiary of the temporary US work visas that are required by skilled 
foreign workers to work in that county. The employees working at client locations in the US 
are issued H-1B visas, which have cap of 65,000 a year. 
The US Congress in recent months has been considering bills that seek to triple the cap of 
H-1B visas to 1,95,000. There is, however, a growing discontent about the H-1B visa 
process among skilled workers in the US, who say the visas are a way for big companied to 
hire cheaper foreign workers. 
Recent examples, they cite, include electricity company Southern California Edison and 
entertainment company Disney, where local employee were laid off and replaced by H-1B 
visa holders . the layoffs have prompted some US Senators to call for investigations into the 
visa process used by the companies. 
‘’US workers who have trained a temporary visa-holding replacement as condition of their 
severance describe it as a profoundly humiliating experience. There workers see a direct 
connection between the US government‘s H-1B visa policies and their job loss ,and they are 
furious ,’’ said Patrick Thibodeau, senior editor at Computer world. 
(a) The US will see presidential elections in ___________ 
(b) The employees working at client locations in the US are issued_______ 
(c) The US congress has been planning to introduce Bills that would ___________the visas. 
(d) Local companies like ______ and Disney laid off local employees and replaced them with 
H-1B visa holders. 
(e) Investigations have been initiated by some ______ into the visa process used by the 
companies. 
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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT-1(2015-16) 
   ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE CLASS IX       F9QUYDU 
 Time allowed: 3 hours     Maximum Marks: 70 
General Instructions: 
This question paper is divided into three sections. 
Section A: Reading        20marks 
Section B: Writing & Grammar    25 marks 
Section C: Literature & Long Reading Text .   25 marks 
SECTION A 
(READING: 20 marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Immigration and visa issues, which have long plagued the information technology sector, 
could come back to hurt Indian IT services companies this year as the US heads towards 
presidential election in 2016. 
In the US, the biggest market for the Indian IT services sector, ‘this will be a very, 
contentious election and immigration reform is right up there for discussion’, said Phill 
Freshet, founder and chief executive of GfS Research. “the displacement of USIT and back –
office jobs will be a significant issue leading up to 2016.’ India’s $146-billion IT outsourcing 
Industry has been a beneficiary of the temporary US work visas that are required by skilled 
foreign workers to work in that county. The employees working at client locations in the US 
are issued H-1B visas, which have cap of 65,000 a year. 
The US Congress in recent months has been considering bills that seek to triple the cap of 
H-1B visas to 1,95,000. There is, however, a growing discontent about the H-1B visa 
process among skilled workers in the US, who say the visas are a way for big companied to 
hire cheaper foreign workers. 
Recent examples, they cite, include electricity company Southern California Edison and 
entertainment company Disney, where local employee were laid off and replaced by H-1B 
visa holders . the layoffs have prompted some US Senators to call for investigations into the 
visa process used by the companies. 
‘’US workers who have trained a temporary visa-holding replacement as condition of their 
severance describe it as a profoundly humiliating experience. There workers see a direct 
connection between the US government‘s H-1B visa policies and their job loss ,and they are 
furious ,’’ said Patrick Thibodeau, senior editor at Computer world. 
(a) The US will see presidential elections in ___________ 
(b) The employees working at client locations in the US are issued_______ 
(c) The US congress has been planning to introduce Bills that would ___________the visas. 
(d) Local companies like ______ and Disney laid off local employees and replaced them with 
H-1B visa holders. 
(e) Investigations have been initiated by some ______ into the visa process used by the 
companies. 
(f) The ______would be the worst affected due to the change in the visa policy. 
(g) US workers find this laying off as a _______ experience. 
(h) In 2016 elections, the ______reform will be taken up for discussion. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
(2x4+(1x4)=12 
(1) Water one of the five elements of nature is a great healer .It has the unique properties of 
cleaning, dissolving and removing dirt .It strengthens the body and rejuvenates it. After 
a day’s hard work, we wash our hands, face and feet and become refreshed with water, 
within a minute or two. In most cultures, people offer a pot full of water to guests 
visiting their homes. 
(2) Warm water followed by cold water application is very useful. Application of steam 
produces sweating and helps in detoxification. In swelling of any part of body, obesity 
and jin aches, (application of steam followed by a wash with cold water is, therefore, 
very helpful.) One important use of water is to strengthen the legs or hands or any part 
of the body which has become weak due to any reason or disease. This feat is achieved 
by using cold water only. For example, if the legs are weak , water is poured on the legs 
from the upper part of the knees to the feet from all sided of the legs and without drying 
the water, the legs are covered by a bed-sheet and woolen blanket for half an hour to 
warm the legs. After washing the legs, one can warm the legs by exercise or walking for 
half an hour. This application strengthens the legs within 10 to15 days. Cold water can 
also be used to increase the vitality or overall health of person. For this, one has to take 
a bath in cold water quickly within two minutes and without drying the body, wear 
your clothes and go for a walk. For warming the body, lie on a bed well covered by a 
blanket. 
(3)  Many people walk in wet grass with bare feet early in the morning .this is very good 
practice because it has a good effect on the eyes and in toning up the entire body. If we 
are more ware, we can increase the benefit of walking on wet grass in the morning. 
After walking for 10 to 20 minutes, one should immediately wear a pair of dry thick 
socks (preferably cotton) so that the benefit of walking is increased to a greater extent. 
If this is not available, one may walk on the road for five to 10 minutes immediately 
after walking on the grass. In an injury, cold water application is really very effective for 
getting relief. 
Ones, a medium–sized hammer fell on the feet of an eight–year–old child. The toe was 
hit by the hammer and there was a depression on the spot due to the impact of the 
hammer. The point was discolored and he cried out in pain. His foot was immediately 
immersed in cold water and there was immediate relief from pain. The foot was kept 
immersed for three minutes till the pain slowly reduced to tolerable limits. It was finally 
covered with a Turkish towel for about half an hour. In this way, water therapy gives 
freak relief to pain. 
(a) What are the uses of water in our day–to–day life? 
(b) How is application of steam followed by a wash with cold water helpful to us? 
(c) How can we benefit ourselves by walking in the grass? 
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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT-1(2015-16) 
   ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE CLASS IX       F9QUYDU 
 Time allowed: 3 hours     Maximum Marks: 70 
General Instructions: 
This question paper is divided into three sections. 
Section A: Reading        20marks 
Section B: Writing & Grammar    25 marks 
Section C: Literature & Long Reading Text .   25 marks 
SECTION A 
(READING: 20 marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Immigration and visa issues, which have long plagued the information technology sector, 
could come back to hurt Indian IT services companies this year as the US heads towards 
presidential election in 2016. 
In the US, the biggest market for the Indian IT services sector, ‘this will be a very, 
contentious election and immigration reform is right up there for discussion’, said Phill 
Freshet, founder and chief executive of GfS Research. “the displacement of USIT and back –
office jobs will be a significant issue leading up to 2016.’ India’s $146-billion IT outsourcing 
Industry has been a beneficiary of the temporary US work visas that are required by skilled 
foreign workers to work in that county. The employees working at client locations in the US 
are issued H-1B visas, which have cap of 65,000 a year. 
The US Congress in recent months has been considering bills that seek to triple the cap of 
H-1B visas to 1,95,000. There is, however, a growing discontent about the H-1B visa 
process among skilled workers in the US, who say the visas are a way for big companied to 
hire cheaper foreign workers. 
Recent examples, they cite, include electricity company Southern California Edison and 
entertainment company Disney, where local employee were laid off and replaced by H-1B 
visa holders . the layoffs have prompted some US Senators to call for investigations into the 
visa process used by the companies. 
‘’US workers who have trained a temporary visa-holding replacement as condition of their 
severance describe it as a profoundly humiliating experience. There workers see a direct 
connection between the US government‘s H-1B visa policies and their job loss ,and they are 
furious ,’’ said Patrick Thibodeau, senior editor at Computer world. 
(a) The US will see presidential elections in ___________ 
(b) The employees working at client locations in the US are issued_______ 
(c) The US congress has been planning to introduce Bills that would ___________the visas. 
(d) Local companies like ______ and Disney laid off local employees and replaced them with 
H-1B visa holders. 
(e) Investigations have been initiated by some ______ into the visa process used by the 
companies. 
(f) The ______would be the worst affected due to the change in the visa policy. 
(g) US workers find this laying off as a _______ experience. 
(h) In 2016 elections, the ______reform will be taken up for discussion. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
(2x4+(1x4)=12 
(1) Water one of the five elements of nature is a great healer .It has the unique properties of 
cleaning, dissolving and removing dirt .It strengthens the body and rejuvenates it. After 
a day’s hard work, we wash our hands, face and feet and become refreshed with water, 
within a minute or two. In most cultures, people offer a pot full of water to guests 
visiting their homes. 
(2) Warm water followed by cold water application is very useful. Application of steam 
produces sweating and helps in detoxification. In swelling of any part of body, obesity 
and jin aches, (application of steam followed by a wash with cold water is, therefore, 
very helpful.) One important use of water is to strengthen the legs or hands or any part 
of the body which has become weak due to any reason or disease. This feat is achieved 
by using cold water only. For example, if the legs are weak , water is poured on the legs 
from the upper part of the knees to the feet from all sided of the legs and without drying 
the water, the legs are covered by a bed-sheet and woolen blanket for half an hour to 
warm the legs. After washing the legs, one can warm the legs by exercise or walking for 
half an hour. This application strengthens the legs within 10 to15 days. Cold water can 
also be used to increase the vitality or overall health of person. For this, one has to take 
a bath in cold water quickly within two minutes and without drying the body, wear 
your clothes and go for a walk. For warming the body, lie on a bed well covered by a 
blanket. 
(3)  Many people walk in wet grass with bare feet early in the morning .this is very good 
practice because it has a good effect on the eyes and in toning up the entire body. If we 
are more ware, we can increase the benefit of walking on wet grass in the morning. 
After walking for 10 to 20 minutes, one should immediately wear a pair of dry thick 
socks (preferably cotton) so that the benefit of walking is increased to a greater extent. 
If this is not available, one may walk on the road for five to 10 minutes immediately 
after walking on the grass. In an injury, cold water application is really very effective for 
getting relief. 
Ones, a medium–sized hammer fell on the feet of an eight–year–old child. The toe was 
hit by the hammer and there was a depression on the spot due to the impact of the 
hammer. The point was discolored and he cried out in pain. His foot was immediately 
immersed in cold water and there was immediate relief from pain. The foot was kept 
immersed for three minutes till the pain slowly reduced to tolerable limits. It was finally 
covered with a Turkish towel for about half an hour. In this way, water therapy gives 
freak relief to pain. 
(a) What are the uses of water in our day–to–day life? 
(b) How is application of steam followed by a wash with cold water helpful to us? 
(c) How can we benefit ourselves by walking in the grass? 
(d) What was done to give immediate relief to an eight year old child whose toe was hit 
by a hammer? 
(e) What is meant by the word ‘rejuvenate’? (para-1) 
(f) What is meant by the word ‘strengthen’?  (para-2) 
(g) What is meant by the word ‘depression’?(para-3) 
(h) What is meant by the word ‘immerse?(para-3) 
SECTION B 
(WRITING &GRAMMAR:25 Marks) 
3. Despite The fact that all adventures involve risks, a human being does not hesitate to go for
them. Write an article in about 100-120 words on the topics’ Seeking Adventure-A Basic 
Instinct. Take ideas from the MCB unit ‘adventure.’ 
4. Develop a story in about 150-200 words with the following beginning. Also give a suitable title.
Martha decided to participate in the 100 m race on the Sports Day of her school. Her father 
warned her that it would need a lot of courage and stamina but________________. 
5. Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given
below .Write your answers in the answers sheets against the correct blank number. Do not 
copy the entire passage. 
A man from Haryana (a) ________ for throwing acid on a girl while she (b) _________ in a train. 
He (c) _______ by the co-passengers. 
(a) (i) is arrested    (ii) was arrested 
(iii) is being arrested    (iv) is to be arrested 
(b) (i) is travelling         (ii)had been travelling 
(iii) was travelling         (iv)has been travelling 
(c) (i) has been identified  (ii)was being travelling 
(iii) is dentified     (iv) would be identified 
6. There is an error in each line. Write the error and the corrections in the answer sheet as given
below :
 Error    correction 
The border dispute had resulted         (a) _________    ____________  
In spoiling the relations among the          (b) _________   ____________ 
Too nuclear neighbors. Kashmir is the           (c) _________       ____________ 
Bigger challenge to the political think –tanks.     (d) _________  ____________ 
7. Rearrange the given words and phrases to from meaningful sentences. Write the correct
sentences in your answer sheet.
e.g: feathered giant/An albatross/is/a/with the/longest wingspan
An albatross is a feathered fan with the longest wingspan. 
(a) Use/they/their wingspan/ocean winds/ torrid/the  
(b) Also/they /float/sea/surface/on/the/of the 
(c) Other sea birds/they/salt water/ frink/as do some 
SECTION C 
(LITERATURE & LONG READING TEXT: 25 Marks) 
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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT-1(2015-16) 
   ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE CLASS IX       F9QUYDU 
 Time allowed: 3 hours     Maximum Marks: 70 
General Instructions: 
This question paper is divided into three sections. 
Section A: Reading        20marks 
Section B: Writing & Grammar    25 marks 
Section C: Literature & Long Reading Text .   25 marks 
SECTION A 
(READING: 20 marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Immigration and visa issues, which have long plagued the information technology sector, 
could come back to hurt Indian IT services companies this year as the US heads towards 
presidential election in 2016. 
In the US, the biggest market for the Indian IT services sector, ‘this will be a very, 
contentious election and immigration reform is right up there for discussion’, said Phill 
Freshet, founder and chief executive of GfS Research. “the displacement of USIT and back –
office jobs will be a significant issue leading up to 2016.’ India’s $146-billion IT outsourcing 
Industry has been a beneficiary of the temporary US work visas that are required by skilled 
foreign workers to work in that county. The employees working at client locations in the US 
are issued H-1B visas, which have cap of 65,000 a year. 
The US Congress in recent months has been considering bills that seek to triple the cap of 
H-1B visas to 1,95,000. There is, however, a growing discontent about the H-1B visa 
process among skilled workers in the US, who say the visas are a way for big companied to 
hire cheaper foreign workers. 
Recent examples, they cite, include electricity company Southern California Edison and 
entertainment company Disney, where local employee were laid off and replaced by H-1B 
visa holders . the layoffs have prompted some US Senators to call for investigations into the 
visa process used by the companies. 
‘’US workers who have trained a temporary visa-holding replacement as condition of their 
severance describe it as a profoundly humiliating experience. There workers see a direct 
connection between the US government‘s H-1B visa policies and their job loss ,and they are 
furious ,’’ said Patrick Thibodeau, senior editor at Computer world. 
(a) The US will see presidential elections in ___________ 
(b) The employees working at client locations in the US are issued_______ 
(c) The US congress has been planning to introduce Bills that would ___________the visas. 
(d) Local companies like ______ and Disney laid off local employees and replaced them with 
H-1B visa holders. 
(e) Investigations have been initiated by some ______ into the visa process used by the 
companies. 
(f) The ______would be the worst affected due to the change in the visa policy. 
(g) US workers find this laying off as a _______ experience. 
(h) In 2016 elections, the ______reform will be taken up for discussion. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
(2x4+(1x4)=12 
(1) Water one of the five elements of nature is a great healer .It has the unique properties of 
cleaning, dissolving and removing dirt .It strengthens the body and rejuvenates it. After 
a day’s hard work, we wash our hands, face and feet and become refreshed with water, 
within a minute or two. In most cultures, people offer a pot full of water to guests 
visiting their homes. 
(2) Warm water followed by cold water application is very useful. Application of steam 
produces sweating and helps in detoxification. In swelling of any part of body, obesity 
and jin aches, (application of steam followed by a wash with cold water is, therefore, 
very helpful.) One important use of water is to strengthen the legs or hands or any part 
of the body which has become weak due to any reason or disease. This feat is achieved 
by using cold water only. For example, if the legs are weak , water is poured on the legs 
from the upper part of the knees to the feet from all sided of the legs and without drying 
the water, the legs are covered by a bed-sheet and woolen blanket for half an hour to 
warm the legs. After washing the legs, one can warm the legs by exercise or walking for 
half an hour. This application strengthens the legs within 10 to15 days. Cold water can 
also be used to increase the vitality or overall health of person. For this, one has to take 
a bath in cold water quickly within two minutes and without drying the body, wear 
your clothes and go for a walk. For warming the body, lie on a bed well covered by a 
blanket. 
(3)  Many people walk in wet grass with bare feet early in the morning .this is very good 
practice because it has a good effect on the eyes and in toning up the entire body. If we 
are more ware, we can increase the benefit of walking on wet grass in the morning. 
After walking for 10 to 20 minutes, one should immediately wear a pair of dry thick 
socks (preferably cotton) so that the benefit of walking is increased to a greater extent. 
If this is not available, one may walk on the road for five to 10 minutes immediately 
after walking on the grass. In an injury, cold water application is really very effective for 
getting relief. 
Ones, a medium–sized hammer fell on the feet of an eight–year–old child. The toe was 
hit by the hammer and there was a depression on the spot due to the impact of the 
hammer. The point was discolored and he cried out in pain. His foot was immediately 
immersed in cold water and there was immediate relief from pain. The foot was kept 
immersed for three minutes till the pain slowly reduced to tolerable limits. It was finally 
covered with a Turkish towel for about half an hour. In this way, water therapy gives 
freak relief to pain. 
(a) What are the uses of water in our day–to–day life? 
(b) How is application of steam followed by a wash with cold water helpful to us? 
(c) How can we benefit ourselves by walking in the grass? 
(d) What was done to give immediate relief to an eight year old child whose toe was hit 
by a hammer? 
(e) What is meant by the word ‘rejuvenate’? (para-1) 
(f) What is meant by the word ‘strengthen’?  (para-2) 
(g) What is meant by the word ‘depression’?(para-3) 
(h) What is meant by the word ‘immerse?(para-3) 
SECTION B 
(WRITING &GRAMMAR:25 Marks) 
3. Despite The fact that all adventures involve risks, a human being does not hesitate to go for
them. Write an article in about 100-120 words on the topics’ Seeking Adventure-A Basic 
Instinct. Take ideas from the MCB unit ‘adventure.’ 
4. Develop a story in about 150-200 words with the following beginning. Also give a suitable title.
Martha decided to participate in the 100 m race on the Sports Day of her school. Her father 
warned her that it would need a lot of courage and stamina but________________. 
5. Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given
below .Write your answers in the answers sheets against the correct blank number. Do not 
copy the entire passage. 
A man from Haryana (a) ________ for throwing acid on a girl while she (b) _________ in a train. 
He (c) _______ by the co-passengers. 
(a) (i) is arrested    (ii) was arrested 
(iii) is being arrested    (iv) is to be arrested 
(b) (i) is travelling         (ii)had been travelling 
(iii) was travelling         (iv)has been travelling 
(c) (i) has been identified  (ii)was being travelling 
(iii) is dentified     (iv) would be identified 
6. There is an error in each line. Write the error and the corrections in the answer sheet as given
below :
 Error    correction 
The border dispute had resulted         (a) _________    ____________  
In spoiling the relations among the          (b) _________   ____________ 
Too nuclear neighbors. Kashmir is the           (c) _________       ____________ 
Bigger challenge to the political think –tanks.     (d) _________  ____________ 
7. Rearrange the given words and phrases to from meaningful sentences. Write the correct
sentences in your answer sheet.
e.g: feathered giant/An albatross/is/a/with the/longest wingspan
An albatross is a feathered fan with the longest wingspan. 
(a) Use/they/their wingspan/ocean winds/ torrid/the  
(b) Also/they /float/sea/surface/on/the/of the 
(c) Other sea birds/they/salt water/ frink/as do some 
SECTION C 
(LITERATURE & LONG READING TEXT: 25 Marks) 
8. Read one of the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.
“People, who knew the distance chuck and duke had come together, one fence post at a 
time, now watched the big man walk alone day after day’’ 
(a) Which distance is being referred to? 
(b) Why did the big man walk alone? 
(c) What does the phrase ‘day after day’ mean? 
Or 
‘come back come back. He cried in grief 
‘across this stormy water: 
And I’ll forgive your highland chief, 
My daughter. O my daughter’’ 
(i) Who cried to whom to come back? 
(ii) Why is the speaker grieved? 
(iii) Which word in the above passage means the same as sorrow? 
9. Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words:
a) Do you think that Duke fulfills the meaning of ‘Dogs are the most faithful friends of
man?
b) How was the poet able to make out that it was some sad song sung by the solitary
reaper?
c) Do you agree that Mrs. Al Smith is the representative of American outlook? Give reason.
d) How is the road a metaphor ? Use examples from poem, ‘The Road Not Taken ‘to
support your answer.
10. Answer one of the following questions in about 80-100 words.
Sudha Murthy’s, story ‘How I Taught My Grand Mother To Read’’ teached us that the real
practice of religion is practicing humaneness. Give your views on the given statement.
Or 
It is difficult to walk in the path of truth and righteousness as it leads to challenges and 
criticism. How does the poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ motivate you to take up the ‘less travelled 
road? Express your views in about 80-100 words. 
11. Answer one of the following questions in about 150-200 words.
The King of Brobdingnag needs no gunpowder, no books on the art of government and
attaches importance to productivity. Though Gulliver feels the king to be right, he macks his
views. Explain.
Or 
What is your impression of the emperor of Lilliput? Elaborate on his character. 
Or 
Describe the incident that terrified the horse. 
Or 
Do you think Jerome is a hypochondriac? What makes you think so? 
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