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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
English 
Class – IX 
 
Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Writing and Grammar   25 marks 
Section C: Literature and Long Text   25 marks 
(ii) Attempt all questions. 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
 
1.   
a) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
KEEPING YOUR BRAIN YOUNG 
You probably don’t give it much thought, but you brain needs good nutrition, workout, and 
good sleep, as much as any other major muscle group. These can help boost creativity, 
memory and keep the brain young. Excess dietary fat, especially saturated fat, usually clogs 
the arteries reducing the blood flow to the brain can causing it to age prematurely. 
Conversely, the lower the saturated fat in your diet, the body will eventually flush out the 
excess fat from arteries restoring normal blood supply to the brain, for it rejuvenation. A 
healthy diet rich in colorful fruit, omega-3 fatty acids and whole grain aids improved 
functioning of the brain. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants 
which benefit brain chemistry. Colored vegetables and fruits, walnuts, flax seeds, green tea, 
fish etc. are brain food in the real sense. Exercise seems to support the brain the same way as 
it helps cardiac health; by improving the blood flow which means more oxygen and nutrients 
reach the brain cells and sustain their optimal functioning. A good night’s sleep is immensely 
de-stressing and good for your brain. Stress hormones which get released in response to 
mental stress can have a negative impact on the brain. Putting away all your gadgets – phone, 
remote tablet etc. – and enjoying a little time relaxing during the day is a good idea. Mental 
gamers are fun, challenging and competitive – a great way to exercise your mind. When it 
comes to brain fitness, the bottom line is ‘to use it or lose it’. 
 
On the basis of your reading of the above passage, answer the following questions: 
a) When the author says ‘to use or lose it’, he means that ____________ 
b) In order to distress, one must have __________________ 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
English 
Class – IX 
 
Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Writing and Grammar   25 marks 
Section C: Literature and Long Text   25 marks 
(ii) Attempt all questions. 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
 
1.   
a) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
KEEPING YOUR BRAIN YOUNG 
You probably don’t give it much thought, but you brain needs good nutrition, workout, and 
good sleep, as much as any other major muscle group. These can help boost creativity, 
memory and keep the brain young. Excess dietary fat, especially saturated fat, usually clogs 
the arteries reducing the blood flow to the brain can causing it to age prematurely. 
Conversely, the lower the saturated fat in your diet, the body will eventually flush out the 
excess fat from arteries restoring normal blood supply to the brain, for it rejuvenation. A 
healthy diet rich in colorful fruit, omega-3 fatty acids and whole grain aids improved 
functioning of the brain. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants 
which benefit brain chemistry. Colored vegetables and fruits, walnuts, flax seeds, green tea, 
fish etc. are brain food in the real sense. Exercise seems to support the brain the same way as 
it helps cardiac health; by improving the blood flow which means more oxygen and nutrients 
reach the brain cells and sustain their optimal functioning. A good night’s sleep is immensely 
de-stressing and good for your brain. Stress hormones which get released in response to 
mental stress can have a negative impact on the brain. Putting away all your gadgets – phone, 
remote tablet etc. – and enjoying a little time relaxing during the day is a good idea. Mental 
gamers are fun, challenging and competitive – a great way to exercise your mind. When it 
comes to brain fitness, the bottom line is ‘to use it or lose it’. 
 
On the basis of your reading of the above passage, answer the following questions: 
a) When the author says ‘to use or lose it’, he means that ____________ 
b) In order to distress, one must have __________________ 
 
 
 
 
c) Saturated fat it helps in lessening 
d) Lower the ________________ keeps the brain young. 
e) ‘ENORMOUSLY’ is a synonym for ________________ 
 
b) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
I am onto my third month at Yale and surprisingly my experience has been as much about 
motherhood as it has been about the fellowship. As I sit down to write after an evening of 
trick-or-treating on Halloween-a first for Vihaan and me- I feel a sense of joy and fatigue. We 
went house to house, with a bag, to be admired for Vihaan’s spotted cow costume and 
rewarded with mini chocolates or a plastic spider. While he soaked in this new experience, 
we both disliked the fake spider webs enveloping porches of the houses with jiggling 
skeletons, and wondered why most children were dressed as ghosts and scary beasts. He 
already began to ask amusing questions – why are they scaring children? Why is it funny to 
look like you are dead? If chocolates are so bad, then why are they all giving us so many? 
My typical day starts at 6 am, when I reply urgent mails, get ready myself, then get Vihaan to 
speed after negotiating through excuses to laze ground, and run to catch the Yale shuttle bus 
to the day care. From there I go to my classes, attend meetings, give a talk or screen a film, do 
whatever the day throws up. And when the clock strikes 5, I pick him up and we are back 
home where I cook, clean, bathe him, tell stories and put him to bed. 
 
Answer the given questions briefly: 
a) Where did ‘we’ go with a bag? 
b) What did the narrator dislike? 
c) How does the narrator’s day start? 
d) What happens when the clock strikes 5? 
e) Give the word from the passage which means ‘soaked’? 
 
2. Theme: “India’s Tryst with Mars” 
a) Imagine you are a student-astronaut, who had participated in the Mars Mission. Write an 
article for you school magazine describing how you are trained before going on the 
mission. 
b) The Mars mission can be visualized as a serious challenge. A lot of planning is done in 
conjunction with the defined objectives. What skills will be learnt from the mission? 
 
Section – B 
(Writing and Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. Materialism has engulfed the world. Parents have no time to be with their children because 
they are totally engrossed in worldly affairs. Getting and spending money has become their 
sole occupation. They provide comforts and luxuries to their children but they have no time 
to spare feelings and sentiments. Fulfilling the worldly needs of their children, they forget to 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
English 
Class – IX 
 
Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Writing and Grammar   25 marks 
Section C: Literature and Long Text   25 marks 
(ii) Attempt all questions. 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
 
1.   
a) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
KEEPING YOUR BRAIN YOUNG 
You probably don’t give it much thought, but you brain needs good nutrition, workout, and 
good sleep, as much as any other major muscle group. These can help boost creativity, 
memory and keep the brain young. Excess dietary fat, especially saturated fat, usually clogs 
the arteries reducing the blood flow to the brain can causing it to age prematurely. 
Conversely, the lower the saturated fat in your diet, the body will eventually flush out the 
excess fat from arteries restoring normal blood supply to the brain, for it rejuvenation. A 
healthy diet rich in colorful fruit, omega-3 fatty acids and whole grain aids improved 
functioning of the brain. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants 
which benefit brain chemistry. Colored vegetables and fruits, walnuts, flax seeds, green tea, 
fish etc. are brain food in the real sense. Exercise seems to support the brain the same way as 
it helps cardiac health; by improving the blood flow which means more oxygen and nutrients 
reach the brain cells and sustain their optimal functioning. A good night’s sleep is immensely 
de-stressing and good for your brain. Stress hormones which get released in response to 
mental stress can have a negative impact on the brain. Putting away all your gadgets – phone, 
remote tablet etc. – and enjoying a little time relaxing during the day is a good idea. Mental 
gamers are fun, challenging and competitive – a great way to exercise your mind. When it 
comes to brain fitness, the bottom line is ‘to use it or lose it’. 
 
On the basis of your reading of the above passage, answer the following questions: 
a) When the author says ‘to use or lose it’, he means that ____________ 
b) In order to distress, one must have __________________ 
 
 
 
 
c) Saturated fat it helps in lessening 
d) Lower the ________________ keeps the brain young. 
e) ‘ENORMOUSLY’ is a synonym for ________________ 
 
b) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
I am onto my third month at Yale and surprisingly my experience has been as much about 
motherhood as it has been about the fellowship. As I sit down to write after an evening of 
trick-or-treating on Halloween-a first for Vihaan and me- I feel a sense of joy and fatigue. We 
went house to house, with a bag, to be admired for Vihaan’s spotted cow costume and 
rewarded with mini chocolates or a plastic spider. While he soaked in this new experience, 
we both disliked the fake spider webs enveloping porches of the houses with jiggling 
skeletons, and wondered why most children were dressed as ghosts and scary beasts. He 
already began to ask amusing questions – why are they scaring children? Why is it funny to 
look like you are dead? If chocolates are so bad, then why are they all giving us so many? 
My typical day starts at 6 am, when I reply urgent mails, get ready myself, then get Vihaan to 
speed after negotiating through excuses to laze ground, and run to catch the Yale shuttle bus 
to the day care. From there I go to my classes, attend meetings, give a talk or screen a film, do 
whatever the day throws up. And when the clock strikes 5, I pick him up and we are back 
home where I cook, clean, bathe him, tell stories and put him to bed. 
 
Answer the given questions briefly: 
a) Where did ‘we’ go with a bag? 
b) What did the narrator dislike? 
c) How does the narrator’s day start? 
d) What happens when the clock strikes 5? 
e) Give the word from the passage which means ‘soaked’? 
 
2. Theme: “India’s Tryst with Mars” 
a) Imagine you are a student-astronaut, who had participated in the Mars Mission. Write an 
article for you school magazine describing how you are trained before going on the 
mission. 
b) The Mars mission can be visualized as a serious challenge. A lot of planning is done in 
conjunction with the defined objectives. What skills will be learnt from the mission? 
 
Section – B 
(Writing and Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. Materialism has engulfed the world. Parents have no time to be with their children because 
they are totally engrossed in worldly affairs. Getting and spending money has become their 
sole occupation. They provide comforts and luxuries to their children but they have no time 
to spare feelings and sentiments. Fulfilling the worldly needs of their children, they forget to 
 
 
 
 
fulfill their emotional needs. Write an article on “Parents should spend time with their 
children”. (100-120 words) 
4. Kareem felt a cold wet wave rush over his feet. He looked down. The entire floor was covered 
with water and more was pouring into the room…… 
Complete the story in your own words. (About 150-200 words) 
5. Choose the most appropriate options from the ones given below to complete the following 
paragraph. 
She now realized that (a) ____________________ something was done, the whole world would be 
destroyed. One morning as the sun rose; she went out (b) _________________ the open and threw 
sand into the face of the sun. The sun transformed into great white cloud and stayed in the 
sky. From then on, there (c) ____________________ always been clouds protecting the earth from 
the sun’s merciless rays. 
a) (i) till (ii) until (iii) unless  (iv) as 
b) (i) into (ii) in (iii) to  (iv) inside 
c) (i) have (ii) has (iii) had  (iv) are 
6. In the following passage one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word 
along with the words before and after against the correct blank number. 
Before       Missing Word After 
After the holy man had spoken Rama,   a) _______  _________ ________ 
he told Rama’s mother that should   b) _______  _________ ________ 
be sent to pray the Kali temple in the village. c) _______  _________ ________ 
He promised that Goddess kali bless him.  d) _______  _________ ________  
7. Read the conversation given below and completer the paragraph that follows. Write the 
answers against the correct blank numbers in your answer sheet. Do not copy the whole 
sentences. 
Vipul  : How are you? 
Sumit  : I am well, thank you. 
Vipul : Have you come to this place recently 
Vipul asked Sumit (a) _______________. Sumit thanked Vipul saying (b) ____________. Vipul then 
asked Sumit (c) ______________. 
 
Section – C 
(Literature and Long Reading Text: 25 Marks) 
Read one of the extracts given below and briefly answer the questions that follow: 
8. I believe you want to convert me; save my soul, don’t you call it? Well it’s no good – see? I 
don’t want any damned religion, and as for the Church – Bah! I hate the Church. 
a) Who is the speaker? Who is he speaking to? 
b) Why did the listener want to save the speaker’s soul? 
c) What is the opposite of the word, ‘condemned’? 
Or 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
English 
Class – IX 
 
Time allowed: 3 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
(i) The question paper is divided into three sections: A, B and C. 
Section A:  Reading      20 marks 
Section B: Writing and Grammar   25 marks 
Section C: Literature and Long Text   25 marks 
(ii) Attempt all questions. 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
 
1.   
a) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
KEEPING YOUR BRAIN YOUNG 
You probably don’t give it much thought, but you brain needs good nutrition, workout, and 
good sleep, as much as any other major muscle group. These can help boost creativity, 
memory and keep the brain young. Excess dietary fat, especially saturated fat, usually clogs 
the arteries reducing the blood flow to the brain can causing it to age prematurely. 
Conversely, the lower the saturated fat in your diet, the body will eventually flush out the 
excess fat from arteries restoring normal blood supply to the brain, for it rejuvenation. A 
healthy diet rich in colorful fruit, omega-3 fatty acids and whole grain aids improved 
functioning of the brain. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants 
which benefit brain chemistry. Colored vegetables and fruits, walnuts, flax seeds, green tea, 
fish etc. are brain food in the real sense. Exercise seems to support the brain the same way as 
it helps cardiac health; by improving the blood flow which means more oxygen and nutrients 
reach the brain cells and sustain their optimal functioning. A good night’s sleep is immensely 
de-stressing and good for your brain. Stress hormones which get released in response to 
mental stress can have a negative impact on the brain. Putting away all your gadgets – phone, 
remote tablet etc. – and enjoying a little time relaxing during the day is a good idea. Mental 
gamers are fun, challenging and competitive – a great way to exercise your mind. When it 
comes to brain fitness, the bottom line is ‘to use it or lose it’. 
 
On the basis of your reading of the above passage, answer the following questions: 
a) When the author says ‘to use or lose it’, he means that ____________ 
b) In order to distress, one must have __________________ 
 
 
 
 
c) Saturated fat it helps in lessening 
d) Lower the ________________ keeps the brain young. 
e) ‘ENORMOUSLY’ is a synonym for ________________ 
 
b) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
I am onto my third month at Yale and surprisingly my experience has been as much about 
motherhood as it has been about the fellowship. As I sit down to write after an evening of 
trick-or-treating on Halloween-a first for Vihaan and me- I feel a sense of joy and fatigue. We 
went house to house, with a bag, to be admired for Vihaan’s spotted cow costume and 
rewarded with mini chocolates or a plastic spider. While he soaked in this new experience, 
we both disliked the fake spider webs enveloping porches of the houses with jiggling 
skeletons, and wondered why most children were dressed as ghosts and scary beasts. He 
already began to ask amusing questions – why are they scaring children? Why is it funny to 
look like you are dead? If chocolates are so bad, then why are they all giving us so many? 
My typical day starts at 6 am, when I reply urgent mails, get ready myself, then get Vihaan to 
speed after negotiating through excuses to laze ground, and run to catch the Yale shuttle bus 
to the day care. From there I go to my classes, attend meetings, give a talk or screen a film, do 
whatever the day throws up. And when the clock strikes 5, I pick him up and we are back 
home where I cook, clean, bathe him, tell stories and put him to bed. 
 
Answer the given questions briefly: 
a) Where did ‘we’ go with a bag? 
b) What did the narrator dislike? 
c) How does the narrator’s day start? 
d) What happens when the clock strikes 5? 
e) Give the word from the passage which means ‘soaked’? 
 
2. Theme: “India’s Tryst with Mars” 
a) Imagine you are a student-astronaut, who had participated in the Mars Mission. Write an 
article for you school magazine describing how you are trained before going on the 
mission. 
b) The Mars mission can be visualized as a serious challenge. A lot of planning is done in 
conjunction with the defined objectives. What skills will be learnt from the mission? 
 
Section – B 
(Writing and Grammar: 25 Marks) 
3. Materialism has engulfed the world. Parents have no time to be with their children because 
they are totally engrossed in worldly affairs. Getting and spending money has become their 
sole occupation. They provide comforts and luxuries to their children but they have no time 
to spare feelings and sentiments. Fulfilling the worldly needs of their children, they forget to 
 
 
 
 
fulfill their emotional needs. Write an article on “Parents should spend time with their 
children”. (100-120 words) 
4. Kareem felt a cold wet wave rush over his feet. He looked down. The entire floor was covered 
with water and more was pouring into the room…… 
Complete the story in your own words. (About 150-200 words) 
5. Choose the most appropriate options from the ones given below to complete the following 
paragraph. 
She now realized that (a) ____________________ something was done, the whole world would be 
destroyed. One morning as the sun rose; she went out (b) _________________ the open and threw 
sand into the face of the sun. The sun transformed into great white cloud and stayed in the 
sky. From then on, there (c) ____________________ always been clouds protecting the earth from 
the sun’s merciless rays. 
a) (i) till (ii) until (iii) unless  (iv) as 
b) (i) into (ii) in (iii) to  (iv) inside 
c) (i) have (ii) has (iii) had  (iv) are 
6. In the following passage one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word 
along with the words before and after against the correct blank number. 
Before       Missing Word After 
After the holy man had spoken Rama,   a) _______  _________ ________ 
he told Rama’s mother that should   b) _______  _________ ________ 
be sent to pray the Kali temple in the village. c) _______  _________ ________ 
He promised that Goddess kali bless him.  d) _______  _________ ________  
7. Read the conversation given below and completer the paragraph that follows. Write the 
answers against the correct blank numbers in your answer sheet. Do not copy the whole 
sentences. 
Vipul  : How are you? 
Sumit  : I am well, thank you. 
Vipul : Have you come to this place recently 
Vipul asked Sumit (a) _______________. Sumit thanked Vipul saying (b) ____________. Vipul then 
asked Sumit (c) ______________. 
 
Section – C 
(Literature and Long Reading Text: 25 Marks) 
Read one of the extracts given below and briefly answer the questions that follow: 
8. I believe you want to convert me; save my soul, don’t you call it? Well it’s no good – see? I 
don’t want any damned religion, and as for the Church – Bah! I hate the Church. 
a) Who is the speaker? Who is he speaking to? 
b) Why did the listener want to save the speaker’s soul? 
c) What is the opposite of the word, ‘condemned’? 
Or 
 
 
 
 
 “Say”, said Pescud, stirring his discarded book with the hand, “did you ever read one of these 
best-seller? I mean the kind where the hero is an American swell – sometimes even from 
Chicago – who falls in love with a royal princess from Europe who is travelling under an alias 
and follows her to her father’s kingdom or principality? I guess you have. They’re all alike. 
a) What does Pescud think about all best sellers? 
b) “They’re all alike”. In this line what does ‘they’ stand for? 
c) What is meant by ‘principality’? 
 
9. Answer the following questions in about 30 to 40 words each:  
a) Why was Persome angry when she learnt that the salt cellars had been sold? 
b) Write in brief about the first interaction of the ‘Professor’ with Corporal Turnbull. 
c) What does the expression, ‘Crown of Ishtai’ ‘The Song of the Rain’ mean? 
d) How has Harold been described in the story? 
10. Answer one of the following questions in about 80-100 words 
In the context of the play, ‘The Bishop’s Candlesticks’, justify that kindness and compassion 
can change the lives of the criminals for the better. 
    Or 
Why is the Bishop harsh to his sister but soft in his approach to the convict? Elucidate your 
answer focusing on the values reflected in the Bishop’s character. 
11. Answer on the following questions in about 150-200 words. 
Gulliver was left alone with four days provision, what did he do? 
    Or 
Attempt a character sketch of the young commander of the ship who gave a good fight at 
Actium. 
    Or 
Describe the experience of the three friends when they were caught in incessant rain. 
    Or 
The author, ‘Jerome’ is a lover of nature. Comment. 
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