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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT- 1 (2015-16) 
ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE Class – IX 
KPZAKUD 
 Time allowed: 3 hours     Maximum Marks: 70 
Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into Three setions. 
Section A   : Reading   20 marks 
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 complete the statements that follow:  8 
Cancer has emerged as the second –leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular
diseases. Proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12% in 1990
to 15% in 2013 while the number of new cases almost doubled in India during the period.
In India ,deaths from the disease have increased by 60%,according to the latest report
Globlal Burden of Cancer -2013,released worldwide on Friday.
“even if we deist for the rose in population in India over this period the new cancer cased
have increased by 30%per unit population and deaths have risen by 10% “says Lalit
Dandona, co-author of the study and Professor at the {Public Health foundation of India and
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
In 2013,there were 14.9 million new cancer cases registered globally ,whereas 8.2 million
people died due to the disease . the report is based on a global study of 28 cancer groups in
188 countries by consortium of international researchers from University of Washington and
Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.
The resort suggests that new cases of virtually all types of cancer are rising in countries
globally – regardless of income –bit the death rates from cancer are falling in any countries
Primarily due to its prevention and treatment. However, it says there is a threat of increasing
incidence in developing countries due to ill –equipped health systems.
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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT- 1 (2015-16) 
ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE Class – IX 
KPZAKUD 
 Time allowed: 3 hours     Maximum Marks: 70 
Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into Three setions. 
Section A   : Reading   20 marks 
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 complete the statements that follow:  8 
Cancer has emerged as the second –leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular
diseases. Proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12% in 1990
to 15% in 2013 while the number of new cases almost doubled in India during the period.
In India ,deaths from the disease have increased by 60%,according to the latest report
Globlal Burden of Cancer -2013,released worldwide on Friday.
“even if we deist for the rose in population in India over this period the new cancer cased
have increased by 30%per unit population and deaths have risen by 10% “says Lalit
Dandona, co-author of the study and Professor at the {Public Health foundation of India and
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
In 2013,there were 14.9 million new cancer cases registered globally ,whereas 8.2 million
people died due to the disease . the report is based on a global study of 28 cancer groups in
188 countries by consortium of international researchers from University of Washington and
Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.
The resort suggests that new cases of virtually all types of cancer are rising in countries
globally – regardless of income –bit the death rates from cancer are falling in any countries
Primarily due to its prevention and treatment. However, it says there is a threat of increasing
incidence in developing countries due to ill –equipped health systems.
While incidence of breast cancer of highest in India as well as globally, most number of 
cancer deaths in India are caused due to stomach cancer, which is globally the second most 
common reason for death. 
a) Cancer is next only to ____________diseases resulting in deaths, worldwide.
b) The report _____________claimed that cancer deaths in India have risen.
c) The death rates from cancer in many countries are coming down mainly due to
___________and treatment.
d) The developing countries have failed to control the death rate due to _______________
e) All types of cancer are in an increase regardless of ___________
f) The incidence of ____________is the highest in India as well as globally
g) Most number of cancer deaths in India are caused due to ____________
h) The synonym of the word phrase ‘come out is _____________(last Para)
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:(2x4)+(1x4)=12     12
Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising active control over the amount
of time spend on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.
Time management may be aided by a range of skills, tools and techniques used to do specific task,
compiling with a due date. Most us are always in a rush. We are making haste. A lack or shortage
of time characterizes out lives. As time use researchers look around they see a rushing and
running everywhere.
In stat services rule, pollsters use electronics devices during political speeches to measure
opinions before they has been fully formed ‘.fast food restaurants add express lane. Even reading
to children is under pressure.
“time is gentle deity; said Sophocles. Perhaps it was for him. These days it cracks the whip. Our
ability to work fast and play fast gives our power. It thrills us. And id haste is the accelerator
multitasking is the overdrive.
A sense of well being comes with this saturation of parallel pathways in the brain . we choose
mania over boredom every time. We catch the fever and cramming our life feels good. There are
definite ways to save time, bit what does this concept really mean? Does time saving mean getting
more done? If so, soes talking in a clatter phone at the beach save time or Waste it? Does it make
sense to say that driving saves ten minutes from your travel budget while removing ten minutes
from your reading budget?
It might be similar to recognize that there is time and we make choices about how to spend it,
How to spare it, how to use it and how to fill it. Time is not a thing we have list . It is not a thing
we ever have. It is what we live in
a. How can we manage our tome effectively?
b. How can time be compressed?
c. Define the term-time Management?
d. What choices one should make to use Time wisely?
e. What is meant by ‘productivity?(Para 1)
f. What is meant by aided”?(para1)
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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT- 1 (2015-16) 
ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE Class – IX 
KPZAKUD 
 Time allowed: 3 hours     Maximum Marks: 70 
Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into Three setions. 
Section A   : Reading   20 marks 
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 complete the statements that follow:  8 
Cancer has emerged as the second –leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular
diseases. Proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12% in 1990
to 15% in 2013 while the number of new cases almost doubled in India during the period.
In India ,deaths from the disease have increased by 60%,according to the latest report
Globlal Burden of Cancer -2013,released worldwide on Friday.
“even if we deist for the rose in population in India over this period the new cancer cased
have increased by 30%per unit population and deaths have risen by 10% “says Lalit
Dandona, co-author of the study and Professor at the {Public Health foundation of India and
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
In 2013,there were 14.9 million new cancer cases registered globally ,whereas 8.2 million
people died due to the disease . the report is based on a global study of 28 cancer groups in
188 countries by consortium of international researchers from University of Washington and
Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.
The resort suggests that new cases of virtually all types of cancer are rising in countries
globally – regardless of income –bit the death rates from cancer are falling in any countries
Primarily due to its prevention and treatment. However, it says there is a threat of increasing
incidence in developing countries due to ill –equipped health systems.
While incidence of breast cancer of highest in India as well as globally, most number of 
cancer deaths in India are caused due to stomach cancer, which is globally the second most 
common reason for death. 
a) Cancer is next only to ____________diseases resulting in deaths, worldwide.
b) The report _____________claimed that cancer deaths in India have risen.
c) The death rates from cancer in many countries are coming down mainly due to
___________and treatment.
d) The developing countries have failed to control the death rate due to _______________
e) All types of cancer are in an increase regardless of ___________
f) The incidence of ____________is the highest in India as well as globally
g) Most number of cancer deaths in India are caused due to ____________
h) The synonym of the word phrase ‘come out is _____________(last Para)
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:(2x4)+(1x4)=12     12
Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising active control over the amount
of time spend on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.
Time management may be aided by a range of skills, tools and techniques used to do specific task,
compiling with a due date. Most us are always in a rush. We are making haste. A lack or shortage
of time characterizes out lives. As time use researchers look around they see a rushing and
running everywhere.
In stat services rule, pollsters use electronics devices during political speeches to measure
opinions before they has been fully formed ‘.fast food restaurants add express lane. Even reading
to children is under pressure.
“time is gentle deity; said Sophocles. Perhaps it was for him. These days it cracks the whip. Our
ability to work fast and play fast gives our power. It thrills us. And id haste is the accelerator
multitasking is the overdrive.
A sense of well being comes with this saturation of parallel pathways in the brain . we choose
mania over boredom every time. We catch the fever and cramming our life feels good. There are
definite ways to save time, bit what does this concept really mean? Does time saving mean getting
more done? If so, soes talking in a clatter phone at the beach save time or Waste it? Does it make
sense to say that driving saves ten minutes from your travel budget while removing ten minutes
from your reading budget?
It might be similar to recognize that there is time and we make choices about how to spend it,
How to spare it, how to use it and how to fill it. Time is not a thing we have list . It is not a thing
we ever have. It is what we live in
a. How can we manage our tome effectively?
b. How can time be compressed?
c. Define the term-time Management?
d. What choices one should make to use Time wisely?
e. What is meant by ‘productivity?(Para 1)
f. What is meant by aided”?(para1)
g. Find the word opposite in meaning to ‘vagure’(Para 4)
h. Find the word opposite in meaning to ‘complicated’(para5)
SECTION-B 
(WRITING &GRAMMAR: 25marks) 
3. Last Sunday you went to an Adventure Park along with your friends and enjoyed yourself. 5
Then you had dinner at popular restaurant. Write a diary entry for that day in about100-120
words.
4. Develop a story in about 150-200 words with the following beginning. Also give a suitable  10
Title.
An old couple was living hobbits adjacent flat. One day, he saw some commotion in their house .
He went there and found_________
5. Complete the following paragraph by choosing the appropriate options from the ones     3
Given below, write your answer in the answer sheets against the correct blank number.
A BC Company’s first product was rice cooker (a)_________didn’t cook rice so much as burn it.
It sold less than 100 units (b) ____________stabs didn’t stop the ABC’s team (c) ________________they
pushed forward to create a multi –billion dollar company
(i)    (ii)        (iii)    (iv) 
(a) But    that   it   this 
(b) A  the    this        that 
(c) As          that    for   it 
6. The following paragraph has not been edited . One word is missing from each line. Identify   4
The missing word and write it along with the word before and the word after in your answer
sheet.
 Word Before       Missing Word   word After 
The lively Tanya a knack  e.g Tanya has     a 
For collecting pets. She puts animal  a.  __________     ________           ___ 
She catches a cage .while   b.__________     __________  __________ 
Looking a mitten ,she       c.__________   ____________      ___________ 
Finds kitten          d.________    _____________    __________ 
7. Read the conversation given below and complete the passage given below”
Guru : I want to speak to Ram. 
Kamesh:      He has gone out. 
Guru : when will he be back ? 
Kamesh:  I do not know 
Guru told kamesh(a)___________to Ram .kamesh replies that(b)_________guru wanted to know when
he would be bck .kamesh replied that (c)_______________
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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT- 1 (2015-16) 
ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE Class – IX 
KPZAKUD 
 Time allowed: 3 hours     Maximum Marks: 70 
Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into Three setions. 
Section A   : Reading   20 marks 
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 complete the statements that follow:  8 
Cancer has emerged as the second –leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular
diseases. Proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12% in 1990
to 15% in 2013 while the number of new cases almost doubled in India during the period.
In India ,deaths from the disease have increased by 60%,according to the latest report
Globlal Burden of Cancer -2013,released worldwide on Friday.
“even if we deist for the rose in population in India over this period the new cancer cased
have increased by 30%per unit population and deaths have risen by 10% “says Lalit
Dandona, co-author of the study and Professor at the {Public Health foundation of India and
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
In 2013,there were 14.9 million new cancer cases registered globally ,whereas 8.2 million
people died due to the disease . the report is based on a global study of 28 cancer groups in
188 countries by consortium of international researchers from University of Washington and
Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.
The resort suggests that new cases of virtually all types of cancer are rising in countries
globally – regardless of income –bit the death rates from cancer are falling in any countries
Primarily due to its prevention and treatment. However, it says there is a threat of increasing
incidence in developing countries due to ill –equipped health systems.
While incidence of breast cancer of highest in India as well as globally, most number of 
cancer deaths in India are caused due to stomach cancer, which is globally the second most 
common reason for death. 
a) Cancer is next only to ____________diseases resulting in deaths, worldwide.
b) The report _____________claimed that cancer deaths in India have risen.
c) The death rates from cancer in many countries are coming down mainly due to
___________and treatment.
d) The developing countries have failed to control the death rate due to _______________
e) All types of cancer are in an increase regardless of ___________
f) The incidence of ____________is the highest in India as well as globally
g) Most number of cancer deaths in India are caused due to ____________
h) The synonym of the word phrase ‘come out is _____________(last Para)
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:(2x4)+(1x4)=12     12
Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising active control over the amount
of time spend on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.
Time management may be aided by a range of skills, tools and techniques used to do specific task,
compiling with a due date. Most us are always in a rush. We are making haste. A lack or shortage
of time characterizes out lives. As time use researchers look around they see a rushing and
running everywhere.
In stat services rule, pollsters use electronics devices during political speeches to measure
opinions before they has been fully formed ‘.fast food restaurants add express lane. Even reading
to children is under pressure.
“time is gentle deity; said Sophocles. Perhaps it was for him. These days it cracks the whip. Our
ability to work fast and play fast gives our power. It thrills us. And id haste is the accelerator
multitasking is the overdrive.
A sense of well being comes with this saturation of parallel pathways in the brain . we choose
mania over boredom every time. We catch the fever and cramming our life feels good. There are
definite ways to save time, bit what does this concept really mean? Does time saving mean getting
more done? If so, soes talking in a clatter phone at the beach save time or Waste it? Does it make
sense to say that driving saves ten minutes from your travel budget while removing ten minutes
from your reading budget?
It might be similar to recognize that there is time and we make choices about how to spend it,
How to spare it, how to use it and how to fill it. Time is not a thing we have list . It is not a thing
we ever have. It is what we live in
a. How can we manage our tome effectively?
b. How can time be compressed?
c. Define the term-time Management?
d. What choices one should make to use Time wisely?
e. What is meant by ‘productivity?(Para 1)
f. What is meant by aided”?(para1)
g. Find the word opposite in meaning to ‘vagure’(Para 4)
h. Find the word opposite in meaning to ‘complicated’(para5)
SECTION-B 
(WRITING &GRAMMAR: 25marks) 
3. Last Sunday you went to an Adventure Park along with your friends and enjoyed yourself. 5
Then you had dinner at popular restaurant. Write a diary entry for that day in about100-120
words.
4. Develop a story in about 150-200 words with the following beginning. Also give a suitable  10
Title.
An old couple was living hobbits adjacent flat. One day, he saw some commotion in their house .
He went there and found_________
5. Complete the following paragraph by choosing the appropriate options from the ones     3
Given below, write your answer in the answer sheets against the correct blank number.
A BC Company’s first product was rice cooker (a)_________didn’t cook rice so much as burn it.
It sold less than 100 units (b) ____________stabs didn’t stop the ABC’s team (c) ________________they
pushed forward to create a multi –billion dollar company
(i)    (ii)        (iii)    (iv) 
(a) But    that   it   this 
(b) A  the    this        that 
(c) As          that    for   it 
6. The following paragraph has not been edited . One word is missing from each line. Identify   4
The missing word and write it along with the word before and the word after in your answer
sheet.
 Word Before       Missing Word   word After 
The lively Tanya a knack  e.g Tanya has     a 
For collecting pets. She puts animal  a.  __________     ________           ___ 
She catches a cage .while   b.__________     __________  __________ 
Looking a mitten ,she       c.__________   ____________      ___________ 
Finds kitten          d.________    _____________    __________ 
7. Read the conversation given below and complete the passage given below”
Guru : I want to speak to Ram. 
Kamesh:      He has gone out. 
Guru : when will he be back ? 
Kamesh:  I do not know 
Guru told kamesh(a)___________to Ram .kamesh replies that(b)_________guru wanted to know when
he would be bck .kamesh replied that (c)_______________
SECTION C 
(LITERATURE &LANG READING TEXT:25 marks) 
8. Read one of the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.
In 1953, Hoper was a favored young man A big genuine grin civilized his highly competitive   3
Nature.
a) Why was Hooper a “favored “young man?
b) How did he earn a living?
c) What does the phrase; genuine grin mean?
Or 
And by my word the bonny bird 
In danger shall not tarry; 
So, though the waves are raging white, 
I’ll row you o’er the ferry’ 
i) Who is the bonny bird?
ii) What do you mean by ‘raging white?
iii) Do you think the boatman was brave? What makes you think so?
9. Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words:
i) Why did the grandmother depend on her granddaughter to know the story of ‘Kashi Yatra?
ii) How was the poet able to make out that is was some sad song sung by the solitary reaper?
iii) Why was Mrs. AI smith not interested in going over the house?
iv) Why was Triveni popular among the masses in those days?
10. Answer one the following questions in about 80-100 words
‘It is vey difficult to cope with the present world and its challenges without the tool of education;
Justify with reference to ‘How I Taught My Grand Mother to Read;
Or 
‘obstacles and hurdles are part and parcel of life ; The Brook teaches us never to give up
Under any circumstances. Express your views in about 80-100 words on the given statement.
11. Answer one of the following questions in about 150-200words.
Give a brief accounts of the diversions of the court of Lilliput arranges by the emperor.
Or 
Describe the character of Mr. John Biddle of Deptford.
Or 
The novel “These Men in a Boat” is a rich tale of adventure narrated in a humorous way.
Describe any one episode from the novel which you consider the most funny.
Or 
Can ‘face ‘reflect the mind? What do you think of Montmorency?
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