English Communicative Past Year Paper SA-1(Set-6)- 2014, Class 9, CBSE Class 9 Notes | EduRev

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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – IX 
 
 Time allowed: 3:00 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into Three sections. 
Section A: Reading     20 marks 
Section B: Writing and Grammar   25 marks 
Section C:  Literature and Long Reading Test  25 marks 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Charles A. Lindbergh is remembered as the first person to make a non-stop solo flight across 
the Atlantic, in 1927. This feat, when Lindbergh was only twenty-five years old, assured him 
a lifetime of fame and public attention. 
Charles Augustus Lindbergh was more interested in flying airplanes than he was in studying. 
He dropped out of the University of Wisconsin after two years to earn a living performing 
daredevil airplane stunts at county fairs. Two years later, he joined the United States Army so 
that he was could go the Army Air Service flight – Training School. After completing his 
training, he was hired to fly mail between St. Louis and Chicago. Then, came the historic flight 
across the Atlantic. In 1919, a New York city hotel owner had offered a prize of $25,000 to 
the first pilot to fly nonstop from New York city to Paris. Nine St. Louis business leaders 
helped pay for the plane by flying it from San Diego to New York, with an overnight stop in St. 
Louis. The flight took only 20 hours and 21 minutes, a transcontinental record. 
Nine days later, on May 20, 1927, Lindbergh took off from long Island, New York, at 7:52 am. 
He landed at Paris on May 21 at 10:21 pm. He had flown more than 3600 miles in less than 
thirty four hours. His flight made news around the world. He was given awards everywhere 
he went. He was presented with the U.S Congressional Medal of Honour and the first 
Distinguished Flying Cross. For a long time, Lindbergh toured the world as a U.S goodwill 
ambassador. He met his future wife Anne Morrow, in Mexico, where her father was the 
United States ambassador. 
During the 1930s, Charles and Anne Lindbergh worked for various airline companies, 
charting new commercial air routes. In 1931, for a major airline, they charted a new route 
from the east coast of the United States to the Orient. The shortest, most efficient route was a 
great curve across Canada over Alaska, and down to China and Japan. Most pilots familiar 
with the Artic did not believe that such a route was possible. 
a) What did Lindbergh do before he crossed the Atlantic? 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – IX 
 
 Time allowed: 3:00 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into Three sections. 
Section A: Reading     20 marks 
Section B: Writing and Grammar   25 marks 
Section C:  Literature and Long Reading Test  25 marks 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Charles A. Lindbergh is remembered as the first person to make a non-stop solo flight across 
the Atlantic, in 1927. This feat, when Lindbergh was only twenty-five years old, assured him 
a lifetime of fame and public attention. 
Charles Augustus Lindbergh was more interested in flying airplanes than he was in studying. 
He dropped out of the University of Wisconsin after two years to earn a living performing 
daredevil airplane stunts at county fairs. Two years later, he joined the United States Army so 
that he was could go the Army Air Service flight – Training School. After completing his 
training, he was hired to fly mail between St. Louis and Chicago. Then, came the historic flight 
across the Atlantic. In 1919, a New York city hotel owner had offered a prize of $25,000 to 
the first pilot to fly nonstop from New York city to Paris. Nine St. Louis business leaders 
helped pay for the plane by flying it from San Diego to New York, with an overnight stop in St. 
Louis. The flight took only 20 hours and 21 minutes, a transcontinental record. 
Nine days later, on May 20, 1927, Lindbergh took off from long Island, New York, at 7:52 am. 
He landed at Paris on May 21 at 10:21 pm. He had flown more than 3600 miles in less than 
thirty four hours. His flight made news around the world. He was given awards everywhere 
he went. He was presented with the U.S Congressional Medal of Honour and the first 
Distinguished Flying Cross. For a long time, Lindbergh toured the world as a U.S goodwill 
ambassador. He met his future wife Anne Morrow, in Mexico, where her father was the 
United States ambassador. 
During the 1930s, Charles and Anne Lindbergh worked for various airline companies, 
charting new commercial air routes. In 1931, for a major airline, they charted a new route 
from the east coast of the United States to the Orient. The shortest, most efficient route was a 
great curve across Canada over Alaska, and down to China and Japan. Most pilots familiar 
with the Artic did not believe that such a route was possible. 
a) What did Lindbergh do before he crossed the Atlantic? 
 
 
 
 
b) What happened after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic? 
c) Where did Charles meet Arune Morrow? 
d) With which awards is Charles associated? 
e) What do you mean by the word ‘transcontinental’? 
f) Lindbergh was more interested in _______________ than______________. 
g) Which was the shortest route charted by Charles and Anne? 
h) The word ‘feat’ means ____________________ (Para I) 
 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
The dormant Ngorongoro volcano and the wilderness that surrounds it are full of surprises. 
It is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Crater Highlands 
are of Tanzania. This is where I had one of my most dangerous encounters. Ngorongoro 
Crater, a dormant volcano, is as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. 
The Ngorongoro crater is home to the world’s most ferocious lions. These magnificent, black-
maned lions are powerfully built, and look more formidable that their cousins anywhere else 
in the world. These loins are distinguished by their large size and thick black mane around 
the face. There are over 130 lions in this small area the highest density of predators found 
anywhere in the world. They make their presence felt; thunderous roars reverberate through 
the crater every now and then. 
That morning, we were trying to film a newborn elephant. Zobes, my jeep driver and friend 
of many years, is an expert tracker. He had seen the mother elephant in the last stages of 
labour. We found her near a champ of acacia trees surrounded by thick Savana grass. 
Aware of the power of a protective mother elephant, we stopped a safe distance away. She 
was tending to the newborn, who was struggling to stand up. The cow went down on her 
knees and gently used her tusks and trunk to support the calf. 
Suddenly, a group of impalas shout out of the thick grass. One female was bleeding heavily. 
Our forest guard looked through his binoculars. 
We could hear little bleats. It was probably a baby impala, dropped by its frightened mother 
while running away from the leopard. The herd had disappeared; there was no chance of the 
mother returning and the abandoned newborn had no chance of survival. 
a) Where does the writer’s adventurous encounter take place? 
b) How are black-maned lions different from other lions? 
c) Why couldn’t the baby impala survive? 
d) Why did the writer and his driver stop a safe distance away from the mother elephant? 
e) What is meant by ‘reverberate’? (Para 2) 
f) What is meant by ‘formidable’? (Para 2) 
g) Find the word opposite to ‘active’. (Para 1) 
h) Find the word opposite to ‘death’. (Para 6) 
 
Section – B 
(Writing And Grammar: 25 Marks) 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – IX 
 
 Time allowed: 3:00 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into Three sections. 
Section A: Reading     20 marks 
Section B: Writing and Grammar   25 marks 
Section C:  Literature and Long Reading Test  25 marks 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Charles A. Lindbergh is remembered as the first person to make a non-stop solo flight across 
the Atlantic, in 1927. This feat, when Lindbergh was only twenty-five years old, assured him 
a lifetime of fame and public attention. 
Charles Augustus Lindbergh was more interested in flying airplanes than he was in studying. 
He dropped out of the University of Wisconsin after two years to earn a living performing 
daredevil airplane stunts at county fairs. Two years later, he joined the United States Army so 
that he was could go the Army Air Service flight – Training School. After completing his 
training, he was hired to fly mail between St. Louis and Chicago. Then, came the historic flight 
across the Atlantic. In 1919, a New York city hotel owner had offered a prize of $25,000 to 
the first pilot to fly nonstop from New York city to Paris. Nine St. Louis business leaders 
helped pay for the plane by flying it from San Diego to New York, with an overnight stop in St. 
Louis. The flight took only 20 hours and 21 minutes, a transcontinental record. 
Nine days later, on May 20, 1927, Lindbergh took off from long Island, New York, at 7:52 am. 
He landed at Paris on May 21 at 10:21 pm. He had flown more than 3600 miles in less than 
thirty four hours. His flight made news around the world. He was given awards everywhere 
he went. He was presented with the U.S Congressional Medal of Honour and the first 
Distinguished Flying Cross. For a long time, Lindbergh toured the world as a U.S goodwill 
ambassador. He met his future wife Anne Morrow, in Mexico, where her father was the 
United States ambassador. 
During the 1930s, Charles and Anne Lindbergh worked for various airline companies, 
charting new commercial air routes. In 1931, for a major airline, they charted a new route 
from the east coast of the United States to the Orient. The shortest, most efficient route was a 
great curve across Canada over Alaska, and down to China and Japan. Most pilots familiar 
with the Artic did not believe that such a route was possible. 
a) What did Lindbergh do before he crossed the Atlantic? 
 
 
 
 
b) What happened after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic? 
c) Where did Charles meet Arune Morrow? 
d) With which awards is Charles associated? 
e) What do you mean by the word ‘transcontinental’? 
f) Lindbergh was more interested in _______________ than______________. 
g) Which was the shortest route charted by Charles and Anne? 
h) The word ‘feat’ means ____________________ (Para I) 
 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
The dormant Ngorongoro volcano and the wilderness that surrounds it are full of surprises. 
It is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Crater Highlands 
are of Tanzania. This is where I had one of my most dangerous encounters. Ngorongoro 
Crater, a dormant volcano, is as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. 
The Ngorongoro crater is home to the world’s most ferocious lions. These magnificent, black-
maned lions are powerfully built, and look more formidable that their cousins anywhere else 
in the world. These loins are distinguished by their large size and thick black mane around 
the face. There are over 130 lions in this small area the highest density of predators found 
anywhere in the world. They make their presence felt; thunderous roars reverberate through 
the crater every now and then. 
That morning, we were trying to film a newborn elephant. Zobes, my jeep driver and friend 
of many years, is an expert tracker. He had seen the mother elephant in the last stages of 
labour. We found her near a champ of acacia trees surrounded by thick Savana grass. 
Aware of the power of a protective mother elephant, we stopped a safe distance away. She 
was tending to the newborn, who was struggling to stand up. The cow went down on her 
knees and gently used her tusks and trunk to support the calf. 
Suddenly, a group of impalas shout out of the thick grass. One female was bleeding heavily. 
Our forest guard looked through his binoculars. 
We could hear little bleats. It was probably a baby impala, dropped by its frightened mother 
while running away from the leopard. The herd had disappeared; there was no chance of the 
mother returning and the abandoned newborn had no chance of survival. 
a) Where does the writer’s adventurous encounter take place? 
b) How are black-maned lions different from other lions? 
c) Why couldn’t the baby impala survive? 
d) Why did the writer and his driver stop a safe distance away from the mother elephant? 
e) What is meant by ‘reverberate’? (Para 2) 
f) What is meant by ‘formidable’? (Para 2) 
g) Find the word opposite to ‘active’. (Para 1) 
h) Find the word opposite to ‘death’. (Para 6) 
 
Section – B 
(Writing And Grammar: 25 Marks) 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Candle light marches, rallies and hunger strikes by the common man has inspired you to 
write an article on the changing face of India and growing spirit of national integration in not 
more than 120 words. 
 
4. Imagine yourself as Nandini. Write a story with a suitable title in 150-200 words. 
Dreaded Mondays – hate to see the rising sun on Monday – very busy day in school – 
assessment at the tuition centre – games period – strict monitoring – sit in sessions – even 
taking rounds of campus. 
5. Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones 
given below. Write your answers in the answer sheets against the correct blank number. Do 
not copy the entire passage. 
The history of man is replete (a) ______________ crime and folly. Wars between nations, 
religious prosecutions, ethnic cleansing and other forms of genocide (b) _______________ a 
heavy toll of human lives. The Spanish conquest of South America was (c) ______________ by the 
extinction of millions of ‘natives’ through killings and disease. 
a) (i) with   (ii) of   (iii) as  (iv) at 
b) (i) have taken  (ii) has taken  (iii) was taken (iv) taken 
c) (i) accomplished  (ii) accompanied  (iii) associated (iv) allowed 
6. There is an error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the answer 
sheet as given below: 
Incorrect  Correct 
I have just lost five hundred rupees and   (a) ________  ________ 
I felt very upset.      
“I leave the money in my desk,” I said, 
“and it is not there now”.    (b) ________  ________ 
The manager is very sympathetic   (c) ________  ________ 
But he can do nothing    (d) ________  ________ 
“Everyone loses money these days”, he  
Said, 
7. Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences. Write 
the correct sentences in your answer sheet. 
E.g: feel / sleepy / we / when / are tired / we / after work 
We feel sleepy when we are tired after work. 
a) the rest / it is / acquired through / that / energetic / sleep / makes us 
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Summative Assessment-1 2014-2015 
 English 
Class – IX 
 
 Time allowed: 3:00 hours                                Maximum Marks: 70 
 
 General Instructions: 
The question paper is divided into Three sections. 
Section A: Reading     20 marks 
Section B: Writing and Grammar   25 marks 
Section C:  Literature and Long Reading Test  25 marks 
 
 
Section A 
(Reading: 20 marks) 
1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Charles A. Lindbergh is remembered as the first person to make a non-stop solo flight across 
the Atlantic, in 1927. This feat, when Lindbergh was only twenty-five years old, assured him 
a lifetime of fame and public attention. 
Charles Augustus Lindbergh was more interested in flying airplanes than he was in studying. 
He dropped out of the University of Wisconsin after two years to earn a living performing 
daredevil airplane stunts at county fairs. Two years later, he joined the United States Army so 
that he was could go the Army Air Service flight – Training School. After completing his 
training, he was hired to fly mail between St. Louis and Chicago. Then, came the historic flight 
across the Atlantic. In 1919, a New York city hotel owner had offered a prize of $25,000 to 
the first pilot to fly nonstop from New York city to Paris. Nine St. Louis business leaders 
helped pay for the plane by flying it from San Diego to New York, with an overnight stop in St. 
Louis. The flight took only 20 hours and 21 minutes, a transcontinental record. 
Nine days later, on May 20, 1927, Lindbergh took off from long Island, New York, at 7:52 am. 
He landed at Paris on May 21 at 10:21 pm. He had flown more than 3600 miles in less than 
thirty four hours. His flight made news around the world. He was given awards everywhere 
he went. He was presented with the U.S Congressional Medal of Honour and the first 
Distinguished Flying Cross. For a long time, Lindbergh toured the world as a U.S goodwill 
ambassador. He met his future wife Anne Morrow, in Mexico, where her father was the 
United States ambassador. 
During the 1930s, Charles and Anne Lindbergh worked for various airline companies, 
charting new commercial air routes. In 1931, for a major airline, they charted a new route 
from the east coast of the United States to the Orient. The shortest, most efficient route was a 
great curve across Canada over Alaska, and down to China and Japan. Most pilots familiar 
with the Artic did not believe that such a route was possible. 
a) What did Lindbergh do before he crossed the Atlantic? 
 
 
 
 
b) What happened after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic? 
c) Where did Charles meet Arune Morrow? 
d) With which awards is Charles associated? 
e) What do you mean by the word ‘transcontinental’? 
f) Lindbergh was more interested in _______________ than______________. 
g) Which was the shortest route charted by Charles and Anne? 
h) The word ‘feat’ means ____________________ (Para I) 
 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 
The dormant Ngorongoro volcano and the wilderness that surrounds it are full of surprises. 
It is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Crater Highlands 
are of Tanzania. This is where I had one of my most dangerous encounters. Ngorongoro 
Crater, a dormant volcano, is as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. 
The Ngorongoro crater is home to the world’s most ferocious lions. These magnificent, black-
maned lions are powerfully built, and look more formidable that their cousins anywhere else 
in the world. These loins are distinguished by their large size and thick black mane around 
the face. There are over 130 lions in this small area the highest density of predators found 
anywhere in the world. They make their presence felt; thunderous roars reverberate through 
the crater every now and then. 
That morning, we were trying to film a newborn elephant. Zobes, my jeep driver and friend 
of many years, is an expert tracker. He had seen the mother elephant in the last stages of 
labour. We found her near a champ of acacia trees surrounded by thick Savana grass. 
Aware of the power of a protective mother elephant, we stopped a safe distance away. She 
was tending to the newborn, who was struggling to stand up. The cow went down on her 
knees and gently used her tusks and trunk to support the calf. 
Suddenly, a group of impalas shout out of the thick grass. One female was bleeding heavily. 
Our forest guard looked through his binoculars. 
We could hear little bleats. It was probably a baby impala, dropped by its frightened mother 
while running away from the leopard. The herd had disappeared; there was no chance of the 
mother returning and the abandoned newborn had no chance of survival. 
a) Where does the writer’s adventurous encounter take place? 
b) How are black-maned lions different from other lions? 
c) Why couldn’t the baby impala survive? 
d) Why did the writer and his driver stop a safe distance away from the mother elephant? 
e) What is meant by ‘reverberate’? (Para 2) 
f) What is meant by ‘formidable’? (Para 2) 
g) Find the word opposite to ‘active’. (Para 1) 
h) Find the word opposite to ‘death’. (Para 6) 
 
Section – B 
(Writing And Grammar: 25 Marks) 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Candle light marches, rallies and hunger strikes by the common man has inspired you to 
write an article on the changing face of India and growing spirit of national integration in not 
more than 120 words. 
 
4. Imagine yourself as Nandini. Write a story with a suitable title in 150-200 words. 
Dreaded Mondays – hate to see the rising sun on Monday – very busy day in school – 
assessment at the tuition centre – games period – strict monitoring – sit in sessions – even 
taking rounds of campus. 
5. Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones 
given below. Write your answers in the answer sheets against the correct blank number. Do 
not copy the entire passage. 
The history of man is replete (a) ______________ crime and folly. Wars between nations, 
religious prosecutions, ethnic cleansing and other forms of genocide (b) _______________ a 
heavy toll of human lives. The Spanish conquest of South America was (c) ______________ by the 
extinction of millions of ‘natives’ through killings and disease. 
a) (i) with   (ii) of   (iii) as  (iv) at 
b) (i) have taken  (ii) has taken  (iii) was taken (iv) taken 
c) (i) accomplished  (ii) accompanied  (iii) associated (iv) allowed 
6. There is an error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the answer 
sheet as given below: 
Incorrect  Correct 
I have just lost five hundred rupees and   (a) ________  ________ 
I felt very upset.      
“I leave the money in my desk,” I said, 
“and it is not there now”.    (b) ________  ________ 
The manager is very sympathetic   (c) ________  ________ 
But he can do nothing    (d) ________  ________ 
“Everyone loses money these days”, he  
Said, 
7. Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences. Write 
the correct sentences in your answer sheet. 
E.g: feel / sleepy / we / when / are tired / we / after work 
We feel sleepy when we are tired after work. 
a) the rest / it is / acquired through / that / energetic / sleep / makes us 
 
 
 
 
b) is essential / to remove / sleep / and fatigue / maintain health / to 
c) on sleep / studies / are / numerous / being done 
 
Section C 
(Literature And Long Reading Text: 25 Marks) 
8. Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow: 
“I have decided I want to learn the Kannada alphabet from tomorrow onwards. I will work 
hard.” 
a) Identify the speaker. 
b) What do the words “I will work hard” show? 
c) To whom have the above lines in the extract been spoken? 
Or 
Read the extract given below and answer the questions / completer the sentence that follow. 
“I come from haunts of coot and hern; 
I make sudden sally 
And sparkle out among the fern, 
To bicker down a valley’. 
a) Who is “I” in these lines? 
b) What is the figure of speech known as? 
c) Why does it bicker down a valley? 
9. Answer the following questions in 30-40 words:  
a) Why did Hooper’s company people create a desk job for him at company’s headquarter? 
b) ‘It was like lighting a fuse. Duke shimmed himself U-shaped in anticipation’. Explain. 
c) The title “The Road Not Taken’ is an appropriate title for the poem. Comment. 
d) Do you agree that Mrs. Al Smith is the representative of American outlook. How? 
10. You are Sudha Muty. You have realize your grandmother’s staunch determination to learn 
the Kannada alphabet. Write a diary entry contemplating on how radical your grandmother 
is, and how, despite being a modern girl, you voiced traditional views. Also write about what 
values have you have learnt from your Avva, in about 80-100 words. 
Or 
Based on your reading of the poem ‘The Solitary Reaper’, discuss the values of peace and 
tranquility in a paragraph on the topic ‘Music transcends all boundaries.’ (80-100 words) 
11. Gulliver regretted his voyage to Brobdingnag when he saw the huge creatures for the first 
time. Describe his thoughts at that time. (150-200 words) 
Or 
Comment on the character of the Tramecksans of the Lilliput Island in 150-200 words. 
12. What did the three men feel after their sleepless and wet night? 
Or 
Sleep is very important and lack of sleep can change your nature’. Explain this statement 
with reference to the main characters of the story, “Three Men in a Boat’. 
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