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CBSE Sample Papers for Class 9 English Language and Literature Paper 2
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Time : 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 100
- This question paper is divided into three sections.
- Section A: Reading 20 Marks
- Section B: Writing and Grammar 30 Marks
- Section C: Literature (Textbooks) 30 marks
- All the questions are compulsory.
- All the questions of a particular section must be attempted in the correct order.
Reading (20 Marks)
Read the passage given below. (8)
1. Dissociative Identity Disorder or DID (previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder) is thought to be an effect of severe trauma during early childhood, usually extreme and repetitive physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Most of us have experienced mild dissociation, which is like daydreaming or getting lost in the moment while working on a project. However, dissociative identity disorder is a severe form of dissociation, a mental process which produces a lack of connection in a person’s thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity. Dissociative Identity Disorder is thought to stem from trauma experienced by the person with the disorder. The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism — the person literally dissociates himself from a situation or experience that’s too violent, traumatic or painful to assimilate within his conscious self.
2. Dissociative Identity Disorder is characterised by the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality states that continually have power over the person’s behaviour. With Dissociative Identity Disorder, there’s also an inability to recall key personal information that is too far-reaching to be explained as mere forgetfulness. With Dissociative Identity Disorder, there are also’highly distinct memory variations, which fluctuate with the person’s split personality.
based approaches the mainstay of therapy. (313 words)
1.1 Attempt any eight of the following questions on the basis of the passage you have read. (1×8 = 8)
(i) What is multiple personality disorder known as now? (1)
(ii) What is dissociation? (1)
(iii) What gives rise to Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)? (1)
(iv) How is dissociative disorder characterised? (1)
(v) Who have their own age or race? (1)
(vi) Is there any cure for DID and how is it carried out? (1)
(vii) What therapies can be done to cure the affected persons? (1)
(viii) Is there any established medication treatment for DID? (1)
(ix) What is switching according to the passage? (1)
Read the passage given below. (12)
1. Crash dieting may help you lose weight in the short-term, but ultimately it can hinder weight loss in the long-term, as most of the weight that you have lost with crash dieting will bounce back, meaning you will gain all the weight you have lost and more. Crash dieting not only removes fat but also lean muscle and tissue. Contrary to the belief of many who start this diet, this form of dieting is neither healthy nor successful in achieving long-term weight loss as it induces the slowing down of the body’s basal metabolic rate. The body seeks to conserve every calorie and so weight loss becomes increasingly difficult. Basal metabolic rate is the amount of calories your body needs on a daily basis, to maintain its regular activities. This means your body will need fewer calories than it did previously, making weight gain more likely once you stop dieting.
2. Most crash diets involve eating low-calorie foods for several weeks or eating the same food or food groups for several weeks. Even if you’re only trying the diet for a week or two, eating such a strict diet of the same foods can cause nutritional deficiencies which can have multiple immediate side effects such as haggard look, dark circles under the eyes, dull skin, sloppy posture and less stamina. This is also why exercise is recommended in any weight-loss plan to build muscle and maintain your metabolic rate.
3. Again, common mistakes that are observed with exercise are joining the gym only till
the New Year, so that you can lose weight and, once the party is over, the party for not exercising continues. On the other hand, we have some who make New Year resolutions and with the gym memberships which are so tempting during the New Year, take up annual memberships, which is not bad. What is bad is to break the resolution. It’s good to take up an exercise programme during the new year and to make a resolution about exercise, provided you do not break your resolution and continue exercising all year long. What is important is consistency. (356 words)
On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each. (2×4 = 8)
(i) Why is crash dieting not a permanent solution? \ (2)
(ii) Why is crash dieting neither a healthy nor a successful way to lose weight? (2)
(iii) What are the side effects of taking a nutrition deficient diet? (2)
(iv) What are common mistakes observed with exercise? (2)
(v) What is basal metabolic rate? (2)
On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any four of the following. (1×4 = 4)
(i) Which word in paragraph 1 means the same as ‘obstruct’? (1)
(ii) Find the word in paragraph 1 which is an antonym of ‘dissudes’ is (1)
(iii) Find the word/phrase in paragraph 2 which will mean the same as ‘adverse effects’ is (1)
(iv) Which word in paragraph 3 means the same as ‘a firm decision to do or not to do
(v) The word similar in meaning to the word ‘consistency’ in paragraph 3. (1)
Writing and Grammar (30 Marks)
You are Ankita/Ankit. You attended an exhibition on ‘Fashion Designing and Technology’ at the Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi. You were impressed by the exhibition. Using the clues given below, write a diary entry in 100-150 words recording your feelings and experiences. (8)
• Visit to the exhibition an eye-opener
• Commendable exhibits
• Use of sophisticated machines
• Happy over India’s progress
• A fascinating experience
Write a descriptive paragraph in 100-150 words based on the visual clue given below.
Write a story in 150-200 words with the help of the following outline. (10)
|Bhanu Singh — a resident of Bihar — works in a farm — a crocodile caught Bhanu while drawing water — his sons jumped into river — fight with the crocodile — farmer i hospitalised — sons awarded for brave act|
Write a story in 150-200 words based on the visual given below and using your own creativity. Give an appropriate title to story.
Fill in any four of the blanks in the paragraph given below with the help of the options that follow.(1×4 = 4)
English has travelled to various parts (i) ….. the world and many words from various languages came to be a part of (ii) …. language. Trade, immigration, conquests (iii) ….. colonisation (iv) ….. some of the factors that (v) ….. encouraged this.
(i) (a) in (b) of (c) from (d) by
(ii) (a) a (b) an (c) the (d) our
(iii) (a) or (b) but (c) along (d) and
(iv) (a) are (b) were (c) has (d) is
(v) (a) has (b) had (c) have (d) was
The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the error as well as the correction as shown in the example. Do any four. (1×4 = 4)
Read the following conversation and complete the passage given below. (1×4 = 4)
Geeta Will you permit me to join the dance classes?
Mother Oh, my God! The examinations are approaching and you are thinking of dance classes.
Geeta Mom, don’t you remember that father advised me to relax in the evening?
Dancing will help me to do that.
Mother I shall speak to father about this.
Geeta asked her mother (i) …… Mother exclaimed (ii) ……. Geeta reminded her (iii) ….. and added that (iv) …… Mother replied (v) ……
Literature (Textbooks) (30 marks)
Read, the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence;
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.
(i) Why do you think the poet will sigh?
(ii) Why does the poet say, “And that has made all the difference”?
(iii) What was the result of his going on the less travelled road?
(iv) The poet takes a long time to make his decision. What is he thinking about?
“When I was alive and had a human heart”, answered the statue, “I did not know what tears were, for I lived in the palace, where sorrow is not allowed to enter. My courtiers called me the Happy Prince and happy indeed I was. So I lived, and so I died. And now that I am dead they have set me up here so high that I can see the ugliness and all the misery of my city, and though my heart is made of lead yet I cannot choose but weep.”
(i) Why was the Prince called a Happy Prince when he was alive?
(ii) What could his statue see around the city?
(iii) What filled the prince’s eyes with tears?
(iv) What is the moral of the story?
Answer any five of the following questions in 30-40 words each. (2×5 = 10)
(i) Why is Banaras so important to Bismillah Khan?
(ii) Why did Mahendra decide to resign from his job?
(iii) Whom did Sergei threaten to call the police? Why?
(iv) How did Bruno get paralysis? How was he treated?
(v) What confession does the poet make in the beginning of the poem A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal’?
(vi) What is ‘bliss’ for the poet ‘coates kinney’ in the poem ‘Rain on the Roof’?
Answer any one of the following questions in 100-150 words. (8)
The best way to deal with a crisis is not to lose your calm. Discuss with reference to the play ‘If I Were You’. What trait of Gerrard helped him to come out of that difficult situation?
Explain the message that the poem ‘On Killing a Tree’ Convey. What does it mean to us?
Answer any one of the following questions in 150-200 words. (8)
Children get generally separated from their parents\in public places. What values should parents and ‘children draw after reading the chapter? How can parents ensure that their children are not lost? What should the children do under such circumstances?
Keeping in mind the lesson ‘The Beggar’ justify the statement “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.”
(i) Multiple personality disorder is known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) now.
(ii) It is a mental process which produces a lack of connection in a person’s thoughts, memories, feelings, actions or sense of identity.
(iii) Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is thought to stem from severe trauma experienced during early childhood, usually extreme and repetetive physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
(iv) Dissociative disorder is characterised by the presence of two or more distinct split identities or personality states that continually have power over the person’s behaviour.
(v) Alters or different identities have their own age or race.
(vi) There is no cure for DID but long-term treatment through psychologically based approaches can be helpful if the patient stays committed.
(vii) Therapies like psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and adjunctive therapies can be done to cure the affected persons.
(viii) No, there are no established medication treatment for DID.
(ix) Switching is the process of revealing one’s personality and controlling one’s behaviour and thoughts.
(i) Crash dieting is not a permanent solution because it will result in gaining back all the lost weight and more in the long-term. Moreover, the lost weight will bounce back once the dieting is stopped.
(ii) Crash dieting is neither healthy nor successful because it not only removes fat but also lean muscle and tissue. It induces the slowing down of the body’s basal metabolic rate, making weight gain more likely once the dieting is stopped. It will also cause nutritional deficiencies.
(iii) A nutrition deficient diet can have multiple immediate side effects such as haggard look, dark circles under the eyes, dull skin, sloppy posture and less stamina.
(iv) Common mistakes that are observed with exercise are joining gym only till the New Year so that one can lose weight, before the New Year party, or taking a gym annual membership at the start of the New Year for exercising regularly and then break the resolution later on by not continuing.
(v) Basal metabolic rate is the amount of calories that require to our body on a daily basis to maintain its regular activities.
(i) The word is ’hinder’
(iii) ‘side effects’
(iv) The word is ’resolution’
Monday, 5th January, 20XX
Today I visited the annual exhibition of Fashion Designing and Technology at the Ashoka Hotel. The visit was an eye-opener. I was amazed at the superb progress made by our country in the field of textile technology. The exhibits were commendable. I saw many sophisticated machines for generating complicated designs and patterns. I felt bewildered and amazed like Alice in Wonderland. I was happy that India had made headway in the field of Fashion Designing and Technology by storming the leading fashion capitals abroad. What appealed me the most in the exhibition was the most of the stalls at the hotel were native. And all the stalls inclusive of international ones had representatives in the form of young students. Students only are the budding entrepreneurs of the future so it was heartening to see them being promoted and encouraged I also enjoyed a cup of coffee while admiring the various designs. It was a fascinating afternoon that I spent at the exhibition.
Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian Cricketer and former captain of the Indian Cricket Team. He was born on 24th April, 1973 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan when he was just
16 years old. He played for India at the International level for close to 24 years. He is the only cricketer to have scored one hundred international centuries in One Day Internationals and the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International. He is the holder of the record for the most number of runs in both One Day International and Test Cricket. Apart from this, he is the only cricketer in the world to complete more than 30,000 runs in International Cricket. He has numerous records to his name and was part of the Indian Cricket Team that won the World Cup in the year 2011. He is also the youngest person and the first sportsman to be conferred the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour. He retired from International Cricket in the year 2013.
Bhanu Singh, a resident of a small village in Bihar, had his farm near the river. One day, he was working in the farm with his two sons, Raj and Rohan. They were drawing water from the river with the help of a pipe when suddenly, a crocodile caught Bhanu’s thigh and began pulling him into the water.
Rohan and Raj quickly jumped into the river. Bhanu held on to the pipe and tried to pull himself toward the bank. With the help of the boys, he struggled and came slightly out of the water. Raj tried to open the crocodile’s jaws while Rohan punched his face and eyes. The crocodile lost its hold over Bhanu’s thigh and disappeared into the water. The labourers working close by rushed to the spot and helped to get the farmer hospitalised. The doctor at the hospital applied medicine on his wound and gave him an injection so that he does not get any infection. He was discharged from the hospital in the evening and taken home. Despite being only 14 year old, Raj showed immense bravery and was awarded with the National Bravery Award for his bravery.
Once there was a little boy named Tarun who used to get angry at small things. He had a bad temper and had hurt many people due to his bad behaviour. One day his father called him. He gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence behind the house. On the first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily became less and less. The boy discovered that it was easier to hold his temper than to drive nails into the fence.
A day finally came when the boy did not lose his temper at alt. He told his father about it and his father suggested that he should now pull out one nail on each day that he was able to control his temper. The days passed and this boy was finally able to tell his father that-all the nails had been taken out.
The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said to the boy, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger they leave a scar just like these.”
The boy understood that it was easy to get angry at someone but the hurt caused because of this anger cannot be wiped out. The wound remains in the heart.
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(ii) (c) the
(iii) (d) and
(iv) (a) are
(v) (c) have
(i) if she would permit her to join the dance classes
(ii) with surprise and said that the examinations were approaching and she was thinking of dance classes
(iii) that father had advised her to relax in the evening.
(iv) dancing would help her to do that.
(v) that she would speak to her father about this.
(i) The poet will ‘sigh’ wondering what would have happened to his life if he had travelled by the first road. His dissatisfaction with his decision will make him sigh.
(ii) The poet wants to say that the choice of that particular road has shaped his life accordingly. If he had chosen the other road, then the course of his life would have been different.
(iii) The result of his going on the less travelled road was that his life was totally changed.
(iv) The poet knows that choosing any one road is an important decision with the power of changing his whole life in future. He is not sure which road to take, so he takes a long time to make his decision.
(i) The Prince was called a Happy Prince as he always remained happy inside the palace, never. knowing about any sorrows.
(ii) His statue that was situated at a height and so he could see the poverty and the problems which surrounded the people of the city.
(iii) As the Prince could see the misery of the city people and the city’s ugliness from his high pedestal, his eyes filled with tears.
(iv) The moral of the story The Happy Prince’ is that we must help the poor and the needy as the Prince set an example by giving away his jewels and gold.
(i) Banaras is important for Bismillah Khan as he practised playing the shehnai in its temples and on the
banks of the River Ganga. The flowing waters of the Ganga inspired him to invent new Ragas.
(ii) Iswaran, Mahendra’s cook, had told Mahendra of a female ghost appearing on full moon nights at the place where they stayed and worked. One night Mahendra saw the same ghost. He became afraid and left the place after resigning his job.
(iii) Sergei threatened Lushkoff, the beggar to call the police for he was cheating the people by posing as an expelled student or a jobless school teacher to get money from people at different place.
(iv) The author had kept barium carbonate, a poisonous chemical, in his library to kill mice. Bruno ate some of it and was paralysed. The author took Bruno to a vet who gave him two injections of an antidote. Bruno could stand on his legs again after 30 minutes.
(v) The poet makes the confession that he was in such a trance that he did not want to acknowledge the fears that any human being has, specifically the fear of the death of one’s near and dear ones.
(vi) The poet is very much fond of rain and it always brings back his childhood memories. The sound of rain pattering on the roof always gives him ultimate happiness. When it rains, he lies in his cosy bed and enjoys nature’s melodies. It is the true bliss for him.
The play ‘If I Were You’ clearly shows how Gerrard saved his own life. He also helped the police to catch a dreaded criminal. It was all due to hi!s calm nature. An ordinary man might have become completely nervous and scared in such a situation. But Gerrard kept his presence of mind ancHpehaved as if nothing unusual had happened. His confidence impressed the criminal and made him believe Gerrard when he made up a story that he himself was a murderer. This made the criminal rethink his plan of impersonating Gerrard after killing him. Thus, Gerrard was able to buy time till he thought of a method to trap the intruder. Gerrard’s courage in knocking the revolver from the criminal’s hand is also crucial to his plan. Thus, his confidence and composed temperament, as well as his courage, helped him get out of the difficult situation.
The first thought which comes to mind on hearing the title ‘On Killing a Tree’ is that of deforestation, wildlife activists or environmental degradation. We are fed up with such news or articles all the time specially in the recent past. But, this poem ‘On Killing a Tree’ by Gieve Patel, presents a completely different picture and is in no way concerned with protection or conservation of forests and wildlife.
The message of the poem is that we must try to get rid of all the evils which are deep rooted within us. The poet wants us to purify our souls. He further says that evils grow fast as a tree and killing of a tree means elimination of those evils to become a better human being.
Simultaneously he also wishes to convey that all of us must complete our tasks to the fullest of our satisfaction. Calling half finished job as no job done, he advocates the totality of a work. The message is very simple and clear i.e. complete the assignment with perfection & full devotion.
In order to ensure that children do not get lost, the parents should have the values of being extra vigilant and careful when they are out with their children. They should ensure that the child should never be ignored and preferably should always be within their sight. A child should always carry an identity card or some information about its name, the parents’ names, address and contact telephone numbers in its pocket, to be used to restore it to its family in case it is lost. It should be trained on how to maintain calmness and approach suitable persons in authority like the police at that time. The child should preferably memorise the phone numbers of the parents. It should not trust strangers and should be confident enough to wait for the parents at one place. All this requires a lot of work by the parents in training their children.
‘The Beggar’ is a story of Lushkoff, an old poor and drunkard man, an advocate Mr sergei and his cook, Olga also play pivotal role in the story.
Lushkoff is a jobless person who is unwilling to work despite poverty. He prefers to earn his living by begging. To earn peoples’ pity, he would sometimes pretend to be a jobless teacher and at another point he would declare himself to be an expelled student due to non-payment of fees thus a victim of joblessness and poverty.
Sergei offers him a job to help and reform him after discovering his truth. Lushkoff, unwilling to work, accepts his offer for the sake of money. Yet he, actually doesn’t work, Olga, the cook rather completes his task, having pity on his miserable condition.
The above incident clearly reflects that ‘one can lead a horse to water, but one can’t make it drink’. Even though Lushkoff changes and reforms himself finally but that was due to concern and unconditional help of Olga and not because of the push and support provided by Sergei.
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