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CBSE Sample Papers for Class 9 English Language and Literature Paper 3
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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. Spices bring to mind images of tempting culinary art, fascinating travels and the bitter struggle for supremacy. Expressions like ‘Variety is the spice of life’ and ‘sugar and spice and all that is nice’ show how spellbound were men of letters about spices.
2. To Orientals, spices are indeed the soul of food. In the Western world, it evokes dreams of exotic tropical islands, exciting expeditions to find routes to the source and the rise and fall of empires. Columbus went westwards in 1492 from Europe to find a sea route to the land of spices but found the new world. Eight years later, Vasco da Gama went round Africa and touched Kozhikode on the South-West coast of India. Long before that, Arabs started trading with the Orient through land routes. During the 13th century, Marco Polo experienced the attraction of spices in his travels. Even the European conquests and trade arrangement in India and the East Indies have a lot to do with spices.
3. Thousands of years ago, great masters of Ayurveda (the Indian system of medicine), notably Susruta and Charaka, discussed in detail the use of spices for culinary and medicinal purposes. Enterprising soldiers of fortune took the knowledge of spices to Egypt. There they used spices and aromatic herbs in food, medicine, cosmetics and for embalming.
4. The conquest of Egypt and Asia by Alexander the Great made spices an article of commerce in Mediterranean countries and later to central and. Northern Europe. There are reports of pepper being used in meat, both to aid preservation and to mask the unwelcome odour of deterioration of quality during the long winter storage.
5. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, and Theophrastus, a Greek scholar and botanist, wrote treatises on medicinal plants, including spices. India has been home of most of the major spices of the world with Kerala varieties dominating in international trade. (310 words)
1.1 Attempt any eight of the following questions on the basis of the passage you have read. (1×8 = 8)
(i) Why do spices fascinate people? (1)
(ii) Where do Orientals live? (1)
(iii) Where did Columbus want to reach? (1)
(iv) What is meant by ‘culinary skills’? (1)
(v) What did Susruta and Charaka discuss in detail? (1)
(vi) What made spices an article of commerce in Mediterranean countries? (1)
(vii) Who have written treatises on medicinal plants, including spices? (1)
(viii) When and who experienced the attraction of spices in his travels? (1)
(ix) Why is pepper supposedly used in meat? (1)
Read the passage given below. (12)
Creamy outlook with soft speech presentation is a prime facial attraction that brings joy on the withering faces with a mixture of sensational touch. A smile with grace is the ultimate boon to mankind, keeping any melancholy at bay. Old age is often miscalculated as a liability with little attention paid to the aged. Their talents and learned potential are buried alive with undue care by an oblivious approach due to their disfigured or deformed physical structure taken over by age. It happens to us all, however hard we may try to delay the process. We grow old. Cosmetic surgery may remove the wrinkles, skin which has sagged may be tightened by means of a facelift and a hairdresser may dye grey hair a more youthful colour, but we cannot remain young forever.
However, what is important is the quality of life. Some people are lucky to be taken care of at home whereas others may have to move to old age residential homes. The worst part of ageing is that often the mind becomes less alert. As people grow older, they experience short-term memory loss. Later, some may suffer from dementia, often in the form of Alzheimer’s disease. By no means are all elderly people in this category. Many senior citizens are in possession of all their faculties and see retirement as a time of freedom. Not only that, if they have a generous retirement pension, they are likely to be quite well off with money to be spent on a holiday and other luxuries. Because of this, both businesses and government have a new respect for what is known as ‘grey power’.
It is unfortunate that many people regard old people as geriatrics who have one foot in the grave. Someone should remind them that they too would be old one day!
They are honoured with the senior citizen label granted by the authorities with due regard being paid to them by other people. One should always bear in mind the old saying ‘tit for tat’ which denotes its symbolic regulation of periodical sufferings. The aforesaid misdoings of emotional disparity, done by striding steps, is a curse to mankind.
questions in 30-40 words each. (2×4 = 8)
2.1. On the basis’ of your reading of the passage, answer any four of the following
(i) How does old age become a liability? \ (2)
(ii) What all can cosmetic surgery do for us? (2)
(iii) What is the worst part of ageing? (2)
(iv) How are some people able to enjoy their old age? (2)
(v) Who are geriatrics? Why is it unfortunate to regard old people as geriatrics? (2)
2.2. On the basis ofyour reading of the passage, answer any four of the following. (1×4 = 4)
(i) Find the word in paragraph 1 which means the same as ‘shrinking’. (1)
(ii) Which word in paragraph 2 means the same as ‘lost firmness’? (1)
(iii) Which word in paragraph 3 is a synonym of ‘mental decay’? (1)
(iv) Which word in the last paragraph is opposite in meaning to the word ‘uniformity’? (1)
(v) Which word in the last paragraph is an antonym of ‘disparity’? (1)
Writing and Grammar (30 Marks)
You are Sushant, a student of class IX-A. Your elder brother has shifted to some other city due to his new job. As a result you miss him a lot. Taking ideas from the clues given below, write a diary entry in 100-150 words.
|Elder brother shifted to other city — miss him a lot — good for his future — will return after probation period|
You are Sugandha. Your school has an efficient system of rainwater harvesting. Write an article for your school magazine in 100-150 words, highlighting the advantages of the system. Take clues from the visuals given below
|Water conservation – water is abundant – rain water harvesting – reuse than run off – water shortage – cost less than water purifier – reduce the demand of ground water – water bills – irrigation – toilet flushing – eco-friendly system – water scarcity at alarming rate – onstallation of an efficient rain water harvesting system.|
Write a story in 150-200 words with the help of following outline. (10)
|Returning home – long journey – suddenly car stopped – looked for help – saw a female figure with red eyes – her dog pounced – I ran for life – female’s sudden disappearance – very frightened – car started on its own – drove back very carefully|
Complete a story in 150-200 words which begins as the following. “Once upon a time, there was a peacock that was enjoying the ……”
Fill in any four of the blanks in the paragraph given below with the help of options that follow. (l/2×8 = 4)
Our city was actually short (i)….water. In one of my lectures I stressed (ii) ….. the
need to (iii) ….. water. We (iv) ……. the ways of harvesting rainwater (v) ….. making use of every drop that was available.
(i) (a) from (b) in (c) of (d) by
(ii) (a) in (b) at (c) off (d) upon
(iii) (a) conserve (b) use (c) conserving (d) using
(iv) (a) discuss (b) discussed (c) have discussed (d) discussing
(v) (a) or (b) but (c) and (d) so
In the passage given below one word has been omitted in each line. Write the omitted word along with the word that comes before it and the word that comes after it. Attempt any four of the following.
Rearrange the following words or phrases to form meaningful sentences. Do any four. (1×4=4)
e.g. backbone of / library / the / the / institution / is / every / educational The library is the backbone of every educational institution.
(i) books / available / there / plenty / different subjects / of / are / on
(ii) books / and tastes / students / the / students / cater to / the / of /needs
(iii) an important / reading habits / the librarian / part / improving the / students / plays / of/ in
(iv) library users/contributes in/disciplined/being/also/he
(v) use/should/make/all the students/good/ of library
Literature (Textbooks) (30 marks)
Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow. (1×4 = 4)
“Good gracious! how you hop!
Over the fields and the water too,
As if you never would stop!
My life is a bore i this nasty pond,
And I long to go out in the world beyond!
I wish I could hop like you!”
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.
(i) What did the Duck wonder about the Kangaroo?
(ii) Whose life is boring?
(iii) How did the Duck praise the Kangaroo?
(iv) Why did the Duck praise the Kangaroo?
Much to my horror, I realised that she was nowhere to be found. Then all at once it hit me – the new school, the fire, my cat – I broke down in tears and cried. I was suffering loss, big time.
(i) Why does the author break down in tears?
(ii) What ‘loss, big time’ was the author suffering?
(iii) What were the author and his pet cat doing when the fire broke out?
(iv) Where did the author’s family stay after their house burnt down?
Answer any five of the following questions in 30-40 words each. (2×4=8)
(i) What did Jerome, the narrator, intend to mean when he said that he prided himself on his packing?
(ii) How did Kezia’s grandmother encourage her to get to know her father better?
(iii) What superstition had Johnsy developed regarding the falling of the old ivy leaves?
(iv) How did Toto behave with Nana, the pet donkey?
(v) What does each sound on the shingle create?
(vi) Who was Sant Peter? How did he reach the little woman’s cottage?
Answer any one of the following questions in 100-150 words. (8)
Abdul Kalam used to collect tamarind seeds and sell them to the provision shop on the Mosque street in Rameswaram. A day’s collection would fetch him one anna. Besides, he would collect the bundle of newspapers and worked as a help for Samsuddin. He was proud of earning his own money.
Do you think that Abdul Kalam worked only to earn money or was it merely a joy to be a self-earner and be self-dependent? What values of life does one learn when one starts working and earning?
In the era of technological advancement almost every manual activity is being replaced by machines to save labour and time. How would you react to your school being replaced by a computer operated system and a mechanical teacher replacing your present teacher, keeping in mind the lesson ‘The Fun They Had’.
Answer any one of the following questions in 150-200 words. (8)
Write in detail what actions you would take if you were in the same situation as Prashant.
Listening is equally vital component of a story telling. Support the statement in reference to Mahendra who would listen to Iswaran’s tales uncritically.
(i) Spices fascinate people because they bring to mind images of tempting culinary art, fascinating travels and the bitter struggle for supremacy.
(ii) Orientals live in the Orient, i.e. East of Europe.
(iii) Columbus wanted to reach the land of spices by finding a sea route.
(iv) It means the skills of cooking food.
(v) Susruta and Charaka discussed in detail the use of spices for culinary and medicinal purposes.
(vi) The conquest of Egypt and Asia by Alexander the Great made spices an article of commerce in Mediterranean countries.
(vii) Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, and Theophrastus, a Greek scholar and botanist, wrote treatises on medicinal plants, including spices.
(viii) During the 13th century, Marco Polo experienced the attraction of spices in his travels.
(ix) Pepper is used in meat to preserve it and to mask the bad smell of deterioration during the long winter storage.
(i) Old age is often miscalculated as a liability. The talents and learned potential of elderly persons are not utilised by others because of the feeling that an aged appearance means that the elderly person is of no use to society.
(ii) Cosmetic surgery can remove wrinkles and tighten the sagging skin by means of a facelift.
(iii) The worst part of ageing is that often the mind becomes less alert. As people grow older, they experience short-term memory loss. Later some may suffer from dementia in the form of Alzheimer’s disease.
(iv) Many senior citizens enjoy their old age as they are in the possession of all their faculties and see retirement as a time of freedom. They have a generous retirement pension, which they spend on holidays and other luxuries.
(v) Geriatrics are the old persons who need special care but people consider them as outdated, it is unfortunate to regard old people as geriatrics because every one would be old one day and would feel the same oldage problems.
(iii) The word is ‘dementia’
(iv) The word is ‘disparity’,
Tuesday, 18th November, 2OXX
I am having mixed feelings today. My elder brother, Rakesh, had got a new appointment in an IT com<paY\)j situated in Bengaluru. As a result, he left for Bengaluru last night. I was very happy for him. Put sadly, our house seems empty after he has left. It has not been even one day and I have already started missing him. I was not even able to eat anything properly.
Somehow, mom came to know of my feelings and consoled me. She said that it was good for his future and this would help him achieve all those targets that he has set for himself to reach on top. Moreover, he would be back after his probation period and will be posted near our place. This surely has given me some respite. I have already started making plans about all that we will do when he comes back and gets a posting in the close vicinity.
I hope he would be back soon!
by Sugandha, IX-B
Water conservation has become an essential and inevitable practice all over the world, even in areas where water is abundant. Rainwater harvesting is the accumulation and deposition of rainwater on-site for reuse rather than allowing it to run off. With an efficient system, one can be sure of its availability at the time of water shortage. The overall cost of the system is less than that of a water purifier. It reduces the demand for groundwater, thus reducing the water bills, as the saved water can be used for irrigation, toilet flushing and in other grey water areas, it can also be used as drinking water if adequately treated. A switch to this eco-friendly system is a step towards a greener and a more sensible world. Specially when water scarcity is rising on an alarming rate and the world is scampering to meet its ever growing demand, installation of an efficient rain water harvesting system will prove to be an asset worth gold.
I was returning home after a long journey. I drove with little care. Suddenly, I heard a knocking sound coming from the engine and soon the car came to a halt. It was around 12 o’clock at night. I came out of the car and looked helplessly here and there. A female figure seemed to be walking with a dog. What could she be doing outdoors at such an odd hour? Summoning courage, I walked up to her and asked her if there was some service station nearby. The lady stared at me. Her eyes shone bright red. She did not say anything but let her dog loose. The animal pounced upon me. I ran as fast as my legs could carry me.
Suddenly, I tripped over a stone and fell. Horrified, I looked back along the road. There was no trace of the woman or her dog. Blood froze in my veins. Cautiously and nervously I walked up to my car, sat down and tried starting the engine. The engine responded and the car started. It seemed to have no problem at all. I concentrated on the road ahead and drove away as fast as I could very carefully.
Once upon a time, there was a peacock that was enjoying the pleasant weather in a forest. Flying happily, he reached across the river. Suddenly, a godlike lady emerged from the river and started talking to the peacock. She asked the peacock to ask for a boon. The peacock was surprised as he wondered at the purpose of this blessing. Yet, the peacock said that he wanted to be an eagle. However, the lady asked him to get converted into a human being so that he can explain humans the plight of the birds and teach human beings a good lesson. But the peacock looked up to the sky and said he wanted to fly high over the clouds and his heavy wings stopped him from doing so. The lady granted his wish half-heartedly. The peacock got transformed into an eagle. He looked at himself and excitedly made a loud cry like a proud eagle. He took his first flight and went straight up over the clouds. As soon as he reached a good height, he was hit by a gunshot and fell down to the ground, eventually dying an unfortunate death. The lady emerged again, restored life in him and converted him into a peacock. She further asked him to be contented in life. The peacock learned his lesson and was relieved to be back to his former self.
(i) (c) of
(ii) (d) upon
(iii) (a) conserve
(iv) (b) discussed
(v) (c) and
(i) Plenty of books on different subjects are available there.
(ii) The books cater to the needs and tastes of students.
(iii) The librarian plays an important part in improving the reading habits of students.
(iv) He also contributes n library users being disciplined.
(v) All the students should Make good use of library.
(i) The Duck wondered how the Kangaroo hopped over the fields and the water.
(ii) The Duck’s life is boring.
(iii) The Duck praised the Kangaroo that he had an amazing ability to hop over the.fields and water. He also wished that he had the same ability too.
(iv) The Duck praised the Kangaroo because he wanted the Kangaroo to give him a ride on his back over the land and the sea.
(i) The author broke down in tears and cried because, in addition to losing all his possessions his pet cat, who he had raised since she was a kitten was missing. He thought that she must have died when the house burnt down.
(ii) He had already lost his old friends when he left junior school to join the senior school and left lonely belongings as his house had burnt down.
(iii) The author was doing his homework at the dining table and his pet cat was lying on top of his papers when the fire broke out.
(iv) The author’s family stayed at the author’s grandparents’ house after their house burnt down.
(i) The narrator, Jerome, said that he prided himself on his packing as he thought that he was a master
in packing things. It was one of those things that he felt he knew more about than any other person living.
(ii) Kezia’s grandmother encouraged her to get to know her father better by sending her on Sunday afternoons to talk to her parents sitting in the drawing room. She also suggested Kezia to make a . pin-cushion as a birthday present for her father using a piece of yellow silk she gave to Kezia.
(iii) Johnsy had developed a superstition with the falling of the old ivy leaves and had falsely assumed that she would die as soon as the last leaf of the ivy creeper fell.
(iv) Toto had fastened on to Nana’s long ears with his sharp teeth. Nana was pulling at her halter to keep her head away from him but he didn’t allow Nana any peace or rest. He frightened the donkey.
(v) Every raindrop on the tiles of the roof creates a rythm with the poet’s heartbeat. This evokes thousands of dreams making his thoughts busy. While he focuses on listening to the pitter-patter on the roof, his mind starts weaving recollections of fond memories of his childhood.
(vi) Sant Peter was an apostle of Christ. He travelled from place to place while preaching. He reached the little woman’s cottage at the end of a tiring day during his travels.
Abdul Kalam worked to get the joy to be a self-earner and self-dependent. This made him feel proud of himself. As he says, he felt a ‘surge in pride’ in being able to earn money. This increased his self-esteem immensely. It raised his morale. His outlook toward life changed when he got experience in working for a wage.
The life values we learn by earning through working are first, the dignity of labour. Abdul Kalam had to catch the newspaper bundles as they were thrown from the running train and take them to his cousin Samsuddin. The second value that we learn is that of becoming less financially dependent on parents.
Although, Abdul Kalam would not have become financially independent with this small job, it was a start for him and would give him confidence to work hard.
Thus, he came to understand the value of hard work which stood him in good stead when he became a scientist later on and had to complete projects within given times.
It is true that, it is the era of technological advancement. Technology has certainly made our life easy and full of comfort. For sure, machines are replacing manual work to save time, labour and probably cost to certain extent.
But, when it comes to replacing a school and its teachers with a machine operated system, I can’t even think of it, forget endorsing it. After all, it is the man specially a teacher who has either directly developed or has atleast helped a number of aspiring technocrats to create this wonderful world of technology. Coming to the chapter, The Fun They Had’, A mechanical teacher at the most can feed you with factual details. How would it recreate the fun, the emotions, fruitful discussion, feeling of togetherness, team spirit and the bond of love.
The pious objective of a school to develop human beings with versatile personalities to handle adverse circumstances including, repair of a mechanical teacher will be at stake.
If I was in the same situation as Prashant, at first I would stay calm and not panic. I would then team up with my friends and start helping the victims of the storm. At first we would provide first aid to all the wounded persons so that they recover quickly. Then we would start arranging food and shelter for the storm victims. We would contact the government agencies and any NGOs working in the area to arrange the best possible aid.
If this happened at present, I would try to use the internet to ask for volunteers through social networking sites to come forward to help the victims with aid in the form of monetary donations, food items and items of daily use. Then we would start a rehabilitation programme for the victims so that they can restart their livelihoods. Finally we would start counselling and mental therapy of those who had lost their family members or other loved ones so that they can overcome the mental trauma of separation from them.
Listening is an essential part of any story telling. Being a good and patient listener helps you achieve not only meaning of the story but also the expressions and the intentions of the story teller. Iswaran used to create such imaginative descriptions of events around the story that Mahendra used to listen to him with rapt attention. Mahendra used to make eye contact with Iswaran to show his happy and fearful gestures depending upon the story. Mahendra would let his own mind and imaginations see the story in reality. For example, during the narration of tusker story, Mahendra could actually feel the tension and fear in his mind. Mahendra never spoke during the entire story telling session. He would never interfere in Iswaran’s story, he would occasionally nod his head and only towards the end of the story show his emotions and expressions.
Mahendra loves his story and his excellent way of telling stories because he performs all kind of actions and gestures. All of these arous his interest in Iswaran’s stories. Thus, it can be said that listening is equally vital component of a story telling.
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