Class 9, Summative Assessment II English (Communicative) Guess Paper-1 | SA 2 Term II Exam Sample Questions Paper-1 for Ncert Cbse


Summative Assessment - II (SA 2 Term II)
Class 9 english (Communicative)
(CBSE Sample Questions | CBSE Practice Paper | NCERT Guess | 9th EnglishTest Paper)

Time: 3 hours                                                       M.M.: 80
1. All questions are compulsory.
2. This Question Paper is divided into four sections:
Section A : Reading Comprehension  [20 Marks]
Section B : Writing  [20 Marks]
Section C : Grammar  [20 Marks]
Section D : Literature [20 Marks]    
Section – A (Reading – 20 Marks)
1. Read the given passage carefully and choose the best answer from the given alternatives:   [5]
Nepal and the Himalayas
Nepal lies between India and Tibet, among the Himalayan Mountains. The tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, is in Nepal, and there are several mountains nearly as high. When mountaineers try to climb Mount Everest, they take the help of the Sherpas, the strong and hardy people who live in these mountains, to carry heavy loads and to act as guides.
A long time ago, the Sherpas crossed over the mountains from Tibet and made their homes along the southern slopes of the Himalayas in Nepal.
Some Sherpa families have three houses, one house in the lower hills, one a little higher, and one further up. The houses are in small village groups of about forty or fifty. Round each group of houses there are cultivated fields, usually built in the shape of terraces right up the hillsides. In the highest fields the Sherpas grow potatoes; I the lower fields they grow barley; and turnips, garlic and other vegetables in the lower ones. They also graze their yaks on the higher mountain slopes in the summer and on the lower slopes in the winter. Yaks are very hardy, large cattle with thick, hairy blackish-brown coats and long horns. The Sherpas use them for almost everything they need. They ride them, plough with them, and use them to carry their goods. The hairy wool of these animals is made into cloth and their skins into leather boots and tents. The yaks also provide milk, fat and meat. Their dung is dried and used as fuel instead of wood or coal.
Answer the questions by choosing the best alternatives:
(A) What is the situation in Nepal ?
(i) between Mount Everest and Tibet
(ii) between Tibet and India
(iii) between Tibet and Himalaya
(iv) between Tibet and Mount Everest
(B) Sherpas are not known for :
(i) their strength and hardness
(ii) for cunningness
(iii) their carrying heavy loads
(iv) acting as guides.
(C) Where do the Sherpas have their houses ?
(i) on the lower hills
(ii) on a little higher
(iii) another a little higher up
(iv) all the three above.
(D) These things Sherpas do not grow on the lower fields :
(i) potatoes  (ii) turnip and garlic
(iii) other vegetables  (iv) barley.
(E) What are the things for which yaks are not used ?
(i) for sports 
(ii) wool of these animals is made into cloth
(iii) their skins into leather boots and tents
(iv) to carry their goods.
2. Read the given passage carefully and choose the best answer from the given alternatives:   [5]
    (same as above but a different passage)
3. Read the given passage carefully and choose the best answer from the given alternatives :  [5]
Letter from a Planet
Dear Sir,
I feel I ought to write
about Tom’s essay-work last night.
Of all the subjects you have set
this seemed the most unwise yet.
“Describe your family” …. Tom wrote it,
so well, I just had to stop it
being handed in – so did my wife.
The details of our family life
are not such a kind, alias,
that I should want them read in class:
we did not wish the high school staff
to read them for a lunch hour laugh.
We tore it out. I realize
you may think what we did unwise
but give it your consideration.
And please accept my explanation.
I trust you will not blame my son,
for, after all, the work was done.

Yours truly
Harold Honey bun
Answer the questions by choosing the best alternatives:
(A) Who is writing this letter ?
(i) a son  (ii) a daughter  (iii) a teacher  (iv) a father
(B) What essay Tom was supposed to write ?
(i) to describe his vacation
(ii) to describe his homework
(iii) to describe his family
(iv) none of the above.
(C) The father forbids his son to submit the essay to his teacher because:
(i) he did not like the description of the family written by Tom
(ii) he did not want the essay to be a laughing stock for the teachers at the lunch hour
(iii) his wife did not take it
(iv) the essay was very long.
(D) What did the father want the teacher to do ?
(i) Tom should be pardoned
(ii) to give him some other topic for essay
(iii) not to accept any explanation
(iv) none of the above.
(E) Pick out a phase from the poem that tells us that the parent pleads with the teacher to excuse his son:    
(i) being handed in
(ii) read them for a – lunch – hour – laugh
(iii) give it your consideration
(iv) accept my explanation.
4. Read the given passage carefully and choose the best answer from the given alternatives:  [5]
    (same as above but a different passage)
Section – b (Writing – 20 Marks)
Class 9 English (Communicative) Sample Paper | CBSE Practice Paper | CBSE Guess Paper for SA 2 Term II
5. Given below is a profile of Mr. Sunder, the school laboratory attendant. Write a short Bio-Sketch of Mr. Sunder. You may take the help of the clues given hereunder:   [4]
=> age – around 45 years.
=> height / weight – 5 feet, short stature
=> family – big family, parents, four children two boys and two girls
=> education – matriculation
=> his likes and dislikes – traveling, singing  
=> why is he popular / unpopular – helpful attitude, friendly to the children, obedient to teachers.
6. Diksha / Daksha was travelling fro Delhi to Panipat by bus. At Rewari bus stop, a passenger got into the bus and who sat with him there. The bus halted at Ambala stop for ten minutes. As the passengers got down the bus, there was a big explosion in the bus. The next day TV and newspaper flashed the picture of a dreaded terrorist who incidentally was the co-passenger of Diksha / Daksha. Seeing the picture of the terrorist, Diksha / Daksha writes a letter to the SHO Ambala city giving the complete description and details about the terrorist who shared a seat with him / her. (Word limit – 150 words).     [8]
7. copenhagen mirrored the planet’s attitude to climate change: enthusiastic and energetic; long on promise, short on delivery
Everyday the newspaper speaks about Copenhagen Summit, where 193 countries assembled to devise methods to curb carbon emission and sign the treaty. You are encouraged and you think of telling all this to your friends. You have decided to deliver a speech about Copenhagen Summit in the morning assembly.   [8]
Section – c (Grammar – 20 Marks)
Class 9 Ncert Cbse English Communicative Sample Paper / CBSE Practice Questions for Summative Assessment II
8. Edit the passage given below by choosing the appropriate options:        [4]
Lichens __(A)___ of two distinct groups of plants. Fungi and Algae (seaweed is an algae) ___(B)___ lichens. Most rocks we come across have an abundance ____(C)____. Lichens ___(D)___ able to survive the severe conditions at high altitudes.
Lichens are found ___(E)____ often occupying areas where no other plant ____(F)____. They are found in their greatest numbers in the Alpine and Arctic regions, where they are the dominant form of vegetation.
In Antarctica, where there are few flowering plants, more than 400 species of lichens ___(G)___. In warmer climates lichens are a common site in old fields and forests, on rotting logs and on tree trunks. A few species also ____(H)____. Lichens are very sensitive to industrial smoke and gases.
(A) (i) is the product (ii) are the products (iii) is the products (iv) none of these.
(B) (i) combines to produce (ii) combines to produces (iii) combine to produces (iv) combine to produce
(C) (i) of their plants (ii) of those plants (iii) of the plants (iv) of these plants
(D) (i) were almost the only plants (ii) are almost the only plants
(iii) are almost a only plants (iv) were almost a only plants
(E) (i) throughout the world (ii) through world (iii) across the world (iv) around the world
(F) (i) become established (ii) can established (iii) can be established (iv) established
(G) (i) has been found (ii) have found (iii) have been found (iv) would have been found
(H) (i) survive near large cities (ii) survives near cities
     (iii) survival near large cities (iv) survived near large cities
9. Complete the headlines by choosing the correct answer from the options below:    [4]
(A) Poverty declined after reforms in India : PM
The economic reforms ______ in reducing poverty in India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today.
(i) have helped (ii) has helped (iii) was helped (iv) is helped
(B) Rain and power play havoc in city
Weekend revelers and shoppers ____ unaware with a sudden shower on Sunday evening. The rain lashed most parts of the city, leaving scores of people stranded on roadsides.
(i) was caught (ii) were caught (iii) will be caught (iv) had been caught
(C) “5 lakh jobs to be created by 2010” …. Planning Commission
Mr. Aman Sahni, member of the planning commission said yesterday that ____ by the year 2010.
(i) 5 lakh job will be created (ii) 5 lakhs job will be created
(iii) 5 lakhs jobs will be created (iv) 5 lakh jobs will be created
(D) Mysore zoo welcomes new guest
A female giraffe calf _______ in Mysore zoo on Saturday. She was born to 5-year-old Khushi and her male companion Krishnaraja.
(i) is born (ii) will be born (iii) was born (iv) had born
10. Read the following passage. One word has omitted in the following passage. Choose the suitable word from the given options and complete the passage:   [4]
(Due to space problem not given here.)
11. Complete the following sentences by choosing appropriate clauses:  [4]
(A) Do we have ________ money to last us the week?
(i) a lot of (ii) plentiful (iii) plenty of (iv) enough
(B) John decided _______ golf on weekends.
(i) to begin (ii) to commence (iii) to take up (iv) to start up
(C) It _____ to me whether we meet them or not.
(i) makes no difference (ii) makes not a difference (iii) is different (iv) is not a difference
(D) We were _______ after all the hard work.
(i) wear out (ii) outworn (iii) weary out (iv) worn out
12. Read the following conversation between a judge and a prisoner. Then complete the following in reported speech by choosing from the options given below:  [4]
 (Due to space problem some questions could not be given here.)
Section – D (Literature – 20 Marks)
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