Annexure II A
CLASS IX SAMPLE PAPER ENGLISH (COMMUNICATIVE) MM: 80
The Question paper is divided into four sections: Section A: Section B: Section C: Section D: General instructions 1) All questions are compulsory. 2) You may attempt any section at a time. Reading Comprehension Writing Grammar Literature 20 Marks 20 Marks 20 Marks 20 Marks
Time 3 hrs.
3) All questions of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order.
Reading – 20 marks Q.1 Read the given passage carefully: (5 marks) My next pet was a pigeon, the most revolting bird to look at, with his feathers pushing through the wrinkled scarlet skin, mixed with the horrible yell ow down that covers baby pigeons and makes them loo k as though they have been peroxiding their hair. Bec ause of his repulsive and obese appearance, we call ed him Quasimodo. Since he had an unorthodox upbringing, without pare nts to teach him, Quasimodo became convinced that he was not a bird at all, and refused to fly. He wa lked everywhere. He was always eager to join us in anything we did. He would even try to come for walk s with us. So you had to either carry him on your shoulder, which was risking an accident to your clo thes, or else you let him walk behind. If you let h im walk, then you had to slow down your own pace to su it his, for should you get too far ahead you would hear the most frantic and imploring coos and turn a round to find Quasimodo running desperately after you. Gerald Durrell: Adapted from My Family and other animals
Q1. Read the questions given below and write the option you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet. 1. The narrator describes the pigeon as a ‘revolting bird’ because a) he could not fly b) he had to be carried everywhere c) he had wrinkled skin covered with yellow feathers d) he was fat 2. Quasimodo got his name because a) he was a fat and ugly b) he was attractive c) he could not fly d) he love behaving like human beings 3. We know...