CBSE class 9 English Simple Paper 2018

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CBSE class 9 English Simple Paper 2018



Time 3 Hours.

This question paper will be of 80 marks. There will be four sections.Section A: Reading Comprehension : 20 marks
Section B: Writing : 20 marks
Section C: Grammar : 20 marks
Section D: Literature : 20 marks


General instructions:
1- All questions are compulsory
2- You may attempt any section at a time
3- All questions of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order.


READING : 20 marks

Q1. Read the given passage carefully (5 marks)

Leaked reports from a top secret agency indicate that Government scientists are planning for UK citizens to be replaced entirely by perfect robot replicas within the next 10 years. According to a report in the sun, the leaked report says that the MIT (Ministry of Information Technology) will soon see the development and sale to the public of mechanical representations of humans called “surrogates”, which are operated through mind control. It says that the UK population will be cajoled by a huge public marketing campaign into purchasing their own “surrogate” and a special operating device- called a “ stim chair”- that they attach themselves to in the safety of their own home.

The mind pattern impulses sent through diodes on the “stim chair” then activate the Individual “surrogates” who take to the streets to tackle the day-to-day grind of the individual. The startling technology logical advance will be billed to the UK as a necessary step in an increasingly violent and
terrorist-threatened world. The white paper goes into incredible detail about creating a world where crime, pain and fear don’t exist because the British Public live a “utopian existence” with the “surrogates” taking all the risks.


Read the questions and write the option you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.

(a) which of the following statements is ‘True’?

i) In UK, citizens have been replaced by robot replicas.
ii) The UK population is being coaxed to purchase their own ‘Surrogates’
iii) ‘Surrogates’ are the mechanical form of human beings.
iv) The robot replicas will not help in doing day to day work.
v) With the advent of mechanical robots, the crime and violence will increase in UK
vi) There is a need for UK to have such technology because of increasing terrorism
a) ii, iii, vi
b) i, ii, iii
c) ii, iv, vi
d) I, iii, v

b) Which work in the passage stands for ‘a thing that is considered’ as a substitute for other?

(i) Surrogate (ii) Cajoled (iii) impulse (iv) Startling

c) Match the following :

(i) Grind a) Coaxed
(ii) Replica b) astonishing
(iii) Cajoled c) Copy
(iv) Startling d) Work
a) (i) – d (ii) – c (iii) – a (iv) – b
b) (i) – c (ii) – b (iii) – a (iv) – d
c) (i) – c (ii) – b (iii) – a (iv) – d
d) (i) – a (ii) – b (iii) – c (iv) – d

d) ‘Stim Chair’ :

i) is a special operating device iii) a safety mechanism
ii) activates the actual ‘surrogates’ iv) (i) and (ii)
e) The passage talks about a world where
i) Crime, pain and fear do not exist
ii) Everything exists
iii) Crime exists.
iv) Pain and fear exist.


Question No. (2)
Read the passage carefully


US President Break Obama challenged the world on Tuesday to act swiftly to fight global warming but offered no new proposals that could jump start stalled talks on a UN climate pact. Speaking shortly after obama at a special UN summit on global warming. Chinese President Hu Jintau pledged to reduce the carbon intensity of his country’s economic growth.

In his speech, President Obama said time was running out to address the problem. ‘Our generation’s response to this challenge will be judged by history, for if we fail to meet it ______boldly, swiftly and together_________ we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe”, he said
‘The time we have to reverse this tide is running out.”

Activists hoped the United States and China would inject momentum, 2-1/9 months before 190 nations gather in Copenhagen aiming to complete a deal to slow climate change. “Failure to reach broad agreement in Copenhagen would be moral inexcusable economically short – sighted
and politically unwise.” Ban said.

Read the questions given below and write the option you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet:

a) President Obama’s speech on Global warming.
i) gave a new boost to the movement
ii) game a new vision to the world
iii) did not give a start to the movement.
b) According to the report, china
i) Is a major contributor to global warming because of the economic growth?
ii) has already contained the carbon intensity.
iii) does not add to the problem of global warming.
iv) Does not require to act in this direction.
c) According to the speakers
v) There is no need to panic as there is sufficient time to act.
vi) The situation has gone out of control.
vii) There is an immediate need of swift action to slow down the climate changes.
viii) The future generations will act swiftly.
d) According to the report:
i) The countries should reach a definite agreement on the issue of global warming.

ii) The countries still can negotiate and reach a definite agreement as the failure of the
summit will not make any difference.
iii) It is important for the future generations to act now as it is their life which is at stake.
iv) Failure to reach any agreement will not affect the future generations.
e) Which of the following words in the passage stands for ‘stopped’?
i) reversible
ii) stalled
iii) irreversible
iv) swiftly

Question No. 3
Read the following passage carefully.


It is now established that life existed in oceans at least 200 million years before oxygen appeared on Earth, a new study has revealed. During this period in its history, known as Archaen, the Earth was covered by a poisons smog of Methane, Ammonia and other toxic gasses. So, life as we know it today, could not have survived on the early planet.

Now, an international team, led by Rutgers University in New Jersey, has claimed that plant like bacteria existed in the oceans for the hundreds of millions of years while the Earth’s air was not fit to breathe.

The findings are based on analysis of ancient preserved seabed rocks from South Africa dating back some two to three billion years______________the study found chemical evidence of nitrogen cycles which could have taken place without the presence of free oxygen, The Daily telegraph

Nitrogen cycles relate to the way living things obtain and use nitrogen to produce complex organic molecules. Evidence of nitrogen cycles provides a “finger print” of life. According to the scientist’s organisms which produced oxygen as a by-product of photosynthesis must have evolved by around 205 billion years ago. Oxygen did not begin to enrich the atmosphere until at least 200 million years later.

Read the questions below and write the option you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.

a) According to the report
i) Life was possible without oxygen in ocean.
ii) Life could survive on the early planet.
iii) In the early years, the earth was not covered by oxygen.
iv) Planet like bacteria existed in the ocean and not on the Earth.
(a) (i) (ii) and (iii) only (b) (i) (iii) & (iv)
(c) (ii) and (iii) only (d) (i) only
b) Which of the following facts are not correct?
(i) Methane and Ammonia gases existed before oxygen.
(ii) The early life began in Oceans and not on the Earth.
(iii) Early life in the form of plant like bacteria existed on the planet during the period known Archean.
(iv) Life did not exist in oceans.
a) only (i) (b) only (iii) (c) only (ii) (d) (ii) and (iii)

c) The Scientists have drawn the conclusions on the basis of-
(i) nitrogen cycles
(ii) fossels found in South Africa
(iii) seabed rocks
(iv) sea plants
a) (i) (ii) (iii) (b) (i) (iii) (c) (ii) (iv) (d) (ii) and (iii)

d) Match the following:
i) Smog a) developed gradually
ii) Evolvedb) fog mixed with smoke and fumes.
iii) Preserved c) protected
Options:- A) (i) a B) (i) b C) (i) a D) (i) c
(ii) b (ii) a (ii) c (ii) b
(iii) c (iii) c (iii)b (iii) a
f) Pick out the word from the passage which is opposite in meaning of Simple
(i) Complex (ii) Analysis (iii) Evolved (iv) Enrich

Question no. (4)

Read the poem carefully:

Rain On the Roof When the humid shadows hover Over all the starry spheres And the melancholy darkness Gently weeps in rainy tears, What bliss to press the pillow Of a cottage-chamber bed And lie listening to the patter Of the soft rain overhead! Every tinkle on the Shingles Has an echo in the heart;

And a thousand dreamy fancies Into busy being start; And a thousand recollections Weave their air-threads into woof, As I listen to the patter
Of the rain upon the roof. Now in memory comes my mother, As she used in years agone, To regard the darling dreameses Ere she left them till the dawn; O! I feel her fond look on me As I list to this refrain which is played upon the shingles by the patter of the rain.


Read the questions below and write the most appropriate option : –
a) The ‘humid shadows’ in the first stanza stands for –
(i) The clouds (ii) the stars
(iii) The earth (iv) the dark night
b) The poet is in a mood of
(i) happiness (ii) melancholy
(iii) regret (iv) remorse
c) The soft patter of the rain on the roof
(i) Makes the poet sad
(ii) Floods his mind with the childhood memories.
(iii) Brings cheerfulness as it reminds him of his mother.
(iv) Frightens him
d) Complete the statement
The poet feels ___________
(i) as if his mother was fondly looking at him.
(ii) as if he was lost in his childhood.
(iii) That whenever it rains he is lost in reveries.
(iv) as if the sky was weeping.
e) The ‘melancholy darkness’ stands for
i) The clouds covering the sky
ii) The rain drops
iii) The dark night
iv) The state of depression


Question No. (5)
Read the following information about Kapil Singh and write a bio sketch in about 80 words.            4 marks

Name : Kapil Singh
Age : 33 years
Qulification : B.A. (Hons. In Eng literature college of Humanities, Pune : M.A. English Lit. Delhi Unversity : B.Ed. Delhi Unversity
Experience : 4 yrs. Teaching is DPS 2001-2005. 2 yrs. Teaching in Sri Ram Inter College 2006-2008
Achievements : Best teacher’s award consecutively in 2003,04 in DPS.
Special Talent : Presentation of Shakespeare’s Plays on stage as Director / Acting.

Question 6:
India is facing Energy Crises. All Indians must save / conserve energy. Read the ideas given below in the box and add your own ideas and thoughts from the unit on ‘Environment’ of your MCB, write a letter to the Editor of the Hindu highlighting the need and ways to conserve energy. Write your letter as Tapasya / Tapas of New way High School, Jamshedpur.

[word Limit -120 to 130 words]
[8 marks]

  • Discourage unnecessary use of electric equipments.
  • Switch off lights, fans, as when not in use.
  • Alternative sources e.g. Solar Energy should be used.
  • No decorative lights.
  • Gadgets recommended.

Question No. 7
Using the inputs given below and ideas from MCB unit on ‘Children’ write an article in a minimum of 150 words on “Stress on Teenagers”. You are Spandan or Spandana of Class IX, Senior Secondary School, Baroda.


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Stress Causing factors
Peer group
Living style
Ways to reduce stress
Counseling by parents,
teachers and counselors
Healthy diet
Yoga and meditation
Healthy communication with
elders and friends
Healthy recreation.
Teachers/ class
room environment


Question – 8 20Marks
Symphony Public School organized (a) ___________________(a, an, the , same) workshop (b)_______________(on, with, by, in) drawing painting recently. Representatives (c)_________(from,with, by, in) the institute (d) __________________(gave, give, has given, had given) presentations (e)_____________(in, on with, by) various courses offered and tips for better painting.(f)____________(many, more, some, all) students from neighbouring schools attended (g)
_______________(the, a, an, that) workshop and (h) ___________________(learnt, has learnt, had learnt, learn) useful tips.

Question : 9 Edit the following passage by choosing the right word from the appropriate options :

Michelle obama (a) Showing off her hula hoop skills (b) after school goes as she (c) spinning the ring (d) in her waist for 142 revolutions at the White House fair (e) hoist by her (f) promoting children’s health. The Telegraph (g) said her as saying at the Healthy kids Fair, “One of our goals was to focus
on the (h) important

a) (i)showed off (ii) showing (iii) shown (iv) showed on
b) (i)between (ii) before (iii) among (iv) with
c) (i)spinning off (ii) spun off (iii) spun by (iv) spun
d) (i)around (ii) between (iii) among (iv) by
e) (i) hoisted (ii) hosted (iii) hosting (iv) hoist
f) (i)promotion (ii) promoting (iii) have promoted (iv) to promote
g) (i)quoted (ii) reported (iii) said (iv) informed
h) (i)importance (ii) value (iii) price (iv) contribution

Question 10 : Complete the headlines by choosing the correct option.

1. A crater discovered According to a report in Nature News, a crater ______________by NASA recently.
(i) has been discovered (iii) is discovered
(ii) was discovered (iv) will be discovered
2. Stone chamber of 3rd century tomb unveiled Japanese archaeologists today___________that was excavated from an accident tomb in Nasa.
(i) has unveiled a stone chamber
(ii) Unveiled a stone chamber.
(iii) was unveiled a stone chamber.
(iv) has been unveiled a stone chamber.

3. Butterfly identified A butterfly that can hear through its wings _____________by the scientists from the University of Bristol.
i) has been identified
ii) was identified
iii) is identified
iv) had been identified
4. Abducted Bengal Cop released by Maoists. Two days after being taken hostage, police officer A. Dutt ___________unharmed by Maoists in Lalbagh.
i) was released iii) is released
ii) has been released iv) had been released

Question No. 11
Complete the dialogue by choosing the correct option:

Shreeja : Hey, Himangi ! (a) ____________________to Agra with your parents?
Himangi : yes, I (b) _________________________there for more than once. It is really a nice place.
Shreeja : (c) _______________the Taj Mahal?
Himangi : yes. How can one think of coming back from Agra without visiting the Taj?
Shreeja : yes, you are right (d) _______________________

Himangi : No, I don’t know that much.
a) 1. have you ever been
2. did you go
3. Do you go
4. When did you go
b) 1. have been
2. went there
3. had gone
4. am going
c) 1. have you seen
2. did you see
3. you saw
4. you had seen
d) 1. do you know the history of the Taj?
2. you know the history of the Taj.
3. you have know the history of the Taj.
4. you know the history of the Taj Mahal.

Question 12. In each of the following questions a sentence has been given in indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the on which best expresses the same meaning.

a) He said to her, “Are you coming to the party?”
i) He told her whether she was coming to the party
ii) He told her if she was coming to the party.
iii)He asked her if she is coming to the party.
iv) He asked her if she was coming to the party.
b) He said to me, “Where is your house?” he asked me
i) where my was house.
ii) where my house was.
iii) where was my house.
iv) where is my house.
c) He said to him, “I have given my pen to you”. He told him that
i) he had given his pen to him.
ii) he has given his pen to you.
iii) he had given my pen to him
iv) he gave his pen to him.
d) Mahesh said to me, “why did you help him?” Mahesh asked me
i) that why I had helped him.
ii) why I had helped him
iii) why did I help him.
iv) why I helped him.


Question No. 13:
Read the given expect and answer the questions by choosing the most appropriate option :-

“And then the Justice
In fair round belly with good capon lined
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part.”

a) Which stage of life has been described here?
(i) Fourth (iii) Sixth
(ii) Fifth (iv) Third
b) According to the poet, a person, in this stage plays the role of –
(i) Judge (iii) Lover
(ii) Soldier (iv) And old man
c) At this stage, the man
(iii) is full of honour (iii) is full of responsibilities
(iv) is full of wisdom (iv) is free from all social responsibilities

Question No. 14:
Read the following extract and answer the following questions by writing the option you consider the most appropriate.

“Madama Loisel looked old now. She had become the woman of impoverished households _________strong and hard and rough. With frowsy hair, skirts askew and red hands, she talked aloud while washing the floor.”

a) The above description reveals:
1) Mathilde was always poor.
2) Mathilde has changed completely
3) Mathilde was the victim of her won circumstances and changed completely.
4) Mathilde was beautiful woman.
(i) 1 & 2 only (iii) 2 & 3 only
(ii) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (iv) 3 and 4
(b) Madama Loisel was now a strong and tough lady because :
1) She had been working hard as a servant.
2) She had been doing all her household work by her own .
3) She had learnt from her mistakes.
4) These were no comforts in her life now.
c) What shows that Mathilde was now a rough lady?
1) She talked aloud while washing floor.
2) She had unkempt hair.
3) She looked old now.
4) Her hands were red.

Question no. 15:
Answer any four of the following questions in 3-4 sentences:-

1) Do you find any change in Perkins towards the end of the story? Give reasons for your answer
2) Why is the man’s last stage called as the second childishness and oblivion?
3) Why is Mere Gringoise in distress? How does the Bishop help her?
4) Who is Jaimal? What dows he say in defence of Mirabai?
5) How is the title of the poem “I cannot remember my mother” applicable to the poem?

Question No. 16: Answer any one of the following :-
“Only royalty may support the burden of royalty.” Comment.

Imagine you are Katy. Write a letter to your childhood friend telling her about your husband John Perkins.

Section – A Reading
Q.No. 1 (a) – (a) (b)-(i) (c) – (i) (d) – (a) (e) – (ii) 5X1=5
2 (a) – (iii) (b)-(i) (c) – (iii) (d) – (i) (e) – (ii) 5X1=5
3 (a) – (ii) (b)-(ii) (c) – (a) (d) – (ii) (e) – (i) 5X1=5
4 (a) – (i) (b)-(ii) (c) – (ii) (d) – (i) (e) – (ii) 5X1=5

Section – B Writing
Q.5 Kapil Singh is 33 years old. He has done his BA with Hons. In English from college of humanities, Pune and M.A. (Eng Lit.) and B.Ed. from Delhi University. He has 4 years’ teaching experience in DPS from 2001-05. He taught English in Sri Ram Inter College for two years from 2006-08. He got the Best Teacher’s Award consecutively for 2 years in 2003 & 04 in DPS. He has the extraordinary talent of presenting Shakespeare’s
Plays on stage as a Director / Actor.

Q6. Value Points
Entergy —- its importance
Must be conserved
Future in crisis
Measures to conserve energy

Q7. Value Points Already given in the table
Weight age should be given to content and expression


Q8. a) – (a) (b)-on (c) from (d) gave (e) on (f) Many (g) the (h) learnt

Q9. a) Showed (b)before (c) Spun (d) around (e) hosted (f)to promote
(g) quoted (h) importance

Q10. 1 (i) has been identified 2 (ii) unveiled a stone chamber

3 (i) has been identified 4(i) was released

Q11. A) (i) Have you ever been (iii) Did you see
(ii) _____have been (iv) do you know the history of the Taj?

Q12. (a) (iv) He asked her if she was coming to the party.

(b) (ii) where my house was
(c) (i) he had given his pen to him
(d) (ii) why I had helped him

Q13. a)

b) (i) Judge c) (ii) is full of wisdom

Q14 a) (iii) b) – (iv) c) – (i)

1) Decides to change but does not keep his promise goes t Mecloskey’s again.
2) Weak, dependendant , loses vision,memory, taste etc. unclear voice.
3) Threatened by the landlord. The Bishop sells salt cellars to help her.
4) Mirabai’s close relative says she cannot harm or hurt anyone and she is innocent.
5) The poet is unable to recollect the memory of his mother’s face as she died when he was very young.

Q16 Royalty or royal people should bear the tortures and troubles of royal families. Mirabai means to say that her problems should be faced by her only.


Value points :
1) Expresses her distress
2) No happiness
4) Wishes to get the circumstances
3) Uncaring husbandchanged




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