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CBSE Sample Papers for Class 9 English Communicative Paper 2

Board CBSE
Class IX
Subject English Communicative
Sample Paper Set Paper 2
Category CBSE Sample Papers

Students who are going to appear for CBSE Class 9 Examinations are advised to practice the CBSE sample papers given here which is designed as per the latest Syllabus and marking scheme as prescribed by the CBSE is given here. Paper 2 of Solved CBSE Sample Papers for Class 9 English Communicative is given below with free PDF download solutions.

Time : 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 100

General Instructions:

  1. 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
  2. All the questions are compulsory.
  3. All the questions of a particular section must be attempted in the correct order.

 Section (A)
Reading (20 Marks)


Question 1.
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow. (8)
The morning of 6th August, 1945 in Hiroshima, Japan did not begin in any exceptional way; the people had no idea that they were about to be a part of one of the most significant mornings in all of history. At 8:15 am, the United States of America (USA) forces dropped the first atomic bomb, ironically called, when one considers the enormity of the bomb’s significance, ‘Little Boy’. Three days later, the USA dropped a second bomb, nicknamed ‘Fat Man’ on Nagasaki. Historically, the use of the atomic bombs is seen as a decision that the United States made during WWII in order to end the war with Japan. Regardless of the motivation for using the bombs, they left a heavy death toll. The bombing of Hiroshima not only changed the physical and emotional health and culture of the Japanese people, but also changed the world.

The population in Japan in October 1940 was 73,114,308; in November 1945 the population was 71,998,104. Japan was visibly a thriving country that was hit very hard by the bombing.

In 1945, most people in the United States thought that it was absolutely necessary to bomb Japan. They thought that the bombings put an end to the war and saved countless lives. On the other hand, some felt that Japan’s situation in 1945 was already ‘catastrophically hopeless’, and, prior to the bombing, Japanese leaders were preparing to surrender in the summer of 1945. It has even been suggested that the United States had decoded Japan’s messages, and were aware of the impending surrender, thus making the horrors unleashed on Hiroshima completely unnecessary. Lastly, and most disturbingly, the bomb may have been dropped because of President Truman’s desire to intimidate the USSR. It is unlikely that we will know the complete truth of why the bomb was dropped, but what is distressingly clear are the effects of the bomb.

The bombings crippled the nation of Japan for many years. After the bombings, any humans that survived the initial blast were suffering from radiation exposure.

(i) During World War II United States decided to use against Japan. (1)
(ii) Prior to the bombing, Japan’s situation was already hopeless because (1)
(iii) By dropping bombs on Hiroshima, President Turman desired to (1)
(iv) Why was 6th August, 1945 an exceptional day? (1)
(v) What was the impact of the bombing of Hiroshima? (1)
(vi) Why was the bomb dropped? (1)
(vii) What w as ironical about the first atomic bomb? (1)
(viii) What was the time gap between the two bombings? (1)

Question 2.
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow. (12)
Humour is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humour and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free and easy to use. Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humour lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others and keeps you grounded, focused and alert.

With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships and supporting both physical and emotional health.

Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes afterwards. Laughter also boosts the immune system. It decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. It triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural ‘feel-good’ chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

Laughter protects the heart. It improves the functioning of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Laughter makes you feel good; and the good feeling that you get when you laugh remains with you even after the laughter subsides. Humour helps you keep a positive, optimistic outlook through difficult situations, disappointments and physical or emotional loss. More than just a respite from sadness and pain, laughter gives you the courage and strength to find new sources of meaning and hope. Even in the most difficult of times, a laugh or even simply a smile can go a long way toward making you feel better. And laughter really is contagious. Just hearing laughter primes your brain and readies you to smile and join in on the fun.

(i) What physical and emotional benefits do humour and laughter together give us? (2)
(ii) How does humour beneficially help our mental makeup? (2)
(iii) In what ways does laughter improve our bodily health? (2)
(iv) How is daughter contagious? (2)
(v) Which word in paragraph 1 means the same as ‘infectious’? (1)
(vi) Which word in paragraph 1 means the same as ‘closeness’? (1)
(vii) The word in paragraph 2 which is a synonym of ‘overcoming’ is (1)
(viii) The word in paragraph 5 which is an antonym of ‘intensifies’ is (1)

Section (B)
Writing and Grammar (30 Marks)

Question 3.
You are Ankit/Anisha. Imagine yourself as an astronaut who has landed on India’s first manned mission to the Moon. Using ideas from the visual given below, your own ideas and ideas from the MCB unit ‘Adventure’, write your experience in a diary in 100-120 words.
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Write an article in 100-120 words on the topic ‘Soccer – The World’s Most Popular Sport’ on the basis of the clues given below, your own ideas and ideas from the MCB unit ‘Sports and Games’. You are Aperna / Anil.

Kicking games – many centuries – soccer developed – name comes from high socks that I players wear – two teams of eleven players – opponents’ goal – World Cup – 1930 -played in over 140 countries.

Question 4.
Write a short story in 200-250 words using the following hints.

Rama holds out a piece of bread to a dog – the dog jumps forward to take it – Rama hits him with a stick – a man watching all this called the boy – offers him a one rupee coin


Write a short story in 200-250 words with the beginning given below.
“The day before yesterday, I saw an old lady sitting in the park”

Question 5.
Fill in the blanks with the word that you consider to be the most appropriate. (1×3 = 3)
I answered all my teacher’s (a) …. She was pleased (b) …. my answers. So, she praised (c) …. in the class.

Question 6.
In the following passage one word has been omitted in each line. Identify the missing word and write it in the space provided along with the words that come before and after it. (1 / 2 x 8 = 4)
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Question 7.
Rearrange the following words and phrases to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done for you as an example. (1×3 = 3)
backbone of / is the / institution / educational / every / library ”
Library is the backbone of every educational institution.
(i) books on / there are / different / plenty of / subjects
(ii) cater to / the books / the taste / of students / and need
(iii) plays / in improving / the librarian / an important part / reading habits / of students / the

Section (C)
Literature (Textbooks) (30 marks)

Question 8.
Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow. (1×4 = 4)
“Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back”
(i) Why did the poet doubt that he would come back?
(ii)What is the meaning of the second line of the extract?
(iii) Where is the poet standing at the moment?
(iv) What is the significance in life of this poem?


“He was our hero, and we used to tell each other that he was so tough that you could hammer nails into him without his noticing it.”
(i) Whom does ‘hero’ refer to?
(ii) What was the occasion?
(iii) From where had ‘hero’ come back?
(iv) How did the occasion end?

Question 9.
Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each. (2×4 = 8)
(i) How can we relate the journey of a brook with that of human life?
(ii) What offer did the maid give to Juliette?
(iii) How do you think that the song of the rain is the song of the soul?
(iv) How did Mrs Bramble refer to herself while talking to Harold and what was Harold’s reaction?
(v) Who was the passenger on chair no 9? What did he suddenly do?

Question 10.
Answer any one of the following questions in 100-120 words. (8)
“So, I stole to buy her food. They caught me. I pleaded to them, I told them why I stole, but they laughed at me.” Do you think the convict should have been given a second chance? Which values are being overlooked by the convict?


In the poem ‘Oh, I wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth’, the poet honestly holds herself responsible for damaging her teeth. Do you agree? What values can you learn from her experience?

Question 11.
Answer any one of the following questions in about 150-200 words from the novel of your choice. (10)
Gulliver’s Travels
What was the reaction of the master horse after listening to Gulliver’s descriptions of wars?


Give a character sketch of Flimnap.

Three Men in a Boat
Describe George’s fondness for playing the banjo. What effect did this have on the people near to him?


“Harris and Uncle Podger are two sides of the same coin.’”Justify.


Answer 1.
(i) atomic bombs
(ii) Japanese leaders were preparing to surrender
(iii) intimidate the USSR
(iv) It was an exceptional day because the USA dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan.
(v) The bombing of Hiroshima not only changed the physical and emotional health of the Japanese but it also changed the world.
(vi) The bomb was dropped to put an end to the war with Japan.
(vii) The first atomic bomb was ironically called ‘Little Boy’ when one considers the enormity of the bomb’s significance in causing death and destruction.
(viii) There was a gap of three days between the two bombings.

Answer 2.
(i) Humour and laughter together strengthen the immune system, boost energy, reduce pain and protect us from the damaging effects of stress.
(ii) Humour beneficially helps our mental makeup by lightening our burdens, inspiring hopes, connecting us to other people and keeping us grounded, focused and alert.
(iii) Laughter improves our bodily health by relieving physical tension and stress, leaving our muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after a good laugh. It boosts the immune system and decreases stress hormones, simultaneously increasing immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving our resistance to disease. It also triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural ‘feel-good’ chemicals.
(iv) Laughter is contagious, because just hearing laughter primes our brain and makes us ready to smile and join in on the fun.
(v) The word is ‘contagious’.
(vi) The word is‘intimacy’.
(vii) ‘surmounting’
(viii) ‘subsides’

Answer 3.
Thursday, 14th May, 20XX
Dear Diary
I want to share one of the most beautiful experiences of my life with you today. I was the lucky one out of the 13 interns to accompany ISRO’s head astronaut Mr. PK Singhal on India’s first manned mission to the Moon. As soon as we covered the long distance and reached our destination safely, our happiness knew no bounds. We were able to plant the Indian tricolour in a prominent place on the moon’s surface.
The Moon is breathtakingly beautiful. ‘Zero gravity’ hops, a rugged and grainy surface and everything else was heavenly. We explored the craters and peaks of the moon for two hours near to where our spacecraft had landed. We also collected some samples of the moon’s soil for analysis by Indian scientists. Then we got the command from ISRO headquarters to return. We blasted off back to Earth immediately.
I feel really proud and grateful to have got a chance to experience something people only dream of.


Soccer – The World’s Most Popular Sport
by Aperna

For many centuries, people played kicking games with different kinds of balls. Soccer, also called ‘Association Football’, to distinguish it from ‘American Football, developed from these games and has become the world’s most popular sport, being played in over 140 countries. The game is known as ‘football’ because the hands of the players (except the goalkeeper) are not allowed to touch the ball in play during a game. The name ’soccer’ comes from the high socks that players wear under their boots.

The game consists of two teams of eleven players each contesting each other to put the ball into the opponents’ goal. The normal time duration of a game is 90 minutes, being divided into two halves of 45 minutes each with a short interval in between. The winner is the team whichrscores more goals during the duration of a game. The first soccer World Cup was held in 1930. which was won by Uruguay.

Answer 4.
Once upon a time there lived a small poor boy whose name was Rama. He loved to play tricks with animals. One day, Rama held out a piece of bread to a dog. The dog jumped forward to take it but failed because Rama withdrew his hand at that moment and ran away with the piece of bread. The dog barked and ran after Rama for the bread. Rama ultimately threw the bread, but it fell in the drain. As the dog tried to attack Rama in frustration, he hit it with a stick.

A middle aged man was passing by and saw Rama’s act of mischief. He called Rama and asked him, “Why are you hitting the dog?” Rama brushed away the question with laughter. The man offered Rama a ten rupee coin and advised him not to hurt street dogs. He also asked Rama to buy some bread and feed the dog himself. Rama then bought another loaf of fresh bread. He lifted the dog in his arms and fed him the bread. The dog ate the bread quickly as it was hungry. Then it licked Rama’s face to show its gratitude. Rama was now a changed boy.


The day before yesterday, I saw an old lady sitting in the park and looking at me continuously. It was during my summer vacations and I had come home. It was my final year in college and I had secured a job in a reputed company. Playing with my nephew in the park, I was trying to match up to his energy and stamina. We were playing handball when I noticed that lady. She had been looking at me. She seemed old. She was thin and had grey hair.

I could not control my curiosity and went to her. I asked her why was she looking at me continuously and if I could be of any help to her. She took some time to react, but instead of words, tears came out of her eyes. She finally spoke and told me that looking at me she was reminded of her son. The old lady’s son was a soldier in the army. He had lost his life while fighting a battle against our enemies. He died serving the nation. The old lady was proud to be the mother of a martyr.

I felt really touched by her loss and tried my best to console her. I hugged her and appreciated the patriotic zeal of her son. She thanked me and asked me if she could look at me and my nephew play in the park. I smiled and agreed.

Answer 5.
(a) questions
(b) with
(c) me

Answer 6.
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Answer 7.
(i) There are plenty of books on different subjects.
(ii) The books cater to the taste and need of students.
(iii) The librarian plays an important part in improving the reading habits of students.

Section (C)
Literature (Textbooks)

Answer 8.
(i) The poet doubted that he would come back because on taking one road, it would lead to another road and so on, so that he would not be able to return.
(ii) The second line means that all roads lead to other roads and this pattern repeats.
(iii)The poet is standing at a fork of two roads in a wood where he has to decide which road to travel on.
(iv) This poem signifies the choices one has to take in life. Once a choice is made, we cannot retrace our steps and make the other choice, as one choice leads to another and so on.


(i) Hero’refers to Corporal Turnbull.
(ii) The occasion was Corporal Turnbull’s lecture on the hand grenade.
(iii) He had come back from Dunkirk (France)
(iv) The occasion ended with Corporal Turnbull assigning Private Quelch for permanent cookhouse duties.

Answer 9.
(i) Just like the brook, human beings originate by taking birth. Both of them have to struggle to reach the final destination in life, irrespective of the hurdles and obstructions in their path. They face similar phases of life and go through happiness and difficulties alike, just like the brook.
(ii) The maid shared the information with Juliette that there was a vacancy for a cook to work in the film with an offer of eight hundred francs. She suggested Juliette to take up the offer.
(iii) The song of the rain is the song of the soul as it portrays the rain as divine. It is shown as the messenger of mercy between two lovers – the field and the clouds.
(iv) Mrs. Bramble refers to herself in the third person while talking to Harold. Harold did not like this as he felt himself like a small child whenever his mother talked to him like this.
(v) The passenger of chair no 9 was the author’s old acquaintance, John A Pescud. Suddenly, he hurled a book to the floor between his chair and the window.

Answer 10.
Yes, I think the convict should have been given a second chance. This is because he was not a thief by intention. The circumstances were such that they forced him to steal. He had stolen food for his ailing wife as he was unable to earn money due to not having a job. However, he was caught and imprisoned, due to which his wife died due to starvation. If the convict had been given a second chance as a noble act from the humanitarian point of view, he would have improved his ways and worked hard to earn the food that he had earlier been forced to steal. He would also have been able to save his wife’s life, thus giving him mental peace. However, what the convict overlooked were the values of honesty and his responsibility towards society. He had no right to steal anything from anybody, even food. He could have begged for it if he did not have money to pay for it.


Yes, I agree that the poet herself is responsible for neglecting her teeth and damaging them. She herself confesses that she had a weakness for sticky and sweet food. After eating all this sticky food, she did not brush her teeth, which caused the teeth to decay and created cavities in them. She also admits her fault of showing no respect towards her teeth by brushing them hurriedly, carelessly and half-heartedly.
The important values we learn from her experience are that we must take responsibility for what we do and how we mould our lives. The consequences of our deeds are our responsibility. Further, we must not make fun of someone wearing false teeth, as one day the same problem may occur with us. Another important lesson we learn from this poem is that we must visit a dentist regularly to keep our teeth healthy and cavity-free.

Long Reading Text (Novel)

Answer 11.
The master horse was listening to Gulliver carefully when he was describing the wars in his country. Gulliver told the master horse that wars take place due to several reasons. Sometimes a war takes place due to ambitions of princes or corruption of ministers, and at other times wars happen for gaining power over the weak. When Gulliver completed his discourse on wars, the master horse asked him to stop and said that the shame of waging war was greater than the danger, because the master horse imagined that battles were fought bare-handed.

It was difficult for him to believe that the Yahoos could kill each other in such great numbers as their flat face prevented them from biting each other. Then Gulliver described about the destructive weapons of wars the nations of Europe possessed.

After listening to the description of the wars and destructive weapons, the master was filled with hatred for the country of Gulliver. The vices of human race that led them to wage wars were scornful to him and he came to detest the whole human race.


Influential Hypocrite Flimnap was the lord high treasurer of Lilliput who harboured a feeling of hatred and enmity against Gulliver. Outwardly, he tried to appear more friendly than he usually was. Flimnap had complained to the king of how Gulliver was costing the state treasury exorbitantly. He was successful in manipulating the king against Gulliver and place the conditions of impeachment officially against Gulliver. He influenced Skyresh Bolgolam to join the conspiracy.

Animosity Towards Gulliver He blamed Gulliver of having relations with his wife and utilised this made-up issue to stimulate the conspiracy theory. So he was successful in insisting on the emperor to take the first possible opportunity to throw Gulliver out of Lilliput. This resulted in a lot of animosity against Gulliver.

Three Men in a Boat

George was fond of playing the banjo, although J writes that he had never learned to play the banjo. He faced too much all-round discouragement from everybody. He tried on two or three evenings to get a little practice, but it was never a success. Harris’ language used to be enough to unnerve any man. When George offered to play the banjo, Harris objected by saying he had a headache. He said he did not feel strong enough to stand it. Moreover, Montmorency would sit and howl steadily right through the performance. George never liked this reaction from Montmorency but Harris said that he had a musical ear and it was George’s banjo playing that made him howl like that. Even later, when George tried to play his banjo, he was discouraged by one and all. His attempts were a great disaster. His landlady objected when he played at home. When he played at night, neighbours called the police. He was arrested and was asked to keep it shut for six months. He grew very disappointed over the whole business and was finally forced to sell it.


Disorganised and Clumsy Harris always reminded the narrator of his Uncle Podger. Both of them readily involved others in actually having any task done. Once Uncle Podger undertook the job of hanging a picture on the wall in which he came out as a very clumsy and inefficient person. All the members of the family stood in attendance when Podger tried to stick a nail in the wall. He struggled hard to hang the picture and even dropped it down.

Pretender Harris too, like Uncle Podger, wanted to take the credit for doing something which he actually did not do. When the three friends decided to make a list of things to be carried for the trip, Harris, instead of doing the work himself, only asked the narrator to bring him a piece of paper and asked George to get him the catalogue of groceries. He also wanted somebody to give him a pencil to write with. Thus Harris, without actually doing anything, pretended to take upon himself the burden of the whole task. Thus, Harris and Uncle Podger resembled each other and were identical in the context of their responses to a situation.

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