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CBSE Sample Papers for Class 9 English Language and Literature Paper 2

Board CBSE
Class IX
Subject English Language and Literature
Sample Paper Set Paper 2
Category CBSE Sample Papers

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Time : 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 100

General Instruction:

  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.  (8 Marks)
1. Airbus says it has turned the corner after a crisis connected to production problems
and turmoil in the boardroom at its A380 super-jumbo project that has gone on for the past year. On the first day of the Paris air show, Airbus announced a raft of orders. It is competing with Boeing, its American rival, for the title of the largest plane maker in the world. Boeing is expected to reveal the numbers of orders for its 787 Dream liner soon. Airbus orders unveiled on Monday included Qatar Airways confirming a $16bn order for 80 A3 50 Airbus planes and ordering three A3 80 super-jumbos for about $750m. .

2. Boeing and Airbus are also competing for orders from aircraft leasing firms. Orders from these companies – who rank highly among the biggest global buyers of aircraft – are often regarded as an indication of how successful a model will be in the long term. Airbus also secured orders from US Airways that are worth $ lObn for 22 of its A350 jets, 60 A320s and ten of its A330-200 wide-body planes.

3. A few months ago, Airbus unveiled a major cost-cutting programme aiming to reduce the workforce in Europe by 10000, as well as announcing a group restructuring. “I can tell you with full confidence that Airbus is back and fully back, as you have started noting yesterday as demonstrated by our first day announcements,” said Mr Gallois on the second day of the air show.

4. However, Boeing also announced a deal with General Electric (GE) on the show’s first day. GE’s commercial aviation services placed an order for six 777 Boeing freighters valued at around $1.4bn, to be delivered in the last quarter of 2008.

5. A Wall Street Journal website report, quoting the Delta operating chief yesterday said that Delta Air Lines were on the verge of ordering as many as 125 Boeing 787 jetliners by the end of this year. However, a spokesman for Delta later said that it had been having conversations “with several aircraft makers” and that “no final decision” had been made on future fleet purchases. (347 words)

1.1 Attempt any eight of the following questions on the basis of the passage you have read. (1×8 = 8)
(i) What did Airbus announce on the first day of the Paris air show? (1)
(ii) What kind of problems did Airbus face? (1)
(iii) What planes has Qatar Airways ordered from Airbus? (1)
(iv) What is the significance of orders from aircraft leasing firms? (1)
(v) What is the total number of planes ordered by US Airways on Airbus? (1)
(vi) What did Boeing announce on the first day of the show? (1)
(vii) What did Airbus start a few months ago to cut their costs? (1)
(viii) According to a Wall Street Journal website report, how many of which kind of
aircraft does Delta Air Lines expect to order and when? (1)
(ix) What did General Electric (GE) order on the first day of the show of Boeing launch? (1)

Question 2.
2. Read the passage given below. (12)
1. These days it is not unusual to see people listening to music or using their electronic gadgets while crossing busy roads, driving their vehicles or travelling on public transport, regardless of the risks involved. I have often wondered why they take such risks: is it because they want to exude a sense of independence, or is it that they want to tell the world to stop bothering them? Or is it that they just want to show how cool they are?

2. Whether it is a workman or an executive, earphones have become an inseparable part of Our lives, sometimes even leading to tragic-comic situations. The other day, an electrician had come to our house to fix something.
We told him in detail what needed to be done. But after he left, I found that the man had done almost nothing. It later turned out that he could not hear our directions clearly because he had his earphones on.

3. Hundreds of such earphone addicts commute by the Delhi Metro every day. While one should not begrudge anyone for their moments of privacy or their love for music, the fact is, ‘iPod oblivion’ can sometimes be very dangerous. Recently, I was travelling with my wife in Delhi Metro.

4. Since the train was approaching the last station, there weren’t too many passengers. In our compartment, other than us, there were only two women sitting on the other side of the aisle. And then suddenly, I spotted a duffel bag lying on a seat.

5. The bomb scare lasted for several minutes. Then suddenly, a youth emerged from nowhere and picked up the bag. When we tried to stop him, he looked at us, surprised. Then he took off his earpieces, lifted the bag, and told us that the bag belonged to him and that he was going to get off at the last station. We were stunned, but recovered in time to ask him where he was all this while? His answer: he was in the compartment, leaning against the door, totally immersed in the music. He had no clue about what was going on around him. When he got off, earplugs in his hand, we could hear strains of the song. (368 words)

2.1. On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each. (2×4 = 8)
(i) Why do people take many risks while they are using the roads? (2)
(ii) Why didn’t the electrician carry out his work properly? (2)
(iii) Why were the passengers in the compartment doubtful about the bag? (2)
(iv) How was the dilemma of the unclaimed bag finally resolved? (2)
(v) What has become an Inseparable part of life of most of us? what can it often lead to? (2)
2.2. On the basis ofyour.reading of the passage, answer any four of the following. (1×4 = 4)
(i) Find out the word in paragraph 1 which is the appropriate antonym of comforting. (1)
(ii) What is the synonym of ‘integral’ as used in paragraph 2? (1)
(iii) Which phrase or word in paragraph 3 means the opposite of ‘envy’? (1)
(iv) Find out the word in paragraph 4 which is a synonym of ‘advancing’. (1)
(v) Which word in paragraph 5 is a synonym of ‘amazed’? (1)

Section (B)
Writing and Grammar (30 Marks)

Question 3.
Surbhi’s grandfather died. She used to love him greatlyand held him in high esteem.She feels a great loss in it and writes a diary entry. Write it on her behalf in 100-150 words using the clues given.

Grandfather’s loss very shocking – a gem of a person – taught and followed values  – well read person – a great personal loss

Write a descriptive paragraph on your Birthday Party in 100-150 words with the helps of verbal clues given below.

Parents arranged grand party – invitation card – mother helped – market and shopping – games – cake cutting – gifts

Question 4.
Narrate an interesting story of an encounter with a strange woman on a railway platform when you were coming back from Mumbai. Use the given clues in framing your story (150-200 words). (10)

Waiting at Mumbai Central Station – train late – a woman in white came – took me to  a restaurant – introduced herself to others as my ‘mother’ – most memorable day of my life.

Complete the story in 150-200 words which begins as the following:
“Buddy is Shaurya’s constant companion. He met him in a very unusual way. It was a ……….”

Question 5.
Fill in any four of the blanks in a paragraph given below with the help of options that follow. (1×4=4)
A man (a)….to the hospital after his scooter collided (b)……a bus near India Gate
yesterday. He (c)……to go home later after treatment, (d) … was very happy (e)….Find him fit and fine.
(a) (i) admitted    (ii) was admitted    (iii) is admitted   (iv) admits
(b) (i) by    (ii) on   (iii) with    (iv) in
(c) (i) allowed  (ii) allows   (iii) is allowed  (iv) was allowed
(d) (i) His    (ii) The   (iii) So  (iv) And
(e) (i) at   (ii) for  (iii) to  (iv) on

Question 6.
The following passage has a missing word in every line. Identify the missing word and write it along with the word before and the word after it against, the correct blank number. Attempt any four.
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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. Attempt any four.
football /is / popular/a/ game /in India /very .  (1×4=4)

Football is a very popular game in India.
(i) that / in England/ is believed /it originated/ it
(ii) not more than/a match of football/ one of whom/ each consisting of/ is played/ eleven players/ is the goalkeeper/ by two teams
(iii) the evening/ love to play/ most of the children/ football/ in
(iv) Russia/has multiplied/Football matches/of/TV viewership/ongoing/during/World Cup,
(v) Brazil/are most/and Portugal/favourite/in the world/ football champions

Section (C)
Literature (Textbooks) 30 Marks

Question 8.
Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow. (1×4 = 4)
I got up, paced up and down the room. Then another lovely thought struck me. I would marry. I would get married to a woman doctor who had plenty of money and a good medical practice. She had to be fat; for a valid reason. If I made some silly mistake and needed to run away she should not be able to run after me and catch me!
(i) What lovely thought struck the narrator?
(ii) What type of wife does he want?
(iii) In which activity was the narrator engaged before this extract?
(iv) Describe the shocking incident that occured immediately afterwards.


Remember, no men are strange, no countries foreign
Beneath all uniforms, a single body breathes
Like ours: the land our brothers walk upon
Is earth like this, in which we all shall lie.

(i) What does ‘earth’ refer to?
(ii) When will the poet and others lie in the earth?
(iii) Define the poet’s viewpoint about human beings.
(iv) What end is destined for all human beings?

Question 9.
Answer any four of the following questions in 30-40 words each. (2×5 = 10)
(i) What are the main features of the mechanical teacher that Margie and Tommy have in the story?
(ii) Why was the holy man who blessed Santosh’s mother surprised?
(iii) How did Montmorency add to the confusion created in packing?
(iv) Why did the people choose the Guru and the disciple as the King and minister?
(v) What different tasks did the beggar do for Sergei?
(vi) What was Johnsy’s daily routine when she fell ill?

Question 10.
Answer any one of the following questions in 100-150 words. (8)
There comes a stage in the life of children when they find their opinion to be changing about their parents (father specially). Elaborate this statement on the basis of lesson ‘The Little Girl’.
One does not want to help anybody without self-interest. Do you think that the old lady would have been generous if she had known who Saint Peter really was? What values do you learn from the poem ‘A Legend of the Northland’?

Question 11.
Answer any one of the following questions in 100-150 words. (8)
“Prashant engaged, with other volunteers, in helping the widows and children to pick up the broken pieces of their lives.
What qualities of Prashant are highlighted by this? Do you think young people can get together to help people during natural calamities?
What would a child do if a child got separated from his/her parents? What could have been the end of the lesson ‘The Lost Child’ in your view?


Answer 1.
(i) Airbus announced on the first day of the Paris air show that it had received a large number of orders for its planes.
(ii) Airbus faced the problems of production and a turmoil in the boardroom at its A 380-super jumbo
(iii) Qatar Airways has ordered 80 pieces of A350 planes and three pieces of A380 super-jumbos from Airbus.
(iv) Orders from aircraft leasing firms for a particular model are often regarded as an indication of how successful that model will be in the long term.
(v) The total number of planes ordered by US Airways on Airbus is 92, consisting of 22 pieces of A350 jets, 60 pieces of A320 and ten pieces of A330-200 wide-body planes.
(vi) Boeing announced a,.deal with General Electric (GE) on the first day of the show.
(vii) Airbus started a major cost-cutting programme a few months ago aiming to reduce the workforce in
Europe by 10000, as well as announcing a group restructuring.
(viii) According to a Wall Street Journal website report, Delta Air Lines expects to order 125 Boeing 787 jetliners by the end of this year.
(ix) General Electric (GE) placed an order for six Boeing 787 freighters of $ 1.4 bn, when it was launched.

Answer 2.
(i) People love to take risks while using the roads as they may want to show a sense of independence.
They also want to show to the world that they do not want to be bothered or to show how cool they are.
(ii) The electrician did not carry out the work properly because he had his earphones on when the author was giving him directions about what repair was to be done. But the electrician did not hear what the author told him.
(iii) The passengers in the metro were doubtful about the bag as the train was nearing the last station and the bag was lying unclaimed.
(iv) The mystery or dilemma of the unclaimed bag was resolved a youth in the metro suddenly came forward to pick up the bag. He had so far been leaning against the door and listening to the music without bothering about his bag.
(v) Earphones have become inseparable part of our life. Use of earphones can often lead its user to many tragic or comic situations.

(i) bothering
(ii) inseparable
(iii) begrudge
(iv) approaching
(v) stunned

Answer 3.
Wednesday, 26th August, 20XX
9:50 PM
Dear Diary
My grandfather is no more. I feel so dazed with my grandfather’s death that I can’t express my feelings. What a great human being he wasl He was a gem of humanism – cooperative, ready to help the needy, and also soft-hearted. He taught me the values of sympathy, love, affection, selflessness and compassion. He was well read and used to often quote from his reading to prove his point. He used to narrate stories to me when I was younger. I loved him so much as he constantly supported me whenever I needed him. I feel a great loss in his death. Though, he is no more to be my side in physical yet he is alive in my heart and guide me in difficult situation with his valuable advices he had taught me.
It has created a vacuum in my life.


This year I have celebrated my birthday the way I wanted to. My parents arrange a grand party for my friends. I have made the invitation card for my friends and my mother helped me to make invitation cards and to fill them up with names. She made a list of all the friends I wanted to call. Thereafter she took me to the market and bought balloons and streamers, masks and caps, etc to decorate the house with. We arranged the masks and caps in such a way that each friend of mine would pick one of his choices.
My father arranged some games for them and he became the referee for all our games. He arranged musical chairs, passing the parcel etc, and all the children enjoyed themselves. We had our cold drinks after the cake was cut by me. The cake was in the shape of a beautiful house with colourful fencing and big chunks of chocolate. I was drowned in gifts once my friends left and I went to bed with the satisfaction of having enjoyed the best birthday party of my life.

Answer 4.
A few days ago, I hag to travel alone to Ahmedabad by train and so I went to Mumbai Central station to board the train. As the incoming train was late, I waited on the platform. Finding me alone, a woman in a white saree approached me. She spoke very affectionately to me’and persuaded me to accompany her to the refreshment room for lunch. She reminded me very much of my long dead mother.

In the refreshment room I met an old classmate of mine having food with his mother. I had not met him after my mother’s death nine years ago. When I introduced myself to my classmate’s mother, the lady accompanying me introduced herself as my mother. Though this was a surprise for me, I did not object, as I felt very comfortable with her. I addressed her as ‘Ma’ infront of the others.

Soon, there was an announcement that our train would leave after 45 minutes so we finished our meal quickly and went back to the platform. The incoming train was just pulling into the station. As the old lady was also going to Ahmedabad, I had a wonderful journey in her company. It has been the most memorable day of my life after my mother passed away.


Buddy is Shaurya’s constant companion. He met him in a very unusual way. It was a sunny morning in the month of April. Shaurya was on an early morning stroll in the neighbourhood park. He was, as usual, completing his round of the park when suddenly he heard a low whimpering sound coming from a nearby bush. When he peeped inside, he saw a very cute small puppy. Its leg was injured and it was in great pain. He pulled it out and immediately took it to a nearby veterinary doctor. The doctor treated the puppy and cleaned its wound. Shaurya went back to the park and dropped the puppy where he had found him amidst the bushes. But to his surprise, the puppy followed him to his house. Shaurya’s mother did not like dogs but as the puppy was following him, he could not help but take the puppy inside and gave some milk to the puppy. Initially, Shaurya’s mother was not happy but the cute puppy wagged its tail very adorably at the mother.

Somehow Shaurya convinced his mother that he would look after the puppy and she need not worry about it. Shaurya named the puppy ‘Buddy’ and took it every day to the park in case anyone wanted to claim it, but no one did so. Soon the puppy became very friendly with Shaurya.

Answer 5.
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(b) (ii) with
(c) (iv) was allowed
(d) (i) his
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Answer 6.
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Answer 7.
(i) It is believed that it originated in England.
(ii) A match of football is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than eleven players, one of whom is the goalkeeper.
(iii) Most of the children love to play football in the evening.
(iv) TV viewership of Football matches has multiplied during ongoing World Cup in Russia.
(v) Brazil and Portugal are most favourite football champions in the world.

Section (C)
Literature (Textbooks)

Answer 8.
(i) The lovely thought that struck the narrator was of marrying.
(ii) He wanted a rich lady doctor, who would have plenty of money and a good medical practice, besides being fat.
(iii) Before this extract narrator was engaged in admiring himself in the mirror and thinking about his future.
(iv) Immediately afterwards, there was a dull thud and a fat snake wriggled over the back of his chair and landed on his shoulder. The snake had fallen from the beam in the roof above the narrator.


(i)’Earth’ refers to the soil.
(ii) The poet and others will He in the earth after death.
(iii) The poet’s viewpoint is that we may have different religions or castes, different skin colours, or we may speak different languages, but these differences do not matter, as we are all human beings.
(iv) The destined end of all human beings is that they will finally lie in the earth that they walk upon.

Answer 9.
(i) Margie and Tommy are getting education in their home with a mechanical teacher which teaches them everything. It was large, black, ugly-looking and had a big screen; lessons, questions and test papers appear on it.
(ii) The ‘holy man’ who blessed Santosh’s mother was surprised as her grandmother wanted him to bless Santosh’s mother for giving birth to a baby girl instead of a baby boy. This was surprising for him as all others wanted to be blessed by him for giving birth to a boy.
(iii) Montmorency sat on the things that were to be packed. He put his leg into the jam. He pretended the lemons were rats and got into the hamper and attacked thrbe of them. He chased the teaspoons also.
(iv) The kingdom was without a King or a minister. The people of the kingdom were confused. They had been impressed with the intellectual capacity and wisdom of the Guru and his disciple. So they made them King and the minister.
(v) The different tasks that the beggar did for Sergei were cutting wood, shovelling snow, setting the woodshed right and dusting the rugs and mattresses. He also helped in packing and moving of the furniture at Sergei’s house.
(vi) Johnsy lost her interest in everything when she fell ill. Her daily routine was not special as she spent her whole day lying on the bed. She gazed out of the window and counted the remaining leaves of Ivy Creeper. Being in depression, she lost her will to live.

Answer 10.

‘Change is the law of nature’. Everything has to change with the passage of time the only thing that is permanent is the change itself.

In the lesson, Kezia, the Little girl, initially used to be afraid of her father as he would often scold her. Once due to her mother’s illness, she had to be looked after by her father who would fondly take her in arms. He also laid down beside her and tried to narrate a story or two. All this made Kezia realise that her father was not bad or rude. Even he had a kind and loving heart but for the circumstances, he could not express it frequently.

Therefore, it can be inferred from the lesson that circumstances force people to change or atleast control their behaviour, nature, attitude or overall personality. In general, no one is purely good or completely bad, it is rather time that influences one’s conduct.


Some people lack basic human values. They do not want to help anybody without self-interest. They always want something in return. One goes to a temple or a church or to a Guru just because one wants something in return. The lady in the poem was a greedy woman. If she had known about Saint Peter and his power, she would have offered him her entire stock of cakes. However, she would have asked for some favours from him in return as she would know about his powers. But her unfriendly and greedy nature makes Saint Peter angry. He changed her into a woodpecker, which will always need to bore into hard dry wood with her beak to find food. Though, he maintains his cool most of the time but the selfish lady was cursed by him for being ungenerous.
Hence, the poem teaches us that one must not be greedy or selfish. We should always help the needy.

Answer 11.
Prashant shows the true leadership qualities. He helped the people of Ersama and motivates them for self help.
I think, young people can surely get together to help those affected during natural calamities. Being energetic and enthusiastic, youngsters can carry out difficult tasks very easily. They have the potential and capability to lead people. In times of floods or cyclones, they can also help to clean the surroundings of filth, dirt and dead bodies and can help to arrange food and shelter for the homeless. Living in the internet dominated era, we (young people) can ask for volunteers through social networking sites to come forward for the noble cause of helping the victims. Losing someone in a calamity is always painful, so we should help them to come out of the emotional trauma by proper counselling and therapy. We should try as much as we can to console them so they can live a normal life as early as possible.
There are certain things in life, mere thought of which is frightening and bone chilling. Separation of a child from his/her parents seems to top the list of such scary thoughts. For days such a child might not care about food, one of the most basic needs, forget anything else like shelters, career or luxuries. The lesson clearly highlights this aspect of a lost child who instantly refuses to have the choicest of the offers made by a humble and noble stranger. The story in the lesson ends on a confusing note whether the lost child and his parents could re-unite or not. But on closely observing, it can be assumed that they would have re-united for a kind and understanding man had found the child who was constantly trying to console the child besides offering various things. Efforts of such a devoted person hardly go in vain so I would sincerly hope and believe in the happy reunion of their poor but lovely family. Parents are the epitome of love and affection and a child needs them in the difficult situation. Hence, re-union of them would be the perfect climax of the novel.

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