CBSE Sample Question Papers for Class IX for First Term September 2011

CBSE Sample Question Papers for Class IX for Term I (First Term September’2011)

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT I
ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE STD. 1X
SAMPLE PAPER – 2011
MARKING SCHEME


SECTION A
(READING – 20 MARKS)

Q1.Objective: To comprehend the main points of a text.
Marking: 10 marks – 1 mark for each correct answer.
No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes.
I. 1. children are using the computer from a very early age.
2. handwriting was not important as she used a computer.
3.research had proved that it enhanced the learning process as it led to the formation of memories.
4.kept the quill on the paper preventing the formation of ink blots
5.we tend to ignore it as the work load increases.
6.learning to use the computer.

II.(a) ignored / disputed (b) equally
(c) enhance / impact (d) class / affluence

III.(a) nonplussed (b) quill

Q2.Objective: Local and global comprehension of a poem.
Marking: 5 marks – 1 mark for each correct answer.
No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes.
1.b) wants to hide his feelings
2.d) he used to when he was young
3.b) his laughter does not reflect his feelings
4.a) appearances are deceptive
5.c) hypocrisy

Q3.Objective: To comprehend the main points of a text.
Marking: 5 marks – 1 mark for each correct answer.
No penalty for spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes.
1. a) he was scary looking
2.b) he was not a porter
3.c) he realized that she was scared
4.d) not judge people by their appearances
5.b) fearful

SECTION B
(WRITING– 25 MARKS)

Q4.Notice (4 marks)
Objective: To use a style and format appropriate for a notice.
Content – 2 marks, Expression – 2 marks
Suitable heading
Activity – Trip to Jim Corbett Park
Organizer
Dates and duration
Departure time
Cost
Name and designation of writer

Q5. Description of a person (6 marks)
Content – 3, fluency – 2, accuracy – 1
To plan, organize and present ideas coherently and concisely.
Expand upon the following points – Physical appearance, Clothes Mannerism

Q6.E-mail (7 marks)
Content – 3, fluency – 2, accuracy – 2
Objective: To use a style and format appropriate for an e-mail.
To plan, organize and present ideas coherently by introducing, developing and concluding the topic.
To compare and contrast the advantages of travelling by metro as compared to travelling by road and arriving at conclusions
The points given are suggestive points only
1.Apprehension of travelling alone
2.Details of the journey – from…. to….
3.Co-passengers
4.Scenery outside
5.An interesting incident
6.How you enjoyed the journey

Q7. Story (8 marks)
Content – 4, fluency – 2, accuracy – 2
Objective: To use imagination and creativity.
To plan, organize and present ideas coherently by introducing, developing and concluding the topic.
The use of the hints given

SECTION C
(GRAMMAR – 20 MARKS)

Q8. Gap filling (1/2 x 4 = 4 marks)
a) has b) take c) who d) from e) on f) violate g) invite h) cancellation

Q9.Dialogue completion (4 marks)
(a)(i) places you would like to visit. (b)(i) For a week
(c) (iii) What would be the cost of the trip (d) (iii) Would that

Q10. Editing (1/2 x 4 = 4 marks)
a)lies b) is c) all d) through
e) to f) the g) carrying h) industrial

Q11. Omission (4 marks)
a) held/ celebrated b) on c) welcomed/greeted/received d) away

Q12.Sentence reordering (4 marks)
a)Only 300 out of the 2700 known species are venomous
b)Snake venom is a yellow liquid which is 90% water
c)It is a substance that is expelled from the poison gland
d)These glands are made of thick connective tissue

SECTION D
(LITERATURE – 25 MARKS)

Q13.Objective: Local and global comprehension/ knowledge of plot and characters
Marking: 1 mark for each correct answer. (3 x 3 = 9 marks)

A.1. iv) was unhappy that he could not take that road too
2. ii) regret 3.iii) choices one makes in life

B.1. Hooper’s efforts to walk, struggling to take one step at a time, after his paralytic attack.
2.Duke would take one step forward, then wait for Hooper to take that step. Only then would Duke take the next step. This way they would walk forward.
3.Hooper managed to walk again; he resumed work and was promoted to the post of Assistant National Sales Manager.

C.1.He had sold Juliette’s villa for three hundred thousand francs to Mrs. AL Smith without actually buying it. Subsequently he bought it from Juliette for two hundred thousand francs.
2.Opportunist and calculative
3.A painting made by a painter who himself signs as Carot.

Q14. Any FOUR questions in about 30 – 40 words. (2 X 4 = 8 marks)
Objective: knowledge of plot and characters/ local and global comprehension and inference.
Marking: 2 marks for each question

1. Lord Ullin’s Daughter (Any two)
i) He cried when he saw her struggling in the stormy seas
ii) He asked her to return
ii) He cried out his forgiveness to the Highland chief.

2. Solitary Reaper
i) Things of the past like wars ii) Some routine day to day matter
iii) Natural calamity or disaster iv) Death or illness of a loved one

3. How I Taught my Grandmother to Read
i) Younger people touch the feet of their elders, but her grandmother was touching hers.
ii) Her grandmother was touching her feet because she was the teacher and students touch their teacher’s feet.

4. The Road not taken
i) The road that is grassy and untrodden.
ii) He wanted to travel unchartered paths and did not want to follow the herd.

5. The Brook
Bricker means to quarrel. The Brook is flowing down hills and slopes and thus is moving very fast and is very noisy. Hence the sound produces is like children quarrelling playfully.

Q15. A Dog named Duke (8 marks)
5 marks for content – eight value points to be included – half mark for each value point
3 marks for expression as shown below:
3 marks-Very Effective Organisation with very few errors.
2 marks-Reasonably Effective Organisation; some language errors
1 mark-Glaring weaknesses in Organisation; many language errors
0 mark-Very poor organisation; too many errors making the composition unintelligible

i)Chuck had had an accident which had completely paralysed his left side.
ii) He was disinterested in life and had lost the will to live.
iii) Even his wife was unable to get him out of his depression.
iv) Dukes love and determination had got him to walk again.
v) Unfortunately Duke died due to a car accident.
vi) It was because of his efforts that Chuck was promoted to the position of Assistant National Sales Manager.
OR
i)Gaston and his wife come to buy your villa.
ii) Gaston disinterested right from the beginning
iii) Wife is interested, so she takes her to see the villa
iv) Meanwhile Mrs. AL Smith comes to purchase it, and she mistakes Gaston to be the owner
v) Gaston sells her the villa without actually buying it from her. How can he do that
vi) He pays her 2000 francs for it, but has taken 3000 francs from Mrs. AL Smith.
vii) You feel duped and cheated by Gaston
viii) You are going to contact your lawyer, and take Gaston to court.
ix) Your doubts – the date on the cheque is on day previous.

Sample Question Papers for Class IX for First Term September 2011 Examination

English Communicative
English Lang. & Lit.
Hindi – A
Hindi – B
Mathematics
Science
Social Science (Revised)
Sanskrit

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