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Class 9th English Question bank solution 2023 PDF

QUESTION BANK 2022, 23
CLASS-IX
SUBJECT- ENGLISH











Section -A Reading Comprehension
(2 passages x 5 Marks each = 10 Marks)
    Q.1. Unseen Passage (5 Marks)
    Q.2. Unseen Passage (5 Marks)      
Passage-1
How you best improve your English depends on where you live, and particularly on, whether or not you live in an English-speaking community. If you hear spoken English every day and mix freely with English speaking people, that is, on the whole, an advantage. On the other hand, it is often confusing to have the whole language poured over you at once. Ideally, a step-by-step course should accompany or lead up to this experience. It will also help a great deal if you can easily get the sort of English books in which you are interested. To read a lot is essential. It is stupid not to venture outside the examination ‘set books or the text books you have chosen for the intensive study. Read as many books in English as you can, not as study material but for pleasure. Do not choose the more difficult books you find, with the idea of listing and learning as many new words as possible. Choose what is likely to interest you and be sure in advance that it is not too hard.
Questions-
(i) Learning and improving English depends on – (a) reading a lot of English books.
(b) choosing difficult 
(c)living in an English-speaking community
(d)    both (a) and (b) 
(ii) What is essential when you learn English?
(a) try to speak English with anyone
(b) read a lot of difficult English books
(c) you should enjoy the feeling of reading
(d)none of these
(iii) What is often confusing for learners?
(a) learning step by step
(b) whole language poured over
(c) reading for enjoyment
(d) sorting books for reading
(iv) Which of these has similar meaning of ‘accompany’?
(a)go with (b) follow(c)  take  (d) all of these
(v) One can learn and improve English by living in an English-speaking community. (True/ False)

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Passage-2
Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. When areas in and around Leh began to experience water shortages, life didn’t grind to a halt. Why? Because Chewang Norphel, a retired civil engineer in the Jammu and Kashmir government came up with the idea of artificial glaciers. Ladakh, a cold desert at an altitude of 3,0003,500 metres above sea level, has a low average annual rainfall rate of 50 mm. Glaciers have always been the only source of water. Agriculture is completely dependent on glacier melt unlike the rest of river/monsoon fed India. But over the years with increasing effects of climate change, rainfall and snowfall patterns have been changing, resulting in severe shortage and drought situations. Given the severe winter conditions, the window for farming is usually limited to one harvest season.
Questions:
(i) What kind of landform is Ladakh? 
a) Hot desert  b) Cold desert    c) Dry desert    d) Hot and Dry desert (ii) Who was Chewang Norphel?
a) a retired principal         b) a retired activist   
c) a retired social worker   d) a retired civil engineer (iii) Ladakh is at an altitude of metres above sea level.
a) d)
(iv)Find the word in the paragraph which means the same as ‘a body of dense ice’. a) river  b) desert c)   glacier d) all the above
(v) Severe shortage of water is the result of-
(a) climate changes (b) changes in rainfall (c) changes in snowfall pattern (d) all of these
Passages-3                                                                                                                                                                                     
We are living in the Age of Science. Everyday new inventions are being made for the good of humanity. The scientific inventions began after the Industrial Revolution of 1789. Within these 200 years, science has made a wonderful progress. The aeroplane is one of the most important inventions of science during the Modern Age. It is the fastest means of transport known so far. An aeroplane resembles a flying bird in shape. Inside there are seats for the passengers and a cabin for the pilot. This cabin is called a cockpit. It has an engine that is worked by petrol. It is all made up of metal and can fly at a very high speed. Before taking off it runs on the runway for some distance to gather speed. Then it suddenly hops up the earth and takes off.
Questions
(i) The scientific invention began after the Industrial Revolution of ___.
(a)1889 (b)1879 (c)1789 (d)1779 
(ii) The cabin for the pilot is called a –
(a) cube (b) cockpit (c)cubicle (d)chamber  
(III) An aeroplane has an engine that is worked by-
(a)petrol(b)steam (c) diesel d) gas  
(iv) Which of the following is the fastest means of transport?
(a) motor vehicle (b) ship (c) train (d) aeroplane (v) We are living in the –
(a) age of industrialisation (b)modern era (c) age of inventions (d) age of science  Passage-4  
Barabati Fort, built by the Ganga dynasty on the banks of River Mahanadi, is one of the most sought-after tourist attractions of Cuttack. Located near the Baliyatra Ground, this ruined fort stands on the west side of the Millennium City. According to historians, Barabati Fort once housed a nine-storey palace. While the fort is spread over an area of 102 acres, it has a 20-yard-wide moat to protect the structure. What stands at the site are the ruins of the palace on an earthen mound, the hyacinth-filled moat and the fort. The area is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. The construction of the fort was started in 989 AD by King Marakata Keshari while he was building embankments on the shore of river Mahanadi to protect the city from floods. Later in the 14th century, Mukundadev Harichandan, a Chalukyan King, built the nine-storey palace.

Question- 
(i)   Marakata Keshari constructed embankment on the shore of Mahanadi to protect
(a)the fort from flood (b)the city from attack
(c) the city from flood (d)none of the above
(ii) A word which means a deep wide narrow channel, filled with water-
(a) moat (b) mound (c) site (d) fort
(iii) Which city is called the ‘Millennium City’?
(iv) Barabati Fort once had-
(a)2 storey palace (b) 9 storey palace (c) 2 gardens (d) 3 lakes (v) Who built the Barabati Fort?
Passage-5
Munnar derives its name from the Tamil words munu [three] and aaru [river]. The town is situated at the confluence of Mudrapuzha, Nallathani and Kundala rivers. It is located near the Tamil Nadu border and is close to both Coimbatore and Kochi, making it a preferred weekend spot for those residing there. But its beauty lures people from far and beyond–it’s also a popular destination of foreign tourists coming to India. It used to be the favourite summer resort of the English, when the British ruled India. And why not? The town and its surroundings vary in height from 1700m – 2700m above sea level and offer stunning views of hills and valleys. It has a salubrious climate round the year, which makes it a pleasurable place to spend your vacation. Even in summer, the temperature varies from 8 degrees – 16 degrees Celsius. In summer, the sudden showers turn its tea gardens into magical carpets and bestow an ethereal look to the landscape.
Question: 
(i)What was Munnar famous as during the British rule?
(a) as winter resort (b) as spring resort (c) as summer resort (d) as autumn resort (ii)What does one see everywhere in Munnar?
(a)  plains (b) tea gardens (c) rivers (d) lakes  
(iii)Munnar get its name from-
(a) Hindi (b) Telugu (c) Tamil (d) English       
(iv) The town of Munnar is situated at the confluence of- (a) 2 rivers (b) 3 rivers (c) 4 rivers (d) none of these
(v) The town and its surroundings vary in height from 1700m – 2700m. (True/ False) Passage-6
Helen Keller lost her eye-sight and hearing at the age of two because of an illness. She became deaf. She also lost the ability to speak, for we learn to speak by imitating what we hear. At first, it seemed impossible that she would never understand other’s or be understood by them. Hers was thus a lonely world. But she was helped by a wonderful teacher named Miss Sullivan who had herself been blind as a child but recovered her eye-sight by an operation. Miss Sullivan volunteered to help Helen and taught her to speak, read and write. Helen later went to a university and gained a degree. She then spent the rest of her life working to help the blind and the deaf.
Questions:
(i) We learn to speak———-
(ii) Miss Sullivan helped Helen to————
(iii) What did Helen do for the blind and the deaf?
(iv) When did Helen Keller lose her eye-sight and hearing?
(a) at birth (b) at the age of two(c) at the age of four
(v) Which word in the passage means ‘One who is not able to see’?
(a)  deaf (b) sight (c) blind (d)dumb
Passage-7
We do not always get what we want. Sometimes we succeed. Sometimes we fail. This makes us sad. We think ourselves unlucky. We must try and try again. This will make us successful at least. The example of Robert Bruce is before us. He was the king of Scotland. He wanted to drive out the English from his country. He could not do so. He was defeated many times. He lost hope of success. So he ran away from the battlefield. He hid himself in a cave. There he saw a spider. It tried to reach the ceiling. Whenever it tried to do so, it fell down. But it went on trying. At last, it succeeded. We can do the same thing. We must try and try again. This will surely give us success.
Questions: 
(i) Robert Bruce wanted to drive out the English from…….. 
(a)  England (b) Scotland (c) Ireland (d) Nagaland.
(ii) How many times was he defeated? 
(a) 2 times (b) 4 times (c) many times (d) none of these
(iii) What did the spider do?  
(a) It tried to reach the ceiling (b) not tried to reach the ceiling   (c) It tried to reach the floor (d) None of these (iv) Who was Robert Bruce?
(a) a king (b) a teacher (c) God (d) a soldier (v) Give opposite of ‘sad’.
(a) glad (b) happy (c) dead (d) none of these Passage-8
Sir Philip Sydney fell mortally wounded at the famous battle of Zutaphen in 1586. He called out for a cup of water. One of his friends hastened away and with great difficulty found some water and brought it to him. As Sir Philip Sydney was about to put the cup of water to his parched lips, he saw a wounded soldier, who was lying close by, looking at the water with longing eyes. Sir Philip Sydney gently pushed away the cup saying, “Give it to him; his necessity is greater than mine.” 
Questions
(i) The word “necessary‟ means-
(a) desire (b) hope (c) essential (d) thirst
(ii) When did the battle of Zutaphen take place? (a) 1586 (b) 1546 (c) 1578 (d) none (iii) Whom did Sydney, see?  
(a) king (b) wounded soldier (c)boy (d) none (iv) Who went to bring water for him? 
(a) friend (b) brother (c) king (d) none 
(v) The opposite of the word ‘difficult’……
(a) easy (b) Stiff (c) hard (d) none
Passage-9
Robinson Crusoe lived all alone in the forest. For some time, Crusoe did not see any one on the Island. Then, one day he saw some wild man, enjoying a feast and dancing round the fire. He also saw two Prisoners; one of whom ran away for his life. Two of the men chased him, as fast as they could, to catch him. Seeing this, Crusoe fired his gun and frightened them away. The Prisoner, who was now left alone, came up to Crusoe and tried to thank him for his help. Crusoe took him home and called him Friday, as he was found on a Friday. The man expressed his desire to serve Crusoe. So, Crusoe took him as his servant and taught him many things, and the two lived together happily.
Questions:
(i) Robinson Crusoe lived-
(a) in a forest (b) on an Island (c) on a mountain – top (d) in a village 
(ii) The wild man could not catch the prisoner because-
(a) he ran very fast (b) he disappeared in the forest
(c) he went to Crusoe. (d) the men were frightened by the firing of the gun.
(iii) What were the wild men doing?
(a) enjoying a feast and dancing round the fire (b) dancing (c) singing (d) crying (iv) Why did Crusoe call the prisoner “Friday‟? 
(a) because he was found on a Friday (b) because he was alone (c) because he was hungry (D0 because he was hungry (v) How did Crusoe and Friday live? 
(a) Lived happily (b) lived sadly (c) lived angrily (d) None of these Passage-10
Once Mahatma Gandhi’s father bought him the book “Shravana Pitribhakti Natak”. He read it with great interest. He was very pleased when he saw the pictures of Shravan carrying his blind parents to holy places. The pictures had a great effect on him. “Here is an example for you to copy”. He said to himself. He could never forget Shravan’s love for his parents. One day, Mahatma Gandhi got his father’s permission to see the play Harishchandra. He liked the play so much that he watched it many times. He acted the role of Harishchandra again and again. Day and night, he asked himself. “Why should not all be truthful like Harishchandra?” the play made him cry. It inspired him to follow the path off ‘Satya’ even in difficult times.
Questions:
(i) What did Mahatma Gandhi’s Father bring for him?
(a) a toy  (b) a cycle
(c) a book  (d) a chocolate
(ii) Which play did Mahatma Gandhi see many times?
(a) Ramayan  (b) Mahabharat
(c) Harischandra                (d) Satya
(iii) What was the effect of the play on him?
(a) sad   (b) happy (c) angry  (d) cry
(iv) The play inspired him to follow the path of ………….
(a) kindness (b) satya
(c) fantasy  (d) nonviolence
(v) Find the noun form of the ‘permit’ in the passage.

Passage- 11
In 2006-Mark Inglis from New Zealand climbed the tallest mountain of the world, the Mount Everest. What was special about it? Every year many people climb Everest. But his story is different; Inglis did not have both the legs. He became the first man without both his legs to reach the top of the Mount Everest. Inglis lost his legs early. He was working as a mountain guide in New Zealand. He was caught in a snow storm. Inglis survived but both his legs had to be cut off. Inglis climbed Everest with artificial limbs specially made for climbing. He gained a small list of climbers, including a blind American and a Sherpa without both hands, who overcame disabilities to climb the Everest. Inglis is also a professional, ski guide, and a cyclist. He won a silver medal in the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. He also helps other people with disabilities.
Questions:
(i) When did Mark Inglis climb the Mount Everest?
(a) 2007  (b) 2008 (c) 2006   (d) 2001
(ii) Which County does Inglis belong to?
(a) England  (b) California (c) Japan  (d) New Zealand
(iii) What does Inglis not have?
(a) legs   (b) hands
(c) eyes  (d) kidneys
(iv) What did Inglis win in the 2000 paralympic games?
(a) Gold medal  (b) Silver Medal
(c) Bronze Medal  (d) None of these
(v) Where did Inglis win the silver medal?
(a) England  (b) Japan
(c) Hendon  (d) Sydney
Passage-12
The Himalayas are beautiful Mountains in the North of India. They stretch for two thousand miles from Kashmir to Assam. Some of the world’s highest peaks are in the Himalayas. The highest peak is mount Everest.
The tops of the mountains are covered with snow throughout the year. Therefore, we call them the Himalayas. Many passes connect with India with Tibet, Turkistan and Afghanistan. Many rivers the Ganga, The Yamuna, the Brahmaputra and the Beas flow from these mountains. Many visitors go to the hill stations for pleasure and relaxation.
Questions:
(i) Where are the Himalaya in India?
(a) South (b) East (c) North (d) West
(ii) Which is the highest peak of the world?
(a) Kanchan Jangha  (b) Dhaulagiri
(c) Mount Everest              (d) None of these (iii) Which river does not flow from the Himalayas?
(a) Ganga (b) Yamuna
(c) Godavari (d) Brahmaputra
(iv) Choose the correct opposite for ‘ugly’-
(a) Healthy (b) proud
(c) lovely (d)beautiful
(v) The highest peak is Mount Everest.   (True/ False) Passage-13
Lalita sowed some tomato seeds in her garden. The seeds grew into little plants after a few days. She removed every weed. She never allowed any insect near her pet plants. When the days were hot, she watered the plants. She put compost under the plants. The flowers grew and became big. The tiny green tomatoes began to show. Lalita and her sister watered the plants daily. A very large beautiful tomato grew in the plant. Her father said, “It is the finest tomato I have ever seen”. The sisters were very happy.
Questions:
(i)What did Lalita sow in her garden? (a)Plants (b) seeds (c) trees (d) grass (ii)What did she not allow?
(a)birds near plants  (b) insects near plants (c)flies near plants  (d)pets near plants (iii)What did she put under the plants?
(a)Water (b)Compost  (c) Weeds(d) Flowers
(iv) Which of the following is similar in meaning to ‘tiny’? (a) large (b) big (c) small (d) giant (v) Why were the sisters happy?
(a) because flowers grew in their garden (b) because a tomato grew in their garden
(c) because plants grew in their garden  (d) because their father was happy

Passage-14
Who can describe the pleasures and delight, the peace of mind and soft tranquillity one would feel in the balmy air, green hills and rich woods of a village. These lines are rightly said by great English writer, Charles Dickens. No doubt, city life is charming and glamorous for some has all the facilities to make one’s life comfortable but none can deny the pleasure of soaking in the beauty of the sun rising slowly from the horizon. The light sky, fresh white clouds, birds chirping merrily and trees dancing to the tune of flowing air gives the day a nice start. In cities sometimes it is difficult to get even a glimpse of the sky. The hustle and bustle of city life does not give us a chance to enjoy even the simplest pleasures of life. A typical urban day wakes to the shrill buzz of the alarm and then starts the mundane activities of getting ready, having a quick bite, hurrying to office and sitting there in front of the boring computer screen all day long. Coming back home is none the less an ordeal for most of us. Compared to it, is the slow but rhythmic life of village where one has the time to absorb the beauty of the day and thank God for his blessings. Which one do you prefer?
Questions
(i) The supporters of the city life are of the opinion that it is- (a) charming (b) glamorous (c) comfortable (d) all of these
(ii) A shortcoming of the village life can be-
(a)   bird’s chirping (b) fresh air(c) simple life (d) less facilities than cities
(iii) The hustle and bustle of city life means
(a) city life is better than village life (b) city life is too fast 
(c) city life is full of interesting activities (d) people in city life are happy
(iv) Coming back home is an ordeal for most of us as-
(a) We are getting late.       (b) There is a great traffic jam. (c) We are tired .                (d) We had a fight at office.
(v) The synonym of ‘routine’ as used in the passage is-
(a)    mundane                                   (b) typical
(c)    ordeal                                         (d) hurry 
Passage-15
In an effort to produce the largest, fastest and most luxurious ship afloat, the British built the S.S. Titanic. It was so superior to anything else on the seas that it was dubbed ‘unsinkable’. So sure of this were the owners that they provided only twenty life boats and rafts, less than one-half the number needed for the 2,227 passengers on board. Many passengers were aboard the night it rammed an iceberg only two days at sea and more than halfway between England and its New-York destination. Because the luxury liner was travelling so fast, it was impossible to avoid the ghostly looking iceberg. An unextinguished fire also contributed to the ship’s submersion. Panic increased the number of casualties as people jumped into the icy water or fought to be among the few to board the life boats. Four hours after the mishap, another ship, the ‘Carpathia’, rescued 705 survivors. The infamous S. S. Titanic had enjoyed only two days of sailing glory on its maiden voyage in 1912 before plunging into 12,000 feet of water near the coast of Newfoundland where it lies
Question:
(i)All of the following are true except that 
(a) The Carpathia rescued the survivors (b) The S.S. Titanic sank near Newfoundland 
(c) Only a third of those aboard perished (d) The S.S. Titanic was the fastest ship afloat in 1912
(ii) All of the following contributed to the large death toll except- 
(a) fire (b) speed (c) panic (d) The Carpathia 
(iii). How many days was the S.S. Titanic at sea before sinking? 
(a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 12 
(iv). Maiden voyage is closest in meaning to (a) most elegant (b) longest (c) inaugural (d) final (v) What does this passage convey?
(a) Attempts to rescue the S.S. Titanic’s survivors were not successful
(b) Overconfidence by builders and owners was greatly responsible for the sinking of the vessel 
(c) The S.S. Titanic proved itself the most seaworthy vessel in 1912 
(d) A fire and panic were the only causes for the sinking of the ship

SECTION- B (WRITING)
Q.3 Read the following passage and make notes on it and also give a suitable title to it. (4) 
Passage- 1
Biogas is a mixture of methane, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and hydrogen sulphide, the major constituent being methane. Biogas is produced by anaerobic degradation of animal wastes (sometimes plant wastes) in the presence of water. Anaerobic degradation means break–down of organic matter by bacteria in the absence of oxygen. Biogas is a non-polluting, clean and low-cost fuel which is very useful for rural areas where a lot of animal waste and agricultural waste are available. India has the largest cattle population in the world (240 million) and has tremendous potential for biogas production. From cattle dung alone, we can produce biogas of a magnitude of 22,500 mm3 annually. Air-tight digestion/degradation of animal waste is safe as it eliminates health hazards which normally occur in case of direct use of dung due to direct exposure to faecal pathogens and parasite.   

Passage –2
When planning to go on a vacation, the tendency is to make sure that the travel plans are hassle free, before stepping out of one’s doors. This involves booking by train, bus or even by air to one’s chosen destination. Yet the greatest holidays can be enjoyed by going on foot and I am not referring to trekking expeditions into the wilds. Any holiday can be made into a walking trip by opting out of a bus ride or a train journey or a taxi drop, by selecting to go on foot. Besides, walking is a great form of exercise and, above all, helps you to go deep into the local culture, the daily lives of people, their food and their music.
Walking helps you enhance the adventurous streak in you. If you are out on a beach holiday, instead of workouts at the gym, head out to the water for your exercise. Resort pools are a great way to have fun and stay fit and are suitable for all ages. Wake up early to start your day with a swim and you can also recruit family and friends to join in to make the activity even more interesting.
Passage-3
In democratic countries, any effort to restrict the freedom of the press are rightly criticized. However, this freedom can be easily abused. Stories about people often attract far more public attention than political events. Though we may enjoy reading about the lives of others, it is extremely doubtful whether we would equally enjoy reading about ourselves. Acting on the basis that facts are sacred, reporters can cause untold sufferings to individuals by publishing details about their private lives. Newspapers have such a great influence that not only can they bring about major changes to the lives of ordinary people but can even overthrow the government Passage-4
Travelling is a means of education. The real aim of education is character building. When we travel, we have to put things in order. We have to buy our tickets and catch the train at the right time. The rich men, can indeed, get all this done by their servants, but India is a country of the poor. In journey we have to help ourselves. We learn many new things by seeing different places and by conversing with people of all kinds. In Europe education without travelling is considered incomplete. In ancient India great importance was given to pilgrimage. Travelling in this country is a great pleasure.
Passage-5
Global Warming is caused by the increase of carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere and a result of human activities that have been causing harm to our environment for the past few centuries now. Global Warming is something that can’t be ignored and steps have to be taken to tackle the situation globally. The average temperature is constantly rising by 1.5 degrees Celsius for the last few years. The best method to prevent future damage to the earth, cutting down of more forests should be banned and Afforestation should be encouraged. Start by planting trees near your homes and offices, participate in events, teach the importance of planting trees. It is impossible to undo the damage but it is possible to stop further harm.
Glaciers have been melting, many countries have started water shortage, flooding, erosion and all this is because of global warming. No one can be blamed for global warming except for humans. Human activities such as gases released from power plants, transportation, deforestation have resulted in the increase of gases such as carbon dioxide, CFCs, and other pollutants in the earth’s atmosphere. The main question is how can we control the current situation and build a better world for future generations.
Passages-6
India is a land of unity in diversity. It is a vast country with numerous variations in races, cultures, languages and even geographical features. In many countries of the world, major geographical features divide international borders, e.g. Nepal and China separated by the Himalayas. However, in India, we have learned to live in diversity, and our geographical features further solidify this bond. The Punjab region is known for being one of the most potent agricultural lands on earth. The Northern Mountainous region has come across different people and different languages, though all of them are closely related to India. In the Rajasthan desert, we come across Rajasthani languages and culture, all part of India, yet distinct in their culture and language. To the further south come the people of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka, all distinctive languages, known for their local food based on coconut oil and a variation on the Hindu religion.
India is a plural society. Its unity and diversity characterize it. Despite several foreign invasions, Mughal rule and British rule, the nation’s unity and integrity have been maintained. It is this synthesis that has made India a unique mosaic of cultures. India fought against the British Raj as one unified entity. The existence of diverse languages, religions and cultures, foreign visitors and immigration from other parts of the world have made India’s culture tolerant. The sources of diversity in India may be traced through a variety of ways.
Passage-7
Education holds a crucial role in human life. One needs to go to schools and colleges to get an education. As a learner and gainer of education, one’s student life takes off. This is the time when he or she has to learn and know a range of subjects. As a student, we read a lot of books, study many subjects, involve in multiple sports, games and other academic activities.
Student life involves fewer struggles, more fun, fewer problems, and more joy. Students do a lot of mischievous activities during their student life. But they also learn moral values that make them a gentleman providing them with a distinct identity in society. Your future totally depends on how has your student life been.
But having finished our education, we are still called students because education and learning never end. If it does for you, you are not a real learner. That is why we should always keep learning and growing into a better version of ourselves. It is said that “Student life is the best life” because it keeps you growing.
Passage-8
The state of Madhya Pradesh was created on . As it is the central region of India, it is also known as the ‘Heart of India’. Bhopal is the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Indore is the largest city in the state. After Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh is the second largest state in terms of area. Madhya Pradesh stands fifth in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar. and West Bengal. The state shares its borders with Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh has a sub-tropical climate. It has a hot dry summer followed by monsoon from July to September. Winter in this state is fairly cool and dry. Crops like rice, wheat, soya bean, pulses and mustard are grown on a large scale. The major types of soils found in the state are black soil mainly in Malwa region, red and yellow soil in Baghelkhand region, alluvial soil in Northern Madhya Pradesh, laterite soil in highland areas and mixed soil in parts of Gwalior and Chambal division
Passage-9
India is a land of art and culture, a land of devotion, and a land of proud heritage and rich legacy. India has always been known for its rich heritage and culture. This wonderful land has presented a wide range of performing arts. Dance is considered as the most appealing form of performing arts that has been encouraged from centuries in India. It is a process of blossoming and unfolding of meanings, an art of expressing varied emotions and feelings. It is an artistic exploration with the body as an instrument, a search for meaning beyond words.
Dance cultivates discipline. Practicing the songs by understanding the stories, there by knowing the good and bad; cultivates good behaviour. The training process under a guru helps an individual to improve and maintain discipline. Dance training cultivates a perfect systematization. Respecting others, the standing position, walking style, behaviour, talking culture, dressing sense, helping nature are all cultivated through classical dance. “Dance your way to better health and happiness”.
Passage-10
Kanha National Park is nestled in the Maikal range of Satpuras in Madhya Pradesh, the heart of India that forms the central Indian Highlands. The national park is being popularized as the Tiger reserve and interestingly is being declared as one of the finest wildlife areas in the world. Spreading across two revenue districts the Mandala and the Kalaghat, Kanha National Park was declared a reserve forest in 1879 and revalued as a wildlife sanctuary in 1933. Its position was further upgraded to a national park in 1955. The Kanha National Park is spread across the area of 940 sq km in the Maikal chain of hills. By bringing up the buffer and core zone all together, the Kanha Tiger Reserve has the total area of 1945 sq km.
The landscapes and the surrounding luxurious meadows along with the wooded strands and the dense maroons of forests offer magnanimous sightseeing experiences for the nature lovers. Making the land more beautiful and adorable, the crystal-clear streams amidst the dense jungle cleanses the surroundings and makes the wildlife unrivalled. This vivacious land has been the source of inspiration for Rudyard Kipling, a famous writer for his outstanding creation- “The Jungle Book”. The Kanha National Park is the ideal home for wide ranges of wild creatures; right from the mighty tigers to the most populated Barasingha and the countless species of plants, birds, reptiles and insects.

Q.4    Formal Letter Writing                                                               
1. Write an application to the principal of your school asking three days leave as you are  ill. 
2. You are Amit Gupta studying in Govt. HSS Rewa. Write an application to your principal to issue Transfer Certificate as your father has been transferred to Shivpuri.
3. You are Nishi studying in Govt Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Morena. Write an application to your pricipal requesting him to issue books from the book bank.
4. Write an application to your principal to grant you ten days leave as you have to go for the marriage of your brother.
5. You are Arohi sharma studying in Govt Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Sagar Write an application to your principal requesting him for fee concession. 
6.  Write   a letter to the Superintendent of Police complaining about the incidents of theft and chain-snatching in your area.
7.  A new revised volume of Issac Asimov’s short stories has just been Order one set. Write a letter to the publisher, Mindfame Private Limited,1632 Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi, requesting that a set be sent to you by Value Payable Post (VPP), and giving your address. 
8.  Write an application to your principal requesting him to sanction you a scholarship.
9.  Write an application to your class teacher requesting him to add your name in the list of the students going to the Kanha Kisli National Park.
10. Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper to make people aware of the nuisance of loudspeakers during exams.



Informal Letter Writing
1. Yor are Rahul, residing at 432/4, behind Govt. Hospital, Bhind. Write a letter to your friend inviting him to attend your sister’s marriage ceremony. 
2.  You are Pawan Mishra, write a letter to your friend Deepak Verma inviting him to attend your younger brother’s birthday party.  
3. You are Aarav Parihar residing at N/32 Nehru Colony, Devas. Write a letter to your father requesting him to send you Rs. 500 for purchasing some books.  
4. Write a letter to your friend congratulating him on his success in the examination.
5. Write a letter to your friend inviting him to your birthday party.     
6. Write a letter to your sister telling her about your recent visit to a hill station.
7. Write a letter to your friend inviting him to stay with you during summer vacation. 
8. You are Vaishnavi Dubey, living at A-10 Astha Parisar ,Adhartal, Jabalpur. Write a letter to your friend Aarti telling her about your summer holidays programme and invite her to join you. 
9. Write a letter to your friend suggesting some tips regarding conservation of water.  
10. Write a letter to your father to send you Rs 500 /- as you have to pay your fees and buy some books and stationery.   
11. Write a letter to your friend narrating your visit to a tribal village.  

Q.5 Essay/Article/Paragraph on any one of the following topics in 180 words                    5 marks
1. An Indian Festival                                        6. Trees are Green Gold
2. Wonders of Science                                     7. Internet a bane or boon
3. Importance of Trees                                    8. How to Balance Digital Revolution with our life.
4. My Hobby                                            9. Modern Technology
5. Environment Protection                            10.  Man, and Mobile


Q.6 Picture guided composition                                                                                         3 marks
1. On the basis of the picture given below, describe how we can keep ourselves fit and healthy? (In about 75
words)                                                                                                                                                                                                       




2. On the basis of the picture given below, write a short paragraph about the importance of trees.






3. Last you went on a picnic with your family. Look at the picture given below and write a short paragraph about how you enjoyed your picnic.






4. On the basis of given picture write a paragraph in 75 words.




5. On the basis of picture given below , describe in 75 words how we can keep ourselves fit and healthy.






6. Study the picture and describe the wise deed of a crow in short.


7. On the basis of given picture write a paragraph in 75 words.



Section-C (Grammar)

Q.7 Fill in the blanks choosing the correct alternative given in the brackets.                          5marks
1. _______ Sun rises in the East. (a/an/the)
2. I didn’t buy ____ mangoes. (some/any)
3. He is ______ engineer. (a/an/the)
4. We _____to watch the movie yesterday. (go/went)
5. There is not _____ water in the pool. (much/many
6. They ____ completed their work. (has/have)  
7. Christmas is celebrated _ 25th December. (in/on)
8. How—- pages did you read? (much/many)
9. The bank —– some interest for your money. (give/gives)
10. The rainy season starts _ the summer. (before/after)
11. Hindi ____the official language of Madhya Pradesh. (is/are)
12. Sharad——–watching TV when the power went off. (was/were)
13. He is an American but his wife is —— European (a/an/the)
14. Honesty is ——- best policy. (a/an/the)
15. Walk carefully ——- you will fall down. (but/ and/ otherwise)
16. —— she works hard, she will fail. (If/Unless)
17. Anita is taller —— Sanjay (from/than)
18. How —— water is left in the bottle? (much/many)
19. We need —–money (some/any)
20. _____ I take your pen? (may/can)
21. Ravan was killed _____ Ram (from/ by)
22. We were making kites when Father______(arrive/arrived)
23. He wanted to ______ an engineer(become/becomes/becoming)
24. ______ is a good exercise (Walk/Walking) 
25. The book is ____the table. (on/upon) 
26. She is not going to office ______ she is ill. (and/so/because) 
27. Anita is the ______ student in the school. (wise/wiser/ wisest)
28. Mohan is _____ M. A. in English (a/an/the)
29. Health is ____ than wealth. (good/better/best)
30. Every year thousands of people die_____ cancer. (of/from/than)
31. Physics —– not a difficult subject. (is/are)
32. The table was—— by the student. (break/broken)
33. Everyone____ wear mask in crowded places. (should/used / ought)
34. How _____ students are present ? (many/much)
35. How ______ milk do you take in tea? (much/many)
36. You have been playing here _____ morning. (since/for)
37. We have been studying in this college _____ three years. (since/for)
38. Did you see ______ lion in the forest? (some/any)
39. He did not work hard _____ he failed. (so/because)
40._____ you taken my pen? (have/has/did)
41. Pramod will see you …………. Monday ………….  (at/on/in)
42. The news ____ not updated timely. (are/ is/have)
43. The stars ____ bright at night. (shine/shines/shining)
44. Shantanu ……………. all the chocolates. (eating/eat/ate)
45. ____you please lend me your novel? (must/need/would)
46. Neha ____ from the vacation just now. (has returned/ had returned/returns)
47. He ____ daily for a year now. (exercise/have been exercising/ has been exercising)
48. I like the songs _________ 90s.(of/off/for)
49. The bread   was placed __________ the table. (at/on/by)
50. The cat was hiding _________ the table. (over/under/in)
51. I will call at your house sometime …………. the evening. (into/in/at)
52. She said that she ………………….. help me. (will/would/shall)
53. You ______ brush your teeth after every meal. (should/need/must)
54. The boys ______ train hard if they want to win the competition. (sho

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