Class 9 English Model Question Paper

Here is a model question paper for the Section C (Literature) of Class 9 English.

Attempt any one of the two extracts given below.

1. They, too, aware of sun and air and water,

Are fed by peaceful harvests by war’s long winter starv’d.

Their hands are ours and in their lines we read

A labour not different from our own.

a) The people are aware of sun, air and water as they all ………………………

i) want their proper use

ii) know that they are essential for our lives

iii) are important elements of nature

iv) exist on this earth

b) The expression ‘are fed by peaceful harvest’ implies

i) all people ate food that gives them peace

ii) They can grow crops and reap harvest only in peace

iii) They grow peace and harvest it to be fed by

iv) If they are fed only, then they could remain

c) The poet compares war to

i) winter

ii) starvation

iii) famine

iv) autumn

d) ‘Lines in the hands’ here indicate

i) Hard labour that makes the hands rough and lined

ii) Fortune of the people

iii) Lines that tell the future of people

iv) Lines that tell the past of people

e) Identify the poetic device used in the last two lines

2. No motion has she now, no force

She neither hears nor sees

Rolled round in earth’s diurnal course

With rocks and stones and trees

a) The poet’s beloved has no …………………. and no ……………………

i) money and joy

ii) motion, force

iii) hands, legs

iv) None of the above

b) She could neither sees nor hear because she ………………………….

i) is angry

ii) is dead

iii) has no eyes and ears

iv) is poor

c) The last two lines of the poem suggest that she has become ……………………….

i) alive

ii) a part of the nature

iii) poor

iv) none of the above

d) What is meant by earth’s diurnal course?

e) Write down the rhyme scheme of the given lines.

Attempt any one of the two extracts given:

3. a) I’m glad you’re pleased to see me. I don’t think you will be pleased for long. Put those paws up!

i) Who is speaking these lines and to whom?

ii) Where is the conversation taking place and where is it situated?

iii) Why is the speaker so sure that ‘his listener’ won’t be pleased for long?

iv) What does paws mean here?

v) Why is the speaker asking the listener ‘to put those paws up’?


b) ‘Poor thing, she’s absolutely right’, thought the King, weighing the evidence. ‘We have got the real culprit at last.’

i) Who is ‘she’ referred in these lines?

ii) What was she accused of?

Iii) What was the evidence weighed by the King?

iv) Who was the real culprit at this stage?

v) What was done after this judgement?

4. Answer any four of the following in 40-50 words each.

i) Can a simple jab of the knife kill a tree? Why / Why not?

ii) Describe the things the author sees and the sound he hears outside of the temple of Pashupatinath. (Describe three examples for each)

iii) How did Pungi transform into a Shehnai?

iv) Who is Maria Sharapova? What does she say about her Russian origin?

v) How did the snake change the writer’s opinion about himself?

5. Answer any two of the following in 40-50 words each

i) Why did the town councilors decide to pull down statue of the happy Prince?

ii) How did Toto’s love for taking bath almost led to his being half boiled?

iii) What gestures of his school mates touched the author’s heart in ‘A house is not a home’?

6. Answer any one of the following in 100-120 words

How did Gerrard outwit the intruder and save himself?


What were the circumstances that changed Kezia to change her opinion about her father?

13. Answer any one of the following in 100-120 words.

Compare the attitude of the child before and after his separation from his parents.


The Last Leaf is a story of hope and will power that works more than the medicine to light the lamp of life of Johnsy. Elaborate on it.

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