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Sample Paper – 2014
Class – IX
Subject – English

Maximum Marks: 30 Time :1 hour

The Question Paper is divided into four sections.

Section A: Reading Comprehension 4 Marks

Section B: Writing 12 Marks

Section C : Grammar 8 Marks

Section D : Literature 6 Marks

General Instuctions:

1. All questions are compulsory.

2. You may attempt any section at a time.

3. All questions of that particular section must be attempted in the correct order.

SECTION – A (Reading)

1 . Read the following poem carefully. 4

Ode to Peace

Peace…….. Peace………….. Peace………….

O Peace! Where are you? Where are you?

O Peace! You are the guardian who learns to guard the good.

You are not the soup of Chicken cooked in Olive oil

Which is served at the Geopolitical conferences.

O Peace! You are the chlorophyll of spiritual flights.

O Peace! You are not a symbol and a word……..

You are a sharp shiny signal of a bare night seeking tranquility.

You are omnipotent and powerful exposition of forgiveness.

O Peace! You are the giver of new life to sordid Soul.

Where are you? Where can I meet you?

O Peace! You are neither an oppressor nor an oppressed heart.

If I meet you, I’ll keep you chained

Lest you’ll fly away

O Peace! Take me in your arms

And envelope me with your immortal wings.

O Peace! Unfurl your sails before the storm of war.

You are not the antonym of War

But the synonym of all virtues

A combination of Love and Liberty

Plus Justice and Security.

O Peace! You do not only reconcile between enemies.

But strengthen affectionate relations among friends

O Peace! You are the main lesson of holy Prophets.

For you we can have blissful co-existence.

O Peace! Come with your conch-shells sounding,

Dress me with a crimson mantle, grasp my hands and take me,

O Peace! I’m here to carry your banner.

O Peace! Where are you? Where can I meet you?

On the basis of your reading of the poem, pick out the correct option from the list of options in each question and write the answer in your answer sheet.

1.1. The poem expresses the poet’s insatiable thirst for ---------------------

(a) money.

(b) life.

(c) peace.

1.2. Peace learns to guard ------------------------------------------

(a) the good.

(b) the enemies.

(c) the sins.

1.3. The poet wants to keep Peace -----------------------------

(a) free.

(b) chained.

(c) open.

1.4. The expression “You are a sharp shiny signal……….” is an example of -------------

(a) alliteration.

(b) simile.

(c) pun

SECTION – B (Writing)

2 . Write a bio-sketch of Edwin Lutyens on the basis of the following notes given below.(in not more than 80 words) 4

EDWIN LUTYENS

# Edwin Lutyens – born in 1871 in England

# Father – Charles Lutyens – British Army

# No schooling – early age – weakness

# Taught by his elder brother Fred – childhood

- good at Mathematics – drawing figures

- huts – walls – houses –buildings

# Trained in Architecture – at the age of 18

# Became an Architect par excellence

# Built – houses – monuments – building in England – Parliament House in India

# Died in 1944.

3 . You are Sandeep or Kanika of Class IX and you have received a telegram from International Mathematics Olympiad Committee informing that you have been lucky enough to win 9th rank at international level. You feel excited to write an e-mail to your friend Mohit or Karishma sharing your happiness with him or her as well as telling him or her how you prepared for this examination. Write this e-mail in not more than `120

words. The format of the e-mail is given below. 8

Date : -------------------------------------------------------------------------

From : -------------------------------------------------------------------------

To : -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Subject : -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Sir / XYZ

CONTENT

Regards / Love

Name

SECTION – C (GRAMMAR)

4. In the passage given below, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is underlined. 4
The television has always very controversial. e.g. always been very
While the positive aspects the electronic (a)
media innumerable, their negative (b)
impact children cannot be denied.(c)
For new piece of information that (d)
a child learns the Discovery or National (e)
Geographic channel, are also (f)
unrealistic stunt shows parents dislike.(g)
Computers and TV have students to lose (h)
interest in studies.

5. Complete the headlines by choosing the correct answer from the options 4

(a) CLASHES KILL 20 IN NANDIGRAM

Clashes between two warring groups ------------------------ 20 people at Nandigram in West Bengal.

(b) CLUSTER MEETING POSTPONED

The cluster meeting as part of training programme for teachers ------------------- to next month, an official statement said here on Friday.

(c) PM UNDERGOES SURGERY

The Prime Minister ------------------------------ surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Saturday.

(d) PAK TROOPS FIRE AT INDIAN POSTS AGAIN

Violating the ceasefire yet again, Pakistani troops --------------------------- at a forward border, drawing retaliation from BSF troops.

(a) (i) kills (ii) killed (iii) killing (iv) will kill

(b) (i) postponed (ii) was postponed (iii) will be postponed (iv) is postponed

(c) (i) undergoes (ii) undergoing (iii) underwent (iv) will undergo

(d) (i) fires (ii) fired (iii) will fire (iv) firing

SECTION – D (Literature)

6 . Answer any three of the following questions in about 30 – 40 words. 6

(a) Why was Private Quelch nicknamed ‘Professor’? Was the epithet apt?

(b) What was the Professor’s ambition in the army?

(c) Bring out the comparison between the world and the stage as stated by

William Shakespeare in the poem ‘The Seven Ages’

(d) How does William Shakespeare perceive a man in the sixth stage of his

life?

Sample Paper – 2014
Class – IX

Subject – Physics Marks: 27 Time: 1 hour

1. A student measures how far a cork moves up and down on a wave in a tank of water.

Which quantity can he obtain from his measurement?

A. Amplitude. B. Frequency.

C. Speed D. Wavelength (1 mark)

2. A particle of mass 100g moves with a speed of 1m/s. its kinetic energy is:
A. 50 J B. 5 J
C. 0.05 J D. 0.5J (1 mark)

3. Define heat energy. What is the unit of heat energy?
The table below describes some ways for transfer heat energy, which are mentioned as A, B, C and D.

Match them with their description marked 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the table given below.

(A) Conduction

(B) Convection

(C) Radiation (1 mark)

1.

Boiling water in a pan

2.

we feel heat from the sun

3.

A spoon in a cup of hot soup becomes warmer

(2 marks)

4. Fig. shows a rock that is falling from the top of a cliff into the river below.




The weight of the rock is 750 N. The acceleration of free fall is 10 m/s2.

Calculate its kinetic energy just before hitting the water. Show your working.
(2 marks)

  1. Fig. is an attempt to show the molecules in water and the water vapour molecules over the water surface.

a. Explain, in terms of the energies of the molecules, why only a few water molecules have escaped from the water surface.

b. State a way of increasing the number of water molecules escaping from the surface.

c. Energy is required to evaporate water. Explain, in molecular terms, why this energy is needed. (3 marks)

  1. The diagram shows the structure of human ear.

Study the diagram and answer the following,

a. Name the part (1) given in the diagram. Mention its function.

b. The part (3) is a tiny bone. Name it.

c. Which part of the ear carries messages to the brain from the part (2).

d. There are two other tiny bones connected to the part (3). Which are they? (4 marks)

  1. Two identical open boxes originally contain the same volume of water. One is kept at 15 °C and the other at 85 °C for the same length of time.

Fig. shows the final water levels.

a. With reference to the energies of the water molecules, explain why the levels are different.

b. Define specific latent heat.

c. In an experiment to find the specific latent heat of vaporisation of water, it took 34 500 J of energy to evaporate 15 g of water that was originally at 100 °C.
A second experiment showed that 600 J of energy was lost to the atmosphere from the apparatus during the time it took to evaporate 15 g of water.
Calculate the specific latent heat of vaporisation of water that would be obtained from this experiment. (4 marks)

  1. Fig. shows the cone of a loudspeaker that is producing sound waves in air. At any given moment, a series of compressions and rarefactions exist along the line XY.

a. Redraw the diagram to your answer sheet and mark three compressions and the letter R to mark three rarefactions along XY.

b. Explain what is meant by a compression and a rarefaction.

c. A sound wave is a longitudinal wave. With reference to the sound wave travelling along XY in Fig., explain what is meant by a longitudinal wave.

d. There is a large vertical wall 50 m in front of the loudspeaker. The wall reflects the sound waves.
The speed of sound in air is 340 m/s.
Calculate the time taken for the sound waves to travel from X to the wall and to return to X. (5 marks)

  1. A student wishes to work out how much power she uses to lift her body when climbing a flight of stairs. Her body mass is 60 kg and the vertical height of the stairs is 3.0 m. She takes 12 s to walk up the stairs.

(a) Calculate

(i) The work done in raising her body mass as she climbs the stairs,

(ii) The output power she develops when raising her body mass.

(b) At the top of the stairs she has gravitational potential energy.

Describe the energy transformations taking place as she walks back down the stairs and stops at the bottom.

(c) What is the difference between a gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy? (5 marks)



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