Class 9 English Final Exam Questions

Class 9 English Final Exam Questions

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Class 9 English Final Exam Questions

Class: 9                                                                                         Full Marks: 75

Subject: English                         Time: 2 hours 15 minute                Pass Marks: 30

  1. Read the following poem and do the activities that follow.


What is this life if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs,

And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,

Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,

Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,

And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can

Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

                                W.H. Davies

Class 9 English Final Exam Questions

Find the words or phrases in the above poem that are similar in meaning to the following words. ( 4×0.5=2)
  1. under b)    take a quick look          c)   branches         d)   forests
  2. Why is the poet not happy with the human life?
  3. What are the streams compared in the poem with?
  4. What does the poet want us to do?

Read the passage and answer the following questions:

Dionysius, King of Syracuse in Sicily, was a great tyrant; and his enemies tried several times to murder him. Damocles was one of his courtiers; and he was always flattering the king, and saying : “How grand it must be to be a great king like you !” One day Dionysius said to him: “You shall be king for one night, as a reward for your Loyalty.”  Damocles was overjoyed; and that night sat in the king’s seat at the head of the table, above all the great lords, and dressed in the royal robes.

He felt very proud and happy; till, looking up, he saw to his horror, just over his head, a heavy sword hanging, point downwards, by a single thread.  This spoilt his dinner; and he was very glad when the feast was over.  Next day Dionysius asked him how he had enjoyed himself.  “Not at all,” replied Damocles; “I was all the time in terror of that dreadful sword falling on my head.” Now”, said Dionysius, smiling, “You know what it feels like to be a king.”

Fill in the gaps with words from the above passage. (4×0.5=2)

  1. King Dionysius was a……………..
  2. Damocles, a courtier of his, was tempted to live a…………….life like the king.
  3. As a reward for his ……………he was made king for one night.
  4. But he was greatly frightened to see a………….sword over his head.

Class 9 English Final Exam Questions

Find from the passage words which are opposite in meaning to the following words. (4×0.5=2)

  1. depressed b)    treachery   c)   inferior      d)   punishment

Answer the following questions. (3×2=6)

  1. Who tried to kill Dionysius and why?
  2. Why did he let Damocles be king for one night?
  3. Why was Damocles glad when the feast was over?
  4. What lesson did Damocles learn?

Read the following text and answer (Class 9 English Final Exam Questions)

My son Ryan was a typical 17 years old with a typical teenager’s enthusiasm for life.  He playedTennis and cricket and enjoyed any sport on TV.  Tall and lanky with an ever-present grin, he had a wonderful sense of humour.

About a week before school was due to resume; he wanted to spend a few days with a friend.  We agreed, but urged him to drive carefully.  “Don’t worry, Mom,” he said smiling, as he packed a bag and grabbed the car-keys.

At 3.20 p.m. Ryan lost control of the car on a bend.  Trying to avoid a pole, he spun the wheel furiously and the car somersaulted.  Police believe he was speeding.  Ryan was rushed to a hospital by helicopter.

We arrived just as he was being wheeled unconscious, into the emergency room with bandages around his head.  We were ushered to a waiting-room.  Then the nightmare began.

The first doctor’s words were a blur.  I heard something about the head injury, and the need for an immediate operation.  We waited and waited.  Finally a surgeon appeared.  Grim-faced, he shook his head, “Sorry, there’s no hope.”

When I looked at Ryan in intensive care, I thought my heart would break. My beloved, confident, athletic son was lying motionless on a bed.  His beautiful brown eyes were open but vacant, staring at the ceiling. We were shattered, and our hearts were broken.  We realized it was time to say good-bye.  Then at 4:00 a.m., nine days after the accident, when all was quiet with only Gray and me at his side, our son gently took his last breath.

Rewrite the following sentences in the correct order: (4×0.5=2)

  1. Ryan lay unconscious for some days at hospital.
  2. Ryan was very fond of watching sports programmes on TV.
  3. Mr Ryan could not control his car.
  4. He wanted to spend the vacation for a few days.

Complete the following sentences with a word or words from the above text: (4×0.5=2)

  1. Ryan was a typical 17 year old teenager with a wonderful…………
  2. Mr Ryan was………….in driving.
  3. After the accident Ryan was………………
  4. The surgeon told them that there was …………..hope of life.

Answer the following questions: (3×2=6)

  1. Why did Mr Ryan want to spend a few days with his friends?
  2. How did the accident happen?
  3. How was Ryan’s condition at hospital?

Go through the vacancy announcement first and do the activities that follow:

 Vacancy Announcement

(First published on 15th March 2016)

An NGO working in the community development sector with its programmes education, women empowerment, and agriculture is seeking an experienced and self-motivated Officer Secretary for its office in Kathmandu.


Intermediate level in any field of study

At least three years experience in relevant position in a reputed Organization

Excellent command in written and spoken English

Below 35 years of age

Excellent information management and communication skills. Training on relevant job from reputed institutions is necessary

Main duties and responsibilities

Maintain office records and filing system

Handle reception effectively

Conduct meetings, take every detail of the meetings and keep minutes

Handle official correspondence independently

Provide other secretarial support as and when needed

Salary and other benefits will be as per the organization’s rules.  Interested candidates may apply with a complete resume, a recent passport sized photograph and a cover letter by 28 March, 2016 to:

Director, P.O. Box 12782, Kathmandu, Nepal

Women candidates from dalit, ethnic minority and disadvantaged families are encouraged to apply.

Find words in the above text that are similar in meaning to the following: (4×1=4)

  • curriculum vitae
  • notes
  • underprivileged
  • energetic

Fill in the blanks with suitable information from the text given above: (5×1=5)

The above text is an example of an………..and it is for the post of the……..The candidates who are not above ……..can apply for the post within…….days to the address……….. .

Answer the following questions: (6×1=6)

  1. What type of person is required for the organization?
  2. Should the candidates possess work experience? If so mention it.
  3. Mention any two work areas of the organization.
  4. Name the other required documents to be sent along with the application.
  5. How much can a candidate earn monthly?
  6. Why do you think women candidates are encouraged to apply for the post?

Complete the following dialogue with the appropriate options given in the box below: (6)

Arnav:    Have you heard, Aviniti ? There’s a factory outside the town.

Aviniti:    ………………………Isn’t that against the law ?

Arnav: Yes, it is.  But a lot of companies ignore these laws.  They go on doing
whatever they like.

Aviniti:   That’s terrible…………………..What should we do?

Arnav:   We can go to the Managing Director and talk about it.

Aviniti:   ……………….I don’t think that will work.

Arnav:   Another way to stop them is to speak to the media.  When the newspapers and
TV starts talking about it,……………

Aviniti:    Yes,…………..What’s the name of the company ?

Arnav:     Nepal Fertilizers.

  • Can we do anything?
  • Company hates bad publicity.
  • That’s pumping chemicals into the river.
  • Will he listen to us?
  • How can they do that?
  • They’ll have to listen.

Write a news story based on the following clues: (6)

  • A week Summer Camp for children
  • GBS Children’s Organization organizing…….
  • 50 children participants from different schools
  • Age – 9—12
  • Programmes include: arts, sports , dance, music, movie show, moral education
  • Venue: GBS

Write an essay on ‘English-The Global Language’ in about 200 words. (12)

Rewrite the following sentences selecting the correct word from the brackets. (12×0.5=6)
  1. Did you pay by cheque or ………………cash? ( with, by,  in)
  2. She said that she had a headache when I said to her, “………………with you?”

(What’s wrong,  What wrong was,  What wrong is )

  1. If I …………….rich, I would give some part of my properties to you.

(had been,  was,  were)

  1. Who mended this desk? Its Passive voice is: (Who this desk was mended by, By whom was this desk mended, By whom had this desk been mended)?
  2. Nayan………………his hand. It is in a sling. ( broke,  has broken, had broken)
  3. Medha had Nischal……………….a pail of water. (to fetch, fetch,  fetched)
  4. By the third week of this month, we ……………..our final exam.

(will finish,  will be finishing,  will have finished)

  1. Nobody found the treasure,……………….? ( didn’t they, did they,  did he)
  2. Chanda listens to the English news……………..she doesn’t understand.

(in spite of, because of,  even though )

  1. You must have a right diet. So, don’t skip…………….breakfast. ( a, an,  the,  x)
  2. Neither of them……………….cricket well. ( play, plays,  are playing )
  3. The Y/N question of “She sometimes read stories ”, is

(Do you sometimes read story, Does she read stories, Did she ever read stories)?

Rewrite the following text with the correct words from the brackets:   (10×0.5=5)

Three rich brothers each wanted to get something special…………(buy,  to buy,  bought ) for their elderly mother ………………(at,  on,  in) Mother’s Day.  The first brother gave her a huge house.  The second brother gave her…………….(a,  an,  the,  x) expensive comfortable car.  The third brother remembered that his mother used to love to read the Bible,………………( and,  because,  but) couldn’t see well anymore, so he got her a specially trained parrot that could recite any verse from the Bible on demand. Soon, the brothers received thank-you notes from their mother.

Class 9 English Final Exam Questions

The first son’s note said, “The house……………..(you bought,  you were bought,  you were being bought) me is much too big! I only live in a small part of it, but I have to clean the whole thing!”  The second son got a note that said, “I rarely ……………….( left,  leave,  will leave) the house anymore, so I hardly use the car you gave me.” The third son’s note said, “My darling baby boy, you know just what ………(your mother loves,  does your mother love,  his mother loves)! The chicken…………………(are, were, was) delicious!” You understand what the mother did,…………….(don’t you,  have you,  didn’t you)? If you have not understood, ……………(read,  would read ,  would have read)  the joke once again.

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