ICSE Class 9 English Language Sample Question Paper 1 with Answers

ICSE Class 9 English Language Sample Question Paper 1 with Answers [Max Marks : 80 [2 Hours] General Instructions Answers to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately. You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes. This time is to be spent in reading the question paper. The time given at the head of this Paper is the time allowed for writing the answers. Attempt all five questions. The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ]. You are advised to spend not more than 30 minutes in answering Question 1 and 20 minutes in answering Question 2. For Email and Notice Writing, anyone format may be followed, both are acceptable. Question 1. (Do not spend more than 30 minutes on this question.) (i) Write a composition (300 – 350 words) on any one of the following : [20] (a) Write an original short story which clearly illustrates the friendship between a boy and his dog. (b) You mistakenly went to your school on a day which was a holiday. Everything was closed and the school was empty. Write a description of what you saw and heard.…

ICSE Class 9 English Literature Sample Question Paper 5 with Answers

ICSE Class 9 English Literature Sample Question Paper 5 with Answers Section A – Drama The Merchant of Venice : Shakespeare Question 1. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow : Morocco : Mislike me not for my complexion, The shadozv’d livery of the burnish’d sun, To whom I am a neighbour, and near bred. Bring me the fairest creature northward born, Where Phoebus’ fire scarce thaws the icicles, And let us make incision for your love, To prove whose blood is reddest, his or mine Hath fear’d the valiant: by my love, I swear The best regarded virgins of our clime Have lov’d it too: I would not change this hue, Except to steal your thoughts, my gentle queen. (i) What is the Morocco referring to? Where does the scene take place ? (ii) How strong are the feelings of Morocco towards Portia ? (iii) Is there a sense of pride or vanity in the Prince for being attractive ? Explain. (iv) To the Morocco, Portia is a conquest to be won. Give reasons your answer. (v) How does the Prince’s analysis make him choose the casket ? Answer: (i) Morocco is referring to the…

ICSE Class 9 English Literature Sample Question Paper 4 with Answers

ICSE Class 9 English Literature Sample Question Paper 4 with Answers Section A – Drama The Merchant of Venice : Shakespeare Question 1. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow : Morocco : This first, of gold, who inscription bears : ‘Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire’. This second, silver, which this promise carries : ‘Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves’. This third, dull lead, with warning all as blunt: ‘Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath’, How shall I know if I do choose the right ? (i) Where is Morocco ? What has brought him there ? (ii) What was the motto carved on the golden casket ? What did it contain ? (iii) What was the motto borne by the silver casket ? What did it contain ? (iv) What was the motto borne by the lead casket ? What did it contain ? (v) What are the views of the different suitors who are concerned with the caskets’ incident ? What do you think about their views and remarks ? Answer: (i) Morocco is in a room in the Portia’s house. He…

ICSE Class 9 English Literature Sample Question Paper 3 with Answers

ICSE Class 9 English Literature Sample Question Paper 3 with Answers Section A – Drama The Merchant of Venice : Shakespeare Question 1. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow : Portia : By my troth, Nerissa, my little body is aweary of this great world. Nerissa : You would be sweet madam, if your miseries were in the same abundance as your good fortunes are : and yet, for aught I see, they are as sick that surfeit with too much as they that starve with nothing. It is no mean happiness therefore to be seated in the mean : superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer. Portia : Good sentences and well pronounced. Nerissa : They would be better, if well followed. (i) “My little body is aweary of this great world.” What does Portia mean by these words and where is the scene taking place ? (ii) What is Nerissa referring to when she says, “You would be, sweet madam”? (iii) They are as sick that surfeit with too much as they that starve with nothing.’ How does Nerissa express her stance though she is aide to Portia ? (iv)…

ICSE Class 9 English Literature Sample Question Paper 2 with Answers

ICSE Class 9 English Literature Sample Question Paper 2 with Answers Section – A Drama The Merchant of Venice : Shakespeare Question 1. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow : Morocco : O hell! what have we here ? A carrion Death, within whose empty eye There is a written scroll. I’ll read the writing. All that glisters is not gold; Often have you heard that told? Many a man his life hath sold But my outside to behold: Gilded tombs do worms enfold. Had you been as wise as bold, Young in limbs, in judgment old, Your answer had not been inscroll’d. Fare you well; your suit is cold. Cold, indeed; and labour lost: Then, farewell, heat, and welcome, frost ! (i) What is in store for Morocco when he opens the casket? (ii) What is the proverb that he reads in the beginning and what does it mean? (iii) How does Morocco bid farewell to Portia? (iv) ‘Farewell heat, and welcome, frost/ What do these words mean? (v) Give the significance of this extract. Answer: (i) Morocco is bewildered to find a skull with a scroll in its empty eye socket inside the…

ICSE Class 9 English Literature Sample Question Paper 1 with Answers

ICSE Class 9 English Literature Sample Question Paper 1 with Answers Max Marks : 80 [2 Hours] General Instructions Answers to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately. You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes. This time is to be spent in reading the question paper. The time given at the head of this paper is the time allowed for writing the answers. Attempt five questions in all from only three text books. You must attempt at least one question from each of the Sections A, B and C and not more than two other questions from the same books you have already compulsorily chosen. The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ]. Section A – Drama The Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare Question 1. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow : Shylock : Therefore I part with him; and part with him To the one that I would have him help to waste His borrowed purse- Well Jessica, go in : Perhaps I will return immediately : Do as I bid you; shut the doors after you : Fast bind,…

ICSE Class 9 Biology Sample Question Paper 10 with Answers

ICSE Class 9 Biology Sample Question Paper 10 with Answers Section -1 (Attempt all questions from this section) Question 1. (a) Name the following : (i) Membrane surrounding the vacuole. (ii) The kind of animal tissue in which cells are flat, cuboidal or columnar forming protective layer. (iii) A seed with folded plumule leaves. (iv) The constituent of food which changes the colour of ammonium hydroxide first from white to yellow and then yellow to orange. (v) The muscles which raise the weight of the body on the toes. Answer: (i) Tonoplast (ii) Epithelial tissue (iii) Bean seed (iv) Protein (v) Gastrocnemius muscle (b) State whether the following statements are true or false. If false, rewrite the statements in the correct form : (i) When a flower arises in the axil of a leaf-like structure, the structure is known as bract. (ii) The presence of a hood covering the stigma is a condition of heterostyly in flowers. (iii) Tegmen is the outermost layer of the seed. (iv) The scientific name of house crow is Corvus macrorhynchos. (v) Cataract is an example of degenerative disease. Answer: (i) True (ii) False, The presence of a hood covering the stigma is a condition…

ICSE Class 9 Biology Sample Question Paper 9 with Answers

ICSE Class 9 Biology Sample Question Paper 9 with Answers Section -1 (Attempt all questions from this section) Question 1. (a) Name the following : (i) A machine that separates suspended wastes using electric current. (ii) The period between the entry of germs and appearance of first symptoms of a disease. (iii) Cells that remove dust particles in the trachea. (iv) Hereditary skin disease. (v) Bone present in upper arm. Answer: (i) Electrostatic precipitator (ii) Incubation period (iii) Ciliated epithelial cells (iv) Albinism (v) Humerus (b) Fill in the blanks : (i) In hypogeal germination elongates faster. (ii) In …………… pollination, there is a lot of wastage of pollen grains. (iii) ……………solution can absorb oxygen present in air. (iv) The only living component of xylem is …………… (v) The matrix of bone contain salts of …………… Answer: (i) Epicotyl (ii) Cross (iii) Pyrogallol (iv) Xylem parenchyma (v) Calcium and phosphorus (c) Choose the correct answer from each of the four options given below : (i) World Health Day is celebrated on : (a) April 7 (b) July 7 (c) December 22 (d) June 5 Answer: (a) April 7 (ii) In which disease legs swell and resemble like that of an…

ICSE Class 9 Biology Sample Question Paper 8 with Answers

ICSE Class 9 Biology Sample Question Paper 8 with Answers Section -1 (Attempt all questions from this section) Question 1. (a) Name the following : (i) The organs of defense in coelenterates. (ii) Aerial roots present in plants like mangroves which help in breathing. (iii) Mosquito which spread yellow fever. (iv) Fish which eats larvae of mosquito. (v) Alternative name of lockjaw disease. (b) Give one example for the following : (i) Cells in our body which undergo phagocytosis (ii) A sporadic disease (iii) Disease caused by parasitic worms (iv) Useful fungi (v) Bryophyta Answer: (i) Stinging cells (ii) Pneumatophores (iii) Aedes aegypti (iv) Gambusia (v) Tetanus (b) Choose the correct answer from each of the four options given below : (i) Which one of the following is made of dead cells ? (a) Sclerenchyma (b) Tracheids (c) Vessels (d) All of these Answer: (i) WBCs (ii) The symbiotic association of algae and fungi is found in : (a) Lichens (b) Mosses (c) Liverworts (d) Ferns Answer: (ii) Malaria (iii) Hollow bones are found in : (a) Snake (b) Frogs (c) Fishes (d) Birds Answer: (iii) Taeniasis (iv) The inner lining of stomach is protected by one of the following…

ICSE Class 9 Biology Sample Question Paper 7 with Answers

ICSE Class 9 Biology Sample Question Paper 7 with Answers Section -1 (Attempt all questions from this section) Question 1. (a) Name the following : (i) The longest animal cell. (ii) Tissue found in husk of coconut. (iii) Three germ killing secretions of our body. (iv) Cavity in the body in which human lungs are located, (v) Location of the heat regulating centre of the body. Answer: (i) Neuron (ii) Scierenchyma (iii) Saliva, sweat, tears (iv) Thoracic cavity (v) Hypothalamus (b) Choose the correct answer from each of the four options given below : (i) First living cells were observed by : (a) Leeuwenhoek (b) Robert Hooke (c) Virchow (d) Robert Brown Answer: (a) Leeuwenhock (ii) Phylum Mollusca can be distinguished from other non-chordates by the presence of : (a) Bilateral symmetry and exoskeleton (b) Mantle and gills (c) Shell and non-segmented body (d) Mantle and non-segmented body Answer: (c) Shell and non-segmented body (iii) Pinna is supported by : (a) Bone (b) Tendon (c) Capsule (d) Cartilage Answer: (d) Cortilage (iv) Pylorus is an opening from : (a) Oesophagus into stomach (b) Mouth cavity into oesophagus (c) Stomach into intestine (d) Intestine into rectum Answer: (c) Stomach into intestine…

ICSE Class 9 Biology Sample Question Paper 6 with Answers

ICSE Class 9 Biology Sample Question Paper 6 with Answers Section -1 (Attempt all questions from this section) Question 1. (a) Name the following : (i) An amoeboid cell in human body. (ii) The condition in which filaments of stamens are united in several groups. (iii) The category of plant tissues that have lost their ability to multiply. (iv) Three cells inside embryo sac found near the micropylar end. (v) The type of germination seen in maize grain. Answer: (i) WBCs (ii) Polyadelphous (iii) Permanent tissues (iv) 1 egg cell, 2 synergids (v) Hypogeal germination (b) Choose the odd one out from the following terms given and name the category to which the others belong : (i) Formalin, Bordeaux mixture, Lime, Mercurochrome. (ii) Fly ash, Baggasse, Cow dung, Fertilizers. (iii) Malaria, Sleeping sickness, Filariasis, Amoebic dysentery. (iv) Cholera, Typhoid, Hepatitis, Dysentery, Tuberculosis. (v) Acne, Pimples, Blackheads, Vitiligo. Answer: (i) Odd : Mercurochrome Category : Disinfectants (ii) Odd : Fly ash Category : Agricultural wastes (iii) Odd: Filariasis Category : Diseases caused by protozoa (iv) Odd : Tuberculosis Category : Waterborne diseases (v) Odd: Vitiligo Category : Problems related to sebaceous glands. (c) Fill in the blanks : (i) Knee joint…

ICSE Class 9 Biology Sample Question Paper 5 with Answers

ICSE Class 9 Biology Sample Question Paper 5 with Answers Section -1 (Attempt all questions from this section) Question 1. (a) Name the following : (i) The book in which Robert Hooke’s discovery about cell was published. (ii) Smallest known cell. (iii) The kind of tissue found as gritty masses in the skin of pears. (iv) The large, colourful leaf-like structure in Bougainvillea. (v) A distinct white oval scar mark on concave side of seed. Answer: (i) Micrographia (ii) Mycoplasma (iii) Scierenchyma (iv) Bract (v) Hilum (b) Choose the correct answer from the options given below : (i) The hierarchy of classification of various levels of diversity is : (a) Kingdom, phylum, order, class, genus, family, species (b) Phylum, order, class, kingdom, genus, species, family (c) Order, kingdom, phylum, family, genus, species, class (d) Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species Answer: (d) Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species (ii) Which bacteria is rod-shaped ? (a) Coccus (b) Vibrio (c) Bacillus (d) Spirillum Answer: (c) Bacillus (iii) The phylum in which largest number of animals are present is : (a) Mollusca (b) Annelida (c) Arthropoda (d) Echinodermata Answer: (c) Arthropoda (iv) WHO was established in the year and headquarters…