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ICSE English: Class IX English 2 Literature in English Practice Test

Class IX English 2 Literature in English

Time: One hour.                                                                                                         Marks: 40

Question 1

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:


Believe me, sir, had I such venture forth,

The better part of my affections would

Be with my hopes abroad. I should be still

Plucking the grass, to know where sits the wind,

Peering in maps for ports and piers and roads;

And every object that might make me fear

Misfortune to my ventures, out of doubt

Would make me sad.

  1. Where would Salanio’s attention be if he had business ventures abroad? Why would he be plucking the grass? What else would he be doing in that context?      [4]
  2. What would make Salanio fear some danger to his ventures? Give two examples from the opening scene to show how some objects remind Salarino of the danger to the ships?  
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English Paper II

Literature in English
(Two hours)
to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately.
will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes.
time is to be spent in reading the question paper.
time given at the head of this Paper is the time allowed for writing the
one question each from Section A, B and C and any other two questions.
You should answer five questions in
all. All the questions carry equal marks.
Section A: Drama
As You Like It; William Shakespeare
Question 1
Read the
extract give below and answer the questions that follow:
Oliver: Neither call the
giddiness of it in question,
            The poverty of her, the small
acquaintance, my sudden
Wooing, nor her sudden consenting; but say with me,
I love Aliena; say with her, that she loves me; consent
with both, that we way enjoy each other;: It shall be to
your  good; for my father’s house,
and all the revenue
that was old Sir Rowland’s, will I estate upon you, and
here live and die a shepherd.
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