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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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            <![CDATA[<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #000080;">ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Grammar and Composition: Practice Paper 10</span></strong></p>

Question 1
Write a letter to the editor of a national English daily newspaper about the need of a Government School in your locality.
Question 2
(a) You are the Head Boy/Head Girl of your school. Write a notice to be displayed on the notice board informing the students of a painting Competition to be held in your school.
(b) With reference to the above notice, write an email, with a copy to the school Principal, requesting an eminent artist in your city to inaugurate the competition.
Question 3
(a) Fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets.
Do not copy the passage; write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space.
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            <![CDATA[<ol>   <span style="font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif;">ICSE 2013 English 1 Grammar and Composition: Revision Paper 2<br />
<b>Question 1</b><br />
a) Write a letter to your parents to convince them the importance of allowing you to pursue a particular stream of studies of your choice.<br />
b) One of your friends from Delhi is visiting your city. Write a letter to the Manager of a hotel in your city enquiring about the details of the facilities that the hotel offers to its guest.<br />
<b>Question 2</b><br />
Read the poem and answer the questions that follow.<br />
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Nobody knows where my Tamarind stood
Just by a winding lane.
Each year it gave me fruit and shade, and drew
Me to my home again.
I loved to sit beneath her shady boughs,
And rest up for a while,
To gaze out upon the distant blue hills,
With laughter and a smile.
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Read the passage given below and answer the question a, b, c, and that follow:

La Nina is an atmospheric phenomenon when the equatorial waters of eastern Pacific Ocean turn unusually cold. It is the opposite of El Nino when the eastern waters are warmer than usual. Both events create the greatest global impact in winter time. La Nina — The Little Girl —has enormous adverse effect globally since showing itself in mid-2010. La Nina and its equally unruly relative, El Nino, occur when the waters of the eastern and central Pacific Ocean along the equator become uncommonly cold or warm. These changes in the Pacific bring forth changes in atmospheric pressure, winds, temperature, and rainfall that have a worldwide influence. These conjugated with changes in the ocean and atmospheres are jointly called the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO). For India, an El Nino is of grave concern as it negatively affects the south-west monsoon.
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Literature in English

(Two hours)

Answer 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 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.

girlballSection A
Poetry: The Golden Lyre
Question 1
Read the following extract and answer the questions given below:
They clicked their tongues,
With every movement that the scorpion made
his poison moved in mother’s blood, they said.
May he sit still, they said.
May the sins of your previous birth
be burned away tonight, they said.
May your suffering decrease
the misfortunes of your next birth.
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