Specimen English Literature ICSE Class-9 Sample Model Paper

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Specimen English Literature ICSE Class-9 Sample Model Paper

Sample Paper English Literature ICSE Class-9 Specimen Model 2020

ENGLISH LITERATURE

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(Two hours)

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

Sample Paper English Literature ICSE Class-9 Specimen for 2020

Answer one or more questions from only ONE of the following plays:
The Merchant of Venice
or
The Mousetrap
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 borrow’d purse- Well Jessica, go in:

Perhaps I will return immediately:

Do as I bid you; shut the doors after you:

Fast bind, fast find;
A proverb never stale in thrifty mind.
(i) Shylock says, “Therefore I part with him;” From whom does Shylock part?
Why does Shylock not bid a tearful adieu to ‘him’?[3]

(ii) Where is Shylock going? What does Shylock “bid” Jessica to do prior to these lines?[3] (iii) Explain the line: ‘Fast bind, fast find;’. What does Shylock want to ‘find’?
Bring out the irony in these words.
[3] (iv) What reasons does Shylock give for his unwillingness to leave the house? [3] (v) Racial prejudice is a major theme in the preceding scenes. However, Jessica
is portrayed as an exception. Use examples from the text to demonstrate
how Jessica is shown to be different from her father and others of her
community. [4]

Question 2.

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
Arragon: What many men desire! That ‘’many ‘’ may be meant
By the fool multitude, that choose by show,
Not learning more than the fond eye doth teach;
Which pries not to the interior, but like the martlet ,
Builds in the weather on the outward wall,
Even in the force and road of casualty.
I will not choose what many men desire,
(i) Why is Arragon in this place? What is the inscription that he has just read,
and on which casket was it found [3]

(ii) List the conditions that Arragon had to promise to abide by before he was
allowed to choose a casket. [3] (iii) Explain in your own words, the comparison that Arragon makes between the
martlet and the foolish multitude. [3] (iv) Which casket does Arragon eventually choose? What does he find inside the
casket that he chooses? [3] (v) How does Arragon respond when he discovers that he had made the wrong
choice? What does this reveal about Arragon’s character? [4]

Question 3.

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
Nerissa: Your father was an ever virtuous: and holy men
at their death have good inspirations:
therefore, the lottery, that he hath devised
in these three chests of gold, silver and
lead, -whereof who chooses his meaning
chooses you, – will, no doubt, never
be chosen by any rightly but one who shall rightly love.
(i) What are the terms of the lottery referred to in the above extract? Who
devised it?
[3] (ii) How do you know that Portia was not happy with this lottery? [3] (iii) Name any six suitors who came to woo Portia. [3] (iv) What does Nerissa say to comfort Portia? What is Nerissa’s opinion of
Portia’s father? [3] (v) Which casket does the Prince of Morocco choose? What leads him to make this choice ? [4]

The Mousetrap: Agatha Christie

Question 4.

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
Mollie: (Moving down to the sofa and sitting) Oh! I do so want
everything to go well at first. First impressions are so
important.
Giles: (Moving to Right of the sofa) Is everything ready? Nobody’s
arrived yet, I suppose?
Mollie: No, thank goodness. I think everything’s in order. Mrs.
Barlow’s hooked it early. Afraid of the weather I suppose.
(i) Where does this conversation take place?
Give a brief description of the weather outside. [3] (ii) What two words would you use to describe Mollie’s state of mind in the
above extract? On whom do Giles and Mollie wish to make a favourable impression? [3] (iii) Who arrives shortly after Mollie and Giles exchange these words?
What explanation does this person offer for his name? [3] (iv) When introduced to Mollie, this person says, “You know, you are not at all as
I’d pictured you.” How had he pictured her? [3] (v) Who arrives next? What complaints does this person make on arrival?
What is your impression of this person? [4]

Question 5.

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
Giles: Here’s Miss Casewell, Mollie. My wife.
Miss Casewell: (Rising) How d’you do?
(She shakes hands with Mollie vigorously.)

Mollie: It’s an awful night. Would you like to come up to your room?
The water’s hot if you’d like a bath.
Miss Casewell: You’re right, I would.
(i) What does Mollie mean when she says, “It’s an awful night.”?

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What awful thing had happened earlier that day? [3] (ii) What does Christopher Wren do as soon as Mollie and Miss Casewell leave
the room? [3] (iii) What concern does Mollie express to Giles when she returns? [3] (iv) What does Giles have to say about each of the guests who have arrived? [3] (v) Who is the next visitor to arrive after Miss Casewell? Describe this person. [4]

Question 6.

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
Christopher Wren: I was a mere child at the time. I don’t remember even hearing
about it.
Trotter: (moving behind the sofa table) And that’s all you have to say
– any of you?
(There is silence)
(moving centre)
Well, if any of you gets murdered, you’ll have yourself to
blame. Now then, Mr Ralston, can I have a look round the
house?
(i) What is Wren referring to when he says ‘I don’t remember even hearing
about it.’ [3] (ii) How does Trotter introduce himself to Giles on his arrival?
How did Trotter manage to reach Monkswell Manor? [3]

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