HBSE Class 9 English Question Paper 2021 Answer Key

HBSE Class 9 English Question Paper 2021 Answer Key 

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(Unseen Comprehension)   

1. Read the Passage given below carefully and answer the questions that follow. Do any two passages : 

(a) Bees are insects. Bees are special insects because they can fly! They can move through the air like an airplane! Bees can fly because they have wings. They use their wings to fly. Bees can fly fast. Bees can also fly slowly. They can fly up and they can fly down. They need to fly to get to the flowers! Bees can have three colours. They can be yellow, red, and orange. All bees are black in some places. Bees have three main parts. They have a head. They have a body and they have a stinger. The stinger is used to defend against enemies. They also have six legs. They use their legs to stand and climb. They also use their legs to eat and collect pollen. Bees live in many places. They live in Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. The only continent that bees do not live on is Antarctica! I understand why they don’t live in Antarctica. It’s too cold! Most of the time, bees are nice to humans. If you do not bother  them, they will not bother you. Have fun watching the bees this summer! 

Choose the correct option : 

(i) What are bees ? 

(A) Insects 

(B) Birds 

(C) Reptiles 

(D) Mammals 

Ans. (A) Insects 


(ii) How do bees fly ? 

(A) They use their legs 

(B) They use their head

(C) They use their wings  

(D) None of the above 

Ans. (C) They use their wings  


(iii) How many legs do bees have ? 

(A) Two 

(B) Four 

(C) Six 

(D) Eight 

Ans. (C) Six


(iv) What is the stinger used for ? 

(A) To eat food 

(B) To defend against enemies

(C) Both (A) and (B) 

(D) None of the above 

Ans. (B) To defend against enemies


(v) Where do bees live ? 

(A) North America 

(B) Asia

(C) Antarctica 

(D) Both (A) and (B) 

Ans. (D) Both (A) and (B) 


(b) Tourists to Jammu and Kashmir have another attraction – a floating post office on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, the first in the country. ‘Floating Post Office, Dal Lake’– claimed to be the only one such post office in the world is built on an intricately carved maroon houseboat, fastened on the western edge of the Dal Lake. This post office lets you avail of all the regular postal services available in the country while being afloat. The seal used on everything posted from Floating Post Office is unique – along with the date and address, it bears the design of a boatman rowing a shikara on the Dal Lake. This is actually a heritage post office that has existed since British times. It was called Nehru Park Post Office before 2011. But then the chief postmaster John Samuel renamed it as ‘Floating Post Office’. The greatest fear is the recurrence of 2014 like floods in which the houseboat had gone for a toss uncontrollably pushed by the flood. Rescue teams had to anchor it using special mechanism in a nearby highland. Then it was brought back on the Dal after the water receded. The biggest boon is that at no time of the year do you need a fan in this post-office. 

Choose the correct option : 

(i) Where is the floating post office situated in Srinagar ?  

(A) On the Dal Lake 

(B) Near Centaur  

(C) Near Pari Mahal 

(D) None of the above  

Ans. (A) On the Dal Lake


(ii) What is special about the seal used in the post office ?   

(A) Design of the houseboat on the Dal Lake   

(B) Design of a boatman rowing a shikara on the Dal Lake   

(C) Design of chinar tree on the Dal Lake  

(D) All of the above  

Ans. (B) Design of a boatman rowing a shikara on the Dal Lake   


(iii) Who renamed the post office as ‘Floating Post Office’ ?  

(A) Chief postmaster 

(B) Postman   

(C) Delivery agent 

(D) None of the above  

Ans. (A) Chief postmaster 


(iv) Which is the greatest fear that the post office has ?   

(A) Floods 

(B) Earthquake  

(C) Tsunami 

(D) Volcanic eruption  

Ans. (A) Floods


(v) When did the flood come in Kashmir Valley ?  

(A) 2011 

(B) 2012   

(C) 2013 

(D) 2014 

Ans. (D) 2014 


(c) Our ancestors had great difficulty in getting books. Now, our difficulty is what to read. There are books and books but our hours of reading are very few. Therefore, choice becomes essential. We should be very careful about what we read. There are books which poison our lives by suggesting evils. We should keep them at arm’s length. We should read only those books which have stood the test of time. Such books are our great classics like the Ramayana and the Gita. They contain the wisdom of our sages and saints. They have appealed to mankind from generation to generation. Reading of such books has ennobling influence on our mind and character. It gives us spiritual enjoyment. These books give us instruction with entertainment. They represent our ancient culture. They set before us high ideals to follow. They are our best friends, best guides and the best treasure. 

Choose the correct option : 

(i) We should be selective because ….. 

(A) there is a great number of books available to us 

(B) there is scarcity of books 

(C) there are only bad books in the market 

(D) none of the above

Ans. (A) there is a great number of books available to us 


(ii) We should avoid those books which …. .  

(A) cost high price 

(B) come in paperback 

(C) corrupt our lives by suggesting evils 

(D) come in more than one volume

Ans. (C) corrupt our lives by suggesting evils 


(iii) The books which have stood the test of time are called ……..

(A) great books  

(B) rare books 

(C) biographies 

(D) classics 

Ans. (D) classics 


(iv) What is/are special quality/qualities of classics ? 

(A) They affect our mind in a good way 

(B) They teach us something great and also entertain us 

(C) They help us in our spiritual growth 

(D) All of the above 

Ans. (D) All of the above 


(v) An expression in the passage which means ‘good effect’ is …… 

(A) Spiritual enjoyment  

(B) Ennobling influence 

(C) High ideals 

(D) Very careful 

Ans. (B) Ennobling influence 



(Writing Skills) 

2. Attempt any one of the following : 

(a) You are Rahul/Ruhi staying at 110, Kunj Vihar, Delhi. You have seen an advertisement for the post of an English teacher in Deep Public School, Rohini. Write a letter in response to the advertisement applying for the post. 



The Principal

Deep Public School


Respected Mam,

This letter is in response to the advertisement for the post of a English Teacher in your respected school.I have recently completed my B.Ed and I am English Honors Graduate. I have attached my detailed resume with this letter. If you find my resume suitable for this job. Kindly inform me on the email

Thanking You


110, Kunj Vihar



(b) You are Anubhav of class IX studying in C.J.M. Public School, Narnaul. Write an application to the Principal of your school to remit your fine. 


The Principal

C.J.M. Public School



Date- 8th January 2022

Subject- Application to remit the fine.


With due respect, I Anubhav, the student of standard IX, section ‘B’ of your school want to beg to you to remit my fine. I’ve been fined because I went absent for a week. The reason for my absence was that I lost my grandfather and hence my whole family had to depart. I hope that you’ll consider my request and remit my fine.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours truly


Class IX, Section’B’

C.J.M. Public School


3. Attempt any one of the following : 

(a) You are Rohan, President of English Literary Club of Government Sr. Sec. School, Kota. Draft a notice for your school notice board inviting the names of students for Inter-house Debate Contest. Give relevant details. 


Government Sr Sec School


Date: 20/03/2022

Dear Students,

Hope this notice finds you in pink health. This notice is given to hereby inform all of you about an Inter-house Debate competition. Interested students are required to fill out a form that would be delivered to you in your class and submit it to your respective class teacher within 27/03/2022, positively.

Your participation is dearly wished.



(President of English Literary Club)

Government Sr. Sec School, Kota


(b) Write a paragraph on the global pandemic of ‘Corona Virus’. 

Ans. Coronavirus is an infectious disease and is commonly called Covid-19. It affects the human respiratory system causing difficulty in breathing. It is a contagious disease and has been spreading across the world like wildfire. The virus was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China. In March, WHO declared Covid-19 as a pandemic that has been affecting the world. The virus was spreading from an infected person through coughing, sneezing, etc. Therefore, the affected people were isolated from everyone. The affected people were even isolated from their own family members and their dear ones. Other symptoms noticed in Covid – 19 patients include weariness, sore throat, muscle soreness, and loss of taste and smell.




4. Attempt any fifteen questions :  

(a) Fill in the blanks with appropriate Modal auxiliaries by choosing the correct option : 

(i) We …………. respect our elders.   

(A) should 

(B) would   

(C) could 

(D) may  

Ans. (A) should 


(ii) …………. God bless you!  

(A) Should 

(B) Would   

(C) Could 

(D) May  

Ans. (D) May 


(iii) She …………. swim very well.   

(A) may 

(B) can   

(C) would 

(D) could 

Ans. (B) can


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