Formative Assessment 2



NAME: ……………………….. SEC: .. NO: ….. M: 20.


  1. Read and answer.

    1. Every pore in Swaminathan’s body burnt with the touch of the cane. He had a sudden flood of courage, the courage that comes of desperation. He restrained the tears that were threatening to rush out, jumped down, and, grasping his books, rushed out muttering, ‘I don’t care for your dirty school.’ 3 m

      1. Why did he mutter so?

      2. Where did his courage come from?

      3. Did he cry or hold back his tears?

    2. I am so glad

That you were there when I was sad

And this is what makes you

Not just my 9th grade teacher, my friend. 2m.

  1. Who is with him when he was sad?

  2. What had made the teacher his friend?

II. Vocabulary

  1. Write own sentences using the following phrasal verbs. 4m

    1. look at

    2. Look arround

    3. bring down

    4. cut off

  2. Pick the synonyms.

(Affection, hate, calm, cleanness)  2m

How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth (a) of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness (b) of air and the sparkle of water, how can you buy them from


  1. Pick the antonyms. 2m

(Similar, different, balance, unfair)

One thing we know, which the white man may one day discover - our God is the same (a) God. You may

think now that you own Him as you wish to own our land, but you cannot. He is the God of man, and His compassion is equal (b) for the red man and the white.

  1. ……….      b) …………….

  4.  Pick the right forms. 2 m

  • When Swaminathan’s turn came, he looked around ………………( helpless / helplessness / helplessly.) Rajam sat on the third bench in front, and resolutely looked away. He was …………… (gaze / gazed / gazing) at the blackboard intently.

Iii. Creative Writing. 5 m

Prepare a speech that you would like to make on ‘the World Environment Day’. You can make use of the following hints:

  • The threats to animal and plant life

  • The pollution of air, water and earth and the consequences

  • The need to preserve our environment for ourselves and for the future generations.


  • What do you think Swami might have thought after he had left his school? Write down his reflections in a paragraph.

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