English Solved Past Paper 9th Class 2014 Karachi Board


1. Choose the correct answer for each from the given options:

(1) Choose the correct Affirmative Form:
 He did not eat a banana.
* He eats a banana
* He ate a banana.
* He will eat a banana.
* He has eaten a banana.

(2) Choose the correct Active Voice:
English was taught by her.
* She was teaching English.
* She teaches English.
* She taught English.
* She is teaching English.

(3) Complete the sentence:
Charle Mackay was a/an ———.
* American poet
* German poet
* English poet
* Scottish poet

(4) Choose the correct Article:
He is ______ university student.
* a
* an
* the
* None of these

(5) Choose the correct Present Perfect Tense:
We are doing our homework.
* We have done our homework.
* We did our homework.
* We had done our homework.
* We shall do our homework.

(6) Choose the correct Preposition:
What is the time ——— your watch.
* by
* in
* on
* into

(7) The poem “Abou Ben Adhem” is written by:
* William Wordsworth
* Robert Frost
* James Henry Leigh Hunt
* Elsa Kazi

(8) Choose the correct Interrogative Form:
He goes to school regularly.
* Do he goes to school regularly?
* Does he goes to school regularly?
* Does he go to school regularly?
* Did he go to school regularly?

(9) Select the correct Indirect Narration:
The teacher said, “Honesty is the best policy.”
* The teacher said that honesty was the best policy.
* The teacher said honesty is the best policy.
* The teacher said that honesty has been the best policy
* The teacher said that honesty is the best policy.

(10) Choose the correct Past Indefinite Tense:
You are disturbing me.
* You disturbed me.
* You were disturbing me.
* You had disturbed me.
* You disturb me.

(11) Choose the correct year:
Helen Keller was born in:
* 1980
* 1880
* 1882
* 1992

12) Choose the correct Simple Future Tense:
The Police caught the culprit.
* The Police has caught the culprit.
* The Police will catch the culprit.
* The Police will have caught the culprit.
* The Police catches the culprit.

(13) Choose the correct negative Form:
She wrote an essay.
* She did not write an essay
* She did not wrote an essay.
* She does not write an essay.
* She had not written an essay.

(14) Choose the correct Assertive Form:
Were they playing cricket?
* They are playing cricket.
* They were playing cricket.
* They played cricket.
* They play cricket.

(15) Choose the correct Passive Voice:
We are watching the match.
* The match is watched by us.
* The match was watched by us.
* The match being watched by us.
* The match was being watched by us.


2.(a) Answer any 8 of the following questions in Three to Four sentences each:

(i) When did the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) perform Hajj? Where did he give his last sermon?


The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) performed Hajj in the 10th year of Hijri. He gave his last sermon at Mount Arafat to a very large gathering of Muslims.

(ii) What is Latif’s message? What changes did he make in the music of those days?


Shah Latif’s message is the message of love and brotherhood. The music of his time difficult. Shah Latif simplified it and made it full of melody. He also invented Tamboora a musical instrument.

(iii) What type of life did the people of Moen-jo-Daro lead?


The people of Moen-jo-daro lived a well planned and civilized life. They were traders, skilled craftsmen and good farmers. The lived are organized and peace full life.

(iv) Who was Miss Sullivan? How did she teach Helen Keller?


Miss Sullivan was the teacher of Helen Keller. She taught Miss Sullivan with great efforts by the methods of touching and feeling and with patience and love.

(v) What did the Quaid-e-Azam  say about education?


Quaid-e-Azam said , “Education does not merely mean academic education and even that of a very poor type. What we have to do is to mobilize our people and build up the character of our future generation.

(vi) What role did the Muslim women play in the “Pakistan Movement”?


The Muslims women took actual part in the struggle for independence. The women branch of Muslims league worked for awakening Muslims women. Public meetings were held in which muslim women addressed large crowds. They met wives of viceroys to make them realize that the demand of Muslims was just.

(vii) What is our duty to our country?


Our duty to our country i to be patriotic and perform our duties sincerely. We should pay our taxes, fully and honestly.

(viii) What is a barrage? What are the benefits of Guddu Barrage?


A barrage is a kind of wall which blocks the flow of water. This stored water is led to fields through canals. It controls flood, irrigates an area of 2.7 million acres. The road over the barrage, reduced the road distance between Lahore and Quetta.

(ix) What is an “Otaq”? When do the villagers meet there?


“Otaq” is the meeting place for men in the villages of Sindh. People sit here in the evening to discuss about crops, weather and other village affairs.

(x) What is the moral of the lesson The Secret of Success?


The moral of this lesson is
(a) The most important time for doing anything is the present time (b) The most important work is what we are doing now.
(c) The most important person is the one with whom we are at the moment.

(b) Answer any Four of the following questions in three to four sentences:

(i) Who has composed the poem “The Neem Tree”? What is the message of this poem?


This poem was written by Mrs. Elsa Kazi the German wife of Allama I.I.Kazi the late Vice-Chancellor of Sindh University.
The poem gives the lesson of sacrifices to man. Man should bear hardships for others like the Neem tree.

(ii) What wealth does the daffodils bring to the poet


The beautiful sight of daffodils made the poet happy. Also when he lay on his couch the memory of the flowers and their beauty gave him happiness.

(iii) What would happen if there were no children?


The world will become a very dull place to live. We would be deprived of the happiness. We would be deprived of the happiness we got from the innocent act and noises of children.

(iv) Who is a miller? What was he singing about?


A miller is a man who grinds corn in his mill. The miller of the Dee was a miller whose mill was along the river Dee in England.
He sang merrily that he did not envy anybody and nobody envied him, and was happy with what he earned from his mill.

(v) Why was Abou Ben Adhem’s name on the top of the list?


Abou Ben Adhem was a pious old man who loved his fellowman. His name was on the top of the list because he loved his fellowmen sincerely. He knows that God loves those who love people

(vi) Why can the poet not wait to enjoy the beauty of the woods?


The poet cannot wait to enjoy the beauty of the woods because he has to go a long way and he has promises to keep.


NOTE: Answer all questions.

(i) My Favourite Game:

My favourite game is hockey. It gives a lot of useful exercise and also the game gets over just above one hour.
Hockey also trains a person in many aspects like tolerances quickness of mind, quickness in making decisions. One has to be physically strong to play hockey. It important health very much. Hockey is not a costly game. Only a hockey stick and a good playground is enough. Only the goal keepers need glues and pads and helmet.
The advantage of this game is also that a player can be replaced by another fresh one.
But the referee must be just and honest in his decision.

(ii) A Visit to a Historical Place:

A few days back we had a visit to the historical graveyard of Makli and the old city of Thatta. A bus was arranged and we started early in the morning. The morning journey was pleasant. We reached Makli at about 11 a.m. We entered the historical graveyard in a happy mood. We saw graves of the great rulers of Sindh. Nearly all the graves had Quranic Ayat carved on them. A name plate some where showed the name of the person buried there. There were graves which were double storied. A Calm and grave atmosphere prevailed there. The graveyard is spread over a very long area. At end there is shrine of a great saint of Sindh.
From the graveyard of Makli, we went to the historical Shah-Jahan Mosque in Thatta. It is a beautiful and great mosque build by the Mughal emperor Shah-Jahan. It has one hundred small tombs on the building. The buildings are an example of the great skill of Mughal builders.
After this, we had lunch and then visited the old city of Thatta. Then we started for our back journey to Karachi. We reached home in the evening safely

(iii) Pakistan Day Celebration Your School

The Pakistan Day is a very important day for the nation. It is the day of 23rd March, 1940, when the Pakistan Resolution was passed. Every year this day of 23rd March is celebrated with great enthusiasm and national feeling.
The day starts with prayers in mosques for the progress and solidarity of Pakistan. 31 gunshots are fired at the capital Islamabad and 21 gunshots are fired at the provincial capitals.
March pasts and Rallies are held in the provincial capitals. In schools and colleges the national flag is hoisted and sports held. Sports and other competitions are also held in the various localities of the city and the villages for young men. Prizes are distributed. Speeches are given to stress the importance of the day at all institutions. People resolve to serve the nation with their heart and soul.

(iv) My Ideal Personality:

A national hero is a person who has done some great work of historical importance for the nation.
Our national hero and my favourite personality can rightly be Dr. Mohammed Iqbal, the man who for the first time presented the idea of a separate Muslim state for the Muslims of the undivided India. He was born in Sialkot on 9th November 1877. He received his early education in Sialkot and later, passed M.A. from Punjab University. He received a Law degree from England and PhD from Munich University. He was a great poet and his poetry is actually a preaching of Islam. He inspired the Muslim youth by his poetry and awakened the Muslims from their sleep of ignorance and carelessness.
He presented the demand for a separate homeland for Muslims. He worked for this cause throughout his life. It is he who urged Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah to come back to India from England and work for the cause of Muslims.
After a long struggle, Pakistan came into existence but Dr. Iqbal did not live to see the creation of a Muslim state, his dream to come true. His poetry is guidance for a successful and zealous life as a Muslim.

4. Write a letter to your father Informing him about your preparation for the forthcoming S.S.C. Part I Examination.


Examination Hall,
Dated: ————.

My dear father,
I,hope you are well. I am also well and wish to tell ·you that I have prepared fully for the forthcoming S.S.C. part I Examination. I have completed my preparation and have done the whole course thoroughly. I have also ·practiced writing the answers at home unseen. I hope that In-Sha-Allah. I will do better in this forth coming examination.
Convey my regards to others and pray for me.

Your loving son

OR Write an application to your Headmaster Headmistress requesting him/her to allow your class to visit the Book Fair at the Expo Centre.


The Headmaster/Headmistress,
A.B.C. School,
Respected Sir/Madam,
Most respectfully, we the student of class IX In your school request you to allow our class to visit the Book Fair at Expo-Centre.
This visit will be very fruitful as we shall select good books on various subjects and increase our knowledge.
Please arrange the conveyance and other formalities. A suitable contribution in this regard can be done by us.

Thanking you,
Dated: —————

Your obediently,
Student of class ix

5. Translate any Five of the following sentences into English:



(1) If you work hard you will succeed
(2) Pakistan was created on 14th August 1947.
(3) Have they completed their work?
(4) It has been raining since morning.
(5) The earth is revolving round the sun.
(6) Why had you not gone to school yesterday?
(7) We must respect our elders.

6. Read the following passage and answer the questions given at the end:

The Quaid-e-Azam received his early education at Bombay and Karachi. His father had no intention to educate him further. He was eager to put him into business but Sir Fredrick Croft, a close friend of Mr. Jinnah Punja advised him to send his son to England to study law. Muhammad Ali was sent to London at the age of sixteen. He was probably the first man to become a barrister at the early age of twenty. While England he organized the Indian Students, Federation.

(i) Where did the Quaid-e-Azam receive his early education
(ii) What did his father want him to do?
(iii) What advice did Sir Fredrick give to Jinnah Punja?
(iv) When did the Quaid-e-Azam go to London?
(v) Give the Noun forms of “advise” and “organize”.


(i) Quaid-e-Azam received his early education in Bombay and in Karachi.
(ii) His father wanted him to get into business soon. He did not want to sent his son for higher studies.
(iii) Sir Fredrick advised Jinnah Poonja to let his son searn law as he was a brilliant student.
(iv) Quaid-e-Azam went to London at the age of sixteen.

Advise     Advice
Organize     Organization

OR .Write a short note on any One of the following:
(i) “Major Aziz Bhatti
(ii) Nursing
(iii) Health is wealth


(i) Major Aziz Bhatti:

Major Raja Aziz Bhatti was one of the Pakistani heroes of 1965 war against the aggressive enemy India. He was a true patriotic and brave son of the country. He fought for six days and six nights without rest, and, at last laid his life in the defence of his country. For this act of bravery he was awarded Nishan-e-Haider, the highest military award of Pakistan. His full life is an example for others to follow. He will always inspire the youths of Pakistan.

(ii) Nursing:

Nursing is a noble profession. A nurse looks after the sick and wounded persons with love and sympathy. Islam regards nursing as very important. Many Muslim, ladles were active nurses on the battle field and in hospitals, like Hazrat Ghifaria and Hazrat Rufaida. In Pakistan there are many training institutes for nurse. After the training, they work in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.

(iii) Health is wealth:

Good health is really like a wealth. A healthy man can enjoy his life. But a sick person cannot enjoy good food, cannot travel and cannot play games. We must take care of our health. Flies and dust carry hundreds of germs. They are enemies of our health. Flies sit on food and sweets and fruits and make their. harmful for health. So we must not eat open food, sweets anu its. Moreover, we must try to kill mosquitoes which carry the germs of malaria. We must spray D.D.T. and germicides on still water and dirty places where mosquitoes and germs breed.

Posted on December 15, 2015 in 9th Class 2014 Karachi Board Past Papers

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