Gap Filling Exercises for Class 9 CBSE With Answers

Basic English Grammar rules can be tricky. In this article, we’ll get you started with the basics of sentence structure, punctuation, parts of speech, and more.

We also providing Extra Questions for Class 9 English Chapter wise.

Gap Filling Exercises for Class 9 CBSE With Answers PDF

1. Fill in the blanks with appropriate comparative adjectives.

  1. He was not audible. His voice was not loud. Can you request him to be a bit ____________ (loud)?
  2. There are maìy peaks in the Himalayas. Everest is ____________ peak in India.
  3. With 9 degree Celsius it was colder yesterday, and with 4 degree Celsius it is ____________ today.
  4. Our police is the ____________ (reliable) in the country.
  5. My sister is ____________ (serious) than me.
  6. Your dance performance is not good. It can be _________________________ practice.
  7. Living in the countryside is ____________ (peaceful) than living in a town.
  8. My father is ____________ (important) person in my life.

Answer:

  1. louder
  2. the highest
  3. the coldest
  4. most reliable
  5. more serious
  6. better
  7. more peaceful
  8. the most important

2. In the passage given below, some words are missing. Choose the correct word from the given options to complete the passage meaningfully. (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks)

Perspiration is one of the ways (a) ………………………. keeping our body ‘furnace’ at a nice normal temperature. Actually, (b) ………………………. body temperature is controlled by a centre in the brain (c) ………………………. as the temperature centre. It (d) ………………………. of three parts: a control centre, a heating centre, and a cooling centre. Suppose (e) ………………………. temperature of the blood drops for (f) ………………………. reason, the heating centre goes to work and certain things begin to happen.

(a) (i) to
(ii) with
(iii) of
(iv) for

(b) (i) a
(ii) an
(iii) the
(iv) our

(c) (i) known
(ii) knew
(iii) knowing
(iv) is known

(d) (i) consist
(ii) consists
(iii) is consisting
(iv) consisted

(e) (i) the
(ii) An
(iii) a
(iv) any

(f) (i) some
(ii) Any
(iii) a
(iv) what

3. In the passage given below, some words are missing. Choose the correct word from the given options to complete the passage meaningfully. (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks)

Timely help (a) ………………………. the locals saved the life of a student caught (b) ………………………. heavy snowfall in Shimla. The girl was returning home when the taxi she (c) ………………………. in was caught in the heavy snowfall, (d) ………………………. people spotted her and (e) ………………………. her on their back, (f) ………………………. walked almost three kilometres to safety.

(a) (i) to
(ii) from
(iii) of
(iv) for

(b) (i) under
(ii) in
(iii) during
(iv) over

(c) (i) travelled
(ii) travels
(iii) had travelled
(iv) was travelling

(d) (i) some
(ii) any
(iii) few
(iv) no

(e) (i) lifted
(ii) lifting
(iii) had lifted
(iv) were lifting

(f) (i) we
(ii) they
(iii) she
(iv) you

4. In the passage given below, some words are missing. Choose the correct word from the given options to complete the passage meaningfully. (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks)

In a country as vast as ours, keeping a tab (a) ………………………. every child is a Herculean task. Many children (b) ………………………. in factories. They wash utensils when they should (c) ………………………. with dolls and get married even before they (d) ………………………. adolescence. Most children don’t know they are entitled to certain rights – child rights, (e) ………………………. spread awareness, Child Relief and You (CRY) (f) ………………………. its annual street theatre festival, ‘Bal Natya Utsav’, at Dilli Haat.

(a) (i) to
(ii) with
(iii) of
(iv) on

(b) (i) employed
(ii) employ
(iii) are employed
(iv) have employed

(c) (i) have played
(ii) be playing
(iii) are playing
(iv) were playing

(d) (i) are reaching
(ii) reached
(iii) reach
(iv) has reached

(e) (i) to
(ii) for
(iii) in
(iv) by

(f) (i) organized
(ii) has organized
(iii) is organized
(iv) organizes

5. In the passage given below, some words are missing. Choose the correct word from the given options to complete the passage meaningfully. (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks)

Modem food has become our enemy. We (a) ………………………. so besotted by taste and preparation that we eat food for (b) ………………………. entertainment value and not for its nutritional benefit, (c) ………………………. restaurant boasts of a new cuisine, which is the mixture of refined flour, oil, and sugar. The vegetarian dishes are (d) ………………………. overcooked or have (e) ………………………. com starch and fat. The non-vegetarian dishes (f) ………………………. either white-sauce based or made in rich gravies.

(a) (i) have became
(ii) becomes
(iii) became
(iv) have become

(b) (i) their
(ii) it’s
(iii) its
(iv) they’re

(c) (i) each
(ii) all
(iii) many
(iv) some

(d) (i) neither
(ii) nor
(iii) not
(iv) either

(e) (i) a little of
(ii) lot of
(iii) lot
(iv) a lot of

(f) (i) is
(ii) are
(iii) has
(iv) were

6. In the passage given below, some words are missing. Choose the correct word from the given options to complete the passage meaningfully. (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks)

Think twice before you take a sip (a) ………………………. that cola bottle this summer. Experts (b) ………………………. that excessive cola consumption can lead to (c) ………………………. from mild weakness to profound muscle paralysis. This is (d) ………………………. the cola drinks can cause blood potassium to drop dangerously low, they report in the International Journal of Clinical Practice. They tell of the curious case of an Australian ostrich farmer who (e) ………………………. emergency care for lung paralysis after drinking 4-10 litres of cola a day. He made a full recovery and (f) ………………………. to curtail his cola intake, BBC News portal reported on Tuesday.

(a) (i) from
(ii) of
(iii) in
(iv) with

(b) (i) has warned
(ii) warn
(iii) warned
(iv) have warned

(c) (i) each
(ii) everything
(iii) something
(iv) anything

(d) (i) because
(ii) as
(iii) so
(iv) like

(e) (i) are needing
(ii) needs
(iii) need
(iv) needed

(f) (i) was advised
(ii) is advised
(iii) has been advised
(iv) had advised

7. In the passage given below, some words are missing. Choose the correct word from the given options to complete the passage meaningfully. (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks)

Alarmed (a) ………………………. the spate of tiger deaths in Kaziranga and Kanha tiger reserves in the (b) ………………………. three months, the Environment Ministry (c) ………………………. the Wildlife and Crime Control Bureau to probe the possible role of organized gangs (d) ………………………. the killings. This is for the first time (e) ………………………. the WC’CB has been entrusted with (f) ………………………. sensitive task.

(a) (i) with
(ii) at
(iii) on
(iv) with

(b) (i) previous
(ii) last
(iii) Before
(iv) earlier

(c) (i) has directed
(ii) have directed
(iii) was directed
(iv) directed

(d) (i) in
(ii) with
(iii) for
(iv) of

(e) (i) while
(ii) when
(iii) if
(iv) that

(f) (i) that
(ii) which
(iii) such a
(iv) so

8. In the passage given below, some words are missing. Choose the correct word from the given options to complete the passage meaningfully. (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks)

Notwithstanding the terror strikes in Mumbai, India (a) ………………………. to attract tourists with a majority of them flocking (b) ………………………. Kashmir. “India is a safe destination and Kashmir is absolutely safe. It (c) ………………………. to tourist traffic,” said Director, India Tourism, U.K., Jagdish Chander at the first Incredible India 20XX Roadshow, London. Kashmir is fully booked (d) ………………………. tourists this summer. Mukherjee, (e) ………………………. formally launched the Road Show said, “It is really incredible India, a land (f) ………………………. vast diversity. The Incredible India Programme reflects the truth.”

(a) (i) continues
(ii) has continued
(iii) is continuing
(iv) continuously

(b) (i) in
(ii) at
(iii) to
(iv) on

(c) (i) is open
(ii) is opened
(iii) was opened
(iv) opens

(d) (i) in
(ii) with
(iii) for
(iv) by

(e) (i) which
(ii) who
(iii) whose
(IV) that

(f) (i) that
(ii) have
(iii) Has
(iv) with

9. In the passage given below, some words are missing. Choose the correct word from the given options to complete the passage meaningfully. (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks)

When an earthquake occurs, buildings that are not earthquake resistant may fall. The walls may collapse trapping people (a) ………………………. the rubble. The railway and road (b) ………………………. may be dislocated, increasing the time (c) ………………………. for external aid to reach the (d) ………………………. site. It is important to help (e) ………………………. quickly. We have seen that people (f) ………………………. in the area usually carry out the rescue and first-aid work.

(a) (i) in
(ii) under
(iii) on
(iv) at

(b) (i) routes
(ii) tracks
(iii) paths
(iv) ways

(c) (i) taking
(ii) took
(iii) taken
(iv) takes

(d) (i) disaster
(ii) important
(iii) notable
(iv) central

(e) (i) people
(ii) victims
(iii) casualties
(iv) survivors

(f) (i) lived
(ii) who are living
(iii) lives
(iv) living

10. In the passage given below, some words are missing. Choose the correct word from the given options to complete the passage meaningfully. (1/2 x 6 = 3 marks)

Recently the Mumbai airport was a witness (a) ………………………. a heart-stopping high-speed drama that (b) ………………………. in the span of (c) ………………………. than a minute when an Indian Air Force helicopter (d) ………………………. to the President’s VVIP squadron landed on runway 27 on which an Air India aircraft was (e) ………………………. towards take-off at the same time. The Air India aircraft aborted its (f) ………………………. and came to a halt barely 300 metres of the IAF chopper.