NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 1

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 1 The Fun They Had  & the poem ‘The Road Not Taken‘ is given below. Visit to NCERT Solutions page to download all subjects solutions. Download Class 9 Offline Apps which works without internet.


Class9
SubjectEnglish – Beehive
ChapterThe Fun They Had

Table of Contents

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 1

Beehive Chapter 1: Question – Answers

9 English Chapter 1: The Fun They Had – Answers

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 1 The fun they had




NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Chapter 1 answers
Beehive chapter 1 answers class 9




Chapter 1 Beehive answers
All questions answers chapter 1 Class 9 English



9 English Chapter 1
9 Beehive ch. 1 answers

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9 English Poem 1: The Road Not Taken – Answers

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 1 The road not taken




Class 9 English chapter 1 road not taken answers

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Passages with Question Answer
I. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:

They turned the pages, which were yellow and crinkly, and it was awfully funny to read words that stood still instead of moving the way they were supposed to — on a screen, you know. And then when they turned back to the page before, it had the same words on it that it had had when they read it the first time.

Questions:
  1. Who are ‘they’ referred’ to here as?
  2. Why were they surprised?
  3. What kind of books they were studying in their schools?
  4. What kind of pages the book had?  See Answers
II. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:

The Inspector had smiled after he was finished and patted Margie’s head. He said to her mother, “It’s not the little girl’s fault, Mrs Jones. I think the geography sector was geared a little too quick. Those things happen sometimes. I’ve slowed it up to an average ten-year level. Actually, the overall pattern of her progress is quite satisfactory.” And he patted Margie’s head again.

Questions:
  1. Why was Margie disappointed?
  2. What did the country inspector do?
  3. Find a word from the passage, which is synonym of ‘mistake’. See Answers




III. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:

Margie did so with a sigh. She was thinking about the old schools they had when her grandfather’s grandfather was a little boy. All the kids from the whole neighborhood came, laughing and shouting in the schoolyard, sitting together in the schoolroom, going home together at the end of the day.

Questions:
  1. What did Margie do with a sigh?
  2. What kind of school did grandfather’s grandfather attend?
  3. Give the name of the chapter from where this extract has been taken. See Answers
Answers for passages
Answers for Passage I:
  1. ‘They’ referred to Margie and Tommy who had found a real book with words that stood still instead of moving on screen.
  2. They were surprised because they had always read a telebook through computer or television screen. Now they had found a printed book with pages and words that did not move.
  3. They did not have any book but used to read everything on the screen.
  4. The book had yellow and crinkly pages.
Answers for Passage II:
  1. Margie was disappointed because the computer had been repaired quickly.
  2. The country inspector found the geography sector a little quickly. He slowed it down.
  3. Fault.



Answers for Passage III:
  1. Margie put her Math’s homework with a sigh.
  2. Grandfather’s grandfather attended a school which was not boring, all the kids came back to home with joy.
  3. ‘The Fun They Had’.

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What did Margie write in her diary?

Margie wrote about the amazement she felt when she saw the real book.

Had Margie ever seen a book before?

No, Margie had never seen a book before.

What things about the book did she find strange?

She found that the book was yellow and crinkly and something she found to be strange was that the words were still and the text at the previous page was still there and did not vanish like it was supposed to be in a Computer screen.

What do you think a telebook is?

A telebook was a mechanic book which is displayed on a screen .Through the use of technology, the lessons were imparted into the kids.

Where was Margie’s school? Did she have any classmates?

Margie’s school was in her home itself, right next to her bedroom. No, she did not have any classmates.

What subjects did Margie and Tommy learn?

Margie and Tommy learned geography, history and arithmetic.

What kind of teachers did Margie and Tommy have?

Margie and Tommy had mechanical teachers. They had large, black and ugly screens on which all the lessons were shown and questions were asked. These mechanical teachers had a fixed time in which the students had to put their homework and test papers. They had to write their answers in a punch code and the mechanical teacher calculated the marks thereafter.

Why did Margie’s mother send for the County Inspector?

Margie had been given many tests in geography by the mechanical teacher, but there was no improvement in her performance. Marks went from bad to worse. It is for this reason that Margie’s mother sent for the County Inspector to find out the reason because of which this was happening.

Why was Margie doing badly in geography? What did the County Inspector do to help her?

Margie was doing badly in geography because the geography sector of the mechanical teacher had been geared a little too quick. The County Inspector told it wasn’t her fault that she was not performing well. The County Inspector slowed down the geography sector of the mechanical teacher to an average ten-year level. He also told Mrs. Jones that Margie’s progress pattern was satisfactory.

What had once happened to Tommy’s teacher?

Once, The history sector of Tommy’s teacher had once blanked out completely.

Did Margie have regular days and hours for school? If so, why?

Yes, Margie had regular days and hours for school. Her mother believed that learning at regular hours helped little children learn better. Her mechanical teacher was also on at the same time weekday and wasn’t available on Saturdays and Sundays.

How does Tommy describe the old kind of school?

Tommy described the old kind of school as a specific place where children came and were taught by a human teacher. They studied the same subject at once and were taught uniformly.

How does he describe the old kind of teachers?

Tommy said that the old kind of teachers were men, who taught the students inside a special building. The teachers taught the children in groups and gave them homework and also asked them questions.

Why did Margie hate school? Why did she think the old kind of school must have been fun?

Margie hated school because although the lessons were taught through technical devices but they had to write all the homework and assignment on the paper and had to put them in a slot. She had been doing badly in the geography tests that her mechanical teacher had been giving her. The part that she hated the most was inserting the homework and test papers in the slot on the mechanical teacher. She thought that the old kind of school was a specific place where children came and studied together. They also used to travel together which would be fun and exciting.