NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 2

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 2 The Sound of Music  & the poem ‘Wind‘ is given below. Visit to download NCERT Solutions of all the subjects. Download Class 9 Offline Apps which works without internet.


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SubjectEnglish – Beehive
ChapterThe Sound of Music

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 2

Beehive Chapter 2: Question – Answers

9 English Chapter 2: The Sound of Music – Answers

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 2 The sound of the music




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9 English Poem 2: Wind – Answers

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 2 Poem 'wind'

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

But Evelyn was not going to give up. She was determined to lead a normal life and pursue her interest in music. One day she noticed a girl playing a xylophone and decided that she wanted to play it too. Most of the teachers discouraged her but percussionist Ron Forbes spotted her potential. He began by tuning two large drums to different notes. “Don’t listen through your ears,” he would say, “try to sense it some other way.” Says Evelyn, “Suddenly I realised I could feel the higher drum from the waist up and the lower one from the waist down.”

Questions:
  1. Why did Ron Forbes encourage her?
  2. ‘Evelyn was not going to give up’. What was Evelyn not going to give up?
  3. Find out the word from the extract which means ‘find’. See Answers




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

It is intriguing to watch Evelyn function so effortlessly without hearing. In our two-hour discussion she never missed a word. “Men with bushy beards give me trouble,” she laughed. “It is not just watching the lips, it’s the whole face, especially the eyes.” She speaks flawlessly with a Scottish lilt. “My speech is clear because I could hear till I was eleven,” she says. But that doesn’t explain how she managed to learn French and master basic Japanese.

Questions:
  1. Which kind of men does Evelyn dislike?
  2. Write the name of the lesson and name of the author.
  3. Find a word in the passage which means ‘without any fault’. See Answers
III. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:

Evelyn confesses that she is something of a workaholic. “I’ve just got to work . . . often harder than classical musicians. But the rewards are enormous.” Apart from the regular concerts, Evelyn also gives free concerts in prisons and hospitals. She also gives high priority to classes for young musicians.

Questions:
  1. Which rewards is the referring to?
  2. Why is she called workaholic?
  3. Find a word in the passage which means same as ‘very big’. See Answers
Answers for passages
Answers for Passage I:

1. Ron Forbes encouraged her because he had spotted her potential.
2. Evelyn was not going to give her inter in music.
3. Spot.

Answers for Passage II:

1. Evelyn dislike men with bushy beard.
2. The name of the lesson is ‘The Sound of Music’ and the name of the author is Deborah Cowley.
3. Flawlessly


Answers for Passage III:

1. She is referring to the regular concerts she gets a chance to perform.
2. She is called workaholic as she never shirks work
3. Enormous.

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When was her deafness first noticed? When was it confirmed?

Evelyn’s deafness was first noticed when she was 8 years old. It was confirmed when her headmistress told her parents to get her check-up done at the age of 11.

Who helped her to continue with music? What did he do and say?

Ron Forbes helped her continue with music by tuning two large drums to different notes and he said “Don’t listen the music through your ears, try to sense it some other way”.

Name the various places and causes for which Evelyn performs.

Even with a hectic international schedule, Evelyn gives solo performances at regular concerts. Apart from those she gives free concerts in prisons and hospitals. She also gives high priority to classes for her young musicians.

How does Evelyn hear music?

Evelyn heard music by sensing the notes in different parts of her body. When Ron Forbes tuned two drums to different notes and she could sense the sound without using her ears, she could feel the higher drum from the waist up and the lower drum from the waist down. She learnt how to open her mind and body to sounds and vibrations. It was her determination, passion and hard work. When she played the xylophone, she sensed the sound passing up the stick by her fingertips.
She removed her shoes on a wooden platform so that the vibrations could pass through her bare feet and up her legs. It tingled in the skin, her cheekbones and even in her hair. By leaning against the drums, she could feel the vibrations flowing into her body.

Why did Aurangzeb ban the playing of the pungi?

Aurangzeb banned the playing of the pungi as it made unpleasant shrill sound.

How is a shehnai different from a pungi?

Shehnai has a better sound quality than pungi. Pungi’s are said to be a little shorter and bulging in the centre whereas shehnai is a long and broader at the end.

Where was the shehnai played traditionally? How did Bismillah Khan change this?

The shehnai was traditionally played in royal courts, temples and weddings. Ustaad Bismillah khan was a monarch of shehnai who brought this instrument onto the classical stage.

When and how did Bismillah Khan get his big break?

Bismillah khan got his big break in 1938. The All India Radio opened in Lucknow and Bismillah khan played shehnai on radio. He then became very popular on radio. He became the first Indian to greet the nation with his shehnai from the Red Fort on 15 August, 1947.

Where did Bismillah Khan play the shehnai on 15 August 1947? Why was the event historic?

On 15 August 1947, Bismillah Khan played the Raag Kaafi on his shehnai from the Red Fort. The event was a historical moment because it was the occasion of India’s Independence from British Rule.

Why did Bismillah Khan refuse to start a shehnai school in the U.S.A.?

Bismillah Khan refused the request to start a shehnai school in U.S.A as he would not live away from Hindustan, specifically from Banaras, the river Ganga and Dumraon.

Find at least two instances in the text which tell you that Bismillah Khan loves India and Benaras.

The first instance is when he refused his students to start a shehnai school in U.S.A. The second instance is when Khansaab was asked by Shekhar Gupta about moving to Pakistan during the partition, he said that he would never leave Benaras.