NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 5 The Snake and the Mirror & the poem The Legend of the Northland is given below. Visit to NCERT Solutions page to download all subjects solutions or download NCERT Solutions Apps for offline use.
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NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 5
Beehive Chapter 5: Question – Answers
- Beehive Chapter 5: The Snake and the Mirror
- Beehive Poem 5: The Legend of the Northland
- Beehive Passages with questions answers
9 English Chapter 5: The Snake and the Mirror – Answers
9 English Poem 5: The Legend of the Northland – Answers
Passages with Question Answer
I. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
I took off my black coat, white shirt and not-so white vest and hung them up. I opened the two windows in the room. It was an outer room with one wall facing the open yard. It had a tiled roof with long supporting gables that rested on the beam over the wall. There was no ceiling. There was a regular traffic of rats to and from the beam. I made my bed and pulled it close to the wall. I lay down but I could not sleep.
1. What routine activity was going on the room?
2. After entering the room, what was done by the speaker?
3. What did the speaker do after opening the window? See Answers
II. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
With such thoughts in my mind I resumed my seat in the chair in front of the table. There were no more sounds from above. Suddenly there came a dull thud as if a rubber tube had fallen to the ground … surely nothing to worry about. Even so I thought I would turn around and take a look. No sooner had I turned than a fat snake wriggled over the back of the chair and landed on my shoulder.
1. What made a dull low sound in the room?
2. Find a word that means ‘twisted body about’.
3. What were the thoughts revolving in the mind of the speaker? See Answers
III. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
I did not know anything for certain. What sex was this snake, was it male or female? I will never know; for the snake unwound itself from my arm and slowly slithered into my lap. From there it crept onto the table and moved towards the mirror. Perhaps it wanted to enjoy its reflection at closer quarters.
1. When did the doctor feel some relief?
2. What did the doctor not know about the snake?
3. Write the adverb of ‘close’. See Answers
Answers for passages
Answers for Passage I:
1. There was a regular traffic of rats on the beam.
2. He took off his coat and white shirt. He hung them up.
3. The speaker made his bed and pulled it close to the wall for rest.
Answers for Passage II:
1. It was the snake who fell with a thud like a rubber tube on the ground.
2. Twisted body about means wriggled.
3. The speaker was thinking to marry a rich lady doctor who was fat enough.
Answers for Passage III:
1. The doctor felt some relief when it unwound from his arm and stepped away.
2. The doctor did not know if it was either male or a female snake.
3. Adverb of close is closely.