NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 9 The Bond of Love & the poem The Snake Trying is given below. Visit to NCERT Solutions page to download all subjects solutions or download NCERT Solutions Apps for offline use.
|Subject||English – Beehive|
|Chapter||The Bond of Love|
NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 9
Beehive Chapter 9: Question – Answers
- Beehive Chapter 9: The Bond of Love
- Beehive Poem 9: The Snake Trying
- Beehive Passages with questions answers
9 English Chapter 9: The Bond of Love – Answers
9 English Poem 9: The Snake Trying – Answers
Passages with Question Answer
I. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
We put it in one of the gunny-bags we had brought and when I got back to Bangalore I duly presented it to my wife. She was delighted! She at once put a coloured ribbon around its neck, and after discovering the cub was a ‘boy’ she christened it Bruno.
1. What does ‘it’ stand for here?
2. What was put in a gunny bag and why?
3. Which word in the passage mean ‘named’? See Answers
II. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
She had changed his name from Bruno, to Baba, a Hindustani word signifying ‘small boy’. And he could do a few tricks, too. At the command, ‘Baba, wrestle’, or ‘Baba, box,’ he vigorously tackled anyone who came forward for a rough and tumble. Give him a stick and say ‘Baba, hold gun’, and he pointed the stick at you. Ask him, ‘Baba, where’s baby?’ and he immediately produced and cradled affectionately a stump of wood which he had carefully concealed in his straw bed.
1. What does ‘she’ refer here?
2. Write two pranks of Bruno.
3. Find word from the passage which means ‘hidden’. See Answers
III. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow:
Once home, a squad of coolies were engaged for special work in our compound. An island was made for Baba. It was twenty feet long and fifteen feet wide, and was surrounded by a dry pit, or moat, six feet wide and seven feet deep. A wooden box that once housed fowls was brought and put on the island for Baba to sleep in at night. Straw was placed inside to keep him warm, and his ‘baby’, the gnarled stump, along with his ‘gun’, the piece of bamboo, both of which had been sentimentally preserved since he had been sent away to the zoo, were put back for him to play with.
1. Specify the area of the moat.
2. Which things have been already preserved for Baba?
3. Find a word which means ‘twisted’. See Answers
Answers for passages
Answers for Passage I:
1. ‘It’ stands for the cub here.
2. The cub was put in a gunny bag so that the narrator could present this motherless baby to his wife.
Answers for Passage II:
1. ‘She’ refers to narrator’s wife here.
2. Baba had grown very mischievous. At the command Baba wrestled and Baba held the stick like a baby.
Answers for Passage III:
1. The moat was six feet wide and seven feet deep.
2. There were ‘baby’, the gnarled stump, his ‘gun’ and the piece of bamboo.