NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive (Prose) and Moments (Supplementary Reader) are given below to use it online. Download NCERT Solutions for other subjects like Maths, Science, Social Science and Hindi also. Download Class 9 Offline Apps which works without internet.


Class:9
Subject:English – Beehive & Moments

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NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English- Beehive

Prose & Poetry




NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English- Moments
Supplementary Reader
9 English Moments Chapter 1. The Lost Child

9 English Moments Chapter 1. The Lost Child



9 English Moments 2

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9 English Moments Chapter 2. The Adventures of Toto

9 English Moments Chapter 2. The Adventures of Toto


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9 English Moments Chapter 3. Iswaran the Storyteller

9 English Moments Chapter 3. Iswaran the Storyteller
9 English Moments ch. 3



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9 English Moments Chapter 4. In the Kingdom of Fools

9 English Moments Chapter 4. In the Kingdom of Fools
9 Moments chapter 4



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9 English Moments Chapter 5. The Happy Prince

9 English Moments Chapter 5. The Happy Prince
9 English Moments chapter 5


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9 English Moments Chapter 6. Weathering the Storm in Ersama

9 English Moments Chapter 6. Weathering the Storm in Ersama
9 English moments ch. 6


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9 English Moments Chapter 7. The Last leaf

9 English Moments Chapter 7. The Last leaf

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9 English Moments Chapter 8. A House is Not a Home

9 English Moments Chapter 8. A House is Not a Home




9 English Moments ch. 8

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9 English Moments Chapter 9. The Accidental Tourist

9 English Moments Chapter 9. The Accidental Tourist



9 English moments chapter 9

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9 English Moments Chapter 10. The Beggar

9 English Moments Chapter 10. The Beggar

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Weightages of sections for Class 9 English according to CBSE Syllabus 2019-20.
  • The annual board examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours.
  • There will be internal assessment for 20 Marks.
  • A Reading Skills 20 Marks
  • B Writing Skills with Grammar 30 Marks
  • C Literature Textbook and Supplementary Reading Text 30 Marks



Literature Textbook and Supplementary Reading Text

There will be Internal Choice for every question. 30 Marks

  1. 1. One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/play for reference to the context. Four Objective Type Questions: two questions of one mark each on global comprehension and two questions of one mark each on interpretation. [1 x 4 = 4 Marks]
  2. Five Short Answer Type Questions from BEEHIVE AND MOMENTS (3 questions out of four from BEEHIVE and 2 questions out of three from MOMENTS) to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (to be answered in 30 – 40 words each) [2 x 5 = 10 Marks]
  3. One out two long answer type questions from the book BEEHIVE to assess creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts. (to be answered in 100 -150 Words each) [8 Marks]
  4. One out of two Long Answer Questions from the book MOMENTS on theme or plot involving interpretation, extrapolation beyond the text and inference or character sketch in about (100 -150 words) [8 Marks]

Table of Contents

Why does the lost child lose interest in the things that he had wanted earlier?

The lost child loses interest in all the things that he had wanted earlier because he was frightened on being separated from his parents in the crowd. His aim was to find and be with them. All the things that fascinated him in the fair no longer attract to him and now the only thing that matters is finding his parents.

What do you think happens in the end? Does the child find his parents?

The ending of the story is open for us to decide. At the end the parents, who continuously make sure that he was with them right from the beginning of their journey may have suddenly realized that he was missing and come looking for the lost child. The helpful man who tried to console the little boy by offering him various things at the fair may have also asked him for the description of his parents and helped him to be reunited with them at the fair reception.

How does Toto come to grandfather’s private zoo?

The author’s grandfather was fond of collecting animals and made a zoo at home. Toto was in the control of a tonga owner. The grandfather felt sympathetic with the monkey and thinks that his private zoo would be a better place for Toto. So he purchased Toto from the tonga wallah for five rupees.

Why does grandfather take Toto to Saharanpur and how? Why does the ticket collector insist on calling Toto a dog?

Toto was a really mischievous monkey and nuisance for every living soul in the household. Other animals in grandfather’s zoo were at Toto’s mercy even during night. So, grandfather decided to provide some relief to other animals in the zoo and thought of taking Toto to Shaharanpur. The ticket collector was performing his duty. As there seems to be no rule for fixing a monkey’s fare so he equated Toto with dog and charged a similar.

In what way is Iswaran an asset to Mahendra?

Iswaran was a good domestic help for Mahendra. Apart from cooking and doing household work he was also a great entertainer for his master. He was expert at managing resources as he could find vegetables out of nowhere and never complained while accompanying his master.

How does he narrate the story of the tusker? Does it appear to be plausible?

He began the story of the elephant by giving a preface in which he called elephants ‘big and huge well-fed beasts.’ He said that after absconding from the timber yard, the elephant started roaming around, engraved on bushes and tore apart the wild creepers. It came to the main road of the town and broke all the stalls which were there selling fruits, mud pots, and clothes etc. Then it went into a school ground where children were playing. It pulled out the football goal-post, broke down the volleyball net and crushed the drum kept for water and uprooted the shrubs. All the teachers and students were so afraid that they started climbing up to the terrace of the school building.
According to Iswaran, he was in the junior class at that time. He took a cane from one of the teacher and ran into the open. The elephant was grunting and stamping its feet. The entire scene was frightening. Still, he moved slowly towards it and when the elephant rushed towards him, he moved and dead beat its third toe nail. It looked surprised and then fell down. This story does not appear to be believable so it is not plausible.

Why does the disciple decide to stay in the Kingdom of Fools? Is it a good idea?

The disciple decided to stay in the Kingdom of Fools because all he wanted cheap and good food. He was amazed that everything cost a single duddu and was very cheap. According to the Guru, staying there was not a good idea as they were all fools which could land them into trouble in future and the king’s men also took him for execution.

Who is the real culprit according to the king? Why does he escape punishment?

According to the king, the real culprit was the merchant’s dead father. But his father was dead and someone had to be punished in his place. He escapes the punishment because he is too thin to be properly executed on the stake.

Why do the courtiers call the prince ‘the Happy Prince’? Is he really happy? What does he see all around him?

The courtiers called the prince ‘the Happy Prince’ because he was always happy. When he was alive, he was unaware of what tears were. He lived in a palace where grief was not allowed to enter. However, when he died and was made into a statue, he was not happy and tears flowed down his eyes on seeing poor state of his city and the people around.

Why does the Happy Prince send a ruby for the seamstress? What does the swallow do in the seamstress’ house?

The Happy Prince sent a ruby for the seamstress as she was extremely poor and had nothing to feed her child who was suffering from fever.
The swallow went to the seamstress’s house after being convinced by the prince and kept the ruby on the table. He then flew round the bed and flapped the boy’s forehead with his wings. This made the boy feel comfortable and he went to sleep.

What havoc has the super cyclone wreaked in the life of the people of Orissa?

The cyclone brought heavy rains and strong winds with it. Due to this, majority of the houses were blown away and only the ones with strong cement grip were spared. The land was covered by dirty water and could be seen from a distance. A large number of people lost their lives. The place was filled with floating human bodies and bloated animal carcasses all around. Even the strongest of the trees were not spared from the havoc. Many people lost their close relatives and many children become orphans. There was acute shortage of food and supplies were nil. Everyone was sad and helpless.

How has Prashant, a teenager, been able to help the people of his village?

Prashant was initially bewildered on witnessing the destruction caused by after effects of the cyclone. Later he got a grip over himself and helped the people of his village. He decided to take over as the leader of his village. He united a group of young and old people to come together and pressurize the merchant to given rice for the people living in the shelter. He was successful in this task. His next course of action was to organize a team to clean up the shelter and cure the wounds of the people injured because of the cyclone.
Prashant also helped the orphaned children together by constructing a polythene shelter for them. While women had the duty to look after them, the men made arrangement of food and other essentials for the shelter.

What is Johnsy’s illness? What can cure her, the medicine or the willingness to live?

Johnsy was ill because she had pneumonia. Only her willingness to live could cure her. Prior to getting cured she started believing that she was not going to get well. The doctor said that if she doesn’t want to live, then medicines would not help her.

Behrman has a dream. What is it? Does it come true?

Behrman was a sixty year old painter. His lifelong dream was to paint a masterpiece. It does come true when he paints a leaf that looks extremely natural. He painted the last leaf left on a creeper.

Why does he break down in tears after the fire?

The feeling of suffering a major loss broke him down into tears. He soon realized that his cat was not to be seen anywhere. Then he had flashback of everything at once − the new school, the fire, and his cat. That was when he broke down and cried.

What is the meaning of “My cat was back and so was I”? Had the author gone anywhere? Why does he say that he is also back?

Here the author wants to point out that his ideology of life has gone a complete change. His schoolmates have helped him with their open hearts. They have extended invitations for their houses. Their genuine concern makes the author touch his heart so much that he breathes a sigh of relief. He feels that the things will be okay very soon.
After a month woman came with a cat. The narrator grabbed and hugged her. His friends were hugging the narrator. This overwhelming feelings of loss and tragedy seemed to diminish. He was deeply obliged to the stranger who had brought his cat. He could not help say that he was back to his original self. In reality he had gone nowhere but had become exhausted with life due to colossal lose. He felt that he had returned to his original self like the cat who came to his house.

What happens when the zip on his carry-on bag gives way?

The side of the bag was open and everything within the bag fell on the ground from the zip when his carry-on bag gave way. These things included newspaper cuttings and other loose papers, a 14-ounce tin of pipe tobacco, magazines, passport, English money and film.

How does Bill Bryson end up in a “crash position” in the aircraft?

Once while travelling in an aeroplane, he bent over to tie his shoelace and at the same time someone in the front seat pushed back into full recline. That was when he ended up in the ‘crash position’. He had to claw at the leg of the man sitting next to him in order free himself from the tangle.

Has Lushkoff become a beggar by circumstance or by choice?

Lushkoff became a beggar by circumstance and not by his choice. Formerly, he was a part of a Russian choir, but was sent away for drunkenness. This led him to beg.

Lushkoff is earning thirty five roubles a month. How is he obliged to Sergei for this?

Lushkoff was obliged to Sergei because if he had not come to Sergei, then he might still have been begging and drinking alchohol. By listening to Sergei, he had changed his path. He became a notary and earned thirty five roubles a month.