NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 7
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9th English Beehive Chapter 7 Question – Answers
Question – Answers of Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 7 Packing and the poem The Duck and the Kangaroo are given here on Tiwari Academy to use online or download in PDF for free. All the solutions are updated for new academic session 2021-2022.
Passages for Comprehension
I. READ THE PASSAGE GIVEN BELOW AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW:
I rather pride myself on my packing. Packing is one of those many things that I feel I know more about than any other person living.
1. Who is ‘I’ here?
2. What does the speaker pride himself on?
3. Where was the author going?
II. READ THE PASSAGE GIVEN BELOW AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW:
They upset salt over everything, and as for the butter! I never saw two men do more with one-and two pence worth of butter in my whole life than they did. After George had got it off his slipper, they tried to put it in the kettle. It wouldn’t go in, and what was in wouldn’t come out. They did scrape it out at last, and put it down on a chair, and Harris sat on it, and it stuck to him, and they went looking for it all over the room.
1. Where was the butter?
2. What were the difficulties for putting a thing in the kettle?
3. What did they do to obtain it?
III. READ THE PASSAGE GIVEN BELOW AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW:
Of course I had to turn every mortal thing out now, and, of course, I could not find it. I rummaged the things up into much the same state that they must have been before the world was created, and when chaos reigned. Of course, I found George’s and Harris’s eighteen times over, but I couldn’t find my own. I put the things back one by one, and held everything up and shook it. Then I found it inside a boot. I repacked once more.
1. What was the author searching?
2. What did he find eighteen times?
3. Which word in the passage stands for ‘searched’ in a hurried way?
Suggested Answers of Passages
Answers for Passage I:
1. Here, ‘I’ is the author, Jerome.
2. The speaker pride on his skills of packing. He feels that he can pack thinks better than any other person.
3. He was going on a trip with his friend.
Answers for Passage II:
1. The butter was on the slipper of George.
2. They were putting the butter in the kettle but it was not going in what was there in it, it was not coming out.
3. They had to scrape it out.
Answers for Passage III:
1. Author was searching his tooth brush.
2. He found George’s and Harris’s tooth brush eighteen times.
Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 7 – Important Questions
How many characters are there in the narrative? Name them. (Don’t forget the dog!).
There are mainly four characters in the narrative. They are Jerome (the narrator), George, Harris and Montmorency (the dog).
Why did the narrator (Jerome) volunteer to do the packing?
The narrator volunteered to do the packing because as he thought that he was the best packer. He was very proud of his packing and wanted to show it to everyone.
How did George and Harris react to this? Did Jerome like their reaction?
George and Harris will-fully accepted Jerome’s suggestion. George smoked a pipe and “spread himself over the easy-chair”, while Harris put his legs on the table and lit a cigar. No, Jerome wasn’t very happy and felt irritated by their reaction.
What was Jerome’s real intention when he offered to pack?
The real intention of Jerome, when he offered to pack, was to show his capability through the supervision skills.
What did Harris say after the bag was shut and strapped? Why do you think he waited till then to ask?
After the bag was shut and strapped, Harris noticed that Jerome had not packed the boots. He waited till then to ask about the boots because he wanted Jerome to realise his mistake and ridicule his packing skills for which he was very proud.
What “horrible idea” occurred to Jerome a little later?
The “horrible idea” that occurred to Jerome a little later was that whether or not he had packed his toothbrush. Whenever he travelled he always forgot if he had packed his toothbrush or not. This very thought haunted him to the core and made his life a mess.
Where did Jerome finally find the toothbrush?
While turning things upside down out of the bag and putting the things back one by one Jerome finally found the tooth brush inside a boot.
Why did Jerome have to reopen the packed bag?
Jerome had to re-open the packed bag twice because of his habit of forgetting things. Once he had to reopen the bag as he had forgotten to pack the boots. The next time, he unpacked when he realised he had packed his tobacco-pouch in.
What did George and Harris offer to pack and why?
George and Harris offered to pack the hampers because Jerome was talking too much time and it was also getting late. They also wanted to show their packing skill to Jerome.
What does Jerome say was Montmorency’s ambition in life? What do you think of Montmorency and why?
Jerome says that Montmorency’s ambition in life was to get in the way and he sworn at it. Montmorency was a mischievous little dog who loved troubling others. I think that Montmorency was a perfect trouble maker who wanted to get involved and play whenever he found people busy with their work or whenever he might felt bored. He meant no trouble intentionally. But when people reacted badly, shouted at him or threw things at his head, he got discouraged and would go away to sit silently in a corner, which the narrator calls as the fulfilment of his conceit.
Of the three, Jerome, George and Harris, who do you think is the best or worst packer? Support your answer with details from the text.
Of all the three, Jerome is the best packer. He knew how to arrange things in correct order. Both Harris and George usually messed things up. George stepped on the butter. Harris packed the strawberry jam on top of a tomato and squashed it. They were constantly getting annoyed by Montmorency. Jerome would take his time to pack things but he was good at it. Harris and George would sometimes even kept things behind them and then keep searching for it. They made everything such a chaos.
How did Montmorency ‘contribute’ to the packing?
The packing adventure was already a messy job and Montmorency’s contribution made it even more troublesome and tiresome. He did his level best to be a “perfect nuisance”. He came and sat down on the things, just when things were about to be packed. He used to put his leg into the jam and worried the teaspoons. He also pretended that the lemons were rats. So he got into the hamper and killed three of them before Harris could land him with the frying-pan.