NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 9 If I Were You in Hindi Medium (Hindi Translation) Summary in Hindi and English revised and modified according to new textbooks published for 2023-24. Study Online option are also given to see all questions answers without downloading.
NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 9
|Textbook:||Beehive – English Reader|
|Chapter 9:||If I Were You|
|Content:||Translation, Summary and Answers|
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9th English Beehive Chapter 9 Question – Answers
Question – Answers of Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 9 If I Were You are given below to use online or download in PDF for free. All the solutions are updated for new academic session 2023-24.
Passages for Comprehension
I. READ THE PASSAGE GIVEN BELOW AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW:
That’s a lie. You’re not dealing with a fool. I’m as smart as you and smarter, and I know you run a car. Better be careful, wise guy!
1. Why has the intruder broken into Gerrard’s house?
2. Who speaks these lines and to whom?
3. What is the occasion?
II. READ THE PASSAGE GIVEN BELOW AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW:
Your idea is to elude the police by killing me and taking on my identity?
1. Identify ‘you’ and ‘me’.
2. How did the speaker help himself?
3. Name the lesson.
III. READ THE PASSAGE GIVEN BELOW AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW:
Hello. Yes, speaking. Sorry I can’t let you have the props in time for rehearsal, I’ve had a spot of bother quite amusing. I think I’ll put it in my next play. Listen, can you tell our friend the Sergeant to come up here at once? You’ll probably find him in the Public Bar.
1. Why does he want his friend, the Sergeant to come at once?
2. Why could the speaker not return the ‘props’ in time?
3. What was assuming for the speaker?
Suggested Answers of Passages
Answers for Passage I:
1. The intruder has broken into Gerrard’s cottage because he wishes to kill him and take on his identity.
2. The intruder speaks these line to Gerrard.
3. The intruder has just broken into Gerrard’s cottage. He aims at killing Gerrard and taking on his identity.
Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 9 – Important Questions
“At last a sympathetic audience.” Who says this and Why?
Gerrard. He says it as he is glad that the intruder asks him to speak about himself.
Why does the intruder choose Gerrard as the man whose identity he wants to take on?
Gerrard looks similar to the intruder. The intruder is a murderer. The police is after him. He hopes he can easily replicate Gerrard’s identity and escape being caught.
“I said it with bullets.” Who says this and what does it mean?
Gerrard says this. It means that when things went wrong, he had to use his gun to shoot someone for his escape.
What is Gerrard’s profession? Quote the parts of the play that support your answer.
Gerrard is a playwright by profession. Several parts of the play that reflect this. Some of these are as follows: • This is all very melodramatic, not very original, perhaps, but…” • At last a sympathetic audience!” • In most melodramas the villain is foolish enough to delay his killing long enough to be frustrated”. • I said, you were luckier than most melodramatic villains.” • That’s a disguise outfit; false moustaches and what not”. • Sorry I can’t let you have the props in time for rehearsal, I’ve had a spot of bother – quite amusing. I think I’ll put it in my next play.”
“You’ll soon stop being smart.” Who says this and why does the speaker say it?
The intruder says the line. The speaker says it to make Gerrard feel frightened.
“They can’t hang me twice.” Who says this and why does the speaker say it?
The intruder says the line. The intruder had been telling Gerrard that he had murdered one man, and that he would not back away from murdering him too. He wasn’t afraid and his plan was to kill Gerard because the police could not hang him twice for two murders.
“A mystery I propose to explain.” What is the mystery the speaker proposes to explain?
The mystery that Gerrard proposed to explain was the story he made up to fool the intruder and save his own life. The story was that Gerrard himself was a criminal like the intruder. He told the intruder that he does not meet people and doesn’t have any visitors. The game was up as things had suddenly gone wrong for him. He had committed a murder and got away. Unfortunately, one of his men had been arrested and certain things were found which his men should have burnt. He said that he was expecting some trouble that night and therefore, his bag was packed and he was ready to escape.
“This is your big surprise.” Where has this been said in the play? What is the surprise?
This has been said twice in the play. The first occasion was when the intruder reveals his plan to kill Gerrard. Secondly, it is spoken by Gerrard before he reveals his fictitious identity to the intruder. The intruder’s surprise is his plan to kill Gerrard and take on his identity to get away and lead a secure hassle-free life. Whereas, Gerrard’s surprise is his false identity which he portrays to the intruder to save himself from being killed.
Answers for Passage II:
1. “You’ is the intruder and ‘me’ is Gerrard.
2. The speaker, Gerrard outwitted the intruder and got him arrested.
3. The name of the lesson is ‘If I Were You’.
Answers for Passage III:
1. He wanted his friend the Sergeant to come at once to arrest the intruder, he had just managed to lock into the cupboard.
2. The speaker had somehow managed to lock an intruder into the cupboard. Now, he wanted to get the latter arrested by calling the Sergeant. This had delayed his going and delivering the props.
3. The speaker was assumed at the thought that the intruder who intended to murder, was himself locked in the cupboard and was soon to be arrested.