NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 9
|Subject:||English – Beehive|
|Chapter 9:||The Bond of Love|
9th English Beehive Chapter 9 Question – Answers
Question – Answers of Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 9 The Bond of Love and the poem The Snake Trying are given below to use online or download in PDF for 2021-2022 free. Visit to Discussion Forum to ask your doubts and respond to the questions asked by other users.
Passages for Comprehension
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’?
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’.
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’.
Suggested Answers of 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.
Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 9 – Important Questions
On two occasions Bruno ate/drank something that should not be eaten/drunk. What happened to him on these occasions?
Bruno ate some poison-barium carbonate. He started vomiting and breathed heavily, but was later cured. In another incident, he drank nearly a gallon of old engine oil meant for the rats. Fortunately, he remained unaffected but it paralysed and weakened him.
Was Bruno a loving and playful pet? Why, then, did he have to be sent away?
Yes, Bruno was a loving and playful pet. Everybody in the family was emotionally attached to him, especially the narrator’s wife. He was getting too big to be kept at home and had to be sent away to a zoo.
How was the problem of what to do with Bruno finally solved?
Bruno wasn’t happy at the zoo. Seeing his poor condition and state of happiness at seeing the narrator’s wife, Bruno was allowed to go back to Bangalore. An island was made there for the bear, keeping all its needs and necessities in mind.
‘Animals also feel the pleasure of love and the pain of separation’. Make a presentation by giving examples from your own experience.
Animals also feel the pleasure of love and the pain of separation: It is absolutely correct that animals also feel the pleasure of love and pain of separation. Generally we keep pets in our houses. They may be dogs, parrots, cats, show birds, cows, etc. Once it so happened. My brother purchased a puppy from an animal store. We named him Lucky. He started living with us as a family member. For a day or so he did not like our house environment but later on he become familiar with us. When my brother came to home from school, Lucky became very happy and started waving his tale very fast. He also started licking his hand and feet also. One day we had to go out of station for two day. We had handed over him to my aunty who lived in the next street. When we came back after two days, he rushed to us and jump on. He started moving to and fro near us. He was feeling very happy. Aunty told us Lucky had not taken food for two days. He was very sad in last two days. Thus, the animals too feel the pleasure of love and pain of separation.
What is the snake trying to escape from?
The snake is trying to escape from a stick. He was afraid of the stick lest it should kill or hurt him.
Is it a harmful snake? What is its colour?
No, it isn’t a harmful snake. It is of a small size which and it is harmless even to the children. The snake is of green colour.
The poet finds the snake beautiful. Find the words he uses to convey its beauty.
The poet uses the words “beautiful” and “graceful” to convey the snake’s beauty.
What does the poet wish for the snake?
The poet wishes that nobody should harm the snake. He wants it to go over the water into the reeds and hide somewhere.
Where was the snake before anyone saw it and chased it away? Where does the snake disappear?
The snake was lying still on the sand unless someone saw it and again made it move away from there. The person chased it away and it disappeared into the ripples of the water among the green reeds to hide there.
Find out as much as you can about different kinds of snakes (from books in the library, or from the Internet). Are they all poisonous? Find out the names of some poisonous snakes.
No, all snakes are not poisonous. Some of the poisonous snakes are Indian Cobra, King Cobra, Copperhead, Common Krait, Mamushi and Saw-scaled Viper.
Look for information on how to find out whether a snake is harmful.
All the snakes are not poisonous. The water snakes are generally without poison but most of the desert snakes are poisonous. Information about a poisonous snake can only be known when its poison effects the body. The poison reach on us and effected our nervous system.
As you know, from the previous lesson you have just read, there are people in our country who have traditional knowledge about snakes, who even catch poisonous snakes with practically bare hands. Can you find out something more about them?
This is quite correct that SAPERAs catch the poisonous snakes with bare hands and the nearly mitigate the effect of poison using the herbs. In this area, the snakes are mostly visible during the monsoon. During this period the snake may bite a person. The victim is treated and saved with the help of local medicines and herbs.