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  • Iswaran the Storyteller Question Answer

    Iswaran the Storyteller Question Answer

    The chapter Iswaran the Storyteller is the third chapter of Supplementary English (Moments) for Class IX. Iswaran the Storyteller is written by R.K.Laxman. In the story Iswaran narrates many stories to Mahendra. He is very good of narrating stories as well as cooking meal. You can find out possible question answer.

    In what way is Iswaran an asset to Mahendra?
    Iswaran was Mahendra’s cook. He was attached to him and followed him wherever he was posted. He cooked his meal, washed his clothes and chatted with him at night. So, he was an asset to Mahendra.

    How does Iswaran describe the uprooted tree on the highway? what effect does he want to create in his listeners?
    Iswaran describes the uprooted tree thus “The road was deserted and I was alone. Suddenly I spotted something that looked like an enormous bushy beast lying across the road.” He describes it thus because he wanted to create a mystery. He wanted his audience to be surprised.

    How does he narrate the story of the tusker? Does it appear to be possible?
    Iswaran said that he was studying in the junior class at that time. He grabbed the stick of a teacher and came to the elephant. He struck the elephant’s toe nail. It fell down. He said that he used the Japanese art jujitsu. They story seems imaginary. It is not likely to happen.

    Why does the author say that Iswaran seemed to more than make up for absence of a TV in Mahendra’s living quarters?
    Iswaran was an expert storyteller. He told mysterious stories which had always a surprising ending. These stories entertained Mahendra at night. So, the author says that Iswaran seemed to more than make up for the absence of a TV in Mahendra’s living quarters.

    Mahendra calls ghosts or spirits a figment of the imagination. What happens to him on a full-moon night?
    Mahendra did not believe in ghosts he says that they are figments of our imaginations. But on the full-moon night, he saw a dark form of a woman. She was carrying a bundle in her arms. Mahendra began to sweat in fear.

    Can you think of some other ending for the story?
    The story could end like this. Mahendra took courage and went near the woman. She started to run away. Mahendra grew suspected. He grabbed her and found that it was Iswaran himself who was trying to frighten Mahendra in the guise of woman ghost.

  • The Adventures of toto Question Answer

    The Adventures of toto Question Answer

    The Adventures of toto is the second chapter of CBSE Class IX book Moments. The Adventures of toto is written by Ruskin Bond. It is a comedy story where writer is narrating a story that his grandfather bought a monkey named toto. Toto was very mischievous monkey and he did a lot of loss in his home. Finally writer’s grandfather sold him back from where toto was bought. I have provided here possible question answer from the section think about it.

     Question 1. How does Toto come to grandfather’s private zoo? 

    Answer: Grandfather bought Toto from a tonga-driver. The tonga driver kept the monkey tied to a feeding-trough. The monkey seemed out-of-place there so grandfather decided to put him in his private zoo.

     Question 2. “Toto was a pretty monkey?” In what sense is Toto pretty? 

    Answer: The author calls Toto a pretty monkey because his eyes were bright and sparkling. His teeth were white like pearls. His fingers were quick. His tail added to his good looks.

     Question 3. Why does grandfather take Toto to Saharanpur and how? 

    Answer: Toto was naughty monkey. He did not allow other pet animals to sleep at night. So, author’s grandfather had to take him along with him to Saharanpur when he went there to collect his pension. He was put into a bag. The ticket collector classified Toto as a dog because there was no special provision for monkey in the railways.

     Question 4. How does Toto take a bath? Where has he learnt to do this? How does Toto almost boil himself alive? 

    Answer: Author’s grandmother gave Toto a large bowl of warm water for bath. He would test the temperature with his hand. Then he stepped into the bath, first one foot and then other. He would rub himself all over with the soap. He learned it all from the author.
    A large kitchen kettle was on fire to boil tea. Toto removed its lid. He found the water warm and got into it. Soon water began to boil. He wanted to come out but he found it cold outside. He sat down again. He jumped up and down in the kettle. Then grandmother arrived and pulled him out. He was half burnt.

     Question 5. Why does the author say, “Toto was not the sort of pet we could keep for long?” 

    Answer: Author’s grandfather bought Toto from a Tonga driver. He wanted to keep him as a pet. He put him in his private zoo. But he never became friendly with other animals. He was very mischievous. He kept on breaking things in the house. Author was to a rich man. So, he says this.

  • The Lost Child | Question Answer

    The Lost Child | Question Answer

    The Lost Child is the first chapter of English course book Moments for class IX. In this article I have provided you question answer of The Lost Child from Think About It section. This story is written by Mulk Raj Anand. In ‘The Lost Child’ story a child goes to a fair with his parents. He is happy and excited and wants the sweets and toys displayed there. But his parents don’t buy them for him. Why then does he refuse to accept them when someone else offers them to him?

     Question: What are the things the child sees on his way to the fair? Why does he lag behind? 
    Answer: The child sees toys, balloon, garland of gulmohar displayed in the shops. He lags behind because these things fascinate him.

     Question: In the fair he wants many things. What are they? Why does he move on without waiting for an answer? 
    Answer: The boy wants to buy toys, burfi, flowers and balloon etc. But he moves on without waiting for an answer because he knows that his parents will not buy them for him.

     Question: When does he realise that he has lost his way? How have his anxiety and insecurity been described? 
    Answer: There was a round about in the fair. The boy watched it. He wanted to go on the round about. He requested to his parents. There was no reply. When he turned to look at his parents, he round that he had lost his way. His parents were not with him. He cried in fear. Tears rolled down from his eyes.

     Question: Why does the lost child lose interest in the things that he had wanted earlier? 
    Answer: The child wanted to buy a number of things. He wanted to go on roundabout. He wanted to listen the music of snake charmer. But now de did not have the interest in them because he had lost his mother and father.

     Question: What do you think happens in the end? Does the child find his parents? 
    Answer: I think the man would have taken the boy to the police on duty in the fair. The police would have announced through the loud speaker and the child would have been restored to his parents. In this way the man had helped the child.

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