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Chapter 9: The Bond of Love


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Chapter 9: The Bond of Love

Class: IX

Exercise number - 1

Question 1 

Given in the box are some headings. Find the relevant paragraphs in the text to match the headings.

An Orphaned Cub; Bruno’s Food-chart; An Accidental Case of Poisoning; Playful Baba; Pain of Separation; Joy of Reunion; A Request to the Zoo; An Island in the courtyard

 

Answer 1

(i)An Orphaned Cub − 3rd paragraph

(ii) Bruno’s Food-chart − 6th paragraph

(iii) An Accidental Case of Poisoning − 8th paragraph

(iv) Playful Baba − 12th paragraph

(v) Pain of Separation − 14th paragraph

(vi) Joy of Reunion − 16th paragraph

(vii) A Request to the Zoo − 18th paragraph

(viii) An Island in the Courtyard − 2nd paragraph

 

Question 2 

Answer the following questions.

  1. "I got him for her by accident."

(i) Who says this?

(ii) Who do ‘him’ and ‘her’ refer to?

(iii) What is the incident referred to here?

  1. "He stood on his head in delight."

(i) Who does ‘he’ refer to?

(ii) Why was he delighted?

  1. "We all missed him greatly: but in a sense we were relieved."

(i) Who does ‘we all’ stand for?

(ii) Who did they miss?

(iii) Why did they nevertheless feel relieved?

 

Answer 2

1.

(i) The given statement was told by the narrator.

(ii)’him’ is referred to the sloth bear and ‘her’ refers to the wife of the narrator.

(iii).Once in Mysore when they were passing through the sugarcane fields, people were shooting at the wild pigs to drive them away. That time they saw a black sloth bear and it was shot on the spot by one of the narrator’s companions. They were surprised on seeing the fallen animal as they could see the movement on its black fur. When they went near they saw a baby bear riding on its mother’s back. The narrator ran and grabbed the baby bear and gifted it to his wife. This is the incident referred in the context.

 

2.

(i) ‘He’ is referred to the bear Bruno.

(ii)On seeing the narrator’s wife, Bruno was delighted. Bruno was sad and so refused the food given at the zoo, but on seeing her even yards away it was happy and recognised her. It stood on its head in delight, as she ran up to it and petted it through the bars. 

 

3.

(i) In the context, ‘we all’ is referred to the narrator, his wife and his son.

(ii) They missed Bruno. 

(iii)They sent it off to zoo because Baba was getting too big to be kept at home.

 

Question 3

Answer the following questions in 30 to 40 words each.

  1. On two occasions Bruno ate/drank something that should not be eaten /drunk. What happened to him on these occasions?
  2. Was Bruno a loving and playful pet? Why, then, did he have to be sent away?
  3. How was the problem of what to do with Bruno finally solved?

 

Answer 3

  1. Bruno could not stand on its feet and was rushed to the vet’s residence when it ate some poison meant for rats and was finally cured. Secondly it also drank nearly a gallon of old engine oil and remained unaffected.
  2. With no doubt Bruno was a loving and playful pet. It was very close to everybody in the family, especially the narrator’s wife. Unfortunately, it had to be sent to a zoo because it was getting too big to be kept at home.
  3. Bruno was unhappy at the zoo. On seeing the narrator’s wife it became happy and was allowed to go back to Bangalore. Keeping all these needs in mind, an island was made for the bear. 

 

 

Question 1

  1. Find these words in the lesson. They all have ie or ei in them.

 

f___ld

ingred___nts

h___ght

misch___vous

fr___nds

___ghty-secen

rel___ved

p___ce

 

  1. Now here are some works. Complete them with ei or ie. Consult a dictionary if necessary.

 

bel___ve

rec___ve

w___rd

I___sure

s___ze

w___ght

r___gn

f___gn

gr___f

p___rce

 

(There is a popular rule of spelling: ‘I’ before ‘e’ after ‘c’. Check if the rule is true by looking at the words above.)

 

Answer 1

 

1.

Field

ingredients

height

mischievous

Friends

eighty-secen

relieved

piece

 

2.

Believe

receive

weird

Ieisure

seize

w___ght

reign

Feign

grief

pierce

 

Question 2

  1. Here are some words with silent letters. Learn their spelling. Your teacher will dictate these words to you. Write them down and underline the silent letters.

 

Knock

wrestle

Walk

wrong

Knee

half

honest

daughter

Hours

return

hornet

calm

Could

sign

island

button

 

Answer 2

 

Knock

Wrestle

Walk

Wrong

Knee

Half

Honest

Daughter

Hours

Return

Hornet

Calm

Could

Sign

Island

Button

 

 

Question 3

 

Answer 3

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Question 4

  1. The Narrative present Notice the incomplete sentences in the following paragraphs. Here the writer is using incomplete sentences in the narration to make the incident more dramatic or immediate. Can you rewrite the paragraph in complete sentences? (You can begin: The vet and I made a dash back to the car. Bruno was still floundering…)

(i) A dash back to car. Bruno still floundering about on his stumps, but clearly weakening rapidly; some vomiting, heavy breathing, with heaving flanks and gaping mouth.

Hold him everybody! In goes the hypodermic − Bruno squeals − 10 c.c. of the antidote enters his system without a drop being wasted. Then minutes later: condition unchanged! Another 10 c.c. injected! Ten minutes later: breathing less stertorous − Bruno can move his arms and legs a little although he can not stand yet. Thirty minutes later: Bruno gets up and has a great feed! He looks at us disdainfully, as much as to say, ‘What’s barium carbonate to a big black bear like me?’ Bruno is still eating.

  1. Adverbs

Find the adverbs in the passage below. (You’ve read about adverbs in Unit 1.) We thought that everything was over when suddenly a black sloth bear came out panting in the hot sun. Now I will not shoot a sloth-bear wantonly but, unfortunately for the poor beast, one of my companions did not feel that way about it, and promptly shot the bear on the spot.

(i) Complete the following sentences, using a suitable adverb ending in −ly.

(a) Rana does her homework _______________.

(b) It rains ___________ in Mumbai in June.

(c) He does his work _____________.

(d) The dog serves his master _____________.

(ii) Choose the most suitable adverbs or adverbial phrases and complete the following sentences.

(a) We should ____________get down from a moving train. (never, sometimes, often)

(b) I was ___________ in need of support after my poor performance. (badly, occasionally, sometimes).

(c) Rita met with an accident. The doctor examined her ______________. (suddenly, seriously, immediately)

  1. Take down the following scrambled version of a story, that you teacher will dictate to you, with appropriate punctuation marks. Then, read the scrambled story carefully and try to rewrite it rearranging the incidents.

A grasshopper, who was very hungry, saw her and said, "When did you get the corn? I am dying of hunger." She wanted to dry them. It was a cold winter’s day, and an ant was bringing out some grains of corn from her home. She had gathered the corn in summer.

"I was singing all day," answered the grasshopper.

"If you sang all summer," said the ant, "you can dance all winter."

"What were you doing?" asked the ant again.

The grasshopper replied, " I was too busy."

"I collected it in summer," said the ant. "What were you doing in summer? Why did you not store some corn?"

 

Answer 4

  1. (i) The vet and I made a dash back to the car. Bruno was still floundering about on his stumps, but clearly he was weakening rapidly. There were some vomiting and heavy breathing while his flanks were heaving and his mouth was gaping. Everybody was asked to hold him. The hypodermic medicine went into Bruno, who squealed. 10 c.c. of anecdote entered his system without a drop being wasted. Even ten minutes later, the condition was unchanged. Another 10 c.c. was injected into him. Ten minutes later, his breathing became less stertorous. Bruno could move his arms and legs a little although he could not stand yet. Thirty minutes later, Bruno got up and had a great feed. He looked at us disdainfully, as much as to say, ‘What’s barium carbonate to a big black bear like me?’ Bruno was still eating.

 

  1. We thought that everything was over when suddenly a black sloth bear came out panting in the hot sun. Now I will not shoot a sloth-bear wantonly but, unfortunately for the poor beast, one of my companions did not feel that way about it, and promptly shot the bear on the spot.

(i)

(a) Rana does her homework timely.

(b) It rains heavily in Mumbai in June.

(c) He does his work properly.

(d) The dog serves his master faithfully.

(ii)

(a) We should never get down from a moving train.

(b) I was badly in need of support after my poor performance.

(c) Rita met with an accident. The doctor examined her immediately.

 

3.It was a cold winter’s day, and an ant was bringing out some grains of corn from her home. She had gathered the corn in summer. She wanted to dry them. A grasshopper, who was very hungry, saw her and said, "When did you get the corn? I am dying of hunger." "I collected it in summer," said the ant. "What were you doing in summer? Why did you not store some corn?" The grasshopper replied, "I was too busy." "What were you doing?" asked the ant again. "I was singing all day," answered the grasshopper. "If you sang all summer," said the ant, "you can dance all winter."

 

 

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