The Little Girl| NCERT Solutions| Class 9

NCERT Solutions of Chapter: The Little Girl. NCERT Solutions along with worksheets and notes for Class 9.

 

Thinking about the Text

(I) Given below are some emotions that Kezia felt. Match the emotions in Column A with the items in Column B.

A B
1. fear or terror

 

2. glad sense of relief

3. a “funny” feeling, perhaps of understanding

(i) father comes into her room to give her a goodbye kiss.

(ii) noise of the carriage grows fainter

(iii) father comes  home

(iv)speaking to father

(v) going to bed when alone at home

(vi) father comforts her and falls asleep

(vii) father stretched out  on the sofa, snoring

 

Ans-

(II) Answer the following questions in one or two sentences.

(1) Why was Kezia afraid of her father?

Ans- Kazia was afraid of her father because her father is very strict and a very angry man.

 

(2) Who were the people in Kezia’s family?

Ans- In Kezia’s family her mother, father and her grand mother were the family member.

 

(3) What was Kezia’s father’s routine?

Ans- Kezia‘s father went to work in morning and come back in evening.

(i) before going to his office?

Ans- He came into her room and gave her a casual kiss.

(ii) after coming back from his office?

Ans- He asked for tea, slippers and Newspaper in very loud sound.

(iii) on Sundays?

Ans- Kezia’s father stretched on sofa, handkerchief on his face, feet on one of the best cushion, sleep soundly and snoring.

 

(4) In what ways did Kezia’s grandmother encourage her to get to know her father better?

Ans- Kezia’s grandmother encouraged her to nice talk with her father to know him better.

 

(III) Discuss these questions in class with your teacher and then write down  your answers in two or three paragraphs each.

(1) Kezia’s efforts to please her father resulted in displeasing him very much. How did this happen?

Ans-

Kezia’s grandmother told her that her father’s birthday was next week. Her grandmother suggested her to make a pin cushion with yellow silk. Kezia stitched the cushion. But she did not find anything to fill in it. Her grandmother was in garden. Therefore, she searched for anything to fill in it. She wandered into mother’s room and found some colourful papers on the bed table. She collected all of them, tore them and filled in to the pin cushion. She was very happy as she had prepared birthday gift for her father.

When her father came back he did not find his papers. He shouted on everyone because he prepared that speech for Port Authority. Her mother inquired to Kezia and told her father that she has torn them. His father punished her with ruler.

 

(2) Kezia decides that there are ‘different kinds of fathers”. What kind of father was Mr. Macdonald, and how was he different from Kezia’s father?

Ans-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 One day Kezia saw her neighbor Mr. Macdonad playing with hi sfive kids in his garden. She thought that Mr Macdonad is different kinds of fathers” because he was playing with his children. Children were pulling his coat but he is happy with them. It looks Mr Macdonald was a happy and friendly father.

Kezia’s father was very strict and usually do anger on all. He shouted on Kezia and never play with her. He is not like Mr Macdonald.

 

(3) How does kezia begin to see her father as a human being who needs her sympathy?

Ans-

One day her mother was ill. Her mother and her grandmother was in hospital. She was alone at night in her home. Her cook, Alice, put her in bed. But she saw a dream at same night. She saw a butcher is coming towards her with knife in hand. She screamed.

Her father reached to her immediately and took to her in his room. He lay down beside he. She crept close to him and put her head on her father’s arm. She hold him tightly. She felt that her father is little harder than grandmother but has a very soft and caring heart.

 

Thinking about language

(I) Look at the following sentences.

There was a glad sense of relief when she heard the noise of the carriage growing fainter….

Here, glad means happy about something.

Glad, happy, pleased, delighted, thrilled and overjoyed are synonyms (words or expressions that have the same or nearly the same meaning.) However, they express happiness in certain ways.

Read the sentences below.

  • She was glad when the meaning was over.
  • The chief guest was pleased to announce the name of th winner.

(1) Use an appropriate word from the synonyms given above in the following sentences. Clues are given in brackets.

(i) She was ________ by the news of her brother’s wedding.(very pleased)

(ii) I was ___________ to be invited to the party.(extremely pleased and excited about)

(iii) She was ______ at the birth of her grandfather.(extremely happy)

(iv) The coach was ___________ with his performance. (satisfied about)

(v) She was very ___________ with her results. (happy about something that has happened)

 

Ans-

(i) She was glad by the news of her brother’s wedding.(very pleased)

(ii) I was  pleased to be invited to the party.(extremely pleased and excited about)

(iii) She was overjoyed at the birth of her granddaughter.(extremely happy)

(iv) The coach was thrilled with his performance. (satisfied about)

(v) She was very happy with her results. (happy about something that has happened)

 

(2) Study the use of the word big in the following sentence.

He was so big – his hands and his neck, especially his mouth….

Here, big means large in size.

Now, consult a dictionary and find out the meaning of big in the following sentences. The first one has been done for you.

(i) You are a big girl now.   Older

(ii) Today you are going to take the biggest decision of your career.

(iii) Their project is full of big ideas.

(iv) Cricket is a big game in our country.

(v) I am a big fan of Lata Mangeskar.

(vi) You have to cook a bit more as my friend is a big eater.

(vii) What a big heart you’ve got, Father dear.

Ans-

(i) You are a big girl now.   Older

(ii) Today you are going to take the biggest decision of your career.   Most important

(iii) Their project is full of big ideas.  Excellent ideas

(iv) Cricket is a big game in our country.  Popular game

(v) I am a big fan of Lata Mangeskar.  Admirer

(vi) You have to cook a bit more as my friend is a big eater.   Eats a lot

(vii) What a big heart you’ve got, Father dear.  generous

 

(II) Verbs of Reporting

Study the following sentences.

  • “What!” screamed Mother.
  • “N – n –no”, she whispered.
  • “Sit up”, he ordered.

The italicized words are verbs of reporting. We quote or report what someone has said or thought by using a reporting verb. Every reporting clause contains a reporting verb. For example:

  • He promised to help in my project.
  • “How are you doing?” Seema asked.

We use verbs of reporting to advise, order, report statements, thoughts, intentions, questions, requests, apologies, manner of speaking and so on.

(1) Underline the verbs of reporting in the following sentences.

(i) He says he will enjoy the ride.

(ii) Father mentioned that he was going on a holiday.

(iii) No one told us that the shop was closed.

(iv) He answered that the price would go up.

(v) I wondered why he was screaming.

(vi) Ben told her to wake him up.

(vii) Ratan apologised for coming late to the party.

Ans-

(i) He says he will enjoy the ride.

(ii) Father mentioned that he was going on a holiday.

(iii) No one told us that the shop was closed.

(iv) He answered that the price would go up.

(v) I wondered why he was screaming.

(vi) Ben told her to wake him up.

(vii) Ratan apologised for coming late to the party.

 

(2) Some verbs of reporting are given in the box. Choose the appropriate verbs and fill in the blanks in the following sentences.

Were complaining             Shouted             replied                  remarked

 Ordered                  suggested

(i) “I am not afraid,” ______________ the woman.

(ii) “Leave me alone.” My mother  ______________

(iii) The children________________That the roads were crowded and noisy.

(iv) “Perhaps he isn’t a bad sort of a chap after all”’_______________ the master.

(v) “Lets go and look at the school ground,”____________the sports teaceher.

(vi) The traffic police __________________ all the passers-by to keep off the road.

Ans-

(i) “I am not afraid,” shouted the woman.

(ii) “Leave me alone.” My mother replied.

(iii) The children were complaining that the roads were crowded and noisy.

(iv) “Perhaps he isn’t a bad sort of a chap after all” remarked the master.

(v) “Lets go and look at the school ground,” ordered the sports teacher.

(vi) The traffic police suggested all the passers-by to keep off the road.

 

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