NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Unit 3

The Sound of Music Class 9

Unit 3 The Sound of Music Exercise Answers & Summary

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Thinking about the text : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 20

Q1 :  

Answer these questions in a few words or a couple of sentences each.

1. How old was Evelyn when she went to the Royal Academy of Music?

2. When was her deafness first noticed? When was it confirmed?


Answer :

1. Evelyn was seventeen years old when she went to the Royal Academy of Music in London.

2. Her deafness was first noticed when she was eight years old and it was confirmed when she was eleven.

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Q2 :  

Answer each of these questions in a short paragraph (30 - 40 words).

1. Who helped her to continue with music? What did he do and say?

2. Name the various places and causes for which Evelyn performs.


Answer :

1. Percussionist Ron Forbes helped Evelyn to continue with music.

He began by tuning two large drums to different notes. He asked her not to listen to them through her ears but to try and sense the sound in some other manner.

2. Evelyn, with a hectic international schedule, gives solo performances at regular concerts. Apart from these, she gives free concerts in prisons and hospitals. She also accords high priority to classes for young musicians.

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Q3 :  

Answer the question in two or three paragraphs (100 - 150 words).

1. How does Evelyn hear music?


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Q4 :  

Tick the right answer.

1. The (shehnai, pungi) was a 'reeded noisemaker.'

2. (Bismillah Khan, A barber, Ali Bux) transformed the pungi into a shehnai.

3. Bismillah Khan's paternal ancestors were (barbers, professional musicians).

4. Bismillah Khan learnt to play the shehnai from (Ali Bux, Paigambar Bux, Ustad Faiyaaz Khan).

5. Bismillah Khan's first trip abroad was to (Afghanistan, U.S.A., Canada).


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Q5 :  

Find the words in the text which show Ustad Bismillah Khan's feelings about the items listed below. Then mark a tick (√) in the correct column. Discuss your answers in class.

Bismillah Khan's feelings about

Positive

Negative

Neutral

1.

teaching children music

     

2.

the film world

     

3.

migrating to the U.S.A.

     

4.

playing at temples

     

5.

getting the Bharat Ratna

     

6.

the banks of the Ganga

     

7.

leaving Benaras and Dumraon

     


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Before you read : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 21

Q1 :  

• Do you know these people? What instruments do they play?


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Thinking about the textthinking about language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 26

Q1 :  

• Look at these sentences.

• Evelyn was determined to live a normal life.

• Evelyn managed to conceal her growing deafness from friends and teachers.

The italicised parts answer the questions: "What was evelyn determined to do?"

and "What did Evelyn manage to do?" They begin with a to-verb (to live, to conceal).

Complete the following sentences. Beginning with a to-verb, try to answer the questions in brackets.

1. The school sports team hopes __________ (What does it hope to do?)

2. We all want __________ (What do we all want to do?)

3. They advised the hearing-impaired child's mother __________(What did they advise her to do?)

4. The authorities permitted us to __________ (What did the authorities permit us to do?)

5. A musician decided to __________ (What did the musician decide to do?)


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• Look at these sentences.

• Evelyn was determined to live a normal life.

• Evelyn managed to conceal her growing deafness from friends and teachers.

The italicised parts answer the questions: "What was evelyn determined to do?"

and "What did Evelyn manage to do?" They begin with a to-verb (to live, to conceal).

Complete the following sentences. Beginning with a to-verb, try to answer the questions in brackets.

1. The school sports team hopes __________ (What does it hope to do?)

2. We all want __________ (What do we all want to do?)

3. They advised the hearing-impaired child's mother __________(What did they advise her to do?)

4. The authorities permitted us to __________ (What did the authorities permit us to do?)

5. A musician decided to __________ (What did the musician decide to do?)


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Q3 :  

Answer these questions in 30 - 40 words.

1. Why did Aurangzeb ban the playing of the pungi?

2. How is a shehnai different from a pungi?

3. Where was the shehnai played traditionally? How did Bismillah Khan change this?

4. When and how did Bismillah Khan get his big break?

5. Where did Bismillah Khan play the shehnai on 15 August 1947? Why was the event historic?

6. Why did Bismillah Khan refuse to start a shehnai school in the U.S.A.?

7. Find at least two instances in the text which tell you that Bismillah Khan loves India and Benaras.


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Thinking about language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 27

Q1 :  

Tick the right answer.

1. When something is revived, it (remains dead/lives again).

2. When a government banssomething, it wants it (stopped/started).

3. When something is considered auspicious, (welcome it/avoid it).

4. When we take tosomething, we find it (boring/interesting).

5. When you appreciatesomething, you (find it good and useful/find it of no use).

6. When you replicatesomething, you do it (for the first time/for the second time).

7. When we come to termswith something, it is (still upsetting/no longer upsetting).


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Q2 :  

Dictionary work

Ӣ The sound of the shehnai is auspicious.

Ӣ The auspicious sound of the shehnai is usually heard at marriages.

The adjective auspicious can occur after the verb be as in the first sentence, or before a noun as in the second. But there are some adjectives which can be used after the verb be and not before a noun. For example:

Ӣ Ustad Faiyaz Khan was overjoyed.

We cannot say: *the overjoyed man.

Look at these entries from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (2005).

Consult your dictionary and complete the following table. The first one has been done for you.

adjective

only before noun


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Speaking : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 28

Q1 :  

Imagine the famous singer Kishori Amonkar is going to visit your school. You have been asked to introduce her to the audience before her performance. How would you introduce her?

Here is some information about Kishori Amonkar you can find on the Internet.

Read the passage and make notes of the main points about:

• her parentage

• the school of music she belongs to

• her achievements

• her inspiration

• awards

Padma Bhushan Kishori Amonkar, widely considered the finest female vocalist of her generation, was born in 1931, daughter of another great artist, Smt. Mogubai Kurdikar. In her early years she absorbed the approach and repertoire of her distinguished mother's teacher Ustad Alladiya Khan. As her own style developed, however, she moved away from Alladiya Khan's 'Jaipur-Atrauli gharana' style in some respects, and as a mature artist her approach is usually regarded as an individual, if not unique, variant of the Jaipur model.

Kishori Amonkar is a thinker, besotted by what she calls the mysterious world of her raagas. She dissects them with the precision of a perfectionist, almost like a scientist, until the most subtle of shades and emotions emerge and re-emerge.

She is very much inspired by the teachings of the ancient Vedic sages, written at a time when vocal music was highly devotional in character. This soul searching quality of her music, coupled with a very intellectual approach to raaga performance has gained her quite a following in India and has helped to revive the study of khayal.

Significant awards bestowed on this artist include the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1985), the Padma Bhushan (1987), and the highly coveted Sangeet Samradhini Award (considered one of the most prestigious awards in Indian Classical Music) in 1997.


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Writingspeaking : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 29

Q1 :  

"If you work hard and know where you're going, you'll get there," says Evelyn Glennie.

You have now read about two musicians, Evelyn Glennie and Ustad Bismillah Khan. Do you think that they both worked hard? Where did they want to 'go'? Answer these questions in two paragraphs, one on each of the two musicians.


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Q2 :  

Use your notes on Kishori Amonkar to introduce her to an imaginary audience.

You may use one of the following phrases to introduce a guest:

I am honoured to introduce.../I feel privileged to introduce.../We welcome you..


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