NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Literature Reader Unit 1

How I Taught My Grandmother to Read Class 9

Unit 1 How I Taught My Grandmother to Read Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-1 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 6

Q1 :  

The grandmother could relate to the central character of the story 'Kashi Yatre' as __________.

(i) both were old and uneducated

(ii) both had granddaughters who read to them

(iii) both had a strong desire to visit Kashi

(iv) both were determined to learn to read


Answer :

(iii) both hada strong desire to visit Kashi

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Q2 :  

Why did the women at the temple discuss the latest episode of 'Kashi Yatre'?

(i) to pass their time

(ii) the writer, Triveni, was very popular

(iii) they could relate with the protagonist of the serial

(iv) women have a habit of discussing serials


Answer :

(iii) they could relate with the protagonist of the serial

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Q3 :  

The granddaughter found her grandmother in tears on her return as__________.

(i) the grandmother had been unable to read the story 'Kashi Yatre' on her own

(ii) the grandmother had felt lonely

(iii) the grandmother wanted to accompany her granddaughter

(iv) she was sad she could not visit Kashi


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Q4 :  

Why did the grandmother touch her granddaughter's feet?

(i) As a mark of respect to her teacher

(ii) It was a custom in their family

(iii) Girls should be respected

(iv) She had read the story of 'Kashi Yatre' to her


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Q5 :  

What made Triveni a popular writer?


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Q6 :  

Why did the grandmother depend on her granddaughter to know the story?


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Q7 :  

Pick out two sentences which state that the grandmother was desperate to know what happened in the story.


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Q8 :  

Could the grandmother succeed in accomplishing her desire to read? How?


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Q9 :  

Which of the following traits would be relevant to the character of the narrator's grandmother?

(i) determined

(ii) selfish

(iii) emotional

(iv) mean

Give reasons for your choice.


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Q10 :  

Here are some direct quotations from the story. Identify the speaker and write what each quotation suggests about the speaker. You can use the adjectives given in the box and may also add your own.

amiable, tender, gentle, sympathetic, understanding, determined, diligent, kind,

concerned, systematic, wise, helpful, enthusiastic, selfish, cruel, humble,

religious, prudent

Speaker

Quotation

Quality Highlighted

a

'Avva, is everything all right?

Are you O.K.?'

b

'At times, I used to regret not going to school, so I made sure that my children and grandchildren studied well.'

c

'Avva, don't cry. What is the matter? Can I help you in anyway?'

d

'We are well-off, but what use is money when I cannot be independent.'

e

'I will keep Saraswati


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Writing task : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 10

Q1 :  

You are the grandmother. How did you feel when your grandaughter gave you the novel 'Kashi Yatre'? Write your feelings in your diary.


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Q2 :  

Here is a story about Swami and his grandmother. After reading the excerpt, change it into a conversation between Swami and his Grandmother.

After the night meal with his head on his granny's lap, nestling close to her, Swaminathan felt very snug and safe in the faint atmosphere of cardamom and cloves.

'Oh, Granny!' he cried ecstatically. 'You don't know what a great fellow Rajam is.' He told her the story of the first enmity between Rajam and Mani and the subsequent friendship.

'You know, he has a real police dress,' said Swaminathan.

'Is it? What does he want a police dress for?' asked Granny.

'His father is the Police Superintendent. He is the master of every policeman here.'

Granny was impressed. She said that it must be a tremendous office indeed. She then recounted the days when her husband, Swaminathan's grandfather, was a powerful sub-magistrate, in which office he made the police force tremble before him and the fiercest dacoits of the place flee. Swaminathan waited impatiently for her to finish the story. But she went on, rambled, confused, mixed up various incidents that took place at different times. 'That will do, Granny,' he saidungraciously. 'Let me tell you something about Rajam. Do you know how many marks he gets in arithmetic?'

'He gets all the marks, does he, child?' asked Granny.

'No silly. He gets ninety marks out of one hundred.'

'Good. But you must also try and get marks like him. You know, Swami, your grandfather used to frighten the examiners with his answers sometimes. When he answered a question, he did it in a tenth of the time that others took to do it. And then, his answers would be so powerful that his teachers would give him two hundred marks sometimes.

'Oh, enough, Granny! You go on bothering about old unnecessary stories. Won't you listen to Rajam?'

'Yes, dear, yes.'

'Granny, when Rajam was a small boy, he killed a tiger.'

Swaminatha


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