NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Literature Reader Unit 11

Oh, I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth Class 9

Unit 11 Oh, I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-11 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 84

Q1 :  

Parents alone are responsible for inculcating a good sense of dental hygieneamongst children. Do you agree/disagree? Discuss with your partner.


Answer :

This question is to be answered on the basis of your own understanding, experience and thoughts. It is strongly recommended that you prepare the solution on your own.

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Q2 :  

On the basis of your reading of the poem, complete the following table.

Stages in the life of the poet

(a) Youth

Activities

eating toffees

__________________

__________________

__________________

__________________

Consequences

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

(b) Adulthood

_____________________

_____________________

_____________________

gazing at the dentist in despair.


Answer :

Stages in the life of the poet

(a) Youth

Activities

eating toffees

chewing sweet sticky food

picking and licking lollies and candies, eating large and small sherbet dabs.

__________________

Consequences

Paving way to cavities, caps and decay.

__________________

__________________

__________________

(b) Adulthood

Going to the dentist due to tooth decay, amalgamation, drilling and fillings.

gazing at the dentist in despair.

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Q3 :  

On the basis of your understanding of the poem, answer the following questions by ticking the correct choice.

The title 'Oh, I wish I'd looked after me teeth' expresses ____________.

(i) regret

(ii) humour

(iii) longing

(iv) pleasure


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Q4 :  

The conscience of the speaker pricks her as she has ______________.

(i) been careless

(ii) been ignorant

(iii) been fun loving

(iv) been rude


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Q5 :  

The speaker says that she has paved the way for cavities and decay by _________.

(i) eating the wrong food and not brushing

(ii) not listening to his mother

(iii) laughing at his mother's false teeth

(iv) not listening to the dentist


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Q6 :  

The tone of the narrator is one of ____________.

(i) joy

(ii) nostalgia

(iii) regret

(iv) sorrow


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Q7 :  

Answer the following questions.

“...But up-and-down brushin'

And pokin' and fussin'

Didn't seem worth the time- I could bite!”

What do these lines convey?


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Q8 :  

Why did the poet go to the dentist? How could she have avoided it?


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Q9 :  

If you got a tooth, you got a friend.” What do you understand from the line?


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Q10 :  

With reference to the poem, how can you look after your teeth?


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Q11 :  

Given an appropriate proverb that conveys the message that this poem carries.


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