NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Literature Reader Unit 2

A Dog Named Duke Class 9

Unit 2 A Dog Named Duke Exercise Answers & Summary

Charles Chuck Hooper was the Zonal Sales Manager for a chemical company. He was favoured young man with everything in his life. He once was a player of the university football team. He was ambitious and cheerful. He lived with his wife Marcy and his pet dog Duke. Duke was a rough-playing Doberman Pinscher, four years old weighing about 23Kgs. Duke was bought from the kennel by chuck even after his wife Marcy preferred Pomeranian.
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Unit-2 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 13

Q1 :  

Duke is a Doberman. What are the other known breeds of dogs?


Answer :

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  • Terrier

  • Bulldog

  • Alsatian

  • Spaniel

  • German shepherd

  • Poodle

  • Border collie

  • Boxer

  • Pug

  • Labrador

  • Elo

  • Pekingese

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Q2 :  

Match the words in the boxes with their explanations given below:

rampageous

subdural haemorrhage

bellow

blonde

taut

rambunctiousness

grin

critical

confinement

quivering

shimmied

a. This is the other word for trembling:

b. This is used for smile:

c. You call a person this if he/she has pale gold coloured hair:

d. This is a quality which relates to high energy and noise:

e. This is related to dancing or moving in a way that involves shaking your hips and shoulders:

f. This is to express a tendency to show violent and wild behaviour often causing damage:

g. We use it for a condition which is serious, uncertain and dangerous:

h. This is a state in which one is forced to stay in a closed space:

i. This is a medical condition involving bleeding in the brain:

j. It is a loud, deep shout to show anger:

k. This is a condition when the rope or leash is stretched tightly:


Answer :

a. This is the other word for trembling: Quivering.

b. This is used for smile: Grin.

c. You call a person this if he/she has pale gold coloured hair: Blonde.

d. This is a quality which relates to high energy and noise: Rambunctiousness.

e. This is related to dancing or moving in a way that involves shaking your hips and shoulders: Shimmied.

f. This is to express a tendency to show violent and wild behaviour often causing damage: Rampageous.

g. We use it for a condition which is serious, uncertain and dangerous: Critical.

h. This is a state in which one is forced to stay in a closed space: Confinement.

i. This is a medical condition involving bleeding in the brain: Subdural haemorrhage.

j. It is a loud, deep shout to show anger: Bellow.

k. This is a condition when the rope or leash is stretched tightly: Taut.

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Q3 :  

With reference to Hooper, the author says, "Every thing was going for him", What does it imply?

(i) He had everything that a man aspires for.

(ii) People admired him.

(iii) He did what he wanted.

(iv) He was capable of playing games.


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Q4 :  

Duke never jumped on Chuck again because _____________.

(i) Duke was paralysed and unable to jump

(ii) Chuck was angry with Duke for jumping at him

(iii) Duke realized that Chuck was not well and could not balance himself

(iv) Marcy did not allow Duke to come near Chuck


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Q5 :  

The author says that Duke 'knew his job'. The job was _____________.

(i) to look after Chuck

(ii) to get Chuck on his feet

(iii) to humour Chuck

(iv) to guard the house


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Q6 :  

"_______ even Duke's presence didn't reach Chuck ". Why?

(i) Duke was locked in his kennel and Chuck couldn't see him.

(ii) Duke hid himself behind the bed post.

(iii) Duke had come to know that Hooper was not well.

(iv) Hooper was lost in his own grief and pain.


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Q7 :  

In 1953, Hooper was a favoured young man. Explain.


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Q8 :  

They said that they would create a desk job for Hooper at headquarters.

(i) Who are 'they'?

(ii) Why did they decide to do this?


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Q9 :  

Duke was an extraordinary dog. What special qualities did he exhibit to justify this? Discuss.


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Q10 :  

What problems did Chuck present when he returned to the company headquarters?


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Q11 :  

Why do you think Charles Hooper's appointment as Assistant National Sales Manager is considered to be a tribute to Duke?


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Q12 :  

Following dates were important in Charles Hooper's life in some way. Complete the table by relating the description with the correct dates.

January 4, March 1, June 1, October 12

Date

Description

News spread that Hooper and Duke had made it to an intersection

Hooper walked independently from the clinic to the branch office

Hooper planned to start a full day's work at office

Duke met with a fatal accident


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Writing task : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 21

Q1 :  

When a person loses something, he is shocked and gets into a state of denial leading to anger. In such a situation coping well leads to acceptance and a changed way of living in view of the loss. Taking cues from what happened or might have happened with Hooper, write your views in the form of an article about 'Coping with Loss' in 150-175 words.


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