NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Literature Reader Unit 3

The Man Who Knew Too Much Class 9

Unit 3 The Man Who Knew Too Much Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-3 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 22

Q1 :  

With your partner, discuss and narrate an incident about a person who likes to show off.

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Check whether your classmates agree with you.


Answer :

Pointers have been provided for students' reference.

It is strongly recommended that students prepare the answer on their own.

1. Talk about what is 'show off' and then relate a person you know who does so.

2. Take an example of an incident that happened once when you were with that person and he/she showed off.

3. Tell the reaction of other friends or folks, which accompanied you, on the behaviour of the person.

4. Now tell the negative aspects of show off and that one should not do it. Also tell the way one should behave when there are others around.

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Q2 :  

The 'Professor' knew too much. How did he prove himself? Fill up the space with suitable examples from the story, using the given clues:

about muzzle velocity:


Answer :

Once a Sergeant was describing the mechanism of a service rifle, "The muzzle velocity or speed at which the bullet leaves the rifle is well over two thousand feet per second." On this, The Professor interrupted and corrected the Sergeant, "Two thousand, four hundred and forty feet per second."

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Q3 :  

The 'Professor' knew too much. How did he prove himself? Fill up the space with suitable examples from the story, using the given clues:

after a thirty mile walk:


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Q4 :  

The 'Professor' knew too much. How did he prove himself? Fill up the space with suitable examples from the story, using the given clues:

his salute on payday:


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Q5 :  

The 'Professor' knew too much. How did he prove himself? Fill up the space with suitable examples from the story, using the given clues:

the loud sound of a high flying invisible aeroplane:


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Q6 :  

The 'Professor' knew too much. How did he prove himself? Fill up the space with suitable examples from the story, using the given clues:

about hand grenades:


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Q7 :  

The 'Professor' knew too much. How did he prove himself? Fill up the space with suitable examples from the story, using the given clues:

during cook house duties:


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Q8 :  

Private Quelch was nick-named 'Professor' because of _________.

(i) his appearance

(ii) his knowledge

(iii) his habit of reading

(iv) his habit of sermonising


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Q9 :  

The author and his friend Trower fled from the scene as ____________.

(i) they had to catch a train

(ii) they could not stand Private Quelch exhibiting his knowledge

(iii) they felt they would have to lend a helping hand

(iv) they did not want to meet the cooks


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Q10 :  

What is a 'nickname'? Can you suggest another one for Private Quelch?


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Q11 :  

Private Quelch looked like a 'Professor' when the author first met him at the training depot. Why?


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Q12 :  

What does the dark, sun-dried appearance of the Sergeant suggest about him?


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Q13 :  

How was Private Quelch's knowledge exposed even further as the Sergeant's classes went on?


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Writing taskunit-3 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 27

Q1 :  

What did the Professor mean by "intelligent reading"?


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Q2 :  

What were the Professor's ambitions in the army?


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Q3 :  

Did Private Quelch's day to day practices take him closer towards his goal? How can you make out?


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Q4 :  

Describe Corporal Turnbull.


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Q5 :  

How did Private Quelch manage to anger the Corporal?


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Q6 :  

Do you think Private Quelch learnt a lesson when he was chosen for cookhouse duties? Give reasons for your answer.


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Q7 :  

At first, Private Quelch was a hero in the eyes of his fellow soilders. Support this observation with suitable examples from the story in about 100 words.


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Q8 :  

Private Quelch knew 'too much'. Give reasons to prove that he was unable to win the admiration of his superior officers or his colleagues in about 100 words.


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Q9 :  

Write down the positive and negative traits of Private Quelch's character instances from the story.

Positive traits

Instances from the story

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)

Negative traits

Instances from the story

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

(iv)


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Q10 :  

Attempt a character sketch of Private Quelch using your notes in about 100 words.


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Q11 :  

You are the 'Professor'. Write a diary entry after your first day at the cookhouse, describing the events that led to this assignment, also express your thoughts and feelings about the events of the day in about 175 words.


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