NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Literature Reader Unit 4

Keeping it from Harold Class 9

Unit 4 Keeping it from Harold Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-4 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 39

Q1 :  

Mrs Bramble was a proud woman because __________.

(i) she was the wife of a famous boxer

(ii) she had motivated her husband

(iii) she was a good housewife

(iv) she was the mother of a child prodigy


Answer :

(iv) she was the mother of a child prodigy

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Q2 :  

"The very naming of Harold had caused a sacrifice on his part." The writer's tone here is __________________.

(i) admiring

(ii) assertive

(iii) satirical

(iv) gentle


Answer :

(iv) gentle

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Q3 :  

Harold had defied the laws of heredity by ______.

(i) becoming a sportsperson

(ii) being good at academics

(iii) being well-built and muscular

(iv) respecting his parents


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Q4 :  

Harold felt that he was deprived of the respect that his classmates would give him as _________.

(i) they did not know his father was the famous boxer, 'Young Porky'

(ii) his hero, Jimmy Murphy had not won the wrestling match

(iii) he had not got Phil Scott's autograph

(iv) Sid Simpson had lost the Lonsdale belt


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Q5 :  

What was strange about the manner in which Mrs. Bramble addressed her son? What did he feel about it?


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Q6 :  

Why was it necessary to keep Harold's father's profession a secret from him?


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Q7 :  

When Mr. Bramble came to know that he was to become a father what were some of the names he decided upon? Why?


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Q8 :  

Describe Mr. Bramble as he has been described in the story.


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Q9 :  

Why was Mrs. Bramble upset when she came to hear that Bill had decided not to fight?


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Q10 :  

Who was Jerry Fisher? What did he say to try and convince Bill to change his mind?


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Q11 :  

How did Harold come to know that his father was a boxer?


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Q12 :  

Why was Harold upset that his father had not told him about his true identity? Give two reasons.


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Q13 :  

Do you agree with Harold's parents decision of hiding from him the fact that his father was a boxer? Why/Why not?


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Q14 :  

The sequence of events has been jumbled up. Rearrange them and complete the given flowchart.

(1)

Major Percy and Bill come to the house.

(2)

Harold comes to know that his father is a boxer.

(3)

Bill tells his wife that he is doing it for Harold.

(4)

Jerry Fisher tries to convince Bill to reconsider.

(5)

Mrs. Bramble is amazed to think that she has brought such a prodigy as Harold into the world.

(6)

Harold wants to know what will happen to the money he had bet on Murphy losing.

(7)

Mrs. Bramble is informed that Bill had decided not to fight.

(8)

Mrs. Bramble resumes work of darning the sock.

(9)

Harold is alone with his mother in their home.


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Q15 :  

Choose extracts from the story that illustrate the characters of these people in it.

Person

Extracts from the story

What this tells us about their characters

Mrs. Bramble

(Para 12) “Bill we must keep it from Harold“

She was not honest and open with her son; concerned mother

Mr. Bramble

(Para 33)

Percy

(Para 109)

Jerry Fisher

(Para 110)


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Writing task : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 42

Q1 :  

Many people are of the opinion that violent, physical sports such as boxing, kick boxing and wrestling, to name a few should be banned while others think otherwise. Express your opinion on the topic by either writing in favour of banning these sports or against banning them. While writing, you should also include the rebuttal to your questions. Try not to go beyond 200 words.


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