NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Literature Reader Unit 6

The Brook Class 9

Unit 6 The Brook Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-6 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 57

Q1 :  

Can you match the following?

(a) Something that lives for one year-biennial

(b) Something that lives for about two years-perennial

(c) Something that lives for more than two years-annual


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(a) Something that lives for one year-annual

(b) Something that lives for about two year-biennial

(c) Something that lives for more than two years-perennial

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Q4 :  

A word or a combination of words, whose sounds seems to resemble the sound it denotes (for example: "hiss", "buzz", etc.) is called onomatopoeia. From the words that you have filled in the blurbs above, point out these words.


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Q5 :  

The following is a flow chart showing the course of the brook. Can you fill in the blank spaces with help from the phrases given below?

(a) Passes under fifty bridges; (b) comes from the place where coots and herons live; (c) passes lawn filled with flowers; (d) crosses both fertile and fallow land; (e) goes through wilderness full of thorny bushes


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Q6 :  

The message of the poem is that the life of a brook is ___________.

(i) temporary

(ii) short-lived

(iii) eternal

(v) momentary


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Q7 :  

The poet draws a parallelism between the journey of the brook with ___________.

(i) the life of a man

(ii) the death of man

(iii) the difficulties in a man's life

(iv) the endless talking of human beings


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Q8 :  

The poem is narrated in the first person by the brook. This figure of speech is ________.

(i) Personification

(ii) Metaphor

(iii) Simile

(iv) Transferred epithet


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Q9 :  

In the poem, below mentioned lines:

"And here and there a lusty trout ,

And here and there a grayling"

suggest that _____________.

(i) the brook is a source of life

(ii) people enjoy the brook

(iii) fishes survive because of water

(iv) the brook witnesses all kinds of scenes


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Q10 :  

How does the brook 'sparkle'?


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Q11 :  

'Bicker' means 'to quarrel'. Why does the poet use this word here?


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Q12 :  

How many hills and bridges does it pass during is journey?


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Q13 :  

Where does it finally meet the river?


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Q14 :  

Why has the word 'chatter' been repeated in the poem?


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Q15 :  

With many a curve my banks I fret'- What does the poet mean by this statement?


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Q16 :  

'I wind about, and in and out.' What kind of a picture does this line create in your mind?


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Q17 :  

Name the different things that can be found floating in the brook.


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Q18 :  

What does the poet want to convey by using the words 'steal' and 'slide'?


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Q19 :  

The poem has many examples of alliteration. List five examples.


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Q20 :  

'I make the netted sunbeam dance.' What does 'the netted sunbeam' mean? How does it dance?


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Q21 :  

What is the 'refrain' in the poem? What effect does it create?


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Q22 :  

Who does 'I' refer to in the given lines?


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Q23 :  

How does it 'chatter'?


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Q24 :  

Why has the poet used the word 'brimming'? What kind of a picture does it create?


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Q25 :  

Explain the last two lines of the stanza.


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Q26 :  

Identity the rhyme scheme of the poem.


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Q27 :  

The poem is full of images that come alive through skilful use of words. List out any two images that appeal to you the most, quoting the lines from the poem.


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Q28 :  

The brook appears to be a symbol for life. Pick out examples of parallelism between life and the brook.


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