NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Main Course Book Unit 3

Unit 1(C) - Can You Know People You Haven't Met Class 9

Unit 3 Unit 1(C) - Can You Know People You Haven't Met Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-1 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 16

Q1 :  

Complete the following sentences about the poem.

  1. In the first stanza, the poet refers to four pieces of evidence: large shoes, a long bed, the Bible, fields cluttered with boulders and a leaky barn. This leads the poet to conclude that 'the man of the house' was ____________________________________

  2. I think that the child was probably about six years old because __________________

  3. The poet suggests that a woman lived in the farmhouse because _________________

  4. The family probably left the farmhouse because ________________________________


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. However, a sample solution for discussion has been provided for your reference.

  1. 1.In the first stanza, the poet refers to four pieces of evidence: large shoes, a long bed, the Bible, fields cluttered with boulders and a leaky barn. This leads the poet to conclude that 'the man of the house' was large and tall, a believer of God and that he wasn't a farmer, as the surrounding fields were muddles in a very disorderly manner with boulders and a barn which leaked.

  2. I think that the child was probably about six years old because of the line 'sandbox made from a tractor tire' which suggests a play thing for a child of around the same age.

  3. The poet suggests that a woman lived in the farmhouse it could be prominently interpreted by the lilac wallpapers and the organized way in which oilcloth was spread neatly on all the kitchen shelves.

  4. The family probably left the farmhouse because they won a large fortune and went off to stay in the city and left this house as it was. The other reason can also be that a huge famine or some other natural calamity struck them because of which they had to leave immediately. Another reason can also be that they hadn't repaid someone's debts and were threatened to leave the house on short notice.

 

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Q2 :  

The poet draws conclusions about the family without having met them. He

does this by lines such as:

Something went wrong, says the empty house

in the weed-choked yard...

Make other sentences like this, using ideas from the poem.


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. However, some pointers for discussion have been provided for your reference.

  • It seems that today all you see in movies is violence.

  • Pollution is directly related to the question of our life and death. This suggests the importance of cleanliness of our environment.

  • The people are outraged this time. So, it is likely that the Bill would be passed in the Parliament soon.

  • He didn't fair well in his exams. This suggests that he wouldn't be eligible for entrance tests in DU.

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Q3 :  

Imagine that a Social Worker comes to the abandoned farmhouse to find out what may have happened to the family. She makes the following observations in her note-pad

When I reached the farmhouse, I saw that the house was empty, which

____________. I wondered where they might have gone. __________________ the

owner was not a farmer, because of the boulders in the field and the leaky barn.

_______________ the family was poor, because I saw several sealed jars in the cellar.

Also _____________________ a woman lived there. It was obvious she had left in a

hurry. What was most touching was that the toys were scattered in the yard.


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Q4 :  

Amit from Hyderabad has got admission to a college in Bengaluru. He has to share his room with another boy. When he arrives at the hostel he learns that his room mate has gone home for a few days. Based on his observations of the room, Amit writes a letter to his friend, Sumit, about his new room mate. (You may use some of the expressions suggested in C.3.) As Amit, write the letter.


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