NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Moments Unit 5

The Happy Prince Class 9

Unit 5 The Happy Prince Exercise Answers & Summary

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Q1 :  

Why do the courtiers call the prince 'the Happy Prince'? Is he really happy? What does he see all around him?


Answer :

The courtiers called the prince 'the Happy Prince' because he was always happy. When he was alive, he did not know what tears were for he lived in a palace where sorrow was not allowed to enter. However, when he died and was made into a statue, he was not happy and tears flowed down his eyes on seeing the state of his city. He could see all the misery and ugliness of the city around him.

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Q2 :  

Why does the Happy Prince send a ruby for the seamstress? What does the swallow do in the seamstress' house?


Answer :

The Happy Prince sent a ruby for the seamstress as she was extremely poor and could not feed her childwho was suffering from fever.

The swallow picked out the ruby from the Happy Prince's sword and flew to the seamstress' house. On reaching the house he saw that the seamstress had fallen asleep because she was tired and the little boy was tossing feverishly on the bed. The swallow laid the ruby on the table and flew gently round the bed, fanning the boy's forehead with his wings. The boy immediately felt cool, thought the fever must be improving and fell off to sleep.

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Q3 :  

For whom does the prince send the sapphires and why?


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Q4 :  

What does the swallow see when it flies over the city?


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Q5 :  

Why did the swallow not leave the prince and go to Egypt?


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Q6 :  

What are the precious things mentioned in the story? Why are they precious?


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