NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Moments Unit 6

Weathering the Storm in Ersama Class 9

Unit 6 Weathering the Storm in Ersama Exercise Answers & Summary

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Think about it : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 42

Q1 :  

What havoc has the super cyclone wreaked in the life of the people of Orissa?


Answer :

After the super cyclone,a raging deadly brown sheet of water covered everything. Only some fractured cement houses still stood in a few places. Bloated animal carcasses and human corpses floated in every direction. Even the huge old trees had fallen. When Prashant went towards his village along with two friends of his uncle, the scenes they witnessed grew more and more horrid. They had to push away many human bodies and carcasses of dogs, goats, and cattle. They could barely see a house standing. All the houses had been washed away.

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Q2 :  

How has Prashant, a teenager, been able to help the people of his village?


Answer :

Prashant helped the people of his village byfirst getting a grip over himself because he was initially shocked on witnessing the after effects of the cyclone. He decided to step in as the leader of his village. He organized a group of youths and elders to jointly pressurize the merchant to given rice for the people living in the shelter. He was successful in this task. His next task was to organize a team of youth volunteers to clean the shelter and to tend to the wounds of the people who had been injured because of the cyclone.

Prashant also brought a number of orphaned childrentogether and constructed a polythene shelter for them. While women were mobilized to look after them, the men secured food and other essentials for the shelter. When he realised that the women were becoming too grief-stricken, he persuaded them to start working in the food-for-work programme, which was initiated by an NGO. He also organized sports events for children.

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Q3 :  

How have the people of the community helped one another? What role do the women of Kalikuda play during these days?


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Q4 :  

What do Prashant and other volunteers resist the plan to set up institutions for orphans and widows? Why alternatives do they consider?


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Q5 :  

Do you think Prashant is good leader? Do you think young people can get together to help people during natural calamities?


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