NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Moments Unit 8

A House is Not a Home Class 9

Unit 8 A House is Not a Home Exercise Answers & Summary

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Think about it : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 54

Q1 :  

What does the author notice one Sunday afternoon? What is his mother's reaction? What does she do?


Answer :

One Sunday afternoon, the author noticed a strange smell. Then he saw smoke pouring in through the seams of the ceiling and filling the room very quickly. They could barely see anything. By the time they ran out into the front yard, the roof was already engulfed in flames and was spreading very quickly. His mother ran back into the house. She had brought out a small metal box full of important documents. She wanted to bring out important things from the house one by one. She was in a 'crazed state'.

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Q2 :  

Why does he break down in tears after the fire?


Answer :

After the fire, he broke down into tears because it suddenly struck him that he was suffering a big loss. He realized that his cat could not be seen anywhere. Then, everything hit him at once - the new school, the fire, and his cat. That was when he broke down and cried.

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Q3 :  

Why is the author deeply embarrassed the next day in school? Which words show his fear and insecurity?


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The cat and the author are very fond of each other. How has this been shown in the story? Where was the cat after the fire? Who brings it back and how?


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What actions of the schoolmates change the author's understanding of life and people, and comfort him emotionally? How does his loneliness vanish and how does he start participating in life?


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What is the meaning of "My cat was back and so was I"? Had the author gone anywhere? Why does he say that he is also back?


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