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Packing Class 9 Extra Questions and Answers CBSE English Chapter 7 NCERT Beehive– Extract Based Questions MCQs Short Answer Questions Long Answer Questions and Value Based Questions

 PACKING

(Extra Questions)

 

Extract Based Questions

(i) What was impressed upon by the narrator?

Answer: That he was good at packing

(ii) What ‘matter’ is being referred to in above extract?

Answer: the task of packing

(iii) Did George and Harris accept the suggestion?

Answer: yes

(iv) Who put his legs on the table?

Answer: Harris

(v) Which word in the extract mean ‘strange’?

Answer: uncanny

 

 

(i) Why would ‘I’ get mad?

Answer: Because the man lolled on sofa while ‘I’ was working

(ii) What did please ‘he’ most?

Answer: Looking at ‘I’ while ‘I’ was working

(iii) What can “I’ not do?

Answer: sit idle while others are working hard

(iv) Which word as used in the extract mean ‘continuously’?

Answer: together

(iv) Which word as used in the extract mean ‘not moving’?

Answer: still

 

 

(i) What was packed in the bag after opening it for the first time?

Answer: boots

(ii) Thought of which item struck author?

Answer: toothbrush

(iii) Did author forget about toothbrush as a habit?

Answer: Yes

(iv) During travel what used to be cause of trouble?

Answer: toothbrush

(v) Which word in the extract mean ‘full of trouble’?

Answer: misery

 

 

(i) In above extract to what does the word ‘it’ refers to?

Answer: toothbrush

(ii) When would ‘it’ get packed before being used?

Answer: in the morning

(iii) When would ‘it’ appear from the bag?

Answer: in the end

(iv) Why do the narrator rush upstairs?

Answer: to collect toothbrush

(v) How is ‘it’ finally carried.

Answer: wrapped in pocket-handkerchief

(vi) Which word in the extract pertains ‘to move hurriedly’?

Answer: rush

 

 

(i) To whom does the word ‘they’ refer to?

Answer: George and Harris

(ii) What was the first thing ‘they’ did?

Answer: broke a cup

(iii) Who packed the strawberry jam?

Answer: Harris

(iv) What was used to clear off the squashed tomato?

Answer: spoon

 

 

(i) To what does the word ‘it’ refer to?

Answer: butter

(ii) Why did ‘it’ stick to slipper of George?

Answer: He had stepped on it

(iii)Where did they try to put ‘it’?

Answer: in a kettle

(iv) According to extract, where was ‘it’ finally put?

Answer: on a chair

(v) Which phrase in the extract mean ‘searching for something?

Answer: Looking for

 

 

(i) Whose qualities have been described in above extract?

(a) A young man

(b) An old man

(c) A dog

(d) A lion

Answer: (c)

(ii) Which of the following does not make ‘him’ feel that his days have not been wasted when

(a) he arrives at a place where he is not wanted

(b) he is considered a perfect nuisance

(c) he becomes mad because of people

(d) people throw things at him

Answer: (c)

(iii) Which word in the extract is synonymous to ‘especially’?

(a) steadily

(b) particularly

(c) nuisance

(d) unbearable

Answer: (b)

(iv) Which of the following is ‘his’ highest aim and objective?

(a) to get somebody stumble over

(b) to make somebody to curse him

(c) either (a) or (b)

(d) both (a) and (b)

Answer: (d)

(iv) Based on the extract please classify following as fact and opinion

1. ‘he’ can intrude anywhere even if not wanted

2. ‘he’ should learn some manners

3. ‘his’ aims are easy to achieve

4. ‘he’ is proud of himself

(a) F -1,2 and O -3,4

(b) F- 1,4 and O- 2,3

(c) F – 3,4 and O – 1,2

(d) F – 1,3 and O – 2,4

Answer: (b)

 

 

(i) In above extract to whom does ‘they’ refer to?

(a) George and Jerome

(b) Harris and George

(c) Jerome and Harris

(d) Either (a) or (c)

Answer: (b)

(ii) Who is described as the worst packer?

(a) Harris

(b) George

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) Either (a) or (b)

Answer: (b)

(iii) What was the first thing done by ‘them’?

(a) Cleaning a plate

(b) Eating a tomato

(c) Lighting a stove

(d) Breaking a cup

Answer: (d)

(iv) Based on the extract please classify following as fact and opinion

1. A big pile of things was to be packed

2. One should travel light

3. Narrator felt that things would soon become exciting

4. Pies, cakes and tomato could be packed together

(a) F -2,3 and O- 1,4

(b) F – 1,2 and O – 3,4

(c) F – 1,3 and O – 2,4

(d) F – 1,3,4 and O -2

Answer: (c)

(v) Which word as used in the extract is synonym of ‘heaps?

(a) cups

(b) kettles

(c) piles

(d) bottles

Answer: (c)

 

 

Short Answer Questions (30-40 words) 

Answer: The author used to do packing nicely. Though he had to do the same work many times to pack additional items or to unpack some items. He developed an opinion that he could do packing better than most people in the world.

Thus he was proud of his skill.

 

 

Answer:  Author did not want to sit idle and watch people doing work. He implies this by his statement.

He wanted to supervise and guide people while they were working.

 

 

Answer: Author was never sure if he had packed toothbrush. He would open his bag to check. If the packing was done in the morning, he would pack it before using it. He would have to repack to get his toothbrush. Then he would forget to pack it. But he would remember it just before leaving house. He would wrap it in a pocket handkerchief to carry with him.

 

 

Answer:  While packing contents of hampers, they had packed strawberry jam on top of a tomato. The tomato squashed. They had to clean it with a teaspoon.

 

 

Answer:  Jerome told George and Harris that he was very skilful in packing and they should leave this aspect to him.

Immediately they completely withdrew from the activity. They sat away from the activity and watched him doing it all alone.

 

 

Answer:  Harris asked Jerome if he did not want to put boots in the bag.

Jerome was disappointed that now he would have to open the bag and put boots in. He felt irritated because Harris did not remind before the bag was closed.

 

 

Answer: Jerome unpacked the bag and searched everything. He could not locate it. So he took out everything still he could not find it. Then he started repacking things one by one. He held everything up and shook it before packing. At last he found it inside a boot.

 

 

Long Answer questions (100-120 words)

Answer: The hampers had many things like plates, cups, bottles, jam, pies, stove, cake and tomato. In the beginning itself they broke a cup.

Harris packed strawberry on top of a tomato and it was squashed. It had to be cleaned using a teaspoon. Then George stepped on butter. They tried to put it into the kettle but it won’t go in. What went in did not come out. They scraped it and put on the chair. Harris sat on it. Finally it was packed in a teapot.

They stepped on things. They put things behind them and could not find when they needed those. They put pie at the bottom and heavy things on it. Pies were smashed.

Finally packing was completed at 12:50 PM

 

 

Answer: Jerome took more than usual time to finish packing. Once done, he closed the bag and strapped it. George and Harris sat lazily in the room.

Now, Harris asked if he did not want to pack boots. Jerome had forgotten to pack these. He opened the bag to pack his boots.

Then Jerome had a doubt if he had packed his toothbrush. He took out everything but could not find toothbrush. Then he started repacking things one by one. He held everything up and shook it before packing. At last he found it inside a boot.

Jerome recalled that he had packed his specs in the bag. He opened the bag again, took out specs. He finally strapped the bag at 10:05 PM

 

 

Answer: George and Harris were not good at packing. They had spread things around. They moved around a lot to find those. In the process George stepped on butter.  

After removing butter from the slipper of George, they tried to put it into the kettle. But it won’t go in. What went in did not come out. They scraped it and put on the chair. Harris sat on the chair and butter stuck on him.

They went searching for butter throughout the room. By chance George had gone around the back of Harris and butter was located. He removed the butter. It was finally packed in a teapot.

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THE DUCK AND THE KANGAROO

 (Extra Questions)

Extract Based Questions 

EB 1.

(i) Which poetic device has been used in the first line of the extract?

Answer: Repetition. A word ‘the’ has been repeated.

(ii) Where does the kangaroo hop?

Answer: Over the fields and the water

(iii) According to extract whose life is bore?

Answer: Duck

(iv) Which word in the extract mean ‘to have a strong desire’?

Answer: Long

 

 

EB 2.

(i) To which places the duck wants to go?

Answer: Deed and the Jelly Bo Lee

(ii) Which word in the extract is antonym of ‘part’?

Answer: whole

(iii) Where does the duck want to sit during the ride?

Answer: on the back of kangaroo

(iv) Which poetic device has been used in the sixth line of extract?

Answer: repetition

 

 

EB 3.

(i) What does the word ‘this’ mean in this extract?

Answer: Duck’s request to give it a ride

(ii) What is objection by kangaroo?

Answer: Duck’s feet are unpleasantly cold and wet

(iii) What might bring luck to kangaroo?

Answer: giving a ride to duck

(iv) Which word in the extract mean  ‘directly?

Answer: bold

 

 

EB 4.

(i) What did the duck buy for web-feet?

Answer: four pairs of worsted socks

(ii) According to extract how many cigars would duck smoke daily?

Answer: one

(iii) Where did the duck sit to find solution?

Answer: on the rocks

(iv) Which poetic device has been used in second line of the extract?

Answer: Alliteration, the word ‘t’ has been repeated

 

 

EB 5.

(i) According to extract which word is synonymous to ‘yellow?

Answer: pale

(ii) Kangaroo advised duck to sit on which part of his body?

Answer: at the end of the tail

(iii) How many rounds of world they took?

Answer: three

(iv) Why kangaroo advised duck to sit at the end of tail?

Answer: to maintain balance

 

 

Short Answer Questions (30-40 words)

Answer:  It had become bore of living in the limited space of a pond. It wanted to move around the world. But it was not capable of doing it by herself. So she made a request to kangaroo to give her a ride.

 

 

Answer:  Kangaroo said that her feet were unpleasantly wet and cold. He may get body ache.

 

 

Answer:  Duck bought four pairs of worsted socks. She bought a cloak for herself. She promised to smoke a cigar every day. She promised to sit quite still and say nothing but ‘quack’

 

 

Answer: They started their journey in a moonlit night. They made three rounds of the world.

 

 

 Long Answer questions (100-120 words)

Answer: The duck liked to travel, she was aware where she wanted to visit. She was adventurous as well. She was aware of her limitations thus requested kangaroo to help her. She was creative. She took all the steps to remove fear from the mind of kangaroo. She went a step further and promised to sit quite still and speak nothing during the journey around the world.

Kangaroo was of helping nature. He was willing to help duck realise her wish. He had a clear thought process and did not mince words. Kangaroo expressed his fears and objections in clear words. And when those were addressed, he gave a ride to duck.

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