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If I Were You Class 9 Extra Questions and Answers CBSE English Chapter 11 NCERT Beehive– Extract Based Questions MCQs Short Answer Questions Long Answer Questions and Value Based Questions

IF I WERE YOU

(Extra Questions)

 

Extract Based Questions

(i) Where is Gerrard standing?

Answer: near a table

(ii) What is Gerrard doing?

Answer: He is making a phone call

(iii) What clothes Gerrard is wearing?

Answer: lounge suit and a great coat

(iv) What type of specs Gerrard is wearing?

Answer: horn-rimmed glasses

(v) Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘well mannered’?

Answer: cultured

(vi) From which lesson above extract is taken?

Answer: If I Were You

 

 

(i) Who puts down the phone?

Answer: Gerrard

(ii) Where is the travelling bag kept?

Answer: on the divan

(iii) What is the other man having in his hand?

Answer: A revolver

(iv) What is the other man wearing?

Answer: An overcoat and a soft hat

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

Answer: accidently

(vi) What is the reaction of Gerrard when he hears a sound?

Answer: he turns quickly

 

 

EB 3.

(i) What does the word ‘anything’ refer to?

Answer: any question

(ii) Who is not comfortable in his present position?

Answer: Gerrard

(iii) Where does the intruder sit?

Answer: on the divan

(iv) What does the intruder want Gerrard to talk about?

Answer: To talk about himself

(v) Where is Gerrard asked to sit?

Answer: On a chair

(vi) What is placed on divan?

Answer: A bag

(vii) Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘alter’?

Answer: change

 

 

EB 4.

(i) What did the intruder want to know?

Answer: He wanted to know if Gerrard lived alone

(ii) What was the reply of Gerrard?

Answer: ‘I thought you were telling me, not asking me’.

(iii) What is unfamiliar to Gerrard?

Answer: voice of intruder

(iv) Which word in the extract mean ‘accent’?

Answer: inflection

 

 

EB 5.

(i) Who told a lie?

Answer: Gerrard

(ii) What lie was told to intruder?

Answer: Gerrard said that he did not own a car

(iii) Which word in the extract mean ‘copy’?

Answer: imitation

(iv) What did the intruder threaten to do to Gerrard?

Answer: To hit him with the gun without killing him

(v) Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘barely’?

Answer: merely

(vi) What was the guess of Gerrard about nationality of the intruder?

Answer: American

 

 

EB 6.

(i) Why did intruder say ‘that’s better’?

Answer: Gerrard had accepted that he owned a car.

(ii) What happens ‘very rarely’?

Answer: visit of people to the cottage of Gerrard

(iii) Who, according to the extract is quite charming?

Answer: milkman

(iv) Please write profession of people who visit Gerrard?

Answer: baker, greengrocer and milkman

(v) Who according to Gerrard is the most interesting person to visit him?

Answer: the intruder

(vi) Which word in the extract mean ‘frequently’?

Answer: often

 

 

 EB 7.

(i) Who according the extract has been modest?

Answer: Intruder

(ii) ‘Since you know so much about me’, who knows much about whom?

Answer: Intruder knows much about Gerrard

(iii) What can the intruder tell in plenty?

Answer: about himself

(iv) Who claims to be using his brains?

Answer: intruder

(v) Who according to Gerrard is the most interesting person to visit him?

Answer: the intruder

(vi) Which word in the extract mean ‘substantial’?

Answer: considerable

(vii) Which word in the extract is antonym of ‘a little’?

Answer: plenty

 

 

 EB 8.

(i) Who has not been invited?

Answer: Intruder.

(ii) What does Gerrard consider ‘a trifle sudden’?

Answer: intention of intruder to live with him

(iii) Who would not be at the cottage for long time?

Answer: Gerrard

(iv) What surprise intruder gave to Gerrard?

Answer: he wanted to kill Gerrard

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

Answer: trouble

 

 

EB 9.

(i) What ‘double’ the intruder was planning?

Answer: Murder

(ii) What does Gerrard accept?

Answer: That the intruder does not have anything to lose

(iii) What does the intruder aim to gain?

Answer: freedom

(iv) What will intruder not have to do later?

Answer: to beat it at the sight of a cop

(v) Please write two things intruder will be able to do later?

Answer: to go to places and eat well

 

 

 EB 10.

(i) What idea the intruder liked?

Answer: To kill Gerrard and take his identity

(ii) Where did the intruder do a job?

Answer: In a town

(iii) Whom did the intruder kill?

Answer: a cop

(iv) Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘deceive’?

Answer: dodge

 

 

EB 11.

(i) Who is speaker of above extract?

Answer: Gerrard

(ii) What is the meaning of ‘I said it with bullets’?

Answer: I shot someone.

(iii) Whose game is up?

Answer: intruder’s

(iv) Why did the speaker pack his bag?

Answer: he may be required to run away anytime.

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

Answer: got

 

 

Short Answer Questions (30-40 words)

Answer: The intruder was a criminal. He had killed a policeman.

He had come to the house of Gerrard to assume his identity. The intruder wanted to kill Gerrard and live peacefully in his house.

 

 

Answer:  Gerrard tried to know name of the intruder. He remained calm and composed. He tried to talk more to the intruder to divert his attention. Gerrard did this so that he would have some time to plan his escape.

 

 

Answer: The intruder had killed a policemen. The police was trying to following him to catch him. He was tired of dodging police. He wanted to live a peaceful life.

So the intruder thought of killing Gerrard to assume his identity.

 

 

Answer:  The intruder wanted Gerrard to answer some questions. These were important for the intruder to assume his identity.

When Gerrard tried to avoid answering questions, the intruder asked him to stop acting smart.

 

 

Answer: The intruder wanted to know if Gerrard lived alone and owned a car. He wanted to know about the people who visited Gerrard’s house. He also wanted to know Christian name of Gerrard.

 

 

Answer: The intruder said this to Gerrard.

The intruder had killed a policemen. Even if he killed Gerrard and got caught, his punishment would be same. So to frighten Gerrard, the intruder made this statement.

 

 

Answer: Gerrard told the intruder that he himself was a murderer. He was living alone in his cottage and avoided meeting people. So even if the intruder assumes his identity it will be an identity of a murderer. Gerrard wanted to save himself.

 

 

Answer:  Gerrard told that during his childhood he was stolen by Gypsies. Presently he is 32 and living alone.

He wanted to impress upon the intruder that he does not have a decent background. Actually Gerrard wanted to distract attention of intruder.

 

 

Answer: The intruder had killed a policeman. The police was following him to arrest him. He has been running from place to place to avoid his arrest. There was no one who could help him.

So he called himself ‘a poor hunted rat’. 

 

 

Answer: Gerrard did not have any family. His schedule of work was irregular.  He used to go at irregular times and come the same way. Hence nobody lived with him.

Baker, milkman and greengrocer sometimes used to come to his house.

 

 

Answer:  Gerrard said this sentence to the person who had called him.

An intruder getting into the house of Gerrard and threatening to kill him was the problem faced by Gerrard. . Owing to his calm behaviour and quick planning, Gerrard managed to lock the intruder into the cupboard. Gerrard finds this quite funny.

Hence Gerrard uttered those words.

 

 

Long Answer questions (100-120 words)

Answer: An intruder had entered the house of Gerrard and threatened to kill him.

Gerrard narrates that he himself is not a simple person. He advises the intruder to think why he does not see many people. Why his timings to go from the house and return are irregular. Also why he does not meet many people.

Gerrard explains that once he had got into trouble with someone. He had shot that person. Thus he explains that he himself is a criminal.

This aspect of life of Gerrard was not known to the intruder. Hence Gerrard terms this as a big surprise.  Though Gerrard had cooked this story to save his own life.

 

 

Answer: The intruder had threatened to kill Gerrard.  He maintained his calm and quickly cooked a story.

Gerrard informed him that he himself was a criminal. He had once murdered a person. Hence he had been living alone in his cottage. He did not see many people.

He further told that he has posted a person at the main road. If anybody was coming to arrest him, that person would call him. He had packed disguise cloths and false moustache in the bag.

At that time the telephone bell rang. He asked the intruder to come with him to the garage. When the intruder tried to look out of the door, Gerrard pushed him into the cupboard and locked it.

 

 

Answer: Gerrard was packing a bag when the intruder entered his house. Gerrard had packed some props in the bag. These were to be supplied to a theatrical company.

Gerrard cooked a story that he himself was a criminal. He had once murdered a person. To dodge police, he has been living alone in the cottage.

He further narrated that he has posted a person on the main road. That person would call him if police comes to arrest him.

The intruder still did not believe him completely. Gerrard narrated that he had kept the bag ready with disguise clothes and false moustaches to hide his identity while on the run. Now the intruder believed him and fell into the trap of Gerrard.

Thus bag played an important part in the planning of Gerrard.

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