Saturday, 19 May 2012

9th class -cbse english (NCERT BOOK-Moments)(short answers) chapter-5 (The Happy prince)(Oscar Wilde)


Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1) Why did courtiers call the prince “The happy prince”? Is he really happy?
Ans1) The prince remained happy throughout his life. Therefore courtiers called the prince happy. After his death his statue was put on a platform. The statue of king saw all ugliness and hardship of the world. Then tears started rolling from his eyes. He was not happy anymore.

Q2) What does swallow see when it flies over the city?
Ans2) The swallow flew over the city saw the atrocities of the world. He saw that rich men enjoying life in their beautiful homes and beggars were sitting at the gates. Then he saw hungry children with white faces. In the dark lanes he saw watchman turnings two boys away.

Q3) Why was the statue of prince send sapphires? why?
Ans3) The statue of the prince was unhappy with the state of affairs of his subjects. He was a kind hearted person and wanted to help others. So, he send sapphires to help playwright and match girl.

Q4) Which stone was studded in the eye of Happy prince’s statue? To whom did swallow give those stones?
Ans4) Sapphires were studded in the eye of happy prince’s statue. He gave one of the sapphires to the playwright and other to the match girl who was crying below in the square.

Q5) How did the prince help the match girl?
Ans5) The prince saw that matches of the match girl had fallen in the gutter. She started crying as her father would beat her. The prince ordered the swallow to pick the sapphire from his eye and gave it to the match girl.

Q6) What did Mayor do with the statue of the happy prince?
Ans6) The Mayor thought that without sapphire studded eyes the statue of prince stood in the beggarly condition. He found the statue to be unfit for their happy prince. He ordered that the statue be pulled down as it remained no more beautiful.

Some more questions for practice.

Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1)  Where was the statue of the Happy prince?

Q2) What was the boy’s mother doing when swallow flew into the room?

Q3) Why did the swallow decide not to leave the prince?

Q4) Why does happy prince send ruby for the sentences?

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