Wednesday, 16 May 2012

9th class-cbse english (NCERT BOOK-Moments)(short answers) chapter-3 (Iswaran the storyteller)(R. K. Laxman)


Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1) In what way was Ishwaran an asset to Mahendra?
Ans1) Ishwaran could cook the delicious dishes, wash clothes and chat with his master at night. He could tell endless stories on variety of subjects. Therefore Mahendra considered him as an asset and took him with him always.

Q2) Why did Mahendra have to move from place to place?
Ans2) Mahendra had to observe the activities at construction sites like factories, bridges, dams etc. He had to move from place to place often as ordered by his head office.

Q3) How did Ishwaran describe the uprooted tree on the highway?
Ans3) The uprooted tree was looking as enormous bushy beast to the Ishwaran. It was lying sprawled across the road.

Q4) How did Ishwaran control the tusker?
Ans4) One day an elephant went mad and entered the compound of the school building. Ishwaran was in the junior class at that time. Out of fear students and teachers climbed the rooftop. But Ishwaran courageously took a rod hit the third toenail of the tusker. It shivered from head to foot and collapsed.

Q5) How did Ishwaran manage to make even the simplest Incidents interesting?
Ans5) Ishwarans was a good orator. He could narrate even a simple incident with great detail by adding suspense and humour in it. Actually all his descriptions were influenced by his Tamil readings. For instance if he wanted to describe the uprooted tree lying across the road he would say an enormous bushy beast on a deserted road.

Some more questions for practice.

Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1)  What was the auspicious day on which Ishwaran prepared special dinner?

Q2) What happened to Mahendra during the full moon night?

Q3) Wht was the routine of Mahendra?

Q4) Why did Ishwaran leave his story unfinished?

Q5) How can you estimate that Ishwarans was a religious person?

Q6) Why did Mahendra expect Ishwaran to be angry?

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