‘A Day in the Zoo’ – Textual Questions and Answers, Class IX, WBBSE

Exercise -1

Tick the correct answer from the given alternative:

  1. The average day in a zoo begins just before –

a)dusk [ ]

b)dawn [ ✓ ]

c)afternoon [ ]

d)evening [ ]

2. The birds searching the dewy grass on the lawn were –

a)peahens [ ✓ ]

b)peacocks [ ]

c)robins [ ]

d)thrushes [ ]

3. Stephen with a broom in his hand was guarding over the –

a)bears [ ]

b)gorilla [ ]

c)apes [ ✓ ]

d)armadillo [ ]

4. The name of the black Celebes ape was –

a)Etam [ ✓ ]

b)Jemery [ ]

c)Mike [ ]

d)Stephen [ ]

5. The reptile dozed in the temperature of –

a)Sixty degrees [ ]

b)seventy degrees[ ]

c)eighty degrees [ ✓ ]

d)ninety degrees [ ]

Exercise 2

Answer the following questions within fifteen words:

1)How does the sky look as one is awakened by the birdsong?

Ans. The sky is slightly tinged with yellow as one is awakened by the birdsongs.

2)How do the parrots and parakeets salute the people?

Ans. The parrots and parakeets salute the people with a cacophony of sounds.

3)What do all the animals do at the start of a new day?

Ans. All the animals cry in joy at the start of the new day.

4)As the light fades, Where does the robin fly off to?

Ans. As the light fades, the robin flies off to roost in the mimosa tree.

Exercise 3

Answer the following questions within twenty-five words:

1)What work do Jeremy and Mike do in the gorillas’ cages?

Ans. Jeremy and Mike sweep up the mess on the floor and scatter fresh white sawdust in the gorilla’s cage

2)Describe the state of the frogs and snakes in the reptile house.

Ans. In the reptile house, the reptiles doze in a pleasant temperature of eighty degrees. Snakes regard calmly with lidless eyes and frogs make gulping sounds.

3)What would one see and hear while lying in a bed at night?

Ans. While lying in a bed at night, One would see the moon separating itself from the shadow of the tree and would hear the lions’ cough.

Exercise 4

Classify the underlined adverbs according to their functions in the chart given below:

a)I have already done the job.

b)Bappa can go anywhere for his work?

c)Puja often comes to my place.

d)Nargis sings sweetly.

Functions of adjectives

  sweetly  already  anywhere  often

Exercise 5

Underline the clauses in the following sentences and state what kind of clauses they are:

a)As he was not there, I spoke to his brother.

Ans. As he was not there (Dependent Clause)

        I spoke to his brother (Principal Clause)

b)The house where Nazrul was born is in Churulia.

Ans. The house is in Churulia. (Principal Clause)

         Where Nazrul was born. (Dependent Clause)

c)She said that would return soon.

Ans. She said (Dependent Clause)

         that would return soon (Principal Clause)

d)Have you read the book which you borrowed from me?

Ans. Have you read the book (Principal Clause)

         which you borrowed from me (Dependent Clause)

Exercise 6

Identify the following sentences as a simple, complex or compound sentences:

i)He is too tired to walk alone.

Ans. Simple Sentence.

ii)I have a friend who lives in Mumbai.

Ans. Complex Sentence.

iii)Priyam wrote a letter but he got no reply.

Ans. Compound Sentence

iv)Being ill, I could not attend school.

Ans. Simple Sentence.

v)She told me that she would enter a house which is believed to be haunted.

Ans. Complex Sentence.

vi)The sun shines brightly and flowers bloom.

Ans. Compound Sentence.

Exercise 7

 Write a letter to the Headmaster/Headmistress of your school within 100 words seeking leave for three days to visit your ailing Grandmother.

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Exercise 8

Write a letter to your friend within 100 words narrating your experience of visiting a Wild Life Sanctuary.

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Also read:

1. Tales of Bhla Grandpa

2. All about Gog

3. Autumn

4. All Summer in a Day

5. Mild the Mist Upon the Hill

6. Tom Loses a Tooth

7. His First Flight

8. The North Ship

9. The Price of Bananas

10. A Shipwreck Sailor

11. Hunting Snake

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