‘Autumn’ – Textual Questions and Answers, Class IX, WBBSE

Exercise – 1

Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives:

  1. All through the day the fitful gust shakes the –

a)Window-pane [ ]

b)curtains [ ]

c)casement [ ✓ ]

d)door [ ]

2. The poet loves to see the shaking twig dance till the –

a)coming of dawn [ ]

b)end of night [ ]

c)end of afternoon[ ]

d)shut of eve [ ✓ ]

3. The sparrow sat on the –

a)cottage gig [ ✓ ]

b)house-top [ ]

c)mossy elm-tree [ ]

d)casement [ ]

4. The pigeons nestled round the –

a)cage [ ]

b)cote [ ✓ ]

c)branch [ ]

d)heath [ ]

5)The cock was crowing upon the –

a)dunghill [ ✓ ]

b)lea [ ]

c)tree tops [ ]

d)mill-sails [ ]

6. The grunting pigs –

a)walk slowly [ ]

b)scamper by [ ]

c)scramble and hurry[ ✓ ]

d)dive and swim [ ]

Exercise 2

Answer the following questions within twenty-five words:

i)What happens to the leaves of the mossy elm tree in autumn?

Ans. The leaves of the mossy elm tree become faded in autumn. The fitful gust of wind twirls them by the window pane and blows them away with thousand others down the lane.

ii)What are the things the poet loves to see on November days?

Ans. The poet loves to see the shaking twig, the cottage smoke, the pigeons nestling round the cote, the cock crowing upon the dung-hill and mill sails going on the heath.

Exercise 3

State whether the following sentences are in Active or Passive Voice:

a)Anil will visit his grandmother’s house.

Ans. Active Voice

b)The president has left his office.

Ans. Active Voice

c)The project will have been finished by the students.

Ans. Passive Voice

d)Promita’s leave has been sanctioned by the school authority.

Ans. Passive Voice

Exercise – 4

Change the voice of the following sentences:

a)The boy has read out the letter.

Ans. The letter has been read out by the boy.

b)I shall have bought a cricket bat by tomorrow.

Ans. A cricket bat will have been bought by me by tomorrow.

c)Sohini’s friends had organised a picnic.

Ans. A picnic had been organised by Sohini’s friend.

d)The football team will put up a brave fight.

Ans. A brave fight will be put up by the football team.

Exercise – 5

Change the following sentences into indirect speech:

a)I said to him, “Will you share your tiffin with me?”

Ans. I asked him if he would share his tiffin with me.

b) Anjan’s mother said, “Your father has left for Mumbai.”

Ans. Anjan’s mother said that my father had left for Mumbai.

c)The girl triumphantly said, “Hurrah! We have won the match.”

Ans. The girl triumphantly exclaimed that they had won the match.

d)He says, “Let you be successful in life.”

Ans. He wished that I might be successful in life.

e)The captain informed, “The tournament was postponed last month.”

Ans. The captain informed that the tournament had been postponed the previous month.

Exercise 6

Use the following flow-chart to write a paragraph within 100 words on how to make paper:

[Cutting down bamboo – making pulp – adding chemicals – rolling into sheets – adding colour – drying – ready for use.]

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Exercise 7

Write a biography of Annie Besant within 100 words based on the hints given below:

Hints: born on 1st October 1847 in London – famous British writer – well-known Socialist, activist for the rights of women – participated in Indian politics – joined the Indian National Congress – became the first woman President of the Indian National Congress in 1917 – passed away on 20th of September 1933 in Madras, India.

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Also read:

1. Tales of Bhla Grandpa

2. All about Gog

4.A Day in the Zoo

5. All Summer in a Day

6. Mild the Mist Upon the Hill

7. Tom Loses a Tooth

8. His First Flight

9. The North Ship

10. The Price of Bananas

11. A Shipwreck Sailor

12. Hunting Snake

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