‘Mild the Mist Upon the Hill’ – Textual Questions and Answers, Class IX, WBBSE

Exercise -1

Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives:

1)The mist was upon the –

a)grass [     ]

b)roof  [     ]

c)hill [ ✓ ]

d)leaf [     ]

2)The sorrow of the day was described as –

a)silent [ ✓ ]

b)terrible [     ]

c)overwhelming [     ]

d)little [     ]

3)The hall door mentioned in the poem is –

a)new [     ]

b)large [     ]

c)broken [     ]

d)old  [ ✓ ]

4)The poet watches the cloudy –

a)morning [     ]

b)evening [ ✓ ]

c)afternoon [     ]

d) night [     ]

5)The colour of the mist is –

a)grey [     ]

b)white [     ]

c) yellow [      ]

d)blue [ ✓ ]

6)The damp stands on the –

a)wall [     ]

b)floor [     ]

c)bush [     ]

d)grass [ ✓ ]                    

Exercise 2

Answer the following questions within fifteen words:

1)Where does the poet see herself when she thinks of her childhood?

Ans. The poet sees herself standing beneath her father’s sheltering roof near the old hall door when she thinks of her childhood.

2)What did the poet watch on the ‘cloudy evening’?

Ans. The poet watched the fall of a cloudy evening. She saw the blue mists and the sweet mists of summer covering the horizon’s mountain chain.

Exercise 3

Identify the following sentences as simple, compound and complex:

i)He is too short to climb the wall.

Ans. Simple sentence.

ii)The sky was blue and the sun shone brightly.

Ans. Compound sentence.

iii)The old man who lived in a village believed that the earth was flat.

Ans. Complex sentence.

iv)Leaving a job midway is not a good practice.

Ans. Simple sentence.

v)Last week I met a friend who gave me a bag which is brown in colour.

Ans. Simple sentence.

Exercise 4

Do as directed:

1)The question was so easy that everyone could answer it. (Change into a simple sentence)

Ans. The question was too easy to answer.

2)A friend in need is a friend indeed. (Change into a complex sentence)

Ans. A friend who helps in need is a friend indeed. Or. A friend who is in need is a friend indeed.

3)Pollution is one of the most severe threats to our beautiful planet. (Change into a compound sentence)

Ans. Pollution is a threat to our beautiful planet and it is one of the most severe.

4)Do or die. (Change into a complex sentence)

Ans. Unless you do, you will die.

5)He was confused and stopped working. (Change into a simple sentence)

Ans. Being confused he stopped working.

Composition: Exercise 5

Write a letter within 100 words to the Headmaster/Headmistress of your school seeking leave of two days for the purpose of attending the marriage ceremony of your elder sister.

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Exercise 6

Suppose you had bought a book from a bookstore. By mistake, you left it there instead of bringing it back with you. Providing details of the book and its author, write a letter within 100 words to the owner of the store to find the book and keep it until you come to collect it.

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Also read:

1. Tales of Bhla Grandpa

2. All about Gog

3. Autumn

4. A Day in the Zoo

5. All Summer in a Day

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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