‘The North Ship’ – Textual Questions and Answers, Class IX, WBBSE

Exercise 1

Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives:

(1)The number of ships sailing by was –

(a) three[  ✓   ]

(b) two[     ]

(c) five[     ]

(d) four[    ]

(2) The wind carried the first ship to a –

(a) big country[    ]

(b) small country[     ]

(c) rich country[ ✓ ]

(d) distant country[     ]

(3) The second ship turned towards the –

(a) west[     ]

(b) north[     ]

(c) south[     ]

(d) east[ ✓ ]

(4) The decks of the third ship shone –

(a) brightly[     ]

(b) frostily[ ✓ ]

(c) clearly[     ]

(d) dimly[     ]

(5) The northern sky rose over the –

(a) unfruitful sea[ ✓ ]

(b) kind sea[      ]

(c) stormy sea[     ]

(d) calm sea[     ]

(6) The third ship was rigged for a –

(a) long journey[ ✓ ]

(b) short journey[     ]

(c) slow journey[     ]

(d) quick journey[    ]

Exercise 2

Answer the following questions within twenty-five words:

(a) What did the wind do to the second ship?

Ans. The wind hunted the second ship like a beast. That was why it surrendered itself and anchored in captivity.

(b) Give any two points of difference between the journey of the third ship and the other two ships.

Ans. The first two ships returned happily and unhappily but the third ship did not return and was rigged for a long journey. No breath wind came forth for the third ship, unlike the other two ships.

Grammar in use:

Exercise 3

Replace the underlined words with suitable phrasal verbs given in the list below. Change the form if necessary. There are two extra phrasal verbs:

(a) The child resembles his grandfather.

Ans. The child takes after his grandfather.

(b) They published a magazine recently.

Ans. They brought out a magazine recently.

(c) My mother taught me not to disrespect anyone.

Ans. My mother taught me not to look down upon anyone.

(d) We should abolish bad habits.

Ans. We should give up bad habits.

(e) A new university was built at Coochbehar.

Ans. A new university was set up at Coochbehar.

[Phrasal verbs: bring out, set up, put up, run after, give up, look down upon, take after]

Read More about: Important Phrasal Verb or Group Verb for Madhyamik, WBBSE

Exercise 4

Do as directed:

(a) The man was so weak that he could not walk. (rewrite using ‘too’)

Ans. The man was too weak to walk.

(b) Titir is one of the most intelligent girls in the class. (rewrite using the positive degree of the underlined adjective)

Ans. Very few girls in the class are as intelligent as Titir.

(c) As soon as he reached home, it started raining heavily. (change into a negative sentence)

Ans. No sooner had he reached home than it started raining.

(d) Why cry over spilt milk? (change into an assertive sentence)

Ans. We should not cry over spilt milk.

(e) Blood is thicker than water. (change into an interrogative sentence)

Ans. Water is not as thick as blood.

f) He told a lie intentionally. (rewrite using the noun form of ‘intentionally’)

Ans. He told a lie with intention.

(g) Run fast or you will be late. ( change into a complex sentence)

Ans. Unless you run fast, you will be late.

(h) The reporter made the news public. (rewrite using the verb form of ‘public’)

Ans. The reporter publicized the news.


Exercise 5

Write a newspaper report within 100 words on the effect of a devastating flood in your district based on the following hints:

[Midnapore district-month of July – heavy rainfall – rivers overflowing-trees uprooted, many villages flooded- loss of human and animal life-rescue operations-steps taken by the government]

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 Exercise 6

Imagine that you and your friend are sailors of two ships that have recently returned from their voyages. Write a dialogue within 100 words on the different experiences of your voyages.

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2. All about Gog

3. Autumn

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

∎ ‘His First Flight’ – Textual Question and Answers, Class IX, WBBSE

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9. The Price of Bananas

10. A Shipwreck Sailor

11. Hunting Snake

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