9th Class English Comprehension of Passages Notes 2

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9th Class English Comprehension of Passages Notes 2

COMPREHENSION OF PASSAGES

(xi) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.

About sixty years ago the question of choosing a profession was not taken up seriously. A son generally followed the trade of his father. But nowadays one can take up a trade on likes. The students who make the right choice of profession are always successful. For the right choice of a profession there should be some definite aim. The students who do not have any definite aim suffer a lot in the end as they have also a difficulty in finding an employment. In choosing a profession the teacher and the parents play a very important part. The teacher keeps an eye on his pupils. He studies their habits. So he can put his pupils on the right path of life.

QUESTIONS

  1. What were the conditions about the choice of a profession sixty years ago? 
  2. Why did the people not choose the profession seriously?
  3. Can a student of the present times choose his profession freely?
  4. What is the advantage of a right choice of a profession? 
  5. How can a student choose his profession rightly? 
  6. What will be the difficulty of a student who is studying without a definite aim? 
  7. How can a teacher help his pupil in making a choice of profession? 

ANSWERS

  1. About sixty years ago, the question of choosing a profession was not taken up seriously.
  2. People did not choose the profession seriously because a son generally followed the trade of his father.
  3. Yes, a student of the present times can choose his profession freely.
  4. The right choice of a profession makes one successful in life.
  5. A student can choose a right profession if he has a definite aim in life.
  6. A student who is studying without a definite aim would suffer a lot in the end. It would be difficult for him to get en employment.
  7. A teacher keeps an eye on his pupils. He studies their habits. So he can put his pupils on the right path of life.

(xii) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.

Making pottery on the potter’s wheel is called “throwing”. The thrower is a very skillful workman. But there is another method of shaping articles out of clay, — “molding”. A plaster mold is made and the clay is pressed into it. This is a quicker and less difficult way and must be used to make things like handles; but all the most beautiful pottery is thrown. When a piece of pottery is taken off the wheel, it is put aside to dry, after which a design may be painted on it with special colors that will stand great heat; it is then ready to be fired. This is done in a large oven or kiln. The pieces of pottery are placed in earthenware tubes called “saggers” so that the flames cannot touch the pottery.

QUESTIONS

  1. What is throwing? 
  2. What is the other method of shaping articles? 
  3. What is the advantages of molding? 
  4. How does the porter make designs on the pieces of pottery? 
  5. How is pottery baked in fire? 

ANSWERS

1. Making pottery on the potter’s wheel is called ‘throwing’.
2. The other method of shaping articles out of clay is ‘molding’.
3. Molding is a quick and easy method of making things like handles.
4. The potter paints designs on the pieces of pottery with special colors.
5. The pottery is baked in a large oven or kiln. The pieces of pottery are placed in earthenware tubes called ‘saggers’

(xiii) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.

The Sultan sent agents to all parts of the East to buy rare manuscripts, and bring them back to Cordova. His men were constantly searching the booksellers’s shops at Cairo, Damascus and Baghdad for rare volumes for his library. When the book was not to be bought at any price, he would have it copied; and sometimes even hear of a book which was only in the author’s mind, and send him a handsome present and beg him to send the first copy to Cordova. By such means he gathered no fewer than four hundred thousand books and this at a time when printing was unknown, and every copy had to be painfully copied in the fine clear hand of the professional copyist.

QUESTIONS

  1. Why did Sultan send his agents to all parts of the East? 
  2. Where and what for they searched the booksellers’s shops? 
  3. What would he do when any book was not to be bought at any price? 
  4. What would he do when the author had not yet written the book? 
  5. How many books had he gathered? 
  6. Why was it difficult to collect so many books in those days? 

ANSWERS

  1. The Sultan sent agents to all parts of the East to buy rare manuscripts, and bring them back to Cordova.
    2. They searched the booksellers’s shops at Cairo, Damascus and Baghdad for rare volumes for Sultan’s library.
    3. When the book was not to be bought at any price, he would have it copied or heard.
    4. When the author had not yet written the book and was only in his mind, he would have heard it.
    5. He had gathered no fewer than four hundred thousand books.
    6. It was difficult to collect so many books in those days because;
    (a) Printing was unknown
    (b) Every copy had to be painfully copied in the fine clear hand of the professional copyist.

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(xiv) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.

Musa was in chief command, and the gates were in his charge. They had been barred when the Christians came in view; but Musa threw them open. “Our bodies”, he said, “will bar the gates”. The young men were kindled by such words, and when he told them, “We have nothing to fight for but the ground we stand on; and without that we are without a home or a country”, they were ready to die with him. With such a leader, the Moorish cavaliers performed feats of bravery in the plain which divided the camp from the city.

QUESTIONS

  1. Who was the chief commander and what was in his charge? 
  2. When were the gates barred? 
  3. Who threw them open? 
  4. What did Musa say? 
  5. What effect had his words on the young men? 
  6. What divided the city from the camp?

ANSWERS

  1. Musa was the chief commander and the gates were in his charge.
  2. The gates were barred when the Christians came in view.
  3. Musa threw them open.
  4. Musa said, “Our bodies will bar the gates”.
  5. The young men were kindled by his words. They were ready to die with him.
  6. he Moorish cavaliers performed feats of bravery in the plain which divided the city from the camp.

(xv) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.

Early rising is a good habit as it gives us early start of our day’s work. We gain time while the late risers are asleep. The early risers have another advantage also and that is that they enjoy good and sound health. Those who are out of bed early have plenty of time to do their work carefully, steadily and completely. They do not have to put off anything to the next day. The early riser is always happy, fresh and smart. He enjoys his work while those who get up late find their duty dull and dry and do it unwillingly. Early rising is therefore, a key to success in life.

QUESTIONS

  1. What kind of habit early rising is? 
  2. Why can an early riser do more work than the late riser? 
  3. Why does an early riser enjoy good health? 
  4. Why does a late riser find his work dull and dry?
  5. What is the key to success in life?

ANSWERS

  1. Early rising is a good habit as it gives us early start of our day’s work.
  2. An early riser can do more work than the later riser because he gains time while the late riser is asleep. He has plenty of time to do his work carefully, steadily and completely.
  3. An early riser enjoys good health because he is always happy, fresh and smart.
  4. A late riser finds his work dull and dry because he does his work unwillingly.
  5. Early rising is the key to success in life.

(xv) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.

 Early rising is a good habit as it gives us early start of our day’s work. We gain time while the late risers are asleep. The early risers have another advantage also and that is that they enjoy good and sound health. Those who are out of bed early have plenty of time to do their work carefully, steadily and completely. They do not have to put off anything to the next day. The early riser is always happy, fresh and smart. He enjoys his work while those who get up late find their duty dull and dry and do it unwillingly. Early rising is therefore, a key to success in life.

QUESTIONS

  1. What kind of habit early rising is? 
  2. Why can an early riser do more work than the late riser? 
  3. Why does an early riser enjoy good health? 
  4. Why does a late riser find his work dull and dry?
  5. What is the key to success in life?

ANSWERS

  1. Early rising is a good habit as it gives us early start of our day’s work.
  2. An early riser can do more work than the later riser because he gains time while the late riser is asleep. He has plenty of time to do his work carefully, steadily and completely.
  3. An early riser enjoys good health because he is always happy, fresh and smart.
  4. A late riser finds his work dull and dry because he does his work unwillingly.
  5. Early rising is the key to success in life.

(xvi) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.

Some ants are social insects. It means that they live in societies., cooperate with one another and do only the work assigned to them. They go out in search of food in an orderly fashion, marching in lines and columns like soldiers. Different groups of social ants have different jobs to do. They manage their affairs through division of labor. Some ants guard and protect their community. They fight the other insects who attack them or raid their colony. They are called soldier ants. Another group gathers food for the whole community. The social ants have not learnt this division of labor. They have inherited it.

QUESTIONS

  1. What do you mean by social insects?
  2. Why are some ants called social insects?
  3. How do the ants cooperate with one another?
  4. What principle do they follow while doing their work?
  5. Why are the members of a certain group called soldier ants?
  6. How have the ants learnt the principle of division of labor?

ANSWERS

  1. It means the insects that live in societies, cooperate with one another and do only the work assigned to them.
  2. Some ants are called social insects because they live in societies, cooperate with one another and do only the work assigned to them.
  3. The ants cooperate with one another through division of labor. For example, some ants protect their community while the others gather food.
  4. Division of labor is the principle they follow while doing their work.
  5. They are called soldier ants because they guard and protect their community. They fight the other insects who attack them or raid their colony.
  6. They have not learnt the principle of division of labor. They have inherited it.

(xvii) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.

Iqbal is not only the greatest poet of our age, but also one of the greatest poets of all times. There are not many poets who wrote as many great poems as he did. He did not write poetry for poetry’s sake. He was in fact much more than a mere poet. He was a learned man. He was a great scholar and philosopher. He was a political leader of great importance. But more than anything he was a Muslim who had a great love for Allah and the Rasoolullah (SAW). He wrote poetry to express the great and ever lasting truths of philosophy, history and Islam. He wrote poetry to awaken the Muslims of the whole world from the deep sleep and asked them to unite.

QUESTIONS

  1. Why is Iqbal considered to be one of the greatest poets of all times?
  2. Did he write poetry for poetry’s sake?
  3. How can you say that Iqbal was much more than a mere poet?
  4. What kind of Muslim was Iqbal?
  5. With what aim did he write poetry?
  6. What was Iqbal’s call to the Muslims of the whole world?

ANSWERS

  1. Iqbal is considered to be one the the greatest poets of all times because there are not many poets who wrote as many great poems as he did.
  2. No, he did not write poetry for poetry’s sake.
  3. Iqbal was much more than a mere poet as he was a learned man, a great scholar and philosopher, and a political leader of great importance.
  4. Iqbal was a Muslim who had a great love for Allah and the Rasoolullah (SAW).
  5. He wrote poetry to awaken the Muslims of the whole world from the deep sleep of ignorance.
  6. Iqbal’s call to the Muslims of the whole world was to ‘be united’.

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(xviii) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.

One day a girl found a coin. It rolled away before her broom when she was sweeping the yard, and fell with a little clatter against the wall. She ran and picked it up. Someone had dropped it while crossing the yard and perhaps had not even troubled to look for it. It was worth little. But it seemed a whole fortune to her, who never had anything of her own before. She rubbed it clean on the sleeve of her blue cotton jacket and put it into her pocket.

QUESTIONS

  1. What did the girl find?
  2. When did she find it?
  3. How had the coin been there?
  4. What was the worth of the coin?
  5. Why was it a whole fortune for her?
  6. How did she clean it?
  7. What did she do after cleaning it?

ANSWERS

  1. The girl found a coin.
  2. She found it when she was sweeping the yard.
  3. Someone had dropped it while crossing the yard and perhaps had not even troubled to look for it.
  4. It was worth little.
  5. It was a whole fortune for her because she never had anything of her own before.
  6. She rubbed it clean on the sleeve of her blue cotton jacket.
  7. After cleaning it, she put it into her pocket.

(xix) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.

In December, 1930 Dr. Muhammad Iqbal was invited to preside over the annual meeting of the All India Muslim League at Allahabad. In his address he openly opposed the idea of power-sharing together of Hindus and Muslims as one nation. He declared that the move to apply one constitution to both the Hindus and Muslims would result in a civil war. He wanted to see the Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a single state for the Muslims, so that they should live according to the teachings of Islam. We can say that Allama Iqbal was the first thinker to give us the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of India i.e. partition of the Sub-continent into two sovereign states. The Muslims soon realized the importance of the demand for two separate states. It was then the Pakistan Resolution was adopted in 1940.

QUESTIONS

  1. Where was the annual meeting of the All India Muslim League held in 1930?
  2. Who was invited to preside over the session?
  3. What idea did Allama Iqbal oppose?
  4. Which provinces did he want to be included in the Muslim state?
  5. On what grounds did he demand a separate state for the Muslims of India?
  6. When was the Pakistan Resolution moved?

ANSWERS

  1. The annual meeting of the All India Muslim League was held at Allahabad in 1930.
  2. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal was invited to preside over the session.
  3. Allama Iqbal openly opposed the idea of power-sharing together of Hindus and Muslims as one nation.
  4. He wanted to be included Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Muslim state.
  5. He demanded a separate state for the Muslims of India so that they could live according to the teachings of Islam.
  6. The Pakistan Resolution was moved in 1940.

(xx) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given at the end.

The Indian National Congress was founded in 1885 by a liberal English man Mr. A.O. Hume. He had joined the Indian Civil Service in 1849 and retired from service after shouldering different responsibilities. He had been watching the ugly law and order situation, in the country quite frequently. He was of the opinion that the highhanded rule of the Britishers was paving way for any unexpected outburst of violence. His plan was to put a safety valve to minimize the mounting sentiments against the British rule. It was meant to provide an outlet which could ventilate the revolutionary spirit. Mr. Hume put his plan before Lord Duffrin.

QUESTIONS

  1. Who founded the Indian National Congress?
  2. Who was Mr. A.O. Hume?
  3. When was the Indian National Congress founded?
  4. Why did Hume think of founding this political organization?
  5. With whom did he discuss his plan?

ANSWERS

  1. The Indian National Congress was founded by Mr. A.O. Hume.
  2. Mr. A.O. Hume was a liberal man. He had joined the Indian Civil Service in 1849 and retired from service after shouldering different responsibilities.
  3. The Indian National Congress was founded in 1885.
  4. Through this political organization, Hume wanted to put a safety valve to minimize the mounting sentiments against the British rule. It was meant to provide an outlet which could ventilate the revolutionary spirit.
  5. He discussed his plan with Lord Duffrin.

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