Chhattisgarh Class 9 English The Eyes Have It Chapter Solution

Chhattisgarh Board Class 9 English The Eyes Have It Chapter Solution

CG Board Class 9 English Solution for Unit 4 Reading A Chapter The Eyes Have It all Questions Answer. The Eyes Have It Class 9 English Solution Chhattisgarh Board.


Reading A

The Eyes Have It


Answer the following questions.

1.) What details could the narrator gather about the girl?

Answer: The details that the narrator could gather about the girl was she was going to Saharanpur to meet her aunt and that she was beautiful.


2.) The girl was startled to hear the narrator’s voice. Why was she startled?

Answer: The narrator was sitting in a dark corner and the girl didn’t notice it so she was startled by his voice.


3.) What differences does the narrator point out between those who can see  and those who cannot? List them.

Answer: The narrator points out major difference between those who can see and those who cannot. People who can see fail to see what is right in front of them as they have too much to take in. On the other hand people who cannot see have to take in only the essentials, whatever registers tellingly on their remaining senses.


4.) Was the narrator able to hide from the girl and from the new fellow traveller the fact that he was blind? Give evidence from the story in support of your opinion.

Answer: The narrator was able to hide from the girl the fact his was blind.

“What is it like outside?” I asked.

She seemed to find nothing strange in the question. Had she noticed already that I could not see? But her next question removed my doubts.

“Why don’t you look out of the window?” she asked. This conversation between the two of them makes clear that she didn’t know he was blind just like her.

When the girl left another passenger came and he too didn’t come to know that the narrator was blind.

“It was her eyes I noticed, not her hair.

She had beautiful eyes but they were of no use to her. She was completely blind. Didn’t you notice?”


5.) Whose voices does the narrator hear when the girl i) boards the train and ii) gets off the train?

Answer: When the girls board the train, the narrator heard the voices of the girl’s parents who were instructing her. When the girl gets off the train the narrator heard the shouting voices of porters and vendors. He also heard a voice of a high-pitch which was of female near the carriage door.




Write down the words/phrases used by the author to describe the sounds mentioned in the lesson.

Sounds mentioned in the lesson Word/phrases used to describe the sounds
sound of slippers


the girls’ laugh


pleasantly—a clear, ringing
the whistle of the train




groaned and shook.




the aunt’s voice high-pitched female voice





Now use the following phrasal verbs from the story in your own sentences.


1.) take in – I want to go to Mahabaleshwar and take in the beautiful view.


2) call on- I often call on my uncle.


3.) get off- She got off the train at Colaba Station.


4.) see off – My sister saw me off at the airport.


5.) turn from – She turned from the right.


6.) break into- He break into our conversation and told us the good news.


Compare column 1 with column 2. Write down the difference related to the use of pronouns, verbs, punctuation and word order in column 3. Some are done for you.





“You are a very gallant young man,” she said. She said that he was a very gallant young man. You-he


‘That’ is added.

Inverted commas are removed

‘’you have an interesting face,’’ I remarked.






She gave a little exclamation and said ‘’I didn’t see you either,’’ I was here’’.

I remarked that she had an interesting face.






She gave a little exclamation and said that she hadn’t known anyone else was there.



‘That’ is added

Inveretd commas are removed




Didn’t –hadn’t

‘That’ is added.

Inverted commas are removed

I didn’t see you either,” I said, “But I heard you come in.’’ I said that I hadn’t seen her either, but that I had heard her come in. You- I

Didn’t- hadn’t


‘That’ is added.

Inverted commas are removed.

“We’ll soon be at your station.” I said. (‘We’ll…)






“Where are you going?” She asked

I said that we’d soon be at her station. (…..we would…)






She asked where he was going.



‘That’ is added.

Invereted commas are removed





Inverted commas are removed


“Are you going all the way to Dehra?” I asked I asked if she was going all the way to Dehra You-she


Asked and if are used to join the ideas.

Complete Column 2 after making suitable changes in the direct speech given inColumn 1. (Note that inverted commas have not been used since the text has been written in the dialogue form.)


Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
Vikas’s comments in direct speech Vikas’s comments indirect speech Change
It’s an educational tour. Vikas said that it was an educational tour. It’s –It was

That is added

Only the students of classes 9 and 10 have come.


Shabari offered delicious fruits to Lord Rama.

Vikas said that only the students of 9 and 10 ha come


Vikas said that Shabari had offered delicious fruits to Lord Rama.

Have come- had come

That is added


Offered-had offered

That is added

My class teacher told us that this beautiful temple was built in the 12th century AD during Kalchuri period. Vikas said that his class teacher had told them that beautiful temple had been built in the 12th century AD during Kalchuri period. My-his

Told-had told



Was built-had been built

That is added

I will surely watch the interview. Vikas said that he would surely watch the interview Will-would

That is added



Questions that the reporter


the reporter’s questions in indirect speech Change
What is the purpose of the picnic? The reporter asked what the purpose of the picnic was? Is-was

Was is moved to the end of the sentence

Have the students of all classes in your school come for the tour? The reporter asked if the students of all classes in his school had come for the tour ‘if’ is added

‘have’ is deleted


Come-had come

Have you seen Shivrinarayan Temple? The reporter asked if he had seen Shivrinarayan Temple ‘if’ is added

‘have’ is deleted



Has your visit to Shivrinaryan been educational? The reporter asked if his visit to Shivrinaryan had been educational?


Asked me


Hs been-had been


Would you like to comment on the scenic beauty of this place? The reporter asked if he would like to comment on the scenic beauty of that place Add ‘if’


Would you like-he would like



Use each of the words given below with two meanings, as in the example given above. Consult the dictionary to find more meanings of each of these words.


a.) still –a.The night was still (quiet)

b.) It is still cold outside. (yet)


b.) register- a.) Did you register your name( record)

b.) Her surprise did not register (show in one’s face)


c.) draw – a.) Draw a line on your paper( mark line)

b.) She drew water from the barrel( take out)


d.) move- a.) She is always moving.( be active)

b.) Let’s move. (go)


e.) face – a.) She has a beautiful face.( front part of the human head)

b.) He faced the challenges. ( deal with someone)


f.) train- a.) The train to Nashik leaves at 2.00 pm.( public transport)

b.) It led to a train of disaster.( A series of consequences wrought by an event)

Updated: November 2, 2021 — 8:36 pm

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