JKBOSE Class 9 English Tulip Play Chapter 1 A Basketful of Sea Trouts Solution
JKBOSE (Jammu Kashmir State Board Of School Education) Class 9 English Solution Chapter 1 A Basketful of Sea Trouts all Exercise Question Answers. Students of JK Board Grade 9 Standard can download all Answer.
A BASKETFUL OF SEA TROUT
Thinking about the Text.
1.) The atmosphere is eerie and makes even the judge jumpy.Let us see how the eerie atmosphere is built up.
(i) the wind: Does it moan or does it blow gently?
Answer: The wind moans.It rises and dying making it sound like moan.
(ii) the lodge: Is it in the heart of a village or is it isolated?
Answer: The lodge is located in a lonely and isolated valley.
(iii) servants: Do servants live in the lodge or not?
Answer: No, the servants don’t live in the lodge. The place is quite mysterious.
(iv) glen: Is it silent or is it full of strange sounds?
Answer: The glen is full of strange sounds even the judge says that he heard some strange sounds.
(v) time of the day: Does the action take place at twilight or when there is pitch darkness outside?
Answer: The action takes place when there is pitch darkness outside.
2.) Nellie Salter ‘rejoiced in evil’. How does Mrs. Lomond describe Nellie’s character? If so, why?
Answer: Mrs. Lomond described Neile’s character as a bad woman. She was out to ruin men. She planned day and night to do evil. She rejoiced in evil. She was ready to see men lose their reason and their lives for her sake, even at the risk of her own life. She wanted to see men killing.
3.) “I have lost my son.” Why did Mrs. Lomond make this statement?
Answer: Mrs. Lomond’s son fell in love with Nellie and married her. Though she was dead, he still loved her. Mrs. Lomond is scared that if there is change in law his son might get into the trouble so in this way, she feels that she has lost her son.
4.) The judge did not believe that Hector was tracking Nellie. Why?
Answer: The judge didn’t believe that Hector was tracking Nellie because he thought that he was a decent, unimaginative sort of chap who would not do such thing.
5.) Why, do you think, Mrs. Lomond committed suicide?
Answer: Mrs. Lomond had fear that the court might re-arrest her son so to save his life she committed suicide leaving behind a suicide letter.
6.) While leaving the judge’s lodge the Chief Constable says, “It has been a most interesting experience.” Why does he say so ?
Answer: The Chief Constable says that it has been a most interesting experience because he was able to solve the case with the help of the judge and Broodie.
7.) Why has the play been given the title ‘A Basketful of Sea-Trout?
Answer: In this play, Mrs. Lomond went to the judge’s lodge to save her son’s re-arrest. She had constant fear that her son would get re-arrested. As a token of gratitude, she took basketful of trout to give it to the judge. Since the weather was not favorable, she said that she had caught them by herself. But afterwards it was confirmed that she had died before the night. So that could be her ghost but by the end of the play there is a basketful of trout. All these mysteries add much confusion. In this way, a basketful of sea-trout is the apt title.
B.) Answer these in about 250 words each.
1.) How did the judge and Brodie deduce that Mrs. Lomond had killed Nellie Salter?
Answer: Brodie, the judge, Mrs. Lomond are three characters of the play ‘A basketful of sea-trout.’ It is a mysterious play. There is discussion regarding the death case of Nellie. Mrs. Lomond’s son , who was a lover of Nellie, was arrested but then he was found not found guilty. Mrs. Lomond had constant fear that her son might get re-arrested so she decided to visit the judge one day as a token of gratitude. Mrs. Lomond started to give details of the day when Nellie was killed. She gave minute to minute details to the judge and Brodie. She took note of Nellie’s every movement and even recalled the words of Nellie. All these things made both the judge and Broodie shock and they came to the conclusion that Mrs. Lomond must have followed Nellie and killed her.
2.) Why did Mrs Lomond come to the judge’s lodge? Give two reasons.
Answer: The first reason the Mrs. Lomond come to the judge’s lodge was to thank the judge with a basketful of sea-trout. She gave the basket to the judge and Brodie as token of gratitude for saving her son.
The second reason to visit the judge’s lodge was to confess her crime. She did admit that she followed Nellie. She recalled everything that Nellie did that day, she even remembered her each and every word. This made both of them come to conclusion that she killed Nellie.
A Basketful of Sea Trouts Solution
What do the following phrases in the lesson mean?
1.) Wind is dying down
Answer: The wind was quiet
2.) My cup of tea
Answer: Something that he liked to do
3.) Solitary sort of fellow
Answer: Someone who likes to spend time alone
4.) Untidy end
Answer: mysterious or doubtful end
5.) Take one’s word
Answer: to take promise
6.) Go wrong
Answer: make mistake
7.) Clean sheet
Answer: clean behaviour
8.) Wide awake
Answer: completely awake
9.) Get in
10.) Break one’s heart
Answer: to upset someone
Find other words which can be used instead of the word/words in italics without changing the meaning of the sentence. Your word must begin with P.
1.) The wind makes a strange sound as it blows through the desert.
Answer: The wind makes a peculiarsound as it blows through the desert.
2.) A group of farmers have come to Delhi to visit the Trade-Fair.
Answer: A group ofpeasantshave come to Delhi to visit the Trade-Fair.
3.) A judge who is honest has no feelings for or against a criminal.
Answer: A judge who is honest has no passion for or against a criminal.
4.) He asked me specially to convey his greetings to you.
Answer: He asked me particularlyto convey his greetings to you
5.) The Colonel carefully organized the campaign which led to the overthrow of toe enemy.
Answer: The Colonel carefully plannedthe campaign which led to the overthrow of toe enemy.
6.) There is small way through the fields which will take you to the next village.
Answer: There is small paththrough the fields which will take you to the next village.
7.) The officer thinks he is strong because he can appoint and dismiss clerks.
Answer: The officer thinks he is powerfulbecause he can appoint and dismiss clerks.
8.) The garden is nice. It is neither too hot nor too cold.
Answer: The garden is perfect. It is neither too hot nor too cold.
(i) Does Mrs. Lomond evoke sympathy or horror?Give a reason for your answer.
Answer: Mrs. Lomond evokes sympathy at the time of saving her son from getting arrested. Her efforts to save her son from getting arrested us feel bad. But when she visited the judge’s lodge at the dark night, she evoked the feeling of horror.
(ii) Suppose the spirit of Nellie Salter enters the judge’s lodge. What do you think she will say or do?
Answer: If Nellie Salter enters the judge’s lodge, she would definitely tell how she was murdered.
A person having a rational, scientific outlook does not believe in ghosts and spirits. What incidents in this play would such a person reject, not believe in ?
Answer: The judge and Brodie were smart people but even they couldn’t identify the ghost of Mrs. Lomond. They got to know about her suicide from the colonel.
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