JKBOSE Class 9 English Tulip Prose Chapter 5 The Fun They Had Solution
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THE FUN THEY HAD
Thinking about the Text
I.) Answer these questions in a few words or a couple of sentences each.
1.) What did Margie write in her diary?
Answer: Margie wrote in her diary –“Today Tommy found areal book.”
2.) Had Margie ever seen a book before?
Answer: Margie had not seen any book before. She had seen only telebooks but not the paper books before.
3.) What things about the book did she find strange?
Answer: She found that the pages of the book were yellow and crinkly and were awfully funny to read words that stood still. She found it strange that the book had the same words on it and stood still even on the next page.
4.) What do you think a telebook is?
Answer: A telebook is an electronic book which is viewed on the screens to read.
5.) Where was Margie’s school? Did she have any classmates?
Answer: Margie’s school was in her home right next to her bedroom. No, she didn’t have any classmates.
6.) What subjects did Margie and Tommy learn?
Answer: Margie and Tommy learnt geography, mathematics and arithmetic.
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II.) Answer the following with reference to the story:
1.) “I wouldn’t throw it away.”
(i) Who says these words?
Answer: Tommy says these words.
(ii) What does ‘it’ refer to?
Answer: “It’ refers to the television screen.
(iii) What is ‘it’ being compared to by the speaker?
Answer: The speaker is comparing the television screen with the books. According to him, the television screen has many books on it.
2.) “Sure they had a teacher, but it wasn’t a regular teacher. It was a man.”
(i) Who does ‘they’ refer to?
Answer: ‘They’ refer to the children who studied in old kind of schools which were many years ago.
(ii) What does ‘regular’ mean here?
Answer: ‘Regular’ means a mechanical teacher who appears on the screen and teaches whenever asked to.
(iii) What is it contrasted with?
Answer: ‘It’s is contrasted with the old times’ teacher who was a man unlike mechanical teacher.
III.) Answer each of these questions in a short paragraph (about 30 words).
1.) What kind of teachers did Margie and Tommy have?
Answer: Margie and Tommy belonged to the school of the future time. They had mechanical teachers who would do the fast calculations. They had telebooks which had many books on it. They learnt on the screens.
2.) Why did Margie’s mother send for the County Inspector?
Answer: Margie was not good at geography and her mechanical teacher had been giving her test after test. Margie’s performance in the tests was worse so her mother decided to send for the County Inspector.
3.) What did he do?
Answer: The County Inspector gave an apple to Margie and then took the teacher apart. It slowed the machine up to an average ten-year level.
4.) Why was Margie doing badly in geography? What did the County Inspector do to help her?
Answer: There was a mechanical defect in the machine and this is why Margie was not doing badly in geography. The County Inspector slowed the machine up to an average ten-year level.
5.) What had once happened to Tommy’s teacher?
Answer: Tommy’s teacher was away for nearly a month because the history sector had blanked out completely.
6.) Did Margie have regular days and hours for school? If so, why?
Answer: Yes, Margie did have regular days and hours for school. It was always on at the same time every day except Saturday and Sunday, because her mother said little girls learned better if they learned at regular hours.
7.) How does Tommy describe the old kind of school?
Answer: The old kind of school was a special building where students went and learnt together in a classroom. It was many centuries ago.
8.) How does he describe the old kind of teachers?
Answer: The teacher of the old times was a man unlike a mechanical teacher of the future time. The teacher of the old time gave students homework.
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IV.) Answer each of these questions in two or three paragraphs (100 – 150 words).
1.) What are the main features of the mechanical teachers and the schoolrooms that Margie and Tommy have in the story?
Answer: Margie and Tommy belong to the school of the future. They have a classroom in the home. They have mechanical teachers who never get tired. They are on duty all the time. They have telebooks which have millions of books on it. The machine sometimes needs to get repaired and adjusted. The machines are handled by the humans.The school time is fixed for every day except on weekends.
2.) Why did Margie hate school? Why did she think the old kind of the school must have been fun?
Answer: Margie hated school because her mechanical teachers would give her assignments and tests after tests. She loved the fact that how all the students at the time of her father, came together under one roof and studied. Margie didn’t have any classmates and her class was next to her bedroom. It was quite boring for her to study alone and no one to share anything with. She imagined how fun it must be when all the kids from the whole neighbourhood came, laughing and shouting in the schoolyard, sitting together in the schoolroom, going home together at the end of the day. They learned the same things, so they could help one another with the homework and talk about it.
3.) Do you agree with Margie that schools today are more fun than the school in the story? Give reasons for your answer.
Answer: The school mentioned in the story is quite monotonous and boring. There is no fun in sitting in one room and doing homework. Today’s schools not just give academic knowledge to the students but also, they offer wide range of things to the students. They focus on extracurricular activities too. Students of the same age come together and have fun. They share many things with each other and get a chance to explore life in their own ways.
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Fill in the blank:
Close to perfection ideal.
A student who is good at studies, play and other curricular activities all-rounder.
Behaviour, outlook, presentation and mental make-up comprise our – personality
Painting , music and sculpture are – arts
Enterprising means –imagination
Read this sentence taken from the story:
They had once taken Tommy’s teacher away for nearly a month because the history sector had blanked out completely.
The word complete is an adjective. When you add –ly to it, it becomes an adverb.
1.) Find sentences in the lesson which form the adverbs given below:
1.) Awfully – They turned the pages, which were yellow and crinkly, and it was awfully funny to read words that stood still instead of moving the way they were supposed to — on a screen, you know.
2.) Sorrowfully – The mechanical teacher had been giving her test after test in geography and she had been doing worse and worse until her mother had shaken her head sorrowfully and sent for the County Inspector.
3.) Completely – They had once taken Tommy’s teacher away for nearly a month because the history sector had blanked out completely.
4.) Loftily – He added loftily, pronouncing the word carefully, “Centuries ago.”
5.) Carefully – He added loftily, pronouncing the word carefully, “Centuries ago.”
6.) Differently – “But my mother says a teacher has to be adjusted to fit the mind of each boy and girl it teaches and that each kid has to be taught differently.”
7.) Quickly – “I didn’t say I didn’t like it,” Margie said quickly.
8.) Nonchalantly – “May be,” he said nonchalantly. He walked away whistling, the dusty old book tucked beneath his arm.
2.) Now use these adverbs to fill in the blanks in the sentences below:
(i) The report must be read carefully so that performance can be improved.
(ii) At the interview, Sameer answered our questions loftily, shrugging his shoulders.
(iii) We all behave differently when we are tired or hungry.
(iv) The teacher shook her head sorrowfully when Ravi lied to her.
(v) I forgot about it completely.
(vi) When I complimented Revathi on her success, she just smiled and turned away nonchalantly.
(vii) The President of the Company raised his head and spoke awfully.
(viii) I finished my work so that I could go out to play quickly.
3.) Make adverbs from these adjectives/nouns.
(i) Angry – Angrily
(ii) Happy – Happily
(iii) Merry – Merrily
(iv) Sleep – Sleepily
(v) Ease – Easily
(vi) Noise – Easily
(vii) Tidy – Tidily
(viii) Gloomy – Gloomily
(ix) Thoughtful – Thoughtfully
(x) Beautiful – Beautifully
Complete the following conditional sentences. Use the correct form of the verb.
1.) If I don’t go to Anu’s party tonight, she will be upset.
2.) If you don’t telephone the hotel to order food, you won’t get the food.
3.) Unless you promise to write back, I won’t write to you.
4.) If she doesn’t play any games, she will become lazy.
5.) Unless that little bird flies away quickly, the cat will keep an eye on it.
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