KSEEB Solution Class 9 English Second Language – A Girl Called Golden
|A Girl Called Golden
A Girl Called Golden Class 9 English Karnataka Board Kannada
A GIRL CALLED GOLDEN
Working in pairs groups, answer the following questions
1.) Which of the following descriptions best suits the poem ?
a) Praising Betty Cuthbert
b) Criticizing Betty Cuthbert
c) Questioning Betty Cuthbert.
1.) Look at the first stanza and complete the table:
|Her school mates
|a. She ran
|b. She sprinted
|c. She trained
3.) Which line in the first stanza suggests that Betty actually enjoyed what she was doing?
Answer: Why did you train
while others were playing?
The above lines suggest that Betty actually enjoyed what she was doing.
4.) There are questions in the first stanza which are answered in the second stanza again as questions.
Relate them with the help of your partner.
e.g.,:- Why did you run when your schoolmates were walking?
Was it the feel of the fresh air and sunshine?
Why did you sprint If they started to run? – Was it the stir of the breeze in your hair?
Why did you train while others were playing? – What made the coach recognize you were special?
What was the secret That made it seem fun? – Was it because you had courage to spare?
5.) What made the coach recognize that Betty was special?
a) She was brave and a fast runner.
b) She was determined and hard working.
c) She gave him advice about running.
d) She was prepared to accept his advice.
(Tick the right choices)
6) Which lines in the third stanza suggest that it is not easy to become a winner?
Answer: Heeding the words
that some others rejected,
Knowing that winning
could only be earned.
The above lines in the third stanza suggest that it is not easy to become a winner.
7.) Betty was very young when she won gold medals at the Olympics. Pick out the word that suggests this.
Answer: Still in your teens
The above words suggest that Betty was very young when she won gold medals at the Olympics.
8.) Do you think the title, ‘A Girl called Golden’ is appropriate? Give reasons.
Answer: Yes, the title ‘A Girl called Golden’ is appropriate. The girl was hard working and determined and this made her win the gold medal. It is not easy to win a gold medal, it takes a lot ofdetermination and confidence to win such hard thing.