NCERT Class 9 English Beehive Seventh Chapter Packing Solution
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1.) How many characters are there in the narrative? Name them. (Don’t forget the dog!).
There are four characters in the narrative. They are Jerome , the writer himself, George, Harris, his friends, and Montmorency (Jerome pet dog).
2.) Why did the narrator (Jerome) volunteer to do the packing?
The narrator (Jerome) decided to volunteer to do the packing because he had a misconception that he was the master of packing.
3.) How did George and Harris react to this? Did Jerome like their reaction?
George and Harris agreed with his plan George sat on the easy chair comfortably and Harris was cocking his legs on the table after hearting Jerome’s plan.
Jerome got irritated by their action.
4.) What was Jerome’s real intention when he offered to pack?
The writer did not mean by saying that he would pack; his friends would sit and relax. He had meant that he would boss upon them and superintend them when they would do all the work. He would teach them and scroll them too for not knowing the work well. In shot he wanted to finish all the packing by them.
5.) What did Harris say after the bag was shut and strapped? Why do you think he waited till then to ask?
Harris said that Jerome yet not packed his boot. He had missed it.
He waited till then to ask he thought that Jerome would pack it at the end.
6.) What “horrible idea” occurred to Jerome a little later?
The writer could not remember whether he had packed his toothbrush or not. This had considered as a horrible idea.
7.) Where did Jerome finally find the toothbrush?
Jerome finally found his toothbrush inside the boot.
8.) Why did Jerome have to reopen the packed bag?
Jerome reopened the packed bag firstly to put the boot inside the bag, which he had forgot to pack. Then again to search for his toothbrush and lastly he again reopened it because he had packed his spectacles inside it.
9.) What did George and Harris offer to pack and why?
George and Harris offered to pack the food basket as they wanted to show Jerome that they could know better of packing.
10.) While packing the hamper, George and Harris do a number of foolish and funny things. Tick the statements that are true.
(i) They started with breaking a cup.
(ii) They also broke a plate.
(iii) They squashed a tomato.
(iv) They trod on the butter.
(v) They stepped on a banana.
(vi) They put things behind them, and couldn’t find them.
(vii) They stepped on things.
(viii) They packed the pictures at the bottom and put heavy things on top.
(ix) They upset almost everything.
(x) They were very good at packing.
II.) What does Jerome say was Montmorency’s ambition in life? What do you think of Montmorency and why?
Montmorency was the pet dog of Jerome. His only ambition in life to disturb everyone, create nuisance and get scolded. When people out of anger threw things on him, he thought his entire day was succeeded. And again when people got stumble over him and cursed him for an hour, he thought it was his highest achievement.
Montmorency was the pet dog of Jerome. He was quite different from other. He always liked to put into his nose in the matters unnecessarily and then was scaled by people.
III.) Discuss in groups and answer the following questions in two or three paragraphs (100 –150 words)
1.) of the three, Jerome, George and Harris, who do you think is the best or worst packer? Support your answer with details from the text.
Nobody was the good packer according to me, because at the very first when Jerome had started packing, we witnessed a huge mess in each and every matter. Though he considered himself a good Packer, though his work he proved his statement wrong. Again he unpacked the packed things three times as he forgot to pack three different items, and it had also created a huge problem.
On the other hand George and Harris both were world’s worst packer. They took the responsibility to pack the food basket but they had started with breaking a cup. Moreover they had wasted many food products while packing and proved themselves the worst packer.
2.) How did Montmorency ‘contribute’ to the packing?
While packing things Montmorency, the pet dog of the writer used to contribute a lot. Its main ambition was to interrupt everyone while packing and got scolded by them. He always made people anger by creating nuisance. This time also when George and Harris were started packing things he was sitting on all the packed things, bringing forward his cold wet nose, whenever they were searching things and also trying to kill the lemon by imagining it a rat. In short he too was creating a mess.