NCERT Class 9 English Supplementary Eighth Chapter A House Is Not a Home Solution

NCERT Class 9 English Supplementary Eighth Chapter A House Is Not a Home Solution

NCERT Class 9 English Supplementary Chapter 8 Solution: Dear students Here in this post we are posted Eighth Chapter A House Is Not a Home full exercise questions & answer by our arts teacher. This Solution is helpful for CBSE English medium students. Download this 8th Chapter English Supplementary solution & prepare your homework.

1.) What does the author notice one Sunday afternoon? What is his mother’s reaction? What does she do?


One fine Sunday afternoon the narrator was sitting on their dining table and doing his homework with his pet cat. As the day was too much cold and windy his mother was continuously stroking the fire of the fire place to keep the house nice and worm. But suddenly the accident happened and the fire caught the ceiling of the house. With a few seconds it filled the whole house.

The narrator’s mother rushed into the house to rescue the important documents, pictures and letters of his dead father from the fire.

She did so, as she wanted to save the last memories of his dead husband.

2.) Why does he break down in tears after the fire?


The narrator breaked down in tears after the fire as he had lost all his stuffs, belongings for school, clothes and most importantly his near and dear pet cat.

3.) Why is the author deeply embarrassed the next day in school? Which words show his fear and insecurity?


After the incident the narrator had no clothes left. He had lost all his books, bags and belongings for school. Without having anything going to school was a big embarrassment for him.

Words showed his fear and insecurity were –

(i) I was totally embarrassed by everything.

(ii) The clothes I was wearing looked weird; i had no books or home works and my back pack was gone.

(iii) I walked around school like a zombie.

(iv) I just wanted to curl up and die.


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 4.) The cat and the author are very fond of each other. How has this been shown in the story? Where was the cat after the fire? Who brings it back and how?


The cat and the author were very close to each other. Every morning the narrator used to disturb her to get out of her bed. She used to follow him, climb up on his robe and crawl into his pocket to fall asleep.

The cat ran over a mile away after that incident.

The cat had their phone number in her collar. But unfortunately all phones were damaged on fire. But a kind hearted woman made an wonderful effort to search the address by the phone numbers and brought back the cat to the narrator.

5.) What actions of the schoolmates change the author’s understanding of life and people, and comfort him emotionally? How does his loneliness vanish and how does he start participating in life?


The narrator was too much uncomfortable with the situation after the incident of the burning of his house. He had lost all his clothes, shoes, books, copies and belongings for school due to that accident. For that he was feeling unnatural among all his schoolmates. But all his school mates and teacher’s behaviour made the narrator breathe a sigh of relief. They helped him with all kinds of stuff- jeans, tops, sweat suits, books, notebooks etc which was a genuine outpouring of concern.

After this he changed his outlook towards life and started enjoying it again.

6.) What is the meaning of “My cat was back and so was I”? Had the author gone anywhere? Why does he say that he is also back?


After the incident of the fire and losing his dear pet cat the author forgot to live his life properly. Always he felt gloomy and lifeless. But after getting his cat back he again started enjoying his life properly. He was again started participating in all the regular events of his day to day life. In short he got his life back.

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Updated: April 18, 2023 — 4:41 pm

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