West Bengal Board Class 9 English Solution Chapter 1 Tales of Bhola Grandpa

West Bengal State Board Class 9 English Solution: Lesson 1 Tales of Bhola Grandpa

Exercise 1

 (1) In the bokal three there lived

(a) crows

(b) monkeys

(c) tigers

(d) sparrows

Ans:- (b) monkeys

(2) On the way back the festival, Bhola Grandpa tightly held on to the two fingers of his

(a) son

(b) cousin

(c) grandson

(d) nephew

Ans:- (c) grandson

(3) A gang of pirates were burying a

(a) large box

(b) small box

(c) large bag

(d) small bag

Ans:- (a) large box

(4) Bhola Grandpa was returing from the

(a) yearly market

(b) monthly market

(c) daily market

(d) weekly market

Ans:- (d) weekly market

(5) Bhola-Grandpa died at the age of

(a) eighty-five

(b) ninety- five

(c) fifty – five

(d) seventy- five

Ans:- (b) ninety- five

Exercise 2

Answer The following question within fifteen words:

(a) When did Bhola Grandpa let out a loud wall?


The moment Bhola grandpa realized that his grandson is missing.

(b) Where had the grandson found a cosy shelter?


Under a cow.

(c) What request did Bhola Granda make to the first man he saw on the mound ?


He requested the man to give him water.

(d) How old was Bhola Grandpa’s wife when he died ?


She was Eighty years old.

Exercise the following questions within twenty-five words:

(a) Why was real treasure found under the sand dunes?


Because it was just a dream seen Bhola Grandpa, there was treasure in  reality.

(b) What did the tiger do after Bhola Grandpa’s had climed up the banyan tree ?


First the tiger roared and circled the tree a hundred times and then settled under the tree a hundred times and then settled under the tree for the entire night

(c) What was the reason of Bhola Grandpa’s death according to his wife?


His wife thought Bhola grandpa must have forgotten to breathe as he had tendency to forgets.

Exercise 4

Change the mode of narration of the following sentence:

(a) Bulbuli said to friend, “Will you come tomorrow ?”


Bulbuli asked his friend if he would come the next day.

(b) Paulami says, “ I am fine.”


Paulami said that she was fine.

(c) The teacher said to the students, “Keep quite.”


The teacher ordered the students to keep quite

(d) My mother said to me, “May yours dreams come true.”


My mother wished that my dreams might come true.

(e) The student said, “Sir, please allow us t lay in the field, “


The students requested sir to allow them to play in the field.

Exercise 5

In each of the sentences of the following passage some articles and prepositions are used in an incorrect manner. Underline them and replace them with the appropriate ones:

On a winter night I was aboard a boat. It was a moonlit night full of stars. The boat was anchored to a great river. I was thrilled to see the beauty of nature.


Exercise 6

Write a dialogue within 100 words on the need to ban the use of animals like tigers and lions as circus attractions:

Kiran   :           Hello Kajal. I heard that last Sunday you went to the Jumbo Circus. So how was your experience?

Kajal    :           Hi Kiran. Yes. It was a wonderful experience. But there is one thing that I don’t like.

Kirna   :           What is it?

Kajal    :           The tigers and lions were ill-treated in circus. They were made do dangerous acts.

Kiran   :           Oh! That is so bad.It is really bad to see such animals getting treated so badly. We all know that nowadays the number of wild animals is decreasing and such people continue hurting them, there would be no tigers and lions.

Kajal    :           Absolutely. In fact there are many laws against such cruel things.

Kiran   :           But there is need to impose these laws strictly and made people aware that hurting animals is a criminal offence.

Kajal    :           Yes, you are right. We all must understand that animals need to be treated well just like us. There is a need to be humane to animals.

Kiran   :           Yes.I agree with you.

Kajal    :           It’s my online class time. I will talk to you later. See you soon.

Kiran   :           Yes. Good day.


Exercise 7

Write a story within 100 words using the given hints. Give a title to the story:

A night to remember

I still that night vividly. We all students were returning from our educational excursion by bus. It was a long and tiring journey. We all were eagerly waiting to get back to our homes. But our wait was to tested that day as there was a sudden breakdown. The bus in which we were travelling had its tyres punctured.We had to wait for two long hours. It was dark and lonely place which scared us. Everyone in the bus wanted to get back home as soon as possible. Finally, after 2 hours, the tyres were fixed and we felt relived. The next day, we reached home taking many beautiful memories with this scary moment too.


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