Download NCERT Solutions for class 9 English
Chapter 10 Kathmandu
(Link of Pdf File is given below at the end of the Questions list)
In this pdf file you can see answers of following Questions
Answer these questions in one or two words or in short phrases.
1. Name the two temples the author visited in Kathmandu.
2. The writer says, “All this I wash down with Coca Cola.” What does ‘all this’ refer
3. What does Vikram Seth compare to the quills of a porcupine?
4. Name five kinds of flutes.
Answer each question in a short paragraph.
1. What difference does the author note between the flute seller and the otherhawkers?
2. What is the belief at Pashupatinath about the end of Kaliyug?
3. The author has drawn powerful images and pictures. Pick out three examples each
(i) the atmosphere of ‘febrile confusion’ outside the temple of Pashupatinath (forexample: some people trying to get the priest’s attention are elbowed aside…)
(ii) the things he sees
(iii) the sounds he hears
Answer the following questions in not more than 100 − 150 words each.
1. Compare and contrast the atmosphere in and around the Baudhnath shrine with
the Pashupathinath temple.
2. How does the author describe Kathmandu’s busiest streets?
3. “To hear any flute is to be drawn into the commonality of all mankind.” Why doethe author say this?
Read the following sentences carefully to understand the meaning of the italicised
phrases. Then match the phrasal verbs in Column A with their meanings in Column
1. A communal war broke out when the princess was abducted by the neighbouring
2. The cockpit broke off from the plane during the plane crash.
3. The car broke down on the way and we were left stranded in the jungle.
4. The dacoit broke away from the police as they took him to court.
5. The brothers broke up after the death of the father.
6. The thief broke into our house when we were away.
1. Use the suffixes −ion or −tion to form nuns from the following verbs. Make the
necessary changes in the spellings of the words.
Example: proclaim − proclamation
2. Now fill in the blanks with suitable words from the ones that you have formed.
(i) Mass literacy was possible only after the ___________ of the printing machine.
(ii) Ramesh is unable to tackle the situation as he lacks ____________.
(iii) I could not resist the _____________ to open the letter.
(iv) Hardwork and ___________are the main keys to success.
(v) The children were almost fainting with ______________after being made tostand in the sun.
Use capital letter, full stops, question marks, commas and inverted commaswherever necessary in the following paragraph.
an arrogant lion was wandering though the jungle one day he asked the tiger who isstronger than you you O lion replied the tiger who is more fierce than a leopardasked the lion you sir replied the leopard he marched upto an elephant and askedthe same question the elephant picked him up in his trunk swung him in the air andthrew him down look said the lion there is no need to get mad just because you don’tknow the answer
1. Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb in brackets.
(i) The heart is a pump that ___________ (send) the blood circulating through our
body. The pumping action ____________
(take place) when the left ventricle of the
(contract). This ____________ (force) the blood out into the
arteries, which __________ (expand) to receive the oncoming blood.
(ii) The African lungfish can live without water for up to four years. During drought,
it _________ (dig) a pit and ___________ (enclose) itself in a capsule of slime and
earth, leaving a tiny opening for air. The capsule ____________ (dry) and
(harden), but when rain ___________(come), the mud
___________ (dissolve) and the lungfish ___________ (swim) away.
(iii) Mahesh: We have to organise a class party for our teacher. ____________ (Do)
anyone play an instrument?
Vipul: Rohit _________(play) the flute.
(Do) he also act?
Vipul: No, he __________
Mahesh: That’s wonderful!