Download NCERT Solutions for class 9 English
Chapter 6 My Childhood
(Link of Pdf File is given below at the end of the Questions list)
In this pdf file you can see answers of following Question s
Answer these questions in one or two sentences each.
1. Where was Abdul Kalam’s house?
2. What do you think Dinamani is the name of? Give a reason for your answer3. Who were Abdul Kalam’s school friends? What did they later become?
4. How did Abdul Kalam earn his first wages?
5. Had he earned any money before that? In what way?
Answer each of these questions in a short paragraph (about 30 words).
1. How does the author describe: (i) his father, (ii) his mother, (iii) himself?
2. What characteristics does he say he inherited from his parents?
Discuss these questions in class with your teacher and then write down your answers
in two or three paragraphs each.
1. “On the whole, the small society of Rameswaram was very rigid in terms of the
segregation of different social groups,” says the author.
(i) Which social groups does he mention? Were these groups easily identifiable (for
example, by the way they dressed)?
(ii) Were they aware only of their differences or did they also naturally share
friendships and experiences? (Think of the bedtime stories in Kalam’s house; of who
his friends were; and of what used to take place in the pond near his house.)
(iii) The author speaks both of people who were very aware of the differences among
them and those who tried to bridge these differences. Can you identify such people
in the text?
(iv) Narrate two incidents that show how differences can be created, and also how
they can be resolved. How can people change their attitudes?
2. (i) Why did Abdul Kalam want to leave Rameswaram?
(ii) What did his father say to this?
(iii) What do you think his words mean? Why do you think he spoke those words?
1. Match the phrases in Column A with their meanings in Column B.
Rewrite the sentences below, changing the verbs in brackets into the passive form.1. In yesterday’s competition the prizes (give away) by the Principal.
2. In spite of financial difficulties, the labourers (pay) on time.
3. On Republic Day, vehicles (not allow) beyond this point.
4. Second-hand books (buy and sell) on the pavement every Saturday.
5. Elections to the Lok Sabha (hold) every five years.
6. Our National Anthem (compose) Rabindranath Tagore.
Rewrite the paragraphs below, using the correct form of the verb given in brackets.
1. How Helmets Came To Be Used in Cricket
Nari Contractor was the Captain and an opening batsman for India in the 1960s. The
Indian cricket team went on a tour to the West Indies in 1962. In a match against
Barbados in Bridgetown, Nari Contractor (seriously injure and collapse). In those
days helmets (not wear). Contractor (hit) on the head by a bouncer from Charlie
Griffith. Contractor’s skull (fracture). The entire team (deeply concern). The West
Indies players (worry). Contractor (rush) to hospital. He (accompany) by Frank
Worrell, the Captain of the West Indies Team. Blood (donate) by the West Indies
players. Thanks to the timely help, Contractor (save). Nowadays helmets (routinely
use) against bowlers.
2. Oil from Seeds
Vegetable oils (make) from seeds and fruits of many plants growing all over the
world, from tiny sesame seeds to big, juicy coconuts. Oil (produce) from cotton
seeds, groundnuts, soya beans and sunflower seeds. Olive oil (use) for cooking,
salad dressing etc. Olives (shake) from the trees and (gather) up, usually by hand.
The olives (ground) to a thick paste which is spread onto special mats. Then the
mats (layer) up on the pressing machine which will gently squeeze them to produce