Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

A GIRL CALLED GOLDEN – Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions


 POETRY-3
A GIRL CALLED GOLDEN

DEVID BATESON

I. About the Poem:-
 
The Poem ‘A Girl Called Golden’ is written in praise of Betty Cuthbert. She was a great
sprinter and had won three gold medals at the 1956 Olympics Games in Melbourne and one more
at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.
Betty Cuthbert who had the passion for running. She then pursues her career and
becomes an Olympic winner. Betty trained herself when her friends were busy in playing. She
practiced and showed courage even in time of physical diversity. Though she had strong will, her
muscles were aching. She knew that she had to be hardworking and determined. Coach
recognized Betty as a special one compared to others. Time had passed and when Olympics
came, she was still in her teens and was cheer by others. It was glorious moment in her life, when
she won three gold medals. It was the time to remember the rest of the years for which she
struggled to attain at the age. The title of the poem suits her of her hard work and determination.
II. Four alternatives are given. Choose the best alternative: –

1) What is the name of the girl?
A] Betty Cuthbert
B] Jane Eyre C] Betty Ryan D] Layla Wattson
2) Name of the poet?
A] David Liam B] David Bateson C] David Peter D] Charles Mc Kay
3) What was Betty’s Talent?
A] Dancing B] Singing C] Running D] Writing
4) What was Betty practicing for?
A] Olympic Games
B] National games C] Fifa D] Oscar

5) About how many Medals do you think Betty won?
A] 3 B] 4 C] 5 D] 6

6) Betty Cuthbert was from ……….
A] India B] Australia C] Brazil D] America
7) When schoolmates were walking Betty used to ……….
A] sit B] walk C] jump D] run

8) Betty trained to run when others were ……….

A] writing B] playing C] walking D] talking
9) The poet says running is a feel of fresh air and ………..
A] ability B] sunshine C] sweat D] curiosity
10) ………… recognized Betty.
A] parents B] relatives C] coach D] schoolmates
11) Betty showed her will when her ………….. were aching.
A] legs B] muscles C] hands D] joints
12) Betty’s schoolmates run and she ………….
A] play B] ran C] sprint D] walk
13) The time passed away then came ………..
A] Exams B] Tests C] Olympics D] Elections
14) Betty Cuthbert won three gold medals in …………
A] 1964 B] 1956 C] 1975 D] 167
15) Knowing that ………… could only be earned.
A] Money B] Respect C] Winning D] Loosing
II. Answer the following questions:-

1. What was the secret that made Betty Cuthbert seem fun?

Ans.: The secret that made her to seem fun are the feel of the fresh air and sunshine and the stir
of the breeze of hair.
2. What made the coach to recognize her was special?
Ans.: The coach used to recognize her was special because she had courage to spare.
3. What does Betty was showing?
Ans.: Betty was showing her will, when the muscles were aching.
4. What should be remembered according to the poet?
Ans.: The time to be remembered the rest of her years.
5. What was the glory at last?
Ans.: The glory at last was she gained her gold medals.

6. Who is the poet speaking about?
Ans.: The poet is speaking about an Australian athlete by name Betty Cuthbert or Elizabeth
Cuthbert.

7. Who is the poet of the poem ‘A Girl called Golden’?
Ans.: David Bateson is the poet of the poem ‘A Girl called Golden’.
8. What did Betty do when her schoolmates were playing?
Ans.: Betty Cuthbert use to train to run or sprint when her schoolmates were playing.
9. What according to poet makes Betty to run faster?
Ans.: The poet says that fresh air and sunshine feels Betty to run faster.
10. When did Betty won her Gold Medals?
Ans.: Betty won three gold medals at the 1956 Olympics games in Melbourne. She added the
fourth gold medal at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.
III Read each of the following extracts and answer the questions given below:

1. “Why did you run?”

a. Who does ‘you’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘You’ refers to Betty Cuthbert.
b. Who said this and what made him to say so?
Ans.: The poet David Bateson said this. He asked her that why did she run when her classmates
were walking.
2. “Why did you sprint?”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: The poet David Bateson said this.
b. Why did she sprint?
Ans.: Betty used to sprint when her schoolmates started to run.
3. “Why did you train?”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: The poet David Bateson said this.
b. When did she trained and what?
Ans.: Betty trained to sprint or to run when her mates were playing.
4. “What was the secret?”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: The poet David Bateson said this.
b. What was the secret that made her fun?
Ans.: The secret that made her fun are the feel of the fresh air and sunshine, the stir of the breeze
in her hair.

5. “What made the coach recognize you?”


a. Who did the coach recognize?

Ans.: The coach recognized Betty Cuthbert.
b. What did he recognize in her?
Ans.: The coach recognized Betty Cuthbert that she is special in running to sprint than the others,
and the courage to spare in her.

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