Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

JUSTICE ABOVE SELF – Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

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JUSTICE ABOVE SELF
MUNSHI PREMCHAND

I. Four alternatives are given. Choose the best alternative: –

1) Jumman aunt had some …………..
A] property
B] animals C] money D] jewels
2) The agreement between Jumman and his aunt worked well for …… years.
A] one B] two C] three D] four
3) Jumman’s aunt demanded a monthly allowance to set up a separate …………..
A] property B] garden C] kitchen D] house
4) The Panchayat was held under the old ………..
A] banyan tree
B] temple C] neem tree D] fort
5) The voice of the Panch is the voice of …………….
A] people B] God C] truth D] justice
6) Sanju Sahu was a ………. of the village.
A] panch B] cart driver C] merchant D] farmer
7) The Bullock sold by Algu died within a …………..
A] day B] year C] weak D] month
8) Sanju Sahu nominated ………. as a head panch.
A] Algu B] Jumman C] old aunt D] bullock
9) The old aunt decide to take her case to ………..
A] zilla panchayat B] village panchayat C] municipality D] police station
10) Bond means ………….
A] respectful manner B] respect C] strong connection D] allowance
11) Seldom means ………..
A] rarely
B] enemy C] accept D] revenge
12) Num means …………
A] clear B] silent C] sound D] song
13) Patience has its …………..
A] value B] progress C] limits D] gratefulness
14) Bullock had bought ……….. to Sanju Sahu
A] ruin B] loss C] profit D] gain
15) A panch knows no friends or enemy but only …………….
A] friendship B] justice C] truth D] dignity
II. Answer the following questions:-

1. Why Algu and Jumman were greatly respected in the village?

Ans.: Jumman Sheikh and Algu chowdhary were good friends so strong was their bond of
friendship that when either of them went away from the village, the other looked after his family.
So both were greatly respected in the village.
2. What did the old aunt give to Jumman and why?
Ans.: Jumman had an old aunt who had some property. This she transferred to Jumman on the
understanding that she would stay with him and he would took after her.
3. How did Jumman and his wife treat the old aunt?
Ans.: Jumman and his wife were tired of the old relative. Jumman became as indifferent to her
as his wife, who grudged even the little food that the old woman needed for survival.
4. Why did the old woman went to village panchayat?
Ans.: Jumman aunt demanded the monthly allowance to set up a separate kitchen. However,
Jumman said that his wife knows but how to run the house and asked his aunt to be patient. This
made his aunt angry and she decided to take the case to the village panchayat.
5. What made Jumman to hide his joy over the unexpected piece of luck?
Ans.: In the panchayat which was held under the old banyan tree. Jumman stood up and said
‘The voice of the panch is the voice of God’. Let his aunt nominate the head panch. He would
abide by her decision. Jumman’s aunt nominated Algu Chowdhary as the Panch, this decision of
his aunt made Jumman to hide his joy.
6. Why did Jumman wanted to take revenge on Algu Chowdhary?
Ans.: The decision given by Algu Chowdhary was against to Jumman. Therefore, the bond of
friendship was broken. Jumman saw Algu as an enemy and wanted to take revenge on Algu
Chowdhary.
7. Why did Algu Chowdhary sell his bullock?
Ans.: Algu Chowdhary was in a tight spot. He sold one of his bullocks to Sanju Sahu, a cart
driver of the village. The understanding was that Sahu would pay the price of the bullock in a
month’s time.
8. Why did Algu decided to take the case to the panchayat?
Ans.: The bullock sod by Algu to Sahu died within a month. Therefore, Sahu will not pay the
money to Algu. Therefore, Algu took the case to village panchayat.
9. What was the judgment given by Jumman?
Ans.: Both Algu and Sahu presented their case. Then Jumman stood up and announced, ‘It is our
opinion that Sahu should pay Algu he price of the bullock’. When Sahu bought the bullock, it
suffered from no disability or disease. The death of the bullock was unfortunate but Algu cannot
be blamed for it.
10. Explain the conversation between Jumman and Algu after the second panchayat
Ans.: Jumman came to Algu embraced and said ‘Since last panchayat I had become your enemy
today I realized what it meant to be a panch.
A panch knows no friend or enemy but only justice. Let no one deviate from the path of
justice and truth for friendship or enmity. Algu was in tears.
III Read each of the following extracts and answer the questions given below:

1. “But patience has its limits”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Jumman’s Aunt said this.
b. Why did she say so?
Ans.: She had transferred her property to Jumman on the understanding that she would stay with
him and he would look after her. However, the arrangement worked well for two years. However,
there after Jumman became as indifferent to her as his wife, who grudged even the little food.
She swallowed these insults along with her food for a few months. However, her patience breaks
down.
2. “My wife knows but how to run the house”

a. Who does ‘My’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘My’ refers to Jumman’s wife.
b. Why did he say so?
Ans.: Because his aunt asked to him, a monthly allowance to set up a separate kitchen. So
Jumman said that his wife knows best how to run the house.
3. “Jumman is my best friend. How can I go against him?”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Algu Chowdhary said this.
b. Why was he not able to go against him?
Ans.: Jumman’s aunt at last came to Algu Chowdhary and spoke to him. However, Algu said
that Jumman was his best friend. Therefore, he is not able to go against him.
4. “You will not kill your conscience for the sake of friendship”

a. Whose friendship is referred here?

Ans.: Jumman and Algu Chowdhary’s friendship is referred here.
b. Did he kill his conscience for the sake of his friendship? Justify your answer.
Ans.: No, he did not kill his conscience for sake of friendship. Algu Chowdhary gave a fare
decision in the panchayat. Though Jumman was his best friend, the decision gave him is true and
in favour to Jumman’s old aunt. Therefore, we can say Algu did not kill his conscience for the
sake of friendship.
5. “I will abide by her decision”

a. Who does ‘I’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘I’ refers to Jumman Sheikh.
b. What was the decision took by her?
Ans.: In the panchayat, Jumman’s aunt nominated Algu Chowdhary as the panch. It is the
decision abided by Jumman Sheikh.
6. “What have you to say in your defense?”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Algu Chowdhary said this.

b. To who was it said. What did he say in return?
Ans.: It was said to Jumman. Jumman narrated how his aunt transferred her property and how he
promised her to look after her as long as she lived. However, there have been quarrels between
his wife and aunt. Now his aunt is claiming a monthly allowance from him. Which he can’t pay?

7. “I can’t pay you a penny for the wretched beast you sold me”

a. What said this?

Ans.: Sanju Sahu said this.
b. Why did he say he can’t pay a penny?
Ans.: The Bullock sold by Algu Chowdhary to Sanju Sahu died within a month. Therefore,
Sanju Sahu said he can’t pay a penny for the wretched beast.
8. “Since the last Panchayat I had become your enemy”

a. Where was it said?

Ans.: It was said in the panchayat, which held under old Banyan tree.
b. What happened in the last panchayat?
Ans.: In the last panchayat, the case was between Jumman and his old aunt, and Algu was the
head of the panch. Algu gave a decision that Jumman must pay his aunt a monthly allowance or
else the property goes back to her. This was against his friend Jumman.
9. “Let no one deviate from the path of justice”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Jumman Sheikh said this.
b. Why did he say so?
Ans.: Since the last panchayat, Jumman and Algu Chowdhary became enemies. The case
between Algu and Sanju Sahu, Jumman was the head panch. He kept his enmity aside and gave a
justice of dignity.
10. “I am not wanted in your house”

a. Who does ‘I’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘I’ refers to Jumman’s old aunt.
b. What did the speaker demand?
Ans.: Jumman’s old aunt demanded to give her a monthly allowance to set up a separate kitchen.

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