Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

MONDAY MORNING – Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

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MONDAY MORNING

MARK TWAIN

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

1) Sid was Tom’s …………….
A] half brother
B] younger brother C] elder brother D] cousin
2) Tom wanted to be sick to stay at home and avoid going to……………….
A] field B] school C] market D] park
3) There was something wrong with Tom’s ………
A] head B] hand C] toe D] leg
4) The meaning of ailment is …………
A] Illness
B] joyless C] enjoyment D] foolishness
5) Tom wanted Sid to tell about his ………
A] happiness B] ailment C] knowledge D] sadness
6) ………….. was feeling miserable
A] Sid B] Tom C] Mary D] Polly
7) Tom would hold ………. in reserve
A] books B] money C] hand D] tooth
 
8) Sid slept on very ………
A] happily B] soundly C] dreamily D] deeply
9) ………….. was his Imagination working
A] Superbly B] Handsomely C] Madly D] Rubbish
10) The …………instrument were ready
A] Writing B] Operation C] Dental D] Agriculture
II. Answer the following questions:-

1. Who was Sid?

Ans.: Sid was a younger half brother of Tom.
2. Why does Tom not like to go to school on Monday Morning?
Ans.: Tom doesn’t likes to go to school on Monday Morning because it started another week’s
slow suffering in school.

3. What did Aunt Polly tell to bring to Mary?

Ans.: Aunt Polly told to bring a piece of silk thread and some burning coals from the kitchen.
4. How did Aunt Polly react when she reached the room?
Ans.: Aunt Polly face grew white, and her lips trembled. In this way she reacted when she
reached the room.
5. Why did Tom want Sid to get up?
Ans.: Because Tom wants to bring about the symptom of his ailment to the notice of Sid.
6. What made Tom more painful?
Ans.: Tom generally began the day with wishing he had no holiday on Sunday. It made him
going to school much more painful.
7. Why did Tom keep tooth problems in reserve?
Ans.: Because his aunt would pull it out and that would hurt him a lot.
8. How does Tom’s imagination work?
Ans.: Tom was suffering in reality and so handsomely was his imagination working, that his
groans had become quite genuine.
9. What did Aunt Polly tell to Tom at last?
Ans.: Aunt Polly told that, Tom should go to school and he should not have frightened her like
this at all.
III Read each of the following extracts and answer the questions given below:

1. “He investigated further”

a. Who does ‘He’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘He’ refers to Tom.
b. What did he investigate?
Ans.: He investigated every part of his body and found that his upper tooth was loose.
2. “Don’t shake me like that”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Tom said this.
b. Why did he say so?
Ans.: Because he did not like to go to school. So, he acted as he has pain in his toe.
3. “How long have you been like this?”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Sid said this.
b. Why did he say so?
Ans.: Because Tom was groaning that he has pain in the toe.
4. “Why didn’t you wake me sooner?”

a. Who does ‘You’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘You’ refers to Tom.
b. Why did he say so?
Ans.: Because Tom was groaning from hours and he said don’t stir Sid, he’ll kill him.

5. “What’s the matter with you child?”


a. Who is the child?

Ans.: Tom is the child.
b. Why did she say so?
Ans.: Because Sid told Tom is dying. She fled upstairs and asked what happen?
6. “What a fright you gave me?”

a. Who does ‘Me’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘Me’ refers to Aunt Polly.
b. Why did he frighten her?
Ans.: Tom said he is dying because his sore toe is mortified. So this made Aunt Polly to frighten.
7. “I don’t want to stay home from school”

a. Who does ‘I’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘I’ refers to Tom.
b. Why did he say so?
Ans.: Because Tom said one of his tooth is loose, and it aches terribly. So, Aunt Polly said to
Mary to bring a piece of silk thread and some coal from the kitchen, to pull the tooth. So by this
Tom was very afraid.
8. “You should not have frightened me like this”

a. Who does ‘Me’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘Me’ refers to Aunt Polly
b. Why did she say so?
Ans.: Because Tom told he is dying. His toe is mortified and then he said one of his tooth is
loose, and it aches terribly. Due to this Aunt Polly was frightened and she said this.
9. “Yes, Don’t’ wait. Come Quick!”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Sid said this.
b. Why did he say so?
Ans.: Because he thought that Tom was dying and ran to Aunt Polly to inform her.
10. “Rubbish! I don’t believe it”

a. Who does ‘I’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘I’ refers to Aunt Polly.
b. Why did she say so?
Ans.: Because. Sid told that Tom was dying. So, Aunt Polly did not believe him.

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