Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

NOBLENESS ENKINDLETH NOBLENESS – Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

 POETRY-6
NOBLENESS ENKINDLETH 
NOBLENESS


JAMES RUSSEL LOWELL


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


1) What is the name of stranger?
A] Ibrahim
B] Yussouf C] Jean Valjean D] Bishop
2) Yussouf believes that everything belongs to ………….
A] Him B] God C] individual D] themselves
3) The poem emphasizes qualities of kindness and …………….
A] courage B] truth C] generosity D] peacefulness
4) Stranger called the Yussouf as ………….
A] Sheikh
B] the God C] The Good D] Yussouf
5) Yussouf was called ‘The Good’ through all the ………..
A] religion B] Tribes C] strangers D] people
6) The ……….. came to Yussouf’s tent one night
A] king B] stranger C] minister D] God
7) Yussouf offers his home to …………..
A] God B] friend C] Son D] stranger
8) Stranger came to tent for …………. and shelter
A] money B] food C] gold D] house
9) Yussouf was ………… to the stranger
A] foe B] kind C] cruel D] innocent
10) Yussouf gave Ibrahim the gold and swiftest ……………
A] car B] vehicle C] horse D] camel
II. Answer the following questions:-

1. What does the poem ‘Nobleness Enkindleth Nobleness’ emphasize?

Ans.: The poem ‘Nobleness Enkindleth Nobleness’ emphasizes the qualities of kindness and
generosity which lead us to happiness in life.
2. Why did stranger come to Yussouf one night?
Ans.: The stranger was expelled from his community. He lost the power. He was in dread. His
life was in danger. He came there to Yusssouf’s tent for food and shelter.
3. Why the Yussouf called ‘The Good’ through all the tribe?
Ans.: Yussouf believed that everything belongs to God, not to individuals. He was a kind and
generosity man so he was called ‘The Good’ through all the tribes because of his qualities.
4. How did Yussouf entertained his guest?
Ans.: Yussouf said ‘The tent is mine, but no more it belongs to God: come in and take a rest,
freely you can take part in all my things, our tent is the glorious roof of this night’, to stranger.
5. What did the Yussouf say the stranger next morning?
Ans.: Yussouf said the stranger next morning ‘Here is gold, my swiftest horse and saddled for
thy flight, depart before the prying grows bold.
6. Why did Yussouf offer gold and horse to a complete stranger?
Ans.: The stranger was expelled from his community. He was in danger. He came to Yussouf’s
tent for food and shelter. Yussouf shared his tent with him. The next he offered him gold and
horse to a stranger and said him to go far away before they caught him.
7. Why the stranger said ‘O Sheikh, I cannot leave thee so; I will repay thee’?
Ans.: The stranger killed the Yusspuf’s son. So he said, I will repay all the gold and horse that
Yussouf gave to him.
8. What did Yussouf believe?
Ans.: Yussouf believes that everything belongs to God, not to individuals.
9. Why the stranger admits that he had killed Yussouf’s son?
Ans.: The stranger is overwhelmed by the kindness of Yussouf. So, he admits that he had killed
Yussouf’s son.
10. What did Yussouf gave to the stranger when he told the truth?
Ans.: Yussouf gave thrice the gold to the stranger when he told the truth.
III Read each of the following extracts and answer the questions given below:

1. “I come to thee for shelter and food”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: The stranger Ibrahim said this.
b. Why did he come for shelter and food?
Ans.: The stranger was expelled from his community. He lost the power. He was in dread. His
life was in danger. So, he came for shelter and food.
2. “The tent is mine, but no more than it is God’s”

a. Who does ‘Mine’ refers to?

Ans.: ‘Mine’ refers to Yussouf.
b. Who was it said to?
Ans.: It was said to the stranger Ibrahim.
3. “O sheikh, I cannot have thee so, I will repay thee”

a. Who does ‘I’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘I’ refers to the stranger (Ibrahim).
b. Why did he say so?
Ans.: Because he saw the nobleness of Yussouf and he wanted to tell him the truth, that he had
killed his son. So, he said this above statement.
4. “Here is gold, my swiftest horse is saddled for thy flight, depart before the prying day
grow bold”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Yussouf said this.
b. When did he say so?
Ans.: Yussouf made Ibrahim to wake up and gave him gold and his horse to leave the tent by
saying the above lines.
5. “Take thrice the gold, for with thee into the desert”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Yussouf said this.
b. What made him to say so?
Ans.: Ibrahim told the truth that he had killed Yussouf’s son and said he cannot leave him and he
will repay him. So Yussouf appreciated him and gave him the thrice the gold.
6. “My first – born, sleep in peace!”

a. Who is referred as first – born?

Ans.: Yussouf’s son is regarded as first – born.
b. What happened to his first – born?
Ans.: His first – born was killed by Ibrahim, a stranger who came to Yussouf’s tent for food and
shelter.

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