Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

RANJI’S WONDERFUL BAT – Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

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RANJI’S WONDERFUL BAT

RUSKIN BOND

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

1) Only ………….. good batsman remained.
A] one
B] two C] three D] four
2) Ranji was only ………. but strong and bold.
A] eight B] eleven C] ten D] twelve
3) Ranji was strong and ………
A] brave B] cute C] bold D] honest
4) The hard, shining ……… ball came speeding towards Ranji.
A] Red
B] Blue C] Green D] Yellow
5) Ranji had been trying to practice regularly and so ………
A] fast B] hard C] weak D] quick
6) Ranji had to pass Mr. Kumar’s ……… shop.
A] sweets B] sports C] provision D] clothes
7) Ranji liked to ………. with the owner.
A] read B] play C] sing D] chat

8) Mr. Kumar had been a ……… player once.

A] Taluk B] state C] National D] district
9) Ranji asked …….. to bowl to him in the garden.
A] Suraj B] Koki C] Mother D] Mr. Kumar
10) Mr. Kumar had scored a century against…………
A] West Indies B] Iran C] Tanzania D] England
II. Answer the following questions:-

1. What did Suraj tell to Ranji when he did not score even one run?

Ans.: Suraj told to Ranji never mind. You’ll do better next time or you’ll lose your place in the
side.
2. What did Ranji used to look in Mr. Kumar’s shop?
Ans.: Ranji used to look at all the things on the shelves – football, cricket balls, badminton
rackets, hockey sticks and balls of various shapes and sizes.
3. Who was Mr. Kumar?
Ans.: Mr. Kumar had been a state player once, and had scored a century in a match against
Tanzania.
4. What did Mr. Kumar lend to Ranji?
Ans.: Mr. Kumar lends his old luckiest bat from which he made a century.
5. What did Ranji buy for Koki?
Ans.: Ranji stopped at the Jamna sweet shop and bought two laddoos for Koki.
6. Where did Ranji lose his bat?
Ans.: Ranji lost the old lucky bat on the bus.
7. How did Ranji get his confidence?
Ans.: Mr. Kumar said ‘A bat has magic only when the batsman has magic’. What you needed
was confidence not a bat. And believing the bat was lucky he got his confidence.
8. Why was the fastest bowler glaring at the Umpire?
Ans.: The wicket keeper and other fielders were shouting ‘Out’ by looking at the Umpire. So,
the fast bowler glared at the Umpire for his decision.
9. What will never get it back and why?
Ans.: Ranji had left his bat in the bus itself. So, the bat will never get it back forever.
10. Why was Ranji very upset?
Ans.: Ranji did not score even a single run in the match. Suraj, the captain of the team told that
he will be placed in the side if he had not made a big score in the next match. So, Ranji was upset.
III Read each of the following extracts and answer the questions given below:

1. “You’ll do better next time”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Suraj, the captain of the team.
b. What made him to say so?
Ans.: When Ranji did not score even a single run in the match. Suraj said this to Ranji.
2. “You’ll lose your place in the side”

a. Whom was it said to?

Ans.: It was said to Ranji.
b. Why did he say so?
Ans.: Ranji did not score even a single run in the match. He has not made a big score in before
three matches.
3. “Why are you looking so sad? Lost the game today?”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Mr. Kumar said this.
b. Why did he say so?
Ans.: Ranji liked to chat with the Mr. Kumar. But one day when he didn’t feel like to stop at Mr.
Kumar’s shop. So, the Mr. Kumar voice stopped him.

4. “How many runs did you make?”


a. Who said this?

Ans.: Mr. Kumar said this.
b. Why did he say so?
Ans.: Ranji was so sad that he had not made a big score in the match and he was upset about the
words of Suraj. So, he did not speak with Mr. Kumar. So, Mr. Kumar told him not to worry.
5. “Well, we can’t have that happening”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Mr. Kumar said this.
b. What made him to say so?
Ans.: Ranji said that he will be dropped from the team if he doesn’t do anything in the next
match. So, Mr. Kumar said this to Ranji.
6. “Where’s your bat?”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Koki said this.
b. Why did she say so?
Ans.: Ranji left his bat in the bus. He came to his house without a bat.
7. “You can still make all the runs you want”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Mr. Kumar said this.
b. Why did he say so?
Ans.: Ranji went to Mr. Kumar’s shop and he was sad. Mr. Kumar asked what’s the matter? And
Ranji said he had lost the bat. M. Kumar looked a little worried at first, but then he smiled and
said that he can still make runs.

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