Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

THE SONG OF FREEDOM – Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

 POETRY-7
THE SONG OF FREEDOM

C.SUBRAMANYA BHARATHI

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

1) This is the hour of song and……………..
A] dance
B] read C] play D] write
2) We’ll blow the …………. of victory
A] song B] conch C] air D] dance
3) We see that all are equal …………….
A] dead B] brilliant C] born D] study
4) Honour to the ploughman and the ………….
A] worker
B] lawyer C] dancer D] writer
5) We’ll prosper serving ……….. our sole Lord.
A] religion B] Tribes C] strangers D] people
6) Gone are those days of…………. Pride.
A] Gender-born B] Race-born C] Religion-born D] Caste-born

7) No ………. shall enslaves us again.

A] Nation B] Ruler C] State D] People
8) Freedom is our ………. speech
A] nation’s B] Universal C] community’s D] society’s
9) The poet says to blow the conch of…………
A] freedom B] victory C] love D] failure
II. Answer the following questions:-

1. How does the poet want to celebrate the freedom?

Ans.: The poet wanted to celebrate the freedom by singing and dancing.
2. According to the poet, what are the things gone by our nation?
Ans.: According to the poet, the things gone by, our nation is gone are those days of caste-born
pride, gone is the foreigner’s mightiest, gone is passive subservience, and gone is the trickster’s
sway.
3. Why should we blow conch of victory?
Ans.: Because freedom is our Universal Speech and equality is the experienced grace. So, we
should blow the conch of victory.
4. Whom do, we should honour?
Ans.: We should honour to the ploughman and the worker.
5. How is the honour described?
Ans.: The poet says that is the hour of song and dance for the blissful freedom and it is ours at
last.
6. Who does the poet say to send away?
Ans.: The poet says the foreigner’s and the trickster’s to be sent away from our nation.
7. How should we publish the truth at all?
Ans.: We should publish the truth about our nation to all by blowing the conch of victory.
8. Whom should be honour to and shame?
Ans.: We are honour to the ploughman and the worker and same to the glutton and the rake.
9. What will be forever ours?
Ans.: Freedom and our country will be forever ours.
III Read each of the following extracts and answer the questions given below:

1. “Freedom is our Universal Speech”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: The Tamil Poet Subramanya Bharathi said this.
b. What does the poet mean by ‘The Universal Speech’?
Ans.: ‘The Universal Speech’ means that everyone should enjoy the freedom.
2. “This is the hour of song and dance”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: The Tamil Poet Subramanya Bharathi said this.
b. When did he say so?
Ans.: The Britishers went away out of our country and the poet says that it is the time to
entertain with song and dance.
3. “Honour to the ploughman and the worker”

a. Who does ‘Ploughman’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘Ploughman’ refers to the farmers.
b. What made him to say so?
Ans.: Farmers are the backbone of our nation and even the every workers are great. So the poet
says that we should be honour to the ploughman and the worker.
4. “We’ve learnt that this is our own land”

a. Who does ‘We’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘We’ refers to all the Indian People.
b. Which is our own land?
Ans.: Our country India is our own land and we have learnt that it is ours.
5. “It will be forever ours”.

a. Who said this?

Ans.: The Tamil Poet Subramanya Bharathi said this.
b. Who does ‘It’ refer to?
Ans.: ‘It’ refers to our own land India.

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