Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

THE WONDERFUL WORDS – Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

 POETRY-4
THE WONDERFUL WORDS

MARY O’NEILL

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

1) The words what we speak reflect …………..

A] Our inner strength
B] thoughts
C] Our brightest thoughts D] our desires
2) Never let a ………. shrivel and die.
A] desire B] thought C] word D] wonderful word
3) ………….. is a wonderful game.
A] Kannada B] Hindi C] English D] Telugu
4) Shrivel means ………..
A] dry up
B] clean up C] grasp D] move
5) We match the words with ……….. in our head.
A] Strength B] brightest thoughts
C] desires D] thoughts
6) Words are the food and dress of …………
A] strength B] thoughts C] gracefully D] angrily
7) ………. can free a thought.
A] desire B] strength C] love D] words
8) Groom means …………..
A] dry up B] clean up C] wrinkle D] waste away
9) Longing means ………..
A] hear B] desire C] hard D] better
10) Never let a thought shrivel and ………….
A] disappear B] good C] die D] near
11) The words that we speak reflects our own ………..
A] courage B] personality C] truth D] kindness
12) Our thoughts are prisoned behind our ………….
A] heart B] head C] eyes D] mind
II. Answer the following questions:-

1. Why should we not let our thoughts to die?

Ans.: We should not let our thoughts die because we can free our thoughts by matching the
words in a wonderful game like English. Therefore, that it blooms to feed the many loveliest
things.
2. What do our words reflect?
Ans.: The words that we speak reflect our inner strength and one’s own personality.
3. How do our thoughts come out clear and true?
Ans.: We match the words to the brightest thoughts in our mind. So that they come out clear and
true and handsomely groomed and fed to many loveliest things.
4. How do many of the loveliest things are fed?
Ans.: We get the brightest thoughts in our head by matching the word to get it in a clear and true
manner. So, that they grooms handsomely and fed for many of the loveliest things.
5. Which is the wonderful game and why?
Ans.: Poet says the never to let a thought shrivel and die. For want of a way to say, it for that
English is the wonderful game that all can play it.
6. What does we match and how?
Ans.: We match the words with the brightest thoughts in our head. So, that they come out clear
and true and handsomely groomed.
7. What does the people are logging to hear?
Ans.: Words are the food and dress of thoughts. They give it its body and swing and everyone is
logging today to hear some fresh and beautiful things.
8. What do the words bring out?
Ans.: The words are powered which we speak bring out our thoughts. We have to match the
words with our brightest thoughts.
9. What is mean by ‘They give it its body and swing’?
Ans.: Words give the life to our thoughts. They give proper shape and movement to our thoughts
that touch the heart of people.
10. According to poet what can free a thought?
Ans.: According to the poet, words can free a thought from its prison behind our eyes.
III Read each of the following extracts and answer the questions given below:

1. “English is a wonderful game”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Mary O’ Neill said this.
b. Why did she say so?
Ans.: We can express our thoughts with the help of words. By beautiful words we speak, we can
bring out our thoughts. Therefore, the poet says English is a wonderful game through this we can
bring out our thoughts easily.
2. “All that you do is match the words”

a. Who does ‘You’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘You’ refers to the readers.

b. Why do we match the words?
Ans.: We match the words to get brightest and clear thoughts that we are willing to say. So that
they come clear and true, which others can understand?

3. “Words are the food and dress of thoughts”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Poet Mary O’Neill said this.
b. What do we understand by this line?
Ans.: Words give the life to our thoughts they give proper shape and movement to our thoughts,
which touch the heart of the people.
4. “Words can free a thought”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Poet Mary O’Neill said this.
b. Why only words can free a thought?
Ans.: Words can free the thoughts from its prison behind our eyes. Because we can express our
thoughts with the help of words so only words can free a thoughts.
5. “A Marvelous new surprise!”

a. To who was it said.

Ans.: It is said to the readers.
b. How does a marvelous surprise can be free from our mind?
Ans.: Our mind is holding a marvelous new surprise. It is prisoned behind our eyes. Through
words, we can free the thoughts from our mind

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