NCERT Class 9 English Solutions: Chapter 3-The Little Girl Part 1

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Question 1:

Given below are some emotions that Kezia felt. Match the emotions in the Column A with the items

in Column B.

Table of Some Emotions That Kezia Felt. Match The Emotions In The Column A With The Items In Column B
Table of Some Emotions That Kezia Felt. Match The Emotions In The Column A With The Items In Column B

A

B

1.

fear or terror

(i)

father comes into her room to give her a goodbye kiss

2.

glad sense of relief

(ii)

noise of the carriage grows fainter

3.

a “funny” feeling, perhaps of

understanding

(iii)

father comes home

(iv)

speaking to father

(v)

going to bed when alone at home

(vi)

father comforts her and she falls asleep

(vii)

father stretched out on the sofa

snoring

Answer:

Table of Answer of Some Emotions that Kezia Felt
Table of Answer of Some Emotions that Kezia Felt

A

B

1.

fear or terror

(iii) father comes home

(v) going to bed when alone at home

(vii) father stretched out on the sofa snoring

2.

glad sense of relief

(i) father comes into her room to give her a goodbye kiss

(ii) Noise of the carriage grows fainter

3.

a “funny” feeling, perhaps of

understanding

(i) father comes into her room to give her a goodbye kiss

(vi) father comforts her and she falls asleep

Image of The Happy Little Girl

Image of the Happy Little Girl

Image of The Happy Little Girl

Question 2:

Answer the following question in one or two sentences.

Q. Why was Kezia afraid of her father?

A. Kezia was afraid of her father because she felt that she always scolded her and instructed her to do things in a suitable manner.

Q. Who were the people in Kezia’s family?

A. Kezia’s had a mother, father, and grandmother.

Q. What was Kezia’s father’s routine

(i) before going to his office?

A. In the morning before leaving for office, Kezia’s father went into her room and have her a casual kiss.

(ii) after coming back from his office?

A. After coming back from his office, Kezia;s father loudly asked the mother for tea, newspaper, and his slippers.

(iii) on Sundays?

A. On Sundays, afternoons, her father slept soundly, stretched out on the sofa, with a handkerchief over his face.

Q. In what ways did Kezia’s grandmother encourage her to get to know her father better?

A. Grandmother encouraged Kezia’s in following ways:

  • On Sundays, she sent Kezia to the drawing room to chat with her parents.

  • She encouraged Kezia to make a gift for her father for hit birthday.

Question 3:

Discuss these questions in class with your teacher and then write down your answers in two or three paragraphs each.

Q. Kezia’s efforts to please her father resulted in displeasing him very much. How did this happen?

A. Kezia tried hard to please her father. While talking, she tried so hard to say the words properly that she stuttered. She was not able to answer him properly because of her fear and ended up being scolded.

Pin cusion is for safe keeping the pins

Pin Cusion Is Used to Keep Pins and Needles

Pin cusion is for safe keeping the pins

Once, Kezia’s grandmother suggested that Kezia make a pin-cushion as a gift for her father on his birthday. After stitching three sides, she wondered about filling it. She went to her mother’s bedroom and found sheets of thin paper. She tore the sheets into tiny pieces, and stuffed the cushion. What had she done! She tore her father’s speech for the Authority! Her father was extremely angry when he found this out. Hence, Kezia’s efforts to please her father resulted in displeasing him very much.

Q. Kezia decides that there are “different kinds of fathers”. What kind of father was Mr. Macdonald, and how was he different from Kezia’s father?

Kids playing tag

Playing Tag

Kids playing tag

A. She thought that Mr Macdonalds, living next door was a different kind of father.

In the evening, looking through a gap in the fence, she saw the Macdonalds playing ‘tag’ together. The father had the little baby on his shoulders, while his two little girls were hanging on to his coat pockets. They ran round the flowerbeds, laughing and playing.

In contrast to Mr. Macdonald, her father never played or laughed with her. He only scolded her and told her how to do things. She was too afraid to go near him.

Q. How does Kezia begin to see her father as a human being who needs her sympathy?

A. When left alone with the cook Alice, while her grandmother and mother were in the hospital, she was wondering what she what to do in case of nightmare. Kezia used to tuck in with her grandmother whenever she had a nightmare.

That night she actually had the nightmare and cried out her grandmother’s name. When she woke up, she saw her father sitting beside her on her bed. He took her with him to his room, tidied up the bed, and carefully tucked her up next to him. Half asleep, she crept close to him, snuggled her feet against his legs so that she could make them warm. He was so tired that he slept before she did.

She saw the light and realized that there was no one to look after his father. He work hard every day and was too tired to be like Mr. Macdonald. In an instant guilt swept through her, she felt bad for having torn up his speech. She expressed these newly felt emotions for her father by saying that he had “a big heart”.

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