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NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Poem 7 The Duck and the Kangaroo

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Poem Chapter 7 The Duck and the Kangaroo are part of NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English. Here we have given NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Poem Chapter 7 The Duck and the Kangaroo.

Board CBSE
Textbook NCERT
Class Class 9
Subject English Beehive (poem)
Chapter Chapter 7
Chapter Name The Duck and the Kangaroo
Category NCERT Solutions

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Poem 7 The Duck and the Kangaroo

COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow each :

1. Said the Duck to the Kangaroo,
“Good gracious ! how you hop !
Over the fields and the water too,
As if you never would stop !
My life is a bore in this nasty pond,
And I long to go out in the world beyond !
I wish I could hop like you !”
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo. (Page 94)

Questions

(a) How does the Duck speak to the Kangaroo ?
(b) How does the Duck look at the Kangaroo’s jumping ?
(c) What is the Duck’s desire ?
(d) Give the meaning of‘hop’.

Answers

(а) The Duck speaks to the Kangaroo most respectfully.
(b) The Duck looks at the Kangaroo’s jumping over the fields and water as never-ending.
(c) The Duck wishes she could hop like him.
(d) It is ‘jump’.

2. “Please give me a ride on your back !”
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.
“I would sit quite still, and say nothing but ‘Quack’,
The whole of the long day through !
And we’d go to the Dee, and the Jelly Bo Lee,
Over the land, and over the sea ;
Please take me a ride ! O do !”
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo. (Page 95) (Imp.)

Questions

(a) What did the Duck request the Kangaroo for ?
(b) What shall the Duck do the whole day ?
(c) How did the Duck request the Kangaroo ? How do you know ?
(d) Give the rhyme scheme used in this stanza.

Answers

(a) The Duck requested the Kangaroo for a ride.
(b) The Duck would quack the whole day.
(c) She requested the Kangaroo very much. It is seen in her repeating the request for a ride.
(d) It is ab ab cc dd.

3. Said the Kangaroo to the Duck,
“This requires some little reflection ;
Perhaps on the whole it might bring me luck,
And there seems but one objection,
Which is, if you’ll let me speak so bold,
Your feet are unpleasantly wet and cold,
And would probably give me the roo-
Matiz !” said the Kangaroo. (Page 95) (Imp.)

Questions

(a) What is ‘This’ in the second line here ?
(b) What is the objection ?
(c) How would the Kangaroo like to speak ?
(d) What will the Kangaroo have in the end ?

Answers

(a) This’ here means ‘giving the Duck a ride’.
(b) It is that the Duck’s feet are ‘wet and cold’.
(c) The Kangaroo would like to speak boldly.
(d) He will have cold.

4. Said the Duck. “As I sat on the rocks,
I have thought over that completely,
And I bought four pairs of worsted socks Which fit my web-feet neatly.
And to keep out the cold I’ve bought a cloak,
And every day a cigar I’ll smoke,
All to follow my own dear true
Love of a Kangaroo !” (Page 96) (V. Imp.)

Questions

(a) When did the Duck think over ‘that’ ? What is ‘that’ ?
(b) Why did the Duck buy socks ?
(c) What for did she buy a cloak and other things ?
(d) Give the meaning of‘neatly’.

Answers

(a) When the Duck sat on the rocks, she thought over ‘that’. That’ here is her request for a ride.
(b) She bought these to protect her feet from cold.
(c) She bought all these for the love of Kangaroo.
(d) It means ‘completely’.

5. Said the Kangaroo. “I’m ready !
All in the moonlight pale ;
But to balance me well, dear Duck, sit steady !
And quite at the end of my tail!”
So away they went with a hop and a bound,
And they hopped the whole world three times round ;
And who so happy—O who,
As the Duck and the Kangaroo ? (Page 96) (M. Imp.) (CBSE 2016)

Questions

(a) How djd the kangaroo react ?
(b) Where did the kangaroo ask the duck to sit ?
(c) What is the rhyme scheme of the stanza ?
(d) Give the meaning of ‘steady’.

Answers

(a) The kangaroo reacted saying that he was ready. But the duck should sit steady to balance him well.
(b) The kangaroo asked the duck to sit quietly at the end of his tail to balance him well.
(c) The rhyme scheme of the stanza is : ab ab cc dd.
(d) It means ‘still’ or ‘not moving’.

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