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Chapter 2: The Fall of Troy

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Warming Up!, Warming Up! - Interviews [Page 39]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 The Fall of Troy Warming Up!, Warming Up! - Interviews [Page 39]

Warming Up! | Q 1 | Page 39

Building a Story

Form groups of eight. The group leader prepares slips of paper for each of the seven points given below and distributes them among the others. The group sits in a circle, taking their seats according to the number on the slip they have. Then each one completes the sentence on his/her slip without sharing it with the others. The group leader collects the slips and reads all the sentences aloud as one continuous passage. Does the story make sense? The group then works on the story to make it more meaningful and interesting.

  1. Once there was a ______________.
  2. Who lived in a ______________.
  3. He/She ate _________________.
  4. She/He went _________________.
  5. There she/he saw _________________.
  6. She/He was _________________.
  7. That is why _________________.

This game may be played again, changing the groups, to form new stories.

Warming Up! - Interviews | Q 2. (a) | Page 39

Why? : Form groups of five. Choose a familiar character from any one of the epics you know. One person from the group plays the role of that character. Others in the group frame questions related to that character’s life. The condition is that all the questions should begin with ‘Why ... ?’. They interview the character using these ‘Why-?’ questions. Practice and present the interview in the classroom.

Warming Up! - Interviews | Q 2. (b) | Page 39

How?: Follow the above procedure. Now all questions should begin with ‘How-?’

Warming Up! - Interviews | Q 2. (c) | Page 39

Prepare a short script for your interviews.

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English Workshop Part l [Pages 42 - 43]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 The Fall of Troy English Workshop Part l [Pages 42 - 43]

English Workshop Part l | Q 1. (a) | Page 42

Read the passage and name the following.

He composed the Illiad and Odyssey.

English Workshop Part l | Q 1. (b) | Page 42

Read the passage and name the following.

He persuaded Helen to elope with him.

English Workshop Part l | Q 1. (c) | Page 42

Read the passage and name the following.

She was the wife of King Menelaus.

English Workshop Part l | Q 1. (d) | Page 42

Read the passage and name the following.

He led the defense of Troy for nine years.

English Workshop Part l | Q 1. (e) | Page 42

Read the passage and name the following.

He was killed by a poisoned arrow that entered his heel.

English Workshop Part l | Q 2. (a) | Page 42

Find the antonym of the following from the passage.

barren × _____________.

English Workshop Part l | Q 2. (b) | Page 42

Find the antonym of the following from the passage.

offended × _____________.

English Workshop Part l | Q 2. (c) | Page 42

Find the antonym of the following from the passage.

cowardly × _____________.

English Workshop Part l | Q 2. (d) | Page 42

Find the antonym of the following from the passage.

peace × _______________

English Workshop Part l | Q 2. (e) | Page 42

Find the antonym of the following from the passage.

surrender × _______________

English Workshop Part l | Q 2. (f) | Page 42

Find the antonym of the following from the passage.

exposed × _______________

English Workshop Part l | Q 2. (g) | Page 42

Find the antonym of the following from the passage.

defenceless × _______________

English Workshop Part l | Q 3. (a) | Page 42

From other sources find synonyms of the following words used in the story.

great (hero)

English Workshop Part l | Q 3. (b) | Page 42

From other sources find synonyms of the following words used in the story.

beautiful (woman)

English Workshop Part l | Q 3. (c) | Page 42

From other sources find synonyms of the following words used in the story.

fight (verb)

English Workshop Part l | Q 3. (d) | Page 42

From other sources find synonyms of the following words used in the story.

rich (city)

English Workshop Part l | Q 3. (e) | Page 42

From other sources find synonyms of the following words used in the story.

safe

English Workshop Part l | Q 3. (f) | Page 42

From other sources find synonyms of the following words used in the story.

strong (city)

English Workshop Part l | Q 3. (g) | Page 42

From other sources find synonyms of the following words used in the story.

brave

English Workshop Part l | Q 4. (a) | Page 42

Correct the following sentence using facts from the passage.

Troy traded in cattle and grass, with other cities.

English Workshop Part l | Q 4. (b) | Page 42

Correct the following sentence using facts from the passage.

During the war, Trojans jumped over the fort gates to fight the enemy.

English Workshop Part l | Q 4. (c) | Page 42

Correct the following sentence using facts from the passage.

Helen eloped with Menelaus.

English Workshop Part l | Q 4. (d) | Page 43

Correct the following sentence using facts from the passage.

Troy was attacked because it was a strong, rich city

English Workshop Part l | Q 4. (e) | Page 43

Correct the following sentence using facts from the passage.

The Greek armies and heroes always defeated the Trojans.

English Workshop Part l | Q 4. (f) | Page 43

Correct the following sentence using facts from the passage.

Both the enemies were eager to continue fighting.

English Workshop Part l | Q 4. (g) | Page 43

Correct the following sentence using facts from the passage.

The great heroes avoided one another.

English Workshop Part l | Q 4. (h) | Page 43

Correct the following sentence using facts from the passage.

Achilles was killed by an arrow that pierced his heart.

English Workshop Part l | Q 5 | Page 43

State the counter - action for the following actions.

Action Counter-action
(a) Helen eloped with Paris. (1) ____________________
(b) The Greeks sailed to Troy and attacked it. (2) ____________________
(c) Hector was killed by Achilles. (3) ____________________
(d) The siege continued for ten long years. (4) ____________________
English Workshop Part l | Q 6 | Page 43

From either of our two Indian epics, find out which battle/war lasted the longest? Write down about its cause, the enemy armies, its heroes, its duration, and the final outcome.

  1. Cause ___________________________
  2. The enemy armie ___________________________
  3. Heroes ___________________________
  4. Duration ___________________________
  5. Final outcome ___________________________
English Workshop Part l | Q 7. (a) | Page 43

Complete the following sentence with reference to the passage.

Epics are long poems that ______________________.

English Workshop Part l | Q 7. (b) | Page 43

Complete the following sentence with reference to the passage.

They may be composed and sung or recited for many years before __________________.

English Workshop Part l | Q 7. (c) | Page 43

Complete the following sentence with reference to the passage.

Nobody knows for certain who ___________________.

English Workshop Part l | Q 7. (d) | Page 43

Complete the following sentence with reference to the passage.

It is believed that _________ Homer, who __________ and who ________ to all who __________________.

English Workshop Part l | Q 7. (e) | Page 43

Complete the following sentence with reference to the passage.

At the back rose the high peak of Mount Ida, from which _______________.

English Workshop Part l | Q 7.2 | Page 43

Underline the clauses in the below sentence and also the words that link or connect the clauses.

Epics are long poems that relate to the needs of a great national hero or a great national war.

English Workshop Part l | Q 7.2 | Page 43

Underline the clauses in the below sentence and also the words that link or connect the clauses.

They may be composed and sung or recited for many years before they are actually written down.

English Workshop Part l | Q 7.2 | Page 43

Underline the clauses in the below sentence and also the words that link or connect the clauses.

Nobody knows for certain who the author of these epics is.

English Workshop Part l | Q 7.2 | Page 43

Underline the clauses in the below sentence and also the words that link or connect the clauses.

It is believed that The Iliad and The Odyssey were composed and recited by a blind poet named Homer, who lived about 900 BCE and who wandered from one Greek city or village to another, singing his poems to all who would receive him in their homes.

English Workshop Part l | Q 7.2 | Page 43

Underline the clauses in the below sentence and also the words that link or connect the clauses.

At the back rose the high peak of Mount Ida, from which flowed many rivers and streams.

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English Workshop Part ll [Pages 47 - 48]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 The Fall of Troy English Workshop Part ll [Pages 47 - 48]

English Workshop Part ll | Q 1 | Page 47

Find and write the Greek and Trojan names used in the story (Part I and II).

English Workshop Part ll | Q 2 | Page 47

List all the words related to ‘war’ from both parts of the story.

English Workshop Part ll | Q 3. (a) | Page 47

Note the following construction carefully and then use them to express your ideas:

A horse big enough to hold men inside it.

_____________ enough to _______________________.

English Workshop Part ll | Q 3. (b) | Page 47

Note the following construction carefully and then use them to express your ideas:

The Greeks were tired of the long war.

_____________ tired of _____________________.

English Workshop Part ll | Q 3. (c) | Page 47

Note the following construction carefully and then use them to express your ideas:

They are afraid of the long voyage home, too.

____________________ afraid of ____________________.

English Workshop Part ll | Q 3. (d) | Page 47

Note the following construction carefully and then use them to express your ideas:

They made it too big to go inside your city.

_____________ too _____________ to _____________

English Workshop Part ll | Q 3. (e) | Page 47

Note the following construction carefully and then use them to express your ideas:

They were so excited that they paid no attention to his words.

_______________ so _______________ that _______________

English Workshop Part ll | Q 4 | Page 47

Put the following events in the order in which they took place. Number them accordingly.

(a) The Trojans found a Greek man under the big wooden horse.
(b) They broke down part of the wall and brought the horse in.
(c) The cunning Odysseus thought of a plan.
(d) The Greeks burnt their tents and sailed away.
(e) Troy was burnt down.
(f) The Greeks built a big wooden horse.
(g) The great heroes hid inside the horse.
(h) The priest warned the Trojans not to break the wall.
(i) The Trojans were happy to see the Greek ships go.
(j) The Trojans slept soundly.
(k) The Greeks came out of the horse and opened the gates.
(l) The Greek army entered the city.
English Workshop Part ll | Q 5 | Page 47

Form pairs. Imagine you are a pair of Trojans and you have come to know about Odysseus’s plan. Make a counter plan to defeat the Greeks. Write down your plan as you would explain it to your fellow Trojans.

English Workshop Part ll | Q 6 | Page 48

Identify one example of a main clause and one example of a dependent clause from the content below:

        Troy was filled with the sight of leaping flames and the sound of shouting and the noise of weapons and the cries of weeping women. The sleeping Trojans sprang out of their beds, but they were taken by surprise. Their enemies were right inside their walls, and many of the Trojans were killed before they could put on their armour and seize their weapons.

        A bright light lit up the night sky as palaces and houses, temples and towers, went up in flames. The Trojans fought as well as they could, but it was all in vain. Old King Priam was killed with all his brave sons. Hector’s wife and his old mother and sister were carried off as slaves by the conquerors. Their fate was in contrast to Helen’s when King Menelaus rushed through the city, looking for her, and found her in her palace. She hung her head in shame and sorrow as she faced her former husband. Her voice was choked with emotion and she could not speak. But Menelaus forgave her and she went back with him, for it was only Aphrodite who had turned her heart away from her home and her husband and her child.

       When morning came, nothing was left of the proud, rich city that had resisted attack for ten years.

English Workshop Part ll | Q 7. (a) | Page 48

Now read the beginning and end of a sci-fi story given below and complete the story using your imagination.

‘The Magic Glasses’

After ten years of diligent experimenting on ‘light’, Jayant, a brilliant scientist, created a pair of eye-glasses which would enable him to see through all opaque objects, doors, walls, metal structures, etc.

On Monday, he put on his ‘magic’ glasses and stepped into the busy street outside ____________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

And so, Jayant received the ‘State Award for Brave Citizens’ _____________________________________________

English Workshop Part ll | Q 7. (b) | Page 48

Read the following and observe the use of tenses.

‘Last week I witnessed a strange accident. Let me tell you about it. The signal flashes green. Vehicles start in the opposite direction. They move fast. Suddenly a speeding motorcyclist tries to cut across, from the wrong side. He is about to collide with a loaded truck. He applies the brakes. He falls and slides out with his bike from under the truck. He comes out unscathed on the other side.’

- When an event, which has occurred in the past, is narrated in the Present Tense to create a dramatic effect its Tense is called the ‘Dramatic Present Tense’.

- Now try to relate Jayant’s sci-fi story, in brief, in the dramatic past tense.

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Chapter 2: The Fall of Troy

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