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Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board chapter 3 - The Past in the Present [Latest edition]

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Chapter 3: The Past in the Present

Warming Up! - Components of a PlayEnglish Workshop
Warming Up! - Components of a Play [Page 52]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 3 The Past in the Present Warming Up! - Components of a Play [Page 52]

Warming Up! - Components of a Play | Q 1 | Page 52

We find the following in the script of a skit or play. Rearrange these steps in the proper order and write them down in the form of a flow chart.

Warming Up! - Components of a Play | Q 2 | Page 52

Think of a play/skit which you have seen enacted on the stage and which has impressed you. Write the following details about it.

Name of the play/skit: ______________
Important characters: ______________
Any famous actors/actresses: ______________
Theme: ______________
Climax: ______________
Ending: ______________
Use of lights and special effects if any: ______________
Use of background music and sound effects if any: ______________
Use of sets: ______________
The costumes, make up, etc. of the characters: ______________
How well the actors present the play and behave on the stage: ______________
Your own opinion about the play: ______________
Warming Up! - Components of a Play | Q 3 | Page 52

Present these points in the form of a review, and give it a suitable title.

Warming Up! - Components of a Play | Q 4 | Page 52

Prepare a ‘PowerPoint’ presentation, using one slide for each of the above points. Present your review in a PPT format in the classroom.

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English Workshop [Pages 8 - 58]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 3 The Past in the Present English Workshop [Pages 8 - 58]

English Workshop | Q 1 | Page 57

The diagram below encircles the various features that make the script of a skit/ play. List the other words and mention the form of writing of which it is a feature.

English Workshop | Q 2. (i) | Page 57

Choose the proper alternative to complete the following.

The skit covers a period of about ________ in the past.

  • 3000 years

  • 1000 years

  • 5000 years

  • 1800 years

English Workshop | Q 2. (ii) | Page 57

Choose the proper alternative to complete the following.

__________ characters from Neel’s ancestral lineage make an appearance in the play.

  • Fourteen

  • Seven

  • Sixteen

  • Twelve

English Workshop | Q 2. (iii) | Page 57

Choose the proper alternative to complete the following.

The task that all boys abhorred was ____________.

  • cleaning up their room

  • farm-work

  • filling up water

  • making their beds

English Workshop | Q 2. (iv) | Page 57

Choose the proper alternative to complete the following.

The skit conveys that doing your daily chores at home __________________.

  • makes you stronger

  • sharpens your intellect

  • saves a lot of expenses

  • inculcates a sense of responsibility

English Workshop | Q 3 | Page 57

Fill in the table.

Period Way of Addressing a Mother Boy’s Costume Lady’s Costume Daily Chores Games
The 1950s     silk saree    
1910   Kurta pajama and cap      
The 1800s          
The 1500s          
1000          
100 AD       feed poultry tend sheep keep away birds plaster the yard  
3000 BC         Chaupar
English Workshop | Q 4. (a) | Page 58

Answer in your own words.

What excuses did Neel give to avoid cleaning his room?

English Workshop | Q 4. (b) | Page 58

Answer in your own words.

Why does a mother tell Neel about his Grandpa?

English Workshop | Q 4. (c) | Page 58

Answer in your own words.

What task did Grandpa wish to avoid?

English Workshop | Q 4. (d) | Page 58

Answer in your own words.

What did the ancestor from 1910 wish to do instead of making his bed?

English Workshop | Q 4. (e) | Page 58

Answer in your own words.

How many chores did the ancestor from 1800 have to do?

English Workshop | Q 4. (f) | Page 58

Answer in your own words.

How is the boy from the 1500s dressed?

English Workshop | Q 4. (g) | Page 58

Answer in your own words.

What chores did the boys from 1000 CE and 1st Century CE, do on their farms/fields?

English Workshop | Q 4. (h) | Page 58

Answer in your own words.

What did Neel realise from his encounter with his ancestors?

English Workshop | Q 5 | Page 58

In the play, two devices that make use of wheels are given. The devices are:

  1. _______________
  2. _______________

From the internet or other sources, trace the history of the use of the wheel. Write ‘An Autobiography of a Wheel’.

English Workshop | Q 6 | Page 58

Imagine that the ancestor from 1910 (AD) visits Neel in his dream. Compose a dialogue between the two about the various gadgets the visitor sees in Neel’s room.

English Workshop | Q 7 | Page 58

Imagine and compare an argumentative dialogue between the mothers of the 20th/21st century and those of the earlier era, about which life was better for women.

English Workshop | Q 8.1 | Page 58

Read the entry about ‘voice’ in the ‘Language Study’ pages. Note that the speeches of all the boys are in the ‘active’ voice. Turn them into passive constructions.

Neel - I put the dishes in the dishwasher. 

English Workshop | Q 8.2 | Page 58

Read the entry about ‘voice’ in the ‘Language Study’ pages. Note that the speeches of all the boys are in the ‘active’ voice. Turn them into passive constructions.

1950s Boy - I have watered the garden.

English Workshop | Q 8.3 | Page 58

Read the entry about ‘voice’ in the ‘Language Study’ pages. Note that the speeches of all the boys are in the ‘active’ voice. Turn them into passive constructions.

1950s Boy - brought home the groceries.

English Workshop | Q 8.4 | Page 8

Read the entry about ‘voice’ in the ‘Language Study’ pages. Note that the speeches of all the boys are in the ‘active’ voice. Turn them into passive constructions.

1950s Boy - dusted the living room.

English Workshop | Q 8.5 | Page 58

Read the entry about ‘voice’ in the ‘Language Study’ pages. Note that the speeches of all the boys are in the ‘active’ voice. Turn them into passive constructions.

1950s Boy - cleaned my bicycle.

English Workshop | Q 9 | Page 58

Think of suitable names for the boys from the earlier centuries.

English Workshop | Q 10 | Page 58

Form groups of 5-8. Translate the play into your mother tongue (or Hindi) as a group activity. Enact the translation in the classroom.

English Workshop | Q 11 | Page 58

Read ‘The Story of the Amulet’ by E. Nesbit.

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Chapter 3: The Past in the Present

Warming Up! - Components of a PlayEnglish Workshop
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