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Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board chapter 4 - The Storyteller [Latest edition]

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Chapter 4: The Storyteller

Warming Up!English Workshop
Warming Up! [Page 84]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 4 The Storyteller Warming Up! [Page 84]

Warming Up! | Q 1 | Page 84

Short stories are of many types. Match the type of story in column A with its description in column B.

  STORY TYPE   DESCRIPTION
1 Anecdote a Serious and ends in a tragedy
2 Fable b Untrue but realistic
3 Parable c A short amusing account of an incident
4 Myth d Where vices and folly are ridiculed
5 Legend e Moral bearing story with animal characters
6 Fairy Tale f Having historical base/characters but may not be true
7 Tragic Tale g Having a religious base and a message or moral
8 Fiction h Exaggerated comedy
9 Farce i Having supernatural characters/ a moral for children
10 Satire j Originated in ancient times, authorship unknown
Warming Up! | Q 2 | Page 84

Complete the following story using the verbs in the brackets in their proper form:-

Footprint

One night a man ______ (have) a dream. He ______ (dream) that he was ______ (walk) along the beach with god. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one ______ (belong) to him and the other, to God.

After the last scene ______ (flash), he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He ______ (observe) that many times along the path of his life there ______ (be) only one set of footprints and that it ______ (happen) at the saddest, most ______ (trouble) times of his life.

He ______ (question) God about it. “God, you ______ (say) that once I ______ (decide) to follow you, you ______ (will) walk with me all the way. So I don’t understand, why you ______ (leave) me alone when I ______ (need) you most.”

God replied, “During your times of trials and sufferings, where you ______ (see) only one set of footprints, they ______ (be) mine for it was then that I ______ (carry) you in my arms.”

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English Workshop [Pages 90 - 92]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board Chapter 4 The Storyteller English Workshop [Pages 90 - 92]

English Workshop | Q 1 | Page 90

From the story (Part I and Part II), find 4 words that begin with the prefix ‘un-’ and write their opposites.

  • ______ × ______
  • ______ × ______.
English Workshop | Q 2. (a) | Page 90

Find one example of the following punctuation mark from the story and copy the sentence in which they are used - colon.

English Workshop | Q 2. (b) | Page 90

Find one example of the following punctuation mark from the story and copy the sentence in which they are used - semi-colon.

English Workshop | Q 3 | Page 91

Read the following pieces from the story and suggest a title for each as shown in the 1st one.

  From Up to Title
1. It was a hot afternoon ______ ______ said the aunt weakly. ‘Children Pester their Aunt’
2. The smaller girl created a diversion ______ ______ likely to lose his bet. ______
3. In a low confidential voice ______ ______ it was so stupid,” said Cyril. ______
4. She (Bertha) did all that she was told ______ ______ must be an extra good child. ______
5. The storyteller paused to let ______ ______ popular tunes of the day. ______
6. Bertha was trembling very much ______ ______ the three medals for goodness ______ ______
English Workshop | Q 4. (a) | Page 91

Write your opinion, in your own words:-

Why do you think the children dislike their aunt’s story?

English Workshop | Q 4. (b) | Page 91

Write your opinion, in your own words:-

Why did they appreciate and praise the stranger’s story?

English Workshop | Q 4. (c) | Page 91

Write your opinion, in your own words:-

Do you think Bertha should have met such a glory end to her life? Justify your answer.

English Workshop | Q 4. (d) | Page 91

Write your opinion, in your own words:-

What did the aunt fail to realize in Bertha’s story?

English Workshop | Q 4. (e) | Page 91

Write your opinion, in your own words:-

What is that one vice which nullifies all virtues that a person has?

English Workshop | Q 4. (f) | Page 91

Write your opinion, in your own words:-

Write down two or three proverbs/axioms that suit the message in Bertha’s story.

English Workshop | Q 5.1 | Page 91

Write 3 to 5 sentences about the following character.

The Aunt

English Workshop | Q 5.2 | Page 91

Write 3 to 5 sentences about the following character.

The Bachelor

English Workshop | Q 5.3 | Page 92

Write 3 to 5 sentences about the following character.

Cyril

English Workshop | Q 5.4 | Page 92

Write 3 to 5 sentences about the following character.

Bertha

English Workshop | Q 6. (a) | Page 92

Say whether you agree or disagree.

The children would have behaved well on the train if their aunt had scolded them harshly.

  • Agree

  • Disagree

English Workshop | Q 6. (b) | Page 92

Say whether you agree or disagree.

The youngest child was most irritating.

  • Agree

  • Disagree

English Workshop | Q 6. (c) | Page 92

Say whether you agree or disagree.

Being a bachelor, the stranger had no patience with children.

  • Agree

  • Disagree

English Workshop | Q 6. (d) | Page 92

Say whether you agree or disagree.

The children showed disinterest even in the bachelor’s story-telling, throughout.

  • Agree

  • Disagree

English Workshop | Q 6. (e) | Page 92

Say whether you agree or disagree.

Bertha was very good but very proud too.

  • Agree

  • Disagree

English Workshop | Q 6. (f) | Page 92

Say whether you agree or disagree.

The prince had rare, uncommon likes and dislikes.

  • Agree

  • Disagree

English Workshop | Q 6. (g) | Page 92

Say whether you agree or disagree.

The wolf could not trace Bertha because she was behind a myrtle bush.

  • Agree

  • Disagree

English Workshop | Q 6. (h) | Page 92

Say whether you agree or disagree.

The bachelor had narrated an improper story to the children.

  • Agree

  • Disagree

English Workshop | Q 7 | Page 92

‘The Storyteller’ has a story within a story.

Search from the Internet or your library books for other stories that have another story within. Enlist at least 3 to 5 of them.

English Workshop | Q 8 | Page 92

List all the verbs related to the verb ‘say’ or ‘tell’ from the story. Note where they occur. Rewrite at least 3 of the speeches near which they occur using indirect speech.

English Workshop | Q 9 | Page 92

Read: ‘The Open Window’ by H. H. Munro (Saki).

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Chapter 4: The Storyteller

Warming Up!English Workshop
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