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Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 9th Tamil Nadu State Board chapter 6 - The Comet [Latest edition]

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Chapter 6: The Comet

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Warm up [Page 164]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 9th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 6 The Comet Warm up [Page 164]

Warm up | Q 1 | Page 164

Fill in the crossword puzzle using the clues given below.

ACROSS

2. Earth's only natural satellite
3. Morning star
6. Titan is the largest moon of ____
9. Smaller bodies in orbit around the Sun
10. The star at the centre of solar system
11. The Blue planet
12. Largest planet in the solar system.

DOWN

1. Smallest planet in the Solar system
2. Our Galaxy
4. Seventh planet from the sun
5. Distance travelled by light in a vacuum in one tropical year
7. Farthest planet in the Solar system
8. The Red planet.

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Exercise [Pages 166 - 168]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 9th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 6 The Comet Exercise [Pages 166 - 168]

Exercise | Q A. | Page 166

Memorise the first three stanzas of the poem.

Read the following lines and answer the questions.

Exercise | Q B. 1. a. | Page 166

Rampaging through the heavens
Never stopping day or night,

How does the comet travel?

Exercise | Q B. 1. b. | Page 166

Rampaging through the heavens
Never stopping day or night,

Which word could you replace 'rampaging' with?

  • charging

  • rolling

  • speeding

  • flying

Exercise | Q B. 2. a. | Page 166

Faster than a cheetah
With a tail that’s miles long,

Why is the comet compared to a cheetah?

Exercise | Q B. 2. b. | Page 166

Faster than a cheetah
With a tail that’s miles long,

Whose tail is compared here?

Exercise | Q B. 3. a. | Page 166

With shockwave reaching to the ground
Causing the land to quake.

What is reaching to the ground?

Exercise | Q B. 3. b. | Page 166

With shockwave reaching to the ground
Causing the land to quake.

What is causing the land to quake?

Exercise | Q B. 4. a. | Page 167

In the dust, they leave behind,
Could have started life on the earth,
Which resulted in mankind.

What does the word 'they' refer to?

Exercise | Q B. 4. b. | Page 167

In the dust, they leave behind,
Could have started life on the earth,
Which resulted in mankind.

According to scientists, how did life start on earth?

Exercise | Q B. 5. a. | Page 167

But I know no better spectacle,
Than a comet in full flight.

Who does 'I’ refer to?

Exercise | Q B. 5. b. | Page 167

But I know no better spectacle
Than a comet in full flight.

What is the best spectacle mentioned in the above lines?

Exercise | Q C. | Page 167

Complete the summary by filling in the given spaces with suitable words/phrases given below.

a trail spectacular spectacular scene outer ice a cheetah
day or night emerging of life powerful and strong shock wave scientists

The poet describes a moving comet which speeds through the heavens and never takes a break by ____________. When a comet is in full flight, it gives a ____________ which can never be compared to anything else for a lifetime. The comet is compared to ____________ for its speed and a mountain as it is ____________. The ____________ melts which causes a vapour from the force and leaves behind _________ as it travels on its way. If it comes very close to the atmosphere, it causes a shake which in turn produces a ____________ that reach the Earth’s surface. According to the ______________ the comets leave behind chemicals in the form of dust which resulted in the ____________ on earth and mankind came into existence. But the poet is not sure whether this principle is true or not but he knows for sure that whatever the truth may be, the sight of the comet in full flight is ____________.

Poem appreciation

Exercise | Q D. 1. | Page 167

If one should come too close to earth
The atmosphere will shake,
With shock wave reaching to the ground
Causing the land to quake.

Pick out the rhyming words.

Exercise | Q D. 2. | Page 167

If one should come too close to earth
The atmosphere will shake,
With shock wave reaching to the ground
Causing the land to quake.

Mention the rhyme scheme of the stanza.

Exercise | Q D. 3. | Page 167

If one should come too close to earth
The atmosphere will shake,
With shock wave reaching to the ground
Causing the land to quake.

When you read the poem aloud, you can feel/hear a rhythm. What according to you gives rhythm to the poem- the rhyme or the words in a line? Support your answer with examples from the poem.

Answer the following questions in about 80-100 words.

Exercise | Q E. 1. | Page 168

Narrate how the poet describes the comet.

Exercise | Q E. 2. | Page 168

Give a detailed account of the various effects caused by the comet to the earth.

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Listening [Page 168]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 9th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 6 The Comet Listening [Page 168]

Listen to the passage on 'Comet' and fill in the blanks by choosing the correct answer.

Listening | Q F. 1. | Page 168

Comets are believed to be remnants of the materials created by the _____.

  • Moon

  • Sun

  • star

  • asteroids

Listening | Q F. 2. | Page 168

Comets are mostly made of _______.

  • dust

  • ice

  • sand

  • snow

Listening | Q F. 3. | Page 168

The _______ can be seen in the night sky as a bright, quickly-moving light.

  • head

  • star

  • tail

  • wings

Listening | Q F. 4. | Page 168

Comets orbit at the very edge of the galaxy, past the _______.

  • Earth

  • Neptune

  • Pluto

  • Saturn

Listening | Q F. 5. | Page 168

State whether the statement is true or false.

The melting process causes bits of dust and debris to trail behind the comet.

  • True

  • False

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Exercise [Page 168]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 9th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 6 The Comet Exercise [Page 168]

SPEAKING

Exercise | Q G. | Page 168

Imagine you are interviewing an astronaut about his/her experiences in space. Select a partner to be an astronaut and present the interview as a role-play in front of the class.

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Exercise [Page 168]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 9th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 6 The Comet Exercise [Page 168]

WRITING

Exercise | Q H. | Page 168

Imagine that you and your friend get a chance to visit another planet. There, you befriend an alien who takes you around the planet. After reaching the earth, write a letter thanking him for all the help he did.

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Chapter 6: The Comet

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Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 9th Tamil Nadu State Board chapter 6 - The Comet

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