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Chapter 3: Old Man River

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Warm Up [Page 50]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 3 Old Man RiverWarm Up [Page 50]

Warm Up | Q 1 | Page 50

Look at these pictures of cyclone, floods, earthquakes, and tsunami.

Exercise [Pages 5 - 50]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 3 Old Man RiverExercise [Pages 5 - 50]

Exercise | Q A. | Page 50

Discuss in pairs for two minutes on any one of these natural disasters. You may use the following points.

  1. Causes
  2. Damages
  3. Precautions.
Exercise | Q B. | Page 50

Fill the word web with words related to natural disasters. One example is done for you.

Exercise | Q C. i. | Page 5

Imagine a situation where your house is surrounded by water and answer the following.

What health hazards are caused when water stagnates around your place?

Exercise | Q C. ii. | Page 50

Imagine a situation where your house is surrounded by water and answer the following.

When there is a power shutdown for long hours during floods, what will you do?

Exercise | Q C. iii. | Page 50

Imagine a situation where your house is surrounded by water and answer the following.

What precautions would you take if there is an announcement about flooding in your area?

Exercise | Q D. | Page 50

List out the human activities which have an impact on nature. Complete the tabular column. One is done for you.

Human Activities Impact on Nature
1. Dumping of toxic waste into oceans Affects marine life
2. Using of aerosol and air conditioner  
3. Encroaching in forest area  
4. Disposal of nonbiodegradable wastes  
5. Emission of smoke from industries and vehicles  
Exercise [Pages 59 - 65]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 3 Old Man RiverExercise [Pages 59 - 65]

Based on your understanding of the play , choose the correct answer and fill in the blanks

Exercise | Q A. 1. | Page 59

The radio announced that ______.

  • the river was above the flood stage

  • the Burnet Dam had given way

  • there will be a cloud burst

  • there will be a cyclone

Exercise | Q A. 2. | Page 59

Mother couldn’t get home from Mrs. Brants because ______.

  • it was raining heavily

  • the bridges between home and the town were under water

  • there was an emergency at Mrs. Brant’s house

  • she had broken her leg

Exercise | Q A. 3. | Page 59

The Burnett Dam gave away as ______.

  • it rained for days

  • the dam was weak

  • it rained heavily and the snow was melting

  • the maintenance was poor

Exercise | Q A. 4. | Page 60

There was no power because _______.

  • the power house was out of commission

  • the power house was flooded

  • the dam gave away

  • there was fire

Exercise | Q A. 5. | Page 60

Why did they splint up Sara’s leg with pillows?

  • She was unconscious out of fear

  • She had broken her leg below the knee

  • She was too lazy to walk

  • She was making a fuss

Based on your reading, answer the following in two or three sentences each

Exercise | Q B. 1. | Page 60

Why did Jim run from school?

Exercise | Q B. 2. | Page 60

Where was Amy’s mother?

Exercise | Q B. 3. | Page 60

Why did Amy ask Betty to fill in the water tubs?

Exercise | Q B. 4. | Page 60

According to Jim, what are the two things that a person should remember in times of emergency?

Exercise | Q B. 5. | Page 60

Why is Jim climbing on the roof?

Exercise | Q B. 6. | Page 60

Who were there in the living room? What were they doing?

Exercise | Q B. 7. | Page 60

Why were they going to sleep in the attic?

Exercise | Q B. 8. | Page 60

Who came in the boat?

Exercise | Q B. 9. | Page 60

Who is the founder of the Junior Red Cross?

Exercise | Q C. | Page 60

Match the following by drawing a line across column A and B.

S.No. A B
1. Amy to Chicago on business
2. Betty dentist
3. Rose flashlight
4. Sara nurse
5. Jim blankets
6. Penny Marsh Mrs. Brant’s
7. Mr. Peters fractured leg
8. Mother tubs and pails
9. Dick Junior Red Cross
10. Dad rescues the children

Based on your understanding of the text, answer the following in about three to four sentences each

Exercise | Q D. 1. | Page 60

Describe the ‘home alone’ experience of the children.

Exercise | Q D. 2. | Page 60

Elaborate the rescue operation undertaken by Mr. Peter.

Exercise | Q D. 3. | Page 60

How did Jim prove himself as a good rescuer in the flood situation?

Exercise | Q D. 4. a. | Page 60

Briefly narrate the happenings of the play in Scene II.

How did Amy manage the situation at home?

Exercise | Q D. 4. b. | Page 60

Briefly narrate the happenings of the play in Scene II.

How did the Marshall save the children?

Exercise | Q 4.5 | Page 61

Think and answer

You are one of the survivors of an earthquake that has affected your city a lot. Share the trauma you underwent and what helped you to sail through it. Give a talk for two minutes.

Exercise | Q E. | Page 61

Using a dictionary, find out the synonyms and the antonyms of the words given below. One has been done for you.

Word Parts of Speech Synonym Antonym
Hard Adjective Difficult Easy
Flood Noun    
Interrupt Verb    
Scared Adjective    
Irritation Noun    
Organize Verb    
Serious Adjective    
Snappy Adjective    
Emergency Noun    
Rescue verb    

Listening

Exercise | Q F. | Page 61

Listen to the paragraph and fill in the blanks.

The ______________South Indian floods resulted from heavy rainfall generated by the annual north east monsoon in _________________ 2015. They affected the ___________ region of the South Indian states of _________________, and the Union Territory of ___________, with Tamil Nadu and the city of __________________ particularly hard-hit. More than ________ people were killed and over 18 lakh people were______________. With estimates of damages and losses ranging from nearly 200 billion rupees to over 1 trillion rupees, the ___________ were the costliest to have occurred in 2015, and were among the costliest natural disasters of the year. The flooding has been attributed to the 2014-16 ________________ .

Writing

Exercise | Q G. | Page 61

As a local government official working in the flood-affected area you are talking to an old lady who has lost her belongings. Write a dialogue between you and the old woman. Complete the conversation.

You Good morning Madam.
Old lady Good morning.
You I am from the Fire and Rescue department. How can I help you?
Old lady  
You  
Old lady  
You  
Old lady  
You  
Old lady  
You  
Old lady  
You  

Creative Writing

Exercise | Q H. | Page 62

Write a letter to your friend about your experiences during the recent ‘Gaja’ cyclone.

Exercise | Q I. | Page 62

Make a poster of any natural disaster, giving details about the devastation caused.

Exercise | Q J. | Page 62

You are a volunteer in your locality to serve people who are affected by floods. How will you caution them to move to a safer place taking only their bare necessities? Describe.

Exercise | Q K. | Page 62

Given below are some qualities that the characters in the play displayed during the floods for survival. Identify and write the character with the qualities.

Sl.No. Character Quality
1. anxiety  
2. serious  
3. fun  
4. sober  
5. excitement  
6. scared  
7. frightened  
8. shudder  
9. hopeful  
10. horror  
11. enjoyment  
12. terrified  
13. levelheaded  
14. scornful  
15. hysterical  

Based on your reading, answer the following questions in a sentence or two

Exercise | Q L. 1. | Page 64

Is mountaineering a dangerous sport? Why?

Exercise | Q L. 2. | Page 64

What is frostbite?

Exercise | Q L. 3. | Page 64

What are the qualities of a good climber?

Exercise | Q L. 4. | Page 64

What do climbers carry with them?

Exercise | Q L. 5. | Page 64

Where is the Mountaineering Institute situated in India?

Exercise | Q L. 6. | Page 64

What qualities of humankind are brought out by this adventurous sport?

Exercise | Q L. 7. | Page 64

Why do mountaineers deserve praise?

Exercise | Q L. 8. | Page 64

What kind of visitors does Mt. Everest get?

Exercise | Q M. | Page 65

The Adventure Club of your school is organising an expedition to Kolli hills. Design an attractive poster for the same, giving relevant details. (The following table will help you design your poster).

Layout Content Expression
Visually Attractive Themes/Subject Name of Issuing Authority/ Organisation
Catchy Title Description/details related to the theme Appropriate language
Sketch on simple Visuals date-time-venue Creativity
Fonts of different shapes and size Name of Issuing Authority/ Organisation  
Grammar [Pages 4 - 73]

Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi solutions for Class 9th English Answers Guide Chapter 3 Old Man RiverGrammar [Pages 4 - 73]

Grammar | Q A. 1. | Page 68

Identify the dependent clause or phrase in the following sentence and underline them.

Texting on his phone, the man swerved into a ditch.

Grammar | Q A. 2. | Page 68

Identify the dependent clause or phrase in the following sentence and underline them.

It isn’t necessary to cram all night if you have studied a little each day.

Grammar | Q A. 3. | Page 68

Identify the dependent clauses or phrases in the following sentences and underline them.

We climbed up the hill to enjoy the view.

Grammar | Q A. 4. | Page 68

Identify the dependent clauses or phrases in the following sentence and underline them.

I enjoy painting during my holidays.

Grammar | Q A. 5. | Page 68

Identify the dependent clauses or phrases in the following sentence and underline them.

Whether he attends the party or not, I have decided to go.

Grammar | Q A. 6. | Page 68

I will stop playing the drums when you go to sleep.

Complete the following sentences using appropriate prepositional phrases

Grammar | Q B. 1. | Page 68

I would like to order coffee__________tea.

  • instead of

  • instead from

  • instead to

Grammar | Q B. 2. | Page 68

______ the rains, we went out.

  • In spite of

  • In spite

  • In spite on

Grammar | Q B. 3. | Page 68

______ fire, break the glass to escape.

  •  In case of

  • In case

  • In case with

Grammar | Q B. 4. | Page 68

I am standing here_______ my friends.

  • in behalf of

  • on behalf of

  • on behalf

Grammar | Q B. 5. | Page 68

We solved the problem _______ a new device developed by our engineers.

  • by means of

  • by means

  • by means to

Grammar | Q B. 6. | Page 68

_______ we are impressed with their performance.

  • In general

  • On general

  • In generally

Grammar | Q C. | Page 69

Look at the action words in bold. Identify whether they are either finite or non-finite verb.

They want to try a new approach.  
Trying is easy.  
Having tried everything, he gave up.  
All I can do is try.  
If she tried, she would succeed.  
Grammar | Q D. | Page 70

Read the following pairs of sentences.

Travelling might satisfy your desire for new experiences. Telegram-plane
The study abroad program might satisfy your desire for new experiences.

Grammar | Q D. | Page 70

Read the following pairs of sentence.

They do not appreciate my singing. 
They do not appreciate my assistance.

Gerunds

Grammar | Q D. | Page 71

Read the following pairs of sentence.

My cat’s favourite activity is sleeping. 
My cat’s favourite food is salmon.

Grammar | Q D. | Page 71

Read the following pair of a sentence.

The police arrested him for speeding.
The police arrested him for criminal activity.

Grammar | Q E. | Page 71

Dinesh and Divya have been assigned homework on non-finite. They are not sure when to use a gerund and when to use an infinitive. They decide to meet their teacher and get their doubts cleared. The teacher introduces them to Mr. Gerund and Ms. Infinitive.

Grammar | Q F. 1. | Page 72

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank

The astronauts managed ___________ (complete) their training in record time.

Grammar | Q F. 2. | Page 72

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank

They learned how __________ (survive) in space without gravity.

Grammar | Q F. 3. | Page 72

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

The best astronaut almost quit _________ (try) to learn the complex information.

Grammar | Q F. 4. | Page 72

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

Their mission appeared __________ (be) in jeopardy.

Grammar | Q F. 5. | Page 72

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

Then Marina encouraged him by saying, "It’s no good __________ (quit) the project right at the end."

Grammar | Q F. 6 | Page 72

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

Being an astronaut will enable you __________ (achieve) great success in life.

Grammar | Q F. 7. | Page 72

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

If you give up ____________ (study) now, our mission will be scrubbed.

Grammar | Q F. 8. | Page 72

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

Think of your fellow astronauts who wouldn’t hesitate __________ (help) you in time of trouble.

Grammar | Q F. 9. | Page 72

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

We astronauts must keep on ______ (prepare) for our space launch.

Grammar | Q F. 10. | Page 72

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

Some say it’s no use _____________ (travel) to distant planets, because it takes too long.

Grammar | Q F. 11. | Page 72

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

But we really want ____________ (visit) other planets and find out if life exists on them.

Grammar | Q F. 12. | Page 4

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

Can you imagine ___________ (walk) up to a Martian and shaking hands and ____________ (say), “Hello, how are you? “

Grammar | Q F. 13. | Page 73

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

We really look forward _____________ (meet) alien creatures and ________ (find) out what they are really like.

Grammar | Q F. 14. | Page 73

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

Many scientists have warned us not _____________ (take) this dangerous journey, but we are not discouraged.

Grammar | Q F. 15. | Page 73

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

Travelling to far away planets involves ____________ (risk) our lives for the thrill of discovery.

Grammar | Q F. 16. | Page 73

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

However we won’t delay ____________ (blast) off into space.

Grammar | Q F. 17. | Page 73

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

Would you like __________ (accompany) us on our journey if you could?

Grammar | Q F. 18. | Page 73

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

During our training we have got used to ___________ (be) weightless and ___________ (live) under difficult conditions.

Grammar | Q F. 19. | Page 73

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

Scientists admit to __________ (be) intensely curious about life on other planets.

Grammar | Q F. 20. | Page 73

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

I’m sure they would also enjoy __________ (travel) with our crew.

Grammar | Q F. 21. | Page 73

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

We told them ____________ (come) with us on our trip, but some of them think it is a waste of time ____________ (search) for life that doesn’t exist.

Grammar | Q F. 22. | Page 73

Write the gerund/infinitive form of the verb in the blank.

We have been taught how __________ (endure) hardships during our training and now we can’t afford __________ (waste) money. We’re on our way!

Chapter 3: Old Man River

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