11 May 2022

Samacheer Kalvi 9th English Unit 2 Prose Book Back

Samacheer Kalvi 9th Book Back English – Unit 2: I Can’t Climb Trees Anymore

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Samacheer Kalvi 9th English Unit 2 I Can’t Climb Trees Anymore Book Back:


Unit – 2 I Can’t Climb Trees Anymore

A. Based on your understanding of the story, indicate either ‘T’ (True) or ‘F’( False) against the columns.

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  1. True
  2. True
  3. True
  4. True
  5. True
  6. False
  7. True
  8. False
  9. False
  10. False

B. Based on your understanding of the story, answer the following questions by choosing the correct answer.

1. The story I Can’t Climb Trees Anymore highlights the importance of ………………….. .
(a) old age
(b) youth
(c) adulthood
(d) middle age
(b) youth

2. The house which was visited by the man ………………….. .
(a) remained unchanged.
(b) was totally changed.
(c) was slightly repaired.
(d) was given a facelift.
(a) remained unchanged.

3. Who said, “A blessing rests on the house where the shadow of a tree falls”?
(a) Grandmother
(b) Uncle
(c) Grandfather
(d) The visitor
(a) Grandmother

4. The visitor came back to the house because he …………………. .
(a) wanted to see the jackfruit tree.
(b) was looking for his lost youth.
(c) wanted to look again at his old house
(d) wanted to buy the house.
(b) was looking for his lost youth.

5. The visitor gifted the …………….. to the little girl.
(a) iron cross
(b) marbles
(c) bronze medal
(d) old coins
(a) iron cross

C. Answer the following questions in a sentence or two.

1. Explain: “Blessings rest on the house where the shadow of a tree falls”.
The trees give the shadow in summer. It protects us from the heat and gives us comfort. Thus it is considered a blessing when the shadows of the trees fall on a house.

2. What did the writer observe about the house?
Ruskin Bond stood on the grass verge by the side of the road and looked over the garden wall at the old house. The old house was built with solid blocks of granite. There were a new outhouse and lesser trees. The jackfruit tree was at the side of the building casting its shade on the wall. There used to be a turnstile which he, as a boy, would swing round until he got dizzy. In its place now was a wall with tall hollyhocks on the side of the wall.

3. What was the local superstition about trees?
The local superstition was that the owner of the house will also be receiving the blessing if the shadow of the tree falls on the house.

4. What did the visitor do with the turnstile when he was a boy?
When he was a boy, Bond used to swing round and round the turnstile until he was dizzy.

5. Who is the owner of the house now?
The girl’s father is the owner of the house now.

6. Why did the visitor return to his old house?
The visitor returned to his old house searching for his memories of old days by going back to the places of his youth and childhood.

7. How did he get back the Iron Cross?
The girl climbed up the jackfruit tree. She found out the rusted Iron cross there. She brought it to the narrator. Thus he got it.

8. How did the grandfather get the iron cross?
The grandfather fought in France in the First World War. The Iron Cross was a German decoration awarded for bravery during the War. The grandfather got the Cross from a German soldier.

9. What did he do with the old Iron Cross?
The girl brought the Iron cross from the tree. She gave it to the narrator. But the narrator gave it to her as his gift.

10. Where had he left his childhood treasures?
He had left his childhood treasures in the jackfruit tree’s hollow.

D. Match the words in column A with the meanings in column B by drawing a line as shown.

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1.(f) 2.(e) 3.(a) 4.(b) 5.(c) 6.(d) 7. (h) 8.(g)

E. Read these shortened forms of words and write the full form for the remaining words and complete the table given below.

won’t: will not
I’d: I had / I would
I’ll: I will

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  1. you had/would
  2. they have
  3. he had/would
  4. he is/was
  5. was not
  6. is not
  7. does not
  8. are not
  9. would not
  10. cannot


F. You are visiting the primary school where you studied classes I to IV, after six years. You get a chance to go to your standard two classrooms and you are permitted to sit at the same place where you used to sit.

1. What would you remember?
I would remember how I did my lessons and enjoyed the fun in the class.

2. Describe your feelings at that time.
In ecstasy, as the cherished moments are relived and though it can’t come back in our life again, we do get a sense of satisfaction.

3. Who do you miss very badly, your friends or teachers?
I miss both my friends and teachers.

4. Share your thoughts with the class.
Apart from home, school is the single most important place in the lives of most children. The experience of school will play a vital part in their lives and will determine their academic, social, and probably their occupational future. The desks, the rooms, the entire ambiance remained the same. The minute I saw the school. I recalled several moments, spent some time in the place where I was seated in class 1, and then went to each and every place, and cherished the recalled moments. I shall never forget them. It was like a time machine that helped me relive my moments.


A. Work with a partner and fill in the table with information about your locality. You may add more information, if necessary. When you finish filling the table, write a short paragraph comparing the two places.

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9th english book back questions with answer

I stay in Madipakkam. My partner lives in Nanganallur. My house is very close to Velachery railway station. But it is quite far from the Chennai airport. Whereas Nanganallur is close to the airport. Grand Mall is at a walkable distance from my house. But in the case of my partner, there are no malls as it is renowned as a temple city. It is one of the important heritage centers of Chennai. Madipakkam is surrounded by lakes. It is a water logging area. There are no drainage and water connection. Media shows my place during raining season as the boats come to the rescue and the food supply is from the air through helicopters.

B. Give your opinion and compare the items in each picture using -er, more, less, or an irregular form. Use the words. You may form your sentences in more than one way.

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1. (a) Indian food is healthier than Italian food.
(b) No other food is as healthy as Indian food.
(c) Indian food is more calorific than junk food.

2. (a) Motor bikes are not safer than cycles.
(b) Bicycle is the most eco-friendly vehicle.
(c) Bicycle is economical.

3. (a) Android phones are trendy.
(b) Android phones are more interesting than radio.
(c) Android phones also act as one of the best educational tools.

4. (a) Train journey is safe.
(b) Train journey is quicker than a bus.
(c) Train journey is one of the most comfortable forms of transport.

5. (a) Wooden chain is sturdy.
(b) Cushion chair is cozier than wooden chain.
(c) Cushion chair is the costliest of all chairs available in the market.

C. Look at the bar-graph. Write five sentences using the appropriate degrees of comparison.

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  1. Paragliding was more popular in the year 2001 than 2017.
  2. Bungee Jumping was the most favourite adventure sports in India in the year 2017.
  3. Surfing was only liked by 10% of people in the year 2017.
  4. Bungee Jumping was more popular than Rock Climbing in the year 2017.
  5. 20% of the people loved rafting as adventure sport in the year 2017.

D. *Listen to the conversation between Leena and her mother and list down a few new words. Using a dictionary find out the meaning for those words.

9th english book back questions with answer


9th english book back questions with answer

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