Saturday, 24 January 2015

Workbook Answers/Solutions of A Collection of ICSE Poems and Short Stories, The Inchcape Rock by-Robert Southey

Workbook Solutions of The Inchcape Rock by-Robert Southey
Class - 9&10
Board - ICSE

A Collection of ICSE Poems and Short Stories


(i) The Inchcape rock is referred to in the extract. The rock lay
hidden in the sea off the east coast of Scotland. It sometimes
remained hidden under sea water during the high tide.

(ii) The words ‘surge’s swell’ mean the sea-waves moved up and
down and rose high due to the influence of tides. The warning
bell refers to the bell placed on the Inchcape rock by the Abbot
of Aberbrothok, to give a warning to the sailors about the danger
from the rock. The warning bell was placed on a buoy and during
high tides the movement of waves made the buoy to float and
in turn rang the bell and warned the sailors.

(iii) The Rock was said to be perilous because many ships had been
wrecked by it when it remained covered by sea water during
a high tide. Sir Ralph’s ship struck against the Inchcape Rock
and drowned in the sea.

(iv) The Head monk of a monastery or church is known as an
Abbot. The mariners blessed the Abbot Aberbrothok because
he placed a bell on the Inchcape Rock, which gave a warning
to the mariners about the perilous rock and thus, saved them
and their ships from drowning.

(v) A ballad is a long narrative poem that tells a story. It is a
heightened narration that uses narrative technique like rhyme
and figures of speech. The two elements of ballad in the given
extract are the following:
(a) The rhyming pattern followed in this extract is aabb (Swell-
Bell; Rock-Aberbrothok).
(b) There is a repetition of consonant sound at the beginning
of words (alliteration) to facilitate narration:
1. ..... surge’s swell
2. ..... then they


(i) Sir Ralph was a rover or a sea pirate. He was a wicked and
jealous man.

(ii) The pleasant day in the spring season made the Rover sing. But
the real reason was that in a such calm atmosphere he would
be able to carry out his wicked plan of defaming the Abbot of
Aberbrothok by cutting off the bell from the Inchcape Rock and
thereby, loot the wealth from the shipwrecks.
The given lines mean that the Rover’s heart was extremely joyful
but his joy was due to his wicked plan.

(iii) The Rover saw the buoy of the Inchcape Rock like a dark speck
on the green ocean. He asked his sailors to lower the boat and
row him to the Inchcape Rock.

(iv) The Rover wanted to go near the Inchcape Rock to cut off the
warning bell to spoil the fame and reputation of the Abbot of
Aberbrothok, who has placed the bell there and to loot the
wealth from the shipwrecks.

(v) The Rover was in a joyful mood in the extract. His joyful mood
is reflected in the extract by his act of whistling and singing. At
the end of the poem, the Rover was in a mood of despair and


 (i) The boatmen rowed the boat to the Inchcape Rock.

(ii) The Rover cut off the bell from the Inchcape Rock. He did so
out of jealousy and self-interest. He wanted to spoil the fame
and reputation of the Abbot of Aberbrothok, who has placed
the bell there. It would also allow him to easily loot the wealth
from the shipwrecks, caused by the Inchcape Rock.

(iii) The Rover’s act of cutting the bell from the Inchcape Rock led to
the collision of his ship with the rock and finally, the drowning
of the ship with the Rover.

(iv) After performing the wicked deed of cutting the bell from Inchcape
Rock, the Rover said that from then onwards the mariners who
used to thank the Abbot would no longer thank him.

(v) The Abbot of Aberbrothok had kept the bell there. The bell was
placed on the float because the movement of the float during
the high tide would make the bell ring and warn the sailors of
the danger from the rock.

(vi) The sailors, passing by earlier, blessed the Abbot of Aberbrothok
for placing the warning bell on the Inchcape Rock and thereby,
saving them from the perilous rock.

Workbook Answers/Solutions of A Collection of ICSE Poems and Short Stories, Where The Mind is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore

Workbook Solutions of Where The Mind is Without Fear by-Rabindranath Tagore
Class - 9&10
Board - ICSE

A Collection of ICSE Poems and Short Stories


(i) The words ‘mind is without fear’ mean that one does not have
any fear of oppression or compulsion. The poet is talking about
the minds of the people of his country. He says so because his
country was under the subjugation of the British, who perpetrated
all sorts of oppression on his countrymen.

(ii) The words ‘the head is held high’ mean to have self respect. The
head is bowed down because of exploitation and oppression of
the Indians by the British. It needs to be held high with pride
and dignity which characterised the Indians before India was
reduced to the status of a subjugated nation.

(iii) By the words ‘Where knowledge is free’, the poet wants to say
that in his country everyone should have the freedom to acquire
knowledge without any restriction. The restrictions imposed on
the spread of knowledge include the prejudices based on wealth,
caste and religion. Further, the British imposed restrictions on
the basis of the ruler (the British) and the ruled (the Indians).
They curbed the freedom of speech and expression by putting
restrictions on the Press.

(iv) Due to the restrictions imposed on the spread of knowledge,
people remained glued to their outdated customs and traditions
and could not think rationally.

(v) A sonnet is a poem of fourteen lines divided into an octave (the
first eight lines) and a sestet (the last six lines). The octave
presents an idea, raises an argument, makes a proposition or
poses a problem, whereas the sestet gives a solution to the
problem posed by the octave.
The poem ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’ comprises an octave, in
which the poet talks about the wonderful qualities his countrymen
must achieve to make their country free and heaven-like. Since
this poem is only a part of the complete song in his Nobel Prize
winning work, Gitanjali, we can say that this poem is a part of
the complete sonnet.


(i) According to the poet, the narrow domestic walls or divisions
based on caste, class, colour, religion, creed, region and
superstitions break up the world into fragments or mutually
exclusive compartments.

(ii) The narrow domestic walls refer to narrow local divisions created

by prejudices like caste, colour, creed, region and religion. They
are called ‘narrow’ by the poet because they are based on ageold
customs and traditions and not on the basis of rational

(iii) The narrow domestic walls can harm the nation by creating
divisions among people and thereby, undermining the unity and
integrity of the nation.

(iv) The poet wants to say that his countrymen should be able
to express themselves truthfully without any fear. He feels so
because his countrymen at that time did not have freedom of
expression as various restrictions were imposed on the freedom
of speech and the Press by the British.

(v) Examples of alliteration are:
(a) Where the world
(b) Where words

(vi) The poet shows that he has a religious outlook by praying to
God to let his country awake to a blissful heaven of freedom.

Friday, 23 January 2015

ch3 class 8 hindi

Vasant Bhag-3 Answers| CBSE (NCERT) Class 8, Hindi | बस की यात्रा

Class VIII (CBSE Hindi - Basant Bhag - 3)

Chapter 3, Vasant Bhag - 3 (NCERT Hiandi Textbook Questions - Answers)

 बस की यात्रा 

कारण बताएँ

प्रश्न १: "मैंने उस कंपनी के हिस्सेदार की तरफ पहली बार श्रद्धाभाव से देखा|" लेखक के मन में हिस्सेदार साहब के लिए श्रद्धा क्यों जग गई ?
उत्तर: लेखक के मन में बस कंपनी के हिस्सेदार साहब के लिए श्रद्धा इसलिए जाग गई कि वह इतनी खटारा बस को चलाने का साहस जुटा रहा था| कंपनी का हिस्सेदार अपनी  पुरानी बस की खूब तारीफ़ कर रहा था| ऐसे व्यक्ति के प्रति श्रद्धा भाव ही उमड़ता है| 

प्रश्न २: "लोगों ने सलाह दी कि समझदार आदमी इस शाम वाली बस से सफ़र नहीं करते|" लोगों ने यह सलाह क्यों दी ?
उत्तर: लोगों ने लेखक को यह सलाह इसलिए दी क्योंकि इस बस का कोई भरोसा नहीं है कि यह कब और कहाँ रूक जाए, शाम बीतते ही रात हो जाती है और रात  रास्ते में कहाँ बितानी पद जाए, कुछ पता नहीं रहता| उनके अनुसार यह बस डाकिन की तरह है| 

प्रश्न ३: "ऐसा जैसे सारी बस ही इंजन है और हम इंजन के भीतर बैठे हैं|" लेखक को ऐसा क्यों लगा ?
उत्तर: जब बस का इंजन स्टार्ट हुआ तब सारी बस झनझनाने लगी| लेखक को ऐसा प्रतीत हुआ कि पूरी बस ही इंजन है| मानो वह बस के भीतर न बैठकर इंजन के भीतर बैठा हुआ हो|    

प्रश्न ५: "मैं हर पेड़ को अपना दुश्मन समझ रहा था|" लेखक पेड़ों को अपना दुश्मन क्यों समझ था ?
उत्तर: लेखक को पेड़ों से दर लग रहा था कि कहीं उसकी बस किसी पेड़ से टकरा न जाए| एक पेड़ निकल जाने पर वह दूसरा पेड़ का इंतज़ार करता था कि बस कहीं इस पेड़ से न टकरा जाए | यही वजह है कि लेखक को हर पेड़ अपना दुश्मन लग रहा था | 

पाठ से आगे

प्रश्न १: 'सविनय अवग्यां आंदोलन' किसके नेतृत्व में, किस उद्देश्य से तथा कब हुआ था ? इतिहास की उपलब्ध त पुस्तकों के आधार पर लिखिए | 
उत्तर: 'सविनय अवग्यां आंदोलन' महात्मा गाँधी के नेतृत्व में १९३० में अंग्रेज़ी सरकार से असहयोग करने तथा स्वराज पारित के लिए किया गया था |       

प्रश्न २:  सविनय अवग्यां का उपयोग  व्यंग्यकार ने किस रूप में  किया है ? लिखिये।
उत्तर: 'सविनय अवग्यां आंदोलन' १९३० में में सरकारी आदेशों का पालन न करने के लिए किया था। इसमें अंग्रेज़ी सरकार के साथ  सहयोग न  करने की भावना थी । १२ मार्च १९३० को इसी कड़ी में दांडी मार्च किया गया । नमक कानून १९३० में तोड़ा गया । 
लेखक ने इसका उपयोग इस सन्दर्भ में किया है कि आन्दोलन के दौरान जिस प्रकार अंग्रेजों के दमन पूर्वक कार्यों से भारतीय जनता झुकी नहीं बल्की अपनी विनम्रपूर्वक संघर्ष को जारी रखा उसी प्रकार यह बस भी अपने खटारा और टूटी-फूटी होने के बावजूद चल रही है या कहें कि चलाई जा रही है । बस की ढाँचा जवाब दे  था, फिर भी वह चल रही थी ।    

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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Free NCERT SOLUTIONS Maths class 9 ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4, ch5, ch6, ch7, ch8, ch9, ch10, ch11, ch12, ch13, ch14 & ch15

Free NCERT SOLUTIONS Maths class 9

Ncert Solutions of maths class 9 :-ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4, ch5, ch6, ch7, ch8, ch9, ch10, ch11, ch12, ch13, ch14 & ch15
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Class 11 5th IEO question Paper latest 2015 (Set A)

WORK AND STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGEFor Question 1 to 5, Choose the most appropriate option

The House is situated in a wide ___________near the lake.
A. Extent
B. Expanse
C. Extra
D. Expose
Ans: B. Expanse

1. Today, there are few cities that have a relatively _________ free of traffic at non-peak periods of the day.
A. flow
B. current
C. tide
D. flood

2. The pilot was ________ the survivor of the crash.
A. one
B. sole
C. single
D. among

3. The house was spacious and had enough _________ to par cars in the drive.
A. room
B. number
C. premises
D. comers

4. The drunken policeman was crazily from one side of the street to the other.
A. marching
B. staggering
C. scrambling
D. strolling

5. The road was wet and Harish ________.
A. skidded
B. skated
C. slipped
D. limped

Class 9 5th IEO question paper 2015 (SET A)

Class 9 IEO question paper 2015 latest
For Question 1 To 18. Choose the Best Word To Complete Each Sentence.
1. Mr. Neel _____ to the “booker – 2014″ shortlist.
A. pulls on
B. runs off
C. makes it
D. falls in

2. Mr. Mukherjee _____ selected for his second novel published in May, this year.
A. should being
B. had been
C. have been
D. must be

3. We ____ without any doubt that our climate is changing.
A. feel
B. are seeing
C. are knowing
D. can say

4. More _____ devices could link people’s brains directly to the internet.
A. helpful
B. forward
C. advanced
D. new

5. Oceans have become more acidic than ever ______ ?
A. is it
B. isn’t it
C. haven’t they
D. aren’t they

6. I have known her _____ twenty years.
A. in
B. since
C. from
D. for

Answer Keys Of IEO Set A -2015 Latest Class 9

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Class 9 SET A

Question Answer Question Answer
1                           C                                              26                           C
2 B 27 A
3 D 28 C
4 C 29 D
5 C 30 C
6 D 31 D
7 C 32 B
8 C 33 C
9 B 34 B
10 B 35 C
11 C 36 B
12 D 37 D
13 B 38 C
14 D 39 D
15 D 40 B
16 D 41
17 B 42 D
18 C 43  D
19 D 44 D
20 B 45 C
21 A 46 D
22 B 47 B
23 48 A
24 D 49 D
25 B 50 C