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.

(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


II.

(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
frustration.

III.

 (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.



IV.

(i) The Rover sailed away from the Inchcape Rock. He became rich
by looting the wealth from the ships that struck against the
Inchcape Rock.

(ii) After amassing wealth, the Rover was sailing towards the shore
of Scotland.

(iii) When the Rover was sailing, there was a thick haze over the
atmosphere and no sun in the sky. There were strong winds
and darkness all around. The weather conditions predicted that
finally the Rover would meet his end in the sea.

(iv) The Rover was a wicked man who was jealous of the fame and
reputation of the Abbot of Aberbrothok. That is why he carried out
his wicked plan of cutting off the warning bell on the Inchcape
Rock, placed there by the Abbot. He was a robber who became
rich by looting the wealth from the shipwrecks.

(v) The Abbot was a kind and compassionate man, who placed a
warning bell on the Inchcape Rock to forewarn the sailors about
the danger to their ships from the perilous rock. The Rover, on
the other hand, was a jealous and wicked man, who cut off the
warning bell on the Inchcape Rock to defame the Abbot and to
loot the wealth from the shipwrecks.

V.

(i) When the Rover and his sailors were going towards the shore
of Scotland, the weather was bad, with a thick haze over the
atmosphere, no Sun in the sky and strong winds.

(ii) The words “the breakers roar” mean the roaring of the sea
waves, i.e., the sound made when the sea waves break on the
shore. The breakers roar normally signify a high tide when the
sea waves surge up and down with a great force.

(iii) The sailors wished that they could hear the Inchcape Rock. The
ringing of the bell would have indicated the presence of the
perilous rock and thus saved the ship from colliding with it.

(iv) The sailors could not see any land on the way to Scotland’s
shore because of bad weather. There was a thick haze in the
atmosphere and total darkness in the absence of the Sun in the
sky. Sir Ralph was optimistic that the weather would improve
by night when the moon would rise in the sky.

(v) In the absence of the Inchcape Bell, no warning sound was heard
by the sailors and the vessel struck against the Inchcape Rock.

VI.

(i) They could not hear any sound due to the absence of the warning
bell on the Inchcape Rock, which the Rover had cut off. If the
sailors had heard the normal expected sound of the warning
bell from the Inchcape Rock, they would have saved the ship
from striking against the rock.

(ii)
(a) the swell is strong: there are strong waves in the sea.
(b) They drifted along: They moved slowly towards the shore.

(iii) The vessel struck against the Inchcape Rock. It was a shivering
shock because the ship collided with the rock and the waves
from all sides began to engulf it.

(iv) Sir Ralph was in a state of despair and shock when he realised
that his ship had struck against the Inchcape Rock. In his
frustration, he pulled his hair and cursed himself. Sir Ralph’s
ship struck the very rock from which he had removed the warning
bell and sank in the sea.

(v) Sir Ralph was a sea pirate. He was a wicked and jealous man.
He used to loot wealth from the ships that fatally crashed against
the Inchcape Rock. But when the Abbot of Aberbrothok placed
a warning bell, he cut off the bell to defame the good Abbot
and put the other helpless sailors into trouble. However, he got
caught in his own trap of mischief when his ship struck against
the Inchcape Rock and sank in the sea alongwith him.

(vi) The moral conveyed through this poem is—As you sow, so shall
you reap. The Rover cut off the bell from the Inchcape Rock,
but his own ship struck against the very Rock because of the
absence of any warning sound and sank in the sea.

VII. (i) The Rover could hear the sound of his sinking ship, which
seemed to him like the sound made by the Inchcape Bell. The
sound was dreadful because there was no chance of surviving
the shipwreck.

(ii) The sound of the Inchcape Bell was a forewarning of the danger
from the perilous rock to the sailors and was thus life-saving.
The dreadful sound, on the other hand was that of the sinking
ship that signalled the end of Sir Ralph. Therefore, it appeared
to be like a funeral bell being run by the Devil himself.

(iii) The Devil below was ringing his knell mean that the sound which
Sir Ralph was hearing appeared to him like the sound of the
Inchcape bell. But actually the sound was that of the sinking ship.

(iv) Sir Ralph, the Rover cut off the warning bell, which the Abbot of
Aberbrothok had planted on the Inchcape Rock as a forewarning
to the sailors. But Sir Ralph’s own ship struck against the very
rock due to the absence of any forewarning sound and drowned
in the sea with Sir Ralph. Thus, the evil that Sir Ralph plotted
for the Abbot and the other sailors, recoiled on him.

(v) The Inchcape Rock is a ballad comprising adventure, valour and
jealousy. Sir Ralph, the pirate, went on an adventure trip on
the sea with his sailors. He had the valour to take the risk of
cutting off the bell from the Inchcape Rock, which the Abbot of
Aberbrothok had placed there to warn the sailors. He did this
wicked act out of jealousy as he could not accept the popularity
of the good Abbot and wanted to defame him. He also did so
because of selfish motive as he used to make wealth by looting
money from the ships that crashed after striking against the



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