Chapter 1 – Tales of Bhola Grandpa | Chapter Solution Class 9

Tales of Bhola Grandpa
Book Name : Bliss English Textbook For Class IX Second Language
Subject : Bliss
Class : 9 (Madhyamik)
Publisher : Prof. Nabanita Chatterjee
Chapter Name : Tales of Bhola Grandpa (1st Chapter)

Exercise 1

Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives

Question 1

In the Bokal tree, there lived

  1. crows
  2. monkeys
  3. tigers
  4. sparrows


(b) monkeys

Question 2

On the way back from the festival, Bhola Grandpa tightly held on to the two fingers of his

  1. son
  2. cousin
  3. grandson
  4. nephew


(c) grandson

Question 3

A gang of pirates were burying a

  1. large box
  2. small box
  3. large bag
  4. small bag


(c) large box

Question 4

Bhola’s Grandpa was returning from the

  1. yearly market
  2. monthly market
  3. daily market
  4. weekly market


(d) weekly market.

Question 5

Bhola Grandpa died at the age of

  1. eighty-five
  2. ninety-five
  3. fifty-five
  4. seventy-five


(b) ninety-five

Exercise 2


Answer the following questions within fifteen words

  1. When did Bhola’s Grandpa let out a loud wail?
  2. Where had the grandson found a cosy shelter?
  3. What request did Bhola Grandpa make to the first man he saw on the mound?
  4. How old was Bhola Grandpa’s wife when he died?


  1. Bhola’s Grandpa let out a loud wail when he realized he had lost his grandson’s grip.
  2. The grandson was found taking a cosy shelter under a cow’s belly.
  3. Bhola Grandpa requested the first man he saw on the mound for some water to drink.
  4. Bhola Grandpa’s wife was eighty years old when he died.

Exercise 3


Answer the following questions within twenty-five words

  1. Why was no real treasure found under the sand dunes?
  2. What did the tiger do after Bhola Grandpa had climbed up the banyan tree?
  3. What was the reason for Bhola Grandpa’s death according to his wife?


  1. No real treasure was found under the sand dunes because Bhola’s Grandpa had dreamt about it during his midday nap.
  2. After Bhola Grandpa had climbed up the banyan tree, the tiger roared and circled the tree about a hundred times.
  3. According to Bhola Grandpa’s wife, the reason for his death was that he must have forgotten to breathe.

Exercise 4


Change the mode of narration of the following sentences

  1. Bulbuli said to his friend, “Will you come tomorrow?”
  2. Paulami says,” I am fine.”
  3. The teacher said to the students, “Keep quiet.”
  4. My mother said to me, “May your dreams come true.”
  5. The students said,” Sir, please allow us to play in the field.”


  1. Bulbuli asked his friend if he would come the next day.
  2. Paulami says that she is fine.
  3. The teacher ordered the students to keep quiet.
  4. My mother wished that my dreams would come true.
  5. The students requested the sir to allow them to play in the field.

Exercise 5


In each of the sentences of the following passage, some articles and prepositions are used in an incorrect manner. Underline them and replace them with the appropriate ones:

On an winter night I was aboard a boat. It was a moonlit night full on stars. The boat was anchored up a great river. I was thrilled to see a beauty of nature.


On a winter night, I was aboard a boat. It was a moonlit night full of stars. The boat was anchored in a great river. I was thrilled to see the beauty of nature.

Exercise 6


Write a dialogue within 100 words on the need to ban the use of animals like tigers and lions as circus attractions

Hints: wild animals decreasing- ill-treatment to animals in circuses-criminal offence-laws against such-need to be humane to animals


A: Have you heard about the recent incident where a tiger attacked a circus trainer?

B: Yes, it’s really sad. Wild animals should not be used in circuses.

A: Absolutely! These animals are decreasing in numbers and are being subjected to cruel treatment in circuses.

B: I agree. It’s time we banned the use of animals like tigers and lions as circus attractions.

A: In fact, it should be considered a criminal offence. There are laws against such treatment of animals, but they need to be enforced more strictly.

B: I couldn’t agree more. We need to be more humane to animals and not use them for our entertainment.

A: Exactly. Circuses can use human performers instead of animals. It’s high time we take action to stop the ill-treatment of animals in circuses.

Exercise 7


Write a story within 100 words using the given hints. Give a title to the story

Hints: returning from the educational excursion by the bus-night journey -sudden breakdown-tyres punctured–had to wait for two hours at a lonely place-tyres


Title: Stranded in the Middle of Nowhere

The students were returning from their educational excursion by bus. The journey was supposed to be a night one, and they were all tired and sleepy. Suddenly, the bus broke down and the tyres punctured. They had to wait for two long hours at a lonely place with no signs of any help. The students were scared and didn’t know what to do.

Finally, a kind passerby stopped and offered to help. He changed the tyres and got the bus moving again. The students were grateful for his help and continued their journey. They reached their destination late, but safe and sound. The incident taught them to always be prepared for the unexpected and to appreciate the kindness of strangers.

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