Chapter 12 – Hunting Snake | Chapter Solution Class 9

Hunting Snake
Book Name : Bliss English Textbook For Class IX Second Language
Subject : Bliss
Class : 9 (Madhyamik)
Publisher : Prof. Nabanita Chatterjee
Chapter Name : Hunting Snake (12th Chapter)

Exercise 1

Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives

Question 1

The poet was sun-warmed under the gentlest sky of

  1. summer
  2. winter
  3. autumn
  4. spring


(c) autumn

Question 2

The colour of the snake was
  1. black
  2. grey
  3. green
  4. yellow


(a) black

Question 3

The tongue of the snake was

  1. still
  2. flickering
  3. dangling
  4. hanging


(b) flickering

Question 4

The shape of the snake’s scale was like

  1. star
  2. kite
  3. diamond
  4. pyramid


(c) diamond

Question 5

According to the poet, the intent of the snake was

  1. malicious
  2. greedy
  3. timid
  4. fierce


(d) fierce

Question 6

The snake finally disappeared into the

  1. sand
  2. grass
  3. rock
  4. stream


(b) grass

Exercise 2

Answer the following questions within twenty-five words:


  1. How did the snake appear as it was moving through the grass?
  2. What did the poet and her companions do when the snake was gone?


  1. The snake appeared cold, dark, and splendid as it moved through the grass, with its scales glinting in the sun.
  2. After the snake disappeared into the grass, the poet and her companions took a deeper breath of the day, looked at each other, and went on.

Exercise 3

Rewrite the following sentences as directed


  1. How happy we are here! (change into an assertive sentence)
  2. Everybody knows the name of Tagore. (change into an interrogative sentence)
  3. The painting is very beautiful. (change into an exclamatory sentence)
  4. Can we ever forget our childhood days? (change into an assertive sentence)


  1. We are very happy here.
  2. Does everybody know the name of Tagore?
  3. What a beautiful painting it is!
  4. We can never forget our childhood days.

Exercise 4

Rewrite the following sentences as directed


  1. We are proud of our heritage. (use the noun form of ‘proud’)
  2. We should have sympathy for the poor. (use the adjective form of’sympathy’)
  3. His success was due to his labour. (use the verb form of ‘labour’)
  4. The song of the nightingale is very sweet. (use the adverb form of ‘sweet’)


  1. Heritage is a source of pride for us.
  2. We should be sympathetic to the poor.
  3. He succeeded due to his laborious efforts.
  4. The nightingale sings very sweetly.

Exercise 5


Write a newspaper report within 100 words on a boat capsize. Use the following hints:
place-date-number of people in the boat -cause-casualties-rescue operations-steps taken by the Government.


Boat Capsizes Near Sundarbans: Several Feared Dead

Khulna, March 19: A boat carrying 20 people capsized near the Sundarbans on Thursday evening. According to the survivors, the boat was overloaded and hit by a strong current, which caused it to capsize. So far, four people have been confirmed dead, while several others are still missing.

The local authorities have launched rescue operations, but the search has been hampered by rough weather conditions. The government has also dispatched a team of experts to the site to assess the situation and take necessary steps to prevent such accidents in the future.

Boat accidents are not uncommon in this area, and authorities have been urged to take strict measures to ensure the safety of passengers. The incident has sparked widespread outrage, and many are calling for better regulation of the boat industry to prevent further tragedies.

By a Staff Reporter

Exercise 6

Write a summary of the following passage within 100 words:

Where and how should children learn values? We know that they need to learn them because values form the beliefs and attitudes that will determine how they live their lives and function in society. To function effectively in society, children need to be taught how to be honest, kind, courteous and considerate. Any society that does not teach children these values would soon fall apart. Similarly, one would expect a nation to be made up of citizens who know how to respect other people and their property. These citizens should also understand the value of humility and self-control. They should appreciate courage and be willing to care of those weaker than themselves. Any nation whose citizens do not practice these values would soon become a nation not worth living in. Teaching these values to children cannot be delayed. This is because, unlike young animals, whose instincts are often highly developed at birth, human babies are totally dependent. Human beings have emotional needs, desires, thoughts and feelings which determine action. This is precisely why they must learn values, not just survival skills as do animals. These values will help control the natural responses that result from satisfying purely selfish needs and desires.

(202 words)


The passage discusses the importance of teaching values to children, as values are crucial in shaping beliefs and attitudes that determine how individuals live and function in society. Children need to be taught how to be honest, kind, courteous, considerate, and respectful of others’ property. A society that fails to teach these values would soon fall apart. Similarly, a nation should be made up of citizens who understand the value of humility, self-control, courage, and caring for those weaker than themselves. Teaching values to children cannot be delayed, as they have emotional needs, desires, thoughts, and feelings that determine their actions. Values help control natural responses resulting from satisfying purely selfish needs and desires.

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