Chapter 4 – A Day In The Zoo | Chapter Solution Class 9

A Day In The Zoo
Book Name : Bliss English Textbook For Class IX Second Language
Subject : Bliss
Class : 9 (Madhyamik)
Publisher : Prof. Nabanita Chatterjee
Chapter Name : A Day In The Zoo (4th Chapter)

Exercise 1

Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives

Question 1

The average day in a zoo begins just before

  1. dusk 
  2. dawn
  3. afternoon
  4. evening


(b) dawn


The average day in a zoo begins just before dawn.

Question 2

The birds searching the dewy grass on the lawn were

  1. peahens
  2. Peacocks
  3. robins
  4. thrushes


(a) peahens


The birds searching the dewy grass on the lawn were peahens.

Question 3

Stephen with a broom in his hand was guarding over the

  1. bears
  2. gorilla
  3. apes
  4. armadillo


(c) apes


Stephen with a broom in his hand was guarding over the apes.

Question 4

The name of the black Celebes ape was

  1. Etam
  2. Jeremy
  3. Mike
  4. Stephen


(a) Etam


The name of the black Celebes ape was Etam.

Question 5

The reptiles dozed in the temperature of

  1. sixty degrees
  2. seventy degrees
  3. eighty degrees
  4. ninety degrees


(c) eighty degrees


The reptiles dozed at the temperature of eighty degrees.

Exercise 2


Answer the following questions within fifteen words

  1. How does the sky look as one is awakened by the birdsong?
  2. How do the parrots and parakeets salute the people?
  3. What do all the animals do at the start of a new day?
  4. As the light fades, where does the robin fly off to?


  1. As one is awakened by the birdsong, the sky is slightly tinged with yellow.
  2. The parrots and parakeets salute the people with a cacophony of sounds.
  3. At the start of a new day, all the animals in the zoo are excited and eager, bustling about their cages.
  4. As the light fades, the robin ceases to sing and flies off to roost in the mimosa tree.

Exercise 3


Answer the following questions within twenty-five words

  1. What work do Jeremy and Mike do in the gorillas’ cages?
  2. Describe the state of the frogs and snakes in the reptile house.
  3. What would one see and hear while lying in bed at night?


  1. Jeremy and Mike work in cleaning and maintaining the gorillas’ cages in the zoo.
  2. The reptiles in the reptile house were dozing in the temperature of eighty degrees.
  3. While lying in bed at night, one would see and hear various things depending on their surroundings. They may see the stars twinkling in the sky, the moon casting a soft glow, and hear the chirping of crickets or the hooting of owls.

Exercise 4


Classify the underline adverbs according to their functions in the chart given below

  1. I have already done the job.
  2. Bappa can go anywhere for his work.
  3. Puja often comes to my place.
  4. Nargis sings sweetly.

Functions of adverbs

Manner Time Place Frequency


Manner Time Place Frequency
My place Often

Exercise 5


Underline the clauses in the following sentences and state what kind of clauses they are

  1. As he was not there, I spoke to his brother.
  2. The house where Nazrul was born is in Churulia.
  3. She said that she would return soon.
  4. Have you read the book which you borrowed from me?


  1. Clause: As he was not there
    Type: Adverb clause
  2. Clause: where Nazrul was born
    Type: Adjective clause
  3. Clause: that she would return soon
    Type: Noun clause
  4. Clause: which you borrowed from me
    Type: Adjective clause

Exercise 6


Identify the following sentences as a simple, complex or compound sentence

  1. He is too tired to walk alone.
  2. I have a friend who lives in Mumbai.
  3. Priyam wrote a letter but he got no reply.
  4. Being ill, I could not attend school.
  5. She told me that she would enter a house which is believed to be haunted.
  6. The sun shines brightly and the flowers bloom.


  1. Simple sentence
  2. Complex sentence
  3. Compound sentence
  4. Complex sentence
  5. Complex sentence
  6. Compound sentence

Exercise 7


Write a letter to the Headmaster/Headmistress of your school within 100 words seeking leave for three days to visit your ailing grandmother.


[Address of the school] [City] [Pin code] [Date]

The Headmaster/Headmistress

[Name of the school] [Address of the school] [City]

Subject: Request for Leave

Respected Sir/Madam,

I am a student of [Class and Section] of your esteemed institution. I am writing this letter to request a three-day leave from [Date] to [Date]. I need to visit my ailing grandmother, who lives in [Name of the City], with my parents.

As my grandmother is very sick and requires our immediate attention, it is important for me to be with her during this time. I assure you that I will catch up on all the missed classes once I am back.

I would be grateful if you could grant me leave for the mentioned dates.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Yours obediently,

[Your name] [Your address]

Exercise 8


Write a letter to your friend within 100 words narrating your experience of visiting a Wild Life sanctuary.



[Friend’s Name],

I hope this letter finds you in good health and in high spirits. Last weekend, I had an amazing experience visiting a wildlife sanctuary. It was an eye-opening experience for me as I got to see various animals and birds in their natural habitat.

As soon as we entered the sanctuary, we were welcomed by the chirping of birds and the sight of monkeys jumping from one tree to another. We saw herds of deer grazing peacefully and even spotted a family of wild boars. The highlight of the visit was a majestic tiger, who was lazily lounging in the shade of a tree.

Apart from the animals, we also got to see a variety of birds and butterflies. The natural beauty of the sanctuary was breathtaking, and I was fascinated by the way different species coexisted in harmony.

Overall, it was an unforgettable experience, and I would highly recommend visiting a wildlife sanctuary to anyone who loves nature and animals.

Hope to hear from you soon about your own adventures!

Best regards,

[Your Name]

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