Chapter 7 – Tom Loses a Tooth | Chapter Solution Class 9

Tom Loses a Tooth
Book Name : Bliss English Textbook For Class IX Second Language
Subject : Bliss
Class : 9 (Madhyamik)
Publisher : Prof. Nabanita Chatterjee
Chapter Name : Tom Loses a Tooth (7th Chapter)

Exercise 1

Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives

Question 1

Tom felt miserable on the mornings of

  1. Sunday
  2. Monday
  3. Thursday
  4. Saturday


(b) Monday

Question 2

If Aunt Polly was to know that Tom had a loose tooth, she would

  1. call a doctor
  2. bring him some medicines
  3. surely pull it out
  4. tell him to rest


(c) surely pull it out

Question 3

Tom drew his sore toe from under the

  1. sheet
  2. blanket
  3. pillow
  4. mosquito-net


(a) sheet

Question 4

Sid flew down the stairs to call

  1. the doctor
  2. Mary
  3. the nurse
  4. aunt Polly


(d) aunt Polly

Question 5

The thread that Mary got aunt Polly was made of

  1. cotton
  2. jute
  3. silk
  4. wool


(c) silk

Exercise 2

Answer the following questions within fifteen words


  1. Which one of Tom’s teeth had come loose?
  2. How are Sid and Mary related to Tom?
  3. Why did Tom ask Sid not to stir him?
  4. Why did Tom pretend his toe was paining?


  1. One of Tom’s upper front teeth had come loose.
  2. Sid and Mary are Tom’s cousins.
  3. Tom asked Sid not to stir him as he pretended to be in pain.
  4. Tom pretended his toe was paining to skip school and go fishing.

Exercise 3

Answer the following questions within twenty five words


  1. What did Tom remember hearing from a doctor?
  2. How did Aunt Polly react to the news that Tom was dying?
  3. How was Tom’s loose tooth taken out?


  1. Tom remembered hearing from a doctor that a person can only die once.
  2. Aunt Polly was shocked and cried when she heard the news that Tom was dying.
  3. Mary tied a string around Tom’s loose tooth and pulled it out by slamming the door.

Exercise 4

Do as directed


  1. Rafique was running fast. (change into an interrogative sentence)
  2. The boy would never forget the exciting incident. (change into an affirmative sentence)
  3. We had a wonderful time last evening. (change into an exclamatory sentence)
  4. He loves to play football. (change into an interrogative sentence)
  5. Rina tried all her plans. (change into a negative sentence)
  6. Shut the door, Robin. (change into an assertive sentence)


  1. Is Rafique running fast?
  2. The boy will always remember the exciting incident.
  3. What a wonderful time we had last evening!
  4. Does he love to play football?
  5. Rina did not try any of her plans.
  6. Robin, please shut the door.

Exercise 5

Replace the underlined words with suitable phrasal verbs from the list given below. Change the form of verbs where necessary. There is one extra phrasal verb in the list:
  1. The enemy surrendered without a fight.
  2. The child was cured in a month.
  3. The police investigated the case.
  4. Puja could understand what her sister said.
  5. The old man could not remember his childhood experiences.
List of phrasal verbs: look into, make out, look for, come round, give in, call up


  1. The enemy gave in without a fight.
  2. The child came round in a month.
  3. The police looked into the case.
  4. Puja could make out what her sister said.
  5. The old man couldn’t call up his childhood experiences.

Exercise 6


Write a newspaper report on a road accident within 100 words. Use the following hints:
brake failure of a bus-collided with a truck-5 injured including a child and a woman-injured sent to hospital-released with first aid -traffic disrupted -police intervened–normalcy restored


Bus-Truck Collision Leaves 5 Injured

Chennai, 17th March – In a tragic accident, a bus collided with a truck on the ECR road due to brake failure on Thursday evening. The incident took place near the Thiruvanmiyur bus stop, causing traffic to be disrupted for several hours. Five passengers were injured in the collision, including a child and a woman, and were immediately sent to a nearby hospital. After receiving first aid, they were later released. The police intervened and restored normalcy on the road. The incident serves as a reminder for all drivers to ensure the proper maintenance of their vehicles to avoid accidents.

By a Staff Reporter

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