Chapter 8 – His First Flight | Chapter Solution Class 9

His First Flight
Book Name : Bliss English Textbook For Class IX Second Language
Subject : Bliss
Class : 9 (Madhyamik)
Publisher : Prof. Nabanita Chatterjee
Chapter Name : His First Flight (8th Chapter)

Exercise 1

Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives

Question 1

 At night the seagull slept in a little

  1. nest
  2. hole
  3. turret
  4. burrow


(b) hole

Question 2

The ledge faced the

  1. north
  2. south
  3. east
  4. west


(b) south

Question 3

The colour of the seagull’s body was

  1. red
  2. black
  3. blue
  4. grey


(d) grey

Question 4

The two brothers and sisters of the seagull were lying on the

  1. plain
  2. plateau
  3. valley
  4. hill


(b) plateau

Question 5

The mother seagull had picked up a piece of

  1. meat
  2. insect
  3. fish
  4. straw


(c) fish

Exercise 2

Answer the following questions within fifteen words


  1. What was the first catch of the seagull’s older brother?
  2. Why did the seagull feel the heat?
  3. Why did the seagull dive at the fish?
  4. What happened when the seagull soared upwards?


  1. The seagull’s older brother caught his “first herring”.
  2. The seagull had not eaten since nightfall, so he felt the “heat”.
  3. The seagull dived at the fish because he was “maddened by hunger”.
  4. The seagull soared upwards and felt joyous. His family praised him for his first flight.

Exercise 3

Answer the following questions within twenty five words


  1. Why was the seagull afraid when he ran forward to the brink of the ledge?
  2. What were the seagull’s two brothers and sister doing on the plateau?
  3. What happened after the seagull’s feet sank into the sea?


  1. The seagull was afraid because he felt certain that his wings would never support him.
  2. The seagull’s two brothers and sister were dozing with their heads sunk into their wings on the plateau.
  3. The seagull was floating on the sea and his family was screaming and praising him for making his first flight.

Exercise 4


Change the parts of speech of the given words in the chart: 




Exercise 5

Rewrite the sentences changing the form of the underlined words as directed

  1. He is known for his honesty. (change into the adjective form)
  2. She spoke with kindness. (change into adverb form)
  3. The sun shone brightly. (change into noun form)
  4. She gave a wise judgment. (change into verb form)


  1. He is honest.
  2. She spoke kindly.
  3. Brightness of the sun.
  4. She judged wisely.

Exercise 6


Write a paragraph within 100 words on the water cycle, using the following flow-chart
water evaporates from water bodies-rises as vapour-gets heavier-condenses, forms clouds-falls to earth as rain


The water cycle is a natural process that involves the circulation of water throughout the Earth’s atmosphere, land, and oceans. The cycle begins with the evaporation of water from water bodies such as oceans, lakes, and rivers, due to the heat of the sun. The evaporated water rises as vapour and forms clouds. As more water vapour condenses, the clouds become heavier, and eventually, precipitation occurs in the form of rain, snow, or hail. This precipitation then falls to the Earth’s surface and becomes part of the groundwater or enters streams and rivers, eventually flowing back to the oceans to complete the cycle. The water cycle is a continuous process that plays a vital role in regulating the Earth’s climate and supporting all life on the planet.

Exercise 7


Write a summary of the following passage within 100 words

Communication is part of our everyday life. We greet one another, smile or frown, depending on our moods. Animals too, communicate. Just like us, interaction among animals can be both verbal and non-verbal. Singing is one way in which birds can interact with one another. Male blackbirds often use their melodious songs to catch the attention of other blackbirds. These songs are usually rich in notes, encoding various kinds of messages. Songs are also used to keep off other birds from their territory, usually a place where they dwell. Large mammals in the oceans sing too, according to adventurous sailors. Enormous whales groan and grunt while smaller dolphins and porpoises whistle and click. These sounds are surprisingly received by other mates as far as several hundred kilometers away. Besides singing, body language also forms a large part of animals’ communication mode. Dominant hyenas exhibit their power by raising the fur hackles on their necks and shoulders, while the submissive ones normally surrender to the powerful parties by crouching their head low and curling their lips a little, revealing their teeth in a friendly smiles. Insects such as wasps armed with poisonous bites or stings usually have brightly painted bodies to remind other predators of their power.

(206 words)


Animals, like humans, use both verbal and non-verbal forms of communication. Birds use their melodious songs to interact with one another and keep other birds off their territory. Whales, dolphins, and porpoises in oceans also communicate through sounds that can be received by mates several hundred kilometres away. Body language is another form of communication among animals. Dominant hyenas raise their fur hackles to exhibit their power while submissive ones surrender by crouching their heads low. Insects, such as wasps, use brightly painted bodies to remind predators of their power.

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