Chapter 9 – The North Ship | Chapter Solution Class 9

The North Ship
Book Name : Bliss English Textbook For Class IX Second Language
Subject : Bliss
Class : 9 (Madhyamik)
Publisher : Prof. Nabanita Chatterjee
Chapter Name : The North Ship (9th Chapter)

Exercise 1

Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives

Question 1

The number of ships sailing by were

  1. three
  2. two
  3. five
  4. four


(a) three

Question 2

The wind carried the first ship to a

  1. big country
  2. small country
  3. rich country
  4. distant country


(c) rich country

Question 3

The second ship turned towards the

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


(d) east

Question 4

The decks of the third ship shone

  1. brightly
  2. frostily
  3. clearly
  4. dimly


(b) frostily

Question 5

The northern sky rose over the

  1. unfruitful sea
  2. kind sea
  3. stormy sea
  4. calm sea


(a) unfruitful sea

Question 6

The third ship was rigged for a

  1. long journey
  2. short journey
  3. slow journey
  4. quick journey


(a) long journey

Exercise 2

Answer the following questions within fifteen words


  1.  What did the wind do to the second ship?
  2. Give any two points of difference between the journey of the third ship and the other two ships.


  1. The wind chased the second ship like a beast.
  2. The third ship sailed into an unforgiving sea and was rigged for a long journey, while the other two ships had shorter journeys.

Exercise 3

Replace the underlined words with suitable phrasal verbs given in the list below. Change the form if necessary. There are two extra phrasal verbs:


  1.  The child resembles his grandfather.
  2. They published a magazine recently.
  3. My mother taught me not to disrespect anyone.
  4. We should abolish bad habits.
  5. A new university was built at Coochbehar.
Phrasal verbs: bring out, set up, put up, run after, give up, look down upon, take after


  1. The child takes after his grandfather.
  2. They brought out a magazine recently.
  3. My mother taught me not to look down upon anyone.
  4. We should give up bad habits.
  5. A new university was set up at Coochbehar.

Exercise 4

Do as directed


  1. The man was so weak that he could not walk. (rewrite using ‘too’)
  2. Titir is one of the most intelligent girls in the class. (rewrite using the positive degree of the underlined adjective)
  3. As soon as he reached home, it started raining heavily. (change into a negative sentence)
  4. Why cry over spilt milk? (change into an assertive sentence)
  5. Blood is thicker than water. (change into an interrogative sentence)
  6. He told a lie intentionally. (rewrite using the noun form of ‘intentionally’)
  7. Run fast or you will be late. ( change into a complex sentence)
  8. The reporter made the news public. (rewrite using the verb form of ‘public’


  1. He was too weak to walk.
  2. Titir is the most intelligent girl in the class.
  3. As soon as he reached home, it didn’t take long before it started raining heavily.
  4. Don’t cry over spilt milk.
  5. Is blood thicker than water?
  6. His statement was an intentional lie.
  7. If you don’t run fast, you will be late.
  8. The reporter publicized the news.

Exercise 5


Write a newspaper report within 100 words on the effect of a devastating flood in your district based on the following hints

Midnapore district-month of July – heavy rainfall – rivers overflowing- trees uprooted, many villages flooded- loss of human and animal life-rescue operations-steps taken by the government


Flood Ravages Midnapore District in July

By a Staff Reporter

Midnapore, West Bengal – Incessant rainfall in the month of July has caused a devastating flood in the Midnapore district. Rivers have overflowed, leading to the flooding of many villages. The flood has caused loss of human and animal life, as well as extensive damage to property. Trees have been uprooted and crops have been destroyed. Rescue operations are underway and the government is taking steps to assist those affected by the flood. However, the situation remains critical and more aid is required. Local authorities are urging people to stay safe and to cooperate with the rescue teams.

Exercise 6


Imagine that you and your friend are sailors of two ships that have recently returned from their voyages. Write a dialogue within 100 words on the different experiences of your voyages.


Me: Hi, how was your voyage?

Friend: It was great! We sailed to many different ports and had some amazing experiences.

Me: That sounds exciting. Our voyage was a bit different. We faced some rough weather and had to change our course a few times.

Friend: Oh no, that doesn’t sound too good. Did you still manage to see some interesting places?

Me: Yes, we did. We had some unexpected adventures, like encountering a pod of dolphins and spotting a rare species of bird.

Friend: Wow, that’s really cool. I guess every voyage has its ups and downs.

Me: Exactly. But overall, it was a valuable experience and I learned a lot.

Friend: Same here. That’s what sailing is all about. You never know what you’re going to get, but it’s always an adventure.

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