The Bond of Love – NCERT Solutions

Q. Given in the box are some headings. Find the relevant paragraphs in the text to match the headings.

An Orphaned Cub; Bruno’s Food-chart; An Accidental Case of Poisoning; Playful Baba; Pain of Separation; Joy of Reunion; A Request to the Zoo; An Island in the courtyard

Answer

  • An Orphaned Cub – para 3
  • Bruno’s Food-chart – para 6
  • An Accidental Case of Poisoning – para 8
  • Playful Baba – para 12
  • Pain of Separation – para 14
  • Joy of Reunion – para 16
  • A Request to the Zoo – para 18
  • An Island in the Courtyard – para 21

Q. “I got him for her by accident.”

  1. Who says this?
  2. Who do ‘him’ and ‘her’ refer to?
  3. What is the incident referred to here?

Answer

  1. The author says this.
  2. ‘Him’ refers to the baby bear and ‘her’ refers to the author’s wife.
  3. The incident refers to the catching of the baby bear.

Q. “He stood on his head in delight.”

  1. Who does ‘he’ refer to?
  2. Why was he delighted?

Answer

  1. ‘He’ refers to the baby bear.
  2. ‘He’ was delighted to see the author’s wife after a long time.

Q. “We all missed him greatly: but in a sense we were relieved.”

  1. Who does ‘we all’ stand for?
  2. Who did they miss?
  3. Why did they nevertheless feel relieved?

Answer

  1. The author, his wife and son.
  2. They missed the baby bear.
  3. They felt relieved because it was getting difficult to keep the baby bear at home.

Q. On two occasions Bruno ate/drank something that should not be eaten/drunk. What happened to him on these occasions?

Ans. Bruno ate barium carbonate which was put to kill the rats and mice. Paralysis set in to the extent that he could not stand on his feet. Once he drank one gallon of old engine oil. But it had no ill effects whatever.

Q. Was Bruno a loving and playful pet? Why, then, did he have to be sent away?

Ans. Yes, Bruno was a loving and playful pet. But he was mischievous also. The bear became very attached to the narrator’s two Alsatian dogs and the children of the tenants. Bruno had grown many times the size he was when he came. Now her name was changed to Baba. Now he was getting too big to be kept at home. So he was sent to a zoo.

Q. Find these words in the lesson. They all have ie or ei in them.

  1. f___ld
  2. ingred ___nts
  3. h ___ght
  4. misch ___vous
  5. fr ___nds
  6. ___ghty-seven
  7. rel ___ved
  8. p ___ce

Answer

  1. field
  2. ingredients
  3. height
  4. mischievous
  5. friends
  6. eighty-seven
  7. relieved piece

Q. Now here are some more words. Complete them with ei or ie. Consult a dictionary if necessary.

  1. bel___ ve
  2. rec ___ve
  3. w ___rd
  4. l ___sure
  5. s ___ze
  6. w ___ght
  7. r ___gn
  8. f ___gn
  9. gr ___f
  10. p ___rce

Answer

  1. believe
  2. receive
  3. weird
  4. leisure
  5. seize
  6. weight
  7. reign
  8. feign
  9. grief
  10. pierce

Q. Here are some words with silent letters. Learn their spelling. Your teacher will dictate these words to you. Write them down and underline the silent letters.

knock, wrestle, walk, wrong, knee, half, honest, daughter, hours, return, hornet, calm, could, sign, island, button

Answer

Knock, Wrestle, Walk, Wrong, Knee, Half, Honest, Daughter, Hours, Return, Hornet, Calm, Could, Sign, Island, Button

Q. Find the adverbs in the passage below.

We thought that everything was over when suddenly a black sloth-bear came out panting in the hot sun. Now I will not shoot a sloth-bear wantonly but, unfortunately for the poor beast, one of my companions did not feel that way about it, and promptly shot the bear on the spot.

Ans. suddenly, wantonly, unfortunately, promptly.

Q. Complete the following sentences, using a suitable adverb ending in –ly.

  1. Rana does her homework ___.
  2. It rains ___in Mumbai in June.
  3. He does his work ___.
  4. The dog serves his master ___.

Answer

  1. Rana does her homeworktimely.
  2. It rains heavily in Mumbai in June.
  3. He does his work properly.
  4. The dog serves his master faithfully.

Q. Choose the most suitable adverbs or adverbial phrases and complete the following sentences.

  1. We should _____ get down from a moving train. (never, sometimes, often)
  2. I was _______ in need of support after my poor performance. (badly, occasionally, sometimes)
  3. Rita met with an accident. The doctor examined her _______. (suddenly, seriously, immediately)

Answer

  1. We should never get down from a moving train.
  2. I was badly in need of support after my poor performance.
  3. Rita met with an accident. The doctor examined her immediately.

Q. Take down the following scrambled version of a story, that your teacher will dictate to you, with appropriate punctuation marks. Then, read the scrambled story carefully and try to rewrite it rearranging the incidents.

A grasshopper, who was very hungry, saw her and said, “When did you get the corn? I am dying of hunger.” She wanted to dry them. It was a cold winter’s day, and an ant was bringing out some grains of corn from her home. She had gathered the corn in summer.
“I was singing all day,” answered the grasshopper.
“If you sang all summer,” said the ant, “you can dance all winter.”
“What were you doing?” asked the ant again.
The grasshopper replied, “I was too busy.”
“I collected it in summer,” said the ant. “What were you doing in summer? Why did you not store some corn?”

Answer

It was a cold winter’s day, and an ant was bringing out some grains of corn from her home. She had gathered the corn in summer. She wanted to dry them. A grasshopper, who was very hungry, saw her and said, “When did you get the corn? I am dying of hunger.” “I collected it in summer,” said the ant. “What were you doing in summer? Why did you not store some corn?” The grasshopper replied, “I was too busy.” “What were you doing?” asked the ant again. “I was singing all day,” answered the grasshopper. “If you sang all summer,” said the ant, “you can dance all winter.”

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