Chapter-9.1 The Snake Trying- Extra Questions and Notes

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Extra Questions, Notes, Assignment and study material for Class 9th as Per CBSE Syllabus

Chapter- 9.1

Lesson Name THE SNAKE TRYING

ByW.W.E. Ross

 Introduction of the lesson- THE SNAKE TRYING

 INTRODUCTION

Most of us think snakes as fearsome symbols of death. But the poet has a different opinion about it. In his view that snakes are not harmful if they are not disturbed. They make harm to human body only when they think him a danger for their own life. In this poem the snake itself becomes a victim of human hardness.
(हम में से अधिकतर सांपों को मृत्यु के एक भयानक प्रतीक के रूप में लेते हैं ।  लेकिन इसके बारे में कवि का एक भिन्न मत है उसके विचार में यदि सांपों को तंग न किया जाए तो वे हानिकारक नहीं होते हैं । वे मानव को तभी क्षति पहुँचाते है जब उन्हें लगता है कि मानव उनके जीवन के लिए एक ख़तरा बन गया है । इस कविता में तो स्वयं सांप ही मानव की कठोरता का शिकार बन जाता है।)

Important Word-Meanings of difficult words from the lesson- THE SNAKE TRYING

WORD MEANING

Word-Meanings : Escape = to get clear away,बच निकालना ; pursuing = chasing, पीछे लगी हुई  ; curving= turns,घुमाव ; graceful = attractive,मनमोहक ; glides = creeps, सरकता है ; stroke = hit, प्रहार । Reeds = hollow stems, सरकंडे ; hurt = injury, चोट ; harmless= not dangerous,हानि रहित I  Observed = was seen, देख लिया गया ; chased away = was followed, पीछा किया गया ; vanishes = gets out of sight,अद्रश्य होना ; ripples = waves,लहरें ; slim = thin,पतले  I

Short and Simple Summary of the lesson in EnglishTHE SNAKE TRYING/ Summary in simple Words/ Critical appreciation of the lesson THE SNAKE TRYING

 Summary:

 This is a beautiful poem about a snake. One day a snake was lying on the sandy bank of a pond or a river. Some one observes it and runs after it with a stick. He wants to kill it. The snake is trying to escape from the pursuing stick. It runs with sudden curves in its body. It looks very beautiful and graceful. It glides through the water to save itself from the stroke. The poet sees all this. He asks the chaser to let the snake go away without any hurt. He says that it is a small green snake. It can’t make harm even to a small child. But the chaser does not listen to the poet. He is after the snake but it disappears in the ripples among the green slim reeds.

 Summary in Hindi/ THE SNAKE TRYING

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SUMMARY IN HINDI

यह सांप के बारे में एक सुंदर कविता हैं । एक दिन एक तालाब या नदी के किनारे रेत पर एक सांप लेटा हुआ था । कोई व्यक्ति इसे देख लेता है और डंडा लेकर उसके पीछे लग जाता है । वह उसे मारना चाहता है । सांप पीछे पड़ी हुई लाठी से बचने का प्रयास कर रहा है । वह अचानक अपने शरीर में घुमावदार मोड़ डालकर भागता है । यह बहुत ही सुन्दर और मनमोहक लगता है । वह अपने आपको लाठी के प्रहार से बचाने के लिए पानी के ऊपर से सरकता है ।

कवि इस सारे दृश्य को देखता है । वह पीछा कर रहे उस आदमी से कहता है कि वह सांप को बिना कोई चोट पहुँचाए चले जाने दे । वह कहता है कि यह एक छोटा-सा हरे रंग का सांप है । यह तो एक छोटे-से बच्चे को भी हानि नहीं पहुँचा सकता है । लेकिन पीछा करने कवि की बात नहीं सुनता है । वह सांप के पीछे पड़ा हुआ है लेकिन साँप हरे सरकंडों के बीच लहरों में ओझल हो जाता है ।

Following is the complete question bank for – THE SNAKE TRYING

 Read the extracts and answer the questions that follow.

 COMPREHENSION OF STANZAS

STANZA 1

The snake trying

 to escape the pursuing stick,

with sudden carvings of thin

long body. flow beautiful

 and graceful are his shapes!

 He glides through the water away

front the stroke.

हिंदी अनुवाद – सांप अपने पीछे पड़ी हुई छड़ी से बचने के लिए अचानक अपने लंबे और पतले शरीर में बल खाता हुआ जाता है । उस समय वह देखने में कितना सुंदर और मनमोहक लगता है । वह लाठी के प्रहार से बचने के लिए पानी के ऊपर से सरकता हुआ चला जाता है ।

 Questions :
(a) Name the poem and the poet.
(b) What is the snake trying to escape from?
(c) Why does he take sudden carvings of his body?
(d) What looks beautiful and graceful?
(e )Where does the snake go and why?

 Answers :
(a) The name of the poem is ‘The Snake Trying’ and the name of the. poet is `W.W.E. Ross’.
(b) The snake is trying to escape from the pursuing stick.
(c) He takes sudden curves of his body to escape himself from the stroke of the stick.
(d) His shapes of body while taking curvings look graceful and beautiful.
(e) The snake goes through the water to save himself.

 STANZA 2

0 let him go over the water

into the reeds to hide

without hurt Small and green

he is harmless even to children.

हिंदी अनुवाद – अरे ! उसे पानी के ऊपर से जाने दो ताकि वह बिना किसी चोट के सरकंडों में जाकर छुप जाए । वह छोटा –सा हरे रंग का सांप बच्चों को भी कोई हानि नहीं पहुँचा सकता है ।

 Questions :
(a) Name the poem and the poet.
(b) Who does ‘him’ refer to in the first line of the stanza?
(c) Where is he going?
(d) Of what size and colour is he?
(e) What is his nature?

Answers :
(a) The name of the poem is ‘The Snake Trying’ and the name of the poet is ‘W.W.E. Ross’.
(b) ‘Him’ refers to the snake.
(c) He is going over the water into the reeds.
(d) He is of small size and green colour.
(e) He is of good nature.

STANZA 3

Along the sand

he lay until observed

 and chased away, and now

he vanishes in the ripples

among the green slim reeds.

 हिंदी अनुवाद – वह तब तक रेत के बीच में लेटा रहा जब तक कि किसी ने उसे देख नहीं लिया और उसका पीछा नहीं किया और अब वह हरे रंग के पतले सरकंडों के बीच लहरों में ओझल हो गया है ।

Questions :
(a) Who does `he’ refer to in this stanza?
(b) Where was he lying?
(c)When was he chased?
(d) Where does he vanishes?
(e) Of what colour are the reeds?

 Answers :
(a) ‘He’ refers to the snake.
(b) He was lying on the sand.
(c) He was chased when someone observed him.
(d) He vanishes in the ripples among the reeds.
(e) The reeds are of green colour.

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Very Short Answer Type Important Questions

Additional Very Short Answer Type Questions

I. What is the snake trying to escape from ?

Ans. The snake is trying to escape from the pursuing stick.

2. How is the snake’s body??

Ans. The snake has a thin long body.

3. How does the snake go through the water ?

Ans. He glides through the water away.

4. Where is the snake trying to hide ?

Ans. The snake is trying to hide into the reed4.

5. What is the colour of the snake ?

Ans. The colour of the snake is green.

6. What type of a snake is it ?

Ans. It is a harmless snake.

7. What does the poet wish for the snake ?

Ans. The poet wishes that the snake should escape unhurt.

8. Where was the snake before anyone saw it ?

Ans. The snake was lying on the sand before anyone saw it.

9. Where does the snake vanish ?

Ans. The snake vanishes in the ripples among the green reeds.

10. Who is the poet of the poem ‘The Snake Trying’ ?

Ans. W.W.E. Ross is the poet of this poem.

 Value Based Questions and Answers of THE SNAKE TRYING

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 QUICK REVIEW OF THE POEM

1.What is our opinion about most of snakes ?

   (A) fearsome symbols of death                                         (B) faithful friends

 (C) loyal to human being                                                       (D) not harmful to us

 Ans. (A) fearsome symbols of death

2.In the poet’s views the snakes are

(A) harmful to us                                                                        (B) not harmful to us

(C) enemy to us                                                                          (D) all of the above

Ans. (B) not harmful to us

3.What is the snake trying to escape ?

 (A) stone                                                                                      (B) bullet

 (C) mud                                                                                        (D) stick

 Ans. (D) stick

4.The snake has a _____.

 (A) thin long body                                                                      (B) thick small body

 (C) huge body                                                                              (D) all of the above

 Ans. (A) thin long body

5.How does the poet describe the shapes of the snake’s body ?

(A) graceful                                                                                    (B) beautiful

(C) ugly                                                                                             (D) both (A) and (B)

 Ans. (D) both (A) and (B)

6.What does the snake glide through ?

(A) mud                                                                                            (B)ice

(C) water                                                                                          (D) allof the above

   Ans. (C) water

7.Of what colour snake is the poet talking about ?

(A) red                                                                                                             (B) white

 (C) green,                                                                                                      (D) black

 Ans. (C ) green

8.Who is the Snake harmful to ?

(A) men,                                                                                                         (B) Women

 (C) children                                                                                                    (D) none of the above

  Ans. (D) none of the above

9.What Is the nature of the green snake who is trying to escape ?

 (A) harmless                                                                                                 (B) furious

(C) harmful                                                                                                     (D) annoyed

 Ans. (A) harmless

10.Where did the snake lie until observed ?

 (A) in a tree                                                                                                    (B) on the water

  (C) on the sand                                                                                             (D) in the mud

 Ans. (C) on the sand

11.Where does the snake vanish ?

  (A) in the water                                                                                          (B) in the reeds 

  (C) in a house                                                                                              (D) none of the above

 Ans. (B) in the reeds

12.Who chased the snake ?

 (A) man                                                                                                            (B) mongoose

 (C) crocodile                                                                                                   (D) eagle

Ans. (A) man

13.What does the poet wish for the snake ?

  (A) killed                                                                                                          (B) escape unhurt

  (C) caught                                                                                                        (D) all of the above

  Ans. (B) escape unhurt

14.Who is the poet of the poem ‘The Snake Trying’ ?

  (A) Edward Lear                                                                                            (B) W.W.E. Ross

   (C) Gieve Patel                                                                                              (D) William Wordsworth

Ans. (B) W.W.E. Ross

 

 

 

 

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