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NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Main Course Book Chapter 9



Unit-3 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 64


Q1 : What was the cause of the dispute between the tiger and the man?
a. to establish who was superior.
b. to prove beasts were inferior.
c. to justify that beasts should be caged.
d. to prove that man was more intelligent.
Answer :
a. to establish who was superior.


Q2 : What did the man do to prove his point?
a. he caged the tiger.
b. he carved a statue of a man riding a tiger.
c. he put the tiger in a cage.
d. he enslaved the tiger.
Answer :
b. he carved a statue of a man riding a tiger.


Q3 : What was the tiger’s counter-argument?
a. he said that he was the king of the jungle.
b. he claimed he ruled the world.
c. he said the situation would be reversed if he was the sculptor.
d. he threatened to devour the man in a moment.
Answer :
c. He said the situation would be reversed if he was the sculptor.


Q4 : Working in groups of four, write a dialogue between
A tiger behind bars and a man
A man in a cage and a tiger.

Answer :
Dialogue : A tiger behind bars and a man
Man: Hello, Mr. Tiger you are now behind the bars. Now you are no longer the king of the jungle. You will now have to listen to me. I will be your dictator. I will appoint a ring master who will train you in many tricks.
Tiger: I am the lord of the jungle from where you trapped me. You have violated the forest laws by trapping me inside the bars. You have done an immoral act. Open the doors!Let me be free and go back to the jungle.
Man: You tiger! Don’t teach me law and ethics. I have captured you after taking so much risk. I am not a fool that I will set you free.
Tiger: You are a rational animal. O man! Please be kind to me and set me free.
Man: Shut up ! I am not going to set you free. Don’t worry, here you will get fresh flesh of goat to eat.
Tiger: O man! People like you are killing us daily. We have now become an endangered specie. We are getting less in number day by day. Tiger experts say that we are now left with only 3000 of us.
Man: So what! Nothing will happen if tigers do not live. Other animals will survive in peace. They live a life of panic because of you tigers.
Tiger: This is not our fault. Nature has created us .Nature has made the food chain. If we don’t hunt and kill other animals there will be an ecological imbalance. Man should not kill us as we can live without man but man cannot live without us.
A dialogue between a man in a cage and a tiger.
Man : Have mercy on me, O tiger! You have caged me for no fault of mine. I am starving from yesterday. You have not given me any food.
Tiger: What ! Have’nt I given you food? What is all this in the bowl next to you ?
Man: O my lord,Tiger! How can I eat raw food? The food you have given is not cooked. I can’t eat this food.
Tiger: Eat what you have got and stop weeping.
Man: O Tiger! I want to meet my wife and children. They are at home. I do not know how they are. Please release me free and let me go! For the sake of my children please let me go.
Tiger: What exactly do you want? Tell me. You have been caged not for nothing. I will carry you to jungle where you will perform in a circus in front of the animals. You are going to perform feats and the animals will clap and applaud your performance. Ha ha ha…
Man: Oh No! Please don’t do that. I understand that you are taking revenge for the ill treatment we give to the tigers .
Tiger: I have put you in a cage to teach you a lesson. I hope you can now empathise with our condition when we are put in a cage. I will let you go if you pledge to protect the tigers and other animals. I will let you be free if you encourage people not to buy any product made of animals’ body parts. I will let you go you if you can educate people that they should stop hunting us.
Man: I agree to your conditions. Please free me. You are very wise and generous. O Tiger, you have not eaten me.
Tiger: I let you free. When you go back to your society chant this slogan:
Save Tiger, The King Of The Jungle.


Q5 : Fill in the blanks:
1.The next generation is not likely to see the tiger because of __________
2. __________ laws against poachers must be enforced.
3.The responsibility of protection of the tiger lies with the __________
4.One of the reasons for the Tiger becoming extinct is __________
5.Destroying nature means __________
6. __________ and __________ are different types of tigers
7. __________ is a wild life conservation project.
8.Tigers are found in the evergreen and monsoon forests of the __________
9.Though tigers are mostly nocturnal, __________ species may also be active during the day.
10.The body length of the tiger is __________ cm.
Answer :
1. poachig and killing of tigers to make rugs and coats out of their skins .
2. stringent
3. government ,specially the forest department.
4. poaching
5. destroying ourselves
6. The Bali, Javan and Caspian
7. Project Tiger
8. Indo-malayan realm to the mixed coniferous -deciduous woodlands of the Russian Far east and the mangrove swamps of the Sundarbans, shared by India and Bangladesh.
9. the Siberian sub
10. 140-280 cm.


Q6 : “Massive poaching in the past two years has wiped out the entire tiger population at one of the tiger reserves in India,” says one of the investigation reports.
Study the information in C .7 and C.8 and notice how the number of tigers are falling. Using the information, write a paragraph in about 150 words on Project Tiger.
Answer :
Project tiger is a wildlife conservation project initiated in India in 1972 to protect the Bengal Tigers. It was launched on April 1, 1973 and has become one of the most successful wild life conservation ventures. Project tiger aims at Tiger conservation in specially constituted Tiger reserves representative of various bio geographical regions through out India. It strives to maintain a viable conservation reliant on tiger population in their natural environment. The main achievements of this project are excellent recovery of the habitat and consequent increase in the tiger population in the reserve areas, from a mere 268 in 7 reserves in 1972 to above one thousand in 28 reserves in 2006.Tigers being at the apex of the food chain can be considered as the indicator of the integrity of the eco system.