Comprehension Exercises | A Day in the Zoo | Gerald Durrell | Class 9 | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

 A Day in the Zoo | Gerald Durrell | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar |  প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

 A Day in the Zoo by Gerald Durrell 

a day in the zoo by gerald gurrell

Textual questions:

Exercise 1

Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives:

1. The average day in a zoo begins just before

(a) dusk

(b) dawn √

(c) afternoon

(d) evening


2. The birds searching the dewy grass on the lawn were

(a) peahens √

(b) peacocks

(c) robins

(d) thrushes


3. Stephen with a broom in his hand was guarding over the

(a) bears

(b) gorilla

(c) apes √

(d) armadillo


4. The name of the black Celebes ape was

(a) Etam √

(b) Jeremy

(c) Mike

(d) Stephen


5. The reptiles dozed in the temperature of

(a) sixty degrees

(b) seventy degrees  

(c) eighty degrees √

(d) ninety degrees.


Exercise 2  

Answer the following questions within fifteen words:


(1) How does the sky look as one is awakened by the birdsong?

Ans.> The sky will be slightly tinged with yellow when one awakened by the birdsong.

(2) How do the parrots and parakeets salute the people?

Ans.> The parrots and parakeets salute the people with a cacophony of sounds.


(3) What do all the animals do at the start of a new day?

Ans.> All the animals, excited and eager at the start of a new day, bustle about the cages.


(4) As the light fades, where does the robin fly off to?

Ans.> As the light fades, the robin ceases to sing and flies off to roost in the mimosa tree.


Exercise 3


Answer the following questions within twenty-five words:


(1) What work do Jeremy and Mike do in the gorillas' cages?

Ans.> They sweep up the mess on the floor and scatter fresh white sawdust.


(2) Describe the state of the frogs and snakes in the reptile house.

Ans.> Frogs make gulping sounds and Snakes regard you calmly with lidless eyes.


(3) What would one see and hear while lying in bed at night?

Ans.> As you lie in bed, you watch through the window the moon separating itself from the shadow of the trees. You hear the lions cough.



Grammar in use:

Exercise 4

Classify the underlined adverbs according to their functions in the chart given below:

(a) Thave already done the job.

(b) Bappa can go anywhere for his work.

(c) Puja often comes to my place.

(d) Nargis sings sweetly.



Functions of adverbs












Exercise 5


Underline the clauses in the following sentences and state what kind of clauses they are:

(a) As he was not there, I spoke to his brother.

 Ans.> Adverbial Clause


(b) The house where Nazrul was born is in Churulia.

Ans.> Adverbial Clause


(c) She said that she would return soon.

Ans.> Noun Clause


(d) Have you read the book which you borrowed from me?

Ans.> Adjective Clause


Exercise 6

Identify the following sentences as simple, complex or compound sentence:

(i) He is too tired to walk alone.

Ans.> Simple

(ii) Thave a friend who lives in Mumbai.

Ans.> Complex

(iii) Priyam wrote a letter but he got no reply.

Ans.> Compound

(iv) Being ill, I could not attend school.

Ans.> Simple

(v) She told me that she would enter a house which is believed to be haunted.

Ans.> Complex

(vi) The sun shines brightly and the flowers bloom.

 Ans.> Compound

Composition :


Exercise 7


Write a letter to the Headmaster/Headmistress of your school within 100 words seeking leave for three days to visit your ailing grandmother.






The Headmaster/Headmistress,

Kheshira High School,

Malda, West Bengal


Sub: Leave of absence




I beg to state that I, Sunirban Jha, is an obedient student of your school. I read in class-IX, section B and my roll number is 28.

With due respect I inform you that I will not be able to attend my class from 05.08.2020 to 10.08.2020. I wish to go home to see my grandmother for her saviour illness. She has been suffering from cerebral attack for last two days and my family wants my help.


So, therefore, I request you to grant my leave of absence for those days only so that I can visit my ailing grandmother.

Thanking You.


Yours sincerely,


Sunirban Jha

Vill+p.o- Kheshira



Exercise 8


Write a letter to your friend within 100 words narrating your experience of visiting a Wild Life sanctuary.




Dear Joy,

I received your letter yesterday. I wish you are well. Today I shall write to you about my experience of visiting Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary. This famous sanctuary is situated near Raiganj town in the Uttar Dinajpur District in the state of West Bengal. It is also popularly known as Kulik Bird Sanctuary because the river of the same name (Kulik) flows around the sanctuary. You'll be pleased to see species like kadam, jarul, shisoo and eucalyptus. You’ll find kites, flycatchers, owls, kingfishers, woodpeckers, drongoes and other resident birds at the sanctuary.

Therefore, I would like to suggest you to visit Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary. I had a very good experience to go there.

With regards to your father and mother.


Yours ever,


Joy Karmakar
Vill+PO –Malda

West Bengal

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