Comprehension Exercises | The Price of Bananas | Mulk Raj Anand | Class 9 | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

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The Price of Bananas by Mulk Raj Anand

The Price of Bananas by Mulk Raj Anand


Textual Questions:

Exercise 1


Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives:

(1) The author was on his way from Faizabad railway station to

(a) Delhi

(b) Kolkata

(c) Lucknow √

(d) Ahmedabad


(2) From the water pump the passengers were filling up their

(a) water bottles

(b) earthen pitchers √

(c) brass jugs

(d) steel buckets


(3) The gentleman who came up to the author's compartment looked like a

(a) businessman √

(b) doctor

(c) teacher

(d) postman


(4) The price the vendor asked for the bananas was

(a) two annas √

(b) four annas

(c) six annas

(d) eight annas


(5) The author drew the cartoon of

(a) fruit vendor

(b) monkey

(c) porter

(d) Sethji √



Exercise 2

Answer the following questions within fifteen words:


(1) Where did the young monkeys sit?

Ans.> The younger monkeys sat on the boughs of neem and tamarind trees.

(2) What did the monkey do to the loin cloth of the pious person?

Ans.> The monkey snatched away the loin cloth of a pious person.


(3) What did Sethji's luggage include?

 Ans.> Sethji's luggage included a big steel trunk, several small baskets, and a brass jug.

(4) Why, according to the fruit vendor, were the monkeys disturbing the passengers?

Ans.>  The monkeys were hungry.


Exercise 3


Answer the following question within twenty-five words:


(1) What was the businessman wearing?

Ans.>   The businessman was wearing a white muslin dhoti, a delicate tunic, and an embroidered cap on his head.

(2) What did the monkey do after accepting the fruit

vendor's bargain?

 Ans.> The monkey returned the embroidered cap.


(3) How did the whole amusing episode end?

Ans.> The whole amusing episode had ended in a bitter sense of grievance against the rich businessman who had been so hard to the generous-hearted fruit vendor.



Grammar in Use:


Exercise 4

Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles and prepositions:


(a) The sun rises in the east.

(b) The dog jumped over the log.

(c) I love to watch a one-day match.

(d) With a pen, Tiya also has an eraser.


Exercise 5

Change the voice of the following sentences:


(a) Mr. Khan is known to me.

Ans.> I am known to Mr. Khan.


(b) Trina had composed a poem.

Ans.> A poem had been composed by Trina.


(c) I will always remember you.

Ans.> You will be always remembered by me.


(d) They have made him the President of the club.

Ans.> He has been made the President of the club by them.


Exercise 6

Fill in the blanks with appropriate form of the given verbs in brackets:

(a) They spent their puja vacation in the hills. (spend)

(b) We have been living in this city for over ten years. (live)

(c)  I have just finished reading the book. (finish)

(d) The project will be completed by June next year. (complete)


Exercise 7

Change the mode of narration in the following sentences:


(a) Rahul said," Alas! Brazil has lost the match."

Ans.> Rahul exclaimed in sorrow that Brazil has lost the match.


(b) “Let us go for a walk,” said Shabnam to Chandni.

Ans.> Shabnam proposed to Chandni that they should go for a walk.


(c) “Good morning, madam,” said the students to the teacher.

Ans.> The students greeted their madam good morning.


(d) My father said to me, “Do not pluck flowers.”

Ans.> My father told me not to pluck flowers.

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