Friday, 9 December 2011

9th class-cbse english(NCERT BOOK-Beehive)(short answers)Chapter-2(The sound of music)(Deborah Cowley)(part-1)

Evelyn Glennie listen to sound without hearing it

Q) Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1) How did Ron Forbes Help Evelyn?
Ans1) Evelyn was discouraged by all. Ron Forbes helped her to continue with music. He identified her potential. He advised her to hear through other parts of body rather than her ears.

Q2) How was Evelyn a source of great pleasure to her audience?
Ans2) Evelyn was very young. She performed despite her handicap. Her music was better than those of her double age. She was an inspiration to the handicapped. Thus, she has given enormous pleasure to millions.

Q3) Why was Evelyn nervous while on the way to Royal Academy of music?
Ans3) Evelyn was only seventeen year old girl while she was going to perform in Royal academy of music. She was nervous as she was completely deaf .Moreover, She was Scottish.

Q4) How did Evelyn’s parents came to know about her deafness ?
Ans4) Once Evelyn‘s name was called in the class but she did not respond. At that time she was just eight year old. Her performance in class had deteriorated. The headmistress called her parents and suggested to take her to a specialist. It was then her parents came to know about her deafness

Q5) Why did Evelyn said that men with bushy beards gave her trouble?
Ans5) Evelyn was a deaf girl. She understood others by reading their facial expressions and movements of their eyes and lips. It was difficult for her to read these movements of beard men. Thus, she remarked that men with bushy beards gave her trouble.

Some More Questions for practice
Q) Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q6) Name the various causes for which Evelyn performed.

Q7) Evelyn always removed her shoes before going on wooden platforms. Why?

Q8)  What did Ann Richlen say for Evelyn?


  1. Thanks for the help. Look forward to see the answers for the last 3 questions.

    1. I am Maria, a student of the Indian High School, Dubai who posted this comment.

    2. Dear Maria,
      last three questions are for practice.So i can not publish their answers on this blog.But if you want answers you can become member and mail your questions at
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      Himanshu Sharma