Friday, 4 May 2012

9th class-cbse english(NCERT BOOK-Beehive)(long answers) Chapter-5(The snake and the mirror ) (Vaikom Muhammad Basheer)

Answer following questions in about 100 words.

Q1) How did the doctor reacted when he saw the snake?
Ans1) When the doctor saw the snake he kept his cool. He did not react quickly. He did not jump or cry out. He kept his presence of mind. The snake slithered around his shoulder but he sat motionlessly holding his breath. He sat in the room like a stone image in the flesh. Only his mind was active. He was aware that at the slightest moment the snake would strike him. He remembered God. He tried to forget the danger and smiled at himself. Thus it was the presence of mind of the doctor that saved him from being bitten.

Q2) Did the doctor find this incident humorous or frightened or both?
Ans2) The doctor found the incident frightening as well as humorous. The snake’s head was only three or four inches away from his face. He held his breathe and sat motionlessly like a piece of stone. He remembered God and tried to smile. Thus incident was frightening. But at the same time the incident was humorous also. The doctor was admiring his own looks in the mirror just a few moments ago. He was making decisions to make himself smarter. Now the snake was doing the same thing. Thus the incident seemed to him humorous as well. Sometime life takes a sudden turn.

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