Lesson 3 Autumn Question Answers - John Clare - West Bengal Board

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Class 9 English Lesson 3 Autumn by John Clare,

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Lesson 3 Autumn by John Clare


Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives:

1. All through the day the fitful gust shakes the

a. window-pane

b. curtains

c. casement

d. door

2. The poet loves to see the shaking twig dance till the

a. coming of dawn

b. end of night

c. end of afternoon

d. shut of eve

3. The sparrow sat on the 

a. cottage rig

b. house-top

c. mossy elm-tree

d. casement

4. The pigeons nestled round the

a. cage

b. cote

c. branch

d. heath

5. The cock was crowing upon the

a. dunghill

b. lea

c. tree tops

d. mill-sails

6. The grunting pigs

a. walk slowly

b. scamper by

c. scramble and hurry

d. dive and swim


Answer the following questions within twenty five words:

i. What happens to the leaves of the mossy elm-tree in autumn?

Ans- The yellow leaves of the mossy elm-tree fall by the gusty wind. The wind whirled them by the window pane. They fall down in the lane in thousands of numbers.

ii. What are the things the poet loves to see on November days?

Ans- On dull November days the poet loves to see the cottage smoke curling upwards through the trees, the pigeons nestled in their cote, the cocks crowing upon the dung-hill and the mills whirling over the heath.


State whether the following sentences are in Active or Passive Voice:

a. Anil will visit his grandmother’s house.

Active voice

b. The President has left his office.

Active voice

c. The project will have been finished by the students.

Passive voice

d. Promita’s leave has been sanctioned by the school authority.

Passive voice


Change the voice of the following sentences:

a. The boy has read out the letter.

Ans-The letter has been read out by the boy.

b. I shall have bought a cricket bat by tomorrow.

Ans-A cricket bat will have been bought by me by tomorrow.

c. Sohini’s friends had organised a picnic.

Ans-A picnic had been organized by Sohini’s friends.

d. The football team will put up a brave fight.

Ans-A brave fight will be put up by the football team.


Change the following sentences into indirect speech:

a. I said to him, “Will you share your tiffin with me?”

I asked him if he would share his tiffin with me.

b. Anjan’s mother said,”Your father has left for Mumbai.”

Anjan’s mother said that my father had left for Mumbai.

c. The girls triumphantly said.”Hurrah ! We have won the match.”

The girls exclaimed with joy that they had won the match.

d. He says.”Let you be successful in life.”

He wishes that I should be successful in life.

e. The captain informed.”The tournament was postponed last month.”

The captain informed that the tournament had been postponed the previous month.


Use the following flow-chart to write a paragraph within 100 words on how to make paper :

cutting down of bamboos-making pulp-adding chemicals-rolling into sheets-adding colour-drying-ready for use

Paper is one of the most useful things in today's life. The total system of education and other official works mainly depend on paper. Its preparation consists of a number of interrelated stages.

At first, bamboo is cut down from the clumps and carried to the factory. Then they are cut into small pieces and cleaned well. Next, the pulp is made of those bamboo pieces. Thereafter chemicals are added to the pulp to make it white and soft. Next, the pulp is rolled into sheets by the rolling machine. After that colour is added to the sheets. Then these sheets are dried up and cut into different sizes. Finally, the paper is ready to use and sent to the market for sale.


Introduction: Paper is one of the most useful things in the field of study and printing. To make paper in a factory, the following process is adopted.

Ending: Finally, the paper is ready for the market.


Write a biography of Annie Besant within 100 words based on the hints given below:

Hints: born on 1st of October 1847 in London-famous British writer-well known Socialist, activist for the rights of women-participated in Indian politics-joined the Indian National Congress-became the first woman President of the Indian National Congress in 1917-passed away on 20th of September 1933 in Madras, India.

Annie Besant

Annie Besant was English by birth, but Indian by choice. She was a great freedom fighter. Annie Besant was born on 1st October 1847 in London. Her father’s name was William Wood and her mother’s name was Emily Morris. She was a famous writer and a well-known socialist. She got married at 19 to Frank Besant but soon got separated from her husband over religious differences. She became the leading speaker for the Fabian society as well as the Marxist Social Democratic Federation (SDF). She was an activist for the rights of women. Later she took part in Indian politics. She joined the Indian National Congress to liberate Mother India from the clutches of the British. In 1917 she became the first woman president of the  Indian National Congress. The great lady passed away on 20th September 1933 in Madras, India. The country will remember her contribution to the freedom movement forever.

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