NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 1 The Fun They Had(Answer each of these questions in two or three paragraphs. (100-150 words)).

IV. Answer each of these questions in two or three paragraphs. (100-150 words).

Question 1.

What are the main features of the mechanical teachers and the schoolrooms that Margie and Tommy have in the story?


Margie and Tommy have mechanical teachers. They need not go to school for getting a formal education. The mechanical teacher is placed in one of the rooms of the house and they can get the knowledge of various subjects of individually from the mechanical teacher. They don’t have such classrooms where students sit together. The study from the telebooks. So they don’t require books and exercise books. The examination system is very different. They do homework in a different way. Margie has to write them out in a punch code. She learnt it when she was six years old. So the system of their education is technologically advanced and not based on printed books.

Question 2.

Why did Margie hate school? Why did she think the old kind of school must have been fun?


Margie hated her school because she had a mechanical teacher. It was in her house. She was supposed to sit in that room alone to complete her home task or assignments. The part Margie hated most was the slot where she had to put homework and test papers. She thought that the old schools must have been fun because the students used to sit together in the classroom. They enjoyed, laughed, and shouted in the schoolyard. Children needed company to enhance their skills. If they are isolated, they get depressed and dejected.

Question 3.

Do you agree with Margie that schools today are more fun than the school in the story? Give reasons for your answer.


There is no doubt that today’s schools are funnier than the future school discussed in the story. This school has nothing but a mechanical teacher with no emotions and sentiments. It does not have the ability to understand the psychology of a child. Moreover, it guides a pupil according to its adjusted modes. But today’s schools work for the overall development of a child. They learn the same thing. The teaches are real human beings. They leam how to adapt themselves to new surroundings and cope with strangers. The students sit and leam together. These activities don’t give vent to the feelings of depression, alienation, and segregation.

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