NCERT Solution for Class 9 English, Chapter 2 The Sound of Music, NCERT Qestions

I. Answer these questions in a few words or a couple of sentences each :

  1. How old was Evelyn when she went to the Royal Academy of Music?

Ans. Evelyn was seventeen years old when she went to the Royal Academy
of Music in London.

2. When was her deafness first noticed? When was it confirmed?

Ans. Her deafness was first noticed when she was eight years old and it
was confirmed when she was eleven.

II. Answer each of these questions in a short paragraph (30–40 words).

  1. Who helped her to continue with music? What did he do and sa

Ans. Percussionist Ron Forbes helped Evelyn to continue with music. He
began by tuning two large drums to different notes. He asked her not to
listen to them through her ears but to try and sense the sound in some
other manner.

2. Name the various places and causes for which Evelyn performs.

Ans. Evelyn, with a hectic international schedule, gives solo performances
at regular concerts. Apart from these, she gives free concerts in prisons
and hospitals. She also accords high priority to classes for young

A. Comprehension

I. Read the following passages and answer the questions based on them :

  1. Evelyn Glennie’s loss of . . . . . . . . . . to a specialist.


i. At what age was her deafness sighted first ?

ii. For what her name was called ?

iii. When was her deafness confirmed ?

iv. From whom did she try to conceal her deafness ?

v. Which word in the passage means ‘taking place by degree’ ?


i.  Her deafness was first noticed when she was just eight years old

ii. Evelyn didn’t moved when her name was called.

iii. It was confirmed by the time she was eleven years old.

iv. Evelyn was determined to live a normal life. Evelyn managed to conceal her growing deafness from friends and teachers.

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2. But Evelyn was not . . . . . . . . . . . some other way”.


i. What had happened to Evelyn ?

ii. What was she determined to ?

iii. Who was Ron Forbes ?

iv. How did he ask Evelyn to hear music ?

v. Which word in the passage means ‘Resolution’ ?


i. Evelyn Glennie lost her hearing capacity when she was eight years old and by the age of twelve, she had become completely deaf.

ii. Evelyn was determined to lead a normal life and pursue her interest in music despite her hearing disability.

iii. Ron Forbes was the percussionist who guided Evelyn Glennie when other teachers were discouraging her due to her disability.

iv. He asked her not to listen through ears but try to sense it some other way.

v. In the passage, ‘resolution’ is used in the context of making a firm decision. ‘Fixity‘ means the same thing.

3. As for music . . . . . . . . . . . up her legs.


i. How does Evelyn hear the sounds of xylophone ?

ii. Why does she remove her shoes on a wooden platform during her performance ?

iii. What can she feel while plaing xylophone ?

iv. What does she explain on music ?

v. Picked words from passage which are opposite to ; (a). Attached, (b). dressed.


i. Evelyn hears the sound of xylophone through her finger tips

ii. On a wooden platform, she removed her shoes so that the vibrations could pass through her bare feet and up her legs.

iii. While playing xylophone she feels the music pulsating through her fingers

iv.  Evelyn heard music by sensing the notes in different parts of her body

v. (a) detached, (b). undressed

4. Not surprisingly . . . . . . . . . . . music so beautiful.


i. What do Evelyn’s audiences feel ?

ii. Who was James Blades ? What did he say about Evelyn ?

iii. What award did she win in 1991 ?

iv. How does Evelyn hear music ?

v. Which word in the passage means ‘ honourable ‘ ?


i. Evelyn’s audiences always enjoy her performances; they derive pleasure and satisfaction.

ii. James Blades remarked that God may have taken away her sense of hearing but He has given her something extraordinary.

iii. Evelyn’s Nobel Prize win in 1991 was a testament to her exceptional talent and her contribution to the world of literature. 

iv. Evelyn heard music by sensing the notes in different parts of her body.

v.  conscientious, honest, just, scrupulous, and upright.

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Chapter 3: The Letter

Chapter 4: A Shady Plot

Chapter 5: Patol Babu Film Star

Chapter 6: Virtually True

Chapter 7: The Frog and the Nightingale

Chapter 8: Mirror

Chapter 9: Not Marble, Nor the Gilded Monuments

Chapter 10: Ozymandias

Chapter 11: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Chapter 12: Snake

Chapter 13:The Dear Departed

Chapter 14: Julius Caesar

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