NCERT Solutions For Class 9 English Moments Chapter 2 The Adventure of Toto

NCERT Solutions For Class 9 English Moments Chapter 2 The Adventure of Toto free PDF is given here. These Solutions contains answers to all questions provided in the textbook. Class 9th English Moments Chapter 2 solutions are explained by the expert English teacher and as per NCERT (CBSE) guidelines.

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Question 1: How does Toto come to grandfather’s private zoo?

Answer: Toto comes to grandfather’s private zoo when he buys him from a tonga-driver for a sum of five rupees. The tonga- driver used to keep the little red monkey. He was tied to a feeding-trough. The monkey looked so out of place there that Grandfather bought him and decided to keep him in his private zoo.

Question 2: “Toto was a pretty monkey.” In what sense is Toto pretty?

Answer: Toto had bright eyes sparkling with mischief, pearly white teeth, quick and wicked fingers and a gracious tail which served as a third hand. The smile of Toto was cute and frightened elderly Anglo- Indian ladies. Altogether all these qualities made him pretty.

Question 3: Why does grandfather take Toto to Saharanpur and how? Why does the ticket collector insist on calling Toto a dog?

Answer: Toto was a real menace for every living soul in the household. Other animals in grandfather’s zoo were at Toto’s mercy even during night. So, grandfather decided to provide some relief to other animals in the zoo and thought of taking Toto to Shaharanpur.  

The ticket collector was following his rulebooks. As there seems to be no rule for fixing a monkey’s fare so he equated Toto with dog. Ticket collector’s ingenuity tried to categorize all pets of a certain size as dogs. 

Question 4: How does Toto take a bath? Where has he learnt to do this? How does Toto almost boil himself alive?

Answer 4: Toto takes bath in a tub of warm water. It puts its legs in the water one by one and applies soap as well. As monkeys are good at aping others, so Toto has learnt proper steps of bathing while watching the narrator doing same. 

Toto is fond of bathing with warm water. So once having tested the warmth of water in the kettle Toto sits in the kettle. Probably he is not intelligent enough to understand the risk boiling water so he pops his head up and down in the kettle.

Question 5: Why does the author say, “Toto was not the sort of pet we could keep for long”?

Answer: Toto creates one problem after the other. He doesn’t let other animals in peace. He breaks plates after plates. He tears up clothes, curtains and wallpaper. The family is poor. So they can’t bear this loss. Therefore, Toto is sold back to the tonga-driver for three rupees.

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Question 1. Do you have a pet? Is your pet mis-chievous? Tell the class about it.

Answer: Yes, I have a pet dog named Moti. My father had brought him from my maternal uncle’s house when he was very small. Moti is like a member of my family. I have a special attachment to him. He is very active and vigilant. He is an epitome of loyalty. He keeps sitting beside the main gate at night. Whenever there is any unknown sound inside my house, he starts barking. All the members of my family love Moti very much. Moti proves to be really a gem many a time. He keeps us safe all the time. Our Moti is not mischievous. He is very sensible and sensitive as well. We feel secure in his presence. I pray to God to keep him healthy.

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