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NCERT 9th Class English Beehive Capter 1, The Fun They Had - Important Questions

NCERT 9th Class English Beehive Capter 1, The Fun They Had - Important Questions

Q.1 How old are Margie and Tommy ?
Ans. Margie is 11 years old and Tommy is 13 years old.

Q.2 What did Margie write in her diary ?
Ans. Margie wrote about the amazement she felt when she saw the real book.

Q.3 Had Margie ever seen a book before ?
Ans. No, Margie had never seen a book before.

Q.4 What things about the book did she find strange ?
Ans. She found that the book was yellow and crinkly and something she found to be strange was that the words were still and the text at the previous page was still there and did not vanish like it was supposed to be in a Computer screen.

Q.5 What do you think a telebook is ?
Ans. A telebook was a mechanic book which is displayed on a screen. Through the use of technology, the lesson were imported into the kids.

Q.6 Where was Margie's school ? Did she have any classmates ?
Ans. Margie's school was in her home itself, right next to her bedroom. No, she did not have any classmates.

Q.7 What subjects did Margie and Tommy learn ?
Ans. margie and Tommy learned Geography, History and Arithmetic.

Q.8 What kind of teachers did Margie and Tommy have ?
AnsMargie and Tommy had mechanical teachers. They had large, black and ugly screens on which all the lessons were shown and questions were asked. These mechanical teachers had a fixed time in which the students had to put their homework and test papers. They had to write their answers in a punch code and the mechanical teacher calculated the marks thereafter.

Q.9 Why did Margie's mother send for the Country Inspector ?
AnsMargie had been given many tests in geography by the mechanical teacher, but there was no improvement in her performance. Marks went from bad to worse. It is for this reason that Margie’s mother sent for the County Inspector to find out the reason because of which this was happening.

Q.10 Why was Margie doing badly in geography ? What did the country Inspector do to help her ?
AnsMargie was doing badly in geography because the geography sector of the mechanical teacher had been geared a little too quick. The County Inspector told it wasn’t her fault that she was not performing well. The County Inspector slowed down the geography sector of the mechanical teacher to an average ten-year level. He also told Mrs. Jones that Margie’s progress pattern was satisfactory.

Q.11 What had once happened to Tommy's teacher ?
AnsOnce, The history sector of Tommy’s teacher had once blanked out completely.

Q.12 Did Margie have regular days and hours for school ? If so, why ?
Ans. Yes, Margie had regular days and hours for school. Her mother believed that learning at regular hours helped little children learn better. Her mechanical teacher was also on at the same time weekday and wasn’t available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Q.13 How does Tommy describe the old kind of school ?
AnsTommy described the old kind of school as a specific place where children came and were taught by a human teacher. They studied the same subject at once and were taught uniformly.

Q.14 How Does he describe the old kind of teachers ?
AnsTommy said that the old kind of teachers were men, who taught the students inside a special building. The teachers taught the children in groups and gave them homework and also asked them questions.

Q.15 Why did margie hate school ? Why did she thing the old kind of school must have been fun ?
AnsMargie hated school because although the lessons were taught through technical devices but they had to write all the homework and assignment on the paper and had to put them in a slot. She had been doing badly in the geography tests that her mechanical teacher had been giving her. The part that she hated the most was inserting the homework and test papers in the slot on the mechanical teacher. She thought that the old kind of school was a specific place where children came and studied together. They also used to travel together which would be fun and exciting.

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