NCERT Solution for Class 9 English Moments Chapter 2 The Adventures of Toto
THINK ABOUT IT
Question 1. How does Toto come to grandfather’s private zoo?
Answer:- Grandfather buys Toto from a tonga-driver for the sum of five rupees. The tonga- driver used to keep the monkey tied to a feeding- trough which seemed out of place there. So Grandfather bought him.
Question 2. “Toto was a pretty monkey.” In what sense is Toto pretty?
Answer:- Toto had bright eyes sparkled with mischief beneath deep-set eyebrows. His pearly white teeth, quick and wicked fingers in dried-up looked hands, and a graceful tail which served as a third hand. His tail helps him to hang from a branch and to scoop up any delicacy that might be out of reach of his hands
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 really a mysterious monkey he create nuisance for every living soul in the household including all other animals in grandfather’s private zoo. So, he decided to take Toto along.
The ticket collector insisted on calling Toto a dog because They did not have any fare policy for a monkey. Toto could not be charged as a human being. So, he decided to categorize it as a dog to charge accordingly.
Question 4. How does Toto take a bath? Where has he learnt to do this? How does Toto almost boil himself alive?
Answer:- Toto tested the temperature with his hand then gradually stepped into the bath. He stepped his first foot, then the other, until he was into the water up to his neck. He rubbed with the soap himself all over. He learned it all from the author.
One day Toto got in a large kitchen kettle which was on the fire to boil for tea. He was enjoying the warm water but when the water turned out to be hot he start jumping up and down. Suddenly the grandmother arrived there and pulled him out in half-boiled condition.
Question 5. Why does the author say, “Toto was not the sort of pet we could keep for long”?
Answer:- “Toto was not the sort of pet we could keep for long”, because even the grandfather believes the fact that they could not afford the frequent loss of dishes, clothes, curtains and wallpaper caused by Toto. It was a very mischievous monkey. It creates one problem after the other and does not let other animal in peace.