A Day in the Zoo Questions and Answers Class 9

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A Day in the Zoo Questions And Answers

Today in this post we will discuss the answers to all the questions in the poem of “A Day in the Zoo“, the fourth chapter of class 9 English.

আজকে আমাদের এই পোস্টে নবম শ্রেণীর ইংরেজির চতুর্থ চ্যাপ্টার অর্থাৎ “এ ডে ইন দ্য জু” গল্পের সমস্ত প্রশ্নের উত্তর আলোচনা করব।

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Exercise 1

Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives:

(1) The average day in the zoo begins just before

(a) dusk
(b) dawn
(c) afternoon
(d) evening

Ans: The average day in the zoo begins just before – dawn

(2) The birds searching the dewy grass on the lawn were

(a) peahens
(b) peacocks
(c) robins
(d) thrushes

Ans: The birds searching the dewy grass on the lawn were –peahens

(3) Stephen with a broom is his hand was guarding over the

(a) bears
(b) gorilla
(c) apes
(d) armadillo

Ans: Stephen with a broom is his hand was guarding over the – apes

(4) The name of the black Celebes ape was

(a) Etam
(b) Jeremy
(c) Mike
(d) Stephen

Ans: The name of the black Celebes ape was – Etam

(5) The reptiles dozed in the temperature of

(a) sixty degrees
(b) seventy degrees
(c) eighty degrees
(d) ninety degrees

Ans: The reptiles dozed in the temperature of – eighty degrees

Exercise 2

Answer the following questions within fifteen words:

(1) How does the sky as one is awakened by the birdsong?

Ans: The sky looks a little tinged with yellow when one is awakened by the birdsong.

(2) How do the parrots and parakeets salute the people?

Ans: The parrots and parakeets salute the people with a mixture of loud, unpleasant sounds.

(3) What do all the animals do at the start of a new day?

Ans: All the animals move around their cages busily and excited at the start of a new day.

(4) As the light faded, where does the robin fly off to?

Ans: The robin flies off to sit on the branch of the mimosa tree as the light fades.

Exercise 3

Answer the following questions within twenty-five words:

(1) What work do Jeremy and Mike do in the gorilla’s cages?

Ans: Jeremy and Mike sweep up the mess on the floor and scatter fresh white sawdust in the Gorilla’s cage.

(2) Describe the state of the frog and snakes in the reptile house.

Ans:  The frogs and snakes doze in a pleasant temperature of eighty degrees in the reptile house. The Frogs make gulping sounds while the lizard Iie draped over rock and tree trunks.

(3) What would one see and hear while lying in bed at night?

Ans: One would see through the window the moon separating itself from the shadow of the tree and would hear the lions cough while lying in the bed at night. 


Exercise 4

Classify the underlined adverbs according to their functions in the chart given below:

(a) I have already done the job.

(b) Bappa can go anywhere for his work.

(c) Puja often comes to my place.

(d) Nargis sings sweetly.


Functions of adverbs 


Exercise 5

Underline the clauses in the following sentences and state what kind of clauses they are:

(a) As he was not there, I spoke to his brother.

Ans: As he was not there, I spoke to his brother. (Adverb Clause)

(b) The house where Nazrul was born is in Churulia.

Ans: The house where Nazrul was born is in Churulia. (Adjective Clause)

(c) She said that she would return soon.

Ans: She said that she would return soon(Noun Clause)

(d) Have you read the book which you borrowed from me?

Ans: Have you read the book which you borrowed from me? (Adjective Clause)

Exercise 6

Identify the following sentences as simple, complex or compound sentence:

(i) He is too tired to walk alone.

Ans: Simple sentence

(ii) I have a friend who lives in Mumbai.

Ans: Complex sentence

(iii) Priyam wrote a letter but he got no reply.

AnsCompound sentence

(iv) Being ill, I could not attend school.

Ans: Simple sentence

(v) She told me that she would enter a house which is believed to be haunted.

Ans: Complex sentence

(vi) The sun shines brightly and the flowers bloom.

Ans: Compound sentence


Exercise 7

Write a letter to the Headmaster/Headmistress of your school within 100 words seeking leave for three days to visit your ailing grandmother.


The Headmaster/Headmistress,

ABC High School,

Cooch Behar, West Bengal

Sub: Leave of absence


This is to inform you that I am Piyali Dey, a student of class IX C of your school, My grandmother who stays in Durgapur had suffered a heart attack last week. She was immediately hospitalized. My father left for Durgapur the same day to see her. She informed us last night that her condition has deteriorated. She is having breathing problems and is being given only liquid food.

I, along with my mother, want to go to Durgapur to meet her. It is my earnest request to you to kindly allow me to leave for three days, beginning tomorrow so that I can go and visit my ailing grandmother.

I shall be obliged if you kindly grant me permission.

Thanking You.

Yours sincerely,

Arup Das

Class – IX, Roll – 25

Exercise 8

Write a letter to your friend within 100 words narrating your experience of visiting a Wild Life sanctuary.


Hope you are doing well. I am very excited to share with you my experience of visiting a Wildlife sanctuary. Last month I visited the Betla National Park with my parents. It is located on the Chota Nagpur Plateau of the Jharkhand. The park has a variety of diverse ecosystems and plenty of wild animals. We saw various kinds of wild animals like elephants, deer, guar, and spotted deer. We also saw different types of colorful Birds like hornbill, peafowl, doves, wagtails, black Patridge, and drongo. There were also waterfalls, hot springs, and two forts in the park. We had a great time there and enjoy ourselves a lot.

 More when we meet. give regards to uncle and aunty.

You’re affectionate,



A day in the zoo meaning

Class 9 English West Bengal Board All Chapter Solution

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