NCERT Solutions For Class 9 English Moments Chapter 4 In the Kingdom of Fools

NCERT Solutions For Class 9 English Moments Chapter 4 In the Kingdom of Fools free PDF is given here. These Solutions contains answers to all questions provided in the textbook. Class 9th English Moments Chapter 4 solutions are explained by the expert English teacher and as per NCERT (CBSE) guidelines.

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Question 1:  What are the two strange things the guru and his disciple find in the Kingdom of Fools?

Answer 1: The two strange things that the guru and his disciple observe in the kingdom of fools are:

  • People used to work during nights and sleep during days
  • Cost of everything in the market was the same, one duddu, whether it was a measure of rice or a bunch of bananas

Question 2: Why does the disciple decide to stay in the Kingdom of Fools? Is it a good idea?

Answer: The disciple decided to stay in the Kingdom of Fools because he was very happy with the fact that everything was quite cheap there. He had the peculiarity of diet. He was tempted by the cheap food. So, he thought of enjoying an easy life by staying in that kingdom.

No, it was not a good idea to stay there for a long time. All the people of the kingdom were fools and they could be dangerous for them in future, as suggested the Guru.

Question 3: Name all the people who are tried in the king’s court, and give
the reasons for their trial.

Answer: Following people were tried in the king’s court: 

The merchant whose house was burgled: Because his house’s wall was weak and it fell  upon the burgular and killed him. 

The bricklayer who built the wall: Because he built a wall which was weak and which collapsed killing the burglar. 

The dancing girl: Because she distracted the bricklayer with her jingling anklets by  walking up and down the road where bricklayer was laying the wall.

The goldsmith: Because he didn’t complete the dancing girl’s order on time and so she  had to go to the goldsmith a dozen times. 

The merchant whose house was burgled (second time): because his father persuaded the  goldsmith to finish his order first thereby delaying the dancing girl’s order. Since the  merchant’s father died, the merchant had to be executed in his father’s place 

The disciple: Because the merchant was too thin to be executed by the newly made stake and a fat man was required to fit the stake. The disciple was very fat, hence he was  caught 

The king then came to the conclusion that the goldsmith should be punished and summoned him. But when he was summoned to the court he in turn shifted the whole blame on to the merchant’s father who pressurised him for completing his order first due to which he (the goldsmith) could not complete the girl’s order in time.

Question 4: Who is the real culprit according to the king? Why does he escape punishment?

Answer: The real culprit according to the king is the merchant because although his old father was the real murderer he was dead and someone had to be punished in his place.

He escapes the punishment because he is too thin to be properly executed on the stake.

Question 5: What are the Guru’s words of wisdom? When does the disciple
remember them?

Answer: The guru’s words of wisdom were that it was the city of fools. He advised the disciple to leave the city because he would not know what they would do next.

The disciple remembers this when he was going to be executed.

Question 6: How does the guru manage to save his disciple’s life?

Answer: The Guru arrived on time to save his disciple and created a drama. He told the king that it was not an ordinary stake and whoever went to the stake first would become the king in next life. The second to die would become his minister. The king wanted to avail himself of the opportunity. The Guru and his disciple were released. Thus the Guru managed to save his disciple’s life.

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