Class 9 English Moments Chapter 2 The Adventures Of Toto Question Answers

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The Adventures Of Toto Question Answers: (Textbook Question)

Q.1. How does Toto come to Grandfather’s private zoo?

Ans: Grandfather bought Toto, the monkey from a Tonga driver for the sum of five rupees. Toto was a pretty monkey. When Grandfather brought Toto home, the monkey looked out of place. It was decided to keep it in Grandfather’s private zoo. At first, the monkey was kept in a closet the opening of which was to the room of the narrator. Within a few hours, the monkey damaged the wallpapers and tore the narrator’s blazer.

Till then the monkey was kept hidden from Grandmother who did not like any new pet added to the private zoo. Then Grandfather transferred the monkey to his private zoo in the servant’s quarters.

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

Ans: Toto was a pretty monkey as far as his physical appearance was concerned. His eyes were bright and sparkling. A mischievous look was there in his eyes. His teeth were pearly white. When he grinned his teeth became visible. His hands looked dried up as if they had been pickled in the sun for many years. But his fingers were quick moving and wicked. Toto used his tail as his third hand. He could use it to hang from a branch. He could scoop up any delicacy with his tail specially when he found them out of reach of his hands.

Q.3. Why does Grandfather take Toto to Saharanpur and how? Why does the ticket collector insist on calling Toto a dog?

Ans: Grandmother always fussed when Grandfather brought home some new animal or bird. So Tato’s arrival was kept a secret. The next day Grandfather wanted to go to Saharanpur to collect his pension. He decided to take Toto with him.

Accordingly, a big canvas kit bag was provided to Toto. Some straw was laid at the bottom of the bag and Toto was put into it. When the bag was closed there was no escape. Toto could not get out his hands through the opening. The canvas was also too strong to bite his way through.

The ticket collector told Grandfather that he had been carrying a dog and demanded fare for it. Grandfather took Toto out of the bag. He told the ticket collector that a monkey did not qualify as a dog even as a quadruped. But all his efforts went in vain. Toto was classified as a dog and Grandfather was made to pay the fare. Accordingly, a sum of three rupees was paid to the ticket collector.

Q.4. How does Toto take a bath? Where has he least to do this? How does Toto almost boil himself alive?

Ans: During winter evenings Grandmother used to give Toto a bowel of warm water for his bath. He would test the temperature of the water with his hand and gradually step into the bath. He would first put one foot and then the other until he was into the water up to his neck. When he is comfortable he would rub himself all over with soap and take a nice bath. When the water is cold he would come out of it he would rush near the kitchen fire. Toto has learned to take a bath by observing how the narrator took his bath.

One day Toto entered the kitchen, removed the lid of the kettle placed on the fire, and found the water warm enough for a bath. He got in the kettle with his head sticking out. That was fine just for a while until the water began to boil. Toto continued hopping up and down. Just then Grandmother arrived and hauled him out; half boiled, out of the kettle. Thus Toto escaped boiling himself alive.

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

Ans: From the very beginning Toto behaved strongly. When he was tied to the wall removed all the wallpaper turning the bricks naked and ugly to look at. He also tore the narrator’s blazer to pieces. Whenever one of the aunts of the narrator would come near. Toto would make every effort to get hold of her dress and make a hole in it. He had bitten the donkey’s ear. He was not sociable at all and would not allow the other animals in the zoo to sleep at night.

Then again he spoiled a dish of pullao kept on the dinning table; threw a glass of water to one of the narrator’s aunts and fmally broke into pieces the dish of pullao drop-ping from the branch of the jackfruit tree. Even Grandfather realized the problem. They were not so well to do to afford the frequent loss of dishes, clothes, curtains, and wallpapers. So it was decided that Toto was not the sort of a pet they could keep for long. He was sold back to the Tonga driver for only three rupees.

Additional Questions and Answers

Q.6. Where was Toto kept on the first day of his arrival at Grandfather’s house? What damages did he do till he was transferred to the servant’s quarter?

Ans: Grandmother did not like grandfather bringing home new animals and birds. So Toto’s arrival in the house was kept a secret. Grandfather and the narrator put Toto away in a little closet opening into the narrator’s bedroom wall. He was kept there tied securely to a peg fastened into the wall.

A few hours later Grandfather and the narrator came to release Toto: They found which had been covered with ornamental papers were turned naked. Toto had torned and removed all the papers from the wall making visible the naked brick and plaster. The peg in the wall had been wrenched and removed from the wall.

The narrator’s school blazer which had been hanging there was torn into pieces. Though Toto had done these things Grandfather appeared pleased with his performance. To keep Toto’s presence in the house a secret he was shifted to the servant’s quarter.

Q.7. “Toto and Nana never became friends.” Who was Nana? Why Toto and Nana could never become friends?

Ans: Nana was the family donkey in Grandfather’s house. Grandmother finally accepted Toto. Then he was given a comfortable home in the stable. There Toto got Nana as his companion. On Toto’s first night in the stable Grandfather paid him a visit to see if he was comfortable.

Then he found the donkey pulling her head as far as from the hay without any apparent reason. Grandfather gave a slap across her haunches. She jerked back dragging Toto with her. Toto had fastened onto her long cars with his sharp little teeth. Since then Toto and Nana never became friends.

Q.8. Briefly describe what Toto did with the pullao.

Ans: One day, at lonch time a large dish of pullao was kept at the center of the dining table. Toto was seen stuffing the rice on his body. Grandmother screamed. Toto threw a plate at her. One of the narrator’s aunts rushed forward. Toto threw a glass of water in her face. When grandfather arrived Toto picked up the dish of pullao and escaped through the window. Then he was seen on the branch of the jackfruit tree. He was holding the plate in his hands. He remained there all afternoon slowly eating the rice. Grandmother screamed and Toto threw the dish down from the tree which broke into hundred pieces.


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