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 are given below. This chapter contains many questions that are essential for exams. Our expert teachers answered all the questions with a detailed explanation that help students to complete their assignments and homework. We have also provided NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Chapter 4 In the Kingdom of Fools in PDF format so that you can download them for offline use.

In the Kingdom of Fools NCERT Questions and Answers

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

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

  • Every sleeps during the day and carry out their work at night 
  • The cost to purchase anything from the market was the same, one duddu (one rupee).  Whether it was a measure of rice or a bunch of banana it cost the same.

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 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 

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 punishment 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 tries to confuse the king by expressing his desire to be killed first. Then to further confuse the king he tells the story of becoming the king in the next incarnation. Apparently, it may sound like a case of pure lie to save your dear one’s life. But if we go deeper consciously or unconsciously the sage is trying to save everybody’s life in the kingdom. Ultimately, he is able to pull everybody out of the misery of living in the kingdom of fools.

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