9 English Beehive

The Fun They Had

NCERT Solution

Part 1

Answer these questions in a few words or a couple of sentences each.

Question 1: How old are Margie and Tommy?

Answer: Margie is 11 years old and Tommy is 13 years old.

Question 2: What did Margie write in her diary?

Answer: Margie wrote in her diary, “Today Tommy found a real book”.

Question 3: Had Margie ever seen a book before?

Answer: No, she had heard about a book from her grandfather.

Question 4: What things about the book did she find strange?

Answer: They found many strange things about the book. One of the strange things was that after reading the book became useless. Because the text written on it did not change the way it happened on their computer screen. Moreover, one page was having limited number of words, unlike computers where a page can display unlimited number of words.

Question 5: What do you think a telebook is?

Answer: A telebook can be an online book which can be browsed using internet. Or it can be displayed through TV signals on TV screen.

Question 6: Where was Margie’s school? Did she have any classmates?

Answer: Margie’s school was a virtual school in her house. She didn’t have classmates the way present day children have. At present children go to physical schools where they interact with real teachers and real classmates.

Question 7: What subjects did Margie and Tommy learn?

Answer: There is mention of subjects like Geography, Maths and History. But assuming a computer can be programmed to teach any subject they must be taught all relevant subjects.

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