Princess September Solution It So Happened Chapter 5

Princess September Solution It So Happened Chapter 5 Question Answer

Comprehension Check page 38

1. How many daughters did the royal couple have?

Answer: Nine

2. Why were they named after the months of the year?

Answer: To avoid confusion in remembering so many names the king decided to name his daughters on the name of months.

Princess September Summary in English3. The King had a peculiar habit. What was it? Why is it called peculiar?

The kind had a peculiar habit of gifting on his birthday. It was peculiar because on birthday most people only take gifts not give.

4. (i) What was Princess September’s reaction to the loss of her parrot?

She became sad and started crying.

(ii) What was her mother’s reaction to it?

Her mother thought it is unnecessary and does not make sense to weep so much. She stopped her supper for that night.

(iii) What do the reactions indicate about the nature and temperament of each?

The princess’s cry after the death of the parrot shows her inclination toward the parrot. She was a caring person who loves animals.

Her mother’s reaction show apathy to the current situation. She shows a less caring attitude toward other living organisms.

5. What pulled the Princess out of her gloom?

The night the parrot died, a little bird came. He sang beautiful songs and amused the processes. As a result, the princess lost his sorrow and anger.

6. How did the Maids of Honour come to know that the Princess and the bird had become intimate friends?

The maid came to the process in the morning. There, she saw the little bird eating with the princess’s hand and bathing in the saucer. The little bird was singing for the princess. From these happenings, the maid knew the bird and the Princess has become friends.

7. The new bird was full of new songs but the old parrots always repeated themselves. What did they say?

The parrots knew only a few things. One was to repeat ‘God save the kind’ and the other was to sing ‘Pretty Polly’ in seven oriental languages.

8. What is the King’s opinion about his Councillors? Why did he form that opinion?

Kind was talking about the parrots. He compared his parrots with the councilors. He was of the opinion that councilors also do the same “they say the same things in seven different ways and in all they mean nothing”.

9. (i) The eight Princesses made an offer to Princess September. What was it?

The eight princesses came to September and said that they can give own pocket money so that she can buy a new green and yellow parrot.

(ii) Why, in your view, did they do it?

The eight princesses were jealous of the little bird. Because of the little bird, his parrots have no value in front of the king and the queen. By offering September they were trying to make September’s attention away from the little bird.

10. What did the sisters advise the Princess to do about her bird?

The eighth princess came to September and told September to put the little bird in prison else he will run away and will never come back.

Comprehension Check page 43

1. In the following sentence elaborate the parts given in bold. Under the circumstances, it was a very unfortunate remark for the bird to make.

Answer: The process was under the influence of eighth princesses. They had told to keep the bird in a prison. The bird came late and even told that he was not even coming tonight. Here the circumstance was the situation the eight princesses made, and the unfortunate remark was of the bird that he was not even coming tonight. The remark was unfortunate because it aggravated the situation and September put him in the cage.

2. (i) What did Princess September do to ensure the safety of her pet?

She put the bird in the cage.

(ii) How did the bird react to it?

The bird reaction was ok if she did it to protect him. The bird requested September to do it only if she will open the cage in the morning.

3. Why did the bird refuse to be taken out of her cage?

September was in love with the bird. She was in suspicion that if she let the bird out, the bird will never come back or will become a fancy of some other person. So, She did not open the cage.

4. (i) What persuaded Princess September to give the bird his freedom again?

The bird did not eat and struggled with the cage bars. The next morning the bird looked like the dead. This made September realized the importance of freedom. So, she let the bird go.

(ii) How did the bird react to it?

The bird said that he will come every day and will sing for her always.

5. Princess September kept her window open day and night.
(i) How did it help the bird?
(ii) How did it help the Princess herself?

Answer: (i) The bird was now free. He was able to walk over the green paddy fields, lakes and learn new songs from abroad.

(ii) The bird promised the princess that he will come every day. SO, the princess opened the window for the bird. Keeping the window open is good for health, so, the princess became very beautiful while her eight sisters became ugly.

6. The eight sisters kept their windows shut. How did it affect them?

A closed window has a harmful effect on health. As a result, all eight sisters became ugly.


Next: Chapter 6 Solution.

See also:

Princess September Summary in English.

Princess September Hindi Summary.

Ref: Chapter 5, NCERT.

Princess September Solution It So Happened Chapter 5 Question Answer


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