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Class 9 English Chapter 2 Question Answers - The Sound of Music

Q1: Who has banned the musical instrument called pungi?
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Aurangzeb banned the musical instrument called pungi.

Q2: Why did Aurangzeb not allow the pungi to be played in his royal residence?
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Aurangzeb did not allow the pungi to be played in his royal residence because he felt that it had an unpleasant sound.

Q3: Write the meaning of reeded?
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Reeded are wind instruments which have reeds like the flute.

Q4: Who had made the new instrument called shehnai?
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A nai or barber had made the new instrument called shehnai.

Q5: Why was shehnai played only on good occasions?
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The sound of the shehnai was considered auspicious, so it was played only on good occasions.

Q6: Where did Bismillah Khan live?
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Bismillah Khan lived in an old estate of Dumroon in Bihar.

Q7: Where did Bismillah Khan go to sing ‘Chaita’?
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Bismillah Khan went to the Biharji Temple to sing ‘Chaita’.

Q8: What was the weight of the loddu?
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The weight of the loddu was 1.25 kg.

Q9: What was the award earned by Bismillah Khan at the age of 80?
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Bismillah Khan earned the highest civilian award "Bharat Ratna".

Q10: Who is the grandfather of Bismillah Khan?
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The famous shehnai nawaz of the Bhojpur king's court, Rasool Bux Khan, is the grandfather of Bismillah Khan.

Q11: What is the name of Bismillah Khan's father?
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The name of Bismillah Khan's father is Paigambar Bux.

Q12: What is the name of Bismillah Khan's uncle?
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The name of Bismillah Khan's uncle is Ali Bux.

Q13: Who was impressed by the performance of Bismillah Khan in the Allahabad Conference?
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Renowned classical vocalist Ustaad Faiyaz Khan was impressed by the performance of Bismillah Khan in the Allahabad Conference.

Q14: What was the raag played by Ustaad Bismillah Khan on the occasion of India's Independence at Red Fort?
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Ustaad Bismillah Khan played Raag Kafi on the occasion of India's Independence at Red Fort.

Q15: What was the famous speech of Jawaharlal Nehru on the occasion of India's Independence?
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Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru gave his famous speech 'Tryst with Destiny' on the occasion of India's Independence.

Q16: Name the movie inspired by the work of Ustaad Bismillah Khan?
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The movie inspired by the work of Ustaad Bismillah Khan was 'Goonj Uthi Shehnai'.

Q17: What was the song composed by Ustaad Bismillah Khan in the movie 'Goonj Uthi Shehnai'?
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The song was "Dil Ka Khilona Hai Toot Gaya".

Q18: When did Ustaad Bismillah Khan pass away?
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Ustaad Bismillah Khan passed away on August 21, 2006.

Q19: Who heard the sound without hearing it?
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Evelyn Glennie heard the sound without hearing it.

Q20: What was the extraordinary ability that Evelyn had?
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Evelyn Glennie had the extraordinary ability to hear and feel music without hearing it conventionally.

Q21: How did Evelyn realize that the train was about to come?
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Evelyn realized that the train was about to come by feeling its vibrations through the ground.

Q22: Where had Evelyn got admission to learn music?
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Evelyn had got admission to the Royal Academy of Music to learn music.

Q23: What was the name of Evelyn's mother?
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The name of Evelyn's mother was Isabel Glennie.

Q24: What is a hearing aid?
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A hearing aid is a device that is fitted into the ear to assist in hearing to some extent.

Q25: Who had suggested Evelyn's parents send her to a day school?
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A doctor had suggested Evelyn's parents send her to a day school.

Q26: What was the decision taken by Evelyn?
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Evelyn took the decision to lead a normal life like other people and to pursue her interest in music.

Q27: What is a xylophone?
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A xylophone is a musical instrument with a row of wooden bars of different lengths.

Q28: Who is called a percussionist?
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A person who plays drums, tabla, and other similar musical instruments is called a percussionist.

Q29: Who spotted the potential of Evelyn in music?
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Ron Forbes, a percussionist, spotted the potential of Evelyn in music.

Q30: What did Ron Forbes do with drums?
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Ron Forbes took two large drums and tuned them to different notes for Evelyn to feel the vibrations.

Q31: What did Ron Forbes teach Evelyn?
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Ron Forbes taught Evelyn how to feel music through vibrations.

Q32: Where did Evelyn go with a youth orchestra?
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Evelyn went to the United Kingdom with a youth orchestra.

Q33: Who gave trouble to Evelyn?
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Men with long, bushy beards gave trouble to Evelyn as they didn't believe she was a musician.

Q34: Name the award given to Evelyn for performing solo?
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Evelyn received the Royal Philharmonic Society's prestigious Soloist of the Year Award for performing solo.

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