Class 9 English Beehive

The Sound of Music

NCERT Solution

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

Question 1: How old was Evelyn when she went to the Royal Academy of Music?

Answer: She was 16 when she went for the audition of the Royal Academy of Music.

Question 2. When was her deafness first noticed? When was it confirmed?

Answer: Her deafness was first noticed when she was eight years old. When she turned 11, her deafness was confirmed.

Answer each of these questions in a short paragraph (30–40 words)

Question 1: Who helped her to continue with music? What did he do and say?

Answer: It was a percussionist named Ron Forbes who spotted her potential in music. Everybody else discouraged her form pursuing music as they thought it impossible for a deaf person to learn music. Ron Forbes advised her to feel the music instead of listening it. He said her to feel it thorough her whole body.

Question 2: Name the various places and causes for which Evelyn performs.

Answer: Evelyn performs at music concerts. Apart from that she also performs at prison and hospitals. Through music she wants to spread the message of love and peace to prisoners and sick people.

Answer the question in two or three paragraphs (100–150 words)

1. How does Evelyn hear music?

Answer: Evelyn hears music through her whole body. In fact she just feels the music. She tries to feel the vibrations which create sound. While playing drums she uses her upper and lower body to feel vibrations from different types of drums. While playing xylophone she feels the music pulsating through her fingers. When she has to perform on wooden floors, she removes her shoes. This enables her to feel the vibrations through her bare feet. She even feels the music through her hair.