CBSE Class 9 English HOTs Questions And Value Points Set B

CBSE Class 9 English HOTs Question And Value Point (2). Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) are part of the CBSE syllabus and form part of examinations. Students are requested to learn the HOTs for various subjects to score better in examinations, This portal has collection of important HOTs for all subjects and classes which have been made by experienced school teachers. Students should download and learn the HOTS.


I steal by lawns and grassy plots,

I slide by hazel covers

I move the sweet forget-me-nots

That grows for happy lovers.

a) Where does the river steal by?

b) What are ‘forget-me-nots’here?

c) What is the movement of the brook in these lines?

Q:2 In what way can the brook be compared to our life? Support your answer to justify it?

Value based points: Effective contrast between the transient life of man and the eternal onward flow of the brook.


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

a) Which season has been described in the above lines?

b) Why does the poet feel ‘sorry’?

c) Where do the two roads diverge in?

Q:2 Does the poem “The road not taken” give any lesson to readers? If yes, write the message which you get from it?

Value based points: Road as a metaphor, alternative ways of life ,choice make all the difference.


No Nightingale did ever chant

More welcome notes to weary bands

Of travelers in some shady haunt

Among Arabian Sands;

Q. What is the poetic device used in comparing the song of reaper and the nightingale ?

Q. How does the girl’s song affect the tired travelers in the desert?

Q. What is a shady haunt ?

Q. Explain the line-“Breaking the silence of the sea.

VALUE POINTS: song was exciting and thrilling, breaks the silence of the sea n ecos the farthest hebrigs.


Q. Do you justify the repentance of Lord Ullin at the end? Give evidence for it from the text.

VALUE POINTS: Lord Ullin’s assured forgiveness,wrath changed into wailing.

Q. His horsemen hard behind us ride,

Should they our steps discover

Then who will cheer my bony bride,

When they have slain her lover?

Q. Whose horsemen are they?

Q. How could they reach the chieftain and his beloved?

Q. What would be the fate of bony bride?


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