NCERT Solutions for Class 3 English Chapter 9 The Balloon Man
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NCERT Solutions for Class-3 Chapter-9 Poem:The Balloon Man


The poem explains the poet's thoughts on the balloon man in a market square who sells red, purple, blue and green balloons. He only sells this lovely bunch of balloons on market days. The poet enjoys the sight of balloons in the sky and hopes that the balloon man may someday let them go.


The NCERT solutions for this chapter helps the child to:

philosophywrite the correct spelling of words & categorize words

philosophyidentify antonyms of the words.

The NCERT textbook Marigold questions are answered in a simple and engaging manner. We also have related ‘Learning Concepts’, and interactive worksheets with solutions. Our ‘Learning Beyond’ segment caters to all the probable questions that the child might think out of curiosity.

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Questions and Answers

Chapter 9: The Balloon Man

Reading is Fun

Question 1 : Where does the balloon man stand?

Answer : The balloon man stands at the market square.


Question 2 : What happens to the balloons when there is a wind?

Answer : The balloons tug several times when there is wind.


Question 3 : What does the child like to see the balloon man do?

Answer : The child likes to see the balloon man let go of all the balloons. Then the balloons will sail high in the sky, which looks pretty if the child would see them from below.


Talk time

Question 1 : How high can balloons fly?

Answer : Balloons can fly very high. It depends on the winds.


Question 2 : What do you like about this poem?

Answer : I love balloons, and the poem talks about balloons flying high.


Word Building

Question i : Identify the words from the jumbled letters and write the word in the space provided.
llaboons ____cunlh ___
ulbe ____ploeep ___
wolbe ____crat ___

Answer :

llaboons balloonscunlh lunch
ulbe blueploeep people
wolbe bluecrat cart

Question ii : Put the words given in the box into the following groups:
(a) nature __________
(b) food __________
(c) colours ________
windturnippurplepineapplesky
greengrasswhiteyellowrice

Answer :
(a) naturesky, grass, wind
(b) foodturnip, pineapple, rice
(c) coloursgreen, purple, yellow, white


Question iii : How many colours can you find hidden in this maze? Write their names below.

Answer :

The colours found in the table above are as follows:
1. Pink2 Blue3 White
4. Brown5 Yellow6 Black


Question iv : Fill in the blanks in the balloons with their opposites. You can find them in the poem The Balloon Man. One is done for you.

Answer :


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