Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives:
(1) Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked in –
(a) 1659 [ ✓ ]
(b) 1559 [ ]
(c) 1359 [ ]
(d) 1959 [ ]
(2) Robinson Crusoe used canvas to make a –
(a) bed [ ]
(b) sail [ ]
(c) tent [ ✓ ]
(d) curtain [ ]
(3) The distance between the stakes Robinson Crusoe drove into the ground was –
(a) five inches [ ]
(b) seven inches [ ]
(c) four inches [ ]
(d) six inches [ ✓ ]
(4) Crusoe saw some fair weather in the month of –
(a) December [ ]
(b) November [ ✓ ]
(c) September [ ]
(d) October [ ]
(5) The journey homeward with the fruit parcel took Crusoe –
(a) five days [ ]
(b) ten days [ ]
(c) three days [ ✓ ]
(d) four days [ ]
Answer the following questions within fifteen words:
(1) What name did Crusoe give to the dismal island?
Ans. Crusoe named the dismal island as the Island of Despair.
(2) Where did he pitch the tent?
Ans. He pitched the tent on a green surface just before a hollow of a hill.
(3) How did Crusoe go over the fence?
Ans. Crusoe went over the fence with the help of a short ladder.
(4) Why did he keep a journal?
Ans. He kept a journal to measure time as he had no watch or calendar.
Answer the following questions within twenty-five words:
(1) What were the items Robinson Crusoe collected from the wrecked ship?
Ans. From the wrecked ship, Robinson Crusoe collected some wood, cable, string, a knife, nails, a gun, a hammock, some canvas, ink, paper and a bag of corn.
(2) How did Crusoe keep track of the number of days he spent on the island?
Ans. Crusoe cut with his knife upon a large post the date of his landing and put a notch for every day to keep track of the number of days.
(3) In what way did Crusoe make himself a lamp?
Ans. Crusoe collected a little tallow and a small clay dish. He added a wick to it and thus he made a lamp.
Grammar in use :
Underline the adverbs and state their kinds:
(a) It is too hot today.
Ans. It is too hot today. (Adverb of time.)
(b) The girl seldom visits my house.
Ans. The girl seldom visits my house. (Adverb of frequency)
(c) He searched everywhere for the book.
Ans. He searched everywhere for the book. (Adverb of place)
(d) The boy runs fast.
Ans. The boy runs fast. (Adverb of time)
Underline the clauses in the following sentences and state what kind of clauses they are:
(a) She asked me what my name was.
Ans. She asked me what my name was. (Noun Clause)
(b) He is a friend who has always helped me.
Ans. He is a friend who has always helped me. (Adjective/Relative Clause)
(c) Please enter the room when you are asked to.
Ans. Please enter the room when you are asked to. (Adverbial Clause)
(d) That he will win is known to us.
Ans. That he will win is known to us. (Noun Clause)
Identify the following sentences as simple, complex and compound:
(a) They predicted that it would rain.
Ans. Complex Sentence.
(b) The weather being fine, the children went out to play.
Ans. Simple Sentence.
(c) Ravi woke up early but he could not reach school on time.
Ans. Compound Sentence.
(d) Finishing his work, my father returned home.
Ans. Simple Sentence.
Do as directed:
(a) Tatar hoped to do well in the examination. (change into a complex sentence)
Ans. Tatar hoped that he would do well in the examination.
(b) The Headmistress arrived and the meeting began. (change into a complex sentence)
Ans. When the headmistress arrived, the meeting began.
(c) Ayesha was surprised when she heard the news. (change into a simple sentence)
Ans. Hearing the news, Ayesha was surprised.
(d) You must work hard to be successful in life. (change into a compound sentence).
Ans. Work hard and you will be successful in life.
You had been ill for three days. Write a letter to the Headmaster/Headmistress of your school seeking a leave of absence for those days.
You want to visit a tourist spot during the Puja vacation. Write a letter within 100 words to the manager of a hotel enquiring about the availability of rooms, the cost involved and sites to be seen.
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