Unit 1(Comprehension Exercises)
1.Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences:
a)The keeper of the Big Half Lighthouse is –
i)Aunt Esther [ ]
ii)Father [ ✓ ]
iii) Claude [ ]
iv)Dick [ ]
b)The family moved over to the mainland –
i)summer [ ]
ii)spring [ ]
iii)monsoon [ ]
iv)winter [ ✓ ]
c)When asked about relations, Father looked –
i)happy [ ]
ii)angry [ ]
iii)sorrowful [ ✓ ]
iv)irritate [ ]
2.Fill in the chart with information from the text:
|a)Name of the island||Big Half Moon|
|b)Age of Claude||Twelve|
|c)The game played by Claude and the narrator||pirate caves|
3.State whether the following statements are True or False. Provide sentences/phrases/words in support of your answer:
i)People felt that Claude and the narrator were lonesome in the island. [ True ]
Supporting Statement: They said we must be so lonesome over there, with no children near us.
ii)Claude and the narrator quarrelled. [ False ]
Supporting Statement: Claude and I never quarrelled.
iii)Nobody on the mainland had relations. [ False ]
Supporting Statement: Everybody on the mainland had relations.
Unit 2(Comprehension Exercises)
4.Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences:
a)In summer the Big Half Moon is always –
i)lovely [ ✓ ]
ii)unpleasant [ ]
iii)boring [ ]
iv)dull [ ]
b)Back on the island, Claude and the narrator made plenty of –
i)puppets [ ]
ii)masks [ ]
iii)kites [ ✓ ]
iv)envelopes [ ]
c)The kite was patched with a –
i)newspaper [ ]
ii)letter [ ✓ ]
iii)envelope [ ]
iv)card [ ]
5.Complete the following sentences with information from the text:
i)A boy on the mainland showed Claud how to make kites.
ii)On the kite Claude and the narrator pasted gold tinsels stars.
iii)Claude was standing with a bit of cord in his hands.
6.Fill in the chart with information from the text:
|a)The narrator’s elbow went through the kite.||The narrator tripped and fell over the rocks.|
|b)Claude and the narrator hurried to fix the kite.||They wanted to send the kite up before the wind fell.|
|c)The kite soared.||The wind was glorious.|
Unit 3(Comprehension Exercises)
7.Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences:
a)A letter came for father after a –
i)day [ ]
ii)week [ ]
iii)fortnight [ ]
iv)month [ ✓ ]
b)Father left home after quarrelling with his –
i)brother [ ✓ ]
ii)sister [ ]
iii)aunt [ ]
iv)uncle [ ]
c)Dick and Mimi discovered the kite on the top of a –
i)roof [ ]
ii)tree [ ✓ ]
iii)lighthouse [ ]
iv)light post [ ]
8.Fill in the chart with information from the text:
|a)person who sent the letter||Aunt Esther|
|b)name of aunt Esther’s mother||Philippa|
|c)total number of family members in the narrator’s family at present||Six|
9.Answer the following questions:
a)What did father find when he went back home years afterwards?
Ans. Father found his brother had died and he could not find his sister when he went back home years afterwards.
b)Where did Aunt Esther live?
Ans. Aunt Esther lived hundreds of miles islands.
c)Why did Aunt Esther turn pale?
Ans. Aunt Esther turned pale because it was the very letter that patched with the kite she had once written to her brother.
Grammar in use
10.Change the following sentences into questions, as directed:
a)Shankha lives in Alipurduar. (Information question using ‘have’)
Ans. Where does Shankha have his home?
b)They have gone to a picnic. (Interrogative sentence using ‘have’)
Ans. Have they gone to a picnic?
c)I went to school yesterday. (Simple question using ‘did’)
Ans. Did I go to school yesterday?
d)Tia studies in class X. (Information question using ‘which’)
Ans. In which class does Tia study?
11. Suppose your bicycle has a sudden tyre puncture on your way to school. You have taken the cycle to a repair shop. Write an imaginary dialogue(within 100 words) between the shopkeeper and you.
12. Write a story (within 100 words) using the given hints. Give a title to the story.
[Crow sitting on a tree – a piece of meat in its beak – fox passing under the tree – wants the meat – asks the crow to sing – crow keeps meat under its feet and sings – fooled, fox leaves]
3.The Passing Away of Bapu
4.My Own True Family