Activity Answers of Tales of Bhola Grandpa
Tick the correct answer from the given alternatives)
(i) In the bokal tree there lived – (a) crows (b) monkeys (c) tigers (d) sparrows
Ans: (b) monkeys
(ii) On the way back from the festival, Bhola Grandpa tightly held on to the two fingers of his – (a) son (b) cousin (c) grandson (d) nephew.
Ans: (c) grandson.
(iii) A gang of pirates were burying a – (a) large box (b) small box (c) large bag (d) small bag
Ans: (a) large box
(iv) Bhola Grandpa was returning from the (a) yearly market (b) monthly market (c) daily market (d) weekly market
Ans: (d) weekly market.
(v) Bhola Grandpa died at the age of (a) eighty-five (b) ninety-five (c) fifty-five (d) seventy-five.
Ans: (b) ninety-five.
EXERCISE – 2
Answer the following questions within fifteen words :
(i) When did Bhola Grandpa let out a loud wail?
Ans: Bhola Grandpa let out a loud wail when he realised that his grandson’s fingers had slipped out
from his hand in the festival and he was lost there.
(ii) Where had the grandson found a cosy shelter?
Ans: Bhola Grandpa’s grandson had found a cosy shelter under a cow belly.
(iii) What request did Bhola Grandpa make to the first man he saw on the mound?
Ans: Bhola Grandpa requested the first man he saw on the mound to give him some water to drink.
(iv) How old was Bhola Grandpa’s wife when he died?
Ans: Bhola Grandpa’s wife was eighty years old when he died.
EXERCISE – 3
Answer the following questions within twenty-five words:
(i) Why was no real treasure found under the sand dunes?
Ans: No real treasure was found under the sand dunes because Bhola Grandpa confessed that his
description of the pirates was a dream which he had seen during his midday nap.
(ii) What did the tiger do after Bhola Grandpa had climbed up the banyan tree?
Ans: The tiger roared and circled the tree about a hundred times when Bhola Grandpa had climbed
up the banyan tree. Then he sat down under a bush without taking its eyes off him.
(iii) What was the reason of Bhola Grandpa’s death according to his wife?
Ans: Bhola Grandpa died at the age of ninety-five. His wife lamented a lot and said that he must
have forgotten to breathe. She considered Bhola Grandpa’s forgetful nature to be the reason
of his death.
EXERCISE – 4
Change the mode of narration of the following sentences :
(i) Bulbuli said to her friend, “Will you come tomorrow?”
Ans: Bulbuli asked her friend if she (her friend) would come the following day.
(ii) Paulami says, “I am fine.”
Ans: Paulami says that she is fine.
(iii) The teacher said to the students, “Keep quiet.”
Ans: The teacher ordered (or asked) the students to keep quiet.
(iv) My mother said to me, “May your dreams come true.”
Ans: My mother wished that my dreams might come true.
(v) The students said, “Sir, please allow us to play in the field.”
Ans: The students earnestly requested their teacher to allow them to play in the field.
EXERCISE – 5
In each of the sentences of the following passage some articles and prepositions are used in an incorrect manner. Underline them and replace them with the appropriate ones:
On an winter night I was aboard a boat. It was a moonlit night full on stars. The boat was anchored up a great river. I was thrilled to see a beauty of nature.
Ans: On a winter night I was aboard a boat. It was a moonlit night full of stars. The boat was anchored
in a great river. I was thrilled to see the beauty of nature.
EXERCISE – 6
Write a diałogue within 100 words on the need to ban the use of animals like tigers and lions as circus attractions :
Hints : Wild animals decreasing – ill treatment to animals in circuses – criminal offence – laws against such – need to be humane to animals.
Ans: The dialogue below is between two friends, Raju and Sourav, regarding the need to ban the use of
animals like tigers and lions as circus attractions.
Raju: Hi, where are you going?
Sourav: Hello, I’m returning from the circus. What about you?
Raju: I too went to the circus yesterday. Did you enjoy it?
Sourav: Yes, a lot. I had loads of fun watching the animals perform.
Raju: But don’t you think that wild animals like lions and tigers should be set free in the jungle?
They must not be forced to perform in the circus.
Sourav: Then what will be the attractions of a circus? People will not visit to watch only jokers, birds or gymnastics performed by the girls.
Raju: Yes, you are right. But I think it is a criminal offence to force animals to show such tactics by beating them.
Sourav: Don’t worry so much. If this were such a serious issue Government would have taken steps against it. Anyways I have to rush home now. Bye.
EXERCISE – 7
Write a story within 100 words using the given hints. Give a title to the story :
Hints: Returning from educational excursion by bus – night journey – sudden breakdown – tyres punctured- had to wait for two hours at a lonely place – tyres fixed– back home.
A HORRIFYING EXPERIENCE
Last month, our school arranged an educational excursion to Santiniketan for the students of classes IX and X. We stayed there for two days. On our way back home we had a very horrifying experience. We left Santiniketan around 7 p.m. and it was a whole night’s journey. After having dinner we all were sleeping when there was a sudden breakdown. The driver informed us that one of the back tyres had punctured. There was no extra tyre and we had to wait for two hours at a lonely place. Then our English teacher called his driver and told him to send a mechanic with a tyre. At last, the tyre was fixed and we all returned home safely.
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