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The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde


The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde


Textual Questions:



Activity 1


Rearrange the following sentences in the correct order and put the numbers in the given boxes:


(1) All the friends of the Swallow had left for warm Egypt. III


(2) The Happy Prince asked the Swallow to take the ruby out of his sword - hilt. VI


(3) The Swallow took shelter beneath the statue of the Happy Prince. IV


(4) The woman's son was suffering from fever. V


(5) The Happy Prince lived in the wonderful palace of Sans-Souci. I


(6) The town built the statue of the Happy Prince. II



Activity 2


Complete the following sentences with information from the text :


(a) The young mother told her child not to cry because the Happy Prince never cries for new things.


(b) The Swallow took shelter beneath the statue of Happy Prince because he wanted to protect himself from the cold of that night.


(c) The Swallow mistook the tear drops from the eyes of the Happy Prince for rain. 


(d) The statue of the Happy Prince could see the miseries of the people in his land.



Activity 3


Answer the following question :


Why does the Swallow think that the statue of the Happy Prince has a golden heart'?

Ans.> The Swallow realized that the Happy Prince had a sympathetic heart for the miserable and poor people.



Activity 4


Write 'T' for true and 'F' for false statements in the given boxes. Give supporting statements for each of your answers:


(a) The Swallow didn't want to help the Happy Prince.  

S.S> Swallow: I will help you.


(b) The Happy Prince wanted to leave for Egypt.  F

S.S> Swallow: I will leave for Egypt tonight.


(c) The Happy Prince asked the Swallow to take a sapphire from one of his eyes to the playwright.  T

S.S> Statue: Little Swallow take one of my sapphire eyes and give it to him.


(e) The girl in the Town Square had no shoes. T

S.S> Statue: She has no shoes.


Activity 5


Answer the following questions :


(a) Why did the Swallow agree to help the Happy Prince?

Ans.> The Swallow felt sorry for the Happy Prince and he could not say no to people.


(b) Why did the Swallow feel warm ?

Ans.> The Swallow did something good to help someon

(c) What made the playwright say, 'Now I can finish my play'?

Ans.> The playwright could not continue his writing anymore because he was hungry. After getting the sapphire from the Swallow he could manage to have some money to support himself. So the playwright said that given words.



Activity 6


Fill in the following chart with information from the text :




(i) The Swallow drops the sapphire into the girl's hand.

The little girl was happy

(ii) The Happy Prince was then completely blind.

Though it was cold, the Swallow stayed on with the Happy Prince

(iii) The Swallow told the Happy

Prince that it saw many unhappy and unfed people.

The Happy Prince told the Swallow to take all the gold from his body and give it away to those poor people.

(iv) The Mayor didn't find the

statue beautiful anymore.

He gave an order to take the statue away and melt it in the furnace.



Activity 7

Answer the following questions:


(a) What new law did the Mayor propose ?

Ans.> No bird can die in the town square, or near the Happy Prince.


(b) Why did the Mayor and the Town Councillors think the statue of the Happy Prince was not beautiful any more?

Ans.> The statue of the Happy Prince no longer had a ruby in the sword-hilt, sapphire eyes or gold on the bady.


(c) Where was the Happy Prince taken?

Ans.> The shabby statue of the Happy Prince was taken to the furnace for melting.


(d) Why did the Mayor and the Councillors want statues of themselves?

Ans.> The Mayor and the Councillors wanted to be respected by the people in the same manner as the Happy Prince was by the common people.


Activity 8 (a)


Read the following pairs of sentences and write down the changes that have taken place under the appropriate heads in the tables given below. The first one is done for you:


(ii) He said to me, “Yesterday was a holiday.”

He told me that the previous day had been a holiday.






Punctuation Marks

Direct Speech




a holiday

inverted commas

Direct Speech


the previous day



a holiday

no inverted commas



(iii) The teacher said to the students, “Tomorrow we will go to the museum.”

The teacher told her students that they would go to the museum the next day.






Punctuation Marks

Direct Speech



will go

to the museum

inverted commas

Direct Speech



would go

to the museum the next day

no inverted commas


Activity 8 (b)


Change the following sentences from Direct to Indirect Speech:


(i) The Swallow said to the statue, “I am staying with you."

Ans.> The Swallow told the statue that he was staying with him.


(ii) My mother said to me, “Please wait for me here."

Ans.> My mother requested me to wait for her there.


(iii) Raja said, “Oh ! How cold the wind is!"

Ans.> Raja said that the wind was very cold.


(iv) The old man said to the little girl, “May God bless you!"

Ans.> The old man prayed that God might bless the little girl.


(v) The man said to him, “Go away."

Ans.> The man told him to go away.



Activity 9


Write down the antonyms of the underlined words :


(a) The Swallow will sing forever.

Ans.> The Swallow will sing never.


(b) The actor enters the stage.

Ans.> The actor departs the stage.


(c) The student laughed aloud.

Ans.> The student cried aloud.


(d) I can see all the beautiful things in my land.

Ans.> I can see all the ugly things in my land.


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