Comprehension Exercises | The Wind Cap | Jane Yolen | Class 8 | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

 The Wind Cap | Jane Yolen | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar |  প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

The Wind Cap by Jane Yolen

The Wind Cap by Jane Yolen


Textual Questions:


Activity 1

Tick the correct alternative:

(i) The lad had wanted to be a

(a) doctor

(b) sportsman

(c) sailor √ 


(ii) Mother told the lad that he knew the smell of the

(a) soil √

(b) food

(c) flower.


(iii) Jon put the turtle on his

(a) back

(b) head √

(c) hand.


(iv) The fairy man wanted to know Jon's

(a) age

(b) name

(c) heart's desire √


Activity 2

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


(1) Jon met the tiny green turtle. 2

(2) Mother said Jon was a farmer's son. 1

(3) The turtle changed to the tiny green fairy man. 4

(4) Jon plucked the turtle from his head. 3

(5) Jon did not express his wish. 6

(6) Jon bowed back. 5


Activity 4


Complete the following sentences with information from the text:


(a) The cap that sailors most desire is a cap full of wind.


(b) Seeing a ship anchored near the shore John requested the captain to let him sail with them.


(c) By twisting the cap, Jon could summon the east wind and the west wind.


(d) Jon desired to see the land because he had not set foot on land for a year and a day.


Activity 5


Answer the following questions:


(a) Why did the fairy man offer Jon the wind-cap?

Ans.> Because Jon put the fairy man on his head to keep him safe.

(b) What was the condition that was associated with the wind cap?

Ans.> No human hand would ever be able to take the wind cap off Jon’s head.


(c) Why did Jon become popular with the sailors?

Ans.> Jon could supply the wind that sailors called for.


Activity 6

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


(a) Jon never dreamt about the land. F

S.S.> …..Jon could not stop dreaming of the land.


(b) The squall was called up because Jon was sleeping. T

 S.S.> It called up a squall from the clear sky that hit the ship without a warning.


(c) The captain was angry with Jon. T

S.S.> In anger, he grabbed him by the tail of his striped cap twisted him thrice, and flung him out to the sea.


(d) Jon did not return the wind-cap to the fairy man. F

 S.S.> He placed the wind cap under a stone where he knew the fairy man would find it.


Activity 7

Answer the following questions:

(a) Why did the sailors try to rip off the cap from Jon's head?

Ans.> The wind was destroying the boat. And the sailors thought that Jon’s wind cap was totally responsible for all that was happening.


(b) How did Jon divide his time between land and sea?

Ans.> Jon spent half of the year on a ship and half on the shore.


(c) Do you think Jon was rightly called Captain Turtle? Give reasons for your answer.

Ans.> Yes, I think it is said rightly. Because he was as much at home on the water as he was on the land.


(d)Why did Jon want to return the wind cap to the fairy man?

Ans.> Because Jon was blamed for the storm and was thrown into the sea and was also blamed that all the destruction happened only for the wind cap. 


Activity 8 (a) 


Underline the verbs in the following sentences that suggest actions that began in the past and are still continuing:


(i) They have been travelling for ten hours.

(ii) He thanked me for what I have been doing.

(iii) The baby has been sleeping all day.


This kind of tense is called Present Perfect Continuous Tense.



Activity 8 (b)

Underline the verbs in the following sentences which suggest actions that began before a certain point in the past and continued up to that time:

(i) They had been playing in the field for an hour before mother called them.

(ii) When I visited my uncle, he had been teaching in a school there for five years.

(iii) Rita had been studying in our school for the last eight years since I met her.


This kind of tense is called Past Perfect Continuous Tense.



Activity 8 (c)

Fill in the blanks with either the Present Perfect Continuous or Past Perfect Continuous Tense:

(i) The rain had been pouring when I left home. (pour)

(ii) The engineers have been building the bridge for the past few months. (build)

(iii) The performers have been singing since evening. (sing)

(iv) At that time, Mr. Roy. had been writing poems for one month. (write)


Activity 9

Replace the underlined words with their antonyms:

(a) Jon had always obeyed his mother.

Ans.> Jon had always disobeyed his mother.


(b) Jon began his first ever sea voyage.

Ans.> Jon finished his first ever sea voyage.


(c) He became very popular with the sailors.

 Ans.> He became very unpopular with the sailors.


(d) In Jon's dream the seasons turned rapidly.

 Ans.> In Jon's dream the seasons turned slowly.

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