Comprehension Exercises | Ghosts on the Verandah | Ruskin Bond | Class 7 | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

 Ghosts on the Verandah | Ruskin Bond | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

Ghosts on the Verandah




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Activity 1


Fill in the following table with information from the text:




(a) The author went  to stay at Anil’s house

The author had been invited to sttay at Anil’s house

(b) Anil’s mother told them ghost stories

Anil’s mother’s memory was stored with stories of spirits

(c) The boy in the classroom could stretch his hands four yards

He was a Jinn

(d) Anil wished to be a Jinn

To get advantage especially for volleyball



Activity 2


(a) What attracts a Jinn?

Ans.> Jinns are attracted by long hair and pretty black eyes.


(b)  List the activities of an annoyed Munjia?

Ans.> When a Munjia is annoyed, he rushes out from his tree and upsets tongas, bullock-carts and cycles and even a bus.


(c) Why must one be careful while yawning under a peepul tree at night?

Ans.> The Munjia will jump down one’s throat and completely ruin one’s digestion!


(d) How did the boy in the class show that he was a Jinn?

Ans.> The boy merely stretched out his hand, took the book from the cupboard, and handed it to the teacher.



Activity 3


Fill in the blanks by choosing appropriate words from the box given below. You may need to change the form of the words:


incredible, fetch, cupboard, agility


(a) Since she is a gymnast, she has great agility.

(b) Tuhin fetch a bucket of water.

(c) Your story is incredible.

(d) The utensils are kept inside a cupboard.


Activity 4


Complete the following comparisons by correctly choosing the word from the box given below:

cold, hot, black, proud, brave, green, heavy, gentle, firm, busy


(a) as black as coal

(b) as brave as a lion

(c) as busy as a bee

(d) as gentle as a lanb

(e) as proud as a peacock

(f) as green as grass

(g) as firm as a rock

(h) as heavy as lead

(i) as cold as ice

(j) as hot as fire



Activity 5


Rewright the following sentences using the adverbs given in brackets in the appropriate place:


(a) This exercise is easy. (too)

Ans.> This exercise is too easy.


(b) The train is fast. (fairly)

Ans.>  The train is fairly fast.


(c) The bottle is full. (quite)

Ans.> The bottle is quite full.


(d) We won the match. (nearly)

Ans.> We nearly won the match.


(e) We are late, let us hurry. (rather)

Ans.> We are late, let us rather hurry.


(f) She has come in. (just)

Ans.> She has just come in.


(g) He makes a mistake. (never)

Ans.> He never makes a mistake.


(h) I get up early in the morning. (always)

Ans.> I always get up early in the morning.


(i) I am sorry. (very)

Ans.> I am very sorry.


(j) He was intelligent to solve the problem. (enough)

Ans.> He was enough intelligent to solve the problem.


Activity 6


Complete the following sentences with information from the text:

(a) Anil’s mother thought that seeing a snake is goog luck.

(b) Kamal and the author did not want to go their room because Anil’s grandmother’s spirit paid the family a visit.  

(c) When Anil’s mother saw the boys rushing about, she cried and said that their bed had also gone.

(d) Kamal sang softly because he wanted to raise their spirit.



Activity 7


Answer the following sentences:-

(a) Why did Anil and Mulia appear “pale and anxious”?

Ans.> They got frightened themselves as a result of Anil’s mother’s stories.


(b) What did Anil’s mother think when she saw the room empty?

Ans.>  Anil’s mother thought that their bed had also gone and cried out.


(c) what was the effect of Kamal’s singing on the author?

Ans.> This only made the atmosphere more eerie.


(d) Do you think Anil’s mother believed in ghosts? Give a reason for your answer?

Ans.> Yes, Anil’s mother believed in ghosts.

Anil’s mother took the pyjamas as ghosts and gave a scream and collapsed on a cot.


Activity 8


Fill in the blanks with suitable modals:


(a) I  can speak English.

(b) We eat so that we can live.

(c) You must go now.

(d)  May you have luck.

(e) We will be rewarded.

(f) I will not surrender.

(g) You must be able to do it in no time.

(h) We should help the poor.

(i) I should never tell lies.

(j) Tomorrow we will have a holiday.



Activity 9


Fill in the blanks with the correct tense of the verb given in brackets:


(a) She ran so fast that I could (can) not overtake her.

(b) I thought I saw (see) you yesterday.

(c) He helps his neighbours more than he helps (help) his family.

(d)  When I saw her, I spoke (speak) to her.

(e) The more he learned, the more he wanted (want) to learn.

(f) There was a rumour that he died (die) in the accident.

(g) We thought that she would (will) succeed.

(h) I shall nurse her that she may (may) recover.

(i) I left the place as soon as I heard (hear) the news.

(j) Honesty is (be) the best policy. 


Activity 10


Fill in the blanks by choosing the correct verb given in brackets:


(a) All that glitters are (is/are) not gold.

(b) The great poet and novelist is (is/are) dead.

(c) Each of the boys was (was/were) given a prize.

(d)  Salim as well as his friend is (is/are) honest.

(e) Time and tide waits (wait/waits) for none.

(f) Neither of the girls has (has/have) brought her book.

(g) None but the brave deserve (deserve/deserves) the fair.

(h) Three-forths of the meal was (was/were)neaten.

(ii) Eiyher you or he has (has/have) done it.

(j) Slow and steady wins (win/wins) the race.



Activity 11


Fill in the gaps in the following table with appropriate forms of adjectives:

































more beautiful

most beautiful





more intelligent

most intelligent


more serious

most serious








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