Comprehension Exercises | The Axe | R.K. Narayan | Class 7 | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

 The Axe | R.K. Narayan | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর


The Axe





Let's do :


Activity 1


Identify which of the following statements are True and which are False. Give a supporting statement for each of your answers:


(1) Velan was very happy in the big house. T

S.S>> Velan was perfectly contented and happy.


(2) The other people of the big house were not so happy. F

S.S>> the people in the big house too seemed to be equally at peace with life.


(3) No tenant remained in the house for more than a few months. T

S.S>> No one remained for more than a few months.


(4) People started avoiding the house. T

S.S>> It came to be known as the “Ghost House," and people avoided it.



Activity 2


Complete the following sentences with information from the text:


(a) One midnight he was told that the master was dead.

(b) The sons of the late owner left the keys of the house with Velan.

(c) The house acquired the reputation of being haunted.

(d) Even the owners dropped the practice of coming and seeing the house.



Activity 3


Answer the following questions:


(a) Who was Velan?

Ans. Velan was a gardener.


(b) Did the tenants have any regard for the garden?

Ans. No, the tenants had no regard for a garden.


(c) Did the owners of the house visit the house frequently?

Ans. No, the owners of the house visited the house occasionally.



Activity 4


Fill in the chart below with information from the text:




(i) One day a car sounded its horn angrily at the gate.

(i) Velan hobbled up with the keys.

(ii) Velan cleared the vegetation which blocked the entrance.

(ii) The gates opened on rusty hinges, creaking and groaning.

(iii) The house is sold to a company. They are not going to have a garden.

(iii) Velan was ordered to go back to his village.

(iv) Velan requested the tree-cutters not to cut down the trees until he went away from that place.

iv) The tree – cutters laid down their axes.




Activity 5


Complete the following sentences with information from the text:


1. Someone from the car ordered Velan to open the gate.

2. One of the sons of the old masters told Velan that he would have to go back to his village.

3. Velan retired to his old hut.

4. Velan rushed out and saw four men hacking the massive trunk of the old margosa tree.


Activity 6


Answer the following questions:


1. Who bought the house?

Ans. A company bought the house.


2. Did they need a garden?

Ans. No, they did not need a garden.


3. What was the order of the company?

Ans. The company was not going to have the garden. They are going to build small houses by the score without leaving space even for a blade of grass.


4. What was Velan's request to the tree-cutters?

Ans. Velan requested the tree-cutters not to cut down the trees until he went away from that place.



Activity 7


Choose the correct alternative from the bracket and fill in the blanks:


(a) Binota studied harder (harder / more harder) than me.

(b) Rupa sang more sweetly (most sweetly / more sweetly) than her sister.

(c) Mita did more badly (worse/ more badly) than Ruby in the music competition.

(d) Among the gymnasts in the championship, Mihir scored the least (less / least).



Activity 8


Choose the correct adverb from the box and fill in the blanks. One is done for you.


[more gracefully, radiantly, least nervous, earliest, more composed]


There was no one in the hall when Sumana arrived. She was the earliest there. Soon, other dancers came. Sumana looked the least nervous among the competitors. Her steps were more composed than the other girls on the stage. Her face glowed radiantly as she performed more gracefully than the other dancers on the stage.


Activity 9


Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb:


(a) The news is (is / are) shocking.

(b) The children play (plays /play) cricket in the park.

(c) Both Laboni and Soma love (love/loves) outdoor games.

(d) The hotel manager and his staff make (make / makes) the guests feel comfortable.

(e) Many women today work (works / work) outside the home.



Activity 10


Fill in the blanks with the words given below:

retired, blocked, excellent, orders, tenant


(a) We have a new tenant in our house.

(b) The singer has an excellent voice.

(c) The road was blocked due to an accident.

(d) The job was done according to the orders of the manager.

(e) My father retired from his job last year. 



Activity 11


Write the appropriate Plural Nouns of the following. One is done for you:


a. more than one woman:  Women

b. more than one man:  Men

c. more than one person:  People

d. more than one goose:   Geese

e. more than one mouse:  Mice

f. more than one barrack:  Barracks

g. more than one deer:  Deer

h. more than one syllabus:  Syllabi

i. more than one focus:  Foci 



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