Comprehension Exercises | Uncle Podger Hangs a Picture | Jerome Klapka Jerome | Class 7 | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

Uncle Podger Hangs a Picture | Jerome Klapka Jerome | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর


Uncle Podger Hangs a Picture




Let's do:


Activity 1


Choose the correct answers from the given alternatives:


(a) The thing which would have come home from the frame-makers is

(i) a picture 

(ii) a carving on wood

(iii) a picture drawn on a piece of cloth


(b) Uncle Podger would take off his

(i) vest

(ii) tie

(iii) coat √


(c) Uncle Podger would ask

(i) the boy

(ii) the girl √

(iii) the charwoman, for sixpen'orth of nails.


(d) Uncle Podger, at first, would drop the

(i) picture √

(ii) hammer

(iii) nail


Activity 2


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


(a) There was a commotion in the house when Uncle Podger undertook a job. T

S.S>> You never saw such a commotion up and down a house in all your life, as when my Uncle Podger undertook to do a job.


(b) Uncle Podger did not want to hang the picture. F

S.S>> Don't you, any of you, worry yourselves about that. I'll do all that.


(c) Uncle Podger would cut himself and spring round the room searching for his handkerchief. T

S.S>> Then he would spring round the room, looking for his handkerchief.


(d) The second thing that Uncle Podger would lose would be the hammer. F

S.S>> “There!” he would say in an injured tone, “now the nail's gone." 



Activity 3


Complete the following sentences with information from the text:


(a) Aunt Podger would ask what was to be done with it after the picture came to the house.

(b) Tom was asked to bring step-ladder and a kitchen-chair.

(c) Uncle Podger found the coat himself as he would be sitting on it.


 Activity 4


(a)  Name the children of Uncle Podger.

Ans.> Will, Tom, and Maria


(b) What did Uncle Podger ask the childrenn to bring for him?

Ans.> Uncle Podger asked Tom to  bring for him the rue,Maria to hold light for him, asked Will to hand him his hammer.


(c) How did Uncle Podger cut himself?

Ans.>  Uncle Podger would lift up the picture for hanging it and drop it,  and it would come out of the frame. He would try to save the glass and cut himself.


(d)   Why did Uncle Podger want his coat?   

Ans.>  When Uncle Podger cut himself with the glass, he wanted his handkerchief that was in the pocket of the coat.


(e) Where did he find his coat?

Ans.>  Uncle Podger got up from a chair and  found that he had been sitting on the coat.



Activity 5


Choose the correct answers from the given alternatives :


(a) Uncle Podger would call us all

(i) intelligent

(ii) careless

(iii) fools


(b) Uncle Podger would slide and fall

(i) on the char-woman's toes

(ii) on the piano 

(iii) on the chair


(c) Uncle Podger's work would finish

(i) at around midnight 

(ii) at mid-day

(iii) in the evening



Activity 6


Complete the sentences with information from the text:


(a) Uncle Podger would lose sight of the mark he had made on the wall, where the nail was to go in.

(b) Uncle Podger was trying to reach a point three inches beyond.

(c) Uncle Podger would like doing a job of this sort.



Activity 7


Complete the following table with information from the text:




(a) To find out the spot where the nail was to go in.

Each child had to get up beside him on the chair

(b) Uncle Podger would slip.

Uncle Podger would fall on to the piano

(c) At the first blow of the hammer

He would smash his thumb.


(d) At the second blow, the nail would go clean through the plaster.

a new hole was made



Activity 8


Answer the following questions:


(a) Give two instances to show the carelessness of Uncle Podger.

Ans.> Number 1: He lost the sight of the mark he had  made on the wall.

Number 2: He smashed his thumb with a blow oof a hammer.


(b) What did Aunt Podger say after Uncle Podger smashed his  thumb?

Ans.>  Aunt Maria would mildly observe that next time Uncle Podger was going to hammer a nail into the wall.


(c)   How did Uncle Podger react after finishing the task?   

Ans.>  Uncle Podger reacted by saying that “Why some people would have had a man in to do a little thing like that!”.

(d) Why was everyone tired after Uncle Podger put up the picture on the wall? 

Ans.> Everyone was tired after Uncle Podger put up the picture on the wall because they all had to assist Uncle Podger and work hard with him till midnight. 

Activity 9


Match the following words in column A with their meanings in column B:




(a) sneer

closely observing (d)

(b) evident

Poor  (c)

(c) wretched

mock (a)

(d) surveying

clear  (b)

Activity 10


Find the antonmns of the following words from the texts:

(a) rapidly :> slowly

(b) lost :> found

(c) remembered :> forgot

(d) roughly :> exactly

(e) save :> waste

(f) straight :> curly

Activity 11 

Use the prefixes or suffixes (in-/im-/-al/-some) to form new words:

(a) different :> indifferent

(b) possible :> impossible

(c) sufficient :> insufficient

(d) arrive :> arrival

(e) whole :> wholesome

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