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Comprehension Exercises | The Shop That Never Was| H.G. Wells | Class 6 | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar |  প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

The Shop That Never Was

H.G. Wells

Textual Exercise

Activity 1

Rearrange the following sentences in the correct order and put the numbers in the given boxes. One is done for you: 


(1) The shopman brought out a glass ball from his hair.  4

(2) It was a small shop, not so well-lit.  2

(3) Gip wanted to take the glass ball.  3

(4) Gip dragged his father to the magic shop. 1

(5) Gip and his father were surprised.  6

(6) There were different kinds of magic mirrors in the shop.  5


Activity 2


Fill in the blanks using words from the Help-Box:


Gip was keen to enter the magic shop. The shop had many crystal balls. Gip's father wanted to buy some tricks for his son. The shop-man performed an unexpected action.

[Help-Box: scratched, keen, unexpected, tricks, crystal]


Activity 3


 Answer the following question:

 Why did find the shopman’s palm blank?

Ans.> Because it was a magical activity.  

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 shopman drew out a business card from his hair.  F

S.S> He drew a business card from his cheek.


(b) Gip found the magic box in his pocket. T

S.S> "It's in your pocket," he said.


(c) The toy sword was a magic item.  T

S.S> "A Magic Toy Sword—this is a unique one!

(d) The narrator found his full name on the magic box.  F

S.S> Gip's full name and address on the paper.


Activity 5


(a) Why was Gip surprised?

Ans.> Gip was surprised when he discovered the magic box in his pocket. 

(b) Why did the narrator fail to find out the cost of the magic items?

Ans.> The narrator failed to find out the cost of the magic items because the shopman did not pay any attention to him.

(c) What items did the shopman show to Gip?

Ans.> The items that the shopman showed to Gip were a glass ball, a magic box, a magic toy sword, magic trains, clockwork, and a box of soldiers.


(d) What was the cause of the narrator’s amazement?

Ans.> The shopman shut the lid of a box of soldiers and waved the box in the air. He wrapped the box in brown paper and tied it. At last, he wrote Gip’s full name and address on the paper. It was the reason for the narrator’s amazement.

Activity 6

Fill in the chart with information from the text: 




(a) The narrator thought that his son would be frightened

The narrator tried to prevent the shop-man.

(b) Gip's father jumped at the shop-man

He fell into utter darkness.

(c) The narrator wanted to go away from that place.

the narrator called for a cab.

(d) The magic shop disappeared.

Gip's father went up and down Regent Street looking for the magic shop.


Activity 7


(a) What did the shopman do with the drum?

Ans.> The shopman put the big drum over Gip and vanished him with his magical power.

(b) Why did the narrator think that his son would be frightened?

Ans.> Gip was a little boy. The shopman put a big drum over Gip. For this reason, the narrator thought that his son would be frightened.

(c) Where did the narrator again find his son?

Ans.> The narrator again found his son in Regent Street where the narrator had collided with a man. Gip was standing a yard away.


(d) What was the mental state of the narrator?

Ans.> The mental state of the narrator was that he was at a loss for a second. He stared around but found no shop, no door, nothing.


Activity 8

Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles:

(a) Last week I saw a one-day cricket match between India and Australia.


(b) There is a university in our district.


(c) Brutus is an honourable man.

(d) She arrived an hour late.


Activity 9(a)


Make meaningful sentences of your own with the following word:

prevent: The police prevent and detect crime.

disappeared: The car disappeared into the night.

stared: She stared at him with wide eyes.

parcel: He tied the parcel with twine.

Activity 9(b)

Find words from the text which are similar in meaning to the following:

(i) frightened: scared

(ii) at a particular moment: instant

(iii) showing: displaying

(iv) relating to the mind: mental

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