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Comprehension Exercises | Rip Van Winkle | Washington Irving | Class 6 | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

Rip Van Winkle| Washington Irving| Textual Question and Answer | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর
Comprehension Exercises | Rip Van Winkle | Washington Irving | Class 6 | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar |  প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

Rip Van Winkle

Washington Irving

Textual Exercise

 

Activity 1


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

(1) Rip had to leave his group eventually. [2]

(2) On one of these days Rip had gone high up to the Kaatskill Mountains. [5]

(3) Rip used to sit and talk with his friends. [1]

(4) He heard a voice from the distance calling, “Rip Van Winkle! Rip Van Winkle!” [6]

(5) His wife complained that his friends encouraged his idle habits. [3]

(6) Poor Rip was reduced almost to despair. [4]

 

Activity 2

Fill in the blanks with words from the Help Box. There is one extra word:

Rip assisted children at their sports. He always helped others in their work. His wife complained about his idle habits. One day Rip went high up the Kaatskill Mountains.

  Help Box: high, complained, assisted, encouraged, work

 

Activity 3


Answer the following question:

How do you think Rip felt when he heard a voice from the distance calling?

Ans.> When Rip heard a voice from the distance calling, I think, he became astonished how the old strange man knew his name.

 

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 stranger wanted to assist Rip. [F]

SS:> “He made signs for Rip to assist him with the load.”

(b) All the strangers had beards. [T]

SS:> “They all had beards, of various shapes and colours.”

 

(c) Rip felt very thirsty. [T]

SS:> “Feeling thirsty, he had several drinks himself.”

 

(d) Rip saw that his village had become smaller. [F]

SS:> “He saw his village was now larger, with more people.”

 

Activity 5


Answer the following questions in complete sentences:

(a) How did the stranger look?

Ans.> The stranger looked peculiar. He was a short old man with thick bushy hair and a beard.

(b) What happened after Rip had drunk the liquid?

Ans.> After Rip drunk the liquid, his eyes closed and he fell into a deep sleep for long twenty years.

 

(c) Why was Rip surprised when he came near the village?

Ans.> When Rip came near the village, he was surprised because he met many people he had never seen before. There were rows of houses in his village and strange names were over the doors.

 

(d) What did Rip suddenly notice?

Ans.> Rip suddenly noticed that his beard had grown a foot long.

 

Activity 6


Fill in the following chart with information from the text:

Cause

Effect

(i) Rip had a long beard and wore a peculiar dress

Rip soon attracted the attention of the people of the village

(ii) Rip heard that his friend, Nicholas Vedder, was dead

Rip’s heart died away

(iii) Rip saw a fellow who looked exactly like his previous self

Rip understood that it was his own son, Rip.

(iv) The people came to know that Rip Van Winkle had left the village twenty years ago and returned again

all stood amazed

 

Activity 7


Answer the following chart with information from the text:

(a) What attracted the attention of the people when Rip entered the village?

Ans.> The appearance of Rip, with his long beard and peculiar dress, attracted the attention of the people when Rip entered the village.

 

(b) What did Rip learn about Nicholas Vedder?

Ans.> Rip learnt about Nicholas Vedder that he was dead and had gone for these eighteen years.

 

(c) Who looked exactly like Rip’s previous self?

Ans.> Rip’s son, Rip looked exactly like Rip’s previous self.

 

(d) How long did twenty years seem to Rip?

Ans.> Long twenty years seemed to Rip as one night.

 

Activity 8


Fill in the blanks with appropriate verbs from those given in brackets: 

(i) A hundred rupees is too much for this item.(is/are) 

(ii) The accountant and the cashier have absconded. (has/have) 

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

(iv) Either he or I am mistaken. (is/am) 

(v) The ship, with its crew, was delayed. (was/were)

 

Activity 9(a)


Make meaningful sentences of your own with the following words:

Hollow: Bamboo is a sort of hollow plant.

Fearful: She was fearful.

Ruins: We saw the ruins of the church.

Gaze: He turned his gaze on me.

Activity 9(b)


Identify the types of sentences given below:

(i) Rip’s sole follower was the dog, Wolf. (Assertive Sentence) 

(ii) What was to be done? (Interrogative Sentence) 

(iii) All was silence. (Assertive Sentence) 

(iv) Sure enough! It is Rip Van Winkle! (Exclamatory Sentence)

 

Activity 10(a)


Write a short story in about sixty words using the hints given below. Add a title to it :

You went on a tour with your friends -- stayed the night in a house inside a forest -- slept in separate rooms -- when you woke up your friends were all gone -- your feelings -- how you returned home

A Tour To A Forest

Ans.> Once upon a time I went on a tour with my friends in a forest. When the sun went down, we decided to stay in a house in the forest for that night. We all friends slept in separate rooms. When I woke up in the morning, I saw all my friends were gone out. I was very shocked and got frightened. Finally, I came out of the forest immediately.

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