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Comprehension Exercises | The Clever Monkey | Class 5 | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar |  প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

The Clever Monkey 

Textual Exercise

Activity 1

(a) Where did the monkey live?

Ans:> The monkey lived on the bank of a river.

(b) Why was there no danger for the monkey on the river island?

Ans:> There was hardly any animal on the river island. So, the monkey was in no danger.

(c) What was so attractive to the monkey?

Ans:> Sweet and juicy fruits on the trees were so attractive to the monkey.

(d) Where did the crocodile live?

Ans:> The crocodile lived on the far bank of the river with his wife.

(e) Who gave advice to the crocodile about catching the monkey?

Ans:> The crocodile’s wife gave advice to the crocodile about catching the monkey.


Activity 2

Let's take words from the coloured box and fill in the blanks:

(a) The trees on the island had tasty fruits.

(b) The monkey found that crossing the river was not very difficult.

(c) The crocodiles made many plans to catch the monkey.

(d) The crocodile would lie still on the rock.

(e) The wife of the crocodile wished to taste the flesh of the monkey.

Fresh, plants, tasty, listen, swim, still, difficult, monkey

Activity 3

Let’s match the words in column A with their meanings in column B 







one of its kind


a piece of land with water on all sides




not moving at all

Activity 4

Write 'T' for True and 'F' for False statements in the given boxes:

(a) The crocodile found that catching the monkey was a difficult job. [T]

(b)The rock always talked to the monkey. [F]

(c) The monkey jumped straight into the crocodile’s open mouth. [F]

(d) The monkey returned to his home safely. [T]

(e) The monkey was more clever than the crocodile. [T]


Activity 5

Complete the following sentences with information from the text:

(a) The crocodile kept his head and tail well underwater.

(b) After having a good meal, the monkey decided to return to his home.

(c) The crocodile thought that he should speak to the monkey as the rock because at this the monkey might suspect something.

(d) The monkey observed that every time the crocodile opened his mouth his eyes would shut completely.

(e) The monkey had his home safely upon a riverside tree.

(f) The crocodile was bigger in size and was also a bigger fool.


Activity 6

Answer the following questions:

(a) Who swam to the rock?

Ans.> The crocodile swam to the rock.

(b) Why did the monkey become suspicious?

Ans.> On seeing the bigger size of the rock, the monkey became suspicious.

(c) What was the monkey’s suggestion to the crocodile?

Ans.> The monkey suggested to the crocodile to open his mouth wide and he would jump straight into his mouth.

(d) What did the monkey tell the crocodile from his safe shelter?

Ans.> The monkey laughed at the crocodile and said," You foolish crocodile! You can never catch me. No doubt you're bigger than me, but you're a bigger fool too!" 

Activity 7

Fill in the blanks with words from the story. The first letters of the words are given:

(a) The crocodile noticed the monkey crossing the river.

(b) The monkey always escaped from the crocodile’s clutches.

(c) The monkey thought that the crocodile was playing a trick once more.

(d) The crocodile could not realize the clever monkey’s plan.

(e) From his safe home, the monkey called the crocodile a fool.


Activity 8

Replace the underlined words with their opposites from the box:

(a) Can you see the huge tree?

(b) The medicine tastes sweet.

(c) Last year the English question paper was difficult.

(d) Sunita always feels nervous before an examination.

(e) I am carrying a heavy load.

(f) The boy has straight hair.

heavy, sweet, always, straight, huge

Activity 9

Let’s match the two sides:


Short form

Full form


We will


I am


She is


Did not


Were not


You have


Will not




Activity 10

Now read in pairs the following passage and underline the prepositions there. One is done for you.

The farmer took a sharp axe and struck at the trunk of the tree. All the creatures living in the tree started to request the farmer not to cut down the tree. But the farmer didn’t listen to them. He was in a hurry to finish off his work.

[Hints:   i) Before ‘noun’ ‘to’ is a preposition.

                Ex: He went to school.

            ii) Before ‘verb’ ‘to’ is a ‘Infinitive’.

                Ex: He wanted to go there.]


Activity 11

Let's fill in the blanks with the prepositions given in the box:

(a) The boy is looking at me.

(b) Give this letter to your class teacher.

(c) Put the duster on the table.

(d) Fish lives in water.

(e) Put off the light.

(f) I go to school everyday.

   in, off, on, at, to


Activity 12


Identify the Subject and the Predicate:

(a) Subject: Days

      Predicate: passed.

(b) Subject: The rock

      Predicate: never talked to the monkey.

(c) Subject: the goalkeeper

     Predicate: Here comes

(d) Subject: mother

      Predicate: Every morning cooks food for us

(e) Subject: Rohan

      Predicate: plays cricket for a local club

(f) Subject: the tree

      Predicate: How big is!

(g) Subject: I

      Predicate: don’t know his full name


Activity 13

Let's write a short story in eight sentences with the following hints. Give it a title.

A fox fell into a well - failed t to get out - a goat came - fox asked goat to drink water from the well - goat jumped in - fox claimed on the goat's back - got out - goat remained in the well. 



Once a fox was moving around a village. He wasn't careful Suddenly, fell into a well. He tried hard but did not get out of the well. He tried hard but did not get out of the well. The cunning fox thought upon a plan. The fox asked the goat to drink water from the well. The stupid goat jumped into the well blindly without thinking about the consequence. The fox at once claimed on the goat's back and got out of the well. Unfortunately, the goat remained in the well.

Moral: One should not trust blindly

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