Page No: 38

Thinking about the Text

1. Given below are some emotions that Kezia felt. Match the emotions in Column A to the items in Column B.

Answer


II. Answer the following questions in one or two sentences.


1. Why was Kezia afraid of her father?
Answer
Kezia was afraid of her father because her father never talked to her lovingly. He never played with her. Kezia thought her father was a cruel person.

2. Who were the people in Kezia’s family?
Answer
Kezia’s family consisted of her mother, father, grandmother and herself.

3. What was Kezia’s father’s routine
(i) before going to his office?
(ii) after coming back from his office?
(iii) on Sundays?

Answer
(i) Before going to his office, he would come into Kezia’s room and give her a goodbye kiss.
(ii) After coming back from his office, he ordered for tea to brought into the drawing room. He also asked his mother to bring him the newspaper and his slippers, and Kezia to pull off his boots.
(iii) On Sundays, he would stretch himself out on the sofa in the drawing room. He would put his handkerchief on his face and his feet on a cushion. There he would sleep soundly and snore.

4. In what ways did Kezia’s grandmother encourage her to get to know her father better?
Answer
Kezia’s grandmother encouraged her to get to know her father better by sending her to the drawing room to talk to her parents on Sundays. She also suggested Kezia to make a pin cushion out of a beautiful piece of yellow silk as a gift for her father’s birthday.

III. Discuss these questions in class with your teacher and then write down your answers in two or three paragraphs each.
1. Kezia’s efforts to please her father resulted in displeasing him very much. How did this happen?

Answer
Kezia wanted to give her father a pin-cushion as a birthday gift. She made a beautiful pin-cushion of yellow silk. In order to stuff it, she tore some sheets of paper into small pieces. Unfortunately, these sheets contained an important speech to be given by her father. When the father came to know what Kezia had done, he was very angry. He hit her hands with a ruler.

2. Kezia decides that there are “different kinds of fathers”. What kind of father was Mr Macdonald, and how was he different from Kezia’s father?
Answer
Kezia compared her father with Mr. Macdonald, who lived next to her house. He was a loving, gentle and forgiving father. He was always smiling and playing with his children. He treated his children in a friendly manner. He was just opposite to the Kezia’s father. Unlike Kezia’s father he never punished his children. He played with them whenever he was free. Kezia’s father was very harsh and a strict disciplinarian.

3. How does Kezia begin to see her father as a human being who needs her sympathy?
Answer
One night, Kezia had a nightmare. She cried for her grandmother. Her father came there. He took her in his arms. He took her to his own bed. He asked her to rub her feet against his legs to get them warm. Suddenly, Kezia realised how good and loving her father was. She realized that her father had to work hard all day. He became too tired to play with her. She lovingly placed her head on her father’s chest. Now she realized that her father truly needed her sympathy.

Page No: 39

Thinking about Language


I. Look at the following sentence.

1. Use an appropriate word from the synonyms given above in the following sentences. Clues are given in brackets. 
(i) She was __________ by the news of her brother’s wedding. (very pleased)
(ii) I was __________to be invited to the party. (extremely pleased and excited about)
(iii) She was __________ at the birth of her granddaughter. (extremely happy)
(iv) The coach was __________ with his performance. (satisfied about)
(v) She was very __________ with her results. (happy about something that has happened).

Answer
(i)  She was thrilled by the news of her brother’s wedding.
(ii)  I was delighted to be invited to the party.
(iii)  She was overjoyed at the birth of her granddaughter.
(iv)  The coach was pleased with his performance.
(v)  She was very happy with her results.

2. Study the use of the word big in the following sentence.
He was so big − his hands and his neck, especially his mouth…
Here, big means large in size.
Now, consult a dictionary and find out the meaning of big in the following sentences. The first one has been done for you.
(i) You are a big girl now. older
(ii) Today you are going to take the biggest decision of your career. _________
(iii) Their project is full of big ideas. _________
(iv) Cricket is a big game in our country. _________
(v) I am a big fan of Lata Mangeskar. _________
(vi) You have to cook a bit more as my friend is a big eater. _________
(vii) What a big heart you’ve got, Father dear. _________

Answer
(ii) most important 
(iii) innovation
(iv) popular
(v) great 
(vi) gourmand
(vii) generous

Page No: 40

1. Underline the verbs of reporting in the following sentences.
(i) He says he will enjoy the ride.
(ii) Father mentioned that he was going on a holiday.
(iii) No one told us that the shop was closed.
(iv) He answered that the price would go up.
(v) I wondered why he was screaming.
(vi) Ben told her to wake him up.
(vii) Ratan apologised for coming late to the party.

Answer
(i) He says he will enjoy the ride.
(ii) Father mentioned that he was going on a holiday.
(iii) No one told us that the shop was closed.
(iv) He answered that the price would go up.
(v) I wondered why he was screaming.
(vi) Ben told her to wake him up.
(vii) Ratan apologized for coming late to the party.

2. Some verbs of reporting are given in the box. Choose the appropriate verbs and fill in the blanks in the following sentences.
were complaining, shouted, replied, remarked, ordered, suggested
(i) “I am not afraid,” __________ the woman.
(ii) “Leave me alone,” my mother __________.
(iii) The children __________ that the roads were crowded and noisy.
(iv) “Perhaps he isn’t a bad sort of a chap after all,” __________the master.
(v) “Let’s go and look at the school ground,” __________ the sports teacher.
(vi) The traffic police __________ all the passers-by to keep off the road.

Answer
(i) “I am not afraid,” replied the woman.
(ii) “Leave me alone,” my mother shouted.
(iii) The children were complaining that the roads were crowded and noisy.
(iv) “Perhaps he isn’t a bad sort of a chap after all,” remarked the man.
(v) “Let’s go and look at the school ground,” suggested the sports teacher.
(vi) The traffic police ordered all the passers-by to keep off the road.