The Big Silver Rupee

A) Answer these questions:

Q. 1.What did Gangadhar’s father give him? Why was he surprised?

Ans. Gangadhar’s father gave him a big silver coin. He was surprised because in those days parents didn’t believe in spoiling their children by giving them money.

Q. 2. How did we know that Gangadhar’s father had given him money before? What did his mother want to do and why? What did Gangadhar want to do with the money?

Ans. Gangadhar’s father used to give him an “Anna” every day for school. His mother wanted to keep it in almirah or buy a gold ring or silver tumbler with it. Gangadhar wanted to buy ladoo’s, chocolates and bhelpuri.

Q. 3. What happened when Gangadhar met his friend, Sadu?

Ans. When Gangadhar met his friend Sadu and showed him a silver coin. Sadu thought someone was sick and his mother had given him for medicines. As the coin slipped from Sadu’s hands, it rolled towards the drain. If Sadu had not pounced on it, he would surely have lost it.

Q. 4. What did the two boys have a tough time? How did they get out of trouble every time?

Ans. The two boys wanted to buy some sweets but were scared that the grocer would not return the change. Later they wanted to buy something from Nanaji’s shop but he looked at them doubtfully by answering all the questions they got out of trouble.

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Q. 5. What were the things they ate?

Ans. They finally got 2 paise worth of chewy sweets some chocolates and two candies from an Iranian shop.


B) Mark the sentences as true(T) or not true(NT). Rewrite the sentences that are not true in your notebook:

1.Gangadhar’s father earned three hundred rupees a month. (NT). Gangadhar’s father earned twenty rupees a month.

2.His mother told him that she would keep the money in the almirah so that she could buy him a silver tumbler. (NT).

His mother told him that she would keep the money in the almirah so that she could buy him a gold ring or a silver tumbler.

3.In those days, children were given money so that they could buy sweets for themselves and their friends. (NT).

In those days, children were not given money, in the fear that it might spoil them.

4. Nana Mehendale looked at Gangadhar’s doubtfully and was very suspicious of him. (T).

Nana Mehendale looked at Gangadhar’s doubtfully and was very suspicious of him.

5. Sadu and Gangadhar bought five Anna’s worth of sweets and then went to the foreign shop to buy the chocolates that the white sahibs ate. (NT)

Sadu and Gangadhar bought two paisa worth of sweets and then went to the Iranian shop to buy chocolates. They also bought two ice-candies dipped in three kinds of coloured syrup.

C) Think and answer:

Based on what you read, how valuable do you think a one rupee coin was in those days? What do you think is the equivalent amount today?

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Ans. It was very valuable. It could be the equivalent of Rs. 500.

D) Say whether the words in colour are direct objects or indirect objects:

1.Ms Lata teaches us science. (Direct object)

2.My school has offered me a scholarship. (Direct object)

3.Jatin owes her twenty rupees. (Indirect object)

4.She passes me the salt. (Direct object)

5.The principal told all of us a very interesting story. (Direct object)

6.She gave the writer a hundred rupee note. (Indirect object)

E) Identify the direct and indirect objects in these sentences by writing DO for the Direct object and IO for the indirect object:

1.The crowd cheered the batsman. (DO)

2.The student selected Hameed (DO) the school captain.

3.The police are questioning the witness. (DO)

4.The Jury gave Ramesh(IO) a special award. (DO)

5.The teacher gave him (IO) the responsibility (DO) of leading the team.

6.The committee awarded Arundhati Roy (IO) with the Booker prize( DO) for The God of Small Things.

7.Her uncle gifted her (IO) with a mountain bicycle. (DO)

8 .They gave me (IO) permission (DO) to write the exam at home.

F) Vocabulary:

Complete these sentences with the correct fixed expressions from the box:

1. Do you have any ideas for the project? I haven’t found anything in particular yet.

2. The vase sipped out of her hand and was so on in pieces.

3. Here are the details of my cousin. It is in reply to the letter you sent me.

4. The girl fell down and was in tears until her friend rushed to calm her down.

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5. I am in love with this chocolate cake it is so delicious!

6. Could you cut the apple in half, please?

7., In general, most people like to relax on holidays.

8.The police were in control of the vast crowd.

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