White Mice White Mice

Where did Ruskin spend his winter holidays?
Ruskin spent his winter holidays in Dehradun in his grandfather’s house.
Write T for true and F for false statements. 1. Uncle Ken was a responsible man. 2. Ruskin had to travel from Dehra to Delhi. 3. Uncle Ken advised Ruskin to study hard for the exams. 4. Ruskin was handed over to the guard of the train. 5. Mr Ghosh was very kind to Ruskin. 6. Ruskin grew very fond of the mice. 7. Uncle Ken was embarrassed at his mistake.
What three things old Uncle ken make sure of when he put Ruskin on the train?
What did Ruskin see at the stationmaster’s house?
What did the stationmaster feed to the mice?
What present did the stationmaster give for Ruskin and his grandfather? Why?
Where was Uncle Ken hiding? Why?
How did Ruskin take revenge on Uncle Ken?
“I kept the white mice in their box; I had plans for them.” What were Ruskin’s plans? Were his plans successful? How?
Do you think Ruskin panicked when he realised he was on the wrong train? Discuss with your partner. What qualities does Ruskin exhibit?
Do you feel Mr Ghosh was a lonely man? Why/Why not? How did he treat Ruskin and his grandfather?
Match the given phrases with their meanings. Column A Column B 1. Beamed with pleasure (a) to feel affection for 2. Thirsty for revenge (b) to hold someone’s hand to guide 3. Grow fond of (c) smiled happily 4. Take by the hand (d) to move suddenly and quickly 5. Leap out of (e) to have a strong desire to take revenge
Fill in the blanks with the correct Phrases. Beamed with pleasure----Thirsty for revenge---Grow fond of----Take by the hand---Leap out of 1. The old man .................... the child ………....... and crossed the road safely. 2. The little child ....................... her pet dog. 3. Megha’s parents .............. when they saw her excellent report card. 4. He ..................... bed when he heard the dog barking loudly. 5. The ill treated servant became .............................
Write homophones for the following words. 1. Berth - 2. Meet - 3. Fair - 4. Feet - 5. Hour - 6. Bye -
Fill in the blanks with and, but, or or because. 1. Mr Ghosh took Ruskin home ...................... showed him the white mice. 2. Grandfather arrived in the evening, ................. Ruskin would have faced a lot of trouble. 3. Ruskin wanted to take revenge on Uncle Ken ........... he had put the boy on a wrong train. 4. Ruskin liked the toy train ........................ he was afraid of the mice. 5. Wilbur and Orville ran a bicycle shop ...................... they dreamt of flying. 6. The two brothers were patient ............... hardworking.
Write the full form of the underlined words in the brackets. 1. “I’m Marco Polo. I left this country 24 years ago,” said Marco. (.....................) 2. “There’re rumbles in my stomach,” said the boy. (..............) 3. Didn’t Patrick do all his homework himself? (.................) 4. “They’re having fun,” barked Black Dog. (...............) 5. “Let’s go along, shall we?” said Spotted Dog. (......................)
Underline and put an apostrophe where its = it is. 1. Don’t eat this biscuit. Its meant for mice. 2. This dictionary is useless. Many of its pages are torn. 3. Have you read white mice? Its a very interesting story. 4. Its tea time. So let us have some snacks and a cup of tea. 5. I have read this book but I do not know who its author is.

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