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Madhyamik English - Our Runaway Kite - Lucy Maud Montgomery

Madhyamik English

Our Runaway Kite

Lucy Maud Montgomery












Comprehension exercises


1. Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences :


(a) The keeper of the big Half Moon Lighthouse is

(i) Aunt Esther

(ii) Father

(iii) Claude

(iv) Dick

Ans : (ii) Father


(b) The family moved over to the mainland in 

(i) summer

(ii) spring

(iii) monsoon

(iv) winter

Ans : (iv) winter


(c) When asked about relations, Father looked

(i) happy

(ii) angry

(iii) sorrowful

(iv) irritated

Ans : (iii) sorrowful


2. Fill in the chart with information from the text :


(a) name of the island - Big Half Moon.

(b) age of Claude - twelve years.

(c) the game played by Claude and the narrator - pirate caves.


3. State whether the following statements are True or False. Provide sentences/phrases/words in support of your answer :


(i) People felt that Claude and the narrator were lonesome in the island. True

S S : They said we must be so lonesome over three. 

(ii) Claude and the narrator quarrelled. False

S S : Claude and I never quarrelled.

(iii) Nobody on the mainland had relations. False

S S : Everybody on the mainland had relations.


 Comprehension exercises


4. Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences :


(a) In summer the Big Half Moon is always

(i) lovely

(ii) unpleasant

(iii) boring

(iv) dull

Ans : (i) lovely


(b) Back on the island, Claude and the narrator made plenty of

(i) puppets

(ii) makes

(iii) kites

(iv) envelopes

Ans : (iii) kites


(c) The kite was patched with a

(i) newspaper

(ii) letter

(iii) envelope

(iv) card

Ans : (ii) letter


5. Complete the following sentences with information from the text :


(i) A boy on the mainland showed - Claude how make kites.

(ii) On the kite Claude and the narrator pasted - gold tinsel stars.

(iii) Claude was standing with - a bit of cord in his hand looking foolish.


6. Fill in the chart with information from the text :


(a) The narrator's elbow went through the kite. - The narrator had tripped and fallen over the rocks.

(b) Claude and the narrator hurried to fix the kite. - They wanted to send it up before the wind fell.

(c) The kite soared. - The wind was glorious.

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Comprehension exercises


7. Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences :


(a) A letter came for father after a

(i) day

(ii) week

(iii) fortnight

(iv) month

Ans : (iv) month


(b) Father left home after quarrelling with his

(i) brother

(ii) sister

(iii) aunt

(iv) uncle

Ans : (i) brother


(c) Dick and Mini discovered the kite on the top of a

(i) roof

(ii) tree

(iii) lighthouse

(iv) light post

Ans : (ii) tree


8. Fill in the chart with information from the text :

(a) person who sent the letter - Aunt Esther.

(b) name of Aunt Esther's mother - Philippa

(c) total number of family members in the narrator's family at present - narrator's father.


9. Answer the following questions :


(a) What did Father find when he went back home years afterward?

Ans : Father found that his brother had died and his sister was missing.

(b) Where did Aunt Esther live?

Ans : Aunt Esther lived hundred of miles inland.

(c) Why did Aunt Esther turn pale?

Ans : Aunt Esther turned pale seeing the letter stuck on the kite. It was the same letter she had once written to her brother, and the names Claude and Philippa were those of her parents.

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