Q. 2 D5.0( 2 Votes )

(a) Read the following sentences from the story focussing on the italicised phrases.

1. 'The whole day long visitors streamed into the small yellow house.'

2. 'All in a multicoloured whirl of pride.'

3. 'When it is merely a peevish whim.'

4. The old man could just see her smirk sliding merrily.'

5. 'His authority was only tyranny in disguise.'

(b) Now read the following situations and match the above phrases with the situations.

i) Anvita received a string of awards for her innovation in Science. She was flooded with congratulatory messages. She was swimming in a ________.

ii) The party workers came to greet their leader on his birthday. They

_________ the party office from 5 am in the morning.

iii) Mr. Rao lost the argument to his wife. His teenaged son observed his father getting into the car sheepishly. As he got into the car he saw him ________________.

iv) Sanjay often threw tantrums and cried for everything. His patient mother could never make out whether it was genuine or if it was _____________.

v) Rohit was a Class 12 student studying in Delhi. As his parents worked abroad, Rohit's uncle was his local guardian. He laid down many restrictions on Rohit, out of sheer concern. Rohit felt it was a ____________.

(c) Pick out four more expressions from the text that enhance the description of people orevents, as in given the examples in '4.2.d'.

1. ___________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________

3. ___________________________________________

4. ___________________________________________

Answer :

(b) i) Anvita received a string of awards for her innovation in Science. She was flooded with congratulatory messages. She was swimming in a multicoloured whirl of pride.


ii) The party workers came to greet their leader on his birthday. They


streamed into the party office from 5 am in the morning.


iii) Mr. Rao lost the argument to his wife. His teenaged son observed his father getting into the car sheepishly. As he got into the car he saw him smirk sliding merrily.


iv) Sanjay often threw tantrums and cried for everything. His patient mother could never make out whether it was genuine or if it was tyranny in disguise.


v) Rohit was a Class 12 student studying in Delhi. As his parents worked abroad, Rohit's uncle was his local guardian. He laid down many restrictions on Rohit, out of sheer concern. Rohit felt it was a peevish whim.


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