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Chapter 1: The Thief’s Story

Warming Up!English workshop
Warming Up! [Page 7]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 The Thief’s Story Warming Up! [Page 7]

Warming Up! | Q 1. (a) | Page 7

Read the following incident.

Lokesh had always been a class-topper in tests and examinations. However, invariably, he used foul means during exams to gain those high marks.

Once, on the day of History examination, Lokesh realized that his classmate and friend Farhan came all prepared for Maths instead of History. Farhan had become desperate. So Lokesh offered to let him copy from his answer-sheet since Farhan sat just behind him.

Farhan refused. He said, ‘‘It’s all right even if I get a zero, but I can call it my own zero. I do not want to score a single mark, unearned. Cheating in exams is for cowards. Not me!’’

These words were a turning point in Lokesh’s life. He gave up cheating forever. He worked hard for what he desired and never, ever used false measures to acquire anything.

In the given story, which words/phrase can be replaced by the following ones?

  1. became aware - ______
  2. always - ______
  3. very upset and helpless - ______
  4. cheating - ______
  5. without working for it - ___________
  6. A sudden change - ___________
  7. gain/achieve - ___________
Warming Up! | Q 1. (b) | Page 7

Read the following incident.

Lokesh had always been a class-topper in tests and examinations. However, invariably, he used foul means during exams to gain those high marks.

Once, on the day of History examination, Lokesh realized that his classmate and friend Farhan came all prepared for Maths instead of History. Farhan had become desperate. So Lokesh offered to let him copy from his answer-sheet since Farhan sat just behind him.

Farhan refused. He said, ‘‘It’s all right even if I get a zero, but I can call it my own zero. I do not want to score a single mark, unearned. Cheating in exams is for cowards. Not me!’’

These words were a turning point in Lokesh’s life. He gave up cheating for ever. He worked hard for what he desired and never, ever used false measures to acquire anything.

Summarize the incident in 6 to 8 lines making Lokesh, the narrator:

Begin with: ‘I was always a class topper.

English workshop [Pages 12 - 13]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 1 The Thief’s Story English workshop [Pages 12 - 13]

English workshop | Q 1.1 | Page 12

Complete the web diagram.

English workshop | Q 1.2 | Page 12

Complete the web diagram.

English workshop | Q 2. (a) | Page 12

Insert the appropriate word/phrase given below, in the sentence that follow.

I ______ the school gate when I heard the school bell ring.

  • flattery

  • appealing

  • by fits and starts

  • dashed to

  • undetected

  • spirits rose

English workshop | Q 2. (b) | Page 12

Insert the appropriate word/phrase given below, in the sentence that follow.

After the death of my pet dog, my ______ when dad got me a new pup.

  • flattery

  • appealing

  • by fits and starts

  • dashed to

  • undetected

  • spirits rose

English workshop | Q 2. (c) | Page 12

Insert the appropriate word/phrase given below, in the sentence that follow.

Do not stoop to ______ just to gain something from someone.

  • flattery

  • appealing

  • by fits and starts

  • dashed to

  • undetected

  • spirits rose

English workshop | Q 2. (d) | Page 12

Insert the appropriate word/phrase given below, in the sentence that follow.

The artist completes his paintings _________.

  • flattery

  • appealing

  • by fits and starts

  • dashed to

  • undetected

  • spirits rose

English workshop | Q 2. (e) | Page 12

Insert the appropriate word/phrase given below, in the sentence that follow.

The crime went ______ for 11 years.

  • flattery

  • appealing

  • by fits and starts

  • dashed to

  • undetected

  • spirits rose

English workshop | Q 2. (f) | Page 12

Insert the appropriate word/phrase given below, in the sentence that follow.

When the baby saw its mother it gave an ______ smile.

  • flattery

  • appealing

  • by fits and starts

  • dashed to

  • undetected

  • spirits rose

English workshop | Q 3. (a) (i) | Page 12

Find from the text the collocation for the following.

______ dog

English workshop | Q 3. (a) (ii) | Page 12

Find from the text the collocation for the following.

______ man

English workshop | Q 3. (a) (iii) | Page 12

Find from the text the collocation for the following.

ticket ______

English workshop | Q 3. (a) (iv) | Page 12

Find from the text the collocation for the following.

______ slowly

English workshop | Q 3. (a) (v) | Page 12

Find from the text the collocation for the following.

______ drizzle

English workshop | Q 3. (a) (vi) | Page 12

Find from the text the collocation for the following.

______ sentences

English workshop | Q 3. (a) (vii) | Page 12

Find from the text the collocation for the following.

______ spirits

English workshop | Q 3. (b) (i) | Page 12

Complete the compound word from the story.

oil ______

English workshop | Q 3. (b) (ii) | Page 12

Complete the compound word from the story.

fifty ______

English workshop | Q 3. (b) (iii) | Page 12

Complete the compound word from the story.

easy - ______

English workshop | Q 3. (b) (iv) | Page 12

Complete the compound word from the story.

tower - ______

English workshop | Q 3. (b) (v) | Page 12

Complete the compound word from the story.

moon - ______

English workshop | Q 3. (c) | Page 12

Pick out from the story 3 or 4 examples of Code-mixing (Indian words used in English).

English workshop | Q 4 | Page 12

Read the story carefully and complete the table:

Total no. of characters Names Ages Physical appearance

Earned money by

Qualities
           
           
English workshop | Q 5. (a) | Page 13

Complete the given sentence.

Anil kept Hari as a cook because ____________

English workshop | Q 5. (b) | Page 13

Complete the given sentence.

Hari was grateful ____________

English workshop | Q 5. (c) | Page 13

Complete the given sentence.

Hari continued making money ____________

English workshop | Q 5. (d) | Page 13

Complete the given sentence.

Anil didn’t hand Hari over to the police _______.

English workshop | Q 5. (e) | Page 13

Complete the given sentence.

The moral of the story is ________.

English workshop | Q 6. (a) | Page 13

Think and write in your own words, in your notebook.

Why did Anil employ Hari as a cook, although he could not afford to pay him?

English workshop | Q 6. (b) | Page 13

Think and write in your own words, in your notebook.

What did Hari learn from Anil in the beginning?

English workshop | Q 6. (c) | Page 13

Think and write in your own words, in your notebook.

Why didn’t Anil hand over Hari to the police? What effect would it have had on Hari?

English workshop | Q 6. (d) | Page 13

Think and write in your own words, in your notebook.

Do you feel Anil’s way of handling a thief like Hari was effective? Justify your answer.

English workshop | Q 6. (e) | Page 13

Think and write in your own words, in your notebook.

What tact had Anil used to change Hari’s dishonest ways?

English workshop | Q 6. (f) | Page 13

Think and write in your own words, in your notebook.

‘And the smile came by itself without any effort.’ Say why. When do people give fake smiles?

English workshop | Q 7 | Page 13

Write a character sketch of ‘Hari Singh’ with the help of the following points, using the paragraph format.

  • Hari Singh's background
  • His dishonesty
  • His aspirations
  • His courage to change himself
English workshop | Q 8. (a) | Page 13

Frame 'Wh' question to get the answer underlined below. (Change the first-person pronouns to the second person where necessary.)

I hurried back to the room.

English workshop | Q 8. (b) | Page 13

Frame a 'Wh' question to get the answer underlined below. (Change the first-person pronouns to the second person where necessary.)

I had made a study of men's faces.

English workshop | Q 8. (c) | Page 13

Frame 'Wh' question to get the answer underlined below. (Change the first-person pronouns to the second person where necessary.)

I drew them out without a sound.

English workshop | Q 8. (d) | Page 13

Frame 'Wh' question to get the answer underlined below. (Change the first-person pronouns to the second person where necessary.)

The poor man showed acceptance.

English workshop | Q 8. (e) | Page 13

Frame 'Wh' question to get the answer underlined below. (Change the first-person pronouns to the second person where necessary.)

I made tea in the morning.

English workshop | Q 9 | Page 13

Imagine that Anil catches Hari red-handed when Hari is stealing the money from under the mattress. Compose a short dialogue between the two, which reflects Anil's shock and Hari's repeated apologies.

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Chapter 1: The Thief’s Story

Warming Up!English workshop
Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board chapter 1 - The Thief’s Story - Shaalaa.com

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