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3. (Extra) : Fill in the gaps.
Driven, Dark, Heartless, Received, Broad, Till, Vain, Remain, Owl, Helpless, Blind, Poets
The bat and the (a) — fell upon the dove. She was (b) —. So, he was (c) — out of the owl's nest. It was (d) — and stormy outside. But the two (e) — creatures also (f) — their punishment. The bat can never fly in (g) — daylight. He has to wait (h) — sunset. The (i) — owl is to (j) — blind as long as the sun is up.
Answers : (a) Owl, (b) Helpless, (c) Driven, (d) Dark, (e) Heartless, (f) Received, (g) Broad, (h) Till, (i) Vain, (j) Remain
4. Answer the following questions :
(a) What kind of bird was the dove in the eye of the bat?
Ans. The dove was an ungrateful bird in the eye of the bat.
(b) Why did he say so?
Ans. He said so because the dove did not praise the owl highly.
(c) How did the bat praise the owl?
Ans. The bat praised the owl as he was the wisest, bravest and the most generous of all animals and birds.
(d) What kind of treatment did the bat and the owl show towards the dove?
Ans. They drove the dove out into the dark and stormy night.
(e) What happened to the bat and the owl?
Ans. They also received punishment.
(f) What is the punishment of the bat?
Ans. The bat can never fly in broad daylight. It is his punishment.
(g) How long he has to wait to fly?
Ans. He has to wait for the sun to go down to fly.
(h) What is the punishment of the owl?
Ans. The owl remains blind as long as the sun is up. He cannot hunt or feed himself unless it is dark.
(i) What does the writer tell about these two creatures?
Ans. The writer says that these two creatures are vicious and they live in dark with their dark heart.
(j) How is the dove rewarded?
Ans. The name of the dove shall be used by poets as long as the world lasts to rhyme with 'love'. Thus her truthfulness is rewarded.
5. Fill in the gaps.
offer, Heartless, Stormy, Reward, Shelter, Gracious, Generous, Brave, Praise, Ungrateful
(a) — kind (b) — liberal (c) — bold (d) — extol (e) — thankless (f) — refuge (g) — give (h) — pitiless (i) — strong winds (j) — present.
Answers : (a) Gracious, (b) Generous, (c) Brave, (d) Praise, (e), (f) Shelter, (g) offer, (h) Heartless, (i) Stormy, (j) Reward
6. We can (a) — a lot from this story. We should not (b) — all the friends. So, we must be (c) — of making friends with others. The bat and the dove were friends but it proved (d) — . The dove was right and (e) — but the bat was a (f) — . He not only (g) — the owl but also seriously (h) — his friend dove. Finally, the bat in (i) — with the vain owl (j) — the dove out of the owl's nest.
Answers : (a) Learn, (b) Believe, (c) Careful, (d) False, (e) Genuine, (f) Cheat, (g) Praised,
(h) Dishonoured, (i) Collaboration, (j) Drove.
The story (a) — us that any kind of cruel act (b) — its punishment. The bat and the owl showed (c) —behaviour towards the poor little dove. As a result, they did not go (d) —. The bat cannot (e) —in broad daylight. He has to wait till the sun (f) —. The owl (g) —blind as long as the sun is up. Until it is (h) —the owl cannot (i) —or (j) eat. But the dove has got her (j) —instead.
Answers : (a) teaches, (b) meets/receives, (c) cruel, (d) unpunished, (e) fly, (f) sets, (g) remains/is, (h) dark, (i) hunt, (j) reward। ।