CBSE Class 8 English Elephants That Struck Worksheet

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Class:8[GS] Worksheet---Ls:6 Elephants That Struck

Choose the correct answer/ Fill in the blanks/State “ true or false”

1. I remember an occasion , many years ago………Here “I” refers to__________

[a] the author’s brother [b] the author [c] the government officer

2. Ceylon is presently called_________

[a] Sri Lanka [b] Colombo [c] Rambodde

3. They were to develop a sanatorium at ________________

[a] Rambodde [b] Ceylon [c] Newera Ellia

4. The word “conveyed” means_____________

[a] collected [b] distributed [c] transported

5.___________number of elephants was needed to draw some of the wagons.

[a] 6 [b] 4 [c] large

6. It was __________ season.

[a] rainy [b] winter [c] summer

7. Their destination was ___________

[a] 6200 feet below sea level [b] 6200 kms above sea level [c] 6200 feet above sea level

8. The height of the crest of the pass was__________

[a] 7000 m [b] 7000 feet [c] 7000 kms.

9. The word “commenced” means_________

[a] stopped [b] continued [c] started

10. Dense forests clothed the mountain sides. Here “clothed” means________

[a] covered [b] spread [c] scattered

11. The natural dry food for the elephants was __________

[a] green grass [b] paddy [c] bamboo grass

12. It rained continuously for _________

[a] 9-10 weeks [b]9-10 days [c] 9-10 months

13.________ increased the misery of the scene.

[a] rain [b] fog [c] mist

14. The word “mire” can be found in paragraph number________

[a] 6 [b] 8 [c] 10

15.__________ number of drivers visited the author

[a] 4 [b] 6 [c]2

16._______ is the word with “un” as its prefix [para-9]

[a] unavailing [b] under [c] unless

17. One animal was replaced by ______ numbers of animals.

[a] 2 [b] 6 [c] 4

18. “Heart-broken” is the example of_____________

[a] adjective [b] compound-adjective [c] adverb

19. The word “vocabulary” can be found in paragraph number_____________

[a] 12 [b] 13 [c] 14

20. _________ is the antonym of “active”

[a] re-active [b] pro-active [c] passive

21. The word that collocates with “night” is ___________ [ para 21]

[a] comfortable [b] light [c] bright

22. The synonym of “endless” [para15] is __________

[a] unfettered [b] interminable [c] untie

23. ______ number of words have both prefix and suffix added to the root words [para 17]

[a] 3 [b] 4 [c] 5

24. The word “assist” [para18] means

[a] encourage [b] advise [c] help

25. The author _____________ in his mission

[a] completely succeeded [b] partly succeeded [c] completely failed

26. The thermometer fell daily as the __________ increased.

[a] weight [b] height [c] volume

27. Is “struck” itself a root word? [Yes / No ] If not write its root word. ________________

28.It was ______________ when the author reached the road blocked by the elephants.

[a] raining [b] raining heavily [c] drizzling

29. Correct the mis-spelt word: ________________________

[a] stationary [b] machinary [c] missionary

30. _____________ made it necessary to unload the heavier carts .

[a] abrupt zigzags [b] dangerous chasms [c] bridges

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