Wisdom of Little Girls
Class 10 English guide 2080 unit 11 Wisdom of Little Girls has the complete exercises and notes. it will be very helpful to the students.
A. Replace the words or phrases in red in the sentences below with the correct words from the brackets.
[abusing, lassies, scrambled, fancy, folly, rejoicing, chip]
a. The lassies were dressed in their best finery to go to the party.
b. Do you sometimes fancy of living in a luxurious house?
c. When Shila was chased by a dog she scrambled quickly onto the wall.
d. The young lassies rejoiced everyone with their performance.
e. It was his folly to leave the bike unlocked in the street.
f. Each one accused the other of cheating. Soon, they started abusing each other.
g. Could you please give me a chip of paper? I can’t find the duster.
h. The farmers rejoiced when it rained after a long drought.
B. Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.
a. The two little girls were dressed in new frocks probably because……
i. they were twins. ii. they had to go to church. iii. they went to the same school.ii. they had to go to church.
b. When Malasha was going to splash into the puddle……..
i. Akoulya asked Malasha not to go into the puddle.
ii. Akoulya asked her Malasha to take off her shoes and stockings before going.
iii. Akoulya asked Malasha to go into the puddle alone.ii. Akoulya asked her Malasha to take off her shoes and stockings before going.
c. While running home, the girls were caught……..
i. Akoulya’s mother ii. Malasha’s mother iii. Akoulya’s grandmotheri. Akoulya’s mother
d. Akoulya’s grandmother……….
i. was able to calm down the crowd
ii. could not calm down the crowd
iii. chased away the crowd with stonesi. was able to calm down the crowd
e. While the men were busy fighting, the two girls……….
i. joined the fight of the men ii. played a game together iii. started to fight with each otherii. played a game together
f. At the end, the men………
i. were guilty of their deed ii. were pleased with their deed iii. were proud of their deedi. were guilty of their deed
C. Answer these questions.
a. How were the girls dressed?The girls were dressed in new frocks. One girl wore a blue frock, and the other wore a yellow print frock. They both had red kerchiefs on their heads.
b. Where did the girls begin to play?The girls began to play in a lane between two homesteads where a large puddle had formed from the dirty water running through the farmyards.
c. Why did Akoulya get angry with Malasha?Akoulya got angry with Malasha because Malasha splashed water onto Akoulya’s frock when they were walking towars each other through the puddle.
d. Why did the crowd gather in the street?The crowd gathered in the street because an argument and quarrel broke out between the girls’ mothers, which escalated into an angry confrontation involving the men from the neighborhood.
e. How did Akoulya’s grandmother try to calm down the crowd?Akoulya’s grandmother tried to calm down the crowd by stepping in among them and speaking to them, appealing to their sense of reason and reminding them that it was a time for rejoicing and not for quarreling.
f. Why are the girls called wiser than men?The girls are called wiser than men because while the men were fighting and the women were arguing, the girls quickly resolved their own dispute, forgot about it, and started playing happily together, showing a greater ability to let go of anger and find joy.
g. What lesson do you learn from the story?The lesson we learn from the story is that children, with their innocence and simplicity, often possess greater wisdom than adults. They are quick to forgive, forget, and find joy, while adults tend to hold on to grudges and engage in unnecessary conflicts.
D. Remember a similar incident that happened during your childhood and share it in the class.
When I was a kid, something funny happened in my neighborhood. It was a hot summer day, and we gathered by a pond to cool off. We found a big branch floating in the water and got an idea.
We turned it into a game. We split into teams and used the branch as a bridge to cross the pond without falling in. Some of us made it, while others got wet and laughed about it. It didn’t matter who won, because we were all having fun and cheering for each other.
B. Transform the following sentences into negative.
a. My sister lives with my parents.doesn’t live
b. Maryam knows the answer well.doesn’t know
c. I want to leave now.don’t know
d. Anusha agrees with me.doesn’t agree
e. The boy killed the cockroach with his shoe.didn’t kill
f. His father recognized me at once.didn’t recognize
g. He apologized for his misconduct.didn’t apologize
h. He ate a few mangoes.He didn’t eat many manges. (few- not many) (little-not much)
i. We sold a little honey.We din’t sell much honey.
j. The rich are sometimes happy.The rich are not alwyas happy.
k. Kanchan frequently visits me.Kanchan rarely visits me.
l. Shailesh bought several books.Sailesh didn’t buy a few books.
m. Garima let me use her toilet.didn’t let
n. All of them can help her.None of them can help her.
C. Complete the following sentences choosing the correct forms of verbs in brackets.
a. A number of soldiers………. (was, were, are) injured in the war.were
b. The number of deceased soldiers ……… (were, is, are) not stored in the record book.is
c. A pack of lions (was, were, is) approaching the camp.is
d. His pants ……… (was, were, is) torn during thematch.were
f. The truthful ……..(was, is, are) always trustworthy.are
g. To cry ….. (was, are, is) never the solution to any problems.is
h. Here ……… (lie, lies, lying) the tomb of Albert Einstein.lies
i. Either she or her friends……. (was, is, are) responsible for this accident.are
j. None ……. (were, is, are) under the sun.are
k. All that …… (glitter/ glitters/glittering) is not gold.glitters
l. Everything……..(is, were, are) fine when it’s done correcfly.is
m. Either the sculpture or the paintings …….(was, were, are) in the museum today.were
n. Each of the dancers …….. (twirl, twirls,twirling) brilliantly.twirls
o. Neither she nor I ……..(were, am, are) getting the lunch special.am
You might have read or heard some moral stories. Write your favourite one in your own words.The Power of Kindness and Compassion
Once upon a time, in a small village, there lived a kind-hearted farmer named John. He was known for his generosity and willingness to help others.
One day, while working in his fields, John discovered a small injured bird with a broken wing. He carefully picked it up and decided to take it home to nurse it back to health. He created a cozy nest for the bird and provided it with food and water every day. He patiently tended to its needs, hoping that one day it would fly again.
Weeks passed, and the bird’s wing gradually healed. It regained its strength and was ready to take flight. Sensing its readiness, John gently released the bird from his hands, watching as it soared high into the sky.
As the bird flew away, it circled back and landed on a nearby tree branch. It chirped happily, expressing gratitude to John for his kindness.
Overjoyed, John smiled and said, “Fly freely, my little friend. Remember, when you have the strength to soar, never forget the helping hand that lifted you up.” The bird nodded, understanding the message. From that day forward, it visited John’s farm regularly, bringing him joy with its beautiful songs.
The moral of the story is that kindness and compassion can have a lasting impact on others. Just as John’s kindness helped the bird, our actions can uplift those in need and inspire them to spread their own wings of kindness in the world.