Lesson 4 – The Shop That Never Was | Chapter Solution Class 6

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Book Name : Blossom
Subject : English
Class : 6 (Madhyamik)
Publisher : Prof. Nabanita Chatterjee
Chapter Name : The Shop That Never Was (4th Chapter)

Activity 1

Rearrange the following sentences in the correct order and put the numbers in the given boxes. One is done for you:

  1. The shopman brought out a glass ball from his hair.
  2. It was a small a small shop, not well-it.
  3. Gip wanted to take the glass ball.
  4. Gip dragged his father to the magic shop.
  5. Gip and his father were surprised.
  6. There were different kinds of magic mirrors in the shop.

Answer

(1) — (4)

(2 — (2)

(3) — (6)

(4) — (1)

(5) — (5)

(6) — (3)

Activity 2

Fill in the blanks with appropriate words from the help box:

Gip was _____ to enter the magic shop. They had many _____ balls. Gip’s father wanted to buy some _____ for his son. The shopman performed an _____ action.

Help Box: scratched, keen, unexpected, tricks, crystal.

Answer

Gip was Keen to enter the magic shop. They had many Crystal balls. Gip’s father wanted to buy some Tricks for his son. The shopman performed an Unexpected action.

Activity 3

Answer the following question:

Why did Gip find Shopman’s plam blank?

Answer

Gip found the shopman’s palm blank because the shipman was magical and he vanished the ball from his palm.

Activity 4

Write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false statements in the given boxes. Give supporting statements for each of your answers:

(a) The shopmen drew out a business card from his hair.

_____

(b) Gip found the magic box in his pocket.

_____

(c) The toy sword was a magic item.

_____

(d) The narrator found his name on the magic box.

_____

Answer

  1. False – he drew a business card from his cheek.
  2. True – “It’s your pocket, “ Gip discovered the box with a surprise.
  3. True – a magic toy sword –this is a unique one!
  4. False – Gip’s full name and address on the paper.

Activity 5

Answer the following questions:

  1. Why was Gip surprised?
  2. Why did the narrator fail to find out the cost of the magic items?
  3. What items did the shopman to Gip?
  4. What was the cause of the narrator’s amazement?

Answer

  1. Gip was surprised because he discovered the magic box in his pocket.
  2. The narrator failed to find out the cost of the magic items because the shopman does not pay attention to him.
  3. The shopman showed a magic toy sword, magic train, clock and a box of soldiers to Gip.
  4. The narrator was amazed because the shopman tied the magic box in brown paper with Gip’s full name and address on the paper.

Activity 6

Fill in the chart with information in the text:

Cause Effect
(a) the narrator thought that his son  would be frightened ____
(b) Gip’s father jumped at the shopman  ____
(c)  ____ The narrator called for a cab
(d) ____ Gip’s father went down regent  Street looking for the magic shop.

Answer

Effect-

(a) He cried to take that gig drum of this instant.

(b) He fell into utter darkness.

Cause-

(c) That was the only thing possible in that mental state.

(d) He had not paid for the magic items.

Activity 7

Answer the following questions in complete sentences:

  1. What did the shopman do with the drum?
  2. Why did the narrator think that his son would be frightened?
  3. Where did the narrator find his son?
  4. What was the mental state of the narrator?

Answer

  1. The shopman had put a drum over the boy.
  2. The narrator thought that his son would be frightened because the shopman had the big drum over teh boy.
  3. The narrator found his son again a yard away from him on regent street.
  4. The narrator was at a loss for a second.

Activity 8

Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles:

  1. Last week I saw ______ one-day cricket match between India and Australia.
  2. There is ______ university in our district.
  3. Brutus is ______ honourable man.
  4. She arrived ______ hour late.

Answer

  1. Last week I saw a one-day cricket match between India and Australia.
  2. There is a university in our district.
  3. Brutus is an honourable man.
  4. She arrived an hour late.

Activity 9 (a)

Make meaningful sentences of your own with the following words:

  1. prevent : _____
  2. disappeared : _____
  3. stared : _____
  4. parcel : _____

Answer

  1. To prevent accidents, always follow traffic rules and signals while driving.
  2. The magician performed an incredible trick, and the rabbit disappeared from the hat.
  3. As the unusual figure walked down the street, people stared at him in amazement.
  4. The postman delivered a parcel to my doorstep, and I eagerly unwrapped it to discover a gift from a friend.

Activity 9 (b)

Find words from the text which are similar in meaning to the following:

  1. frightened
  2. at a particular moment
  3. showing
  4. relating to the mind

Answer

  1. Frightened -> surprised (Gip’s surprise upon finding the magic box and the magic sword)
  2. At a particular moment -> just then (referring to the moment when the shopman reappeared from a dark corner of the room)
  3. Showing -> displaying/presenting (referring to the action of the shopman showing Gip and the protagonist the magic toys in the showroom)
  4. Relating to the mind -> attention (referring to the shopman’s focus on Gip and not paying attention to the protagonist’s inquiry)

Activity 10 (a)

Suppose you see a strange object displayed on the window of a shop. You go in and ask the shopkeeper about the object. Write a paragraph within sixty words on what you learned about this strange object using the following hints:

The location of the shop—description of the object—a conversation you had with the shopkeeper—your feelings

Answer

At a quaint shop in the heart of town, I discovered a mysterious, gleaming crystal ball. The shopkeeper informed me it was an ancient scrying orb, said to reveal glimpses of the future. Curiosity sparked within me as we discussed its enigmatic history.

Activity 10 (b)

Write a paragraph in about sixty words on two of your wishes that you want to be fulfilled.

Answer

  • I wish to be a doctor and help people in need. I want to use my skills to make a difference in the world and improve the lives of others.
  • I wish to travel the world and experience different cultures. I want to learn about different ways of life and meet new people.

I know that these are ambitious goals, but I am determined to work hard and make them a reality. I believe that everyone has the potential to make a difference in the world, and I am excited to see what the future holds.

 

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