NCERT Solutions for Class 5 English Chapter 10 – Rip Van Winkle

Page No 87:

Question 1:

Circle the correct meaning of the given words. You may need to use the dictionary.

idled awaywastedrestedadmired
constantcoffeeconstructsteady
companiondogstrangerpartner
realiseto understandto set freereal
descend to not sendto be decent to move down
barrel a wooden containera musical instrument a bag
contentsto be happythe ingredientsthe index of a book

Answer

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Question 2:

Match the words in the box with their meanings. You may take the help of a dictionary.

grizzledastonishedfoothills
strokedfamiliar

 

near the lower part of a mountain__________________
with grey hair__________________
to rub gently__________________
to be very surprised__________________
known to you__________________

Answer

near the lower part of a mountainfoothills
with grey hairgrizzled
to rub gentlystroked
to be very surprisedastonished
known to youfamiliar

Page No 88:

Question 1:

Say whether the following sentences are True or False.

(i) Rip was kind to children. ________________

(ii) Rip was a hardworking man. ________________

(iii) The short old man on the mountain was his constant companion. __________________

(iv) Rip helped the old man on the mountains because he wanted to have a drink from the barrel. __________________

(v) Rip was away for twenty years because he was asleep on the mountains. __________________

(vi) The drink from the barrel made him fall asleep for twenty years. __________________

(vii) Nobody recognised Rip when he came back because he had reached the wrong village. __________________

Answer

(i)   True (ii)  False (iii) False (iv) False (v)  False (vi) True (vii) True

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Question 2:

Complete the following sentences.

(i) Rip’s village was situated _______________________________________.

(ii) The children of the village loved him because _______________________________________.

(iii) _____________________________ was his constant companion.

(iv) The villagers stared at him because _______________________________________.

(v) The old woman who recognised Rip was _______________________________________.

Answer

(i) Rip’s village was situated at the foothills of the Kaatskill.

(ii) The children of the village loved him because he played with them.

(iii) The dog, named wolf was his constant companion.

(iv) The villagers stared at him because no one knew him.

(v) The old woman who recognised Rip was his old neigbour.

Page No 88:

Question 1:

Work in groups of four. What were the strange things about the men on the mountains? (i) _______________________________________________ (ii) _______________________________________________ (iii) _______________________________________________ (iv) _______________________________________________

Answer

(i) They all were dressed in the same way.

(ii) They had beards of various shapes and colours.

(iii) They were serious even while playing games.

(iv) They were very short-heighted.

Page No 89:

Question 2:

What kind of a man was Rip Van Winkle?

(i) He was a kind neighbour. (ii) ______________________________________________ (iii) ______________________________________________ (iv) ______________________________________________

Answer

(ii)  He was very lazy. (iii) He liked to play with children. (iv) He was a good-natured fellow.

Page No 89:

Question 1:

Pick out the names of the games mentioned in the story.

Answer

flying kites

shooting marbles

ninepins

Page No 89:

Question 2:

Sometime we join two words to make a describing word. For example, Rip was a good-natured man, everybody liked him. Here are some more describing words. Use them to complete the given paragraph.

long-sleevedhigh-heeledwell-dressed
open-mouthedsweet-lookingodd-looking
part-time

Mrs Das has a ______________ job in a clothes shop. Yesterday, an ______________ woman walked into the shop. She was wearing ______________ shoes. A ______________ dog was with her. “I want a ______________ shirt for my dog, please,” she said. “For your dog?” asked Mrs Das, ______________in surprise. “Yes.” replied the woman. “I want him to be ______________ for my next party.”

Answer

Mrs Das has a part-time job in a clothes shop. Yesterday, an old-looking woman walked into the shop. She was wearing high-heeled shoes. A sweet-looking dog was with her. “I want a long-sleeved shirt for my dog, please,” she said. “For your dog?” asked Mrs Das, open-mouthed in surprise. “Yes.” replied the woman. “I want him to be well-dressed for my next party.”

Page No 90:

Question 3:

Silent letters What is common in the following groups of words? (i) knee, knife, knot, know ______________ (ii) neighbour, daughter, fight, straight ______________ (iii) honest, honour, hour, heir ______________

Try and make more silent letter words. gnat : _____________________, _____________________ tongue : _____________________, ___________________ chalk : _____________________, ____________________ whistle : _____________________, ___________________

Answer

(i)   K (ii)  G (iii) H

gnat : sign, foreign tongue : langue, antique chalk : walk, talk whistle : chistle, hustle

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Question 4:

Read the two paragraphs given below. My mother is always awake before anyone else in the family. I usually wake up after 6 o’ clock. I loll around lazily for a few minutes. Then I get up and get dressed for school. At bedtime, I read a story book. When I feel tired I lie down and go to sleep very quickly. I fall asleep in no time at all!

(i) Now find the opposites of the following words from the paragraphs and complete the table.

awakeasleep
wake up________________
get up________________
lazily________________

(ii) Fill in the blanks using the words in the previous questions.

(a) ______________ and ______________ quickly! You will be late for school.

(b) Shh! The baby is ______________. Don’t make a sound, or she will ______________.

(c) Are you still ______________? You should be ______________ now or you will not be able to_____________ in the morning for school.

Answer

(i)

awakeasleep
wake upgo to sleep
get uplie down
lazilyquickly

(ii)

(a) Wake up and get up quickly! You will be late for school.

(b) Shh! The baby is asleep. Don’t make a sound, or she will wake up.

(c) Are you still awake ? You should be asleep now or you will not be able to get up in the morning for school.

Page No 91:

Question 1:

Lots of things must have happened in the village when Rip was away. Imagine you are the neighbour who greets Rip after 20 years. One student should act as Rip. Tell Rip about all that had happened in the village after he left.

(Talk about what happened to his family, to his friends, to the other villagers, to the children he played with, the changes in the village… etc. Your teacher will guide you.)

You may start this way: Guess what happened on the day you left. When you didn’t come home in the evening, your wife…

Answer

Disclaimer: This is a sample answer. Students are advised to write the answer based on their imaginative skills.

When you didn’t come home in the evening, your wife started weeping for hours. No one knew where you disappeared all of a sudden. Some people said that you had been kidnapped by the villagers of our nearby village. Other said that you eloped with a girl whom you loved. Your wife married a rich but old man after three years of wait. Rajesh, your best friend was also worried about you. He went to a number of places to find you. Finally, everyone thought that you must be dead by now.

Page No 91:

Question 2:

Read the speech bubbles. Who walks to school most often? Put them in order.

Answer

1. Arjun 2. Nazim 3. Mini 4. Anu 5. John

Page No 92:

Question 1:

Write about yourself using the following expressions (do you play in the park, go to bed late, fuss over food, study hard, etc.?)

alwaysfrequentlyusually
oftensometimesrarely

For example: I always do my work neatly. (i) _____________________________________ (ii) _____________________________________ (iii) _____________________________________ (iv) _____________________________________ (v) _____________________________________

Answer

Disclaimer: These are sample answers. Students are advised to write the answer based on their own experiences and observations.

(i) I always go to bed on time. (ii) I rarely beat anyone. (iii) I often miss my school bus. (iv) I frequently call my mother. (v) I usually finish my homework on time.

Page No 92:

Question 2:

Use the following clues to complete the following exercise.

playstopbuylearnseemeetlearnbe
eatgotravelstartreadvisit

(i) Write three new things you have done in the last three years.

(a) I have started ______________________________ (b) _________________________________________ (c) _________________________________________

(ii) Write three things you have not done in the last three years.

(a) I have not played ____________________________ (b) __________________________________________ (c) __________________________________________

Answer

(i) (a) I have started learning German. (b) I have visited Shimla. (c) I have started reading books.

(ii) (a) I have not played golf. (b) I have not eaten chicken. (c) I have not met Sharukh Khan.

Page No 87:

Question 1:

Circle the correct meaning of the given words. You may need to use the dictionary.

idled awaywastedrestedadmired
constantcoffeeconstructsteady
companiondogstrangerpartner
realiseto understandto set freereal
descend to not sendto be decent to move down
barrel a wooden containera musical instrument a bag
contentsto be happythe ingredientsthe index of a book

Answer

Page No 87:

Question 2:

Match the words in the box with their meanings. You may take the help of a dictionary.

grizzledastonishedfoothills
strokedfamiliar

 

near the lower part of a mountain__________________
with grey hair__________________
to rub gently__________________
to be very surprised__________________
known to you__________________

Answer

near the lower part of a mountainfoothills
with grey hairgrizzled
to rub gentlystroked
to be very surprisedastonished
known to youfamiliar

Page No 88:

Question 1:

Say whether the following sentences are True or False.

(i) Rip was kind to children. ________________

(ii) Rip was a hardworking man. ________________

(iii) The short old man on the mountain was his constant companion. __________________

(iv) Rip helped the old man on the mountains because he wanted to have a drink from the barrel. __________________

(v) Rip was away for twenty years because he was asleep on the mountains. __________________

(vi) The drink from the barrel made him fall asleep for twenty years. __________________

(vii) Nobody recognised Rip when he came back because he had reached the wrong village. __________________

Answer

(i)   True (ii)  False (iii) False (iv) False (v)  False (vi) True (vii) True

Page No 88:

Question 2:

Complete the following sentences.

(i) Rip’s village was situated _______________________________________.

(ii) The children of the village loved him because _______________________________________.

(iii) _____________________________ was his constant companion.

(iv) The villagers stared at him because _______________________________________.

(v) The old woman who recognised Rip was _______________________________________.

Answer

(i) Rip’s village was situated at the foothills of the Kaatskill.

(ii) The children of the village loved him because he played with them.

(iii) The dog, named wolf was his constant companion.

(iv) The villagers stared at him because no one knew him.

(v) The old woman who recognised Rip was his old neigbour.

Page No 88:

Question 1:

Work in groups of four. What were the strange things about the men on the mountains? (i) _______________________________________________ (ii) _______________________________________________ (iii) _______________________________________________ (iv) _______________________________________________

Answer

(i) They all were dressed in the same way.

(ii) They had beards of various shapes and colours.

(iii) They were serious even while playing games.

(iv) They were very short-heighted.

Page No 89:

Question 2:

What kind of a man was Rip Van Winkle?

(i) He was a kind neighbour. (ii) ______________________________________________ (iii) ______________________________________________ (iv) ______________________________________________

Answer

(ii)  He was very lazy. (iii) He liked to play with children. (iv) He was a good-natured fellow.

Page No 89:

Question 1:

Pick out the names of the games mentioned in the story.

Answer

flying kites

shooting marbles

ninepins

Page No 89:

Question 2:

Sometime we join two words to make a describing word. For example, Rip was a good-natured man, everybody liked him. Here are some more describing words. Use them to complete the given paragraph.

long-sleevedhigh-heeledwell-dressed
open-mouthedsweet-lookingodd-looking
part-time

Mrs Das has a ______________ job in a clothes shop. Yesterday, an ______________ woman walked into the shop. She was wearing ______________ shoes. A ______________ dog was with her. “I want a ______________ shirt for my dog, please,” she said. “For your dog?” asked Mrs Das, ______________in surprise. “Yes.” replied the woman. “I want him to be ______________ for my next party.”

Answer

Mrs Das has a part-time job in a clothes shop. Yesterday, an old-looking woman walked into the shop. She was wearing high-heeled shoes. A sweet-looking dog was with her. “I want a long-sleeved shirt for my dog, please,” she said. “For your dog?” asked Mrs Das, open-mouthed in surprise. “Yes.” replied the woman. “I want him to be well-dressed for my next party.”

Page No 90:

Question 3:

Silent letters What is common in the following groups of words? (i) knee, knife, knot, know ______________ (ii) neighbour, daughter, fight, straight ______________ (iii) honest, honour, hour, heir ______________

Try and make more silent letter words. gnat : _____________________, _____________________ tongue : _____________________, ___________________ chalk : _____________________, ____________________ whistle : _____________________, ___________________

Answer

(i)   K (ii)  G (iii) H

gnat : sign, foreign tongue : langue, antique chalk : walk, talk whistle : chistle, hustle

Page No 90:

Question 4:

Read the two paragraphs given below. My mother is always awake before anyone else in the family. I usually wake up after 6 o’ clock. I loll around lazily for a few minutes. Then I get up and get dressed for school. At bedtime, I read a story book. When I feel tired I lie down and go to sleep very quickly. I fall asleep in no time at all!

(i) Now find the opposites of the following words from the paragraphs and complete the table.

awakeasleep
wake up________________
get up________________
lazily________________

(ii) Fill in the blanks using the words in the previous questions.

(a) ______________ and ______________ quickly! You will be late for school.

(b) Shh! The baby is ______________. Don’t make a sound, or she will ______________.

(c) Are you still ______________? You should be ______________ now or you will not be able to_____________ in the morning for school.

Answer

(i)

awakeasleep
wake upgo to sleep
get uplie down
lazilyquickly

(ii)

(a) Wake up and get up quickly! You will be late for school.

(b) Shh! The baby is asleep. Don’t make a sound, or she will wake up.

(c) Are you still awake ? You should be asleep now or you will not be able to get up in the morning for school.

Page No 91:

Question 1:

Lots of things must have happened in the village when Rip was away. Imagine you are the neighbour who greets Rip after 20 years. One student should act as Rip. Tell Rip about all that had happened in the village after he left.

(Talk about what happened to his family, to his friends, to the other villagers, to the children he played with, the changes in the village… etc. Your teacher will guide you.)

You may start this way: Guess what happened on the day you left. When you didn’t come home in the evening, your wife…

Answer

Disclaimer: This is a sample answer. Students are advised to write the answer based on their imaginative skills.

When you didn’t come home in the evening, your wife started weeping for hours. No one knew where you disappeared all of a sudden. Some people said that you had been kidnapped by the villagers of our nearby village. Other said that you eloped with a girl whom you loved. Your wife married a rich but old man after three years of wait. Rajesh, your best friend was also worried about you. He went to a number of places to find you. Finally, everyone thought that you must be dead by now.

Page No 91:

Question 2:

Read the speech bubbles. Who walks to school most often? Put them in order.

Answer

1. Arjun 2. Nazim 3. Mini 4. Anu 5. John

Page No 92:

Question 1:

Write about yourself using the following expressions (do you play in the park, go to bed late, fuss over food, study hard, etc.?)

alwaysfrequentlyusually
oftensometimesrarely

For example: I always do my work neatly. (i) _____________________________________ (ii) _____________________________________ (iii) _____________________________________ (iv) _____________________________________ (v) _____________________________________

Answer

Disclaimer: These are sample answers. Students are advised to write the answer based on their own experiences and observations.

(i) I always go to bed on time. (ii) I rarely beat anyone. (iii) I often miss my school bus. (iv) I frequently call my mother. (v) I usually finish my homework on time.

Page No 92:

Question 2:

Use the following clues to complete the following exercise.

playstopbuylearnseemeetlearnbe
eatgotravelstartreadvisit

(i) Write three new things you have done in the last three years.

(a) I have started ______________________________ (b) _________________________________________ (c) _________________________________________

(ii) Write three things you have not done in the last three years.

(a) I have not played ____________________________ (b) __________________________________________ (c) __________________________________________

Answer

(i) (a) I have started learning German. (b) I have visited Shimla. (c) I have started reading books.

(ii) (a) I have not played golf. (b) I have not eaten chicken. (c) I have not met Sharukh Khan.