AP 6th Class English Important Questions Chapter 4 What Can a Dollar and Eleven Cents do?

AP State Syllabus 6th Class English 4th Lesson Important Questions and Answers What Can a Dollar and Eleven Cents do?

Reading Comprehension Textual Passages

Question 1.
Read the following passage.

An eight-year-old child, Tess, heard her parents talking about her little brother, Andrew. All she knew was that Andrew was very sick and her parents did not have enough money for the treatment. They were moving into a smaller house because they could not afford to stay in the present house after paying the doctor’s bills. He needed a costly surgery now and there was no one to loan them the money, so her parents lost their hope and gave up their efforts.

Answer the following questions.
1) How old was Tess ? Who was her little brother?
Answer:
Tess was eight years old. Andrew was her little brother.

2) What was the problem with her brother?
Answer:
Andrew was very sick and he needed some operation to be alive. That was the problem with her brother.

3) Did Tess’s parents have enough money for the treatment? Why?
Answer:
Tess’s parents did not have enough money for the treatment because they were poor.

4) Why were Tess’s parents moving to a smaller house?
Answer:
Tess’s parents were very poor. They couldn’t afford to stay in the present house after paying the doctor’s bills. So they were moving to a smaller house.

5) Why did Tess’s parents give up their efforts?
Answer:
Tess’s parents were very poor. They couldn’t afford to spend money for the operation on Andrew. So they lost their hopes and gave up their efforts to save Andrew.

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Question 2.
Read the following passage.

When Tess heard her daddy say to her tearful mother, “Only a miracle can save him now,” she went to her room and pulled a jar of coins from a cupboard. She poured all the money out on the floor a,nd counted it carefully. Holding the jar tightly, she made her way to the medical store and placed it on the glass table.

“What do you want?” asked the chemist. “It’s for my little brother,” Tess answered, “He’s really, really sick and I want to buy a miracle.”

“We don’t sell miracles here, child. I’m sorry,” the chemist said, smiling sadly at the little girl. “Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn’t enough, I can try and get some more. Just tell me how much it costs.”

Answer the following questions.
1) What did Tess’s father say to her mother?
Answer:
Tess’s father told her mother that only a miracle could save Andrew.

2) Where did Tess go with her savings?
Answer:
Tess went to a medical shop with her savings.

3) What did she want to buy?
Answer:
She wanted to buy a miracle. She thought that ‘a miracle’ was the medicine that was available in a medical store.

4) Why do you think the chemist smiled sadly at the little girl?
Answer:
I think the chemist smiled sadly at the little girl for her innocence.

5) “Just tell me how much it costs.” What does the word ‘it’ refer to here?
Answer:
The word ‘it’ refers to ‘a miracle’.

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Question 3.
Read the following passage.

At the shop there was a well-dressed customer. He bent down and asked the little girl, “What kind of a miracle does your brother need? “I don’t know,” she replied with her eyes welling up. “He’s really sick and Mummy says he needs an operation. But my Daddy can’t pay for it, so I have brought my savings.” “How much do you have?” asked the man. “One dollar and eleven cents, but I can try and get some more,” she answered barely audible.

Answer the following questions.
1) Who do you think is the ‘well-dressed customer’ at the shop?
Answer:
I think the well-dressed customer at the shop is Dr. Carlton Armstrong.

2) What did the well-dressed man ask the little girl?
Answer:
The well-dressed man asked the little girl what kind of a miracle her brother needed.

3) “He’s really sick.” Who does title word ‘he’ refer to here ? What is he to Tess?
Answer:
The word ‘he’ refers to Andrew. He was Tess’s little brother.

4) What did he need urgently?
Answer:
He needed an operation urgently.

5) How much money did the little girl have with her?
Answer:
The little girl had one dollar and eleven cents with her.

Question 4.
Read the following passage.

“Wonderful,” smiled the man. “A dollar and eleven cents, the exact price of a miracle for your little brother!” He took her money in one hand and held her hand with the other. He said, “Take me to your home. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let’s see if I have the kind of miracle he needs.”

That well-dressed man was Dr.Carlton Armstrong, a famous neurosurgeon. He had Andrew admitted to hospital where he operated on him without any charges. Within a few weeks Andrew was back at home and doing well. ..

“That surgery,” her Mum whispered, “was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost.”

Answer the following questions.
1) ’Wonderful,” smiled the man. Who is the ‘man’ referred to here?
Answer:
The man referred to here is Dr. Armstrong.

2) Who did he want to see?
Answer:
He wanted to see Tess’s parents and her little brother, Andrew.

3) What was Carlton Armstrong?
Answer:
Carlton Armstrong was a famous neurosurgeon.

4) How much did he take to perform the operation?
Answer:
He performed the operation free of cost.

5) What was a real miracle according to Tess’s mother?
Answer:
The rescue of an unknown boy who was laid down with a severe disease by a kind – hearted doctor is really a miracle, according to Tess’s mother.

6) What did Tess’s mother want to know?
Answer:
Tess’s mother wanted to know the cost of the surgery.

7) What kind of man was Dr. Armstrong?
Answer:
Dr. Armstrong was kind and helpful.

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Question 5.
Read the following stanza carefully.

I like to be dependent, and so for ever
with warmth and care of my mother
my father, to love, kiss and embrace
wear life happily in all their grace.

Now, answer the following questions.
1) Who is the speaker of these lines?
Answer:
Tagore

2) How does the poet like to be?
Answer:
To be dependent

3) Why does the speaker depend on his mother?
Answer:
For warmth and care of his mother

4) How long does the speaker want to be a dependent?
Answer:
Forever

5) Why does the speaker depend on his father?
Answer:
For love, kisses, and embraces

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Question 6.
Read the following stanza carefully.

I like to be dependent, and so for ever
on my kith and kin, for they all shower
harsh and warm advices, complaints
full wondering, true and info giants.

Now, answer the following questions.
1) Who is the speaker of these lines?
Answer:
Tagore

2) How does the poet like to be?
Answer:
To be dependent

3) What do the kith and kin shower?
Answer:
Harsh and warm advice

4) How long does the speaker want to be a dependent?
Answer:
Forever

5) How does the speaker take the complaints?
Answer:
They are true and info giants.

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Question 7.
Read the following stanza carefully.

I like to be dependent, and so for ever
for my friends, chat and want me near
with domestic, family and romantic tips
colleagues as well, guide me work at risks.

Now, answer the following questions.
1) Who is the speaker of these lines?
Answer:
Tagore

2) How does the poet like to be?
Answer:
To be dependent

3) Why does the poet depend on friends?
Answer:
For chatting and nearness

4) How long does the speaker want to be a dependent?
Answer:
Forever

5) How does the speaker depend on colleagues?
Answer:
For guidance in work and in risks

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Question 8.
Read the following stanza carefully.

I like to be dependent, and so for ever
for my neighbours too, envy at times
when at my rise of fortune like to hear
my daily steps, easy and odd things too.

Now, answer the following questions.
1) Who is the speaker of these lines?
Answer:
Tagore

2) How does the poet like to be?
Answer:
To be dependent

3) Who are envious of the poet?
Answer:
His neighbours

4) When do the neighbours envy?
Answer:
When the poet gets any rise of fortune

5) What do the neighbours like to hear?
Answer:
Easy and odd things about the life of the speaker

Unseen Comprehesion

Question 9.
Read the following passage.

Lala Lajpat Rai was one of our great leaders. He was a great Punjabi. Even from his boyhood he knew no fear. He worked for the good of his motherland. He was called the “Lion of the Punjab”.

Lala Lajpat Rai was the son of Munshi Radha Krishna, a teacher in Jagraon. Jagraon is a small town in Ludhiana in the Punjab. Ludhiana is known for silks and shawls. Lajpat Rai was a poor boy. He was always weak. He did his lessons well. He was loved by allhis teachers. He stood first in his class. By sheer merit and with the help of his teachers he went up from class to class.

Now, answer the following questions.
1) How did Lala Lajpat Rai go up from class to class?
Answer:
By sheer merit and with the help of his teachers, Lala Lajpat Rai went up from class to class.

2) What is Ludhiana famous for?
Answer:
Ludhiana is famous for silks and shawls.

Choose the correct answer from the choices given.
3) Lala Lajpat Rai’s father was a
A) lawyer
B) teacher
D) leader
Answer:
B) teacher

4) Which is the motherland of Lala Lajpat Rai?
A) India
C) America
D) China
Answer:
A) India

5) Which of the following statements is True?
A) Munshi was called the ‘Lion of the Punjab’.
B) Lala Lajpat Rai was born in a rich family.
C) Lala Lajpat Rai was a brave man.
Answer:
C) Lala Lajpat Rai was a brave man.

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Question 10.
Read the following passage.

A merchant had a donkey. He used to carry all his goods on the back of the donkey to sell in the market. They need to cross a river on the way to the market. He cared for the donkey very much. But the donkey was very lazy and always hesitant of doing work. One day, the merchant had to sell loads of salt. As usual, the donkey and the merchant got down into the river to cross it. The donkey being lazy thought of a trick.

It slightly bent its legs while crossing the river. The salt bags got drenched and dissolved in water. Because of this, the load went down and the donkey became very happy since it need not carry heavy load. As a result of this, the merchant had a great loss of money. The merchant was wise enough to know the donkey’s trick. Hence, he wanted to teach the donkey a lesson. The next day, he loaded the donkey with loads of cotton. When the cotton gets wet, it becomes heavy. The donkey without knowing this played the same trick that day also. The cotton got wet and became very heavy. The donkey suffered a lot carrying the heavy load.

Now, answer the following questions.
1) Where were the merchant and his donkey going?
Answer:
The merchant and his donkey were going to market.

2) Why was the donkey always hesitant of working?
Answer:
It was lazy.

Choose the correct answer from the choices given.
3) Why did the load go down for the donkey while crossing the river with the bags of salt?
A) The salt bags got ruptured.
B) The donkey was very strong to carry the load.
C) The salt bags got drenched in the water.
Answer:
C) The salt bags got drenched in the water.

4) Why did the merchant want to teach a lesson to the donkey?
A) The donkey wants to sleep all the time.
B) The merchant had lost all the money.
C) The donkey started playing tricks to avoid the load.
Answer:
C) The donkey started playing tricks to avoid the load.

5) Which of the following statements is True?
A) The donkey is carrying all the money.
B) The merchant taught a lesson to the donkey.
C) The donkey is wiser than merchant.
Answer:
B) The merchant taught a lesson to the donkey.

Interpretation Of Non-Verbal Information

Question 1.
Study the following table carefully.
The maximum and minimum temperatures of certain citites as on 24th April are given below.
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Now, answer the following questions.
1) Which city has the greatest maximum temperature?
Answer:
Kolkata has the greatest maximum temperature.

2) Name the city which has the least minimum temperature.
Answer:
Delhi has got the least minimum temperature.

Choose the correct answer from the choices given.
3) The following city is made up of six letters …………..
A) Mumbai
B) Chennai
C) Delhi
Answer:
A) Mumbai

4) Which city has got the second least minimum temperature?
A) Delhi
B) Bengaluru
C) Chennai
Answer:
B) Bengaluru

5) Which of the following statements is True?
A) The temperatures as bn 24th April of five cities are given in the table.
B) The minimum temperature in Chennai on 24th April is 40.4°.
C) The maximum temperature varies from 33° to 40°.
Answer:
A) The temperatures as bn 24th April of five cities are given in the table.

Vocabulary

I. Choose the words with similar meanings (Synonyms) from the list given to the words underlined.

1. [lend, bankrupt, debit, required]
He needed (a) a costly surgery now and there was no one to loan (b) them the money, so her parents lost their hope and gave up their efforts.
Answer:
a) required
b) lend

2. [peacefully, returned, headed, firmly]
Holding the jar tightly (a), she made her way (b) to the medical store and placed it on the glass table.
Answer:
a) firmly
b) headed

3) [chubby, smart, person, buyerj]
At the shop, there was a well-dressed (a) customer (b).
Answer:
a) smart
b) buyer

4) [becoming healthy, walking well, joined, discharged]
He had Andrew admitted (a) to hospital where he operated on him without any charges. Within a few weeks Andrew was back at home and doing well (b).
Answer:
a) joined
b) becoming healthy

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II. Write the opposite words of the underlined words.

1) He needed a costly (a) surgery now and there was no one to loan (b) them the money.
Answer:
a) cheap
b) borrow

2) When Tess heard her daddy say to her tearful (a) mother, “Only a miracle can save him now,” she went to her room and pulled (b) a jar of coins from a cupboard.
Answer:
a) smiling/laughing
b) pushed

3) He’s really sick (a) and I want to buy (b) a miracle.
Answer:
a) healthy
b) sell

4) He took her money in one hand and held (a) her hand with the other. He said, “Take me to your home. I want to see your brother and meet (b) your parents.”
Answer:
a) released
b) disperse

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III. Fill in the blanks with the right form of the words given in the brackets.

1) They were moving into a ______ (a) (smaller/smallest) house because they could not ______ (b) (affordable/afford) to stay in the present house after paying the doctor’s bills.
Answer:
a) smaller
b) afford

2) “We don’t sell miracles here, child. I’m sorry,” the ______ (a) (chemist/chemistry) said, smiling ______ (b) (sad/sadly) at the little girl.
Answer:
a) chemist
b) sadly

3) “He’s ______ (a) (real/really) sick and Mummy says he needs an ______ (b) (operate / operation).”
Answer:
a) really
b) operation

4) She knew ______ (a) (exact/exactly) how much the miracle cost – one dollar and eleven cents …………. plus the ______ (b) (love/lovely) of a little child.
Answer:
a) exactly
b) love

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IV. Complete the following words using “ea, ee, eu, io, oa, oe, oi, oo, or ou”.

a) She went to her room and pulled a jar of c_ _ns from a cupb_ _rd.
b) She p_ _red all the money out on the fl_ _r and counted it carefully.
c) What kind of a miracle d_ _s your brother n_ _d?
d) He’s r_ _lly sick and Mummy says he needs on operat_ _n.
e) He t_ _k her money in one hand and held her hand with the other. He said, “Take me to y_ _r home.”
f) That well-dressed man was Dr. Carlton Armstrong, a fam_ _s n_ _rosurgeon.
Answer:
a) coins, cupboard
b) poured, floor
c) does, need
d) really, operation
e) took, your
f) famous, neurosurgeon

V. Complete the following words with the suitable suffixes given in the brackets.

1. She poured all the money out on the floor and count ______ (d/ed) it care ______ (ful/fully).
2. He’s real ______ (ly/lly) sick and Mummy says he needs an opera ______ (tion/sion).
3. That well-______ (dress/dressed) man was Dr. Carlton Armstrong, a fam ______ (eous/ous) neurosurgeon.
4. “That surg ______ (ery/eon),” her Mum whisper ______ (ed/d), “was a real miracle.”
Answer:
1) counted, carefully
2) really, operation
3) well-dressed, famous
4) surgery, whispered

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VI. Identify the wrongly spelt word and write its correct spelling in the space provided.

1) surgery, real, neurosurgen, chemist
Answer:
neurosurgeon

2) table, daddy, castly, pour
Answer:
costly

3) listen, money, customar, down
Answer:
customer

4) brother, wonder, little, nead
Answer:
need

5) admitted, wonderfull, exact, price
Answer:
wonderful

VII. Arrange the following words under the correct headings.

1) [chemist, room, customer, medical store]

Persons Places
1) chemist 1) room
2) customer 2) medical store

2) [glass table, dollars, cents, stethoscope]

Money Things
1) dollar 1) glass table
2) cents 2) stethoscope

Grammar

I. Read the following passage and correct the underlined parts. Rewrite the corrected parts in the space provided.

1. The cow is an (1) domestic animal. It have (2) two horns. It gives we (3) milk. It eat (4) grass.
Answer:
1) a
2) has
3) us
4) eats

2. Once upon a time there lived a (1) English man. He lived on (2) a small cottage. He had no wife but (3) no children. All his brothers and sisters was (4) dead.
Answer:
1) an
2) in
3) and
4) were

3. Sreenu was a poor boy. He do (1) his lessons well. He was loved to (2) all his teachers. He stood first on (3) his class. All his classmates praise (4) him.
Answer:
1) did
2) by
3) in
4) praised

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II. Complete the following passage choosing the right words from the choices given below. Each blank is numbered and four choices are given. Choose the correct answer and write (A), (B), (Q or (D) in the blanks. .

1. Kalpana was very good ______ (1) science. She loved flying ______ (2) she She worked hard and finally became
1. A) in B) at C) for D) on
2. A) or B) so C) when D) and
3. A) become B) becomes C) became D) a
4. A) an B) the C) one D) will become
Answer:
1 – B
2 – D
3 – C
4 – A

2. Rohit was ______ (1) nine-year-old boy. His father Raja Rao ______ (2) a clerk and his mother, Janaki, a housewife. One day Rohit and his mother went ______ (3) a pet shop to ______ (4) a pet.
1. A) a B) the C) an D) one
2. A) were B) is C) was D) has
3. A) from B) to C) in D) for
4. A) bought B) by C) buying D) buy
Answer:
1 – A
2 – C
3 – B
4 – D

III. Read the following sentences and rewrite them using ‘used to’.

1. When I was at primary school I walked 5 kms. every day. Now I don’t need to walk any ‘ more.
Answer:
I used to walk 5 kms. every day. Now I don’t need to walk any more.

2. Three years ago Anitha had a long hair. Now her hair becomes short.
Answer:
Anitha used to have long hair. Now she has short hair.

3. We lived in India 10 years ago. Now we live in the U.S.A.
Answer:
We used to live in India. Now we live in the U.S.A.

4. When she was young she danced well. Now she doesn’t dance at all.
Answer:
She used to dance well. Now she doesn’t dance.

5. He smoked in the past. Now he doesn’t smoke at all.
Answer:
He used to smoke. Now he doesn’t smoke.

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IV. Read the following text and fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the verbs given in brackets.

I entered the third class compartment and ____(1)____ (take) my seat. A few minutes later a large family ____(2)____ (rush) in and ____(3)____ (occupy) the compartment. They ____(4)____ (arrange) their luggage on the racks. The train ____(5)____ (move) and ____(6)____ (gain) speed. Suddenly it ____(7)____ (come) to a halt. There was a lot of commotion. Everyone was asking who had pulled the chain. Then I ____(8)____ (observe) that an old woman had hung her bag to the alarm chain.
Answer:

  1. took
  2. rushed
  3. occupied
  4. arranged
  5. moved
  6. gained
  7. came
  8. observed

Creative Expression

Question 1.
Tess has the habit of writing a diary. On the day when she heard the news that her little brother Andrew had serious illness, she began writing the entry in her diary like this :

Today is a very bad day. What terrible news ! Mummy and daddy are worrying so much about Andrew. My poor brother, Andrew ! Why such big illness ? shocked to know that he was in danger.
Continue the diary entry in your notebook.
Answer:
I should do something. What can I do? Oh, I am very sorry for my brother. How can I play without Andrew ? I can do something to save my brother. Shall I go to someone and ask their help ? No, no, it’s not a good idea. Yes, I have some money with me. I can save him with that money. What has mum said ? A ‘miracle’ can save him. Yes, I immediately go to the medical shop and bring that miracle. How much money have I saved? Now, I count them. Yes, it is one dollar and eleven cents. I shall take this money and buy that miracle. The miracle will save my brother. Then we shall be happy, we shall play together.

Question 2.
Imagine that you were Tess and write a letter to Dr. Armstrong in your notebook thanking him for saving the life of the little boy.
Answer:

H.No. 2-3-4/A,
Bhavanipuram,
Vijayawada.
20th Sept, 20xx.

Dear Doctor,

We are safe here and hope to know the same from you. Andrew has recovered from his illness and now he is well. We are really indebted to you for saving my little brother. I am really happy to give you my one dollar and eleven cents. You have given the miracle and my brother has been saved. Now, my parents are very happy. On behalf of my family, I would like to invite you for dinner, the next Sunday. Please do come sir without fail. We are very much thankful to you for the rest of our lives.

We are awaiting your arrival.

Yours sincerely,
Tess

Address on the envelope :
To
Dr. Carlton Armstrong,
H.No. 32-41-3/B,
STPM Quarters,
Vijayawada.

Question 3.
In the lesson “What Can a Dollar and Eleven Cents Do ?”, you learnt how a kind- hearted doctor saved the life of the brother of Tess.
Imagine that all the members of Tess went to Dr. Armstrong to thank him. Write
Answer:
Tess : Good morning uncle!
Dr. Armstrong : Good morning child ! What is the matter?
Tess : Uncle, you did a miracle the other day.
You saved the life of my dear brother.
Dr. Armstrong : Dear child, I did nothing special. I did whatever you asked for and whatever I can do for him.
Tess’s mother : Doctor! It is so nice of you to operate on my son and save his life. It is only because of you that he is out of danger today.
Dr. Armstrong : Please don’t say like that. It is my responsibility to attend to my needy patients.
Tess & Tess’s mother : Thank you very much, doctor.
Dr. Armstrong : You are welcome.

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Question 4.
Write a story using the following hints.
crow – thirsty – search – water – not find – a pot – water – too low – try – reach – vain – idea – pebbles – drop – water – come up – drink – fly away
Answer:
The Thirsty Crow
Once there lived a crow. One day it was very thirsty. It searched for water here and there but couldn’t find. At last, it found a pot. There, the water was too low in the pot for the crow to reach. It thought for some time and got an idea. It gathered some pebbles and dropped them into the pot one by one. After some time, the water came up. The crow drank the water and flew away happily.

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