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ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR COMMUNICATION I [BELH 0001] 2020

SEMESTER: ODD MODULE: I


UNIT 6 – READING SKILL

‘The Blind Dog’ – R. K. Narayan

I. Answer the following questions: II. Write answers in not more than two
1. In the title of the story ‘The Blind Dog’, the sentences.
word ‘blind’ is _____. 1. When did the beggar and the dog meet?
a. Noun b. Verb c. Adjective 2. Who took care of the beggar? What did the
2. “You will never get at him again!” – person do for him?
Identify the type of sentence. 3. Who troubled the beggar and how?
a. Imperative b. Exclamatory c. 4. How was the troublesome person taken care
Declarative of?
3. “If you are really blind, you should not 5. Why did the beggar tie up the dog?
know this” – Identify the type of sentence. 6. Who freed the dog and how?
a. Simple b. Compound c. Complex 7. In the beggar-dog relation who do you think
4. “In course of time observing him, the dog was dependent on the other?
understood the passers-by must give a 8. What is the name of the dog?
coin.” – Identify the predicate. 9. Why did the dog return to the beggar in
5. “The dog bounced off and picked up the spite of breaking free?
bone.” – Identify the object. 10. Who was soft-hearted for the dog and how
6. “Life for the dog took a new turn now.” – does he prove that?
Here the verb ‘took’ is ________. III. Write answers in not more than 60
a. Transitive b. Intransitive words.
7. “I will give this to you free of cost.” – A. Describe the lifestyle of the dog before it
Identify the Direct and Indirect object. met the beggar.
8. “Don’t I give you your food?” – Identify the B. How did the dog become a boon for the old
auxiliary used. man? Answer in an elaborate manner.
9. “He threw a handful of food which the dog C. How much did the dog sacrifice after being
ate gratefully.” – Identify the tamed by the beggar?
Transitive/Intransitive verb(s). D. Give a detailed character-sketch of the old
10. “Death alone can help the dog.” – Here man.
‘can’ denotes __________. E. Justify the title of the story. Give reasons
a. Probability b. Possibility accordingly.
c. Capacity d. Necessity F. Discuss the theme of the story.
G. Did the beggar learn his lesson for
mistreating the dog? Give valid reasons to
support your answer.

IV. Transform the synonyms of the following words into sentences.


1. Mutilated 2. Skirmish 3. Tug 4. Snipped 5. Lumbered
V. Transform the antonyms of the following words into sentences.
1. Pugnacity 2. Affection 3. Slack 4. Loafed 5. Auspicious

VI. Answer the following statements as True/False:


• An old man took care of the beggar.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR COMMUNICATION I [BELH 0001] 2020
SEMESTER: ODD MODULE: I
UNIT 6 – READING SKILL

• The blind man met the dog at the marketplace.


• The troublesome urchin visited the beggar everyday.
• The beggar sympathized with the dog’s condition and that’s why he kept it as a pet.
• The urchin mentioned in the end that it was the blind devotion towards the cruel beggar that
will ultimately be the doom for the dog.

VII. Match the following and find the mismatch:


a. Urchin i. cut off the dog leash
b. Old woman ii. Started to lend money to others
c. Ribbon-seller iii. Helped the beggar out of kindness
d. R. K. Narayan iv. Protected the beggar from the urchin
e. Beggar v. wrote ‘Malgudi Days’

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