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Exercise for Poem In the Midst of Hardship

Exercise 1
Write TRUE or FALSE for each statement below.
1)

The family just experienced a bad flood
a) True
b) False

2)

The family lived in city
a) True
b) False

3)

The flood lasted for one day and night
a) True
b) False

4)

Animals and humans were drowned in the flood
a) True
b) False

5)

The flood victims’ hands and legs were covered by cuts all over
a) True
b) False

6)

They returned home in the afternoon after the flood
a) True
b) False

7)

Once the family was back home, they felt relieved
a) True
b) False

8)

They would rather enjoy themselves than complaint about the flood
a) True
b) False

Exercise 2 Choose TRUE or FALSE for each of the statement below. you have to (A) Give up quickly (B) Run away from it (C) Protect yourself from it (D) Endure it with resilience 6) If an animal is an albino. (A) White (B) Grey (C) Black (D) Cream 7) Why did the tiny chips float in the floodwater? (A) They were light (B) The trees were uprooted (C) The water caused the chips to break off from the tree barks (D) The trees were cut donw by the villagers . it is_____in complexion. 1) When did the family go back home? (A) Late at night (B) In the afternoon (C) In the evening (D) Early morning 2) Why do you think some family members approached the stove? (A) To wash up (B) To cook a meal (C) To eat together (D) To keep themselves warm 3) What was not seen on their brows? (A) A sad look (B) A happy look (C) An expression of hopelessness (D) An expression of disgust 4) The word ‘horrendous’ means (A) Exciting (B) Enjoyable (C) Tragic (D) Awful 5) If you have to `brave` a danger.

Quotation from the poem 1) Not a sign of despair _________________________________________________________________________ 2) Their soaky clothes torn _________________________________________________________________________ 3) Their limbs marked by scratches _________________________________________________________________________ 4) Had to brave the horrendous flood _________________________________________________________________________ 5) Born amidst hardship _________________________________________________________________________ 6) Grew up without a sigh _________________________________________________________________________ .8) What type of life is a life of hardship? (A) A happy life (B) An easy life (C) A life of suffering (D) A life of torture Exercise 3 Rewrite the quotations from the poem in your own words.

they __________________________ to find it. The flood victims are glad __________________________ to go back home. However. Exercise 5 Below are idioms that use heart expressions. Back home. Fill in the blanks with one suitable word or phrase. They were wading among __________________________ and chips of the barks. They have gone through a time. It was an __________________________ sight. Column A Column B a)long for . As their son had lost his buffalo.Exercise 4 Read the following passage. Match the meanings with the idiomatic expressions. the women started cooking. The floodwater __________________________ very high. they were looking __________________________ for it. They were also rolling __________________________ . This was a time to feel __________________________ and not complain about their __________________________ . The men stood in the __________________________ talking.

1.At heart c) from memory .After ones own heart b)be kind 2.

Breaks ones heart d) as much as one likes 4.3.By heart e) consider seriously .

Eat ones heart out g) honestly and sincerely .5.Change of heart f) change of mind 6.

Have a heart i) pleasing and lovable .7.From the bottom of ones heart h) feel sad 8.

Have ones heart in the right place k) be frightened and anxious .Have ones heart in ones mouth j) privately 10.9.

11.Set ones heart on l) be well-intentioned 12.Take to heart m) get hurt in love .

.Wear ones heart on ones sleeve o) reveal ones emotions.To ones hearts content n) nurse ones trouble 14.13.

the man looks________ (A) Happy (B) Sad (C) Excited (D) Dissappointed 4) If one is in paradise.15. 1) The persona in the poem desribes a woman _____ (A) In pain (B) Who deceives a man (C) Who is deceived by a man’s eyes (D) Who deceives others 2) She sees sincerity in his eyes instead of________ (A) Joy (B) Anger (C) Sorrow (D) Lies 3) To woman.Heavy heart Exercise 6 Choose the correct answers. one is in ________ (A) A state of extreme happiness (B) A state of confusion (C) Need of help (D) A state of grief .

5) What does the man desire from the woman? (A) Money (B) Assistance (C) Pleasure (D) Advice 6) In stanza 2. to be wise is to________ (A) Perform well (B) Carry out instuctions (C) Give good advice (D) Listen to good advice 7) The word ‘compromise’ means________ (A) Agree (B) Conciliate (C) Dispute (D) Work together 8) What is the advice given in stanza 2? (A) Not to be deceived by the man (B) To believe in everyone (C) Not to get a life partner (D) Not to fall in love 9) What is the main idea in stanza 3? (A) Readers’ response to the poem (B) Dealing with man (C) Listen to good advice (D) Advice to the readers 10) The phrase ‘lose your heart’ means ________ (A) Get hurt (B) Fall in love (C) Lose one’s mind (D) Hurt others .

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