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4th ICSE – The Grey Stone & Grammar Test

Q1. “This is real life.” it thought.

a. Who does ‘it’ refer to in the above statement?
b. Why did ‘it’ think that this was real life.

Q2. “Now you look like Amanda.” chorused the voices.

a. Who was looking like Amanda?
b. Why was it dressed like Amanda?
c. Whose ‘voices’ said the above statement?

Q3. ‘How proud the stone felt for it was the first time that it had a name.’
a. What was the name that the stone had?
b. Who gave it that name? Why did this person give the stone the name?

Q4. ‘Inside the stone was a group of dark ferns, perfect and beautiful, their tiny fronds as clear as if they
had been pressed in the stone that very day.’
a. Who found ferns inside the stone?
b. What did he do to find the ferns inside the stones?
c. What are parts of animal or plant from thousands of years ago, preserved in a rock called?
d. Where did he place the stone? What were the other things placed next to the stone?

Q4. Rewrite each sentence. Change the underlined word or words to a pronoun.
1. Amisha made dinner for the whole family.
2. Sona played badminton with Mona and Anna.
3. Mr. Lal went to the movies with Mrs. Lal.
4. The house needs a fresh coat of paint.

Q5. Underline the nouns in the following sentences.

1. The house is in America.
2. The car is old and is missing one door.
3. When will the bus arrive?
4. Yesterday was the coldest day of the year.
5. My brother is a cricket player.

Q6. Underline the adjectives in the following sentences.

1. The motorcycle is old.
2. He is a good basketball player.
3. Sanskaar Valley is a great place to learn.
4. The blue bus is late.
5. My sister is so smart!