AJB Class 8 English Chapter 7 Why was Tom sick on Monday

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Why was Tom sick on Monday

Chapter – 7

অসম জাতীয় বিদ্যালয়



1. Answer the following questions. (নিম্নলিখিত প্রশ্নসমূহৰ উত্তৰ দিয়া।)

(a) Why did Tom find Monday morning miserable ? (সোমবাৰৰ ৰাতিপুৱা টমে কিয় বেয়া পাইছিল ?)

Ans: Monday morning Tom found miserable because it began week’s suffering at school.

(b) Why was Tom envy of every boy at school ? (টম স্কুলৰ প্ৰতিটো ল’ৰাৰ ঈৰ্ষাৰ কাৰণ কিয় হৈছিল ?)

Ans: Tom was the envy of every boy at school because by the gap in his upper row of teeth he could spit in a new and admirable way.

(c) Why did Tom decide not to use the trick regarding the loose tooth at first ? (টমে কিয় তাৰ লৰি থকা দাঁতৰ কৌশলটো প্রথমে ব্যৱহাৰ কৰাৰ কথা ভবা নাছিল ?)

Ans: Tom thought that his aunt would pull out his loose tooth which would hurt him so he decided not to use the trick of loose tooth first and reserve it for next time. 

(d) What did Sid tell Aunt Polly about Tom ? (ছিদে পলি খুড়ীক টমৰ বিষয়ে কি কৈছিল ?)

Ans: Sid told Aunt Polly that Tom was about to die.

(e) How did Sid react to find Tom groaning on the bed ? (টমে বিছনাত কেঁকাই থাকোতে ছিদৰ অনুভৱ কি আছিল ?)

Ans: Sid thought that Tom was really suffering and groaning. Sid was trembled in fear of Tom’s groans and believed he would die

(f) What was aunt’s reaction to Tom’s ‘Mortified’ toe ? (টমৰ বিষাই থকা বুঢ়া আঙুলিটোৰ কথা শুনি খুড়ীৰ প্রতিক্রিয়া কি আছিল ?)

Ans: After hearing about Tom’s ‘Mortified’ toe Aunty sat down a chair and laughed as she came to know about his trick. So she told Tom to stop that nonsense and to be sensible.

(g) What was Tom’s compensation for losing the tooth ? (টমে দাঁতটো হেৰুৱাই ক্ষতিপুৰণ কি পালে ?)

Ans: As compensation for the loosing tooth Tom discovered a new and admirable way of spitting through the gap in his upper row of teeth, which was the cause of envy of every boy at school.

(h) What did Aunt do to Tom’s tooth ? (খুড়ীয়ে টমৰ দাঁতটো কি কৰিলে ?)

Ans: Aunty pulled out Tom’s tooth. She tied one end of the silk-thread firmly to Tom’s tooth and tied the other end to the bed post and then she seized the chunk of fire and suddenly thrust it to the boy’s face. As a result the tooth pulled out from the jaw and dangled on the bed-post.

(i) Write a short note on Mark-Twain. ( মাৰ্ক টৱাইনৰ বিষয়ে এটা টোকা লিখা।)

Ans: Mark Twain was born on 30th November 1835 in Florida He was a famous American humanist writer and a lecturer. His stories were about youthful adventures, these were collected in ‘The adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Life on the Mississippi (1883) and The adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died on 21 April in the year 1910 at redding. Mark Twain was his pen-name his actual name was Samuel Lang horne Clenmens.

(j) Narrate how Tom tried to stay away from school on Monday morning. (সোমবাৰে ৰাতিপুৱা টমে কিদৰে স্কুল নোযোৱাকৈ থাকিব বিচাৰে ব্যাখ্যা কৰা।) 

Ans: On Monday morning Tom felt unhappy because it began another week’s suffering at school. Therefore always on Monday he created a new scene to stay away from school.

On that day Tom decided to use the trick regarding the loose tooth at first but later on he changed his idea and acted with his sore toe. He started groaning on the bed which led to an unexpected situation. Tom groaned so admirably that his brother Sid thought it was real and called Aunty Polly. Infront of Aunty Tom got puzzled instead of sore toe he told about his loose tooth and finally it was pulled out. Aunty was quite aware of his tricks and he was sent to school.

2. Write true or false. (শুদ্ধ বা অশুদ্ধ লিখা।)

(a) Tom disliked Monday Morning.

Ans: True.

(b) Sid woke up at once hearing Tom’s groans.

Ans: False.

(c) Tom was suffering a lot.

Ans: False.

(d) Sid became anxious at Tom condition.

Ans: True.

(e) Aunt Polly caught Tom’s trick.

Ans: True.

(f) Tom was successful in avoiding school. 

Ans: False.

3. Fill in the blanks to complete the sentences.(খালী ঠাই পুৰণ কৰা।)

(a) The ‘Lucky’ thing that Tom discovered was one of his front teeth was loose.

(b) The dental instruments Aunt Polly got together were a silk thread and a chunk of fire.

(c) Sid was anxious because Tom’s groans seemed quite genuriune.

(d) Tom was envy of every boy he met because the gap in his upper row of teeth enabled him to spit in a new and admirable way

Grammar and Usage (ব্যাকৰণ আৰু ব্যৱহাৰ)

4. Complete the following sentences using the appropriate correlatives from the box given below. (box ৰ ভিতৰৰ correlatives ৰ দ্বাৰা খালী ঠাই পূৰ কৰা।)

(so…..that; though…..yet; whether….. or no sooner…….both and)

(a) Though the picture was costly yet we bought it. 

b) No sooner had he seen me than he fled

(c) I like both painting and music.

(d) He worked so hard that he fell ill.

(e) Whether he supports us or not is not at all important. 

5. Correct the following sentences.   (তলৰ বাক্য কেইটা শুদ্ধ কৰা।)

(a) Mr. Smith is an European.

Ans: Mr. Smith is a European. 

(b) He came today morning.

Ans: He has come today morning.

(c) One should do his duty.

Ans: One should do one’s duty. 

(d) Please hear his advice.

Ans: Please listen to his advice.

(e) Stop to write.

Ans: Stop write.

6. Find out the clauses from the following sentences and write them separately. (বাক্যৰ clauses বাচি উলিয়াই পৃথককৈ লিখা।)

(a) Rupam was singing and his sister was dancing.

Ans: (i) Rupam was singing.

(ii) His sister was dancing. 

(b) He is poor but happy.

Ans: (i) He is poor.

(ii) He is happy.

(c) I know where he lives.

Ans: (i) I know him.

(i) I know the place he lives. 

(d) This is the book that I bought yesterday..

Ans: (i) This is the book.

(ii) I bought that book yesterday.

(e) This is the shirt which I like.

Ans: (i) This is the shirt. 

(ii) I like the shirt

7. Rewrite the following sentences replacing the underlined phrases with the correct words from the box below. (box ৰ শুদ্ধ শব্দটোৰে চিন দিয়া phrases ঠাইত বহুৱাই পুনৰ লিখা।)

(genuine, anxiously, imagination, inspection, seize)

(a) Mark Twain’s ability to form mental images or pictures helped him to narrate lively stories.

Ans: Mark Twain’s imagination helped him to narrate lively stories.

(b) Her love for school was not artificial.

Ans: Her love for school was genuine.

(c) Ruma was worriedly waiting for her friends reply. 

Ans: Ruma was anxiously waiting for her friends reply. 

(d) Aunt Polly forcibly caught Tom by his wrist.

Ans: Aunt Polly seized Tom by his wrist. 

(e) Tom held up his toe for being inspected.

Ans: Tom held up his toefor inspection.

8. Make sentences using the following words and phrases. ( বাক্য সাজা।)

Presently :  Presently, he is working in a construction company. 

Admirable :  His voice is admirable. 

By and by :  You will feel better by and by.

Make one’s flesh crawl :  The action of his son made his flesh crawl.

Nevertheless :  Nevertheless, he is a good man.


9. Write a leave application to the Headmaster/Principal of you school.


The Headmaster/Principal

Rupali High School.


Subject: Application for leave of absence.


I beg most respectfully to state that I could not attend school from 10th to 15th september, 2009 on account of fever. 

I therefore pray that you will be kind enough to grant me leave of absence for those days.

Your most obedient pupil 

Boronchi Gohain


Roll no-7

Spoken activity :

10. When you were younger what were the excuse you made to avoid school. Share with your friends. 

Raju : Whenever there was cricket match in the T.V. I bunk my classes and sometimes avoid school also.

Most of the time I write application to Principal for half holiday, stating stomach-pain, headache or some homely urgent.

And to avoid school also most of the time I acted like stomach paining fever and. not feeling well etc.

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