Friday, 4 October 2019

Abdul Hamid


                                            Abdul Hamid

Textual Comprehension
I. Answer each question briefly:
1. Who was Abdul Hamid?
Ans. Abdul Hamid was a brave soldier. He was the Company Quarter Master. He fought in the Indo- Park War.

2. Which sector was he fighting in?
Ans. Abdul Hamid was fighting in the Khemkaran sector.

3. Where is the village named Cheema situated?
Ans. The village named Cheema is situated on the border in the khemkaran Sector of India.

4. What sort of tanks did Pakistan have?
Ans. Pakistan had the Patton tanks.

5. What made the Indian soldiers happy?
Ans. Abdul Hamid shot a Pakistani Tank. It caught fire. This made the Indian soldiers happy.

6. How did Hamid destroy the enemy tanks?
Ans. Hamid had a special gun.  It never missed its target. Hamid was a crack shot. He fired at the tanks with the gun and destroyed them.

7. How did Hamid fight the enemy and what happened to him?
Ans Abdul Hamid fought the enemy very bravely. One shell of the enemy shot hit his jeep and fell down. He got badly wounded.

8. How was Hamid honoured for his bravery?
Ans Hamid was honoured with the Param Vir Chakra after his death. His village was also named ‘Hamid Dham’ after his name.

9. How do you feel about Abdul Hamid after reading the story of his bravery?
Ans. After reading the story of the Abdul Hamid’s bravery, we feel proud of him. Such patriots are always remembered with respect.

II. Find from the lesson lines which show that:
1.      Hamid was a crack shot.
Ans Once at night he shot a bird, just hearing its sound.

2.      He was a brave soldier.
Ans. Abdul Hamid was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously.

3.      He did not lose heart.
Ans He is badly wounded. But doesn’t lose heart. He orders his soldiers,” to move forward ; fight on.

4.      His soldiers loved him.
Ans. His soldiers loved him. They obeyed his order and fought bravely.

5.      His name will always be remembered.
Ans. His village has been named----“Hamid Dham” after his name.

III. Tick () the correct option to complete each sentence:
1. Hamid could hit the tanks with his gun if he wanted to, but he waited because__________
1. he did not want to waste his shots.
2. The enemy soldiers were coming nearer.
3. The tanks were powerful and dangerous.
2. Hamid was their biggest enemy because_____________
1. his soldiers loved him.
2. he was a brave soldier.
3. he was destroying their tanks.
3. Hamid could shoot a bird at night guided by its sound because_____________
1. he was a crack shot.
2. he did not like birds.
3. he loved shooting at night.
4. Though Hamid was wounded badly, he wanted his soldiers_______________
1. to fight on.
2. to reach Cheema.
3. to remember his name.

IV. Choose words from the box to complete each sentence:

1. Abdul Hamid was awarded Param Vir Chakra for his bravey.

2. One shell of the enemy hit Abdul Hamid while he was destroying the enemy tanks.

3. The Pakistani Army had got Patton tanks.

4. Abdul Hamid died fighting for his country in the khemkaran Sector.

5. The war between India and Pakistan was fought in 1965.

• Patton tanks.
• was fought in 1965.
• Param Vir Chakra for his bravery.
• his country in the Khemkaran Sector.
• Abdul Hamid while he was destroying the enemy tanks.

Vocabulary Enrichment
I.                    Match the words in column ‘A’ with their opposites in column ‘B’:




cause harm

feeling fear

special to
do as told to do


member of an army
happening after death

a line dividing two countries

not ordinary; different from usual

Ans                       A

do as told to do

feeling fear


Special to
not ordinary; different from usual

a line dividing two countries

member of an army
cause harm

happening after death

III. Choose a suitable adjective for each blank:

1. A Machines gun      
2. A Powerful tank        

3. A Crack shot             
4. A Posthumous award         
5. A Brave soldier       


IV. Fill in the blanks, selecting words from the following:
War is really a curse. On receiving the orders, the troops have to
 march forward. They have to carry a lot of war material with them.
This material includes guns, shells and a lot of other equipment.
The battlefield is a great scene of fire and Flames everywhere.
 The defeated army loses ground and Suffers huge losses. The
 gunfire goes unabated till the orders for ceasefire arrive.

V. Complete this table for the Present, Past and Past Participle forms of the given Verbs:
  Present                                              Past                                   Past                               Participle
1.  sit_                                                sat                                      sat

2. Do                                                did                                       done

3. go                                                 went                                     gone

4.   hit                                               hit                                        hit

5.   fight                                            fought                                 fought

6.   die                                                          died                                     died _

VI. Make as many colour words from the box as you can:

W        B         G         G        M        Q         B

H         L         R        R         E         D          L

I           U        E          E         N        R          A

T          E         Y        E         O        O         C

E           P          I          N         K        S         K

O         R        A        N        G        E          D

P          Y         E         L         L         O        W

Ans ….
White                                    blue                            grey                       green                               red                
black                                     pink                            orange                    yellow

Grammar in Use
Form of the verb that shows the time of the action, is called the Tense. We have three main tenses in English:
1. Present
2. Past
3. Future

Each tense can have four different forms:
1. (i)     Present Indefinite (write / writes)
(ii)         Present Continuous (is / am / are + writing)
(iii)        Present Perfect (has / have + written)
(iv)       Present Perfect Continuous (will / shall + have + written)

2. (i)      Past Indefinite (wrote)
(ii)          Past Continuous (was / were + writing)
(iii)         Past Perfect (had written)
(iv)        Past Perfect Continuous (had been writing)
3. (i)     Future Indefinite (will / shall + write)
(ii)          Future Continuous (will / shall + be + writing)
(iii)       Future Perfect (will / shall + been + written)
(vi)        Future Perfect Continuous (will / shall + have + been + writing)

I. Say the Tense of each sentence. Then change the sentence into the corresponding Past form:

1.      Soldiers are fighting at the border.
Ans. Soldiers were fighting at the border

2. War has been going on since long.
Ans. War had been going on since long

3. Abdul Hamid fires at the Pakistani tanks.
Ans. Abdul Hamid fired at the Pakistani tanks.

4. They want to attack our country.
Ans. They wanted to attack our country.

5.One shell hits his jeep.
Ans. One shell hit his jeep.

6.Then four more tanks come.
Ans. Then four more tanks came.

7.The soldiers are moving forward.
Ans. The soldiers were moving forward.

8. Our army has won the battle.
Ans. Our army had won the battle.

We have four main kinds of sentence:

1. Assertive: An assertive sentence can be affirmative or negative, as –
1. She goes to school daily.                                        (affirmative)

2. She does not go to school daily.                             (negative)

2. Interrogative: An interrogative sentence asks a question, as –
1. Does she go to school?

2. Where is she going?

3. Imperative: An imperative sentence indicates some request, wish, prayer or order, as –
1. Switch on the lights.

2. Always tell the truth.

4. Exclamatory: An exclamatory sentence expresses some sudden emotion of surprise, joy, sorrow, etc. as –
1. What a lovely rose it is!

2. How brave Abdul Hamid was!

II. Write two sentences of your own for each of the above kinds:
1.         He helps the Poor.
2.      Ram does not tell a lie.

3.      Do you like sweets?

4.      Who is helping you?

5.      Do not smoke.
6.      Never tell a lie.

7.   What a beautiful picture!

8.   May God bless you!

Composition Writing
I.                   Relate, in your own words, the story of Abdul Hamid’s bravery.
Ans.   Abdul Hamid was a very brave Indian soldiers. He was a crack shot. He fought the Pakistani army in their war against India in 1965.He fought in the Khemkaran Sector. Sitting in his jeep he hit the enemy tanks with his shots. With each shot, a Patton tank of the enemy  went in flames. He destroyed three enemy tanks one after the other.
Then one shell of the enemy hit his jeep and he fell down. He was badly wounded. But before he laid down his life his country, he ordered his soldiers to fight bravely. The enemy soldiers were afraid. They fled Abdul Hamid was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously. His village was named ‘Hamid Dham’. In his honour.

II.                Imagine you are Ramesh. You meet Ram Singh, a soldier from Abdul Hamid’s company. Write an imaginary dialogue you had with Ram Singh.
        Ramesh: Hello, Mr. Ran Singh.
        Ram Singh: Hello, Ramesh.
        Ramesh: Where did you fight against the Pakistani army in 1965?
        Ram Singh: I fought in the khemkaran sector of India.
        Ramesh: How many Patton Tanks did Abdul Hamid destroyed?
       Ram Singh:  He destroyed three Patton tanks.
       Ramesh: What happened when enemy shell hit his jeep?
       Ram Singh: Abdul Hamid fell down because he was seriously wounded.
           Ramesh: What did he order his soldiers?
       Ram Singh: He ordered them to fight on.  
       Ramesh: Which award was given to him for his bravery?
       Ram Singh: He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra after his death.