In the BLOG we discuss the question and answers from the interesting story The Adventures of Gulliver, written by Jonathan Swift. Students can use the study material as a reference for their studies. It also discusses the solutions of the grammar particularly Adverbs and Antonyms.
Q1. Answer the following questions in short.
1. How was Gulliver tied down on the seashore ?
Ans. Gulliver was tied down on the seashore with thousands of strings passing across his body so that he could not move.
2. What did the important-looking man tell Gulliver ?
Ans. The important-looking man told Gulliver that they would not harm him if he did as he was told.
3. How was Gulliver taken to the city ?
Ans. Gulliver was taken to the city in a great cart. that was made by joining many small carts. It was drawn by fifteen hundred of the kings finest horses. The journey was just half a mile but took almost a full day.
4. Describe Gullivers home in Lilliput.
Ans. Gulliver’s home in Lilliput was an old church. It was the largest building in the whole country and was not in use for many years. The great door on the north was four feet high and two feet wide. From the home the country outside looked like a garden.
5. Describe Gullivers walk around the city.
(i) When Gulliver went to see the city of Lilliput, orders were given to all the people to remain in their houses.
(ii) He stepped over the wall, and went very carefully, along the two largest streets.
(iii) All the windows were full of faces looking out at him, and large numbers of people were standing on the tops of the houses.
(iv) The king’s house was just at the place where two great streets met and there was a beautiful garden on all sides of it.
(v) Lying down in the garden he put my eye to the windows and found the rooms inside were very beautiful.
(vi) In one room, I saw the queen and some of the young princes who were greatly pleased by his visit.
(2) Find suitable adverbs for each of the following verbs. (At least 3 each.)
1. walk : walk slowly, walk quickly, walk hurriedly
2. speak : speak fluently, speak loudly, speak confidently
3. push : push forward, push backward, push strongly
4. study : study sincerely, study honestly, study regularly
5. sing : sing merrily, sing happily, sing sweetly
6. work : work happily, work sincerely, work regularly
(3) Find the opposites of the following adverbs.
1. hard x soft
2. quickly x sowly
3. fast x slow
4. tidily x untidily
5. unknowingly x knowingly
6. early x late
7. often x rare
8. never x always
9. honestly x dishonestly
10. shamefully shamelessly