NCERT Class 6 English Solutions: A Game of Chance Chapter – 8 – Part 1

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Question A:

Complete the following sentences from memory choosing a phrase from those given in brackets.

1. _________________was held at the time of the Eid festival.

(A big show, a big fair, a big competition)

2. Tradesmen came to the village with all kinds of goods_______________________.

(To display, to buy, to sell)

3. Uncle told me ___________________________________ while he was away.

(Not to buy anything, not to go anywhere, not to talk to anyone)

4. The owner of the Lucky Shop wanted everybody present ____________________________.

(To play the game, to win a prize, to try their luck)

5. The first time I took a chance I got _________________________________.

(A bottle of ink, two pencils, a trifle)

6. Uncle told me that the shopkeeper had made ___________________________.

(A fool of me, a good profit, friends with many people)

Answer:

  • A big fair was held at the time of the Eid festival.

  • Tradesmen came to the village with all kinds of goods to sell.

  • Uncle told me not to buy anything while he was away.

  • The owner of the Lucky Shop wanted everyone present to try their luck.

  • The first time I took a chance I got two pencils.

  • Uncle told me that the shopkeeper had made a fool of me.

Question B

Answer the following questions.

1. Why do you think Rasheed’s uncle asked him not to buy anything in his absence? (3)

2. Why was the shop called ‘Lucky Shop’? (4)

3. An old man won a clock and sold it back to the shopkeeper.

Old man won a clock

Old Man Won a Clock

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How much money did he make? (5)

4. How many prizes did the boy win? What were they? (6)

5. Why was Rasheed upset? (7, 8, 9)

6. In what way did the shopkeeper make a fool of Rasheed? (11)

Answer

  • Uncle warned Rasheed not to buy anything in his absence because the shopkeepers could cheat him and take away his money.

  • The shop was named Lucky Shop so as to tempt the people to try their luck and win prizes.

  • The old man made 15 rupees by selling the clock back to the shopkeeper.

  • The boy won four prizes-a combs, a fountain pen, a wristwatch, and a table lamp.

  • Rasheed was upset because he thought he was unlucky at the game of chance.

  • The shopkeeper gave Rasheed things of small value. He encouraged the boy to try his luck again and again. Innocent Rasheed lost all his money.