The Great Stone Face - I


Write ‘True’ or ‘False’ against each of the following statements.


The Great Stone Face stood near where Ernest and his mother lived. ______


One would clearly distinguish the features of the Stone Face only from a distance. ______


Ernest loved his mother and helped her in her work. ______


Though not very rich, Gathergold was a skilful merchant. ______


Gathergold died in poverty and neglect. ______


The Great Stone Face seemed to suggest that Ernest should not fear the general. ______


A. False
B. True
C. True
D. False
E. True
F. True

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Some More Questions From The Great Stone Face - I Chapter

What was the Great Stone Face?

What did young Ernest wish when he gazed at it?

What was the story attributed to the Stone Face?

What gave the people of the valley the idea that the prophecy was about to come true for the first time?

Did Ernest see in Gathergold the likeness of the Stone Face?

Who did he confide in and how was he proved right?

What made people believe General Blood-and-Thunder was their man?

Ernest compared the man’s face with the Stone Face. What did he conclude?

Look at the following words.

like - likeness
punctual - punctuality

The words on the left are adjectives and those on the right are their noun forms. Write the noun forms of the following words by adding -ness or -ity to them appropriately. Check the spelling of the new words.

(i) lofty ______________
(ii) able ______________
(iii) happy ____________
(iv) near ______________
(v) noble ______________
(vi) enormous __________
(vii) pleasant _________
(viii) dense ___________
(ix) great _____________
(x) stable _____________

Add -ly to each of the following adjectives, then use them to fill in the blanks.

perfect, near, kind, pleasant, eager

(i) Why didn’t you turn up at the meeting? We all were _______ waiting for you.
(ii) _________ write your name and address in capital letters.
(iii) I was _________ surprised to see him at the railway station. I thought
he was not coming.
(iv) It is _________ believable that I am not responsible for this mess.
(v) He fell over the step and _________ broke his arm.