Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow
he was an old man who fished alone in a skiff, a small light boat, in the gulf stream and he had gone 84 days without days taking a fish . in the first forty days a boy had been with him . but after forty days without a fish the boy's parents had told him that the old man was now definitely and finally salao, which is worst form of unlucky and the boy had gone at their orders in another boat which caught three good fish the first week it mad the boy sad to see the old man come in each day with his skiff empty and he always went down to help him carry either the coiled lines or harpoons and the sail that was furled around the mast. the sail was patched with the floor sacs furled it looked like flag of permanent defeat

1.what did the old man do?
2.who ordered the boy to go to other boat? did the boy help the old man?
4.why was the boy sent to another boat?
5.write the antonyms for the following words
a)permanent b) defeat
6. pick out the word from the passage which means "a light boat"
7.who accompanied him in the first forty days?
8.what was curled around the mast?
9.write the synonyms of "empty" and "help' many fish were caught by another boat?




answers :

1) the old man fished alone in a skiff in the gulf stream

2) the boy's parents ordered the boy to go to other boat

3) the boy helped the old man by helping him to carry either the coiled lines or harpoons and the sail that was furled around the mast

4) the boy was sent to another boat because despite fishing for 84 days the old man who had been with him caught no fish.

5)a. temporary

   b. success

6) the word skiff is the synonym of a light boat

7) a boy accompanied him the first forty days

8) a sail was curled around the mast

9) synonym of empty is nothing and that of help is assist

10) the other boat caught three fish.

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