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10th Standard English Book Answers | Unit 7.1 – The Dying Detective



Solve the crossword using the list of words and the clues.

infer observe examine revealed
inconceivable aspects link detective
inquisitive inspect conclude inquiry
analyze mental deduce investigate


  1. a question
  • inquiry
  1. unimaginable
  • inconceivable
  1. to examine all the parts of something in order to understand it
  • analyze
  1. to look into a situation (often a crime, but it can also be a mystery
  • investigate
  1. a connection; one part of a chain
  • link
  1. to notice or watch
  • observe
  1. to figure out something unknown by considering all its known aspects and reasoning it through
  • deduce
  1. to consider the evidence and then decide what is true or correct (OR to end something)
  • conclude

Down :-

  1. curious; wants to understand things
  • inquisitive
  1. related to the mind
  • mental
  1. a person whose job is to find or recognize the hidden information needed to solve a crime
  • detective
  1. to look closely at something
  • examine
  1. shown or made known
  • revealed
  1. different sides or ways of looking at something
  • aspects
  1. to make a logical guess that something is true based on the evidence, although the evidence is not clear enough to be absolutely certain
  • infer
  1. to look at something carefully to find problems or specific information
  • inspect



gaunt (adj.) lean, especially because of suffering, hunger or age. மெலிவு, நலிவு (நோய், பசி, வயோதிகத்தால் ஏற்பட்ட)
twitched (v) give short, sudden jerking movements. இழுப்பு, வலிப்பு, வெட்டி இழுத்தல்
contagious (adj.) spreading of a disease from one person to another by direct contact நேரடி தொடர்பில் ஒருவரிடம் இருந்து மற்றொருவருக்கு பரவும் நோய்
groan (v) make a deep inarticulate sound conveying pain or despair. வலியால் ஏற்படும் ஆழமான சப்தம்
plague (n) a contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever. பாக்டீரியாவால் ஏற்படுத்தப்படும் சுரம் – காய்ச்சல்
bolted (v) closed the door with a bar that slides into a socket. கதவு மூடப்பட்டு தடுப்பு பட்டை போட்டு நாதாங்கி சாத்துவது
mantle piece (n) a structure of wood or marble above or around the fireplace. பளிங்கு கல்லால், மரத்தால் செய்த தனல் அடுப்பின் சுற்றுப்பகுதி
half-crown (n) a former British coin equal to two shillings and sixpence (12 1/2p). பழைய பிரிட்டிஷ் காசு – இரண்டு ஷல்லிங்க்கள் + ஆறு பென்ஸ்க்கு சமமானது
tongs (n) a device used for picking up objects consisting of two long pieces free at one end and pressed together at the other end. இடுக்கி – இரு நீண்ட கைகள் கொண்ட ஒரு அழுத்தத்தால் பொருட்களே கவ்வியெடுக்கும் கருவி
delirious (adj.) disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness. ஓய்வின்மையால் வரும் அமைதியற்ற மனநிலை
frail (adj.) weak and delicate. பலவீனமான – மிக மெலிந்த
startled (v) felt sudden shock or alarm. உணரப்பட்ட திடீர் அதிர்ச்சி
scuffle (v) to have a sudden short fight திடீரென சிறு சண்டை செய்வது


A. Answer the following questions in one or two sentences.

1. Who was Mrs. Hudson? Why was she worried?

  • Mrs. Hudson was the landlady of Holmes, and she was worried over the illness of Holmes.

2. Why didn’t Holmes let Watson examine him?

  • Holmes did not allow Watson because Holmes was not really ill.

3. Why did Holmes warn Watson against touching his things? What was Watson’s reaction?

  • Holmes said the disease was a contagious one. Watson was totally dejected.

4. What did Watson find on the table neat the mantlepiece? ;

  • Watson saw a small black and white ivory box near the mantle – piece.

5. Who is Mr, Culvyerton Smith?

  • Mr. Culverton Smith is a planter. In this story he is the villain.

6. What did Holmes ask Watson to do before leaving his room?

  • Holmes asked Watson to wait for some time.

7. What instructions did Holmes give Watson to get Mr. Sonith?

  • Holmes told Watton to persuade Smith to come because he was in his death – bed. And that Watson had to return before Smith arrived to see Holmes.

8. Why did Holmes want Smith to treat him?

  • Holmes wanted Smith because he is the man who knew better about the disease, Then another reason was he wanted to arrest Smith fora murder.

9. How did according to Smith Holmes get the disease?

  • Holmes got the disease from the Chinese sailors.

10. Who arrested Smith? What were the charges against him?

  • Inspector Morton arrested Smith. He was arrested because he only had murdered his nephew Victor, and had planned to kill Holmes in the same manner.


C. Answer cock of the following questions in a paragraph of about 100-150 words.

1. How did Holmes trap Mr. Culverton Smith to confess the murder?

  • Holmes, a detective, lived in the house of a landlady Mrs: Hudson. He acted as though he were ill with a contagious disease. He sent for Smith, the planter who knew more about the disease. Holmes told Smith he was the one who could cure him Then be talked about a man named Victor who died because of the same disease.
  • Holmes told Smith that he was the person who killed Victor) Then Smith in a bit of anger said that there was no evidence to prove it.
  • Smith asked Holmes whether he had received a box. Then Holmes said “Yes’ and Smith confessed that he had sent the box to kill Holmes who knew more about the death of Vietor.

2. How did Watson help his friend to arrest the criminal?

  • Watson, the assistant of the detective Holmes was really sad over the delirious stare of Holmes. Being driven with loyalty, he went to meet Smith who would cure Holmes! illness or rather deadly the disease. In the beginning, Smith refused to meet him but Watson pleaded him that his friend was terribly ill. He told Smith that he was the only person who could cure Holmes. Thereby he brought Smith to visit Sherlock Holmes. Watson really did not know the intention of Holmes. In addition he did not know whether Holmes was really fl or not, Further Watson was asked to stay in the next room, Watson overheard everything and then after the arrival of the inspector Morton there was a scuffle, Smith got arrested.


C. Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct options given.

  1. Niteesh bought a new (knew/new) cricket bat.
  2. The shepherd heard (herd/heard) the cry of his sheep.
  3. Lakshmi completed her baking course (course/coarse) successfully.
  4. Priya has broken her fore (four/fore) limbs.
  5. Leaders of the world must work towards the peace (peace/piece) of human race.


D. Complete the tabular column by finding the meaning of both the words given in the boxes. Use them in sentences of your own.

pocket(n) – a small bag sewn into or on clothing to keep carry small things

packet (n) – a paper or cardboard container, typically one in which goods are sold

Santa filled his pocket with candies.


Maheswari carried a packet of ribbons.

fond(adj.) – having an affection or liking for

found(v) -having been discovered by chance or unexpectedly

Puppies are fond of soft balls.


Rosalin found a 100 rupee note on her wayback home.

lost (v)

last (adj.)

I have lost my wallet

I have to catch the last train.

paused (v)

passed (v)

The speech was paused for a while.

The Bill has been passed in the parliament.

pitcher (n)

picture (n)

The pitcher has setup a tent

The picture is drawn by an artist.


E. Listen to the story and answer the questions given below

1. Where does this story take place?

  1. in a bakery
  2. at the police station
  3. in Ms. Gervis’ house
  4. in Ms. Gervis’ apartment

Ans : in Ms. Gervis’ apartment


2. Near the beginning of the story, “Ms. Gervis’ eyes are full of tears. Her hands are shaking.” How does Ms. Gervis probably feel?

  1. She is upset.
  2. She is tired.
  3. She is hungry.
  4. She is confused.

Ans : She is confused.

3. What makes the detective sure that the robber did not come through the


  1. The windows are locked.
  2. The windows face the police station.
  3. The windows have not been used in months.
  4. The windows are too small for a person to fit through.

Ans : The windows are locked.

4. What else was stolen from the apartment?

  1. crystal
  2. jewelry
  3. money
  4. nothing

Ans : nothing

5. “And the robber definitely did not use the front door.” Which is the best way to rewrite this sentence?

  1. “And the robber may not have used the front door.”
  2. “And the robber probably did not use the front door.”
  3. “And the robber was not able to use the front door.”
  4. “And the robber certainly did not use the front door.”

Ans : “And the robber certainly did not use the front door.”

6. What does Ms. Gervis do with her cakes?

  1. She eats them.
  2. She sells them.
  3. She hides them.
  4. She gives them away.

Ans : She gives them away.

7. What does the detective seem to think will happen if he solves the mystery?

  1. Gervis will start baking cakes again
  2. Gervis will bake him extra cakes
  3. Gervis will give him her secret recipe
  4. Gervis will give him money and jewels

Ans : Ms. Gervis will start baking cakes again

F. Match the following.

A man of ease                   – Emanuel

John’s trainer                    – Lalli and Lolly

Mathew’s secretary         – John Mathew

John’s chef                         – Louise

Mathew’s friends             – Basky

Ans : 1-C, 2-E, 3-D, 4-A, 5-B


G. State whether the given statements are true or false. If false correct the statements.

  1. Mathew is a very busy man.

Ans : True

  1. He woke up very late in the morning.

Ans : True

  1. He always had lunch with his family.

Ans : False (He had his lunch with his friends)

  1. He exercised with Louise every day.

Ans : False (He Exercised with Basky)

  1. He preferred handling mail by himself.

Ans : True



A. Transform the following sentences as instructed.

1. On seeing the teacher, the children stood up. (into Complex)


  • When the children saw the teacher, they stood up.

2. At the age of six, Varsha started learning music. (into Complex)

  • When Varsha was six she started learning music.

3. As Varun is a voracious reader, he buys-a lot of books (into Simple)

  • Being a voracious reader Varun buys a lot of books.

4. Walk carefully lest you will fall down, (into Complex)

  • lf you don’t walk carefully you wiil fall down.

5. Besides being a dancer, she is a singer. (into Compound)

  • She is not only a dancer but also a singer.

6. He is-sick bot he attends the rehearsal. (into Simple)

  • Inspite of his sickness he attends the rehearsal.

7. If Meena reads more, she will become proficient in the language. (into Compound)

  • Meena should read more or she will not become proficient in the language.

8. He confessed that he was guilty. (into Simple)

  • He confessed his guilt.

9, The boy could not attend the special classes his mother’s illness, (into Compound)

  • The boy’s mother was ill and so he could not attend the special classes.

10. He followed my suggestion. (into Complex)

  • He followed what I had suggested.


B. Combine the pairs of sentences below into simple, complex and compound

1. Radha was ill. She wae-not hospitalized.

  1. Inspite of her illness Radha was not hospitalized. (Simple)
  2. Though Radha was ill she was not hospitalized. (Complex)
  3. Radha was ill but she was not hospitalized. (Compound)

2. The students were intelligent. They could answer the questions correctly.

  1. Being intelligent, the students could answer correctly. (Simple)
  2. Since the students were intelligent they could answer the question correctly. (Complex)
  3. The students were intelligent and so they could answer correctly3 (Compound)

3. I must get a visa. I can travel abroad.

  1. I must get a visa to travel abroad, (Simple)
  2. Unless I get a visa I cannot travel abroad, (Complex)
  3. I must get a visa or I cannot travel abroad. (Compound)

4. I saw a tiger. It was wounded.

  1. I saw a wounded tiger. (Simple)
  2. I saw a tiger which was wounded. (Complex)
  3. I saw the tiger and it was wounded. (Compound)

5. There was a bandh. The shops remained closed.

  1. In the event of a bandh, the shops remained closed. (Simple)
  2. The shops remained closed because there was a bandh. (Complex)
  3. There was a bandh and so the shops remained closed. (Compound)

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