The Great Stone Face I - Worksheets

CBSE WorkSheet 01
The Great Stone Face I

  1. What was the manner in which Ernest spent his childhood?
  2. How did the child Ernest react to his mother’s story about the Great Stone Face?
  3. Why did Ernest wish to speak to the Great Stone Face?
  4. What kind of a young man Ernest grew up to be?
  5. How did Ernest first hear of the Great Stone Face?
  6. Ernest compared the man’s face with the Stone Face. What did he conclude?
  7. Who was Ernest? What personal qualities made him great?
  8. Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow by choosing the correct options from among the given ones:
    Ernest had had no teacher, but the Great Stone Face became one to him. When the work of the day was over, he would gaze at it for hours, until he began to imagine that those vast features recognised him, and gave him a smile of kindness and encouragement.
    1. Ernest was now
      (a) a child
      (b) a youth
      (c) an old man
      (d) a middle-aged man
    2. All of Ernest's education came from
      (a) his mother
      (b) a teacher
      (c) Great Stone Face
      (d) the society
    3. The Great Stone Face was able to
      (a) feed Ernest
      (b) look after Ernest
      (c) talk to Ernest
      (d) inspire and encourage Ernest
CBSE WorkSheet 01
The Great Stone Face I

  1. Ernest spent his entire childhood in the log cottage where he was born, helping and assisting his mother. He was a dutiful and loving son to his mother.
  2. Ernest was very happy to hear the story. He clapped his hands with pleasure. He hoped that he would live to see the man resembling the Great Stone Face.
  3. Ernest wished to speak to the Great Stone Face because it looked very kind and gentle. Ernest wanted to hear its voice, he thought its voice would be pleasant too.
  4. Ernest grew up to be a young, industrious, kind and neighbourly kind man.
  5. One day when Ernest was a little boy, he sat with his mother. They were at the door. From that place, they could see the Great Stone Face. Then, his mother told him about it.
  6. Ernest compared the face of Blood-and-Thunder with the Stone Face. He could not recognise any likeness between them. He concluded that the man, bearing a likeness to the Stone Face had yet to come.
  7. Ernest was a little boy who lived with his mother in a valley. His interest grew in the Great Stone Face which smiled on him. His mother told him the prophecy about that Face. The boy never forgot that story. He spent hours looking at that face. He regarded it as his teacher. He was inspired to be noble, kind and helpful. These qualities could make him the man with the likeness of the Face.
  8. i. (b), ii. (c), iii. (d).