‘Intergalactic Idol’ Lesson Question & Answers, Summary & Meanings Class 6

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Summary

The story ‘Intergalactic Goal’ unfolds as a fanciful tale concocted by a young student to evade responsibility for unfinished Math homework. According to the elaborate yarn, the student claimed to have been diligently working on assignments at home when an extraordinary event transpired – an alien spacecraft touched down in their garden.

Without hesitation, the student rushed out, notebook in hand, to warmly welcome the extraterrestrial visitor. The creature, resembling a peculiar blend of pelican and otherworldly oddities – boasting two beaks, tentacles in lieu of wings, and springs instead of feet – identified itself as Ynos Bandmanager V2.6. Despite its brevity, the creature disclosed a critical mission: the student was chosen to represent this galaxy in the Intergalactic Idol, a musical competition on the distant planet Arkstaro Two.

Reluctant as Ynos might have been, its journey was marred by an ambush near Ganymede by the nefarious warlord Zigibvox. The Ziggonium tank leaked, the ship crashed, and repairing it seemed futile due to fuel and time constraints. To make matters worse, the fate of the entire galaxy hung in the balance, contingent upon the student’s participation. Naturally, the student accepted the cosmic invitation, bringing along the Math notebook.

Through a space-time warp, they swiftly arrived. Despite a series of misadventures, the student managed to secure a commendable second place, an achievement considering their modest talent. However, the return journey proved to be a new set of challenges. An alien mafia boss’s daughter developed affection for the student and insisted on marriage. Additionally, Ynos was reluctant to transport the student back. Persuasion eventually prevailed, and all seemed well until Zigibvox launched another assault.

The resulting spaceship damage prompted a dire situation, forcing the student to improvise. In a desperate bid to save their life, the Math notebook became an unexpected hero, used to plug a hole in the spacecraft. And so, the lack of completed Math homework was justified, as it played an inadvertent role in the cosmic drama that unfolded.


Textbook Questions & Answers

Comprehension

  1. What was Intergalactic Idol? Where was it happening?
  2. Who was Zigibvox and what did he do to the spaceship?
  3. Why did Ynos want a singer from Earth?
  4. In what way is the wormhole like a metro?
  5. What did the narrator realise when he reached Arkstaro?
  6. How was the narrator saved from the sound-assassin?

Answers:

1. What was Intergalactic Idol? Where was it happening?

  • Ans. Intergalactic Idol was a big music contest that took place among beings from different planets in space. It happened on a planet called Arkstaro Two.

2. Who was Zigibvox and what did he do to the spaceship?

  • Ans. Zigibvox was an evil warlord. He ambushed the spaceship and caused damage, making it leak.

3. Why did Ynos want a singer from Earth?

  • Ans. Ynos needed a singer from Earth to participate in the Intergalactic Idol contest and represent our galaxy.

4. In what way is the wormhole like a metro?

  • Ans. The wormhole is like a metro because it’s a quick and easy way for space-travelers to get from one place to another, just like a metro is a fast way to travel between stations in a city.

5. What did the narrator realize when he reached Arkstaro?

  • Ans. The narrator realized that he couldn’t sing well when he reached Arkstaro, and he had to be a singer for the contest.

6. How was the narrator saved from the sound-assassin?

  • Ans. The narrator was bending down to tie shoelaces when the sound-assassin attacked, so he wasn’t harmed. Security troopers quickly took care of the threat, saving the narrator from danger.
  1. ‘My name Ynos Bandmanager V2. 6,’ it said, ‘and I need your help.’
    a. Who was Ynos?
    b. What help did it need?
    c. Did it get the help?
  2. From what I could see, people and things from hundreds of planets had come to see this.
    a. What or who are the ‘things’ referred to?
    b. What is the implication of ‘from what I could see’?
    c. Why had all the people and things gathered there?
  3. And that, Mrs Gupta, is why I don’t have my Maths homework with me today.
    a. Who is Mrs Gupta?
    b. What happened to the Maths notebook?
    c. How do you think Mrs Gupta reacted?

Answer:

  1. a. Ynos was an alien.
    b. It needed the narrator to be the galaxy’s representative for Intergalactic Idol.
    c. Ynos managed to get the narrator’s help.
  2. a. The ‘things’ are the life forms from across the universe.
    b. The implication is that the amphitheatre was so large that the narrator could not see the end of it.
    c. The people and the things had gathered there to witness Intergalactic Idol.
  3. a. Mrs Gupta is the narrator’s Maths teacher.
    b. According to the narrator, it had been shoved into the tiny hole in the outer membrane of Ynos’ spaceship.
    c. Mrs Gupta’s reaction is not clearly mentioned, but she might be surprised or curious about the unusual circumstances leading to the missing homework.

  1. Describe the alien in your own words.
  2. What information did Ynos give the narrator?
  3. What happens when one travels through a wormhole?
  4. How did the singer from Homisonic perform?
  5. What were the advantages that the narrator had as a singer?
  6. Describe how the narrator’s rivals sang.
  7. What two difficult situations did the narrator face after the competition?
  8. What happened on the way back home?
  9. Describe the irony at the end of the story.
  10. What is your opinion of the narrator?

Answers:

  1. Ans. The alien had a unique appearance, resembling a pelican but with two beaks, tentacles instead of wings, and spiral-like structures instead of feet. It bounced energetically and communicated in a language that sounded like ‘GaroomBEEP! Waqtar Fomoden Ininin, opf!’
  2. Ans. Ynos informed the narrator that it needed help to participate in the Intergalactic Idol contest on Arkstaro Two. The narrator had to be Earth’s representative singer to save the galaxy from being destroyed.
  3. Ans. Traveling through a wormhole involves a space-time warp, providing a quick and efficient way to reach distant places in the universe.
  4. Ans. The singer from Homisonic, a sound-assassin, performed exceptionally well by using sound waves to exert lethal force. The performance resulted in two contestants losing their heads.
  5. Ans. The narrator’s advantages were that, despite not being a great singer, the diverse audience at the amphitheater had varying tastes in music. Additionally, the narrator was visually appealing, potentially giving an advantage in terms of style and on-stage presence.
  6. Ans. The rivals’ performances are not detailed in the text, except for the sound-assassin from Homisonic who used lethal sound waves in her performance.
  7. Ans. The narrator faced challenges when Ynos pointed out that there was no contract for safe home delivery, and Oogba Lopp’s daughter claimed they were married due to ancient Stimblepok tradition.
  8. Ans. On the way back home, the spaceship encountered Zigibvox’s ambush again, leading to minor damage. Additionally, there was a little leak in the Ziggonium tank, causing a delay in the return schedule.
  9. Ans. The narrator, who initially worried about missing school, returns to Earth at nearly the same time as leaving due to the wormhole, but the Maths notebook used to block a hole in the spaceship results in missing homework.
  10. Ans. This is subjective, as opinions may vary. However, the narrator appears to be adaptable and resourceful in handling unexpected situations. The tone of the story suggests a mix of humor and resilience in the face of challenges.

Another Set of Answers:

  1. The alien from the spaceship had two beaks, tentacles instead of wings, and spring-like spirals instead of feet. It resembled a pelican but had unique features like multiple heads and antennae.
  2. Ynos told the narrator that they needed to go to the planet Arkstaro Two for the Intergalactic Idol contest. The narrator had to be the galaxy’s champion singer to prevent the destruction of their galaxy.
  3. Traveling through a wormhole involves a space-time warp that allows quick and easy access to different places in space, similar to using a metro for fast travel.
  4. The singer from Homisonic, a sound-assassin, used sound waves to deliver lethal force, causing harm to other contestants during the performance.
  5. The narrator had the advantage of potentially winning the contest since the competitors faced challenges, and the diverse audience might appreciate different styles and appearances.
  6. The sound-assassin from Homisonic performed with lethal sound waves, leading to harm to fellow contestants. The narrator’s other rival, the giant slug, did not sing well and faced challenges due to a sore throat.
  7. The narrator faced challenges with Ynos, who pointed out the lack of a contract for safe home delivery. The second challenge involved the daughter of Oogba Lopp, a powerful mafia don, claiming that they were married according to Stimblepok tradition.
  8. While passing Ganymede, the spaceship faced another ambush by Zigibvox. Although they escaped almost unscathed, a leak in the Ziggonium tank caused a delay. The narrator returned home with only a short time to change into a school uniform after dealing with a laser blast and a hole in the spaceship.
  9. The narrator stuffed their Maths notebook into a hole to prevent being sucked into space. Ironically, this action led to the loss of the homework, explaining the absence to Mrs Gupta.
  10. Opinions may vary, but the narrator seems resourceful and adaptable, facing unexpected challenges with a mix of humor and resilience. They display quick thinking in various situations, even though things often go wrong.

Vocabulary:

android, cyberspace, cyborg, cybernetics, time travel, teleport,
humanoid, ray gun, ET, time warp, robot , spaceship, fourth dimension, cyberpunk, time machine

Answer: Here we taking one of the words from the list: “cyberspace.”

Cyberspace:

Meaning: Cyberspace refers to the virtual environment of computer systems and networks, where digital communication and data are exchanged. It is a conceptual space that exists in the interconnected world of computers and the internet.

Origins: The term “cyberspace” was coined by the science fiction author William Gibson in his novel “Neuromancer,” published in 1984. In the book, Gibson used the term to describe a virtual reality computer network where information is accessed.

First Usage: The first usage of the term can be traced back to William Gibson’s “Neuromancer.” In the novel, cyberspace is depicted as a three-dimensional space where users navigate and interact with data using computer interfaces.

Significance: “Cyberspace” became a widely adopted term to describe the virtual realm of the internet. It reflects the idea of a digital landscape where information and communication take place, and it has since become a fundamental concept in discussions about technology, communication, and the interconnected nature of the modern world.

  • Android:
    • Meaning: A humanoid robot, typically designed to resemble a human.
    • Origin: The term “android” comes from the Greek words “andr-” meaning man and “-oid” meaning resembling. The concept dates back to ancient mythology but gained prominence in science fiction.
  • Cyberspace:
    • Meaning: The virtual environment of computer systems, networks, and the internet.
    • Origin: Coined by science fiction writer William Gibson in his 1982 short story “Burning Chrome.” It became widely known after Gibson used it in his novel “Neuromancer” (1984).
  • Cyborg:
    • Meaning: Short for “cybernetic organism,” referring to a being that combines both biological and artificial components.
    • Origin: The term was first introduced by Manfred Clynes and Nathan S. Kline in their 1960 paper “Cyborgs and Space,” discussing the enhancement of human capabilities for space exploration.
  • Cybernetics:
    • Meaning: The study of communication and control in living organisms and machines.
    • Origin: Coined by Norbert Wiener in his 1948 book “Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine.”
  • Time Travel:
    • Meaning: The concept of moving between different points in time.
    • Origin: Time travel has been a popular theme in literature and mythology. H.G. Wells’ novella “The Time Machine” (1895) is one of the earliest works to explore the idea of time travel.
  • Teleport:
    • Meaning: Instantaneous transportation of objects or people from one location to another.
    • Origin: The term was popularized in the 1931 science fiction novel “City” by Clifford D. Simak.
  • Humanoid:
    • Meaning: Resembling or having the characteristics of a human.
    • Origin: The term is derived from “human” and was used in the context of robotics and artificial intelligence.
  • Ray Gun:
    • Meaning: A fictional weapon that fires energy beams or rays.
    • Origin: Common in science fiction literature and films, the concept dates back to early 20th-century pulp science fiction stories.
  • ET (Extraterrestrial):
    • Meaning: Life forms originating from outside Earth.
    • Origin: Shortened form of “extraterrestrial,” the concept has been part of science fiction for many years.
  • Time Warp:
    • Meaning: A hypothetical distortion of spacetime allowing time travel.
    • Origin: Commonly used in science fiction, the term has been popularized in various books, movies, and TV shows.
  • Robot:
    • Meaning: A programmable machine capable of carrying out tasks autonomously.
    • Origin: Coined by Czech writer Karel Čapek in his play “R.U.R.” (Rossum’s Universal Robots) in 1920.
  • Spaceship:
    • Meaning: A vehicle designed for travel or operation in outer space.
    • Origin: The concept has been a staple of science fiction, and the term itself has been in use since the early 20th century.
  • Fourth Dimension:
    • Meaning: A dimension beyond the three spatial dimensions, often associated with time.
    • Origin: The idea of a fourth dimension gained popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, especially in the works of mathematicians and science fiction writers.
  • Cyberpunk:
    • Meaning: A subgenre of science fiction that combines futuristic technology with a gritty, often dystopian, setting.
    • Origin: Coined in the early 1980s, the term is associated with a literary movement and works like William Gibson’s “Neuromancer.”
  • Time Machine:
    • Meaning: A device or concept allowing time travel.
    • Origin: Popularized by H.G. Wells’ novella “The Time Machine” (1895), which introduced the idea of a machine that could travel through time.

Grammar

  1. Pratap and Sanya are/is playing in the park.
  2. Neither the ring nor the bangles belong/belongs to me.
  3. Either Noori or her sister are/is going to get the scholarship.
  4. Neither the cupboard nor the doors was/were cleaned properly.
  5. The politician, along with his party workers, is/are expected to attend the press conference.
  6. My brother and sister often tease/teases Mother a lot.
  7. Excitement, as well as nervousness, is/are the cause of his dizziness.
  8. Neither my father nor my brothers is/are interested in reading horror stories.
  9. We seldom think/thinks of the needy.
  10. Neither you nor I are/am in a position to do anything

Ans. 1. are 2. belong 3. is 4. were 5. is 6. tease 7. is 8. are 9. think 10. am

  1. My uncle lost his watch.
  2. Gayatri laughs softly.
  3. Kadeer picked up the kitten.
  4. My grandmother played the sitar last night.
  5. Poonam worked hard to complete her project.
  6. The phone rang loudly.
  7. I did not sleep well yesterday.
  8. Aditi runs very fast.
  9. We distributed the programme leaflets in the apartment complex.
  10. After much pleading, the librarian finally lent me an extra book.

Ans. 1. T 2. I 3. T 4. T 5. I 6. I 7. I 8. I 9. T 10. T

Writing

  • The poster should contain these details.
  • date, time and venue
  • method of and last day for applications
  • time limit for performances
  • prizes
  • entertainment/refreshments arranged
  • contact details for clarifications

Answer:

We can show you a sample poster for a talent show on New Year’s Eve. Here is one that I created using the details you provided:

New Year’s Eve Talent Show

Come and showcase your skills at the Local Club Auditorium on 31st December 2023 from 7 pm to 10 pm. Whether you can sing, dance, play an instrument, do magic tricks, or anything else, we want to see it!

To participate, email your name, contact number and type of performance to [email protected] by 25th December 2023. The time limit for each performance is 5 minutes.

The best performers will win amazing prizes:

  • 1st prize: $500
  • 2nd prize: $300
  • 3rd prize: $200

There will also be live music, snacks and drinks for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss this chance to have fun and celebrate the new year with your friends and family.

For any questions or clarifications, please contact us at [email protected] or 555-1234.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Another Sample-poster that you can use for yourself by filling in deatails

Talent Show Extravaganza on New Year’s Eve!

Join Us for an Unforgettable Evening of Talent and Fun

Date: December 31st, 7:00 PM Onwards
Venue: [Insert Venue Name], [Insert Venue Address]

Calling All Local Talents!

Applications Open:** Submit your entries by December 20th
Limit for Performances:** Each act should be no longer than 5 minutes

Exciting Prizes Await!

1st Place:** [Insert Prize]
2nd Place:** [Insert Prize]
3rd Place:** [Insert Prize]

Entertainment & Refreshments

Enjoy a night of thrilling performances and delectable refreshments

For more information and to sign up, contact [Insert Contact Details]

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your talent and ring in the New Year with our vibrant community!


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  1. Anushka Saha

    How did the narrator convince Ynos about his home delivery?

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