The MCC lesson question answers, a Summary and Meanings are given here. “MCC” is a short story by R.K. Narayan, which is included in his collection of stories called “Malgudi Days.” The story revolves around a young boy named Swami who lives in the fictional town of Malgudi in South India.
Word-Meanings: MCC Class 6 Wind Chimes
Complications – problems and difficulties
catalogue – a complete list of things
seasoned – dried and polished wood
craned – stretched as if like a crane
indiscreet – not wise or cautious or careful in doing or saying something
admonition – caution or rebuke (डांटते हुए चेतावनी देना)
haughtily – in an unfriendly and proud way
Summary: MCC Clas 6 English Wind Chimes
Rajam and Swami were sitting in Rajam’s house, trying to come up with a name for their cricket team. Despite their efforts, they were struggling to find a suitable name. Initially, they thought Malgudi Cricket Club (MCC) would work, but they were concerned it might be too similar to the original MCC. They considered several other names, but none of them seemed to fit.
Realizing they needed more input, they decided to wait until Mani joined them the following evening to make a final decision. However, they soon became worried about potential tax issues. They briefly considered having two names – one official and one unofficial – but quickly dismissed the idea, realizing it could lead to them paying double taxes if caught.
When Mani arrived the next evening, they turned their attention to acquiring sporting gear. Rajam and Mani both wanted Junior Willard bats, but Swami was initially indifferent. When he saw how important it was to the others, he reluctantly agreed. They then had to draft a letter to request the equipment from Messrs Binns. However, Mani and Swami were terrible at the task, so Rajam had to take charge and write a professional letter promising payment upon receipt.
In the letter, Rajam revealed that they were considering naming the team MCC and/or Victory Union Eleven.
Book Exercises: MCC Class 6 Wind Chimes
A. Answer these questions in brief.
- What did Rajam turn the MCC into? Can you say what it actually stands for?
- How did Rajam react to the name ‘Jumping Stars’?
- Why did Rajam suggest that they have two names for their team?
- How much did Swami know about bats?
- In what context is the Rolls Royce referred to?
- How does Rajam describe Junior Willard bats?
- Why is Swami uncomfortable while writing the letter?
- Who finally wrote the letter and why?
- Rajam renamed MCC as Malgudi Cricket Club, whereas the original MCC stands for Marylebone Cricket Club.
- The name ‘Jumping Stars’ made Rajam happy.
- Rajam suggested using one name for regular games and the other for matches.
- Swami lacked knowledge about bats and couldn’t differentiate between a good quality bat and an ordinary one.
- The comparison of Rolls Royce was used to distinguish between a reputable bat company and others that are not as renowned.
- According to Rajam, Junior Willard bats have springs that help the ball to fly off its surface, and the handle is wrapped with silk thread.
- Swami struggles with spelling and feels uneasy while writing the letter.
- Rajam took on the task of writing the letter as Mani refused to do it and Swami was not good at spelling.
B. Answer these questions with reference to the context.
- ‘They may drag us before the court if we take their name.’
a. Who is the speaker here?
b. Who are ‘they’?
c. Why would they take them to the court?
- ‘It is a beauty, I think,’ he cried, moved by the vision.
a. Who is the speaker here?
b. What does he call ‘a beauty’?
c. What vision is referred to here?
- Swaminathan noted down on a paper, ‘Vi lord June-ear bat’.
a. What was Swami writing?
b. What was he supposed to write?
c. What was Swami’s state of mind while writing?
- a. The speaker here is Rajam.
b. ‘They’ refers to the MCC.
c. They would take them to court for using the MCC name for their own team.
- a. Rajam is the speaker here.
b. He calls ‘Jumping Stars’ as the team name a beauty.
c. The vision referred to is Rajam’s, where he sees a newspaper report in praise of the
- a. Swami was noting down the cricket equipment the team would require.
b. He was supposed to write ‘Willard Junior’.
c. Swami was nervous and confused, having just been on the receiving end of a scolding from
Rajam and Mani.
C. Answer these questions.
- What is Junior Willard? What is it compared to and why?
- When and why does Mani get aggressive with Swami?
- What information does Swami give the others about Rolls Royce cars?
- What is the implication of ‘bare courtesy made Rajam offer the authorship of the letter to Mani’?
- What is your opinion about the letter that Rajam dictated to Swami?
- What impression do you have of Swami from this extract?
- What qualities of Rajam are highlighted in the text?
- Do you think the story takes place in the present times? Why/Why not?
- Do you think the trio spends too much time on minor issues? Give reasons.
- How are the three friends very different from each other?
- Out of the three, who would you like to have as your friend? Give reasons.
- Junior Willard is a cricket bat of exceptional quality and is likened to a Rolls Royce to highlight Willard’s position as a top manufacturing company.
- Swami’s lack of understanding of the Junior Willard bat causes Mani to become angry with him.
- Swami explains that the Rolls Royce car is a high-end luxury vehicle that costs a lot of money, has silver engines, never breaks down, and operates quietly.
- Although Rajam knew that Mani was incapable of writing the letter, he gave him an opportunity to try to avoid making him feel inadequate.
- Despite their young age, they wrote a good letter, and the word “obediently” at the end shows that they attempted to mimic the style of letters they wrote to their principal when requesting time off.
- Swami is a liberal boy with many ideas who can be easily overpowered by others. He is also mischievous, has poor spelling skills, knows little about cricket, but is good at resolving conflicts within their friendship.
- Rajam is a dominant character from a wealthy family who is knowledgeable about cricket, takes charge, and is assertive.
- The story is set in the past because Hobbs is discussed in the present tense, and he played in the 20th century.
- It is evident that the children were preoccupied with trivial matters because they were young and such behaviour is typical for children. Examples include discussing team names, taxes, and Mani’s annoyance with Swami.
- The three students have distinct personalities. Rajam is the clear leader, intelligent, assertive, and takes initiative. Mani is aggressive and a bit of a bully, particularly towards Swami. Swami has ideas but is docile and often overridden by the others.
- I would like to have Swami as a friend because he is not dominating and has many creative ideas. Rajam would also be on my list because he is intelligent and takes charge.
- lawn tennis
B. Match these idioms that use sports imagery to their meanings.
|1. ball in one’s court||a. try your absolute hardest to succeed|
|2. call the shots||b. an easy victory|
|3. get a head start||c. apply to everyone|
|4. give one’s best shot||d. when it is someone else’s decision to do something|
|5. across the board||e. fail or succeed by one’s own efforts|
|6. hit below the belt||f. try to understand new things|
|7. learn the ropes||g. do or say something that is very unfair or cruel|
|8. race against time||h. make all the important decisions|
|9. win hands down||i. start or allow someone else to start before everyone else|
|10. sink or swim||j· when there is almost no time left to do or finish something|
1. d, 2. h, 3. i, 4. a, 5. c, 6. g
A. Mark the highlighted verbs in these sentences as finite (F) or non-finite (N).
- The doll was kept on the top shelf.
- They were looking for him everywhere.
- Why do you want to sleep at this time?
- I saw him diving at the deep end of the pool.
- She makes friends easily.
- He will make a tall statue at this spot.
- Neena told him to make a huge poster.
- Dhruv saw him making a kennel for his dog.
- Usually Aunt Seema asks me to accompany her to the market.
- Don’t you have anything to do?
A. 1. F, 2. F, 3. N, 4. (F; N), 5. F, 6. F, 7. N, 8. N, 9. (F; N), 10. (F; N)
B. Complete these sentences using appropriate modal verbs. The clues in the brackets will help you.
- …………………………………. squirrels fly? (ability)
- Intense light …………………………………. hurt your eyes. (possibility)
- …………………………………. I have more lettuce in my sandwich, please? (polite request)
- ………………………………….. I use your oven for the party? (permission)
- I …………………………………. make the travel arrangements. There’s no need to worry. (promise)
- There is a small chance that we …………………………………. go to the hills this weekend. (weak possibility)
- You look tired. You …………………………………. have some sleep. (advice)
- …………………………………. I connect the phone for you? (offer)
- We …………………………………. respect and take care of our parents. (duty or obligation)
- I …………………………………. easily run fast back then. (past ability)
B. 1. can, 2. may, 3. Could, 4. May, 5. will, 6. might, 7. should, 8. May, 9. ought to, 10. used to