Black


 Black 

Black is only a colour but when we use it with different words, we get entirely different meaning. We use these phrases to make our language interesting.

  • black spot       -        place where accidents often happen on a road.
  • black-sheep    -        person who brings bad name to his family.
  • blacklist          -        list of people who are considered dangerous or are to be punished.
  • blackleg          -        a person who works when others are on strike.
  • black eye        -        dark, bruised skin around the eye.
  • Blackguard     -        a dishonourable man.
  • blackmail        -        demanding money by threatening someone.
  • blackball         -        to reject or exclude, as by voting against with black balls.
  • blackout         -        temporary loss of consciousness or memory.

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Refer the above text to answer the following questions:

  1. Arvind has brought bad name to his family. He is ____________.

(A) Black out       (B) black sheep   (C) black mailer  (D) black eye

 

  1. When we use black with different words, we get_____________.

(A) same meaning                           (B) almost same meaning

(C) different meaning                     (D) no meaning

 

  1. What is the meaning of blackout?

(A) demanding money by threatening someone.

(B) person who brings bad name to his family.

(C) a dishonourable man.

(D) temporary loss of consciousness or memory.

 

  1. Give one word for dark, bruised skin around the eye.

(A) Dark eye        (B) black spot      (C) blackguard    (D) black eye

 

  1. What is the person called that works when others are on strike?

(A) black eye       (B) blackleg         (C) blacklist         (D) blackguard

 

  1. To demand money by threatening someone is known as______.

(A) blacklist         (B) blackball        (C) black spot      (D) blackmail

 

  1. What can we use to reject someone?

(A) black bat       (B) blackball        (C) black hand     (D) blackleg

 

  1. A place where accidents take place often is known as________.

(A) black place    (B) blacklist         (C) blackguard    (D) black spot

 

  1. What do you understand by the word ‘black sheep’?

(A) person who brings bad name to his family.

(B) demanding money by threatening someone.

(C) List of people who are considered dangerous.

(D) A person who works when others are on strike.

 

  1. We use these phrases to make our language _______.

      (A) interesting     (B) different         (C) difficult          (D) unique

 

Answer key
(1) (B); (2) (C); (3) (D); (4) (D); (5) (B); (6) (D); (7) (B); (8) (D); (9) (A); (10) (A)