Q. 94.6( 18 Votes )

Answer the following questions in 30-40 words each:

A. What do the elders in Goa still love to remember?

B. What are the three things that can’t happen in a treeless forest?

C. Why was Mathilda always unhappy after her marriage?

D. How did Richard Ebright’s mother help him?

Answer :

A. The elders in Goa still love to remember the good old Portuguese days. They are nostalgic about the people there and their love for famous Portuguese bread.

B. The three things that cannot happen in a treeless forest are- birds cannot sit on trees there, insects cannot hide there, and the sun cannot bury his feet in the shadow of the trees.


C. Mathilda wanted to belong to the rich and affluent section of the society. Her desire led to her downfall as she had to spend 10 years in poverty.


D. Richard Ebright’s mother helped him encouraging his intense interest in learning. She always found him something interesting to do and learn from. She took him on trips and bought a lot of equipment for him to help him learn.


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Read the passage given below and complete the statements that follow choosing the most appropriate options from those given below.

Cheraw is the most colourful Mizo dance. Bamboos are used in this dance. Hence the dancer moves by stepping alternatively in and out from between and across a pair of horizontal bamboos, held against the ground by people sitting face to face at either side. They tap the bamboos open and close in rhythmic beats. Two bases support the bamboos, placed horizontally one at each end. The bamboos, when clapped, produce a shaip sound, which forms the rhythm of the dance. It indicates the timing of the dance as well. The dancers step in and out to the beats of the bamboos with ease and grace. The patterns and stepping of the dance have many variations. Sometimes the stepping are made in imitation of the movements of birds, sometimes the swaying of trees and so on.


Little is known about the origin of Cheraw. It may be possible that the forefathers of the Mizos brought it with them when they left home in far east- Asia. Cheraw is performed on any occasion these days. But so goes the legend. It used to be performed in earlier times only to ensure a safe passage for a dead child to paradise. Cheraw is, therefore, a dance of sanctification and redemption performed with great care, precision and elegance.


(a) According to the passage, Cheraw is:


(i) a form of art


(ii) a festival of lights


(iii) a form of dance


(iv) a Mizo animal


(b) Cheraw is performed:


(i) to show respect to the state


(ii) for sanctification and redemption


(iii) to please the goddess of dance


(iv) to earn money


(c) The dancers in Cheraw dance to:


(i) the beats of bamboos


(ii) the beats of drums


(iii) the clappings of the sing-


(iv) the sound of a whistle


(d) The statement - …….. is correct:


(i) Four bases support the bamboos


(ii) Cheraw is a solo dance


(iii) Cheraw is a dull stepping pattern


(iv) The sound of bamboos forms the rhythm of the dance


(e) The word 'redemption' in the passage means:


(i) performed with great care


(ii) solution


(iii) deliverance from evil ways


(iv) Compensation

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