Q. 94.8( 10 Votes )

Answer the following questions in 30-40 words each.

A. Why was Kisa Gotami sad? What did she do in her hour of grief?

B. What special characteristic of Mijbil did Maxwell learn after he took him to the bathroom?

C. For what unusual reasons was Bholi sent to school?

D. Do you think M. Loisel had an enjoyable evening at the ball? Give reasons for your answer.

Answer :

A. Kisa Gomathi was sad because she lost her only son she could not control her pain of losing her only son out of grief she her mind was unable to accept her only son's death. She carried her dead son to all her neighbors asking for medicine to save her son.

B. They went wild with the joy of water and splashed water and water made them to enjoy and according to them water must be kept everywhere. They were amused, and they rejoiced and enjoyed from their heart and they played with water which depicts their happiness.

C. Bholi was sent to school because she had an ugly face. She lacked sense, therefore, the chance of getting married was less. These were the unusual reason why Bholi was sent to school.

D. No, M. Loisel had an enjoyable evening at the ball because he was quite bored with the ball, as he had been half asleep in one of the little salons since midnight with three other gentlemen whose wives were enjoying themselves very much.

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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

English (Lang. & Lit) - Board Papers