Q. 10 B4.1( 22 Votes )
School education turned Bholi from a dumb cow into a bold girl. How did she save her father from a huge expense and become his support in his old age?
Bholi, was a young girl who had contracted small pox at a young age and had started looking ugly. She also stammered while speaking and was shy by nature. When she got admitted to school, her teacher was very affectionate to her and encouraged her to succeed, helping her gain confidence. When she became educated with age, her parents decided to marry her off to a man twice her age because of her deformed face. She agreed as an ideal daughter would. When the greedy groom demanded a hefty dowry she rebelled because of her education which brought her free will, intelligence and maturity. She saved her father' from a huge expense by teaching to earn a living and support her family for the rest of her life.
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Look at the words and phrases given below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences as shown.
of all / the healthiest / ,swimming probably / is / general sports
Swimming probably is the healthiest of all general sports.
(a) lungs and muscles/ it trains heart, / equal extent / to an
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curse / a / illiteracy / is / .
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(i) a form of art
(ii) a festival of lights
(iii) a form of dance
(iv) a Mizo animal
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(i) to show respect to the state
(ii) for sanctification and redemption
(iii) to please the goddess of dance
(iv) to earn money
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(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
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(iii) deliverance from evil ways
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