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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

How I Taught My Grandmother to Read

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Most Hindus believe that going to Kashi and worshipping Lord Vishweshwara is the ultimate punya. This old lady also believed in this, and her struggle to go there was described in the novel.

(a) What is being talked about in the extract ?

(i) Kashi Yatre, a novel by Triveni
(ii) mythology
(iii) pilgrimage
(iv) all of the above

(b) Who is this old lady ?
(i) the protagonist of Kashi Yatre
(ii) the author's grandmother
(iii) the heroine of Karmaveera
(iv) a friend of the narrator's grandmother

(c) struggle to go there implies that

(i) going to Kashi was not a simple act.
(ii) one needed a lot of money for the journey.
(iii) it was a crowded place.
(iv) all of the above

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My grandmother too never went to Kashi, and she identified herself with the novel's protagonist.
(a) The grandmother identifies herself with the novel's protagonist because

(i) the grandmother had never beento Kashi.
(ii) neither the grandmother nor the novel's heroine had ever been to Kashi.
(iii) both were quite reluctant to undertake a pilgrimage to Kashi.
(iv) the novel's protagonist had never been to Kashi.

(b) The grandmother was fond of the novel Kashi Yatre because

(i) of her great passion for literature.
(ii) of her desire to see himself as a literary character.
(iii) she identified herself with the main character of the novel.
(iv) she was fond of reading.

(c) Kashi is associated with mythology.

(i) Hindu
(ii) Kannada
(iii) Sikh
(iv) Muslim

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She gave me a gift of a frock material. Then she did something unusual.

(a) What was the occasion of the gift ?

(i) Dassara festival
(ii) The grandmother became literate.
(iii) She loved to gift the narrator.
(iv) it was the pooja place.

(b) What was unusual ?
(i) Krishtakka succeeded in learning, overcoming the age hurdle.
(ii) She gifted the author a frock material.
(iii) Her teacher was younger than herself.
(iv) She touched the feet of the narrator.

(c) She performed two acts - one expressing love and the other showing respect, respectively. What were they ?

(i) They are gifting and touching the feet.
(ii) They are touching the feet and gifting.
(iii) Gifting marks respect.
(iv) Touching the feet marks love.

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When i came back to my village, i saw my grandmother in tears. i was surprised, for i had never seen her cry even in the most difficult situations.

(a) Why was the grandmother crying ?

(i) Because she missed the narrator.
(ii) Because she could not read Triveni's story on her own.
(iii) Because she felt lonely.
(iv) Because the granddaughter returned after a long time.

(b) Why was the narrator surprised ?

(i) Because she never saw her grandmother crying.
(ii) Because the grandmother had been courageous throughout.
(iii) She was crying for the first time.
(iv) all of the above

(c) Mark the odd one out.

(i) wondered
(ii) surprised
(iii) amazed
(iv) shocked

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The amount of homework she did was amazing. She would read, repeat, write and recite. i was her only teacher and she was my first student.
(a) Who is being described as doing homework

(i) Avva
(ii) Sudha Murthy
(iii) a young student
(iv) none

(b) Which one of the following is a synonym of amazing ?
(i) surprising
(ii) wonderful
(iii) astonishing
(iv) all of the above

(c) Pick out four action words from the passage describing Avva's studies.

(i) amazing, would, did, was
(ii) read, repeat, write, recite
(iii) amazing, read, write, repeat
(iv) (ii) or (iii)

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..there was also a young orphan girl who falls in love but there was no money for the wedding. in the end, the old lady gives away all her savings without going to Kashi.

(a) Who is the young orphan girl mentioned in the extract ?

(i) the narrator
(ii) the grandmother
(iii) a character in Triveni's novel
(iv) Triveni herself

(b) the old lady gives away all her savings without going to Kashi because

(i) she was reluctant to go to Kashi.
(ii) she had to pay for a charitable cause.
(iii) she was a broad-minded and largehearted woman.
(iv) she realised that there was no use going to Kashi.

(c) Choose a phrasal verb from the extract.

(i) falls (ii) was of two words.
(iii) gives (iv) gives away

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