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- LESSON-3 || THE PASSING AWAY OF BAPU || NAYANTARA SEHGAL || UNIT-3 || PART-3 || TEXTUAL QUESTION ANSWERS || NOTES || COMPREHENSION EXERCISES || BLISS || CLASS-10
LESSON-3 || THE PASSING AWAY OF BAPU || NAYANTARA SEHGAL || UNIT-3 || PART-3 || TEXTUAL QUESTION ANSWERS || NOTES || COMPREHENSION EXERCISES || BLISS || CLASS-10
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THE PASSING AWAY OF BAPU || NAYANTARA SEHGAL
7.Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences:
a. Gandhiji’s ashes were taken to-
b. A huge crowd had gathered by the-
c.Gandhiji awakened people to one another’s-
8. Complete the following sentences with information from the text:
a. People on the special train - sang bhajans
b. The author felt she had grown up within - a magic circle.
c. Bapu had passed away but - his India would continue to live in his children.
his India would thrive for excellence following the ways and ideals pioneered by him.
9. Fill in the chart with information from the text.
a . Cause - People could feel Gandhiji’s presence amid the flowers and the songs.
Effect - People did not weep any more.
b. Cause - The magic circle vanished.
Effect - The author felt unprotected.
c. Cause - The author’s values were not so weak.
Effect - The author felt that she wouldn’t lose courage so easily.
10. Join the following pairs of sentences into single sentences as directed:
a. I saw a snake.I ran away. (use participle)
⇒ Seeing a snake, I ran away.
b. He learns music. He listens to the chords. (use preposition with gerund)
⇒ He learns music by listening to the chords.
Or By listening to the chords he learns music.
c. Gold is a precious metal.It is used to make ornaments.(use noun in apposition)
⇒ Gold, a precious metal, is used to make ornaments.
d. Ramu has some money. He can buy books. (use infinitive)
⇒ Ramu has some money to buy books.
e. The sky was cloudy. We postponed our journey. (use nominative absolute)
⇒ The sky being cloudy, we postponed our journey.
f. The boy wrote the answer. The answer was incorrect.(use adverbial phrase)
⇒The boy wrote the answer in an incorrect way.
Extra: Rima completed her work. She went out. (Nominative absolute)
⇒ Having completed her work, Rima went out.
11. Join the following pairs of sentences into single compound sentences as directed:
a. The old man is unwell. He cannot go out.(use Illative conjunction)
⇒ The old man is unwell so he cannot go out.
Or The oldman cannot go out because he is unwell.
b. He is honest.He is humble. (use cumulative conjunctions)
⇒ He is not only honest but also humble.
c. Sonali cannot write poetry. She keeps on trying.(use adversative conjunction)
⇒ Sonali cannot write poetry, yet she keeps on trying.
d. Study hard. You will not pass the examination. (use alternative conjunctions)
⇒ Study hard or you will not pass the examination.
12. Join the following pairs of sentences into single complex sentences as directed:
a. Rabindranath Tagore is a famous poet. He won the Nobel Prize. (use Adjective Clause)
⇒ Rabindranath Tagore who won the Nobel prize is a famous poet.
b. He returned home. Everyone in the family had fallen asleep. (use adverb clause)
⇒ Everyone in the family had fallen asleep when he returned home.
c. The sun rises in the east. Everyone knows it. (use Noun clause)
⇒ Everyone knows that the sun rises in the east.
13. Join the following pairs of sentences into single sentences as directed:
a. It rained hard. The roads were not flooded. (compound sentence)
⇒ It rained hard but the roads were not flooded.
b. He completed his work. He took rest. (simple sentence)
⇒ Completing his work, he took rest.
c. Rahul is a great singer. He can sing different kinds of songs. (complex sentence)
⇒ Rahul who is a great singer can sing different kinds of songs.
d. The time of departure of the train has changed. Alia knew
⇒ Alia knew that the time of departure of the train had changed.
e. I do not watch television. I do not listen to the radio. (compound sentence)
⇒ I neither watch television nor listen to the radio.
f. The child was short. The child could not pick the guava from the tree. (simple sentence)
⇒ The child is too short to pick the guava from the tree.
14.Split the following into two sentences:
a. It rained and I could not leave my room.
⇒ It rained. I could not leave my room.
b. He thought that he could win the race.
⇒ He could win the race. He thought this.
c. Having been informed of the trouble, the principal left for home.
⇒ The principal had been informed of the trouble. He left for home.
d. Nasir, who was the captain of the team, scored a century.
⇒ Nasir was the captain of the team. He scored a century.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Biography)
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was born on 11th November, 1888. His real name was Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin. His father’s name was Maulana Khairuddin and mother’s name was Alia. He was married to Juleikha at the age of thirteen. Maulana Azad was a journalist, author, poet and philosopher. He started to publish the newspaper ‘Al-Hilal’ in the year 1912. Al-Hilal played an important role in forging Hindu-Muslim unity. He wrote many works like ‘India Wins Freedom’,’Ghubar E-Khatir’ and reinterpreting the holy Quran. He composed poetry in urdu. He was an enthusiastic supporter of Gandhiji’s ideas. He played an active role in the freedom movement of India. Maulana Azad became the first Education Minister of Independent India. [For his invaluable contribution to the nation, Maulana Azad was posthumously awarded India’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna in 1992.] His birth anniversary 11th November is declared as National Education Day by the Government of India.He breathed his last on 22nd February, 1958.
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