NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 11 Glimpses of India CBSE Board Sample Problems Short Answer (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Question

When would the baker come every day? Why did the children run to meet him?

Solution

  • The baker came twice every day, once when he set out in the morning on his selling round, and then again, when he returned after emptying his huge basket.
  • The children ran to meet him not because of their love of the loaf, which was bought by the maid-servant of the house.
  • They actually longed for the bread-bangles, which they chose carefully.
  • Sometimes, it was a sweet bread of special make.

Question

Who invites the comment — “he is dressed like a pader” ? Why?

Solution

  • Anyone who wears a half-pant which reaches just below the knees invites the comment that “he is dressed like a pader” .
  • This was so because the bakers were known as pader and they wore such half pants.

Question

What does a ‘jackfruit-Like appearance’ mean?

Solution

  • A ‘jackfruit-like appearance’ means a plump physique.
  • Such a physique was linked to the bakers because they never starved.
  • Baking was a profitable profession.
  • The baker, his family, and his servants always looked happy and prosperous and had a ‘jackfruit-like appearance’ .

Question

What is the story about the Kodavu people՚s descent?

Solution

  • It is believed that Kodavu people are of Arabic origin.
  • It is said that some of Alexander՚s armymen moved to south and settled there.
  • Their costume, martial practices and marriage rituals also point to the fact that they are from Arabic origin.