NCERT Class 10 English Solutions: Chapter 7 – Glimpses of India Part 2
Q. Is bread an important part of Goan life? How do you know this?
A. Bread is an important part of Goan life. Bread is an important part of marriage gifts, parties and festivals. Cakes and bolinhas are mandatory for Christmas. On the daughters’ marriage, her mother would prepare bread sandwiches. According to the author fragrance of bread loaves is universally loved. In Goa, elders loved loaves and the children loved bangles. Bakers are well do and demonstrating the enormous love for bread in Goa.
Tick the right answer. What is the tone of the author when he says the following?
(i) The thud and the jingle of the traditional baker’s bamboo can still be heard in some places. (nostalgic,
(ii) Maybe the father is not alive but the son still carries on the family profession. (nostalgic,
(iii) I still recall the typical fragrance of those loaves. (nostalgic, hopeful, naughty)
(iv) The tiger never brushed his teeth. Hot tea could wash and clean up everything so nicely, after all.
(Naughty, angry, funny)
(v) Cakes and bolinhas are a must for Christmas as well as other festivals. (sad, hopeful, mater-of-fact)
(vi) The baker and his family never starved. They always looked happy and prosperous. (matter-of-fact,
Thinking About The Text
Q. Where is Coorg?
A. Coorg is the smallest district of Karnataka halfway between Mysore and Mangalore.
Q. What is the story about the Kodavu people’s descent?
A. Strongly independent people of Coorg might be of Greek or Arabic descent. They came with Alexanders, when his army moved south along the coast, they were stuck there without food or water. Finally when they found that they could not return, they decided to settle there. Once settled they married locals and but still the remnants of their distinct culture can be found in marital traditions, religious rites distinct.
For example, Kodavus wear a long black coat, with an embroidered waist-belt, known as kuppia. This bears strange resemble to the kuffia worn by the Arabs and the Kurds.
What are some of the things you now know about
(i) The people of Coorg?
A. Strongly independent people of Coorg are likely of Greek or Arabic descent having a tradition of hospitality. Their unique culture is reflected in the numerous tales of bravely. To respect their warrior culture, Kodavus in India are permitted to carry firearms without a license. The author describes Kodavus proud and beautiful .
(ii) the main crop of Coorg?
A. Coffee is the main crop of Coorg.
(iii) the sports it offers to tourists?
A. Coorg offers river rafting, canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing, mountain biking, and trekking to tourists.
(iv) the animals you are likely to see in Coorg?
A. The animals likely to be found in Coorg include birds, bees, butterflies, macaques, Malabar squirrels, langurs, loris, and wild elephants.
(v) its distance from Bangalore, and how to get there?
A. The distance between Coorg and Bangalore is around 260 km. Most people choose to go to Koorg via Mysore.
Q. Here are six sentences with some words in italics. Find phrases from the text that have the same meaning. (Look in the paragraphs indicated)
(i) During monsoons it rains so heavily that tourists do not visit Coorg. (para 2)
A. keep many visitors away
(ii) Some people say that Alexander’s army moved south along the coast and settled there. (para 3)
A. as one story goes
(iii) The Coorg people are always ready to tell stories of their sons’ and fathers’ valour. (para 4)
A. are more than willing to recount
(iv) Even people who normally lead an easy and slow life get smitten by the high energy adventure sports of Coorg. (para 6)
A. the most laidback individuals become converts to
(v) The theory of the Arab origin is supported by the long coat with embroidered waist-belt they wear. (para 3)
A. draws support from
(vi) Macaques, Malabar squirrels observe you carefully from the tree canopy. (para 7)
A. keep a watchful eye