Glimpses of India Important Questions of 1, 2, 3 and 5 Markers of Class 10 English Chapter 7



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Glimpses of India Important Question Answers (1 Marks MCQs)

 

A. “Our elders are often heard reminiscing nostalgically about those good old Portuguese days, the Portuguese and their famous loaves of bread. Those eaters might have vanished but the makers are still there. We still have amongst us the mixers, the moulders and those who bake the loaves. Those age-old, time-tested furnaces still exist. The fire in these furnaces has not yet been extinguished. The thud and jingle of traditional baker’s bamboo, heralding his arrival in the morning, can still be heard in some places. ”

1. The narrator says that the furnaces were ‘time-tested’ because

a) they had been thoroughly tested each time, before being used.
b) they had proved the test of time and were working well.
c) they had been tested by modern-day experts.
d) they had the power to withstand inexperienced usage.

2. Those eaters might have vanished but the makers are still there. Pick the option that expresses the tone of the narrator.

1) elated
2) morose
3) nostalgic
4) hopeful
5) sarcastic
6) critical
7) celebratory

a) 1 and 7
b) 2 and 6
c) 3 and 4
d) 4 and 5

3. Pick the idiom that brings out the same meaning of ‘reminiscing’ as used in the passage

a) train of thought.
b) commit something to memory.
c) a trip down memory lane.
d) jog somebody’s memory.

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4. Why do you think the baker came in with ‘a thud and a jingle’?

a) He wanted to make everyone alert and active with his presence.
b) He wanted to wake up everyone from their slumber and ask them to visit the bakery.
c) He was used to making a loud noise as most people responded to just that.
d) He wanted to make people aware that he had come around to sell his goodies.

5. The ‘fire in the furnaces has not yet been extinguished’ implies that

a) the furnaces are still being used to bake the loaves of bread.
b) The fire is in the process of being reviewed as a replaceable method for heating furnaces.
c) The furnaces are very strong and cannot be shifted for use in other areas.
d) The fire in the furnaces takes a long time to cease burning, once lighted.

(B) “Tell me another!” scoffed Pranjol. “We have an Indian legend too. Bodhidharma, an ancient Buddhist ascetic, cut off his eyelids because he felt sleepy during meditations. Ten tea plants grew out of the eyelids. The leaves of these plants when put in hot water and drunk, banished sleep.” “Tea was first drunk in China,’’ Rajvir added, ‘‘as far back as 2700 B.C.! In fact, words such as tea, chai and chini are from the Chinese. Tea came to Europe only in the sixteenth century and was drunk more as medicine than as a beverage.”

6. The main idea of this extract is

a) Tea as a popular beverage in Europe and how it spread.
b) Origin of tea in India and why it became popular in Europe.
c) Importance of India in popularising tea and influencing Europe.
d) Indian legend on tea and how it travelled from China to Europe.

7. Why do you think Pranjol ‘scoffed’?

a) He was upset with the legend Rajvir shared.
b) He was mocking Rajvir for his lack of knowledge.
c) He was amused and tickled at what Rajvir shared.
d) He was impressed with what Rajvir had shared.

8. Pick the option that includes the tea label information that corresponds to the given sentence. “The leaves of these plants when put in hot water and drunk, banished sleep.”

(1) Its calming effects may be attributed to an antioxidant called apigenin, which is found in abundance in chamomile tea. Apigenin binds to specific receptors in your brain that may decrease anxiety and initiate sleep.
(2) It increases levels of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and improves overall sleep quality by shortening the time it takes to fall asleep and decreasing night-time awakenings.
(3) It interferes with REM sleep, has some unwanted side effects, keeps sleep away and allows the possibility of inducing hours of sleeplessness and increased night-time awakenings.
(4) It alleviates anxious thoughts and soothes the sprit before bedtime. It improves energy levels and helps banish stress and results in a better night’s sleep, naturally.
a) Option 1
b) Option 2
c) Option 3
d) Option 4

9. Based on the inference from the extract, which of these is NOT TRUE about tea drinking in the sixteenth century Europe? Dr. Smith is a doctor of sixteenth century Europe.

a) Dr. Smith encouraged drinking of green tea whenever available, to reduce chances of tooth loss.
b) Dr. Smith prescribed regular tea drinking to all his patients with a weak heart.
c) Dr. Smith always served tea as refreshment when he has guests, as they all enjoyed this beverage.
d) Dr. Smith usually recommended black tea to reduce inflammation in the body.

 10. Based on this extract, how do you think Rajvir felt while narrating?

a) i) excitedii) agitated
b) i) hystericalii) nervous
c) i) nervousii) agitated
d) i) enthusiasticii) passionate

Answer key

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Glimpses of India Important Question Answers (2 Marks – 20 to 30 words)

 

1. Why does the author in ‘Coorg’ say that the visitors’ search for the heart and soul of India would be found in Coorg?
Ans. Coorg showcases many varied aspects of Indian culture and traditions. There are beautiful landscapes, brave Coorgi men, traditional kuppia dresses, Buddhist monasteries, rich flora and fauna, plantations of coffee and spices. Thus, Coorg shows the heart and soul of India.

2. How did the baker become synonymous with celebrations and occasions in Goa?
Ans. The baker had a lot of importance in Goan traditions. A feast was incomplete without bread. Marriages meant preparation of a sweet bread called ‘bol’. Sandwiches were prepared on a daughter’s engagement. Cakes and bolinhas were a must for Christmas.

3. Do adventure sports like river rafting and rock climbing require a person to possess just physical strength? Why/Why not?
Ans. Adventure sports require physical strength, alertness and mental toughness too. As these sports are done in natural surroundings, one must be alert and cautious while performing them. A person needs to have excellent judgement and should have a quick response system.

4. Pranjol buried his head in his detective book while Rajvir was eager to look at the beautiful scenery during the train journey. Why was there a difference in their attitude?
Ans. Pranjol belonged to Assam and had travelled on the route many times. So he was not eager to see the scene outside. Whereas Rajvir was travelling to Assam for the first time. So, rather than reading a book, he was interested in looking at the scenery.

5. Coorgis belong to a valorous and hospitable race. Comment on this statement with reference to the text.
Ans. Coorgis are of Greek or Arabic descent. Some say that a part of Alexander’s army moved south and settled here. Their garment kuppia resembles the kuffia worn by Arabs and Kurds. They have martial traditions, marriage and religious rites, different from Hindu culture. The Coorg regiment is one of the most decorated in the Indian Army. They are the only race, permitted to carry firearms without a licence.

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Glimpses of India Important Question Answers  (3 Marks – 40 to 50 words)

 

1. Rajvir did his study before his visit to the tea plantation. Is it good to do one’s research before the start of a new venture or does it take away from the thrill of discovery? Elucidate your stance.
Ans. It is good to do research before starting a new venture. One gets an idea about the destination and one can plan the journey accordingly. We can prepare an itinerary according to the research. We can identify places or activities of our interest. This helps in planning a better holiday. The practical experience can be tallied with the research done before.

2. Inspired by the diversity in the chapter, ‘Glimpses of India’, you wrote an article for your school magazine on the topic, ‘Diversity-the Uniqueness of India’. Write a paragraph, sharing two key opinions from the article.
Ans – Value points

Geographical abundance

Influx of a variety of traditions and cultures

3. The culture, lifestyle and traditions of a place are influenced by the people who lived or settled there at some point of time. Cultural assimilation adds flavour to the existing structure of a society.
Summarise your opinion on the given idea.

Ans – Value points

Goa – Portuguese culture

Coorg – Arab, Greek traditions

Assam – Chinese heritage

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 Glimpses of India Important Question Answers (5 Marks – 100 to 120 words)

 

Q1. Pen down a brief travelogue* entry, narrating any personal impression/s about a visit to Coorg. Include your reflections about the differences between the place where you live and the place you’ve visited. (* A travelogue is a person’s account of a journey to another country or place. It can either be a written report with many factual details or a narrative story about personal impressions and experiences.) You may begin like this… As I stepped into the land of evergreen forests, I was blown away by the pristine beauty and ………………………………(continue)

Ans –  Value points

As I stepped into the land of evergreen forests, I was blown away by the
pristine beauty and calm atmosphere.

Natural beauty versus concrete jungle

Coffee plantations, fragrance

Variety of flora and fauna

Natural adventure treat

Tibetan culture at Bylakuppe

Q2. The narrator shares, “Baking was indeed a profitable profession in the old days.”
a) What do you feel has changed now? Why?
b) State any one way, you feel, the paders can regain their lost glory.
Ans –  Value points
a) Younger generations – alternate careers – higher income
b) Prevent migration
c) Better lifestyle – more income – retain paders

Q3. In the chapter, ‘A Baker from Goa’ the narrator talks about his childhood in Goa and his fond memories.
Compare the childhood of Nelson Mandela with that of the narrator.

Ans. Value points

Nelson MandelaLucio Rodrigues
Enjoyed freedom – went to fields, swam in streams, roasted mealies under the stars, rode on bulls.
Sought freedom to stay out at night, read as per his choice, not to be obstructed in a lawful life
Bakers were friends, companions and guides. Ate bread bangles. Peeped into the baker’s basket. Ate without brushing teeth or washing face.

 

Q4. Comment on the significance of the bread baker in a traditional Goan village.

 

Important Points-

Bakers are an important part of Goan community.

Baker considered as friend, companion and guide. 

Bakers would supply daily requirement of bread – loaves for elderly and bangles for children.

Bakers were a part of traditional Goan culture. 

Festivals and occasions were incomplete without different bakery preparations.

Bol, bolinhas, sandwiches, bread.

Household had monthly accounts with the baker and record was maintained on some wall in pencil.

 

Q5. Why were the children fascinated by the baker? How did they show their eagerness to see him?

 

Important Points-

During author’s childhood in Goa, the baker used to be our friend, companion and guide. He used to come at least twice a 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 jingling thud of his bamboo woke us up from sleep and we ran to meet and greet him. 

They longed for the bread-bangles which we chose carefully.

Sometimes it was sweet bread of special make.

 

Q6. How is bread an important part of life in Goa?

Is bread an important part of Goan life? How do you know this?

 

Important Points-

Daily supply of bread loaves was delivered by baker at the doorsteps. Visited twice a day. Loaves and bangles.

Festivals and occasions were incomplete without different bakery preparations.

Bol, bolinhas, sandwiches, bread.

 

Q7. Tick the right answer. What is the tone of the author when he says the following?

 

Important Points-

(i) The thud and the jingle of the traditional baker’s bamboo can still be heard in some places. (nostalgic, hopeful, sad)

(ii) Maybe the father is not alive but the son still carries on the family profession. (nostalgic, hopeful, sad)

 

Q8.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, hopeful, sad)

(ii) Maybe the father is not alive but the son still carries on the family profession. (nostalgic, hopeful, sad)

(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, matter-of-fact)

(vi) The baker and his family never starved. They always looked happy and prosperous. (matter-of-fact, hopeful, sad)

 

Q9. What do we learn about the financial condition of bakers in Goa?

 

Important Points-

Baking was indeed a profitable profession in the old days. The baker and his family never starved. He, his family and his servants always looked happy and prosperous.

 

Q10. Who invites the comment — “he is dressed like a pader”? Why?

 

Important Points-

Anyone who wears a half pant which reaches just below the knees invites the comment that he is dressed like a pader. 

Baker or paders wore a shirt and trousers which were shorter than full-length ones and longer than half pants. 

 

Q11. Why is Coorg called the land of rolling hills?

 

Important Points-

(Rolling hills are small hills with gentle slopes that extend a long way into the distance).

Coorg is a hill station in the western ghats. 

The hill slope is gentle and elevation is not very high.

So, it is called the land of rolling hills

 

Q12. How is the Coorgi tradition of courage and bravery recognized in modern India?

 

Important Points-

Coorgis are a proud race of martial men and beautiful women. They are very hospitable and entertain their guests by relating stories of bravery of their sons and fathers. Coorgi soldiers are brave. Coorg regiment is one of the most decorated ones in the Indian army. (General Cariappa) Coorgies are the only people who are permitted to carry firearms without a license.

 

Q13. What is the story about the Kodavu people’s descent?

 

Important Points-

According to one story, the Kodavu people are of Greek descent because a part of Alexander’s army moved south and finally settled there because returning became impractical.

The people of Coorg are also known as the descendants of the Arab because of the long black coat with an embroidered waist band worn by them. This is called kuppia in Coorg and resembles the kuffia worn by the Arabs and Kurds.

 

Q14. What are some of the things you now know about

(i) the people of Coorg?

(ii) the main crop of Coorg?

(iii) the sports it offers to tourists?

(iv) the animals you are likely to see in Coorg? 

(v) its distance from Bangalore, and how to get there?

 

Important Points-

  1. People – brave, fierce, Greek or Arab descent. permitted to carry firearms without a license. Tradition of hospitality.
  2. spices and coffee plantations.

iii. river rafting, canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing and mountain biking. Numerous walking trails in this region are a favourite with trekkers.

  1. Macaques, Malabar squirrels, langurs and slender loris. Wild elephants.
  2. 260km from Bangalore. 

By Air: The nearest airports are Mangalore (135 km) and Bangalore (260 km). By Rail: The nearest railheads are at Mysore, Mangalore and Hassan. By Road: There are two routes to Coorg from Bangalore. Both are almost the same distance (around 250-260 km). 

 

Q15. “You seem to have done your homework before coming.” Answer the given question in the light of this statement.

Rajvir seemed to have a lot of information about tea. What all did he tell? What character trait of his is revealed? Is it essential for children?

 

Important Points-

Legends about the origin of tea

  1. one about the Chinese emperor who always boiled water before drinking it. One day a few leaves of the twigs burning under the pot fell into the water giving it a delicious flavour. It is said they were tea leaves.
  2. Indian – Bodhidharma, an ancient Buddhist ascetic, cut off his eyelids because he felt sleepy during meditations. Ten tea plants grew out of the eyelids. The leaves of these plants when put in hot water and drunk banished sleep. 

Tea was first drunk in China as far back as 2700 B.C.. Words such as tea, ‘chai’ and ‘chini’ are from Chinese. Tea came to Europe only in the sixteenth century and was drunk more as medicine than as beverage. 

He asks Mr Barua if the tea is the second-flush or sprouting period and adds that it lasts from May to July and yields the best tea.

80 crore cups of tea consumed everyday. Popular beverage.

Rajvir is inquisitive and eager to know. He is an avid learner. 

This trait is very important for students. They must gather knowledge about a place before visiting it.

 

Q16. What scenery did Rajvir notice while sitting in the train and in the tea estate?

 

Important Points-

Scenery from the train – It was green, green everywhere. Rajvir had never seen so much greenery before. Then the soft green paddy fields gave way to tea bushes. It was a magnificent view. Against the backdrop of densely wooded hills a sea of tea bushes stretched as far as the eye could see. Dwarfing the tiny tea plants were tall sturdy shade-trees and amidst the orderly rows of bushes busily moved doll-like figures. In the distance was an ugly building with smoke billowing out of tall chimneys. 

Scenery at tea estate – On both sides of the gravel-road were acre upon acre of tea bushes, all neatly pruned to the same height. Groups of tea-pluckers, with bamboo baskets on their backs, wearing plastic aprons, were plucking the newly sprouted leaves.

 

Q17. What legends are associated with the origin of tea?

 

Important Points-

Legends about the origin of tea

  1. one about the Chinese emperor who always boiled water before drinking it. One day a few leaves of the twigs burning under the pot fell into the water giving it a delicious flavour. It is said they were tea leaves.
  2. Indian – Bodhidharma, an ancient Buddhist ascetic, cut off his eyelids because he felt sleepy during meditations. Ten tea plants grew out of the eyelids. The leaves of these plants when put in hot water and drunk banished sleep. 

 

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