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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » IX-English

How I Taught My Grandmother to Read

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She was a good-looking lady who was usually always smiling. Even today, i cannot forget the worried expression on her face. i leaned forward and held her hand.

(a) She is

(i) the grandmother.
(ii) ttie narrator.
(iii) Triveni.
(iv) the old lady, the protagonist of Kashi Yatre.

(b) Pick out two adjectives to describe the grandmother.

(i) good-looking, smiling
(ii) good-looking, expressive
(iii) smiling, worried
(iv) forward, leaned

(c) Who leaned forward and held her hand ?

(i) The author leaned forward and held the grandmother's hand.
(ii) The grandmother leaned forward and held granddaughter's hand. (iii) Triveni leaned forward and held the author's hand.
(iv) none of the above

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Now that you have enjoyed reading the story 'How i Taught My Grandmother to Read', answer the following questions by choosing the correct option. (CBSE Textbook)

(a) The grandmother could relate to the central character of the story Kashi Yatre as

(i) both were old and uneducated.
(ii) both had granddaughters who read to them.
(iii) both had a strong desire to visit Kashi.
(iv) both were determined to learn to read.

(b) Why did the women at the temple discuss the latest episode of Kashi Yatre ?

(i) to pass their time.
(ii) the writer, Triveni, was very popular.
(iii) they could relate with the protagonist of the serial.
(iv) women have a habit of discussing serials.

(c) The granddaughter found her grandmother in tears on her return as

(i) the grandmother had been unable to read the story Kashi Yatre on her own.
(ii) the grandmother had felt lonely.
(iii) the grandmother wanted to accompany her granddaughter.
(iv) she was sad as she could not visit Kashi.

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We should eat and play endlessly, savouring the freedom because all the elders were busy. i went for a couple of days but ended up staying there for a week.

(a) We stands for

(i) the author and the grandmother.
(ii) the author and her cousin.
(i) the author and her grandparents.
(iv) the author and her friends.

(b) The occasion in the extract is

(i) independence Day.
(ii) wedding.
(iii) a children's party.
(iv) sports day.

(c) savouring means

(i) experiencing completely.
(ii) enjoying slowly.
(iii) enjoying an experience slowly for appreciating it as much as possible.
(iv) appreciating.

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..., which means mother in the Kannada spoken in north Karnataka. She nodded but did not reply.

(a) What means mother in the Kannada spoken in north Karnataka ?

(i) grandmother
(ii) granny
(iii) awa
(iv) ma

(b) Who nodded without replying ?

(i) the grandmother
(ii) the author
(iii) the author's cousins
(iv) the author's friends

(c) Why did she not reply ?

(i) She missed the author when the latter went for a wedding.
(ii) She could not read out the stories as she was illiterate.
(iii) The author was not there to read out the ^stories to her
grandmother.
(iv) The grandmother felt helpless as she could not read the stories in her granddaughter's absence.

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i knew then that my student had passed with flying colours.

(a) Who knew about whom ?

(i) the narrator about her grandmother
(ii) Krishtakka about her granddaughter
(iii) the teacher about her students
(iv) (i) or (iii)

(b) Explain : flying colours.

(i) The grandmother succeeded in her mission of being literate.
(ii) Awa had become independent in reading.
(iii) She had read the title Kashi Yatre by Triveni.
(iv) all of the above

(c) Mark the most appropriate statement.
(i)The grandmother failed to read and write.
(ii)The grandmother was able to read.
(iii) The grandmother and the narrator had a strong bond of love and trust resulting in grandmother's being able to read independently.
(iv) Nothing succeeds like success and so did grandmother. Her success was based on the mutual love between the two.

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..., so we used to get the morning paper only
in the afternoon.

(a) Who are we in the above line ?

(i) the author and her grandmother
(ii) Sudha Murthy and her grandparents
(iii) the narrator's grandparents only
(iv) her grandmother only

(b) They used to get the morning paper in the afternoon. it shows that

(i) the paper shop was far from the author's house.
(ii) the transport system was not very good.
(iii) the circulation of the paper was not adequate.
(iv) it took time to print the paper.

(c) Which of the following words appearing in the extract is similar in meaning to daybreak and dawn ?

(i) morning
(ii) afternoon
(iii) none
(iv) (i) or (ii)

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