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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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Multiple choice question

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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She gave me a gift of a frock material. Then she did something unusual.

(a) What was the occasion of the gift ?

(i) Dassara festival
(ii) The grandmother became literate.
(iii) She loved to gift the narrator.
(iv) it was the pooja place.

(b) What was unusual ?
(i) Krishtakka succeeded in learning, overcoming the age hurdle.
(ii) She gifted the author a frock material.
(iii) Her teacher was younger than herself.
(iv) She touched the feet of the narrator.

(c) She performed two acts - one expressing love and the other showing respect, respectively. What were they ?

(i) They are gifting and touching the feet.
(ii) They are touching the feet and gifting.
(iii) Gifting marks respect.
(iv) Touching the feet marks love.

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When i came back to my village, i saw my grandmother in tears. i was surprised, for i had never seen her cry even in the most difficult situations.

(a) Why was the grandmother crying ?

(i) Because she missed the narrator.
(ii) Because she could not read Triveni's story on her own.
(iii) Because she felt lonely.
(iv) Because the granddaughter returned after a long time.

(b) Why was the narrator surprised ?

(i) Because she never saw her grandmother crying.
(ii) Because the grandmother had been courageous throughout.
(iii) She was crying for the first time.
(iv) all of the above

(c) Mark the odd one out.

(i) wondered
(ii) surprised
(iii) amazed
(iv) shocked

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