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CBSE Notes 2011-2012 » VIII-English

Geography Lesson (Zulfikar Ghose)

When the jet reached ten thousand feet, it was clear why the country had cities where the rivers ran...

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When the jet reached ten thousand feet,
it was clear why the country
had cities where the rivers ran
and why the valleys were populated.
1. From the height of ten thousand feet the poet was observing
(a) his city (b) his country
(c) the earth (d) the sky.
2. The cities are developed
(a) in the open space (b) on the hill-side
(c) by the river-side (d) in the deserts.
3. The valleys are populated because
(a) the climate is good (b) people love the hills
(c) the life is safe their (d) the water is easily available.
4. The word 'valley' means the same as
(a) vale (.b) valet
(c) valour (d) value.

The logic of geography - that land and water attracted manwas clearly delineated When the jet reache...

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The logic of geography -
that land and water attracted manwas
clearly delineated
When the jet reached ten thousand feet.
1. From the height of ten thousand feet the poet saw
(a) the beautiful earth (b) a lesson of geography
(c) his city id) the rivers.
2. The man settled where there were
(a) trees and animals (b) sea and fish
(c) earth and water (d) water and boat.
3. The author of the poem is
(a) Zulfikar Ghose (b) T.S. Eliot
(c) R.N. Tagore (d) William Blake.
4. The word 'delineated' means
(a) delimited (b) delighted
(c) delivered (d) drawn.

When the jet rose six miles high, it was clear the earth was round and that it had more sea than lan...

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When the jet rose six miles high,
it was clear the earth was round
and that it had more sea than land.
But it was difficult to understand
1. The passage has been taken from :
(a) Geography Lesson (b) The Ant and the Cricket
(c) The Last Bargains (d) Macavity : The Mystery Cat.
2. From that height the poet saw that
(a) the earth is full of people
(c) the earth has much water
(b) the earth has hills and deserts
(d) the earth has much land.
3. From the height of the jet, the earth looked
(a) flat (b) round
(c) rectangular (d) triangular.
4. The noun form of 'difficult' is
(a) difference (b) diffident
(c) diffract (d) difficulty

that the men on the earth found causes to hate each other, to build walls across cities and to kill....

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that the men on the earth found
causes to hate each other, to build
walls across cities and to kill.
From that height, it was not clear why.
1. The poet could not understand
(a) why people love each other
(c) why people quarrelled
2. 'Building walls' means
(a) the walls of brick or rock
(c) the walls that separate
(b) the China Wall
(d) the walls that make a house.
3. height could help the poet to know about
(a) the development of the city (b) the fact that the earth was round
(c) the fact that the earth was dominated by sea (d) the cause of human quarrels,
4. The adjective form of height is
(a) heighten (b) high
(c) highly (d) higher.

When the jet sprang into the sky, it was clear why the city had developed the way it had, seeing it ...

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When the jet sprang into the sky,
it was clear why the city
had developed the way it had,
seeing it scaled six inches to the mile.
1. The 'jet' in the passage refers to :
(a) jet black (b) jet engine
(c) jet liner (d) jet stream.
2. The poet realised why
(a) he was in the sky (b) the city had developed
(c) there were new ways in the city (d) the city had taken the shape it had.
3. The city appeared from the sky
(a) very big (b) very small
(c) very wide (d) very beautiful.
4. The word 'scaled' in the passage means :
(a) measured (b) spotted
(c) climbed (d) like a scale.

There seemed an inevitability about what on ground had looked haphazard, unplanned and without style...

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There seemed an inevitability
about what on ground had looked haphazard,
unplanned and without style
When the jet sprang into the sky.
1. What was it that seemed 'inevitable' ?
(a) the jet (b) the flight over the city
(c) the developments (d) the way the city had developed.
2. It looked haphazard from the ground because
(a) every city is so
(b) from the sky nothing looks haphazard
(c) it was possible to see the whole city from the sky
(d) it was not possible to see the whole city from the ground.
3. The phrase 'unplanned and without style' refers to
(a) the jet (b) the city
(c) the flight (d) the sky.
4. The word 'inevitability' means
(a) necessity (b) unavoidably
(c) unthinkably (d) unspeakable.

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