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English (302) Assignment - I (Lesson 1 - 15) Max. Marks: 20 Note: (i) All questions are compulsory. The marks alloted for each question are given

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7 English English (302) Assignment - I (Lesson 1 - 15) Max. Marks: 20 Note: (i) All questions are compulsory. The marks alloted for each question are given against each. (ii) Write your name, enrolment number, AI name and subject etc. on the top of the first page of the answer sheet. 1. Answer any two of the following questions in about 40-60 words each. 2×2 =4 (a) How did Gavaskar behave during 'matches' played in his childhood days? How did his friends handle him on these occassions? (b) How does research help in popularizing the use of wind energy? (c) What does the poet mean by "where knowledge is free"? (d) In 'Father, Dear Father', what kind of Education does the writer think is most useful? Do you agree? Justify. 2. Read any two of the following extracts and answer the questions that follow: 2×2=4 (a) Thimmakka brought water in pots from a long distance and poured it at the foot of saplings everyday. During the rainy season she poked at the foot of the trees to make them go deep and as the area was not fenced, she kept a constant vigil and nursed the plants for 10 years. It was time spent well as it give her fulfilment and pride. Even as the coupled nursed the sapling, she was working in a quarry they would have nothing to eat that day. (i) How did Thimmakka nurse her plants? (ii) What was fulfilment for Thimmakka? (b) You cannot believe, darling Can you, that I lived in such a house and Was proud and loved . ... I who have lost My way and beg now at strangers' doors to
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8 English Receive love, at least in small change? (i) What is the poet begging for? (ii) What does the poet mean by "small change"? (c) Perhaps this blindness to girls' work is because non-remunerative and nurturing tasks do not have a visible market value. So while the exploitation of a boy work- ing on gem stones in a manufacturing unit in Jaipur is easily recognised, the equally hazardous work of a girl cutting grass on a precipitous mountain slope in Garhwal is ignored. (i) Why is there a blindness to girls' work? (ii) What does the passage explain? (d) I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference. (i) What has made all the difference? (ii) Give one word that is similar to 'diverged'. 3. Answer any one of the following questions in about 150-200 words each:- 6 (a) Would you call Dr Benson a kind and gentle doctor? Would Evans think of him in the same way? If not, why? (b) What are the advantages of using wind energy? What major challenge does the use of wind energy pose to man? 4. Answer any one of the following questions in about 150-200 words each: 6 (a) Why is reason compared with 'clear stream' in the poem "Where the Mind is Without fear"? Where has reason lost its way? (b) Why did the tiger come straight to Baldeo? Give three reasons why Tembu was not afraid of anything.
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