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Read the extract and answer the following questions-

Extract : 

Within twelve months, Santosh found herself a member of an Indo-Nepalese Women’s Expedition that invited her to join them. She then scaled the Everest a second time, thus setting a record as the only woman to have scaled the Everest twice, and securing for herself and India a unique place in the annals of mountaineering. In recognition of her achievements, the Indian government bestowed upon her one of the nation’s top honours, the Padmashri.

(Reach for the Top)

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Question (i)

State TRUE or FALSE. 

Santosh was invited by an Indo-Nepalese Women’s Expedition to join them in scaling Everest.

Answer:

Answer as written by the student:

TRUE

Step-by-Step explanation of the answer:

  •  A true or false question is a type of objective question that requires choosing between two options: true or false, based on the given information or statement.
  •  In order to answer a true or false question correctly, one must read the information or statement carefully and compare it with the facts or evidence from the source.
  •  In this case, the source is the extract from the chapter "Reach for the Top".
  •  In the extract, it is clearly stated that Santosh was invited by an Indo-Nepalese Women’s Expedition to join them in scaling Everest. This was how she got her opportunity to scale Everest for the second time and set a record as the only woman to have scaled Everest twice.
  • Therefore, the correct answer is TRUE.๐Ÿ˜Š

 

Question (ii)

 Which of the following is NOT a synonym for the word "bestowed" in the given context?

  • (a) Granted
  • (b) Awarded
  • (c) Withheld
  • (d) Conferred

Answer:

Answer as written by the student:

(c) Withheld

Step-by-Step explanation of the answer:

  • A synonym is a word that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word.
  •  In the given context, the word "bestowed" means to present or give an honour or award to someone as a mark of respect or appreciation.
  •  The words "granted", "awarded", and "conferred" are synonyms for "bestowed" because they also mean to present or give an honour or award to someone as a mark of respect or appreciation.
  •  The word "withheld" is not a synonym for "bestowed" because it means to refuse to give or grant something that is due or desired.
  •  Therefore, the correct answer is C. Withheld.๐Ÿ‘Ž

Question (iii)

 Why is it fair to say that the narrator's tone, when he says "She then scaled the Everest a second time, thus setting a record as the only woman to have scaled the Everest twice", is proud and impressed? Answer in about 40 words.

Answer:

Answer as written by the student:

 The narrator's tone is proud and impressed because he praises Santosh's remarkable achievement of scaling the Everest twice, which was a record-breaking feat that no other woman had done before.

Step-by-Step explanation of the answer:

  •  A tone is the attitude or emotion that a writer conveys through their words and style.
  •  Pride is a feeling of satisfaction or pleasure in one's own or someone else's achievements or qualities.
  •  I mpression is a feeling of admiration or respect for someone or something that has done something impressive or remarkable.
  •  In the given sentence, the narrator uses words like " scaled ", " second time ", " record ", and " only woman " to indicate that Santosh's achievement of scaling the Everest twice was an extraordinary and unprecedented feat that required great skill and courage.
  •  He also uses the word " thus " to show how Santosh's achievement was a logical and inevitable result of her determination and hard work.
  •   He does not show any doubt or criticism towards Santosh , but rather acknowledges her as a role model and a trailblazer for other women and mountaineers.
  •  Therefore, it is fair to say that the narrator's tone is proud and impressed because he praises Santosh's remarkable achievement of scaling the Everest twice, which was a record-breaking feat that no other woman had done before.๐Ÿ˜Š

Question (iv)

 Read the following descriptions (a)-(c) and identify which one correctly corresponds to the extract.

  • (a) A climax is a point of highest interest or intensity in a story, which usually occurs near the end of the plot and determines the outcome of the conflict.
  • (b) A resolution is an act of finding an answer or solution to a problem or issue in a story, which usually occurs at the end of the plot and brings closure.
  • (c) A flashback is a scene that interrupts the present action of a story to show an event that happened earlier in time.

Answer:

Answer as written by the student:

(b) A resolution

Step-by-Step explanation of the answer:

  •  A climax, a resolution, and a flashback are all elements of a plot or structure of a story that shape its development and outcome.
  •  A climax is used to present the most important or decisive moment in a story, which usually involves some kind of confrontation or turning point that determines how the conflict will be resolved.
  •  A resolution is used to provide an answer or solution to the problem or issue that was created by the conflict in a story, which usually involves some kind of change or improvement.
  •  A flashback is used to provide background information or reveal something about a character's past. It usually involves a change in time or perspective from the present action of the story.
  •  In the given extract, there is no climax because there is no point of highest interest or intensity in the extract. The narrator does not describe any confrontation or turning point that determines how anything will be resolved.
  •  There is no flashback because there is no change in time or perspective from the present action of the story. The narrator does not describe any event that happened earlier in time than Santosh's second scaling of Everest.
  •   There is a resolution because there is an act of finding an answer or solution to a problem or issue in the extract. The narrator describes how Santosh achieved her goal of scaling Everest twice, which solved her problem of being discontent with her traditional way of life and proved her worth as a mountaineer. He also describes how Santosh received recognition and honour from her nation for her achievements, which brought closure to her story.
  •  Therefore, the correct answer is (b) A resolution.๐Ÿ˜Š

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