Monday, 18 May 2020

My Native Land, Chapter 2, Class 8, Poem, Questions and Answers, Summary

 My Native Land, Questions  & Answers, Chapter 2, Class 8

Write a note on the periodical essay of the 18th century
1. All Answers below:
i.What does the old man ask the poet?
Answer: The old man asks the poet about the description of his village. He want to see his native land through  the eyes of the poet.
ii.Why does the old man ask the question to the poet?
Answer: The old man man is blind and therefore he cannot see his own native land. Therefore he wants to take help from the poet to see his village.
iii.How does the poet address the old man? What does that form of address mean?
Answer: The poet is a little girl and therefore she addresses the old man in her Assamese language as 'Koka'. This term 'Koka' is synonymous of English term grandfather.
iv.Why does the poet ask the old man to breathe deep?
Answer: When the poet meets the old man, a cool breeze is blowing. As the old man is blind, he can only know about it through his sense organs. So, she asks the grandfather to take a deep breathe in order to feel the breeze. Moreover it will help him to recall the old days of his village.
v.With what does the poet compare the cool breeze on the old man’s face?
Answer: After a night long thunder and rain, the cool breeze blowing is just comparable to a peaceful breath of the old man's native land.
vi.With what does the poet compare the contented gurgling of the little baby?
Answer: A baby, tied on the back of its mother is making contented gurgling that is just similar to the own soil of the native land of the old man.
vii.What does the chorus of the cuckoo and the sparrows do?
Answer: The cuckoo and the sparrows play around the treetops of the village. They chirrup in chorus. They provide a shape of the native land. 
viii.What are the things that create the soul of the poet’s beloved country?
Answer: The soul of the poet's beloved country is made up of many things. The distant musical rolls of Bihu dhol, pepa and gogona played by the neighbours are composites of the soul of the native land. The aromatic and tasty pitha and laroo, the enchanting evening prayers in Namghar, Masjid and chaurch all form part of the soul of the native land.

2. Answers:
a. Answer: Stanza 4

b. Answer: Stanza 6

c. Answer: Stanza 1

d. Answer: Stanza 5

e. Answer: Stanza 3

3. The girl helps the old man to feel his native land with his sense organs. These senses are:
Answer: (a) Feel  (b) Hear (c)Smell

(i) Example: The warm air, the cool breeze

(ii) Example: the chirruping of cuckoo and sparrows, the distant rolling sounds of musical instruments like dhol, pepa and gogona.

(iii) Example: Aroma of Pitha and laroo

(iv) Example: The old man could guess the season through his senses. It was the season of spring. Because the Assamese community celebrates Bihu in this season.

4. Match the words in column A with their meaning in column B.
Answer : (1) Thunder - The loud explosive sound that follows lightning in the cloud.
(2) Morn - Morning

(3) Contented - Satisfied

(4) Gurgling - The happy sound made by babbies

(5) Chorus - Singing or speaking at the same time .

(6) Aroma - Strong Pleasant smell

(7) Sturdy - Strong and firm


Now, Make sentences of your own

(a) Thunder - The rain was also accompanied bv thunder strikes.

(b) Morn - A fresh morn air is refreshing.

(c) Contended -  The contended baby was gurgling.

(d) Gurgling - The baby is gurgling

(e) Chorus - I participated in a chorus.

(f) Aroma -The aroma of pitha and laroo is vibrating.

(g) Sturdy - The chair is sturdy.

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