Saturday, May 31, 2014

My Childhood - Comprehension



Comprehension
I. Answer the following questions.
  1. What were the disadvantages faced by Kalam in his childhood?
  2. "_____that forced Samsuddin to look for a helping hand " what does 'that' refers to?
  3. " I filled the slot " what does the sentence mean?
  4. If one wants to bring a change in the social system , what qualities should one possess?
  5. Events from the Ramayana and from the life of the prophet were the bedtime stories my mother and grandmother would tell the children in our family.
Choose the most appropriate meaning for the underlined word from the options given below.
a)      stories told by the bed side
b)      stories told on the bed
c)       stories told before getting sleep.
  1. " Your children are not your children …." What does it mean ? Do you agree with the statement or disagree?
  2. As children, none of us ever felt any difference amongst ourselves because of our religious differences and upbringing.
Choose the most appropriate meaning for the underlined word from the options given below.
a)      education            b) cared and trained       c) food and shelter
  1. Read the text and attribute the characteristics given in the box to the following women .
conservative , sociable, kind , secular, generous, simple, tolerant, adamant, orthodox,
a)      Subramania Iyer,s wife                  b) Ashiamma
  1. Identify the features of the text " My childhood".
a)      What type of text is it?
b)      Reflections on the text
c)       Anecdotes in the text Vocabulary

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