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MP Board Class 12th English The Spectrum Workbook Chapter 18 India through a Traveller’s Eyes Solutions

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MP Board Class 12th English The Spectrum Workbook Solutions Chapter 18 India through a Traveller’s Eyes

Word Power

A. Find out the difference in the meanings of the following pairs of words, and use them in sentences of your own :

I. accept—He accepted our proposal.
except—Except Ram everyone accepted the proposal.

II. advise—I advised him not to do it.
advice—He did not heed to my advice.

III. affect—The medicine affected adversely,
effect—This medicine has no after effects.

IV. aisle—The aisle of the Church was full of people,
isle—There was a temple on the isle.

V. beside—He sat beside me.
besides—I don’t like that new dictionary besides it is too expensive.

VI. breath—He held his breath
breathe—He breathed his last.

Tick [✓] S for same, O for opposite, and D for different meanings of the following words.
Ans.

I.sweet-sourS✓OD
IIcrazy-insane✓S0D
III.stout-fatS0✓D
IV.big-angryS0✓D
V.danger-peril✓S0D
VI.splendid-magnificent✓S0D
VII.furious-violent✓S0D
VIII.strange-familiars✓OD
IX.growl-weeps✓OD
X.idle-workings✓oD

Comprehension

A. Choose the correct alternative.

Question 1.
What conclusion regarding the skin colour of Caucasiaiban be drawn from the lesson.
(a) They have fair skin
(b) They have creamy skin
(c) The colour of their skin is dark
(d) Their skin has a variety of hues.
Answer:
(d) Their skin has a variety of hues.

Question 2.
Pearl Buck wrote the travelogue :
(a) when India was under the British Raj
(b) when India had just won freedom
(c) when India hosted the non-aligned movement
(d) when India tested its first nuclear device.
Answer:
(b) when India had just won freedom

Question 3.
Pearl Buck had visited India.
(a) when India was under the British Raj
(b) when India had just won freedom
(c) when India hosted the non-aligned movement
(d) when India tested its first nuclear device.
Answer:
(a) when India was under the British Raj

Question 4.
Pearl Buck found the real indictment against British colonialism :
(a) in the villages of India
(b) among thousands of young intellectuals
(c) among the cultured and well educated Indians
(d) in the religions minded Indians.
Answer:
(a) in the villages of India

Question 5.
To the author, the serving of food on banana leaves :
(a) signified in hospitality
(b) symbolized untouchability and caste system
(c) implied cleanliness
(d) indicated devotion.
Answer:
(c) implied cleanliness

B. Fill in the blanks :

1. The author’s friend married a Kashimiri with ……. eyes, (green/blue)
2. The first woman president of the …….. was an Indian. (UN General Assembly/UN Security Council)
3. Only the …… peasant could compare with the Indian village. (Chinese/Russian)
4. The eldest brother lived in a ………. outside the house. (cave/cage)
5. ……….. is ever-present in Indian life. (Religion/Idealism)
Answer:

  1. green
  2. U. N. General Assembly
  3. Russian
  4. Cage
  5. Religion.

Language Practice

A. Correct the following sentences and write them.

Question 1.
I think you should worked harder.
Answer:
I think you should work hard.

Question 2.
Do you can speak English ?
Answer:
Can you speak English ?

Question 3.
Ruby thinks it mays rain later.
Answer:
Ruby thinks it may rain later.

Question 4.
Sami musts go to the dentist soon.
Answer:
Sami must go to the dentist soon.

Question 5.
They maying go to Mandsaur in December.
Answer:
They may go to Mandsaur in December.

Question 6.
Could you lent me your dictionary?
Answer:
Could you lend me your dictionary ?

B. Complete the following dialogue using correct “modal verbs.”
Answer:

  • Shahbaz : If I won the ten million dollar lottery jackpot, I will afford to quit my job and travel the world.
  • Samarth : Where can you go if you had that much money?
  • Shahbaz : I don’t know, I may choose to spend a year in London or perhaps I may go to America.
  • Samarth : How often do you buy lottery tickets ?
  • Shahbaz : Never, I guess if I want to win the lottery, I will try buying some tickets.
  • Samarth : That won’t help.

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C. Rewrite the following sentences using ‘can’, or ‘could’.

Question 1.
Sami is able to drive a car.
Answer:
Sami can drive a car.

Question 2.
I was able to attend the meeting yesterday as I took the evening train to Bhopal.
Answer:
I could attend the meeting yesterday as I took the evening train to Bhopal.

Question 3.
He is able to walk 15 kilometers every day.
Answer:
He can walk 15 kilometers every day.

Question 4.
My brother was not able to swim.
Answer:
My brother could not swim.

Question 5.
We were not able to operate this machine when we were young.
Answer:
We could not operate this machine when we were young.

D. Rewrite the following sentences as a request or as a suggestion with the help of the modal verb given in the brackets.

Question 1.
You may show me that photograph. (a request, with ‘would’)
Answer:
Would you show me that photograph ?

Question 2.
I want the salt, please. (a request with ‘could’)
Answer:
Could give me the salt ?

Language Practice

A. Correct the following sentences and write them.

Question 1.
I think you should worked harder.
Answer:
I think you should work hard.

Question 2.
Do you can speak English ?
Answer:
Can you speak English ?

Question 3.
Ruby thinks it mays rain later.
Answer:
Ruby thinks it may rain later.

Question 4.
Sami musts go to the dentist soon.
Answer:
Sami must go to the dentist soon.

Question 5.
They maying go to Mandsaur in December.
Answer:
They may go to Mandsaur in December.

Question 6.
Could you lent me your dictionary?
Answer:
Could you lend me your dictionary ?

B. Complete the following dialogue using correct “modal verbs.”
Answer:

  • Shahbaz : If I won the ten million dollar lottery jackpot, I will afford to quit my job and travel the world.
  • Samarth : Where can you go if you had that much money?
  • Shahbaz : I don’t know, I may choose to spend a year in London or perhaps I may go to America.
  • Samarth : How often do you buy lottery tickets ?
  • Shahbaz : Never, I guess if I want to win the lottery, I will try buying some tickets.
  • Samarth : That won’t help.

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C. Rewrite the following sentences using ‘can’, or ‘could’.

Question 1.
Sami is able to drive a car.
Answer:
Sami can drive a car.

Question 2.
I was able to attend the meeting yesterday as I took the evening train to Bhopal.
Answer:
I could attend the meeting yesterday as I took the evening train to Bhopal.

Question 3.
He is able to walk 15 kilometers every day.
Answer:
He can walk 15 kilometers every day.

Question 4.
My brother was not able to swim.
Ans.
My brother could not swim.

Question 5.
We were not able to operate this machine when we were young.
Answer:
We could not operate this machine when we were young.

D. Rewrite the following sentences as a request or as a suggestion with the help of the modal verb given in the brackets.

Question 1.
You may show me that photograph. (a request, with ‘would’)
Answer:
Would you show me that photograph ?

Question 2.
I want the salt, please. (a request with ‘could’)
Answer:
Could give me the salt ?

Question 3.
You walk down to the market. (a suggestion with ‘could’)
Answer:
You could you walk down to the market.

Question 4.
You lend me your pen please. (a request wit&’could’)
Answer:
Could you lend me your pen ?

Question 5.
We may have coffee now. (a suggestion with ‘shall’)
Answer:
Shall we have coffee now ?

Question 6.
You may switch on the light please. (a request with ‘will’)
Answer:
Will you please switch on the light ?

Rewrite the following sentences using may/might/could 4- have + past participle

Question 1.
Perhaps she watched T. V. yesterday.
Answer:
She might have watched T. V. yesterday.

Question 2.
It is possible they reached the station late.
Answer:
They may have reached the station late.

Question 3.
Perhaps they had an accident.
Answer:
They might have had an accident.

Question 4.
It is possible he missed the bus.
Answer:
He may have missed the bus.

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Complete the sentence using might not have + participle or could not have + past participle.

Question 1.
A : Don’t you think she saw you ?
B : No she was too far away. She might not have seen me.

Question 2.
A : I wonder why she did not say hello. Perhaps she did not see me.
B : That’s possible. She could not have seen me.

Question 3.
A : I wonder why Nasim did not come to the party. Perhaps she wasn’t invited.
B : Yes it is possible. She might not have been invited.

Question 4.
A : I wonder how the fire started. Do you think it was an accident?
B : No the police say it might not have been an accident.

Question 5.
A : How did the fire started. I suppose it was an accident.
B : Well, the police aren’t sure. They say it could not have been an accident.

Speaking Time

Each of the following sentences will be read twice. Listen carefully and mark them with the correct stress and intonation.
Answer:

  • It’s ‘time the ‘children ‘went to ‘bed.
  • Can you ‘buy me a ‘second ‘copy ?
  • I ‘think it’s quite ‘fair, on the ‘whole.
  • Will you be ‘staying there ‘long ? ,
  • if it’s ‘all the ‘same to you I’d rather ‘walk.

Reading Time

Read the following passage carefully :

Chitrakoot, ‘the hill of many wonders,’ nestles peacefully in the northern spurs of the Vindhyas, a place of tranquil forest glades and quiet rivers and streams where calm and repose are all pervading. This loveliest of nature’s gifts is also hallowed ground, blessed by the gods and sanctified by the faith of pilgrims.

For Chitrakoot’s spiritual legacy stretches back to legendary ages : it was in these deep forests that Rama and Sita spent eleven of their fourteen years of exile; here the great sage Atri and Sati Anusuya meditated; and here where the principal trinity of the Hindu pantheon, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, took their incarnations.

Sufferers and seekers, poets and visionaries, princes and noblemen have, through the ages, sought and found solace in Chitrakoot, drawn inspiration from its sublime natural beauty, gained spiritual strength from its serene temple and in turn, become part of the hallowed legend that is Chitrakoot.

Places to see

  • Ramghat : With the very first rays of dawn that gleam upon the river, Ramghat stirs into life as the devout of all ages take the ritual, purifying dip in the waters and invoke the blessings of the gods.
  • Kamadgiri : Kamadgiri the original Chitrakoot, is venerated today as the holy embodiment of Rama.
  • Janki Kund : It is said that Sita would bathe in this kund during the years of her exile with Rama.
  • Sati Anusuya : It was here that Atri Muni, his wife Anusuya, and their three sons are said to have meditated.

Some other places like Sphatic Shila, Gupt-Godavari, Hanuman Dhara, Bharat koop, etc., have not only their religious significance but they are the places of natural beauty as well.

How to Reach

  • By Air : The nearest airport is at Khajuraho (175 km), connected with Delhi, Agra and Varanasi.
  • By Rail: The nearest railhead is at Chitrakoot Dham (11 km) on the Jhansi-Manikpur main line.
  • By Road : Regular bus services connect Chitrakoot with Jhansi, Mahoba, Chitrakoot Dham, Harpalpur, Satna and Chhatarpur.

Best Season : Best season to visit Chitrakoot is considered October to March.

Now answer the questions given below :

Question 1.
Find out the words from the passage for the following expressions :
Answer:

  • quiet and peaceful — tranquil
  • holy — sanctified
  • away from home — exile
  • a group of three — glades
  • all the gods — trinity

Question 2.
Where is Chitrakoot situated ? (2015) How can we reach Chitrakoot ? Mention all the three ways. (2011,15)
Answer:
Chitrakoot is situated in the northern spurs of the VindyasfVe can reach Chitrakoot in the following three ways :

  • By Air : The nearest airport is at Khajuraho (175 km), connected with Delhi, Agra and Varanasi.
  • By Rail: The nearest railhead is at Chitrakoot Dham (11 km) on the Jhansi-Manikpur main line.
  • By Road : Regular bus services connect Chitrakoot with Jhansi, Mahoba, Chitrakoot Dham, Harpalpur, Satna and Chhatarpur.

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