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Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 1

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I was one of many children — a short boy with rather undistinguished looks, born to tall and handsome parents. We lived in our ancestral house, which was built in the middle of the nineteenth century. It was a fairly large pucca house, made of limestone and brick, on the Mosque Street in Rameshwaram. My austere father used to avoid all inessential comforts and luxuries. However, all necessities were provided for, in terms of food, medicine or clothes. In fact, I would say mine was a very secure childhood, both materially and emotionally.

Q. Who gave emotional and material security to Kalam?

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 1 Kalam's parents provided him with material security by seeing all necessities in terms of food, medicine or clothes were provided for and emotional security by giving him a loving and secure childhood.
Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 2

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I was one of many children — a short boy with rather undistinguished looks, born to tall and handsome parents. We lived in our ancestral house, which was built in the middle of the nineteenth century. It was a fairly large pucca house, made of limestone and brick, on the Mosque Street in Rameshwaram. My austere father used to avoid all inessential comforts and luxuries. However, all necessities were provided for, in terms of food, medicine or clothes. In fact, I would say mine was a very secure childhood, both materially and emotionally.

Q. From where has this chapter ‘My Childhood’ been taken?

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 2 The chapter 'My Childhood' is taken from the autobiography of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, The Wings of Fire.
Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 3

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I was one of many children — a short boy with rather undistinguished looks, born to tall and handsome parents. We lived in our ancestral house, which was built in the middle of the nineteenth century. It was a fairly large pucca house, made of limestone and brick, on the Mosque Street in Rameshwaram. My austere father used to avoid all inessential comforts and luxuries. However, all necessities were provided for, in terms of food, medicine or clothes. In fact, I would say mine was a very secure childhood, both materially and emotionally.

Q. Where was Kalam born?

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 3 My Childhood” is an extract taken from the biography of APJ Abdul Kalam - 'Wings of Fire'. He was a great scientist and also the 14th President of India. He was born in a middle - class Muslim family in 1931 in the island town of Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.
Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 4

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I was one of many children — a short boy with rather undistinguished looks, born to tall and handsome parents. We lived in our ancestral house, which was built in the middle of the nineteenth century. It was a fairly large pucca house, made of limestone and brick, on the Mosque Street in Rameshwaram. My austere father used to avoid all inessential comforts and luxuries. However, all necessities were provided for, in terms of food, medicine or clothes. In fact, I would say mine was a very secure childhood, both materially and emotionally.

Q. In what sense was Kalam’s childhood secure?

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 4 APJ Abdul Kalam called his childhood a secure one because he had loving and caring parents who gave love and guidance to their children and took care of their emotional and physical needs. They provided their children with all necessities, in terms of food, medicine or clothes.
Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 5

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I was one of many children — a short boy with rather undistinguished looks, born to tall and handsome parents. We lived in our ancestral house, which was built in the middle of the nineteenth century. It was a fairly large pucca house, made of limestone and brick, on the Mosque Street in Rameshwaram. My austere father used to avoid all inessential comforts and luxuries. However, all necessities were provided for, in terms of food, medicine or clothes. In fact, I would say mine was a very secure childhood, both materially and emotionally.

Q. Who used to avoid all inessential comforts and luxuries?

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 5 Abdul Kalam's father was an austere man who kept away from all inessential comforts and luxuries.
Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 6

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During the annual Shri Sita Rama Kalyanam ceremony, our family used to arrange boats with a special platform for carrying idols of the Lord from the temple to the marriage site, situated in the middle of the pond called Rama Tirtha which was near our house. 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.

Q. Find the word in the passage which means the same ‘the place where some event takes place’.

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 6 The place where some event takes place means site.
Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 7

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During the annual Shri Sita Rama Kalyanam ceremony, our family used to arrange boats with a special platform for carrying idols of the Lord from the temple to the marriage site, situated in the middle of the pond called Rama Tirtha which was near our house. 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.

Q. Find a word from the passage that means ‘images of God’.

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 7 Images of God means idols.
Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 8

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During the annual Shri Sita Rama Kalyanam ceremony, our family used to arrange boats with a special platform for carrying idols of the Lord from the temple to the marriage site, situated in the middle of the pond called Rama Tirtha which was near our house. 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.

Q. What is the name of the pond?

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 8 During the annual Shri Sita Rama Kalyanam ceremony, our family used to arrange boats with a special platform for carrying idols of the Lord from the temple to the marriage site, situated in the middle of the pond called Rama Tirtha which was near our house.
Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 9

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During the annual Shri Sita Rama Kalyanam ceremony, our family used to arrange boats with a special platform for carrying idols of the Lord from the temple to the marriage site, situated in the middle of the pond called Rama Tirtha which was near our house. 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.

Q. What type of stories were told to the writer at bedtime?

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 9 Kalam's mother and grandmother told him hindu traditional stories like ramayana, mahabharata etc. This shows that they considered hindus and muslims as equal. They also wanted to implant and pass this thought to their future generation so that they don't support discriminations in the society.
Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 10

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During the annual Shri Sita Rama Kalyanam ceremony, our family used to arrange boats with a special platform for carrying idols of the Lord from the temple to the marriage site, situated in the middle of the pond called Rama Tirtha which was near our house. 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.

Q. What was the annual event held in Rameshwaram?

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 10 The annual event held in Rameshwaram was Shri Sita Rama Kalyanam Ceremony.
Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 11

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One day, he invited me to his home for a meal. His wife was horrified at the idea of a Muslim boy being invited to dine in her ritually pure kitchen. She refused to serve me in her kitchen. Shivasubrahmania Iyer was not perturbed, nor did he get angry with his wife, but instead, served me with his own hands and sat down beside me to eat his meal. His wife watched us from behind the kitchen door. I wondered whether she had observed any difference in the way I ate rice, drank water or cleaned the floor after the meal. When I was leaving his house, Shivasubrahmania Iyer invited me to join him for dinner again the next weekend. Observing my hesitation, he told me not to get upset, saying, “Once you decide to change the system, such problems have to be confronted.” When I visited his house the next week, Shivasubrahmania Iyer’s wife took me inside her kitchen and served me food with her own hands.

Q. The word from the passage that means ‘to deal with’ is _________.

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 11 To deal with means confronted according to passage.
Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 12

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One day, he invited me to his home for a meal. His wife was horrified at the idea of a Muslim boy being invited to dine in her ritually pure kitchen. She refused to serve me in her kitchen. Shivasubrahmania Iyer was not perturbed, nor did he get angry with his wife, but instead, served me with his own hands and sat down beside me to eat his meal. His wife watched us from behind the kitchen door. I wondered whether she had observed any difference in the way I ate rice, drank water or cleaned the floor after the meal. When I was leaving his house, Shivasubrahmania Iyer invited me to join him for dinner again the next weekend. Observing my hesitation, he told me not to get upset, saying, “Once you decide to change the system, such problems have to be confronted.” When I visited his house the next week, Shivasubrahmania Iyer’s wife took me inside her kitchen and served me food with her own hands.

Q. What kind of person was Shivasubrahmania?

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 12 Sivasubramania Iyer was Kalam's science teacher. Though he was a brahmin, he was something of a rebel. A man of liberal views, he wanted to change the society that was rigid in terms of segregation of different social groups.
Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 13

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One day, he invited me to his home for a meal. His wife was horrified at the idea of a Muslim boy being invited to dine in her ritually pure kitchen. She refused to serve me in her kitchen. Shivasubrahmania Iyer was not perturbed, nor did he get angry with his wife, but instead, served me with his own hands and sat down beside me to eat his meal. His wife watched us from behind the kitchen door. I wondered whether she had observed any difference in the way I ate rice, drank water or cleaned the floor after the meal. When I was leaving his house, Shivasubrahmania Iyer invited me to join him for dinner again the next weekend. Observing my hesitation, he told me not to get upset, saying, “Once you decide to change the system, such problems have to be confronted.” When I visited his house the next week, Shivasubrahmania Iyer’s wife took me inside her kitchen and served me food with her own hands.

Q. Who invited the writer over dinner the next weekend?

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 13 Sivasubramania Iyer was Kalam's science teacher. Though he was a brahmin, he was something of a rebel. A man of liberal views, he wanted to change the society that was rigid in terms of segregation of different social groups. He invited Kalam to his home for a meal.
Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 14

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One day, he invited me to his home for a meal. His wife was horrified at the idea of a Muslim boy being invited to dine in her ritually pure kitchen. She refused to serve me in her kitchen. Shivasubrahmania Iyer was not perturbed, nor did he get angry with his wife, but instead, served me with his own hands and sat down beside me to eat his meal. His wife watched us from behind the kitchen door. I wondered whether she had observed any difference in the way I ate rice, drank water or cleaned the floor after the meal. When I was leaving his house, Shivasubrahmania Iyer invited me to join him for dinner again the next weekend. Observing my hesitation, he told me not to get upset, saying, “Once you decide to change the system, such problems have to be confronted.” When I visited his house the next week, Shivasubrahmania Iyer’s wife took me inside her kitchen and served me food with her own hands.

Q. Why did Shivasubrahmania serve Kalam himself and sat with him to eat?

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 14 When Sivasubramania Iyer called APJ Abdul Kalam for dinner at his home, his wife feared that a boy from a Muslim family would make her kitchen impure. She refused to serve him food in her kitchen. ... He himself served food to APJ and sat down beside him to eat.
Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 15

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One day, he invited me to his home for a meal. His wife was horrified at the idea of a Muslim boy being invited to dine in her ritually pure kitchen. She refused to serve me in her kitchen. Shivasubrahmania Iyer was not perturbed, nor did he get angry with his wife, but instead, served me with his own hands and sat down beside me to eat his meal. His wife watched us from behind the kitchen door. I wondered whether she had observed any difference in the way I ate rice, drank water or cleaned the floor after the meal. When I was leaving his house, Shivasubrahmania Iyer invited me to join him for dinner again the next weekend. Observing my hesitation, he told me not to get upset, saying, “Once you decide to change the system, such problems have to be confronted.” When I visited his house the next week, Shivasubrahmania Iyer’s wife took me inside her kitchen and served me food with her own hands.

Q. The word from the passage that means ‘agitated/upset’ is __________.

Detailed Solution for Test: My Childhood- Extract Based Type Questions- 2 - Question 15 Agitated/upset means perturbed according to above passage.
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