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Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 1

Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.

‘It takes longer to build a school,’ I say, embarrassed at having made a promise that was not meant. But promises like mine abound in every corner of his bleak world.

Q. From which lesson has the extract been taken?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 1 This extract has been taken from ‘Lost Spring’.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 2

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‘It takes longer to build a school,’ I say, embarrassed at having made a promise that was not meant. But promises like mine abound in every corner of his bleak world.

Q. What promise had ‘I’ made to the listener?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 2 Start a school for the less privileged.

A young boy came running. He was wearing grey coloured school uniform, socks and shoes. He had a school bag hung on his shoulders. He threw it on the bed and ran away. The writer wants to say that the financial position of the priest at the temple had improved over the last thirty years.

Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 3

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‘It takes longer to build a school,’ I say, embarrassed at having made a promise that was not meant. But promises like mine abound in every corner of his bleak world.

Q. Who is ‘I’ referred to here?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 3 ‘I’ referred to here is the Author himself.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 4

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‘It takes longer to build a school,’ I say, embarrassed at having made a promise that was not meant. But promises like mine abound in every corner of his bleak world.

Q. What is the meaning of the word ‘abound’?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 4 Abound means Plenty here.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 5

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There were many storms that swept away their fields and homes, his mother tells him. That’s why they left, looking for gold in the big city where he now lives.

Q. Who is the author of the lesson?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 5 Anees Jung began her career as a writer in India. She has been an editor and columnist for major newspapers in India and abroad, and has authored several books. The following is an excerpt from her book titled Lost Spring, Stories of Stolen Childhood.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 6

Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.

There were many storms that swept away their fields and homes, his mother tells him. That’s why they left, looking for gold in the big city where he now lives.

Q. Where did storms hit and sweep fields and homes?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 6 His home in Dhaka was in the middle of lush green fields. They had left it many years ago and he does not remember it anymore. His mother had told him that there were many storms which destroyed their homes and fields. So, they left home and shifted to the cities in search of ‘gold’.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 7

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There were many storms that swept away their fields and homes, his mother tells him. That’s why they left, looking for gold in the big city where he now lives.

Q. Who are ‘He’ and ‘they ’ in the above lines?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 7 Family members of Saheb. Saheb left his home long ago. Set amidst the green fields of Dhaka, his home is not even a distant memory. There were many storms that swept away their fields and homes, his mother tells him. That’s why they left, looking for gold in the big city where he now lives.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 8

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There were many storms that swept away their fields and homes, his mother tells him. That’s why they left, looking for gold in the big city where he now lives.

Q. What do ‘they ’ now do?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 8 For the rag pickers the garbage was as precious as gold. These families searched the garbage dumps and got things which they sold to fund their food. They gathered torn or damaged sheets which were used to cover the roof of their homes. These did not cover them well but still provided them with some protection. For the children, the garbage dumps were more than a means of survival.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 9

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Food is more important for survival than an identity. “If at the end of the day we can feed our families and go to bed without an aching stomach, we would rather live here than in the fields that gave us no grain,” says a group of women in tattered saris when I ask them why they left their beautiful land of green fields and rivers. Wherever they find food, they pitch their tents and that becomes their transit homes. Children grow up in them, becoming partners in survival. And survival in Seemapuri means rag-picking. Through the years, it has acquired the proportions of a fine art. Garbage to them is gold. It is their daily bread, a roof over their heads, even if it is a leaking roof. But for a child it is even more.

Q. The phrase ‘transit homes’ refer to the dwellings that are:

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 9 Transit homes – a temporary home.

Children grow up in them, becoming partners in survival. And survival in Seemapuri means rag-picking. Through the years, it has acquired the proportions of a fine art. Garbage to them is gold. It is their daily bread, a roof over their heads, even if it is a leaking roof. But for a child it is even more.

Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 10

Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.

Food is more important for survival than an identity. “If at the end of the day we can feed our families and go to bed without an aching stomach, we would rather live here than in the fields that gave us no grain,” says a group of women in tattered saris when I ask them why they left their beautiful land of green fields and rivers. Wherever they find food, they pitch their tents and that becomes their transit homes. Children grow up in them, becoming partners in survival. And survival in Seemapuri means rag-picking. Through the years, it has acquired the proportions of a fine art. Garbage to them is gold. It is their daily bread, a roof over their heads, even if it is a leaking roof. But for a child it is even more.

Q. Choose the term which best matches the statement, ‘Food is more important for survival than an identity.”

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 10 Necessity means the state or fact of being required.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 11

Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.

Food is more important for survival than an identity. “If at the end of the day we can feed our families and go to bed without an aching stomach, we would rather live here than in the fields that gave us no grain,” says a group of women in tattered saris when I ask them why they left their beautiful land of green fields and rivers. Wherever they find food, they pitch their tents and that becomes their transit homes. Children grow up in them, becoming partners in survival. And survival in Seemapuri means rag-picking. Through the years, it has acquired the proportions of a fine art. Garbage to them is gold. It is their daily bread, a roof over their heads, even if it is a leaking roof. But for a child it is even more.

Q. Identify the figure of speech used in the sentence “Garbage to them is gold”.

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 11 Hyperbole is a way of speaking or writing that makes something sound better or more exciting than it really is. For example: Garbage to them is gold.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 12

Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.

Food is more important for survival than an identity. “If at the end of the day we can feed our families and go to bed without an aching stomach, we would rather live here than in the fields that gave us no grain,” says a group of women in tattered saris when I ask them why they left their beautiful land of green fields and rivers. Wherever they find food, they pitch their tents and that becomes their transit homes. Children grow up in them, becoming partners in survival. And survival in Seemapuri means rag-picking. Through the years, it has acquired the proportions of a fine art. Garbage to them is gold. It is their daily bread, a roof over their heads, even if it is a leaking roof. But for a child it is even more.

Q. What does ‘acquired the proportions of a fine art’ mean?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 12 Over the years, the rags became a source of treasure for the rag pickers. The more skilled the rag picker was, the better things he/she would get when rummaging through the rags. Thus, rag picking had acquired the proportions of a fine art.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 13

Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.

She still has bangles on her wrist, but no light in her eyes. “Ek waqt ser bhar khana bhi nahin khaya.” she says, in a voice drained of joy. She has not enjoyed even one full meal in her entire lifetime-that’s what she has reaped! Her husband, an old man with a flowing beard says, “I know nothing except bangles. All I have done is make a house for the family to live in.” Hearing him one wonders if he has achieved what many have failed in their lifetime. He has a roof over his head!

The cry of not having money to do anything except carry on the business of making bangles, not even enough to eat, rings in every home. The young men echo the lament of the elders. Little has moved with time, it seems in Firozabad, years of mind-numbing toil have killed all initiative and the ability to dream.

Q. ‘She still has bangles on her wrist, but no light in her eyes.’ This implies that:

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 13 Since her husband, an old man with a flowing beard is still alive, she still has bangles on her wrist. She has, however, not enjoyed even one full nteal in her entire lifetime. So, there is no light in her eyes. This is just a comment on the abject poverty and helplessness of the bangle-makers.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 14

Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.

She still has bangles on her wrist, but no light in her eyes. “Ek waqt ser bhar khana bhi nahin khaya.” she says, in a voice drained of joy. She has not enjoyed even one full meal in her entire lifetime-that’s what she has reaped! Her husband, an old man with a flowing beard says, “I know nothing except bangles. All I have done is make a house for the family to live in.” Hearing him one wonders if he has achieved what many have failed in their lifetime. He has a roof over his head!

The cry of not having money to do anything except carry on the business of making bangles, not even enough to eat, rings in every home. The young men echo the lament of the elders. Little has moved with time, it seems in Firozabad, years of mind-numbing toil have killed all initiative and the ability to dream.

Q. Choose the term which best matches the statement ‘The young men echo the lament of their elders.’

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 14 Reiterate is a redundant construction like “overwhelm” which means to defeat, to subdue, etc. You are either whelmed or not whelmed; there is no middle ground! "Reword" has no relation to "iterate." Word, in most usages is a NOUN and converting it to a verb is irregular usage but gets done frequently.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 15

Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.

She still has bangles on her wrist, but no light in her eyes. “Ek waqt ser bhar khana bhi nahin khaya.” she says, in a voice drained of joy. She has not enjoyed even one full meal in her entire lifetime-that’s what she has reaped! Her husband, an old man with a flowing beard says, “I know nothing except bangles. All I have done is make a house for the family to live in.” Hearing him one wonders if he has achieved what many have failed in their lifetime. He has a roof over his head!

The cry of not having money to do anything except carry on the business of making bangles, not even enough to eat, rings in every home. The young men echo the lament of the elders. Little has moved with time, it seems in Firozabad, years of mind-numbing toil have killed all initiative and the ability to dream.

Q. ‘He has a roof over his head!’ The tone of the author is ____________ .

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 15 If you have a roof over your head, you have somewhere to live. I am just thankful that we have a roof over our heads which is optimistic.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 16

Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.

She still has bangles on her wrist, but no light in her eyes. “Ek waqt ser bhar khana bhi nahin khaya.” she says, in a voice drained of joy. She has not enjoyed even one full meal in her entire lifetime-that’s what she has reaped! Her husband, an old man with a flowing beard says, “I know nothing except bangles. All I have done is make a house for the family to live in.” Hearing him one wonders if he has achieved what many have failed in their lifetime. He has a roof over his head!

The cry of not having money to do anything except carry on the business of making bangles, not even enough to eat, rings in every home. The young men echo the lament of the elders. Little has moved with time, it seems in Firozabad, years of mind-numbing toil have killed all initiative and the ability to dream.

Q. ‘Years of mind-numbing toil have killed all initiative and the ability to dream’. This shows that:

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 16 Years of mind-numbing toil has killed all their drive and the ability to dream. They cannot organize themselves into a cooperative and escape the vicious circle of middleme for fear of the police and due to lack of leadership.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 17

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“I will learn to drive a car,” he answers, looking straight into my eyes. His dream looms like a mirage amidst the dust of streets that fill his town Firozabad, famous for its bangles. Every other family in Firozabad is engaged in making bangles. It is the centre of India’s glass-blowing industry where families have spent generations working around furnaces, welding glass, making bangles for all the women in the land it seems.

Mukesh’s family is among them. none of them know that it is illegal for children like him to work in the glass furnaces with high temperatures, in dingy cells without air and light; that the law, if enforced, could get him and all those 20,000 children out of the hot furnaces where they slog their daylight hours, often losing the brightness of their eyes. Mukesh’s eyes beam as he volunteers to take me home, which he proudly says is being rebuilt.

Q. The simile ‘dream looms like a mirage amidst the dust of streets’ indicates that his dream was :

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 17 Mukesh wants to be a Motor Mechanic and he dreams of driving a car but his dream is like a Mirage amidst the dust of the streets that fill his town of Firozabad because every other family in Firozabad is engaged in making glass bangles so he is always also doomed to be a bangle maker .
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 18

Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.

“I will learn to drive a car,” he answers, looking straight into my eyes. His dream looms like a mirage amidst the dust of streets that fill his town Firozabad, famous for its bangles. Every other family in Firozabad is engaged in making bangles. It is the centre of India’s glass-blowing industry where families have spent generations working around furnaces, welding glass, making bangles for all the women in the land it seems.

Mukesh’s family is among them. none of them know that it is illegal for children like him to work in the glass furnaces with high temperatures, in dingy cells without air and light; that the law, if enforced, could get him and all those 20,000 children out of the hot furnaces where they slog their daylight hours, often losing the brightness of their eyes. Mukesh’s eyes beam as he volunteers to take me home, which he proudly says is being rebuilt.

Q. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE with reference to the extract?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 18 Firozabad is engaged in making bangles. It is the centre of India’s glass-blowing industry where families have spent generations working around furnaces, welding glass, making bangles for all the women in the land it seems.
Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 19

Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.

“I will learn to drive a car,” he answers, looking straight into my eyes. His dream looms like a mirage amidst the dust of streets that fill his town Firozabad, famous for its bangles. Every other family in Firozabad is engaged in making bangles. It is the centre of India’s glass-blowing industry where families have spent generations working around furnaces, welding glass, making bangles for all the women in the land it seems.

Mukesh’s family is among them. none of them know that it is illegal for children like him to work in the glass furnaces with high temperatures, in dingy cells without air and light; that the law, if enforced, could get him and all those 20,000 children out of the hot furnaces where they slog their daylight hours, often losing the brightness of their eyes. Mukesh’s eyes beam as he volunteers to take me home, which he proudly says is being rebuilt.

Q. ‘I will learn to drive a car,’ he answers, looking straight into my eyes. This sentence highlights Mukesh was _____________.

1. determined 2. Fearless

3. hopeful 4. valiant

5. ambitious 6. stern

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 19 Determined: Having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.

Ambitious: Having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.

Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 20

Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow.

“I will learn to drive a car,” he answers, looking straight into my eyes. His dream looms like a mirage amidst the dust of streets that fill his town Firozabad, famous for its bangles. Every other family in Firozabad is engaged in making bangles. It is the centre of India’s glass-blowing industry where families have spent generations working around furnaces, welding glass, making bangles for all the women in the land it seems.

Mukesh’s family is among them. none of them know that it is illegal for children like him to work in the glass furnaces with high temperatures, in dingy cells without air and light; that the law, if enforced, could get him and all those 20,000 children out of the hot furnaces where they slog their daylight hours, often losing the brightness of their eyes. Mukesh’s eyes beam as he volunteers to take me home, which he proudly says is being rebuilt.

Q. Every other family in Firozabad is engaged in making bangles, indicates that :

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- Extract Based Type Questions- 1 - Question 20 Every other family in Firozabad is engaged in the business of making bangles. Firozabad is a centre of India's glass-blowing industry. Since generations the families are working around furnaces, welding glass and making bangles for all the women on the land. The bangles are symbolised as woman's Suhag.
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