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Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 1

What does the story present?

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The lesson 'Memories of Childhood' is a portrayal of two autobiographical accounts. One by American Indian woman and the second by a Tamil Dalit writer. Both stories highlight the women's oppression, class barriers, racialism, discrimination and exploitation that tend to pull them down.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 2

Who was Zitkala Sa?

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Zitkala–Sa is the pen name of Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, who was an American-Indian woman. She was an extraordinarily, talented and educated Native-American Indian woman.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 3

Who is Bama’s brother?

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Bama's elder brother, Annan, told her that the big man was not being funny when he carried the package by the string for his landlord.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 4

Why did Bama reach home in one hour in place of 10 minutes?

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It took Bama half an hour to one hour to walk home from her school, although it was possible to cover the distance in ten minutes. This was because on the way many attractions slowed her down. These included fun, games, entertaining novelties and oddities in the streets, the shops and the bazaar.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 5

What did Annan tell Bama?

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Annan told Bama that the man was not being funny when he carried the package by the string for his landlord. The upper caste people believed that others must not touch them. If they did, they would be polluted.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 6

Who told Bama that untouchability is a crime?

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Her brother Annan told Bama about untouchability is a crime. Bama was restless to see harsh treatment for the Dalits at the hands of upper class. It was disgusting to consider some human beings as untouchables. She realised that these people do all the chores for the upper caste people.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 7

What is the meaning of untouchability?

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Untouchability is the practice of ostracising a group of people regarded as 'untouchables', resulting in the segregation and persecutions from the people regarded as "higher" caste. The term is most commonly associated with treatment of the Dalit communities in the Indian subcontinent.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 8

Why did Zitkala feel oppressed in her new establishment?

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Since the day, the author was taken away from her mother, she had suffered extreme indignities. ... She was so shocked and oppressed that she felt like sinking to the floor.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 9

"I felt like sinking to the floors" why did Zitkala feel so?

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Zitkala-Sa felt like sinking to the floor when the blanket she had donned over her immodest- looking dress was stripped from her shoulders. She felt uncomfortable in her tight-fitting clothes and because she was ill at ease.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 10

What sort of shows attracted Bama?

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Bama was attracted by the shows that people from various political parties would put up on a stage. These included a street play, or a puppet show, or a “no magic, no miracle” stunt performance.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 11

Why did Zitkala start crying at the dining table?

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Zitkala sa started crying when everybody started eating because she was embarrassed and terrified of all the changes suddenly occurred to her.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 12

What was the author’s original name?

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The Cutting of My Long Hair is the first part of class 12 English memories of childhood summary narrated by Zitkala-Sa, whose original name is Gertrude Simmons Bonnin. In this summary of childhood memories, Zitkala-Sa, a native American born in 1876, experienced severe prejudice.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 13

What is Belfry?

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It was actually possible to walk the distance in ten minutes. But usually it would take her thirty minutes at the very least to reach home. Many interesting things would tether her feet to the ground. There could be a performing monkey. There could be a snake charmer with his snake kept in a basket. There could be a cyclist who had not got off cycle for three days. She would watch the huge bell hanging at the temple.

She would watch the Pongal offerings being cooked. Then there could be some entertainments going on the way-a street play, a puppet show or a magic show. These were the things that stopped her at many points in her way.

Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 14

What was common between Bama and Zitkala?

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Zitkala-Sa and Bama have a lot in common as far as their suffering is concerned. They both belonged to marginalised communities. Zitkala-Sa was a victim of cultural invasion where her own cultural identity was being threatened and Bama was a victim of untouchability that is a form of struggle for class.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 2 - Question 15

How did the scene in the market change Bama’s life?

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The scene that Bama saw at the market place changed her life forever. While ambling leisurely towards home, she saw one very elderly member of her community behaving very fawningly.
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