Very short answer questions
I. Choose the correct answer to fill in the blanks.
farming, family, dam, kabadiwala (junk seller), tyre, elders, Sinduri, Khedi, Mumbai
a) __________ is the main occupation of villagers.
b) Empty bottles and newspapers are sold to the __________.
c) Working with __________, children in the village, one can learn many things.
d) People in the village live like a __________.
e) A big wall is built across the river is called a __________.
f) The smoke and smell coming from burning __________ is horrible and unhealthy.
g) Jatrya was born in __________ village.
h) Jatrya’s family moved to __________ village from Khedi village.
i) In search of a better life Jatrya’s family moved from Sinduri village to __________ city.
II. Write ‘True’ for the correct statement and ‘False’ for the wrong statement.
a) In towns there are taps but not enough water.[ ]
b) In towns people falling sick unlike in villages.[ ]
c) Children from villages are welcomed in schools.[ ]
d) Houses in towns have more space than houses in the villages.[ ]
e) There are plenty of trees in towns and the air is fresh and clean.[ ]
f) Roofs made of tin keep the houses cool in summer.[ ]
III. Tick the correct answer.
a) Jatrya feels alone in Mumbai, even when he is surrounded by people.Why?
i) Nobody talks to him or his family.()
ii) Everybody is busy in his own work.()
iii) He is considered an outsider and not welcomed in Mumbai.()
iv) He cannot speak the language of the local people.()
b) Why do you think families like that of Jatrya are coming to big cities?
i) They like city life than village life.()
ii) They have been displaced from their villages due to big projects like dams.()
iii) To earn more money.()
iv) They have been driven out of their homes by rich people.()
c) Who do you think is responsible for the state in which Jatrya finds himself now?
i) Jatrya himself. He should not move from his own Khedi village.()
ii) God and fate.()
iii) He wanted to enjoy the benefits of city life.()
iv) Government and its agencies for not taking care of its citizens.()
IV. 2 Mark Questions. (Long answer questions)
a) How is life in the village different from that of cities?
b) How does building of dams affect the life of the people living in that area?
c) Why do the poor people in towns collect rubber pieces and old tyres?
d) What kind of problems people face who are displaced or asked to move from their place?
How does displacement affect the lives of the people?
e) How did Jatrya suffer in Sinduri? (Write any two points)
f) List the differences between the life of Jatrya used to lead in Khedi village and the life in Mumbai? (Write any two differences)
g) Why did Jatrya and his family leave Sinduri and migrate to Mumbai?