Very short answer questions
I. Choose the correct answer to fill in the blanks.
pegs, pitons, leader, blisters, Brigadier Gyan Singh, Sagarmatha, step, 8900, Mizo, stones, 1600, Bachendripal, fifth, Mt. Everest, firewood.
a) _______________________ was the director of the adventure course.
b) Sangeeta had ____________ on her feet.
c) Sangeeta was made the ____________ of group number 7.
d) The rope was tightly fixed to ____________ or ____________ on both sides.
e) Tekla village was at a height of ____________ metres.
f) They saw fruits and vegetables growing in the ____________ fields.
g) Khondonbi spoke only ____________ language.
h) They all made a chulha with ____________ and ____________.
i) The height of the Mt. Everest is about ____________ metres.
j) The Mt. Everest is called ____________ in Nepal.
k) ____________ is the first Indian woman to climb the Mt. Everest.
l) On 23rd May, 1984 Bachendripal climbed the ____________.
m) Bachendripal became the ____________ woman in the world to climb the Mt. Everest.
II. Write ‘True’ for the correct statement and ‘False’ for the wrong statement.
a) There is a camp fire on the first day of a camp.[ ]
b) A group walks ahead of the group.[ ]
c) There is no discipline in a camp.[ ]
d) Bachendripal was the first Indian woman to go on the moon.[ ]
e) There are no medical check-ups in a camp.[ ]
f) We feel happy on finishing a task.[ ]
g) While rock climbing, the body should be kept an angle of 450.[ ]
h) It is difficult to walk on the snow.[ ]
III. Tick the correct answer.
a) What is most important responsibility of a leader?
i) To punish whoever has made a mistake.( )
ii) To own responsibility even when someone else has made a mistake.( )
iii) To remain in front of the group.( )
iv) To keep everyone under strict command.( )
b) Why do we need extra energy in the mountains?
i) During mountaineering we have to go up. Thus we spend energy faster.( )
ii) Due to less air we breathe faster and so need extra energy.( )
iii) The climate of mountains is generally cold. Our body needs extra energy to keep itself warm. ( )
iv) Food is digested faster in mountains. So we need extra energy.( )
c) Why was a drain dug around the tent?
i) Water would flow down the tent’s roof into the drain if it rains.( )
ii) To keep away wild animals.( )
iii) To collect waste water.( )
iv) To make the surroundings more beautiful.( )
1 Mark Questions. (Short answer questions)
I. Answer in one sentence.
a) Where is Nehru Institute of Mountaineering located?
b) Who is the first Indian woman to climb the Mt. Everest?
c) Who was the guide of Bachendripal?
d) How many minutes did Bachendripal spend on the peak of Mt. Everest?
e) Who had come to meet the Brigadier?
f) Who is Bachendripal?
g) What is rapling4 (rappelling)?
h) What is the correct way of rock climbing?
i) Why is it difficult to walk on snow?
In Hindi slang. The correct word is ‘rappelling’ (NAmE). It means climbing down a rock or a mountain using a rope and other special devices.
j) Identify the person in the picture who is the first Indian woman to climb the Mt. Everest.
II. Give reasons.
a) Sangeeta could not talk to Khondonbi even once.
b) They were all given vitamin C tablets and hot chocolate milk with breakfast.
c) No one was ready to step into the river.
d) Sangeeta felt a special kind of happiness when she came out of the river.
e) The sleeping bags were filled with soft feathers.
2 Mark Questions. (Long answer questions)
a) Who had all gone for the mountaineering camp?
b) Who were the members of group number 7?
c) What were the things there in a rucksack5?
d) Why were double layered plastic sheets used for the tent on the ground?
e) Write the names of any four mountaineering equipment.
f) Tick the food items that are preferable during mountaineering.
i) Pizza( )
ii) Glucose biscuits( )
iii) Jaggery( )
iv) Burger( )
v) Hot chocolate milk( )
vi) Chana (Bengal gram)( )
vii) Dosa( )
viii) Oranges( )
g) What are the responsibilities of a group leader in mountaineering?
A large bag, often supported on light metal frame, carried on the back and used especially by people who go climbing.