Read the passage carefully and answer the questions 1 and 2.
There is a small village called Bhabanipur in Jhenaidah. It is a typical Bangladeshi village. People here spend their day-to-day life mostly working in the fields and doing household work. In this ordinary village, there lives an extraordinary woman named Shamima Akhter Maya. Shamima’s willpower and determination have made her extraordinary. She has seen the most cruel aspect of life. But the cruelty could not defeat her spirit. She has come out as a winner, defying all the odds in life.
Shamima is now 32 years old. She has only one son named Ashikur Rahman Kanok. She runs a small boutique called ‘Oikko Nari Kollayn Shangsha’ in her village. Let's hear from Shamima, how she succeeded in setting up her boutique.
1. Choose the best answer from the alternatives
a. What kind of village is Bhabanipur?
(i) big (ii) large (iii) tiny (iv) medium
b. It is a typical Bangladeshi village—
(i) it reflects the real picture of a Bangladeshi village
(ii) it does not reflect a Bangladeshi village
(iii) it shows the picture of poor Bangladesh
(iv) it hardly reflects the original picture of Bangladesh
c. People of this village spend their time—
(i) fishing and working
(ii) doing business and household work (iii) doing household work and working in the field
(iv) doing household work and working in the jungle
d. Which of the following sentence gives right information about Shamima?
(i) She is not an ordinary woman
(ii) She is a simple woman
(iii) She is a rich woman
(iv) She is a poor woman
e. Shamima's willpower is —
(i) very weak
(iii) very strong
(iv) very light
f. She is extraordinary— of determination and willpower.
(i) though (ii) because
(iii) because of (iv) as
g. She has seen the most cruel aspect of life. The line says—
(i) she has faced many obstacles in life (ii) she has witnessed many happy hours in life
(iii) she has seen all the usual happenings in life
(iv) she has seen the best things in life
h. Her spirit was — by the cruelty.
(i) was defeated (ii) was not defeated (iii) seen defeat (iv) defeating
i. Shamima has come out—
(i) failure (ii) winner
(iii) successful (iv) win
j. She could — all the odds of life.
(i) defy (ii) defied
(iii) defying (iv) defies
k. Shamima is now the mother of—
(i) several children
(ii) two children
(iii) one son
(iv) one daughter
l. Shamima now runs a — business.
(i) big (ii) middle (iii) small (iv) large
m. Her boutique is—
(i) in Dhaka (ii) in a local town
(iii) in her village (iv) in an urban area
n. Shamima tells how she has —her boutique.
(i) set up (ii) setting
(iii) sets up (iv) setted up
o. Bhabanipur is a village which is—
(i) small but gorgeous
(ii) small and ordinary
(iii) gorgeous and ordinary
(iv) fantastic and small
Or, Guess the meaning of the following words and choose the correct meaning closest to the text.
(a) tiny (b) ordinary
(c) typical (d) middle
(a) same (b) exactly
(c) representative (d) exact
(a) mainly (b) minorly
(c) usually (d) always
(a) rough (b) small
(c) typical (d) common
(a) desire (b) will
(c) strong (d) trying hard
(a) highly impressive
(b) less impressive
(c) beautiful (d) serious
(a) feature (b) side
(c) characteristic (d) situation
(a) dishonesty (b) unkindness
(c) gloomy (d) unhappy
(a) difficulties (b) features
(c) kinds (d) obstacles
(a) defy (b) kill
(d)victory over someone
(a) disagree (b) reject
(c) avoid (d) refuse
(a) shop (b) business
(c) small cloth shop (d) ornament shop
(xiii) set up —
(a) establish (b) start
(c) run (d) introduce
2. Read the text again. Now, write the summary of it in around 50 words.
1. a-iii, b-i, c-iii, d-i, e-iii, f-ii, g-i, h-ii, i-iii, j-i, k-iii, l-iii, m-iii, n-i, o-ii
Or, i-a, ii-d, iii-a, iv-d, v-d, vi-a , vii-d, viii-b, ix-a, x-d, xi-d, xii-c, xiii-a,
2. Bhabanipur is a small and typical village of Bangladesh. The people of this village work in the fields and houses. Here lives an extraordinary woman named Shamima Akhter who faced the cruelest aspect of life. But she defeated all the odds and comes out successful. Now she runs a boutique in her village.।