Read the following passage and answer questions 1 and 2.
Shamima started to tell us her story. Listening to her, we were stunned and at the same time our hearts were filled with admiration for her.
It was 1995. Shamima was 15 years old. She got promoted to class 8. Shamima had all the dreams of an adolescent. She wanted to bring about a change in her life. She wanted to see happiness in her family too. She knew she could fulfil her dream by completing her education and getting a good job.
Fifteen years old Shamima's dreams were nipped in the bud. Her father wanted to marry her off against her will. Marrying off a girl under 18 is against the law in Bangladesh. Shamima did not want to get married. But nobody paid any heed to her. They arranged her marriage with a man much older than her. All her tears and protests went in vain. Shamima was married off to Kamal Uddin Joardar.
1. Choose the best answer from alternatives.
a. Shamima told her story which ___ us.
b. We had to ___ her also hearing her story.
(i) admired (ii) admiration
(iii) admire (iv) please
c. In 1995 Shamima ___
(i) stopped her study willingly
(ii) was promoted to class eight
(iii) started her business
(iv) got married willingly
d. Shamima ___ to bring about a change in her life.
(i) dreams (ii) dream
(iii) dreamt (iv) dreaming
e. She wanted to have a ___ family also.
(i) unhappy (ii) prosperous
(iii) rich (iv) happy
f. She wanted to complete her ___
(i) education (ii) unhappy life
(iii) married life (iv) school days
g. Shamima was desiring to have a ___
(i) rich job
(ii) suitable job
(iv) high class job
h. “Shamima’s dreams were nipped in the bud” means ___
(i) she could fulfill her dream
(ii) she could not fulfill her dreams
(iii) she was married
(iv) she was expelled from the school
i. Her father was ___ giving her in marriage when she was in class 8.
(i) against (ii) in favour of
(iii) unwilling (iv) reluctant
j. Giving a girl in marriage at the age of fifteen ___
(i) does not allow our state law
(ii) allows our state law
(iii) is a suitable age for marriage
(iv) very unsuitable age for marriage
k. Which of the following statement tells the right thing about Shamima's marriage ___
(i) all gave importance to her opinion
(ii) all obstructed her marriage
(iii) all turned a deaf ear to her request
(iv) all helped her fulfill her dream
l. Her father arranged marriage with a man, he was ___
(i) equal to her age
(ii) much junior to her in age
(iii) much senior to her in age
(iv) an old man
m. She ___ as her marriage was fixed with a much older man.
(i) did not cry (ii) tore
(iii) cried (iv) smiled
n. Her protest ___
(i) became successful
(ii) ended in smoke
(iii) listened to by everybody
(iv) received importance from all
o. What happened finally?
(i) she was married
(ii) the marriage was broken
(iii) she got back to school
(iv) she sat for JSC examination
2. Read the passage again and write a summary of it in around 50 words.
1. a-i, b-iii, c-ii, d-iii, e-iv, f--i, g-ii, h-ii, i-ii, j-I, k-iii, l-iii, m-iii, n-ii, o-i.
2. Shamima got promoted to class eight at fifteen. She had the dream to bring about a change in her life and family. To fulfill her dream she needed to complete her education and manage a good job. But all her dreams ended in smoke as her father gave her in marriage.।