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Read the text and answer the questions below it.
Jonakipur High School
7th June, 2020
Thank you for your letter of the 1st May. It gives us such an exciting piece of news! I can’t still believe that there could be a shop without a shopkeeper. I told about it to my relatives, friends, and classmates and, of course, my teacher, Miss Nishat. Everybody was surprised. Miss Nishat liked the idea so much that she immediately talked about it to our Head teacher. We had already a meeting in our school with teachers and students. At the beginning of the meeting the Head teacher asked me to talk about the Morality Shop in your school. At first I read out part of your letter and then I explained how such a shop in your school is greatly helping you-the students, teachers and the community at large. The Head teacher was quite positive about the usefulness of such a shop. He formed a committee with Miss Nishat and two other teachers and some senior students to draw up a plan for opening a Morality Shop in our school. Isn’t it great? You will be glad to know that I am on the committee too.
I’m coming to see your Morality Shop with a friend of mine next weekend. See you then. Give my regards to Aunt and Uncle.
All the best.
Important vocabularies exciting : উত্তেজনাপূর্ণ of course : অবশ্যই immediately : তাৎক্ষণিকভাবে morality : নৈতিকতা explain : ব্যাখ্যা করা community : সম্প্রদায়/সমাজ form : গঠন করা committee : সমিতি/পরিষদ regard : বিবেচনা করা/শ্রদ্ধা করা।
1. Choose the correct answer to each question from the alternatives given and write the
corresponding number of the answers in your answer script. 0.5×10=5
(i) It gives us such an exciting piece of news. Here ‘piece’ means
(a) an independent portion
(b) peace (c) pitch (d) piss
(ii) There could be a shop without a shopkeeper. What does ‘without’ mean?
(b) devoid of
(iii) Which one of the following words has a similar meaning of ‘shopkeeper’?
(d) sales division
(iv) She immediately talked about it to our Head teacher. What does ‘head teacher’ mean?
(a) principal teacher
(b) on the top
(c) over the head
(d) teacher at the front
(v) Isn’t it great? Here ‘great’ means
(vi) Give my regards to Aunt and Uncle. The meaning of the word ‘regards’ is
(a) good wishes
(b) to hold in respect
(vii) The unique feature of a Morality Shop is that
(a) it is run by two shopkeepers
(b) it is run by no shopkeeper
(c) it is run by a clerk (d) it is run by a large number of people
(viii) Riah’s teacher is
(a) Miss Nishat
(b) Mr Zaman
(c) Miss Helen
(d) Mr Rahat
(ix) On hearing the idea of the Morality Shop everybody was
(x) How did the Head teacher form a committee?
(a) With Hridoy and his friends
(b) With the Head teacher and his family
(c) With Miss Nishat, two other teachers and some senior students
(d) With the local Union Parishad Chairman and his friends
Read the following passage and then answer the questions below it.
Begum Rokeya (1880-1932) was a famous writer and a social worker, She lived in undivided Bengal in the early 20th century. She believed that women should have the same rights and opportunities as men have in the society. So she fought for their cause throughout her life.
Begum Rokeya was born in a village called Pairabondh, Rangpur in 1880. Her father Jahiruddin Muhammad Abu Ali Haider Saber was an educated landlord. Rokeya was married to Khan Bahadur Sakhawat Hussain in 1896. Her husband was the Deputy Magistrate of Bhagalpur, now a district in the Indian state of Bihar. He was very co-operative, and always encouraged Rokeya to go on with her activities. Many upper class Muslims of Bengal at that time learnt Arabic and Persian as medium of education and communication. But Rokeya had great love for her mother tongue. She learnt Bangla and English from her eldest brother Ibrahim.
Important vocabularies undivided : অবিভক্ত opportunity : সুযোগ-সুবিধা throughout : সর্বত্র/সম্পূর্ণরূপে Educated : শিক্ষিত landlord : জমিদার deputy : সহকারী state : প্রদেশ co-operative : সমবায়/সহযোগিতা করে এমন encourage : উৎসাহিত করা।
2. Give short answers to the following questions. 2×5=10
(a) Who was Begum Rokeya?
(b) What did Rokeya think for women?
(c) How old was Rokeya when she was married off?
(d) What was her husband like?
(e) ‘But Rokeya had great love for her mother tongue.’ Is it special for Rokeya? Explain in brief.
1. Multiple choice:
(i) (a) an independent portion
(ii) (b) devoid of
(iii) (b) salesperson
(iv) (a) principal
(v) (b) fantastic
(vi) (c) greetings
(vii) (b) it is run by no shopkeeper
(viii) (a) Miss
(ix) (b) surprised;
(x) (c) Miss Nishat, two other teachers and some senior students.
2. Open-ended Questions:
(a) Begum Rokeya was a famous writer and a social worker of undivided Bengal in the early 20th century.
(b) Rokeya firmly believed that women should live in the society having equal rights as men.
(c) Begum Rokeya was born in 1880 and was married off in the year 1896; which means
she was only sixteen years of age at that time.
(d) Rokeya found a husband who was very cooperative and who encouraged her in her social activities.
(e) Yes, this sentence shows that Rokeya had great love for her mother tongue. At Rokeya’s
time, the people of Muslim Community learnt Arabic and Persian as medium of education and
communication. But Rokeya learnt Bangla and English from her eldest brother, Ibrahim.