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নেলসন ম্যান্ডেলা

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3. Read the text and answer the following questions.

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in South Africa. He has two nick-names  Madiba black Pimpernel. From his boyhood he saw the cruelty of the White to the Black ones. At that time the White people bait the Black people. It was unbearable for little Mandela. Becoming actively involved in the antiapartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years he directed a peaceful and non-violent defiance against the South African Government. For this he was in the jail on Robben Island for 18 years. In 1993 Mandela and F.W de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1994, Mandela was elected the South Africa’s first black President. In 2009, Mandela’s birthday, July 18, was declared ‘Mandela Day’ by the UN. Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.

Important vocabularies


            pimpernel - প্রিমরোজ জাতীয় বৃক্ষ বা তার ফল

            cruelty - নিষ্ঠুরতা

            bait - উত্ত্যক্ত করা/নির্যাতন করা

            unbearable - অসহনীয়

            involve - জড়িত করা

antiapartheid - বর্ণবাদবিরোধী

            directed - পরিচালিত

            peaceful - শান্তিপূর্ণ

            non-violent - অহিংস

defiance - প্রকাশ্য অবাধ্যতা

            awarded - পুরস্কৃত

            selected - নির্বাচিত।


A.        Complete the following table with the information given in the passage.1×5=5

Read the text and answer the following questions.

Sukanta Bhattacharya was a great poet of Bengali literature. He was born at Kolkata in India on 15 August 1926. He was blessed with extraordinary intellect. He is famous as a leftist revolutionary poet. The agony, rage and protest have got strongly revealed in his writing. The most remarkable thing about him is that he showed his poetic talent at a very early age. His composed books of poetry are Chharpatra, Ghum Nei, Purbabhas, Abhijan etc. He is compared with English poets, Keats and Shelley who were also able to be famous as poets in their very early age. This extraordinarily talented poet passed away on 13 May 1947 only at the age of 21 being affected with tuberculosis.  


Important vocabulary


            literature - সাহিত্য

blessed - আশীর্বাদ করা

extraordinary - অসাধারণ

 intellect - বুদ্ধি/মেধা

 leftist - বামপন্থী

revolutionary - বিপ্লবী

 agony - নিদারুণ যন্ত্রণা

 rage - ক্রোধ

            protest - আপত্তি/প্রতিবাদ করা

            revealed - প্রকাশ করা

            remarkable - উল্লেখযোগ্য

            poetic - কবিসুলভ

            talent - প্রতিভা            

composed - রচনা করা

            poetry - কবিতা/কাব্য

passed away - মৃত্যুবরণ করা

            affected - আক্রান্ত

tuberculosis - যক্ষ্মা



B.         Read the following statements. Write (T) in your answer script if the statement is true.

Write (F) if the statement is false. If false, write the correct answer.             



(i)         Sukanta Bhattacharya was a poet of great talent.

(ii)        The affliction, anger and protest of the people of working class have found a violent

expression in his poetry.

(iii)       There is no similarity between Sukanta and Keats.

(iv)       Sukanta died in his old age.

(v)        He earned fame at his early age as a poet of common people.






A.        Information transfer


(a) his boyhood

            (b) anti-apartheid

            (c) 24

            (d) 18 years

            (e) Mandela Day.


B.         True/False


(i) T.

            (ii) T.

            (iii) F.

            Correct Answer : There is a great similarity between Keats and Sukanta

in respect of poetic talent revealed at early age.

            (iv) F.

            Correct Answer : Sukanta died only

at the age of 21.

            (v) T.


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