Read the text and answer the following questions
The ethnic people in Bangladesh hold a very important place in the culture of the country. The majority of these people live in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The others live in the regions of Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Sylhet. They live in forest areas, in the hills and in rural areas. They do Jhum cultivation. For this work they clear a piece of land in the forest, prepare it and sow seeds in it. They are mostly farmers. By religion they are Hindus, Christians or Buddhists. They speak their own mother tongues. Some of them are the Chakmas, the Marmans, the Tipperas and the Moorangs, who live in the Hill Tracts. The Santals live in Rajshahi. The Khasias and the Monipuries, live in Sylhet and the Hajangs and the Garos in Mymensingh.
1. Guess the meaning of the following words and choose the correct answer closest to the text.
(a) The word ‘ethnic’ refers of _ .
(i) poor (ii) national (iii) common (iv) gentile
(b) Most of the ethnic people live in _ areas.
(i) rural (ii) hilly (iii) forest (iv) all the three
(c) The ethnic people use _ language
(i) national (ii) foreign (iii) vicinal (iv) global
(d) The ethnic people live by _ .
(i) farming (ii) co-operative (iii) Jhum cultivation (iv) fishing
(e) The word ‘weave’ refers to _
(i) knit (ii) create (ii) invent (iv) paint
(f) Here the word ‘prepare’ refers to _
(i) accommodate (ii) rearrange (iii) collect
(g) The word ‘important’ means —
(i) significance (ii) authentic (iii) crucial
a) (ii) national
b) (iv) all the three c) (iii) vicinal
d) (i) farming
e) (i) knit
(f) (ii) rearrange.
(g) (iii) crucial
2. Answer the following questions.
(a) Where do you find the Marmans?
(b) Why do most of the ethnic people live in Chattogram Hill Tracts?
(c) What language do they speak at home?
(d) Where and how do they do the Jhum cultivation?
(a) We find the Marmans in Chattogram Hill Tracts
(b) Most of the ethnic people live in Chattogram Hill Tracts because the region is most suitable
for their way of living.
(c) They speak their own mother language at home.
(d) For the Jhum cultivation, they clear a piece of land in the forest, prepare it and sow seeds in it.
3. Read the following text and fill in the gaps with appropriate words to make it a meaningful one;
Sweets are (a) _ among close relatives when there is good news (b) _ births weddings, promotions etc. Sweets of Bangladesh are mostly milk (c) _.The common ones are roshgulla, sandesh, rasamalai, gulap jamun, kalo jamun, and chom-chom. There are hundreds of (d) _ varieties of sweet preparations. Sweets are therefore an important (e) _ of the day life of Bangladeshi people.