Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Read the passage. Then answer the questions below (1-2).
It was the night of 25th March 1971. There was a full of quietness at Bangabandhu’s home at Dhanmondi Road No. 32 throughout the day. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members could apprehend that something tragic was going to happen. Gunshots were heard around the city. Bangabandhu’s eldest son Sheikh Kamal was out of home for forming barricades against the Pakistan Army who had been killing people indiscriminately that night. Bangabandhu decided to sendthe girls of the family to a safer place for the night and he gave their responsibility to his son in law Mr. Wazed Miah. Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina, who was expecting a baby soon along with her sister Sheikh Rehana and her cousin Farida were sent to a house at Road No. 15, Dhanmondi for that night. Bangabandhu’s wife Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib, stayed with him. Just before midnight, Bangabandhu sent the declaration of Independence to Mr. Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury at Chittagong via wireless. At the darkest part of that night, the Pakistan Army surrounded his home and started firing at random. The situation agitated Bangabandhu much and he asked them to stop. But, soon he was instructed to get ready to go with them. Begum Mujib packed his necessary belongings. After Bangabandhu left, she was at a loss what to do and where to go with her children. However, being a supportive wife of the great leader all through her life; she soon pulled up her mental strength. But, her anxiety continued till the end of the war.
1. Choose the correct answer from the following alternatives.
i. Bangabandhu lived at:
(a) Road No. 15, Dhanmondi
(b) Road No. 32 Dhanmondi
(c) Road No. 23 Dhanmondi
(d) Road No. 51, Dhanmondi
ii. Bangabandhu and his family members were expecting something:
(d) all of the above
iii. The phrase ‘at random’ means:
(a) with a specific target (b) without fixing a target
(c) with a target in view (d) without stopping
iv. Bangabandhu asked the Pakistani soldiers to stop ___.
v. Bangabandhu left home
(a) without anything
(b) with a single clothe (c) with important documents
(d) with essentials
vi. The word indiscriminately mentioned in the passage means ___.
(a) with adjustment
(b) in a careful way
(c) with much precision (d) in a random manner
vii. The expression ‘there was a full of quietness at Bangabandhu’s home’ mean?
(a) his home was empty (b) his home was full of din and bustle
(c) there was unusual serenity
(d) there was hue and cry
2. Answer the following questions. 2×5=10
(a) From your reading of the first paragraph describe the atmosphere at Bangabandhu’s home at Dhanmondi Road No. 32.
(b) ‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members could apprehend that something tragic was going to happen.’ Why did they think so? Explain it.
(c) What was the first decision of Bangabandhu? Who was given the responsibility?
(d) When and how did Bangabandhu send the declaration of independence? Describe it
(e) But her anxiety continued till the end of the war. Why? Explain in your own words.
(i) (d) Road No. 51, Dhanmondi
(ii) (b) disastrous
(iii) (b) without fixing a target
(iv) (c) shooting
(v) (d) with essentials
(vi) (d) in a random manner
(vii) (c) there was unusual serenity
(a) Bangabandhu’s home at Dhanmondi Road No. 32 was calm and quiet throughout the day. Everyone was waiting for something tragic to happen. Bangabandhu sent others to a safer place except his wife.
(b) They thought so because Pakistan Army had been killing people indiscriminately that night. They would obviously come to Bangabandhu’s home and might kill him or take him away for imprisonment.
(c) Bangabandhu’s first decision was to send the girls of the family to a safer place for the night. His son in law Mr. Wazed Miah was given the responsibility to accompany them.
(d) Bangabandhu sent the declaration of Independence to Mr. Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury at Chittagong just before midnight. He sent it via wireless.
(e) Her anxiety continued till the end of the war because Bangabandhu was taken away by the Pakistani soldiers. She could not know anything about him.