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Read the Fo Llowing Extract and Answer the Questions Given Below : - English

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(A) Read the fo llowing extract and answer the questions given below :

Kalpana Chawla was extremely proud other birth-place and made every effort to bring it into the lime-light. During space flights she vit, (mid prondk point it out to her Fellow-astronauts. Once, during the second Hight she remembered her closest friend, Dais Chawla, who died in a road accident. In fact, despite her celebrity status, she took pains to track down her former teachers, classmates and friends in India and showed a keen desire to stay in touch with them.

Her affectionate and humble nature won the hearts of all who came in contact with her. Although Kalpana had a strong desire to go to Mars, fly over its canyons she was equally concerned about the well-being of the earth. She always urged young people to listen to the sounds of nature and take care of our fragile planet. During, her space trips, she took many breatlitakilig photographs of the earth for various terrestrial studies later on the ground. When she was in space, she always felt a sense of connection with everyone on the earth.

It was Kalpana's cherished desire to visit India again. But that was not to be. A few months after her tragic death, Harrison visited India. He went to her school and college, met her family, teachers and friends and scattered her ashes over the Himalayas.

(1) What is the extract about? (1)

(2) How was Kalpana connected with India and Indians? (2)

(3) How was Kalpana concerned about the well-being of the earth? (2)

(4) What would you like to do For India? (2)

(5) Rewrite the following sentences in the ways instructed:

(i) She took many breathtaking photographs of the earth.
(Rewrite it using the Present Perfect Continuous tense.) (1)

(ii) He scattered her ashes over the Himalayas.
(Rewrite it beginning with 'Her ashes ...... ')(1)

(iii) Kalpana was extremely proud of her birth-place and made every effort to bring it into limelight.
(Rewrite it using 'not only ...... but also'.)(1)

( 6) Give the antonyms from the extract for -

(i) collected                           (1/2)
(ii) forgot                              (1/2)

(B) Summary :
Write a summary of the above extract with the help of the following
points and suggest a suitable title :
Points : Kalpana's affection towards India and Indians her humble - nature her love for the earth Harrison's visit to India. (4)

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Solution

(1)Ans. The extract is about the life and desires of one of the great women astronaut Kalpana Chawla

(2) Ans. Kalpana was very closely connected with India & Indians and she was proud to be an Indian. One such incident which shows this is one of her fellow astronauts and close
friend , Daisy Chawla, died in a road accident. Despite of her celebrity status, Kalpana took pains to track down her former teachers, Classmates & friends in India and showed a keen desire to stay is touch with them.

(3) Ans. Kalpana was concerned about the well-being of the earth as she always urged young people to listen to the sounds of nature and take care of our fragile planet.
Also, during her space trips, she took many breathtaking photographs of the earth for various terrestrial studies later on the ground

(4) Ans. Being a proud citizen of India, there are many things I would like to do for my country. But there are certain things which needs attention immediately such as empowering the farmer,providing free primary education, organising seminars & workshops to create awareness
about saving the environment & our planet, promoting Digital India & Swach Bharat Abhiyaan. Being a responsible citizen. I would like to enforce the law & start following
them from my home & my locality so that the country can develop.

(5)
(i)Ans.
She has been taking many breathtaking photographs of the earth.
(ii)Ans. Her ashes were scattered over the Himalayas by him.
(iii)Ans. Kalpana was not only proud of her birth-place but also made every effort to bring it into limelight.

(6)
(i) Ans.
Scattered

(ii) Ans. Remembered

(B)  The First India Woman Astronaut: Kalpana Chawla
Kalpana chawla was extremely proud to be an Indian & had special attachment with her birth-place. Her love for India & Indians can be seen through one of such example where her closest friend Daisy chaw la, died in road accident. Kalpana, despite of her celebrity status, took pains to contact her family, teachers, classmates & friends and showed desires to stay in touch with them because of her affectionate & humble nature. She was quite concerned about the well-being of the earth & urged young people to take care of our planet. She also took many breath taking photographs of earth to conduct research later. Kalpana had desire to visit India again but few months after her tragic death, Harrison visited India. He met her family & friends and scattered her ashes over Himalayas.

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