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Chapter 6: Challenges to National Integration

Chapter 6: Challenges to National Integration solutions [Pages 209 - 291]

Q 1 | Page 209

WHERE the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls Where words come out from the depth of truth Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit – 
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
— Rabindranath Tagore

  • Why does the poet say, ‘Where the mind is without fear’ ?
  • What are the narrow domestic walls being referred to ?
  • Why are they ‘narrow ’ ?
  • How /when does the ‘clear stream of reason’ lose its way ?
  • What is the poet’s appeal ?
Q 2 | Page 210

S : Strengths
W : Weaknesses
O : Opportunities
T : Threats

SWOT analysis is a tool used to develop effective strategies and plans for the progress and development of organizations, companies, institutions and even individuals. Working in groups, identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for our country. Present your group’s views to the class. Your brief presentation should conclue with a ‘vision statement’ for India-where you want our country to be, say ten years from now and what we should do to achieve it.

Q 3.01 | Page 214

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following question by ticking the most appropriate option. Give reasons for your choice.

'Despite these disadvantages , He possessed great innate wisdom and a true generosity of spirit '. The expression 'these disadvantages ' here refers to  

  • lack of formal education and riches 

  • middle class social status and a small town 

  • lack of comforts and luxuries 

Q 3.02 | Page 214

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following question by ticking the most appropriate option. Give reason for your choice.

Kalam's childhood was 

  • secure 

  • inascure

  • austere 

Q 3.03 | Page 214

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following question by ticking the most appropriate option. Give reason for your choice. 

'That forced my cousin Samsuddin' ...... ' That ' here refers to 

  • world War II 

  • increase in the demand of tamarind seeds  

  • withdrawal of train halt at Rameshwaran station 

Q 3.04 | Page 214

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following question by ticking the most appropriate option. Give reason for your choice. 

Samsuddin was forced to seek a helping hand because 

  • the Second World War had begun 

  • the train now halted at Rameshwaran station 

  • newspapers thrown from the moving train had to be collected . 

Q 3.05 | Page 215

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following question by ticking the most appropriate options. Give reason for your choices.

Kalam continues to be proud of the money he had earned during the time of World War - II because 

  • his cousin Samsuddin had helped him earn it  

  • it was the first wages he had earned 

  • he was able to supplement his father's income 

Q 3.06 | Page 215

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following question by ticking the most appropriate options. Give reason for your choices. 

Kalam owes his honesty and self - discipline to his 

  • brothers 

  • father 

  • mother

Q 3.07 | Page 215

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following question by ticking the most appropriate options. Give reason for your choices. 

As children Kalam and his friends did not have any 

  • religious differences 

  • right upbringing 

  • realization that they were different in any way 

Q 3.08 | Page 215

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following question by ticking the most appropriate options. Give reason for your choices. 

Paragraph 5 shows that kalam's mother and grandmother had 

  • great scholarship and wisdom 

  • excellent ability to tell stories of historic importance 

  • all embracing outlook on religion and communities 

Q 3.09 | Page 215

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following question by ticking the most appropriate options. Give reason for your choices. 

 'As the new teacher saw it' ( paragraph 6 ) . Which of the following best explains the meaning of this expression? 

  • as our new teacher understood it 

  • as our new teacher wanted it . 

  • as our new teacher was asked to ensure 

Q 3.1 | Page 216

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following question by ticking the most appropriate options. Give reasons for your choice. 

Lakshmana Sastry made the newly appointed teacher realize that 

  • it was wrong  on his part to discriminate on the basis of religion 

  • it was wrong to separate two great friends 

  • it was wrong to impose one's own ideas on others 

Q 3.11 | Page 216

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following question by ticking the most appropriate options. Give reasons for your choice.

Kalam's science techer Sivasubramania was something oa a rebel in the sense that     

  • he used to spend hours with his students 

  • he used to defy his wife 

  • he encouraged people of different communities and castes to mix up freely . 

Q 3.12 | Page 216

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following question by ticking the most appropriate options. Give reasons for your choice.  

The science teacher's wife's behaviour during Kalam's second visit to their home showed that  

  • she had understood and adopted her husband's outlook on the oneness of mankind  

  • she wanted to repent for her earlier mistake 

  • she had purifield her kitchen ritually 

Q 3.13 | Page 216

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following question by ticking the most appropriate options. Give reasons for your choice.  

Father gave Kalam the example of the seagull  to 

 

  • encourage him to be adventurous and fearless

  • encourage him to study the science of flying

  • encourage him to be creative and imaginative

Q 3.14 | Page 216

On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following question by ticking the most appropriate options. Give reasons for your choice.  

"Once you decide to change the system, such problems have to be confronted." Which problems are referred to here?

  • keeping kitchens ritually pure

  • discrimination and boycott on the basis of one's faith

  • differences in the way people of different communities live

Q 4.01 | Page 217

Complete the following sentence. 

An example of the generosity and kindness of Kalam's parents is   ......................................................

Q 4.02 | Page 217

Complete the following sentence.  

Kalam feels he had a very secure childhood because .....................................

Q 4.03 | Page 217

Complete the following sentence.  

The suspension of train halt at Rameshwaram station proved to be a blessing  in disguise for Kalam because .................................................................

Q 4.04 | Page 217

Complete the following sentence.  

Kalam continues to feel proud about the money he had earned in childhood by picking up bundles of newspaper because ................ ............................

Q 4.05 | Page 217

Complete the following sentence. 

Some traits and values Kalam and his siblings inherited from their parents were .............................................................................................. .

Q 4.06 | Page 217

Complete the following sentence.

The salient feature of Kalam's relationship with his three childhood friends was that .........................................................................................

Q 4.07 | Page 217

Complete the following sentence. 

Two unique examples of communal harmony and brotherhood of mankind  are  .......................................................................................................

Q 4.08 | Page 217

Complete the following sentence. 

The nation should be wary of people like the grade V teacher of the narrator  because ...............................................................................................

Q 4.09 | Page 217

Complete the following sentence.

However, the country needs more and more people like Kalam’s Science teacher Sivasubramania and Kalam’s mother and grandmother because ……………....

Q 4.1 | Page 217

Complete the following sentence. 

 Kalam’s second visit to his science teacher’s house surprised him because ……………

Q 5 | Page 217

Role Play:
Your teacher will divide the class into groups of four and ask them to act out the following roles:
Kalam
Ramanadha Sastry
Aravindan
Shivaprakasan

In your group you should play the role allocated to you by engagmg in a conversation in which the friends
a) Express surprise and joy at meeting each other after nearly fifty years
b) Fondly recall their childhood times
c) Compare the problems facing the country then with the problems she is facing now.
d) Discuss what can be done to rid her of these problems

(Refer to the SWOT analysis of lndia)

After the role play, your teacher will invite some of the groups to share with others what problems they discussed and the solutions they proposed.

Q 6 | Page 218

Diary Entry:
Suppose you are Kalam/Ramanadha Sastry. You are upset about being made to sit away from your best friend in the class. Write a diary entry expressing your feelings and reactions. In your diary entry you should
a) Describe the incident briefly
b) Say how you and your friend felt about it
c) Decide what you are going to do about it
Things to do:
1. Narrate the incidents described in the memoir in the form of a comic strip
2. Make a short film on the incidents narrated in the memoir
3. Script and stage a skit on the incident that happened in V grade.

Q 7.1 | Page 219

Read each of the following sentences from the story and tick the word/phrase that gives the correct meaning for the italicized word/ phrase in
the context in which they are used here.

For reasons I have never been able to understand, a sudden demand for tamarind seeds erupted in the market.

  • came up

  • blew up

  • ended

Q 7.2 | Page 219

Read each of the following sentences from the story and tick the word/phrase that gives the correct meaning for the italicized word/ phrase in the context in which they are used here.

My brother-in-law Jallaluddin would tell me stories about the War which I would  later attempt to trace in the headlines in Dinamani. 

  • draw

  • locate

  • copy 

Q 7.3 | Page 291

Read each of the following sentence from the story and tick the word/ phrase that gives the correct meaning for the italicized word/ phrase in the context in which they are used here. 

The first casualty came in the form of the suspension of the train halt at Rameswaram station.

  • target

  • something destroyed as an indirect result of a particular event or circumstances

  • victim 

Q 7.4 | Page 219

Read each of the following sentence from the story and tick the word/ phrase that gives the correct meaning for the italicized word/ phrase in the context in which they are used here. 

My cousin Samsuddin, was looking for a helping hand to catch the bundles and, as if naturally, I filled the slot.

  • was found suitable for the purpose

  • applied for the job

  • was rejected

Q 7.5 | Page 219

Read each of the following sentence from the story and tick the word/ phrase that gives the correct meaning for the italicized word/ phrase in the context in which they are used here.  

The new teacher could not stomach a Hindu priest's son sitting with a Muslim boy.

  • tolerate

  • dislike

  • face

Q 7.6 | Page 220

Read each of the following sentence from the story and tick the word/ phrase that gives the correct meaning for the italicized word/ phrase in the context in which they are used here.  

He looked utterly downcast as I shifted to my seat in the last row.

  • happy

  • angry

  • dejected

Q 7.7 | Page 220

Read each of the following sentence from the story and tick the word/ phrase that gives the correct meaning for the italicized word/ phrase in the context in which they are used here.  

Sivasubramania Iyer was not perturbed, nor did he get angry with his wife

  • relaxed

  • agitated

  • panicky

Q 7.8 | Page 220

Read each of the following sentence from the story and tick the word/ phrase that gives the correct meaning for the italicized word/ phrase in the context in which they are used here. 

Then the Second World War was over and India's freedom was imminent.

  • at hand

  • well-known

  • distant

Q 8 | Page 220

Match the phrases in Column A with their  meanings in Column B

Column A Column B
(a) break out (i) to try to find somebody or something
(b) to look for (ii) as a rule or in general taking all relevant factors into account
(c) to take over (iii) start suddenly and strongly
(d) to go into (iv) to obtain or assume control of something, or gain control of something from somebody else
(e) on the whole (v) to begin a job or career in a particular area of activity

 

Q 9 | Page 220

Write a letter to the editor of a leading newspaper/an article for your school magazine on ‘Celebrating Diversity, but Working for Unity” 

Q 10.1 | Page 220

If you were in the selection committee for the National Integration Award who would you choose and why? 

Q 10.2 | Page 220

Design a stamp in honour of your hero that captures the important moment of his  contribution. You could create a fictional hero also. 

Q 11.1 | Page 223

Based on your reading of the passage answer the following question :

Why is national integration important for a country like India ?

Q 11.2 | Page 223

Based on your reading of the passage answer the following question : 

What are the aims of national integration ?

Q 11.3 | Page 223

Based on your reading of the passage answer the following question : 

What are the forces that challenge national integration ?

Q 11.4 | Page 223

Based on your reading of the passage answer the following question :

What are the steps that we should take to strengthen the nation and its unity ?

Q 11.5 | Page 223

Based on your reading of the passage answer the following question : 

How can we bind the people of the country and create an emotional bond ?

Q 11.6 | Page 223

Based on your reading of the passage answer the following question : 

How can we attain internal freedom for the people of the country?

Q 12 | Page 223

Read the passage carefully and familiarize yourself with the new words used in the passage by working out their meanings. Match the words in column A
with their meanings in column B.

Column A Column B
(a) foster (i) the act of accepting someone as a part of a group
(b) pernicious (ii) excessive enthusiasm for an extreme political or religious cause
(c) integration (iii) encourage the development of
{d) fanaticism (iv) agreement and support resulting from shared interests, feelings or opinions
(e) solidarity (v) having a harmful effect.
Q 13 | Page 224

Organize a group discussion on the topic : “Destabilizing Forces Within a Country : Challenges to a Nation”. 

Chapter 6: Challenges to National Integration

CBSE English Course Communicative: Main Course Book Interact in English - Class 10

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