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NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill chapter 2 - We’re Not Afraid to Die... if We Can All Be Together [Latest edition]

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Chapter 2: We’re Not Afraid to Die... if We Can All Be Together

ExerciseUnderstanding the textTalking about the textThinking About LanguageWorking with wordsThings to do
Exercise [Page 13]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 2 We’re Not Afraid to Die... if We Can All Be Together Exercise [Page 13]

Exercise | Q 1 | Page 13

Notice these expressions in the text. Infer their meaning from the context.

  • honing our seafaring skills

  • ominous silence

  • Mayday calls

  • pinpricks in the vast ocean

  • a tousled head

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Understanding the text [Page 18]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 2 We’re Not Afraid to Die... if We Can All Be Together Understanding the text [Page 18]

Understanding the text | Q 1 | Page 18

List the steps taken by the captain

(i) to protect the ship when rough weather began.

(ii) to check the flooding of the water in the ship.

Understanding the text | Q 2 | Page 18

Describe the mental condition of the voyagers on 4 and 5 January.

Understanding the text | Q 3 | Page 18

Describe the shifts in the narration of the events as indicated in the three sections of the text. Give a subtitle to each section.

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Talking about the text [Page 18]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 2 We’re Not Afraid to Die... if We Can All Be Together Talking about the text [Page 18]

Talking about the text | Q 1 | Page 18

What difference did you notice between the reaction of the adults and the children when faced with danger?

Talking about the text | Q 2 | Page 18

How does the story suggest that optimism helps to endure “the direst stress”?

Talking about the text | Q 3 | Page 18

What lessons do we learn from such hazardous experiences when we are face-to-face with death?

Talking about the text | Q 4 | Page 18

Why do you think people undertake such adventurous expeditions in spite of the risk involved?

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Thinking About Language [Pages 18 - 19]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 2 We’re Not Afraid to Die... if We Can All Be Together Thinking About Language [Pages 18 - 19]

Thinking About Language | Q 1 | Page 18

We have come across words like 'gale' and 'storm' in the account. Here are two more words for 'storm': typhoon, cyclone. How many words does your language have for 'storm'?

Thinking About Language | Q 2 | Page 19

Here are the terms of different kinds of vessels: yacht, boat, canoe, ship, steamer, schooner. Think of similar terms in your language.

Thinking About Language | Q 3 | Page 19

‘Catamaran’ is a kind of a boat. Do you know which Indian language this word is derived from? Check the dictionary.

Thinking About Language | Q 4 | Page 19

Have you heard any boatmen’s songs? What kind of emotions do these songs usually express?

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Working with words [Page 19]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 2 We’re Not Afraid to Die... if We Can All Be Together Working with words [Page 19]

Working with words | Q 1 | Page 19

The following words used in the text as ship terminology are also commonly used in another sense. In what contexts would you use the other meaning?

Knot stern boom hatch anchor
Working with words | Q 2 | Page 19

The following three compound words end in-ship. What does each of them mean? 

airship flagship lightship
Working with words | Q 3 | Page 19

The following are the meaning listed in the dictionary against the phrase `take on’. In which meaning is it used in the third paragraph of the account:

Take on sth:

to begin to have a particular quality or appearance; to assume sth

take sb on:

to employ sb; to engage sb
to accept sb as one’s opponent in a game, contest or conflict

Take sb/sth on:

to decide to do sth; to allow sth/sb to enter e.g. a bus, plane or ship; to take sth/sb on board

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Things to do [Pages 19 - 20]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 2 We’re Not Afraid to Die... if We Can All Be Together Things to do [Pages 19 - 20]

Things to do | Q 1 | Page 19

Given on the next page is a picture of a yacht. Label the parts of the yacht using the terms given in the box

Bow

cabin

rudder

cockpit

stern

boom

mainsail

mast

Things to do | Q 2 | Page 20

Here is some information downloaded from the Internet on Ile Amsterdam. You can view images of the isle if you go online.

Location South Indian Ocean, between southern most parts of Australia and South Africa
Latitude and longitude 37 92 S, 77 67 E
Sovereignty France
Political status notes Part of French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Population 35
Census notes Meteorological station staff
Land area in square kilometers 86
Things to do | Q 3 | Page 20

Locate Ile Amsterdam on the world map.

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Chapter 2: We’re Not Afraid to Die... if We Can All Be Together

ExerciseUnderstanding the textTalking about the textThinking About LanguageWorking with wordsThings to do
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