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NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill chapter 8 - Silk Road [Latest edition]

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Chapter 8: Silk Road

ExerciseUnderstanding the textTalking about the textThinking about languageWorking with words
Exercise [Page 74]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 8 Silk Road Exercise [Page 74]

Exercise | Q 1.1 | Page 74

Notice these expression in the text. Infer their meaning from the context.
ducking back

Exercise | Q 1.2 | Page 74

Notice these expression in the text. Infer their meaning from the context.
manoeuvres

Exercise | Q 1.3 | Page 74

Notice these expression in the text. Infer their meaning from the context.
billowed

Exercise | Q 1.4 | Page 74

Notice these expression in the text. Infer their meaning from the context.
swathe

Exercise | Q 1.5 | Page 74

Notice these expression in the text. Infer their meaning from the context.
cairn of rocks

Exercise | Q 1.6 | Page 74

Notice these expression in the text. Infer their meaning from the context.
careered down

Exercise | Q 1.7 | Page 74

Notice these expression in the text. Infer their meaning from the context.
salt flats

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Understanding the text [Page 82]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 8 Silk Road Understanding the text [Page 82]

Understanding the text | Q 1.1 | Page 82

Give reasons for the following statement.
The article has been titled ‘Silk Road.’

Understanding the text | Q 1.2 | Page 82

Give reasons for the following statement.
Tibetan mastiffs were popular in China’s imperial courts.

Understanding the text | Q 1.3 | Page 82

Give reasons for the following statement.
The author’s experience at Hor was in stark contrast to earlier accounts of the place.

Understanding the text | Q 1.4 | Page 82

Give reasons for the following statement.
The author was disappointed with Darchen.

Understanding the text | Q 1.5 | Page 82

Give reasons for the following statement.
The author thought that his positive thinking strategy worked well after all.

Understanding the text | Q 2.1 | Page 82

Briefly comment on:
The purpose of the author’s journey to Mount Kailash.

Understanding the text | Q 2.2 | Page 82

Briefly comment on:
The author’s physical condition in Darchen.

Understanding the text | Q 2.3 | Page 82

Briefly comment on:
The author’s meeting with Norbu.

Understanding the text | Q 2.4 | Page 82

Briefly comment on:
Tsetan’s support to the author during the journey.

Understanding the text | Q 2.5 | Page 82

Briefly comment on:
As a Buddhist, he told me, he knew that it didn’t really matter if I passed away, but he thought it would be bad for business.” 

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Talking about the text [Page 82]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 8 Silk Road Talking about the text [Page 82]

Talking about the text | Q 1 | Page 82

Discuss in groups of four.
The sensitive behaviour of hill-folk.

Talking about the text | Q 2 | Page 82

Discuss in groups of four.
The reasons why people willingly undergo the travails of difficult journeys.

Talking about the text | Q 3 | Page 82

Discuss in groups of four.
The accounts of exotic places in legends and the reality.

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Thinking about language [Pages 82 - 83]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 8 Silk Road Thinking about language [Pages 82 - 83]

Thinking about language | Q 1 | Page 82

Notice the kind of English Tsetan uses while talking to the author. How do you think he picked it up?

Thinking about language | Q 2 | Page 82

What do the following utterance indicate?
(i)“I told her, through Daniel ...”
(ii)“It’s a cold,” he said finally through Tsetan.

Thinking about language | Q 3.1 | Page 83

Guess the meaning of the following word:
Kora
In which language are these word found? 

Thinking about language | Q 3.2 | Page 83

Guess the meaning of the following word:
Drokba
In which language are these word found? 

Thinking about language | Q 3.3 | Page 83

Guess the meaning of the following word:
Kyang
In which language are these word found? 

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Working with words [Page 83]

NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill Chapter 8 Silk Road Working with words [Page 83]

Working with words | Q 1 | Page 83

The narrative has many phrases to describe the scenic beauty of the mountainside like: 
A flawless half-moon flated in a perfect blue sky.
Scan the text to locate other such picturesque phrases.

Working with words | Q 2.1 | Page 83

Explain the use of the adjective in the following phrase:
Shaggy monsters

Working with words | Q 2.2 | Page 83

Explain the use of the adjective in the following phrase:
Brackish lakes

Working with words | Q 2.3 | Page 83

Explain the use of the adjective in the following phrase:
Rickety table

Working with words | Q 2.4 | Page 83

Explain the use of the adjective in the following phrase:
Hairpin bend

Working with words | Q 2.5 | Page 83

Explain the use of the adjective in the following phrase:
Rudimentary general stores

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Chapter 8: Silk Road

ExerciseUnderstanding the textTalking about the textThinking about languageWorking with words
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NCERT solutions for Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill chapter 8 - Silk Road

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