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Chapter 2: The Sound of Music

Chapter 2: The Sound of Music solutions [Page 20]

Q 1.1 | Page 20

Answer these question in a few words or a couple of sentence.

How old was Evelyn when she went to the Royal Academy of Music?

Q 1.2 | Page 20

Answer these question in a few words or a couple of sentence.

When was her deafness first noticed? When was it confirmed?

Q 2.1 | Page 20

Answer of these question in a short paragraph (30–40 words).

Who helped her to continue with music? What did he do and say?

Q 2.2 | Page 20

Answer of these question in a short paragraph (30–40 words).

 Name the various places and causes for which Evelyn performs.

Q 3 | Page 20

Answer the question in two or three paragraphs (100–150 words).

How does Evelyn hear music?

Chapter 2: The Sound of Music solutions [Pages 25 - 26]

Q 1.1 | Page 25

The Shehnai of Bismillah Khan Thinking about the text :

Tick the right answer.

The (shehnai, pungi) was a ‘reeded noisemaker.’

Q 1.2 | Page 25

The Shehnai of Bismillah Khan Thinking about the text :

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(Bismillah Khan, A barber, Ali Bux) transformed the pungi into a shehnai.

Q 1.3 | Page 25

The Shehnai of Bismillah Khan Thinking about the text :

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Bismillah Khan’s paternal ancestors were (barbers, professional musicians).

Q 1.4 | Page 25

The Shehnai of Bismillah Khan Thinking about the text :

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Bismillah Khan learnt to play the shehnai from (Ali Bux, Paigambar Bux, Ustad Faiyaaz
Khan).

Q 1.5 | Page 25

The Shehnai of Bismillah Khan Thinking about the text :

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Bismillah Khan’s first trip abroad was to (Afghanistan, U.S.A., Canada).

Q 2 | Page 25

Find the words in the text which show Ustad Bismillah Khan’s feelings about the items listed below. Then mark a tick (✓ ) in the correct column. Discuss your answers in class.

Bismillah Khan’s Feelings about Positive Negative Neutral

 1. teaching children music

     
2. the film world      
3. migrating to the U.S.A      
4. playing at temples      
5. getting the Bharat Ratna      
6. the banks of the Ganga      
7. leaving Benaras and Dumraon      
Q 3.1 | Page 26

Answer these question in 30–40 words.

Why did Aurangzeb ban the playing of the pungi?

Q 3.2 | Page 26

Answer these question in 30–40 words.

How is a shehnai different from a pungi?

Q 3.3 | Page 26

Answer these question in 30–40 words.

Where was the shehnai played traditionally? How did Bismillah Khan change this?

Q 3.4 | Page 26

Answer these question in 30–40 words.

When and how did Bismillah Khan get his big break?

Q 3.5 | Page 26

Answer these question in 30–40 words.

Where did Bismillah Khan play the shehnai on 15 August 1947? Why was the event
historic?

Q 3.6 | Page 26

Answer these question in 30–40 words.

Why did Bismillah Khan refuse to start a shehnai school in the U.S.A.?

Q 3.7 | Page 26

Answer these question in 30–40 words.

Find at least two instances in the text which tell you that Bismillah Khan loves India and Benaras.

Chapter 2: The Sound of Music solutions [Pages 26 - 27]

Q 1.1 | Page 26

Thinking about language

Complete the following sentence. Beginning with a to-verb, try to answer the question in brackets.

The school sports team hopes ____________ (What does it hope to do?)

Q 1.2 | Page 26

Thinking about language

Complete the following sentence. Beginning with a to-verb, try to answer the question in brackets.

We all want (What do we all want to do?)

Q 1.3 | Page 26

Thinking about language

Complete the following sentence. Beginning with a to-verb, try to answer the question in brackets.

They advised the hearing-impaired child’s mother (What did they advise her to do?)

Q 1.4 | Page 26

Thinking about language

Complete the following sentence. Beginning with a to-verb, try to answer the question in brackets.

The authorities permitted us to (What did the authorities permit us to do?)

Q 1.5 | Page 26

Thinking about language
Complete the following sentence. Beginning with a to-verb, try to answer the question in brackets.

A musician decided to (What did the musician decide to do?)

Q 2 | Page 26

From the text on Bismillah Khan, find the words and phrases that match these
definitions and write them down. The number of the paragraph where you will find the
words/phrases has been given for you in brackets.

1. the home of royal people (1) _____ .

2. the state of being alone (5) _____ .

3. a part which is absolutely necessary (2)_____ .

4. to do something not done before (5) _____ .

5. without much effort (13) _____ .

6. quickly and in large quantities (9) _____ and _____ .

Q 3.1 | Page 27

Tick the right answer.

When something is revived, it (remains dead/lives again).

Q 3.2 | Page 27

Tick the right answer.

When a government bans something, it wants it (stopped/started).

Q 3.3 | Page 27

Tick the right answer.

When something is considered auspicious, (welcome it/avoid it).

Q 3.4 | Page 27

Tick the right answer.

When we take to something, we find it (boring/interesting).

Q 3.5 | Page 27

Tick the right answer.

When you appreciate something, you (find it good and useful/find it of no use).

Q 3.6 | Page 27

Tick the right answer.

When you replicate something, you do it (for the first time/for the second time).

Q 3.7 | Page 27

Tick the right answer.

When we come to terms with something, it is (still upsetting/no longer upsetting).

Chapter 2: The Sound of Music

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