Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

TO MY COUNTRYMEN – Class 9th Second Language English Textbook Solutions


 PROSE-8
TO MY COUNTRYMEN
DR. A.P.J.ABDUL KALAM

I. Four alternatives are given. Choose the best alternative: –

1) Dr. Kalam dream of an India governed by noble …………
A] leaders
B] artisans C] politicians D] scientists
2) It helped us humble a mighty……….
A] building B] empire C] state D] home
3) The motive force has to be ……….. for the country.
A] hate B] develop C] love D] educate
4) We need a ………. that is showed by the entire nation.
A] vision
B] money C] knowledge D] gold
5) ………… should get ready to transform India into a developed nation.
A] adults B] students C] teachers D] scientists
6) Ignite your minds and………….
A] rea B] think big C] write D] work
7) ……… are always bigger than the organizations.
A] medical council B] agriculture C] desire D] missions
8) The Maharajas to set up Universities in …………
A] Ellora B] Baroda C] Tripura D] Bengaluru
9) ………. is rich in mineral wealth and natural gas.
A] Baroda B] Tripura C] Bihar D] Kashmir
10) Tripura’s economy rests on ……….. Cultivation.
A] cotton B] coffee C] bamboo D] sandalwood
11) The state which has good educational infrastructure is ……………
A] Assam
B] Punjab C] Jharkhand D] Goa
12) Lala Lajpat Rai died on …………….
A] 17th Nov, 1927 B] 17th Nov, 1928 C] 17th Nov, 1929 D] 17th Nov, 1930
13) …………. Brought the steel industry to India.
A] Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata
B] Acharya P.C. Ray
C] Sir Syed Ahmed Khan D] Rasbihari Bose
14) ……….. should transform India into a developed nation.
A] students
B] youth C] leaders D] children

15) In 1997 Dr. Abdul Kalam was awarded ………………
A] Padma Bhushan B] Bharat Ratna
C] Padma Vibhushan D] None of these

II. Answer the following questions:-

1. What are the dreams of Dr. Abdul Kalam?

Ans.: Dr. Abdul Kalam dreams of an India governed by noble leaders and by a system where the
work of scientists and technologies focuses on specific missions driven by goals relevant to the
common man.
2. Which are the hubs of business activities?
Ans.: Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad are hubs of business activities.
3. What did Dr. Abdul Kalam say about Tripura economy?
Ans.: Dr. Abdul Kalam said that Tripura’s economy rests on forest products, including bamboo
civilization.
4. Which states have become good examples of economic development?
Ans.: Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Karnataka and other states had become good
examples of economic development.
5. What is Dr. Kalam’s message to the students?
Ans.: Students should get ready to transfer India into a developed nation. Students should Ignite
their minds and think big.
6. Name the awards awarded to Dr. Abdul Kalam?
Ans.: Padma Bhushan (1981), Padma Vibhushan (1990), and Bharath Ratna (1997) are the
awards awarded to Dr. Abdul Kalam.
7. How is the steel Industry brought into India?
Ans.: Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata brought the steel industry in India even though the British
rulers were not favorably disposed to the idea.
8. Name some Industries, which took birth in India.
Ans.: The birth of many institutions can be seen like Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru
started by J.N. Tata, the Banaras Hindu University established by Pandit Madan Mohan
Malaviya and Aligarh Muslim University set up by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.
9. How are the transport facilities in Tripura?
Ans.: Tripura’s economy rests on bamboo cultivation. It is rich in mineral wealth and natural gas.
But the transport facilities are in bad shape. It is difficult to interact and organize business.
10. Name the states in which it is developed in the areas such as education and health?
Ans.: States such as Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Karnataka made to the channel
development funds for improvement in areas such as education and health.
III Read each of the following extracts and answer the questions given below:

1. “I have spoken about the power of imagination”

a. Who does ‘I’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘I’ refers to Dr. Abdul Kalam

b. What did he speak about the power of imagination?
Ans.: It lies at the heart of the creative process and is the very substance of life, allied as it is to
the power to attract to us what we most desire. This power makes all the difference between the
winners and losers.

2. “I dream of an India governed by noble leaders”

a. Who does ‘I’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘I’ refers to Dr. Abdul Kalam
b. What are the dreams of him?
Ans.: The dreams are he dreamt of a system where the work of scientists and technologists is
focusing on specific missions driven by goals relevant to the common man.
3. “How is this dream to be made real?”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Dr. Abdul Kalam said this
b. What are the dreams to be made real?
Ans.: The dream to be made real are the dream of an India governed by noble leaders. The
dream of a system where the work of scientists and technologists focused on specific missions
driven by goals relevant to the common man.
4. “It is a power that arises from deep within you”

a. Who does ‘You’ refer to?

Ans.: ‘You’ refers to readers.
b. When did we saw the power arises?
Ans.: This power is the basis for the movement towards excellence, we saw at the time of
Independence.
5. “What is it that we don’t have?”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Dr. Abdul Kalam said this
b. What are his views for the above statements?
Ans.: Dr. Abdul Kalam’s views for the above statement are, we have to analyze how we can give
a new across the individual interests of various ministries and even industries and institutions, to
follow an integrated action plan.
6. “A focused mission will integrate people”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Dr. Abdul Kalam said this
b. What are the missions?
Ans.: The missions are to develop our country in the fields of education, health, economy etc.
7. “Ignite your minds and think big”

a. Who said this?

Ans.: Dr. Abdul Kalam said this
b. Who should Ignite their minds? Why?
Ans.: Students should Ignite their minds. Because students should get ready to transform India
into a developed nation.

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