Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract


{i}. The guests at the spectacular ceremony are being called distinguished because they
  • a) they have been invited as guests to attend it. 
  • b) they are eminent world leaders witnessing it. 
  • c) they are visiting the country for this purpose. 
  • d) they have resumed diplomatic relations with the country.
{ii} It is a victory for ‘human dignity. Pick the option that lists the correct answer for what ‘human dignity’ would include.
  •  a) i) equality ii) liberty iii) indecency 
  • b) i) liberty ii) indecency iii) self-respect 
  • c) i) immorality ii) self-respect iii) equality 
  • d) i) equality ii) liberty iii) self-respect  
{iii} Why does the speaker say that it is a ‘rare privilege’? He says this as they have 
  • a) been deprived of this honour. 
  • b) seldom been given this honour.
  • c) experienced it for the first time. 
  • d) been chosen over other countries, for this honour.
{iv} How do you think the speaker feels? Choose the option that best fits his state of mind. 
  • a) i) emotional ii) elated iii) unmindful 
  • b) i) elated ii) unmindful iii) overwhelmed 
  • c) i) overwhelmed ii) elated iii) honoured 
  • d) i) elated ii) honoured iii) unmindful
{v} Pick the option that showcases the usage of ‘host’ as in the extract.
  • a) He was praised for his hospitality as the host of the party. 
  • b) She was able to host the event without any hindrance.
  • c) She met the host and apologised for her friend’s misbehaviour. 
  • d) He is the best host that one can ever come across


{i}The title that best suits this extract is

  • a) Freedom for everything 
  • b) Knowledge about Freedom 
  • c) Significance of Freedom 
  • d) Realisation of Freedom
{ii} Why do you think the speaker mentions some freedoms as ‘transitory’?
  • a) The freedoms are momentary and keep changing with time. 
  • b) The definition of freedom is constant but perspectives differ. 
  • c) Freedom means different things to different people. 
  • d) Freedom is not that important after a certain age.
{iii} Choose the option that best fits the usage of the word ‘illusion’ as used in the extract. 
  • a) He was never able to get past the illusion.
  • b) The illusion I experienced was quite intriguing.
  • c) A large mirror in the room creates an illusion.
  • d) I was living under the illusion that this is possible.
{iv}The speaker says, ‘at first as a student I wanted freedom only for myself.’ Why do you think he only thought about himself? 
  • a) He didn’t want to think about the freedom denied to others. 
  • b) He was being selfish and was only bothered about himself. 
  • c) He didn’t think that freedom denied to him was important for others. 
  • d) He was too young to realise that freedom was denied to others as well.
  • {v} A part of the extract has been paraphrased. Choose the option that includes the most appropriate solution to the blanks in the given paraphrase of the extract. The speaker’s belief about freedom, since childhood proved false. It was not until the speaker grew up to be a young man when it i) __________________ on him that he was ii) ________________ of freedom. Then he began iii) __________________ it.
  • (a)i) desired ii) dawned iii) depriving 
  • (b)i) dawned ii) deprived iii) desiring 
  • (c)i) dawned ii) arrived iii) desiring 
  • (d)i) arrived ii) deprived iii) dawned

Q10 Answer in 20-30 words 

{i} Based on your reading of the lesson, what can you infer about Mandela as a father and as a leader?
Ans: Nelson Mandela was a great leader and a loving father. However, if we compare him as a father and leader, we may rate him greater as a leader. For the sake of fighting for the freedom of his people, he even sacrificed his duties to his family.
{ii} Mandela feels that courage is triumph over fear. How would you define courage in this context?
Ans: According to courage is the absence of fear rather it is the win over the feeling of fear. Brave is not the one who has an absence of fear rather Brave is the men who conquer the fear.
{iii} If you were in Mandela’s position, would you have given preference to your family or your country? Why?
Ans: Mandela is the father of the modern nation of South Africa. He served the nation and brought freedom for all and not just his own family. He looked at the larger picture. If given chance, I would always choose what benefits my nation the most.
{iv} Mandela says that his country’s greatest wealth is its people and not the purest diamonds. Justify his statement. 
Ans: As per Nelson Mandela, the greatest wealth of his country is its country people. According to him, they are truer and finer than the purest diamonds. He also goes on to compare the wealth of gems and minerals.,but then he feels the people of his nation are the greatest wealth compared to any other form of wealth they are faithful.

Q11 Answer in 40-50 words

{i} Creates a questionnaire of the two most important questions that you would have liked to ask Nelson Mandela during an interview. Give your reasons for choosing those questions. 

Ans: If I get a chance to ask Nelson Mandela two questions, these would be:
1. What motivated you to fight for the rights of the people of Africa?
2. You knew it won't be easy, why did you choose a difficult path?
Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest leaders of Africa who fought for the rights of the people so no one would like to miss an opportunity to have a word of wisdom from him.

{ii} Your teacher organised a mini-debate competition in class on the topic: Courage, Wisdom and Generosity are the ONLY attributes of a remarkable leader. Write the debate script with two points to supplement your stand, either as a proposition speaker or as an opposition one. 

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Courage, Wisdom and Generosity are the ONLY attributes of a remarkable leader.

Exceptional leaders have developed mastery over their fears by training themselves not to regress under stress. To become fearless leaders, we must view hardships as tests which raise our basic levels of training. When we have the courage to stay patient and wait for our rational decision-making to kick in, we execute with more confidence. 
When we think of generosity, our thoughts automatically drift to gifts of money or charity. In the context of leadership, there are other gifts that don't have a monetary value, but whose value is beyond price. A leader who is generous with information, power, and well-deserved compliments empowers workers. The atmosphere created helps motivate them to do more for the organisation and for each other. Generous leadership inspires generosity in your team, so everyone gives their personal best.

{iii} You recently read a blog by your teen friend, on ‘Freedom-My Perception’. You feel that your perception of freedom has seen a transformation after having read The Long walk to Freedom. Complete the dialogue in 120 words, with your friend, explaining your new,,,,,,,,,,,,

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• Freedom isn't merely to cast of one's chair but to living in a way which "respects and enhances the freedom of others. So you can watch your favourite show but playing just your favourite show all the time is pure selfish behaviour.
Agreement to live together can create a harmonious life. You can enjoy freedom in a better way with rules and regulations. Don't misjudge rules with restrictions. Some restrictions are for our own good.

{iv} Struggles to teach us many lessons. With reference to the times you struggled with mastering a skill or learning a concept, write about the lessons you learnt. 

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• When faced with difficulties as human beings, our natural reaction is to avoid the situation rather than power through it. Years of evolution have wired our brains to seek the comfort of the familiar and avoid the discomfort that comes with new and challenging experiences.
• Initially I struggled to learn online and missed my schools as well. But later I made my own time-table and created a work area for myself. I overcame my challenges. In fact, it gave me the opportunity to learn new things. Struggle builds character, makes you stronger, and enables you to grow in all aspects of your life. I had so many information at my fingertips and I realised the power of technology only when the problem knocked on my doorstep. But this problem gave me a new perspective and made learning much more fun.

Q12 Answer in 100-120 words (beyond text and across texts)

 {i}Freedom is inconsequential if it is behind bars of prejudice and narrow mindedness. How would you explain this statement? Support your answer with suitable examples from the real world.

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• A person's freedom is of no use if he doesn't expand the horizons of his thoughts and think like a narrow-minded person.
• Prejudice is a bias or a preconceived opinion, idea, or belief about something.
When our thoughts are caged behind a particular opinion based on others point of view then our minds are no better than slaves.
Earlier it was a prejudice that females can't work well in the military services but in recent years we have seen the unparallel contribution of females in this field across the world.

(ii) After having read the lesson on the oppression that communities faced in South Africa, you were deeply hurt. You could also relate to the struggles and hardships of millions of Indians who fought against the oppressive British rule. 

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24 August 2021, Monday 9:00 pm

My heart is filled with sadness as I think of the oppressed who had to tolerate

the inhuman attitude of the oppressors in their own land, The British Government in India had not only deprived the Indian people of their freedom but it based itself on the exploitation of the masses, and ruined India economically, politically, culturally, and spiritually.

Colonialism was certainly a traumatising experience for colonial subjects. They suffered poverty, malnutrition, disease, cultural upheaval, economic exploitation, political disadvantage, and systematic programmes aimed at creating a sense of social and racial inferiority.


{iii}Prejudice based on race and colour or any other reason causes profound hurt. Write about any one character from the chapters in First Flight who was subjected to such prejudice? Discuss the consequence of this prejudice for the character

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• The Hundred Dresses

This story is about racial discrimination which many of us may have faced or may have meted out to others. When someone is different from the mainstream of society, he/she may have to face some sort of racial discrimination. This is a sad aspect of human life, but it happens in almost every country. This story is about a Polish girl who is living in America. The Polish girl is subjected to everyday humiliation for being different in terms of a funny name, accent, unusually dress, etc. Some of the characters in this story may be indulging in harmless childhood pranks but those pranks are making an indelible impression on the person who is at the receiving end. This story also tells about the steely resolve which many people develop in unfamiliar circumstances because they have to survive in the new surroundings at any cost.