A Visit to Kaziranga and Sivasagar | Question Solutions

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A Visit to Kaziranga and Sivasagar | Question Solutions

 

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A Visit to Kaziranga and Sivasagar Question Solutions

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A Visit to Kaziranga and Sivasagar | Question Solutions

TEXTUAL QUESTIONS SOLUTIONS

Thinking about the Text.

  1. Answer these questions.

Q.1. Choose the right answer:

(i) When something is conserved it is preserved/destroyed.

Ans: Preserved.

(ii) Herbivorous animals eat flesh/ grass.

Ans: Grass.

(iii) When you excavate, you dig out/ cover up something.

Ans: Dig out.

(iv) When you visit a historical site, you see new/ old monuments.

Ans: Old monuments.

(v) When you play an indigenous game, it is foreign/ local game.

Ans: Local game.

  1. Answer these questions in one or two short sentences:
  2. Why did the children wake up early in the morning?

Ans: The children (Lohit and Trisha) woke up in the morning because their parents would be taking them to Sivasagar.

  1. Why is Assam unique?

Ans: Assam is unique because there are many tea gardens, historical monuments, national parks, ancient temples, one-horned rhinos and many other things worth seeing.

  1. What is a national park?. 

Ans: National park is an area where fauna and flora are preserved.

  1. When was Kaziranga designed as a National Park?

Ans: Kaziranga was designed as a National Park in 1974.

  1. What is the full name of UNESCO?

Ans: The full name of UNESCO is United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

  1. Why was Kaziranga Game Sanctuary renamed as the Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary?

Ans: The Kaziranga Game Sanctuary was renamed as the Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary in 1950.  A ‘Game Sanctuary’ refers to an area for hunting animals for food. Thus the name did not suit the park which is used for preserving animals. That is why it was renamed.

  1. What do the rhinoceros eat?

Ans: The rhinoceros are herbivorous animals. So they eat only grass.

  1. ‘’On their way to Sivasagar, they crossed a stone bridge.” What is the name of this bridge?

Ans: The name of the bridge is Namdang Stone Bridge.

  1. Name the three temples built on the bank of the Sivasagar Tank.

Ans: The names of three temples built on the bank of the Sivasagar Tank are: Shiva Dol, Vishnu Dol and Devi Dol.

  1. Who built the Ranghar?

Ans: The Ranghar was built by the Ahom King Pramatta Singha.

III. Fill in the blanks:

  1. Wel, in 1904 …………….. visited Kaziranga.

Ans: Mary Curzon.

  1. The Namdang Stone Bridge was built by the Ahom King  ………………..

Ans: Rudra Singha.

  1. Siu-Ka-Pha made …………..his first capital.

Ans: Charaideo.

  1. Answer these questions in a short paragraph.
  2. Write briefly the history of Kaziranga as a protected area.

Ans: Mary Curzon, the wife of Viceroy Lord Curzon, visited Kaziranga in 1904 with a view to see a one-horned rhino.  Unfortunately, she could not find a single rhino. So she requested her husband, Lord Curzon to take immediate measures to protect the rhinos. Being deeply moved at by Mary Curzon’s request, Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India declared Kaziranga as Reserve Forest in 1905. In 1916 it was renamed as Kaziranga Game Sanctuary. In 1950 it was renamed as Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary and again in 1974, it was designed as a National Park.

  1. Write a brief note on Tolatal Ghar.

Ans: Tolatal Ghar is one of the historical monuments built by the Ahom Kings. It is situated in Sonitpur. Talatol Ghar had four storeys above ground and three storeys below ground. There were two secret tunnels inside the Tolatal Ghar. One tunnel was 16 kilometres long leading to Gargaon Palace. The other was three kilometres long leading the Dikhow River.

  1. Write a note on Charaideo Maidam.

Ans: Maidam was a burial ground for the Ahom kings and nobles. Siu-ka-Pha was the founder of the Ahom Kingdom who made his first capital in Charaideo. Charaideo Maidam is situated in the capital. It is 22 kilometres away from Sivasagar town. In the maidam there are at least one hundred graves of Ahom Kings and nobles. The hillock of Charaideo was considered to be a sacred place to the Ahoms.  The maidam has tombs like the Pyramids in Egypt.

Thinking about Language

  1. Change the following sentences from direct to indirect speech.
  2. “Do you know Kaziranga is a World Heritage site? Their father said.

Ans: Their father asked whether they knew Kaziranga is a World Heritage site.

  1. “On our way, we can stay for a night in Kaziranga,” Their mother suggested.

Ans: Their mother suggested that on their way they could stay for a night in Kaziranga.

  1. “Can we go to see the rhino now?” Lohit asked.

Ans: Lohit asked whether they could go to see the rhino then.

  1. “I wish there was really a sagar here! “ Lohit said.

Ans: Lohit wished that there had been really a sagar there.

  1. Here are some sentences from the piece. Choose the words from the brackets which can be substituted for the italicised words in the sentence.
  2. They checked in at a hotel that had a large compound. (registered, corrected)

Ans: registered.

  1. She requested her husband to take immediate measures to protect the rhinos (take steps, calculate)

Ans: take steps.

  1. Further in, they spotted a deer. (dotted, saw).

Ans: saw.

  1. In the heart of the town was the Sivasagar Tank. (centre of,  mind of)

Ans: centre of.

  1. The maidams have tombs vaults just like the pyramids in Egypt. (burial chambers, jumps).

Ans: burial chambers.

III. Verbs of reporting are used to order, report statements, thoughts, intentions, questions, apologies, requests and so on.

Underline the verbs of reporting in the following sentences:

  1. Their father had exclaimed to them, “This bridge is named after the Ahom General Kolia Bhomora Phukan.

Ans: Their father had exclaimed to them, “This bridge is named after the Ahom General Kolia Bhomora Phukan.

  1. “What is there to see in Sivasagar? Let’s go to uncle’s house in Tezpur instead.” Lohit pleaded.

Ans: “What is there to see in Sivasagar? Let’s go to uncle’s house in Tezpur instead.” Lohit pleaded.

  1. “On our way we can stay for a night in Kaziranga.” their mother suggested.

Ans: “On our way, we can stay for a night in Kaziranga.” their mother suggested.

  1. “Can we go to see the rhino now?” Lohit asked.

Ans: “Can we go to see the rhino now?” Lohit asked.

5.“look, look”, Lohit shouted excitedly, “there is a rhino.”

Ans: “look, look”, Lohit shouted excitedly, “there is a rhino.”

  1. “Wow!” Trishna exclaimed, looking through the binocular. “There is another rhino in the water.”

Ans: “Wow!” Trishna exclaimed, looking through the binocular. “There is another rhino in the water.”

  1. “I will take you to Charaideo.” said their father.

Ans: “I will take you to Charaideo.” said their father.

Speaking

  1. Discuss the following words with your teacher.

(i) conservation – The act of preserving or protecting biodiversity, environment and natural resources.

(ii) dol – temple is also called dol in Assamese.

(ii) amphitheatre – a semi-circular outdoor venue.

(iv) indigenous – native to a land.

Ans: Do with your teacher.

  1. Find out some places of Assam which need to be conserved well.

Ans: Do with the help of your teacher.

III. Have a speech competition in your class on the temples of Assam.

Ans: Do with the help of your teacher.

  1. Discuss the traditional food of Assam.

Ans: Do with the help of your teacher.

Writing

  1. Prepare a project on:
  2. Kaziranga National Park
  3. The Historical Sites of Sivasagar.

Ans: Do with the help of your teacher.

  1. Find out about these National Parks of Assam.
  2. Manas National Park.
  3. Dibru Saikhowa National Park.
  4. Nameri National Park
  5. Orang National Park.

Ans: Do with the help of your teacher.  0 0 0.

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