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The Coorg Question Solutions

TEXTUAL QUESTION SOLUTIONS

Thinking About the Text

Q.1. Where is Coorg?

Ans: Coorg is the smallest district of Karnataka. It is situated in the midway between Mysore and the coastal town of Mangalore. 

Q.1. What is the story about the Kodavu people’s descent?

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Mention the story that supports that the people of Coorg are of Greek descent.

Ans: There are several stories about the descent of the Kodavu people. One story tells that they were originally of Greek descent. Their descendants came with Alexander as soldiers. While they moved south along the coast, they could not return and settled there permanently. They had a marital relationship with the local Hindu people.

Another story tells that they were of Arab origin as they, like the Arabs, wear a long black coat with an embroidered waist-belt, known as kuppia. 

Q.3. What are some of the things you know about:

(i)   the people of Coorg?

(ii)  the main crop of Croog?

(iii) the sports it offers to tourists? 

or 

What are the sports that Coorg offers to tourists?

(iv) the animals you are likely to see in Coorg?

(v) its distance from Bangalore, and how to get there?

Ans:  (i)The People of Coorg are hospitable and friendly. They are very proud of the valour and bravery of their fathers and sons.

(ii) The main crop of Coorg is coffee, spices and plantation.

(iii) The sports it offers to the tourists are river-rafting, canoeing, rappelling,, rock climbing, mountain biking and walking trails.

(iv) The animals one likely to see are- elephants, langurs, macaques, squirrels etc.

(v) From Bangalore its distance is around 250-260 kilometres. The route via Mysore is the most frequented one. The other route is via Neelamangal, Kunigal and Chanrayanpatna.

Q.4. Here are six sentences with some words in italics. Find phrases from the text that have the same meaning. (look in the paragraphs indicated)

(i) During monsoons it rains so heavily that tourists don’t visit Coorg. (para-2)

Ans: Keep away.

(ii). Some people say that Alexander’s army moves south along the coast and settles there. (para-3)

Ans: part of.

(iii) The Coorg people are always ready to tell stories of their sons and fathers; valour. (para -4) 

Ans: Willing to tell.

(iv)  Even people who normally lead an easy and slow life get smitten by the high energy adventure sports of Coorg. (para-6)

Ans: The most laidback individual become converts to.

(v) The theory of the Arab origin is supported by the long coat with embroidered waist-belt they wear. 

Ans: Draws support.

(vi) Macaques, Malabar squirrels observe you carefully from the tree canopy. 

Ans: Keep a watchful eye.

Thinking About Language

1. Here are some nouns from the text:

culture, monks, surprise, experience, weather, tradition

Work with a partner and discuss which of the nouns can collocate with which of the adjectives given below. The first one has been done for you.

Ans:

(i) culture: unique culture, ancient culture.

(ii) monks: serious monks

(ii) surprise: Unforgettable surprise, unique surprise.

(iv) experience: wide experience.

(v) weather: terrible weather.

(vi) tradition: ancient tradition, unique tradition.

2.  Complete the following phrases from the text. For each phrase can you find at least one other word that would fit into the blank?

(i) tales of ——————.

(ii) coastal ———————-.

(iii) a piece of ——————.

(iv) evergreen ——————-.

(v) ——————— plantations

(vi) —————– bridge

(vii) wild —————–.

Ans: (i) tales of valour.

(ii) coastal town

(iii) a piece of heaven

(iv) evergreen rainforest

(v) crop plantations. 

(vi) rope bridge. 

(vii) wild creatures.

The Coorg Question Solutions

ADDITIONAL QUESTION SOLUTION

Q.1. Who was the first chief of the Indian Army?

Ans: The first chief of the Indian Army was General Cariappa, a Coorgi.

Q.2. Who is the author of the article ‘Coorg’?

Ans: The author of the article is Lokesh Abrol.

Q.3. What does ‘rappelling’ mean?

Ans: The word ‘rappelling’ means ‘going down a cliff by sliding down a rope. 

Q.4. By whom Coorg is inhabited?

Ans: Croog is inhabited by a race of martial men, beautiful women and wild creatures.

Q.5. What is the other name of Coorg?

Ans: The other name of Coorg is Kadavu.

Q.6. What weapon do the Kodavu carry with themselves without a licence? 

Ans: The Kodavus can carry with firearms without a licence.

Q.7. How is the water of the Kaveri river? Where does the river obtain its water from?

Ans: The water of the Kaveri river is very clear.  The river obtains its water from the hills and forests of Coorg.

Q.8. Whose descent is the fiercely independent people of Coorg?

Ans: The fiercely independent people of Coorg are thought of Greek descent.

Q.9. Choose the correct answer from among the alternatives given and complete the sentence:

(a) The theory of Arab origin draws support from.

(i) The numerous tales of valour related to the sons and fathers of Coorgi homes.

(ii) The long, black coat with an embroidered waist-belt worn by the Kodavus.

(iii) The traditions and religious rites which are distinct from the Hindu mainstream.

Ans: (ii) The long, black coat with an embroidered waist-belt worn by the Kodavus.

(b) Coorg or Kodagu, the smallest district of Karnataka, is home to ……… 

(i) thick grassland, camels and indigo plantations.

(ii) evergreen rain forests, spices and coffee plantations.

(iii) dark clouds, thick fog and tea plantation.s

Ans: (ii) evergreen rain forests, spices and coffee plantations.

(c) Even now the Kodavus are only people in India permitted to …………. . 

(i) carry gold without a license.

(ii) Carry swords without a license.

(iii) carry firearms without a license.

Ans: (iii) carry firearms without a license.

(d) Find out the exact meaning of the underlined word.

This land of rolling hills is inhabited by a proud race of martial men, beautiful women and wild creatures. (having to do with marriage/ having to do with peace/ having to do with war.)

Ans: having to do with war.

Q.10. When does the season of joy commence in Coorg? Till what time does it continue?

Ans: In Coorg, the season of joy commence from September and continues till March.

Q. 11. Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow:

The fiercely independent people of Coorg are possible of Greek or Arab descent. As one story goes, a part of Alexander’s army moved south along the coast and settled here when return became impractical. These people married amongst the locals and their culture is apparent in the martial traditions, marriage and religious rites, which are distinct from the Hindu mainstream. The theory of Arab origin draws support from the long, black coat with embroidered waist-belt worn by the Kodavus, known as Kuppiya; it resembles the Kuffiya worn by the Arabs and the Kurds.

Questions:

(i) Of which descent are the people of Coorg? 1

(ii) What is the story about the Greek origin of the people of Coorg? 2

(iii) What is the theory in support of the Arab origin of the Coorgi people? 2

Ans: (i) The people of Coorg are possibly of Greek or Arab descent.

(ii) The story about the Greek origin of the people of Coorg is that a part of Alexander’s army moved south along the coast and settled there when return became impractical. These people married amongst the locals and their culture is apparent in their martial traditions, marriage and religious rites.

(iii) The theory in support of the Arab origin of the Coorg people is that they wear a long, black coat with embroidered waist-belt which resemble with that of the Arabs and the Kurds.

Q.12. What is ‘Kuppia ‘and ‘Kuffia’?

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What is a Kuffia? Who wears it?

Ans:  ‘Kuppia’ is a long coat with an embroidered waist-belt worn by the Kodavus. ‘Kuffia’ is the dress worn by the Arabs and Kurds.

Q.13. How can one have a panoramic view of Coorg?

Ans: One can have a panoramic view of the misty landscape of Coorg by climbing up to the  Brahmagiri hills.

Q 14. What does the writer say about the Coorg Regiment?

Ans: The author says that there is a Regiment in the Indian Army by the name of  Coorg Regiment. It has been playing an important role in the army. The first chief of the Indian Army was General Cariappa. He was a Coorgi.  0 0 0.

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