Class 10 English Chapter 7 Glimpses Of India III: Tea from Assam

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Thinking about Language:

Q.1. Look at these words: upkeep, downpour, undergo, dropout, walkin, They are built up from a verb (keep, pour, go, drop, walk) and an adverb or a particle (up, down, under, out, in) Use these words appropriately in the sentences below. You may consult a dictionary.

(i) A heavy downpour has been forecast due to low pressure in the Bay of Bengal.

(ii) Rakes will undergo a major surgery tomorrow morning.

(iii) By brother is responsible for the up keep of our family property.

(iv) The dropout rate for this accountancy course is very high.

(v) She went to the Enterprise company to attend a walk in interview.

2. Now fill in the blanks in the sentences given below by combining appropriate ones. The verb given in brackets with one of the words from the box as Over by through down.

(i) The army attempted unsuccessfully to overthrow the government,

(ii) Scientists are on the brink of a major breakthrough in cancer research. to speed up traffic on the main highway.

(iii) The state government plans to build a bypass for Bhubaneswar

(iv) Gautama’s lookout on life changed when he realized that the world is full of sorrow.

(v) Rakesh seemed unusually cast down after the game.

Additional Questions & Answers

A. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ] and answers :

1. Mr. Barua was-

(i) Pranjols’ father (ii) Manager of Dhekiabari Tea Garden

(iii) Rajbir’s father (iv) Both (i) and (ii)

Ans: (iv)

2. Tea was first drunk in –

(i) India (ii) China

(iii) Europe (iv) Australia

Ans: (ii) China

3. Over______ crore cups of Tea are drunk every day throughout the world.

(I)Sixty (ii) Seventy

(iii) Eighty (iv) Ninty

Ans: (iii)

4. Who was reading a detective story?

(i) Rajvir (ii) Pranjol (iii) Mr. Barua (iv) Noone

Ans: (ii)

5. There are____legends accosted with tea.

(I) Two (ii) Three

(iii) Four (iv) Too many

Ans: (I) Two

6. Where did the train halt at last?

(i) In Rangia Junction (ii) In Mariani Junction

(iii) Kamakhya Junction (iv) None of these

Ans: (ii)

7. Pranjal and Rajvir crossed a_____bridge and entered, Dhekiabari tea Estate.

(i) Stone bridge (ii) Over bridge

(iii) Cattle bridge (iv) All of above

Ans: (iii)

8. What did the tea plucker wear?

(i) Cap (ii) Plastic aprons

(iii) Red saree (iv) None of these

Ans: (ii)

9. The sprouting period of tea is —

(i) March to July (ii) May to July

(iii) October to December (iv) None of these

Ans: (ii)

10. Rajvir belonged to——-

(i) Assam (iii) Delhi

(ii) Bihar (iv) Nag pur

Ans: (iii) Delhi

B. Very short answer Type Questions and Answers

Q.1. Who is a Vendor?

Ans: A seller of something who vends goods.

Q.2. How are Pranjol and Rajvir related?

Ans: Pranjol and Rajvir are classmates in a school in Delhi.

Q.3. How many cups of tea are drunk everyday throughout the world? [HSLC ’22]

Ans: Over eighty crore cups of tea are drunk everyday throughout the world.

Q.4. What did Rajvir do when Pranjol buried his nose in detective stories?

Ans: Rajvir was looking at the beautiful scenery.

Q.5. Who, do you think, were the doll like figures busily moving amidst the rows of tea bushes?

Ans: The doll like figures were the bud pickers.

Q.6. Where was Pranjol born and brought up?

Ans: Pranjol was born and brought up in a tea garden.

Q.7. How many tea gardens are there in Assam?

Ans: Assam has the largest concentration of tea gardens in Assam.

Q.8. Who discovered tea?

Ans: No one really knows who had discovered tea. There are many legends about it.

Q.9. When did tea come to Europe? [HSLC’18, ’19]

Ans: Tea came to Europe only in the sixteenth century.

Q.10. When was tea first drunk in China?

Ans: Tea was first drunk in China as far back as 2700 BC.

Q.11. How was tea first treated in Europe? [HSLC.’18]

Ans: In Europe, tea was first treated more as medicine than as a beverage.

Q.12. What did Pranjol and Rajvir do after the train arrived at Mariani junction?.

Ans: After the train arrived at Mariani Junction Pranjol and Rajvir their luggage and pushed their way to the crowded platform.

Q.13. What was the condition at Mariani Junction when the train arrived there?

Ans: The platform was crowded.

0.14. State whether the following statements are True or False in the context of the text, Tea from Assam. [HSLC.’18]

(i) Tea came to Europe only in the sixteenth century and was drink more as medicine than as a beverage.

(ii) Tea came to Europe only in the eighteenth century and was drunk more as a beverage than as a medicine.

Ans: (i) True, (ii) False

Q.15. Choose the correct answer from among the alternatives given and complete the sentence: [HSLC.’18]

No one really knows who discovered tea but —–

(i) There are two legends.

(ii) There is one legend

(iii) There are many legends.

Ans: (iii) These are many legends

Q.16. Who were waiting for Pranjol and Rajvir at Mariani?

Ans: Pranjol’s parents were waiting for Pranjol and Rajvir.

Q.17. To where did they go from Mariani?

Ans: From Mariani, they drove to Dhekiabari Tea-garden.

Q.18. What is a cattle bridge?

Ans: A cattle bridge is made of iron railings laid in a horizontal position with gaps between them so that cattle cannot pass through it.

Q.19. When does the second flush occur?

Ans: The second flush occurs between May and July,

Q.20. What was Pranjol’s father?

Ans: Pranjol’s father was the manager of the Dhekiabari tea garden.

Q.21. “Yes, Mr. Barua” Rajvir admitted.” What did Rajvir admit?

Ans: Rajvir admitted that he hoped to learn much more about tea while he was there.

Q.22. Who is the writer of “Tea from Assam”?

Ans: Arup kumar Dutta.

Q.23. Who is Mr. Barua?

Ans: Mr. Baura is Pranjol’s father and the manager of the Dhekiabari tea garden.

C.Short Type Questions & Answers (Bearing 2 marks each)

Q.1. What did Rajvir see after the train pulled out of the station? [HSLC.’17, ’20]

Ans: Rajvir saw that it was green and green everywhere. Rajvir had never before seen so much of greenery. Then the green paddy fields gave away to tea bushes.

Q.2. “It was a magnificent view” Describe the magnificent view. Or, Give a description of the magnificent view of tea garden seen by Rajib from the railway train.

Ans: The magnificent view was that of the tea bushes as far as eye could see. The tea bushes were there against the backdrop of densely wooded hills. There was a sea of tea bushes under sturdy shade trees. Doll-like figures were seen busily moving amidst orderly rows of bushes. At a distance was seen the factory billowing out smoke from its tea tall chimney.

Q.3. What is the legend about the Chinese emperor? [HSLC-2015] [HSLC-2019]


Q.What is the chinese legend about tea?

Ans: The Chinese emperor had always boiled water before drinking

it. One day a few leaves of the twigs burning under the pot fell into the water. A delicious flavour came out from the boiling water. It was said that they were tea leaves.

Q.6. What is the Indian legend about tea?

An: The Indian legend is associated with Bodhidharma, an ancient Buddhist ascetic. He felt sleepy during meditations. So he cut off his eye lids. Ten tea plants grew out of the eyelids. When the leaves of there plants were boiled the liquid drove away sleep.

Q.7. How tea originated in China spread to Europe and how was it used in Europe?

Ans: Tea was first drunk in China as far back as 2700 BC. The words like chai and Chini are of Chinese origin. Tea came to Europe in the sixteenth century. Then it was drunk more as medicine than as a beverage.

Q.8. Narrate briefly Rajvir’s remarks on the discovery of tea and the legends that surround it. [HSLC-2015]

Ans: Tea was first drunk in China as far back as 2700 BC. The words like chai and Chini are of Chinese origin. Tea came to Europe in the sixteenth century. Then it was drunk more as medicine than as a beverage.

D. Essay Type Questions & Answers (bearing 4 marks each)

0.1. Give a brief description of Pranjol and Rajvir’s journey till they arrived Mariani junction.

Ans: Pranjol and Rajvir, the two classmates were coming to Assam by train. On the way, Pranjol remained mostly busy reading detective stories. Rajvir remained surprisingly absorbed in the green views of the landscape. He had never before seen such extensive greenery that one’s eye could survey. On the way, Rajvir also told two legends relating to the discovery of tea and how it spread to Europe. One legend was about a Chinese emperor and the other was an Indian legend about a Buddhist ascetic.

From his conversation with Pranjol, it was learned that he had read much about tea. It was he who told that over eighty crore cups of tea. It was he who told that over eighty crore cups of tea were drunk everyday throughout the world. The train finally arrived at Mariani junction.

Q.2. Give a brief description of Dhekiabari tea garden. What did Rajvir see on the way?[HSLC 2016, 2019, 2022]

Ans: Dhekiabari tea garden was managed by Pranjol’s father, Mr. Barua. An hour later they reached the cattle bridge at the gate of the garden. There were acre upon acre of tea bushes on both sides of the gravel road. The tea plants were neatly proved to be the same height. Groups of tea pluckers were plucking the newly sprouted leaves. The pluckers were wearing plastic aprons. Each of them carried on the back a bamboo basket.

Rajvir had read extensively about tea. In fact, Mr. Barua was surprised to hear him. He commented that Rajvir had done much homework. Rajvir admitted that he had done, but he hoped to learn while he was there.

Q.3. Give a description of a tea garden.

Ans: A tea garden is also called a tea estate. It is a well organised and well-managed farming activity. Tea bushes are planted in orderly rows. When they grow up they are proven to be the same height. Sturdy shade- trees are there amidst the rows. These tall trees give shade to the tea bushes and help them sprout. Tea gardens are established generally on slopes of foot-hills and similar other places from where the rainwater can flow out easily through small canals between the rows.

These are workers who pluck the newly sprouted tea leaves. They work in small groups. They wore plastic aprons and carry bamboo or cane baskets on their back. The leaves they pick are deposited in the basket. Finally the leaves are brought to the factory house. In Assamese, it is called the call ghar”. It is a building filled with a chimney that releases smoke. After processing in the factory tea is ready to be sent to the market. The scenery of a tree garden extending to a far distance is really charming.


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