Monday, 14 May 2012

9th class-cbse english(NCERT BOOK-Beehive)(short answers) Chapter-8(Reach for the top(part-1) ) (Santosh Yadav)


Q) Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1) Why was the holy man, who gave Santos’s mother his blessings, surprised?
Ans1) A traveling holy man when the mother of Santosh was expecting her sixth child. He gave her blessings for a son. But he was surprised when the grandmother requested blessing for a girl.

Q2) In what way Santosh did not like the traditional life in the family?
Ans2) She always opposed traditional ways. She wore shorts rather than wearing Indian Traditional dresses. She refused to marriage at the age of sixteen. Though her parents put great pressure on her, she left her home and came to Delhi for high school.

Q3) How did her parents agreed to pay for her education in Delhi?
Ans3) Firstly her parents refused to pay for her education in Delhi to put pressure on her. But she was determined and informed her parents that she would earn money by working part time. Then they had to agree to pay for her education.

Q4) How was santosh motivated towards the art of climbing?
Ans4)From her hostel room in Maharani college Santosh used to see the villagers going up the hill. One day she went near the hills. She saw some climbers. They encouraged her to take to climbing. This aroused her curiosity about the mountains.

Q5) How did santosh feel after reaching the top?
Ans5) Reaching top of the mount Everest was a spiritual moment for santosh. It was a long cherished aim that come true. It was a great moment for her when she unfurled the Indian National Flag. She felt proud to be an Indian.

Q6) How you come to know about her concern for the environment?
Ans6) Santosh was a environment lover. She was against the spread of non-biodegradable materials on environment sensitive areas. After unfurling the national flag at the mount Everest, she collected 500 kilograms of garbage from surrounding area and she brought it down with her.

Q7) How did  santosh yadav make records both the times when scaled Mount Everest?
Ans7) Santosh yadav made records both the times when scaled Mount Everest. First time she was the youngest woman to scale the Everest and second time she was the only woman to scale it twice.

Some more questions for practice.
 Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1) Mention the skills and qualities needed for climbing?

Q2) What incidents during the Everest expedition show santosh’s concern for her team-mates ?

Q3) How did santosh come to be the member of Indo-Nepalese women’s Expectation?

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