Tuesday, 15 May 2012

9th class-cbse english(NCERT BOOK-Beehive)(short answers) Chapter-10(Katmandu) (Vikram Seth)


Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1) Why there is an atmosphere of confusion at pashupatinath temple?
Ans1) Pashupatinath temple is a crowded area. Worshippers throng the place to see the deities. The priests, hawkers, tourists, cows, monkeys, pigeons and dogs wander here and there.  So, there is an atmosphere of confusion.

Q2) Why do the priests allow the Hindus only?
Ans2) Pashupatinath temple is a sacred place of worship of Hindus. There is a long tradition of only-Hindus’ entrance. Foreigners like the westerners are not allowed. One has to convince the policemen for being the Hindu at the entrance.

Q3) What other activities go on near pashupatinath temple?
Ans3) Pashupatinath temple is a place of great chaos and confusion. The priests, hawkers, tourists, cows, monkeys, pigeons and dogs wander here and there. Around the temple many hawkers try to sale their articles. There is a holy river Bagmati. Lots of activities also go on at its bank.

Q4) How does the flute seller run his business?
Ans4) The flute seller stands in a corner of the square near the hotel. He holds a pole in his hand with about fifty flutes protruded in different directions from it. They are made of bamboo. He does not shout out his wares but he makes a sale by play melodious tunes.

Q5) What were the activities one can notice at the Bagmati river?
Ans5) Bagmati is the only holy river in kathmandu. Lots of activities go on there.
Washer women wash their clothes in the river. Children and animals take bath in it. Worshippers throw flowers and used garlands in it. People cremate corpse on its bank

Some more questions for practice.

Answer following questions in about 40 words.

Q1) Write a small note on the Baudhnath Stupa?

Q2) What scene is represented by kathandu bazaar?

Q3) What did vikram seth buy from Kathmandu?

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