UP Board syllabus Class 11th

UP Board Chapter 7 Class 11Comprehension Questions on Paras
BoardUP Board
Text bookNCERT
Class 11th
SubjectEnglish
Chapter Chapter 7
Chapter nameA ON AN AFRICAN RIVER
Chapter Number Number r Comprehension Questions on Paras
CategoryEnglish PROSE Class 11th
UP Board Syllabus Chapter 7 Class 11th English (Prose)
NumberChapter Number
1UP board chapter 7 Class 11 A DIALOGUE ON CIVILIZATION
2UP Board Chapter 7 Class 11th Summary of the Lesson
3UP Board Chapter 7 Class 11 Explanation
4UP Board chapter 7 Class 11 Comprehension Questions on Paras
5UP board chapter 7 Class 11 Short Questions Answer
6UP board chapter 7 Class 11 Long Questions Answer
7UP board chapter 7 Class 11 FILL IN THE BLANKS

Q. Read the following passages and answer the questions given below:

(1) I was told by men that, if one canoe were attacked the proper thing to do was to dive to the bottom of the river, and to hold on there for a few seconds. The hippo, it seems, after breaking a canoe, always looks on the surface for the people
and. If he sees none, he soon moves off. One of these ‘bachelors’, as the hippos driven from the herd are often called, actually came out of his lain; and putting his
head down, ran, with very considerable speed, after some of our men as they were passing
One cannot telt the numbers in a herd. for they are almost always hidden beneath the waters; but as they require to come up every few minutes to breathe: if
heads keep coming up all the time, then the herd is supposed to be large.

Questions:

  1. Why were the author and others advised to dive to the bottom of the river if their canoe were attacked?
  2. Whom does the word ‘bachelor’ refer to in this passage ?
  3. How can we guess or count the numbers of hippos in a herd ?
  4. Pick out the correct alternative to replace the following word and if he sees none, he soon moves off
    (a) goes away (b) stays there (c) sit down (d) comes back

Answers :

  1. They were advised to dive into the bottom because the angry hippos look only on the surface for them. They remain safe at the bottom
  2. Here the word ‘bachelor’ means the elderly male hippo who has been driver out of the herd.
  3. We can guess or count the numbers of hippos in a herd because they show their heads above water every few minutes to breathe.
  4. (a) goes away.

(2) I could never help shuddering when I saw my men swimming across these streams, after once seeing a poor fellow caught by the thing and taken below. He
kept his wits about him, however, as nearyly all the natives do when in danger; and having a small square rugged-edged spear with him when dragged to the bottom, he gave the crocodile a stab behind the shoulder. Starting back in pain, the creature left him; and he came out with the deep marks of the reptile’s teeth upon his thigh. Here the people have no ill-feeling towards persons who have met with such an adventure, but in some tribes, if a man is bitten, or if he has even had water splashed over him by the raptile’s tail, he is driven out of the tribe.

Questions:

  1. Why was the author shaking with fear?
  2. What did the man caught by the raptile do?
  3. Do we have ill feelings towards the persons who are bitten by the crocodile ?
  4. How is a man, bitten by a crocodile, treated in some tribes ?

Answers:

  1. The author had once seen a helpless man being dragged by a crocodile down into the deep river. Since then whenever he saw his men swimming across these rivers the old memory made him shake with fear.
  2. The man, thus caught, wounded the crocodile with his spear, and thus escaped death.
  3. We do not have ill feelings towards the persons who are bitten by the crocodile.
  4. In some tribes, a man bitten by a crocodile, is driven out of the tribe.

(3) Fish is the chief food of crocodiles, both small and large; and in catching these they are much assisted by their broad scaly tails. Sometimes, a crocodile
seeing from the other bank a man in the water, rushes across the stream with a wonderful speed. This speed is shown by the high ripple it makes on the surface.
The ripple of course, is caused by the crocodile’s rapid motion at the bottom,

Questions:

  1. What is it that assists a crocodtle in catching their food?
  2. What is the reaction of a crocodile on seeing a man in the water ?
  3. How is the speed of a crocodile judged ?
  4. Give the synonyms of the following:
    (a) scaly (b) assisted.

Answers:

  1. Their broad scaly tails assist crocodiles in catching their food.
  2. On seeing a man in the water a crocodile rushes across with a wonderful speed and catches him.
  3. The speed of a crocodile is judged by the high ripple it makes on the surface of the water.
  4. The synonyms are: (a) covered with layers of skin (b) helped
UP Board Syllabus Chapter 7 Class 11th English (Prose)
NumberChapter Number
1UP board chapter 7 Class 11 A DIALOGUE ON CIVILIZATION
2UP Board Chapter 7 Class 11th Summary of the Lesson
3UP Board Chapter 7 Class 11 Explanation
4UP Board chapter 7 Class 11 Comprehension Questions on Paras
5UP board chapter 7 Class 11 Short Questions Answer
6UP board chapter 7 Class 11 Long Questions Answer
7UP board chapter 7 Class 11 FILL IN THE BLANKS

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