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Tea From Assam Question Answer
Q: Choose the meaning of the underlined word in the following sentence from among the alternatives given in brackets: (H.S.L.C.-18)
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. Who is Pranjal?
Ans. Pranjal is a youngster from Assam. He is a classmate of Rajvir.
Q. Who is Rajvir?
Ans. Rajvir is a Pranjol’s classmate/friend.
Q. What is Pranjol’s father?
Ans.Pranjol’s father is a manager of a tea garden in Upper Assam.
Q. Where are Rajvir and Pranjol going to?
Ans. Rajvir and Pranjol are going to Dhekiabari tea estate in Upper Assam.
Q. When did tea come to Europe?
Ans. Tea came to Europe in the sixteen century. It was drunk more as medicine than as a beverage.
Q. How was tea originated in China and spread to Europe? How was it used in Europe?
Ans. Tea was first drunk in China as far back as 2700 B.C. 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 beverage.
Tea From Assam Question Answer SEBA
Q. What do you mean by ‘ flush”?
Ans. Flush means sprouting period.
Q. Why did Budhidharma cut off his eye lids?
Ans. Budhidharma cut off his eyelids because he felt sleepy during meditation
Q. Why did not Pranjol share the excitement of Rajvir on seeing a tea garden?
Ans. Pranjol did not share the excitement of Rajvir on seeing a tea garden because he was born and brought up in a tea garden.
Q. Give a brief description about the legends regarding discovery of tea.
Narrate briefly Rajvir remarks on the discovery of tea that surround it. (H.S.L.C.-15)
Ans : According to Rajvir no one really knows about discovery of tea. But there are two popular legends regarding the discovery of tea. The first legend is called the Chinese legend. According to this legend regarding discovery of tea that one of the Chinese emperors always used to drink water by boiling it. One day few leaves of the twigs burning under the pot fell into water. Then the water gave a delicious flavour. It is said the leaves were tea leaves.
The second legend is called the Indian legend. This legend tells that once upon a time there was an ancient Buddist ascetic named Bodhidhama in India. He cut off his eyelids because he felt sleepy during meditations. Then the plants grew out of the eyelids. The leaves of these plants when put into hot water and drunk banished sleep.
HSLC question of Tea From Assam Question Answer
Q. Describe the view point of Rajvir towards tea plantation.
Ans. Rajvir makes a vast study about tea plantation. He thinks that he should have the curiosity to get the knowledge about tea plantation as tea is exported in huge proportion through out the whole world. Tourists also come to Assam to get information about tea plantation.
Q. Give a description of Dhekiabari tea garden as seen by Pranjol and Rajvir when they were driven through it. (H.S.L.C.-16)
Ans. Pranjol and Rajvir were friends. They came to Dhekiabari tea estate in Upper Assam. When Pranjol and Rajvir were driven through Dhekiabari tea garden, they entered the tea estate by crossing a cattle bridge. While driving they saw acre upon acre of tea bushes on both sides of the gravel road. They saw that all the tea bushes were neatly pruned to the same height. They also saw groups of tea- pluckers with bamboo baskets on their backs. They were plucking the newly sprouted tea leaves wearing plastic aprons.
Q: Give a description of the magnificent view of tea garden seen by Rajib from the railway train. (H.S.L.C.F-17) Or Give a description of tea garden seen by Rajvir.
Ans: Rajvir was travelling by train with his friend Pranjol to upper Assam. While travelling he saw the tea bushes on both sides of the rail way line. He saw acres of tea bushes. They were all neatly pruned to the same height. He saw greenery everywhere out side. The soft green paddy field gave away to tea bushes. In the tea gardens group of tea- pluckers had bamboo baskets on their backs. On both side of the gravel road Rajvir saw that all the tea pluckers were plucking the newly sprouted leaves. They were wearing plastic aprons.
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