Friday, 1 May 2015

STRONG ROOTS: Latest Questions

A. Answer the following questions each in a single sentence : (1 mark each question)

1. How does APJ Abdul Kalam sum up his childhood in Rameswaram ?
2. How does Kalam describe his neighbourhood ?
3. Why was Kalam’s father well-known in their locality ?
4. Name a distinguished friend of APJ Abdul Kalam’s father.
5. What was the name of Abdul Kalam’s mother ?
6. When did the father of APJ Abdul Kamal get up from bed ?
7. How was the house of APJ Abdul Kalam ?
8. How does Kalam describe his appearance ?
9. Where did Kalam’s father go for the evening prayers ?

B. Answer the following questions in not more than 100 words each : (5 marks each question)
1. What was Kalam’s father’s response to his son’s query about prayer and spirituality ? Or, What would the author’s father say to him about prayer ? Or, What was Kalam’s father’s response to his question about the purpose of prayer ? Or, What did Kalam’s father tell him about the relevance of prayers ?
2.  How did Kalam’s father’s attitude to adversity influence the young Kalam ? Or, What was Kalam’s father’s attitude to adversity ? How far was he impressed by that ? What was the impact of his father’s attitude to adversity on young Kalam ?
3. What picture of communal harmony do you get from Kalam’s autobiographical sketch “Strong Roots” ?
4. Describe the locality where APJ Abdul Kalam lived in his childhood. Or, How does Dr. Kalam describe his neighbourhood ?