MP Board Class 12th English The Spectrum Workbook Solutions Chapter 13 Forest and River
A. Tick in the right box.
B. Can you write down related words to the given words?
- Forest – River
- Captive, chained – vigorous, eternal flow
- Silence, wither – spirit, journey
- Ashes intense – bewilderment.
The poem has three characters-the forest, the river and the passer-by. Which terms refers to which character?
- shadow – The passer-by
- half-asleep – Forest
- liquid turquoise of light – River
- spirit of life – River
- mirror – Forest
- captive – Forest
- living emerald – Forest
Complete the weak and strong forms of the words given below, with examples.
Read the following poem carefully :
I am a cloud
I fly through the transparent sky
And in the heavens
I bloom into a lotus.
I am a breeze
I glide over the bed of flowers
I shake down a dream
I am water
I flow into the sleeping rainbow
And go in pursuit
Of the sound of the temple gong.
I am a fog.
1 look forward to the rising of the red sun
over the towering peak
And return to it
Its gentle beauty.
Now answer the questions given below :
Find out the words from the poem which have the following meanings.
- secretly – Stealthily
- softly – Gently
- slowly – Leisurely
- timidly – Shyly
Pick out the relevant words from the poem and write them in the blanks.
|i.||cloud||fly though the sky||quietly|
|ii.||breeze||glide over the bed of flowers||stealthily|
|iv.||I||look forward to the rising sun||shyly|
How does a cloud feel when it travels in the sky ?
The cloud feels a quietness.
What is the breeze responsible for, when does it glide ?
When the breeze glides over the bed of flowers it shakes down a dream.
Where does the water flow ?
The water flows in the sleeping rainbow.
In the line ‘And return to it, its gentle beauty’, what does ‘it’ refer to ?
It refers to the rising of the red sun.
What do you understand by the red Sun ?
When the sun rises its colour is quite red.
Summarise the poem in about 80 words. (2009)
The cloud flies through the sky and in heavens it looks like a blooming of lotus flower. It is like a breeze that blows silently and its drops can be looked on the flowers. Its drops of water make the rainbow appear in the sky. It also takes the shape of the fog. It waits for the sun to rise and at the rising of the sun it disappears returning it its beauty.
Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, expressing . your concern over the increase in rate of road accidents, rash driving and suggesting ways to curb the accidents. Give possible solutions.
B. N. Dixit,
Indore (M. P.).
Indore (M. P.)
Sub : Increase in the rate of road accidents.
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I want to express my concern at the increase in the rate of road accidents in the city. Everyday we hear of road accidents and deaths on the roads of Indore. Of late, the spurt in the accidents and the loss of precious lives in them have unnerved the citizens of the city.
The CMW car tragedy highlighted the callous attitude of the neo-rich towards human lives on the roads. Drinking and driving can’t go together. The erring drivers should be given exemplary punishments. Another cause of frequent accidents is the rash-driving. Most of the drivers ignore road-cautions and signals. Indore simply lacks the culture of the road.
Human lives are precious. They can’t be left at the mercy of rash and negligent drivers. The traffic-police need to be streamlined and made an effective force. Regular patrolling and prompt booking of erring drivers can serve an effective deterrent. The Dope-tests should be conducted more frequently and effectively. The speed limits should be strictly enforced. All these measures will help to make the roads of Indore safe for the motorists and the pedestrians as well.
B. N. Dixit.
You have noticed many stray animals on the road during busy hours of the day. These animals cause traffic jams and even accidents. Write a letter to the editor of a leading newspaper telling him about the nuisance created by the stray animals.
C/5, Ramesh Apartments, Bhopal.
The Indian Express,
Sub—Nuisance created by stray animals.
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I wish to draw the attention of the concerned authorities of the Municipal Corporation regarding the plight of the residents of Bow Bazar. While going to school at 8 . 50 am. I notice many stray animals wandering here and there . on the busy market roads. The position is almost the same—a repeat
performance in the afternoon. Sometimes these animals cross the roads in a long ending array, thus causing traffic blocks as well as accidents. These animals create a health hazard too by urinating everywhere. Huge heaps of dung are lying here and there. Flies over hover them and insects breed inside them.
We have already written to the concerned authorities but no action has been taken so far. The authorities are requested to depute officials to catch these stray animals and send them to the police pen. If unclaimed, these might be auctioned. It is hoped that an early action will be taken by concerned authorities.