NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Main Course Book (MCB) Unit 1

Unit-1 Do Indians get enough sleep? Class 10

Unit 1 Unit-1 Do Indians get enough sleep? Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-1 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 6

Q1 :  

Now that you have read a substantial part of the feature article, work with your partner and jot down at least five reasons that, according to you, are mainly responsible for Indians today not getting the desired quota of sleep each night.


Answer :

Five main reasons responsible for Indians not getting the desired quota of sleep each night today are:

1. High level of stress

2. Unhealthy lifestyle

3. Lack of time

4. Demanding professional life

5. Demanding personal life

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Q2 :  

The direct result of lack of sleep is _____________________.


Answer :

The direct result of lack of sleep is ailments and illnesses.

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Q3 :  

Why is it important for physicians to 'wake up' to sleep disorders? How will it help?


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Q4 :  

What do you understand by sleep deficit? Why does the amount of sleep required to rejuvenate people vary from one person to another


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Q5 :  

Why does the writer refer to the 'early to bed...' principle?


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Q6 :  

Now, write a letter to your school-going younger brother or sister who is sleep-deprived. Advise him or her to make lifestyle changes to his/her daily schedule in order to get the desired hours of sleep daily.


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Q7 :  

Now look through the unit of Health and Medicine, figure out the phrasal verbs that you come across and list them.


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Q8 :  

Find words from the article which mean the same as the following:

i. compel (para1)

ii. evade (para 2)

iii. revitalize (para 6)

iv. amass ( para 6)

v. oppose (para 7)

vi. restate (para 8)


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Q9 :  

Find the words from the final part of the above article that you have just finished reading which mean the same as the words or group of words given below.

(a) Vital, very important (para 1): _____________________________

(b) the quality of being prone to or open to dangers, like a disease or infection or a weakness (para 1): _____________________________

(c) a wide range (para)1): _____________________________

(d) very badly, in a damaging way (para 4): _____________________________

(e) a problem that has persisted for quite some time (para 5):


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Q10 :  

Lack of sleep

(a) decreases laziness.

(b) weakens the body's capacity to combat diseases.

(c) helps youngsters to do well in their examinations.

(d) prevents a person from gaining weight.


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Q11 :  

Natural killer cells

(a) make a person look old pretty quickly.

(b) are produced in large numbers when we stay awake.

(c) help us fight viruses and bacteria.

(d) work well even for sleep-deprived people.


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Q12 :  

C-reactive protein

(a) when produced more in the body causes heart failure.

(b) prevents us from having a good night's sleep.

(c) helps us to sleep peacefully.

(d) assists in destroying natural killer cells.


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Q13 :  

If we don't sleep well,

(a) we may lose our appetite.

(b) we may become very thin.

(c) our brain might stop functioning in a balanced manner.

(d) production of brain chemicals would increase.


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Q14 :  

Lack of sleep has a direct effect on the production of three hormones and brain neurotransmitters, which in turn have a bearing on our health.

Complete the table below to show the above.

Lack of sleep Effect on the production of Ultimate effect on us

(a) Leptin __________________________________________________

(b) Ghrelin __________________________________________________

(c) Cortisol __________________________________________________

(d) brain neurotransmitters ___________________________________________


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