Answer these questions in one or two sentences each. (The
paragraph numbers within brackets provide clues to the answers.)
1. Why was the 'holy
man' who gave
mother his blessings surprised? (1)
2. Give an example to show that even as a young girl Santosh was
not ready to accept anything unreasonable. (2)
3. Why was Santosh sent to the local school? (3)
4. When did she leave home for Delhi, and why? (4)
5. Why did
parents agree to pay for her schooling in Delhi? What mental
qualities of Santosh are brought into light by this incident? (4)
mother wanted a son as the part of the society she belonged to
regarded birth of a son as a blessing. However, he was surprised
when the unborn
grandmother told him that they did not want a son.
2. Santosh, from the very beginning, lived life
on her own terms. She was not content with the traditional way of
life and was not ready to accept anything unreasonable. One
example which proves this is that Santosh, unlike other girls who
wore traditional Indian dresses, preferred wearing shorts.
3. Even though
parents could afford to send their children to the best schools,
she was sent to the local village school due to the prevailing
custom in the family.
4. When she turned sixteen and was under
pressure to get married, Santosh threatened her parents that she
would never marry if she did not get a proper education.
Therefore, she left home and got herself enrolled in a school in
5. When Santosh informed her parents about her
plan to do a part time job to support her education, they agreed
to pay for her schooling in Delhi.
This incident shows that Santosh was a strong headed and
determined girl who knew her way towards her goal. .
Answer needs Correction? Click Here