NIOS Class 12 English Chapter 19 Reading With Understanding – 5

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NIOS Class 12 English Chapter 19 Reading With Understanding – 5

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Reading With Understanding – 5

Chapter: 19



Intext Question 19.1

Q. 1. Put a tick mark (✓) against the statements that are correct and a cross (x) against the ones that are wrong. 

(i) On a moonlit night an elderly couple came to a small hotel in Philedalphin.

Ans: x.

(ii) The hotel was full and the couple could not get a room.

Ans: ✓.

(iii) The clerck was both efficient and strict.

Ans: x.

(iv) The clerk offered his room to the couple.

Ans: ✓.

(v) Complimenting the clerk, the elderly man said that he should be working in the best hotel in the United States.

Ans: ✓.

(vi) The old man sent a letter to the clerk. with a round trip ticket to New York.

Ans: ✓.

(vii) The old man had built a grand hotel in Philadelphia.

Ans: x.

(viii) The old man asked the clerk to be the first occupant of that hotel.

Ans: x.

Q. 2. Choose the correct alternative:

(i) The elderly couple came to a hotel which was:

(a) big

(b) grand

(c) fully occupied 

Ans: (c) fully occupied.

(ii) The clerk told the couple that there were no room available in the hotel as:

(a) most of the rooms were locked

(b) the night was stormy.

(c) there were three conventions being held in town.

Ans: (c) there were three conventions being held in town.

(iii) The clerk’s room was not big but it was:

(a) airy 

(b) clean

(c) comfortable.

Ans: (c) comfortable.

(iv) The old man told the clerk he would

(a) send him a cheque

(b) build a grand hotel

(c) call him to New York

Ans: (b) build a grand hotel.

Q. 3. Words from the passage are given on the left. Select words from the box which mean the same and write them in blanks. 

insisted, a hearty laugh, extraordinary, grand, charming

Magnificent ______

Winning (smile) ______

Pressed on ______

Exceptional ______

A good laugh ______

Ans: Magnificent grand

Winning (smile) charming

Pressed on insisted

Exceptional extraordinary

A good laugh a hearty laugh.     

Q. 4. Which of these would be a suitable title for this story?

  • A friendly man with a winning smile
  • The manager of a magnificent Hotel. 
  • The reward of a good deed
  • A true story

Ans: The reward of a good deed.

Q. 5. Using the theme of the story write a short paragraph on:

One Good Turn Deserves Another 

Ans: One day Ravi saw an old blind lady on the way to his school. She was trying to cross the road but due to heavy traffic she was unable to cross it. She requested to few people but they didn’t help her. Ravi hold her hand and took her to the other side of the road i.e. help her to cross the road. She blessed him and thanked him. Unfortunately, in evening, while Ravi was coming back to home from his school, met with an accident with a fast speeding car. He got wounded and became unconscious. The crowd gathered there and took him to the hospital. Doctor took his proper care immediately and Ravi’s life was saved. This was all the reward of the good deed Ravi had done i.e. he had helped the old blind lady to cross the road.

Intext Question 19.2

Q. 1. Answer these questions:

(i) What is our wonderful world full of? 

Ans: Our wonderful world is full of beauty, charn, and adventure.

(ii) What would Nehru do if he had more time?

Ans: Nehru would visit every nook and corner of India, if he had more time. 

(iii) Why would he like to go in the company of bright young children?

Ans: He would like to go in the company of bright young children because their minds are open and they have curiosity for new discoveries. 

(iv) Which places would he like to go to?

Ans: He would like to go to places which tell anything about India’s story like forests, big rivers, old monuments and mountains.

(c) What would be the most exciting adventure?

Ans: The most exciting adventure would be to go to the forest and see all big and small animals and admire them. 

(vi) If we have love in our hearts what do wild animals do?

Ans: If we have love in our hearts the wild animals will allow us to come closer to them, they will not attack us.

(vii) How do human being behave if we dislike them?

Ans: If we do not like others, they too hate us and show their disliking force.

Q. 2. Complete these sentences:

(a) We can find adventure if we seek it with our _____.

Ans: eyes.

(b) After visiting monuments we learn something more about ____.

Ans: India’s history.

(c) Flowers give _____ and colour to our world.

Ans: life.

(d) While watching the birds we should be able to ______.

Ans: to recognize them.

(e) People who kill animals are _____.

Ans: foolish.

Q. 3. Given below are few words. Find their antonyms (words of opposite meaning from the passage and write them in the blanks given:)

(i) dull _______

(ii) foes ______

(iii) domesticated _______

(iv) less ______

(v) least ______

(vi) old ______

(vii) intelligent ______


(i) dull —— bright

(ii) foes —— friends

(iii) domesticated —— wild 

(iv) less —— more

(v) least —— most

(vi) old ——- young/new

(vii) intelligent —— foolish

Q. 4. Give a suitable title to the piece.

Ans: Discovering India.

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