English CBSE Class 11 NCERT Hornbill Chapter 3 Discovering the Tut: The Saga Continues Free Solution of Extra Questions and Answers – Extract Based Questions Short Answer Questions Long Answer Questions and Value Based Questions
DISCOVERING TUT: THE SAGA CONTINUES
Short Answer Questions (30-40 words)
SA 1. What important event occurred on 5th Jan 2002 for the mummy of Tut?
SA 2. What was the curse of Pharaoh? Who had referred to it in the lesson?
SA 3. Who was Carter? What damage did he cause to the mummy of Tut?
SA 4. What difficulty Carter faced to separate the mummy? What three actions did he take thereafter?
SA 5. Why many valuable things were placed in tomb of Pharaoh?
SA 6. How did Carter infer that Tut died in March or April?
SA 7. What problem got developed in the CT scanner? How was it overcome?
SA 8. Who was Tut? How long did he rule? When was his mummy discovered?
SA 9. Who were known as Pharaoh? Where were they buried? How many mummies have been discovered thus far?
SA 10. Who was Howard Carter? Why is he famous?
SA 11. Why death of Tut is considered a major event even by royal standards?
SA 12. Why efforts of Howard Carter are not appreciated?
Long Answer questions (120-150 words)
LA 1. What do you learn about forefathers of Tut in the lesson?
Answer: Amenhotep III was Tut’s father or grandfather. He represented the eighteenth dynasty of the country. He was powerful pharaoh. He ruled for almost four decades. His period is considered the golden age of the dynasty.
Amenhotep IV was the next ruler. His rule is considered as the strangest period in the history of Egypt. He promoted worship of Aten. He changed his name to Akhenaten, or ‘servant of the Aten’. He smashed images and temples of another god Amun. He shifted his capital from the old city of Thebes to the new city of Akhetaten, known now as Amarna. He was termed as a little wacky by Ray Johnson.
After Akhenaten’s death Smenkhkare became king for very brief period. Nothing much is known about him.
Then a young boy became the king. He is known as Tut.
LA 2. Who was Tut? What mysteries still surround about him?
Answer: Tut was the last ruler of a powerful dynasty of Egypt that had ruled for many centuries. He became king at a very young age and died within nine years.
His mummy was found by Howard Carter in 1922. In 1968 a professor of Anatomy X-rayed the mummy. It was discovered that chest bone and front rib cage were missing. It was a startling discovery.
After 2003, CT scan of the mummy was carried out from head to toe. More than 1700 images were taken and a virtual body was created on the screen of a computer. Clear images of skull, neck vertebrae and rib cage appeared.
When did Tut die, cause of his death and events that occurred after his death are still unknown to historians. Thus mystery still surrounds about Tut.
The Laburnum Top
Extract Based Questions
EB 1. The Laburnum top is silent, quite still
In the afternoon yellow September sunlight,
A few leaves yellowing, all its seeds fallen.
1. What is meant by the ‘Laburnum top’?
2. Why top of the tree is silent?
3. How yellow colour of leaves might have helped baby birds?
4. What is the poetic device used in second line of the extract?
EB 2. Till the goldfinch comes, with a twitching chirrup
A suddenness, a startlement, at a branch end.
Then sleek as a lizard, and alert, and abrupt,
She enters the thickness, and a machine starts up
Of chitterings, and a tremor of wings, and trillings —
The whole tree trembles and thrills.
1. With whom movements of bird is compared?
2. Why goldfinch enters thickness slowly.
3. What is meaning of last line of the extract?
4. What is the poetic device is used in second line of the extract?
5. What is the poetic device used in third line of the extract?
6. Who is referred as ‘machine’ in above extract?
EB 3. It is the engine of her family.
She stokes it full, then flirts out to a branch-end
Showing her barred face identity mask
Then with eerie delicate whistle-chirrup whisperings
She launches away, towards the infinite
And the laburnum subsides to empty.
1. What has been termed as engine of her family?
2. Where does the bird fly to?
3. What happens to the tree after bird flies away?
4. What is the poetic device used in first line of the extract?
5. To whom does the bird show her identity mask?
Short Answer Questions (30-40 words)
SA 1. Why does the tree become full of thrill?
Answer: Initially there was silence on the tree. Everything was still. But when chicks saw their mother, they became happy and started making sounds of happiness. Thus the tree became full of thrill.
SA 2. Why movements of bird are alert and abrupt?
Answer: Her chick are very small. They cannot fly. She does not want any other animal or bird to know about presence of her chicks in the tree. Her concern is for safety of her chicks. So she is cautious.
SA 3. What precautions the mother goldfinch took for her movements on the tree?
Answer: The goldfinch first landed at the end of a branch. She carefully moved towards her nest in abrupt movements. On her return, she came to the end of another branch and then flew away.
SA 4. Why does the tree subside to empty?
Answer: After departure of the goldfinch the chick had stopped speaking. Voice of bird was also not heard. There was no tremor of wings or trillings. There was silence on the tree. This silence has been termed as ‘tree subsides to empty’.