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English CBSE Class 11 NCERT Snapshot Chapter 3 Ranga’s Marraige Free Solution of Extra Questions and Answers – Extract Based Questions Short Answer Questions Long Answer Questions and Value Based Questions

RANGA’S MARRIAGE

(Extra Questions)

Short Answer Questions (30-40 words)

SA 1. Why did Ranga go to Bangalore? How long did he stay there. ?

Answer: Ranga’s father had sent him to Bangalore for higher studies. He stayed in Bangalore for about six months.

 

SA 2. Why did narrator call the accountant of village a courageous person?

Answer: During those days people of Hosahalli village did not send their children for higher education. They did not appreciate English language. Against this background, the accountant had sent his child Ranga to Bangalore for higher studies.

Thus the accountant was called man of courage.

 

SA 3. In reference to the text, what is the meaning of Black Hole Incident of Calcutta?

Answer: In 18th century, during a war, many European soldiers were imprisoned in a small room. Many of them died due to suffocation.

In the text, many people gathered in the courtyard of Ranga’s house. But they did not go in the house thus avoided suffocation.

In this context, narrator has used the term Black Hole of Calcutta.

 

SA 4. Briefly describe views of Ranga about marriage?

Answer: Ranga believed that marriage should happen only after the girl has matured. He did not favour marriage of young girls. He also did not believe in arranged marriages. He thought that a man should marry a girl he admires.

 

SA 5. Why did people gather at the house of Ranga? What did they conclude?

Answer: Villagers thought that after studying in Bangalore Ranga might have changed. They gathered at his house to clear their doubt. He appeared the same person.

One old lady moved her hand on the chest of Ranga. She noticed that he was still wearing the sacred thread.

Villagers concluded that Ranga had not changed at all.

 

SA 6. What did the author consider disgraceful? Please describe briefly.

Answer: Rama Rao’s son while speaking to an old woman in Kannada had used the English word ‘change’ . The woman nor the narrator could understand this word.

Author considered this incident and use of English words while speaking Kannada as disgraceful.

 

SA 7. How did Ranga greet the author? Was it different from other boys of present era? How?

Answer: While saying namaskar to the narrator, Ranga bent low and touched feet of the narrator.

The boys of present new generation used to keep their heads up, stand stiff and jerk their body like a wand or a walking stick.

 

SA 8. Where did Ranga first meet Ratna? How was this meeting arranged?

Answer: Ranga first saw Ratna at the house of narrator.

The narrator had asked mother of Ratna to send her to his house to collect buttermilk. In the meantime narrator sent for Ranga to his house. Ratna was singing a song. Ranga carefully peeped in and  saw Ratna singing the song.

 

SA 9. How did the astrologer help the narrator for marriage of Ranga?

Answer: Narrator had informed that he wanted Ranga to marry Ratna. The narrator had also informed astrologer about what was going on in the mind of Ranga. The astrologer made predictions accordingly and Ranga finally agreed to marry Ratna.

 

SA 10. What did the astrologer predict about mental condition of Ranga?

Answer: The astrologer predicted that Ranga had been thinking about a girl and that Ranga wanted to marry that girl. He also said that name of the girl probably was a pearl or a ratna. He predicted that the discussion about their marriages would be successful.

 

SA 11. How did Ratna and Ranga recognize contribution of narrator to their marriage?

Answer: After marriage, the couple was blessed with a son. They named the child Shyama after the name of narrator. They used to invite narrator for a dinner on the birthday of their son.

 

SA 12. Why did narrator initially spoke a lie about marriage of Ratna?

Answer: Narrator wanted to confirm if Ranga was really interested in marrying Ratna. When he told a lie about Ratna’s marriage he could see disappointment in the eyes of Ranga. So he understood that Ranga was really interested in marrying Ratna.

 

Long Answer questions (120-150 words)

LA 1. ‘Best way to know a place is to visit it’. Which place the author talking about? Please describe it.

Answer: The author is talking about his own village Hosahalli.

The village was situated in Mysore State which is now known as Karnataka. It was not mentioned in books of geography or indicated on any map.

The village had some mango trees. Mangoes of these tress were famous for their sourness. In village pond some creepers with big leaves used to grow.

Village had a very simple life. Villagers used to have bath in the village pond. Food used to be served on leaves. Firewood was used as fuel to cook food.

People were not highly educated. Village had a doctor, an accountant and an astrologer. People believed in old traditions. Villagers gathered at the house of Ranga to see him after his return from Bangalore.

Knowledge of English was considered a rare commodity. Off late people had started using English words while speaking Kannada. This was considered disgraceful.

Thus it was a small traditional village.

 

LA 2. How did Ranga’s opinion about marriage change? Please elucidate.

Answer: Ranga believed that a man should marry a matured girl. One should marry a girl he likes. He did not believe in arranged marriage.

But the narrator was determined to get him married. He thought Ranta, niece of Rama Rao could be a good match for Ranga. He requested Ratna’s mother to send her to his house to fetch buttermilk. He requested Ratna to sing a song. In the mean while narrator sent for Ranga. While entering the house, Ranga heard the song. He peeped into the house. He saw Ratna singing. He fell for her.

Later narrator took Ranga to an astrologer. The astrologer predicted that Ranga had been thinking about a girl. Name of the girl probably started by name of a pearl or ratna. He also said that discussion for marriage of Ranga with that girl would be successful.

Thereupon Ranga changed his mind to marry Ratna.

 

LA 3. Do you think Ranga respected narrator? Did Ranga continue to respect narrator after his marriage? Quote incidents form the lesson to substantiate your answer.

Answer: Ranga certainly respected narrator. Even after his marriage, Ranga continued to respect narrator.

After return of Ranga from Bangalore, narrator had gone to the house of Ranga. There Ranga had said namaskar to him. Then Ranga bent his back and touched feet of narrator. This a clear sign that Ranga respected narrator.

When narrator sent for Ranga to his house, Ranga had come. When narrator advised Ranga to consult an astrologer, Ranga agreed. Later Ranga believed narrator that Ratna was unmarried. These  indicate that Ranga respected narrator.

After marriage the couple was blessed with a son. They named the child Shyama after the name of narrator. They used to invite narrator for a dinner on the birthday of their son. Thus Ranga continued to respect narrator even after his marriage.

 

LA 4. How did narrator conspire for marriage of Ranga with Ratna? Please describe in details.

Answer: The narrator considered Ranga the most eligible bachelor of the village. So narrator decided to arrange Ranga’s marriage.

Narrator requested Ratna’s mother to send her to his house to fetch buttermilk. He requested Ratna to sing a song. In the mean while narrator sent for Ranga. While entering the house, Ranga heard the song. He peeped into the house. He saw Ratna singing.

Narrator checked feelings of Ranga by telling that Ratna was married. The disappointment on the face of Ranga confirmed that he wanted to marry Ratna.

Narrator took Ranga to an astrologer. The astrologer predicted that Ranga had been thinking about a girl. The girl probably had a name starting with name of a pearl or Ratna. He also said that marriage of Ranga with that girl would be successful.

Later narrator confirmed to Ranga that Ratna was unmarried. Finally Ranga married Ratna.

Thus narrator ensured marriage of Ranga and Ratna.

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