The Little Martyr. 9 th Grade, English. Background Information.
9th Grade, English
Narayanwas a true Martyr of the Nation, albeit a littlefellow, he stands tallamong all the folks wholosttheirlivesfighting the British.
1) Who served an ultimatum to the British?
Ans: Gandhiji served an ultimatum to the British to leave India.
2) What was mistaken for cowardice?
Ans: Gandhiji’s principle of non violence was mistaken to be cowardice.
3) When was the First War of Independence fought?
4) How were the freedom fighters treated?
Ans: Freedom fighters were put in jail and ruthlessly tortured.
5) Who was Narayan?
Ans: Narayan was a small boy living in Hubli
6) What did the Indians ask the British to do?
Ans: The Indians were asking the British to go back to their country
7) What filled Narayan with the spirit of patriotism?
Ans: The touch of the Indian flag filled his heart with patriotism
8) Where did Narayan join the freedom fighters?
Ans: Narayan joined the fighters in Durgadbail
9) What did people do when the police fired?
Ans: People ran in all directions away from the firing
10) What did Narayan say before he breathed his last?
Exercise – Combine the following sentences usingwho, which, because, when, neither/nor, either/or, although and though.
1) Tenzing is a sherpa. He is the pride of India.
Ans: Tenzing is a sherpa who is the pride of India.
2) We reached Bijapur. The sun was setting.
Ans: We reached Bijapur when the sun was setting.
3) The Ganga is a holy river. It takes its birth in the Himalayas.
Ans: The Ganga is a holy river which takes its birth in the Himalayas.
4) Gandhiji did not like violence. He did not like communal disharmony.
Ans: Gandhiji neither liked violence nor communal disharmony.
5) They saw a tiger. They ran as fast as they could.
Ans: When they saw a tiger, they ran as fast as they could.
Ans: Because they saw a tiger, they ran as fast as they could.
6) The police asked the dacoit to surrender. They told him to face punishment.
Ans: The police asked the dacoit to either surrender or face punishment.
7) He was crippled. He fought bravely.
Ans: Although he was crippled, he fought bravely.
8) He came late. He could complete his work.
Ans: Though he came late, he could complete his work.
Patriotic - adjective
Against - preposition
Fought – verb; untiringly – adverb; out - preposition
Opened - verb
Every – adjective; on - preposition; inspired – adjective; Indians - Noun
Further Reading – Read the playRamsingChowk by S.R.Rohidekar