TN 11th English Assignment Answer key 2021 , TNSCERT kalvi tv Assignment

TN 11th English Assignment Answer key 2021 , TNSCERT kalvi tv Assignment 

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  • Class: XI Subject : English
  • Unit 1 – Prose – The Portrait of a Lady


I. One Mark Questions

1.In this lesson, the author describes about his……………..

a)mother b)grandmother c)friend d)enemy

Answer:- b)grandmother

2.The ………………. portrait was hung above the mantelpiece.

a) grandmother‟s, b)grandfather‟s c)friend‟s d)enemy‟s

Answer: b)grandfather‟s   

3.The village school was attached to the………….

a) temple b) shop c)church d) museum

Answer: a) temple

4.The _ were thrown to the dogs by the grandmother.

a) chapathis b)books c)stones d) biscuits

Answer: a) chapatis

5.The grandmother spent most of her time by the …………..

a) Computer b) spinning wheelc) type writer d) grand children

Answer : a) chapathis

6.The happiest time of the day for grandmother was _____the sparrows.

a) shooing b) feeding c) playing d) sleeping

Answer: b) feeding

7.A red…………….. was wrapped around the dead body of the grandmother.

a)shroud b)paper c) plastic sheet d) silk

Answer: a)shroud

8…….. is the derivative of approved.

a) unapproved b)approval c)app d)proved

Answer: a) unapproved b)approval

9.The meaning of dilapidated is………

a) damaged b) rectified c)hanging d)wasted

Answer: a) damaged

10………the ministers took the task seriously

a)all b) many c) some d) few

Answer: a)all

II. Very Short Answer

1.Why was the author left with his grandmother in the village?
  • The author was left with his grandmother in the village because his parents went to live in the city
2.Where did the author study in his childhood days?
  • The author studied in the village in his childhood. His school was attached to a temple and the priest was their teacher.
3.What subjects were taught by the priest in the village?
  • The priest taught them the alphabet and the morning prayer
4.When the author wanted to go abroad for his higher studies, was his Is grandmother sentimental?
  • No, the author’s grandmother didn’t feel sentimental when he went abroad for his higher studies
5.How did the grandmother spend her time in the afternoon?
  • In the afternoon the grandmother feed relaxed to feed the sparrows with bits of bread. That was the happiest time of the day for grandmother


III. Short Answer

1.Describe the portrait of the grandfather?
  • The portrait of the grandfather hung above the mantelpiece in the drawing-room. In the portrait, the grandfather was found wearing a big turban and loose-fitting clothes. He had a long white beard that covered the major portion of his chest and he looked as if he was hundred years old
2.Describe the appearance of the grandmother?
  • The author’s grandmother was an old woman with wrinkled skin. She had been like that for twenty years.Once she had been young and pretty
3.How did the author go to school in the village?
  • Every morning the grandmother woke the author up. She batched and dressed him for the school. Then she accompanied him to school. After breakfast, they went to school.
4.Why did the author‟s grandmother thump a dilapidated drum?
  • The author’s grandmother thumped a dilapidated drum because she sang the song for home-coming of warriors
5.How did the sparrows react to the funeral ceremony of the grandmother?
  • Thousands of sparrows sat scattered on the floor without their usual chirruping. The author’s mother tried to feed them but they refused to eat. When the body was carried, they flew away quietly


IV. Write in detail.

1.The grandmother played a vital role in bringing up the author. Explain?
  • In the lesson the portrait of a lady. Khuswant Singh describes the importance of the grandmother in shaping the life of the author. When the author was a child, his whole life was filled with the activities of his grandmother. When the author was left to the care of the grandmother. he was led by her from morning till evening. In his formative period, she taught him the importance of prayer and good Usually the elders play a vital role in the life of children. Elders are experienced people Who understand what is good for the future of the children. So they could have a positive influence on the younger generation. In this story, the grandmother took him to a school that was attached to the temple. Their children were taught good values she showed her strong will to the author which must have influenced him

2.How did the grandmother spend her last few hours of her life?

  • When the grandmother realised that her end had come, she stopped her prayer. She gathered some women. She got an old drum and sang the home-coming of warriors. The next morning she was taken ill. The doctor said that it was not serious. But she said that her end was near. She stopped talking to her people. She lay peacefully in bed praying and saying her beads. In a short time she died. When her body was lifted for cremation thousands of sparrows spread all over the place. When his mother threw some bread crumbs they refused to eat. When her body was carried out of the house, all the sparrows flew away quietly.

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