English 302 Solved Assignment 2021-22 | NIOS Senior Secondary Solved Assignment 2021 - 22

 NIOS Senior Secondary Solved Assignment 2021 - 22
English 302 Solved Assignment 2021-22
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Max Marks: 20


(i) All questions are compulsory. The Marks allotted for each question are given beside the questions.

(ii) Write your name, enrollment numbers, AI name and subject on the first page of the answer sheet.

1. Answer any one of the following questions in about 40-60 words. 2

(a) Which reward did Thimakka receive and for what? (see lesson 3)

Ans: The trees filled up a void in their lives. And just recently, Thimmakka received the National Citizens Award (for social forestry) from the Prime Minister. In the 1950s, it was a Thimmakka, who tired of her neighbour’s jibes directed at her childlessness hit upon the plan.

(b) What was Gavaskar’s attitude during the matches when he was a child? (see lesson 1)

Ans: Answer any one questions

2. Answer any one of the following questions in about 40-60 words. 2

(a) The house withdrew into silence, snakes moved among books, I was then too young to read and my blood turned cold like the moon. (see lesson 6)

(i) Why did the house become a silent place?

(ii) Whose blood turned cold like the moon?

Ans: (i) That woman died, The house withdrew into silence, snakes moved Among books, I was then too young to read, and my blood turned cold like the moon How often I think of going there, to peer through blind eyes of windows or Just listen to the frozen air, Or in wild despair, pick an armful of Darkness to bring it here to.

(ii) Here author explains her emotions that she no longer feels warm and loved rather she feel desolate like moon. This line is taken from the poem “My grandmother’s house” written by Kamala Das. In the poem author expressed her emotions associated with her grandmother’s house, where she has spent childhood.

(b) My father Sceptic, rationalist,

trying every curse and blessings,

powder, mixture, herb and hybrid.

He even poured a little paraffin

Upon the bitten toe and put a match to it. (see lesson 18)

(i) What did the father do to cure poet’s mother?

(ii) How did the villagers help when poet’s mother was bitten by a scorpion?

Ans: Answer any one questions

3. Answer any one of the following questions in about 40-60 words. 2

(a) Why did the father write letter to his son? (see lesson 4)

Ans: The question is asked form the story Father, Dear Father. In this story, the father writes a letter to his son about how his son disappointed him by slipping from the first rank position to the second rank.

No, he had not done the right thing. As the son wanted a normal life and stated that the wisdom not only lies in the studies but also in living life fully.

(b) How can you say that Temba was a responsible child? (see lesson 13 )

Ans: Answer any one questions

4. Answer any one of the following questions in about 100 to 150 words. 4

(a) Discuss the character sketch of Gerrard and the intruder. Who is more smart between the two and how? (See lesson 12)

Ans: To talk about the lifestyle, Gerrard was a man of medium height who wore glasses, dressed in a suit and a great court. He had a cultured voice.

To talk about mental capabilities, he had a brilliant mind who had the capability to produce interesting stories within no time he was a truly creative minded person with sense of humour, wit, smart thinking and intelligence. He could handle any adversity with a cool and calm mind which enabled him to get out of hard times easily.

For instance to be very particular about this chapter he using his presence of mind was able to convince the intruder that he himself was the murder and was being chased by police. The intruder was totally convinced by his worlds when he said that questioned the need for him to live in a cottage where no one except trade persons arrive, stay that today and move somewhere tomorrow. The intruder believed Gerrard so truly that he even agreed to move to a safe place with him in the car. But Gerrard using his presence of mind made out a wonderful story and said that one of his men is waiting in outskirts of the city and would give a call when he sees police heading towards the enssex cottage.

To his good luck he got a call at that time and Gerrard so to leave that place as soon as possible. The intruder believes this situation so nicely that he thought it’s true. When Kerala proposed the idea of the intruder moving with Gerrard in his car to escape from the cops he agreed but Gerrard post in the intruder into a covered by knocking down his revolver. This way Gerrard got out of a life threatening situation successfully.    

Well, Gerrard was the active and wise man, who always work by thinking and using the mind. He always considered as intelligent man the way he escaped from intruder was a clear sign of it.

While the intruder was originally the criminal who came to kill the Gerrard so that he could take his identity but the Gerrard took work with his mind as the result intruder was caught by the police.

5. Answer any one of the following questions in about 100 to 150 words. 4

(a) What gift had Aradhana’s parents arranged for her? When and why did they gift her? (See lesson 16)

Ans: The question is asked from the story I Must Know the Truth. The parents of Aradhana had a necklace to gift her. It was a symbol to represent how much they love and care for her.

Aradhana’s mother gave it to her on the day of the school’s Annual function as Aradhana was a Baharatnatyam dancer and was about to perform. So to look elegant while performing her mother gave her the necklace.

(b) How did Bholi’s mother react when her father asked her about sending Bholi to school ? Why did mother react like this?

Ans: Answer any one questions

6. Prepare any one project out of the given below: 6

(a) You must have seen the pitiable condition of old people in old age homes, where they feel ignored and have no emotional support. You are touched to see their condition. Prepare a project on the topic

Title- Emotional breakdown of old people in old age homes.

Objectives - To sensitize the society about this issue.

Step I- Interview some old people living in old age homes and prepare it in dialogue form.

Step II - Interview the family members of those old people, and try to learn the reasons behind the problems.

Step III- Find out the causes and the repercussions of it on the society.

Step IV – Give your own suggestions on how to deal with this issue.

Ans: Answer any one questions

(b) Title – Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel – Bio sketch

Objective-To inculcate writing skills, get inspiration and develop a habit of reading.

Step I – Collect information about Sardar Patel

i) His Place of birth,

ii) His childhood days

iii) His education & hobbies

iv) His lifestyle

v) His principles in life.

vi) His achievements in life.

vii) His role in freedom struggle.

viii) Why was he called the Iron -man of India?

Step-II- Write all the facts about him which are relevant.

Step-III- Prepare a Bio-sketch of Sardar Patel on the basis of the information you have collected. It must be written in 5-6 paragraphs covering all the points and information mentioned above.

Ans:  Sardar Vallabhai Patel, was the first deputy Prime Minister of India. He was also India’s first home minister. Fondly called the Iron Man of India, It was Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s determination and courage which created a unified India after India became independent from British on 1947.

Sardar Patel was born in the state of Gujarat. Right from his childhood, he was a bright student and a great organizer. He went to England to continue his studies and returned to India after earning a degree. He subsequently earns the barrister post and soon became a successful lawyer. He rejected many attractive jobs offered by the British government. Soon he started participating in the National freedom movement. His organizing capacity and public speaking skills made him a mass leader. In 1917, he was elected as the secretary of Indian national congress in Gujarat. He participated in all major agitations organized against British and in 1930, Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel was among the leaders imprisoned for participating in the famous Salt Satyagraha. He played a major role in the 1942 quit India movement. Post-independence, Patel, played an instrumental role in uniting the country by pushing for the merger of more than 562 princely states.

The greatness of Sardar Patel can be understood from a single incident where in the 1946 election  for the Congress presidency, he stepped down in favor of Nehru at the request of Gandhi, Sardar Patel very well knew that the congress president will be eventually be the Prime Minister of Free India.

Sadly, he couldn’t live long to enjoy the hard earned freedom long enough. He passed away on December 15, 1950. Sardar Patel is immortal. He still lives and inspires millions of people in India and around the world. Recently India government announced the Statue of Unity, a fitting tribute to Sardar Valla Bhai Patel with a planned height of 182 meters.

He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest honor in 1991, Sardar Patel’s birthday which comes on October 31, was declared as Rashtriya Ekta Divas.


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