Ownclasses

Read the passages given below and answer the questions that follow:

1. The girl was given the name ‘Santosh’, which means contentment. But Santosh was not always content with her place in a traditional way of life. She began living life on her own terms from the start. Where other girls wore traditional Indian dresses, Santosh preferred shorts. Looking back, she says now, “From the very beginning I was quite determined that if I chose a correct and a rational path, the others around me had to change, not me.”

(a) Why was the girl often discontented?

(b) How did she dress herself differently from other girls?

(c) Write down the opposite of the following words:

(i) correct,

(ii) rational.

Answer

(a) The girl was often discontented due to her place in a traditional way of life.

(b) She wore shorts whereas the other girls wore traditional Indian dresses.

(c) (i) incorrect.

(ii) irrational.