Ownclasses

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

Santosh’s parents were affluent landowners who could afford to send their children to the best schools, even to the country’s capital Delhi, which was quite close by. But, in line with the prevailing custom in the family, Santosh had to make do with the local village school. So, she decided to fight the system in her own quiet way when the right moment arrived. And the right moment came when she turned sixteen. At sixteen, most of the girls in her village used to get married. Santosh was also under pressure from her parents to do the same.

(i) Why was Santosh not satisfied with the kind of education she received in village?

(ii) How did she decide to fight the system?

(iii) Find words from the passage which have meaning similar to that of the given words :

(a) rich, prosperous, (b) in accordance with.

Answer

(i) Santosh wanted to get better and higher education while as per the tradition she had to go to the local village school. So she was not satisfied with the kind of education she received in the village school.

(ii) She decided to fight the system in her own quiet way by revolting against it at the right moment.

(iii) (a) rich, prosperous — affluent.

(b) in accordance with — in line with.