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English Communication Skills

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PRINCE B.Tech English 1ST YEAR – (SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS) JNTUH – R13 I.UNIT - WIT & HUMOUR 2 Marks Questions. 1. Who was Mr.Khanna ? Mr.Khanna was the principal of the college where Prem had been working as Lecturer. In this story Mr.Khanna arranged a tea party for his staff members. 2. Where was the tea party arranged? The tea party was arranged in Mr.Khanna’s living room. In Mr.Khanna’s living room, members of the staff and their wives, all dressed up in their best. They were seated in a prearranged circle of chairs. 3. What did Prem explain about Indu’s voracious eating? Prem din’t blame Indu for her behavior because he had heard that pregnant women had strange and uncontrollable desires. But he was terrified that others who did not know of this would notice. 4. Who prepared the tasty dishes of the tea party? The tasty dishes of fritters, samosas and sweetmeatsin the party were prepared by Mrs.Khanna, bossy wife of Mr.Khanna. 5. Write about the author of “ A Tea Party”? Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, (7 May 1927 – 3 April 2013) was a German-born British and American Booker prizewinning novelist, short story writer and two-time Academy Awardwinning screenwriter. I UNIT - WIT & HUMOUR 3 Marks Questions. 1. Describe the behavior of Indu at Tea party. Indu was eating sweetmeat rather in a predatory manner and licking her fingers. When servant came to collect the plate of Indu, she had quickly taken two more large sweetmeats. It was evident to Prem that Indu was by this time quite lost to her surroundings. She was continually biting, chewing, flicking crumbs from her lips with her tongue. She seemed in a trance of enjoyment. The ladies all sat with their hands in their laps. RAJA RAO PAGIDIPALLI, Assoc.Professor 1
PRINCE B.Tech English 1ST YEAR – (SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS) JNTUH – R13 2. Describe how Prem and Indu dressed themselves for the tea party? In this story, young couple Prem and Indu was invited to Mr.Khanna’s tea party where the college staff members gathering for. Indu was very happy to go, so she spent a long time dressing herself. She wore one of her best saris and red shoes which had high platform soles. She also put on her jewelry, liberally oiled her hair and wound it round with a fresh chain of jasmine, applied red mark on her forehead and finally little lipstick on her lips. All these gave her an opulent effect. Prem was wearing his best shirt and trousers, and felt proud as they walked together to the college. They were obviously two people dressed up in their best clothes. 3. How did the women at the tea party behave? In Mr.Khanna’s living room, members of the staff and their wives, all dressed up in their best. They were seated in a prearranged circles of chairs. Mr.Khanna was standing in the center and there was a polite titter of laughter in response. The ladies remain unmoved to the remarks of Mr.Chaddha. They were all seated together in one half of the circle. They held themselves very stiff and looked very much aware both of their shining and new clothes, and of the opulent surroundings. Only Mrs.Khanna was at ease, in clothes more gorgeous than anyone else’s. While serving dishes, the ladies were at first so shy that they simply passed them on without taking anything and they still sat there holding their empty crockery plates. 4. Does Prem make any attempt to save the situation? Prem din’t blame Indu for her behavior because he had heard that pregnant women had strange and uncontrollable desires. But he was terrified that others who did not know of this would notice. He wanted to give a sign to stop her but she was sitting too far away and too engrossed to meet his eye. Mrs.Khanna pointed at Indu and said to the servant in a whisper which everyone could hear that there is one plate left over there. Prem thought more about how he would like to explain the situation to Mrs.Khanna. 5. What is the ending of the story – A Tea Party? Mr.Khanna said that the tea party was over but Prem did not want it to be over. There is still remained so much to do. He wished desperately to make some contribution to the conversation and show everyone that he was intelligent and deep-thinking young man. But the guest were already leaving. Mr. Khanna stood at the door with his hands folded in an attitude of gracious hospitality. Prem wanted to call out ‘stop’. He wanted to make them RAJA RAO PAGIDIPALLI, Assoc.Professor 2
PRINCE B.Tech English 1ST YEAR – (SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS) JNTUH – R13 understand that Indu’s odd behavior was due to natural causes. But did not have the courage to call out and besides he could not really think of anything striking to say. So the ending of the story is both funny and little sad. II UNIT: MOKSHAGUNDAM VISWESWARYA Mokshagundam Visweswaraya 2 Marks Questions. 1.When was Mokshagundam Visweswaraya born ? Sir M Vishweshwaraiah was born in Muddenahalli, a village in Karnataka, on 15th September 1860 to Srinavasa Sastry and Venkatalakshmamma. 2. What is Mokshagundam Visweswaraya ? Sir M Vishweshwaraiah, popularly known as Sir MV, was a man who excelled at many different fields. He was a notable Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore during 1912 to 1918. 3. What are the dams that Mokshagundam Visweswaraya constructed to provide water to Hyderabad and Secunderabad ? The dams that Sir MV constructed across the Moosi and Easi are known as Himayatsagar and Osmansagar respectively. These dams provide water to the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secundarabad. 4. When is Engineers Day celebrated in India ? Every year, 15 September is celebrated as Engineer's Day in India in his memory. He is held in high regard pre-eminent engineer of India. He is remembered today as an engineer par excellence, a highly respected statesman and a visionary thinker. 5. When did Mokshagundam Visweswaraya receive James Berkley Gold Medal ? Sir MV was a very bright student. He went on to pursue a course in civil engineering in Pune, having received a scholarship for the same. While there, he was awarded the James Berkley Gold Medal for outstanding performance. Mokshagundam Visweswaraya 3 Marks Questions. RAJA RAO PAGIDIPALLI, Assoc.Professor 3
PRINCE B.Tech English 1ST YEAR – (SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS) JNTUH – R13 1. Describe construction of Krishna Sagar Dam ? He was the driving force behind the construction of many major dams and water supply schemes across the country. The famous Krishna Raja Sagar dam in Mysore is one of these. Visvesvaraya supervised the construction of the KRS Dam across the Cauvery River from concept to inauguration. This dam created the biggest reservoir in Asia when it was built. The dam was conceived not only for the purpose of irrigation, but also for providing electricity to the Kolar goldfields. He directed the work to be carried out with greater enthusiasm. He advised 2000 more laborers where 10,000 had already been employed. Doctors were appointed to treat workers afflicted by malaria. He directed all the officials to camp at the spot to speed up the work, to look after the security and supervise the work in general. By facing all unexpected problems and difficulties with courage, he got the work completed well in time. Power was also supplied to Kolar goldfields by July 1915. He was rightly called the "Father of modern Mysore state". 2. Write briefly about Visweswaraya’s education ? Sir M Vishweshwaraiah was born in Muddenahalli, a village in Karnataka, on 15th September 1860 to Srinavasa Sastry and Venkatalakshmamma. He completed his high school education from Wesley Mission High School and his graduation from Central College – both in Bangalore. He was a very bright student. He went on to pursue a course in civil engineering in Pune, having received a scholarship for the same. While there, he was awarded the James Berkley Gold Medal for outstanding performance. He led a very simple life and was a strict vegetarian. As soon as the results were out, the Government of Bombay offered him the post of an Assistant Engineer at Nasik. 3. How did Visweswaraya solve the water problem in twin cities ? Sir MV suggested flood relief measures for Hyderabad town, which was under constant threat of floods by Musi river. For flood control, he advised construction of two reservoir dams – one across the river Musi and other across its tributary Easi. He also advised to raise the banks of the river within the city and convert the area on either side into walks and gardens along the river front. He had prepared a modern underground drainage scheme for the city, making use of drainage water for agriculture; to widen the road and demolish certain unhealthy areas and construct house for the poor. The dams constructed across the Moosi and Easi are known as Himayatsagar and Osmansagar respectively. These dams provide water to the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secundarabad. Today Hyderabad is one of the most beautiful cities in India and this is largely due to ingenuity and farsightedness of Visvesvaraya. The work was undertaken in 1913 and before the work was RAJA RAO PAGIDIPALLI, Assoc.Professor 4

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