Chhattisgarh Board Class 9 English Saalumarada Thimmakka Chapter Solution
CG Board Class 9 English Solution for Unit 1 Reading C Chapter Saalumarada Thimmakka all Questions Answer. Saalumarada Thimmakka Class 9 English Solution Chhattisgarh Board.
1.) What details about the following do you get in the passage?
- Childhood- a. born in Hulikal
b.) worked as a labourer in a quarry near her home.
- Marriage and family life- a. married off to Chikkaiah, a cattle herder.
b.) Didn’t have any child
- Occupation- active crusader for spreading the message of afforestation.
b.) An environmentalist
2.) “From there started a journey of untiring love and self less service of an ordinary couple towards an extraordinary mission : a mission to raise as many trees as possible with love and care and as their own children.”
Identify the description in the lesson that talks about Thimakka’s
i) untiring love.
Description- They treated the saplings as their own children and each day followed the same routine. They also protected the saplings from the grazing cattle by fencing them with thorny shrubs. Their tireless efforts began to bear fruit when the saplings grew into large and strong trees.
ii) ambitious and uncommon mission.
Description- The couple planted the saplings mostly in the monsoon season so that the plants would get the rainwater for their growth. The couple planted more than 300 trees in total and today the asset value of the trees stands at more than 1.5 million rupees. Thimmakka’s
husband passed away in 1991 but she continued with her mission alone and undaunted. The Government of Karnataka has taken over the management of the trees now.
iii) self and her husband as ordinary couple.
Description- The couple wanted children but were unable to get any even after 25 years of their married life. One day, the husband-wife duo decided to plant trees to overcome the sadness and empty feeling of their lives.
iv) selfless service.
Description- She is an active crusader for spreading the message of afforestation. Her simple philosophy of life is that every person on this earth must leave behind some asset for humanity.
She still lives in economic crisis and just manages to somehow make a living from the various awards and a monthly pension. But this has never managed to kill her spirit or her passion for doing good work for humankind.
3.) Choose the correct answer.
i) The village Kudur was selected by Thimmakka to plant trees along the road side because there were no trees on that road.
a) it was near their home.
b) it had a broad road.
c) there were no trees on that road.
d) the weather in Kudur was hot.
ii) The saplings were watered from the wells and ponds nearby.
a) from the wells and ponds nearby.
b) from their home alone.
c) by the water tanks from the municipality.
d) by rain water only.
iii) Thimmakka has set up a trust to fulfil her plans becauseher main aim is to protect the trees that she has grown.
a) she cannot do all the work alone.
b) she doesn’t possess the money required.
c) her main aim is to protect the trees that she has grown.
d) many other people and social activists work with her.
4.) One of the reasons why Thimmakka elected banyan saplings to be planted on the roadside was
The banyans grow into huge shady trees
Fill in the bubbles with other possible reasons.
1.) There were plenty of banyan trees near her village.
2.) The roadside didn’t have a single tree.
3.) Since it didn’t have any tree it caused immense hardship to the travelers on the dry hot days.
4.) It made the surrounding more beautiful.
1.) Saalumarada is a Kannada word which means ‘a row of trees’.
Find out the meanings and local language equivalents for the words given
|Ficus trees||The banyan or fig trees|
2.) The word ‘afforestation’ is preceded by a prefix ‘af’ to give a positive meaning to the root word ‘ forestation’. Complete the table below by adding an appropriate prefix to each word. Find out how it influences the meaning of the word. One is done for you.
|Prefix||Root word||New word||Positive/negative meaning|
3.) (i) ‘Prestigious’ is an adjective that is often associated with ‘awards’. Find
out adjectives from the lesson that you can associate with the following nouns.
a) hardship – immense
b) courage- Undaunting
c) patience – Persistent
e) crisis- Economic
(ii) Now add two more adjectives that can be used to describe the above nouns.
e.g immense hardship
1.) Tireless efforts
2.) Selfless works
Imagine Thimmakka talking to the children of the village Kudur, telling them
how she cared for trees after she had planted them. Use not only–but also to join her ideas.
1.) We wrapped soil around the saplings
We kept them moist.
Answer: We not only wrapped soil around the saplings,but also kept them moist.
2.) We put thorns around them.
We checked that they were not drying up.
Answer: We not only put thorns around them, but also checked that they were not drying up .
3.) Yes, I know all of them.
They also know me.
Answer: Yes, I not only know all of them, but they also know me.
4.) I go to the trees everyday.
I sit under the shade for many hours, so
some of the birds are my friends.
Answer: I not only go to the trees every day, but also sit under the shade for many hours, so some of the birds are my friends.
Describe the great work Thimmakka did even though she had many hardships to face in the initial stages. Use despite/in spite of to begin the narration. Make meaningful sentences according to the passage from the given table.
1.) In spite of their poor economic conditions, worried about storing water for the
2.) Despite knowing not an easy task, she decided to plant shady trees along 4
3.) Despite her other domestic work, bought saplings and grafted them.
4.) Inspite of all the awards and honour she received, she is as simple and humble as ever.
Name Saalumarada Thimmakka
Place of birth Hulikal
Childhood and education Nil
Marital status Married
Husband’s name and occupation Chikkaiah , cattle herder.
Age Above 60
Mission of life To raise as many trees as possible with love and care
Specific details about the mission: i) Started grafting saplings from Ficus (banyan) trees as there were plenty of Ficus trees near her village
ii) continued with their efforts and increased the number of saplings
with each passing year.
iv) Their tireless efforts began to bear fruit when the saplings grew into large and strong trees.
v) The couple planted more than 300 trees in total and today the asset value of the trees stands at more than 1.5 million rupees.
Other contributions to the society: She got involved in various
social activities like construction of a tank to store rainwater for the annual fair of her village.
Message to humanity: That every person on this earth must leave behind some asset for humanity.