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Read the text and answer the questions 1 and 2.
Nakshi kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt. The name was taken from the Bengali word, ‘naksha’ which means artistic pattern. It is a kind of traditional craft and is said to be indigenous to Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. The art has been practised in rural Bengal for centuries. The name ‘Nakshi kantha’ became popular after the poet Jasimuddin’s poem ‘Nakshi kanthar Math’ was published in 1929. Traditional kanthas are made for family use. Old or new cloth and thread are used to make these quilts.
Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore are most famous for this craft. Now it is produced commercially. You can find them in many expensive handicraft shops in cities. The quilts are now in great demand because of the colourful patterns and designs embroidered on them.
1. Choose the correct answer. 7×1=7
a) Nowadays ‘Nakshi Kantha’ is produced ¾
i) Traditionally ii) Commercially
iii) Nationally iv) Normally
b) Where has the art been practised?
i) small cities ii) rich family
iii) rural area iv) urban area
c) The word ‘expensive’ means ¾
i) low cost ii) costly
iii) cheap iv) economical
d) The word ‘kind’ means ¾
i) sort ii) size iii) like iv) very
e) It has become popular for its ¾
i) price ii) beauty iii) cloth iv) production
f) Jasimuddin was a ¾
i) scientist ii) teacher iii) worker iv) poet
g) The word ‘indigenous’ means
i) famous ii) design iii) attractive iv) native
2. Answer the following questions. 4×2=8
a) What is ‘Nakshi kantha’?
b) Which districts are famous for nakshi kantha?
d) Why are the quilts popular?
3. Fill in the gaps with contextually appropriate words. 5×1=5
Once there were a) ¾ any trees in this village. Kartik used to go to different houses for his b) ¾ At times he would get tired in the c) ¾ sun, but there were no trees under which he could sit and d) ¾ for a while. Thinking how people suffer in the heat, Kartik began his tree planting e) ¾
1. a) Commercially; b)
rural area; c) costly d) sort; e) beauty; f) poet; g) native
2. a) Nakshi kantha is a kind of embroidered quilt with colourful patterns and designs embroidered on them.
b) Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Bogra and Jessore are most famous for nakshi kantha.
c) ‘Nakshi kantha’ became popular after the poet Jasimuddin’s poem ‘Nakshi kanthar Math’ was published in 1929.
d) The quilts are now popular because of the colourful patterns and designs embroidered on them.
3. a) hardly b) job c) scorching d) rest