Class-10 Passage-97 MY FATHER (350 Words Objective Unsolved)

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MY FATHER

Read the following passage carefully :                                                                                   

1.My father has always been a passionate man. He has always been passionate about the people of the Everest region — so much so that in 1960 he began the first of the many  projects aimed at improving their lives. In 1975 he had begun building his second hospital in  the Himalayas when tragedy struck our family. My mother and my youngest sister Belinda were flying into the mountains to join him when their small aeroplane crashed soon after take-off from Kathmandu.

2.I was in Assam when I first heard of the accident. I flew straight to Kathmandu and met my father and oldest sister Sarah on a narrow lane on the outskirts of the city. Any hope I had clung to, that my mother and sister were still alive, was extinguished the moment I saw father—bowed and broken. I knew then that Mum and Belinda would never return.

3.It was years before Dad fully came out of this period of darkness. Only by plunging himself into more adventures and ever more projects in Nepal, could he get through it. He has built 42 schools and hospitals there.

4.As I grew up, some of Dad’s restlessness rubbed off on me. I know many people think there must be some compulsion for the son of Sir Edmund Hillary to climb mountains. They assume that there was some imperative etched in stone that says, “Thou shalt climb mountains”— and in particular Everest, whether you like it or not. But for me it’s simpler than that. I think families are like factories : the Hillary family is a limited production mountaineering establishment.

5.Today, at the age of 48, I am an inveterate mountain man. I have been on more than 30 mountaineering expeditions. from the Himalayas to the Antarctic. And yes, I have climbed Everest — twice.

6.I treasure the same things that drew my father to climbing — the tremendous camaraderie involved, the intensity and adrenaline buzz especially in dangerous places where your life depends upon making the right call. I guess that I am luckier than most because I am able to fall back on all that my father has taught me.

1 On the basis of your reading of the passage, answer the questions that follow :

 (a) The author’s father was passionate about the people of the Everest region; so he  …………………….

 (b) The plane crash in 1976 led to the ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

 (c) The author’s father came out of the dark phase in his life by  ……………………………………………………..

 (d) Why did the author take up climbing like his father ?

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

(e) How did the author prove to be a true son of his father ?

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

(f) Why does the author consider himself lucky ?

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

2 Find synonyms for the following :                                                       

 (a) put out (para 2)                                         ……………………………………………………………………

(b) a command (para 4)                                    ……………………………………………………………………

(c) habitual (Para 5)                                         ……………………………………………………………………

(d) comradeship (Para 6)                              ……………………………………………………………………

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