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Evergreen Workbook Answers Of Nine Gold Medals

Evergreen Workbook Answers Of Nine Gold Medals
The Bangle Seller - Evergreen Publication

Comprehension (Unsolved Passages)


Passage 1

(1) The sports event has been described by the poet as 'special' because it is meant for the persons with special needs – the persons who suffer from one disability or the other.


(ii) They were differently-abled athletes and had come to participate in various sports events. 


(ii) Their aim was to win a medal, gold, silver or bronze.


(iv) They knew that the competition had to be tough. So they had put in a lot of their time in preparation and training.


(V) Nine young differently-abled athletes participated in a hundred-metre race. All the nine won the race. Each one was awarded a gold medal. All were rewarded for a rare act of empathy.


Passage 2


(1) The field spectators were common men and women who had come to watch the hundredmetre race at the Special Olympics.


(ii) The young men and women were athletes. They had come to participate in various events at the Special Olympics. They suffered from one disability or the other.


(iii) The spectators were in a jubilant mood. They sat all around the field and were as enthusiastic and excited as the participants were. They cheered up the young athletes.


(iv) A hundred-metre race was about to begin.


(v) Nine young athletes participated in the hundred-metre race. All of them ran as fast as they could. However, one contestant who was weaker could not run. His legs gave in and he fell on the track. The remaining eight contestants came back to the fallen athlete. They lifted him to his feet. They all walked hand-in-hand to the finishing line. This made the event special.


Passage 3


(1) 'The Special Olympics' was meant for differently-abled persons. The athletes from different countries came to participate in various sports events. They participated in the events to win a medal, gold, silver or bronze.


(ii) There were nine sportspersons who were ready to participate in the race. They were full of enthusiasm and zest. All of them wanted to do their best.


(iii) They were in an energetic and hopeful state of mind. Though each one of them suffered from some disability, no one of them was depressed or low-spirited.


(iv) Nine athletes stood on the starting line. They were fired with the passion to win.


(v) When the race started, all the nine contestants ran as fast as they could. However, one contestant who was weaker could not run. His legs gave in and he fell on the track. The remaining eight contestants stopped and looked back at their fallen companion. They turned round and came back to the fallen athlete. So the race stopped.


Passage 4


(1) The hundred-metre race was about to start. All the participants were fired with the passion to win. The poet conveys the intensity of the moment by using short sentences and pauses within the single line.


(ii) Nine young athletes stood on the starting line. They were waiting for the pistol shot as a starting signal. When the signal was given, and the pistol shot was heard, the participants moved fast. Thus the race started.


(ii) Nine young athletes participated in the hundred-metre race. One of the contestants who was weaker could not run. His legs gave in and he fell on the track.


(iv) Nine contestants participated in the hundred-metre race. One of the contestants who was weaker could not run. He fell on the track. The remaining eight contestants stopped and looked back at their fallen companion. They were expected not to stop but to continue the race. But they all turned round and came back to the fallen athlete. They showed their empathy for the fallen athlete.


(V) They came back to the fallen athlete and lifted him to his feet. They showed their empathy for the fallen athlete. This gesture of theirs was indeed praiseworthy. It was a rare act of sportsmanship.


Passage 5


(1) 'He' here is referred to one of the nine contestants who participated in the hundred-metre race. He could not run and fell on the track. He was distressed and gave out a cry in frustration because his hard work had come to nothing. His dream was shattered.


(ii) Nine young athletes participated in the hundred-metre race. He was one of them. He could not run. His legs gave in and he fell on the track. He was distressed as his dream to win a medal was shattered. So he gave out a cry in frustration.


(iii) Nine young athletes participated in the hundred-metre race. One of the contestants who was weaker could not run. The remaining eight contestants were expected not to stop but to continue the race. But a strange thing happened. They all turned round and came back to the fallen athlete. They lifted him to his feet.


(iv) When one of the nine contestants in the hundred-metre race fell on the track, the other eight contestants turned round and came back to the fallen athlete. They lifted him to his feet. They showed empathy for the fallen athlete and gave up their competitive spirit. This gesture of theirs reflected a rare act of true sportsmanship.


(V) All the participants had shown a rare sportsmanship. They had shown how a sportsperson should be helpful and empathetic. So all of them were awarded gold medals.


Passage 6


(1) One of the athletes was weak. When he started running, his legs failed him. He fell down on the track. He gave out a cry of frustration and anguish.


(ii) The eight athletes stopped their race on seeing one athlete fall down on the track.


(iii) It was expected that they would continue their race, leaving behind the fallen contestant. However, it was surprising that they stopped the race and came back and lifted the fallen athlete. All of them joined hands and 'walked to the finishing line.


(iv) Their action reveals empathy. The athletes thought what would have been their feelings if they had a similar fall.


(V) There are two rhyming words – 'compete' and 'feet. They are quite significant as they are closely linked to the episode described in the poem.


Passage 7


(1) The hundred-metre race, the last event of the 'Special Olympics', was in progress.


(ii) The runners were quite empathetic. They realized how difficult it was to be defeated. They thought how they would have felt if they had fallen down on the track like the fallen athlete.


(iil) The spectators could not believe their eyes when the eight athletes stopped the race and walked back to lift the fallen runner. It was quite unexpected and surprising.


(iv) The race turned into a walk. All the athletes joined hands and walked to the finishing line.


(v) The theme of the poem is that true sportsmanship lies in helping others and cooperating with one another. It gives little importance to winning or losing. This idea is conveyed through an imaginary situation in which eight players stop their race to help the one who falls down on the track.


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