এইচএসসি পরীক্ষার বিশেষ প্রস্তুতি-0২
ইংরেজি ১ম পত্র
প্রিয় এইচএসসি পরীক্ষার্থী, আজ ইংরেজি ১ম পত্রের PART-I (নতুন সিলেবাস)-এর ১ নম্বর প্রশ্ন আলোচনা করব। প্রশ্নগুলো তোমরা আগে নিজে চেষ্টা করবে। তারপর উত্তরের সঙ্গে মিলিয়ে নেবে।
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Mandela went on to play a prominent role on the world stage as an advocate of human dignity in the face of challenges ranging from political repression to AIDS. He formally left public life in June 2004 before his 86th birthday, telling his adoring countrymen : 'Don’t call me. I’ll call you.' But he remained one of the world’s most revered public figures, combining celebrity sparkle with an unwavering message of freedom, respect and human rights. 'He is at the epicenter of our time, ours in South Africa, and yours, wherever you are,' Nadine Gordimer, the South African writer and Nobel Laureate for literature, once remarked. The years Mandela spent behind bars made him the world's most celebrated political prisoner and a leader of mythic stature for millions of black South Africans and other oppressed people far beyond his country's borders. Charged with capital offences in the 1963 Rivonia Trial, his statement from the dock was his political testimony. 1/1
A. Choose the correct answer from the alternatives 5
a. What could be the closest meaning for 'mythic stature' in text?
i. Legendary figure ii. Hulk giant iii. Fabulous hero iv. Infamous
b. The word 'revered' in the text refers to —
i. well-regarded ii. depraved iii. tarnished iv. venerated
c. 'Repression' in the text could be replaced by —
i. suppression ii. botheration iii. modification iv. glorification
d. The range of actions of Mandela encompasses —.
i. from cultural aggression to AIDS ii. From social word to cultural repression
iii. from national to international problems iv. from political suppression to AIDS
e. The best synonym for 'sparkle' is —
i. gloomy ii. shine iii. shimmering iv. insipid
B. Answer the following questions 10
a. How do you differentiate Mandela from other political leaders?
b. How do you explain Mandela's lifelong struggle for humanity?
c. Why did Nadine Gordimer remark 'He Mandela. is at the epicenter of our time, ours in South Africa, and yours, wherever you are?'
d. What does the expression 'Don't call me, I'll call you' mean?
e. Do you find any leadership quality in Mandela? If any, mention.
Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-2
A. Ans.: a.i. Legendary figure, b. i. well-regarded, c. i. suppression d. iv. from political suppression to AIDS, e. ii. shine.
a. Mandela was different from other political leaders. He had to pass a longer time in jail than almost all other leaders. He was firm to achieve his goals. b. He struggled all through his life.
Mandela is the synonym of struggle. Throughout his life he struggled to establish the rights of the black people of South Africa.
c. 'Nadine Gordimer's remark indicates that he Mandela. is a hero not only for the South Africans but also for the people of the whole globe. Through Nelson Mandela struggled for the black people of his country South Africa., it influenced the other oppressed people far beyond his country's borders. Thus, he became an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world.
d. The statement was delivered by Mandela when he left his public life at the age of 86. With this expression he meant that he was not leaving them totally. If it was needed, he would come forward for his black people.
e. Yes, I find a number of leadership qualities in Mandela. Firstly, he had the mentality to sacrifice himself for his beloved black people. The second quality is his firmness of character.সহকারী অধ্যাপক, ঢাকা স্টেট কলেজ, ঢাকা