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10th Class THE STOREYED HOUSE-2 (Segment-1) important question and answers

 10th Class THE STOREYED HOUSE - 2 (Segment-1) 

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THE STOREYED HOUSE – 2

(Segment-1)

The news that Bayaji was building a storeyed house spread like a cry from the rooftops. There was only one storeyed house in the village and that belonged to Kondiba Patil. That Bayaji, an untouchable creature, should think of a rival storeyed house was too much for Kondiba to bear. Others also murmured that the untouchables were forgetting their position.

Work on the foundation had started. Dattaram Vadar was given the contract of construction. The foundation trenches were filled with mud, bits of stone and other fillings. Work progressed with speed. One day Bayaji saw Kondiba coming towards him and greeted him. 'It's with your blessings that I have ventured on this storeyed house.'

'Baiju, you shouldn't lose your head simply because you've set aside some money. Do you aspire to an equal status with us by building this house? The poor should remain content with their cottage, understand?' Kondiba remarked rather sharply.

'No Patil, please don't misunderstand me.' Bayaji was a little dizzy with nervousness.

'How do you say that? One should keep to one's position. You shouldn't let a little money turn your head.'

'I only wish to build a shelter for my family. Then I shall be free to breathe my last.' Bayaji answered.

'Who says you shouldn't have a house? You can have a small house with three convenient portions, a veranda in the front and at the back and the living section in the middle. Why spend unnecessarily on a storeyed house?' Patil gave his counsel.

'No, but……' Bayaji faltered.

'You may go in for a storeyed house only if you don't wish to stay in this village. I hope you know what I mean.' Kondiba shot out as a warning and walked away. Other ruffians in the village threatened Bayaji in a similar manner.

Out of fear Bayaji had to abandon plans for the storeyed house. The conventional three-portioned house was taken up. Work was resumed and the walls rose rapidly. The middle portion was a little elevated and a small first storey fixed up there with a wooden flooring. This part could be reached by stairs rising from the kitchen. No one could guess from outside that there was a first storey to the house. Bayaji had to make the best of things.

The house was complete and the traditional housewarming ceremony was planned. Invitations were sent to relatives in different villages. The village elders, by convention, could not be invited to a meal or refreshments, so they were invited to the ceremonial paan-supari. Bayaji put up a fine pandal in front of the house. His sons worked hard for two full days on the decorations. Relatives started arriving. Well-known devotional singers, Kadegaonkar Buwa, Parasu Buwa, Kalekar Bapu Master, Jija Buwa and Vithoba of Wadgaon came with their troupes. People looked forward with delight to the forthcoming contest among the various troupes.

Now check the answers with your views:

1.What was the news mentioned in the passage?

The news was that Bayaji started building a storeyed house as a rivalry.

2.How did the news spread?

The news spread like a cry from roof tops.

3.Who was planning to build something?

Bayaji was planning to build something which was a storeyed house.

4.What kind of a building he wanted to build?

Bayaji wanted to build a storeyed house.

5.How many storeyed houses were there in the village? Whose was that?

There was only one storeyed house that belonged to Kondiba Patil.

6.Do you think building a storeyed house becomes a rival? Why?

It’s not at all a rival to build a storeyed house for anybody because everyone has the right to have their own dreaming house.

7.Why did Kondiba not bear Bayaji building a storeyed house?

It was the only storeyed house of Kondiba Patil in the village. When Bayaji, they felt that he was an untouchable, started to build a storeyed house, he didn’t bear the news. Because his would be old one and Bayaji would definitely become the person who had the new storeyed house and get the admiration of the villagers soon.

8.Who do you think the others who murmured?

The other people in the village might be other than Bayaji’s community people who murmured that Bayaji had forgotten his position in the village.

9.What do you think they murmured?

They might have murmured that the people of Bayaji’s community forgot their positions in the village. In those days they were seen untouchables.

10.Who was compared to untouchable creature?

Bayaji was compared to an untouchable creature.

11.Do you think Bayaji really thought of rival to build a storeyed house?

No, I don’t think so. Because Bayaji had worked for thirty-five years in Bombay dockyard where he might have not seen any difference among the people. So, he started it as a need and wish of him. But people around thought it as rival.

12.Do you think there are different positions according to the cast and religions? Why?

No, I don’t think that there are different positions according to the cast and religions now. Because the Constitution of India gave the equal right for every citizen of India.

13.Who was given contract of construction?

Duttaram Vadar was given the contract of construction of the dreaming house of Bayaji.

14.Who was Duttaram Vadar?

Duttaram Vada was a building contractor.

15.How did the work start?

The work started quicky and progressed with speed.

16.‘The poor should remain content with their cottage,’ Kondiba remarked rather sharply. Do you agree with Kondiba? Why?

No, I don’t agree with Kondiba. Everybody has their own right to have dreamed house. The poverty may affect the lives of the poor people but not fulfilling their dreams.

17.Bayaji was a little dizzy with nervousness. Why?

Bayaji knew that he couldn’t bear with the people who oppose building a storeyed house but he tried. When he got a threat from Kondiba Patil, Bayaji was a little dizzy with nervousness as he was unable to make his dreams real.

18.Why do you think Kondiba warned Bayaji?

Only Kondiba Patil had the storeyed house in the village and never accept the poor to become equal to him. But Bayaji started to build a storeyed house which would make him equal to Kondiba. Hence, he warned Bayaji to abandon the plans for storeyed house.

19.Who wished to build a shelter? For whom did he want to build it?

Bayaji wished to build a shelter for his family.

20.What was Kondiba’s suggestion to Bayaji?

Kondiba suggested a small house with three convenient portions, a veranda in the front and at the back and the living section in the middle for Bayaji.

21.What was Kondiba’s warning to Bayaji?

Kondiba warned Bayaji not to build a storeyed house if he could wish to live in the village.

22.Who do you think the ruffians in the village?

The ruffians in the village might the people who always support people like Kondiba in the village.

23.Why did Bayaji abandon plans for storeyed house?

Bayaji terrified with the warning given by Kondiba and some other people and abandoned plans for storeyed house.

24.If you were Bayaji do you abandon plans for storeyed house? Why?

If I were Bayaji I wouldn’t abandon plans for storeyed house. Because it’s my right to have my own house.

25.What was taken up instead of storeyed house?

A conventional three-portioned house was taken up instead of storeyed house.

26.How was the middle portion built?

The middle portion was a little elevated and a small first storey fixed up there with a wooden flooring. This part could be reached by stairs rising from the kitchen. No one could guess from outside that there was a first storey to the house.

27.How could one reach the raised part?

This part could be reached by stairs rising from the kitchen.

28.What were sent to relatives? Why?

As the construction of the house was finished, the invitations were sent to relatives and friends for house warming ceremony.

29.What was the programme plan for?

The house warming ceremony was planned for the new house.

30.Who were invited for meal?

The relatives and friends of Bayaji were invited for meal.

31.Who were invited for Pan Supari? Why were they not invited for meal?

The village elders, by convention, could not be invited to a meal or refreshments, so they were invited to the ceremonial paan-supari.

32.Who worked on decorations?

Bayaji’s sons worked hard for two full days on the decorations.

33.Have you ever worked on decorations? When?

Yes, I have worked on decoration for my brother’s/sister’s/……. Birthday celebrations.

34.Who came with their troupes? Why?

Well-known devotional singers, Kadegaonkar Buwa, Parasu Buwa, Kalekar Bapu Master, Jija Buwa and Vithoba of Wadgaon came with their troupes for singing competition at Bayaji’s new house warming ceremony.

35.Kondiba threatened Bayaji not to build a storeyed house. Bayaji finally changed his plans to three-portioned conventional house. Before taking the decision Bayaji might have thought over the issue. Now write the thoughts of Bayaji regarding the decision.

 

36.When Kondiba met Bayaji there was a conversation took place. Kondiba threatened Bayaji not to build a storeyed house. Now write a possible conversation between these two.

 

37. Finally, the house was built. Bayaji plans to invite his friends and relatives. Now prepare an invitation behalf of Bayaji to invite for the house warming ceremony.

 


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