Maharashtra Board Class 10 My English Coursebook Solutions Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom – Mary Kom

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Maharashtra State Board Class 10 My English Coursebook Solutions Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom – Mary Kom

My English Coursebook Standard Ten Guide Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom – Mary Kom Textbook Questions and Answers

Warming Up:
Chit-Chat

1. Discuss in your class.

Question 1.
Indian women who have made it to International Levels in sports and games. Discuss the following points about each of them.
Answer:
(a) Name of the sportsperson. – Lauta Shivaji Babar
(b) Sport or Game-Long distance running.
(c) Level reached-World championship, Olympic Games.
(d) Outstanding achievem ents-Sportsperson of the Year Award 2015.
(e) Awards/Prizes/Titles-Arjuna Award by Government of India.
Indian Sports Award by FICCI and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Maharashtra Board Class 10 My English Coursebook Solutions Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom - Mary Kom

1. Fill in the Table:

Question 1.
Fill in the Table: (Answers are directly given.)
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Answer:

Name of Sport/Game Place where played Individual or Team Event Sports Equipment
1. Boxing Ring Individual Boxing gloves
2. Shooting Shooting range Individual Rifle, shooting stand
3. Hockey Ground Team Hockey stick and ball
4. Football Ground Team Football, Net
5. Badminton Court Individual/Pair Racket and Shuttlecock
6. Kabaddi Ground Team

Question 2.
Complete the interview with an imaginary captain of Ladies Cricket Team of your Town/City/State. Conclude with a farewell message.
Answer:

Interview

Interviewer – J. Prasad (J. P.)
Captain – Vijetha Bhide (V. B.)

  • J.P.: Good Morning. We are simply privileged and delighted to have the presence of the Captain j of our State Women’s Cricket Team, which won the final of the Inter State series in Mumbai, last week. Hello Vijetha, welcome to our show.
  • V.B.: Thank you for inviting me. I am really grateful to the Government of Maharastra for recognizing my services to state women’s cricket team.
  • J.P.: That’s great. You have shown your talent and performance in this Inter State series in Mumbai.
  • V.B.: That’s right. The girls gave commendable performances, so the credit goes to the whole team.
  • J.P.: Your individual performance was also great. It was a great feat for you.
  • V.B.: Thank you. 48 runs in 40 balls is quite good and helping score for the team. Anjali co-ordinated well with me and so it was easy to reach the score.
  • J.P.: Do you think regular practice is needed at the domestic level?
  • V.B.: Yes, of course! More importantly there is huge need for more tournaments at the domestic level so that the girls can intermingle with the different talents in cricket.
  • J.P.: Absolutely right. It gives confidence to girls. Do you think, the coach plays important role in your success? What is your opinion?
  • V.B.: You are right. Without a coach how can we develop our game? He guides us at every stage and so we have reached up to this level.
  • J.P.: What will be your next move and dream?
  • V.B.: Now we will practise for the National level tournaments. And I think the girls have that calibre to pull off some trophies at the National level.
  • J.P.: That’s really great. Wish you all the best for your future cricketing career.
  • V.B.: Thanks a lot!

English Workshop:

1. Choose the correct alternatives:

Question (a)
What kind of text is it?
(i) story
(ii) speech
(iii) interview
(iv) essay
Answer:
(iii) interview

Maharashtra Board Class 10 My English Coursebook Solutions Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom - Mary Kom

Question (b)
Which State does Mary Kom belong to?
(i) Maharashtra
(ii) Tamil Nadu
(iii) Kerala
(iv) Manipur
Answer:
(iv) Manipur

Question (c)
Who inspired Mary Kom and other youngsters in Manipur to choose boxing as a career?
(i) Dingko Singh
(ii) Charles Atkinson
(iii) Mangte Tanpa Kom
(iv) Adams
Answer:
(i) Dingko Singh

Question (d)
When did Mary Kom start her career?
(i) 2012
(ii) 2000
(iii) 2001
Answer:
(ii) 2000

2. Go through the text again and find out the name of cities and their importance in Mary Kom’s life. One is given for you. 

Question 1.
Go through the text again and find out the name of cities and their importance in Mary Kom’s life. One is given for you. (Answers are directly given.)
Answer:
(a) Kangthei – Mary Korn’s birth place.
(b) West-Bengal – Regional championship
(c) Pune – Preparation for the Olympics with male boxers.
(d) Manipur – State women’s boxing championship.

Maharashtra Board Class 10 My English Coursebook Solutions Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom - Mary Kom

3. Write down the full forms of-

Question 1.
Write down the full forms of-
Answer:
(a) OGQ – Olympic Gold Quest
(b) IBN – Indian Broadcasting Network
(c) MTV – Music Television
(d) YPA – Yearly Plan of Action
(e) AIBA – The Amateur International Boxing Association.
(f) CNN – Cable News Network

4. Write the Factfile of Mary Kom, in your notebook.

Question 1.
Write the Factfile of Mary Kom, in your notebook.
Answer:
(a) Full Name – Mary Mangte Kom
(b) Native of – Kangthei village, Moirang Lamkhai in Churachandpur district of rural Manipur in eastern India.

(c) Early life and interests – Grown in humble surroundings of tenant farmers and helping her parents in farm related chores. She was interested in athletics initially and later turned to boxing.

(d) Special sports taken up – Boxing was her main sport.

(e) Inspired by – Dingko Singh who returned from Bangkok Asian games with a gold medal.

(f) Coach – Charles Atkinson.

(g) Early achievements:
1. Victory in the Manipur State Women’s Boxing Championship and the Regional Championship in West Bengal.
2. International debut at the first AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in United States.

(h) International achievement:
1. Five times World Boxing Champion and the only boxer to win a medal in every one of the six World Championships.
2. In 2012 Olympics she won a Bronze medal.

(i) Her passion – To make boxing popular among all Indians, especially women and girls.

(j) Future plan – To coach Indian women in boxing in future.

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5. Glance through the text and find the special qualities of Mary Kom. Complete the web by putting different qualities of Mary Kom in the boxes: (Answers are directly given.)

Question 1.
Glance through the text and find the special qualities of Mary Kom. Complete the web by putting different qualities of Mary Kom in the boxes: (Answers are directly given.)
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Answer:
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6. ‘Super mom’ refers to an excellent mother. Give three reasons why ‘super’ has been added to the word ‘mom’ as in the title?

Question 1.
‘Super mom’ refers to an excellent mother. Give three reasons why ‘super’ has been added to the word ‘mom’ as in the title?
1. …………………………………………..
……………………………………………..
2. …………………………………………..
……………………………………………..
3. …………………………………………..
……………………………………………..
Answer:
1. It is quite difficult to balance home and profession and she has managed it like an outstanding woman.
2. Even though she is a successful sportswoman she gives more importance to her family so she has that super understanding.
3. Though a mother, she is an exceptional woman in Indian society to go out and make boxing a career. So she is a super mother.

7. Answer in your own words.

Question (a)
What makes the writer call Mary Kom ‘a legend’?
Answer:
A legend is a famous person, icon or superstar in a particular field. Mary Kom is a famous woman as an Indian boxer. The field is male dominated, but with her efforts and determination she earned name and fame, so in real sense she is a legend not only to the writer but also to all Indians and a real ‘torch-bearer’ for Indian women.

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Question (b)
What prime quality did Mary Kom display during her first attempt in Olympic Games? What was her bad luck?
Answer:
Mary practised for Olympics with the male boxers. Her coach was not allowed to accompany her but she went on with confidence, because she had done her homework and was well prepared with her coach. She could play with good tactical knowledge. In semi-finals she was fighting against Adams, a clever counter puncher but Mary was scoring well, but the judges were not pressing the buttons and favouring her rival. So it was her bad luck that she lost in the semi-finals.

Question (c)
What does Mary Kom suggest, for India to win more Olympic Gold Medals?

8. Fill in the flow chart after rearranging the facts below in their proper order, as per the text:

Question 1.
Fill in the flow chart after rearranging the facts below in their proper order, as per the text:
(a) Mary Kom made her first appearance at international level.
(b) She sparred with male boxers in Pune.
(c) Mary Kom won the Manipur State Women’s Boxing Championship.
(d) She won a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics.
(e) Mary Kom decided to take up boxing.
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Answer:
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9. Make sentences of your own using the following words:

Question (a)
debut:
Answer:
Sonu Nigam made his singing debut at a very early age.

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Question (b)
elation:
Answer:
My father is a man who seldom gives away to elation of mind.

Question (c)
sponsor:
Answer:
The sports events of the club were sponsored by Seth Narayandas Zaveri.

Question (d)
reinforced:
Answer:
The pockets on my jeans are reinforced with double stitching.

Question (e)
humble surroundings:
Answer:
Many people in India live in humble surroundings.

10. Find antonyms of the following words from the text:

Question 1.
Find antonyms of the following words from the text:
(Answers are directly given and underlined.)
Answer:

  1. arrogant × humble
  2. disqualify × qualify
  3. finally × initially

Maharashtra Board Class 10 My English Coursebook Solutions Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom - Mary Kom

11. Imagine that you are the Captain of your team. A famous cricketer is going to visit your school. You are assigned the task to conduct an interview of that famous cricketer. Frame a set of 10 questions that you will ask the cricketer. Take help of the points given below:

Question 1.
Imagine that you are the Captain of your team. A famous cricketer is going to visit your school. You are assigned the task to conduct an interview of that famous cricketer. Frame a set of 10 questions that you will ask the cricketer. Take help of the points given below:
(a) Early Life
(b) Interest in this field
(c) Inspiration
(d) Coaching and guidance
(e) Achievement/Records
(f) Future plans
(g) Advice to youngsters
Answer:
Interview Questions to be asked to the cricketer:

  1. Was it your passion to become a cricketer from your childhood?
  2. Who inspired you to become a cricketer?
  3. Did your parents help you in your decision? What was their role?
  4. What are some of your superstitions before going in to bat?
  5. Who is your idol in other games other than cricket?
  6. In whose bowling did you score the most runs?
  7. If you were not a cricketer what would you be then?
  8. What are your future plans?
  9. What message would you like to give to the young generation?
  10. What is your best achievement till today?

12. Imagine that you are Captain of your team. A famous cricketer is going to visit your school. You are assigned the task to conduct an interview of that famous cricketer. Frame a set of 10 questions that you will ask the cricketer. Take help of the points given below.

Question 1.
Imagine that you are Captain of your team. A famous cricketer is going to visit your school. You are assigned the task to conduct an interview of that famous cricketer. Frame a set of 10 questions that you will ask the cricketer. Take help of the points given below.
(a) Early Life
(b) Training
(c) Achievement
(d) Future plans
Answer:
Mary Kom is a sportswoman who has made India proud with her glorious achievements as a boxer. Basically from Manipur, India, she was the eldest of four siblings and had to work hard from young age to support her family. She took care of her younger siblings and worked in the field with her parents to help them. She is the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 summer Olympics where she won a Bronze Medal.

She is also the first Indian woman boxer to get a Gold medal in Asian games and Commonwealth Games. She was trained by Charles Atkinson. Mary set a new standard in amateur boxing without ever competing in professional boxing. The AIBA awarded Mary Kom with the first AIBA Legends Award for promising boxing career. She is also the recipient of Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and Arjuna Award for her tremendous achievement in Boxing. She is a legend for Indian women.

Maharashtra Board Class 10 My English Coursebook Solutions Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom - Mary Kom

13. ‘What Men can do, Women can do better’. Divide your class in 2 groups. Let one group offer points ‘For the topic’ and the other, ‘against the topic’ given above. Note down the points in your notebooks, expand the points in two separate paragraphs of about 15 to 20 lines each. Suggest suitable titles for each:

Question 1.
‘What Men can do, Women can do better’. Divide your class in 2 groups. Let one group offer points ‘For the topic’ and the other, ‘against the topic’ given above. Note down the points in your notebooks, expand the points in two separate paragraphs of about 15 to 20 lines each. Suggest suitable titles for each:
Answer:
Two beautiful Creations of God-Men and Women

For the topic

Men cannot look after their family well compared : to women. It is still believed that men are supposed to be the bread winners and be able to support their wives and children. But now a days many women do this work very easily. Women have proved that they can do anything if given a chance. Now they have started working in Army with men.

In politics, they have proved that they can work better than men. Games like cricket, football, wrestling were the monopoly of men but now by entering in these fields they are proving they can do anything better than men. In astronomy, medicines, teaching they are in the forefront. It is important to remember that differences between men and women do not mean that one gender is less important than the other.

Against the topic

Being raised in a socially conscious environment, we believe men and women are generally equal and should be treated as such. But there are certain fields in which women can’t work as they do not possess the physical strength to work in adverse conditions like protecting our borders. They are rarely found as coal miners. Women cannot climb electricity poles and work on power transformers. They cannot fight in wars or battles. They are not found in off-shore oil drilling platforms.

My English Coursebook 10th Digest Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom – Mary Kom Additional Important Questions and Answers

Simple Factual Activities:

Question 1.
Name the following:

  1. The warrior mentioned in the passage –
  2. Native place of Mary Kom –
  3. Mary Korn’s parents –
  4. The sportsperson who won gold medal in Asian games –

Answer:

  1. Mary Mangte Kom
  2. Kangthei village, Moirang Lamkhai in Churachandpur district of rural Manipur in eastern India.
  3. Mangte Tonpa Kom and Mangte Akham Kom.
  4. Dingko Singh.

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Complete the sentences:

Question 1.
Complete the sentences:

  1. Kom grew up in
  2. She came from a
  3. She had an eager interest in
  4. Mary Korn’s career started in

Answer:

  1. Kom grew up in humble surroundings.
  2. She came from a poor family.
  3. She had an eager interest in athletics.
  4. Mary Korn’s career started in 2000.

Question 2.
Answer in one-two words:
Answer:

  1. Coach -Charles Atkinson
  2. Interviewer – Sportskeeda correspondent Taru- kal Srivastava
  3. Place of Training – Pune
  4. Total medals won in 2012 Olympics by India – 6

Question 3.
State whether you Agree or Disagree with the following statements:
Answer:

  1. Mary Korn’s coach was allowed to accompany her during her preparation for Olympics – Disagree
  2. Mary practised with male boxers in Pune – Agree
  3. Mary is the first Indian female boxer to win an Olympics medal for India – Agree
  4. Dodgy judging was not at all the part of the reason for her loss in the semi-finals. – Disagree

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Question 4.
Complete the following web chart. (Answers are directly given.)
Answer:
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Choose the correct alternatives:

Question 1.
What did Mary Kom prefer being called?
(i) Super mom
(ii) Super woman
(iii) Super being
(iv) Super Boxer
Answer:
(i) Super mom

Question 2.
What would be a key factor in your conditioning for the Olympics?
(i) saturated fats
(ii) diet and nutrition
(iii) trophies and medals
Answer:
(ii) Diet and nutrition

Question 3.
Which traditional feminine activity is mentioned in the extract?
(i) washing
(ii) dusting
(iii) cooking
Answer:
(iii) cooking

Question 4.
Which award did Mary receive in 2009?
(i) Sahara Sports Award
(ii) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
(iii) Arjuna Award
Answer:
(ii) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Maharashtra Board Class 10 My English Coursebook Solutions Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom - Mary Kom

Complex Factual Activities:

Question 1.
Complete the following sentences:
(Answers are directly given and underlined.)
Answer:
1. Mary Korn’s exceptional achievement is she is famed as a five times world Boxing Champion and the only boxer to win a medal in every one of the six world championships.
2. Mary Korn’s parents made their living by working as tenant farmers in jhum fields.

Question 2.
What has added to Mary Kom’s greatness as a boxing champion?
Answer:
Mary Kom made her debut at the first AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in United States and won silver medal in the 48 kg weight category. Her greatness is strengthened by the way she apologized to the whole nation for not being able to win the Gold Medal. It has added to Mary Kom’s greatness as a boxing champion.

Question 3.
How did Mary spend her childhood?
Answer:
Mary grew up in humble surroundings. She used to help her parents with farm related chores. She used to learn athletics initially and later boxing simultaneously. She had an eager interest in athletics since childhood.

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Question 4.
Complete the following web:
(Answer is directly given and underlined.)
Answer:
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Question 5.
What failed to pressurize Mary Kom during the Olympics?
Answer:
She was the only female representative from India and her coach Charles Atkinson was not allowed to accompany her to the Olympics failed to pressurize Mary Kom during the Olympics.

Question 6.
What can help Indian sportsmen to win more Olympic medals?
Answer:
More corporates should come in and sponsor players, so that the players don’t have to face financial pressure and can just focus on their game. More and more people should take up sports as a full-time career if we want to win more gold medals. This can help Indian sportsmen to win more Olympic medals.

Question 7.
What did OGQ do for Mary Kom?
Answer:
OGQ played a big role in shaping the boxing scene in India. OGQ really played an important part in Mary’s success. They helped her out whenever she needed something. They took care of everything Which helped her focus on her boxing and kept her stress-free.

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Question 8.
What is Mary’s opinion about future of Indian boxing?
Answer:
According to Mary Kom the future of Indian boxing is bright. She is also sure that many boxers would win medals for India.

Question 9.
How did Mary Kom increase her weight?
Answer:
According to Mary diet and nutrition must be the key factor in conditioning body, but that is a neglected area in Indian sports. She had to focus on what to eat. When she started diet and nutritions, she put on her weight by 3 kg. And she could compete in 51 kg event instead of usual 48 kg.

Activities based on Vocabulary:

Question 1.
Give one word for the following explanation:
Answer:

  1. The first public appearance – debut
  2. One who makes history – legend
  3. Farming, shifting cultivation – Jhum
  4. Successful ending of a struggle or contest – victory

Question 2.
Find the full form of:
(Answers are directly given and underlined.)
Answer:
U.S. – United States

Maharashtra Board Class 10 My English Coursebook Solutions Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom - Mary Kom

Use the following words in your own sentences:

Question 1.
legend:
Answer:
Lata is a legend in her own lifetime.

Find out antonyms of the following words from the text:

Question 1.
Find out antonyms of the following words from the text:
(Answers are directly given and underlined.)
Answer:

  1. failure × success
  2. rich × poor
  3. died × born
  4. urban × rural
  5. defeat × victory

Question 2.
Pick out from the passage the verb forms of:
Answer:
1. birth – born
2. qualification – qualify

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Question 3.
Pick out from the passage the noun forms of:
1. succeed
2. prepare
Answer:
1. succeed – success
2. prepare – preparation

Question 4.
Pick out from the passage the adjective forms of:
1. dodge
2. tactic
Answer:
1. dodge – dodgy
2. tactic – tactical

Find out opposite words for the following from the passage.

Question 1.
Find out opposite words for the following from the passage.
Answer:

  1. hated × adored/admired
  2. fair × unfair
  3. inclusive × exclusive
  4. losing × winning

Pick out from the passage the verb forms of the following:

Question 1.
Pick out from the passage the verb forms of the following:
Answer:

  1. company – accompany
  2. practice – practise
  3. decision – decide
  4. requirement – require

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Pick out the noun forms of the following:

Question 1.
Pick out the noun forms of the following:
Answer:

  1. add – addition
  2. achieve – achievement
  3. represent – representative
  4. change – change

Pick out the adjective form of the following:

Question 1.
Pick out the adjective form of the following:
Answer:

  1. finance – financial
  2. confidence – confident
  3. favour – favourite
  4. proportion. – proportionate

Question 2.
Write down the full forms of –
Answer:

  1. OGQ – Olympic Gold Quest
  2. CNN – Cable News Network
  3. IBN – Indian Broadcasting Network
  4. MTV – Music Television
  5. YPA – Yearly Plan of Action

Question 3.
Pick out from the passage the adjective forms of.
Answer:

  1. nutrition – nutritional
  2. female – feminine
  3. tradition – traditional
  4. saturate – saturated
  5. addition – additional

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Question 4.
Pick out from the passage the verb forms of. (Answers are directly given and underlined)
Answer:

  1. competition – compete
  2. negligence – neglect
  3. cooking – cook
  4. preference – prefer

Question 5.
Pick out from the passage the noun forms of.
(Answers are directly given and underlined.)
Answer:
1. aware – awareness
2. require – requirement

Question 6.
Pick out from the passage the adjective forms of.
Answer:

  1. nutrition – nutritional
  2. female – feminine
  3. tradition – traditional
  4. saturate – saturated
  5. addition – additional

Question 7.
Pick out from the passage the verb forms of. (Answers are directly given and underlined)
Answer:

  1. competition – compete
  2. negligence – neglect
  3. cooking – cook
  4. preference – prefer

Question 8.
Pick out from the passage the noun forms of.
(Answers are directly given and underlined.)
Answer:

  1. aware – awareness
  2. require – requirement

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Activities based on Contextual Grammar:

Question 1.
Choose the tail tags given in the brackets and complete the following sentences:
(isn’t she?, hadn’t he?, wasn’t he?, weren’t they?) (Answers are directly given and underlined.)
Answer:

  1. Her father was a keen wrestler in his younger age; wasn’t he?
  2. Dingko Singh had inspired many youngsters in Manipur, hadn’t he?
  3. Her parents were tenant farmers in jhum fields, weren’t they?
  4. She is famed as a five times World Boxing Champion, isn’t she?

Question 2.
Underline the subordinate clause in the given sentence and state its kind.
Enough has been said about this great warrior, who conquered the world.
Answer:
Enough has been said about this great warrior who conquered the world – Adjective clause.

Question 3.
Identify the tense:

  1. Sometimes it becomes really difficult to keep them under control.
  2. They took care of everything.
  3. In a few years boxing will be very popular among everyone in India.
  4. You have broken several stereotypes about the women in India.

Answer:

  1. Simple Present Tense
  2. Simple Past Tense
  3. Simple Future Tense
  4. Present Perfect Tense.

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Pick out the subordinate clause and state its kind:

Question 1.
Do you think nutrition is a neglected area in Indian sports?
Answer:
Subordinate clause – (that) nutrition is a neglected area in Indian sports?
Kind-Noun clause.

Question 2.
Identify the tense:

  1. Sometimes it becomes really difficult to keep them under control.
  2. They took care of everything.
  3. In a few years boxing will be very popular among everyone in India.
  4. You have several stereotypes about the women in India.

Answer:

  1. Simple Present Tense
  2. Simple Past Tense
  3. Simple Future Tense
  4. Present Perfect Tense.

Pick out the subordinate clause and state its kind:

Question 1.
Do you think nutrition is a neglected area in Indian sports?
Answer:
Subordinate clause – (that) nutrition is a neglected area in Indian sports?
Kind-Noun clause.

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Question 2.
That’s the best thing, that has happened to me
Answer:
Subordinate clause – that has happened to me.
Kind-Adjective clause.

Do as directed:

Question 1.
She came from a poor family.
(Rewrite as a negative sentence without changing its meaning.)
Answer:
She didn’t come from a rich family.

Question 2.
Her father was a keen wrestler.
(Rewrite the sentence in simple present tense.)
Answer:
Her father is a keen wrestler.

Question 3.
Charles Atkinson was not allowed to accompany Mary to the Olympics.
Answer:
Charles Atkinson was prevented from accompanying Mary to the Olympics.

Question 4.
Mary was the only female representative from India in boxing. (Make it negative.)
Answer:
No other female representative except Mary represented India in boxing.

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Question 5.
Some of the decisions were unfortunate. (Make it negative.)
Answer:
Some of the decisions were not fortunate.

Question 6.
Some of the decisions did not work to my benefit. (Make it Affirmative.)
Answer:
Some of the decisions hardly worked to my benefit.

Underline the subordinate clause and state its kind: (Subordinate clauses are directly underlined.)

Question 1.
Underline the subordinate clause and state its kind:
(Subordinate clauses are directly underlined.)
Answer:
1. The male boxers were kind enough to practise with me, whenever I required them.
Kind: Adverb clause of time
2. I think more and more people should take up sports as a full-time career.
Kind: Noun clause.
3. India managed just 6 medals in the 2012 Olympics, even though we are a nation of 1.3 billion people.
Kind: Adverb clause of contrast/condition.

Question 2.
Complete the words by using correct letters:
Answer:

  1. b o _ e r – boxer
  2. t r _ i n – train
  3. sp_rts – sports
  4. f i _ h t – fight

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Question 3.
Put the words in alphabetical order:
1. boxing, elation, success, change
2. awareness, award, already, achievement
Answer:
1. boxing, change, elation, success
2. achievement, already, award, awareness

Question 4.
Punctuate the following sentences:
1. mary said trained hard in pune and the male boxers were kind enough to practise with me whenever required them
2. interviewer asked mary kom what do you prefer being called super mom or super boxer
Answer:
1. Mary said, “I trained hard in Pune and the male boxers were kind enough to practise with me whenever I required them.”
2. Interviewer asked Mary Kom, “What do you prefer being called-Super Mom or Super Boxer?”

Question 5.
Make four words (minimum 3 letters each) using the letters in the word: ‘representative’
Answer:

  1. present
  2. native
  3. rent
  4. rate

Maharashtra Board Class 10 My English Coursebook Solutions Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom - Mary Kom

Question 6.
Write related words as shown in the example: (Answer is directly given and underlined.)
Answer:
Maharashtra Board Class 10 My English Coursebook Solutions Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom - Mary Kom 8

Question 7.
Complete the word-chain of verbs. Add four words, each beginning with the last letter of the previous word.
start, → t…………., …………., …………., ………….
Answer:
start, → treat, take, enter, redress.

1. Attempt anyone:

Question (a)
Make a meaningful sentence by using the phrase ‘to be successful.’ :
Ans.
Hardwork and perseverance are the key ; components to be successful in life.

OR

Question (b)
Add a clause to the sentence to expand it meaningfully:
This is our world
Ans.
This is our world where we can get strange experiences.

Maharashtra Board Class 10 My English Coursebook Solutions Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom - Mary Kom

2. Attempt anyone:

Question (a)
Add prefix or suffix to make new words:
1. amaze
2. educate
Answer:
1. amaze – amazing
2. educate – educated, education

OR

Question (b)
Make a meaningful sentence using any one of the following words:
1. amaze
2. educate
Answer:
1. I was amazed at her general knowledge.
2. It is the duty of our government to educate every child of our country.

Personal Response:

Question 1.
Describe your favourite sportswoman.
Answer:
Saina Nehwal is my favorite sports woman. She is the ace badminton player representing India. She started playing badminton at a tender age of eight. She was trained by Nani Prasad and was under strict fitness regime prepared by her trainer. She proved her mettle in 2006 when she became under-19 National Champion in badminton. She is one of the athletes supported by ‘Olympic Gold Quest’-a foundation that supports athletes, who have potential to win Olympic gold.

Maharashtra Board Class 10 My English Coursebook Solutions Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom - Mary Kom

Question 2.
Do you like games? Why?
Answer:
Yes. I like games because it makes me active and energetic. It builds my mental and physical power. It develops my concentration. Overall, it develops my personality so I play different games.

Question 3.
Do you think financial support is very necessary for the sportsmen? Why?
Answer:
The sportsmen whose financial condition is not good cannot afford proper diet due to lack of money. They can neither buy sports material necessary for them nor participate in some important events due to shortage of money. If they get good financial support, they can get training from a good coach to improve their game. So it is very necessary for them to get financial support.

Question 4.
Name some sportswomen you know:
Answer:

  1. Saina Nehwal
  2. P.V. Sindhu
  3. Mithali Raj
  4. Geeta Phogat
  5. Sania Mirza
  6. Anjali Bhagwat

Maharashtra Board Class 10 My English Coursebook Solutions Chapter 4.4 Unbeatable Super Mom - Mary Kom

Question 5.
What is Mary Kom more proud of being a boxer or a mother?
Answer:
It is well said, ‘The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.’ She is more proud of being a mother because she knows with her hands she can make lives of her kids. Mother is next to God-in fact a visible God, so even on the ground she thinks about her children. Children are the first priority in her life, because she has to nurture her children and bring them up with love and care.

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