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Q1. Fill in the blanks.
In most families, once girls finish school,
they are encouraged by their families to see marriage as their main aim
was given the title ‘Pandita’.
Women wrote stories, letters
and autobiographies describing their own experiences of inequality.
Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain
wrote a remarkable story titled Sultana’s Dream in 1905.
and demonstrations are a very powerful way of drawing attention to
Laxmi Lakra is from a poor tribal family in
Madhya Pradesh. False
Many women and men made efforts to open
schools for girls. True
In 1910, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain started a
school for girls in Kolkata, and to this day, the school is still functioning. True
Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain was born into a poor
family who owned no land. False
Q3. Who wrote Amar Jiban?
Rashsundari Devi wrote Amar Jiban.
Q4. Why was Satyarani's daughter murdered?
Satyarani's daughter was murdered for dowry.
Q5. Who was Satyarani?
Satyarani was an active member of the anti-dowry movement.
Q6. When is International Women's Day celebrated?
On 8 March, International Women’s Day is celebrated.
Q7. What agricultural work women do?
Their work includes planting, weeding, harvesting
Q8. What percentage of women in India engaged in agricultural
83.6 per cent of working women in India is engaged in agricultural work.
Q9. What are the various means of raising awareness among the
Message can be spread through street plays, songs and public meetings.
Q10. How did Laxmi Lakra break the stereotype that only men
could be engine drivers?
She became the first woman engine driver for Northern Railways.
Q11.Which is the first known autobiography written by an Indian
Amar Jiban is the first known autobiography written by an Indian woman.
Q12. What led some women to
question the situation of women in society?
Learning to read and write led some women to question the situation of women in
Q13. Who is Laxmi Lakra?
Lakra is a young tribal woman from Jharkhand who has become the first woman
train driver with Northern Railway.
Q14. What do women do on international women's day?
On 8 March, International Women’s Day women all over the world come together to
celebrate and renew their struggles.
Q15. Why it is believed that women make better nurses?
People believe that women make better nurses because they are more patient and gentle.
This is linked to women’s roles within the family.
Q16. How did Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain learn to read and write
Bangla and English?
Rokeya learnt to read and write Bangla and English with the support of her
elder brother and an elder sister.
Q17. “When we think of a farmer we only think of a man.” Explain
When we think of a farmer we only think
of a man because major portion of agricultural work is done by man such as ploughing,
running machinery etc.
Q18. Why do many girls drop out of school?
A large numbers of girls attend school in India today. Despite this, there continue
to be many girls who leave school for reasons of poverty, inadequate schooling
facilities and discrimination.
Q19. Why was Ramabai given the title ‘Pandita’?
She was given the title ‘Pandita’ because she could read and write Sanskrit, a
remarkable achievement as women then were not allowed such knowledge.