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I WANT TO QUIT THE I.C.S. - Class 6 First Language Englsh Textbook Solutions

UNIT – 7
Pre-reading task :
Let us remember some of our great national leaders.
a.) Who is the man who grew up to be a great leader after he came back from South Africa?
Answer: Mahatama Gandhi
b.) Who is the man who wrote letters to his daughter when he was in prison? What more do you know about him?
Answer: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
c.) Who was the great leader who said, “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan?”
Answer: Lal Bahudar Shashtri
d.) Who is the national leader who is called “The Iron man of India?”
Answer: Sardar Vallabhai Patel
e.) Who built an army to fight with the British? What was that army called?
Answer: Subhash Chandra Bose built an army to fight with the British. The army was called Indian National Army.
1.) Read the given extracts to your partner and discuss the answers with him / her .

a.) “I’m writing this letter to you on a very important matter.”

i.) Who is writing the letter here?
Answer: Subhash Chandra Bose is writing the letter here.

ii.) Whom is he writing to?
Answer: He is writing to DeshabandhuChittaranjan Das.

iii.) What is that very important matter?
Answer:  The important matter is to knowwhat works he(DeshabandhuChittaranjan Das) may be able to allot to me (Subhash Chandra Bose) in this great programme of National service.
b.) “I want to quit the I.C.S.”

i.) What is I.C.S.?
Answer: Indian Civil Services.

ii.) Why did he want to quit the I.C.S.?
Answer: He didn’t have desire to enter the civil services and work under alien ruler, so he wanted to quit the I.C.S.

iii.) When did he pass the I.C.S.?
Answer: He passed the I.C.S in the year1920.
c.) “Booklets will be published in every provincial language.”

i.) Who would publish these ‘booklets’?
Answer: Propaganda Department would publish these ‘booklets.

ii.) Why should the booklets be published in every provincial language?
Answer: The booklets should be published in every provincial language because it could be understood by the general public.

iii.) Would people be asked to buy the booklets?
Answer: The booklets will be distributed free among the general public.
2.) Answer in two or three sentences each.

a.) Why did Subhas Chandra Bose think it proper to give a detailed introduction of his family and himself to C.R. Das ?
Answer:  Subhas Chandra Bose was stranger to DeshabandhuChittaranjan Das. By giving his introduction, C.R.Das would get to know about him, so he gave a detailed introduction of his family and himself in the letter.

b.) What options did he have in his mind after quitting the I.C.S.?
Answer:  Subhas Chandra Bose had clear idea of what he wanted to do after quitting the I.C.S. He wanted to take active participation in national work with determination. He also wanted to teach at the National College established by C.R.Das in Calcutta. He also wanted to take up writing and publish books and newspapers and organize village societies, spread education among the common people.

c.) How did the Civil Service Examination help him ?
Answer: By taking the Civil Service Examination, he had an all-round education up to a certain standard in Economics, Political Science, English, Law, Sanskrit, and Geography, which helped him gain knowledge about the subjects.

d.) Why didn’t he dare to write directly to C.R.Das?Whom did he send his letter with?
Answer: Subhash Chandra Bose was an I.C.S probationer then and that didn’t allow him to write the letter directly else it would have censored. He sent his letter through his trusted friend.
3.) Work with your partner and discuss the points raised in these questions. Give your reasons for what you say. Write down what you say.

a.) Subhas Chandra Bose was born in Cuttack, Orissa on January 23, 1897. His mother was Prabhavati and his father was Janakinath Bose. Mr.Sharat Chandra Bose was a famous lawyer.
b.) Exactly how old was Subhas on the day he wrote this letter?
Answer:  Subhas Chandra Bose was 24 years old on the day he wrote this letter.

c.) His very first words in this letter are polite and respectful. (True / not true)
Answer: True

d.) Subhas brags about his educational qualifications (True / not true)
Answer: Not ture
e.) In those days people sailed in ships to foreign countries. How many months after his graduation did Subhas travel on the sea to England? Did any elderly person accompany him?
Answer: After 6 months of his graduation, Subhas traveled on the sea to England. No one accompanied him.
f.) Subhas says that he will remain in England till June 1921.
g.) Subhas spent his time travelling in England throughout his twenty months stay there. (True / not true)
Answer: True.
h.) Subhas was still very young, but his heart was strong with patriotic feelings. He was prepared to serve his country as a teacher, educationist and as a social worker.
i.) You can understand if a young man says he wants to write books and articles. But Subhas says he wants to publish newspapers. What would you say about this?
Answer: Newspaper is one of the most powerful media we have. During his times too, newspaper served as a powerful tool to influence people and get involved in national work. It also invoked the feelings of patriotism in the general people and raise their voice against the British, so he wanted to publish newspapers.
j.) What does Bose request C.R. Das to do? (See paragraph 5)
Answer: Bose requests to allot him to work in the great program of National Service.
k.) Subhas did not want C. R. Das to be questioned by some British officer. (True / not true)
Answer: True
l.) Subhas says he doesn’t mind being questioned about letters addressed to him. (True / not true)
Ans . True
m.) India was under British rule then, Bose says this had created problems for India. (True / not true)
Answer: True
n.) The problems had to be studied closely. Who had to do it?
Answer:  Permanent staff had to do it.
o.) What was the plan to make these problems known to the ordinary people?
Answer: The plan was to publish booklets in every provincial language by the Propaganda Department and distribute it free among the ordinary people.
4.) Reading :
Read paragraphs 6 and 7 carefully and pick out the sentences which contain the following words and phrases.
a) lest – I did not dare to write to you directly lest my letter should be censored.
b) in a sense – I am now in a sense a government servant because I am now I.C.S. probationer.
c) did not dare – I did not dare to write to you directly lest my letter should be censored.
d) to give up – I desire to give up the service with clear-cut pl
e) of mine – I am sending this letter through a trusted friend of mine.
f) of course – You may of course write to me because there is no danger of letters being censored here.
Words in use:
Working with your partner, frame your own sentences with the words given below.

1.) Probably     –  She is probably the best dancer we have.
2.) Recognize  –   Mina has so much weight that I couldn’t recognize her.
3.) Enthusiasm    –  We celebrated grandma’s birthday at an orphanage with great enthusiasm.
4.) Determination  –   I have strong determination towards whatever I do.
5.) Allot           –         I was allotted to complete the work of cleaning at home.
6.) Overenthusiastic.   –  Viren was over enthusiastic on his birthday.
Language Function:

1.) Read the sentences aloud to your partner. Tell him/ her what the speaker is doing.

a.) If you get a first class this time, I will buy you a bicycle. (making a promise)

b.) You will fail in the examination, if you sit all day in front of the T.V. (giving a warning)
c.) You will feel much better if you take these tablets. (giving advice)
d.) If you do that again, you will be punished. (this is a reprimand)
2.) Now complete these sentences using the words given in the brackets.

a.) If you ask him, he will help you. (help)
b.) If it rains, Sanjana will not come. (not come)
c.) Your father will punish you, if you don’t go to the tuitions. (don’t go)
d.) I will tell father, if don’t stop watching T.V. (T.V)
Writing :
3.) Write 6 – 8 sentences about what do you think of Subhash’s character. Note that he was very young at that time.
Answer: Subhash Chandra Bose was a boy who had clear vision and ideas about what he wanted in his life. At the very young age, he had such clear thoughts about his life. He cleared his civil examination at very age. Despite the bright career waiting for him, he chose to step in the national service and serve for the nation. He was a true patriotic and took takes at the young age. He was a boy with a vision and though to publish newspapers so that his ideas could reach the general public and invoke the sense of fight against the British rule. He had great knowledge of many subjects and he used the same for the social work. He believed in social work and his actions proved that he truly cared for the country.

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