Question: 1

1.    Which of these statements are correct?

(I)   the padre was an important person in the village in old times.

(ii)  Padres still exist in Goan villages.

(iii) The padres went away with the Portuguese.

(iv) The pad ers continue to wear a single-piece long frock.

(v)  Bread and cakes were an integral part of Goan life in the old days.

(vi) Traditional bread-baking is still a very profitable business.

(vii) Paders and their families starve in the present times.

2.    Is bread an important part of Goan life? How do you know this?

3.    Tick the right Answer what is the tone of the author when he says the following?

(I)   the thud and the j ingle of the traditional baker’s bamboo can still be heard in some places. (Nostalgic, hopeful, sad)

(ii)  Maybe the father is not alive but the son still carries on the family profession.  (Nostalgic,Hopeful, sad)

(iii) I still recall the typical fragrance of those loaves. (Nostalgic, hopeful, naughty)

(iv) The tiger never brushed his teeth. Hot tea could wash and clean up everything so nicely, after all. (Naughty, angry, funny)

(v)  Cakes and Bolin has are a must for Christmas as well as other festivals. (Sad, hopeful, matter­Of-fact)

(vi) The baker and his family never starved. They always looked happy and prosperous. (Matter­ of-fact, hopeful, sad)

Answer: 1

1.

(I)   Correct

(ii)  Correct

(iii) Incorrect. As the padres still exist in Goan villages.

(iv) Incorrect. As the paders wear shirts, and trousers that are shorter than full-length ones and longer than half pants.

(v)  Incorrect. As bread and cakes are still an integral part of Goan life.

(vi) Correct

(vii) Incorrect. As baking is still a very profitable business in Goa.

2. Bread is an integral part of Goan life. Marriage gifts are meaningless without the sweet bread known as the bol. It is difficult to say how important a baker can be for the village. For occasion of daughter’s engagement the lady of the house prepares sandwiches.

Cakes and Bolinas are a must for Christmas. The author says that everybody loves the fragrance of loaves. The elders were given loaves and the children were given bread-bangles, which they longed for. Bakery is a profitable profession shows that the love for bread is enormous in Goa.

3.

(I) the thud and the jingle of the traditional baker’s bamboo can still be heard in some places.(Nostalgic)

(ii)  Maybe the father is not alive but the son still carries on the family profession. (Hopeful)

(iii) I still recall the typical fragrance of those loaves. (Naughty)

(iv) The tiger never brushed his teeth. Hot tea could wash and clean up everything so nicely, after all. (Funny)

(v) Cakes and Bolinas are a must for Christmas as well as other festivals. (Matter-of-fact)

(vi) The baker and his family never starved. They always looked happy and prosperous. (Matter-of­ fact)

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