Question: Give an example of diversity in India.
Answer: The people of India, living in different parts, speak different languages.
Question: Give an example of unity in diversity among Indians.
Answer: All Indians share the same national pride of having India as their motherland.
Question: Why did Samir Do, the paper boy, think the author did not know Hindi?
Answer: Samir Do, the paper boy, thought the author looked like a foreigner, so he could not know Hindi.
Question: Why was Samir Do tense?
Answer: Samir Do was tense because riots had broken out in Meerut, where his family lived.
Question: Give one example to show why diversity is important in our lives.
Answer: If all had similar lives in aspects of region, religion, opportunities, etc., then writers would lack innovation.
Question: Give one way in which Kerala and Ladakh are different.
Answer: Kerala is famous for cultivation of spices. Ladakh is famous for growing wool.
Question: What is Ladakh known as?
Answer: Ladakh is known as Little Tibet.
Question: Mention the different religions that are practised in Kerala.
Answer: The people of Kerala practice many different religions, such as Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Question: How can you say that the history of Kerala and Ladakh has been similar cultural influences?
Answer: Both regions were influenced by Chinese and Arab traders.
Question: How was the Indian flag used during the freedom struggle?
Answer: During the freedom struggle the Indian flag was used as a symbol of protest against the British by people everywhere.