CBSE Class 11 English Unseen Passage E

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CBSE Class 11 English Unseen Passage E. Students should do unseen passages for class 11 English which will help them to get better marks in English class tests and exams. Unseen passages are really scoring and practicing them on regular basis will be very useful. Refer to the unseen passage below with answers. 


Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel started his movement in Bardoli in 1928. This movement earned Patel the title of Sardar or Leader.

Gandhiji had planned to make Bardoli the centre of his non-cooperation in its first phase, but after Chauri-Chaura incident he dropped this idea. Bardoli soon became the target of the British Government's displeasure. So, revenue raised by 22%. Cultivators were compelled to protest but the Government remained unmoved. The delegations, therefore, met Vallabhbhai who studied the situation carefully and then spoke to Gandhiji.

He told him that it was necessary to fight against the authorities for the cause of the farmers. Gandhiji gave his nod and Vallabhbhai in his own way, persuading the people to sacrifice everything, organized a farmer's movement. It was a non-cooperation movement, fully non-violent and disciplined. The Government cracked down on the agitators but they fearlessly continued their struggle under the leadership of Vallabhbhai.

All sorts of cruelties were inflicted upon them but the farmers remained united. Their morale remained on a high too. At last, the government had to draw up a compromise and meet all the demands of the farmers of the Bardoli Taluka. The agitation under the leadership of Vallabhbhai Patel was a grand success and had great impact on all future non-cooperation movements throughout the country. It brought great name and fame to Vallabhbhai. His dynamic leadership earned him the title of Sardar or true leader from Gandhiji.

The government began to auction the houses and the lands. But not a single man from Gujarat or anywhere else in India came forward to buy them. Patel had appointed volunteers in every village to keep watch. As soon as he sighted the officials who were coming to auction the property, the volunteer would sound his bugle. The farmers would leave the village and hide in the jungles. The officials would find the entire village empty. They could never find out who owned a particular house. 

1.1 On the basis of reading the above passage answer the following questions:-

1.) What had Gandhiji planned for Bardoli?

2.) When did Gandhiji drop the idea of the first phase of his movement?

3.) How did the government show displeasure?

4.) Why did the delegations meet Vallabhbhai?

5.) What did Patel say to Gandhiji?            

1.2 Find the meaning of the following words and phrases from the passage:-

(i) agreement (para 4)

(ii) forced (para 2)

(iii)  first part of an action (para 5)

(iv) decided on beforehand (para 5) 

Suggested answers for the above passage:

1.Gandhiji had planned to make Bardoli the centre of his non-cooperation movement in its first phase.

2.After Chauri-Chaura incident, Gandhiji dropped the idea of the first phase of his movement.

3.The Government showed displeasure by raising revenue by 22% at Bardoli Taluka.

4.The delegations meet Vallabhbhai to help them in the movement against the Government.

5.He told Gandhiji that it was necessary to fight against the authorities for the cause of the farmers.

6.(i) Compromise

(ii) Compelled

(iii) began

(iv) appointed



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