CBSE Class 9 English Unseen Passage E

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CBSE Class 9 English Unseen Passage E. Students should do unseen passages for class 9 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.

Read the Passages given below and answer the questions:-

Srinivasa Ramanujan was one of the greatest mathematical genius of the world. Born in a poor Brahmin family, he gave no indication of his hidden talent. He was born at Erode in Coimbatore in 1887. His father was an accountant to a cloth merchant who had maintain a large family on a small income. Srinivasa was granted half exemption of fees when he stood first in the Primary School Examination in the whole of Tanjore District.

From his childhood Ramanujan was of a quiet and dreamy temperament. He had answer to all sums that puzzled his classmates and seniors. Figures did not worry him, no calculation was too difficult for him. Things which were dark and muddled to his class-mates were as clear as daylight to him. He always helped them with generosity which the most lovable feature of his character all through his career.

When he was in second class his curiosity upon the subject of the "Highest Truth in Mathematics was roused. Later on when he moved into the Third Standard, he asked for problems of Mathematics of higher nature. While in Fourth Standard, he could solve the most difficult problems of Trigonometry. He obtained Ewler's Theorems and proved them. He followed Carr's Synopsis of Pure Mathematics. He solved all the problems without any other book to aid him. To him each solution was a triumph which encouraged him to a fresh endeavour.

Ramanujan won Subramanyam Scholarship usually awarded for proficiency in English as well as Mathematics. But the passion for Mathematics gained on him, he thereby losing his scholarship. This was a great calamity of which he had never dreamt He had no money, no means of earning, no books, no influence. No help came to him from outside. He was now eighteen without any definite plan. He joined Pachaiyapsa's college Madras (Now in Chennai) but had to return home due to illness.

Answer the following Questions:

1.here was Ramanujan born?

2.Why did he fail to get promotion to higher class?

3."Things which were all dark and muddled to his classmates were as clear as Day light to him, How?

4.How did Ramanujan show his talent in third standard?

5.What was the unexpected calamity that befell Ramanujan?

6.How was Ramanujan superior to his seniors?

Find out a word from the passage which means

1.sign

2.inspire

3.ignore

Suggested answers of the above Question:-

1.Ramanujan was born at Erode in Coimbatore.

2.He failed to get promotion to higher class because the passion for Mathematics gained on him so much that he entirely neglected all other subjects and got failed in them.

3.Ramanujan had hidden talent Figures didn't worry him. No calculation was too difficult for him. Thus, things were clear to him.

4.Ramanujan showed his talent in Third Standard by asking for problems of Mathematics of higher nature.

5.His failure to gain promotion to higher class along with loss of scholarship was the unexpected calamity.

6.He had answer to all sums that puzzled his classmates and seniors. Thus, Ramanujan was superior to his seniors.

7.indication

8.encouraged

9.neglected

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