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Ecology and Environment Notes | Living In A Redwood Tree Exercise | Class 12 English

Unit 9 - Ecology and Environment Exercise - Questions and Answers Class 12Ecology and Environment Notes | Living In A Redwood Tree Exercise | Class 12 English, Get the complete full exercise, question and answer notes of Ecology and Environment.

Unit 9 - Ecology and Environment Exercise

Questions and Answers Class 12

A. The words/phrases in the box are from the text. Check their meanings in a dictionary and use these words to complete the given sentences.

redwood, propane, occasional, wake-up call, logging, detrimental, stint, resolution, transformation, debris

a. ............... is one of the main reasons behind the rapid deforestation in the world.

b. That's one example of how the pandemic should be a ...............

c. ............... is a gas used as a fuel for cooking and heating.

d. Emergency teams are still clearing the ............... from the plane crash.

e. What a ...............! You look great.

f. My father made a New Year ............... to give up smoking.

g. He has worked in the Army for two years. He hates that two-year ...............

h. Emissions from the factory are widely suspected of having a/an ............... effect on health.

i. My father is an ............... smoker. He doesn't smoke often.

j. ............... is a very tall type of tree that grows especially in California and Oregan.


C. Match the following words/phrases related to the ecology with their meanings.

Words/Phrases                                         Meanings

a. sustainability                                       i. the height on a mountain above which the climate is too cold                                                                     for trees to grow

b. tree line                                               ii. to keep in existence; maintain. To supply with necessities or                                                                      nourishment

c. precipitation                                        iii. an agreement between countries to reduce their greenhouse                                                                       gas emissions. It was established in Japan in 1997 but                                                                               didn't become international law until 2004

d. tropical zone                                        iv. water that returns to the earth as rain, hail, sleet, or snow

e. Kyoto Protocol                                     v. items that are discarded

f. pollutants                                              vi. the soils, sediments, and rock layers of the Earth's crust,                                                                            both continental and beneath the ocean floors

g. geosphere                                             vii. substances that destroy the purity of air, water, or land

h. deciduous                                             viii. an organism that has a short life cycle

i. ephemeral                                              ix. a plant that sheds all or nearly all its leaves each year

j. trash                                                       x. the region between latitudes 23.5 degrees S and 23.5                                                                                  degrees N


Comprehension

A. Choose the best answer.

a. The author of the text above has the opinion that Julia Hill ........

i. did a wonderful job

ii. made her pastime in a tree for two years more

iii. chose redwood forest to learn environmental skills


b. The sentence ‘Julia had occasional visitors’ indicates she had .......

i. a host of visitors around the tree

ii. a few visitors now and then

iii. no visitors at all


c. The logging company managed 24 hour security service around the tree to ...

i. protect Hill from the wild animals

ii. discourage her from her campaign

iii. provide her with supplies


d. Ms. Hill began to respond the loggers with songs and conventional conversations because she......

i. was sorry for them

ii. had unconditional love for all nature’s creations

iii. wanted to influence them


e. Julia Hill climbed down the tree after 738 days when her demands were........

i. fulfilled

ii. partially fulfilled

iii. about to be fulfilled.


B. Answer the following questions.

a. Who was Julia Butterfly Hill? How did Hill’s campaign gain popularity?

b. What made Hill start her mega campaign to save redwood trees?

c. What kinds of amenities were there to support Hill’s life in the tree?

d. Did Hill's value of life change after her car accident? How?

e. Deforestation causes natural calamities. What evidence do you have in the text to prove this?

f. How did the logging company try to discourage Hill in the early days of her sit-in?

g. How were the vagaries of nature unwelcoming to Hill?

h. What is the purpose of the author to write a review on Hill’s book? Do you think the author stands for ecological sustainability? Give reasons.


Critical thinking

Suppose you are Julia Butterfly Hill. After staying one year in the tree, the governmen offered you five million dollars and requested you to drop the strike. Write in about 200 words responding them that the money is a mean thing for you in comparison with the woods.


Writing

A. Write a review of a book/film which you have read/watched recently.


Grammar

Reported speech

B. Someone says something to you which contradicts to what they told you earlier. Match the beginnings of the conversations with the correct endings.

a. I'm going to Pokhara on holiday.                      i. You said she'd had a boy.

b. He's a lawyer.                                                   ii. You admitted you cheated in all your exams.

c. She's had a baby girl.                                       iii. You told me he was a teacher.

d. I haven't seen Binesh for ages.                         iv. You told me she was fluent in both.

e. I love these new boots.                                     v. You said you hated them.

f. I only cheated in one exam.                              vi. You said you were going on business.

g. She doesn't speak Hindi or Chinese.                vii. You told me his office was in

                                                                                    Biratnagar.

h. He works in Kathmandu.                                 viii. You told me you'd seen him previous week.


C. Change the following sentences into indirect speech.

a. The principal said, “You can phone from my office, Rita.”

b. “You must not neglect your duty,” said the teacher to the student.

c. The student said, “Sir, please, grant me a leave for two days.”

d. I said to her, “Go to school or you will be fined.”

e. The headmaster said, “Don’t make any noise, boys.”

f. “Work hard if you want to rise in life,” said the old man.

g. He said, “Goodbye, my friends!”

h. She said to me, “Have a pleasant journey ahead.”

i. “Don’t give me the book, please,” Sharmila said.

j. “Where have you been these days?” she spoke on the telephone.

k. The teacher said, “Have you submitted your assignments, students?”


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