Hornbill The Ailing Planet - Practice Papers

 CBSE Class 11 English Core

Section D
Practice Paper

The Ailing Planet: The Green Movement’s Role
By Nani Palkhivala

Questions for practice:

Long Questions:

  1. Why does Nani Palkhiwala call the Earth an ailing planet and what is the role of the Green Movement?
  2. Nani Palkhiwala in his essay ‘The Ailing Planet’: The Green Movement’s Role’,calls man ‘the worlds’ most dangerous animal’. How does he defend his viewpoint and at he same time holds out hope for the world?
  3. What picture of the future of the planet does the author paint? What can thwart that scenario?

Short Questions:

  1. What causes endless anguish to common man?
  2. What are the unusually alarming statistics about the population that the author talks about?
  3. Why is the Green Revolution important?
  4. Justify the title of the essay.
  5. Explain the statement ‘forests precede mankind; deserts follow’.