Class 5 EVS

Across The Wall

NCERT Exercise Part 2


Question 1: Have you ever taken part in some game or competition from your school or area? How did you feel?

Answer: I have participated in many competitions and games from my school. I feel proud when I represent my school.

Question 2: Did you go to some other place to play? What was that place like? How did you like going to that place?

Answer: Once, I had been to a nearby town to play a match of cricket. The town is bigger than my town. I loved travelling by bus. After the match, our coach took us to a shopping mall. All of us enjoyed having burgers and ice cream at the shopping mall.

Question 3: Have you seen matches being played between India and other countries? Which ones?

Answer: I never miss a cricket match between India and other countries. I find T-20 very interesting. But One Day Matches and Test Matches are quite boring.

Question 4: What would happen if girls are not allowed to play games, to study or do some other work of their choice?

Answer: If girls are not allowed to play games or study or do other works of their choice, they will feel bad. They will not be able to fulfill their dreams.

Question 5: How would you feel if you were not allowed to take part in some game or drama?

Answer: If I will not be allowed to take part in some game or drama, I will feel bad.

Question 6: Have you heard of any women players? Name them and the games they play.

Answer: There are many women players. Names of some of them are as follows:

Question 7: In which areas other than sports have you heard of women getting recognition?

Answer: Following is a list

Question 8: Are these women less known than men? Why?

Answer: All these women are well known because they have done well in their fields.

Question 9: How would you find the world to be, if girls never got a chance to take part in games, drama or dance? How would you feel if such a thing happened to boys?

Answer: If girls are never allowed to take part in games, drama or dance, it will be a blank charmless world. If even boys will not be allowed to take part in games, drama or dance, it will be disaster. The whole world will be a boring place.

Question 10: Do you know of any woman or girl who would want to be like when you grow up?

Answer: I want to become an excellent singer like Lata Mangeshkar.

Think and Write

Question: The newspaper report said, "Afsana has jumped over the wall. The gender wall that her mother had put up for her."

Think and write in your own words, what was this wall? What do you understand by gender bias?

Answer: The unwritten list of do’s and don’ts which prohibit girls to opt for certain fields of life are like a wall. Such a wall stop a girl from realizing her dreams.

Gender bias is all around us. Many people still prefer a boy over a girl child. Boys are given better food and are sent to better schools. Girls are not allowed to go out after sunset. Girls are trained to be a future housewife.