The ethnic people in Bangladesh | Class Eight Model Test

The ethnic people in Bangladesh hold a very important place in the culture of the country, Class Eight Special Model Test, Online Class class 8
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The ethnic people in Bangladesh hold a very important place in the culture of the country. 

The ethnic people


Read the text and answer the questions 1, 2 and 3. (Unit–1, Lesson–03)

The ethnic people in Bangladesh hold a very important place in the culture of the country. The majority of these people live in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

The others live in the regions of Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Sylhet.
They live in forest areas, in the hills and in the rural areas.They practise Jhum cultivation.
They clear a piece of land in the forest, prepare it and sow seeds in it.

They are mostly farmers. By religion they are Hindus, Christians or Buddhists.They speak their own mother tongues.Some of them are the Chakmas, the Marmans, the Tipperas and the Moorangs who live in the Hill Tracts.The Santals live in Rajshahi.The Khasias and the Monipuries live in Sylhet and the Hajangs and the Garos in Mymensingh. (The ethnic people )

Set 1

1. Guess the meaning of the following words and choose the correct meaning closest to the text. 

(a) rural
i. urban 
ii. town 
iii. pastoral 
iv. municipal

(b) tribal
i. local 
ii. national 
iii. ethnic 
iv. regional

(c) practise
 i. to do an activity 
ii. polish 
iii. refine 
iv. rehearse

(d) hunt
i. seek 
ii. chase an animal to catch
iii. catch 
iv. fasten

(e) staple
i. main 
ii. urgent 
iii. important 
iv. significant

 (The ethnic people )

2. Answers the following questions.

(a) Where can we find the Marmans?
(b) What language do the ethnic people speak?
(c) Where do the ethnic people do the Jhum cultivation?
(d) What is the main food of the ethnic people?
(e) What do the ethnic women weave?

3. Summarize the above text in around 85 words.


 Answer 

1.
(a) (iii) pastoral; (b) (iii) ethnic; (c) (i) to do an activity; (d) (ii) chase an animal to catch; (e) (i) main.
    
2.
(a) We can find the Marmans in the Hill Tracts.
(b) The ethnic people speak their own language.
(c) The ethnic people do the Jhum cultivation in the forest areas.
(d) Rice is the main food of the ethnic people.
(e) The ethnic women weave their own clothes.

3.The ethnic people hold a very important place in the culture of our country. They live in forest areas, in the hills    and in the rural areas. 
They practise Jhum cultivation. By religion they are Hindus, Christians or Buddhists. They are called Chakmas, the Marmans, the Tipperas, the Moorangs the Santals, the Khasias the Monipuries and the Garos. They speak their own language. They love to practise their own tradition.

Set 2

1. Choose the correct meaning closest to the text. (The ethnic people )


(a) hold
i. secure 
ii. possess 
iii. have 
iv. acquire

(b) ethnic
i. pagan 
ii. inhabitant
iii. people 
iv. jews

(c) forest
i. jungle 
ii. bush 
iii. wood iv. river
    
(d) sow
i. plant
ii. harvest 
iii. ripe
iv. land

(e) religion
i. a faith of worship 
ii. practice 
iii. faith 
iv. pious

2. Answer the following questions. (The ethnic people )

(a) Who are the ethnic people? Name some of them.
(b) What is the main occupation? How do they do it?
(c) Where do their majority of them live? How do they speak?
(d) Which ethnic group live in Hill Tracts?
(e) Where do the Santal and Hajangs live?

3. Summarize the above text in around 85 words. (The ethnic people )


 Answer 

1. 
(a) (ii) possess; (b) (i) pagan; (c) (iii) wood; (d) (i) plant; (e) (i) a faith of worship.
2. 
(a) Namely Chakmas, the Marmars, the Tipperas and the Moorangs are ethnic people. They live in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Sylhet.
(b) Jhum cultivation is their main occupation. They clear a piece of land in the forest, prepare it and sow seeds in it.
(c) The majority of these people live in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. They speak their own languages.
(d) Ethnic group namely the Chakmas, the Marmans, the Tipperas and the Moorangs live in Hill Tracts.
(e) The Santals live in Rajshahi and the Hajangs live in Mymensingh

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