The most important landmark as one goes towards the fort is the ‘Bahadurragad’

Directions : Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow (Q. Nos.1 to 7) by selecting the correct/most appropriate options.
The Kittur Fort
One can see today only dilapidated walls and ruins of the great fort which was once known for its strength. The most important landmark as one goes towards the fort is the ‘Bahadurragad’. Situated to the southwest of the fort and outside of it, on a natural hillock, the highest in the plain, the ‘Buhadurgad’, which was the watchtower, provides a most panoramic and commanding view of the sparsely wooded surrounding region of green grassland, fading, as if gradually, into soft contoured hills in the west and the horizons on the other sides. To the north of the tower is ‘Ranagattikere’ where Rani Chennamma fought her last stubborn fight against determination.
The actual fort, circular in plan, consisted of double walls, separated by moats on the outer sides, with semi-conductor bastions on exterior of the outer wall. It had originally the main gateway on the east, approached by the causeway across the outer moat known as ane Honda which was used for bathing the elephants.
The entrances through the walls are deliberately not aligned, evidently in the interests of security. After passing by the winding path through the walls, one is led to the front side of the imposing main entrance of the palace near the northern arc of inner fort wall.
To the south of the palace, inside the fort, are the ruins of horse-stables and foundations of residential buildings, probably meant for the important officials of the palace. To the southwest is the heavily built watchtower relieved by a series of parallel buttresses at regular intervals.

  1. Which one of the following statements is true?
    (a) Rani Chennamma ruled Kittur from here.
    (b) Baharurgad is situated inside the Kittur Fort.
    (c) From it, one can enjoy a view of the hills in the east.
    (d) It was as a watchtower.
  2. Rani Chennamma fought against the British
    (a) in Bahadurgad Fort
    (b) in the wooded grasslands
    (c) in the contoured hills
    (d) at Ranagattikere
  3. From Bahadurgad, one could easily get
    (a) to see a natural hillock
    (b) a commanding view of a dense forest
    (c) to see tall rugged hills in the west
    (d) a look at green grassland
  4. Unaligned gates in the walls
    (a) make the walls look imposing
    (b) make the entry easy
    (c) make the fort secure
    (d) make the fort insecure
  5. “…. And commanding view of ……” ‘commanding’ in the above phrase is a/an
    (a) adverb
    (b) noun
    (c) verb
    (d) adjective
  6. “…. as one goes towards…..” ‘one’ in the above clause is a/an
    (a) adverb
    (b) noun
    (c) verb
    (d) pronoun
  7. The word ‘landmark’ means the same as
    (a) plain
    (b) marker
    (c) adventure
    (d) hill


Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 24th February 2016 in English.
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1 Answer(s)
  1. (d) It was as a watchtower.
  2. (d) at Ranagattikere
  3. (c) to see tall rugged hills in the west
  4. (b) make the entry easy
  5. (d) adjective
  6. (d) pronoun
  7. (d) hill
Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 25th February 2016.
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