Model Questions and Answers on Glimpses of India : COORG

GLIMPSES OF INDIA

(A) COORG

Probable Questions

  1. Very Short Type Questions : Mark : 1
  1. Choose the correct alternative:

(a) ______ is a coffee country, famous for its rainforests and spices.

(i) Mysore           (ii) Coorg              (iii) Mangalore

Ans:       (ii) Coorg.

(b) Coorg is said to have evergreen rainforests, spices and

(i) tea plantations            (ii) rubber plantations    (iii) coffee plantations

Ans:       (iii) coffee plantations

(c) The people of Coorg look

(i) rigid                  (ii) independent                               (iii) very short

Ans:       (ii) independent.

(d) The traditional dress (apparel) of Coorgi people is known as

(i) Kuppia             (ii) Kuffia              (iii) Kullia

Ans:       (i) Kuppia.

(e) The large freshwater fish found in Coorg is

(i) river dolphin                 (ii) Mahaseer                     (iii) Rohu

Ans:       (ii) Mahaseer.

  1. Say true or false:

(a) Lokesh Abrol wrote the prose-piece “Coorg”.                              Ans:       True.

(b) Coorg is a home to evergreen rainforests, spices and coffee plantations.       Ans:       True.

(c) Tea and rubber grow in Coorg in plenty.          Ans:       False.

(d) The people of Coorg are possibly of French descent.                                Ans:       False.

(e) The first chief of the Indian Army, General Cariappa, was a Coorgi.    Ans:       True.

(f) One can have a man of view area of Coorg from the Brahmagiri hills.                 Ans:       True.

Coorg

  1. Who wrote the prose piece, “Coorg”?

Ans:       Lokesh Abrol wrote the prose piece, “Coorg”.

  1. Where is Coorg?

Ans:       Coorg is situated midway between Mysore and Mangalore in the state of Karnataka.

  1. What is Coorg home to?

Ans:       Coorg is home to evergreen rainforests, spices and coffee plantations.

  1. What is the other name of Coorg?

Ans:       The other name of Coorg is Kodagu.

  1. What covers thirty percent of Coorg district?

Ans:       Evergreen rainforests cover thirty per cent of Coorg district.

  1. Do the visitors have a good time in Coorg during the monsoons?

Ans:       No, they don’t have.

  1. Which crops grow in Coorg in plenty?

Ans:       Coffee plants grow in Coorg in plenty?

  1. What can be seen in Coorg most prominently?

Ans:       Coffee estates and colonial bungalows can be seen most prominently in Coorg.

  1. State the Coorgi people’s descent.

Ans:       The Coorgi people are possibly of Greek or Arab descent.

  1. What is Kuppia?

Ans:       Kuppia is the long, black coat with an embroidered waist-belt worn by the Kodavus, i.e., the Coorgi people.

  1. What is Kuffia?

Ans:       Kuffia is the traditional attire of the Arabs and the Kurds.

  1. What was worn by the Arabs and the Kurds?

Ans:       Kuffia was worn by the Arabs and the Kurds.

  1. What is the place of the Coorg Regiment in the Indian Army?

And:      The Coorg Regiment has a high place in the Indian Army. It is one of the most decorated in the Indian Army. The first Chief of the Indian Army, General Cariappa, was a Coorgi.

  1. Name the Coorgi Army General of the Indian Army.

Ans:       General Cariappa.

  1. What status do the Kodavus enjoy in India?

Ans:       The Kodavus, i.e., the Coorgi people enjoy the privilege of carrying firearms without a license.

  1. Name the river of Coorg.

Ans:       The river of Coorg is Kaveri.

  1. Name the large freshwater fish available in the river in Coorg.

Ans:       The large freshwater fish available in the river in Coorg is Mahaseer.

  1. Name the birds and animals found in Coorg.

Ans:       The birds and animals found in Coorg are –kingfisher, Malabar squirrel, langur, elephant, macaque and slender loris.

  1. What is favourite for the trekkers in Coorg?

Ans:       The favourite adventures for the trekkers in Coorg are – river rafting, canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing and mountain biking.

  1. From where can one have a view of a wide area of Coorg?

Ans:       One can have a view of a wide area of Coorg from the top of the Brahmagiri hills.

  1. Name the island in Coorg.

Ans:       The island in Coorg is Nisargadhama.

  1. Where is India’s largest Tibetan settlement?

Ans:       India’s largest Tibetan settlement is in the island of Nisargadhama in Coorg.

  1. Short Type Questions :               Marks : 2/3
  1. Describe Coorg in brief, as presented in the opening paragraph.

Ans:       Coorg is situated midway between Mysore and Mangalore and is described as a piece of heaven that must have drifted from the kingdom of god. It is also described as a land of rolling hills, martial men, beautiful women and wild creatures.

  1. Where is Coorg situated? What is so significant about it as a place deserving to be visited?

Ans:       Coorg is situated midway between Mysore and the coastal town of Mangalore in the state of Karnataka. It is a land of rolling hills, martial men, beautiful women and wild creatures. There are evergreen rainforests and sprawling coffee estates. It is also an ideal place for adventure sports. So, it deserves to be visited.

  1. Describe the Coorgi people and their descent.

Ans:       The Coorgi people are fiercely independent, brave and decorative. According to one theory, they are of Greek descent. It is said that they are the successors of a part of Alexander’s army who came to Southern India and settled there when return became impractical. According to another theory, they are of Arab descent. There is resemblance between Kuppia that the Coorgi people wear and Kuffia that the Arabs and Kurds wear.

  1. What is Kuppia and Kuffia?

Ans:       Kuppia is the long, black coat with an embroidered waist-belt worn by the Kodavus, i.e., Coorgi people. Kuffia is traditionally worn by the Arabs and the Kurds.

  1. Explain in brief about the Coorgi people’s valour and bravery.

Ans:       The Coorgi people are fiercely independent and brave. They are always willing to recount the tales of valour related to their sons and fathers. They are the only people in India permitted to carry firearms without a license.

  1. How is the wildlife of Coorg?

Ans:       Coorg has a bountiful and varied wildlife. It has fish like the Mahaseer, birds like kingfisher and animals like Malabar squirrel, langur, macaque, slender loris and elephant. Besides, bees and butterflies are also to be seen there.

  1. What are the high energy adventures that are available in Coorg?

Ans:       The high energy adventures that are available in Coorg are river rafting, canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing and mountain biking.

  1. Describe the animals that can be seen and are available in Coorg.

Ans:       In Coorg, squirrels and langurs drop partially eaten fruit for the mischief of enjoying the splash and the ripple effect in the clear water. Elephants enjoy being bathed and scrubbed in the river by their mahouts. Macaques, Malabar squirrels, langurs and slender loris keep a watchful eye from the tree canopy.

  1. How can one have a panoramic view of Coorg?

Ans:       One can have a panoramic view of Coorg by climbing on to the top of the Brahmagiri hills.

  1. Describe the Tibetan settlement in Coorg.

Ans:       In the sixty-four-acre island of Nisargadhama in Coorg, there is a Tibetan settlement near Bylakuppe. The monks can be seen in red, ochre and yellow robes.

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