2nd Year English Lesson 12 Hitch Hiking Across Sahara Notes MCQs Solution

english 12th Notes Chapter No 12

1. The rescue party came to save his life. Here the word rescue  means

 
 
 
 

2. The driver picked his way with uncanny skill. Here the word uncanny means

 
 
 
 

3. Their car had become stuck in a sand dune. Here the word dune means

 
 
 
 

4. This is a gigantic task. Here the word gigantic means

 
 
 
 

5. There is little vegetation in the Sahara. Here the word vegetation means

 
 
 
 

6. It was a fascinating little town, a true oasis. Here the word fascinating means

 
 
 
 

7. They reached El-Golia without further mishap. Here the word mishap means

 
 
 
 

8. A day later caught his first glimpse of Timbuktu. Here the word glimpse means

 
 
 
 

9. The Tuaregs led a primitive life. Here the word primitive means

 
 
 
 

10. It was a formidable type of transport. Here the word formidable means

 
 
 
 

11. At a later he got his first glimpse of Timbuktu. Here the word glimpse  means

 
 
 
 

12. Every day brought freshmen and now gear. Here the word gear means

 
 
 
 

13. Death reluctantly departed. Here the word departed means

 
 
 
 

14. Large parts of the Sahara were almost uninhabited. Here the word uninhabited means

 
 
 
 

15. The sand is constantly encroaching on the town. Here the word encroaching  means

 
 
 
 

16. This was a gigantic task. Here the word gigantic  means

 
 
 
 

17. It was a formidable type of transport. Here the word formidable  means

 
 
 
 

18. There is little vegetation in Sahara. Here the word vegetation  means

 
 
 
 

19. It was stifling in the driver’s cabin. Here the word stifling means

 
 
 
 

20. All the camels instinctively turned off their course. Here the word instinctively  means

 
 
 
 

21. The car was stuck in a dune. Here the word dune means

 
 
 
 

22. The influence of the moon caused lunacy. Here the word lunacy means

 
 
 
 

23. It was a fascinating little town, a true oasis. Here the word fascinating means

 
 
 
 

24. Large parts of the Sahara were almost uninhabited. Here the word uninhabited means

 
 
 
 

25. The notion of death suggested to him to record his thoughts for others. Here the word notion means

 
 
 
 

26. The future looked grim to Christopher. Here the word grim means

 
 
 
 

27. I got only a vague idea of what they looked like. Here the word vague  means

 
 
 
 

28. Everyone gazed at him. Here the word gazed means

 
 
 
 

29. The Tuaregs led primitive life. Here the word primitive  means

 
 
 
 

30. They went to a well to replenish their water bags. Here the word replenish  means

 
 
 
 

31. With a scream of pain, he hopped back into the truck. Here the word hopped  means

 
 
 
 

32. The full Sahara area stretches almost the complete width of North Africa. Here the word stretches means

 
 
 
 

33. They slaughtered a camel for water. Here the word slaughtered  means

 
 
 
 

34. The conditions in the Sahara were agonizing. Here the word agonizing means

 
 
 
 

35. The future looked grim. Here the word grim means

 
 
 
 

36. They slaughtered a camel for water. Here the word slaughtered means

 
 
 
 

37. The camel made for the nearest depression. Here the word depression means

 
 
 
 

38. It was unbearably stifling in the driver’s cabin. Here the word stifling  means

 
 
 
 

39. Christopher was very vigilant in eating food in Ghardaia. Here the word vigilant means

 
 
 
 

40. Christopher felt that he was going to collapse. Here the word collapse means

 
 
 
 

41. The heat was incredible. Here the word incredible means

 
 
 
 

42. I had to be vigilant until each mouthful was safely behind my teeth. Here the word vigilant  means

 
 
 
 

43. They went to a well to replenish their water bags. Here the word replenish means

 
 
 
 

44. The most difficult and dangerous stage of the journey now had to be endured. Here the word endured means

 
 
 
 

45. The conditions in Sahara agonizing. Here the word agonizing means

 
 
 
 

46. The result was disastrous. Here the word disastrous means

 
 
 
 

47. The heat in In Salah was incredible. Here the word incredible means

 
 
 
 

48. The core of the three English men was stuck in a sand dune. Here the word dune means

 
 
 
 

49. The rescue party came to save his life. Here the word rescue means

 
 
 
 

50. I had to be vigilant until each mouthful was safely behind my teeth. Here the word vigilant means

 
 
 
 

51. The full Sahara area stretches almost we complete width of North Africa. Here the word stretches  means

 
 
 
 

52. It is extremely difficult to hitch-hike across the Sahara. Here the word hitch-hike  means

 
 
 
 

53. Christopher felt that he was going to collapse. Here the word collapse means

 
 
 
 

54. Christopher determined that his next journey should be Timbuktu. Here the word determined means

 
 
 
 

55. The whole pageant of the past swung before him. Here the word pageant  means

 
 
 
 

56. This time the driver and greaser seemed reluctant to take him. Here the word reluctant means

 
 
 
 

57. That time the driver and the greaser seemed reluctant to take him. Here the word reluctant  means

 
 
 
 

58. The driver picked his way with uncanny skill. Here the word uncanny  means

 
 
 
 

59. In-Salah was fighting for survival. Here the word survival means

 
 
 
 

60. They fell from the incline. Here the word incline means

 
 
 
 

61. The heat was incredible. Here the word incredible means

 
 
 
 

62. Ten-foot strips of steel mesh were dragged from the truck. Here the word mesh means

 
 
 
 

Short Questions

1. Describe the events leading to the killing of a camel. What sort of water did they get from its stomach?
2. Describe the journey through the land of Thirst and Death?
3. Describe the stay at In Abbangarit. How did Christopher manage to get water there?
4. From which city did Robert Christopher start his journey and what do people think about this city?
5. Give a brief account of El Golea.
6. Give a brief account of Ghardaia?
7. Give a brief account of the In Salah?
8. Give an account of the little town named EI Golea and compare it with In Salah bringing out the difference between the two?
9. Give an account of the little town of EI Golea?
10. Give an idea of the size of the Sahara. How does the writer compare it with England?
11. How did Christopher and his party feel when they were hit by a sand storm?
12. How did Christopher begin his journey from Boussaada?
13. How did Christopher escape the deadly fangs of a desert snake?
14. How did Christopher feel as he, in his desperate thirst, jumped bare-footed from the driver’s cabin during his journey from Ghardaia to EI Golea?
15. How did Christopher manage to get a seat in the weapons carrier?
16. How did Christopher reach El Golea?
17. How did Christopher spend bis time in El Golea?
18. How did Christopher try to make a line to the teapot to fetch water from the well?
19. How did Prof. Balanguernon save Christopher’s ife towards the end of Hitch-Hiking Across Sahara?
20. How did Robert Christopher begin his trans-Sahara journey?
21. How did the camel react as soon as it was picked for the slaughter?
22. How did the driver of the heavy truck add to the discomfort of the journey from Ghardaia to EI Golea?
23. How did the stress of desert travel affect Christopher physically 
24. How did they manage to drive the heavy truck in the trackless desert with its soft sand?
25. In what way does In Salah differ from El Golea?
26. What did Christopher decide to do after reaching Timbuktu?
27. What did Christopher feel when he was thirsty in the desert?
28. What did the driver of the truck tell Christopher about three Englishmen who had attempted to cross the desert?
29. What do you know about Robert Christopher?
30. What do you know about Robert Christopher?
31. What do you know of professor Claude Balanguernon? How did he save the hero’s life towards the end of hitch-hike?
32. What had Christopher’s foster-mother to do with his desire to see the distant places?
33. What happened to Christopher when he jumped onto the sand barefooted?
34. What incident served as a reminder that the desert has many ways of destroying its victims?
35. What is a Bordj?
36. What is the location of Sahara Desert?
37. What is the temperature in Sahara during the day?
38. What kind of liquid was it that Christopher managed to bring up in a teapot from the well at In Abbangarit?
39. What kind of people are the Tuaregs?
40. What shock did Christopher had as she reached the well at In Abbangarit?
41. What was condition of food in Ghardaia?
42. What was the condition of In Salah?
43. What was the condition of the Sahara desert in the past?
44. What was the most difficult and dangerous stage of the journey faced by Christopher?
45. What was the most noticeable feature of the desert city named Ghardaia?
46. When did a snake attack Christopher?
47. When did the most difficult and dangerous stage of the trans-Sahara journey begin?
48. Where is Timbuktu?
49. While going from El Golea to InSalah, what was the worst experience Christopher suffered from?
50. Who was professor Claude Balanguernon, and how did he belp the Tuareg people?
51. Who was with Robert Christopher when he went from Boussaada and what were the weather conditions?
52. Why did Christopher not reach the well at In Abbangarit according to the arrangement?
53. Why did the driver and greaser seem reluctant to take Christopher with them on their oll-truck?
54. Why did the writer like El Golea?
55. Why had Christopher to learn the task of camel riding and how did he find it 
56. Why had Christopher to leave the truck he took a ride in from Boussaada to Ghardia?
57. Why was Christopher staying in Tamanrasset?
58. Why was Professor Claude Balanguernon staying at Tamanrasset?
59. Why was the region between Tamanrasset and Kidal known as the Land of Thirst 
60. Why was traveling towards El Golea difficult?
61. Write a brief note on Christopher’s journey to Kidal.

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