Horegallu - Previous Years' Questions

“I wish there were many more of them in this world” – Comment on Sudha Murty’s
Score: 2
June 2023

Her words uncannily echoed my grandfather’s, sitting on the stone bench under the banyan tree. Perhaps, in their own small ways, without access to great wealth, both these people were doing tremendous social service.
1. “Her words uncannily echoed my grandfather’s.” ‘Her’ in the passage refers to ________.
2.     (a) Identify the text from which this passage is taken.
    (b) Who is the narrator ?
Score: 2
July 2022

'A silent listener can become a soothing friend.' Explain this statement in the light of the anecdote 'Horegallu' by Sudha Murthy.
Score: 4
March 2020

“God has given me two ears to listen to others. I hear them out with sympathy and without any judgment. When a person in trouble or under a lot of strain finds an outlet for his worries, it relieves half his burden.”
These words of Ratna inspired Sudha Murty. She wants to report Ratna’s words, to her own children. Write down the report.
Score: 6
March 2018

In the anecdote ‘Horegallu’, Sudha Murty asks Ratna how she could solve the troubles of so many people by just listening to them. Do you think mere listening can solve problems ? Write your opinion in a paragraph.

Score: 4
March 2021

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