Bharat is My Home – Class 12th English Rainbow Part 2 Exercise Solution

Bharat is my Home

Objectives type questions

  1. “Bharat is my Home” has been written by——

(a)Mahatma Gandhi              (b) Dr.Zakir hussain

(c) Manohar Malgaonkar       (d) Martin Luther

  1. 2. Zakir hussain become the president of India in———

(a)1947                                  (b)1952

(c) 1962                                 (d) 1967

3.’ Bharat is my Home’ is —————————–

(a) Drama                             (b) a speech

(c)a short story                     (d)novel

  1. Earlier Dr.Zakir hussain served as———–

   (a) The Governor of Bihar

(b) The Governor of west Bengal

(c) The chief minister of Bihar

(d) None of these

  1. according to Dr. Hussain, the value remains—

    (a) Eternally valid

(b) Physically valid

(c) Society valid

(d) Economically valid

6.’ Bharat is my Home’ an extract from the speech of Dr.Zakir hussain was given by him in–


(a) 1947                                 (b) 1972

(c) 1967                                 (d) 1952

  1. Dr.Zakir hussain says that education is a——-

(a) prime instrument of national purpose

(b)fast instrument of national purpose

(c)true instrument of national purpose

(d) good instrument of national purpose

  1. Dr.Zakir Hussain entered the office of the president in a spirit of————–

(a) Total faith                         (b) total truth

(c) Total dedication                 (d) total destruction

  1. The process of growth of national culture and National character is the business of—–

  (a) Nation                              (b) Education

(c) Executive                         (d) president

  1. Dr.Zakir Hussain was one of our greatest freedom fighters as well as an eminent——

   (a) Educationist                    (b) Businessman

(c) Artist                               (d) novelist

  1. ‘Work one’s self’ means work for———–

(a) Mass                             (b) class

(c) Individual                    (d) society

  1. Dr. Zakir Hussain was born in——————-

      (a)1888                              (b)1896

(c)1897                              (d)1987

  1. The people has chosen Dr.Zakir Hussain the head of the family for——————

(a) two years                       (b) a certain time

(c) Forever                           (d) twenty years

  1. Power should be used only for—————–

    (a) Making money               (b) moral purpose

(c) Own interest                 (d) material gain

  1. as the president, Dr. Hussain advocated for the growth of—–

   (a) Certain religions

(b) The whole nation

(c) The rich only

(d) The poor only

  1. The past is—————————————–

    (a) Dead and static              (b) alive and dynamic

(c) Useless                            (d) disparity

  1. The Indian culture is the best example of—–

    (a) Unity                              (b) diversity

(c) Unity in diversity           (d) disparity

  1. The word ‘erudition’ stands for—–

   (a) Poverty                           (b) great knowledge

(c) Prosperity                         (d) greed

  1. When did Dr.Zakir Hussain deliver this speech?

(a) On Independence Day                                              (b) On Republic day

(c) When he took oath as the president

(d) On Army day

  1. Dr.Zakir Hussain took the oath of loyalty to the —

   (a) chief justice                     (b) parliament

(c) President                         (d) constitution

  1. Dr. Zakir hussain was born in——————–

     (a) Delhi                             (b) Karnataka

(c) Chennai                         (d) Hyderabad

  1. Dr. Zakir hussain died in————————-

(a) Delhi                             (b) Karnataka

(c) Chennai                          (d) Hyderabad

  1. Dr. Zakir hussain was long associated with—

     (a) Business                        (b) education

(c) Art                                (d) game

  1. Dr. Radhakrishnan explain exceptionally—–

      (a) Indian economics

(b) Indian philosophy

(c) Indian politics

(d) Indian civilization.

24.—–was the role model of Dr.Zakir hussain.

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) Sardar Patel

(c) Dr. Radha Krishnan

(d) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

  1. —-said that Bharat is my home and its people are my family.

(a) Dr. Radha Krishnan

(b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

(c) Dr. Zakir hussain

(d) Dr. A.P.Z. Abdul Kalam

  1. Dr. Zakir Hussain was a great——-

(a) politician                (b) thinker

(c) Nationalist             (d) leader

  1. —is the prime instrument of nation building.

(a) Agriculture             (b) Education

(c) Trade                      (d)  None of these

  1. ————-brought a lot of erudition and wealth of knowledge to the presidency.

(a) Dr Zakir hussain

(b) Dr. Radha Krishnan

(c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

(d) None of these

  1. Dr. Zakir hussain entered the office in a spirit of——–humility.

(a) Special                               (b) Prayful

(c) long                                    (d) New

  1. Dr. Radha Krishnan never lost his faith in–

(a)Man                         (b) animal

(c) bird                                    (d) Love

Short type questions

Answer the following questions

  1. What is the business of education?

AnsàThe business of education is to develop the quality of the nation also its culture and character.

  1. What did Dr. Radhakrishnan bring to the Presidency? \

Ans-àDr. Radhakrishnan brought to the presidency mental equipment, a degree of erudition and wealth of rare experience.


  1. What does ‘work on one’s self mean’? What is it end-product?

AnsàWork on ‘one’s self’ signifies that every citizen should know and understand his moral duty. He should work for himself and for the whole society. And its end-product is a free moral personality.

  1. Why does Dr. Zakir hussain call India’ the young state of an ancient people?

AnsàDr.Zakir hussain calls Indian ‘the young state of an ancient people’ because the ancient people tirelessly maintained unity in diversity and developed a rich cultural heritage.

  1. What is the essential humanity of man according to Dr. Zakir Hussain?

Ansà According to Dr.Zakir Hussain the essential humanity of man is that everyman has the right to live in dignity and with justice.

  1. Why is Zakir hussain overwhelmed? (O;kdqy g®uk@vfÒÒqr g¨ukk)

Ans-à Because his people elected him for the highest post of the India therefore Zakir hussain was overwhelmed.

  1. What shall we dedicate ourselves to?

Ansàwe shall dedicate ourselves wholeheartedly to the two aspects of work-individual and social.

  1. In what context does Dr.Zakir Hussain say “Bharat is my Home”?

Ansà Dr. Zakir Hussain knows very well that India has variety of people, castes and languages. But since he is elected President of India, he is expected to represent this multiplicity of ethnic elements. Therefore, he asserts that the whole of Bharat is his home.

  1. What does he feel while assuming the charge of presidency?

Ans-à He feels greatly obliged to the people of the country and enters this office in a spirit of prayerful humility and total dedication.

  1. What is the idea of Dr.Zakir hussain about education?

AnsàThe opinion of Dr. Hussain about education is that it is a prime instrument of national purpose and national character.

  1. Explain any the following:


1.”Power should be used only for moral purposes

 Ansà Through this line Dr.Zakir hussain suggests that power should be used only moral purposes. It should be used for the sake of humanity. It should be used to save lives rather than destruction. Our cultural heritage teaches us how our ancestors supported and saved the wreakers.

  1. “The past is not dead and static”

Ans-à This line has been taken from ‘Bharat is my home’ through this line Dr.Zakir Hussain says that India is a young state of ancient people who have striven to realise timeless, absolute values in their own way through co-operation of diverse ethnic elements. Its past is not dead and static; it is alive and dynamic and is involved in determining the quality of our present and the prospect of our future.


Bharat is my home is a speech which has been delivered by Dr. Zakir hussain He was a great writer of this time. In the present piece, he has just after taking the oath as the president of India. He thanks the people of the country who have considered him able for this highest office of the nation. He then pledges himself to the loyalty of our country and its people irrespective of cast, creed and language. He says India is his home and its people his family members. He asks the people to come forward and help him in the great task of building the character of our nation. He says self development is first necessary to ensure the development of the society. He believes the past is alive and dynamic, it is not dead. It decides the quality of the present and the prospect of our future. Education is the most important element in a determining the quality of a nation. He calls for dedicated work towards the overall development of our country to make it a prosperous place to live in. At last he remembers the great leader of India Mahatma Gandhi who made us free from the slavery. Finally it’s awesome presentation by the writer where he has beautifully expressed his idea. The words are lucid and attractive. The vision of the writer is clear here and it gives a fresh tone to the reader’s mind.

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