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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

BUNGEE-JUMPING

Bungee jumping is an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a long elastic cord. The tall structure is usually a fixed object, such as a building, bridge or crane; but it is also possible to jump from a movable object, such as a hot-air-balloon or helicopter, that has the ability to hover above the ground. The thrill comes from the freefalling and the rebound. When the person jumps, the cord stretches, and the jumper flies upwards again as the cord recoils and continues to oscillate up and down until all the kinetic energy is dissipated.

Jumping Heights, located in Mohan Chatti village, in Rishikesh has been rated as one of the most preferred bungee jumping destinations in India at a height of 83 meters. It is the only place in India where bungee jumping can be done from a fixed platform. This is also India’s only fixed platform Bungee- performed from a professional cantilever, to separate it from entertainment parks, and create instead, an extreme adventure zone. The Bungee has been designed by David Allardice of New Zealand.

The Cantilever platform is built over a rocky cliff over-looking the river Hall, a tributary of River Ganges. Bungee-ing amidst the vastness of nature lends the experience an absolutely breathtaking quality. Jumping heights is well known for its safety measures and experienced staff. It costs around Rs 2500 per jump, a bit expensive, but totally worth the experience. The Bungee jumping experience has been set amidst the astoundingly stunning landscape of Rishikesh. To Bungee jump, one must be at least 12 years and should weigh between 40-110 kg.

Questions

  1. What is Bungee Jumping?
  2. Can Bungee be performed from a movable object? How? 
  3. When do you think Bungee becomes thrilling? 
  4. What is the experience when one falls off the platform?
  5. Where is the Bungee jumping point located in India?
  6. What is the minimum age to Bungee jump?

SOLUTION

  1. Bungee jumping is an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a long elastic cord.
  2. Bungee can be performed from a movable object, such as a hot-air-balloon or helicopter, that has the ability to hover above the ground.
  3. When the person jumps, the cord stretches, and the jumper flies upwards again as the cord recoils and continues to oscillate up and down until all the kinetic energy is dissipated. Now, Bungee becomes thrilling from the free-falling and the rebound.
  4. It is extremely astounding, adventurous, stunning and thrilling.
  5. Bungee jumping point is located in Mohan Chatti village, in Rishikesh, India at a height of 83 meters.
  6. The minimum age to Bungee jump is 12 years.

Chapter 1.1: His First Flight,

English, Samacheer Kalvi, English Class 10th, SSLC Tamil Nadu, State Board,

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