Suggested Questions from Class X Supplementary Reader, Footprints Without Feet

Supplementary Reading (Footprints Without Feet) 


The Midnight Visitor 
Short Answer Type Questions: 2/3 marks each 
1. How was Ausable different from other secret agents? 
2. What did Ausable say about the ‘paper’ to Fowler? 
3. What was the discussion of the report that took place between Ausable and Max? 
4. What did Ausable say about the room where he was staying? What did Ausable tell Max about the balcony and why? 
5. What is your perspective about the intruder in Ausable’s room? 
Essay Type Questions : 4/5 marks each
1. Describe the meeting between Ausable and Fowler. 
2. Describe the meeting between Ausable and Max.
3. What is your perspective about Ausable as a secret agent? 
4. How was the physique of Ausable? State his command over Ianguage.
5. Describe how Ausable outsmarted Max. 
A Question of Trust 
Short Answer Type Questions : 2/3 marks each 
1. Give a brief account of Horace Danby. 
2. How did Horace Danby show dexterity in robbing? 
3. Why did he steal every year? 
4. What was the thought that striked him about the fifteen thousand pounds worth of jewel? 
5. What were the precautionary steps taken by Horace Danby regarding finger prints? 
6. What was written in the magazine article? 
7. How did the woman look?
8. What did the woman tell Horace Danby about the jewellery? 
9. ls the title of the story appropriate? If so, why? 
Essay Type Questions : 4/5 marks each
1. “Horace Danby was good and respectable but not completely honest”. Why do you think this description is apt for Horace? Why can’t he be categorized as a typical thief?
2. Horace Danby was a meticulous planner but still he faltered. Where did he go wrong and why? 
3. Describe the meeting between Horace Danby and the lady. How did the lady display her meticulousness in outwitting Horace Danby? Give reasons for your answer. 
Footprints Without Feet 
Short Answer Type Questions . 2/3 marks each 
1. Who was Griffin? What experiment did he make? 
2. Why did Griffin slip into a big London store? 
3. What did Griffin do inside the big London store? 
4. Why did he go to Drury Lane? 
5. What did he do inside a shop in Drury Lane? 
6. What did Griffin tell Mrs. Hall, the landlord’s wife? 
7. Why did Mrs. Hall find Griffin eccentric? 
8. What curious episode took place at the inn? Why was Griffin suspected of stealing money from the clergyman’s desk? 
9. Why were the people at the bar shocked and horrified? 
Essay Type Questions : 4/5 markscach 
1. Do you think Griffin was a lawless person? Explain. 
2. Science is a boon but also a curse. How is the negative aspect of science reflected through the character of Griffin? 
3. What happened to the landlord and his wife in Griffin’s room? 
The Hack Driver 
Short Answer Type Questions : 2/3 marks each 
1. Give a brief account of the narrator. 
2. Why did the narrator not like his profession?
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“The Fun They Had” by Issac Asimov || NCERT Class 9 Solutions

Thinking About Text



I. Answer these qestions in a few words or a coupleof sentences each.



1. How old are Margie and Tommy?

Ans: Margie is eleven years old and Tommy is thirteen years old.

2. What did Margie write in her diary?

Ans: In her diary, Margie wrote, “Today Tommy found a real book!”.


3. Had Margie ever seen a book before?

Ans: No, Margie had never seen a book before.

4. What things about the book did she find strange?

Ans: To her surprise, Margie found that the texts on the pages didn’t move the way they were supposed to on a television or a computer screen. Besides, she was wondered why anyone would write about school.

5. What do you think a telebook is?

Ans: A telebook book is a sort of virtual book that can be displayed and read on a television screen.

6. Where was Margie’s school? Did she have any classmates?

Ans: Margie’s school was right next to her bedroom.

No, she didn’t have any classmates.

7. What subjects did Margie and Tommy learn?

Ans: Margie and Tommy learned geography, history and arithmetic.

II. Answer the following with reference to the story.
1. “I wouldn’t throw it away.”

(i) Who says these words?

(ii) What does ‘it’ refer to?

(iii) What is it being compared with by the speaker?

Ans:

(i) Tommy said these words.

(ii) ‘It’ refers to the television at their home.

(iii) Tommy is comparing the television to the real books in earlier times in which words were printed on paper. He thought that after reading such books, one would have to throw them away. However, he would never throw his telebooks away as their television could contain millions of telebooks.

2. “Sure they had a teacher, but it wasn’t a regular teacher. It was a man.”

(i) Who does ‘they’ refer to?

(ii) What does ‘regular’ mean here?

(iii) What is it contrasted with?

Ans:

(i) They refer to the students who studied in the old kind of schools centuries before.

(ii) Here, ‘regular’ refers to the mechanical teachers that Tommy and Margie had.

(iii) The mechanical teacher is contrasted with the teachers of earlier times, who were real human beings.

III. Answer each of these questions in a short paragraph (about 30 words).

1. What kind of teachers did Margie and Tommy have?

Ans: Margie and Tommy had mechanical teachers. They were large and black and ugly. They had large black screens on which all the lessons were shown and questions were asked. The students had to put their homework and test papers inside the slot the mechanical teachers had on their body. They had to write their answers in a punch code and the mechanical teacher could calculate the marks at once.

2. Why did Margie’s mother send for the County Inspector?

Ans: Margie had been giving test after test in geography. But her performance was getting worse and worse. That’s why Margie’s mother sent for the County Inspector to find out if anything is wrong.

3. What did he do?

Ans: The County Inspector gave Margie an apple and started mending the mechanical teacher. He took it apart and then checked it. To Margie’s disappointment, he managed to reassemble it. He slowed down the geography sector of the teacher because it was geared a little too quick for an average ten-year-old.

4. Why was Margie doing badly in geography? What did the County Inspector do to help her?

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Prostuti 2015 Question Bank for Class 10, SEBA Assam

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“The Tale of Custard the Dragon” by Ogden Nash

The Tale of Custard the Dragon                    by Ogden Nash

 

 

Probable Questions and Answers

 

  1. Very Short Type Questions: Marks : 1

 

  1. Choose the correct alternative:

(a) The poem, “The Tale of Custard the Dragon” is written by

(i) Ogden Nash

(ii) Robin Klein

(iii) John Berryman.

Ans:    (i) Ogden Nash.

(b) Belinda lived in a

(i) cottage       (ii) palace       (iii) little white house

Ans:    (iii) little white house.

(c) The name of the little black kitten is

(i) Blink                      (ii) Ink            (iii) Mustard

Ans:    (ii) Ink.

(d) Belinda called the dragon as

(i) Custard      (ii) Mustard    (iii) Blink

Ans:    (i) Custard.

(e) The dragon’s mouth was like a

(i) chimney     (ii) mantelpiece                     (iii) fireplace

Ans:    (iii) fireplace.

(f) They all heard a …… sound.

(i) sweet         (ii) nasty         (iii) buzzing

Ans:    (ii) nasty.

(g) The pirate was equipped with

(i) pistol in his left hand                    (ii) pistol in his right hand    (iii) pistols in both hands.

Ans:    (iii) pistols in both hands.

 

  1. Say true or false:

(a) Belinda had a little black kitten named Blink.              Ans:    False.

(b) Belinda had a pet dragon named Custard.                   Ans:    True.

(c) Belinda had a pet tiger named Mustard.                      Ans:    False.

(d) The dragon had big sharp teeth.                                    Ans:    True.

(e) The dragon’s mouth was like a fireplace.

(f) Percival was the other name given to the dragon.                    Ans:    True.

(g) A thief had entered Belinda’s little white house.                      Ans:    False.

(h) Custard finished off the pirate by gobbling.                  Ans:    True.

(i) Custard had been compared to a robin.             Ans:    True.

(j) Custard agreed that he alone was brave.                       Ans:    False.

 

  1. Name the poet of the poem, “The Tale of Custard the Dragon”.

Ans:    The poet of the poem, “The Tale of Custard the Dragon” is Ogden Nash.

  1. Where did Belinda live?

Ans:    Belinda lived in a little white house.

  1. What was the name of the little black kitten?

Ans:    The name of the little black kitten was Ink.

  1. What was the name of the little grey mouse?

Ans:    The name of the little grey mouse was Blink.

  1. What was the name of the little yellow dog?

Ans:    The name of the little yellow dog was Mustard.

  1. What did Belinda call the little pet dragon?

Ans:    Belinda called the little pet dragon Custard.

  1. Name the pets of Belinda.

Ans:    The pets of Belinda are Ink, Blink, Mustard and Custard.

  1. Who possessed the big sharp teeth?

Ans:    The dragon called Custard possessed the big sharp teeth.

  1. How did the dragon’s mouth look like?

Ans:    The dragon’s mouth looked like a fireplace.

  1. What did the dragon have on his toes?

Ans:    The dragon had daggers on his toes.

  1. With what, did the poet compare Belinda’s braveness?

Ans:    The poet compared Belinda’s braveness with a barrel full of bears.

  1. Who chased lions down the stairs?

Ans:    Ink and Blink chased lions down the stairs.

  1. Whom did Belinda tickle?

Ans:    Belinda tickled Custard, the dragon.

  1. Whom did Ink, Blink and Mustard call Percival?

Ans:    Ink, Blink and Mustard called Custard Percival.

  1. The dragon was called Percival. Who called it Percival?

Ans:    Ink, Blink and Mustard called the dragon Percival.

  1. Who, according to all pets and Belinda, was coward?

Ans:    According to all the pets and Belinda, Custard was coward.

  1. What happened when Belinda laughed?

Ans:    The house shook when Belinda laughed.

  1. What sound was heard by all of them?

Ans:    All of them heard a nasty sound.

  1. How did Ink react when it heard a nasty sound?

Ans:    Ink cried “meowch!” when it heard a nasty sound.

  1. Who entered Belinda’s little white house?

Ans:    A pirate entered Belinda’s little white house.

  1. What did the pirate carry in both his hands?

Ans:    The pirate carried pistols in both his hands.

  1. How was the pirate’s beard?

Ans:    The pirate had black bushy beard.

  1. With what, was the pirate’s one leg made of?

Ans:    The pirate’s one leg was made of wood.

  1. Why did Belinda cry for help?

Ans:    Belinda cried for help because a pirate had entered her house.

  1. How did Custard look like when he clashed with the pirate?

Ans:    Custard looked like a robin at a worm when he clashed with the pirate

  1. How many bullets did the pirate fire?

Ans:    The pirate fired two bullets.

  1. Who ate the pirate?

Ans:    Custard ate the pirate.

  1. Who amongst the pets was judged as brave?

Ans:    Amongst the pets, Custard was judged as brave.

  1. What is the rhyme scheme of the poem?

Ans:    The rhyme scheme of the poem is – aabb.

  1. Give rhyming words of the following :

house, wagon, Ink, teeth, nose, bears, rage, age, sound, right, wood, dragon, hit, gyrate

Ans:    house – mouse, wagon – dragon, Ink – Blink, teeth – underneath, nose – toes, bears – stairs, rage – cage, age – cage, sound – around, right – bright, wood – good, dragon – flagon, hit – bit, gyrate – pirate.

 

 

  1. Short Type Questions : Marks : 2/3

 

  1. Where did Belinda live? Name the pets possessed by her.

Ans:    Belinda lived in a little white house. The pets possessed by Belinda are Ink, Blink, Mustard and Custard.

  1. Who was Ink? Who was Blink?

Ans:    The name of the little black kitten was Ink. The name of the little grey mouse was Blink.

  1. Who was Mustard? Who was Custard?

Ans:    The name of the little yellow dog was Mustard. The name of the dragon was Custard.

  1. Briefly describe the physical features of the dragon.

Ans:    Custard the dragon looked terrifying. It had big sharp teeth and claws like daggers. Its mouth was like a fireplace and nose was like a chimney. It had scales underneath.

  1. Why did the dragon cry for a nice safe cage?

Ans:    The dragon cried for a nice safe cage because it was a cowardly dragon.

  1. Why is the dragon called ‘cowardly dragon’?

Ans:    The dragon is called a ‘cowardly dragon’ because it used to cry for a nice safe cage.

  1. “Belinda tickled him, she tickled him unmerciful ……” Why?

Ans:    Belinda and her pets used to laugh at the dragon for its cowardice. She tickled him to taunt and make fun of him.

  1. How did all the pets and Belinda react when they heard a nasty sound?

Ans:    When Belinda and her pets heard a nasty sound, Mustard growled, and all of them looked around. Ink cried “meowch!” and Belinda cried “ooh”.

  1. Describe briefly the pirate.

Ans:    The pirate had black bushy beard and a wooden leg. He held pistols in his hands and a sharp cutlass in his teeth. It was clear from his activities that he meant no good.

  1. How did Custard face the pirate?

Ans:    Custard faced the pirate boldly. He jumped up, snorted like an engine and clashed his tails like irons in a dungeon. Then, making a clattering and clanking sound and squirming, he attacked the pirate like a robin at a worm. He gobbled the pirate in the end.

  1. How did Custard prove that he was a brave dragon?

Ans:    When all the others including Belinda were terrified to see the pirate, Custard jumped up, snorted, clashed his tail and attacked the pirate and gobbled him. In this way, he proved that he was a brave dragon.

  1. Why did Ink and Blink gyrate in glee?

Ans:    Ink and Blink gyrated in glee because the pirate that had entered Belinda’s house with pistols and a cutlass was attacked and gobbled by Custard the dragon.

  1. How did Belinda and her pets behave when the pirate had been killed by Custard?

Ans:    When the pirate had been killed by Custard, Belinda embraced him, Mustard licked him and Ink and Blink gyrated around him.

  1. How did all boast of their false bravery?

Ans:    After the pirate had been killed, Mustard boasted that he would have been twice as brave if he had not been confused. Ink and Blink said that they would have been thrice as brave.

  1. Who amongst them was actually brave? How did he show his bravery?

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“Fog” by Carl Sandburg

Fog  by Carl Sandburg

 

Probable Questions and Answers

 

  1. Very Short Type Questions : Mark : 1

 

  1. Choose the correct alternative:

(a) The poem “Fog” was written by

(i) Robert Frost

(ii) Carl Sandburg

(iii) Walt Whitman.

Ans:    (ii) Carl Sandburg.

(b) The fog is compared to

(i) cat

(ii) dog

(iii) man.

Ans:    (i) cat

  1. Who wrote the poem, “Fog”?

Ans:    Carl Sandburg wrote the poem, “Fog”.

  1. How does the fog come?

Ans:    The fog comes silently as if on little cat feet.

  1. What does the poet think the fog is like?

Ans:    The poet thinks the fog is like a cat.

  1. Does the poet actually say the fog is like a cat?

Ans:    No. The poet actually uses metaphor to show resemblance between the coming of a cat and the fog.

 

  1. Short Type Questions : Marks : 2/3

 

  1. How does the poet describe the fog as if it were a living being?

Ans:    The poet says that the fog comes ‘on little cat feet’. He also says that the fog ‘sits looking over harbour and city and then moves on’. To show resemblance between the fog and a cat, the poet uses such metaphorical language that the fog is described as if it were a living being.

  1. Name the three things that tell us that the fog is like a cat.

Ans:    The three things that tell us that the fog is like a cat are – (i) the fog is said to come on ‘little cat feet’, (ii) it ‘sits looking’, and (iii) It ‘moves on’.

  1. How is the fog like a cat? What poetic device is used by the poet here?

Ans:    The fog comes silently just like a cat does. It ‘sits’ i.e. stays looking over the harbour and the city and then ‘moves on’ like a cat.

The poetic device used by the poet here is …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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“Animals” by Walt Whitman

Animals by Walt Whitman

 

 

 

 

Probable Questions and Answers

 

  1. Very Short Type Questions : Mark : 1

 

  1. Choose the correct alternative:

(a) The poem “Animals” is composed by

(i) Robert Frost

(ii) Walt Whitman

(iii) W.B. Yeats.

Ans:    (ii) Walt Whitman

(b) The poet wishes to live

(i) in a village (ii) in a jungle (iii) with animals

Ans:    (iii) with animals

(c) Animals, according to the poet, are

(i) placid and self-contained (ii) brutal        (iii) placid only.

Ans:    (i) placid and self-contained

(d) The animals do not weep over their

(i) sins (ii) ancestors  (iii) failures.

Ans:    (i) sins

(e) In the world of animals, no one is

(i) honest        (ii) respectable or unhappy   (iii) materialistic

Ans:    (ii) respectable or unhappy

 

  1. Choose the correct meaning of the italicized words from the alternatives given in brackets.

(a) ………. so ‘placid’ and self contained ……….

[calm / pleased / angry ]

Ans:    calm.

(b) ………. sweat and ‘whine’ about ……….

[roar / a long, high complaining cry / utter softly ]

Ans:    a long, high complaining cry.

(c) ………. one is ‘demented’ with ……….

[sane / calm / mad]

Ans:    mad.

(d) ………. ‘evince’ them plainly ……….

[show / express / presents]

Ans:    show.

 

  1. True or false

(a) Walt Whitman composed the poem “Animals”.           Ans:    True.

(b) This poem is taken from ‘Song of Myself’ in leaves of grass.              Ans:    True.

(c) Animals are the creatures that create havoc.               Ans:    False.

(d) Animals are not placid.               Ans:    False.

(e) Animals do not weep for their sins.                   Ans:    True.

(f) According to the poet, no one amongst the animals are mad for owning things.      Ans:    True.

 

  1. Who wrote the poem, “Animals”?

Ans:    Walt Whitman wrote the poem “Animals”.

  1. Name the book from where this poem has been taken.

Ans:    This poem has been taken from Walt Whitman’s collection of poems, “Leaves of Grass”.

  1. What was the wish of the poet?

Ans:    The wish of the poet was to turn into an animal and live with them.

  1. What are the qualities possessed by the animals?

Ans:    The animals possess the qualities of placidity, self-dependence, complacence and simplicity.

  1. What, according to the poet, do the animals not do regarding their condition?

Ans:    The animals, according to the poet, neither sweat and whine about their condition nor lie awake at night and weep for their sins.

  1. What do the animals not do for their sins?

Ans:    The animals do not lie awake at night and weep for their sins.

  1. Are they dissatisfied?

Ans:    No, they aren’t.

  1. With what are the animals not demented?

Ans:    The animals are not demented with the mania of owning things.

  1. What do the animals bring to the poet?

Ans:    The animals bring tokens of mutual love and understanding to the poet.

  1. Why does the poet wonder?

Ans:    The poet wonders where the animals got the tokens they bring to him.

  1. Give the meaning of the following words:

placid, self-contained, weep, demented, kneels, evince

Ans:    placid – calm, self-contained – independent / self-dependent, weep – to express deep sorrow by shedding tears, demented – mad, kneels – to fall or rest on the knees, evince – show.

 

 

  1. Short Type Questions : Marks : 2/3

 

  1. Why does Walt Whitman feel more at home with animals?

Ans:    Animals are placid and self-contained. They worry neither about their condition nor about their sins. They are not dissatisfied, respectable, unhappy or demented with the mania of owning things. They show their relations with the poet. So the poet Walt Whitman feels more at home with them.

  1. What quality of the animals mesmerizes the poet?

Ans:    The poet is mesmerised with the animals’ qualities such as placidity, self-dependence, complacence and simplicity.

  1. How do the animals act about their condition and duty to God?

Ans:    The animals never sweat and whine about their condition. They do not make others sick discussing their duty to God.

  1. How are animals superior to human beings?

Ans:    The animals are placid, self-sufficient, complacent and simple. Unlike humans, they do not worry about their condition and sins, nor do they make others sick discussing their duty to God. They are not demented with the mania of owning things. So they are superior to human beings.

  1. What are the ‘tokens’ that the poet says he may have dropped long ago, and which the animals have kept for him?

Ans:    The ‘tokens’ are of mutual love and understanding that the ancestors of the poet used to share with the animals thousands of years ago. The poet says that they dropped them and the animals kept them.

  1. Mention three things that humans do and animals don’t.

Ans:    Humans sweat and whine about their condition; but animals don’t. Humans lie awake at night and weep for their sins; but animals don’t. Humans make each other sick discussing their duty to God, but animals don’t.

  1. “I think I could turn and live with animals,

They are so placid and self-contain’d.

I stand and look at them long and long.”

(a) Name the poet and the poem.

Ans:    The name of the poet is Walt Whitman and the poem is “Animals”.

(b) What quality of the animals impressed the poet?

Ans:    The qualities of placidity, self-dependence, complacence and simplicity of the animals impressed the poet.

  1. “They do not sweat and whine about their condition

They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins.

They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God”

(a) Who is the ‘they’ referred to here?

Ans:    The ‘they’ referred to here are the animals.

(b) Name the things ‘they’ do not do.

Ans:    ‘They’ do not worry about their condition or sins. ‘They’ do not make …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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“Amanda” by Robin Klein

Amanda!

 

 

Probable Questions and Answers

 

  1. Very Short Type Questions :           Mark : 1

 

  1. Choose the correct alternative:

(a) The poem “Amanda” was written by

(i) John Berryman

(ii) Carolyn Wells

(iii) Robin Klein

Ans:    (iii) Robin Klein

 

(b) Amanda likes her

(i) nails                       (ii) hairs                      (iii) her doll

Ans:    (ii) hairs

(c) The sole inhabitant in the emerald sea is

(i) a shark       (ii) a mermaid           (iii) an octopus

Ans:    (ii) a mermaid

(d) The speaker told her to clean her

(i) palms         (ii) socks         (iii) shoes

Ans:    (iii) shoes

(e) Amanda likes to have

(i) chocolates (ii) snacks       (iii) soft drinks

Ans:    (i) chocolates

(f) Life in a tower is

(i) like the hell                       (ii) tranquil and rare             (iii) tranquil

Ans:    (ii) tranquil and rare

 

  1. Choose the correct meaning of the italicized words from the alternatives given in brackets.

(a) …… ‘hunch’ your shoulders ……

[raise / cut / nag]

Ans:    raise.

(b) ………… is a ‘languid’ emerald ……….

[tensed / relaxed / turmoil]

Ans:    relaxed.

(c) ……….my ‘hushed’, bare ……….

[noisy / compassion / silent]

Ans:    silent.

(d) ………. tower is ‘tranquil’ and …..

[calm / commotion / clamour]

Ans:    calm.

 

  1. True or false

(a) Amanda is a boy.             Ans:    False.

(b) Amanda likes to bite her fingers.           Ans:    False.

(c) The sole inhabitant in the emerald sea is an octopus.             Ans:    False.

(d) The speaker has asked Amanda to make her room orderly and tidy.                       Ans:    True

(e) Amanda likes to have chocolates.                      Ans:    True.

(f) Amanda thinks herself as Rapunzel.                 Ans:    True.

(g) Amanda is asked to take a bath.                        Ans:    False.

 

  1. Who wrote the poem, “Amanda”?

Ans:    Robin Klein wrote the poem Amanda.

  1. Who is Amanda?

Ans:    Amanda is a teenaged girl.

  1. What does Amanda like to bite?

Ans:    Amanda likes to bite her nails.

  1. Who lives in a languid, emerald sea?

Ans:    A mermaid lives in a languid, emerald sea.

  1. What about her homework is asked by the speaker?

Ans:    The speaker asks her whether her homework was finished or not.

  1. What does the speaker ask Amanda to clean?

Ans:    The speaker asks Amanda to clean her shoes.

  1. What was Amanda asked to remember?

Ans:    Amanda was asked to remember her acne.

  1. How is life in a tower?

Ans:    Life in a tower is tranquil and rare.

  1. What type of girl is Amanda as mentioned in the final stanza?

Ans:    Amanda is a moody type of girl as mentioned in the final stanza.

  1. Give the meaning of the following words –

hunch, slouching, drifting, roaming, hushed, tranquil, nagged

Ans:    hunch – to raise, slouching – bending, drifting – moving slowly, roaming – wandering / purposelessly moving about, hushed – silent, tranquil – relaxed / calm, nagged – disturbed.

 

  1. Short Type Questions : Marks : 2/3

 

  1. Who is Amanda? How old is she?

Ans:    Amanda was a young school-going girl. She was in her teen age.

  1. What is a mermaid?

Ans:    A mermaid is an imaginary creature having the body of half a woman and half a fish, which lives in the oceans.

  1. What could Amanda do if she were a mermaid?

Ans:    Amanda could drift blissfully in a calm, emerald sea if she were a mermaid.

  1. What does Amanda imagine doing as an orphan?

Ans:    Amanda imagines roaming around the streets as an orphan, patterning soft dust with her silent, bare feet.

  1. Is Amanda an orphan? Why does she say so?

Ans:    No, Amanda isn’t an orphan. She says so because she imagines herself as an orphan and wants to lead a carefree life just like orphans do.

  1. Why is Amanda asked not to have chocolates?

Ans:    Amanda is asked not to have chocolates because of her acne.

  1. Why does Amanda wish to be Rapunzel?

Ans:    Amanda wishes to lead a tranquil and rare life in a tower like Rapunzel did. Besides, she has excessive like for her bright hair like Rapunzel. So she wishes to be Rapunzel.

  1. Do you think Amanda is sulking and is moody?

Ans:    Yes, I think.

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“A Tiger in the Zoo” by Leslie Norris

A TIGER IN THE ZOO      by Leslie Norris

 

 

Probable Questions and Answers

 

  1. Very Short Type Questions : Mark : 1

 

  1. Choose the correct alternative :

 

(a) The poem, “A Tiger in the Zoo” was written by

(i) Leslie Norris         (ii) William Blake      (iii) Peter Niblett

Ans:    (i) Leslie Norris

(b) The captured tiger is stalking in –

(i) the zoo       (ii) the cage    (iii) the house

Ans:    (ii) the cage

(c) The tiger should be lurking in the grass

(i) for his prey            (ii) for taking rest      (iii) for leisure

Ans:    (i) for his prey

(d) The tiger snarls around

(i) the jungle  (ii) the cage    (iii) the houses in the village

Ans:    (iii) the houses in the village

(e) The strength of the tiger after being captured is now

(i) in his paws (ii) in his room           (iii) at night

Ans:    (ii) in his room

(f) The tiger hears the last voice

(i) at noon      (ii) in the morning     (iii) at night

Ans:    (iii) at night

 

  1. Choose the correct meaning of the italicized words from the alternatives given in brackets

(a)       He ‘stalks’ in his ………

(to crawl / to walk / lying)

Ans:    to crawl.

(b)       …………….. be ‘snarling’ around houses.

(walking / an angry sound / sniffing)

Ans:    an angry sound.

 

  1. True or false :

(a) Leslie Norris wrote the poem, ‘A Tiger in the Zoo’.                  Ans:    True.

(b) The tiger after being captured was released again.                 Ans:    False.

(c) The tiger stalks in the jungle.                 Ans:    False.

(d) The tiger lurks in the grass to escape from the sight of the hunters.             Ans:    False.

(e) The strength of the tiger after being captured lies behind bars.                     Ans:    True.

(f) The tiger hears the last voice at noon.               Ans:    False.

 

  1. Who wrote the poem, “A Tiger in the Zoo”?

Ans:    Leslie Norris wrote the poem “A Tiger in the Zoo”.

  1. Where does the tiger stalk after being captured?

Ans:    The tiger stalks the few steps of his cage after being captured.

  1. What is the emotion shown by the tiger?

Ans:    The tiger shows the emotions of apathy and quiet rage.

  1. Where should the tiger be lurking?

Ans:    The tiger should be lurking in the shadow of long grass in the jungle.

  1. What animal is ‘he’ going to prey?

Ans:    The tiger is going to prey deer.

  1. Where can the tiger see for food?

Ans:    The tiger can see for food near the water holes where plump deer pass.

  1. Where should ‘he’ be snarling?

Ans:    The tiger should be snarling around houses at the jungle’s edge.

  1. Who is terrorized by the tiger?

Ans:    The villagers living at the jungle’s edge are terrorised by the tiger.

  1. Where does ‘his’ strength lie after being locked in a concrete cell?

Ans:    The strength of the tiger lies behind bars after being locked in a concrete cell.

  1. When does ‘he’ hear the last voice?

Ans:    The tiger hears the last voice at night.

  1. What is the ‘last voice’ heard by the tiger?

Ans:    The ‘last voice’ heard by the tiger is the noise of patrolling cars.

  1. Where does ‘he’ stare with his eyes?

Ans:    The tiger stares at the brilliant stars in the night sky with his eyes.

  1. Give the rhyming words of the following words – cage, grass, edge, cars

Ans:    cage-village, grass-pass, edge-village, cars-stars.

 

  1. Short Type Questions : Marks : 2/3

 

 

  1. Where does the tiger stalk? How is his behaviour?

Ans:    The tiger stalks the few steps of his cage.

The tiger ignores visitors while hiding his rage quietly. He shows disinterestedness and silent rage.

  1. Why does the tiger express his rage quietly?

Ans:    The tiger expresses his rage quietly because there is nothing he can do from behind the bars of his cage. His strength now lies inside his cage. He is no longer free as he was in the jungle.

  1. What does the poet think where the tiger should be?

Ans:    The poet thinks that the tiger should be in the jungle, lurking in the shadow of long grass to prey deer near the water holes. He should also be on the outskirts of the jungle snarling around houses and terrifying villagers.

  1. Cite the reason of the tiger’s sliding through long grass.

Ans:    The reason behind the tiger’s sliding through long grass is to catch plump deer that generally pass near the water holes.

  1. How does the tiger make his presence being felt in the village?

Ans:    The tiger makes his presence being felt by snarling around houses at the jungle’s edge and by baring his white fangs and claws.

  1. Why is the tiger ignoring the visitors?

Ans:    The tiger is ignoring visitors because he is locked in a concrete cell. His strength lies behind the bars of his cage. He is helpless now. He can do nothing to the visitors.

  1. Who hears the last voice and of what?

Ans:    The tiger hears the last voice. The ‘last voice’ is the noise made by the patrolling cars.

  1. What is common between the eyes of the tiger and the stars?

Ans:    The common thing between the eyes of …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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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.

Model Questions and Answers on Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela : Long Walk to Freedom

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

(a) The inauguration ceremony of Nelson Mandela becoming the President took place in

(i) the amphitheatre       (ii) Union Buildings          (iii) the lovely sandstone amphitheatre.

Ans:       (ii) Union Buildings.

(b) Mr. de Klerk was first sworn in as

(i) Prime Minister             (ii) First Deputy President            (iii) Second Deputy President

Ans:       (iii) Second Deputy President.

(c) Thabo Mbeki was sworn in as

(i) Prime Minister             (ii) First Deputy President            (iii) Second Deputy President

Ans:       (ii) First Deputy President

(d) The smoke trail of Impala jets symbolised

(i) Unity is strength         (ii) the victory of celebration       (iii) the new South African flag

Ans:       (iii) the new South African flag.

(e) Great men viz. Oliver Tambos, Walter Sisulus, Chief Luthulis were produced as a result of

(i) oppression and hatred for the blacks (ii) the ‘effects’ of decades of oppression and brutality  (iii) freedom movement.

Ans:       (ii) the ‘effects’ of decades of oppression and brutality.

(f) The author was born with certain freedoms viz.

(i) running           (ii) roasting mealies         (iii) running in the fields, swimming, roasting mealies, riding the bulls etc.

Ans: (iii) running in the fields, swimming, roasting mealies, riding the bulls etc.

  1. Say true or false

(a) The ‘inauguration’ was for the installation of South Africa’s first democratic, non-racial government.

Ans:       True.

(b) Mr. de Klerk was first sworn in as second deputy president.

Ans:       True.

(c) The inauguration took place on 10th May, 1992.

Ans:       False.

(d) Nelson Mandela had a great respect for a host of great men of character like Oliver Tambos, Walter Sisulus, Chief Luthulis and so on.

Ans:       True.

(e) Only one national anthem was sung on that historic day.

Ans:       False.

(f) In South Africa, during the whites’ supremacy, the blacks could fulfil the twin obligations.

Ans:       False.

(g) Nelson Mandela joined the African National Congress when the freedom of everyone had been curtailed.

Ans:       True.

(h) Nelson Mandela could not enjoy his freedom because his family’s freedom had been curtailed.

Ans:       True.

  1. Choose the appropriate meaning of the italicised words from the choices given in brackets:

(a) ………. had been pleasantly ‘besieged’ by ……… (felt good/ to be surrounded closely by/ honoured)

Ans:       to be surrounded closely by.

(b) ………. our political ‘emanciption’ ………. (curtailment/freedom from restriction/bondage)

Ans:       freedom from restriction.

(c) ………. anthem they once ‘despised’, they ………. (hatred/ reluctant/ had a very low opinion of)

Ans:       had a very low opinion of.

(d) ………. from that ‘profound’ hurt ………. (mild/ superficial/ deep and strong)

Ans:       deep and strong.

(e) ………. the ‘transitory’ freedoms ………. (permanent/ lasting for a short time/ ever)

Ans:       lasting for a short time.

Mandela

  1. What is ‘apartheid’?

Ans:       ‘Apartheid’ is a political system that separates people according to their race.

  1. Who wrote the autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom”?

Ans:       Nelson Mandela wrote the autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom”.

  1. What is the full name of Mr. Mandela?

Ans:       The full name of Mr. Mandela is Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

  1. When was the democratic elections held in South Africa?

Ans:       The democratic elections was held in the year 1994 in South Africa.

  1. Who surrounded the author before the ‘inauguration’?

Ans:       International laders surrounded the author before the ‘inauguration’.

  1. Where did the ceremonies take place?

Ans:       The ceremonies took place in the lovely sandstone amphitheatre in the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

  1. What had been the seat of white supremacy for decades?

Ans:       The lovely sandstone amphitheatre in the Union Buildings in Pretoria had been the seat of white supremacy for decades

  1. Who were the leaders present there?

Ans:       The leaders present there are Mr Nelson Mandela, Mr de Klerk, Mr Thabo Mbeki and others.

  1. Why did the leaders gather in South Africa on 10th May, 1994?

Ans:       The leaders gathered in South Africa to pay their respects to Mr Nelson Mandela.

  1. Who accompanied the author on that lovely autumn day?

Ans:       Nelson Madela’s daughter Zenani accompanied him on that lovely autumn day

  1. Who was sworn in as the second deputy president?

Ans:       Mr de Klerk was sworn in as the second deputy president.

  1. Who was sworn in as first deputy president?

Ans:       Thabo Mbeki was sworn in as first deputy president.

  1. What roared in perfect formation over the Union Buildings?

Ans:       South African jets, helicopters and troop carriers roared in perfect formation over the Union Buildings.

  1. What could the highest generals have done to the author earlier?

Ans:       The highest generals could have arrested the author earlier.

  1. What were the colours emitted by a chevron of Impala jets?

Ans:       The colours emitted by a chevron of Impala jets are — black, red, green, blue and gold.

  1. What did the smoke trail of Impala jets symbolise?

Ans:       The smoke trail of Impala jets symbolised the South African flag.

  1. Name the two national anthems sung on that historic day?

Ans:       The two national anthems sung on that historic day were – Nkosi Sikelel i-Afrika and Die Stem.

  1. What happened in the first decade of the twentieth century?

Ans:       In the first decade of the twentieth century, the whites in South Africa erected a system of racial domination over the blacks, known as ‘apartheid’.

  1. Who formed the structure of one of the harshest and most inhumane societies?

Ans:       The policy of apartheid formed the structure of one of the harshest and most inhuman societies.

  1. How old was the author at the time of ‘inauguration’?

Ans:       The author was in his eighties at the time of the ‘inauguration’.

  1. What created a deep and lasting wound in South Africa?

Ans:       The policy of apartheid created a deep and lasting wound in South Africa.

  1. What qualities did the great man viz. Oliver Tambos, Walter Sisulus, Chief Luthulis display?

Ans:       The great man viz. Oliver Tambos, Walter Sisulus, Chief Luthulis displayed the qualities of courage, wisdom and generosity.

  1. How many obligations does every man have according to the author?

Ans:       Every man has two obligations according to the author.

  1. Why could men not fulfil their twin obligations?

Ans:       In South Africa, if a coloured person tried to fulfil his obligations to his people, he is isolated and prevented from fulfilling his obligations to his family. So, men could not fulfil their twin obligations.

  1. Name the party joined by the author?

Ans:       The author joined the “African National Congress” party.

  1. What distinctions does Nelson Mandela attain after more than three centuries of white rule?

Ans:       Nelson Mandela attained the distinction of having freed his nation from the rule of the whites.

  1. How many seats were won by Nelson Mandela’s party in the first democratic elections of South Africa?

Ans:       Nelson Mandela’s party won 252 seats in the first democratic elections of South Africa.

  1. How many years did Nelson Mandela spend in prison?

Ans:       Nelson Mandela spent twenty seven years in prison.

  1. When did Nelson Mandela die?

Ans:       Nelson Mandela died in 2013.

  1. Short Type Questions : Marks : 2/3
  1. Who was Nelson Mandela? For how many years did he spend in prison?

Ans:       Nelson Mandela was a freedom fighter of South Africa and its first black President. He spent 27 years in prison.

  1. What took place on 10th May, 1994?

Ans:       The inauguration ceremony for the installation of South Africa’s democracy took place on 10th May, 1994.

  1. Where did the ‘ceremonies’ take place? Why were the ceremonies so important?

Ans:       The ‘ceremonies’ took place in the lovely sandstone amphitheatre in Pretoria in South Africa. The ceremonies were so important because these were meant for the celebration of victory of the South African natives over the ruling whites and for the installation of South Africa’s first ever democracy.

  1. Who were other persons who took oath along with Nelson Mandela?

Ans:       The persons who took oath along with Nelson Mandela were Mr de Klerk and Thabo Mbeki.

  1. What did Mandela mean when he mentioned ‘an extraordinary human disaster’?

Ans:       Mandela meant the indescribable sufferings of the South African people under the rule of the whites when he mentioned ‘an extraordinary human disaster’.

  1. Why did Mandela thank the international leaders for?

Ans:       Mandela thanked the international leaders for having come to take part in the common victory for justice, peace and human dignity on the South African soil.

  1. What ideals does Mandela set out for the future of South Africa?

Ans:       Mandela sets out the ideals of courage, generosity and wisdom for the future of South Africa.

  1. What spectacular show was displayed by the South African jets, helicopters and troop carriers on this important ceremony?

Ans:       South African jets, helicopters and troop carriers roared in perfect formation over the Union Buildings in Pretoria. A chevron of Impala jets left a smoke trail of the black, red, green, blue and gold of the new South African flag.

  1. What did the military generals do?

Ans:       The Military Generals saluted and pledged their loyalty to Nelson Mandela.

  1. How had the military generals’ attitude changed, and why?

Ans:       The military generals had witnessed the extraordinary courage and wisdom shown by Nelson Mandela in freeing South Africa from the bondage of the whites. The military generals, who would have arrested Mandela earlier, have now pledged their loyalty to him. This shows their change in attitude.

  1. State the two national anthems. Why were they sung?

Ans:       The two national anthems were – ‘Nkosi Sikelel –iAfrika’ and ‘Die Stem’.

  1. How was Mandela overwhelmed with a sense of history?

Ans:       In the first decade of the twentieth century and before Mandela’s birth, the whites in South Africa had erected a system of racial domination known as ‘apartheid’. In the last decade of the twentienth century, when Mandela was in his eighties, he saw that system crumbling. So, he was overwhelmed with a sense of history.

  1. How did Mandela describe the system of government in his country in the final decade of the twentieth century?

Ans:       Mandela described the system of government in his country in the final decade of the twentieth century as one that recognises the rights and freedoms of all people, irrespective of the colour of their skin.

  1. What did Mandela think of the patriots of Africa and of himself?

Ans:       Mandela thought that the freedom of South Africa had come through the sufferings and courage of the patriots. He said that he was simply the sum total of all those patriots. He regretted for having not been able to thank them.

  1. How did the policy of apartheid affect his country?

Ans:       The policy of apartheid left a lasting wound on South Africa. It was one of the harshest and most inhumane policies the world had ever seen. The rights and freedoms of the South African natives had been taken away by this policy of the ruling whites.

  1. What is the view of Mandela about the wealth of his country?

Ans:       Mandela was of the view that the greatest wealth of his country was its people, finer and truer than the purest diamonds.

  1. What does courage mean to Mandela?

Ans:       According to Mandela, courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

  1. What should people learn so that they can be taught to love?

Ans:       People should learn to hate so that they can be taught to love.

  1. How does Mandela look at his own people?

Ans:       Mandela has seen his own people risking and giving their lives for an idea. He has seen men stand up to attacks and torture without breaking, showing a strength and resilience   that defies the imagination.

  1. Describe the twin obligations as stated by the author?

Ans:       The twin obligations stated by Mandela are – (i) obligations to one’s family, to parents, to wife, and to children ; and (ii) obligations to one’s people, to the community, and to the country.

  1. What problems hinder each man to fulfil these obligations in South Africa?

Ans:       Whenever a native South African tries to fulfil his duty to his people, he is ripped from his family and forced to live an isolated life. He is isolated even if he tries to live as a human being. So, it is very difficult in South Africa to fulfil these obligations.

  1. What problems were faced by Mandela in the beginning in placing his people above his family?

Ans:       In the beginning, in attempting to serve his people, Mandela found that he was prevented from fulfilling his obligations as a son, a brother, a father and a husband.

  1. What did being free mean to Mandela as a boy, and as a student?

Ans:       As a boy, being free meant to Mandela the freedoms of running in the fields, swimming in the clear stream, roasting mealies in the open, and riding bulls. As a student, he understood freedom as the ability to stay out at night, read what he pleased, and go where he chose.

  1. What did Mandela yearn for as a young man in Johannesburg?

Ans:       As a young man in Johannesburg, Mandela yearned for the freedoms of achieving his potential, of earning his keep, of marrying and having a family.

  1. What did he perceive about his brothers and sisters?

Ans:       Mandela perceived that not only was he not free, but also his brothers and his sisters were not free.

  1. What changed Mandela as a young man into a bold one?

Ans:       Mandela’s desire for the freedom of his people to live their lives with dignity and self-respect changed him into a bold one.

  1. What is the viewpoint of Mandela about ‘freedom’?

Ans:       Mandela’s viewpoint on ‘freedom’ is that it is indivisible. The chains on anyone of his people were the chains on all of them.
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