The instructions suggested hereunder may help you perform better in your upcoming Madhyamik Examination 2018.
Complete and thorough study of the following lessons from the textbook is recommended (Bliss for class X /2nd language). Learners need to keep in mind that the texts of the following lessons should be read thoroughly for better performance in MCQ, SAQ, True/False and their supporting statements. This would save their valuable allotted time in the examination hall.
Lesson 1. “Father”s help” by R.K. Narayan.
- What did Swaminathan feel about himself on his way to school?
- What did bother him on his way to school?
- Describe Samuel according to Swaminathan.
- Why did he stop on the roadside on his way to school?
- Why did he feel sorry for Samuel and why?
- What did bother Swami on a Monday morning?
- What was his excuse to stay at home?
- When and why did Swami change his tactics for staying at home? What was it?
- What did Swami”s mother suggest?
- Where was he when he had to be in the prayer hall and why?
- Why did Swami plan to deliver the letter to the headmaster at the end of the day?
- When according to Swami was the time Samuel got the most angry?
- When did Swami impress Samuel?
- Why did Swami sit down feeling sad?
- How did Swami”s father react when he returned home with the letter?
Lesson 3. “The Passing Away of Bapu” by Nayantara Sehgal.
- Where and when had Gandhiji been shot?
- How was the atmosphere of the room where his body laid?
- How did the news of Bapuji”s death spread through Delhi?
- What made people look like lost children?
- To what extent did Gandhiji awaken people?
- Where were the ashes immersed?
- Where did the followers of Bapu go after the immersion?
- How could people feel Gandhiji’s presence during his last journey?
- How was the compartment decked? or Describe the compartment.
- Why did the authoress not participate in Gandhiji’s movements?
- How did she feel after returning home?
- State the activities of people on the special train to take Gandhiji’s ashes?
- Explain the term “magic circle” mentioned in the text?
- Why did it seem to vanish and what were its consequences?
- When did people stop crying?
- How did Bapuji change the lives of millions of people?
- How according to the authoress India would continue to live even after Bapu”s death?
- How did the narrator come round the shock of Bapu”s death?
- Where and why did the sad groups of men and women had collected around?
- When and why did people attempt to break into the Birla House?
- Why was it considered even something more than the funeral procession of India”s beloved leader?
- Why according to the author walking with Bapu was of a special value?
- Mention one of the advantages of walking as discussed in the text.
Lesson 7. “The Cat” by Andrew Barton Paterson.
- What does the cat do to avoid his enemies?
- How does he show his keenness to mankind?
- What does he allow himself for to the people in the house?
- How does the guest call the cat?
- How does the cat receive the bit of fish handed down by the guest?
- In which part of the body of the guest does the cat rake?
- When does the cat make an appearance to get his share of food?
- How is the cat generally believed to be by most people?
- What is the cat generally believed to be fond of?
- Why is the author of the view that “The cat has more character than human beings”?
- Why does the cat watch a mouse hole for hours together?
- When can the cat be seen as he really is?
- mention the diurnal (day time) activities of the cat.
- Whom is the cat particularly civil to and why?
- How does the family behave when the cat scratches the guest?
- Which behaviour of the cat does the family take for the intelligence of the cat?
- Why does the cat retire to a safe distance from the guest’s boot before eating his food?
- Why or when does it scratch the guest?
- How does the guest feel and what does he want to do when it rakes him?
- What does the guest do instead of giving the cat something to eat?
- Why does the cat rubs himself against the legs of the family members?
- Why and when does the cat go to the suburban backyards?
- Why does the cat stay at the old house and attach himself to the new tenants?
- How is the actual personality of the cat?
Lesson 4. “My Own True family” by Ted Hughes.
- When did the poet come twice awake?
- what did alter the poet?
- What happened to the poet when he came out of the oakwood?
- Who are “chopped down” with reference to the context and why?
- Is there any threat in the poem “My Own True family”? What is it all about?
- What do the trees complain to the poet?
- What did the woman say to the poet?
- Who are referred to as “staring tribe”?
- When did the poet begin quaking?
- What was the poet looking for?
- Why were the oak trees want the poet to make a promise? What was the promise?
- Who are mentioned in the poem as the poet”s “own true family”?
Lesson 6. “Sea Fever” by John Masefield.
- How is the wind on the sea?
- How is the call of the running tide?
- How will the grey mist on the sea’s face disappear?
- What does the poet ask for in the poem?
- Why does the poet ask for the company of a fellow rover?
- What is the colour of the sail the poet asks for in the poem?
- Why does the poet feel that he must go down to the seas again?
- What does the poet want to hear while going down to the sea?
- At what time does the poet want to go down to the sea?
- What does the poet want on the sea’s surface?
- What kind of a day the poet asks for in the poem?
- Who would “steer her by”? Whom does “her”refer to here? OR How will the tall ship guided?
- What and whose help does the poet need to go on with his ship?
- What is the thing the poet cannot deny?
- What is compared to a “whetted knife” and why?
- What does the word “trick” mean?
- Give an idea of the life the poet wants to live in the seas.
- What does the poet wish to do after the journey gets over?
- Which kind of vessel does the speaker ask for?
- What does the words “merry yarn” mean?
- What does the poet want to mean by the expression “vagrant gypsy life”?
Lesson 8. “The Snail” by William Cowper.
- Why does the snail not fear to fall?
- Mention the objects the snail sticks to.
- Whom does the snail chattel and why?
- Why does he dwell alone?
- Where does danger come to the snail?
- What is the snail satisfied with and why?
- What will happen if one gives his horns the slightest touch?
- Why or when does he shrink into his house?
- Where does he hide?
- Elucidate the term “imminent”.
- What is the cause of its displeasure?
- How does a snail sense a danger?
- How does a snail live his life?
All the questions set above are mere assumptions. Learners are suggested to study as thoroughly as they can to avoid any controversy regarding the relevance of the questions mentioned. This suggestion is constructed only with a view to assist the students to perform better in their upcoming Examinations and does not produce any claim to be set in the Madhyamik question paper (Eng. 2nd Language) 2018 in any way.
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