NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 7: Glimpses of India (A Baker from Goa, Coorg & Tea from Assam) and poem The Trees with Summery or Lesson & Poem This includes all answers of oral comprehension check, working with the text, working with language, speaking and writing skills, etc. Download Offline Apps based on updated NCERT Solutions for 2019-20.
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- First Flight Chapter 7: Comprehension Passages
10 English Chapter 7: Glimpses of India – Answers
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10 English Poem: The Trees – Answers
Summery of Chapter and Poem
Passages with Question Answer
I. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follows:
During our childhood in Goa, the baker used to be our friend, companion and guide. He used to come at least twice a day. Once, when he set out in the morning on his selling round, and then again, when he returned after emptying his huge basket. The jingling thud of his bamboo woke us up from sleep and we ran to meet and greet him. Why was it so? Was it for the love of the loaf? Not at all. The loaves were bought by some Paskine or Bastine, the maid-servant of the house! What we longed for were those bread-bangles which we chose carefully. Sometimes it was sweet bread of special make.
1. How did the children regard a baker in their childhood?
2. What made the children wake up from sleep?
3. Which word in the passage means the same as ‘wished for very much/desired earnestly’? See Answers
II. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follows:
He would greet the lady of the house with “Good morning” and then place his basket on the vertical bamboo. We kids would be pushed aside with a mild rebuke and the loaves would be delivered to the servant. But we would not give up. We would climb a bench or the parapet and peep into the basket, somehow. I can still recall the typical fragrance of those loaves. Loaves for the elders and the bangles for the children. Then we did not even care to brush our teeth or wash our mouths properly.
1. Why were the kids pushed aside?
2. Who is ‘he’ in the passage?
3. Choose a word from the passage which means ‘scold’. See Answers
III. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follows:
They sipped the steaming hot liquid. Almost everyone in their compartment was drinking tea too. “Do you know that over eighty crore cups of tea are drunk every day throughout the world?” Rajvir said.
“Whew!” exclaimed Pranjol. “Tea really is very popular.”
The train pulled out of the station. Pranjol buried his nose in his detective book again.
1. Who are they?
2. What did Pranjol do after the train started?
3. Which word in the passage means the same as ‘drank very small quantity at a time’? See Answers
Answers for passages
Comprehension Passage I – Answers
1. In their childhood, the children regarded a baker as their friend, companion and guide.
2. The jingling thud of the baker’s bamboo made the children wake up from sleep.
3. Longed for.
Comprehension Passage II – Answers
1. Kids caused trouble by surrounding the baker.
2. He refers to pader.
Comprehension Passage III – Answers
1. ‘They’ here refers to Rajvir and Pranjol.
2. Pranjol started studying his detective again after the train started.
What are the elders in Goa nostalgic about?
Is bread-making still popular in Goa? How do you know?
When would the baker come everyday? Why did the children run to meet him?
What did the bakers wear: (i) in the Portuguese days? (ii) when the author was young?
(ii) When the author was young, he saw the bakers wearing a shirt and trousers, which were shorter than full-length ones and longer than half pants.