NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight (Textbook in English for class X) covering all question answers of lessons and poetry and Footprints without feet (Supplementary Reader). Download NCERT Solutions and Offline Apps of all subjects in PDF form for the academic session 2019-2020.
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NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English
Answers of Textbook in English
The following solutions covers all the exercises given at the end of the chapter, like oral comprehension check, working with the text, working with the poem, reading and writing section, working with the language, etc.
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Answers of Supplementary Reader
Footprints without feet
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Chapter 1. A Triumph of Surgery
Chapter 2. The Thief’s Story
Chapter 3. The Midnight Visitor
Chapter 4. A Question of Trust
Chapter 5. Footprints without Feet
Chapter 6. The Making of a Scientist
Chapter 7. The Necklace
Chapter 8. The Hack Driver
Chapter 9. Bholi
Chapter 10. The Book That Saved the Earth
Important Questions with answers
Why is Mrs Pumphrey worried about Tricki?
Mrs Pumphrey was worried about Tricki. She was shocked to see Tricki because she looked bloated like a sausage. His tongue was rolling out of his mouth. It looked like he had no energy in his body and was suffering from malnutrition. It even refused its favourite dishes and had bouts of vomiting. It spent all its time lying on the rug and panting.
Why is he tempted to keep Tricki on as a permanent guest?
Mrs Pumphrey had started bringing around eggs to build Tricki’s strength along with bottles of wine and brandy. The narrator and his partners started enjoying the eggs, wine and brandy meant for Tricki. According to the narrator, they were days of deep content for the for them, starting with the extra egg in the morning, then the midday wine, and finally finishing the day with brandy. This was the reason why the narrator was tempted to keep Tricki on as a permanent guest.
What does he get from Anil in return for his work?
When Hari said that he wanted to work for Anil but Anil said that he could not pay him. They finally came to an agreement that if he would cook, then Anil would feed him. However, Hari lied to Anil that he could cook and he soon found out that he did not know how to cook. Therefore, he taught him how to cook and later, how to write his name. He promised to teach him how to write whole sentences and how to add numbers. Apart from this, when Hari went out to buy the day’s supplies, he would make a profit of a rupee a day.
What does he say about the different reactions of people when they are robbed?
Hari had robbed Anil but could not go due to some reason. He said that in his short career as a thief, he had made a study of men’s faces when they lost their goods. He said that the greedy men showed fear; the rich men showed anger and the poor men showed acceptance. And he knew Anil’s face would show a touch of sadness for the loss of trust.
How is Ausable different from other secret agents?
Ausable was different from other secret agents in more ways than one and did not fit in the description of a normal agent. He had a small room in the musty corridor of a gloomy French hotel on the sixth and top floor and it was scarcely the setting for a romantic adventure. He was extremely fat and had a very different accent. Though he spoke French and German passably, he never lost his American accent in spite of living in Paris for over twenty years. Instead of getting messages slipped into his hands by dark-eyed beauties, he got only a telephone call making an appointment. In these ways, he was different from the conventional notion of a spy.
What does Horace Danby like to collect?
Horace Danby was a good and respectable but not completely honest. He liked to collect rare and expensive books. He robbed a safe every year and secretly bought book through an agent.
Who is speaking to Horace Danby?
A women was standing in the doorway. She was speaking to Horace Danby. She was young and pretty, and was dressed in red. She said she had come just in time, or else her family would have been robbed by Horace. She, thus, pretended to be one of the members of the family living at Shot over Grange.
How did the invisible man first become visible?
Griffin was a scientist. He had carried out experiments to make a drug that could make human body invisible. He consumed that rare drug and his body became invisible as a sheet of glass. He was completely invisible until he happened to step in some mud, which caused him to leave footprints as he walked. His footprints were seen by two boys, who followed him as long as the prints were visible. On getting rid of them, he went into a big London. He lost the boys easily. It was winter and he put on some warm clothes from the store after it got closed and got dressed by putting on shoes, an overcoat and a wide-brimmed hat. This made him visible to the people who came to work at the store the next day.
Why does Mrs Hall find the scientist eccentric?
The arrival of a stranger at an inn in winter was in itself a strange occurrence. Moreover he had an uncommon appearance. Mrs Hall’s put in all her efforts to be friendly but he was in no mood to talk to anyone. He told her that he had no desire to talk, and that all he wanted was solitude. He did not wish to be disturbed in his work and his face had been affected by an accident. For all these reasons she regarded him as an eccentric scientist.
“Griffin was rather a lawless person.” Comment.
It is rightly said that Griffin was a lawless person. He was not a law abiding citizen. He did acts that were against the law of the country. Griffin set fire to the house and became a homeless wanderer. He also robbed a shopkeeper of all the money he could find. He stole the housekeeping money from the clergyman’s desk. Griffin also attacked Mrs. Hall when she entered his room. All these activities and instances prove that he was really a lawless person.
How did a book become a turning point in Richard Ebright’s life?
It all started with Richard Ebright’s interest in collecting butterflies. He also collected rocks, fossils and coins. His mother said that by the time he was in the second grade, he had collected all the twenty-five species of butterflies found around his home town. This would have been the end of his butterfly collecting. Until his mother got him a book called “The Travels of Moarch X”. This book told him about the migration of monarch butterflies to Central America. It opened the world of science to an eager young kid. This proved to be turning point in the life of young Richard Ebright. He began to raise Monarch butterflies in the basement of his home, and study them in different stage of their development.
What kind of a person is Mme Loisel — why is she always unhappy?
Mme. Loisel is a pretty young lady who was born an error of destiny into a family of clerks. He is a dreamy woman, simple but unhappy. Not accepting the realities of life she thinks that she was born for all the delicacies and luxuries. But in reality, her dreams can’t be true.
Why is the lawyer sent to New Mullion? What does he first think about the place?
The lawyer was a junior clerk in a magnificent law firm. We did not prepare legal briefs but his job was to serve summons. He was sent to New Mullion to serve summons on a man names Oliver Lutkins. Lutkins was needed as a witness in a law case. He had expected that the place would be a sweet and simple country village but it was totally opposite to his expectations.
Why is Bholi’s father worried about her?
Bholi’s real name was Sulekha. She was just 10 months old when she suffered a brain injury due to which she always remained backward child and came to be known as Bholi, the simpleton. At birth she was fair and pretty but at the age of two she suffered from small pox. Her entire body was fully disfigured. These were the reasons her father was worried about her as she had neither good looks nor intelligence. He did not know how he would find a suitable groom for her.
Why was the twentieth century called the ‘Era of the Book’?
The twentieth century was often called the Era of the Book. In those days, there were books about everything, from ant eaters to Zulus. Books taught people how to, and when to, and where to, and why to. They illustrated, educated, punctuated, and even decorated.