Class 10 English Chapter 5 MCQ topic Glimpses of India and it’s all sections explanation in the format of MCQ updated for CBSE Session 2023-24. Just practice NCERT textbook questions along with multiple choice questions to prepare the term 1 and term 2 exams. All the questions are designed in such a way that it covers the entire chapter 5 of 10th English First Flight. Answers of each question are also given below the question.
Class 10 English Chapter 5 MCQ
Part1- A Baker from Goa Passage 1
Our elders are often heard reminiscing nostalgically about these good old Portuguese days, the Portuguese and their famous loaves of bread. Those eaters of loaves might have vanished but the makers are still there. We still have amongst us the mixers, the moulders and those who bake the loaves. Those age old, time-tested furnaces still exist. The fire in the furnaces has not yet been extinguished. The thud and jingle of the traditoinal baker’s bamboo, heralding his arrival in the morning, can still be heard in some places.
When we remember nostalgically about something, we:
Pick the option that correctly classifies fact/s (F) and Opinion/s (o) of the students given below:
How was the traditional baker recognized?
Choose the option that lists the set of statements are NOT TRUE according to the given extract.
Part 1- A Baker from Goa Passage 2
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 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.
Choose the statement that is TRUE about the baker:
Paskine and Bastine are the names of the in the Goan household.
The extract uses the phrase “longed for”. Wich of the following expressions is incorrect with respect to the phrase “long for”?
Part 1- A Baker from Goa Passage 3
He would greet the lady of the house with “Good Morning” and then place his basket on the vertical bamboo. We kid 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 parapet and peep into the basket, somehow. I can still recall the typical fragrance of those loaves. Loaves for the elders and bangles for children. Then we did not even care to brush our teeth or wash our mouths properly. And why should we? Who would take the trouble of plucking the mango-leaf for the toothbrush?
“We would climb a parapet and peep into basket, somehow.” This shows that the children were very on the arrival of the baker.
“Then we did not even care to brush our teeth.” This implies that the children
Which word does ‘recall’ NOT correspond to?
“But we would not give up. “What did the children not give up?
Part 1- A Baker from Goa Passage 4
Baking was indeed a profitable profession in the old days. The baker and his family never starved. He, his family and his servants always looked happy and prosperous. Their plump physique was an open testimony to this. Even today any person with a jackfruit-like appearance is easily compared to a baker.
The baker, his family and his servants always looked happy because
In the line, “Their plump physique was an open testimony to this”, the word ‘testimony’ does NOT refer to:
Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage?
Part 2 – Coorg Passage 1
Coorg or Kodagu, the smallest district of Karnataka, is home to the evergreen rainforests, spices and coffee plantations. Evergreen rainforests cover thirty percent of this district. During the monsoons, it pours enough to keep many visitors away. The season of joy commences from September and continues till March. The weather is perfect, with some showers thrown in for good measure. The air breathes of invigorating coffee.
In the line, “coorg or Kodagu is home to the evergreen rainforests, spices and coffee plantations”, the phrase ‘is home to’ implies that
Pick the option that correctly classifies Fact/s (F) and Opinion/s (0) of the four individuals given below:
The best months to visit Coorg are:
The word ‘commences’ used in the passage does. NOT correspond to
Part 2 – Coorg Passage 2
Coorgi homes have a tradition of hospitality, and they are more than willing to recount numerous tales of vales of valour related to their sons and father, the Coorg Regiment is one of the most decorated in the Indian Army, and the first Chief of the Indian Army, General Cariappa, was a Coorgi. Even now, Kodavus are the only people in India permitted to carry firearms without a license.
What kind of stories do the Kodavus narrate?
“The Coorg regiment is one of the most decorated in the India Army.” The phrase ‘most decorated’ refers to:
An extraordinary fact about the people of Coorg is that
The extract uses the word ‘recount’. Which of the following expressions is incorrect with respect to the word ‘recount as used in the passage?
Part III – Tea from Assam Passage 1
They sipped the streaming hot liquid. Almost everyone in their compartment was drinking too. “Do you know that over 80 crore cups of tea are dunk every day throughout the world” Rajvir said. “Whew!” exclaimed Pranjol. “Tea really is very popular.” The tain pulled out of the station. Pranjol buried his nose in his detective book again. Rajvir was too an ardent fan of detective stories, but at the moment he was keener on looking at the beautiful scenery.
“Everyone in their compartment was drinking tea too.” This statement implies the fact that
Pick the option that correctly Fact/s (F) and Opinio/s (O) of the four students given below:
“Rajvir too was an ardent fan of detective stories.” the word ‘ardent does not mean:
Rajvir was more interested in
Part III – Tea from Assam Passage 2
An hour later the car veered sharply off the main road. They crossed the cattle bridge and entered Dhekiabari Tea Estate. On both sides of the gravel-road were acre upon acre of tea bushes, all neatly pruned to the same height. Groupers of teapluckers, with bamboo baskets on their backs wearing plastic aprons, were plucking the newly sprouted leaves. Pranjol’s father slowed down to allow a tractor, pulling a trailor- load of tea leaves, to pass. “This is the second-flush or sprouting period, isn’t it, Mr. Barua?” Rajvir asked. “It lasts from May to July and yields the best tea.”
How are the women puckers different from other workers in the farm?
“On both sides of the gravel road were acre upon acre of tea bushes. The phrase ‘acre upon acre’ suggests:
The statement that is TRUE about the best yield of tea is:
Pranjol’s father worked as
Part III – Tea from Assam Passage 2
It was a magnificent view. Against the backdrop of densely wooded hills a sea of tea bushes stretched as far as the eye could see. Dwarfing the tiny tea plants were tall study shade-trees and amidst the orderly rows of bushed busily moved doll-like figures. In the distant was an ugly building with smoke billowing out of tall chimneys.