Class 10 English Chapter 7 MCQ

Class 10 English Chapter 7 MCQ topic Glimpses of India and it’s all sections explanation in the format of MCQ updated for CBSE Session 2021-2022. 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 7 of 10th English First Flight. Answers of each question are also given below the question.

Class 10 English Chapter 7 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:

[A]. Have pleasant memories of our past.
[B]. Don’t remember our past.
[C]. Are regretful of our past.
[D]. Don’t like to think about our past.

“The fire in the furnaces has not yet been extinguished.” This means that:

[A]. The furnaces are still burning.
[B]. The business of baking bake is still prevalent in Goa.
[C]. No one can bake in those furnaces now.
[D]. The loaves of bread have all been burnt.

How was the traditional baker recognized?

[A]. With the way he arrived
[B]. With his way of baking
[C]. With his way of walking
[D]. With the way he greets people

Choose the option that lists the set of statements are NOT TRUE according to the given extract.

[A]. 1,2,3
[B]. 2,4,5
[C]. 3,5,6
[D]. 1,3,6

Part1- 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.


When the author says, “the baker was our friend, companion and guide”, he means that:

[A]. During his childhood days, he used to play with the baker.
[B]. The baker even taught the author when he was a child.
[C]. In his childhood, the author was very fond of the baker.
[D]. The author learnt the art of baking bread from the baker.

Choose the statement that is TRUE about the baker:

[A]. The baker came everyday only in the morning.
[B]. The baker carried bells and made a jingling sound
[C]. The baker brought different kinds of breads.
[D]. The servants did not like the baker.

Paskine and Bastine are the names of the in the Goan household.

[A]. The owners
[B]. The cooks
[C]. The bakes
[D]. The maid-servants

The extract uses the phrase “longed for”. Wich of the following expressions is incorrect with respect to the phrase “long for”?

[A]. Vacation
[B]. Promotion
[C]. Delicious Food
[D]. Exams

Part1- 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.

[A]. Naughty
[B]. Excited
[C]. Helpless
[D]. Needy

“Then we did not even care to brush our teeth.” This implies that the children

[A]. Did not have toothbrush to clean their teeth.
[B]. Could not wait to have bread bangles.
[C]. Did not have anyone to look after them.
[D]. Were scolded for brushing their teeth.

Which word does ‘recall’ NOT correspond to?

[A]. Remember
[B]. Memorize
[C]. Forget
[D]. Revive

“But we would not give up. “What did the children not give up?

[A]. Eating loaves of bread.
[B]. Peeping onto the basket of bread.
[C]. Washing their mouths.
[D]. Climbing the mango tree.

Part1- 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

[A]. They were all fat.
[B]. They ate a lot of bread.
[C]. The baker earned a lot through his profession.
[D]. They ate jackfruit.

In the line, “Their plump physique was an open testimony to this”, the word ‘testimony’ does NOT refer to:

[A]. Evidence
[B]. Proof
[C]. Facts
[D]. Suspicion

“Baking was indeed a profitable profession in the old days.” This suggests that:

[A]. Baking was the only profession in Goa in those days.
[B]. Bread was an important in part of Goa life.
[C]. Price of bread was very high in those days.
[D]. The cost of baking bread was very less.

What is the tone of the author when he says: “The baker and his family never starved”?

[A]. Sad
[B]. Hopeful
[C]. Funny
[D]. Matter-of-fact

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

[A]. People have homes built in rainforests.
[B]. Coorg is full of rainforests and coffee and spices are grown three.
[C]. Coorg only has rainforests with spices and coffee.
[D]. The whole state of Karnataka is covered with rainforests.

Pick the option that correctly classifies Fact/s (F) and Opinion/s (0) of the four individuals given below:

[A]. F-2,4 0–1,3,
[B]. F-1,2,4 0-3
[C]. F-30-1,2,4
[D]. F-1,30–2,4

The best months to visit Coorg are:

[A]. September and March
[B]. September and October
[C]. September to March
[D]. March to September

The word ‘commences’ used in the passage does. NOT correspond to

[A]. Begins
[B]. Starts
[C]. Ends
[D]. Originates

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.


The phrase ‘tradition of hospitality’ does not refer to:

[A]. Friendly behaviour
[B]. Generous behaviour
[C]. Rude behaviour
[D]. Helpful behaviour

What kind of stories do the Kodavus narrate?

[A]. Stories of fear
[B]. Stories of cowardice
[C]. Stories of defeat
[D]. Stories of courage and bravery

“The Coorg regiment is one of the most decorated in the India Army.” The phrase ‘most decorated’ refers to:

[A]. Colorful uniforms of the soldiers.
[B]. The awards received for bravery in wars.
[C]. The decorated homes of the Coorgi people.
[D]. The decorated coat worn by the Coorgi people.

The extract uses the word ‘recount’. Which of the following expressions is incorrect with respect to the word ‘recount as used in the passage?

[A]. 1
[B]. 2
[C]. 3
[D]. 4

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

[A]. It is essential to have tea while traveling by train.
[B]. We get only tea in train compartments.
[C]. Tea is one of the most popular beverages.
[D]. All except Pranjol and Rajvir were having tea.

Pick the option that correctly Fact/s (F) and Opinio/s (O) of the four students given below:

[A]. F-4,0-1,2,3
[B]. F-2,0–1,3,4
[C]. F-2,4, 0–1,3
[D]. F-1,3,0-2,4

“Rajvir too was an ardent fan of detective stories.” the word ‘ardent does not mean:

[A]. Indifferent
[B]. Passionate
[C]. Keen
[D]. Eager

Rajvir was more interested in

[A]. Sipping tea.
[B]. Looking outside the window.
[C]. Reading books.
[D]. Chatting with fellow passengers.

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?

[A]. They work in the tea-estate.
[B]. They are all young.
[C]. They wear neat dresses.
[D]. They carry bamboo baskets on their back.

“On both sides of the gravel road were acre upon acre of tea bushes. The phrase ‘acre upon acre’ suggests:

[A]. The tea bushes were grown on an acre of land only.
[B]. There were tea bushes grown over a vast area of land.
[C]. The tea bushes covered the road also.
[D]. The tea bushes were of the same height.

Choose the characteristic displayed by Rajvir when he confirms about the sprouting period of tea.

[A]. Well-informed
[B]. Ignorant
[C]. Dull
[D]. Unintelligent

Pranjol’s father worked as

[A]. A farmer in a tea estate
[B]. A tea plucker
[C]. Manager of tea estate
[D]. A teacher in a school near tea estate

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.


The doll-like-figures’ referred to

[A]. Tiny tea bushes.
[B]. Shady trees.
[C]. The women plucking tea leaves.
[D]. The thick forest trees.

The building looked ugly because of:

[A]. Tall chimneys
[B]. Grey colour
[C]. Being old
[D]. Black smoke

The word ‘dwarfing’ does NOT correspond to

[A]. Reducing in size
[B]. Under sizing
[C]. Enlarging
[D]. Minimizing

“It was a magnificent view.” Choose the word that describes Rajvir’ reaction to the greenery he saw

[A]. Fascinated
[B]. Alarmed
[C]. Shocked
[D]. Uninterested