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10th English First Flight Chapter 9 Question – Answers
NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 9 The Proposal is given below in PDF format to free download as well as study online options.
Passages for Comprehension
I. READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOWS:
My late aunt and her husband, from whom, as you know, I inherited my land, always had the greatest respect for your father and your late mother. The Lomovs and the Chubukovs have always had the most friendly, and I might almost say the most affectionate, regard for each other. And, as you know, my land is a near neighbour of yours. You will remember that my Oxen Meadows touch your birchwoods.
1. Write down the topic under discussion.
2. What does he tell about the two families?
3. Which word in the passage means the same as ‘dear’?
II. READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOWS:
There’s nothing to argue about. You see my aunt’s grandmother gave the free use of these Meadows in perpetuity to the peasants of your father’s grandfather, in return for which they were to make bricks for her. The peasants belonging to your father’s grandfather had the free use of the Meadows for forty years, and had got into the habit of regarding them as their own, when it happened that…
1. Who gave the Meadows and to whom?
2. What were they supposed to do?
3. Which word in the passage means the same as ‘farmers’?
III. READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOWS:
NATALYA: The monster! First he takes our land and then he has the impudence to abuse us.
CHUBUKOV: And that blind hen, yes, that turnip-ghost has the confounded cheek to make a proposal, and so on! What? A proposal!
1. Who are these two people talking to?
2. How does the first speaker accuse?
3. Which word in the passage means the same as ‘wickedness’?
Suggested Answers of Passages
Comprehension Passage I – Answers
1. It is about the Oxen Meadows.
2. He says that Lomovs and Chubukovs have been the friendliest.
Comprehension Passage II – Answers
1. The aunt’s grandmother of Lomov gave the Oxen Meadows to the peasants of Chubukov’s grandfather.
2. They were supposed to prepare bricks for Lomov’s aunt.
Comprehension Passage III – Answers
1. These are the daughter and the father ‘Natalya and Chubukov’.
2. The first speaker accuses Lomov of grabbing their land.
Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 9 Important Questions
What does Chubukov at first suspect that Lomov has come for? Is he sincere when he later says “And I’ve always loved you, my angel, as if you were my own son”? Find reasons for your answer from the play.
At first, Chubukov assumed that Lomov had come to borrow money. He was not sincere when he told Lomov that he had always loved him and that he was like his own son. He was certain that he would not give any money to him if he would come to borrow from him. If he really meant what he had said, then he would not have thought of not giving him money. He said so only because Lomov had come with the offer to marry his daughter.
Chubukov says of Natalya: “… as if she won’t consent! She’s in love; egad, she’s like a lovesick cat…” Would you agree? Find reasons for your answer.
Chubukov thought that Lomov was a good wedding prospect for his daughter. He was waiting for this proposal. When Lomov expressed his disbelief regarding Natalya’s consent to the proposal, Chubukov instantly told him that she was in love with him. But, this was actually not true. Natalya did not seem to be in love with Lomov at any point in the play. It looked as if she was more close to her land, meadows and dogs than to Lomov. Rather, the way they kept on arguing about slight matters suggests that neither Lomov nor Natalya was in love with each other.