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Revision questions based on SA 1 syllabus for class 10

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    • REVISION--X REVISION– Class X B & C Syllabus ContentTHE FROG AND THE NIGHTINGALE
    • REVISION--XREVISION– Class X B & CReference to Context
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C1. “At whose foot, the frog, each night Minstrelled on till morning light.”(a) “whose foot” refers to ……?(b) Give two characteristics of the minstrelling of the frog.(c) Who heard the minstrelling? State any one way in which they reacted.
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C2.“In the moonlight cold and pale Perched upon the sumac tree Casting forth her melody.”(a) Who is ‘her’ here?(b) Which time of the day is being talked about here? How can you tell?(c) How was ‘her’ song?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C3.“Bravo!” “Too divine!” “Encore!”(a) Who said to whom?(b) What led to such exclamations?(c) How did the listener react?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C4. “Sorry---was that you who spoke?.”(a)Who says to whom?(b) Name any one characteristic of the listener that come through from the lines that follow.(c) What had prompted the listener to visit the speaker?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C5.“Flushed with confidence, and fired With both art and adoration.”(a)What made the nightingale confident?(b) Explain “fired with both art and adoration.”(c) How did the frog begin to benefit from this performance?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C6. “You got nervous in mid-flight And, my dear ,lay on more trills: Audiences enjoy such frills.”(a) What was the advice given?(b) What occurrence made the frog say this?(c) What happened finally, when the nightingale followed this advice?
    • REVISION--X REVISION– Class X B & CAnswer in 30-40 words
    • REVISION– Class X B & C1. What are the different ways in which the frog asserts his importance?2. Why is the frog’s joy both sweet and bitter?3. Bring out the irony in the statement--- ‘Your song must be your own’?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C4. The nightingale was the protégée of the frog. Do you think the frog was a good mentor. Why/Why not?5. Why did the nightingale become morose?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C6. In spite of being a crowd puller and having a sweet voice , the nightingale turns out to be a loser and dies. Why?7. Do you think the end was justified?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION--XREVISION– Class X B & C Syllabus Content MIRROR
    • REVISION--XREVISION– Class X B & CReference to Context
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C1. “…I have looked at it so long, I think it is a part of my heart.”(a) Who are “I “ and “it”?(b) Describe “it”.(c) Why is “it” apart of the speaker’s heart ?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C2. “…Then she turns to those liars.”(a)Who is “she”?(b) What happens before “Then”?(c) Who are the liars?(d) Why does “she” turn to them?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C3. “Whatever I see I swallowimmediatelyJust as it is….”(a)State the figure of speech used?(b) Name the poet.(c) State any two qualities thatmatch – “Just as it is.”
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C4. “Now I am a lake…”(a) What was ‘I” before?(b) Why has the poet called mirror the “lake” ?(c) Pick out the figure of speech.
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & CComment in a sentence about what you see,with reference to the poem.(a)
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & Ca) Mirror shows the two-faced nature of the womanb) The woman tries to hunt for the youthful image, now that she is agedc) Mirror reveals the cycle of life to the woman , emphasizing on youth and old age
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C(b)
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & Ca) The woman is unable to accommodate the thought her being oldb) The woman displays agitation whenever she sees an old personc) Mirror reveals the old image of the woman to show her that youth doesn’t last forever
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C(c)
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & Ca) Mirror—as a lake, reveals the various creatures within , like life shows several other people.b) Mirror—as a lake, signifies that death(fish symbol) is a factc) Mirror—as a lake, throws up the image of the aged woman which seems like a terrible fish.
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C(d)
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & Ca) The Mirror is silver and exact and almost like the eye of a little God….four-cornered.b) The Mirror is beautiful and bright due to the smoothness and clarity of its ‘eye’c) The Mirror is four-cornered and reflects what we like to see
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C(e)
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & Ca) The woman prefers the setting of a moonlit night and candles to keep her away from depression.b) The woman trusts the candles and the moon to reveal her aged face as beautiful and youngc) The woman likes to look at the mirror on a full moon night
    • REVISION--X REVISION– Class X B & CAnswer in 30-40 words
    • REVISION– Class X B & C1. How is the Mirror like a ‘little God’?2. How does the poet convey that the woman is distressed looking at her reflection?3. Why do you think Plath created a lake in the second stanza?4. What has been described as a ‘terrible fish’ and why?
    • REVISION TEST--XREVISION– Class X B & C Syllabus Content SONNET 55
    • REVISION--XREVISION– Class X B & CReference to Context
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C1. “…Not marble nor the gilded monuments Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme(a)What does ‘marble’ refer to?(b) Who gets ‘gilded monuments’ made?(c) Why is ‘this rhyme’ more powerful?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C2. But you shall shine more powerful in these contents Than unswept stone, besmear’d..”(a) Who is ‘you’ here?(b) Explain the reference to ‘unswept stone’.(c) What does besmear’d mean here?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C3. “…and broils root out the work of masonry Nor Mars his sword nor war’s quick fire shall burn The living record of your memory.”(a) What are broils and how are they connected to “works of masonry”?(b) Bring out the allusion in these lines.(c) Why is the record of memory ‘living’?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C4. “ ‘Gainst death and all oblivious enmity Shall you pace forth…..”(a) Who is ‘you’ here?(b) What shall ‘you’ surpass to move ahead?(c) What would happen after the memory of you ‘pace forth’?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C5. “So till the judgement that yourself arise You live in this…..”(a) Name the poet and state who is ‘you’?(b) What is ‘judgement’ here?(c) What exactly is the poet saying in these lines?
    • REVISION--X REVISION– Class X B & CAnswer in 30-40 words
    • REVISION– Class X B & C1. Why is Time being referred to as ‘sluttish’?2. In what way is the poet stronger than the powerful rulers?3. What is ‘ending doom’ and ‘the judgement’?4. Elaborate on the theme of Sonnet 55 by Shakespeare?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C Syllabus ContentTWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
    • REVISION--XREVISION– Class X B & CReference to Context
    • REVISION– Class X B & C1. “ We watched for a few moments and then as trade slackened , we went over. They greeted us with friendly faces.”(a) Who are ‘they’ here and who does ‘we’ refer to?(b) What does ‘trade slackened’ mean? Which trade?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C(c) What quality of ‘they’ do these lines reveal?(d) How had ‘they’ and ‘we’ become friends?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C2. “He coloured deeply under his sunburn, then grew pale. He looked to the ground.”(a) Why did Nicola colour?(b) What did the narrator presume about the boys?(c) How was he finally proved wrong in his assumption?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C3. “The boys grew to hate Germans . When the resistance movement began secretly to form, they were among the first to join.”(a) Who are the boys and what is the time period being mentioned?(b) Why did they grow to hate the Germans?(c) What did they do to get rid of
    • REVISION--X REVISION– Class X B & CAnswer in 30-40 words
    • REVISION– Class X B & C1. Justify the title.2. What impression did the writer form of the boys first?3. Why did the boys have a frugal lifestyle?4. What was noticeable about the boys’ demeanour?5. How did the war effect the boy’s family?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C Syllabus ContentMRS.PACKLETIDE’S TIGER
    • REVISION--XREVISION– Class X B & CReference to Context
    • REVISION– Class X B & C1. “The prospect of earning a thousand rupees had stimulated the sporting and commercial instinct of the villagers.”(a) What had caused the stimulation?(b) What has the writing used the phrase ‘sporting & commercial instinct’?(c) What were the Rs.1000 for?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C2. “Mothers…..hushed their singing lest they might curtail the sleep of the venerable herd robber.”(a)Explain the oxymoron(b)What is the tone of the writer in the given lines?(c) What does the writer want to highlight through the given lines?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C3. “Louisa adopted a protective elder sister attitude towards money in general.”(a) Explain the ‘protective elder sister attitude.”(b) What do these lines reflect about Louisa?(c) How did she use this characteristic to her advantage, later?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C4. “You surely wouldn’t give me away?” she asked.(a) Who says this to whom?(b) What does ‘giving away’ mean here?(c) How was it possible for the listener to give the speaker away?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C5. “I suppose we are in some danger?” said Miss Mebbin.(a) Who was Miss Mebbin and what is the location she is speaking from ?(b) What danger is she anticipating?(c) Why do you think she refers to ‘some danger’?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C6. “How amused everyone would be if they knew what really happened?”(a) Who says this and to whom?(b) What is the speaker referring to as cause for amusement?(c) Who are ‘they’?(d) What is the tone of the speaker?
    • REVISION--X REVISION– Class X B & CAnswer in 30-40 words
    • REVISION– Class X B & C1. Why is Mrs. Packletide compared to Nimrod?2. What How did Miss Mebbin discover that the tiger had not been shot?3. Why did Loona refuse to look at a paper for weeks? How did she react to the gift of the tiger-claw brooch?4. Why did Miss Mebbin plant tiger lilies in her garden?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C5.Why did Mrs. Packletide give up big- game shooting?6. How did Mrs. Packletide react to Louisa’s comment after the shooting?7. What does the author try to convey through the story?8. Who emerges slightly better in character : Mrs. P or Miss Loona? Why?
    • REVISION TEST--XREVISION– Class X B & C Syllabus Content THE LETTER
    • REVISION--XREVISION– Class X B & CReference to Context
    • REVISION– Class X B & C1. “Beholding the wooden arch ofthis building , the old man was filled with a joy that a pilgrim feels when he first sees the goal of his journey.”(a) What is the building and who is the old man?(b) Why has he been compared to a pilgrim ?(c) Why is the building the goal of his journey?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C2. “The old man got up, raise his eyes to heaven in gratitude and stepping forward put his hands to the door.”(a) Where did he get up from and why was he there?(b) Why did he raise his eyes heavenwards?(c) What did he encounter on opening the door ?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C3. “Now he understood the meaning oflove and separation. He could no longerenjoy the sportsman’s pleasure andlaughter at the bewildered terror of theyoung partridges bereft of their parents.”(a) Why had he understood the meaning of love and separation?(b) What does ‘sportsman’s pleasure’ mean? (c) How did he react earlier?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C4. “Get away! Do you think we will eat your letter when it comes?” and he walked off hastily.(a) Who is ‘he’ and ‘you’?(b) What impact did the words have on the listener?(c) Write any two traits of the speaker as revealed in the lines above.
    • REVISION– Class X B & C5. “…maybe he shed some blood within sacred precincts and is paying for it now,” the postman added in support of his answer.(a) Who is being spoken to?(b) What does the postman mean by his remark?(c) What is the suffering that is being experienced by ‘he’ as per the lines?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C6. “Yes sir, I was the first.” “Then how…… No. I don’t understand….”(a) Who are the two speakers?(b) What question is the first speaker answering?(c) Why is the second speaker speaking in broken sentences?
    • REVISION--X REVISION– Class X B & CAnswer in 30-40 words
    • REVISION– Class X B & C1. How does the writer bring out Ali’s loneliness?2. Why has Ali’s journey to the post office been described as a pilgrimage?3. How does the separation from Miriam change Ali?4. What is the significance of the discussion on mad men in the story?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C5. Describe the Postmaster.6.Why were Ali’s eyes filled with tears after he had been admonished by the Postmaster?7.What role does the letter play in the story?8.Why What was the change that came over the Postmaster when he had delivered Ali’s letter?
    • REVISION TEST--X REVISION– Class X B & C Syllabus Content THEDEAR DEPARTED
    • REVISION--XREVISION– Class X B & CReference to Context
    • REVISION– Class X B & CMrs. J: I like Never Forgotten ,it’s refined.Henry: Yes, but its rather soon for that(a)What is the context of the conversation ?(b) What does Mrs. Jordan suggest? Comment.(c) What is the meaning of Henry’s statement?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C“Now Amelia, you mustn’t give way. We all have got to die some time or the other. It might have been worse.”(a) Who is the speaker?(b) What prompts the speaker to say these words?(c) What do you think he’s suggesting when he says ‘it might have been worse’?
    • REVISION– Class X B & CVictoria: Oh Grandpa! I’m so glad you are not deadMrs. Slater: (in a vindictive whisper) Hold your tongue, Victoria(a) What does Victoria’s exclamation reveal about her?(b) Comment on Mrs. Slater’s instruction to Victoria?(c) Why does she speak in a whisper?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C“He was always thoughtful in that way. He was too honourable to have ‘gone’ without paying his premium”(a) Why was he said to be thoughtful?(b) Bring out the irony in the above statement?(c) What does ‘to have gone’ refers to?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C “If there was one thing he could not bear , it was water.”(a) Who is being talked about?(b) Why is this remark made ?(c) What aspect of the speaker does this statement highlight ?
    • REVISION--X REVISION– Class X B & CAnswer in 30-40 words
    • REVISION– Class X B & C1. Describe Mrs. Slater’s state of mind as the play begins.2. What made Amelia so sure of outshining her sister?3. What were the difference in views of Mr. & Mrs. Slater about the arrival of the Jordan’s?4. Comment on the bureau shifting episode.
    • REVISION– Class X B & C5. Why does Amelia wish Henry to wear Abel’s slippers?.6. What was Amelia’s reason for for not getting another doctor to examine Abel?7. Whom was Abel staying with currently? Why?8. What makes the Jordans suspicious about the bureau?
    • REVISION– Class X B & C9. How do the Jordans and Slaters react to Abel’s appearance in the sitting room where they had gathered to mourn his death?10. How does Abel remember Amelia and Henry shifting the bureau ?11. How sincere is Elizabeth’s concern when she says , “I will not see you robbed.”
    • REVISION– Class X B & C12. How What is Abel’s reaction on learning that his family mistook him to be dead?13. What was the amusing remark that Abel made about the bureau at the end of the play?14. Comment on the ‘obituary planning’ episode.15. Why did Mrs. Slater mention Ben’s brother? What was Bens and Abel’s reaction