English CBSE Class 10 NCERT Footprints Without Feet Chapter 1 A Triumph of Surgery Free Solution of Extra Questions and Answers – Extract Based Questions Short Answer Questions Long Answer Questions and Value Based Questions
A TRIUMPH OF SURGERY
Extract Based Questions
1. Who is speaker of above line and to whom these lines are spoken to?
2. Who is being referred as ‘he’ in above extract?
3. What is the meaning of ‘lumbago’
4. Write synonym of ‘lately’
1. What trouble is being referred to in this extract?
2. Who is the speaker of above lines?
3. What was the advice given by narrator to the owner of the dog?
4. What is the profession of the speaker of above line?
1. Who is being referred to as ‘poor old lad’?
2. Why is he being referred as ‘poor old lad’?
3. What is the meaning of ‘kick in’
4. What was the cure in the mind of narrator?
5. What is the meaning of‘a kick’in above extract?
6. Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘treatment’?
1. What sweet things are being referred to in the extract?
2. Why does the speaker enquire if the sweet things have been cut down?
3. What is the meaning of the phrase ‘cut down’?
(iv) Who is speaker of above line?
1. Who is speaker of above line?
2. What did speaker feel so difficult?
3. Who used to take Tricki for a walk?
4. What did Mr Herriot expect to happen soon?
1. Who is speaker of above line?
2. What word is used in the extract for ‘a period of 15 days’.
3. What was temptation to keep Tricki as a permanent guest?
4. In which colour car Mrs. Pumphery came to collect Tricki?
1. Why did Mrs Pumphery lean out of window?
2. Why Mrs. Pumphery had tears in her eyes?
3. Where did the incidence of the extract had occurred?
4. Write synonym of ‘trembled’.
1. Who is referred as ‘I’ in above extract?
2. Why was narrator worried?
3. To whom was the suggestion made?
4. What was the first reaction of Mrs. Pumphery after listening to the suggestion?
(i) Who thought that he was suffering from malnutrition?
(a) James Hariot
(ii) Which of the following things were not being given to Tricky
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 2,4 and 5
(iii) Which type of dish doctor had advised to reduce?
(iv) Which expression in the extract mean ‘for some time’?
(a) some little extra
(b) nothing much really
(c) for a bit
(d) bear to refuse
(v) According to extract, classify following as facts or opinion
- I think the dog was suffering because of overfeeding.
- Had Mrs. Pumphery followed advice of Dr. Hariot, the dog would not get sick
- The dog should not have eaten too much.
- To Mrs. Pumphery, the dog seemed quite weak.
(a) F – 1, 2 and O – 3,4
(b) F – 2,3 and O – 1,4
(c) F 1,2,3 and O- 4
(d) F – 1,4 and O – 2, 3
(vi) Answer of which of the following question cannot be ‘nothing much’?
- Do you have some money in your pocket?
- Do you wish to say anything in your defence?
- What did you buy from that shop?
- Do you have enough pencils with you?
(i) Who is being referred to as ‘I’ in above extract?
(d) None of the above
(ii) Who is Tristan?
(a) a person working at surgery
(b) a person working at the house of Mrs. Pumphery
(c) a gardener
(d) a receptionist
(iii) Why the bowls were shining?
(a) there was enough light
(b) these had been polished
(c) dogs had licked all the food from these
(d) none of the above
(iv) Classify following as facts or opinion
- I think Tricki did not eat during the feeding time
- If Tricki had been quick, he could have got some food
- All other dogs ran to eat food
- I would assume that Tricki was not used to such competition during eating.
- Probably Tristan intentionally did not give food to Tricki
(a) F – 1,2,3 and O- 4,5
(b) F – 1,3,4 and O – 2,5
(c) F – 1,4,5 and O – 2,3
(d) F – 4, 5 and O -1,2,3
(v) The expression ‘headlong rush’ has been used in the extract. Which of the following expression in incorrect in respect of word ‘headlong’
(a) headlong clash
(b) headlong dive
(c) headlong plunge
(d) headlong sleep
Short Answer Questions (30-40 words)
Answer: Mrs. Pumphrey was not following advice of Dr Herriot about Tricki. So Herriot was sure that health of Tricki would deteriorate. Therefore Mrs Pumphrey would call to take treatment for her dog.
Answer: Mrs Pumphrey started giving cod-liver oil and malt between meals. She also gave him Horlicks after dinner.
She thought that her dog was inactive because it was suffering from malnutrition.
Answer: When Dr. Herriot informed her that Tricki needs to be hospitalized, she almost fainted. When Dr. Herriot was taking Tricki in his car she cried loudly. She called Dr. Herriot every day to know about Tricki.
Thus we conclude that it was hard for Mrs. Pumphery to part with her dog.
Answer: He was given only water for two days. Next day onward he was given normal diet and made to struggle for his food. He was prompted to play and run around with other dogs.
Thus without any medicine, Tricki became active and recovered his health.
Answer: Mrs. Pumphery used to send eggs, wine and brandy to the hospital for Tricki. Dr. Herriot and his staff used to enjoy eggs at breakfast, wine during lunch and brandy in the night.
These were days of content for Herriot.
Answer: Tricki had become inactive. She thought it was because of malnutrition so she increased his diet. This worsened health of Tricki. He refused to eat his favorite food. He was lying in his rug and panting. He even vomited.
Poor health of Tricki worried Mrs Pumphery.
Answer: Dr Herriot had advised to reduce feeding sweets to Tricki. He had also advised to give plenty of exercise to Tricki. He advised Mrs. Pumphery to harden her heart and keep Tricki on a very strict diet.
Answer: Other dog observed Tricki. They found that Tricki was a fat and lazy dog. They thought Tricki would not be able to play with them.
Hence they were not interested in Tricki.
Answer: Tricki had become fat and lazy. Mrs. Pumphery could not implement advice given to her earlier. Instead she had added more food in his diet. To implement strict diet plan and to give good exercise to Tricki, Dr. Herriot asked Mrs. Pumphery to admit him to surgery.
Long Answer questions (120-150 words)
Answer: Mrs. Pumphrey was a rich woman who loved her dog very much. She had lot of clothes according to every season for her dog.
She overfed Tricki. Whenever he was inactive, she increased his diet. She added cod-liver oil, malt and Horlicks in his diet. She could never understand that overfeeding was the cause of Tricki’s poor health.
She did not follow the advice of Dr Herriot to reduce diet and to give adequate exercise to dog. While Tricki was in hospital she continued to send eggs, wine and brandy for him.
When Dr Herriot put the dog on normal diet and made him to play and run around, he recovered without any medicine.
It was her excessive affection towards her dog that he fell sick. Hence we must be careful to avoid doing anything in excess. It would surly cause damage to self, friends and society.
Answer: Dr. Herriot was a capable veterinary doctor. He quickly understood the cause of poor health of Tricki. He had advised Mrs. Pumphery to reduce diet for the dog and give him good exercise.
He had a good understanding. He realized that Mrs. Pumphery would not be able to control diet of Tricki. So he convinced her to admit the dog in his hospital for some time.
He was practical. Having understood the cause of poor health of the dog, he did not give any medicine to Tricki. He cured Tricki by controlling his diet. He prompted Tricki to play and run around with other dogs.
He was polite. He avoided answering questions of Mrs. Pumphery about diet and clothing of Tricki. He requested Mrs Pumphery to remain seated in the car and himself brought Tricki to her.
Thus Dr Herriot was a practical and good natured person.
Answer: Tricki was overfed at his house. He had the luxury of consuming sweets, cod-liver oil, malt, Horlicks, eggs, wine and brandy. He had different clothes for different season and days. He had little exercise at this house.
At the surgery he was given only water for first two days. Third day he could not eat anything because his responses were slow. Next day onward he started actively to consume food for himself. There was no pampering.
He was prompted to play and run around with other dogs of surgery. Soon he started enjoying friendly scrimmages, being bowled over, tramped and squashed every few minutes. He became a member of the crew. He fought like a tiger for his share during mealtimes and hunted rats at night.
He never had such a life at his house.
Answer: Dr Herriot was certainly a good doctor. During his initial visits itself he understood the reason of Tricki’s sickness. Mrs. Pumphery was overfeeding her dog. The dog was not getting adequate exercises.
Dr. Herriot realized that Mrs. Pumphery cannot control diet of Tricki. So he convinced her to admit the dog in his hospital for some time.
Dr Herriot did not give any medicine to Tricki. The dog was given only water for first two days. Third day he could not eat anything because his responses were slow. Next day day onward he started actively to consume food for himself.
Tricki was prompted to play and run around with other dogs. He started enjoying friendly scrimmages, tramped and squashed every few minutes. He fought for his share during mealtimes and hunted rats at night. Soon recovered fully.
Thus through his common sense Dr Herriot treated Tricki.
Answer: The tile ‘A Triumph of Surgery’ is very much suitable to the text.
Mrs. Pumphrey had a pet dog Tricki. It was not keeping good health. Mrs. Pumphery had consulted a veterinary doctor Herriot. The doctor had advised to reduce diet of Tricki and to give it lot of exercise.
But owing to undue affection she did not control diet of Tricki. It was not given enough exercises. So its condition further deteriorated.
Dr Herriot took the dog to his surgery – the veterinary hospital. Now Mrs. Pumphrey was a worried person. At the surgery Dr. Harriot altered its diet. He created conditions so that dog could have lot of exercise.
Gradually Tricki started running around and became an accepted member of pack of dogs. It ran around, played and even hunted rats.
In about two weeks’ time Tricki had regained his health. It was a big surprise and relief to Mrs. Pumphrey. She was happy that Dr. Herriot had cured Tricki at the surgery.
Thus it was regarded as ‘The Triumph of Surgery’.