English CBSE Class 10 NCERT First Flight Chapter 11 The Proposal Free Solution of Textbook Questions and Answers
Thinking about the Play
Answer: Initially Chubukov suspects that Lomov had come to borrow some money.
Chubukov is not sincere in telling Lomov that he had always loved Lomov. Because he had initially suspected Lomov and had decided not to give any money.
Chubukov told these words only after he came to know that Lomov had come to propose her daughter
Answer: When Chubukov understood that Lomov had come with a marriage proposal for Natalya, he immediately agreed. He even said that Natalya was in love with Lomov.
But I think that was not the truth. Lomov and Natalya fought with each other about ownership of Oxen Meadows and superiority of their dogs. They insulted each other’s forefathers. Natalya teased Lomov. It is clear from the text that they did not have faith on each other.
|Speakers||Words of insults||Words of appreciation|
|Chubukov about Lomov||Pettifogger, Intriguer, Malicious, Villain, Scarecrow, Blind hen, Turnip ghost, Stuffed sausage, Wizen faced frump, Pup, Fool, Milksop||My angel, My beauty, My precious|
|Lomov about Chubukov||Grabber, Intriguer, Old rat, Jesuit||Honoured,|
|Lomov about Natalya||Excellent housekeeper, Not bad looking, Well educated, Honoured|
|Natalya about Lomov||Impudent, Rascal, Monster, Backbiter|
|Chubukov||Short tempered, Pettifogger, Obedient to daughter, Opportunistic, Straight forward|
|Lomov||Ambiguous, Sick, Believer of past, Pettifogger, Rigid|
|Natalya||Greedy, Pettifogger, Rigid, Emotional, Arrogant|
Answer: Probably they will continue to fight about their dogs. They may also fight about who proposed whom.
Thinking about language
|Expression not used in contemporary English|
|My beauty, My precious, My angel, My beloved|
|and so on|
|and all sort of things|
|The scarecrow, The stuffed sausage|
|Expression used in modern English|
|I beg your pardon|
|My dear fellow|
|Malicious, Fool, Villain|
You may consider that or you may understand
You may take it that I am a good singer but actually I am merely a beginner.
You may take my thoughts as against you but these are words of wisdom.
He is not telling directly
He spoke about weather before he asked for help. He seemed to be coming around
My foot has become numb
I have been sitting on chair for a long period. My foot has gone to sleep.