English CBSE Class 10 NCERT First Flight Chapter 11 The Proposal Free Solution of Textbook Questions and Answers


(Textbook Questions)

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

Character Quality
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
Well educated

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.





Important Links
The Proposal – Explanation The Proposal – Extra Q&A
The Sermon at Benaras – Explanation A Letter to God – Explanation
The Sermon at Benaras – Textbook Q&A A Letter to God – Textbook Q&A
The Sermon at Benaras – Extra Q&A A Letter to God – Extra Q&A
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Active-Passive Rules Gap Filling Exercises
Passages Direct-Indirect Speech Rules
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