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English CBSE Class 10 NCERT First Flight Chapter 11 The Proposal Free Solution of Extra Questions and Answers – Extract Based Questions Short Answer Questions Long Answer Questions and Value Based Questions

 

THE PROPOSAL

(Extra Questions)

Extract Based Questions

EB 1. CHUBUKOV : [aside] He’s come to borrow money. Shan’t give him any! [aloud] What is it, my beauty?

LOMOV : You see, Honoured Stepanitch… I beg pardon Stepan Honouritch… I mean, I’m awfully excited, as you will please notice… In short, you alone can help me, though I don’t deserve it, of course… and haven’t any right to count on your assistance…

1. Why did Lomov come to Chubukov’s house?

Answer: Lomov had come there to propose his marriage with Natalya.

2.Why Lomov is not able to speak complete sentences?

Answer: Because he is very excited about the proposal.

3. Which phrase in the extract mean ‘to depend upon’?

Answer: To count on

4. What suspicion Chubukov has?

Answer: Chubukov suspects that Lomov has come to borrow some money.

 

 

EB 2. CHUBUKOV : [interrupting] My dear fellow… I’m so glad, and so on… Yes, indeed, and all that sort of thing. I’ve been hoping for it for a long time. It’s been my continual desire. [Sheds a tear] And I’ve always loved you, my angel, as if you were my own son.

1. Who is listener of the above extract?

Answer: Lomov

2.What has been the continual desire of Chubukov?

Answer: He wanted to marry his daughter Natalya to Lomov.

3. Which word in the extract is antonym of ‘devil’?

Answer: Angel

4. Did Chubukov really love listener of the extract as his son?

Answer: No, he did not love Lomov.

 

 

EB 3. But I’m getting a noise in my ears from excitement. [Drinks] And it’s impossible for me not to marry. In the first place, I’m already 35 — a critical age, so to speak. In the second place, I ought to lead a quiet and regular life.

1. Who is speaker of above extract?

Answer: Lomov

2. What did the speaker drink?

Answer: Water

3. What kind of life the speaker wants to lead?

Answer: He wants to lead a quiet and regular life.

4. What is the age of the speaker?

Answer: Thirty five

EB 4. 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.

1. Who is speaker of the above extract?

Answer: Lomov.

2. Who is the listener of above extract?

Answer: Natalya.

3. Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘for ever’?

Answer: Perpetuity

4. What did peasant do in return of use of Meadows?

Answer: They made bricks for aunt’s grandmother of Lomov.

EB 5. Ours! You can go on proving it for two days on end, you can go and put on fifteen dress jackets, but I tell you they’re ours, ours, ours! I don’t want anything of yours and I don’t want to give anything of mine. So there!

1. Who is speaker of above extract?

Answer: Natalya

2. To what does the word ‘they’re’ refer to in above extract?

Answer: Oxen Meadows

3. Which phrase in the extract mean ‘to wear’?

Answer: Put on

4. To whom does the word ‘you’ refer to in above extract?

Answer: Lomov

EB 6. He’s purebred, firm on his feet, has well-sprung ribs, and all that. But, my dear man, if you want to know the truth, that dog has two defects: he’s old and he’s short in the muzzle.

1. Write name of the dog referred in the above extract?

Answer: Guess

2. Who is speaker of the above extract?

Answer: Chubukov

3. Write name of the dog owned by the speaker of above extract?

Answer: Squeezer

4. Which word in the extract is antonym of ‘virtues’?

Answer: Defects

EB 7. Then smoke. Here are the matches. The weather is splendid now, but yesterday it was so wet that the workmen didn’t do anything all day. How much hay have you stacked? Just think, I felt greedy and had a whole field cut, and now I’m not at all pleased about it because I’m afraid my hay may rot.

1. Who is speaker of above extract?

Answer: Natalya

2. What does the speaker say about weather?

Answer: Natalya said that weather was wet yesterday but it was splendid now.

3. Why is speaker worried?

Answer: She is worried because her hay may rot due to bad weather of yesterday.

4. Who word in the extract is synonym of ‘happy’?

Answer: Pleased

EB 8. Giving me my own land, indeed! No, really, that’s not at all neighbourly! In my opinion, it’s even impudent, if you want to know.

1. Which land is being talked about in the extract?

Answer: Oxen Meadows

2. Who is speaker of the extract?

Answer: Natalya

3. Which word in the extract mean ‘rude’?

Answer: Impudent

4. According to speaker what is ‘not at all neighbourly’?

Answer: Giving back her own land is not at all neighbourly.

 

EB 9. He is old, but I wouldn’t take five Squeezers for him. Why, how can you? Guess is a dog; as for Squeezer, well, it’s too funny to argue. Anybody you like has a dog as good as Squeezer… you may find them under every bush almost. Twenty-five roubles would be a handsome price to pay for him.

1. Who is speaker of above extract?

Answer: Lomov

2. Who is being referred as ‘he’ in the above extract?

Answer: The dog Guess is referred as ‘he’.

3. Who is the owner of the Squeezer?

Answer: Natalya

4. What was considered a fair price for Squeezer.?

Answer: 25 roubles

Short Answer Questions (30-40 words)

SA 1. Who is Lomov? Why did he go to the house of Chubukov?

Answer: Lomov is a land owner. He is about 35 and still a bachelor. He is neighbour of Chubukovs.

He had gone to the house of Chubukov to propose his marriage with Natalya.

SA 2. What ailments Lomov is suffering from?

Answer: He suffers from palpitation. He is easily excitable and gets easily upset. When he begins to sleep, he feels pain in his left shoulder and head. He gets up, walks a bit and tries to sleep again. This may happen twenty times.

SA 3. How did Chubukov respond when he came to know that Lomov had come to propose for his daughter?

Answer: He was very happy to listen to the proposal. He said that he was hoping for it and it was his continual desire. He further said that he loved Lomov just like his own son.

Then he went out to call Natalya to meet Lomov.

SA 4. Why did Lomov want to get married?

Answer: He had turned 35 which he considered a critical age for marriage. He was suffering from palpitation of heart and other problems while trying to sleep. He wanted to lead a quiet and regular life.

Hence he decided to get married.

SA 5. How did Natalya compare Guess with Squeezer?

Answer: Natalya said that Guess is old and as ugly as a worn out cab-horse. Its pedigree is not known.

While Squeezer is a young thoroughbred, much better on points and pedigree. She said that Squeezer is hundred times better than Guess.

SA 6. How did Lomov compare Guess with Squeezer?

Answer: Lomov said that Guess is the best dog though it has become lame.

While Squeezer is overshot hence a bad hunter. He said that dogs like Squeezer can be found at every bush.

In a race Squeezer was left behind while Guess ran neck to neck with count’s dog.

 

SA 7. Why Lomov did not make the proposal during his first visit?

Answer: Lomov was nervous and hesitant to express himself. He tried to initiate discussion for the proposal. But he diverted to another topic which resulted in verbal duel between Lomov and Natalya. Lomov walked off the house without making a proposal.

Long Answer questions (120-150 words)

LA 1. Do you think the title of the lesson ‘The Proposal’ is justified? Please explain quoting narrations from the text.

Answer: The title of the lesson ‘The Proposal’ is very much justified.

Lomov was neighbour of Chubukovs. He was 35 and suffering from various ailments. He wanted to lead a quiet and regular life.

He went to Chubukovs to propose Natalya. He was hesitant in expressing himself. Chubukov prompted him to express himself. Chubukov was happy to hear about the proposal and assured Lomov that Natalya would also accept it.

Lomov instead of talking to Natalya about the proposal, got into an argument over Oxen Meadow. Lomov got so disappointed that he walked off. When Chubukov told Natalya that Lomov wanted to make a marriage proposal, she asked her father to call back Lomov.

This time also Lomov is not able to express himself to Natalya. They indulge into another argument about their dogs.

Finally Chubukov prompts Natalya and Lomov to accept the proposal.

Thus we can see that the whole play revolves around the proposal and its acceptance. Hence the tile is justified.

LA 2. Disputes and arguments never solve a problem. Please elucidate in reference to the play ‘The Proposal’.

Answer: In this play Lomov wants to make a marriage proposal to Natalya. Her father Chubukov is happy to hear about it.

Lomov and Natalya get into an argument over ownership of Oxen Meadows. They hurl abuses against forefathers of their families. Lomov gets disappointed and walks off.

When Natalys comes to know that Lomov had come to make a marriage proposal she asks her father to call back Lomov. And lomov does come back.

This is the first evidence that arguments cannot not help anyone. While understanding good intentions has a profound effect.

Later, once again all of them get into a verbal duel about their dogs. The situation become very aggressive. Another evidence that arguments do not help anyone.

Finally Chubukov reminds Natalya and Lomov about the proposal. They accept each other and get married.

Hence arguments and disputes cannot solve a problem. Acceptance paves the way for harmony and happiness.

LA 3. Characters in the play “The Proposal’ fought over small aspects. In the process they forgot about the main objective. Please explain. How do you think the situation would have been dealt with in better way?

Answer: In this play Lomov wants to make a marriage proposal to Natalya. Her father Chubukov is happy to hear about it. Natalya too wanted to accept the proposal.

On that day, when Natalya first met Lomov, she was not aware of the purpose of Lomov’s visit. Lomov did not express his proposal. During their talks they started an argument over Oxen meadows. Lomov got disappointed and walked off without telling Natalya about the proposal.

When Natalya came to know about the purpose of Lomov’s visit, she asked her father to call back Lomov. Now all the three are aware about the proposal. But they again start a verbal battle.

The main purpose was lost on both occasion.

In the first instance itself Chubkov should have informed Natalya about the purpose of Lomov’s visit. Chubukov should have helped and guided them towards a purposeful discussion.

In this manner the situation could have been dealt with in right way

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The Proposal – Explanation The Proposal – Extra Q&A
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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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