English CBSE Class 10 NCERT Footprints Without Feet Chapter 5 Footprints without Feet Free Solution of Extra Questions and Answers – Extract Based Questions Short Answer Questions Long Answer Questions and Value Based Questions
FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET
Extract Based Questions
EB 1. This time he decided to try the stock of a theatrical company in the hope of finding not only clothes but also something that would hide the empty space above his shoulders.
1. Who is referred as ‘he’ in the above extract?
2. Which word in the above extract is opposite of ‘reveal’?
3.Why did ‘he’ want to steal some clothes?
4. What did he steal to hide his face?
EB 2. Soon, with shoes, an overcoat and a wide-brimmed hat, he became a fully dressed and visible person.
1. Who is referred as ‘he’ in the above extract?
2. Write antonym of ‘visble’.
3. In which city was the shop situated?
4. Why ‘he’ wanted to wear clothes?
EB 3. The village constable was secretly sent for. Instead of waiting for the constable, Mrs. Hall went to the scientist, who had somehow mysteriously appeared from his empty bedroom.
1. Write name of village constable.
2. Write meaning of phrase ‘sent for’.
3. Why Mrs. Hall had sent for village constable?
4. Who was suspected to have robbed clergyman?
EB 4. As they gazed, a remarkable sight met their eyes. A fresh footmark appeared from nowhere! Further footprints followed, one after another, descending the steps and progressing down the street.
1. Which word in the extract means ‘more’?
2. In the above extract who does ‘they’ refer to?
3. Why only footprints could be seen?
4. In which city the incident mentioned in the extract occurred?
EB 5. They naturally gave chase. In the end he was able to escape only by quickly taking off his newly found clothes. So once more he found himself invisible but naked in the chill January air.
1. In the above extract what is meaning of ‘taking off’?
2. In the above extract who does ‘they’ and ‘he’ refer to?
3. Where was ‘he’ hiding before being spotted?
4. Why was ‘he’ noticed there?
EB 6. Suspicion grew even stronger when he suddenly produced some ready cash, though he had admitted not long before that he had no money.
1. Who had a suspicion?
2. What was the suspicion?
3. Which word in the extract means ‘accepted’?
4. To whom does ‘he’ refer to in above extract?
Short Answer Questions (30-40 words)
SA 1. Why was Mrs. Hall angry with Griffin?
Answer: Griffin had attacked the Hall couple. Mrs. Hall thought that Griffin had a hand in chair springing up in the air and pushing them out of the room. Griffin had not paid rent since a long time.
Hence Mrs. Hall was angry.
SA 2. Why did Griffin burn the house of landlord?
Answer: The landlord did not like Griffin. He had asked Griffin to vacate his house. Griffin became angry and burnt the house.
SA 3. How did Griffin escape from the store at London?
Answer: Griffin had slept in the store for a longtime. Workers at the store noticed him. Griffin started running away but workers chased him. Griffin removed his clothes, became invisible and escaped.
SA 4. Why were two boys surprised to see muddy footprints?
Answer: They were surprised to see muddy footprints of a pair of bare feet. It was unusual to see a bare feet in London during such a cold season. Also they did not see any man, they only saw impression of bare feet.
SA 5. Why Mrs. Hall became so hysterical?
Answer: When the Hall couple secretly went into the room of Griffin, they did not find anybody. Suddenly a chair attacked them and pushed them out of the room. Mrs. Hall thought it was a work of some ghost. So she became hysterical.
SA 6. What did Griffin steal from the theatrical company?
Answer: He stole bandage, dark goggles, a false nose, big bushy whiskers and a large hat. He also stole clothes and shoes. Now he was a visible person. He could hide his face also.
SA 7. Describe encounter of Griffin with Jaffers.
Answer: Jaffers had come to arrest Griffin. Jaffers was surprised to see a headless man. Griffin was becoming more and more invisible by removing his clothes. Jaffers tried to catch him. But Griffin hit him and quickly became invisible. He then knocked Jaffers unconscious and escaped.
Long Answer questions (120-150 words)
LA 1. Why Griffin decided to go to a theatrical company? What did he steal from there? How was it helpful to him?
Answer: After burning the house of his landlord, he had run away from the house. He became invisible to avoid getting caught. It was very cold season and he needed to wear some clothes.
First he went to a departmental store. He got new clothes and good food to eat. But he overslept and hence was noticed by employees. He had to run away. He again removed clothes to become invisible.
He needed clothes to protect himself. He went to theatrical company to find clothes and also to find something to cover the empty space above his shoulders. He wore a bandage around his forehead, an artificial nose, a dark goggles, a big bushy whisker and a large hat. He also wore clothes and shoes.
Now he had protection against cold and there was no empty space above his shoulders.
LA 2. How was the arrival of Griffin taken by Mrs. Hall ? How did Griffin describe his purpose of coming to the village? What was the initial reaction of villagers towards Griffin?
Answer: It was an unusual event for a guest to come to the village in winter season. Therefore Mrs. Hall welcomed Griffin to the inn. She readily gave accommodation to him. She tried to behave in a friendly manner with the guest. The guest had paid the rent in advance so she tolerated her eccentric behaviour. She neglected his strange habits and bad tempers.
Griffin explained to her that he had come to Iping because he liked to remain alone. He did not want to be disturbed. He further explained that his face was damaged in an accident.
The villagers were very surprised by the peculiar appearance and strange behaviour of griffin. They started making several guesses about him.
LA 3. Describe the curious event that occurred at the house of clergyman? Who in your opinion had committed the theft and why? Why the thief could not be caught?
Answer: Very early in the morning the clergyman and his wife were woken by a noise in their study room. They slowly went downstairs to the study room. They heard chink of money from the study room. It appeared that somebody was stealing money from clergyman’s desk.
The clergyman took an iron rod in his hand. Then he flung open the door and shouted – surrender. But to his utter surprise there was no one in the room. They looked everywhere in the room but did not see any one.
But the desk had been opened. All the money they had kept there for their house hold expenses had been stolen.
Griffin had stolen the money. He had run out of cash. He had stolen money to pay rent to Mrs. Hall.
Griffin could not be seen because he had become invisible while committing theft.
LA 4. Griffin’s discovery did not make him a respectable person. Explain how it turned out to be against himself and society.
Answer: Griffin was a brilliant scientist. He conducted several experiments to discover a method to become invisible. This was a great achievement.
He did not make the discovery public. Griffin had used it first against his landlord who asked him to vacate his house. Griffin burnt the house of landlord. Then he became invisible to avoid arrest. This was the beginning of his evil works.
Being invisible meant that he could not wear clothes. So he could not tolerate winter season. Later, he had to cover his face with bandage, artificial nose and a hat. This made his appearance very strange.
To come out of strange situations, he committed crimes using the invisibility technology. He indulged into theft, terrorizing and beating people for no fault of theirs.
Therefore in spite of making a remarkable discovery, Griffin never earned respect of society. Since he had kept it a secret, society could not get any benefit.
LA 5. Describe experience of Hall couple had when they had entered room of stranger to investigate.
Answer: One day the Hall couple observed that door of stranger’s room was open. This used to be usually closed. They decided to go into the room to investigate.
The stranger was not in his room. The bedclothes were cold indicating that the stranger had been out of bed for quite some time. The cloths and bandages that the stranger always wore, were lying about in the room.
Soon Mrs. Hall heard a sniff close to her. A moment later the hat at the bedpost jumped up and dashed at her face. Then the chair became alive. It sprang up in the air and charged at her, the legs foremost. The Hall couple turned away in terror. The chair pushed them out of the room. The door was slammed shut and locked.