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Class 10
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Literature Worksheet 2 |Class 10 CBSE

Solve the following important questions given in the worksheet.

Q1. Read the extracts given below carefully and answer the questions that follow: The policy of apartheid created a deep and lasting wound in my country and my people. All of us will spend many years, if not generations, recovering from that profound hurt. But the decades of oppression and brutality had another, unintended effect and that was that it produced the oliver Tambos, the Walter Sisulus, the Chief Luthulis etc- men of such extraordinary courage, wisdom and generosity that their like may never be known again.

(a) Whom does ‘my’ refer to in the passage ?

(b) Which policy has created a deep and lasting wound ?

(c) Name two persons of extraordinary courage, wisdom and generosity mentioned in the passage ?

(d) Trace a word from the passage which means the same as ’a period of ten years’.

Q2. I get along pretty well with all my teachers. There are nine of them, seven men and two women. Mr. Keesing, the old fogey who teaches maths, was annoyed with me for ages, because I talked so much. After several warnings, he assigned me extra homework, an essay on the subject, ‘A Chatterbox’. A chatterbox-what can you write about that ? I’d worry about that later, I decided. I jotted down the title in my notebook, tucked it in my bag and tried to keep quite.

(a) In the passage whom does `I’ stand for ?

(b) Who was Mr. Keesing ?

(c) What was the topic of the essay assigned to Anne ?

(d) Trace a word in the passage which means `old fashioned’.

Q3. Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow by writing the options that you Consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.


If when you’re walking round your yard you meet a creature there,

Who hugs you very, very hard

Be sure it is a bear.

If you have any doubts,

I guess He’ll give you just one more caress

(a) Who hugs you very hard ?

(i) caress

(ii) bear

(iii) Leopard

(iv) Lion

(b) How will you recognise him?

(i) When he hugs you very hard ?

(ii) While you are running

(iii) While you are talking

(iv) You are walking round your yard

(c) What does `one more caress’ mean in the extract ?

(i) It means another hand embrace

(ii) It means another hard hug

(iii) It means another loving embrace

(iv) It means another roaring

Q4. An ultimate shaking grief fixes the boy

As he stands rigid, trembling, staring down

All his young days into the harbour where His ball went.

I would not intrude on him;

A dime; another ball, is worthless

(a) Name of the poem and its poet are _________

(i) Dust of Snow by Robert Frost

(ii) The Ball Poem by John Berryman

(iii) Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

(iv) None of the above

(b) Which thing fixes the boy’s grief ?

(i) The loss of his pet

(ii) The loss of his money

(iii) The loss of his ball

(iv) The loss of his friend

(c) Where had his ball gone ?

(i) into the river

(ii) into the harbour

(iii) into the fields

(iv) into the pond

Q5. Don’t eat that chocolate, Amanda

Will you please look at me when I am speaking to you, Amanda!

(a) To whom are these lines are spoken ?

(i) Rapunzel

(ii) mother

(iii) father

(iv) Amanda

(b) What is she asked to remember ?

(i) eating something

(ii) chocolate

(iii) acne

(iv) to look at her parent

(c) Trace a word phrase which means ‘to see’ in the extract

(i) remember

(ii) acne

(iii) look at

(iv) none of the above

Q6. Answer any three of the following questions in 40-50 words each:

(a) Why did the postmaster send money to Lencho ?

(b) When did the Seagull get rid of his fear ?

(c) What does Anne write in her first essay ?

(d) Why did Peggy and Maddie notice Wanda’s absence ?

Q7. Answer the following questions in about 80 words.

(a) What important decision did Maddie take ? Why did she have to think hard to do so ?

(b) How did Mandela’s hunger for freedom change his life ?

Q8. Answer the following question in about 80 words.

(a) Name three extraordinary things that took place in the room where Griffin was staying.


(b) How did Ausable manage to convince Max about a balcony outside the window ?

Q9. Answer the following questions in 40-50 words each :

(a) How did Hari Singh come to realize that Anil had known about the theft ?

(b) Why is Mr. Herriot tempted to keep Tricki on as a permanent guest ?

Answer Key is given below
Answer Key to Literature Worksheet 2
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