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Literature Worksheet 4 | CBSE | Class X

Lessons Covered
  • A Letter to God

  • Nelson Mandela

  • Fire & Ice

  • The Ball Poem

  • Amanda

  • His First Flight

  • The Black Aeroplane

  • The Diary of Anne Frank

  • The Thief's Story

  • Footprints Without Feet

  • A Triumph of Surgery

  • A Question of Trust

Q1.Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: 4

(A) It was during the meal that, just as Lencho had predicted, big drops of rain began to fall. In the north-east huge mountains of clouds could be seen approaching. The air was fresh and sweet. The man went out for no other reason than to have the pleasure of feeling the rain on his body…

(i) What had Lencho predicted?

(ii) When did his prediction come out to be true?

(iii) Why did he go out?

(iv) Which word in the passage means the same as told in advance‘?

(B) Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 4

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.

(i) Which country is being referred to here?

(ii) What is the policy of apartheid?

(iii) Who are 'us‘ in the lines above?

(iv) Which word from the passage means the same as deep‘?


Q2. Read the extracts given below and answer the question that follow by writing the correct options in your answer sheet. Attempt any two extracts. 3x2=6

A. Some say the world will end in fire,

Some say in ice.

From what I‘ve tasted of desire

I hold with those who favor fire.

(a) The tone of the poem is ________

(i) cordial (ii) amiable (iii) argumentative (iv) friendly

(b) “Fire” and “ice” are _______

(i) symbols of human nature (ii) names of branded items (iii) nuclear weapons (iv) theories of modern science

(c) “Fire” signifies _______

(i) hate (ii) anger (iii) affection (iv) desire

B. He is learning, well behind his desperate eyes,

The epistemology of loss, how to stand up

Knowing what every man must one day know

And most know many days, how to stand up.

(a) The tone of the poem is ___________

(i) analytical (ii) depressing (iii) humorous (iv) critical

(b) The expression ‗how to stand up‟ means _______

(i) how to move on after a drastic loss

(ii) to stand with the help of others

(iii) act of standing up

(iv) how to move around

(c) The word epistemology means ______

(i) the part of philosophy that deals with knowledge

(ii) the study of human mind

(iii) the study of stars

(iv) the study of animals and plants

C. There is a languid, emerald sea,

Where the sole inhabitant is me

a mermaid drifting blissfully.

(a) Who is ''me‟ in the above lines…..?

(i) Rapunzel (ii) mermaid (iii) Amanda (iv) poetess

(b) The word, „blissfully‟ means ----

(i) sorrowfully (ii) cheerfully (iii) melancholy (iv) satisfactorily

(c) Why is ''me‟ drifting away?

(i) moving (ii) avoiding (iii) relaxing (iv) hiding

Q3. Answer any THREE of the following questions in 30-40 words each: 2x3=6

(a) What did Lencho hope for? What were his feelings when the hail storm stopped?

(b) How did Mandela‘s understanding of freedom change with age and experience?

(c) The sight of the food maddened him‘. Who is 'he‘ in these lines? Why was he angry? What does this suggest?

(d) How does Anne feel about her father, grandmother, Mrs. Kuperus and Mr. Keesing?

Q4. Answer the following in about 50 words: 4

(a) Describe the narrator‘s experience as he flew the aeroplane into the storm. Throw a light on his feelings and emotions at that time.


(b) Give a brief biographical sketch of Anne Frank. Highlight her attitudinal characteristics also.

Q5. Answer the following in about 50 words: 4

(a) Give an account of Griffin as a lawless person.


(b) Compare and contrast the characters of Anil and Hari Singh.

Q6. Answer any two of the following in about 30-40 words each : 3x2=6

(a) What kind of person was Mr. Herriot? How did he treat Tricke? Why was he tempted to keep Tricki on as a permanent guest?

(b) Aussable shows great presence of mind‘ in a situation of danger and surprise. Do you agree with this statement? If yes, why?

(c) How did the visible man become invisible? What did he do then?




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