Monday, 29 July 2019
A. How does the author describe the situation of Lencho’s house and field?
Ans_ The author begins with a beautiful natural set up to concoct us for the further twist ushering phenomenon in the story. He acquaints us with the house being the only one in the valley and on the crest of a hill. To add to this beautiful natural set up we are more brought to the beautiful auspicious river promising a good nourish reflecting the ripe corn dotted with flowers connoting sound harvest.
B. How does the shower bring optimism and then complete disaster?
Ans_ Innocuous Lencho had made a wish from the core of the heart for a downpour or a shower. As if he listened to his appeal and ushered in plentiful shower indicating a wish and prosperous growth. But the aphotic side of this shower was not fathomed by Lencho until Perlis in the form of the hailstorms showered pulverizing the ripe optimistic cornfield. Hail storm reduced the lush cornfield into an expanse of abrogating piece reflecting disaster for the corn and as well as for Lencho.
C. How did Lencho and his family enjoy the shower as a welcome gift?
Ans_ As desired by Lencho, he was blessed with a genuine rainfall which would rejuvenate the vitality of the cornfield. With a blithe heart, he welcomed the rain and even could not help himself from going in the rain feeling the pleasure of the rain on the body. Being exuberant Lencho even symbolically interpreted the big rain droplets as ten cents and little droplets as five cents.
D. How did hailstones bring a pole asunder thought and behavior in Lencho?
Ans_ It was like a bolt from the blue for Lencho when he witnessed terrible havoc brought forth by hailstones. The boys naive of the affect of the hailstone could cause, took the occasion to be an auspicious one. But old hand peasant Lencho knew the ominous side of the hailstone and exclaimed, "it is really getting bad now.” When the cornfield was completely devasted, with a soul filled with dolefulness Lencho standing in the middle of the desert exclaimed, “a plague of locust would have left more than this.”
E. From whom did Lencho with to get help from and why?
Ans_ Beaten and dismantled by the devilish hailstone Lencho was in a dead loss situation without any ray of hope. But his innocuous mind could think one other than the omnipresent almighty. He had been immaculate to traverse to God to comfort him as he desired.
F. How did the postman and the postmaster react seeing the address written to god?
Ans_ It was unprecedented to the postmaster as well as to the postmaster when he witnessed the very name on the envelope. Initially the postman considered the letter to be the subject of fun and frolic and humorous. Same has been the discourse of the postmaster initially but immediately he was touched by the very innocuous and simple Mein of trust and regarded Lencho to be a rare man of true faith.
G. How did postmaster decide to help Lencho? What restraints did he have?
Ans_ Despite, it was a humorous discovery for the postman to see a letter addressed to god by a country peasant, he did not want to spoliate Lencho’s trust in almighty. In lieu, he decided to answer as ‘God’ himself. But this bountiful jesture floundered when there was the issue of hundred pesos. Perplexed and derailed from his course, the postmaster decided to make it a reality in every possible way.
H. How did the postmaster manage seventy pesos for Lencho?
Ans_ Resolute to his benevolent purpose Lencho reflected the qualities like sacrifice and appeal to meet the primary need of Lencho. He sacrificed a part of his salary and appealed to his colleagues and friends to charity to help a man of faith. Despite his diligent effort the postmaster was just able to dig up an amount of seventy pesos, thirty pesos short to be desired of hundred pesos.
I. How did Lencho react after receiving seventy pesos?
Ans_ With serene faith and confidence, Lencho went to the post office the next Sunday to get his money as the help of the god. He did not have an iota of doubt about receiving the money and so he was least surprised on receiving the money. But he turned dubious on the post office people after getting seventy pesos as according to him the total sum of hundred was reduced to seventy by the post office officials.
J. What wish did Lencho make to god after receiving seventy pesos?
Ans_ Without any speculation and surprise, Lencho considered the receipt of the money expected. But the amount being less by thirty pesos, he decided to complain god against the post office people doubting them who plundered his money. This incident is hilarious and starting as post office people worked as the god’s messengers who helped him with the money. Besides, this reflects his innocuous and guileless personality.
Monday, 27 May 2019
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
CBSE-CLASS-XII ENGLISH FULL MARKS-35 TIME---1.30HR
A. Answer the following questions in very short 5x1=5
a) What did the old man prepare for supper?
b) Which card game did the rattrap peddler and the old man play?
c) After how much time did the peddler come to the old man’s house?
d) Where did the canal lead to?
e) In which month did the incident take place?
f) Whom did the ironmaster mistake the rattrap peddler to be?
g) What was the name of the wife of the ironmaster?
B. Answer the following in about 30-40 words(any five):- 5x3=15
a. How did the rattrap peddler manage his livelihood?
b. What was the philosophy of life connected to the rattrap by the rattrap?
c. How did the rattrap peddler loot the man near the highway?
d. How did the peddler reach the forge and how was he mistaken?
e. How did the peddler reach the manor house?
f. How did the ironmaster react when the truth was exposed and how did the peddler answer back?
g. How was the life of the peddler during the Christmas in the manor house?
h. Comment on the ending of the story.
C. Answer the following questions in about 200 words. (any two) 6x2=12
a) Establish “The Rattrap” to be didactic one.
b) Discuss how Edla become the source of inspiration to come out of the trap he was in.
c) Justify the title of “The Rattrap”.
CBSE-CLASS-XII ENGLISH FULL MARKS-35 TIME---1.30HR
A. Answer the following questions in very short 5x1=5
a) Name the blacksmith who talked with Franz while going to school.
b) What was there under the arm of Mr. Hamel?
c) What was the colour of the coat of Mr. Hamel?
d) Name the river mentioned in the text.
e) Which church services are mentioned in the text?
B. Answer the following in about 40-50 words(any six):- 6x3=18
a. Acquaint us with the background of the story.
b. Tell us about the bulletin board.
c. What had been very different about the school that day?
d. What had been the surprise in the classroom people?
e. How did Mr. Hamel dress and why?
f. How was Franz in his task in the class? How did he feel?
g. How did Mr. Franz blame parents and himself?
h. How was the imparting of the lesson that day?
i. Comment on the ending of the story.
C. Answer the following questions in about 200 words. (any two) 6x2=12
a. How is “language “put in this story?
b. How does the story criticize war?
c. Evaluate Mr. Hamel as a teacher and Franz as a student.
d. How does the story create a feeling of sympathy and melancholy?
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
1. Where did the shepherd live and why was he uneducated?
Answer- The shepherd lived in a cave in a village .He was very poor. He did not have even a small cottage of his own. He had never been to school or learnt to read and write, for there were very few schools in those days.
2. In spite of being uneducated what special quality did the shepherd have?
Answer- Though poor and uneducated, this shepherd was very wise. He understood people’s sorrows and troubles, and helped them face their problems with courage and common sense. Many people came to him for advice.
3. Why did the king of the country want to meet the shepherd?
Answer- The shepherd was famous for his wisdom and friendly nature. The king of that country heard about him, and thought to meet the shepherd himself and check it out.
4. How did the king decide to meet the shepherd?
Answer- To meet the shepherd the king did not want to expose his real identity. He thought to meet him in disguise. So one day disguised as a shepherd and riding on a mule, one day the king came to the cave where the wise shepherd lived.
5. How hospitable was the shepherd?
Answer- When the shepherd saw the traveller coming towards the cave, he rose to welcome him. He took the tired traveller inside the cave, gave him water to drink and a share of his own meagre meal. The king rested for the night in the cave and was greatly impressed by the shepherd’s hospitality and wise conversation.
6. Why did the king make the poor old shepherd the governor?
Answer- When on the next day in spite of being tired and exhausted , the king decided to leave and informed the shepherd so , the shepherd looked straight into the eyes of the king and said, “Thank you, Your Majesty, for paying me the compliment of a visit.” Listening this the king was shocked and surprised and realized the true wisdom of the shepherd and said, “I need people like him to work for me.’ And the king appointed this humble shepherd the governor of a small district.
7. How was the shepherd after becoming the governor?
Answer- The virtues of the shepherd did not change a bit despite his becoming the governor. Although he rose to power and dignity, the shepherd remained as humble as ever. People loved and honoured him for his wisdom, sympathy and goodness. He was kind and just to one and all. His fame as a fair and wise governor soon spread throughout the country.
8. What did the jealous governor say to the king about the poor shepherd?
Answer- As the poor shepherd’s virtues were in the talks of everyone in the country, the other governors were jealous about him, they brought false allegations against him. They said, “He is very dishonest, and keeps for himself part of the money that he collects as tax from the people.” Why did he always carry with him, they added, an iron chest? Perhaps he carried in it the treasure that he had secretly collected. After all, they said mockingly, he was an ordinary shepherd and could behave no better.
9. What was the initial reaction of the king about the allegations of other kings? What did the king do at last?
Answer- At first the king did not pay attention to these reports because he did not believe on their talks.
But he could not ignore these stories of governors about the shepherd for long. The king was certain about one matter. That the new governor did carry an iron chest with him all the time. So, one day, the new governor was summoned to the palace.
10. How did the shepherd come to the king’s court and what did the king ask?
Answer- The shepherd came riding on his camel, and to everyone’s delight, the famous iron chest was there fastened securely behind him on the camel’s back.
Now the king was angry. He thundered, “Why do you always carry that iron chest with you? What does it contain?”
11. What was found inside the iron chest?
Answer- When the king asked the governor about the iron chest in an angry tone, the shepherd asked his servant to bring in the chest. How eagerly the people standing around waited for the shepherd to be found out! But how great was their astonishment, and even of the king himself, when the chest was opened! No gold or silver or jewels but an old blanket was all that came out.
12. When the king asked why did the shepherd carry a blanket with him what did he say?
Answer- When the king asked why the shepherd carry an old blanket in the iron chest always, the shepherd replied with quiet dignity, “This blanket is my oldest friend. It will still protect me if, at any time, Your Majesty should wish to take away my new cloaks.”
13. How did the king and the other governors react when they got to hear the reply of the shepherd?
Answer- Hearing the reply about the old blanket in the iron chest the king was pleased and the other governors were embarrassed. Now they knew that the shepherd was indeed the humblest and the wisest man in the land. The king made him the governor of a much bigger district that very day.
1. What was the name of Tansen’s father and where did they live?
Answer- Tanse’s father’s name was Mukandan Mishra and they lived in Behat near Gwalior.
2. What special quality did Tansen learn in his childhood?
Answer- Tansen was a naughty child in his childhood. Often, he ran away to play in the forest, and soon learnt to imitate perfectly the calls of birds and animals.
3. When did Tansen see Swami Haridas for the first time?
Answer- Swami Haridas was a famous singer. Once Swami Haridas was travelling through the forest with his disciples. Tired, the group settled down to rest in a shady grove. At that time Tansen was also there in the same forest .There Tansen saw Swami Haridas for the first time.
4. What did Tansen do when he saw strangers in the forest? How did Swami Haridas react to it?
Answer- Seeing the strangers in the forest Tansen thought to make fun and frighten the group. He hid behind a tree and roared like a tiger. The little group of travellers were bewildered and scattered in fear. But Swami Haridas was not afraid .He called them together and told not be afraid.He added that Tigers are not always dangerous.
5. On finding Tansen doing the prank what did Swami Haridas do?
Answer- When Swami Haridas found that Tansen was roaring like a tiger, he did not punish him. He went to Tansen’s father and said that his son was very naughty and he was also very talented and he thought he could make him a good singer.
6. When did Tansen’s parents die and how long did he learn music from Swami Haridas?
Answer- Tansen’s parents died during his stay with Swami Haridas learning music.
At the age of ten Tansen went away with Swami Haridas. He lived with him for eleven years, learning music, and became a great singer.
7. What was Mukandan Misra’s dying wish and why did he wish that?
Answer – Tansen’s father Mukandan Misra’s dying wish was that Tansen should visit Mohammad Ghaus of Gwalior because Mohammad Ghaus was a holy man. Besides Mukandan Misra had long been devoted to him, and often visited him.
8. Whom and how did Tansen marry?
Answer- While living in Gwalior with Mohammed Ghaus, Tansen was often taken to the court of Rani Mrignaini, who was a great musician herself. There he met and married one of the ladies of the court. Her name was Hussaini.
9. Why did King Akbar wish Tansen to join his court?
Answer- After Tansen’s Marriage, Tansen became very famous and often he sang before Emperor Akbar, who was so impressed by him that he insisted Tansen should join his court.
10. In which year Tansen joined the court of Akbar and how did Akbar enjoy the song of Tansen?
Answer- Tansen joined Akbar’s court in 1556, and soon became a great favourite of the Emperor. Akbar would call upon Tansen to sing at any time during the day or night. Quite often he would just walk into Tansen’s house to hear him practise. King Akbar also gave him many presents.
11. Why did the other courtiers become jealous of Tansen?
Answer- After the advent Tansen in the court of King Akbar, Tansen became very popular and very famous and he was given more privilege and importance than other courtiers. As a result out of jealousy the other courtiers thought that they would never be able to rest till Tansen was ruined.
12. What wicked idea did Shaukat Mian make to destroy Tansen?
Answer- One of the courtiers, Shaukat Mian, made a wicked idea to destroy Tnasen.
He planned to make Tansen sing Raga Deepak. He explained to the other courtiers that as Tansen was a very good singer, if Tansen sang Raga Deepak properly it would make the air so hot that Tansen would be burnt to ashes and thus they will get rid of Tansen.
13. How did Shaukat Mian entice King Akbar to make Tansen sing Raga Deepak? What was the reply King Akbar at the challenge by Shaukat Mian?
Answer- As planned Shaukat Mian went to Akbar and said that did not think that Tansen was a great singer. And he proposed a challenge for Tansen. He said to test Tansen.He requested King Akbar to tell him to sing Raga Deepak and also added that only the greatest singers could sing it properly.
Listening this King Akbar said that of course Tansen could sing it. Tansen could sing anything.
14. Hearing about the challenge why was Tansen afraid and unhappy?
Answer- Hearing the wish of the King Akbar Tansen very was afraid but could not disobey him and asked some time to prepare himself. Tansen went home. He was downcast and unhappy. He said to his wife that he could sing the Raga Deepak but the heat it would give off would not only set the lamps alight, it would also burn him to ashes.
15. What planning did Tansen make to save him from burning?
Answer- Tansen planned that if someone sang Raga Megh at the same time while he would be singing Raga Deepak, and sang it properly, it would bring rain. Then he suggested that their daughter, Saraswati, and her friend, Rupvati, could do that. He taught the two girls to sing Raga Megh. They practiced night and day for two weeks. Tansen told them that they must wait till the lamps started burning, and then they must start singing.
16. What happened when Tansen sang Raga Deepak?
Answer- The legend goes that on the appointed day the whole town assembled to hear Tansen sing Raga Deepak. When he began to sing, the air became warm. Soon people in the audience were bathed in perspiration. The leaves on the trees dried up and fell to the ground. As the music continued, birds fell dead because of the heat and the water in the rivers began to boil. People cried out in terror as flames shot up out of nowhere and lighted the lamps.
17. How was Tansen saved?
Answer- When flames shot up out of nowhere and lighted the lamps and Tansen’s life was at stake, Saraswati and Rupvati began to sing Raga Megh. The sky clouded over and the rain came down and Tansen was saved.