Wednesday, 31 May 2017

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA COMPLETE PREPARATION WITH 201 QUESTIONS CBSE CLASS X ENGLISH


A.    Read the following extracts and answer the questions carefully.

1.      “As we drove through the foothills of the Alps two small boys stopped us on the outskirts of Verona.”
a)      What do you understand by the term foothills? (1)
b)      Who are the two small boys here? (1)
c)      What do you understand by the term ‘outskirts’? (1)
d)      Why did the two boys stop the speaker and his friends? (1)

2.      They were selling wild strawberries. "Don't buy," warned
Luigi, our cautious driver.

a)      Who are ‘they’ here? (1)
b)      Why did Luigi warn them not to buy strawberries from them? (1)
c)      Why were they selling wild strawberries? (1)
d)      What do you understand by the term ‘cautious’? (1)

3.      "You will get fruit much better in
Verona. Besides, these boys....."

a)      Who are ‘You’ referred here? (1)
b)      Which fruit is talked about here? (1)
c)      Where is Verona? (1)
d)       Which boys are meant here? (1)

4.      “He shrugged his shoulders to convey his disapproval of their shabby appearance.”

a)      Who is ‘He’ here? (1)
b)      Why did he disapprove? (1)
c)      Whose shabby appearance is talked about here? (1)
d)      Why did ‘they ‘put on shabby clothes? (1)

5.      “One boy had on a worn jersey and cut-off khaki pants; the other a shortened army tunic gathered in loose folds about his skinny frame.”

a)      What is meant by ‘worn’? (1)
b)      What is reflected here by cut-off khaki pants? (1)
c)      What is a tunic? (1)
d)      Why do they have skinny frame? (1)

6.      “Yet, gazing at the two little figures, with their brown skins, tangled hair and dark earnest eyes, we felt ourselves strangely attracted”.

a)      How little they are? (1)
b)      What do the ‘brown skins’ and ‘tangled hair’ signify? (1)
c)      What is reflected by ‘dark earnest eyes’? (1)
d)      Why was the author strangely attracted? (1)

7.      “My companion spoke to the boys, discovered that they were brothers. Nicola, the elder, was 13; Jacopo, who barely came up to the door handle of the car, was nearly 12. We bought their biggest basket, then set off toward town.”

a)      Whose companion is talked about here? (1)
b)      Who is the elder one here? (1)
c)      Who is the younger one here? (1)
d)      What is the biggest basket? (1)

8.      “Next morning, coming out of our hotel, we saw our friends bent over shoeshine boxes beside the fountain in the public square, doing a brisk business.”

a)      Who are meant here as friends? (1)
b)      What were they doing? (1)
c)      What were they doing the previous day? (1)
d)      What is meant here as brisk business? (1)

9.      “We watched for a few moments; then as trade slackened we went over. They greeted us with friendly faces. “I thought you picked fruit for a living," I said.”

a)      Who are ‘we’ here?
b)      What is meant here by ‘slackened’?
c)      Why did the speaker say whether they picked fruit as living?
d)      What business were they doing last?

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B. Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words each.
a)      Why did Luigi disapprove the boys?
b)      Critically explain the dresses of the boys.
c)      Why did the author feel strangely attracted by the two boys?
d)      What did the author’s Companion find about the two boys?
e)      “We do many things sir”-Explain the works the boys do?
f)       While making rounds around the town what did the author find about the boys?
g)      How were the boys helpful to the author and his companion?
h)      Describe the incident of the windy deserted square.
i)        “But next morning, when I went over to the fountain to have my shoes shined, I said…”
What did the author say and what was the effect on the listener?
j)        What did the author say Nicola about their saving money and what did Nicola reply?
k)      What do the boys do every Sunday and why?
l)        Why was Nicola reluctant to move with the author?
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C. Write the following questions in about 100-120 words each.
a)      You have read the story “Two Gentlemen of Verona”. You are very much moved by the story. Write in diary about your opinion about the same.
b)      You are the author of the story. Today you have returned from Poleta with Nicola and Jacopo .You are sympathetic and emotional to know the secret of the boys. Write a letter to your wife telling her the tale of the boys.
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