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Extract Based Questions for Chapter 4 From the Diary of Anne Frank Class 10 English First Flight with Solutions

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Extract Based Questions for Chapter 4 From the Diary of Anne Frank Class 10 English First Flight with Solutions

From the Diary of Anne Frank Extract Based Questions Class 10 English

Extract 1 From the Diary of Anne Frank

"Mr Keesing had a good laugh at my arguments, but when I proceeded to talk my way through the next lesson, he assigned me a second essay. This time it was supposed to be on 'An Incorrigible Chatterbox'. I handed it in and Mr Keesing had nothing to complain about for two whole lessons. However, during the third lesson, he'd finally had enough. "Anne Frank, as a punishment for talking in class, write an essay entitled-'Quack, Quack, Quack, said Mistress Chatterbox'."

Question 1: Why do you think Mr Keesing chose the title - 'An Incorrigible Chatterbox' - for Anne, to write on?

(i) Anne to express her inability to elaborate on such a topic.
(ii) that this would embarrass Anne and would check her indiscipline.
(iii) her to apologise and not repeat her talkative behaviour.
(iv) Anne to explore her creative writing skills.

Answer

(iii) her to apologise and not repeat her talkative behaviour.

Mr. Keesing wanted Anne to realise that she was too talkative and not maintaining discipline in class. He wanted to embarrass her and maintain discipline in future classes.


Question 2: What does 'had a good laugh' imply, in the context of Mr. Keesing? It means that he:

(i) celebrated his ability to make Anne write the essay.
(ii) ridiculed Anne in front of the whole class.
(iii) pulled up Anne for her arguments in the essay.
(iv) laughing heartily in a positive sense.

Answer

(iv) laughing heartily in a positive sense.

Here, ‘Had a good laugh’ means laughing heartily in a positive sense. Mr. Keesing neither pulled up nor ridiculed Anne. He was not celebrating her ability to write essay as well. He realised the wittiness behind Anne’s remark.


Question 3: What convincing argument was made by Anne?

(i) She was talkative just like any other student in the class.
(ii) She had the right to be talkative, as it was a classroom and not a prison.
(iii) She had inherited the trait from her mother, so couldn't stop being talkative.
(iv) She found it impossible to be quiet like the others as she couldn't change herself.

Answer

(iii) She had inherited the trait from her mother, so couldn't stop being talkative.

Anne said that she had inherited talkativeness from her mother, who was equally talkative as Anne was.


Question 4: Based on this extract, pick the option with the list of words that best describe Mr Keesing.

(i) Jovial and creative
(ii) Strict and innovative
(iii) Tolerant and strict
(iv) Innovative and jovial

Answer

(ii) Strict and innovative

Mr. Keesing was very particular about discipline in his class, so he was strict. Yet, he found new ways to make Anne realise that she is talkative by making her write essays. So, in that sense, he was innovative too. Jovial means cheerful which Mr. Keesing was not.


Extract 2 From the Diary of Anne Frank

Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I've never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl. Oh well, it doesn't matter. I feel like writing, and I have an even greater need to get all kinds of things off my chest. 'Paper has more patience than people.' I thought of this saying on one of those days when I was feeling a little depressed and was sitting at home with my chin in my hands, bored and listless, wondering whether to stay in or go out.

Question 1: At which age the author start writing?

(i) at a tender age of 13 years.
(ii) at the age of 15 years.
(iii) at the age of 17 years.
(iv) at the age of 14 years.

Answer

(i) at a tender age of 13 years.


Question 2: What does she say about writing in a diary?

(i) writing in a diary is a joyful experience
(ii) writing in a diary is a strange experience
(iii) she didn't enjoy writing in a diary
(iv) None of the above.

Answer

(ii) writing in a diary is a strange experience


Question 3: Explain, "Paper has more patience than people"?

(i) paper goes through many difficult processes when it is made
(ii) people can write their emotions on paper and it does not get exhausted of listening to people's feelings
(iii) people tear papers when they get angry
(iv) people gossip for hours together but paper doesn't

Answer

(ii) people can write their emotions on paper and it does not get exhausted of listening to people's feelings


Question 4: What does the phrase "Get all things off my chest" mean?

(i) it means to get rid of things around
(ii) to get rid of people who are weighing you down
(iii) to get rid of people who are competing with you
(iv) to get rid of feeling which depress you

Answer

(iv) to get rid of feeling which depress you


Extract 3 From the Diary of Anne Frank

Now Pm back to the point that prompted me to keep a diary in the first place: I don't have a friend. Let me put it more clearly, since no one will believe that a thirteen-year-old girl is completely alone in the world. And I'm not. I have loving parents and a sixteen-year-old sister, and there are about thirty people I can call friends. I have a family, loving aunts and a good home. No, on the surface I seem to have everything, except my one true friend. All I think about when Pm with friends is having a good time. I can't bring myself to talk about anything but ordinary everyday things. We don't seem to be able to get any closer, and that's the problem. Maybe it's my fault that we don't confide in each other. In any case, that's just how things are, and unfortunately they're not liable to change. This is why I've started the diary.

Question 1: What made her write a diary?

(i) she wanted to check her writing skills
(ii) she wanted to be famous as a writer
(iii) she did not have a friend
(iv) Her parents wanted her to write a diary

Answer

(iii) she did not have a friend


Question 2: What does she say about her parents and sister?

(i) they don't love her
(ii) they don't understand her
(iii) she has loving parents and affectionate 16 years old sister
(iv) They are very harsh towards her

Answer

(iii) she has loving parents and affectionate 16 years old sister


Question 3: What seems on the surface?

(i) she has everything except a true friend.
(ii) she has lots of friend.
(iii) she was alone
(iv) she was very unlucky

Answer

(ii) she has lots of friend.


Question 4: Which word in the passage means same as 'a share secret'?

(i) confide
(ii) ordinary
(iii) unfortunately
(iv) except

Answer

(i) confide


Extract 4 From the Diary of Anne Frank

"Paper has more patience than people. I thought of this saying on one of those days when I was feeling a little depressed and was sitting at home with my chin in my hands, bored and listless, wondering whether to stay in or go out. I finally stayed where I was, brooding: Yes, paper does have more patience, and since I'm not planning to let anyone else read this stiff-backed notebook grandly referred to as a 'diary', unless I should ever find a real friend, it probably won't make a bit of difference."

Question 1: If the diary were a 'real friend', what qualities would Anne expect it to have? Pick the option that lists these correctly.
1. Optimistic
2. Good listener
3. Confident
4. Energetic
5. Non-judgmental
6. Outgoing
7. Ambitious

(i) 1 & 4
(ii) 5, 6 & 7
(iii) 2, 3 & 5
(iv) 3 & 7

Answer

(iii) 2, 3 & 5

Anne wanted her friend to patiently listen to her problems, one who can help her in making decisions and would not judge her as good or bad. Option (iii) is the correct option.


Question 2: Paper has more patience than people.' What does this imply?

(i) believed in the power of writing more than speaking to people.
(ii) felt that she could pour her heart out on paper without any hindrance.
(iii) had more faith in sharing her thoughts and feelings with paper.
(iv) felt that she could share her feelings openly on paper.

Answer

(ii) felt that she could pour her heart out on paper without any hindrance.

When one talks to people, they start reacting/suggesting/contradicting, etc., rather than show patience and listen to the feelings of the aggrieved. The paper, on the other hand, can not speak and interrupt or stop the writer to write down his/her inner feelings.


Question 3: Anne doesn't plan to let anyone else read her diary as:

(i) She is secretive about her life.
(ii) It's about her intimate feelings.
(iii) She is unwilling to share it with anyone.
(iv) She wants to cherish these moments herself.

Answer

(iv) She wants to cherish these moments herself.

Anne wanted someone to listen to her without interrupting her flow of thoughts. She wanted to enjoy spending time with her own and relive those moments whenever she wanted to.


Question 4: Pick out the sentence that brings out the meaning of 'brooding' as used in the extract?

(i) The mysterious house on the hill is still brooding above the village.
(ii) The people at the stock market always keep brooding about the gains.
(iii) He was brooding over the matter and took a long time to decide
(iv) Suspense and drama were brooding at the site of the investigation.

Answer

(iii) He was brooding over the matter and took a long time to decide

In the passage, brooding refers to thinking over some matter. In option (i), brooding refers to rising high. In (ii), it refers to worrying. In (iii), it refers to thinking over the matter. In (iv), it refers to spread.


Extract 5 From the Diary of Anne Frank

To enhance the image of this long-awaited friend in my imagination, I don't want to jot down the facts in this diary the way most people would do, but I want the diary to be my friend, and Pm going to call this friend 'Kitty'. Since no one would understand a word of my stories to Kitty if I were to plunge right in, I'd better provide a brief sketch of my life, much as I dislike doing so. My father, the most adorable father I've ever seen, didn't marry my mother until he was thirty-six and she was twenty-five. My sister, Margot, was born in Frankfurt in Germany in 1926. I was born on 12 June 1929. I lived in Frankfurt until I was four.

Question 1: What does she want her diary to be?

(i) to be her friend
(ii) to be everyone's friend
(iii) to be a thing of envy
(iv) to keep her happy

Answer

(ii) to be everyone's friend


Question 2: How old were her parents when they got married?

(i) Her father was 36 and her mother was 25
(ii) Her father was 25 and her mother was 36
(iii) Both were of same age
(iv) None of the above

Answer

(i) Her father was 36 and her mother was 25


Question 3: Where did the author live until she was four?

(i) Frankfurt until she was four
(ii) London until she was four
(iii) Russia until she was four
(iv) None of the above

Answer

(i) Frankfurt until she was four


Question 4: Which word in the passage means same as 'increase'?

(i) Jot down
(ii) Enhance
(iii) Emigrated
(iv) adorable

Answer

(ii) Enhance


Extract 6 From the Diary of Anne Frank

Our entire class is quaking in its boots. The reason, of course, is the forthcoming meeting in which the teachers decide who'll move up to the next form and who'll be kept back. Half the class is making bets. G.N. and I laugh ourselves silly at the two boys behind us, C.N. and Jacques, who have staked their entire holiday savings on their bet. From morning to night, it's "You're going to pass", "No, I'm not", "Yes, you are", "No, I'm not". Even G.'s pleading glances and my angry outbursts can't calm them down. If you ask me, there are so many dummies that about a quarter of the class should be kept back, but teachers are the most unpredictable creatures on earth.


Question 1: Why is her entire class quaking in its boots?

(i) of the forthcoming results
(ii) of her untidy dresses
(iii) she was not happy
(iv) None of the above

Answer

(i) of the forthcoming results


Question 2: What does she think about her class?

(i) there are many intellectual students in the class.
(ii) there are many coward students in the class.
(iii) there are many dummies in the class.
(iv) None of the above.

Answer

(iii) there are many dummies in the class.


Question 3: What does she think about her teachers?

(i) teachers are the most adorable people.
(ii) the teachers are the most unpredictable creatures on the earth.
(iii) the teachers are the most loving people.
(iv) All of the above

Answer

(ii) the teachers are the most unpredictable creatures on the earth.


Question 4: Which word in the passage means same as 'support'?

(i) Quaking
(ii) Forthcoming
(iii) Staked
(iv) behind

Answer

(iii) Staked


Extract 7 From the Diary of Anne Frank

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 quiet.

Question 1: How many teachers were there in the school?

(i) nine teachers
(ii) seven teachers
(iii) nineteen teachers
(iv) None of the above

Answer

(i) nine teachers


Question 2: Who was Mr. Keesing?

(i) her English teacher
(ii) her mathematics teacher
(iii) her science teacher
(iv) None of the above

Answer

(ii) her mathematics teacher


Question 3: Why was Mr. Keesing annoyed with her?

(i) As she was talking in the class
(ii) As she was singing in the class
(iii) As she was dancing in the class
(iv) All of the above

Answer

(i) As she was talking in the class


Question 4: Which passage in the words means same as 'one who talks a lot'?

(i) Annoyed
(ii) Jotted down
(iii) Chatter box
(iv) assign

Answer

(iii) Chatter box


Extract 8 From the Diary of Anne Frank

I finished my poem, and it was beautiful! It was about a mother duck and a father swan with three baby ducklings who were bitten to death by the father because they quacked too much. Luckily, Mr Keesing took the joke the right way. He read the poem to the class, adding his own comments, and to several other classes as well. Since then I've been allowed to talk and haven't been assigned any extra homework. On the contrary, Mr. Keesing's always making jokes these days.

Question 1: Why does Anne say that the poem was beautiful?

(i) it talked about ducks
(ii) She didn't like the ducks who quacked a lot
(iii) She loved swans and liked the character of father swan
(iv) It had a new subject and was in verse

Answer

(iv) It had a new subject and was in verse


Question 2: What does the line "Mr Keening took the joke the right way means?

(i) Mr. Keesing misunderstood the joke
(ii) Mr. Keesing didn't like the joke
(iii) Mr. Keesing took the joke sportingly
(iv) Mr. Keesing was really annoyed with the joke

Answer

(iii) Mr. Keesing took the joke sportingly


Question 3: What was the change in Mr. Keesing behaviour after he read the poem?

(i) Mr. Keesing became more aggressive
(ii) Mr. Keesing became light hearted
(iii)Mr. Keesing punishing Anne all the more
(iv) He became very kind towards Anne

Answer

(ii) Mr. Keesing became light hearted


Question 4: What is the noun form of 'assign'?

(i) assigning
(ii) assignment
(iii) assigned
(iv) assigngly

Answer

(ii) assignment

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