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Extract Based Questions for Chapter 7 Glimpses of India Class 10 English First Flight with Solutions

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Extract Based Questions for Chapter 7 Glimpses of India Class 10 English First Flight with Solutions

A Baker from Goa Extract Based Questions Class 10 English

Extract 1 A Baker from Goa

Read the following extracts carefully and answer the questions that follow—

We kids would be pushed aside with a mild rebuke and the loaves would be delivered to the servant. But we would not give up. We would climb a bench or the parapet and peep into the basket, somehow. I can still recall the typical fragrance of those loaves. Loaves for the elders and the bangles for the children. 

Question 1: Who are 'we' in the extract? 'we' in the extract are :

(i) narrator and his wife
(ii) narrator and his friend
(iii) children of the narrator
(iv) neighbours of the narrator

Answer

(ii) narrator and his friend

 

Question 2: The kids were pushed aside so that :

(i) the bangles could be delivered to the neighbours
(ii) the flowers could be given to the guests
(iii) the breads could be delivered to the servants
(iv) the basket could be given to the narrator

Answer

(iii) the breads could be delivered to the servants

 

Question 3: The words 'mild rebuke' here means :

(i) an expression of approval
(ii) an expression of disapproval
(iii) an expression of wrath
(iv) an expression of happiness

Answer

(ii) an expression of disapproval

 

Question 4: In the basket, there were :

(i) some bangles for the children
(ii) some loaves of bread for the elders
(iii) Both (i) and (ii)
(iv) none of them

Answer

(iii) Both (i) and (ii)

 

Extract 2 A Baker from Goa

Marriage gifts are meaningless without the sweet bread known as the bol, just as a party or a feast loses its charm without bread. Not enough can be said to show how important a baker can be for a village. The lady of the house must prepare sandwiches on the occasion of her daughter's engagement. Cakes and bolinhas are a must for Christmas as well as other festivals. Thus, the presence of the baker's furnace in the village is absolutely essential.

Question 1: In Goan village, what are meaningless without the sweet bread 'boll

(i) Birthday parties
(ii) Holi celebration
(iii) Wedding gifts
(iv) All the occassions

Answer

(iii) Wedding gifts


Question 2: What food items are compulsorily prepared during Christmas in Goa?

(i) Coconut cookies and cakes
(ii) Muffins and snack cakes
(iii) Cakes and bolinhas
(iv) Buns and rolls

Answer

(iii) Cakes and bolinhas


Question 3: Find the word in the extract which means 'celebration meal'.

(i) Charm
(ii) Occassion
(iii) Engagement
(iv) Feast

Answer

(iv) Feast

 

Question 4: What is must for a lady of Goa on the occassion of her daughter's engagement?

(i) She must prepare sandwiches
(ii) She must clean the house
(iii) She must feed seven children
(iv) She must purchase any gold item

Answer

(i) She must prepare sandwiches

 

Extract 3 A Baker from Goa

The baker usually collected his bills at the end of the month. Monthly accounts used to be recorded on some wall in pencil. Baking was indeed a profitable profession in the old days. The baker and his family never starved. He, his family and his servants always looked happy and prosperous. Their plump physique was an open testimony to this. Even today any person with a jackfruit-like physical appearance is easily compared to a baker.

Question 1: When did the baker usually collect his bills?

(i) on the first day of the month.
(ii) after every three months.
(iii) at the end of the month.
(iv) at the end of the year.

Answer

(iii) at the end of the month.

 

Question 2: The baker used to record his monthly accounts :

(i) on some wall with a pencil
(ii) in his notebook with a pen
(iii) in his diary with a pencil
(iv) on a blackboard with a chalk

Answer

(i) on some wall with a pencil

 

Question 3: Why did baker and his family never starve :

(i) his parents used to give him money regularly.
(ii) baking was profitable profession.
(iii) he ran three bakeries simultaneously
(iv) there was only one bakery in the village

Answer

(ii) baking was profitable profession.

 

Question 4: The baker, his family and his servants always seemed :

(i) shocked and frightened
(ii) angry and frustrated
(iii) interesting and hopeful
(iv) happy and prosperous

Answer

(iv) happy and prosperous



Coorg Extract Based Questions Class 10 English

Extract 1 Coorg

Extract 1 Midway between Mysore and the coastal town of Mangalore sits a piece of heaven that must have drifted from the kingdom of God. This land of rolling hills is inhabited by a proud race of martial men, beautiful women and wild creatures. Coorg, or Kodagu, the smallest district of Karnataka, is home to evergreen rainforests, spices and coffee plantations.

Question 1: Coorg is inhabited by a proud race of :

(i) Tall men and brave women
(ii) Handsome men and kind women
(iii) Marital men and beautiful women
(iv) fearless men and honest women

Answer

(iii) Marital men and beautiful women

 

Question 2: In Coorg, we are likely to see :

(i) Wild animals like elephants and rhinos
(ii) Pet animals like dogs and cats
(iii) Mammals like bats and whales
(iv) Insects like beetles and dragonflies

Answer

(i) Wild animals like elephants and rhinos

 

Question 3: Which of the following statements is true about Coorg?

(i) It is the most crowded district of Karnataka
(ii) It is the greenest district of Karnataka
(iii) It is the largest district of Karnataka
(iv) It is the smallest district of Karnataka

Answer

(iv) It is the smallest district of Karnataka

 

Question 4: Coorg is known for its :

(i) coffee plantations
(ii) spices
(iii) evergreen rain forests
(iv) All of these

Answer

(iv) All of these


 

Extract 2 Coorg

Coorgi homes have a tradition of hospitality, and they are more than willing to recount numerous tales of valour related to their sons and fathers. The Coorg Regiment is one of the most decorated in the Indian Army, and the first Chief of the Indian Army, General Cariappa, was a Coorgi. Even now, Kodavus are the only people in India permitted to carry firearms without a licence.

Question 1: Which of the following statement is correct :

(i) People of Coorg believe in hospitality
(ii) People of Coorg believe in living alone
(iii) People of Coorg love to travel
(iv) People of Coorg tend to emigrate very often

Answer

(i) People of Coorg believe in hospitality

 

Question 2: The Coorg people are always ready to tell the tales of valour related to :

(i) their great ancestors
(ii) their brave women
(iii) their sons and fathers
(iv) All of them

Answer

(iii) their sons and fathers

 

Question 3: A Coorgi, General Cariappa was the :

(i) Most dreadful Chief of Indian Army.
(ii) Most favoured Chief of Indian Army.
(iii) last Chief of Indian Army.
(iv) First Chief of Indian Army.

Answer

(iv) First Chief of Indian Army.

 

Question 4: What is the special favour granted only to Kadavus in India?

(i) They can start a war with neighbour countries if needed.
(ii) They can carry firearms without a licence.
(iii) They can use anal bombs without permission.
(iv) They can carry rifles after getting a licence.

Answer

(ii) They can carry firearms without a licence.

 

Extract 3 Coorg

The river, Kaveri, obtains its water from the hills and forests of Coorg. Mahaseer-a large freshwater fish-abound in these waters. Kingfishers dive for their catch, while squirrels and langurs drop partially eaten fruit for the mischief of enjoying the splash and the ripple effect in the clear water. Elephants enjoy being bathed and scrubbed in the river by their mahouts.

Question 1: Which river does flow from the hills and forests of Coorg?

(i) Indus river
(ii) Narmada river
(iii) Kaveri river
(iv) Godavari river

Answer

(iii) Kaveri river

 

Question 2: The squirrels drop partially eaten fruits in the river :

(i) because they want to feed the fishes.
(ii) because they don't like to eat the whole fruit.
(iii) to enjoy the weird sound of dropping.
(iv) to enjoy the splash and the ripple effect.

Answer

(iv) to enjoy the splash and the ripple effect.

 

Question 3: Find the word in the extract which means same as 'wave' :

(i) Splash
(ii) Ripple
(iii) Dive
(iv) Catch

Answer

(ii) Ripple

 

Question 4: What do the elephants enhoy by their mahouts?

(i) They enjoy being bathed
(ii) They enjoy being scrubbed
(iii) Both (i) and (ii)
(iv) None of these

Answer

(iii) Both (i) and (ii)


Extract 4 Coorg

Coorg or Kodagu, the smallest district of Karnataka, is home to evergreen rainforests, spices and coffee plantations. Evergreen rainforests cover thirty per cent of this district. During the monsoons, it pours enough to keep many visitors away. The season of joy commences from September and continues till March. The weather is perfect, with some showers thrown in for good measure. The air breathes of invigorating coffee. Coffee estates and colonial bungalows stand tucked under tree canopies in prime corners.

Question 1: Which of the following statements is true with referenece to the given extract?

(i) Tropical reinforests cover 60% of Coorg.
(ii) Tropical rainforests cover 45% of Coorg.
(iii) Evergreen rainforests cover 75% of Coorg.
(iv) Evergreen rainforests cover 30% of Coorg.

Answer

(iv) Evergreen rainforests cover 30% of Coorg.

 

Question 2: What is the best period for people to visit Coorg?

(i) October to April
(ii) June to August
(iii) September to March
(iv) December to May

Answer

(iii) September to March

 

Question 3: Monsoon season is not the best period to go to Coorg because :

(i) visitors are not allowed there in monsoon.
(ii) there is heavy rainfall during monsoon.
(iii) Both (i) and (ii)
(iv) None of these

Answer

(ii) there is heavy rainfall during monsoon.

 

Question 4: Which of the following is not correct about the best visiting season for the Coorg?

(i) The weather is perfect there.
(ii) There can be seen flowers all around.
(iii) The air breathes of invigorating coffee.
(iv) None of these

Answer

(ii) There can be seen flowers all around.

 

Extract 5 Coorg

The climb to the Brahmagiri hills brings you into a panoramic view of the entire misty landscape of Coorg. A walk across the rope bridge leads to the sixty-four-acre island of Nisargadhama. Running into Buddhist monks from India's largest Tibetan settlement, at nearby Bylakuppe, is a bonus.

Question 1: Name the hills mentioned in the passage.

(i) Brahmagiri hills
(ii) Thadiyandamol hills
(iii) Chomamale hills
(iv) Both (i) and (ii)

Answer

(i) Brahmagiri hills

 

Question 2: What can be seen from these hills?

(i) The perfectly clear view of Coorg.
(ii) The dense forests of Coorg.
(iii) The entire misty landscape of Coorg.
(iv) Half of the Coorg's landscape.

Answer

(iii) The entire misty landscape of Coorg.

 

Question 3: What is Nisargadhama?

(i) It is a forest in Coorg.
(ii) It is an island in Coorg.
(iii) It is a hill in Coorg.
(iv) It is a river in Coorg.

Answer

(ii) It is an island in Coorg.

 

Question 4: Name the largest Tibetan settlement in India.

(i) Mundgod
(ii) Bylakupee
(iii) Baglung
(iv) Khasakha

Answer

(ii) Bylakupee


Tea from Assam Extract Based Questions Class 10 English

Extract 1 Tea from Assam

"Chaii-garam... garam-chai," a vendor called out in a high-pitched voice. He came up to their window and asked,"Chai, sa'ab?' "Give us two cups," Pranjol said. They sipped the steaming hot liquid. Almost everyone in their compartment was drinking tea too. "Do you know that over eighty crore cups of tea are drunk every day throughout the world?" Rajvir said. "Whew!" exclaimed Pranjol. 'Tea really is very popular."

Question 1: How many cups of tea are drunk everyday throughout the world?

(i) Upto fifty crore cups
(ii) More than eighty crore cups
(iii) Less than seventy crore cups
(iv) In between thirty crore and forty crore cups

Answer

(ii) More than eighty crore cups

 

Question 2: Where were Pranjol and Rajvir when this conversation took place?

(i) in Pranjol's house.
(ii) in Rajvir's house
(iii) in a train
(iv) in their office

Answer

(iii) in a train

 

Question 3: Find the word in the extract which is an expression of astonishment.

(i) High-pitched
(ii) Steaming
(iii) Exclaimed
(iv) Whew

Answer

(iv) Whew

 

Question 4: What was happening in their compartment?

(i) Almost everyone was drinking tea
(ii) Almost everyone was having food
(iii) Everyone was talking to each other
(iv) Some people were drinking coffee and some were sleeping

Answer

(i) Almost everyone was drinking tea

 

Extract 2 Tea from Assam

We have an Indian legend too. Bodhidharma, an ancient Buddhist ascetic, cut off his eyelids because he felt sleepy during meditations. Ten tea plants grew out of the eyelids. The leaves of these plants when put in hot water and drunk banished sleep. 'Tea was first drunk in China," Rajvir added, "as far back as 2700 BC! In fact words such as tea, 'chaff' and 'chini' are from Chinese. Tea came to Europe only in the sixteenth century and was drunk more as medicine than as beverage."

Question 1: Why did Bodhidharma cut off his eyelids?

(i) he believed that it would bring him good look
(ii) he didn't like his eyelids
(iii) he felt sleepy during meditations.
(iv) he thought he would look attractive without eyelids.

Answer

(iii) he felt sleepy during meditations.

 

Question 2: What was the effect of the leaves when put in hot water and drunk?

(i) It caused hunger
(ii) It made unconscious
(iii) It made people sleepy
(iv) It banished sleep

Answer

(iv) It banished sleep

 

Question 3: Find the word in the extract which means the same as 'a drink' :

(i) Medicine
(ii) Beverage
(iii) Water
(iv) Chini

Answer

(ii) Beverage

 

Question 4: When and where was the tea first drink?

(i) Nepal in 2500 BC
(ii) America in 2400 BC
(iii) India in 2600 BC
(iv) China in 2700 BC

Answer

(iv) China in 2700 BC

 

Extract 3 Tea from Assam

Pranjol's father slowed down to allow a tractor, pulling a trailer-load of tea leaves, to pass. "This is the second-flush or sprouting period, isn't it, Mr Barua?" Rajvir asked. "It lasts from May to July and yields the best tea". "You seem to have done your homework before coming", Pranjol's father said in surprise. " "Yes, Mr Barua", Rajvir admitted. 'But I hope to learn much more while I'm here."

Question 1: Which of the following statements is true about Rajvir?

(i) Rajvir did not know anything about the Assam tea gardens.
(ii) Rajvir knew a lot about the Assam tea gardens.
(iii) Rajvir had not done his homework before coming to Assam.
(iv) Rajvir didn't want to go to Assam.

Answer

(ii) Rajvir knew a lot about the Assam tea gardens.

 

Question 2: How did Mr. Barua feel while talking to Rajvir?

(i) surprised
(ii) very happy
(iii) excited
(iv) sad

Answer

(i) surprised

 

Question 3: How did Rajiv want to spend his stay in Assam?

(i) He wanted to learn more about the tea plantations.
(ii) He wanted to discover new places there.
(iii) He wanted to enjoy each and every moment by roaming there.
(iv) He wanted to know more about the people of Assam.

Answer

(i) He wanted to learn more about the tea plantations.

 

Question 4: What is the sprouting period of tea in Assam?

(i) July to October
(ii) March to June
(iii) August to December
(iv) May to July

Answer

(iv) May to July

 

Extract 4 Tea from Assam

It was a magnificent view. Against the backdrop of densely wooded hills, a sea of tea bushes stretched as far as the eye could see. Dwarfing the tiny tea plants were tall sturdy shade-trees and amidst the orderly rows of bushes busily moved doll-like figures. In the distance was an ugly building with smoke billowing out of tall chimneys. "Hey, a tea garden!" Rajvir cried excitedly.

Question 1: Why the building was called ugly?

(i) it was not constructed well
(ii) there were dark patches on the outerwalls
(iii) smoke was billowing out of the chimneys
(iv) there was a heap of garbage outside it

Answer

(iii) smoke was billowing out of the chimneys

 

Question 2: The tea plantations have been compared to :

(i) a pond
(ii) a sea
(iii) a river
(iv) a forest

Answer

(ii) a sea

 

Question 3: Who were called as 'doll-like figures'?

(i) effigies
(ii) Assamese girls
(iii) Assamese women
(iv) tea-leaves pluckers

Answer

(iv) tea-leaves pluckers

 

Question 4: What did Rajvir see while travelling in train?

(i) two shepherds
(ii) lots of trees
(iii) many pastures
(iv) a tea garden

Answer

(iv) a tea garden

 

Extract 5 Tea from Assam

The train pulled out of the station. Pranjol buried his nose in his detective book again. Rajvir too was an ardent fan of detective stories, but at the moment he was keener on looking at the beautiful scenery. It was green, green everywhere. Rajvir had never seen so much greenery before. Then the soft green paddy fields gave way to tea bushes. It was a magnificent blue. Against the backdrop of densely wooded hills, a sea of tea bushes stretched as far as the eye could see. Dwarfing the tiny tea plants were tall sturdy shade trees and amidst the orderly rows of bushes busily moved doll-like figures. In the distance was an ugly building with smoke billowing out of tall chimneys.

Question 1: What was Pranjol doing?

(i) reading a comic book
(ii) reading a detective book
(iii) listening to music
(iv) talking to Rajvir

Answer

(ii) reading a detective book

 

Question 2: What did Rajvir feel about detective stories?

(i) He had read a detective story, so he was curious to read one
(ii) He liked detective stories but not too much
(iii) He thought them to be a waste of time
(iv) He was a fan of detective stories

Answer

(iv) He was a fan of detective stories

 

Question 3: What was Rajvir busy doing?

(i) looking at the beautiful scenery outside
(ii) trying to sleep but couldn't do that
(iii) watching an adventure movie
(iv) talking to the tea vendor

Answer

(i) looking at the beautiful scenery outside

 

Question 4: How was the scenery outside the train?

(i) lots of Assamese people roaming in the fields
(ii) many bare dry trees
(iii) many colourful gardens
(iv) a lot of greenery

Answer

(iv) a lot of greenery

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