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The Proposal Extra Questions and Answers Class 10 English First Flight
Extract Based Questions (4 marks each)
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
Chubukov : [aside] He’s come to borrow money. Shan’t give him any !
[aloud] What is it, my beauty ?
Lomov : You see, Honoured Stepanitch … I beg pardon Stepan Honouritch … I mean, I’m awfully excited, as
you will please notice …. In short, you alone can help me though I don’t deserve it, of course and haven’t
any right to count on your assistance …. (1 x 4 = 4)
(a) Why is Lomov not able to answer properly ?
(b) What purpose has he come for ?
(c) Which word in the passage means the same as ‘very much’ ?
(d) What does Lomov need ?
(a) Lomov is not able to answer properly because he has come to ask for Natalaya’s hand which made him too excited. – ‘
(b) He has come to propose Natalya.
(d) Lomov need’s help.
I’ve heen hoping for it for a long time. It’s been my continual desire (shed a tear) And I’ve always loved you, my angel, as if you were my own son. May god give you both-His help and His love and so on, and so much hope (1 x 4 = 4)
(a) Who is the speaker here ? Who is he talking to ?
(b) Why does the speaker shed a tear ?
(c) Which word in the passage is opposite in meaning to ‘despair’ ?
(d) Since how long is Chubukov hoping ?
(a) The above lines are spoken by Stepan Stepanovitch Chubukov in response to the proposal for his daugher, Natalya Stepanovana by Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov.
(b) The tear shed here has no significance. Chubukov is merely feigning emotions because to him, the marriage proposal is simply an opportunity to extend their estates.
(c) ‘Hope’ is the opposite of ‘Despair’.
(d) Chubukov is hoping since a long time.
I’m off my balance with joy, absolutely off my balance ! Oh, with all my soul I’ll go and call Natalya, and all that. (1 x 4 = 4)
(a) Who is the speaker ?
(b) Why is he so very happy ?
(c) Why is he going to call Natalya ?
(d) Which word in the passage refers to ‘happiness’ ?
(a) The speaker is Stepan Stepanovitch Chubukov, a rich landowner.
(b) The proposal from his rich neighbour Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov for his daughter, Natalya’s hand in marriage is the cause of his excitement.
(c) He is going to Natalya to inform her of the proposal that Lomov has brought.
What more do I want ? But I am getting a noise in my ears from excitement. (Drinks) And it is impossible for me not to marry. In the first place, I am already 35-a critical age. So to speak. In the second place, I ought to lead a quiet and regular life. I suffer from palpitations, I am excitable and always getting awfully upset; at this very moment my lips are trembling and there is a twitch in my right eyebrow. But the very worst of all is the way I sleep. (1 x 4 = 4)
(a) Who is speaking to whom ?
(b) Describe the physical condition of the speaker.
(c) Find from the passage the noun form of the word ‘excite’.
(d) What according to the author is a critical age.
(a) Lomov to himself.
(b) He was suffering from palpitation and getting awfully upset.
(d) Thirty five
And it’s impossible for me not to marry. In the first place I am already 35-a critical age, so to speak. In the second place, I ought to lead a quiet and regular life. I suffer from palpitations. I’m excitable and always getting awfully upset; at this very moment my lips are trembling, and there’s a twitch in my right eyebrow. But the very worst of all is the way I sleep. I no sooner get into bed and begin to go off, when suddenly something in my left side gives a pull and I can feel it in my shoulder and head
(1 x 4 = 4)
(a) Who is the speaker ?
(b) What happens to his body while speaking ?
(c) Find a word from the passage that means the same as ‘sad’.
(d) What is the reason of the author’s suffering ?
(b) His lips were trembling, and there was a twitch in his right eyebrow.
(c) ‘upset’. .
There’s nothing to argue about. You see my aunt’s grandmother gave the free use of these Meadows in perpetuity to the peasants of your father’s grandfather, in return for which they were to make bricks for her. ( 1x 4 = 4)
(a) Who is speaking to whom?
(b) Who gave the meadows and why?
(c) Give the meaning of the word, ‘perpetuity’.
(d) What did the aunt’s grandmother want in return ?
(a) Lomov is speaking to Natalya.
(b) Aunt’s grandmother of Lomov gave meadows to the grandfather of Natalya’s father for free use in perpetuity to make bricks in return.
(c) The state of lasting for long period/for all times.
(d) She wanted them to make bricks for her.
What a surprise! We’ve had the land for nearly three hundred years, and then we’re suddenly told that it isn’t ours! Ivan Vassilevitch, I can hardly believe my own ears. These meadows aren’t worth much to me. They only come to five dessiations and are worth perhaps 300 roubles, but I can’t stand unfairness. Say what you will, I can’t stand unfairness. (1 x 4 = 4)
(a) Who is the speaker of these lines ?
(b) What is difficult for the speaker to believe ?
(c) What is that which the speaker can’t bear ?
(d) Which word in the passage means the same as ‘astonishment’ ?
(a) Natalya is the speaker of these lines.
(b) It is difficult for the speaker to believe that the meadows, which had been in the family for 300 years weren’t her any more.
(c) The speaker can’t tolerate unfairness.
These meadows aren’t worth much to me. They only come to five dessiatins, and are worth perhaps 300 roubles, but I can’t stand unfairness. Say what you will, I can’t stand unfairness. (1 x 4 = 4)
(a) Who speaks the above lines and to whom?
(b) How much are the meadows worth?
(c) Find a word in the extract that means ‘not based on what is just.’
(d) Were the meadows of much worth to the author ?
(a) Natalya speaks to Lomov.
(b) approximately 300 roubles.
(a) Natalya speaks the above lines to Lomov.
(b) The meadows are worth approximately 300 roubles.
(c) ‘unfairness’ means ‘not based on what is just’.
(d) No, the meadows were’nt of much worth to the author.
I can make you a present of them myself, because they are mine! Your behaviour, Ivan Vassilevitch, is strange, to say the least! up to this we have always thought of you as a good neighbour, a friend; last year we lent you our threshing machine, although on that account we had to put off our own threshing till November, but you behave to us as if we were gypsies. Giving me my own land, indeed! No, really, that is not at all neighbourly; in my opinion, it is even impudent, if you want to know. (1 x 4 = 4)
(a) Who is speaking to whom ?
(b) How had she helped her neighbour ?
(c) What is the dispute between both the characters ?
(d) Which word in the passage mean the same as ‘Unknown’ ?
(a) Natalya is speaking to Ivan Vassilevitch.
(b) She had helped her neighbour by lending out her threshing machine.
(c) The dispute between both the characters is over a piece of land.
Don’t excite yourself, my precious one. Allow me. Your guess certainly has his good points. He’s pure bred, firm on his feet, has well-sprung ribs, and all that. But my dear man, if you want to know the truth, that dog has two defects; he’s old and he’s short in the muzzle. (1 x 4 = 4)
(a) Who is the speaker here ? Who is he speaking to ?
(b) According to the speaker what is the truth about guess ?
(c) What is the adjectival form of ‘truth’ ?
(d) Which word refers to ‘drawback’ ?
(a) The speaker is Stepan Stepanovitch Chubukov, a rich land owner. He is speaking to Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov, who is another landowner and also his neighbour.
(b) Chubukov is pointing out to Lomov that despite many plus points in his guess, there were two major defects, i.e., the dog was old as well as short in the muzzle.
(c) The adjectival form of ‘truth’ is truthful.
Short Answer Type Questions (30-40 words & 2 marks each)
Who is Lomov and why does he visit Chubukov ? [Board Term-II, 2012 Set EL (62016)]
Lomov is a landowner in Russia. He is about thirty five years old which is a critical age for marriage. In order to put his proposal for Natalya, he visits Chubukov in his best dress and Chubukov thought that he had come to borrow money.
Why did Lomov go to the house of Chubukov ? [Board Term-II, 2012 Set EL (62023)]
Lomov, a rich bachelor, went to the house of Chubukov to propose to Natalya, the daughter of Chubukov, for marriage. Though Lomov was not in love with her but he felt that she was a good housekeeper, beautiful and well educated. He also felt it was time he should settle down.
What is the ailment that Lomov is suffering from ? [Board Term-II, 2012 Set EL (62023)]
Lomov is suffering from weakness, numbness of limbs and palpitations.
What do you learn about Natalya from the play, ‘The Proposal’ ? [Board Term-II, 2012 Set EL (62012)]
Natalya is the only daughter of the landowner Chubukov. She was very possessive about her land and was very determined not to part with it. She was a short tempered lady who used to quarrel with anyone very often. She always pinpointed the amount of help she had offered to her neighbours. Though well educated, she did not use her education wisely and thoughtfully.
Long Answer Type Questions (100-120 words & 8 marks each)
Give a character sketch of Lomov.
Lomov was a funny man. Physically he was weak but financially he was sound. He was a rich bachelor who wanted to marry Natalya. He was not really in love with Natalya but wanted to marry her because he thought that she was a good-housekeeper and beautiful. He said if he desired for an ideal or real love, he would never get married. He felt that he was 35, now he must lead a quiet and regular life. When he went to propose her, he got diverted. Actually, Natalya thought that he had come to claim oxen meadows as his own, quarrel took place between them. One more time they quarrelled over petty issues. Before finally proposing to her, he fainted and after that shouted a lot but finally succeeded to get acceptance.
Justify the title ‘The Proposal’.
The title of the play ‘The Proposal’ is very appropriate. A young man, Lomov wants to propose Natalya for marriage. He goes to her house for the same. Being confused, he doesn’t propose at once. He beats about the bush. He speaks irrelevantly. As Natalya doesn’t know that he has come to propose her, she thinks that he has come to claim oxen meadows as his own, she starts quarrelling. This results in one after another quarrel. After her father Chubukov reconciles; Natalya comes to know that he has come to propose her. Then at once she forgets the issue of fighting. Then the proposal is made and accepted. Finally, they get engaged.
Why does Chubukov suspect Lomov when he comes to his house? [Board Term-II, 2016, Set 2/1; Board Term-II, 2012 Set EL (62016)]
Chubukov suspects that Lomov may be going somewhere as he wears formal dress.
When Lomov explains that he has come seeking help, Chubukov suspects that has come to borrowmoney.
When Lomov comes to Chubukov’s house, Chubukov suspects that Lomov may be going somewhere because he has come there wearing formal dress. When Lomov explains to him that he has come there seeking his help, then Chubukov suspects that he has come to borrow money.
Arguments and disputes seldom solve a problem’. ‘Describe the dispute between Natalya and Lomov over the dogs and their superiority.
- Natalya and Lomov fought over superiority of their dogs-Squeezer and Guess –
- Guess -lame, good hunter
- Squeezer -high pedigree, over shot, bad hunter silly argument should never come in the way of matrimony
- Tolerance, acceptance paves the way to good relationship.
Natalya and Lomov fought over the superiority of their dogs-Squeezer and Guess. Lomov was pained to hear that despite many qualities, Guess had two major defects, i.e., the dog was old as well as short in the muzzle. Lomov was proud of his dog’s pure breed, its well sprung ribs. It was also a good hunter. On the other hand, Natalya’s high pedigree-squeezer was a bad hunter. She pointed out that her dog, Squeezer was better than Guess. She remarked that Guess was old, ugly and a worn out cab horse. She also called Guess a lame dog. Then Lomov stated that his dog had become lame since its leg had been bitten by some other dog. Though Lomov had come there to propose Natalya as he wanted to marry her, they involved themselves in silly arguments— that also over petty issues. Their main purpose was sidelined in the dispute. But such silly argument should never come in the way of matrimony. Rather it is the attribute of tolerance and acceptance that paves the way to good relationship.
Neighbours must have a cordial relationship which Lomov and Natalya do not have. Describe the first fight between them.
- Lomov and Natalya are next-door neighbours.
- Moreover the former came to Natalya to propose to her.
- The very first meeting had in itself seeds of things to be expected in their married life.
- In spite of being very rich landlords they quarrel over a very tiny piece of land Called, “Oxen Meadows”
- Lomov said that they were given to the peasants of Natalya’s great grandfather in return for making bricks. So it happened to be considered to be Natalya’s property.
- Natalya does not buy the explanation. Instead offers to make a present of it to Lomov who in turn rejects the suggestion.
- The quarrel continues endlessly.
- The would-be couple were very materialistic. Their mask of hypocrisy fell off sooner than expected.
- They did not have qualities which go to make a successful marriage : tolerance, compassion and
consideration for the other person’s feelings.
Lomov and Natalya were next-door neighbours. One day, Lomov came to Natalya to propose her. Natalya, who didn’t know that he had come to propose her, thought that he had come to claim Oxen Meadows as his own. When Chubukov, Natalya’s father, interfered with them and also pleaded that the Oxen Meadows were the properties of Chubukov, the fight aggravated. For a few moments, Lomov’s real purpose was overshadowed by that issue and he continued the bias that meadows belonged to his aunt’s grandmother who gave them to the peasants of Chubukov’s grandfather on the condition that they would prepare bricks for her. So how it would be considered as Natalya’s property.
Though both Lomov and Chubukov, Natalya’s father, were very rich landlords, they quarreled over a tiny piece of land, called, ‘Oxen Meadows’. But that was not the end of quarrel. Natalya didn’t agree with Lomov’s explanation. Instead, she offered to make a present of it to Lomov who, in turn, rejected the suggestion. And the quarrel continued endlessly. Such first meeting of Lomov and Natalya had in itself seeds of things (quarrels over petty issues) to be expected in their married life.
Value Based Questions
What are the main points of pleading between Chubukov and Lomov over Oxen Meadows ? [Value Based Question] [CBSE Marking Scheme, 2011]
On hearing the uproar between Natalya and Lomov, Chubukov appears at the scene. Immediately Natalya asks her father to let Lomov know about the ownership of Oxen Meadows. Chubukov too pleaded that these were the properties of Chubukovs. But Lomov denied their ownership. He pointed out that it was his aunt’s grandmother who gave the meadows to the peasants of Chubukov’s grandfather on the condition that they would prepare bricks for his aunt. [CBSE Marking Scheme, 2011]
On what issues did Lomov and Natalya quarrel ? What does their quarrel reveal about them ? [Value Based Question]
There are two controversies between Natalya and Lomov. First is about the Oxen Meadows and the other is about the dogs namely Guess and Squeezer.
Lomov states that his dog has become lame since its leg has been bitten by some other dog. Natalya points out that her dog Squeezer is better than Guess. She says that Guess is old, ugly and a worn out cab horse.
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