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From the Diary of Anne Frank Extra Questions and Answers Class 10 English First Flight
Extract Based Questions (4 marks each)
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow :
To enhance the image of this long awaited friend in my imagination, I don’t want to got down the facts in this diary the way most people would do, but I want the diary to be my friend, and I’m 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. (1×4=4)
(a) Why does ‘Anne call ‘her’ a long awaited friend ?
(b) How does she want to begin her diary ?
(c) Find out a word from the extract which means the same as ‘to increase to improve’.
(d) Who was Anne’s true friend.
(a) Anne called her so because she since long wanted to have a friend in which she could confide in kitty, her diary served her purpose.
(b) She wanted to begin her diary by giving an introduction.
(c) ‘To enhance’ means ‘to increase to improve’.
(d) The diary
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 I’m going to call this friend ‘Kitty’. (1×4=4)
(a) Who is T here ?
(b) Who is her long-awaited friend ?
(c) What do most people do ?
(d) Which word in the passage means the same as ‘record’ ?
(a) T here refers to Anne Frank.
(b) Her long – awaited friend is her diary.
(c) Most people write only facts in their diary.
(d) Jot down.
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 12th June, 1929. I lived in Frankfurt until I was four. My father emigrated to Holland in 1933. My mother, Edith Hollander Frank, went with him to Holland in September, while Margot and I were sent to Aachen to stay with our grandmother. (1×4=4)
(a) Why were the narrator and her sister sent to Aachen ?
(b) When was the narrator born ?
(c) Find the word from the passage which means’ to leave one’s own country to live in another country’.
(d) How does the narrator explain his father ?
(a) The narrator and her sister were sent to Aachen as her father had emigrated to Holland along with her mother and there was no one to look after them.
(b) The narrator was born on 12th June, 1929.
(c) ‘Emigrated’ means ‘to leave one’s own country to live in another country’.
(d) Most adorable father.
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 quite. (1×4=4)
(a) In the passage whom does T stand for ?
(b) Who was Mr. Keesing ?
(c) Trace a word in the passage which means ‘old fashioned’.
(d) What was the topic of the ‘essay’
(a) T stands for Anne Frank.
(b) Mr. Keesing was her maths teacher.
(c) ‘Fogey means ‘old fashioned’.
(d) ‘A chatterbox’
I began thinking about the subject while chewing the tip of my fountain pen. Anyone could ramble on and leave big spaces between the words, but the trick was to come up with convincing arguments to prove the necessity of talking. I thought and thought, and suddenly I had an idea. I wrote the three pages Mr. Keesing had assigned me and was satisfied. I argued that talking is a student’s trait and that I would do my best to keep it under control. (1×4=4)
(a) What was the subject on which she had to write ?
(b) What was the trick in writing the essay ?
(c) Find out a word from the passage which means ‘contended’.
(d) What is a student’s trait ?
(a) She had to write on the subject ‘Necessity of talking’.
(b) The trick was to come up with convincing arguments in favour of talkativeness.
(c) ‘Satisfied’ means ‘contended’.
However, during the third lesson he’d finally had enough. “Anne Frank, as punishment for talking in class, write an essay entitled ‘Quack, Quack, Quack, said Mistress Chatterbox’.”
The class roared. I had to laugh too, though I’d nearly exhausted my ingenuity on the topic of chatterboxes. It was time to come up with the essay from the begnning to end in verse and I jumped for joy. Mr. Keesing was trying to play a joke on me with this ridiculous subject, but I’d make sure the joke was on him. (1×4=4)
(a) Who is he and he had had enough of what ?
(b) Explain : “exhausted my ingenuity”.
(c) How would this essay be different from the one written earlier ?
(d) Which word in the passage means the same as ‘to laugh.
(a) He is Mr. Keering and he had enough of Anne’s talking a lot.
(b) “Exhausted my ingenuity” means used up all my activity resulting left.
(c) This essay was different from the one written earlier, as it was written in poetry form.
Short Answer Type Questions (30-40 words & 2 marks each)
‘Paper has more patience than people’. Elucidate. [Board Term I, 2012; Set-EL2 – Oil]
According to Anne Frank, people are not always interested in listening to what you are telling them. They get bored and lose patience, but it is not so with paper. You can go on writing whatever you like, and as long as you like.
How did Anne regard her diary and what name did she give to it ? [Board Term I, 2012; Set-EL2 – 062]
Anne regarded her diary as her long awaited friend. She named her diary as ‘Kitty’.
Why does Anne want to keep a diary? Why does she feel she can trust a diary more than the people ? [NCERT]
She wanted to keep a diary because she felt that people change and can’t be trusted but paper doesn’t change and patiently documents one’s experiences
Grandma had a significant place in Anne’s heart. Explain. [Board Term I, DDE-2014]
Anne loved her grandma very much. She died in January 1942. Her death was all the more troublesome to Anne. At Anne’s birthday, a separate candle was lit for grandmother.
The class-mates of Anne Frank were shaking with fear and nervousness. Why ? [Board Term I, 2012; Set-EL2 – 021]
The class mates of Anne Frank were shaking with fear and nervousness because it was time to move to the next class. The students did not know who would be kept back and who would be promoted.
Who taught Anne Frank maths ? Why did the maths teacher always get annoyed with her ? [Board Term I, 2012; Set-FL2 – 024]
Mr. Keesing taught her maths. He always got annoyed with her because she talked too much in the class.
What does Anne write in her first essay ? [NCERT][Board Term I, 2012; Set-EL2 – 034]
Anne wrote that talking is a student’s trait. She would not keep talking under control because her mother talked a lot. She had inherited this trait from her mother.
How did Sanne help Anne Frank in writing the third essay ? [Board Term I, 2012; Set-EL2 – 037]
Sanne was one of Anne Frank’s friends. She suggested Anne to write the essay in verse form. She also advised her to put up the example of a swan and ducklings in it.
Long Answer Type Questions (100-120 words & 8 marks each)
Was Anne an intelligent girl ? Support your answer giving instances ?
Anne was indeed an intelligent girl. She was only 13 but her diary shows she was mature for her age. She decided to write a diary because she felt that paper was more patient than people. Only an intelligent girl can think so deeply and wisely. Moreover, she proved the necessity of talking; She defended her habit as hereditary. Finally, She wrote a fine poem and turned the joke on her teacher.’ Only an intelligent girl could do it.
Why did Anne Frank think that she could confide more in her diary than in the people?
Anne felt alone, bored and depressed, though she had loving parents, a sister and thirty other people. She was a shy, introvert type of girl she did not have a friend. She had a happy family but somehow, she could not confide in them. She wanted someone with whom she could share her secrets. At that time, her friend gifted her a red and white dairy. She found a real friend in her diary ‘Kitty’. Moreover, she realized the truth lying in the fact that paper has more patience than people. So she could confide more ideas in her diary than in people because people are not always interested in listening to what you are telling them.
How did Anne respond to the punishment by Mr. Keesing ? What light does it throw on her nature ?
When Mr. Keesing punished Anne for her talkativeness again and again and asked her to write essay, one after the other, she composed a poem on ‘The incorrigible Chatterbox’ and gave a message through it to the teacher. The teacher got so impressed by her little poem than he decided not to punish her. It shows that she was capable of writing good essays and poems and to win the heart of Mr. Keesing and make him realize his mistake. It also reflects her fearlessness, critical thinking humility and unbiased approach as well as her creativity and humorous approach to deal with her strict teacher.
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