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NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English The Proposal

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Chapter wise Solutions

Footprints

  • 1 A Triumph of Surgery
  • 2 The Thiefs Story
  • 3 The Midnight Visitor
  • 4 A Question of Trust
  • 5 Footprints without Feet
  • 6 The Making of a Scientist
  • 7 The Necklace
  • 8 The Hack Driver
  • 9 Bholi
  • 10 The Book That Saved the Earth

First Flight

  • 1 A Letter to God
  • 2 Long Walk to Freedom
  • 3 Two Stories about Flying
  • 4 From the Diary of Anne Frank
  • 5 The Hundred Dresses I
  • 6 The Hundred Dresses II
  • 7 Glimpses of India
  • 8 Mijbil the Otter
  • 9 Madam Rides the Bus
  • 10 The Sermon at Benares
  • 11 The Proposal

First Flight (Poem)

  • 1 Dust of snow
  • 2 Fire and Ice
  • 3 A Tiger in the Zoo
  • 4 How to Tell Wild Animals
  • 5 The Ball Poem
  • 6 Amanda
  • 7 Animals
  • 8 The Trees
  • 9 Fog
  • 10 The Tale of Custard the Dragon
  • 11 For Anne Gregory

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English The Proposal

1. What does Chubukov at first suspect that Lomov has come for? Is he sincere when he later says “And I’ve always loved you, my angel, as if you were my own son”? Find reasons for your answer from the play.

Ans: At first, Chubukov suspected that Lomov had come to borrow money. He was not sincere when he told Lomov that he had always loved him and that he was like his own son. He had decided that he would not give Lomov any money if he tried borrowing from him. If he truly meant what he had said, then he would not have thought of not giving him money. He said so only because Lomov had come with the proposal to marry his daughter.


NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English The Proposal

2. Chubukov says of Natalya: “… as if she won’t consent! She’s in love; egad, she’s like a lovesick cat…” Would you agree? Find reasons for your answer.

Ans: Chubukov thought that Lomov was a good marriage prospect for his daughter. He had been waiting for this proposal. When Lomov expressed his doubt regarding Natalya’s consent to the proposal, Chubukov immediately told him that she was in love with him. However, this was not true. Natalya did not seem to be in love with Lomov at any point in the play. It seemed like she was more attached to her land, meadows and dogs than to Lomov. In fact, the way they kept getting into arguments about trivial matters suggests that neither Lomov nor Natalya was in love with the other.


NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English The Proposal

3. (i) Find all the words and expressions in the play that the characters use to speak about each other, and the accusations and insults they hurl at each other. (For example, Lomov in the end calls Chubukov an intriguer; but earlier, Chubukov has himself called Lomov a “malicious, double faced intriguer.” Again, Lomov begins by describing Nayalya as “ an excellent housekeeper, not bad-looking, well-educated.”)

Ans: (i) Several words and expressions have been used by the characters to describe each other. Some of them are as follows:
Chubukov: grabber; intriguer; old rat; Jesuit
Natalya: a lovesick cat; an excellent housekeeper; not bad-looking, well-educated
Lomov: a good neighbour; a friend; impudent; pettifogger; a malicious, double-faced intriguer; rascal; blind hen; turnip-ghost; a villain; a scarecrow; monster; the stuffed sausage; the wizen-faced frump; boy; pup; milksop; fool


NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English The Proposal

Thinking about the Language

1. This play has been translated into English from the Russian original. Are there any expressions or ways of speaking that strike you as more Russian than English? For example, would an adult man be addressed by an older man as my darling or my treasure in an English play?
Read through the play carefully, and find expressions that you think are not used in contemporary English, and contrast these with idiomatic modern English expressions that also occur in the play.


NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English The Proposal

3. Look up the following phrases in a dictionary to find out their meaning, and then use each in a sentence of your own.

(i) You may take it that
(ii) He seems to be coming round
(iii) My foot’s gone to sleep
Ans: Expressions not used in contemporary English
1. “my darling”, “my beauty”, “my precious”, “my angel”, “my beloved” (here, an older man is addressing an adult man)
2. “…and so on…” (here, it is used after a sentence in order to complete it)
3. “…and all that sort of thing.” (not explaining what it is, just leaving it as it is)
4. “…and all that.” (again leaving the sentence as it is)
5. “the scarecrow”, “the stuffed sausage”, “the wizen-faced frump” (In this way, they hurled insults at each other)
6. “And how may you be getting on?” (Here, Lomov is asking Chubukov about his well-being)

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English The Proposal

Modern English expressions

1. “Madam”, “my heart”, “honoured Natalya Stepanovna” (used by Lomov for Natalya)
2. “Honoured Stepan Stepanovitch” (used by Lomov for Chubukov)
3. “I beg your pardon…”
4. “My dear fellow” (Chubukov addressing Lomov)
5. “malicious, double-faced intriguer”, “fool” (Chubukov insulting Lomov)
3. (i) You may take it that I am lying, but in fact it will help you in the long run.
(ii) He seems to be coming round after the trauma of his father’s death.
(iii) After the three hour long yoga session, my foot’s gone to sleep.


NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English The Proposal

II. You mush have noticed that when we report someone’s exact words, we have to make some changes in the sentence structure. In thefollowing sentences fill in the blanks to list the changes that have occurred in the above pairs of sentences. One has been done for you.

1. To report a question, we use the reporting verbasked(as in Sentence Set 1).

2. To report a declaration, we use the reporting verb __________.

3. The adverb of placeherechanges to ___________.

4. When the verb in direct speech is in the present tense, the verb in reported speech is in the ______________ tense (as in Sentence Set 3).

5. If the verb in direct speech is in the present continuous tense, the verb in reported speech changes to ______________tense. For example, ____________ changes towasgetting.

6. When the sentence in direct speech contains a word denoting respect, we add the adverb _______________in the reporting clause (as in Sentence Set 1).

7. The pronouns I, me, our and mine, which are used in the first person in direct speech, change to third person pronouns such as____________, ___________, ___________ or __________in reported speech.

Ans: 1. To report a question, we use the reporting verbasked.

2. To report a declaration, we use the reporting verbdeclared.

3. The adverb of place here changes tothere.

4. When the verb in direct speech is in the present tense, the verb in reported speech is in thepast tense.

5. If the verb in direct speech is in the present continuous tense, the verb in reported speech changes topast continuoustense. For example,am gettingchanges towas getting.

6. When the sentence in direct speech contains a word denoting respect, we add the adverb respectfullyin the reporting clause.

7. The pronouns I, me, our and mine, which are used in the first person in direct speech, change to second person pronouns such ashe/she,him/her,theirorhis/hersin reported speech.


NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English The Proposal

III. Here is an excerpt from an article from the Times of India dated 27 August 2006. Rewrite it, changing the sentences in direct speech into reported speech. Leave the other sentences unchanged.
“Why do you want to know my age? If people know I am so old, I won’t get work!” laughs 90-year-old A. K. Hangal, one of Hindi cinema’s most famous character actors. For his age, he is rather energetic. “What’s the secret?” we ask. “My intake of everything is in small quantities. And I walk a lot,” he replies. “I joined the industry when people retire. I was in my 40s. So I don’t miss being called a star. I am still respected and given work, when actors of my age are living in poverty and without work. I don’t have any complaints,” he says, adding, “but yes, I have always been underpaid.” Recipient of the Padma Bhushan, Hangal never hankered after money or materialistic gains. “No doubt I am content today, but money is important. I was a fool not to understand the value of money earlier,” he regrets.

Ans: 90-year-old A.K. Hangal, one of Hindi cinema’s most famous character actors, laughingly asked why we wanted to know his age. If people knew he was that old, he would not get work. For his age, he is rather energetic. We asked him what the secret was. He replied that his intake of everything was in small quantities and he walked a lot. He said that he had joined the industry when people retired. He had been in his 40s. So he did not miss being called a star. He was still respected and given work, when actors of his age were living in poverty and without work.

He said he did not have any complaints, adding that he had always been underpaid. Recipient of the Padma Bhushan, Hangal never hankered after money or materialistic gains. He said that no doubt he was content at present, but money was important. He said regretfully that he was a fool not to understand the value of money before.

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