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TEXTBOOK QUESTIONS (SOLVED)

Ans. 1. Listed below are a few character traits of people. Some are positive qualities, while others are not. Tick mark the ones you feel are desirable qualities in a person.

 

Characteristic

Tick Mark

Characteristic

Tick Mark

Characteristic

Tick Mark

Insensitive

 

High-headed

 

Manipulative

 

Humorous

3

Egoistic

 

Patronising

 

Naive

 

Humble

3

Submissive

3

Opportunistic

 

Foolish

 

Arrogant

 

Creative

3

Original

3

Conniving

 

Disapproving

 

Helpful

3

Innocent

3

Commanding

 

Calculative

 

Condescending

 

Benevolent

3

Crafty

 

Scheming

 

Simple

3

Wise

3

Rude

 

Overbearing

 

Generous

3

Boastful

 

Sly

 

Gentle

3

Proud

 

Territorial

3

Aggressive

 

Servile

 

 

6. Complete the table given below. You can use the words in the box given below.

Character

Extract

Personality traits

Nightingale

Sony - was that you who spoke?

polite, timorous

Frog

Yes, ... you see,

boastful

 

I’m the frog w'ho ow'ns this tree

In this bog I've long been known

For my splendid baritone.

conceited

Nightingale

Did you ... did you like my song?

submissive, meek, innocent, naive

Frog

Not too bad - but far too long

airogant

 

The technique was fine, of course,

conniving

 

But it lacked a certain force.

crafty

Frog

Without proper training such as I

manipulative

 

And a few' others can supply

clever

 

You'll remain a mere beginner,

scheming

 

But with me you’ll be a winner.

dominating

Nightingale

But I can’t sing in this w'eather.

meek, submissive timid, nervous

Nightingale

... This is a fairy tale-

And you’re Mozart in disguise

Come to earth before my eyes.

innocent

naive

humble

foolish

Frog

Come, my dear - we’ll sing together.

manipulative

patronising

Frog

We must aim for better billing
You still owe me sixty shillings.

mercenary
manipulative
opportunistic

Frog

Brainless bird - you’re on the stage
Use your w'its and follow fashion.
Puff your lungs out with your passion.

dominating
superior
insensitive
patronising
rude

Frog

... I tried to teach her.
But she a was stupid creature.

arrogant
crafty
insensitive

 

Dismissive

Nervous

Timid

Presumptuous

Superior

Fawning

Shy

Polite

Meek

Possessive

Dominating

Mercenary

 

8. On the basis of your understanding of the poem, complete the sentences given below by choosing the appropriate option.

1. The frog’s aim was to

(a) make the nightingale a sensation
(b) make the nightingale as good a singer as him
(c) maintain his supremacy in the bog
(d) make a lot of money

2. The animals reacted to the nightingale’s song with

(a) hatred
(b) admiration
(c) indifference
(d) suggestions for improvement

3. The nightingale accepted the frog’s tutelage as she

(a) was not confident of herself
(b) wanted to become as good a singer as the frog
(c) wanted to become a professional singer
(d) was not a resident of Bingle Bog

4. The nightingale was sorrowful and pale because

(a) she had been practising in the rain
(b) she had been performing all night
(c) she was losing confidence in herself
(d) she was falling ill

5. The audience was tired of her song because

(a) they had heard it many times
(b) it had become mechanical
(c) she sounded tired
(d) she had added trills to her song

6. She no longer enjoyed singing alone as

(a) she wanted to sing only for the titled crowd
(b) she was now used to the appreciation she got
(c) the frog was no longer with her
(d) she had become proud of herself

Answers :
1. (c) .
2. (b)
3. (a) .
4. (b)
5. (b)
6. (b) .

10. Answer the following questions briefly.

(a) How did the creatures of Bingle Bog react to the nightingale’s singing ?

Ans. The creature of Bingle bog were surprised to hear the melodious and soothing voice of the Nightingale. Her singing created a sensation and won tremendous praise.

(b) Which are the different ways is which the frog asserts his importance ?

Ans. The frog pretended to be a great singer and he also said that he was the reporter of Bog ‘Trumpet’. He boasted that he was a music critic and a musician like Mozart and was ready to train her.

(c) Why is frog’s joy both sweet and bitter ? [C.B.S.E. 2011 (T-1)]

Ans. Frog was happy to charge money for Nightingale’s song but was unhappy at the popularity of the nightingale in the bog. Financially he was happy to make profit but he did not like the competition and the applause that the nightingale was giving him.

(d) Why was the frog angry ?

Ans. The nightingale’s songs became dull, listless and routine due to exertion and stress. The crowds dwindled and stopped coming for the nightingale’s songs. He was not making money so he was very unhappy.

(e) How did the frog become the unrivalled king of the bog again? [C.B.S.E. 2011 (T-1)]

Ans. The frog insulted and humiliated the nightingale. He made her practice continuously in rain and thunder. He instructed her to sing at very high notes. So out of sheer fatigue and stress, nightingale’s vein burst and she died. So the bog had to tolerate the frog’s singing once again.

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