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.
6. Complete the table given below. You can use the words in the box given below.
Sony - was that you who spoke?
Yes, ... you see,
I’m the frog w'ho ow'ns this tree
In this bog I've long been known
For my splendid baritone.
Did you ... did you like my song?
submissive, meek, innocent, naive
Not too bad - but far too long
The technique was fine, of course,
But it lacked a certain force.
Without proper training such as I
And a few' others can supply
You'll remain a mere beginner,
But with me you’ll be a winner.
But I can’t sing in this w'eather.
meek, submissive timid, nervous
... This is a fairy tale-
And you’re Mozart in disguise
Come to earth before my eyes.
Come, my dear - we’ll sing together.
We must aim for better billing
Brainless bird - you’re on the stage
... I tried to teach her.
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
(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
1. (c) .
3. (a) .
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.