NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Unit 4

From the Diary of Anne Frank Class 10

Unit 4 From the Diary of Anne Frank Exercise Answers & Summary

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Activity : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 49

Q1 :  

Do you keep a diary? Given below under 'A' are some terms we use to describe a written record of personal experience. Can you match them with their descriptions under 'B'? (You may look up the terms in a dictionary if you wish.)

A

B

(i) Journal

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A book with a separate space or page for each day, in which you write down your thoughts and feelings or what has happened on that day

(ii) Diary

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A full record of a journey, a period of time, or an event, written every day.

(iii) Log

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A record of a person's own life and experiences (usually, a famous person)

(iv) Memoir(s)

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A written record of events with times and dates, usually official


Answer :

A

B

(i) Journal

-

A full record of a journey, a period of time, or an event, written everyday

(ii) Diary

-

A book with a separate space or page for each day, in which you write down your thoughts and feelings or what has happened on that day

(iii) Log

-

A written record of events with times and dates, usually official

(iv) Memoir(s)

-

A record of a person's own life and experiences (usually, a famous person)

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Q2 :  

Here are some entries from personal records. Use the definitions above to decide which of the entries might be from a diary, a journal, a log or a memoir.

(i) I woke up very late today and promptly got a scolding from Mum! I can't help it - how can I miss the FIFA World Cup matches?

Ans: _____________________________

(ii) 10:30 a.m. Went to the office of the Director

01:00 p.m. Had lunch with Chairman

05:45 p.m. Received Rahul at the airport

09:30 p.m. Dinner at home

Ans: _____________________________

(iii) The ride to Ooty was uneventful. We rested for a while every 50 km or so, and used the time to capture the magnificent landscape with my Handy Cam. From Ooty we went on to Bangalore.

What a contrast! The noise and pollution of this once - beautiful city really broke my heart.

Ans: _____________________________

(iv) This is how Raj Kapoor found me - all wet and ragged outside R. K. Studios. He was then looking for just someone like this for a small role in Mera Naam Joker, and he cast me on the spot. The rest, as they say, is history?

Ans: _____________________________


Answer :

(i)

I woke up very late today and promptly got a scolding from Mum! I can't help it - how can I miss the FIFA World Cup matches?

Ans: Diary

(ii)

10:30 a.m. Went to the office of the Director

01:00 p.m. Had lunch with Chairman

05:45 p.m. Received Rahul at the airport

09:30 p.m. Dinner at home

Ans: Log

(iii)

The ride to Ooty was uneventful. We rested for a while every 50 km or so, and used the time to capture the magnificent landscape with my Handy Cam. From Ooty we went on to Bangalore.

What a contrast! The noise and pollution of this once - beautiful city really broke my heart.

Ans: Journal

(iv)

This is how Raj Kapoor found me - all wet and ragged outside R. K. Studios. He was then looking for just someone like this for a small role in Mera Naam Joker, and he cast me on the spot. The rest, as they say, is history?

Ans: Memoir

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Oral comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 51

Q1 :  

Why does Anne provide a brief sketch of her life?


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Q2 :  

What makes writing in a diary a strange experience for Anne Frank?


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Q3 :  

Why does Anne want to keep a diary?


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Q4 :  

What tells you that Anne loved her grandmother?


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Why did Anne think she could confide more in her diary than in people?


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Thinking about the textoral comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 54

Q1 :  

Was Anne right when she said that the world would not be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old girl?


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Q2 :  

Why was Mr Keesing annoyed with Anne? What did he ask her to do?


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Q3 :  

There are some examples of diary or journal entries in the 'Before You Read' section. Compare these with what Anne writes in her diary. What language was the diary originally written in? In what way is Anne's dairy different?


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Q4 :  

How did Anne justify her being a chatterbox in her essay?


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Q5 :  

Why does Anne need to give a brief sketch about her family? Does she treat 'Kitty' as an insider or an outsider?


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Q6 :  

Do you think Mr Keesing was a strict teacher?


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Q7 :  

How does Anne feel about her father, her grandmother, Mrs Kuperus and Mr Keesing? What do these tell you about her?


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Q8 :  

What made Mr Keesing allow Anne to talk in class?


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Q9 :  

What does Anne write in her first essay?


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Q10 :  

Anne says teachers are most unpredictable. Is Mr Keesing unpredictable? How?


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Q11 :  

What do these statements tell you about Anne Frank as a person?

(i) We don't seem to be able to get any closer, and that's the problem. Maybe it's my fault that we don't confide in each other.

(ii) I don't want to jot down the facts in this diary the way most people would, but I want the diary to be my friend.

(iii) Margot went to Holland in December, and I followed in February, when I was plunked down on the table as a birthday present for Margot.

(iv) If you ask me, there are so many dummies that about a quarter of the class should be kept back, but teachers are the most unpredictable creatures on earth.

(v) 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 taking.


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Thinking about language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 55

Q1 :  

Match the compound words under 'A' with their meanings under 'B'. Use each in sentence.

A

B

1. Heartbreaking

- obeying and respecting the law

2. Homesick

- think about pleasant things, forgetting about the present

3. Blockhead

- something produced by a person, machine or organisation

4. Law-abiding

- producing great sadness

5. Overdo

- an occasion when vehicles/machines stop working

6. Daydream

- an informal word which means a very stupid person

7. Breakdown

- missing home and family very much

8. Output

- do something to an excessive degree


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Q2 :  

Phrasal Verbs

Find the sentences in the lesson that have the phrasal verbs given below. Match them with their meanings.

(i)

plunge in

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speak or write without focus

(ii)

kept back

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stay indoors

(iii)

move up

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make (them) remain quiet

(iv)

ramble on

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have a good relationship with

(v)

get along with

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give an assignment (home work) to a person authority (the teacher)

(vi)

calm down

-

compensate

(vii)

stay in

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go straight to the topic

(viii)

make up for

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go to the next grade

(ix)

hand in

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not pr


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Q3 :  

Idioms

1. Here are a few sentences from the text which have idiomatic expressions. Can you say what each means? (You might want to consult a dictionary first.)

  1. Our entire class is quaking in its boots. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  1. Until then, we keep telling each other not to lose heart. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  1. Mr Keeping was annoyed with me for ages because I talked so much.___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  1. Mr Keeping was trying to play a joke on me with this ridiculous subject, but I'd make sure the joke was on him.____________________________.

2. Here are a few more idiomatic expressions that occur in the text. Try to use them in sentences of your own.

(i)

caught my eye

(iii)

laugh ourselves silly

(ii)

he'd had enough

(iv)

can't bring myself to


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Q4 :  

You have read the expression 'not to lose heart' in this text. Now find out the meanings of the following expressions using the word 'heart'. Use each of them in a sentence of your own.

1. break somebody's heart

2.close/dear to heart

3. from the (bottom of your) heart

4.have a heart

5.have a heart of stone

6.your heart goes out to somebody


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Q5 :  

Contracted Forms

1. Make a list of the contracted forms in the text. Rewrite them as full forms of two words.

For example:

I've = I have

2. We have seen that some contracted forms can stand for two different full forms:

I'd = I had or I would

Find in the text the contracted forms that stand for two different full forms, and say what these are.


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