NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Unit 9

Madam Rides the Bus Class 10

Unit 9 Madam Rides the Bus Exercise Answers & Summary

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Oral comprehension check : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 119

Q1 :  

What was Valli's favourite pastime?


Answer :

Valli's favourite pastime was to stand in the front doorway of her house and watch what was happening in the street outside.

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Q2 :  

What was a source of unending joy for Valli? What was her strongest desire?


Answer :

A source of unending joy for Valli was the sight of the bus that travelled between her village and the nearest town, filled with a new set of passengers each time it passed through her street. Her strongest desire was to ride on that bus.

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Q3 :  

What did Valli find out about the bus journey? How did she find out these details?


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Q4 :  

What do you think Valli was planning to do?


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Q5 :  

Why does the conductor call Valli 'madam'?


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Q6 :  

Why does Valli stand up on the seat? What does she see now?


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Q7 :  

What does Valli tell the elderly man when he calls her a child?


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Q8 :  

Why didn't Valli want to make friends with the elderly woman?


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Q9 :  

How did Valli save up money for her first journey? Was it easy for her?


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Q10 :  

What did Valli see on her way that made her laugh?


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Q11 :  

Why didn't she get off the bus at the bus station?


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Q12 :  

Why didn't Valli want to go to the stall and have a drink? What does this tell you about her?


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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 125

Q1 :  

Why didn't Valli want to go to the stall and have a drink? What does this tell you about her?


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Thinking about the text : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 127

Q1 :  

How did Valli plan her bus ride? What did she find out about the bus, and how did she save up the fare?


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Q2 :  

What kind of a person is Valli? To answer this question, pick out the following sentences from the text and fill in the blanks. The words you fill in are the clues to your answer.

(i) "Stop the bus! Stop the bus!" And a tiny hand was raised ________________.

(ii) "Yes, I ____________ go to town," said Valli, still standing outside the bus.

(iii) "There's nobody here ____________," she said haughtily. "I've paid my thirty paise like everyone else."

(iv) "Never mind," she said, "I can ___________. You don't have to help me. "I'm not a child, I tell you," she said, _____________.

(v) "You needn't bother about me. I _____________," Valli said, turning her face toward the window and staring out.

(vi) Then she turned to the conductor and said, "Well, sir, I hope ______________."


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Q3 :  

Why does the conductor refer to Valli as 'madam'?


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Q4 :  

Find the lines in the text which tell you that Valli was enjoying her ride on the bus.


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Q5 :  

Why does Valli refuse to look out of the window on her way back?


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Q6 :  

What does Valli mean when she says, "I was just agreeing with what you said about things happening without our knowledge."


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Q7 :  

The author describes the things that Valii sees from an eight-year-old's point of view. Can you find evidence from the text for this statement?


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