NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Literature Reader Unit 13

The Dear Departed Class 10

Unit 13 The Dear Departed Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-13 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 136

Q1 :  

What are the reasons for the old people being "abused, harassed and abandoned" in India?


Answer :

The old people feel very lonely and ignored. They often feel depressed. They feel that they have nobody to care for them. They cannot share their problems with anybody. Lives in metropolitan cities have left no time with members of the family to spend with each other.

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Q2 :  

What are the problems faced by the old people as a result?


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Q3 :  

Given below are the main incidents in the play. They are in a jumbled order.

Arrange them in the sequence in which they occur in the play.

1. Victoria is asked to fetch the bunch of keys to the bureau to look for the insurance receipt.

2. Mrs. Slater instructs Victoria to put her white frock on with a black sash.

3. Mrs Slater discovers that grandfather is 'dead'.

4. The Slaters fetch the bureau and the clock from upstairs.

5. The family sits down to have tea.

6. Henry wears the new slippers of grandfather's

7. Grandfather comes to know how his daughters were in a hurry to divide his things between them.

8. Grandfather announces his intention to change his will and to marry Mrs. Shorrocks.

9. Grandfather comes down and is surprised to find the Jordans.

10. They discuss the obituary announcement in the papers and the insurance premium payment.

11. The Jordans arrive and learn the details of grandfather's 'demise'from the Slaters.


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How does Mrs. Slater plan to outshine the Jordans? What does it reveal about her character?


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Why does Mrs. Slater decide to shift the bureau from grandfather's room before the arrival of the Jordans? How does Henry react to the suggestion?


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What is the reason for the Jordans taking a long time to get to the house of the Slaters? What does it show about the two sisters' attitude towards each other?


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Q7 :  

What does Mrs. Jordan describe as 'a fatal mistake'? What is the irony in the comment she makes on Mrs. Slater's defense?


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Q8 :  

Ben appreciates grandfather saying 'its' a good thing he did'. Later he calls him a 'drunken old beggar'. Why does he change his opinion about grandfather?


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Q9 :  

What change does grandfather make in his new will? What effect does it have on his daughters?


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Q10 :  

What are the three things that grandfather plans to do on Monday next?


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Q11 :  

Bring out the irony in the title of the play.


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Q12 :  

How does the spat between his daughters lead to grandfather discovering the truth?


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Q13 :  

Compare and contrast Henry's character with that of his wife. Support your answer with evidence from they play.


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Q14 :  

Trait

Evidence from the play

Greedy

Overpowering/ dominating

Blunt/ straight talking

Impolite

Insensitive


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Q15 :  

"Are we pinching it before Aunt Elizabeth comes?"

a) What does 'it' refer to here?

b) How does Vicky conclude that her parents are 'pinching it'?

c) Mention the two reasons that Mrs. Slater gives for her action.

d) What does it reveal about the difference between the attitude of the elders and that of Vicky?


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Writing taskspeaking taskunit-13 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 156

Q1 :  

"I don't call that delicate, stepping into a dead man's shoes in such haste."

a) Who makes this comment?

b) What prompts the speaker to say this?

c) Bring out the significance of this statement.


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"Now, Amelia, you mustn't give way. We've all got to die some time or other. It might have been worse."

a) Who is the speaker of these lines?

b) What prompts the speaker to say these words?

c) What does he mean when he says 'It might have been worse'?

d) What does it reveal about the speaker's character?


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Q3 :  

Victoria Slater is truly attached to her Grandpa. As she sees the elders in her family quarrel over the inheritance, she is bewildered and upset by their attitude. As Victoria write a diary entry outlining the incident and your feelings. (150 words)


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Grandfather says, "It seems to me that neither of you has any cause to feel proud about the way you've treated me.'' While it is true that the daughters disregard modesty, decency and flial obligation, grandfather cannot be fully justified in practically disowning his family. Besides, Victoria loves him and he seems to have spared no thought for her feelings.

Divide yourselves into groups of four or five and discuss the statement: Grandfather is not entirely right in moving away from his daughters.


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