NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Literature Reader Unit 6

Virtually True Class 10

Unit 6 Virtually True Exercise Answers & Summary

Summary of "Virtually True"

'Virtually True' is a science fiction. The story is based on interactive psycho-driven games. One day Michael, the narrator of the story, read an article in the newspaper about "Miracle Recovery". It states, "A boy whose condition was critical but stable had been recovered from coma."Michael remembered that the boy who he had read in the news paper was none other than SEBASTIAN SHULTZ whom he met about weeks ago in the computer Games.

Michael's father who was a fan of computers bought him a new computer from the computer fair in which latest technology Games were preloaded. When he played the games, he entered Sebastian's memory. In the first game named WILD WEST, Michael met a Second Sheriff whom he had to save, but the Second Sheriff got shot by the villains. Later On, he got a printout saying I 'm Sebastian Shultz try playing Dragon Quest.

In Dragon Quest he should save the Princess Aurora and he had the help of the second knight whom he knew was Sebastian. Though later he was killed by the Dragon. Then the Printout came saying that play Jail Break give a last try. The narrator played again. This time his mission was to escape with the prisoner and he knew it was Sebastian. He was not successful. Later On, he played the game many times but the print out did not come.

Then one day, the Printout said that Helicopter was a better choice, try playing War Zone. It further said that it would not bother him again if he was unable to save to save him. In the game Michael pulled Sebastian up into the helicopter which soared into the sky. This time the game was over and he succeeded. He checked his mail and found a message from Sebastian thanking him for saving his life.

Michael releases that in an accident Sebastian head banged against the computer and he went into coma. The computer saved his memory and kept sending messages. The games were stolen when they were coming from hospital.
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Unit-6 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 71

Q1 :  

(a) Do you play computer games? How many hours do you spend playing games on the computer as compared to outdoor games?

(b) Make a list of your favourite games. Have a class discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of computer games.

Before reading the story, attempt the following working in groups of four or five.

(c) Look in your dictionaries / computer to find synonyms for the word 'virtual'

(d) Look at the K.W.L. chart given below. Based on the infomation you have gathered till now, complete the K and W columns. You may work with your partner. After reading the story complete the third column.

K- what I know

W - what I want to know

L-what I learnt

Virtual reality

Virtual Environment

3-D/ three- dimensional

Simulation games

Computer Simulation

Interactive psycho-drive games

Teleporting


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Q2 :  

Sebastian Shultz had a close brush with death. After he recovers, he returns to school and narrates his experience to his classmates. As Sebastian Shultz, narrate your experience.


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Hi friends, great to see you all. I had almost lost hope to meet you all again ever. Six weeks ago, I was on my way out of town with some friends for a weekend. I had my laptop with me. It was a four-hour journey to our destination. So, to engage myself, I logged on to one of my psycho-drive games. After an hour of driving on the highway, the car suddenly screeched to a halt. Since we were driving at a great speed, the driver lost control of the car and car somersaulted before falling into a ditch. As the car fell into the ditch, my head hit against the roof of the car and everything blacked out. I don't remember what happened to me after that.

I was told that I had slipped into coma and only a miracle had brought me back. Another miraculous thing happened to me. At the time of the accident, I was in the midst of a game. Although, I entered it I couldn't come out of it. Somebody stole my lot of games while I was in the hospital. Some of those were bought by a person called Michael, who rescued me and got me out. So, indirectly he is my saviour. I am planning to meet him soon. It is great to be back friends! I have had a harrowing time, VIRTUALLY!!

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Q3 :  

Continue the story.

Will Michael and Sebastian Shultz meet in real life? Will they be friends? Will they try to re-enter the virtual world together? You may use the following hints:

  • How the accident occurred

  • Transfer of memory

  • Meeting with Michael

  • Appeals for help

  • Rescue and recovery


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Sreference to contextunit-6 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 78

Q1 :  

According to the newspaper, what had happened to Sebastian Shultz?


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'Dad's nutty about computers.' What evidence is there to support this statement?


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'That was my idea' said Sebastian excitedly.' If only it would go a big faster'.

Where was Sebastian when he spoke these words?


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'That was my idea' said Sebastian excitedly.' If only it would go a big faster'.

What was his idea, and what was he referring to?


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'That was my idea' said Sebastian excitedly.' If only it would go a big faster'.

Was the idea a good one, and did it eventually succeed? How?


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In what way did the second game seem very real?


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Why did the news of the 'miracle recovery' shock Michael?


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Michael's meeting with Sebastian Shultz had been a chance meeting. Where had it taken place and how?


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What kind of computers fascinated Michael and his dad? Why?


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Describe the first place where Michael was virtually transported.


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Q11 :  

What help did Sebastian Shultz ask Michael for? How did he convey this message?


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Why did Michael fail in rescuing Sebastian Shultz the first time?


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The second attempt to rescue Sebastian Shultz too was disastrous. Give reasons.


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Narrate the accident that injured Sebastian Shultz.


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How had Sebastian Shultz entered the games?


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How was Sebastian Shultz's memory stored on Michael's disk? Did Michael discover that?


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The last game has tanks, jeeps, helicopters, guns and headings would you put this and the other games under?


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What was Michael's theory about how Sebastian had entered the games?


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Writing taskunit-6 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 80

Q1 :  

Put the following sentences in a sequential order to complete the story.

(a) Sebastian Shultz was badly injured in a motorway accident and went into a coma.

(b) Sebastian's memory was saved in the computer when he banged his head on it during the accident.

(c) When Michael played the game, he entered Sebastian's memory.

(d) Michael bought the latest psycho-drive games from the computer fair.

(e) Sebastian Shultz was the second sheriff in the 'Dragonquest'

(f) Michael pulled Sebastian into the helicopter and the screen flashed a score of 40,000,000.

(g) Sebastian requested Michael to try 'Jailbreak'.

(h) Sebastian failed to save the boy who fell through the air.

(i) Sebastian thought the helicopter was the right idea and they should go into the 'Warzone'.

(j) The games were stolen from Shultz's house.

(k) Sebastian thanks Michael for saving his life and asks him to keep the games.


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Do you think it is a true story? Could it happen to you one day?


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Here are some opinions about computer games in general.

1. Encourage sedentary lifestyle

2. Too much time is wasted

3. Negative impact on health

4. Psychological imbalance

5. The games are addictive.

6. Reduce social skills

7. Promote violence and aggression

8. Detach one from reality

Do you think these opinions are biased? Write an article entitled 'Virtual games are a reality.'


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