NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Main Course Book (MCB) Unit 13

Unit-3 Letters From The Planet Aurigae II Class 10

Unit 13 Unit-3 Letters From The Planet Aurigae II Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-3 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 109

Q1 :  

Have you read novels or short stories about life on other planets? What is this type of writing called?

Read the following extract from a letter received by someone on Earth from another planet.

Planet Aurigae II

Dear Pen Pal,

When I received your letter from the interstellar correspondence club, my first impulse was to ignore it. However, your description of Earth sounds exciting. I would like to live there for a while, and I have…

1. What does the letter suggest about its writer?

2. What do you think may happen between the writer and Pen Pal?


Answer :

This question is to be answered on the basis of your own understanding, experience and thoughts. It is strongly recommended that you prepare the solution on your own. However, some sample solutions have been provided for your reference.

1. The letter, as it depicts, is plausibly written by a being living on a planet other than the Earth (the planet mentioned in the question, Planet Aurigae II) possibly from a parallel universe. S/he seems interested in visiting the Earth.

2. It is possible that the writer might visit planet Earth soon as s/he shows keen interest in doing so, in the letter. They may even become best of friends.

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Q2 :  

What does "a hydrocarbon form of life" mean?


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Hydrocarbon is a compound of hydrogen and carbon. Hydrocarbons are the building blocks and the main reason for the existence of life on this planet.

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Q3 :  

What would a non-hydrocarbon form of life look like?


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Q4 :  

Why cannot Skander hold ordinary paper (from Earth)?


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Q5 :  

Why do you think Skander is in prison?


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Q6 :  

From the first two letters, what have we so far learned about Skander?


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Q7 :  

What have we learned about the Planet Aurigae II?


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Q8 :  

Why do you think Skander started this correspondence with Pen Pal?


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Q9 :  

What impression do you have of Skander?


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Q10 :  

Why (D4) do you think Pen Pal showed Skander's photographic plate to a doctor at the hospital?


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Q11 :  

Why (D4) do you think Pen Pal showed Skander's photographic plate to a doctor at the hospital?


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Q12 :  

Why (D5) do you think Pen Pal's government warned him against continuing the correspondence?


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Q13 :  

What exactly did Skander do?


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Q14 :  

Why did he do this?


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Q15 :  

Might this ever be really possible, at some stage in the future?


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Q16 :  

Would there be advantages and/ or disadvantages in doing so?


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Q17 :  

Were there any clues in earlier letters that warned us of what Skander was planning to do?


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Q18 :  

1. Who has written the letter? (Original Pen Pal? original Skander? "New Pen Pal")?

2. Which planet does he live on?

3. When Skander and Pen Pal exchanged bodies and personalities, each received certain benefits. Write words or phrases in the scales under their names, to indicate the advantages to each. Decide who profited most from the exchange.

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4. Imagine that five years have passed since the last letter. Skander and Pen Pal are both still alive. Write another letter from Skander to Pen Pal, outlining what has happened in the intervening years. What is your present situation?

What are your thoughts? What are your plans for the immediate future?


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