NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Main Course Book (MCB) Unit 6

Unit-2 My Struggle for an Education Class 10

Unit 6 Unit-2 My Struggle for an Education Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-2 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 45

Q1 :  

The boy was inspired to go to Hampton because of ……………….


Answer :

The boy was inspired to go to Hampton because of its reputation being more pretentious than the school of his town. The school provided opportunities for poor but worthy students who could work out all or a part of the cost of board. At the same time, they could also be taught some trade or industry.

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Q2 :  

After working in the coal mine where did the boy work next and what did he learn?


Answer :

After working at the coal mine, the boy found employment at the household of General Lewis Ruffner, the owner of the salt-furnace and coal-mine. He was hired at a salary of $5 per month. There, he learned values of honesty and frankness, to do things promptly, systematically and to keep the house clean and well maintained.

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Q3 :  

What happened to the money he had earned at Mrs Ruffner's house?


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Q4 :  

How far was Hampton from Malden? Was he able to hire a coach? What did he do and where did he reach?


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Q5 :  

What did he do in Richmond in order to earn for his journey to Hampton?


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Q6 :  

What did he do in Richmond in order to earn for his journey to Hampton?


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Q7 :  

What did he have to go through in order to get admission to the Hampton Institute?


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Q8 :  

The names of some places are given below. Think of the main event that took place there and write them in the order given in the story.

(a) Hampton

(b) General Lewis Ruffner's house

(c) coal mine

(d) city of Richmond in Virginia.


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Q9 :  

Which of the following qualities best describe the boy's character? Give evidence from the story to support your answer.

kind

polite

 

hard-working

careful

friendly

 

Respectful

generous

honest

frank

eager to learn


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Q10 :  

Match the following phrases with their meanings:

Phrases

Meanings

at work

pay off the cost by doing some work in lieu

work out

a day one has been waiting for

to be on fire

to be working

the great day

excited

to be out of money

not at all

not one bit of

not having any money


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Q11 :  

Rahul is a victim of circumstances


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Q12 :  

His classmates' reaction is normal


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Q13 :  

Rahul should take admission in another school


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Q14 :  

Rahul's teacher is at fault


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Q15 :  

Children require individual attention


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Q16 :  

We need more people like Mrs. Mini


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Q17 :  

After the convocation, Mrs. Mini, Rahul's mother and Rahul have a conversation. Write the conversation and present it to the class in groups of three.


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