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HIS FIRST FLIGHT-CBSE CLASS 10 ENGLISH-FIRST FLIGHT
(A) The day before, all day long, he had watched his parents flying about with his brothers and sister, perfecting them in the art of flight, teaching them how to skim the waves and how to dive for fish. He had, in fact, seen his older brother catch his first herring and devour it, standing on a rock, while his parents circled around raising a proud cackle. And all the morning the whole family had walked about on the big plateau midway down the opposite cliff taunting him with his cowardice.
Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract
i )Based on the given sentence, pick the option that corresponds to what human parents would say.
‘while his parents circled around raising a proud cackle.’
a) Well done!
b) Oh no!
ii )Which option lists the image nearest to ‘skim the waves’?
a) image (i)
b) image (ii)
c) image (iii)
d) image (iv)
iii) Imagine that the young gull attended a workshop on inspiration and confidence-building and received a couple of pieces of advice.
Choose the option that reflects these pieces of advice, most relevant to his situation.
a) (i) and (ii)
b) (ii) and (iii)
c) (iii) and (iv)
d) (i) and (iv)
iv)Which of the following feelings did the young gull, NOT feel according to the given context?
“…all day long, he had watched his parents flying about with his brothers and sister…”
(i) sad (ii) incompetent (iii) excluded (iv) ungrateful (v) inspired
(vi) jealous (vii) anxious
a) i, iii, vi
b) ii, v, vii
c) ii, iii, vii
d) iv, v, vi
v) Select the most appropriate option for the following:
devour: guzzle: : nibble : _______
(B) He just felt a bit dizzy. Then he flapped his wings once and he soared upwards. “Ga, ga, ga, Ga, ga, ga, Gaw-col-ah,” his mother swooped past him, her wings making a loud noise. He answered her with another scream. Then his father flew over him screaming. He saw his two brothers and his sister flying around him curveting and banking and soaring and diving. Then he completely forgot that he had not always been able to fly, and commended himself to dive and soar and curve, shrieking shrilly.
Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract
i )Pick the most appropriate reason why the young gull felt dizzy.
a) He hadn’t eaten anything for a day.
b) He was dizzy with excitement.
c) He was wary of heights.
d) He was flying for the first time.
ii )How would you describe the screams of the gulls in the given extract?
iii) The line “he completely forgot that he had not always been able to fly” implies the
a) great confidence the young gull had in his skills.
b) naturalness of the act of flying for the young gull.
c) satisfaction and joy of flying together as a family.
d) desire of the young gull to leave his fears behind.
iv)The extract refers to the many movements of the young gull’s brothers and sister. Choose the option that correctly sequences these movements.
a) The young gull’s brothers and sister flew by tilting their wings, rose high, made darting movements and plunged headfirst.
b) The young gull’s brothers and sister flew by plunging headfirst, making darting movements, titled their wings and rose high.
c) The young gull’s brothers and sister flew with darting movements, titled their wings, rose high and plunged headfirst.
d) The young gull’s brothers and sister flew by rising high, plunging headfirst, making darting movements and tilting their wings.
v) Which of the following mirrors the use of the literary device in “shrieking shrilly”?
a) sparkling saga
b) singing soft
c) slippery sloppily
d) sneeze silently
Q10 Answer in 20-30 words
i) Describe the young seagull’s emotions when he flew over the sea.
ii) The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘hangry’ as ‘bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger’.
To what extent can the young seagull’s motivation to fly be attributed to being hungry? Support your stance with evidence from the text.
iii “The young seagull was alone on his ledge.” How far do you think this condition was by his choice?
Q11 Answer in 40-50 words
i) If you were the family member of the young seagull, would you also decide not go near him? Elaborate with reason.
ii) The young seagull “failed to muster up the courage to take that plunge”. In what way can the reference to the ‘plunge’ here be both literal and metaphorical? Explain
iii)The ‘fight or flight response’, that is, to stay and face a situation or runfrom it- is an automatic reaction to an event perceived as stressful or harmful. How would you evaluate the young gull’s response on finding himself off the ledge?
Q12 Answer in 100-120 words(beyond text and across texts)
i) The young seagull’s parents wanted him to fly, like his brothers and sister. How could the young seagull’s newly flying siblings (Brother 1, Brother 2 and Sister) have motivated him?
Write a brief conversation among them.
ii )A noted author, Richard Bach wrote – “For most gulls it was not flying that mattered, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.”
Evaluate this statement with respect to the young seagull.
ii) Look at the image of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
Abraham Maslow devised a theory of motivation that shows the basic needs at the bottom, and more advanced needs as you move up. It includes the theory that fundamental needs must be met before an individual can be motivated to achieve higher-order needs.
Where in this hierarchy of needs, would you locate the young seagull’s first flight? Justify your response.
iii) Look at the given image of different parenting styles and what they signify.
Which of the given parenting styles would you attribute to the young seagull’s parents? Do you think there was a difference between the mother’s and father’s attitude? Support your answer with reference to the text.
Answer key for MCQs
i. – a)
ii – c)
iii – c)
iv – d)
v – c)
i. – d)
ii – a)
iii – b)
iv – c)
v – d)