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CBSE English Course Communicative: Literature Reader - Class 10

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Chapter 1: Two Gentlemen of Verona

Chapter 1: Two Gentlemen of Verona solutions [Pages 3 - 11]

Q 1 | Page 3

What are the qualities of a "gentleman"? Work with your partner and complete
the following web-chart by listing the qualities of a gentleman.

Q 2 | Page 3

Based on your discussion above, what do you think the story is about?

Q 3 | Page 3

Now read the story given below. Your teacher may use a variety of techniques for
different parts of the story e.g.
• Silent reading
• One student reading aloud to the whole class
• Students reading in small groups
• Dramatised reading in small groups

Q 4.1 | Page 8

Based on your reading of the story answer the following question by ticking the
correct option.

The driver did not approve of the narrator buying fruit from the two boys because

  • the boys were untidy and poorly dressed

  •  the strawberries were not fresh

  • they were asking for a heavy price

  • the driver did not approve of small boys who worked

Q 4.2 | Page 8

Based on your reading of the story answer the following question by ticking the
correct option.

The narrator was most impressed by the boys'

  • desire to earn money

  • willingness to work

  • ability to perform many tasks

  • sense of fun

Q 4.3 | Page 8

Based on your reading of the story answer the following question by ticking the
correct option.

Nicola was not pleased when Jacopo asked the narrator to drive them to Poleta as he

  • did not want a stranger to become involved with their plans

  • preferred going to Poleta by train so that he could enjoy the scenery

  • did not want to ask anyone for favours

  • did not want to take help from someone he did not know well

Q 4.4 | Page 8

Based on your reading of the story answer the following question by ticking the
correct option.

The narrator did not go inside Lucia's room as

  • he did not want to intrude into their privacy

  • he thought that the boys would object

  • Lucia would not welcome a stranger

  • the boys would feel he was spying on them

Q 4.5 | Page 8

Based on your reading of the story answer the following question by ticking the
correct option.

The boys were the first to join the resistance movement against the Germans because

  • the Germans had hurt their sister

  • the Germans ruled the city

  • the Germans had ruined their family

  • the Germans had destroyed their home

Q 4.6 | Page 8

Based on your reading of the story answer the following question by ticking the
correct option.

The author did not speak to the boys on their return journey because.

  • he thought the boys would prefer to keep their secre

  • he thought the boys were ashamed of their sister's condition

  • he thought they wouldn't tell him the truth

  • he thought the boys might ask him for money for their sister

Q 5.1 | Page 9

What do you understand by the following statement?

"We do many things, sir," Nicola answered seriously. He glanced at us hopefully.

Q 5.2 | Page 9

What do you understand by the following statement?

He coloured deeply under his sunburn, then grew pale.

Q 5.3 | Page 9

What do you understand by the following statement?

 He smiled uncomfortably. "Just plans, sir," he answered in a low voice.

Q 5.4 | Page 9

What do you understand by the following statement?

Yet in both these boyish faces there was a seriousness which was far beyond their
years.

Q 6.1 | Page 9

Answer the following question briefly.

Why didn't Luigi, the driver, approve of the two boys?

Q 6.2 | Page 9

Answer the following question briefly.

Why were the narrator and his companion impressed by the two boys?

Q 6.3 | Page 9

Answer the following question briefly.

Why was the author surprised to see Nicola and Jacopo working as shoeshine
boys?

Q 6.4 | Page 9

Answer the following question briefly.

How were the boys useful to the author?

Q 6.5 | Page 9

Answer the following question briefly.

Why were the boys in the deserted square at night? What character traits do they
exhibit?

Q 6.6 | Page 9

Answer the following question briefly.

The narrator asks the boys, "Must you work so hard? You both look rather tired."
The boys replied, "We are not complaining, sir." What do you learn about the boys
from their reply?

Q 6.7 | Page 9

Answer the following question briefly.

When the narrator asks the boys about their plans, they are evasive. Why don't
they disclose their problems? 

Q 7.1 | Page 9

Discuss the following question and write the answers in your notebook.
 Appearances are deceptive. Discuss with reference to the two boys.

Q 7.2 | Page 9

Discuss the following question and write the answers in your notebook.
Do you think the boys looked after Lucia willingly? Give reasons for your answer.

Q 7.3 | Page 9

Discuss the following question and write the answers in your notebook.

How does the story 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' promise hope for society?

Q 8 | Page 10

Look at the italic words in the following examples.
a. We bought their biggest basket, then set off toward town.
b. One night we came upon them in the windy and deserted square.
c. He bit his lip, then in a rather put out tone he said, 'Very well.'
d. I shook my head and turned away.

Here are a few more. Match the phrases to their meanings.

Phrases Meanings
set up to start on a journey
break down to tolerate a situation or a person
set off to lose control of your feelings and start crying
put up with to enter
put off to be faced with or opposed by
put on to start/ establish a company
come in to refuse/ reject
come across to postpone
come up against to try to get help/advice/ sympathy from someone
turn down to wear
turn in to meet or find by chance
turn to to inform on or deliver up

Now use the phrases given above to complete the following sentences.

1. The landlord was suspicious of the two men staying in his flat so he called the police and ……………. them …………….
2. Early in the morning we packed our bags and …………… for a hike over the mountain.
3. Janvi ……………………. some photographs of her grandfather in the old trunk.
4. My father ……………….. his own business 10 years ago.
5. The Bank …………………………….. Paul's request for a loan.
6. The Corporation's decision to reduce the leave of the employees …………………… a lot of opposition.

Q 9 | Page 10

Two Gentlemen of Verona is written in the first person. A story written in the first person is a first-hand account of events told or narrated through the eyes of a single character, typically the main character. Stories written in the first person are easily identified by the use of the pronoun 'I' rather than 'he or she'.

The reader will see phrases such as "I said, I thought," rather than "he said, she thought." Everything is experienced through the eyes of a single character, and all thoughts and observations are limited to that one person. There can be no outside  observer. If the narrator does not see or experience an event first-hand, it cannot be a part of the story. All scenes in the story are filtered through this person's unique perception.

The third-person is a narrative mode in which both the reader and author observe the situation either through the senses and thoughts of more than one character, or through an overarching godlike perspective that sees and knows everything that happens and everything the characters are thinking. In this mode of narration, the narrator can tell the reader things that the main character does not know, or things that none of the characters know.
Rewrite, in third person, any part of story you like

Q 10 | Page 11

The narrator realises why Nicola and Jacopo work so hard. Yet he does not go in to meet their sister nor does he speak to them about what he learns from the nurse. Working in groups, discuss the following aspects of the story and share your views with the class.
a) The love, devotion and the family values Nicola and Jacopo display.
b) Their pride in themselves and their family
c) The trust they place in the narrator
d) The reason the narrator does not disclose to them that he knows their secret.

Q 11 | Page 11

As the narrator, write an article on the lesson of love, faith and trust that you have
learnt from the two young boys of Verona.

Q 12 | Page 11

After her brothers' visit, Lucia writes a page in her diary about her past life and
her present situation. As Lucia, write the diary entry in about 150 words.

Q 13 | Page 11

Listen to your teacher reading an excerpt from page no. 189, from the diary of a 13
year old girl Zlata Fillipovic who writes of the horrors of war in Sarajevo in her
book Zlata's Diary.
Based on your listening of the passage, complete the following statements.
1. The first sign of approaching war was …………………………………………….
2. The family went into the cellar when ………………………………………………
3. The 'awful cellar' was the only place that could save their lives because …………………
4. Zlata's friend, Nina died when ………………………………………………….......
5. Zlata and her father were worried about her mother's safety because ......................…

Chapter 1: Two Gentlemen of Verona

CBSE English Course Communicative: Literature Reader - Class 10

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