CBSE Class 10CBSE
Share
Notifications

View all notifications

CBSE solutions for Class 10 English - Communicative chapter 3 - The Letter

Login
Create free account


      Forgot password?

Chapters

CBSE English Course Communicative: Literature Reader - Class 10

English Course Communicative: Literature Reader - Class 10 - Shaalaa.com

Chapter 3: The Letter

Chapter 3: The Letter solutions [Pages 22 - 32]

Q 1 | Page 22

Look at the picture of the old man given below:

Working with your partner note down the feelings of the old man in the picture.

  • .............................................................................................
  • ............................................................................................
  • ............................................................................................
  • ...........................................................................................
Q 2 | Page 22

Can you think of reasons for these feelings? Discuss with your partner and note
down possible reasons.

  • ................................................................................
  • ...............................................................................
  • ..............................................................................
  • ................................................................................
Q 4.1 | Page 29

Answer the following question by ticking the correct option:
Ali's walking to the Post Office daily even in biting cold weather shows his __________.

  • courage

  • optimism

  • foolishness

  • strength of will

Q 4.2 | Page 29

Answer the following question by ticking the correct option:

The Post Office is referred to as Ali's "place of pilgrimage" as he__________.

  • visited it daily

  • came there to pray for a letter from his daughter

  • went there with faith and hope

  • believed God would bless him if he went there

Q 4.3 | Page 29

Answer the following question by ticking the correct option:
 The Post Master's rudeness to Ali reveals his ____________________________.

  • lack of empathy

  • preoccupation with his work

  • preconceived notions

  • sensitivity

Q 4.4 | Page 29

Answer the following question by ticking the correct option:
Ali did not come to the Post Office for several days as _____________________.

  • he had given up hope

  •  he was upset by the Post Master's rebuke

  • he was unwell and unable to walk to the Post Office

  •  he was busy hunting

Q 4.5 | Page 29

Answer the following question by ticking the correct option:
 "Tortured by doubt and remorse, he sat down in the glow of the charcoal sigri to wait."
The Post Master was waiting for____________________________.

  • a letter from Miriam.

  •  a letter from his own daughter

  • a letter from Ali

  • Ali to deliver Miriam's letter to him.

Q 5.1 | Page 30

Answer the following question briefly.
Who was Ali? Where did he go daily?

Q 5.2 | Page 30

Answer the following question briefly.
 "Ali displays qualities of love and patience". Give evidence from the story to
support the statement.

Q 5.3 | Page 30

Answer the following question briefly.
How do you know Ali was a familiar figure at the post office?

Q 5.4 | Page 30

Answer the following question briefly.
 Why did Ali give up hunting?

Q 5.5 | Page 30

Answer the following question briefly.
What impression do you form of the postmaster after reading the story 'The
Letter'?

Q 5.6 | Page 30

Answer the following question briefly.
The postmaster says to Ali, "What a pest you are, brother!" Do you agree with the
statement? Give reasons for your answer.

Q 5.7 | Page 30

Answer the following question briefly.
"Ali came out very slowly, turning after every few steps to gaze at the post office. His eyes were filled with tears of helplessness, for his patience was exhausted, even though he still had faith." Why were Ali's eyes filled with tears of  helplessness? What had exhausted his patience but not his faith?

Q 5.8 | Page 30

Answer the following question briefly.
"Tortured by doubt and remorse, he sat down in the glow of the charcoal sigri to
wait." Who is tortured by doubt and remorse? Why? What is he waiting for?

Q 6 | Page 31

The writer carefully builds up an atmosphere of loneliness and grief in the story. Working in groups, pick out words/ phrases from the story that build up the atmosphere. Copy the following table in your notebook and complete it.

Loneliness Grief
• An old man was walking through the town, now and again drawing  his tattered clothes tighter to shield his body from the cold and biting wind
• his lonely way 
• the whole town was wrapped in deathly silence 
Q 7 | Page 31

Complete the table by explaining the following phrases/ sentences in your own
words:

Phrases  Meanings
happy memories light up a life that is nearing its
close
 
the sounds helped him along his lonely way  
the cold used sleep to extend its sway over all
things even as a false friend lulls his chosen
victim with caressing smiles
 
when the evening of his life was drawing in, he
left his old ways and suddenly took a new
turn
 
the whole universe is built up through love and
that the grief of separation is inescapable
 
the post-master, a man with a face as sad and
as inexpressive as a pumpkin, would be seen
sitting on his chair inside
 
And so the clerk, like a worshipper of Lord Vishnu,
repeated his customary thousand names
 
The haughty temper of the official had quite left
him in his sorrow and anxiety, and had laid bare
his human heart
 
Q 8 | Page 32

Now you are going to listen to your teacher read out from page no. 191, an article
about the Joint Family system in India.
As you listen to the passage, complete the boxes given below.

Q 9 | Page 32

Tortured by doubt and remorse, the postmaster sits in the glow of a charcoal sigri that night, waiting for news of his daughter. As he sits, he writes his diary. As the postmaster, write a diary entry in about 150 words outlining your feelings about the day's events.

Q 10.1 | Page 32

The postmaster believes that he had seen Ali. What do you think? Discuss with your partner and present your views in front of the class.

Q 10.2 | Page 32

The postmaster was anxiously waiting for his ailing daughter's news. On not getting any news, he visits his daughter's town. Now create a dialogue between the postmaster and his daughter and enact it.

Chapter 3: The Letter

CBSE English Course Communicative: Literature Reader - Class 10

English Course Communicative: Literature Reader - Class 10 - Shaalaa.com

CBSE solutions for Class 10 English - Communicative chapter 3 - The Letter

CBSE solutions for Class 10 English - Communicative chapter 3 (The Letter) include all questions with solution and detail explanation. This will clear students doubts about any question and improve application skills while preparing for board exams. The detailed, step-by-step solutions will help you understand the concepts better and clear your confusions, if any. Shaalaa.com has the CBSE English Course Communicative: Literature Reader - Class 10 solutions in a manner that help students grasp basic concepts better and faster.

Further, we at Shaalaa.com provide such solutions so that students can prepare for written exams. CBSE textbook solutions can be a core help for self-study and acts as a perfect self-help guidance for students.

Concepts covered in Class 10 English - Communicative chapter 3 The Letter are Reading Skill (Textual).

Using CBSE Class 10 solutions The Letter exercise by students are an easy way to prepare for the exams, as they involve solutions arranged chapter-wise also page wise. The questions involved in CBSE Solutions are important questions that can be asked in the final exam. Maximum students of CBSE Class 10 prefer CBSE Textbook Solutions to score more in exam.

Get the free view of chapter 3 The Letter Class 10 extra questions for English - Communicative and can use Shaalaa.com to keep it handy for your exam preparation

S
View in app×