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Chapter 1: A Letter to God

Chapter 1: A Letter to God solutions [Page 5]

Q 1 | Page 5

What did Lencho hope for?

Q 2 | Page 5

Why did Lencho say the raindrops were like ‘new coins’?

Q 3 | Page 5

How did the rain change? What happened to Lencho’s fields?

Q 4 | Page 5

What were Lencho’s feelings when the hail stopped?

Chapter 1: A Letter to God solutions [Page 6]

Q 1 | Page 6

Who or what did Lencho have faith in? What did he do?

Q 2 | Page 6

Who read the letter?

Q 3 | Page 6

What did the postmaster do then?

Chapter 1: A Letter to God solutions [Page 7]

Q 1 | Page 7

Was Lencho surprised to find a letter for him with money in it?

Q 2 | Page 7

What made him angry?

Chapter 1: A Letter to God solutions [Pages 7 - 8]

Q 1 | Page 7

Who does Lencho have complete faith in? Which sentences in the story tell you this?

Q 2 | Page 7

Why does the postmaster send money to Lencho? Why does he sign the letter ‘God’?

Q 3 | Page 7

Did Lencho try to find out who had sent the money to him? Why/Why not?

Q 4 | Page 7

Who does Lencho think has taken the rest of the money? What is the irony in the situation? [Remember that the irony of a situation is an unexpected aspect of it. An ironic situation is strange or amusing because it is the opposite of what is expected.]

Q 5 | Page 8

Are there people like Lencho in the real world? What kind of a person would you say he is? You may select appropriate words from the box to answer the question.

Greedy Naïve stupid ungrateful
selfish comical unquestioning  
Q 6 | Page 8

There are two kinds of conflict in the story: between humans and nature, and between humans themselves. How are these conflicts illustrated?

Chapter 1: A Letter to God solutions [Pages 8 - 11]

Q 1 | Page 8

There are different names in different parts of the world for storms, depending on their nature. Can you match the names in the box with their descriptions below, and fill in the blanks? You may use a dictionary to help you.

gale, whirlwind, cyclone,
hurricane, tornado, typhoon

1. A violent tropical storm in which strong winds move in a circle:

__ __ c __ __ __ __

2. An extremely strong wind: __ a __ __

3. A violent tropical storm with very strong winds: __ __ p __ __ __ __

4. A violent storm whose centre is a cloud in the shape of a funnel:

__ __ __ n __ __ __

5. A violent storm with very strong winds, especially in the western Atlantic ocean: __ __ r __ __ __ __ __ __

6. A very strong wind that moves very fast in a spinning movement and causes a lot of damage: __ __ __ __ l __ __ __ __

Q 2 | Page 8

Match the sentences in Column A with the meanings of ‘hope’ in Column B.

  A B
1

Will you get the subjects you want to study in college? I hope so.

a feeling that something good will probably happen
2 I hope you don’t mind my saying this, but I don’t like the way you are arguing. thinking that this would happen (It may or may not have happened).
3 This discovery will give new hope to HIV/AIDS sufferers. stopped believing that this good thing would happen
4 We were hoping against hope that the judges would not notice our mistakes. wanting something to happen (and thinking it quite possible)
5 I called early in the hope of speaking to her before she went to school. showing concern that what you say should not offend or disturb the other person: a way of being polite
6 Just when everybody had given up hope, the fishermen came back, seven days after the cyclone. wishing for something to happen, although this is very unlikely
Q 3.1 | Page 9

Relative Clause

Join the sentence given below using whowhomwhosewhich as suggested.

I often go to Mumbai. Mumbai is the commercial capital of India. (which)

Q 3.2 | Page 9

Relative Clause

Join the sentence given below using whowhomwhosewhich as suggested.

 My mother is going to host a TV show on cooking. She cooks very well. (who)

Q 3.3 | Page 9

Relative Clause

Join the sentence given below using whowhomwhosewhich as suggested.

These sportspersons are going to meet the President. Their performance has been excellent. (whose)

Q 3.4 | Page 9

Relative Clause

Join the sentence given below using whowhomwhosewhich as suggested.

 Lencho prayed to God. His eyes see into our minds. (whose)

Q 3.5 | Page 9

Relative Clause

Join the sentence given below using whowhomwhosewhich as suggested.

 This man cheated me. I trusted him. (whom)

Q 4 | Page 10

Find sentences in the story with negative words, which express the following ideas emphatically.

1. The trees lost all their leaves.

_______________________________________________________________

2. The letter was addressed to God himself.

_______________________________________________________________

3. The postman saw this address for the first time in his career.

_______________________________________________________________

Q 5 | Page 11

In pairs, find metaphors from the story to complete the table below. Try to say what qualities are being compared. One has been done for you.

Object Metaphor Quality or Feature Compared
Cloud Huge mountains of clouds The mass or ‘hugeness’ of mountains
Raindrops    
Hailstones    
Locusts    
    An epidemic (a disease) that spreads very rapidly and leaves many people dead
  An ox of a man.  

Chapter 1: A Letter to God

NCERT English First Flight Class 10

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NCERT solutions for Class 10 English - Language and Literature chapter 1 - A Letter to God

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