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Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 10th SSLC Tamil Nadu State Board chapter 4 - The Ant and the Cricket [Latest edition]

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Chapter 4: The Ant and the Cricket

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Exercise [Pages 117 - 119]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 10th SSLC Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 4 The Ant and the Cricket Exercise [Pages 117 - 119]

Exercise | Q A. 1. a) | Page 117

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

A silly young cricket accustomed to sing
Through the warm, sunny months of gay summer and spring.

What was the routine of the cricket?

Exercise | Q A. 1. b) | Page 117

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

A silly young cricket accustomed to sing
Through the warm, sunny months of gay summer and spring.

Name the seasons mentioned here.

Exercise | Q A. 2. a) | Page 117

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

Began to complain when he found that, at home,
His cupboard was empty, and winter was come.

Who does he refer to?

Exercise | Q A. 2. b) | Page 117

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

Began to complain when he found that, at home,
His cupboard was empty, and winter was come.

Why was his cupboard empty?

Exercise | Q A. 3. a) | Page 117

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

Not a crumb to be found.
On the snow-covered ground.

What couldn’t he find on the ground?

Exercise | Q A. 3. b) | Page 117

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

Not a crumb to be found
On the snow-covered ground.

Why was the ground covered with snow?

Exercise | Q A. 4. a) | Page 118

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

At last by starvation and famine made bold,
All dripping with wet, and all trembling with cold,

What made the cricket bold?

Exercise | Q A. 4. b) | Page 118

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

At last by starvation and famine made bold,
All dripping with wet, and all trembling with cold,

Why did the cricket drip and tremble?

Exercise | Q A. 5. a) | Page 118

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

Away he set off to a miserly ant,
To keep if, to keep him alive, he would grant
Him shelter from rain,
And a mouthful of grain.

Whom did the cricket want to meet? Why?

Exercise | Q A. 5. b) | Page 118

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

Away he set off to a miserly ant,
To keep if, to keep him alive, he would grant
Him shelter from rain,
And a mouthful of grain.

What would keep him alive?

Exercise | Q A. 6. a) | Page 118

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

But we ants never borrow,
we ants never lend.

Why do you think ants neither borrow nor lend?

Exercise | Q A. 6. b) | Page 118

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

But we ants never borrow,
we ants never lend.

Who says these lines to whom?

Exercise | Q A. 7. a) | Page 118

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

‘‘ Not I!
My heart was so light
That I sang day and night,
For all nature looked gay.”

Who does ‘I’ refer to?

Exercise | Q A. 7. b) | Page 118

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

‘‘ Not I!
My heart was so light
That I sang day and night,
For all nature looked gay.”

What was the nature of the cricket? How do you know?

Exercise | Q A. 8. a) | Page 118

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

Thus ending, he hastily lifted the wicket,
And out of the door turned the poor little cricket,

The ant refused to help the cricket. Why?

Exercise | Q A. 8. b) | Page 118

Thus ending, he hastily lifted the wicket,
And out of the door turned the poor little cricket,

Explain the second line.

Exercise | Q A. 8. b) | Page 118

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

Thus ending, he hastily lifted the wicket,
And out of the door turned the poor little cricket,

Explain the second line.

Exercise | Q A. 9. a) | Page 118

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

He wished only to borrow,
He’d repay it tomorrow.

Pick out the rhyming words in the above lines.

Exercise | Q A. 9. b) | Page 118

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

He wished only to borrow,
He’d repay it tomorrow.

Give more examples of rhyming words from the poem.

Exercise | Q A. 10. a) | Page 118

Based on your understanding of the poem, read the following line and answer the question given below.

My heart was so light
that I sang day and night,
For all nature looked gay.
“You sang, Sir, you say”?

Mention the rhyme scheme employed in the above lines.

Exercise | Q B. | Page 118

Based on your understanding of the poem, complete the summary using the phrases given below.

In this narrative poem, the poet brings out the idea that is essential for every creature. He conveys this message to the readers through a story of __________ The ant spends all its summer saving __________. The cricket __________ happily in the summer. He __________ anything for the winter. When winter comes, he is worried that his __________ is empty. So, he seeks the help of the ant to have __________ and a __________ to stay. The cricket was even prepared to repay it in the future. The ant made it clear that ants __________. He also enquired the cricket if it had saved anything when the weather was fine. The cricket answered that it had sung day and night enjoying__________. The ant threw the

cricket out and stated in a stern voice it should dance in the winter season too. In his concluding lines, the poet affirms that this is not __________ but it is true and applicable to __________ also.

Answer each of the following questions in a paragraph of 120-150 words.

Exercise | Q C. 1. | Page 119

‘Some crickets have four legs and some have two’. Elucidate this statement from the poet’s point of view.

Exercise | Q C. 2. | Page 119

Compare and contrast the attitude of the ant and the cricket.

Exercise | Q C. 3. | Page 119

If given a chance, who would you want to be-the ant or the cricket? Justify your answer.

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Chapter 4: The Ant and the Cricket

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