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Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 10th SSLC Tamil Nadu State Board chapter 5 - The Secret of the Machines [Latest edition]

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Chapter 5: The Secret of the Machines

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Exercise [Pages 150 - 152]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 10th SSLC Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 5 The Secret of the Machines Exercise [Pages 150 - 152]

Answer the following questions briefly.

Exercise | Q A. 1. | Page 150

Who does ‘we’ refer to in first stanza?

  • Human beings

  • Machines

Exercise | Q A. 2. | Page 150

Who are the speakers and listeners of this poem?

Exercise | Q A. 3. | Page 150

What metals are obtained from ores and mines? Iron ore.

Exercise | Q A. 4. | Page 150

Mention a few machines which are hammered to design.

Exercise | Q A. 5. | Page 150

Mention the names of a few machines that run on water, coal, or oil.

Exercise | Q A. 6. | Page 150

Mention a few machines used for pulling, pushing, lifting, driving, printing, ploughing, reading, and writing, etc.

Exercise | Q A. 7. | Page 150

Are machines humble to accept the evolution of human brain? Why?

Exercise | Q A. 8. | Page 150

What feelings are evoked in us by the machines in this poem?

Exercise | Q A. 9. | Page 150

And a thousandth of an inch to give us play.
Which of the following do the machines want to prove from this line?

  • Once Machines are fed with fuel, they take a very long time to start.

  • Once Machines are fed with fuel, they start quickly.

Exercise | Q A. 10. a. | Page 150

And now, if you will set us to our task,
We will serve you four and twenty hours a day!

Who does the pronoun ‘you’ refer to here?

Exercise | Q A. 10. b. | Page 150

And now, if you will set us to our task,
We will serve you four and twenty hours a day!

Whose task is referred to as ‘our task’ here?

Exercise | Q A. 10. c. | Page 150

And now, if you will set us to our task,
We will serve you four and twenty hours a day!

Open conditional clause is used in the given line. Why is the future tense ‘will set’ and ‘will serve’ used both in the ‘if clause’ and in the main clause?’

Exercise | Q A. 10. d. | Page 150

And now, if you will set us to our task,
We will serve you four and twenty hours a day!

Do the machines serve us twenty-four hours a day?

Exercise | Q A. 10. e. | Page 150

And now, if you will set us to our task,
We will serve you four and twenty hours a day!

Rewrite the given lines with the ending ‘365 days a year.'

Activity

Exercise | Q B. | Page 152

Write your favourite stanza from the poem and find the rhyming scheme.

Exercise | Q C. | Page 152

Read the poem and find the line for the following poetic device or write your own example.

Alliteration.

Exercise | Q C. | Page 152

Read the poem and find the line for the following poetic device or write your own example.

Assonance.

Exercise | Q C. | Page 152

Read the poem and find the line for the following poetic device or write your own example.

Personification.

Exercise | Q C. | Page 152

Read the poem and find the line for the following poetic device or write your own example.

Simile.

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Chapter 5: The Secret of the Machines

Exercise
English Class 10th SSLC Tamil Nadu State Board - Shaalaa.com

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