Class 10 English Chapter 4.5 The Old Man and The Sea Book Review Questions Answers

Class 10 English Chapter 4.5 The Old Man and The Sea Book Review Questions Answers

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Maharashtra state Board Std 10Chapter 4.5 The Old Man and The Sea

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Important Questions Bank

Question 1. The teacher writes incomplete sentences on the board. He/She asks the students to complete them in their notebooks.
(a) Today, I am happy because ……………………………… .
(b) Today after the class, I wish ……………………………… .
(c) Tomorrow, I feel that ……………………………… .
(d) I want to laugh because ……………………………… .
(e) Today, the class seems to be cheerful about ……………………………… .
Question 2. The teacher writes an incomplete sentence and asks the students to complete it in a funny way.
Question 3. Give the words related to:
Question 4. Pick out the word from the given box and write it in the correct columns below.
Jump, narrow, cable, live, queen, butter, tree, kitten, van, yellow, dale, happy, night, printer, star, sober, paper, cloud, pearl, within, bike, began, slender.
Question 5. Write the names of any five of your friends and mention the number of syllables in each name.

Question 6. Find out expressions from the poem that indicate funny moments.
For example, I laughed as I would die.
Question 7. Order of sequence : Arrange the following reactions in their proper order, as per the poem.
(a) His waistband split
(b) The grin grew broad.
(c) Sleepless eye.
(d) Was all upon the grin.
(e) He broke into a roar.
(f) He burst five buttons off.
Question 8. Form pairs and find out the various rhyming words in the poem and two of your own. Complete the following table.  
Question 9. Match the lines with the Figures of Speech.
Question 10. Copy any two stanzas of the poem in the lines below. Using a coloured pen, underline the stressed syllables in each line and put a stress-mark ( ) over each.
Question 11. Complete the lines of the poem by choosing proper pairs of rhyming words and make it meaningful.
Question 12. Form groups in your class and together compose a short humorous poem. Use jokes, experiences, etc. and convert it to a poetic form. Write and decorate it on chart-paper and put it up in your class, in turns.
Question 13. Go through the poem and write an appreciation of the poem in a paragraph format.
Question 14. Choose the correct alternatives: (The answers are given directly and underlined.)
(1) The poet was in a very ……………… Mood when he wrote the lines.
(a) tired
(b) happy
(c) bored
(d) wondering
(2) The poet was generally a ……………… man.
(a) humorous
(b) wonderful
(c) serious
(d) good
Question 15. Explain:
(a) the contrast between the poet and his servant.
(b) the poet’s reaction when he read the lines.
Question 16. Find out the expression from the extract that indicates funny moments:
Question 17. Match the lines with the figures of speech:
Lines – Figures of Speech
(a) A sober man am I – (c) Tautology
(b) To mind a slender man like me – (d) Inversion
Question 18. Complete the following:
(1) There was a grin on the servant’s face when …………………………
(2) The chuckling noise was heard when …………………….
(3) When he read the fifth line, ………………….
(4) The grin grew from ear to ear when the servant ………………….
Question 19. Describe the outcome of this experience on the poet.
Question 20. Which line suggests that the servant was totally out of control?
Question 21. Pair up with your partner and answer the following questions :
(a) Which animal would you relate yourself to and why?
(b) Do you have a hero or a role model to look up to? Who is he/she?
(c) Do you have a passion you would fight for? Why?
(d) What is meant by a review?
(e) Have you ever read any book review? If yes, which one? If no, make it a point to read one.

Question 22. Make a list of famous novels of Ernest Hemingway. Two are given to you.(1) A Farewell to Arms
(2) For Whom the Bell Tolls.
(3) _______________________________
(4) _______________________________
(5) _______________________________
(6) _______________________________
(7) _______________________________
Question 23. Read the passage and name the following.(a) Young and devoted apprentice
(b) The place where Hemingway had experience of fishing
(c) That which Hemingway was injured by, during the First World War
(d) Language of the novel
(e) In his first reading, the review writer was left

Question 24. Correct the following sentences using facts from the review.
(a) Manolin’s parents insisted on his working with the same old fisherman.
(b) This novel is pure fiction.
(c) Hemingway’s style of writing does not unfold the hidden meaning.
(d) The relationship between the old man and Manolin is coarse.

Question 25. The line – ‘I first read this novel years ago, when I did not understand it at all and was left unimpressed.’ tells us about the book reviewer’s opinion about the book. Complete the following sentences using the expressions.(1) In my opinion, every hard-working person achieves success in life.
(2) I strongly feel that _______________________________
(3) I wish I could _______________________________
(4) As far as I know, you _______________________________
(5) I think _______________________________

Question 26. The review describes the struggle between the old man with the marlin and sharks, Ernest Hemingway’s struggle against defeat or death and noble struggle against destruction. Find all the words from the text that are related to the word ‘brave’ or ‘courage’.

  • Strength
  • ……………………………………….
  • ……………………………………….
  • ……………………………………….
  • ……………………………………….

(B) Write the ‘root-word’ after dropping the prefix or suffix, or both.(1) unable _______________________________
(2) heavily _______________________________
(3) determination _______________________________
(4) endurance _______________________________
(5) unimpressed _______________________________
(6) relationship _______________________________
(7) inseparably _______________________________
(8) empathetic _______________________________
(9) beautiful _______________________________
(10) simplicity _______________________________

Question 27. Write a book review on any book of your choice with the help of the following points.

  • Story line
  • Social/Historical content
  • Writing style
  • My thought

Question 28. You know the essential points required for a book review. Now form pairs and find essential points required for a play review and film review. You can take help of your teacher, library or the internet.

Question 29. Complete the following:(1) Hemingway had experience of ………………….
(2) He worked for …………………. During the First World War.
(3) ‘The Old Man and The Sea’ was published in …………………….

Question 30. Describe the general mood of the people when the novel was published.
(1) The young actor had a …………………… at the beginning of his career.
(2) This painter …………………… the old masterpieces.
(3) The girl’s sad story immediately …………………… with the news reporter.
(4) Lata Mangeshkar’s songs …………………… for a long time.

Question 31. Find the synonyms (one word) for the following from the passage:
(i) The ability to do something difficult for a long time: ……………
(ii) formed or worked: ……………

Question 32. The old man is, at the end of the novel, very near death, but we know that the story of his suffering and loss will live on in the memories of the people of his village. (Rewrite the sentence using ‘Though’)

Question 33. During the First World War, Hemingway was injured by shrapnel. (Begin the sentence with ‘Shrapnel….’)

Question 34. Do you like to read books? If so, what type? If not, why?
Question 35.
(a) After recent reading, the reviewer was left: ……………………
(b) It fights for its life desperately: ……………………
Question 36. Hemingway practises an extreme economy in his use of words’. What does this mean?
Question 17. What are the ideals that the old man and the marlin both stand for?
Question 18. Find the synonyms for the following from the passage:
(i) Brief: ………………….
(ii) Likely to make someone believe something that is not true: ………………….
Question 37. Write four to five sentences about your favorite writer.
Question 38.
(1) Write down two compound words from the passage.
(2) Pick out an infinitive from the lesson and use it in your own sentence.
(3) Find out five hidden words from the given word t endurance
(4) Use the following phrase in your own sentence: even after his death
(5) Spot the error/errors and rewrite the correct sentence: The novel was publishing in 1952
(6) Identify the type of sentence: I first read this novel years ago, when I did not understand it at all.
(7) Hemingway always talks about the need to struggle. (Replace the infinitive with a gerund.)
(8) From the following verbs, pick out the verb which forms its present and past participle by doubling the last letter: run, write, swim, fan.
(9) Complete the word chain with verbs of your own. Write, e………., r………., r………., t……… .
Question 39.(1) Use the following word and its homophone in two separate sentences: sail
(2) He worked for the Red Cross. (Rewrite using the past progressive tense of the verb.)
(3) A reader can read his work again and again. (Change the voice, beginning ‘His work ….)
Question 40.
(1) Use the given two words in one meaningful sentence: formidable, beautiful.
(2) Recently, I read this book again and was extremely moved. (Rewrite as a complex sentence.)

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