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First of its kind to provide question and answers of state syllabus English for tenth class students especially of ANDHRA PRADESH.
First of its kind to provide question and answers of state syllabus English for tenth class students especially of ANDHRA PRADESH.

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1.The night at the hotel
-Seigfred Lenz
1Why did Schwamm come to town?
A.Schwamm's son used to wave at the passengers going by train everymorning but nobody ever waved back. So he took it to heart and changedhis behavior . So Schwamm came to the town to take the early train thenext morning and wave back at his son.
2.What was the reason for the strange behaviour of Mr. Schwamm's son?
A. Every morning on his way to school, Schwamm's son had to wait at therailway crossing for the early morning train to go by. The used to waveat the passengers. But none of them ever waved back. This was thereason for the boy’s strange behavior.
3.What did Schwamm’s son do in the mornings? How did he behavein the evenings?
A.Every morning on the way to his school Schwamm’s son had to waitat a railway crossing where he used to wave hands to the passengers goby the train. Never had any body waved him back. So he took it to heartand got worried. When he returned home from school he neither playednor talked with anybody and used to break into tears. He also gave updoing homework.
4.Why did Schwamm decide to spend the night at the hotel?
A. Schwamm wanted to make his son happy by taking the early train thenext day and waving back at him. He, therefore, came into town anddecided to spend the night at the hotel so that he could take the earlymorning train the next day.
5.Was the stranger waiting for schwamm? Ho w do you know?
A. Since it was a double bed room the stranger might have been waiting forsomeone to occupy the bed.The stranger asked Schwamm no to fall over his crutches or run into hissuitcase which were put some where in the middle of the room.
6. Why was schwamm hesitant when he introduced himself to thestranger?
A.Schwamm came to town on a strange reason and he didn’t know how thestranger would react if he told him the reason. So Schwamm was hesitantto introduce himself to the stranger.
7.Who do you think was the man who waved out to Schwamm’s sonfrom the train? Why do you think so?
A. The man who waved out to Schwamm’s son from the train was thestranger who shared the bed with Schwamm.Schwamm’s son said that a man had waved with a cane, perhapsmistaken the crutch for a cane. So it must be the stranger who waved atthe boy.
2.In celebration of being alive
- Christiaan Barnard
1.Why did Dr. Barnard find the suffering of children heart-breaking?
A.Dr. Barnard finds the suffering of children particularly heartbreakingbecause they trust in doctors, believing that they would help them andsave them. Though the doctors fail to help they accept their fate and gothrough mutilating surgery without any complaint.
2.Describe the accident in which Dr. Bernard and his wife wereinvolved. What happened to them?
A.One day Dr. Barnard and his wife were crossing a street after a happymeal. A car knocked him into his wife. She was thrown out into the otherline where another car from the opposite direction struck her. He hadeleven broken ribs and a perforated lung and his wife had a badlyfractured shoulder.
3.How did Dr.Bernard react to the accident that he and his wife had?
A.The accident that Dr.Bernard met with let him think about the sufferingof the human beings. He was angry because there were patients waitingfor him to be operated on them. And his wife had to take care of heryoung baby.
4.How does Dr.Bernard’s view of suffering differ from his father’s?
A.Dr.Bernard’s father believed that suffering of a person is God’s will andthat is the way God tests all. Suffering ennobles and makes him/her abetter person.But Dr.Bernard did not agree with his father’s view. As a doctor he sawnothing noble in a patient’s suffering.
5.What had made Dr. Barnard sensitive to the suffering of children?
A.The brother of Dr.Bernard who died several years ago with an abnormalheart, made him sensitive to the suffering of children. He was moved byseeing the half-eaten mouldy biscuit with two tiny tooth marks whichwas kept as a memory by his father.
6.What is the lesson that Dr. Barnard learned from the two children ?(or) What do you think is the lesson Dr. Christian Barnard learnt fromhis two young patients?
A.Dr. Barnard learned from the two children/patients that the business ofliving is the celebration of being alive. He further learned that 'what youhave left' is more important than 'what you have lost'.
3.Circus cat alley cat
- Anita Desai
1.Describe the physical appearance of Anna.
A.Anna was a Malabar girl who had been born into the circus. She waslarge and heavily built. She had very black bright eyes, a lot of wiry blackhair, and hefty shoulders. She had also a loud, sharp and authoritativevoice.
2.What had happened to Anna's baby ?
A.Anna’s baby had been taken away by her (Anna's) husband and his-family. The circus had moved to Bombay and the child too must havebeen taken with them.
3.Who found Anna and her child starving and begging on a Daryaganjstreet? What did that person do?
A.Mrs. Bates found Anna and her child starving and begging on aDaryaganj Street. She brought them home and made Anna, a Nanny forher children. She gave food and clothes and tried to civilize her.
4.How did Anna happen to work for Mrs. Bates?
A.Anna, the trainer of big cats in circus, married an ambitious young manwho thought that a woman's place was her home. He took charge of thewild animals. Anna was annoyed and left her husband. Mrs. Bates foundher begging in the streets and brought her as a Nanny to her children.
5.Describe some of the major changes in the children with the comin ofAnna.
A. The coming of Anna into the house made the children feel that they hadbeen shut in the cages. They stopped walking or running and startedprowling. Instead of hopping or skipping they sprang and leaped in fear.They lost thier liberty to play or speak that they like but they would playonly those games ordered by Anna. We could find the change in voicesalso.
6.Where do you think Anna went after she left Bates’ house? How do weknow this?A.
I think Anna went to her husband in search of her baby. We know thisbecause writer sees Anna after a few years in a circus.
7.What is the significance of the title “Circus Cat, Alley Cat”?
A.Circus-cat means a wild cat in a circus. Alley-cat is a domesticated catthat lives in the houses. Anna was originally a cat trainer in a circus .shewas made an alley cat in Bates’ house. But the role of a circus-cat suitedher better than Alley cat. Hence the title of the lesson'Circus-cat, Alley-cat'is apt.

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