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1) Why did the other creatures have no choice regarding the frog’s song? (a) All their efforts to stop him singing were in vain (Q.2) How is the opening of the poem different? (a) It begins like a fairy tale (Q.3) What was the reaction of the other creatures to its muse? (a) They hated the songs (Q.4) The frog stands for ______ who rule the competent ones. (a) Mozart (Q.5) ‘That’s not much to boast about’. What does it tell you about the speaker’s character? (a) Rough and incompetent (Q.6) Who was Mozart? (a) Renowned composer and singer (Q.7) How did the Frog and the other creatures respond to the music of the Nightingale when she first came to Bingle Bog? (a) Frog was dumbfounded and other creatures admired her song (Q.8) The Nightingale behaves very politely whereas the Frog’s attitude towards her was cold, ______ and imposing. (a) Coarse (Q.9) The Frog and the Nightingale contains many words describing different kinds of noise. Find the group that has all these words. (a) Croaked, cacophony, melody, foghorn (Q.10) The public here means (a) Animals and Birds (Q.11) What does ‘Ladies’ refer to? (a) The rich birds (Q.12) The frog was puffed up with a joy which (a) Was both sweet and bitter (Q.13) Before the nightingale came, what did the frog do all night? (a) He croaked from dusk to dawn (Q.14) Which word has the poet created to rhyme words? (a) Awn (Q.15) Where did the frog live? (a) Under the Sumac tree (Q.16) Bingle Bog is the name of ______. (a) The place where the frog and the other creatures lived (Q.17) The motive behind the continuous singing of the frog was ______. (a) Self enjoyment (Q.18) Who was the new occupant of the Sumac tree? (a) The nightingale (Q.19) Choose the five kind of creatures who were fascinated by the nightingale’s sweet song. (a) Toads, cuckoo, rabbits, owls and teals (Q.20) What words did the creatures use to express their feelings? (a) Bravo! Too divine. (Q.21) On the first night, what compelled the nightingale to sing once more? (a) Words of applause of other creatures (Q.22) What startled the nightingale? (a) Croaking voice of the frog (Q.23) How did the frog introduce himself to the nightingale? (a) As the master of the Sumac tree (Q.24) What aspect of the frog’s personality is revealed in his introductory words to the nightingale? (a) He is territorial and possessive (Q.25) What was the effect of Frog’s introduction on the nightingale? (a) The nightingale was flattered. (Q.26) The frog said that he wrote for ______ as________. ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark )
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(a) Bog Trumpet – music critic (Q.34) What does the nightingale mean by ‘at least its mine’? (a) Her song is unique (Q. (Q.28) How did the nightingale respond to the criticism? (a) She was dejected.40) For how many hours did the frog and the nightingale ‘journey up and down the scale’? (a) Five hours (Q.36) What happened to the nightingale in the end? (a) She burst her vein and died (Q.37) Why does the nightingale consider the frog as ‘Mozart’? (a) She was impressed by the critical appreciation of the frog (Q.35) Why is the frog called ‘heartless’? (a) No sympathy and emotions for the nightingale (Q.38) Why did the Frog begin her vocal training when it was raining? (a) He wanted to tire her to death (Q.29) What impression do you form of the nightingale? (a) She lacked confidence and was prone to influence (Q.27) What according to the frog was the drawback in the nightingale’s song? (a) It was far too long (Q.30) Who had composed the nightingale’s song? (a) The nightingale (Q.41) It had been raining for (a) Ten hours ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) ( 1 mark ) .31) How will the frog change the nightingale’s singing? (a) By teaching her the technique of singing (Q.39) What happened to the nightingale’s voice after singing in the rain? (a) It became hoarse and quivering (Q.32) On what condition does the frog agree to teach the nightingale? (a) On charging a modest fee (Q.33) The frog is not a fair judge of music because (a) His voice was jarring (Q.
And the crass cacophony Blared out from the sumac tree. bricks and sticks so that he would stop the unpleasant cacophony. They complained and insulted him. c) The frog is determined. (Q.3) Neither stones nor prayers nor sticks Insults or complaints or bricks Stilled the frog’s determination ( 4 Marks ) To display his heart’s elation a) What was the frog’s determination? b) How did the other creatures try to stop the frog? Why? c) What character trait of the frog is revealed in the extract? (Ans) a) The frog’s determination was to sing with joy and pride. c) Crass cacophony means loud and unpleasant sound. c) The word is ‘awn’. b) The frog was dumbfounded when he heard the sweet song. c) All creatures gathered to hear the nightingale’s song and when she had ended they applauded. a) Whose ‘voice’ is loathed? b) Why did the other creatures have no choice? c) Explain ‘crass cacophony’.2) Other creatures loathed his voice But. a) Why was everyone rapt? b) Why was the frog dumbstruck? c) What was the reaction of the Bog? (Ans) a) Everyone was enchanted by the nightingale’s melodious song. (Ans) a) He frog’s voice is loathed. b) The creatures pleaded him. ( 4 Marks ) . they had no choice. And. they threw stones.English: Communicative (Literature)-Poetry for Class X The Frog and the Nightingale (Q. a) What is unusual about the beginning of the poem? b) What is ‘Bingle Bog’? c) Find a word made up by the poet? Why has he done so? (Ans) a) The poem begins like a fairy tale and birds and other creatures feature in the poem. when she had ended. b) The moonlight reflected the mood of the creatures of the Bog who were sick of hearing the unpleasant song of the frog. The poet has done so to create a rhyme scheme with ‘dawn’.4) But one night a nightingale In the moonlight cold and pale Perched upon the sumac tree ( 4 Marks ) Casting forth her melody. alas. rapt. ( 4 Marks ) ( 4 Marks ) (Q. a) Why has the poet used ‘but’? b) Why was the moonlight ‘cold and pale’? c) What did the nightingale do? (Ans) a) The poet has used ‘but’ because the nightingale came suddenly one night and things changed thereafter. (Q. clapped. c) The nightingale perched upon the sumac tree and rendered a melodious song (Q. stubborn and was inconsiderate.4) Dumbstruck sat the gaping frog And the whole admiring bog Stared towards the sumac. Finally. b) Bingle Bog is the name of the place where the frog and the other creatures lived. b) The other creatures had no choice as all their efforts to stop him were in vain.1) Once upon a time a frog Croaked away in Bingle Bog Every night from dusk to dawn He croaked awn and awn and awn.
7) Next night when the nightingale Shook her head and twitched her tail. closing an eye. b) The frog hopped towards the nightingale to introduce himself. twitching her tail. Sang till dawn without a pause ( 4 Marks ) a) What compelled the nightingale to sing still dawn? b) What was unusual for the nightingale? c) Where was the nightingale? (Ans) a) Everyone admired her song. b) ‘Baritone’ means a male singing voice. (Q. c) The nightingale had perched herself on the Sumac tree.6) So the nightingale once more. c) What was the effect of the Frog’s words on the nightingale? (Ans) a) The frog boasted about himself to impress the simple nightingale. Closed an eye and fluffed a wing And had cleared her throat to sing ( 4 Marks ) She was startled by a croak a) How did the nightingale get ready to sing? b) What had happened to her the previous night? c) What startled the nightingale? (Ans) a) The nightingale prepared herself to sing by shaking her head. She was flattered that such a great musician should seek her out. fluffing a wing and finally clearing her throat. b) Alliteration: Toads and teals and tiddlers captured. cheered on enraptured: ‘Bravo!’ ‘Too Divine!’ ‘Encore!’ a) What was the reaction of the toads and teals? b) Name a poetic device used in this extract.(Q. c) The nightingale was very impressed by the frog’s boastful claims. c) How did the nightingale react to this? (Ans) a)The toads and teals were enchanted by her. (Q.10) ‘Oh!’ the nightingale confessed Greatly flattered and impressed ( 4 Marks ) .8) Sorry-was that you who spoke? She enquired when the frog Hopped towards her from the bog a) Who is ‘she’? b) Why did the frog hop towards her? c) What character traits are revealed of the frog and the nightingale in this extract? (Ans) a) ‘She’ is the nightingale. c) The nightingale sang till dawn without a pause. b) The creatures of Bingle Bog were delighted to hear her song and praised her. c) The nightingale was startled by the croaking of the frog.9) ‘Yes’ the frog replied. Cheers and applause of the creatures compelled her to sing till dawn. She sang till dawn. b) The admiration and applause was unusual for the nightingale. ‘you see I’m the frog who owns this tree In this bog I’ve long been known ( 4 Marks ) For my splendid baritone' a) Why did the frog boast about himself? b) Explain ‘baritone’.5) Toads and teals and tiddlers captured By her voice. c) The nightingale is simple and courteous where as the frog is determined and imposing ( 4 Marks ) (Q. (Q. Quite unused to such applause. ( 4 Marks ) (Q.
She believes whatever the frog tells her. c) The effect of singing together was that nightingale’s voice became rough. b) The real motive was to exhaust her and eliminate competition. b) The frog is at the sumac tree talking to the nightingale. (Q. It had started to rain and the nightingale could not sing in that wet weather. The frog insisted that she wears a scarf and sing. c) The frog is called Mozart as the nightingale thinks a great critic has come to assess her singers.14) ‘Come. b) The nightingale was impressed that a famous musician had discussed her art and her singing. burst a vein and died. b) Mozart was a great Austrian composer of music. c) The nightingale is the listener. (Q.11) ‘I don’t think the song’s divine But oh well at least its mine’ That’s not much to boast about ( 4 Marks ) Said the heartless frog a) Why is the frog heartless? b) Where is the frog and who is he talking to? c) What happened to the nightingale in the end? (Ans) a) The frog is heartless because he criticizes the nightingale’s song for an ulterior motive and has no consideration for the nightingale. (Q. (Q.12) Without Proper training such as I And few others-can supply ( 4 Marks ) You’ll remain a beginner a) Who is the speaker? b) What character trait of the speaker is revealed in the above extract? c) What is the reaction of the listener? How did it affect her fate? (Ans) a) The frog is the speaker. He wants to eliminate competition and is unscrupulous.13) ‘This is a fairy taleAnd you’re Mozart in disguise Come to earth before my eyes’ ( 4 Marks ) a) Who says these words? To who? b) Why has the listener been called ‘Mozart’ in disguise? c) What trait of the speaker’s character is revealed by these words? (Ans) a) The nightingale says these words to the frog. my dear. (Q. c) The nightingale is extremely talented.That a critic of such note Had discussed her art and throat a) Who does the nightingale regard as a critic? b) Why was the nightingale impressed? c) What character trait of the nightingale is revealed in these lines? (Ans) a) The nightingale regarded the frog as a critic. b) The frog is cunning and boastful.we’ll sing together Just put on your scarf and sash Koo-ah-ah! Ko-ash! ( 4 Marks ) a) Whom does the speaker ask to put on a scarf? Why? b) What was the real motive of the speaker in practising together? c) What was the effect of ‘singing together’? (Ans) a) The nightingale is asked to put on a scarf. She is flattered. She believed the frog blindly who was exploiting her talent and pushing her to slow death. The nightingale is humble and gullible.15) Ladies with tiaras glittering In the interval sat twittering And the frog observed them glitter ( 4 Marks ) . c) The nightingale in an attempt to please the frog over strained herself. unsure of herself and gullible.
19) I tried to teach her But she was a stupid creature Far too nervous.17) You must practise even longer Till your voice. c) The frog’s joy was sweet as he was earning a lot of money by charging admission fees. He is boastful and inconsiderate towards the nightingale. snappier We must aim for better billings ( 4 Marks ) You still owe me sixty shillings a) Who does the ‘public’ refer to? b) What is the advice given by the frog? c) What is the ulterior motive of the frog? (Ans) a) The public is the birds living in and around Bingle Bog. c) The nightingale practised even in adverse weather. c) The moral of the story is that talented people should have confidence in themselves.18) You must make your public happier Give them something sharper. b) The speaker is trying to make the nightingale practise extensively so that the sweet voice becomeshoarse like that of the frog. She was too trusting and gullible and let herself be led by the cunning frog. like mine. b) The interval between songs during which the ladies could gossip. The dignified personalities wore tiaras to the concert. Far too prone to influence a) What did the frog try to teach and to whom? b) What qualities of the nightingale drive her to death? c) What moral is conveyed through the characters of the frog and the nightingale? (Ans) a) The frog tried to teach the nightingale how to sing.With a joy both sweet and bitter a) Why were ladies in tiaras? b) What ‘interval’ is being referred to? c) Why was the frog’s joy both ‘sweet and bitter’? (Ans) a) The nightingale had become a huge sensation and her performance was a social event. b) The frog scolded the nightingale as he wanted her to practise longer till her voice grew stronger like his. c) The ulterior motive of the frog was to train her for long hours so that her voice became rough. b) The frog wants the nightingale to render songs that were better and livelier. (Q. He also wanted to eliminate the nightingale by his cunning ways. One should not trust anyone blindly .16) Every day the frog who’d sold her Songs for silver tried to scold her ( 4 Marks ) a) How did the frog sell her songs for silver? b) Why did the frog scold the nightingale? c) What was the result of the frog’s scolding? (Ans) a) The frog charged admission fee for the nightingale’s performance. c) The frog is cunning. It was bitter because the nightingale was a huge success and his singing had never been appreciated. grows stronger… ( 4 Marks ) a) Who does ‘you’ refer to? b) What is the speaker trying to achieve? c) What character trait of the speaker is revealed in the given extract? (Ans) a) You refers to the nightingale. b) The nightingale is nervous and unsure of herself. He wanted her to give the audience something brighter and sharper. She was exhausted by over-exertion and her songs failed to enthrall the audience (Q. (Q. far too tense. He wanted to eliminate competition (Q.
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