Class 10, The Christmas Carol | CBSE English (Communicative) Interact in English Literature Reader | Additional Questions - Answers


Class 10, NCERT (CBSE) English (Communicative) Interact in English Literature Reader
Unit 10, The Christmas Carol
Additional important questions - answers
Q.1: Marley – It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellowmen and travel far and wide; and if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death.
(a) Who is Marley talking to and why?
(b) What does Marley mean by the Spirits walking ‘abroad’ among his fellowmen?
(c) How does Marley convince the other person?
Q.2: That is your fault Ebenezer, as it was mine. That is why I am here tonight. That is part of my penance. I am here to warn you…to help you escape my fate.
(a) What fault is Marley talking about?
(b) What is Marley’s penance?
(c) Whom does Marley warn and why?
Q.3: Why did the ghost of Jacob Marley visit Scrooge?
Q.4: What vision did the ghost of Christmas yet to come show Scrooge?
Q.5:  What is the theme of the play ‘The Christmas Carol’?
Q.6: Give a brief account of how Scrooge kept alive the spirit of Christmas in his remaining days.
Q.7:  What do the ghosts show Scrooge and how does this affect him?
Q.8: Show the change that comes in Scrooge’s nature at the end of the play.
Q.9:  What does the third ghost teach Scrooge?
Q.10: Despite the bitterly cold weather, all of London is in a festive mood. But there is no happy expression on Ebenezer Scrooge’s lined face as he closes the front door of his warehouse and returns to his office. He throws a glowering look at his clerk, Bob Cratchit, satisfied that the poor wretch is hard at work, Scrooge adjusts his spectacles.
(a) Why is the whole of London in a festive mood?
(b) Why is there no happy expression on Scrooge’s face?
(c) How is Bob Crachit a poor wretch?
Q.11: Read the paragraphs given below and answer the following questions:
Mrs. Cratchit (bristling): Mr. Scrooge, indeed. I wish I had him here. I would give him a piece of my piece of mind to feast upon, and I hope he’d have a good appetite for it.
(a) What is Mrs. Ctatchit’s opinion of Mr. Scrooge?
(b) How does Cratchit react to it?
(c) What lesson did Scrooge learn from this site?
Scrooge: Spirit, tell me if Tiny Tim will live
Second Ghost: I see a vacant seat in the chimney corner, and a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved. If these shadows remain unchanged by the Future, the child will die.
(a) Who is Tiny Tim? What is wrong with him?
(b) Mention the two shadows which suggest that the child will die.
(c) Why do you think Scrooge feels deeply concerned about Tiny Tim?
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