Class 10 English NCERT Book First Flight Chapter 7 A Baker from Goa Questions and Answers with PDF File for cbse, hbse and other state boards.
A Baker from Goa Question Answer Class 10 English
Oral Comprehension 1
Q.1. What are the elders in Goa nostalgic about ?
Ans. The elders of Goa are nostalgic about the Portuguese and their famous loaves of bread.
Q.2. Is bread-making still popular in Goa ? How do you know ?
Ans. Yes, bread-making is still popular in Goa. The furnaces where bread is made still exist there. The thud and jingle of the traditional bakers bamboo can still be heard in the morning. This is clear from the sentences, “The fire in the furnaces has not yet been extinguished…
Q.3. What is the baker called ?
Ans. The baker is called pader in Goa.
Q.4. When would the baker come everyday ? Why did the children run to meet him?
Ans. He would come twice a day. Once in the morning and again after selling all his breads. The children ran to meet him because they were fond of the bread-bangles’ sold by him.
Oral comprehension 2
Q.1. Match the following. What is a must
Q.2. What did the bakers wear : (i) in the Portuguese days ? (ii) when the author was young ?
Ans. (i) In the Portuguese days, the bakers wore the kabai. It was a single-piece long frock that reached down to the knees.
(ii) When the author was young, the bakers wore a shirt and trousers which were shorter than full-length ones and longer than half pants.
Q.3. Who invites the comment-“he is dressed like a pader”? Why?
Ans. Any one who wears a half pant which reaches just below the knees invites this comment.
Q.4. Where were the monthly accounts of the baker recorded ?
Ans. They recorded the accounts on some wall in pencil.
Q.5. What does a ‘jackfruit-like appearance’ mean?
Ans. It means fat and plump like the jackfruit itself.
Textual Question Answer
Q.1. Which of these statements are correct ?
(i) The pader was an important person in the village in old times.
(ii) Paders still exist in Goan villages.
(iii) The paders went away with the Portuguese.
(iv) The paders continue to wear a single-piece long frock.
(v) Bread and cakes were an integral part of Goan life in the old days.
(vi) Traditional bread-baking is still a very profitable business.
(vii) Paders and their families starve in the present times.
Ans. (i) correct, (ii) correct, (iii) incorrect, (iv) incorrect, (v) correct, (vi) incorrect, (vii) incorrect
Q.2. Is bread an important part of Goan life? How do you know this ?
Ans. Yes, bread is an important part of Goan life. It is clear from marriage gifts, cakes and bolinhas for Christmas, etc.
Q.3. Tick the right answer. What is the tone of the author when he says the following ?
(i) The thud and the jingle of the traditional bakers bamboo can still be heard in some places. (nostalgic, hopeful, sad)
(ii) Maybe the father is not alive but the son still carries on the family profession. (nostalgic, hopeful, sad)
(iii) I still recall the typical fragrance of those loaves. (nostalgie, hopeful, naughty)
(iv) The tiger never brushed his teeth. Hot tea could wash and clean up everything so nicely, after all. (naughty, angry, funny
(v) Cakes and bolinhas are a must for Christmas as well as other festivals. (sad, hopeful, matter-of-fact)
(vi) The baker and his family never starved. They always looked happy and prosperous.(matter-of-fact, hopeful, sad)
Ans. (i) nostalgic, (ii) hopeful, (iii) nostalgic, (iv) naughty, (v) matter-of-fact, (vi) matter-of-fact.