Class 10 English NCERT Book First Flight Chapter 4 From the Diary of Anne Frank Questions and Answers with PDF File for cbse, hbse and other state boards.
From the Diary of Anne Frank Question Answer Class 10 English
Oral Comprehension 1
Q. 1. What makes writing in a diary a strange experience for Anne Frank ?
Ans. Writing in a diary is a strange experience for Anne because she has never writing anything before.
Secondly, she thinks that no one will be interested in the thoughts of a thirteen-year-old-girl, except herself. So it was better to record those thoughts in her diary.
Q. 2. Why does Anne want to keep a diary ?
Ans. Anne Frank wants to keep a diary because she has no friend in whom she can confide. Secondly, she cannot discuss her day-to-happenings with anyone. But she would be able to record these happenings in a diary.
Q. 3. Why did Anne think she could confide more in her diary than in people ?
Ans. Anne Frank does not have a true friend. So she cannot confide her feelings in anyone. She thinks that her diary is her only true friend. So she thinks that she can confide in it better than in person.
Oral Comprehension 2
Q. 1. Why does Anne provide a brief sketch of her life ?
Ans. Anne thought that no one would believe a word in her entries in her diary, if she did not write about her life. So she provides a brief sketch of her life.
Q. 2. What tells you that Anne loved her grandmother ?
Ans. Anne lived with her grandmother for six months when her parents went to Holland. She loved her deeply. When her grandmother died, Anne felt sad. She often thought about her. So she was very close to her grandmother.
Oral Comprehension 3
Q. 1. Why was Mr Keesing annoyed with Anne ? What did he ask her to do?
Ans. Anne Frank was a chatterbox. She talked and talked in the class. That was why her maths teacher, Mr Keesing was annoyed with her. As a punishment, he ordered her to write an essay on the topic ‘Chatterbox’.
Q. 2. How did Anne justify her being a chatterbox in her essay ?
Ans. In her essay she justified her being a chatterbox. She said that talking was a student’s trait. She wrote that she would do her best to cure herself of this habit. Her mother also talked much. Nothing could be done about inherited traits.
Q. 3. Do you think that Mr Keesing was a strict teacher ?
Ans. Mr. Keesing was not a strict teacher. In fact he was a kind and jovial man. He believed that students should be taught practically.
Q. 4. What made Mr Keesing allow Anne to talk in her class ?
Ans. Mr Keesing allow Anne to talk in the class. He admitted that the joke played by Anne was on him. He took the joke in the right spirit. He read the poem to the class and added his own comments to it.
Textual Question Answer
Q. 1. Was Anne right when she said that the world would not be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old girl?
Ans. Yes, Anne was right in saying so. The world is generally interested in reading things of great me People seldom care for what a teenager has to say.
Q. 2. There are some examples of diary or journal entries in the Before You Read’ section. Compare these with what Anne writes in her diary. What language was the diary originally written in ? In what way is Anne’s diary different ?
Ans. Anne Frank uses her own genre of writing her diary. She mixes her diary writing with a few things of journals or memoirs. Anne’s diary was written originally in Dutch language. It is different as it doesn’t follow the appropriate format. In writing her diary, Anne Frank uses a mixture of a journal, memoir, diary and log.
Q. 3. Why does Anne need to give a brief sketch about her family? Does she treat ‘Kitty’ as insider or an outsider ?
Ans. Anne thinks that no one will be interested in reading the diary of a thirteen-year-old school She thinks her diary is only her real friend. So she needs to give a brief sketch about her family.
Q. 4. How does Anne feel about her father, her grandmother, Mrs Kuperus and Mr Keesing ? What do these tell you about her ?
Ans. From Anne Frank’s diary we know about many people. She considers her parents adorable’. She loves her grandmother deeply. She feels equally for her headmistress Mrs Kuperus. She also loves her maths teacher Mr Keesing though she calls him ‘old fogey’. These things tell us that Anne is an affectionate girl.
Q. 5. What does Anne write in her first essay ?
Ans. In her first essay Anne justifies her habit of talking. She writes that talking is a student’s trait. She would do her best to keep talking under control. She writes that her mother also talked much. She thinks that she had inherited this trait from her mother. Not much can be done about inherited traits.
Q. 6. Anne says teachers are most unpredictable. Is Mr Keesing unpredictable ? How?
Ans. Anne is right when she says that teachers are most unpredictable. Her observation is based on a study of her teacher, Mr Keesing. He is very unpredictable. He is annoyed with Anne Frank for chatting in the class. He gives her extra homework as a punishment. In her essay she justifies her habit of chatting. She fears that after writing the last essay, Mr Keesing would give her extra homework again. But instead he allows Anne to talk in the class. He also doesn’t give her extra homework again.
Q. 7. What do these statements tell you about Anne Frank as a person?
(i) We don’t seem to be able to get any closer, and that’s the problem. Maybe it’s my fault that we don’t confide in each other.
(ii) I don’t want to jot down the facts in this diary the way most people would, but I want the diary to be my friend.
(iii) Margot went to Holland in December, and I followed in February, when I was plunked down on the table as a birthday present for Margot.
(iv) If you ask me, there are so many dummies that about a quarter of the class should be kept back, but teachers are the most unpredictable creatures on earth.
(v) Anyone could ramble on and leave big spaces between the words, but the trick was to come up with convincing arguments to prove the necessity of talking.
Ans. (i) Anne is reserved, (ii) She is self-confident and inventive, (iii) She is humourous also, (iv) She is intelligent, (v) She has a sense of propriety and convincingness.