Class 10 English NCERT Book First Flight Chapter 2 His First Flight Questions and Answers with PDF File for cbse, hbse and other state boards.
His First Flight Question Answer Class 10 English
Q. 1. A young seagull is afraid to fly. How does he conquer his fear?
Ans. The seagull is very hungry. He thinks if he does not fly, he will remain hungry. So he conquers his fear of flying. Finally he is able to fly.
Textual Question Answer
Q. 1. Why was the young seagull afraid to fly ? Do you think all young birds are afraid to make their first flight, or are some birds more timid than others? Do you think a human baby also finds it a challenge to take its first steps ?
Ans. The young seagull was afraid to fly. When he tried to flap his wings, he was seized with fear. The birds take care of their young ones. But a time comes when the young bird has to fly on its own. All young birds are afraid to fly for the first time. Same is the case with human babies. When a baby learns to walk, it is afraid to take its first steps.
Q. 2. “The sight of the food maddened him.” What does this suggest ? What compelled the young seagull to finally fly?
Ans. The seagull did not want to fly. But in order to get food, he had to fly. He was very hungry. The sight of food that made the seagull risk flying for the first time.
Q. 3. “They were beckoning to him, calling shrilly.” Why did the seagull’s father and mother threaten him and cajole him to fly?
Ans. The seagull’s father and mother wanted that the seagull should learn to fly. They wanted to make him fight his fear. So they threatened him and cajoled him to fly because if he did not fly, he would starve to death.
Q. 4. Have you ever had a similar experience, where your parents encouraged you to do something that you were too scared to try ? Discuss this in pairs or groups.
Ans. Yes, I had a similar experience. My parents wanted me to learn cycling. They purchased a bicycle for me. My father made me sit on the saddle and slowly moved it. I was very nervous. I feared that I would fall down. I wavered this way or that and then fell down. But my parents encouraged me. I got up and after three or four attempts, I was able to control the bicycle. (To be discussed in groups).
Q. 5. In the case of a bird flying, it seems a natural act, and a foregone conclusion that it should succeed. In the examples you have given in answer to the previous question, was your success guaranteed, or was it important for you to try, regardless of a possibility of failure ?
Ans. It is said that success comes to those who don’t lose heart. My success was not guaranteed. It only depended on my determination. Simply wishing would not have taught me cycling. It was more important for me to try and try. Success comes to those who are determined.