Class 10 English NCERT Book Footprints Without Feet Chapter 10 The Book that Saved the Earth Questions and Answers with PDF File for cbse, hbse and other state boards.
The Book that Saved the Earth Question Answer Class 10 English
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Q. 1. Why was the twentieth century called the ‘Era of the Book’?
Ans. The twentieth century was called the ‘Era of the Book’ because there were books about everything One could find a book on any subject, from anteaters to Zulus.
Q. 2. Who tried to invade the earth in the twenty-first century ?
Ans. In the year 2040, the Martian (people from the Mars) tried to invade the earth.
Q. 3. What guesses are made by Think-Tank about the books found on earth ?
Ans. Think Tank makes a number of guesses about the books found on earth. First he thinks that these are ‘sandwiches’. Then he thinks that these are ear communication devices. A little later he thinks that these are eye communication devices. Finally, he thinks that these are ‘high explosives’.
Talk about it
Q. 1. Noodle avoids offending Think Tank but at the same time he corrects his mistakes. How does he manage to do that?
Ans. Noodle is the deputy of Think-Tank. Noodle gives him information about books which he finds in a library. Think Tank says that these are ‘sandwiches’. But Noodle corrects him and says that they are ‘ear communication devices’. Think-Tank agrees with him. Then Noodle calls them eye communication devices and Think-Tank again agrees.
Q.2. If you were in Noodle’s place, how would you handle Think-Tank’s mistakes?
Ans. If I were in Noodles place, 1 would handle Think-Tank’s mistakes as politely as Noodle himself does. Noodle point out Think-Tank’s errors and corrects them without offending him.I would also do the same.
Q. 3. Do you think books are being replaced by the electronic media ? Can we do away with books altogether ?
Ans. The modern world is the world of science. It is true that books are being replaced by the electronic devices like Compact Discs (CDs), laptops, ipods, etc. But books cannot completely be replaced. If it is done, B-105 there would be chaos. Books are permanent sort of things and can never disappear. On the other hand, computers can have viruses and CDs can become defective.
Q. 4. Why are books referred to as a man’s best companion ? Which is your favourite book and why ? Write a paragraph about that book.
Ans. Books are called man’s best companion. They are our true friends. They never betray us. A good books is just like a good friend. Like a true friend, a good book cheers us as well as comforts us. My favourite book is The Gita. It is part of the Mahabharata. It is the discourse given by Lord Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield of Mahabharata. It is full of wisdom. It tells us we should not be afraid of anything. This body is only a garment worn by the soul. When this garment is worn out, the soul wears another one. Soul is immortal and indestructible. Then why should we worry. Secondly, it gives the theory of karma. It tells us that our duty is to do our work. We should not worry about the results of our actions. God rewards us according to our actions.