Class 10 English NCERT Book First Flight Chapter 11 The Proposal Questions and Answers with PDF File for cbse, hbse and other state boards.
The Proposal Question Answer Class 10 English
Textual Question Answer
Q. 1. What does Chubukov at first suspect that Lomov has come for ? Is he sincere when he later says “And I’ve always loved you, my angel, as if you were my own son”? Find reasons for your answer from the play.
Ans. When Lomov tells Chubukov that he has come to make a special request, Chubukov at first suspects that Lomov has come to borrow money. Chubukov is not sincere in using terms of endearment for Lomov. After some time, Chubukov starts quarrelling with Lomov over petty matters. In fact, he sides with his daughter in quarrelling with Lomov. He even abuses Lomov. This shows his insincerity in saying this flattering sentence.
Q.2. Chubukov says of Natalya : “… as if she won’t consent ! She’s in love ; egad, she’s like a lovesick cat…” Would you agree ? Find reasons for your answer.
Ans. Yes, Natalya is in love. This becomes clear when she starts weeping on knowing that Lomov came to propose to her. She asks her father to bring him back at once. She becomes hysteric.
Q.3. (i) Find all the words and expressions in the play that the characters use to speak about each other, and the accusations and insults they hurl at each other. (For example, Lomov in the end calls Chubukov an intriguer ; but earlier, Chubukov has himself called Lomov a “malicious, doublefaced intriguer.” Again, Lomov begins by describing Natalya as “an excellent housekeeper, not bad-looking, well-educated.”)
(ii) Then think of five adjectives or adjectival expressions of your own to describe each character in the play.
(iii) Can you now imagine what these characters will quarrel about next?
Ans. (i) Natalya calls Lomov ‘rascal’, The monster’.
Chubukov calls him The villain ! The scarecrow !”that blind hen’, ‘turnip-ghost’, ‘The stuffed sausage’, The wizen-faced frump’, ‘malicious, double. faced intriguer’ etc.
Chubukov calls Lomov’s father as ‘a guzzling gambler’.
Lomov calls Chubukov ‘Intriguer’, Natalya’s mother as ‘hump-backed’, ‘backbiters’, etc.
Chubukov calls Lomov as ‘my precious’.
Lomov calls Natalya as ‘an excellent housekeeper, not bad-looking, well-educated.
(ii) Lomov : showy, weak-hearted, diffident, stupid, idiotic, quarrelsome, etc.
Natalya : : quarrelsome, nagging, foolish, unwise, immature etc.
Chubukov : mean, low-minded, abusive, quarrelsome, insensible
(iii) Next they will fight about the arrangements to be made for marriage.