NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 13 the Book That Saved the Earth CBSE Board Sample Problems Long Answer (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Question

Compare and contrast the characters of Noodle and Think Tank.

Solution

  • Noodle and Think-Tank have contrasting characters.
  • Think-Tank likes to be called the ‘Great and the Mighty’ .
  • He orders and commands. He is the ruler of Mars, but has no intelligence.
  • He thinks books to be sandwiches.
  • He is wrong about everything. He demands that the crew obey him.
  • He likes to pass on other՚s idea as his own. He is a coward who simply boasts about his power.
  • Noodle, his apprentice, is very clever and wise. He corrects the mistakes of the ruler (Think-Tank) very gently.
  • He never takes credit for his ideas. But he offers them to the ruler very gently.
  • Think-Tank makes them as his own.

Question

Noodle hails Think-Tank as the most powerful and intelligent creature in the whole universe. Do you agree? Write your opinion of Think-Tank citing instances from the given text.

Solution

  • Noodle is a trainee under Think-Tank. He bows before him and hails his ruler as the most powerful and intelligent creature in the universe.
  • However, Think-Tank is not really intelligent. He misinterprets the nursery rhymes completely. ‘Silver’ , ‘shells’ and ‘garden’ for him mean that the earthlings are growing metals in farms.
  • He thinks books to be sandwiches and wants the crew to eat them.
  • When he read out the nursery rhyme which says, ‘Humpty-Dumpty had a great fall’ he is terrified and plans his escape from Mars Thus, Think-Tank is nothing more than a show off and a pompous fool.