NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 13 The Book That Saved the Earth CBSE Board Sample Problems Short Answer

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Question

How did a book change Think-Tank’s opinion about the Earthlings?

Solution

  • This book is totally misunderstood by the Martians.

  • The Martians thought that earthlings were planning to invade Mars. So, they cancelled their invasion of Earth and went back.

  • Think-Tank totally misunderstands the book. Phrases like ‘shell’, ‘silver’, ‘garden’ gave him a false idea that earthlings grew silver and weapons. He starts thinking that earthlings are very advanced technologically.

Question

Think-Tank thinks that Earthlings are after him. What is the reason?

Solution

  • Think-Tank crew read about Humpty-Dumpty’s fall ¡n the rhyme and showed the picture to Think-Tank. Think-Tank’s head resembled that of Humpty-Dumpty.

  • This makes Think-Tank feel that earthlings were planning to invade Mars and capture him.

Question

What difficulty do the crew of the space probe face on Earth?

Solution

  • The space probe lands in a public library.

  • The crew is shocked because the place looked very strange as they had no idea of books.

  • They think the library to be some kind of storage barn.