NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 25 the Proposal CBSE Board Sample Problems Short Answer (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Question

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.

Solution

  • Chubukov thought that Lomov was a good marriage prospect for his daughter. He had been waiting for this proposal. When Lomov expressed his doubt regarding Natalya՚s consent to the proposal, Chubukov immediately told him that she was in love with him. However, this was not true.
  • Natalya did not seem to be in love with Lomov at any point in the play. It seemed like she was more attached to her land, meadows and dogs than to Lomov. In fact, the way they kept getting into arguments about trivial matters suggests that neither Lomov nor Natalya was in love with the other.

Question

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.

Solution

  • At first, Chubukov suspected that Lomov had come to borrow money. He was not sincere when he told Lomov that he had always loved him and that he was like his own son. He had decided that he would not give Lomov any money if he tried borrowing from him.
  • If he truly meant what he had said, then he would not have thought of not giving him money. He said so only because Lomov had come with the proposal to marry his daughter.