NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 4 Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom CBSE Board Sample Problems Short Answer (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Question

At the beginning of his speech, Mandela mentions “an extraordinary human disaster” . What does he mean by this?

What is the “glorious … human achievement” he speaks of at the end?

Solution

  • By human disaster Mandela means to say that coloured people have suffered a lot due to discrimination in the hands of whites.
  • He considered it as great glorious human achievement that a black person became the president of a country where the blacks are not considered as human being and are treated badly.

Question

How can you say that 10 May is an ‘autumn day’ in South Africa?

Solution

10 May is an ‘autumn day’ in South Africa because on this day there was the largest gathering of international leaders on South African soil for the installation of South Africa՚s first democratic, non-racial government.

Question

What ideals does Mandela set out for the future of South Africa?

Solution

  • Mandela set out the ideaIs of poverty alleviation, removal of suffering of people.
  • He also set the ideal for a society where there would be no discrimination based on gender or racial origins.

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