NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 6 Two Stories about Flying CBSE Board Sample Problems Long Answer

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Question

“The sight of the food maddened him,” What does this suggest? What compelled the young seagull to finally fly?

Solution

  • The young seagull was very hungry. It was this hunger that ultimately compelled it to fly.

  • Its hunger only intensified when it saw its mother tearing at a piece of fish that lay at her feet. It cried to her, begging her to get some food.

  • When its mother came towards it with food in her beak, it screamed with joy and anticipation. However, she stopped midway. It wondered why she did not come nearer.

  • Not being able to resist or control its hunger any longer, it dived at the food in its mother’s beak.

  • At that moment, his hunger overpowered his fear of the great expanse of sea beneath the cliff.

  • Finally, this plunge was followed by the natural reaction of its body, i.e., to fly.

Question

Describe the narrator’s experience as he flew the aeroplane into the storm

Solution

  • As he flew into the storm, everything went black.

  • It was impossible to see anything outside the plane. It jumped and twisted in the air.

  • When he looked at his compass, he saw that it was turning round and round.

  • It was dead.

  • Along with it, the other instruments, including the radio, were also dead.

  • Suddenly, he saw another aeroplane. Its pilot waved at him, asking him to follow.

  • He was glad to find a helper.

  • He was using his last fuel tank and there was only enough fuel to fly five or ten minutes.

  • Then, the other pilot started to go down and he followed.

  • He suddenly came out of the clouds and saw the runway, on which he then landed his plane safely