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

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Who do you think helped the narrator to reach safely? Give reasons for your answer.


  • Probably, it was the narrator’s own self that helped him through the storm.

  • There was no other plane in the storm as the woman at the control centre could see only his plane on the radar.

  • Also, no other plane was flying that night.

  • In his fear, he might have been hallucinating.

  • He was a good pilot, and it might have been his own self that came to his help.


Why was the young seagull afraid to fly? Do you think all young birds are afraid to make their first flight, or are some birds more timid than others? Do you think a human baby also finds it a challenge to take its first steps?


  • The young seagull was afraid to fly because ¡t was its first flight.

  • It is a well-known fact that doing something for the first time is challenging.

  • Therefore, all young birds must be afraid to make their first flights.

  • Similarly, a human baby would also find it a challenge to take its first step.


Why does the narrator say, “I landed and was not sorry to walk away from the old Dakota...’?


  • He was delighted to land safely out of dark stormy clouds, therefore, he was not sorry to walk away for his plane.

  • He felt bad, when he was no able to thank his guide, his mentor who saved him from frightening situations, but he was so happy after landing that he didn’t feel sorry for not being able to thank the guide pilot.