NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 9 From the Diary of Anne Frank CBSE Board Sample Problems Short Answer

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There are some examples of diary or journal entries in the ‘Before You Read’ section. Compare these with what Anne writes in her diary. What language was the diary originally written in? In what way is Anne’s dairy different?


  • Anne’s diary was originally written in Dutch. Her diary is different from the others in many aspects.

  • She had named her diary ‘Kitty’.

  • She thought of it as her only true friend whom she could confide in.

  • She treated it as another person who was listening to her daily accounts.

  • She wrote all her stories in it.

  • She started by writing ‘Dearest kitty’ and ended the account by writing, ‘Yours, Anne’.

  • Her diary was a lot more personal than other diaries.


What made Mr. Keesing allow Anne to talk in class?


  • Anne was able to justify her talkative nature every time she was punished by Mr. Keesing.

  • On three occasions, as punishment, he gave her topics to write essays on.

  • However, on each occasion he was impressed by the manner in which she presented her arguments.

  • Finally, Mr. Keesing accepted the fact that Anne would always be that way.

  • Hence, she was allowed to talk in class.


What tells you that Anne loved her grandmother?


  • Her statement, that no one could understand her intensity of love for her grandma tells that she loved her grandmother.

  • Moreover, the touching gesture of lighting up one candle for grandmother during Anne’s birthday is also a poignant reminder of the love for grandma.


Why did Anne think she could confide more in her diary than in people?


  • She could confide in her close friend but she didn’t have one, the friends she had there were to have more fun and good times rather than the ones on whom she could confide.

  • She also believes that a paper to have more patience than people, so she decided to write and confide in a diary.