NCERT Class 10 English Solutions: Chapter 1 – A Letter To God Part 2

Question 6:

Q. There are two kinds of conflict in the story: between humans and nature, and between humans

themselves. How are these conflicts illustrated?

A. The conflict between humans and nature is brought out by the hailstorm damaging Lencho’s crop. Lencho required the money from his crops to feed his family. However, the rains accompanied by a hailstorm destroyed the crops.

The story also illustrates conflict between humans themselves. The postmaster and other post office employees, sent part of money to Lancho just out of kindness who in turn thought that they were the one who took some amount of money, calling them “a bunch of crooks”.

Image of A Letter To God For Conflict Between Humans And Nature

Image of a Letter to God for Conflict Between Humans and Nature

Image of A Letter To God For Conflict Between Humans And Nature

Oral Comprehension Check

Question 1:

Q. Was Lencho surprised to find a letter for him with money in it?

A. No. Lencho was not at all surprised to see the letter from God with money. This was because of his confidence and faith in God.

Question 2:

Q. What made him angry?

A. He got angry when he counted the money and found only seventy pesos in the envelope. Since he firmly believed that God could not have made a mistake the logical conclusion was that the post office employees took the remaining thirty pesos.

Thinking About Language

Question 1:

There are different names in different parts of the world for storms, depending on their nature. Can

you match the names in the box with their descriptions below, and fill in the blanks? You may use a dictionary to help you.

1- Gale

2- Whirlwind

3- Cyclone

4- Hurricane

5- Tornado

6- Typhoon

Q. A violent tropical storm in which strong winds move in a circle:

_ _ c _ _ _ _

A. Cyclone

Image of a cyclone from high in the sky

A Cyclone

Image of a cyclone from high in the sky

Q. An extremely strong wind: _ a_ _

A. Gale

Strong winds

Gale Speed Winds

Strong winds

Q. A violent tropical storm with very strong winds: _ _ p _ _ _ _

A. Typhoon

Q. A violent storm whose centre is a cloud in the shape of a funnel:

_ _ _ n _ _ _

A. Tornado

Q. A violent storm with very strong winds, especially in the western Atlantic ocean:

_ _ r _ _ _ _ _ _

A. Hurricane

Q. A very strong wind that moves very fast in a spinning movement and causes a lot of

Damage: _ _ _ _ I _ _ _ _

A. Whirlwind

Actually, Cyclone, typhoon, tornado, hurricane, and whirlwind are the same thing. They are called by different names in different regions of the word.

Question 2:

Match the sentences in Column A with the meanings of ‘hope’ in Column B.

Table of Match The Sentences In Column A With The Meanings of 'Hope' In Column B
Table of Match The Sentences In Column A With The Meanings of 'Hope' In Column B

A

B

1.

Will you get the subjects you want to study in college?

I hope so.

-

A feeling that something good will probably happen

2.

I hope you don’t mind my saying this, but I don’t like the way you are arguing.

-

thinking that this would happen (It may or may not have happened).

3.

This discovery will give new hope to HIV/AIDS sufferers.

-

stopped believing that this good thing would happen

4.

We were hoping against hope that

The judges would not notice our mistakes.

-

wanting something to happen (and thinking it quite possible)

5.

I called early in the hope of speaking to her before she went to

school.

-

Showing concern that what you say should not offend or disturb the other person: a way of being polite

6.

Just when everybody had given up hope, the fishermen came back, seven days after the cyclone.

-

Wishing for something to happen, although this is very unlikely

Answer:

Table of Answer of The Match Sentences In Column A With Column B
Table of Answer of The Match Sentences In Column A With Column B

A

B

1.

Will you get the subjects you want to study in college?

I hope so.

-

wanting something to happen (and thinking it quite possible)

2.

I hope you don’t mind my saying this, but I don’t like the way you are arguing.

-

showing concern that what you say should not offend or disturb the other person: a way of being polite

3.

This discovery will give new hope to HIV/AIDS sufferers.

-

A feeling that something good will probably happen

4.

We were hoping against hope that

The judges would not notice our mistakes.

-

Wishing for something to happen, although this is very unlikely

5.

I called early in the hope of speaking to her before she went to

school.

-

thinking that this would happen (It may or may not have happened).

6.

Just when everybody had given up hope, the fishermen came back, seven days after the cyclone.

-

stopped believing that this good thing would happen

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