Sea Fever By John Masefield Textbook Question And Answers Class 10 English WBBSE Solutions

Sea Fever By John Masefield Textbook Question And Answers Class 10 English WBBSE Solutions

1. Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences:
(a) The poet asks for a sail the colour of which would be
i) blue
ii) grey
iii) black

iv) white

Answer: iv)
b) While going down to the sea, the poet wants to hear the crying of
i) seagulls
ii) cuckoos
iii) eagles
iv) swallows

Answer: i)
c) The wind on the sea is like a whetted
i) sword

ii) axe

iii) knife

iv) spear

Answer: iii
2. State whether the following statements are True or False. Provide sentences/
phrases/words in support of your answer:
a) To steer the ship the poet needs the moon.

Ans: False.

Supporting statement: “And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.”

b) The call of the running tide is wild and clear.

Ans: True.

Supporting statement: “The call of the running tide is a wild call and a clear call.”

C) The poet is going out to the sea for the first time.

Ans: False.

Supporting statement: “I must go down to the seas again.”

3. Answer the following questions:

(a) During what time of the day does the poet wish to go down to the seas?
Ans: At night the poet wishes to go down to the seas.

b) What kind of day does the poet prefer for sailing?
Ans: A windy day With flying white clouds across the sky for sailing is the day a poet prefers.

c) What does the poet prefer to hear from a fellow rover?
Ans: The poet prefers to hear a merry yarn from a fellow rover.

Grammar in Use:

4. Do as directed:
a) What a shocking sight! (change into an assertive sentence)

Ans: It is a very shocking sight.

b) I am sure of his success. (change into a complex sentence)

Ans: I am sure that she will succeed.

c) Snigdha is not only wise but also brave. (change into a simple sentence)

Ans: Snigdha is wise and brave.

6. Write a newspaper report (within 100 words) on the incident of burglary in a flat in Kolkata using the following points:

date and place -time – occupants of the house- number of robbers-list of articles stolen-police investigation.

Kolkata, Sep 15 in a flat near salt lake burglary took place..The robbers took away 4 lakhs cash and all the ornaments that were bought for the marriage. The police informed that the family went shopping and when they returned they saw their damage. They told me that it happened between 6 pm to 9 pm. There were 8 members in the family and the whole family went out near 6 pm and completed their dinner and came back at 9:30 pm. After they returned they saw their door was open and when they entered saw one vase broken. The almirah and drawers were open and the locker was broken inside the almirah. All the ornaments inside the locker were stolen and a heavy amount of cash was missing. The police started their investigation and hopefully, all the robbers will be caught soon.

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