Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Class 10 - English - First Flight - Chapter 2 - Long Walk to Freedom ( Questions and Answers Part-1) (#cbsenotes)(#eduvictors)

Long Walk to Freedom

Class 10 - English - First Flight - Chapter 2 - Long Walk to Freedom ( Questions and Answers Part-1) (#cbsenotes)(#eduvictors)

(Questions and Answers)
Class 10 - English - First Flight

Oral Comprehension Check-1

Q1: Where did the ceremonies take place? Can you name any public buildings in India that are
made of sandstone?

Answer: The ceremonies took place in the campus of the Union Building of Pretoria. The Parliament House in New Delhi, the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, the Supreme Court of India in New Delhi and Madras High Court in Chennai are some examples of Indian public buildings that are made of sandstone.

Q2: Can you say how 10 May is an ‘autumn day’ in South Africa?

Answer: 10 May is an ‘autumn day’ in South Africa because on this day there was the largest gathering of international leaders on South African soil for the installation of South Africa’s first democratic, non-racial government.

Q3: At the beginning of his speech, Mandela mentions “an extraordinary human disaster”. What does he mean by this? What is the “glorious ... the human achievement” he speaks of at the end?

Answer: By human disaster, Mandela means to say that coloured people have suffered a lot due to discrimination at the hands of whites. He considered it as a great glorious human achievement that a black person became the president of a country where the blacks are not considered as a human being and are treated badly.

Q4: What does Mandela thank the international leaders for?

Answer: Mandela felt privileged to be the host to the nations of the world because not too long ago, the South Africans were considered outlaws. He thus thanked all the international leaders for having come to witness his investiture as President since this event could be considered as a common victory for justice, peace and human dignity.

Q5: What ideals does he set out for the future of South Africa?

Answer: Mandela set out the ideals of poverty alleviation, removal of the suffering of people. He also set the ideal for a society where there would be no discrimination based on gender or racial origins.

☛See also:
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Q & A)
Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Chapter Summary)

Mrs Packletide's Tiger(Q & A)
Mrs Pachletide's Tiger (Chapter Summary)

A Shady Plot (Chapter Summary)

Oh, I wish I'd looked after my teeth. (Poem Summary)

The Letter
Julius Caesar
The Frog and The Nightingale (Q & A)
Mirror (Q & A)
A Shady Plot (Q & A) 
The Dear Departed

Long Walk to Freedom (Key Points)
Long Walk to Freedom (Oral Comprehension Check-1)

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