My Own True Family Question Answer- Class 10

The following article is the textual question answer (exercise) from the poem My Own True Family by Ted Hughes from the textbook of class 10 (Madhyamik). Read all the questions and answers and practice them in your exercise book.

My Own True Family Question Answer

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TopicTextual Question Answer
SourceMy Own True Family (Bliss)
AuthorTed Hughes
Class10 Ten (X)
Topic Info Table

Question and Answer of My Own True Family

Comprehension exercises

1. Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentence

Creeping in an oakwood, the poet was looking for a-

(i) goat
(ii) rhinoceros
(iii) stag
(iv) buffalo

(b) whenever an oak tree is felled, the number of trees the poet must plant is

(i) two
(ii) three
(iii) four
(iv) five

(c) When the poet came out of the oakwood, his heart was that of a

(i) stag
(ii) tree
(ii) human child
(iv) old woman

2. State whether the following statements are True or False. Provide sentences/ phrases/ words in support of your answer.

(a) The old woman held the poet’s secrets in her little bag. TRUE

Supporting statement: I have your secret here inside my little bag.

(b) The tree tribe said that the poet is bothered to see the chopping down of oak trees. FALSE

Supporting statement: And you do not blink an eye.

(c) The poet never came out of the oakwood. FALSE

Supporting statement: I came out of the oakwood.

3. Answer the following questions from My Own True Family:

(a) When did the poet come twice awake?

Answer: When the old woman opened her bag, the poet came twice awake.

(b) What would happen to the poet if he failed to make the promise?

Answer: If he failed to make the promise, he would die.

(c) What was it that altered the poet?

Answer: It was a visionary dream that altered the poet.

4. Grammar Question Answer from My Own True Family

Change the following into indirect speech:

(a) Rahul asked Dipa, “Will you go to school today?”

Answer: Rahul asked Dipa if she would go to school that day.

(b) Rita said to Ayesha, “Please give me a glass of water”

Answer: Rita requested Ayesha to give her a glass of water.

(c) The old man told the little girl, “May you be happy!”

Answer: The old man prayed for the little girl that she might be happy.

5. Do as directed:

(a) Ranjan said, “Who does not know the name of Rabindranath?” (Change into an affirmative sentence)

Answer: Ranjan said that everyone knows the name of Rabindranath.

(b) Sangeeta runs faster than any other girl in her class. (Rewrite using the positive degree of ‘faster’)

Answer: No other girl in her class runs as fast as Sangeeta.

(c) Kaushiki blamed her friend for the trouble. (Rewrite using the noun of ‘blamed’)

Answer: Koushiki put the blame on her friend for the trouble.

Writing Skill Question and its Answer from My Own True Family

7. Your school is going to host the Inter-school District Sports Competition. Suppose you are the Secretary of the Sports Club of your school. Write a notice (within 100 words) calling students to participate in the competition. Mention the time, date and venue of the competition. Your notice should be countersigned by the Headmistress/Headmaster of your school.

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