Two Stories About Flying Exam Questions Class 10 English

Exam Questions Class 10

Please see Chapter 3 Two Stories About Flying Exam Questions Class 10 English below. These important questions with solutions have been prepared based on the latest examination guidelines and syllabus issued by CBSE, NCERT, and KVS. We have provided Class 10 English Questions and answers for all chapters in your NCERT Book for Class 10 English . These solved problems for Glimpses of India in Class 10 English will help you to score more marks in upcoming examinations.

Exam Questions Chapter 3 Two Stories About Flying Class 10 English

Short Answer Type Questions

Question. What did the narrator feel inside the clouds?
Answer :
 When the narrator entered the clouds, it became impossible to see outside the aeroplane. The aeroplane jumped and twisted in the air and all the instruments like compass etc. stopped working due to the weather conditions. He could not see anything and he was worried whether the fuel would last till he landed.

Question. Why was the woman in the control room shocked when the narrator asked her about another aeroplane?
Answer : The woman in the control room was shocked when the narrator asked about another aeroplane because there was no such plane flying in the sky that night as she saw none on the radar. It was an extremely stormy night and no one had taken the risk of flying in the storm.

Question. How can you distinguish between a hyena and a crocodile?
Answer :
It is not easy to distinguish among wild animals. But a hyena and a crocodile can easily be distinguished. A hyena laughs as it swallows its victim, whereas a crocodile will have tears as it kills its victim. 

Question. How does a leopard behave when he sees someone?
Answer : 
A leopard has black spots all over its body. As soon as it sees someone, it leaps over him at once. There will be no use of crying with pain. It will not show any mercy, but keep on pouncing continuously on its victim.

Long Answer Type Questions

Question. The narrator does not lose hope and follows the pilot in the black aeroplane knowing well that he might be taking a huge risk. What qualities does he possess to endure this critical situation bravely?
Answer : Gradually a black aeroplane approaches and the pilot signals to him to follow him. Knowing well that it is a risky move he still continues to follow and to his delight and relief he reaches an airport safely. However he cannot see the other aeroplane anywhere and nor can the lady at the Control room help him. His brave act led him to safety. His Faith in himself and perhaps the Almighty enabled him to emerge safely from the gruelling situation.

Question. Describe the effective use of humour in the poem How to tell wild animals. What are the poetic liberties taken by the poet in the poem?
The poet, in the poem ‘How to tell Wild Animals’ creates humour by describing various beasts of prey.
Answer :
The way the poet explains the things is very funny yet interesting. The poet has depicted the wildlife very vividly and in a lively manner. While reading the poem, the readers enjoy the poet’s work and it leaves them refreshed and happy. The humour used in the poem is suggestive and mild. If the Asian Lion ‘roars’ at you as you are dying, the Bengal Tiger is a ‘noble’ wild beast that ‘greets’ you when you are roaming round in the jungle. The leopard will show no mercy and it will do no good to roar with pain. The bear gives you a very hard ‘hug’ and if you have any doubts whether it is a bear, it will give you just one more caress. The poet humorously says that hyenas come with ‘merry smiles’; but if they ‘weep’ they are crocodiles. Similarly, the poet takes many liberties to make the poem impressive. In order to rhyme with ‘lion’ the poet changes the word dying to ‘dyin’. Instead of leapt and leap the poet writes ‘lept’ and ‘lep’. All these changes make the poem more interesting and enjoyable.

Question. The narrator knew that he could not fly up due to storm and lack of fuel but still, he continued. What kind of person was he? Was it not in his nature to accept defeat? Discuss the values one should possess to accept failures and still be able to move ahead in life.
Answer :
 The author’s plane did not have enough fuel. He knew that because of the paucity of fuel, he could not fly up and over the clouds nor he could fly around them to the north or south. But then he decided to take the risk to fly into the clouds because he wanted to go home and wanted to join his family at breakfast. This shows that he was a family-loving person. He was courageous as he knew that it would be risky to enter the clouds, but he did so nevertheless.