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ssc, 10th std, English, chapter 1, where, the, mind, without, fear, Maharashtra, board, ebalbharathi, solution, latest, edition,  


1.Pair up with your partner and match the terms with their given meanings. 👈 Click here


2. Taking the help of a dictionary/internet guess and write the type of poem against its description. 👈 Click here


Q1.In your notebook write down a line from the poem as proof for the following. 👈 Click here


Q2.Read the columns carefully and match the expressions with their meanings. 👈 Click here


Q3.(A).Answer the following question in your own words. 👈 Click here


Q3.(B) Write your own response to the following question, and justify where needed: 👈 Click here


Q4.Read the poem carefully and complete the table after the discussion in pairs. One is done for you. 👈 Click here


Q5.(A)Complete the following sentence using your own interpretation: 👈 Click here


Q5.(B)Fill in the blank: 👈 Click here


Q6.Find out the examples of ‘Metaphor’ from the poem. 👈 Click here


Q7.Almost every line of the poem begins with the word ‘Where’ and it expects an idealistic country and countrymen. Now work in a group of six students and compose your poem regarding ‘Ideal School’. Begin your lines with the word ‘Where’ 👈 Click here


Q8.Read the poem. Write an appreciation of the poem in about 12-15 lines with the help of the given points. 👈 Click here


Q9.Imagine you have to deliver a speech on ‘Independence Day’ or ‘Republic Day in the school assembly. Prepare a speech to deliver on ‘My dream India/The India I dream of’. 👈 Click here


Q10.Read the short story written by Rabindranath Tagore ‘The Kabuliwala’ or ‘The Homecoming.’ 👈 Click here


SOLUTION

DO IT YOURSELF

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Q9.Imagine you have to deliver a speech on ‘Independence Day’ or ‘Republic Day in the school assembly. Prepare a speech to deliver on ‘My dream India/The India I dream of’.

Used the steps given below:

  1. Greeting and solution
  2. Self-introduction
  3. Introduction of the topic
  4. Elaboration of the topic and example
  5. Conclusion
  6. Thanking audience

SOLUTION

Dream India

Respected Principal, teachers, and my dear friends, Today, 15th August, is the day India won her freedom. No doubt, at that time the citizens of free India had many dreams for their country, some of which would have certainly come true. I, Rohan Mehta, often think about my dream’ India too, and I would like to tell you something about it.

In the India of my dreams, there would be no poverty. Every Indian would be able to live a comfortable life. Every single person would be literate and the acquisition of knowledge would be open to all, irrespective of caste, creed or religion. Corruption eats away a country, and in my dream India there would be no corrupt people. Truth and sincerity would reign.

The growth of the population would be controlled and there would be no shortage of natural resources.

Every man, woman and child would be able to hold up his or her head with dignity and self-respect. There would be no dependence on other countries for the fulfilment of our basic needs. India would have her rightful place among the other countries of the world, and these same countries would look up to her with respect. There would be no need to have a police force because there would be no crime and no criminals everyone would be happy and content with what they had.

This is my dream India in brief and there are many more things I would like to add to this list.

I will certainly do my bit to make my dream come true. Will all of you do so too? Thank you.


Q8.Read the poem. Write an appreciation of the poem in about 12-15 lines with the help of the given points.

  • Poet
  • Title
  • Rhyme scheme
  • Favourite line
  • Theme/Central idea
  • Figures of speech
  • Special features – Type of the poem, language, tone, implied meaning, etc.
  • Why I like/ dislike the poem

SOLUTION

The title of the poem: ‘Where the mind is without fear…..!

The poet: Rabindranath Tagore

Theme/Central Idea: This is a prayer to God.

Tagore asks Him to awaken his country into the heaven of freedom, where there is total freedom of good thoughts, good words, and good actions.

Rhyme scheme: written in free verse without any rhyme scheme or meter.

Figures of speech: Personification, Repetition, Metaphor, Alliteration, etc.

Special Features: (Type of poem, imagery, implied meaning if any, etc.) reflective poem; conveys strong feelings for the progress of the country; an extremely patriotic poem.

Favourite line/lines: Where They mind is without fear and the head is held high’.

Why I like/don’t like the poem: I like the poem as it is deeply sensitive, fresh, and beautiful.


Q7.Almost every line of the poem begins with the word ‘Where’ and it expects an idealistic country and countrymen. Now work in a group of six students and compose your poem regarding ‘Ideal School’. Begin your lines with the word ‘Where’ ___

Solution

Ideal School An ‘Ideal School’ is one…

Where fun, games, and studies go hand in hand, Where teachers come from all over the land, Where no punishment is given to one, nor any blame, Where motivation and encouragement is the name of the game. Need to be fix.


Q6.Find out the examples of ‘Metaphor’ from the poem.

SOLUTION

  1. ‘Clear stream of reason’. Here reason has been implicitly compared to a clear stream.
  2. Dreary desert sand of dead habit’. Here old habits have been implicitly compared to dreary desert sand.

Q5.(B)Fill in the blank:

(a)Students should keep themselves aloof from ______.

SOLUTION

Students should keep themselves aloof from old harmful traditions.

(b)When _______ everyone will be literate.

SOLUTION

When knowledge is free everyone will be literate.

(c)It is the social duty of every student of the modern world to uproot _______ from societies.

SOLUTION

It is the social duty of every student of the modern world to uproot narrow-mindedness from societies.

(d)Students must develop ________outlook and attitudes.

SOLUTION

Students must develop broad outlook and attitudes.

(e)In the world of sycophancy, students must ______

SOLUTION

In the world of sycophancy, students must have self-respect.


Q5.(A)Complete the following sentence using your own interpretation:

(a)When the mind is without fear and the head is unbowed, we enjoy _______.

SOLUTION

When the mind is without fear and the head is unbowed, we enjoy complete freedom.

(b)When knowledge is free, every citizen enjoys the right to ______ and _______

SOLUTION

When knowledge is free, every citizen enjoys the right to learn and obtain knowledge.

(c)We can prevent ______ injustice when we pull down discriminatory walls of caste, class, religion, etc.

SOLUTION

We can prevent social injustice when we pull down discriminatory walls of caste, class, religion, etc.

(d)Constant effort and strife leads to _______

SOLUTION

Constant effort and strife leads to achieving your goals and to perfection.
(e)Logical thinking and reasoning can put a stop to ________

SOLUTION

Logical thinking and reasoning can put a stop to the following of old traditions and customs that are harmful.
(f)Tagore appeals to God to make his country _______

SOLUTION

Tagore appeals to God to make his country heaven where people have good thoughts, say good words and do good actions.

Q4.Read the poem carefully and complete the table after the discussion in pairs. One is done for you.

Concepts in the poemPresent situationExpected/ideal situation
(1) mindmind is full of fearfearless mind
(2) head  
(3) knowledge  
(4) words  
(5) habit  
(6) thought and action  

SOLUTION

Concepts in the poemPresent situationExpected/ideal situation
(1) mindmind is full of fearfearless mind
(2) headHead is bowed down.Head is held high.
(3) knowledgeKnowledge is limited to a select few people.Knowledge is free and available to all.
(4) wordsWords are insincere.Words are truthful and sincere.
(5) habitOld traditional rituals and customs that are harmful are followed.There is reason and clarity of thought.
(6) thought and actionThoughts and actions are determined by a narrow-minded attitudeThoughts and actions are determined by a broad outlook.

Q3.(B) Write your own response to the following question, and justify where needed:

(a)Is the poem a prayer for India alone?

SOLUTION

The poem is a prayer for India alone, but it is also relevant for countries all over the world.

(b)What should the words we speak reflect?

SOLUTION

The words we speak should reflect your sincerity and truthfulness.

(c)What should people keep on widening? How can it be done?

SOLUTION

People should keep on widening their attitude and outlook. This can be done by getting rid of prejudice, travelling to different places, and through education.

(d)From what darkness of night should our nation awaken?

SOLUTION

Our nation should awaken from the darkness of prejudices, division of society, old traditional rituals and customs that are harmful, imparting of knowledge to selected people, insincerity, untruthfulness, fear, and lack of self-respect.

(e)What attributes of Rabindranath Tagore does the poem (prayer) reflect?

SOLUTION

The poem reflects Rabindranath Tagore’s patriotism and love for his country, his clear-thinking his broad outlook, his scientific attitude and his emphasis on hard work.

(f)What effect does the repetition of the word ‘where at the beginning of each line achieve?

SOLUTION

The repetition of the word ‘where’ at the beginning of each line gives a musical touch to the poem.


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