CBSE Class 10 English HOTS Chapter 3 Two Stories About Flying
Please refer to CBSE Class 10 English HOTS Chapter 3 Two Stories About Flying below. These High Order Thinking Skills Questions and answers have been prepared based on the latest pattern of questions expected in the CBSE Class 10 English exams. Students should properly understand the questions and answers given below which will help them to get better marks in exams.
Q1.What made the young seagull tired?
Ans: The young seagull was tired because he was weak with hunger and he made a successful attempt for his first flight.
Q2. Why did the writer go to the Control centre immediately?
Ans: The writer went to the Control centre to ask about the black aeroplane so he could thank the pilot for saving his life.
Q3. Why was the pilot happy to find his aeroplane behind another aeroplane in the black clouds? Why was he frightened again?
Ans: The pilot was happy to find his aeroplane behind another aeroplane in the black clouds because another pilot was helping him come out of the storm clouds. He felt frightened again because the fuel was not sufficient to reach the destination as it was only enough for next five or ten minutes.
Q4. How did the mother make the young seagull come out of his fear and teach him the art of flying?
Ans. The young seagull was afraid of flying because he thought that his wings won’t support him and he would drown. When his family left him alone of the ledge, he felt alone and was very hungry. His mother knowingly tore a piece of fish near him and flew across to him with it. She came close to him but did not go nearer. Already maddened by hunger, he dived at the fish but fell into space. After sometime his wings spread outwards and he began to fly.
Q5. “Fear and lack of confidence stop one from learning new things.” Do you agree? How did these two traits of the young seagull make him coward? How did he overcome these short comings?
Ans. Yes, it is true that fear and lack of confidence stop one from learning new things as in the story; the young seagull lacked the value of courage and confidence in his character. He was too scared of flying. His family tried hard to make him fly but he refused to do so because of his fear of sinking in the seawater. They even scolded him for his cowardice. They tried to tempt him with food but he was not willing to learn flying. Once he dived, his fear disappeared and he enjoyed his first flight. It is a fact that unless we try for something and overcome our fear, we can’t learn anything. Confidence and motivation are two most important traits that make any learning possible