Tuesday, May 7, 2013

CBSE Class 10 - English (C) - The Frog and the Nightingale (Q and A)

The Frog and the Nightingale 

(Q & A)

Q1: How did the creatures of the Bingle bog react to the nightingale's singing?

Answer: The creatures of the Bingle Bog who were quite fed up of the unpleasant and harsh voice of the
frog cheered, when they heard the melodious and beautiful voice of the nightingale. They were full
of admiration and listened to her enchanting song with great interest. When her song ended, all the
creatures clapped for her and asked her to sing some more. Ducks and herons waded towards her. All the creatures were filled with fascination and delight.

Q2: Which were the different ways in which the frog asserts his importance?

Answer: The frog introduced himself to the nightingale as the owner of the sumac tree. He proudly declared himself to be very famous singer of the Bog, who had a splendid baritone as well as a music critic who used to write for bog Trumpet magazine. He found faults with the nightingale's song in order to assert his superiority over her. He even offered to train her so as to improve her singing. The gullible nightingale was completely obstructed by the frog's sweet sugar coated words.

Q3: Why is the frog's joy both sweet and bitter?

Answer: The frog's joy is both sweet and bitter. His joy is sweet because he is able to earn a lot of money from the musical concerts at the cost of the nightingale. His joy is bitter because he is
highly jealous of the nightingale who is becoming famous day by day. The frog can never get respect and admiration from the creatures of bog as everyone hated his hoarse voice.


Q4: Why was the frog angry?
Answer: The frog was angry because his strain of long practice and over-rehearsal had adversely affected the nightingale's singing. As a result, her voice lost his beauty and her tired, exhausted songs appeared mechanical to audience and the creatures could no longer enjoy her songs. The audience twiddle and the ticket office crashed because of which the frogs earning declined. So, he lost his temper and scolded the nightingale badly, calling her brainless bird.

Q5: How did the frog become the unrivaled king of the bog again?


Answer: The frog who was jealous of the nightingale because of her growing popularity devised of devil plan to get rid of her. He pretended to train her and made her practice for long hours, even in the rain.As a result, her voice lost the charm and the other creatures stop coming to hear her sing at the musical concert. The frog's earnings declined due to which he was annoyed with the nightingale.He urged her to sing loudly and with more passion. She didn't have any confidence in her own ability and genius. She blindly trusted the frog and sang with so much force that one of her vein bursted and she died. In this way, the frog became the unrivalled king of the bog again.

Q6: Bring out the irony in the frog's statement-'Your song must be your own'.

Answer: The nightingale had no confidence on her own. She had a very melodious voice but she was befooled by the frog,who was very jealous of her. He pretended to train her and made her practice for long hours, even in the rain.As a result, her voice lost the charm and one day she was told by the frog to sing more loudly. As she blindly trusted him, she sang with so much force that she died. The frog had planned all this deliberately. When she died, he passed this comment that everyone should follow one's own advice which seems highly ironical in this context.

Q7: Do you think that the end is justified?
Answer: In my opinion, this end portrays the victory of evil over good. The tragic end of innocent nightingale is not justified. The wicked and crook frog should get punishment in the end for his conspiracy.

Q8: Do you think that the nightingale is 'brainless'? Give reasons for your answer.

Answer: Yes, the nightingale is certainly 'brainless'. She foolishly and blindly trusted the frog and changed her style of singing. This led her to suffer the end she had met with. She failed to see through frog's wicked plans and turned out to be a loser and died.


Q9: Inspite of having a melodious voice and being a crowd puller, the nightingale turns out to be a loser and dies.How far is she responsible for her down downfall?

Answer: The nightingale was totally responsible for her downfall. She had a very sweet and melodious voice. Her songs were full of enchantment and all the creatures were filled with fascination and delight on hearing her songs. In spite of her qualities, she was very easily befooled by the frog. She lacked self-confidence and blindly trusted the frog. She didn't use her brain and did all what she was told to do. Her simple heartedness and lack of confidence were the main reasons for her downfall and the tragic end.


Q10: Do you agree with the Frog's inference of the Nightingale's characracter? Give reasons for your answer.

Answer: The Frog was very wicked and befooled the nightingale. He scolded and demoralized
her. He made her sing so forcefully and loudly that she died. He used her for his benefit and even at her death, he was not sorry for his conspiracy. He called her stupid and he was right in saying so.


Q11: Who do you hold guilty for the bird's death?

Answer: According to me, frog was very wicked and befooled the nightingale. He scolded and demoralized her. He made her sing so forcefully and loudly that she died. But the nightingale was also equally responsible for her tragic end. She foolishly and blindly trusted the frog and changed her style of singing. This led her to suffer the end she had met with.

48 comments:

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  5. I am doing this poem for my 6th grade IB exams and all these question were easy. CBSE is a joke. Good luck in real life.

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  6. awesome and wonderful answers than q

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  11. good answers help a lot for studies thanks

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  12. is 10 sa1 tougher than sa2 overall subjects???
    i am tensed.......

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  13. very helpful to understand the text.... and also helpful for my homeworks and tests..

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  17. Nilim Maitra
    Best answers
    Thanks a lot

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  19. I need answer for the question. people these days adopt various ways to assert their importance. How does this prove to be correct in the case of frog? What values should people have to be more gentle in their ways?

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    1. Often people who are innocent or stupid are more prone to get influenced by others. Such people are often are manipulated and are exploited by the shrewd and their competitors. Frog proclaims himself a famous singer of 'bingle bog trumpet'. He tries to downsize the nightingale that she needs a proper training and offers to train her for a modest fee in order to make her a winner.
      One must not trust others blindly unless there is conclusive evidence that the helping hand has good intentions.

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