class 10 English chapter 1 the enchanted pool question-answer – Long Answer type Questions And Short Answer Type questions. with IMP marks, it should need for your board exam.
Long Answer Type Questions
Answer the following questions in 60 words. In the prose category, 2 long questions are always asked in the exam. and every question has given 4 numbers.
Q. Who was Yaksha? what questions did he ask Yudhishthira?
Ans– Yaksha was yams, the lord of death. he had taken the form of Yaksha to see Yudhishthira and test his knowledge. the Yaksha asked many questions to Yudhishthira, which are as follows.
- what rescues man in danger?
- by the study of which science does a man becomes wise?
- what is swifter than wind?
- what is more faded than a dried straw?
- what is happiness?
- what is that by giving up which man become rich?
- what makes one a real brahmana?
- what is the greater wonder in the world?
Q. write three questions that were asked to Yudhishthira by the Yaksha. what reply did Yudhishthira give to these questions?
Ans– Yaksha asked the following three questions to Yudhishthira and he answered them as follows.
(i) what is rescues man in danger?
Ans– Courage rescues man in danger.
(ii) By the study of which science does a man becomes wise?
Ans– Man does not become wise by studying any shastra. He becomes wise only by living in the company of great men.
(iii) Who accompanies a man in death?
Ans– Dharma or good deeds alone accompanies the soul in its solitary journey after death from this world to heaven.
Q. What makes one a real Brahmana-birth, learning, or good conduct?
Ans– Birth and learning do not make one a brahmana. it is only good conduct that makes one a real brahmana. if a person is born in a higher class and his conduct is bad. he doesn’t become a brahmana. also if a man is learned and doesn’t give up his bad habits, he cannot become a real brahmana. so, even if a person is learned in four Vedas and has bad conduct, he falls into a lower class.
Q. Why did Yudhishthira choose Nakula to be revived in preference to Bhima or Arjuna?
or Q. Why did Yudhishthira want Nakula to come back to life?
Ans– Yudhishthira’s father had two wives, Kunti and Madri. Kunti’s son Yudhishthira was alive. But Nakula and Sahadeva were the sons of Madri, and she was completely bereaved. So, for the sake of justice, it was right that a son of Madri should be survived. Hence, to be just and impartial, Yudhishthira chose Nakula’s life to be revived.
Q. Why was Yaksha pleased with Yudhishthira and what did he do then?
or What qualities of Yudhishthira pleased the Yaksha most?
or How could Yudhishthira please the Yaksha a lot and to what result?
Ans– Yudhishthira gave satisfactory answers to all the questions of Yaksha. This pleased the Yaksha. So, he granted him one of his brothers would be revived to life. Yudhishthira, after thinking deeply, chose Nakula’s life to be restored. Yudhishthira who was alive was Kunti’s son and so he wanted that one of Madri’s sons should be alive. The Yaksha was pleased most with his impartiality and love for justice and rewarded him by reviving all his brothers’ lives.
Q. How did the Yaksha reward Yudhishthira? Give a reason for rewarding him.
Ans– The Yaksha was very pleased with Yudhishthira’s satisfactory answers. His answers proved that he was a man of patience and kindness. and he had the knowledge of life. Being impressed with his answers, the Yaksha offered him the revival of one of his brother’s lives. Yudhishthira showed his love for justice by choosing Nakula. This impressed the Yaksha a lot and he rewarded him by reviving all his brothers.
Q. Give a character sketch of Yudhishthira.
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Short Answer Type Questions
Answer the following questions in 25 words. In the prose category, 2 short questions are always asked in the exam. and every question has given 2 numbers.
Q. What did Yudhishthira fear when his brothers did not return for a long time?
Ans– When his brothers did not return for a long time. Yudhishthira feared whether his brothers have subjected to a curse or fainted or died of thirst.
Q. Who, in reality, was the Yaksha and why did he come?
or Why did Yama take the form of the Yaksha?
Ans– Yama, the lord of death, took the form of the Yaksha to see Yudhishthira and test his knowledge.
Q. How according to C Rajagopalachari, can a man become happy?
or How according to Yudhishthira, can a man become happy and rich?
Ans– According to Yudhishthira or C Rajagopalachari, a man can become be happy if his conduct is good and he can be rich if giving up being greedy.
Q. What is the greatest wonder in the world according to Yudhishthira?
or What according to Yudhishthira is the greatest wonder in the world?
Ans– Every day men see creatures on the earth dying and departing to Yama’s kingdoms, yet those who are there on the earth want to live forever. This is truly the greatest wonder.
Q. Why is the mind described as swifter than wind?
Ans– Mind describes swifter than the wind because several different thoughts run through it even faster than wind.
Q. How can learn to be a friend to a traveler?
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Q. Which brother did Yudhishthira choose to be alive?
Ans– Yudhishthira chose Nakula to be alive. He was cloud-complexioned, lotus-eyed, broad-chested, and long-armed.
Q. Whose sons were Nakula and Sahadeva?
Ans– Nakula and Sahadeva were two of the five Pandavas. They were twins of Madri, the second wife of king Pandu.
Q. Why did Yudhishthira ask for Nakula’s life?
Ans– Yudhishthira had two mothers-Kunti and Madri. He was the son of Kunti; so, in order to keep the justice balanced, he asked for the life of Nakula.
Q. What quality of Yudhishthira pleased the Yaksha most?
Ans– The impartial attitude of Yudhishthira pleased the Yaksha most as he chose Nakula instead of Bhima or Arjuna to be live.
Q. Who embraced Yudhishthira and blessed him?
Ans– Yaksha who had taken the form of Yama embraced Yudhishthira and blessed him.
Q. How did the Yaksha reward Yudhishthira?
Ans– The pleased Yaksha granted the lives of all his brothers to Yudhishthira. He made all of them come to life.
Q. What qualities make a man a real “Brahmana”?
Ans– Good conduct makes a man real ‘Brahmana’. Even a learned man cannot be considered a real ‘Brahmana’ if he does not give up his bad habit. thought a man has learned for Vedas, he will be considered of a lower class, if he continues his bad conduct.