CBSE Class 10 English The Dear Departed Assignment Set A

CBSE Class 10 English The Dear Departed Assignment Set A. Students are advised to refer to the attached assignments and practice them regularly. This will help them to identify their weak areas and will help them to score better in examination. Parents should download and give the assignments to their children for practice.

 

SUMMARY

Mrs. Slater scolds her daughter Victoria for loitering around in a fancy-colourful dress when her grandfather is lying dead upstairs.
She asks Victoria to wear a white frock with a black sash.
Her Aunt Elizabeth and Ben are coming and they will not like her in such a dress.
Mrs. Slater wants to grab/steal the things that belonged to grandfather before the Jordans come.
She asks her husband Henry to use new slippers of grandfather.
She has eye on the old man's bureau and wants to bring downstairs in her room.
Mrs. Slater knows that her sister Elizabeth is very sharp and clever and will drive a hard bargain over things left by grandfather.
Henry does not seem much interested but gives in soon.
When Henry and his wife are bringing the bureau down, Victoria asks if they were stealing it.
 
SHORT ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS 
1. Why does Mrs. Slater scold Victoria?
Ans. Elizabeth and Ben have been informed of grandfather's death by Amelia and will be there soon. Victoria is gallivanting about in the street.Mrs. Slater wants Victoria to go away and change her dress before her Aunt Elizabeth and Uncle Ben arrive as they would not like her to see in colourful dress on the day of mourning.
 
2. Why does Mrs. Slater decide to shift the bureau from grandfather's room before the arrival of the Jordans? How does Henry react to the suggestion?
Ans. Mrs. Slater decides to shift the bureau from grandfather's room because she knows that Elizabeth is a hard bargainer. She must have the bureau before Elizabeth arrives.Moreover, she 'always wanted to have it after he died. (enry asks her that she must arrange with Elizabeth when they are dividing the articles of grandfather.
 
3. Why does grandfather think of destroying the old will and making another will? What does he intend to do?
Ans. When Henry asks grandpa if he made a will Abel replies that it was locked up in the bureau. He is thinking of destroying it and making another. He doesn't want to be hard on any one. He will leave all his belongings to whomever he is living with when he dies. He will not live alternatively with one of his daughters as he has been doing since his wife died.
 
4. What three things grandfather is going to do on next Monday?
Ans. Abel Merryweather declares what he is going to do on next Monday. First of all he will go to his lawyer and alter his will. Then he will go to insurance office and pay his premium .In the end he will go to St.Phillip's Church to get married. He is going to marry Mrs. John Shamrocks who keeps the Ring-O-Bells.
 
 
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