CBSE Class 10 English Patol Babu Film Star Assignment Set B. 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.
EXTRACT BASED COMPREHENSION QUESTION EXERCISES
[A] “Buying provisions in the market, PatolBabu mixed up his wife’s orders and bought red chillies instead of onion seeds and he quite forgot about aubergines. This was not surprising. At one time PatolBabu had a real passion for the stage.’
(a) Why does PatolBabumix up his wife’s order?
(b) Why did PatolBabu stop acting on the stage?
(c) What is the meaning of the word ‘provision’ in the given context?
(a) He does so because his mind is pre-occupied with the thought of the offer of a film role to be made to him after a few hours.
(b) He did so because he had to make his both ends meet as he was jobless and thus he could not focus upon his acting.
(c) food items, here it refers to vegetables.
[B] “This is only the first step on the ladder, my dear better half! Yes…..the first step that would.. God willing…..mark the rise to fame and fortune of your beloved husband.”
(a) What does PatolBabu mean by ‘first step on the ladder’?
(b) What do we come to know about him?
(c) What is the contextual meaning of ‘fame and fortune’?
(a) He means that even though his film role is a small one but it will pave the way for his grand success.
(b) We come to know that he has the habit of counting his chickens even before the eggs are hatched.
(c) success as an actor
[C] “Oh, oh, oh, oh…. PatolBabu began giving the exclamation a different inflection each time he uttered it. After doing it for a number of times he made an astonishing discovery.”
(a) Why does PatolBabu repeat the word Oh, over and over again?
(b) What does he discover after repeating the dialogue again and again?
(c) What is the meaning of the word- ‘inflection’?
(a) PatolBabu repeats the word so that he can give exact expression required for his scene.
(b) PatolBabu discovers that the same word Oh, can be performed with different expressions carrying different meaning.
(c) change in the tone or pitch of voice.
SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS
Q.1. How does PatolBabureact at the prospect of a movie role?
Answer. When Nishikanto Ghosh informs him about the role he feels both excited and nervous. Excited because he will have the opportunity to relive his golden past and nervous because he hasn’t acted for years and film acting will be a new experience for him.
Q.2. ‘PatolBabu had acted in many a play but still he felt nervous because he hadn’t got his dialogues to rehearse’. What does this suggest about him?
Answer. It suggests that he is a well-planned actor who needs every bit of detail to make his performance satisfying and that’s why he insists for his dialogue so that he can go into the skin of his character.
Q.3. How does PatolBabureact on knowing his dialogue?
Answer. PatolBabufeels cheated/duped when gets to know of his dialogue. He concludes that everyone is making fool of him, he curses them and wishes to leave the site.
Q.4. How does PatolBabu convince himself for the role?
Answer. PatolBabu convinces himself for the role by remembering the inspiring words of understand that life means going beyond materialistic achievements. Money should be given importance but not at the cost of quality and no compromise should be made in this regard.
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