From the Diary of Anne Frank Class 10 Question Bank

The following questions for Class 10 English ‘From the Diary of Anne Frank’ has been sourced from CBSE question bank. CBSE has introduced certain changes in the pattern of questions asked in this series. Students of class 10 are advised to start their preparation well in advance.

From the Diary of Anne Frank Class 10 English- CBSE Question Bank Answer Key

Q3 Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract. MCQ
(A) “Paper has more patience than people’ I thought of this saying on one of those days when I was feeling a little depressed and was sitting at home with my chin in my hands, bored and listless, wondering whether to stay in or go out. I finally stayed where I was, brooding: Yes, the paper does have more patience, and since I’m not planning to let anyone else read this stiff-backed notebook grandly referred to as a ‘diary’ unless I should ever find a real friend, it probably won’t make a bit of difference.”

i ‘Paper has more patience than people.’ What does this imply? This implies that Anne

a) believed in the power of writing more than speaking to people.
b) felt that she could pour her heart out on paper without any hindrance.
c) had more faith in sharing her thoughts and feelings with paper.
d) felt that she could share her feelings openly on paper.

ii Pick out the emoticon which clearly brings out the meaning of ‘listless’ as used in the extract.

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a) Option (i)
b) Option (ii)
c) Option (iii)
d) Option (iv)

iii Pick the option that is the ODD one out with reference to the meaning of ‘patience’.

From the diary of Anne Frank class 10 English

a) option (i)
b) option (ii)
c) option (iii)
d) option (iv)

iv If the diary were a ‘real friend’, what qualities would Anne expect it to have? Pick the option that lists these correctly.

1. optimistic
2. good listener
3. confidant
4. energetic
5. non-judgemental
6. outgoing
7. ambitious
a) 1 & 4
b) 5, 6 & 7
c) 2, 3 & 5
d) 3 & 7

v Pick out the sentence that brings out the meaning of ‘brooding’ as used in the extract.

a) The mysterious house on the hill is still brooding above the village.
b) The people at the stock market always keep brooding about the gains.
c) He was brooding over the matter and took a long time to decide.
d) Suspense and drama were brooding at the site of the investigation.

vi (Extra practice Q) Anne doesn’t plan to let anyone else read her diary as

a) she is secretive about her life.
b) it’s about her intimate feelings.
c) she is unwilling to share it with anyone.
d) she wants to cherish these moments herself.

vii (Extra practice Q) Pick the option that lists the image that most appropriately corresponds to ‘chatterbox’.

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a) image (i)
b) image (ii)
c) image (iii)
d) image (iv)

Answer Key for MCQ A
b) felt that she could pour her heart out on paper without any hindrance.
c) Option (iii)
a) option (I)
c) 2,3 & 5
c) He was brooding over the matter and took a long time to decide.
b) it’s about her intimate feelings.

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MCQ B From the Diary of Anne Frank Class 10 English | CBSE Question Bank

(B) “Mr Keesing had a good laugh at my arguments, but when I proceeded to talk my way through the next lesson, he assigned me a second essay. This time it was supposed to be on ‘An Incorrigible Chatterbox’. I handed it in, and Mr Keesing had nothing to complain about for two whole lessons. However, during the third lesson, he’d finally had enough. “Anne Frank, as a punishment for talking in class, write an essay entitled-‘Quack, Quack, Quack, said Mistress Chatterbox’.”

i What convincing argument was made by Anne?

a) She was talkative just like any other student in the class.
b) She had the right to be talkative, as it was a classroom and not a prison.
c) She had inherited the trait from her mother, so couldn’t stop being talkative.
d) She found it impossible to be quiet like the others as she couldn’t change herself.

ii What does ‘had a good laugh’ imply, in the context of Mr Keesing? It means that he

a) celebrated his ability to make Anne write the essay.
b) ridiculed Anne in front of the whole class.
c) pulled up Anne for her arguments in the essay.
d) realised the humour in it and was amused.

iii Based on this extract, pick the option with the list of words that best describe Mr Keesing.

a) jovial and creative
b) strict and innovative
c) tolerant and strict
d) innovative and jovial

iv Why do you think Mr Keesing chose the title – ‘An Incorrigible Chatterbox’ – for Anne, to write on? This was so because he expected

a) Anne to express her inability to elaborate on such a topic.
b) that this would embarrass Anne and would check her indiscipline.
c) her to apologise and not repeat her talkative behaviour.
d) Anne to explore her creative writing skills.

v How did Anne feel when she was punished the third time by Mr Keesing? She

a) was happy as she had to write three essays on the same topic.
b) enjoyed making fun of Mr Keesing in her own way.
c) was worried as she had run out of original ideas for her essay.
d) was thrilled at another opportunity to showcase her writing abilities.

Answer Key for MCQ B
c) She had inherited the trait from her mother, so couldn’t stop being talkative.
d) realised how funny it was and was amused.
b) strict and innovative
b) that this would embarrass Anne and would check her indiscipline.
c) was worried as she had run out of original ideas for her essay.

From the Diary of Anne Frank Class 10 English Short Question Answer | CBSE Question Bank

Q10 Answer in 20-30 words (2 Marks)
i Enumerate any two reasons that justify Mr Keesing’s displeasure at Anne’s talking in class.

ANS: Mr Keesing was an old-fashioned and strict teacher. He wanted the students to be attentive in class. He was displeased at Anne’s talkative behaviour during the class. Moreover, she was not good at Math.

ii Comment on the teacher-student relationship shared between Anne and Mr Keesing.

ANS: The teacher-student relationship between Anne and Mr Keesing was not amiable because he had punished her thrice for talking in class. Although he appreciated Anne’s poetry in front of other students later on.

iii Anne wrote in her diary to get things off her chest. List any two reasons why getting things off one’s chest is recommended by counsellors as therapeutic.

ANS: Giving a vent out to one’s emotions makes the body and mind feel light which is good for health and works as a healing therapy for the mind and body. Here, Anne Frank writes her intimate feelings in her diary and thus feels relaxed.

iv Explain the emotion vested in Anne’s statement, “…I was plunked down on the table as a birthday present for Margot.”

ANS: It might show the love between two sisters. It also implies that Anne was shifted to Holland just to please Margot. It might show her humorous nature wherein she presented things in a funny way.

v Clarify why it is fair to say that Mr Keesing was innovative with his punishments.

ANS: Mr Keesing punished Anne Frank in a unique style. Despite being a Maths teacher he asked her to write an essay on the topic chatterbox so that she understands the ill effects of non-stop talking and behaves in a disciplined manner.

From the Diary of Anne Frank 3 Marks Question Answer | Class 10 English CBSE Question Bank

Q11 Answer in 40-50 words (3 marks)
i Do you agree with Anne when she says that teachers are the most unpredictable creatures on earth? Rationalise.

ANS: I do agree with the above statement. On one hand, Mr Keesing punished Anne to write an essay for being talkative in class. While on the other hand, he laughed at reading her argument for too much talking. Just a few moments later he punished her again to write another essay. It was unpredictable for Mr Keesing when he shared her poetry with other students and cracked jokes about her.

ii Anne bid a ‘heartbreaking farewell’ to Mrs Kuperus. As Anne, write a brief farewell note to Mr Keesing after being promoted to the next class. Dear Mr Keesing
It has been …………………………………………………………………………


Dear Mr Keesing,
It has been a great year with you. Your punishment made me realise that the habit of talking too much in the classroom had a negative effect on my studies. I have learnt the importance of discipline now. Moreover, your appreciation of my poetry inspired me to write even more. I feel your innovative punishment was a blessing for me in disguise.
Thank you
Anne Frank.

iii Anne said that the only thing missing was the presence of a true friend. Imagine that Anne had access to the internet and had chosen to blog instead of writing a diary. As Anne, write a blog post on the value of a true friend.
Anne Frank, 25th June 1942
The Value of a True Friend
‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’ But for me, a true friend is a good listener and confidant. A true friend must be able to hold secretly the intimate feelings of her or his friend from others. If one can’t find these qualities in a real friend, a diary is the best option because the paper has more tolerance than people. A true friend is a blessing.

iv Anne says that there were so many dummies in the class that about a quarter of them shouldn’t be promoted. Is she being rude or brutally honest? Evaluate.

ANS: Anne is being brutally honest. She said so because almost a quarter of students kept on betting throughout the year instead of studying. They remained anxious about being promoted to the next class and had spent their money on betting. Two boys CN and Jacques had even staked their entire holiday savings on the bet.

From the Diary of Anne Frank Class 10 English | CBSE Question Bank

Q12 Answer in 100-120 words (beyond text and across texts) (5 Marks)
i Your teacher has organised a debate and you have been asked to speak on: ‘Consequences and Positive Reinforcements Have a Great Impact on Student Behaviour’. Write the debate script with three-four points to supplement your stand, either as a proposition speaker or as an opposition one.
I was unsure of my science project although I tried my best. But my hesitation went into the air on getting a positive pat on my back from the principal ma’am. Similarly, a positive appraisal by teachers infuses a motivational force among the students. This positive reinforcement can take monetary and non-monetary forms. Immediate positive consequences work like wonder in students’ lives. Students can be praised personally or publicly. Students’ behaviour will be strengthened if they get positive reinforcement even for their minutest efforts. Everybody expects appreciation for their hard work from concerned people. Positive reinforcement creates a healthy relationship between a teacher and a student which can last longer.

Click here for A Hindi explanation of the Great Impact of Positive Reinforcements.

ii You are stressed and anxious since your Annual results are going to be announced soon. You decide to meet the school counsellor to share your anxiety and apprehensions. Write the dialogue between you and your school counsellor. You may begin like this:
School Counsellor: Hello Anne, please sit down. You look very disturbed and irritated. What’s the matter?
You: Well, to be honest, we all are disturbed. But the irritation is because of the two boys sitting behind……………
School Counsellor: First of all, you need to relax. Take a deep breath. How do you feel we can deal with this situation rationally?
You: ……………………………………………………………..(continue)

ANS: Dialogue Writing
You: These boys keep on betting about their promotion to the next class. Their talks make me curious.
Counsellor: How are you in your studies?
You: I am good in all the subjects except Maths.
Counsellor: How did you perform in the final exams?
You: I hope to get first division.
Counsellor: then you should stop worrying and think positively. besides, you can request your teacher to change your seat so that the boys do not bother you in future as well.
You: Thank you for the session, I feel relaxed now.

iii Anne was a sensitive and mature girl. From the chapters and poems in your textbook, First Flight, think of any two characters who could be her friends or confidantes. Analyse the common character traits that would help in creating this special bond of friendship.
ANS: Wanda Petronski from ‘the hundred dresses’ would be the right selection to become a true friend of Anne Frank. As she is a good listener and confidant. Unlike Anne, Wanda is a sensible girl who talks very little and would be able to give some tips to Anne to correct her talkative behaviour. Both of them want a true friend.
Valli from ‘Madam Rides the Bus‘ lesson is a responsible girl who would not disclose Anne’s secrets to others. Moreover, she too is alone like Anne. So, they can complement each other by creating a special bond of friendship. Both are self-respecting and fun-loving girls.

Attention Students: Mind the difference between Confident and Confidant
Confident Meaning: Trust yourself
Confidant Meaning: Trust someone else with whom you can share your secrets.

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