The Proposal Question Bank was released by CBSE. It contains both objective and subjective questions for class 10 students. All the answers have been written by our expert teachers. We expect students to learn the right way of answering by watching our attached videos rather than just copying the answers given here. Scroll down for the MCQ answer key. Perception-based subjective questions for class 10 Boards are also included.
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LOMOV: Never mind about my people! The Lomovs have all been honourable people, and not one has ever been tried for embezzlement, like your grandfather!
CHUBUKOV: You Lomovs have had lunacy in your family, all of you!
NATALYA: All, all, all!
CHUBUKOV: Your grandfather was a drunkard and your younger aunt, Nastasya Mihailovna, ran away with an architect, and so on…
LOMOV: And your mother was hump-backed. [Clutches at his heart] Something pulling in my side… My head…. Help! Water!
CHUBUKOV: Your father was a guzzling gambler!
The Proposal Word Meaning, Sentences in Hindi
The Proposal Extract based MCQ Class 10 English Question Bank
I Choose the option that correctly identifies the tone of the characters in the given extract.
a) (1) and (2)
b) (2) and (4)
c) (1) and (3)
d) (3) and (4)
ii The playwright’s intention in the given extract is to
a) throw light upon the weaknesses of the rich in any society.
b) emphasize that family history is important in a marriage proposal.
c) satirise the superficiality of the upper class in Russian society.
d) send a message that ego is not healthy in any relationship.
iii If according to Chubukov and Natalya, Lomovs are not “honourable people”, why do they still consider Lomov’s proposal?
a) Natalya can take care of her father if she marries close by.
b) They were exaggerating in the argument and didn’t mean it.
c) They understand that honour is superficial and overrated.
d) Lomov’s status in society supersedes everything.
iv Imagine you found the playwright’s notes for each scene in the play and noticed that some of the words were missing. Choose the option that fills the missing words most appropriately.
A conversation that starts pleasantly quickly turns into a _________(i) argument. With _________(ii) of Oxen Meadows at the heart of the matter. Lomov and Natalya quarrel and are later joined by Chubukov. Thus, begins a ________(iii) of insults, accusations and name-calling. All ________(iv) disappears. Eventually, Lomov leaves clutching at his heart, his foot numb.
a) (i) petty ; (ii) history ; (iii) series; (iv) politeness
b) (i) vicious ; (ii) ownership ; (iii) circus ; (iv) civility
c) (i) curious ; (ii) land ; (iii) outpouring ; (iv) laughter
d) (i) ugly ; (ii) neighbourhood ; (iii) barrage; (iv) goodness
v Which of the following options comes closest to the meaning of ‘tried’ as used in the extract?
a) She mastered the game through a process of trial and error.
b) He followed the trial closely and was seen in court every day.
c) This had been a tried and tested formula for the organisation.
d) They tried with all their might to repeat their earlier successes.
The Proposal MCQ Answer Key (3 A)
i – c
ii – c
iii – d
iv – b
v – b
The Proposal Extract based MCQ CBSE Question Bank
(B) CHUBUKOV: What a weight off my shoulders, ouf!
NATALYA: But, still you will admit now that Guess is worse than Squeezer.
CHUBUKOV: Well, that’s a way to start your family bliss! Have some champagne!
LOMOV: He’s better!
NATALYA: Worse! Worse! Worse!
CHUBUKOV: [trying to shout her down] Champagne! Champagne!
i Which of the following titles of Shakespeare’s plays might best apply to the relationship of Lomov and Natalya’s relationship?
a) The Taming of the Shrew
b) Romeo and Juliet
c) As You Like It
d) Two Gentlemen of Verona
ii How would you characterise Chubukov’s mood based on the given extract?
a) cautious and celebratory
b) relieved and jubilant
c) merry, yet thoughtful
d) grateful, yet hurt
iii Based on the extract, Lomov and Natalya’s closing lines can best be seen as
a) a humorous and ironic take on typical marriage vows.
b) a reflection of their affection for Guess and Squeezer.
c) a sign of prospective instability in their marital bliss.
d) the writer’s statement that disagreement is part of marriage.
iv Choose the option that correctly uses the idioms to fill in the blanks of the paragraph below.
In a team, it is important to __________(i). Otherwise, you would become ___________(ii), and incur the displeasure of the others. When that happens, you might feel ___________(iii). However, for the others, not having to carry you along would be a ____________(iv).
a) (i) pull your weight; (ii) deadweight; (iii) the weight of the world on your shoulders; (iv) weight off the shoulders.
b) (i) weight yourself; (ii) the weight of the world on your shoulder; (iii) like dead weight; (iv) weight off their shoulders
c) (i) throw weight around; (ii) worth your weight in gold; (iii) weight off your shoulders; (iv) dead weight
d) (i) lend weight to someone; (ii) heavyweight; (iii) like pulling your weight; (iv) weight off their shoulders
v The liberal use of exclamatory marks in the given extract indicates that the characters are expressing
a) apologies in a solemn and heartfelt tone.
b) good counsel and advice in a serious matter.
c) reconciliation on matters leading to an argument.
d) strong feelings with a raised voice.
The Proposal Question Bank, Answer Key 3 (B)
i – c
ii – b
iii – a
iv – a
v – d
The Proposal Short Question Answers | CBSE Question Bank Answers
Q10 Answer in 20-30 words
i To what end does the playwright employ Lomov’s palpitations in the play?
ANS: Lomov’s palpitations play a main role in the play. In the first scene, his palpitations are used to show his excitement and nervousness. Later on, his heart’s weakness is used to terminate the heated argument over Oxen meadows. Finally, the playwright ends the play by showing that the palpitations can extend to an almost heart attack situation.
ii Why do you think Natalya Stepanova asked her father to call Lomov back when she heard that he had come up with a proposal?
ANS: The play highlights the tendency of wealthy families to seek ties with other wealthy families. Lomov was a wealthy neighbour of Natalya with a lot of real estate. Moreover, Natalya was already 25, an age suitable for marriage. She was a lovesick cat and wanted to get married to a rich man.
iii When Natalya comes to meet Lomov, she quotes her father’s words – “and papa said, “Go; there’s a merchant come for his goods.” What do you think Chubukov meant?
ANS: The play highlights the money-minded people of Russian society. Chubukov called Lomov a merchant and Natalya is referred to as his goods that he will take away with him after their marriage.
iv The argument about the dogs reflected that both Lomov and Natalya loved their respective dogs very much.
Do you agree? Why/ why not?\
ANS: I do not agree with the above statement. They were arguing to show off their richness and superior choice over the other. Dog owners carry a status respective to their dog’s breed. The maintenance of high-breed dogs is a pricey issue and a status symbol among elite people of society.
v Provide a brief insight into what Lomov and Natalya’s married life might look like.
ANS: Both of them are quarrelsome people. They can easily enter into an argument over money matters. They will discuss and argue over petty issues even after their marriage.
Q11 Answer in 40-50 words
i “The Lomovs and the Chubukovs have always had the most friendly, and I might almost say the most affectionate, regard for each other.” How would you evaluate Lomov and Chubukov’s relationship as neighbours?
ANS: According to the given statement, they had a cordial relationship as neighbours. They were pretending to be polite and respectful towards each other. But, in reality, they considered themselves to be superior to others. They despised each other to the extent that they laughed at each other’s family members by calling funny names and making fun of them in various ways.
ii Do you think Chubukov is a good father? Justify your opinion based on your reading of the text.
ANS: According to the text, Chubukov is a good father. He is ready to do anything for his daughter’s will. He had an argument with Lomov over the ownership of oxen meadows. Still, he forgets everything when his daughter cries and asks him to bring Lomov back. He is ready to get her married to a man of her choice.
iii Read the statements given below:
Statement 1 – ‘Lomov is looking to marry.’
Statement 2 – ‘Lomov is looking to marry Natalya.’
Bring out the difference between the two statements and explain what it tells you about Lomov.
ANS: The first statement shows that Lomov is on the lookout for a suitable bride for himself to get married. Whereas the second statement implies that Lomov is considering marriage for himself and Natalya.
It tells us that Lomov is well aware of the fact that he would not get a perfect match as he was already 35. He should compromise at certain points. This shows his urgency for marriage.
Q12 Answer in 100-120 words (beyond text and across texts)
i Though the play revolves around three people, Russian society emerges as an important character through the ongoings of the play and the thoughts and interactions of its characters. Imagine yourself to be a historian who has been invited to speak about nineteenth-century upper-class Russian society. Based on your reading of the play, how might you describe it? Support your evaluation with instances from the text.
ANS: The Proposal play was written in the late nineteenth century. Through this play, we can clearly visualise the tendency of wealthy families to marry their sons or daughters to other rich families. Because this type of family bonding increased their real estate and brought them chances of economic growth.
It is evident from the play that Lomov and Natalya enter into an argument even if they talk about simple things. They are not attracted towards each other still they agree to marry just because they share the same financial status. Their disagreement about the dog’s breed shows to the readers that they can stoop down to the lowest level to show off their riches and status.
ii Look at the given matrimonial advertisement published in the Morning Post (newspaper) in December 1822.
It was fairly common practice in the nineteenth century for gentlemen and ladies to seek courtship and matrimony by placing a suitable advertisement.
a) Based on your reading of the play and an understanding of the characters, what details would Lomov provide (and specifically leave out) in a matrimonial advertisement to find a bride like Natalya?
b) Think of what might make Chubukov shortlist Lomov’s advertisement if he were scanning the matrimonial section of the newspaper.
ANS: (a) To find a bride like Natalya, Lomov would include the following points in his matrimonial advertisement –
A tall and average-looking boy of high rank earns more than 500 pounds a year. Having inherited many real estate and owns a magnificent house. He is looking for a suitable bride of equal status, not more than 35 years of age, well-educated and should be an excellent housekeeper.
(b) From the above advertisement, Chubukov would shortlist the points that matter to him the most, like, financial status, monthly income, and real estate net worth. If he finds everything matches his own status, he would be ready to marry off his daughter Natalya to the advertiser.
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> Lesson 2 The Thief’s Story
> Lesson 3 The Midnight Visitor
> Lesson 4 A Question of Trust
> Lesson 5 Footprints without Feet
> Lesson 6 The Making of a Scientist
> Lesson 7 The Necklace
> Lesson 8 The Hack Driver
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