Comprehension Exercises | Sea Fever | John Masefield | Class 10 | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর

Sea Fever by John Masefield | Textual Question and Answer | Grammar | প্রশ্ন ও উত্তর 

Sea Fever by John Masefield


Sea Fever by John Masefield


Comprehension Exercises

1. Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences:

(a) The poet asks for a sail the colour of which would be

(i) blue

(ii) grey

(iii) black

(iv) white


(b) While going down to the sea, the poet wants to hear the crying of

(i) seagulls

(ii) cuckoos

(iii) eagles

(iv) swallows


(c) The wind on the sea is like a whetted

(i) sword

(ii) axe

(iii) knife

(iv) spear



2. State whether the following statements are True or False. Provide sentences/ phrases /words in support of your answer:

(a) To steer the ship the poet needs the moon.  False

S.S:- And all I ask is a  tall ship and a star to steer her by;


(b) The call of the running tide is wild and clear. True 

S.S:- for the call of the running tide is a wild call and a clear call that may not denied.


(c) The poet is going out to the sea for the first time.  False

S.S:- I must go down to the seas again. 


3. Answer the following questions: 

(a) During what time of the day does the poet wish to go down to the seas?

Ans.> The poet wishes to go down to the seas at the time when the dawn is breaking. 

(b) What kind of day does the poet prefer for sailing?

Ans.> The poet prefers a windy day with the white clouds moving about the sky.


(c) What does the poet prefer to hear from a fellow rover?

Ans.> The poet prefers to hear a merry yarn from a fellow rover.


Grammar in Use

4. Do as directed:

(a) What a shocking sight! (change into an assertive sentence)

Ans.> It is a very shocking sight.

(b) I am sure of his success. (change into a complex sentence)

Ans.> I am sure that he will succeed.

(c) Snigdha is not only wise but also brave. (change into a simple sentence)

Ans.> Snigdha is wise and brave.


Writing Activities

5. Write a summary of the following passage (within 100 words):

Egyptian kings are called Pharaohs. Tutankhamun was an Egyptian king who ruled between 1332-1323 BC. Tutankhamun was very young when he became the king. He was only ten years old when he ascended the throne. He was the son of Akhenaten who was also a Pharaoh. As the king, Tutankhamun undertook many building projects. These building projects were centered around Thebes and Karnak. Tutankhamun built many temples and monuments. At that time many temples were in ruins. Tutankhamun ordered them to be rebuilt. Tutankhamun had various physical disabilities. He suffered from ill health for a long period in his life. Tutankhamun required the support of a cane to walk because of his physical disabilities. In ancient Egypt, the body of a Pharaoh was preserved after his death. This preserved body was known as the mummy. The preserved body of Tutankhamun was discovered by Howard Carter, an Englishman. He discovered Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. The tomb was nearly intact when it was discovered. The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb attracted wide interest all over the world. The discovery sparked an interest in ancient Egypt.


Pharaoh Tutenkhamun, son of Akhenaten, ruled Egypt between 1332-1323 BC. He became the king at the age of ren. He undertook many building projects that were centered around Thebes and Karnak. Tutankhamun built many temples and monuments. . Tutankhamun had various physical and health disorders. He suffered from ill health for a long period in his life. He always required a support of a cane to walk properly. Tutenkhamun's body was preserved as a mummy after afterhis death. In 1922, when Howard Carter discovered the mummy of Tutenkhamun, the tomb was nearly intact. When the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered, it attracted worldwide and grew a great interest in ancient Egypt.



6. Write a newspaper report (within 100 words) on the incident of burglary in a flat in Kolkata using the following points:

date and place — time – occupants of the house — number of robbers — list of articles stolen — police investigation



A mysterious burglary


Kolkata, 5th July, 2020: A mysterious burglary was took place in Kolkata. A really daring burglary occurred in a flat at Salt Lake on last Monday. It is a small flat where an old man lives alone. It was about 11 A.M. in the morning. The old man was alone in the flat. When the doorbell rang the old man expecting the arrival of the gas cylinder. When he opened the main door, a gang of robbers entered the flat and made the old man absolutely helpless with their threats. Then they opened the almirah and gathered all the ornaments and cash not less than of three lakhs and fled away. After their departure, the old man called the police. The investigation has been started by the police.

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