1st Year English Lesson 10 A Mild Attack of Locusts Notes MCQs Short Questions

english 11th notes chapter 10

1. Looking out, all the trees were queer and still clotted with insects. Here the word clotted means

 
 
 
 

2. who was attending the telephone calls?

 
 
 
 

3. what happened to the old Smith’s crops? They were

 
 
 
 

4. Who said, ‘We are finished, Margaret’?

 
 
 
 

5. Who ran to beat the old ploughshare hanging from a tree branch?

 
 
 
 

6. The sun was blotted out with fresh blackness. Here the word blotted out means

 
 
 
 

7. Who first saw the locusts?

 
 
 
 

8. Why were the boughs of trees weighed to the ground? Due to

 
 
 
 

9. What was the hope of every farmer? Everyone hoped that

 
 
 
 

10. Through the hail of insects, a man came running. Here the word hail means

 
 
 
 

11. It was a half night, a perverted blackness. Here the word perverted means

 
 
 
 

12. How did the advance guards of the swarm look? Like

 
 
 
 

13. The boughs of the trees weighed to trees Ground .Here the word weighed means

 
 
 
 

14. How many patcixes of bare soil were there

 
 
 
 

15. Locusts are just like:

 
 
 
 

16. The boughs of the trees weighed to trees ground. Here the word boughs means

 
 
 
 

17. Piles of wood and grass had been prepared there. Here the word Piles means

 
 
 
 

18. They were throwing wet leaves on fire now, to make it acrid and black. Here the word acrid means

 
 
 
 

19. Why did the earth seem to be moving? Due to the

 
 
 
 

20. How many patches of bared soil were there?

 
 
 
 

21. What were they throwing on fire to make it black and arid?

 
 
 
 

22. What sort of darkness was prevailing with the arrival of locusts?

 
 
 
 

23. From how many miles was the smoke rising?

 
 
 
 

24. Who called locusts ‘beggars’?

 
 
 
 

25. How did the locusts attack the crops?

 
 
 
 

26. Oppressive it was, too, with the heaviness of storm. Here the word Oppressive means

 
 
 
 

27. What made the boughs of the trees weighed to the ground?

 
 
 
 

28. The locusts are heavy due to:

 
 
 
 

29. The old Stephen yelled at the houseboy. Here the word yelled means

 
 
 
 

30. How did the sunshine come down?

 
 
 
 

31. Why was the sunlight oppressive? Owing to

 
 
 
 

32. What was showing in the patches of bare soil?

 
 
 
 

33. Then came a sharp crack from the bush. Here the word crack means

 
 
 
 

34. Why did the cook boy run?

 
 
 
 

35. The farm was ringing with the clamour of the gong. Here the word clamour means

 
 
 
 

36. Looking out, all the trees were queer and still clotted with insects. Here the word queer means

 
 
 
 

37. The sunlight comes down distorted, a thick, hot orange. Here the word distorted means

 
 
 
 

38. Locusts attack in the areas of:

 
 
 
 

39. How did the main swarm look?

 
 
 
 

40. What was the effect of locusts on the air? It was

 
 
 
 

41. With what were the trees clotted?

 
 
 
 

42. How did the land look after the locusts had moved to south?

 
 
 
 

43. They all stood and gazed. Here the word gazed means

 
 
 
 

44. Why did a branch snap of Due to the load of

 
 
 
 

45. Why was the sun blotted out? Due to the

 
 
 
 

Short Questions

1. After the attack of locusts, what were the hopes?
2. Are the hoppers different from the locusts?
3. Did Margaret know what to do to keep the locusts away?
4. Did Margaret lose heart on the loss of crops?
5. How did farmers try to get rid of the locusts?
6. How did old Stephen treat the stray locust which he found in his pocket?
7. How did the farmers know that locusts were coming?
8. How many people were there on the farm?
9. What are locusts?
10. What did old Stephen tell Margaret about the locusts?
11. What is an attack of locusts?
12. What was the condition of the countryside?
13. What was the condition of the sun due to locusts?
14. What was the condition of the trees?
15. What was the desire of every farmer?
16. What was the feeling of   Margaret after the attack of locusts?
17. Why are the locusts compared with bad weather?
18. Why did the farmers beat the gong?
19. Why did the farmers throw wet leaves on fire?
20. Why did the men eat their supper with good appetite?

Long Questions

“1. Translate the following passage into Urdu. (Short Stories Book-I)

Looking out all the trees were queer and still, clotted with insects, their boughs weighed to the ground. The earth seemed to be moving, locusts crawling everywhere, she could not see the lands at all, so thick was the swarm. Toward the mountains it was like looking into driving rain-even as she watched, the sun was blotted out with a fresh onrush of them. It was a half-night, a perverted blackness. “
“2. Translate the following passage into Urdu. (Short Stories Book-I)

At once Richard shouted at the cook boy. Old Stephen yelled at the houseboy. The cook boy ran to beat the old ploughshare hanging from a tree branch, which was used to summon labourers at moments of crisis. The houseboy ran off to the store to collect tin cans, any old bit of metal. The farm was ringing with the clamour of the gong; and they could see the labourers come pouring out of the compound, pointing at the hills and shouting excitedly.”
“3. Translate the following passage into Urdu. (Short Stories Book-I)

Margaret was wondering what she could do to help. She did not know. Then up came old Stephen from the lands. “We’re finished, Margaret, finished! Those beggars can eat every leaf and blade off the farm in half an hour! And it is only early afternoon-if we can make enough smoke, make enough noise till the sun goes down, they’ll settle somewhere else perhaps”

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