English Class 10th Unit 10 A World without Books MCQs Short Notes

English 10th Notes Chapter 10

1. A Cantonese man was sitting on a Kowloon

 
 
 
 

2. There is no other joy of sharing books with:

 
 
 
 

3. Those who read more are prepared to face the world than those who don’t read:

 
 
 
 

4. To imagine a world without thought, feeling, joy or history is to imagine a world without:

 
 
 
 

5. Cantonese is a native of:

 
 
 
 

6. Reading provides the deepest connection to the:

 
 
 
 

7. When reader looked up the sky his face was:

 
 
 
 

8. Through books we are connected with:

 
 
 
 

9. Books provides safe:

 
 
 
 

10. He was in possession of something deliciously

 
 
 
 

11. Books help us comprehend our faults and:

 
 
 
 

12. The comforts of books defy time, and break:

 
 
 
 

13. Books are themselves a form of

 
 
 
 

14. Literature is the story of 

 
 
 
 

15. Reading is a slow food in a world given over to fast food, as nourishment for the:

 
 
 
 

16. Libraries are the evident of grandeur of a:

 
 
 
 

17. The last truly private act in a world that has become too public is:

 
 
 
 

18. Literature comes in the field of:

 
 
 
 

19. Colm Toibin is a novelist:

 
 
 
 

20. The man’s face was stern with:

 
 
 
 

21. The fear has persisted throughout the world with the invention of:

 
 
 
 

22. Decades ago it was thought that books were replaced by the:

 
 
 
 

23. We identify ourselves and learn whether we love, loathe, fear or:

 
 
 
 

24. Books offer other type of, as well:

 
 
 
 

Short Questions

1. Why should people be given more opportunities to read books?   
2. “It’s a slow food in a world given over to fast food” Explain.
3. Which book has inspired you the most? Why?  
4. How does a book connect the reader and the writer?
5. In what way books are better than radio, TV, and the Internet?
6. Have you ever experienced the same feelings while reading a book?
7. Can modern technology take the place of books?
8. Why does the author use the terms “fast food” and “slow food”?
9. What role does a library play to promote the habit of book reading?

Long Questions

“1. Translate the following paragraph into Urdu. OR Rewrite the paragraph in simple English:
It is important that we work to give every person the opportunity to enjoy books as shelters, sustenance, and roads forward. To imagine a world without books is to imagine a world without thought, feeling, compassion, history or voice. “
“2. Translate the following paragraph into Urdu. OR Rewrite the paragraph in simple English:
Though reading a book connects us with humanity, it is also the last truly private act in a world that has become too public. As a nourishment for the mind, it is slow food in a world given over to fast food. Blogs, text messages and e-books, bring relevance and instant gratification, much as newspapers and magazines do. But however important such forms are, they endure only as long as the stuff they are printed on. The comforts of books defy time, and break borders.
Books offer other types of pleasures as well. The joy of their touch, sound and fragrance is immeasurable. The pleasure of their understanding is an addition to it. The sharing of a book with friends is still another form of joy. Libraries are the evidence of grandeur of a civilization.”
“3. Translate the following paragraph into Urdu. OR Rewrite the paragraph in simple English:
Books are a source of comfort for us. They are a safe shelter, throughout human history man has found peace in the written works. Books are bridges – through their pages we make our contact with society. Those who read more are better prepared to face the world than those wo don’t read. “
“4. Translate the following paragraph into Urdu. OR Rewrite the paragraph in simple English:
Literature is the story of humans. It is the record of who we are, where we come from and where we are going. Books make us travel at large. During our journey, we are connected with humanity. We identify ourselves with the characters we meet and learn whether we love, loathe, fear or flatter. They help us comprehend our faults and aspirations. They tell us who could we become if we are not careful. Reading provides the deepest connection to the morals that make us human, and part of a larger society. “
“5. Translate the following paragraph into Urdu. OR Rewrite the paragraph in simple English:
There is a frequently asked question; what would the world be like without books? The very question is absurd and depressing. It is always said that the latest technology signals the demise of the book. Decades ago, it was thought that the radio would replace books. This fear has persisted throughout with the inventions of television and internet. But scenes like that of Cantonese man reading the book negate the notion that modern advances pose a threat to reading. Books are themselves a form of technology that is spread over the pages and makes us delve into the complexities of life. “
“6. Translate the following paragraph into Urdu. OR Rewrite the paragraph in simple English:
An Irish novelist Colm Toibin once recounted a story about observing a Cantonese man sitting on a Kowloon footpath reading a book. The man’s face was stern with concentration, and his finger tracing the line being read. At times the man’s expression would be disturbed in frustration at his progress. Finally, the reader looked up at the sky, while his face was beaming. It doesn’t matter whether it was because of a sudden joy with the act of reading, or revelation from what was written, or delight at how the story resolved. The point is that he was in possession of something deliciously private – a connection between him and the writer, between the real world and the world described upon the pages. “

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