Extract Based Questions of Nelson Mandela | Chapter 2 | Class 10, English

Extract Based Questions of Nelson Mandela | Chapter 2 | Class X | English

MCQ of Nelson Mandela : Long Walk to Freedom | Multiple Choice Questions of Nelson Mandela

 

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Extract 1

Tenth May dawned bright and clear. For the past few days I had been pleasantly besieged by dignitaries and world leaders who were coming to pay their respects before the inauguration. The inauguration would be the largest gathering ever of international leaders on South African soil.

a) Name the chapter

1) A Letter to God

2) Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

3) Two Stories about Flying

4) From the Diary of Anne Frank

b) Who is the author of Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom?
1) Ruskin Bond
2) James Herriot
3) Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
4) G.L. Fuentes

c) Where did the ceremony take place?
1) Cape town
2) Johannesburg
3) Pretoria
4) None of these

d) Which literary device has been used in ‘South African soil’?
1) Simile
2) Metaphor
3) Personification
4) Alliteration

Answers

a. Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom b. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela c. Pretoria d. Alliteration

You may also read A Letter to GodTwo Stories About Flying, From the Diary of Anne Frank, The Hundred Dresses Part 1, The Hundred Dresses Part 2 for better understanding the chapters.

 

Extract 2

On that lovely autumn day I was accompanied by my daughter Zenani. On the podium, Mr de Klerk was first sworn in as second deputy president. Then Thabo Mbeki was sworn in as first deputy president. When it was my turn, I pledged to obey and uphold the Constitution and to devote myself to the wellbeing of the Republic and its people.

a) Who is ‘I’ in the above lines?
1) Ruskin Bond
2) James Herriot
3) Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
4) G.L. Fuentes

b) Who was sworn in as president?
1) Mr de Klerk
2) Thabo Mbeki
3) Nelson Mandela
4) None of these

c) What pledge did Mandel take?
1) To uphold the constitution
2) To devote himself to the wellbeing of the people
3) To eliminate racism
4) All of these

d) Which political party did Mandela belong to?
1) ANC
2) BBC
3) CBC
4) None of these

Answers

a. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela b. Nelson Mandela c. All of these d. ANC

Extract 3

We have, at last, achieved our political emancipation. We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination. Never, never, and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. The sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement. Let freedom reign. God bless Africa!

a) What does the word ‘Emancipation’ mean?
1) Empowerment
2) Dominance
3) Weakness
4) None of these

b) Which liberation was Mandela talking about?
1) Liberation from poverty
2) Liberation from gender discrimination
3) Liberation from money laundering
4) Both 1 and 2

c) Which literary device has been used in ‘Never, never and never again’?
1) Simile
2) Repetition
3) Personification
4) Alliteration

d) Which county did Mandela hail from?
1) India
2) Taliban
3) Pakistan
4) South Africa

Answers

a. Empowerment b. Both 1 and 2 c. Repetition d. South Africa

Extract 4

The day was symbolised for me by the playing of our two national anthems, and the vision of whites singing ‘Nkosi Sikelel –iAfrika’ and blacks singing ‘Die Stem’, the old anthem of the Republic. Although that day neither group knew the lyrics of the anthem they once despised, they would soon know the words by heart.

a) Which national anthem was sung by the blacks?
1) Nkosi Sikelel –iAfrika
2) Die Stem
3) Both 1 and 2
4) Neither 1 nor 2

b) Which of the following is the synonym of the word ‘Despised’?
1) Hated
2) Abhorred
3) Loathed
4) All of these

c) When did the Africans sing two national anthems?
1) On the inauguration day of their freedom
2) On the inauguration day of their slavery
3) On the inauguration day of their bondage
4) On the inauguration day of their racial discrimination

d) Which county did Mandela hail from?
1) India
2) Taliban
3) Pakistan
4) South Africa

Answers

a. Die Stem b. All of these c. On the inauguration day of their freedom d. South Africa

Extract 5

The policy of apartheid created a deep and lasting wound in my country and my people. All of us will spend many years, if not generations, recovering from that profound hurt. But the decades of oppression and brutality had another, unintended, effect, and that was that it produced the Oliver Tambos, the Walter Sisulus, the Chief Luthulis, the Yusuf Dadoos, the Bram Fischers, the Robert Sobukwes of our time; men of such extraordinary courage, wisdom and generosity that their like may never be known again.

a) What is apartheid?
1) Political system that unites people according to their race
2) Political system that separates people according to their race
3) Political system that accumulates people according to their race
4) Both 1 and 3

b) What does the word ‘Profound’ mean?
1) Deep
2) Shallow
3) Narrow
4) None of these

c) What was the outcome of the brutality and oppression?
1) It produced men with extraordinary courage
2) It threw the county into despair
3) It led to rise in number of bondage labourer
4) All of these

d) How many years are there in a decade?
1) Five
2) Ten
3) Twenty
4) Thirty

Answers

a. Political system that separates people according to their race b. Deep c. It produced men with extraordinary courage d. Ten

Extract 6

In life, every man has twin obligations; obligations to his family, to his parents, to his wife and children; and he has an obligation to his people, his community, his country. In a civil and humane society, each man is able to fulfil those obligations according to his own inclinations and abilities. But in a country like South Africa, it was almost impossible for a man of my birth and colour to fulfil both of those obligations. In South Africa, a man of colour who attempted to live as a human being was punished and isolated.

a) What is second obligation of a man according to Nelson Mandela?
1) Towards his people
2) Toward his family
3) Towards his parents
4) All of these

b) Which literary device has been used in ‘But in a country like South Africa’?
1) Simile
2) Repetition
3) Personification
4) Alliteration

c) What does the word ‘Twin’ mean?
1) Same
2) Duplicate
3) Matched
4) All of these

d) What happened to man of colour in South Africa when he tried to live as a human being?
1) He was respected
2) He was isolated
3) He was punished
4) Both 2 and 3

Answers

a. Towards his people b. Simile c. All of these d. Both 2 and 3

Extract 7

I knew that the oppressor must be liberated just as surely as the oppressed. A man who takes away another man’s freedom is a prisoner of hatred; he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrowmindedness. I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else’s freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. The oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity.

a) Who has been called a prisoner of hatred?
1) One who takes away others’ freedom
2) One who takes away others’ money
3) One who takes away others’ home
4) All of these

b) Which literary device has been used in the first line?
1) Simile
2) Repetition
3) Personification
4) Alliteration

c) Find out the synonym of the word ‘Prejudice’ from the following?
1) Biasness
2) Rivalry
3) Enmity
4) All of these

d) Name the chapter

1) A Letter to God

2) Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

3) Two Stories about Flying

4) From the Diary of Anne Frank

Answers

a. One who takes away others’ freedom b. Simile c. Biasness d. Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

 

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