### First Flight ch04 From the Diary of Anne Frank - CBSE Test Papers

CBSE Test Paper 01
From the Diary of Anne Frank

1. The classmates of Anne Frank were shaking with fear and nervousness. Why?
2. Why did Anne need to give a brief sketch about her family? Did she treat ‘Kitty’ as an insider or an outsider?
3. What does Anne Frank think about herself? Explain.
4. Why did Mr. Keesing stop punishing Anne?
5. What does Anne Frank tell the readers about her childhood?
6. Write the character sketch of Anne highlighting intelligence and politeness.
7. Why did Anne Frank think that she could confide more in her diary than in the people?
8. “Paper has more patience than people.” Explain this statement.
9. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: (1 $×$ 4 = 4)
I get along pretty well with all my teachers. There are nine of them, seven men and two women. Mr. Keesing, the old fogey who teaches maths, was annoyed with me for ages because I talked so much. After several warnings, he assigned me extra homework. An essay on the subject, 'A Chatterbox'? A chatterbox - what can you write about that? I'd worry about that later, I decided. I jotted down the title in my notebook, tucked it in my bag and tried to keep quiet.
1. What type of relations did Anne Frank have with her teachers?
2. Why was Mr. Keesing annoyed with Anne Frank?
3. Find out a word from the passage similar in meaning to ‘irritated’.
4. What was Anne's reaction on being asked to write an essay titled 'A Chatterbox'?
10. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: (1 $×$ 4 = 4)
That evening, after I’d finished the rest of my homework, the note about the essay caught my eye. I began thinking about the subject while chewing the tip of my fountain pen. Anyone could ramble on and leave big spaces between the words, but the trick was to come up with convincing arguments to prove the necessity of talking. I thought and thought, and suddenly I had an idea. I wrote the three pages Mr. Keesing had assigned me and was satisfied. I argued that talking is a student’s trait and that I would do my best to keep it under control, but that I would never be able to cure myself of the habit since my mother talked as much as I did if not more, and that there’s not much you can do about inherited traits.
1. Why had Mr. Keesing assigned an essay to Anne Frank?
2. Which essay is the narrator referring to?
3. Find out a word from the passage similar in meaning to ‘received from forefathers’.
4. What did Anne feel about 'talking in class'?
CBSE Test Paper 01
From the Diary of Anne Frank

Solution
1. The classmates of Anne Frank were shaking with fear and nervousness because it was time to move to the next class. It was the forthcoming meeting in which the teachers decided who would move up to the next form and who would be kept back.
2. Anne was a thirteen-year-old girl. She did not have a true friend with whom she could share her thoughts, personal feelings and experiences. She named her diary ‘Kitty’, which became an insider and her close friend. She highlighted her feelings in the diary. Since no one would understand a word of her stories to Kitty, she thought it was better to give a brief sketch of her family so that people could understand her better.
3. Anne Frank thinks that she is a thirteen-year-old girl. She is not all alone in the world. She has loving parents and a sixteen-year-old sister. There are about thirty people whom she can call friends. She has a family, loving aunts and a good home. But she does not have a true friend. She has no one to confide in and share her inner feelings. She can only talk about ordinary things with her friends.
4. Mr. Keesing gave Anne essays to write to keep her talkative nature in check. When Mr. Keesing gave her an essay to write on the topic “Quack, Quack, Quack, said Mistress Chatterbox” as a punishment, she decided to write something real this time.  It was about a mother duck and a father swan with three baby ducklings who were bitten to death by the father because they quacked too much. Mr Keesing took the joke the right way. Thus, he stopped punishing her.
5. According to her diary, Anne Frank was born on 12 June 1929. She lived in Frankfurt until she was four. Her parents emigrated to Holland in 1933. She and her sister, Margot, were sent to Aachen to stay with her grandmother. Her grandmother died in 1942 when she was thirteen. Margot went to Holland in December, and Anne followed in February. Anne started right away at the Montessori nursery school and stayed there until she was six when she started in the first form.
6. Anne was a sober, witty and intelligent girl of Otto Frank. She was a Jewish girl born in German. She was very intelligent and perceptive, and she wanted to be a writer. Anne grew from an innocent, tempestuous, precocious, and somewhat petty teenage girl to an empathetic and sensitive thinker at age fifteen. Over the course of the diary, she grew from a spoiled, somewhat naive young girl of thirteen to a self-aware young woman of fifteen. Her book written in Dutch become one of the world's most readable books. Many films, television and opera had been produced based on her diary. She felt lonely at not having a real friend. So, She dedicated her feelings to a diary named Kitty. Her teachers had a good view of her except her talkative nature. She had an intense love for her grandmother and her teacher, Mrs. Kuperus. Only Mr. Keesing, her maths teacher punished her for her talkative nature by assigning essays.
7. Anne was a girl of thirteen. She had loving parents, a sister and thirty other people in her life. She was very talkative and extrovert type of girl. She had many friends but couldn't share her feelings freely with anyone. She had a happy family but somehow, she could not confide in them. She wanted someone with whom she could share her secrets. At that time, her father gifted her a red dairy on her 13th birthday. She found a real friend in her diary to which she gave the name 'Kitty'. Moreover, she realized the truth lying in the fact that paper has more patience than people. According to her,  no one would want to listen to the feelings of a teenager.
8. This is a very important statement given by Anne Frank. Actually, man’s life is full of joys and sorrows. He wants to share it with those who are close to him. There are many such experiences in life, which can never be forgotten, but when such experiences are shared with others, one feels good. All that Anne thinks about when she is with friends is having a good time. She can’t bring herself to talk about anything but ordinary everyday things. She can not confide in her friends, so she relies on her diary for sharing her feelings. People may share one's secrets with others. They may not understand one, but the paper will never judge one. That is why Anne says that “Paper has more patience than people”.
1. Anne Frank had very good relations with all her teachers except Mr. Keesing. He was her mathematics teacher who was annoyed by her talkative nature.
2. Mr Keesing was annoyed with Anne Frank because of her talkative nature.
3. A word from the passage similar in meaning to ‘irritated’ is 'annoyed'.
4. Anne wondered what she could write for the essay 'A Chatterbox'. She felt that she would worry about that later. She jotted down the title in her notebook, tucked it in her bag and tried to keep quiet.
1. Mr. Keesing had asked Anne Frank to write an essay titled 'A Chatterbox' as a punishment for her habit of talking a lot in class.
2. The narrator is referring to the essay titled 'A Chatterbox'.
3. A word from the passage similar in meaning to ‘received from forefathers’ is 'inherited'.
4. Anne felt that she would never be able to cure herself of the habit since her mother talked as much as she did if not more, and that there’s not much one could do about inherited traits.