NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 7 Glimpses of India

NCERT Solutions for Glimpses of India Class 10

NCERT Books Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 7 Glimpses of India

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 7 Glimpses of India is considered as the most scoring subject in Class 10 CBSE. So, a student needs to work on this subject to make good in Class 10 English Exam. It’s very important to build a strong command over the English language. Class 10 forms a stepping stone for a student’s bright future. In this competitive world, it is very important to have good English because effective communication can reach people better. Hence, the English language plays a powerful tool in communication.

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 7 Glimpses of India

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Below you can find the NCERT solution for Class 10th English. You can get a Solution for the all-important question of “Glimpses of India Class 10 First Flight”

Ques 1: What are the elders in Goa nostalgic about?

Ans: The elders in Goa were nostalgic about the Old Portuguese days and their famous loaves of bread.


Ques 2: Is bread-making still popular in Goa? How do you know?

Ans: Yes, bread-making is still popular and famous in Goa. We know this as author has told about the presence of time-old furnaces and their still burning fire. Till today Goan society consists of moulders, bread mixers and bakers.


Ques 3: What is the baker called?

Ans: The bakers are called as pader.

Ques 4: When would the baker come every day? Why did the children run to meet him?

Ans: The baker would come two times every day, once when he set out in the morning on his selling round and secondly when he returned after emptying his huge basket. The children do not run to meet him because they love loaves, but they longed for the bread-bangles, which they choose carefully.


Oral comprehension check:

Ques 1: Match the following. What is a must

(i) as marriage gifts? cakesandbolinhas
(ii) for a party or a feast? sweet bread called bol
(iii) for a daughter’s engagement? bread
(iv) for Christmas? sandwiches


(i) as marriage gifts? sweet bread called bol
(ii) for a party or a feast? bread
(iii) for a daughter’s engagement? sandwiches
(iv) for Christmas? cakes and bolinhas



Ques 2: What did the bakers wear?

  • In the Portuguese days?
  • When the author was young?


(i) In the Portuguese days, the bakers wore a peculiar dress which is known as the Kabai. Kabai is a single-piece long frock reaching down to the knees.

(ii) When the author was young, the bakers use to wear shirt and trousers, which were shorter than full-length ones and longer than half pants.

Ques 3: Who invites the comment − “he is dressed like a pader”? Why?

Ans: Anyone who wore a half-pant that reaches just below the knees invites the comment that “he is dressed like a pader” because the bakers were also known as pader and they wore such half pants.


Ques 4: Where were the monthly accounts of the baker recorded?
Ans: The monthly accounts of the baker were recorded on some wall in pencil.

Ques 5: What does a ‘jackfruit-like appearance’ mean?

Ans: A ‘jackfruit-like appearance’ means having a plump physique. Such a physique was connected to the bakers as they never starved and the baker, his family, and his servants always looked happy, prosperous and had a ‘jackfruit-like appearance’. The bakers’ profession was profitable one.


Page No: 88

Ques 1: Which of these statements are correct?
(i) The pader was an important person in the village in old times.
(ii) Paders still exist in Goan villages.
(iii) The paders went away with the Portuguese.
(iv) The paders continue to wear a single-piece long frock.
(v) Bread and cakes were an integral part of Goan life in the old days.
(vi) Traditional bread-baking is still a very profitable business.
(vii) Paders and their families starve in the present times.


(i) Correct
(ii) Correct
(iii) Incorrect. The paders still exist in Goan villages.
(iv) Incorrect – The paders wear shirts, and trousers that are shorter than full-length ones and longer than half pants.
(v) Incorrect – Bread and cakes are still an integral part of Goan life.
(vi) Correct
(vii) Incorrect – Baking is still a very profitable business in Goa.



Ques 2: Is bread an important part of Goan life? How do you know this?


Ans: Bread is known to be an important part of Goan life as marriage gifts are meaningless without the sweet bread which is known as the bol. For a party, bread is must, and also for Christmas Eve, cakes and bolinhas are a must. Sandwiches are must and should be prepared by the lady of the house on her daughter’s engagement. The author also says that everybody loves the fragrance of loaves very much. The bakery profession is profitable which shows us that the love for bread is enormous in Goa.


Ques 3: Tick the right answer. What is the tone of the author when he says the following?

  1. The thud and the jingle of the traditional baker’s bamboo can still be heard in some places. (nostalgic, hopeful, sad)
  2. Maybe the father is not alive but the son still carries on the family profession. (nostalgic, hopeful, sad)
  • I still recall the typical fragrance of those loaves. (nostalgic, hopeful, naughty)
  1. The tiger never brushed his teeth. Hot tea could wash and clean up everything so nicely, after all. (naughty, angry, funny)
  2. Cakes and bolinhas are a must for Christmas as well as other festivals. (sad, hopeful, matter-of-fact)
  3. The baker and his family never starved. They always looked happy and prosperous. (matter-of-fact, hopeful, sad)



(i) Nostalgic
(ii) Nostalgic
(iii) Nostalgic
(iv) Funny
(v) Matter-of-fact
(vi) Matter-of-fact


II. Croog – By Lokesh Abrol


Thinking about the Text:

Ques 1: Where is Coorg?

Ans: Coorg is smallest district in Karnataka, which is located midway between Mysore and Mangalore.

Ques 2: What is the story about the Kodavu people’s descent?

Ans: It is believed that the origin of Kodavu people are  Arabic and it is also said that some of Alexander’s army men moved to south and started living there. Their costume, martial practices and marriage rituals also states that they are from Arabic origin.

Ques 3. What are some of the things you now know about
(i) the people of Coorg?
(ii) the main crop of Coorg?
(iii) the sports it offers to tourists?
(iv) the animals you are likely to see in Coorg?
(v) its distance from Bangalore, and how to get there?



(i)The people of Coorg are independent and free. They are of Arabic descent. They have a culture of hospitality. They enjoy recounting variety of tales of valour related to their sons and fathers. Kodavus people are the only people in India  who are allowed to carry firearms with them without any license. The author states that the people of Coorg as a proud race of martial men and beautiful women.

(ii) Coffee is the main crop of Coorg district.

(iii) The sports that Coorg offers to tourists are river rafting, canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing, mountain biking, and trekking.

(iv) The animals that we are likely to see in Coorg district are birds, bees, butterflies, macaques, Malabar squirrels, langurs, Loris, and wild elephants.

(v) The distance between Coorg and Bangalore is approximately 260 km. There are two routes which goes to Coorg from Bangalore and both are of the same distance. The most common route is the one via Mysore. The other route is through Neelamangal, Kunigal, and Chanrayanapatna.


Ques 4.Here are six sentences with some words in italics. Find phrases from the text that have the same meaning. (Look in the paragraphs indicated)
(i) During monsoons it rains so heavily that tourists do not visit Coorg. (para 2)
(ii) Some people say that Alexander’s army moved south along the coast and settled there. (para 3)
(iii) The Coorg people are always ready to tell stories of their sons’ and fathers’ valour. (para 4)
(iv) Even people who normally lead an easy and slow life get smitten by the high-energy adventure sports of Coorg. (para 6)
(v) The theory of the Arab origin is supported by the long coat with embroidered waist-belt they wear. (para 3)
(vi) Macaques, Malabar squirrels observe you carefully from the tree canopy. (para 7)


  1. i)keep many visitors away
    (ii) as one story goes
    (iii) are more than willing to recount
    (iv) the most laidback individuals become converts to
    (v) draws support from
    (vi) keep a watchful eye




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