off To Outer Space Tomorrow Morning-10th Standard 2nd Language English Notes

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Poem-8 off To Outer Space Tomorrow Morning

Multiple Choice Questions
Answer the following choosing the correct option
1. The calendar or clocks are not necessary in the space because
A.In each rotation of the space craft there will be a day and night. B. The calendar or clock do not work in the space
C. The calendar or clocks are not important in the space D. The calendar or clock are not allowed in the space

2. The astronaut thinks that is imprisoned in the capsule door of the space craft because
A. There are no calendars or clock. B. There are no friends or visitors.
C. There are no plants or animals . D. There is no telephone book.

3. The tea cups rotate around the astronaut like the planets around the Sun because
A.they lose center of gravity B. they lose weight
C. they behave so in space D.they are like planets to the astronauts

4. ”In solitary confinement as complete as any goal”. . the figure of speech employed here is
A.metaphor B.Simile C. personification D.alliteration

5.”With the tea cups circling round me like the planets round the sun”. . the figure of speech employed here is
A.metaphor B.Simile C. personification D.alliteration

6. The astronauts sleep when
A. they feel happy B.they feel moody C. they feel sleepy D.they feel dizzy

7. With what feelings is the astronaut flying out of the earth?
A.despair B.lack of confidence C. apprehension D.doubt about his return to the earth

8. The expression “winter under lock,”means, that in space,
A. there is no change of weather B.seasons change frequently
C.weather is chilly always D.weather is very hot always

9. The speaker in the poem‘off To Outer Space Tomorrow Morning’ says “But you needn’t think I’ll give a damn for you.”This is the same as
A.I don’t think I will have time to think about you. B. I don’t think I will have no time to think about you.
C.I don’t like to talk to you from space D. I can not use telephone to talk to you


Answer the following in two or three sentences (2 marks)
1. State reason for the poet say”calendars and clocks” are use lass in space.
Ans: Because the space craft rotates around the earth.In each rotation there will be a day and night. So the poet say”calendars and clocks” are useless in space.

2. Why does the poet in the poem ’off To Outer Space Tomorrow Morning’ feels that he is imprisoned.What might have been the reason for him to have such a feeling?
Ans: In space the astronaut will have no letters,no mail, no friends, or nobody to visit to share happy moments. He is just confined to a solitary confinement as in jail in the capsule door of the spacecraft.

3. The speaker in the poem ’off To Outer Space Tomorrow Morning’ says, ”Tea cups circling round me like the planets round the sun.” Why does it happen only in space and not on the earth?
Ans:On the earth,each object is bound to earth surface by the attraction of the earth called gravity.they rest or move keeping balance on the center of Gravity. But in space the objects loose weight and the gravitational power of the earth which then move freely around some object of more weight.So the Tea cups circling round me like the planets round the sun.

4. What does the astronaut deprive off in the space?
Ans: The astronaut is deprived of many things in space.There will be no calendars or clock.There will be no bond of friendship or relation. They are just confined to the capsule door of the space sealed.

Extracts (3 marks)
Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow:
1”You can cross out my name from the telephone book”
A.Who is the speaker? Ans: The astronaut is the speaker.
B.Where is he going to? Ans:He is going into the space next morning.
C. Why does he want to cross out his name? Ans: There will be no communication by phone.

2.”There won’t be any calendar, there won’t be any clock;………..day light will be on the switch and winter under lock.”
A.Why are the calendars, useless in the outer space? Ans: The rotation of the space craft makes quick day and night.
B.’winter under lock’ what does it mean? Ans: The expression “winter under lock,”means, that there is no change of weather.
C. Which location refered to ‘there’? Ans : The space

3.”I’ll doze when I’m sleepy and wake without a knock”
A.Who will doze ? Ans: The astronaut will doze.
B.Where is he sleeping? Ans: He is sleeping in the space craft
C.Why does he do so ? Ans: Because in space there will be no days and nights as on the earth.

4.”In solitary confinement as complete as any goal”
A.Who would feel solitary ? Ans: The astronaut would feel solitary.
B. where does he feel solitary?Ans: In space the astronaut will have no letters,no mail, no friends, or nobody to visit to share happy moments.
C. Whydoes he say so? Ans : He is just confined to a solitary confinement as in jail in the capsule door of the spacecraft

5.”With the tea cups circling round me like the planets round the Sun,”
A. Where does this happen? Ans:This happens in space.
B.Who experienced it? Ans:The astronaut experienced this
C. Why is it so? Ans : Because there is no gravitational force in space.

6.”But you needn’t think I’ll give you a damn for you or what you are”
A.Who does ‘I’and you refered here? Ans: ‘I’ refers to the astronaut and ‘you’ refer to the astronaut’s friends or relatives.
B.What does the phrase ‘I’ll give you a damn for you ’ mean? This means that the astronaut requests his well wishers not to think that he  would have no time to think about you.
C. Why does he say so? Ans : Because there would be no telephone contacts.

7.”Then you and every soul on earth can go and blow your top”
A.Who is the speaker? Ans: The astronaut is the speaker
B.Where is the speaker going to? Ans: The speaker is going to space.
C. Why does he say every soul to blow their top? Ans : Because it takes twenty hundred light years to travel.
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