From the Diary of Anne Frank Important Questions of 1,2,3 and 5 Markers CBSE Class 10 English Chapter 4

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Class 10 English From the Diary of Anne Frank 1 Marks MCQs

A “Paper has more patience than people’ I thought of this saying on one of those days when I was feeling a little depressed and was sitting at home with my chin in my hands, bored and listless, wondering whether to stay in or go out. I finally stayed where I was, brooding: Yes, the paper does have more patience, and since I’m not planning to let anyone else read this stiff-backed notebook grandly referred to as a ‘diary’, unless I should ever find a real friend, it probably won’t make a bit of difference.”


1. ‘Paper has more patience than people.’ What does this imply?
This implies that Anne
a) believed in the power of writing more than speaking to people.
b) felt that she could pour her heart out on paper without any hindrance.
c) had more faith in sharing her thoughts and feelings with paper.
d) felt that she could share her feelings openly on paper.


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2. Pick out the emoticon which clearly brings out the meaning of ‘listless’ as used in the extract?

a) image (i)
b) image (ii)
c) image (iii)
d) image (iv)

3. Pick the option that is ODD one out with reference to the meaning of ‘patience’.


a) option (i)
b) option (ii)
c) option (iii)
d) option (iv)

4. If the diary were a ‘real friend’, what qualities would Anne expect it to have? Pick the option that lists these correctly.
1. optimistic
2. good listener
3. confidant
4. energetic
5. non-judgemental
6. outgoing
7. ambitious

a) 1 & 4
b) 5, 6 & 7
c) 2, 3 & 5
d) 3 & 7

5. Pick out the sentence that brings out the meaning of ‘brooding’ as used in the extract?
a) The mysterious house on the hill is still brooding above the village.
b) The people at the stock market always keep brooding about the gains.
c) He was brooding over the matter and took a long time to decide.
d) Suspense and drama were brooding at the site of the investigation.

 6. (Extra practice Q)
Anne doesn’t plan to let anyone else read her diary as
a) she is secretive about her life.
b) it’s about her intimate feelings.
c) she is unwilling to share it with anyone.
d) she wants to cherish these moments herself.

7. (Extra practice Q)
Pick the option that lists the image that most appropriately corresponds to ‘chatterbox’.


a) image (i)
b) image (ii)
c) image (iii)
d) image (iv)

“Mr Keesing had a good laugh at my arguments, but when I proceeded to talk my way through the next lesson, he assigned me a second essay. This time it was supposed to be on ‘An Incorrigible Chatterbox’. I handed it in, and Mr Keesing had nothing to complain about for two whole lessons. However, during the third lesson, he’d finally had enough. “Anne Frank, as a punishment for talking in class, write an essay entitled-‘Quack, Quack, Quack, said Mistress Chatterbox’.”

1. What convincing argument was made by Anne?
a) She was talkative just like any other student in the class.
b) She had the right to be talkative, as it was a classroom and not a prison.
c) She had inherited the trait from her mother, so couldn’t stop being talkative.
d) She found it impossible to be quiet like the others as she couldn’t change herself.

2. What does ‘had a good laugh’ imply, in the context of Mr. Keesing?
It means that he
a) celebrated his ability to make Anne write the essay.
b) ridiculed Anne in front of the whole class.
c) pulled up Anne for her arguments in the essay.
d) realized the humour in it and was amused.

3. Based on this extract, pick the option with the list of words that best describe Mr Keesing.
a) jovial and creative
b) strict and innovative
c) tolerant and strict
d) innovative and jovial

4. Why do you think Mr Keesing chose the title – ‘An Incorrigible Chatterbox’ – for Anne, to write on?
This was so because he expected
a) Anne to express her inability to elaborate on such a topic.
b) that this would embarrass Anne and would check her indiscipline.
c) her to apologize and not repeat her talkative behavior.
d) Anne to explore her creative writing skills.

5. How did Anne feel when she was punished the third time by Mr Keesing?
a) was happy as she had to write three essays on the same topic.
b) enjoyed making fun of Mr. Keesing in her own way.
c) was worried as she had run out of original ideas for her essay.
d) was thrilled at another opportunity to showcase her writing abilities.

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Class 10 English From the Diary of Anne Frank 2 Marks Questions– 20 to 30 words

1. Enumerate any two reasons that justify Mr. Keesing’s displeasure at Anne’s talking in class.

A. Mr Keesing was an old-fashioned or conservative person and was a strict disciplinarian too. He wanted the students to be attentive. Anne was not in his good books because she was very talkative. He wanted her to be more attentive during the class because she was weak in Maths.

2. Comment on the teacher-student relationship shared between Anne and Mr. Keesing.

A.  Mr Keesing was a strict and innovative teacher. He had a good sense of humour also. To make Anne realize her indiscipline, he asked her to write essays on chatterboxes. He appreciated Anne’s arguments and poetry given in defense of her being a talkative person.

3. Anne wrote in her diary to get things off her chest. List any two reasons why getting things off one’s chest is recommended by counsellors as therapeutic.

A. Getting things off one’s chest unburdens the person so he or she feels relieved. If one is feeling worried, guilty or victimized, the person feels relaxed once the matter is shared with someone else. Here, Anne writes all such things in her diary and thus, feels relieved.

4. Explain the emotion vested in Anne’s statement, “…I was plunked down on the table as a birthday present for Margot.”

A. Anne’s emotion can be interpreted in two ways. We can infer that she had a troubled childhood and was considered like a toy for Margot. We can also say that this shows her humorous nature wherein she presented things in a funny way.

5. Clarify why it is fair to say that Mr Keesing was innovative with his punishments.

A. Mr Keesing imposed a punishment that was different from that given by other teachers. He asked Anne to write an essay on the topic of her indiscipline, of being talkative. He expected that when she would write about the ill effects of it, she would get reformed.

Class 10 English From the Diary of Anne Frank 3 Marks Questions – 40 to 50 words

1. Do you agree with Anne when she says that teachers are the most unpredictable creatures on earth? Rationalise.

A. Yes, I agree with Anne’s opinion. We realize this when we analyse Mr Keesing’s reaction. He was a strict person but his sense of humour made him have a good laugh at Anne’s ideas and arguments put up as the reasons for her being talkative. He even shared her poetry with other students, allowed her to talk in class, and started cracking jokes too.

2. Anne bid a ‘heartbreaking farewell’ to Mrs. Kuperus. As Anne, write a brief farewell note to Mr. Keesing after being promoted to the next class.’

A. Dear Mr Keesing
It has been a great year for me. I have learned a lot from you. You are a great teacher. Thank you so much for taking my arguments positively. Your sense of humor and acceptance of my writings made me feel confident. Gradually, I felt the need of self-improvement and realized the importance of discipline. Now I have started checking my habit of talking in class. This change has come due to you.

Thank You Sir



3. Anne said that the only thing missing was the presence of a true friend. Imagine that Anne had access to the internet and had chosen to blog instead of writing a diary.
As Anne, write a blog post on the value of a true friend.

A –
Anne Frank, 25 June 1942.

The value of a True Friend
A true friend is the most precious person in one’s life. We can rely on the person. The advice given by a true friend can be adopted doubtlessly. Sometimes we may get hurt by the words they say but we must know that the words are true and we must accept them. A true friend will always encourage us to inculcate good habits and improve ourselves.


4. Anne says that there were so many dummies in the class that about a quarter of them shouldn’t be promoted. Is she being rude or brutally honest? Evaluate.

A. Anne is being brutally honest. Many students in the class doubted if they would be promoted to the next class. They remained anxious and would discuss this all day. They would make bets on who would be promoted. CN and Jacques had even staked their entire holiday savings on the bet.

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Class 10 English From the Diary of Anne Frank 5 Marks Important Questions – 100 to 120 words

1. Your teacher has organized a debate and you have been asked to speak on:
‘Consequences and positive reinforcements have a great impact on student behavior’.
Write the debate script with three-four points to supplement your stand, either as a proposition speaker or as an opposition one.

Ans – FOR (Value points)
When a favorable outcome, event, or reward occurs after an action, that particular response or behavior will be strengthened.
Natural reinforcers, Social reinforcers, tangible reinforcers, token reinforcers.
Positive reinforcement is most effective when it occurs immediately after the behavior. Reinforcement should be presented enthusiastically and should occur frequently.
Some important things to consider when using positive reinforcement include the type of reinforcers that will be used and the schedule that will be employed to train the new behaviour.

2. You are stressed and anxious since your Annual results are going to be announced soon. You decide to meet the school counsellor to share your anxiety and apprehensions. Write the dialogue between you and your school counsellor.
You may begin like this:
School Counsellor: Hello Anne, please sit down. You look very disturbed and irritated. What’s the matter?

You: Well, to be honest, we all are disturbed. But the irritation is because of the two boys sitting behind……………

School Counsellor: First of all, you need to relax. Take a deep breath. How do you feel we can deal with this situation rationally?

You: ……………………………………………………………..(continue)

Ans  –
You: When I overhear the anxious students, I also get curious. I doubt if I will get promoted to the next class.

Counsellor: How do you assess your performance in class?

You: I am good in studies except Maths. The teachers like me.

Counsellor: Do you think you will be promoted?

You: Yes, I am in the top 10 % of students, so, I should get promoted.

Counsellor: Have faith in your abilities. You may change your seat to prevent overhearing other students.

You: Thank you for the advice. I will request the teacher for the same.

3. Anne was a sensitive and mature girl. From the chapters and poems in your text book, First Flight, think of any two characters who could be her friends or confidantes.
Analyse the common character traits that would help in creating this special bond of friendship.

Ans – A Wanda Petronski could be a good friend of Anne. She is a sensitive and mature girl. Wanda is creative and draws well while Anne has a flair for writing. Wanda can compliment Anne. Anne is humorous and sensitive while Wanda is sensitive and quiet. Both of them do not have a true friend. They can become good companions. Both of them lack companionship. They can share their feelings and common interests.

Anne can also befriend Valli. Valli is slightly younger than Anne but is a mature girl. She also does not have any friends. Valli is a responsible girl. She can share Anne’s secrets and also guide her. All three of them – Anne, Wanda and Valli rue over the lack of friends. They can form a great bond and become best friends forever.

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