Theme of the story; A Long Walk to Freedom Class 10 CBSE
The lesson pays tribute to those black heroes and patriots for their relentless struggle against the apartheid or the racist regime of South Africa. Here we find a description of the inaugural ceremony held in the Union Buildings attended by politicians and dignitaries from more than 140 countries. Nelson Mandela gives a message of peace and unity of mankind through his inaugural address as the first black President of democratically elected government in South Africa. He foresees a new regime which will be based on the equality of men and women. He hopes that in the new regime there will be no exploitation of man by man. Racialism and segregation in the new order. ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ is a wonderful piece of literature that touches the heart of the reader and at the same time it inspires for a world based on equality of human beings.
Short Answer Type Questions: Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Q.1. What did ‘being free ‘mean to Mandela as a boy and as a student? (2016)
Q.2. Why is 10th May, 1994 important for South Africa? (2012)
Q.3. What are the twin obligations Nelson Mandela talks about in his speech? (2012)
Q.4. What is the dream of Nelson Mandela for the future of South Africa? (2012)
Q.5. What pained Nelson Mandela on becoming the President of South Africa? (2012)
Q.6. Why did Nelson Mandela said, ‘the oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity? ‘ (2012)
Q.7. How does Nelson Mandela define the meaning of ‘Courage ‘and ‘the brave men ‘? (2012)
Long answer type questions; Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Q.1. What made Nelson Mandela, a young man, join the African National Congress? What transformation did it bring about in his life? (Delhi)
Q.2. How did Mandela’s ‘hunger for freedom’ change his life? (2015)
Extract based questions
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow.
Q.1. It was not only a display of pinpoint precision and military force, but a demonstration of military’s loyalty to democracy, to a new government that had been freely and fairly elected. Only moments before, the highest generals of the South African defence Force and Police, their chests bedecked with the ribbons and medals from days gone by, saluted me and pledged their loyalty. I was not unmindful of the fact that not so many years before they would not have saluted but arrested me. (All India)
(a) What type of government were chosen in South Africa?
(b) How was it chosen?
(c) What did the Generals of the Army do?
(d) What was Mandela conscious of?
(f) Find a word from the passage which is the noun form of ‘demonstrate ‘.