About the Chapter- ‘From the Diary of Anne Frank’ class 10 is a chapter in the Class 10 English textbook ‘First Flight. Anne Frank was Jewish girl who had to go hiding in 1942 with her family to escape any possible action from the Hitler regime. She was gifted a Diary by her father on her thirteenth birthday. She has written what she felt or observed while in hiding. The chapter has taken the excerpts from the diary in which she gives the reason for writing diary, a brief sketch of her family and her school life especially her maths teacher Kessing and how he gave her extra work to punish her for her too much talking in the class.
Extra Questions: From the Diary of Anne Frank Class 10
Here are given the previous years; asked questions. As per the Class 10 English syllabus, Now the MCQs are also an important part of English Exam Paper for class X. The questions given below include all types of questions asked in the Board Exams. It is advised that you should draft your answers to have ample practise in thinking and then framing answers. See the questions below and learn how the questions have been answered.
Anne Frank’s Diary Class 10 Important Questions
Short Answer Type Questions (30-40 words)
Q.1. Why did Mr. Keesing call Anne an ‘incorrigible chatterbox’? [SQP 2020]
Ans. Anne was very talkative, didn’t stop despite being punished, wrote an essay as a punishment, justified her over-talkative nature. (CBSE Marking Scheme, 2020)
Q.2. Why does Anne want to keep a diary? (2019- AI Dehradun)
Ans. Anne wants to keep diary because she thought she did not have any close friends to share her feelings of secrets. She could not see all things with family members. She was of the view that ‘paper has more patience than human beings. Paper is non-judgemental and you can write on it depending upon your time. So, she started writing diary searing her feelings and secrets
Q.3. ‘Paper has more patience than people’. Elucidate. (2012)
Ans. according to Anne Frank paper is non-judgemental. It is not critical of the writer. It is not sunny reaction to what the writer writes. People are reactionary, judgemental and critical in approach. The fear of reaction from the people can make us withdraw from expressing our feelings but the paper is available to you to write on it whenever you have time to express your feelings in words. She could easily write on it what she felt inner heart. She could trust a diary more than the people.
Q.4. Grandma had a significant place in Anne’s heart. Explain (2014)
Ans. Anne had spent some years of childhood grandma. In the summer of 1941, Anne’s Annie has retained the diary that she loved and missed her grandma very much on Annie’s birthday, a separate country was late for grandma along with the rest grandma fell ill and had to have an operation. But she died in January 1942. Annie has mentioned the diary that she missed her to grandma very much. Her love for grandma shows that grandma had a significant place in her life. On Anne’s birthday, a separate candle for grandma was lit along with the other candles.
Q.5. Why was Anne’s entire class anxious and nervous? (2012)
Ans. The entire class was anxious and nervous because it was result time and there was going to be a meeting to decide who was going to the next higher class and who was to be detained in the same class. There were a few students who did not deserve to be promoted but the entire class was anxious to know the result and so they felt nervous.
Q.6. How did Sanne help Anne Frank in writing the third essay? (2012)
Ans. Sanne was good at poetry. She was friend of any and wanted to help her third essay in verse. The essay contained a story of a swan and its ducklings who were eaten up by the swan because the talked too much. Perhaps the main aim was to turn the joke on the Mr. Keesing himself and make him realise how natural important it was for children to talk and how strict or insensitive he was in not permitting the children to have this freedom.
Q.7. How did Anne finally stop Mr. Keesing from punishing her? Explain. (2012)
Ans. Annie wrote a story in the form of third essay and it was in verse. It was a story of the father swan who killed its three baby swans because they quacked much. The difference was obvious and Mr Keesing understood that this time father swan was he himself. It made him realise what the children thought and what they wanted. He did not become angry but took it in right way. He stopped giving any further extra work to Anne.
Long Answer Type Questions (100-150 words)
Q.1. What do you think about Anne’s talent for writing essays which she wrote convincingly, when punished by the teacher? (2020)
Answers: We can easily say that Anne Frank was talented and argumentative writer. It is clearly visible form the very first extra work given to her. Mr Keesing had given her some extra work to write an essay on “A Chatter Box”. She wrote in her essay, “Talking is a student’s trait and I would do my best to control it. But I won’t be able to cure this habit since my mother is also talkative. So, moving from the inherited trait cannot be done”.
In reply to the essay on ‘An Incorrigible Chatter Box’. Anne very subtly but impressively put her points in a story in verse. Through her of father swan and the ducklings, she was able to impress her teacher and made him realize his mistake. It also reflects her frankness and critical thinking, coupled with her creativity and sense of humour.
Q.2. Anne justified her being a chatterbox in her essay. Do you agree that she had the courage to fight injustice? What values do you learn from Anne’s character through this? Write in about 80-100 words. (2016)
Ans. Value Points: (a) Courage (b) Acceptance (c) Sense of freedom (CBSE Marking Scheme, 2016)
Anne Frank was a very intelligent and courageous girl who did not give up on her arguments to justify her stand as talkativeness was her birth right and she should have the freedom to enjoy it. Mr. Keesing punished Anne for her talkativeness again and again asking her to write essay, one after the other, and Ane seized every opportunity to win the teacher in her favour.
She composed, with the help of her friend Sanne, a poem on “The incorrigible Chatterbox”. This writeup again was an attempt to make her teacher realise the talking traits of children. This time she was successful. The teacher got so impressed by her little poem that he decided not to punish her. It also reflects her fearlessness, critical thinking humility and unbiased approach as well as her creativity and humorous approach to deal with her strict teacher.
We learn the value of and importance of courage, and sense of freedom to have a critical thinking to weigh our stand and then raise voice against what seems to be an injustice or suppression or denial of one’s rights.