About the chapter: The story is about a young seagull who is a friend of flying while his two brothers and sister had already learned flying. His fear and hesitation discouraged him from attempting to learn the art of flying. The author gives a message that no one attains success instantly. Repeated trials and errors coupled with courage leads to success. The story also highlights the parental guidance and natural instincts to be learnt and realised. The loving parents had to become harsh towards this timid seagull to force him to try and fly.
Extract-based questions. Chapter: His First Flight
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow.
Q.1. He waited a moment in surprise, wondering why she did not come nearer, and then maddened by hunger, he dived at the fish. With a loud scream he fell out towards and down towards into space.
(a) Who is ‘He’?
(i) The father seagull
(ii) The young seagull
(iii) The brother seagull
(iv) The neighbour seagull
(b) Whom was he waiting for
(i) his mother
(iii) his sister
(ii) his father
(iv) his brother
(c) What did he dive at?
(i) at the cab
(iii) at the bird
(ii) at the shark fish
(iv) at the fish
(d) With _________ scream, he fell outwards and downwards inti space.
Short Answer Type Questions. Chapter: His First Flight
Q.1. The young seagull was afraid of flying. Why? (2011, 2019)
Q.2. What happened when the young seagull dived at the fish picked up by his mother? (2016)
Q.3. How did the seagull feel when his belly touched the green sea? (2012)
Q.4. What does the seagull do to attract his mother’s attention? (2012)