The Book that Saved the Earth: Solutions Class 10 NCERT English Book Footprints without Feet

NCERT Textbook Question answers of the chapter ‘The book that saved the earth’ are given here. The chapter ‘The book that saved the earth’ is published in the class 10 English book ‘Footprints without feet’. All answers are as per the CBSE Board Exam requirements.

Think About It

1. Noodle avoids offending Think-Tank but at the same time he corrects his mistakes. How does he
manage to do that?

Answer: Whenever Noodle wants to correct Think Tank, he presents his thoughts in such a way that Think
Tank does not feel offended. Noodle tells what needs to be done but at the same time he says that his
thoughts are not of much importance. Eventually, Noodle does not offend Think-Tank but still corrects him.

2. If you were in Noodle’s place, how would you handle Think-Tank’s mistakes?

Ans: If I were in Noodle’s place, I would do the same. I would politely correct him so that he does not
feel offended.

3. Do you think books are being replaced by the electronic media? Can we do away with books altogether?

Ans: These days electronic media has taken over the books. The sharing platforms like Facebook,
Twitter, etc. and the mobile games have occupied a great place in our day-to-day life. As a result, books are
read less. However, we cannot do away with books; they may exist in any form but they will always be
around us our entire life.

4. Why are books referred to as a man’s best companion? Which is your favorite book and why? Write a
paragraph about that book.

Ans: Books guide us, instruct us, give us information, takes us to a different world and make us feel
better. Regardless of our age, they guide us in all phases of our life.
Peter Pan is my favorite book. It is a fairy tale in which Peter lives in fantasies. He is a child who never grows
up. The book shows that one can remain a child from the heart no matter how old one gets.

Talk About It

1. In what ways does Think-Tank misinterpret innocent nursery rhymes as threats to the Martians? Can
you think of any incidents where you misinterpreted a word or an action? How did you resolve the

Ans: Think-Tank thinks that humans can grow shells and silver in farms. It misinterprets the line referring
to ‘crow’ and ‘moon’, the picture of Humpty-Dumpty and the word ‘great fall’ as humans are going to attack
Mars. I also had a same kind of misunderstanding with my parents but then later I tried to understand what
they actually meant. Thus I resolved the misunderstanding.

2. The aliens in the play speak English. Do you think this is their language? What could be the language of
i.e aliens?

Ans: The aliens in the play speak English but it was not their language. If English was their language, they
would not misinterpret the nursery rhymes. They must be speaking their own language, that is, Martian.

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