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All the World’s a Stage Question Answers Class 10 Maharashtra State Board

 

 

Maharashtra State Board Class 10 English All the World’s a Stage Important Question Answers from Kumarbharti Book 

 
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Maharashtra State Board Class 10 English Kumarbharti Poem All the World’s a Stage Textbook Questions

 

  1. Pair work

Talk to your friend about all the things related to ‘Seven.’

For example: Seven wonders of the world.

 

Pair up with your partner and name those given below all of the under :

 

(a) The seven wonders of the world …………………………………………………….…… ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…..

 

(b) The seven continents …………………………………………………….…… ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…..

 

(c) The seven colours of the rainbow …………………………………………………….…… ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…..

 

(d) The seven notes of the music …………………………………………………….…… ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…..

 

(e) The seven seas of the world …………………………………………………….…… ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…..

 

Answer-

(a) Seven Wonders of the World:

 

  1. Taj Mahal (India)
  2. The Great Wall of China
  3. Chichen Itza (Mexico)
  4. Petra (Jordan)
  5. Machu Picchu (Peru)
  6. Christ the Redeemer (Brazil)
  7. The Colosseum (Italy)

 

(b) Seven Continents:

 

  1. Africa
  2. Antarctica
  3. Asia
  4. Australia
  5. Europe
  6. North America
  7. South America

 

(c) Seven Colours of the Rainbow:

 

  1. Red
  2. Orange
  3. Yellow
  4. Green
  5. Blue
  6. Indigo
  7. Violet

 

(d) Seven Notes of the Music:

 

  1. Do (C)
  2. Re (D)
  3. Mi (E)
  4. Fa (F)
  5. Sol (G)
  6. La (A)
  7. Ti (B) 

 

Or 

 

  1. Sa
  2. Re
  3. Ga
  4. Ma
  5. Pa
  6. Dha
  7. Ni
  8. Sa

 

(e) Seven Seas of the World:

 

  1. Arctic Ocean
  2. Atlantic Ocean
  3. Indian Ocean
  4. Pacific Ocean
  5. Mediterranean Sea
  6. Southern Ocean
  7. Caribbean Sea
  1. Life is often compared to many things. Write down 7 things that life can be compared to and justify the comparison. For example,

(a) Life is a keyboard, because if you press the right keys you have typed a good destiny.

(b) ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…..

(c) ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…..

(d) ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…..

(e) ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…..

(f) ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…..

(g) ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…..

 

Answer- 

(b) Life is a social media post, you curate your profile pic, share experiences and posts, and connect with others (followers).  

 

(c) Life is a playlist, every life has its own unique soundtrack.  There are upbeat songs, slow music, and even some remixes (unexpected turns). 

 

(d) Life is a video game, just like a video game, life has challenges and levels, upgrades, and unexpected glitches.

 

(e) Life is a river, sometimes calm and peaceful, sometimes a waterfall, but always flowing towards the sea. 

 

(f) Life is a book, with different chapters, plots and characters. There are turning points, unexpected twists, moments of suspense, and periods of reflection.  The plot thickens with our choices and experiences.

 

(g) Life is a dance, just like a dance has a rhythm and flow, life has its own pace and movement.

 

  1. Match the approximate ages with the stages.

 

No.

Age-group

Stages

1

Birth to 2 years

a

teenage/adolescence

2

3 years to 12 years

b

old age/second childhood

3

13 years to 17 years

c

middle-age

4

18 years to about 44 years

d

babyhood/infancy

5

About 45 years to 60 years

e

senior citizen/elderly person

6

65 years up to 75 to 80 years

f

adulthood

7

Above 80 years

g

childhood

 

Answer-

No.

Age-group

Stages

1

Birth to 2 years

d

babyhood/infancy

2

3 years to 12 years

g

childhood

3

13 years to 17 years

a

teenage/adolescence

4

18 years to about 44 years

f

adulthood

5

About 45 years to 60 years

c

middle-age

6

65 years up to 75 to 80 years

e

senior citizen/elderly person

7

Above 80 years

b

old age/second childhood

What do ‘exits’ and ‘entrances’ refer to?

Ans. In the poem, “exits” and “entrances” are metaphors that refer to birth and death. 

 

Why is reputation like a bubble?

Ans. The comparison of reputation to a bubble suggests that it is fragile and could be easily broken. A bubble is delicate and can burst with a slight touch. Similarly, seeking bubble reputation suggests that the man does things that make him look good even if they are pointless.

 

What is the major difference noticed in the 5th and 6th stage of life?

Ans. The major differences between the 5th and 6th stages of life in the poem can be seen in physical appearance. Fifth stage is described as having a “fair round belly”, symbolizing wealth or good living and a “beard of formal cut” suggesting authority and respectability whereas the sixth stage is described as “lean and slippered”, suggesting thin body and wearing slippers, with “spectacles on nose” due to failing eyesight.

 

  1. Read the words in given clouds. Match them with what they signify.

 

Roles played by human beings

  1. Read the poem carefully and complete the following table.

…………………….

(1)   …………………….

(2)   …………………….

…………………….

(1)   …………………….

(2)   …………………….

…………………….

(1)   …………………….

(2)   …………………….

…………………….

(1)  …………………….

(2)   …………………….

…………………….

(1)  …………………….

(2) …………………….

…………………….

(1)  …………………….

(2)  …………………….

…………………….

(1)  …………………….

(2)  …………………….

Answer-

(1)   frightened

(2)   crying, puking

(1)   unhappy

(2)   whining, creeping unwillingly to school

(1)   woeful

(2)   sighing, singing sad ballads

(1)  jealous in honor, ambitious

(2)   quarreling, facing danger

(1)  Respected, authoritative

(2) delivers pronouncements with a round belly

(1)  dresses poorly

(2)  loses his mental abilities

(1)  Completely dependent, forgets everything

(2) nearing death

  1. Write down in your own words the differences between the following stages of a man’s life.

 

2nd stage and 4th stage  …………………………………………………………………..…………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

3rd stage and 5th stage …………………………………………………………………..…………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

1st stage and 7th (last) stage …………………………………………………………………..…………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Answer-

2nd stage and 4th stage – The schoolboy has little to no responsibility, relying on adults. The soldier carries significant responsibility for himself and the safety for others.

 

3rd stage and 5th stage –  The lover’s decisions might be driven by emotions and infatuation. The justice uses reason and established principles to make judgments.

 

1st stage and 7th (last) stage – The infant experiences rapid physical and mental growth. The last stage is marked by decline in physical and mental abilities.

 

  1. Pick out lines that contain Imagery (a picture created in the mind by using words) of the following people.

 

(a) School boy ……………………………………………………………………………………….

(2nd stage) ……………………………………………………………………………………….

 

(b) Soldier ……………………………………………………………………………………….

(4th stage) ……………………………………………………………………………………….

 

(c) Judge ……………………………………………………………………………………….

(5th stage) ……………………………………………………………………………………….

 

(d) Senior citizen ……………………………………………………………………………………….

(6th stage) ……………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Answer- 

(a) School boy (2nd stage):

  • “Whining school-boy, with his satchel” (satchel being a school bag creates an image of a young boy carrying it)
  • “Creeping like snail” (compares the slow and unwilling pace of the boy to a snail)

 

(b) Soldier (4th stage):

  • “Full of strange oaths” (implies potentially aggressive demeanor)
  • “Bearded like the pard” (pard is an old word for leopard, creating an image of a fierce soldier with a beard)
  • “Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon’s mouth” (creates an image of a soldier not afraid of death)

 

(c) Judge (5th stage):

  • “Justice, in fair round belly with good capon lined” (capon being a luxury food, creates an image of a well-fed and prosperous judge)
  • “With eyes severe and beard of formal cut” (creates an image of a stern and dignified judge with a neatly trimmed beard)
  • “Full of wise saws and modern instances” (saws being proverbs, creates an image of a judge who speaks with experience and knowledge)

 

(d) Senior citizen (6th stage):

  • “Lean and slippered pantaloon” (pantaloon being a foolish old man character, creates an image of a frail and possibly comical old person)
  • “Spectacles on nose and pouch on side” (creates an image of an old person needing glasses and possibly carrying a coin purse)
  1. Think and write on your own.

(a) What is the theme/central idea of this poem?

(b) Which two stages of man, described by Shakespeare sound humorous? Say why.

(c) The last (7th) stage of life sounds very sad and miserable. How can you make

old age also cheerful and happy?

 

Answer-

(a) The central theme of the poem “All the World’s a Stage” is the changing nature of life and the different roles we play throughout our journey.  Shakespeare uses the metaphor of a theatrical play to depict how humans are actors performing on the stage of life, with various entrances and exits (birth and death) and different characters we embody during different life stages.

(b) Two stages of man described by Shakespeare that sound humorous are:

 

  • The Second Stage (Schoolboy): The image of “the whining schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school” creates a humorous picture of a young boy dragging his feet and resisting going to school. 
  • The Sixth Stage (Old Pantaloon): The image of an old man in ill-fitting clothes, too big for his shrunken body, wearing spectacles evokes a sense of humor. The term “pantaloon” itself refers to a foolish old man, adding to the humorous effect.

(c) The last stage (7th)  of life is indeed portrayed as quite sad in the poem, with lines like “Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.”  However,  old age can also be a cheerful and happy time. Here are two ways to make it so-

  • Staying connected with loved ones
  • Pursuing hobbies and interests

 

  1. (A) The poem is entirely metaphorical. Pick out the comparisons from the poem.

 

(a) world …………………………………………………………………………………………..

(b) actors …………………………………………………………………………………………

(c) birth and death ……………………………………………………………………………….

(d) school boy ……………………………………………………………………………………

(e) the lover’s sigh ………………………………………………………………………………

(f) spotted leopard ………………………………………………………………………………

(g) last stage (old age) …………………………………………………………………………

 

Answer- 

(a) world – stage

(b) actors – human beings

(c) birth and death – entry and exit in a play

(d) school boy – a snail

(e) the lover’s sigh – furnace

(f) spotted leopard – bearded soldier

(g) last stage (old age) – second childhood

 

(B) Pick out from the poem two examples of each.

(a) Simile

(1) …………………………………………….

(2) …………………………………………….

(b) Onomatopoeia

(1) ……………………………………………

(2) …………………………………………….

(c) Alliteration

(1) …………………………………………….

(2) …………………………………………….

(d) Metaphor

(1) …………………………………………….

(2) …………………………………………….

(e) Inversion

(1) …………………………………………….

(2) …………………………………………….

(f) Transferred Epithet

(1) …………………………………………….

(2) …………………………………………….

 

Answer- 

 

(1)   Creeping like a snail

(2)   Soldier bearded like the pard

(1)   And then the whining schoolboy

(2)   Sighing like a furnace

(1) They have their exits and their entrances

(2) His youthful hose, well- saved, a world too wide

(1)   They have their exits and their entrances

(2)   men and women merely players

(1)   His acts being seven ages.

(2)   With eyes severe and beard of formal cut

(1)  with a woeful ballad

(2)   Into the lean and slippered pantaloon

  1. Read the summary of the play ‘As You Like It’ by William Shakespeare using the Internet. Find out which character has narrated the above poem and on what occasion. Also, make a list of all the characters of the play.

Answer- The character who has narrated the above poem in the play ‘As You Like It’ by William Shakespeare is Jacques. He narrates it in Act II, Scene VII.

 

Some of the other characters in the play are Celia, Rosalind, Orlando, Oliver, Duke Senior, Duke Frederick, Touchstone, etc.

 

  1. Read the poem again and write an appreciation of the poem in a paragraph format. (Refer to page no. 5)

Answer-

Shakespeare’s poem “All the world’s a stage” uses a powerful metaphor to describe life. The poet compares the world to a stage and humans to actors playing various roles throughout their lives. This is a very interesting concept because it shows how our lives are constantly changing and we take on different personalities as we grow up.

 

The poem is especially vivid with its descriptions. We can easily imagine a grumpy old man (the judge) with a round belly or a fierce soldier with a beard like a leopard.  These details make the characters and their stages in life come alive.

 

Even though the poem talks about serious stuff like life and death, there’s a hint of humor too.  The image of a young boy dragging his feet to school like a snail is quite funny.

 

Overall, this poem is a clever way to see life from a different perspective. It reminds us that life is a journey with many chapters, and each stage has its own unique qualities.

Maharashtra State Board Class 10 English Kumarbharti Poem All the World’s a Stage Extra Questions

 

Multiple-Choice Questions

 

  1. The main metaphor used throughout the poem compares life to:

(a) A journey

(b) A dream

(c) A stage play

(d) A competition

 

  1. What does the line “They have their exits and their entrances” refer to?

(a) Different social classes

(b) Birth and death

(c) Moments of happiness and sadness

(d) Transitions between life stages

 

  1. The schoolboy in the poem is described as:

(a) Enthusiastic and eager

(b) Slow and unwilling

(c) Confident and outgoing

(d) Strong and athletic

 

  1. What literary device is used in the line “Sighing like furnace”?

(a) Onomatopoeia

(b) Simile

(c) Alliteration

(d) Personification

 

  1. The “bubble reputation” mentioned in the poem refers to:

(a) A person’s true character

(b) A well-deserved honor

(c) A reputation that is easily lost

(d) A reputation built on wealth

 

  1. What does the phrase “sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything” describe?

(a) The final stage of life

(b) A state of deep sleep

(c) A period of illness

(d) A time of great forgetfulness

 

  1. The poem suggests that a Justice is:

(a) Wise and experienced

(b) Brave and quick to get anger

(c) Gentle and compassionate

(d) Fearful and hesitant

 

  1. The poem suggests that a Soldier is:

(a) Wise and experienced

(b) Hot-headed and ready to face danger

(c) Gentle and compassionate

(d) Fearful and hesitant

 

  1. Who wrote the the poem “All the World’s a Stage”?

(a) Willam Wordsworth

(b) William Faulkner

(c) William Golding

(d) William Shakespeare 

 

  1. What is the significance of the “seven ages” mentioned in the poem?

(a) They represent the seven days of the week.

(b) They symbolize the different stages of human life.

(c) They represent the seven deadly sins.

(d) They symbolize the seven virtues.

Answer- 

  1. (c) A stage play
  2. (b) Birth and death
  3. (b) Slow and unwilling
  4. (b) Simile
  5. (c) A reputation that is easily lost
  6. (a) The final stage of life
  7. (a) Wise and experienced
  8. (b) Hot-headed and ready to face danger
  9. (d) William Shakespeare
  10. (b) They symbolize the different stages of human life.

 

Vocabulary Based MCQs  

 

Directions: Choose the most appropriate synonym of the underlined word from the given options.

 

  1. With a woeful ballad made to his mistress’ eyebrow.

(a) Joyful 

(b) Sorrowful 

(c) Exciting 

(d) Indifferent 

 

  1. Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

(a) With 

(b) Without 

(c) Having 

(d) Including

 

  1. A bubble reputation even in the cannon’s mouth. 

(a) Rock 

(b) Fragile thing 

(c) Strong object 

(d) Permanent fixture

 

  1. Is second childishness and mere oblivion

(a) Unconsciousness 

(b) Unawareness

(c) Both A and B 

(d) Clarity

 

  1. For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice. 

(a) Legs

(b) Hands

(c) Mind

(d) Soul

Directions: Choose the most appropriate antonyms of the underlined word from the given options.

 

  1. The schoolboy creeps like a snail. 

(a) Crawls 

(b) Runs 

(c) Move slowly

(d) Skips

 

  1. The sixth age shifts into the lean and slippered pantaloon.

(a) Thin 

(b) Fat 

(c) Strong 

(d) Muscular

 

  1. The whining schoolboy with his satchel. 

(a) Complaining 

(b) Howling

(c) Cheering 

(d) Groaning

 

  1. His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide.

(a) Mature

(b) Juvenile

(c) Infant

(d) Adolescent 

 

  1. With eyes severe and beard of formal cut. 

(a) Stern 

(b) Gentle 

(c) Kind 

(d) Pleasant

 

Answer-

  1. (b) Sorrowful
  2. (b) Without
  3. (b) Fragile thing
  4. (c) Both A and B
  5. (a) Legs
  6. (b) Runs
  7. (b) Fat
  8. (c) Cheering
  9. (a) Mature
  10. (b) Gentle 

 

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