The proposal is the 11th & the last Chapter from the Book First Flight Class 10th. This is one of the chapters from the Class X English Core that is a one act play. This is a type of Ruritanian play. In this article, we will analyze this chapter from Board Examination point of view.
Such plays has the characteristics of an imaginary place of high romance. Anthony Hope’s The Prisoner of Zenda, a novel set in the mythical kingdom of Ruritania is the first of its type.
This play is written by Anton Chekov [Russian Author]. This plays revolves around 3 characters.
- Stepan Stepenovich Chubukov [Landowner]
- Natalya Stepanovna [Daughter of Stepan Stepenovich Chubukov]
- Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov [Neighbour of Chubukov]
The theme is based on two people who love each other by fighting. Generally marriage is depicted as some form of romance and ecstasy but a completely different approach can be seen in this play.
Question asked in Board Examinations
- How old were Lomov and Natalya? [C-2017]
- Draw a brief sketch of Natalya? [D-2017, C-2018, C-2020]
- Write a few sentence of Lomov? [A-2018]
- Relate briefly the first quarrel between Lomov and Natalya? [D-2018]
- What is the point of dispute between Lomov and Natalya second time? [A-2019, B-2020]
- How did Natalya justify that oxen meadows were theirs? [C-2019, D-2020]
- Why does Chubukov call Lomov back home? Why does Natalya accuse her father? [D-2019, A-2020]
- Justify the title “Proposal? [C-2020]
Following is the analysis of this chapter –
- In previous 4 years, there are 13 questions that came in the board examinations & only 4 questions were repeated in previous 4 years. There are 8 unique questions and their repetition make the count 13.
- If we closely analyze, we will find that question 2, 5, 6 & 7 were repeated and these questions are of long answer type format? Hence student must prepare these questions with a subjective approach.
- Question 2 repeated 3 times in previous 4 years i.e. 2017, 2018 & 2020. Hence character sketch of Natalya is the main USP of this play.
- In previous 4 years, question from this chapter came each year. If we closely analyze the chapter, we will find that –
|Question Came in Code||C, D||A, C, D||A, C, D||A, B, C, D|
5. Through table, we can find this chapter in the most important category. Code C and Code D is chosen in each year for The Proposal. Hence we follow this trend, Board will possibly keep this chapter in its most favorite category.
6. All questions are revolved around 2 basic content. First the Character-sketch of Natalya & Character-sketch of Lomov and the second the fight between Lomov and Natalya on oxen meadows. Students must prepare these topics and surely they will cover the maximum part of chapter.
Following is the text taken by NCERT First Flight for Class X and analysis is carried out on the basis of Board of School Education, Haryana previous year question papers. Read the Text of the chapter for enhancing reading and speaking skills.