SEBA Class 10 English Question Answer|Chapter-3 Glimpses of India | Tea From Assam

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SEBA Class 10 English Question Answer|Chapter-3 Glimpses of India | Tea From Assam

SEBA Class 10 English Chapter 3 Glimpses of India | Coorg Notes covers all the exercise questions in Assam Board SEBA Textbooks. The SEBA Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 3 Glimpses of India | Coorg provided here ensures a smooth and easy understanding of all the concepts. Understand the concepts behind every chapter and score well in the board exams.

About the author-Arup Kumar Datta

Born in 1946 in Jorhat, Assam, Arup Kumar Datta is an internationally acclaimed writer. Popularly known as ‘Blyton of India’ Datta has given the young and the old a literary feast with many exhilarating creations such as The Unicornis, Hammer Blow, The Kaziranga Trail, etc.

Datta’s novels for children have proven to be international bestsellers and have been translated into many languages including German, Russian and Chinese among others. The AWIC in July 2013 awarded Datta with the Lifetime Achievement Award.


Tea from Assam written by Arup Kumar Datta describes the journey taken by two friends to a tea plantation in Assam.

Pranjol, a youngster from Assam, is Rajvir’s classmate at school in Delhi. Pranjol’s father is the manager of a tea-garden in Upper Assam and Pranjol has invited Rajvir to visit his home during the summer vacation. The given extract describes Rajvir experience and captures his excitement and interest, when he sets his eyes on the rolling green tea plantations for the first time in his life.


I. 1.  Look at these words: upkeep, downpour, undergo, dropout, walk-in. They are built up from a verb (keep, pour, go, drop, walk) and an adverb or a particle (up, down, under, out, in). Use these words appropriately in the sentences below.

You may consult a dictionary.

(I) A heavy……… has been forecast due to low pressure in the Bay of Bengal. 

(ii) Rakesh will …….. major surgery tomorrow morning.

(iii) My brother is responsible for the……… property. of our family

(iv) The…….. rate for this accountancy course is very high.

(v) She went to the Enterprise Company to attend a………. interview.


(i) A heavy downpour has been forecast due to low pressure in the Bay of Bengal.

(ii) Rakesh will undergo major surgery tomorrow morning. 

(iii) My brother is responsible for the upkeep of our family property.

(iv) The dropout rate for this accountancy course is very high. 

(v) She went to the Enterprise Company to attend a walk-in interview.

2. Now fill in the blanks in the sentences given below by combining the verb given in brackets with one of the words from the box as appropriate.

over   by.     through     out    up     Down 

(I) The Army attempted unsuccessfully to……the Government. (throw)

(ii) Scientists are on the brink of a major. ……in cancer research. (break) 

(iii) The State Government plans to build a…….

for Bhubaneswar to speed up traffic on the main highway. (pass) 

(iv) Gautama’s……..on life changed when he realised that the world is full of sorrow. (look) 

(v) Rakesh seemed unusually…… after the game.(cast)


(I) The Army attempted unsuccessfully to overthrow the Government. 

(ii) Scientists are on the brink of a major breakthrough in cancer research. 

(iii) The State Government plans to build a bypass for Bhubaneswar to speed up traffic on the main highway. 

(iv) Gautama’s outlook on life changed when he realised that the world is full of sorrow.

(v) Rakesh seemed unusually downcast after the game.

II. Notice how these -ing and -ed adjectives are used. 

(a) Chess is an interesting game.I am very interested in chess. 
(b)Going trekking in the Himalayas this summer is an exciting idea.We are very excited about the trek.
Are all your school books this boring?He was bored as he had no friends there.

2 Now use the adjectives in the exercise above, as appropriate, to write a paragraph about Coorg. 

Ans. Visiting Coorg can prove to be an interesting change for those frustrated and bored with the monotonous routine of normal life. Coorg is a delightful place with its gripping natural beauty. It offers a multitude of exhilarating adventure options like river rafting, canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing and mountain climbing. It can be very exciting to take up any one of these sports, or even a trek on a walking trail can be delightful. Tourists are usually excited about visiting Coorg.


1. Describe the scenery from the train as seen by Rajvir. 

Ans. As the train raced on Rajvir saw that the vast expanse of paddy fields was soon replaced by bushes of tea. These green bushes extended as far as he could see, and against the horizon were dense forests. Amidst the neatly arranged tea bushes stood tall trees for shade, and tea pluckers moved around appearing like little dolls. In the distance he could see the factory sheds which appeared like an eye-sore in this landscape, especially with their tall chimneys from which ugly smoke billowed out. 

2. Why is Rajvir excited? Why does his friend not share his excitement?

Ans. Rajvir is from Delhi and is excited because he is seeing a tea garden for the first time in his life. Pranjol does not share his excitement because he has been born and brought up on a tea estate and so the scenery is not new to him.

3. Mention two legends associated with tea.

Ans. The first legend associated with tea is about a Chinese emperor who liked to drink water after boiling it. One day a few leaves of the twigs burning under the pot fell into the water and gave it a delicious flavor. They were tea leaves and thus the Chinese emperor discovered this flavoursome beverage. The second legend associated with tea is an Indian one which says that Bodhidharma, an ancient Buddhist ascetic, in an attempt to control sleep during meditations, cut off his eyelids. Ten tea plants grew out of these eyelids. The leaves of these plants when put in hot water and drunk, helped to keep sleep away.

4. Since when is tea known to have been drunk in China and when did it come to Europe? 

Ans. Tea was first drunk in China in 2700 B.C. and it came to Europe in the sixteenth century A.D.

5. Why did Pranjol’s father slow down the car?

Ans. Pranjol’s father slowed down the car to allow a tractor, carrying a trailer load of tea-leaves, to pass.

6. What book was Pranjol reading while in the train? Why was Rajvir not reading?

Ans. Pranjol was busy reading a detective book while in the train. Rajvir, though also interested in detective stories, found the scenery outside more appealing and hence was not reading.

7. Describe the tea pluckers in the tea garden? 

Ans. The tea pluckers carried bamboo baskets on their backs and wore plastic aprons. They plucked the newly sprouted leaves from the tea bushes.

8. What do you understand by the term second flush? 

Ans. Flush in relation to tea refers to the different tea growing periods in a year. Second flush is that second time in a year that tea bushes sprout new leaves, which are then plucked for making tea-leaves.

(Note for students: Different places have different periods for tea plucking. For example in Darjiling the following periods are roughly maintained, though they are dependent on the weather.

First Flush from mid-March to May 

Second Flush from June to mid-August

Third Flush (Autumn Flush) from October to November)

Reference to the Context:

1. “Give us two cups”, Pranjol said.” 

(i) What does Pranjol ask for and from who?

Ans. Pranjol asks for two cups of tea from a tea-seller.

(ii) Where is he and w 10 else is with him? 

Ans. He is at a railway station, on a train on his way home from Delhi. His home is in Upper Assam in a tea garden. His friend from Delhi, Rajvir is travelling with him.

(iii) Are they the only ones to have had the ‘two cups’? 

Ans. No, almost everyone in their compartment was drinking tea too.

2. “The boys collected their luggage and pushed their way to the crowded platform.”

(i) Who are the boys?

Ans. The boys are Pranjol and Rajvir, two friends who have travelled by train from Delhi.

(ii) At which station are they? Who has come to receive them?

Ans. They are at Mariani junction. Pranjol’s parents have come to receive them.

(iii) Is this their destination or do they go further? 

Ans. Mariani is not their destination. From here they go by car to Dhekiabari.

3. “You seem to have done your homework before coming.” 

(i) Who says this and to whom?

Ans. Pranjol’s father says this to Rajvir. 

(ii) What has caused him to say this?

Ans. Rajvir, though coming to a tea garden for the first time, had knowledge about its plucking periods and more. This caused Pranjol’s father to exclaim at him having studied about tea before coming to the tea garden.

(iii) Pranjol’s father is 

  1.  Mr Barua
  2. Mr Sarma
  3. Mr Deb 

Ans. (a) Mr Barua

1A letter To God
2Nelson Mandela (A Long
Walk To Freedom)
3Glimpses of India
IITea From Assam
4Madam Rides the Bus
5A Tiger in the Zoo
7The Ball Poem
8The Tale of Custard the Dragon
1The Midnight Visitor
2A Question of Trust
3Footprint without Feet
4The Hack Driver

Multiple Choice Questions:

1. Pranjol and Rajvir were travelling by__________

  1. train
  2. bus
  3. Car
  4. plane

2. Pranjol and Rajbir got out at the___________

  1.  Kamrup station
  2. Mariani Junction
  3. Assam tea garden
  4. Guwahati railway station

3.Who was waiting for the boys at the station?

  1.  Rajvir’s parents
  2. a car from Pranjol’s father’s estate 
  3.  a friend
  4. Pranjol’s parents

4. Pranjol and his friend were headed to

  1.  Rajvir’s parents’ house 
  2. Dhekiabari Tea Estate
  3. Pranjol’s coffee plantation
  4. Guwahati

5. The tea pluckers were picking the

  1. newly sprouted leaves 
  2. seeds
  3. tea
  4. flowers

Answer to MCQ

  1. (a) train
  2. (b) Mariani junction
  3. (d) Pranjol’s parents
  4. (b) Dhekiabari Tea Estate 
  5. (a) newly sprouted leaves

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