RBSE Class 10th English Prose Chapter 10 Solutions The Tribute

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TextbookSIERT, Rajasthan
ClassClass 10
ChapterChapter 10
Chapter NameThe Tribute
Number of Questions Solved33
CategoryRBSE Solutions

Additional Questions And Answers

A. Tick the correct alternative:
1. Where was Babuli studying?
(a) Jaipur
(b) Patna
(c) Ajmer
(d) Bhubaneshwar

2. What kind of city was the author residing in?
(a) Enjoyable
(b) Moribund
(c) Thrilling
(d) Tiring

3. Who wanted division at any cost?
(a) Babuli (rbse solutions)
(b) His elder brother
(c) his second brother
(d) his sister-in-law

4. When Babuli told his wife about partition, she was ………
(a) perturbed
(b) unperturbed
(c) weeping
(d) jealous

5. Who showed lots of impatience in the market place?
(a) Babuli’s wife
(b) Babuli
(c) His son
(d) His daughter.

6. Which was Babuli’s favorite seat?
(a) Near the conductor.
(b) The back seat
(c) Just behind the driver
(d) Near the foot-board.

7. Why did Babuli feel so small when he was walking on the village road?
(a) His brother was running with his bag.
(b) His mother was calling him.
(c) His brother was carrying his bag.
(d) His elder sister-in-law was chiding him.

8. When reached home from Bhubaneshwar, his nephews rushed towards him.
(a) Yes
(b) No
(c) Either yes or no (rbse solutions)
(d) None of these

9. All the household articles were divided into ………… equal parts.
(a) four
(b) three
(c) two
(d) five

10. What did Babuli need money for?
(a) To go on a tour to Delhi.
(b) To clear his debts
(c) To attend an interview in Delhi
(d) To buy clothes.

1.-(d), 2.-(b), 3.-(c), 4.-(b), 5.-(a), 6.-(c), 7.-(c), 8.-(b), (9) -(b), (10) -(c) .

B. Say whether the following statements are true or false. Write T for true and F for false:
1. The letter contained the familiar handwriting of his mother. False
2. When Babuli was s student, he often went to the village by train. False
3. Babuli’s brother always tried to recover the amount invested in his studies. False
4. Babuli’s mother was jealous of him. False
5. Babuli’s presence in the process of partition was essential. True
6. After reading the letter sent by his brother, the author felt elated. False
7. Babuli’s wife wanted to buy a car for him. False (rbse solutions)
8. At the bus-stop the author’s brother appeared a little fatigued. true
9. When Babuli met his elder brother, he had changed a lot. false
10. At the time of separation the author’s brother was present in the vicinity. False
11. The author sold his share of property at the amount of twenty-thousand rupees to his elder brother. False
12. The author’s elder brother gave whatever the second brother demanded. true
13. Babuli came back from the village with a deep sense of gratitude. true
14. Babuli was an M.A. in English false
15. Babuli’s job was in Delhi. False

C. Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words each:

Question 1.
Why did Babuli’s elder brother write to him?
In the village Babuli’s family was facing some critical situation. Some feud had cropped up over the domestic matter. His two sisters-in-law had quarreled. His cottage, paddy fields and entire property had to be divided into three parts among three brothers. His presence was unavoidable.

Question 2.
How did Babuli react to partition?
The matter of feud and partition made Babuli perturbed. He felt orphaned. The fear of helplessness drenched me. His life was surrounded by despair and he remained restless for a long time. He made several attempts to make himself peaceful. Finally he sat in a chair and tried hard to comfort himself.

Question 3.
What is the central idea of this story?
Tribute stands for an act, a statement or a gift. It is intended to show one’s respect or admiration to somebody. This is the story of an Indian family united with love and emotion but this unbreakable family bond is torn by the modern onslaughts of urban greed for money and dryness of relations.

Question 4.
Why did Babuli’s second brother want to purchase his share of land? How much amount is he ready to pay?
His second brother was well aware that Babuli was city Babu. He had no use of land. He would sell out his share to other. So he was willing to purchase his share of land. He was ready to pay eighteen-thousand rupees for his share of land.

Question 5.
Choose two incidents from the story which show that Babuli was a little bit ingratitude to his elder brother?
Two incidents from the story: (rbse solutions)
(a) In spite of his sufficient income, Babuli never thought about the little needs of his elder brother.
(b) Babuli never remained in a constant touch with his elder brother by means of letters.

Question 6.
When Babuli visited the fields with his elder brother, what did he find there?
When Babuli visited the fields with his elder brother, he found the presence of his elder brother’s love in the fields. He was able to feel the imprints of his feet, his palm and his fingers everywhere. His brother’s sweat was sparking in the middle of the paddy fields. He had experienced the deep love of his brother for the fields.

Question 7.
How did Babuli feel when he met his elder brother after a long time?
Babuli got down from the bus at five in the evening. As he had written before, his elder brother was there to receive him. But his elder brother seemed a little tired and old. His brother almost snatched his brief-case from him. Babuli forgot to touch his brother’s feet even. It had never happened before. His brother was walking ahead of him. He really felt small before his brother.

Question 8.
What was the cause of division in the family?
Babul’s two sisters-in-law had quarreled. His second brother was adamant about the division. He wanted division at any cost. The feud in the family had cropped up to such an extent that nobody could avoid it. Perhaps division was destined in the fate of his family.

Question 9.
Why did Babuli compare the stillness of house to a graveyard?
It was evening when Babuli reached home. Nobody came forward to receive him. His nephews and sister-in-law also did not come out to receive him. His second brother and his wife was also in the house but they took no notice of him. Everything seemed silent like the stillness of a graveyard.

Question 10.
How does this story tell the saga of a traditional Indian family?
The traditional Indian family is a joint family. Every member of this family is tied by the bond of love and affection. The head of the family has to take care of everything. (RBSE Solutions) He is usually an idol of love and patience. Babuli’s elder brother is a perfect example of the head of a joint family. Sometimes the members of such family has to make sacrifices also. In this regard, Babuli plays an excellent role.

D. Answer the following questions in about 60 words each:

Question 1.
Whom did Babuli expect to receive him at home?
When Babuli arrived at home with his elder brother, it was already dark. He expected his nephews and sister in-law come to receive him. But it was a different day. None of his nephews rushed towards him. Usually they often rushed towards him howling, “Here’s uncle.” His sister-in-law also did not run from the kitchen to receive me. He found darkness and quietness had surrounded the house.

Question 2.
How did Babuli feel when he reached home?
When Babuli reached home, he found that the stillness of the graveyard had clutched the entire house. Everything was clear that the family was preparing for its ultimate collapse. He tried to make himself normal and adjust with the prevailing situation. Although his second brother and his wife was present in the house, they had no care for him. Partition was destined in the family and he could do nothing to avoid it. As he was restless, he passed a sleepless night.

Question 3.
How did Babuli guess that the house was preparing for ultimate collapse?
When Babuli came home with his elder brother, no one came forward to receive him. Only his mother came to receive him. Although his second brother and his wife was present in the house, they showed no emotion towards him. The entire house was going to divided into three parts but they had no care for it. Babuli realized that partition was the ultimate fate of the house and nobody could avoid it. Even he was helpless to stop this partition.

Question 4.
Why did Babuli’s elder brother unfasten his watch and place on the heap of household articles?
Babuli’s elder brother knew that his family was going to be divided. All the household articles were to be divided into three parts. They included small things like the ladles, the little box, the axe and the old radio set. Nothing was spared. Even the dhinki and the little figures of family idols were produced and a list was prepared. Babuli knew that father had bought the wrist-watch. So, his brother unfastened it and placed it on the heap of household articles.

Question 5.
How was Babuli’s elder brother his land and everything for him?
Babul’s elder brother took care of his every need from his very childhood. He always thought about his welfare. He brought him up like his own child. He sent him Bhubaneshwar for study. Babuli was in job but his brother never demanded anything from him. His brother was the same person for him. So he was the same source of support and happiness for him. (RBSE Solutions)

Question 6.
Why did Babuli hand over the letter to his sister-in-law?
Babuli had lots of respect and regard for his elder brother. His elder brother had done everything for him. Babuli knew that he was indebted to him. At the same time he had no courage to face his brother. He knew that he had no use for the land in the village. As he was helpless to say anything before his elder brother, he wrote everything on a piece of paper and handed over it to his sister-in-law.

Question 7.
Why did Babuli’s mother keep herself separate from the scene of partition?
Babuli’s mother had nurtured her family after a great deal of hard work. She had three sons. She had desire that her sons might live happily and add to the fame of family. She was a widow and helpless to see her sons in go three different directions. Partition was a bolt from the blue. So she kept herself separate from the scene of partition.

Question 8.
How did Babuli’s wife plan to spend money which she would receive after selling her husband’s share?
Babuli’s wife had a selfish plan to spend money which she would receive after selling her husband’s share. She wanted to buy a fridge because summer was near. She also wanted to buy a second hand scooter for her husband. She had idea to keep the rest amount in the bank. It was a matter of around twenty-thousand rupees.

Question 9.
What request did Babuli make in the letter?
Babuli openly wrote in the letter that his elder brother was everything for him. He did not need the paddy fields. He had no use for them. His elder brother was his land which could produce everything in his life. He needed his brother only. If he denied to accept his share of land, he would never show his face to him.

Question 10.
How did Babuli’s elder brother show his reaction during the entire process of partition?
Babuli’ elder brother always maintained his coolness. He sincerely attended the entire proceedings of partition. He never showed any restlessness and anger. He demonstrated the same clam and composed voice when he discussed anything with the second brother. Babuli never found any sign of distrust and regret in his behavior.

Question 11.
Why is city life called moribund by Babuli? (rbse Solutions)
City life has completely changed Babuli’s life. He is heavily engrossed in hectic hours of days. His life is surrounded by busy schedules. The invisible tide of time and business has made him a slave. He has no time to think about his mother and elder brother even. It seems that happiness from his life is gone for ever. So he called city life moribund.

Question 12.
Give a short character sketch of Babuli
Babuli is a typical city Babu. In his student’s life, his family and village often remained the centre of attraction for him. He was always far from the moribund city. But now he has forgotten all about his village. He has maintained no contact with the members of the family. He is a man of patience and often keeps himself cool. Ultimately he becomes a victim of circumstance and participates in the family partition. His elder brother is a mark of respect and gratitude for him. He hands over his share of land to his elder brother as a tribute.

Activity 1: Comprehension

A. Tick the correct alternative:

1. The story shows Bubuli’s father as
(a) healthy
(b) dead
(c) ill
(d) none

2. Babuli’s second brother appears as
(a) broad minded
(b) selfish
(c) friendly
(d) none

3. Babuli was gifted a wrist-watch when he was studying in
(a) eighth class
(b) ninth class
(c) tenth class
(d) eleventh class

4. In the story the tribute has been paid by
(a) the elder brother to Babuli
(b) Babuli to the elder brother
(c) the second brother to the mother
(d) the sister-in-law to the father

5. The chief reason of the division of property is a quarrel between
(a) the brothers living in the village
(b) the sisters-in-law living in the village
(c) the mother and the sisters in law
(d) Babuli and the second brother

6. The theme of The Tribute is
(a) religious
(b) domestic
(c) political
(d) historical

1.-(b), 2.-(b), 3.-(d), 4.-(b),5.-(b), 6.-(b).

B. Say whether the following statements are true or false. Write T for true and F for false:
1. Babuli has a deep love for his village. True
2. Babuli’s wife was disturbed to hear about the partition. False
3. The village bus is quite luxurious and attractive. False
4. The second brother did not want any partition. False
5. Babuli touched the feet of his elder brother after coming down from the bus. False
6. The mother was present at the time of the partition. False (rbse solutions)
7. The second brother was unwilling to buy Babuli’s land. False
8. Babuli’s wife wanted to buy a car. False
9. The elder brother had seven children. True
10. Babuli donated his property among the poor. False

C. Answer the following questions in about 30-40 words each:

Question 1.
What was the complaint of Babuli’s mother in her letters to him?
Babuli had not written to his mother for a long time. He got his job in Bhubaneshwar. The time and tide of business has almost swept him away from his mother. She also reminded him of his unmarried days. She found utter negligence in his writing to her.

Question 2.
How did Babuli’s wife react to hear about the partition?
Babuli told his wife about the partition. She heard it but she was undisturbed as nothing was going to happen. The partition was not a big matter for her. She simply asked Babuli when it
would take place.

Question 3.
What was the attitude of Babuli’s second brother regarding the partition?
Babuli’s second brother was very particular and not moving about partition. He wanted partition at any cost. The two sisters-in-law had frequent quarrel over trivial things in the house. (rbsesolutions) Partition was only solution.

Question 4.
How did Babuli feel when he accompanied his elder brother to the paddy fields?
अपने बड़े भाई के साथ धान के खेत पर बबुली ने कैसा महसूस किया?
When Babuli accompanied his elder brother to the paddy fields, he felt the imprints of his elder brother’s feet. The palm and fingers of his elder brother were present everywhere in the paddy fields. His elder brother’s sweat was sparkling like pearls on the close of the fields.

Question 5.
Why was Babuli’s elder brother’s wrist watch mortgaged?
When Babuli was in M.A. he needed money to attend an interview. The venue of interview was Delhi and he had no money. His elder brother mortgaged the watch and sent him one hundred and fifty rupees to go to Delhi for the interview.

D. Answer the following questions in about 60 words each:

Question 1.
How did Babuli differentiate between his student life and the present life?
In my student days, it was almost a routine affair. I used to go home to that distant village on a rickety bus, caring nothing for the strain of the journey. My home-my village-they used to pull me away from the moribund city life. Now things have changed and I too have changed, a great deal at that! A lot of cobwebs have settled around me. I am swept by that invisible tide of time, and business. I was studying at Bhubaneshwar, where I got my job and now for these two years, I have thought of home not even once. Many a time my mother has written letters complaining about my negligence in writing to her. She has even reminded me of those pre-marriage days of mine.

Question 2.
How was Babuli fed during his stay at home when he was a student?
During his stay at home, Babuli was specially fed. His elder brother used to catch fish for him from the pond behind their house. He often asked his wife to prepare a good dish for him. When the catch was scanty, the dish would be prepared exclusively for Him. His brother used to instruct his wife she must make the dish as delicious as possible using mustard paste for him. The changes of the world around have failed to affect his brother. He is still the same person.

Question 3.
How did the family members behave with Babuli when he came home at the time of the partition?
When Babuli reached home, none of his nephews rushed towards him. Even his sister-in-law did not run from the kitchen to receive him. He found the house quiet and calm. He did not see his second brother and his wife. They showed no motion when they were present in the house. The entire house was like a graveyard. Only his mother came forward and received him. Hence, the author or Babuli understood that the entire house was making way for the final ruin. (rbse solutions)

Question 4.
Which childhood memory did come up in Babuli’s mind when he was on the village road while returning from Bhubaneswar
While returning from Bhunaneshwar when Babuli was on the village road, the memory of his childhood reeled over his eyes. He remembered how he used to cross the street alone to go for tuition in the evening. When his studies were finished it was usually late and dark But his elder brother was always there to escort him home so that he might not get frightened. He always carried his bag of books and notes with a lantern in his hand. Sometimes his elder brother even carried him on his shoulder when he accompanied him to the fields for a stroll.

Question 5.
Justify the tittle of the story ‘The Tribute’.
The spirit of human relationship moves the story. How we nurture and retain the tender love for our blood relation is a matter of thought provoking. Tribute means something done as a mark of veneration and admiration for a person who is considered much more superior than others. In the present story the tribute is paid by Babuli to his elder brother who did everything for him. When the partition was over, Babuli realized that his elder brother was much more important than land. His elder is everything for him. Babuli also knew that nothing could replace the position of his elder brother. Therefore, as a token of his gratitude he gave up his land to his elder brother as a tribute. So the title is apt and appropriate.

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