Nelson Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Class 10 English Important Notes

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Class 10 English Important Notes Nelson Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

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Nelson Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom


A. Choose the correct options for the following

1. According to Mandela, the greatest wealth of South Africa is ________

(i) Diamonds

(ii) Trees

(iii) Golds

(iv) It’s people

Ans:- (iv) It’s people.

2. All of us will spend many years, if not generations, recovering from that Profound hurt.

(i) light and vain

(ii) Abnormal

(iii) Normal

(iv) deep and strong

Ans :- (iv) deep and strong

3. According to Mandela, freedom is.

(i) Divisible

(ii) Reversible

(iii) Indivisible

(iv) irreversible

Ans:- (iii) Indivisible.

4. I began to learn that my boyhood freedom was an…….

(i) Illusion

(ii) Intuition

(iii) Inspiration

(iv) All of the above

Ans:- (i) Illusion.

5. Depths of oppression create:

(i) Heights of character

(ii)Heights of success

(iii) Heights of ignorance

(iv) None of the above.

Ans:- (i) Heights of character.

6. ________ dawned bright and clear.

(i) Tenth July 

(ii) Tenth May

(iii) Fourth July

(iv) Fourth May

Ans:- (ii) Tenth May.

7. Who was sworn in as the second deputy president?

(i) Nelson Mandela

(ii) Thabo Mbeki

(iii) Oliver Tambo

(iv) Mr de Klerk

Ans:- (iv) Mr de Klerk.

8. Which is the old national anthem of the Republic of South Africa?

(i) Die stem

(ii) Nkosi sikelel-I Afrika

(iii) God save the king

(iv) la Marseilaise

Ans:- (i) Die stem.

9. According to Mandela, what comes more naturally to the heart?

(i) Love

(ii) Hate

(iii) Freedom

(iv) Patriotism

Ans:- (i) Love.

 10. _______Not just my freedom that was curtailed

(i) increased

(ii) reduced

(iii) success 

(iv) ignorance 

Ans:-(ii) reduced.

11. The ceremonies took place_______

(i) at Mandela’s house

(ii) in Johannesburg

(iii) at the sandstone amphitheater formed by the Union building

(iv) In a village

Ans:- (iii) at the sandstone amphitheater formed by the union building.

12. How many national anthems were sung in South- Africa?

(i) Two 

(ii) Three

(iii) Four 

(iv) None of these

Ans. (i) Two.

13. South Africa is rich in –

(i) Coffee

(ii) Tourism

(iii) Gems and minerals

(iv) All of above 

Ans. (iii) Gems and minerals.

14. Nelson Mandela was –

(i) First black President of South Africa.

(ii) Second black President of South Africa.

(iii) Third black President of South Africa.

(iv) None of above

Ans. (i) First black President of SouthAfrica.

15. South Africa became independent in the year-

(i) 1947 

(ii) 1964

(iii) 1994

(iv) 1995

Ans. (iii) 1994.

16. ANC stands for –

(i) Afghanistan National Congress 

(ii) Azerbaijan National Congress 

(iii) American National Congress 

(iv) African National Congress 

Ans. (iv) African National Congress.

17. ANC won ______seats out of_______

(i) 140,220 

(ii) 252,400 

(iii) 220,420 

(iv) 100,200

Ans. (ii) 252,400

Answer the Following

1. What did Mandela say about the wealth of his country?

Ans:- Mandela says that the greatest wealth of his country is its people. According to him, they are truer and finer than the purest diamonds. He also goes on to compare the wealth of gems and minerals, but then he feels the people of his nation are the greatest wealth compared to any other form of wealth.

2. Freedom is invisible, how does Mandela explain this observation of his?

Ans:- Mandela expressed that he could not enjoy the poor and limited freedoms that he was allowed when he knew that his people were not free. According to him, the chains on any one of his people i.e. the coloured people were chains on all of them and chains on all of his people were chains on him. He could not enjoy freedom when his own brothers and sisters were kept suppressed by the whites. This is how Mandela explained his observation “freedom is invisible.”

3. When did Mandela being to hunger for freedom?

Ans:- Mandela began to hunger for independence in 1893. As he grew older, freedom to raise a family and freedom to earn livelihood started dominating his thoughts. Gradually, he realized that he was selfish during his boyhood. He slowly understood that it was not just his freedom that was being curtailed, but the freedom of all blacks.

4. Write the name of two patriots before Mandela.

Ans:- The names of two patriots before Mandela are Oliver Tambo and Bram Fischer.

5. What does Mandela say about the inauguration gathering?

And:- The inauguration took place on the tenth of May, 1994 in the lovely sandstone amphitheater formed by the union Buildings in Pretoria. Mandela said that the inauguration gathering was the largest gathering ever of international leaders on South African Soil.

6. The oppressed and the oppressor like are robbed of their humanity? What makes Mandela say this?

Ans:- Mandela always thought that both oppressors and oppressed are deprived of their humanity. The oppressor is a prisoner of anger, while the oppressed have no confidence in humanity. Therefore, both of them need to be liberated. He always wanted people to live with dignity and respect.

7. What do you mean by apartheid? What is the full name of Nelson Mandela?

Ans:- Apartheid is a political system that separates people according to their race.

    The full name of Nelson Mandela is Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

8. How did Mandela’s understanding of freedom change with age and experience?

Ans:- As a boy Mandela enjoyed freedom to do activities of boyhood days. But as he grew up he felt that freedom in invisible.

9. When did Nelson Mandela become the president of South Africa?

Ans:- Nelson Mandela became the president of South Africa on 10th May, 1994.

10. What was the colour of the new South Africa flag?

Ans:- The colours of the new South Africa flas were – black, red, green, blue and gold.

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