Madam Rides The Bus Class 10 English Important Notes

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Class 10 English Important Notes Madam Rides The Bus

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Also, you can read the SCERT book online in these sections Solutions by Expert Teachers as per SCERT (CBSE) Book guidelines. These solutions are part of SCERT All Subject Solutions. Here we have given Madam Rides The Bus Class 10 English Important Capsule Notes Solutions for your Exam Preparation in All Subjects, You can practice these here.

Madam Rides The Bus


1. Who yelled ‘stop the bus’, ‘stop the bus’?

(i) Bus Conductor 

(ii) Valli

(iii) Another Passenger 

(iv) The driver

Ans. (ii) Valli.

2. The distance to town from Valli’s village was –

(i) Four miles

(ii) Six miles 

(iii) Nine miles

(iv) None of these 

Ans. (ii) Six miles.

3. The fare was___ one way

(i) Thirty paise

(ii) Forty paise

(iii) Fifty paise 

(iv) Sixty paise

Ans. (i) Thirty paise.

4. Where did Valli’s aunt live?

(i) West Street

(ii) North Street

(iii) East street

(iv)  South Street

Ans:- (iv)  South Street.

5. Outside painted a gleaming white.

(i) shining 

(ii) dull

(iii) faded

(iv) all of the above

Ans:- (i) shining.

6. Valli would stare Wistfully at people…

(i) Carefully 

(ii) longingly 

(iii) angrily 

(iv) none of the above

Ans:- (ii) longingly.

1. How did Valli find out about the bus journey?

Ans:- Valli discovered that the town was six miles from her village and it took 45 minutes to reach town from her village. She learned this information by listening to the passengers’ and the neighbors’ conversations and occasionally by questioning them.

2. What was Valli’s favorite pastime?


What was a source of unending joy for Valli.

Ans:- Valli’s favorite pastime was to stand at the front doorway of her house, and look at what was happening in the street outside. 

3. What did Valli see on her way that made her laugh?

Ans:- On her way, Valli saw a young cow, tail high in the air, which was running very fast. It went into the middle of the road and then galloped in front of the bus. The driver honked but the cow got scared and instead of leaving the road, she kept on galloping in front of the bus. This made Valli laugh heartily.

4. What was Valli’s deepest desire?

Ans:- Valli’s deepest desire was to ride on the bus she saw everyday.

5. Why did Valli find the old woman who sat beside her in the bus, “absolutely repulsive”?

Ans:- Valli found the old woman, who sat beside her on the bus ‘absolutely repulsive’ because the woman was having big earholes, even also she was wearing big ugly earrings which Valli didn’t like at all. She was chewing betel nut and the betel juice was about to spill over her lips.

6. Give a description of the bus in which Valli traveled?

Ans:- The bus in which Valli travelled was a new bus. Outside, it was brightly painted white with green strips. Inside, in front of the seats, there was a beautiful clock above the windshield. The seats of the bus were soft and luxurious.

7. What scene did Valli see on way back home that made her very serious?


Why does Valli refuse to look out of the window on her way back?

Ans:- During her return journey Valli saw a young cow lying dead by the roadside. She asked the conductor if it wasn’t the same one that had run before the bus earlier. The conductor replied by nodding his head. The memory of the dead cow haunted Valli. So, she did not want to look out of the window on her way back.

8. How could Valli save up money for her first journey? Was it easy for her?

Ans:- Valli saved up money for her first journey. In order to save money she did not buy peppermints, toys, balloons, etc. She also prevented herself from riding on the merry-go-round. It was not easy for her.

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