Chapter 2 – Fable | Chapter Solution Class 10

Publisher : Prof. Nabanita Chatterjee
Book Name : Bliss English Textbook For Class X Second Language
Class : 10th (Madhyamik)
Subject : Bliss (English)
Chapter Name : Fable

Unit 1

Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences

Question 1 (a)

The quarrel was between the mountain and the

  1. rabbit
  2. rat
  3. cat
  4. squirrel


(iv) squirrel

Question 1 (b)

Bun has no doubt that the mountain is

  1. small
  2. big
  3. noble
  4. kind


(ii) big

Question 1 (c)

Unlike a mountain, a squirrel can crack a
  1. nut
  2. joke
  3. stone
  4. lock


(a) nut

State whether the following statements are True or False. Provide sentences/ phrases/words in support of your answer

Question 2

  1. The mountain called the squirrel “Little Bun”.
    Supporting statement: _____.
  2. The squirrel is sprier than the mountain.
    Supporting statement: _____.
  3. The mountain can carry forests on its back.
    Supporting statement: _____.


  1. The first statement is False. In the poem, the mountain called the squirrel “Little Prig,” not “Little Bun.”
  2. The second statement is True. In the poem, Bun says, “But all sorts of things and weather / Must be taken in together, / To make up a year / And a sphere. / And I think it no disgrace / To occupy my place. / If I’m not so large as you, / You are not so small as I, / And not half so spry.”
  3. The third statement is False. In the poem, Bun says, “If I cannot carry forests on my back, / Neither can you crack a nut.” This implies that the mountain cannot carry forests on its back.

Answer the following questions

Question 3

  1. Who had a quarrel with the squirrel?
  2. What is not a disgrace to the squirrel?
  3. What is it that the squirrel doesn’t deny?


  1. The mountain had a quarrel with the squirrel.
  2. According to the poem, the squirrel doesn’t think it is a disgrace to occupy its place, even if it’s not as large as the mountain.
  3. The squirrel doesn’t deny that the mountain can make a pretty squirrel track, and that talents differ and all is well and wisely put.

Grammar in use

Replace the underlined words with suitable phrasal verbs from the list given below. Change the form of verbs where necessary. There is one extra phrasal verb in the list
Question 4
  1. Rabi met his friend in the park.
  2. Tanushree cannot tolerate cruel behaviour to animals.
  3. His proposal was rejected.

List: turn down, come over, put up with, come across

  1. Rabi ran into his friend in the park.
  2. Tanushree cannot put up with cruel behaviour to animals.
  3. His proposal was turned down.

Change the voice of the following sentences

Question 5

  1. Lock the door.
  2. Ashim knows the solution to this problem.
  3. I had written a letter.


  1. The door should be locked.
  2. The solution to this problem is known by Ashim.
  3. A letter had been written by me.

Writing activities

Question 6

Write a letter to your friend (within 100 words) advising her/him to visit the public library in her / his locality as frequently as possible.


[Your Friend Address] [Date]

Dear Friend [Friend’s Name],

I hope you’re doing well. I wanted to recommend something that I think could really benefit you. Have you ever checked out the public library in our area? If not, you should definitely give it a try.

Libraries have a ton of great books and resources that can help you learn new things and improve your reading skills. Best of all, it’s all free! Plus, they often have cool events like book clubs and workshops.

I really think you should start visiting the library more often. It’s a great way to expand your knowledge and meet new people in our community.

Take care,

[Your Name]

Question 7

Write a paragraph (within 100 words) on the benefits of early morning exercises using the following points:

good for health- fresh air- keeps one active throughout the day


Engaging in early morning exercises can have a positive impact on one’s overall health. The fresh air and the calm environment in the early morning hours can provide a refreshing start to the day. Additionally, exercising in the morning can help to increase blood flow and oxygen to the brain, leading to better concentration and productivity throughout the day. It also helps to release endorphins, which can improve mood and reduce stress. Overall, early morning exercises can help to keep one active, energized, and focused for the day ahead.

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