Chapter 4 – My Own True family | Chapter Solution Class 10

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

Comprehension exercises

Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences

Question 1 (a)

Creeping in an oakwood, the poet was looking for a

  1. goat
  2. rhinoceros
  3. stag
  4. buffalo


(iii) stag

Question 1 (b)

Whenever an oak tree is felled, the number of trees the poet must plant is

  1. two
  2. three
  3. four
  4. five


(i) two

Question 1 (c)

When the poet came out of the oakwood, his heart was that of a
  1. stag
  2. tree
  3. human child
  4. old woman


(ii) tree

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

Question 2

  1. The old woman held the poet’s secrets in her little bag.
    Supporting statement: ____.
  2. The tree tribe said that the poet is bothered to see the chopping down of oak trees.
    Supporting statement: ____.
  3. The poet never came out of the oakwood.
    Supporting statement: ____.


  1. True. Supporting statement: “She said: ‘I have your secret here inside my little bag.”
  2. False. Supporting statement: “We are chopped down, we are torn up, you do not blink an eye.” The tree tribe accused the poet of not caring about the felling of oak trees.
  3. False. Supporting statement: “When I came out of the oakwood, back to human company…” The poet did come out of the oakwood.

Answer the following questions

Question 3

  1. When did the poet come twice awake?
  2. What would happen to the poet if he failed to make the promise?
  3. What was it that altered the poet?


  1. The poet came “twice awake” when the old woman opened her little bag in front of him.
  2. The oak tribe threatened the poet that unless he made the promise to plant two oak trees for every oak tree felled, the black oak bark would wrinkle over him and root him among the oaks where he was born but never grew. In other words, he would be cursed to become a part of the oak forest.
  3. The dream that he had in the oakwood altered the poet. The dream was about the oak-trees accusing him of not caring about their felling and making him promise to plant two oak trees for every oak tree felled, which made the poet’s heart become that of a tree.

Grammar in use

Change the following into indirect speech

Question 4

  1. Rahul asked Dipa, ” Will you go to school today?”
  2. Rita said to Ayesha, “Please give me a glass of water.”
  3. The old man told the little girl, “May you be happy!”


  1. Rahul asked Dipa if she would go to school that day.
  2. Rita requested Ayesha to give her a glass of water.
  3. The old man blessed the little girl, wishing her happiness.

Do as directed

Question 5

  1. Ranjan said, “Who does not know the name of Rabindranath?” (Change into affirmative sentence)
  2. Sangeeta runs faster than any other girl in her class. (Rewrite using the positive degree of ‘faster’)
  3. Kaushiki blamed her friend for the trouble. (Rewrite using the noun form of ‘blamed’)


  1. Ranjan stated, “Everyone knows the name of Rabindranath.”
  2. Sangeeta runs the fastest among all the girls in her class.
  3. The noun form of ‘blamed’ is ‘blame’, so the sentence would be: Kaushiki put the blame on her friend for the trouble.

Question 6

Your school is going to host the Inter-school District Sports Competition. Suppose you are the Secretary of the Sports Club of your school. Write a notice (within 100 words) calling students to participate in the competition. Mention the time, date and venue of the competition. Your notice should be countersigned by the Headmistress/Headmaster of your school.


[School/Institution Name]


Date: [Insert Date Here]

Inter-school District Sports Competition

This is to inform all the students of our school that we are going to host the Inter-school District Sports Competition on [Insert Date Here] at our school ground. All students who are interested in participating in the competition are requested to register their names with the undersigned by [Insert Deadline Here]. The competition will start at [Insert Time Here] and will continue till [Insert End Time Here].

The following events will be held in the competition:

  • Running race (100m, 200m, 400m)
  • Long jump
  • High jump
  • Shot put
  • Discus throw

All participants must come in proper sports attire and bring their own sports equipment. The winners of each event will be awarded prizes and certificates.

We hope that all students will participate in this competition and make it a success. For further information, please contact the undersigned.

[Your Name]

(Secretary, Sports Club)

Countersigned by:

[Headmistress/Headmaster Name]


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