Chapter 6 – Sea Fever | Chapter Solution Class 10

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

Comprehension exercises

Choose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences

Question 1 (a)

The poet asks for a sail the colour of which would be

  1. blue
  2. grey
  3. black
  4. white


(ii) grey

Question 1 (b) 

While going down to the sea, the poet wants to hear the crying of

  1. seagulls
  2. cuckoos
  3. eagles
  4. swallows


(i) seagulls

Question 1 (c)

The wind on the sea is like a whetted
  1. sword
  2. axe
  3. knife
  4. spear


(iii) knife

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

Question 2

  1. To steer the ship the poet needs the moon.
    Supporting statement: ____.
  2. The call of the running tide is wild and clear.
    Supporting statement: ____.
  3. The poet is going out to the sea for the first time.
    Supporting statement: ____.


  1. False. The poet asks for a star to steer the ship by, not the moon: “And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.”
  2. True. The poet says, “the call of the running tide/Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.”
  3. False. The poem does not suggest that this is the poet’s first time going out to the sea.

Answer the following questions

Question 3

  1. During what time of the day does the poet wish to go down to the seas?
  2. What kind of day does the poet prefer for sailing?
  3. What does the poet prefer to hear from a fellow rover?


  1. The poet wishes to go down to the seas again, implying that he has been there before. However, he does not specify a particular time of day.
  2. The poet prefers a windy day with white clouds flying, flung spray, and blown spume.
  3. The poet prefers to hear a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover.

Grammar in use

Do as directed

Question 4

  1. What a shocking sight! (change into an assertive sentence)
  2. I am sure of his success. (change into a complex sentence)
  3. Snigdha is not only wise but also brave. (change into a simple sentence)


  1. That is a shocking sight.
  2. I am certain that he will succeed.
  3. Snigdha is both wise and brave.

Writing activities

Question 5

Write a summary of the following passage (within 100 words):

Egyptian kings are called Pharaohs. Tutankhamun was an Egyptian king who ruled between 1332-1323 BC. Tutankhamun was very young when he became the king. He was only ten years old when he ascended the throne. He was the son of Akhenaten who was also a Pharaoh. As the king, Tutankhamun undertook many building projects. These building projects were centered around Thebes and Karnak. Tutankhamun built many temples and monuments. At that time many temples were in ruins. Tutankhamun ordered them to be rebuilt. Tutankhamun had various physical disabilities. He suffered from ill health for a long period in his life. Tutankhamun required the support of a cane to walk because of his physical disabilities.

In ancient Egypt, the body of a Pharaoh was preserved after his death. This preserved body was known as the mummy. The preserved body of Tutankhamun was discovered by Howard Carter, an Englishman. He discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. The tomb was nearly intact when it was discovered. The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb attracted wide interest all over the world. The discovery sparked an interest in ancient Egypt.


Tutankhamun, an Egyptian king who ruled from 1332-1323 BC, became the king at the young age of ten. He undertook many building projects, rebuilding many ruined temples and monuments in Thebes and Karnak. Tutankhamun suffered from various physical disabilities and required a cane to walk. His preserved body or mummy was discovered by Howard Carter, an Englishman, in 1922, in nearly intact condition. This discovery generated a lot of interest in ancient Egypt and sparked a worldwide fascination with it.

Question 6

Write a newspaper report (within 100 words) on the incident of burglary in a flat in Kolkata using the following points:

date and place – time – occupants of the house – number of robbers – list of articles stolen – police investigation


Burglary in Kolkata Flat: Valuables Stolen, Police Investigation Underway

Kolkata, 23 March: Burglars broke into a flat in Kolkata’s Behala area in the early hours of Tuesday. The occupants of the flat were sleeping at the time of the incident. The robbers entered the flat by breaking open the main door. They stole cash, jewellery, and electronic gadgets worth around Rs. 2 lahks before fleeing the scene. The police have launched an investigation and are trying to identify the culprits by examining CCTV footage from the area.

– By staff reporter

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