First Year English Book-1 Lesson No. 10: A Mild Attack of Locusts Notes
Here are the questions and answers for Lesson No. 10: “A Mild Attack of Locusts” in a shorter and simpler format:
Short an Simple questions and answers
Q1. What are locusts?
A1. Locusts are insects similar to grasshoppers that destroy crops and vegetables.
Q2. Why did the farmers throw wet leaves on the fire?
A2. They threw wet leaves on the fire to create acrid smoke, which would deter the locusts.
Q3. What was the desire of every farmer?
A3. Every farmer desired to see their farms free and safe from locusts.
Q4. Did Margaret know how to keep the locusts away?
A4. No, Margaret did not know how to keep the locusts away.
Q5. What was the condition of the trees?
A5. The trees were covered in insects, with their branches weighed down by locusts.
Q6. How did old Stephen deal with a stray locust found on his shirt?
A6. He crushed the locust with his thumbnail.
Q7. Are the hoppers different from the locusts?
A7. No, hoppers are the young locusts born from the eggs laid by the adult locusts.
Q8. Did Margaret lose heart over the loss of crops?
A8. No, Margaret did not lose heart despite the loss of crops.
Q9. Why are locusts compared with bad weather?
A9. Locusts, like bad weather, can devastate crops, leading to the comparison.
Q10. Why did the men eat their supper with a good appetite?
A10. After a day of hard work battling locusts, they had a hearty supper to satisfy their appetite.