A Letter To God Summary Class 10

Notes for Class 10

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Class 10 English A Letter To God Summary

A Letter to God is a story of extreme faith in God. It is the story of Lencho, a poor, honest and hardworking farmer, who wrote a letter to God and asked God to send him money. Lencho was a dedicated farmer. He was expecting a good harvest. Unfortunately a hail storm came and destroyed his harvest totally. Lencho was very sad, but he had strong belief in God. He was sure that God would definitely help him. So the simple straight forward man wrote a letter to God asking for one hundred pesos. Although, his wishes get fulfilled partially, if not completely, he is ungrateful in the end and questions the honesty and modesty of the post-masters who actually helped him with money (anonymously) in the name of god

Summary in Hindi

ए लेटर टू गॉड ईश्वर में अत्यधिक आस्था की कहानी है। यह एक गरीब, ईमानदार और मेहनती किसान लेंचो की कहानी है, जिसने भगवान को एक पत्र लिखा और भगवान से पैसे भेजने के लिए कहा। लेंचो एक समर्पित किसान थे। उसे अच्छी फसल की उम्मीद थी। दुर्भाग्य से एक ओलावृष्टि आई और उसकी फसल को पूरी तरह नष्ट कर दिया। लेंचो बहुत दुखी था, लेकिन उसे ईश्वर में दृढ़ विश्वास था। उसे विश्वास था कि ईश्वर अवश्य ही उसकी सहायता करेगा। तो सीधे सीधे आदमी ने भगवान को एक सौ पेसो मांगते हुए एक पत्र लिखा। हालाँकि, उसकी इच्छाएँ आंशिक रूप से पूरी होती हैं, यदि पूरी तरह से नहीं, तो वह अंत में कृतघ्न है और पोस्ट-मास्टर्स की ईमानदारी और शील पर सवाल उठाता है, जिन्होंने वास्तव में भगवान के नाम पर (गुमनाम रूप से) पैसे से उनकी मदद की

A Letter To God Class 10 English Important Questions

Extract Based Comprehension Questions

The man went out for no other reason than to have the pleasure of feeling the rain on his body, and when he returned he exclaimed, “These aren’t raindrops falling from the sky, they are new coins. The big drops are ten cent pieces and the little ones are five’s.”

Questions & Answer:

Question. Who is the person described here?
Ans. Lencho, the farmer is described here.

Question. Why did he go out in the rain?
Ans. He went out in the rain to feel the happiness of rain on his body.

Question. Why were the raindrops like ‘new coins’ for Lencho?
Ans. Lencho thought that the raindrops would help him get a good harvest and thus he can earn money. So the raindrops were like new coins for Lencho.

Question. How did raindrops bring disaster to his crops?
Ans. The raindrops soon turned into a hailstorm and destroyed his crops and ruined his hopes.

Extract Based Comprehension Questions

With a satisfied expression he regarded the field of ripe corn with its flowers, draped in a curtain of rain. But suddenly a strong wind began to blow and along with the rain very large hailstones began to fall. These truly did resemble new silver coins. The boys exposing themselves to rain, ran out to collect the frozen pearls.

Questions & Answer:

Question. Why was Lencho satisfied?
Ans. He was satisfied because his fields got good rains.

Question. What does he compare the raindrops to?
Ans. He compared them to coins.

Question. What do the ‘frozen pearls’ refer to?
Ans. The frozen pearls refer to hail stones.

Question. Trace the word in the passage which means ‘covered with’.
Ans. draped

Extract Based Comprehension Questions

“What faith! I wish I had the faith of the man who wrote this letter. Starting up a correspondence with

Questions & Answer:

Question. Who is the speaker of the above lines?
Ans. The postmaster

Question. Why did the man write a letter to God?
Ans. The man lost his crops due to a hailstorm. So he wanted hundred pesos to sow his field again and to live until the crops come.

Question. “Starting up a correspondence with God.” What does it tell you about the man’s character?
Ans. The man is simple, innocent and straight forward. He has strong belief in God

Question. Give the verb form of the word ‘Correspondence’.
Ans. Correspond

Short Answer Questions

Question. How did the rain change? What happened to Lento’s fields?
Ans. The rain began on a pleasant note. The air was fresh and sweet. But suddenly a strong wind began to blow and along with the rain very large hailstones began to fall. It did not pass quickly. For an hour the hail rainedon the field and the corn was total.

Question. Who did Lencho write a letter? What did he ask for?
Ans. Lencho wrote a letter to God. He asked God to send him Hundred Pesos to sow his field again and to live until the crops come.

Question. What does the postmaster do to answer Lencho’s Letter?
Ans. The postmaster decided to answer the letter, but as Lencho very badly needed some money, he asked for money from his employees. He himself gave part of his salary and several of his friends joined him. He could gather only seventy pesos. He put the money in an envelope addressed to Lencho and with it a letter containing only one word as signature: God.

Extract Based Comprehension Questions

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree.

Question. The crow and the hemlock are considered as ________symbols of nature.
i. positive
ii. negative
iii. Pleasant

Question. What did the crow do to the hemlock tree?
Ans. The crow shook the hemlock tree.

Question. Where do you think the poet was then?
Ans. The poet was under the hemlock tree.

Question. What is the rhyme scheme of the given stanza?
Ans. abab

Extract Based Comprehension Questions

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

Questions & Answer:

Question. How did the poet’s mood change?
Ans. The falling of snow on the poet had changed his mood

Question. What had the poet thought of the day?
Ans. The poet had thought that it was a bad day. He was sad and depressed

Question. What do you understand by the word ‘rued’?
Ans. Rued’ means held in regret

Question. Name the poet and the poem?
Ans. The poet is Robert Frost and the poem is ‘Dust of Snow

Short Answer Questions:

Question. What mood of the poet is reflected in the poem?
Ans. The poet seems to be in a sad and depressive mood. The day offered no comfort or happiness to him. He thinks that the whole day is going to be sad and dull. He can see only negative symbols like the hemlock tree and the crow around him

Question. What do the crow, hemlock tree and dust of snow represent in the poem?
Ans. The crow is black and ugly. It is not considered as a pleasant sight. It is a symbol of bad omen. The hemlock tree is a poisonous plant with white flowers. It is a symbol of sorrow. The poet chose the crow and the hemlock tree to present his sadness and depression

Question. What is the message given by the poem?
Ans. The poem teaches us that we should not be desperate because there is always an opportunity to change the sad mood into happy mood. Today, when most of the people are living in stressful atmosphere, the poem teaches us to gain happiness from little things.

A Letter To God Summary Class 10