1 / 20

The moon was coming up in the east, behind me, and stars were shining in the clear sky above me. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. I was happy to be alone high up above the sleeping countryside. I was flying my old Dakota aeroplane over France back to England. I was dreaming of my holiday and looking forward to being with my family. I looked at my watch at one thirty in the morning. I should call Paris Control soon. I thought. As I looked down past the nose of the aeroplane, I saw the lights of a big city in front of me. a. How was the weather when the pilot started flying his aeroplane? b. Where was the pilot going and why? c. What was the pilot planning to do?

a. The weather was absolutely clear. Stars were shining in the sky and there wasn’t a cloud. b. The pilot was flying his aeroplane over France back to England. He was planning his holiday and wanted to be with his family. c. The pilot was planning to call Paris control to be guided on landing.

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Paris was about 150 kilometres behind me when I saw the clouds. Storm clouds. They were huge. They looked like black mountains standing in front of me across the sky- I knew I could not fly up and over them, and I did not have enough fuel to fly around them to the north or south. a. What happened when the pilot was about 150 kilometres away from Paris? b. What does the author compare the clouds to? c. What option did the pilot take?

3 / 20

"He knows that I am lost", I thought 'He's trying to help me. He turned his aeroplane slowly to the north, in front of my Dakota, so that it would be easier for me to follow him. I was very happy to go behind the strange aeroplane like an obedient child. After half an hour the strange black aeroplane was still there in front of me in the clouds. Now, there was only enough fuel in the old Dakota's last tank to fly for five or ten minutes more. I was starting to feel frightened again. But then he started to go down and I followed through the storm. a. What was the pilot happy to find? b. Why was the pilot frightened again? c. Where did the author reach?

4 / 20

I landed and was not sorry to walk away from the old Dakota near the control tower. I went and asked a woman in the control centre where I was and who the other pilot was. I wanted to say ‘Thank you’. She looked at me very strangely, and then laughed. “Another aeroplane? Up there in this storm? No other aeroplanes were flying tonight. Yours was the only one I could see on the radar.” So who helped me to arrive there safely without a compass or a radio, and without any more fuel in my tanks? Who was the pilot on the strange black aeroplane, flying in the storm, without lights? a. Why did the writer go to the Control center immediately? b. Why was the writer shocked after hearing the woman's word? c. Find out the word in the passage that means the same as 'peculiar'.

5 / 20

“I’ll take the risk.” What is the risk? Why does the narrator take it?

6 / 20

Describe the narrator’s experience as he flew the aeroplane into the storm.

7 / 20

Why does the narrator say, “I landed and was not sorry to walk away from the old Dakota…”?

8 / 20

What made the woman in the control centre look at the narrator strangely?

9 / 20

Who do you think helped the narrator to reach safely? Discuss this among yourselves and give reasons for your answer.

10 / 20

Describe author’s feeling while he was flying back to England?

11 / 20

What did the author see when he was 150 kms away from Paris? What did he do? why?

12 / 20

What happened once the narrator got inside the clouds?

13 / 20

Who did the narrator see in the dark out? How did he help?

14 / 20

Why did the narrator follow the pilot of another aeroplane?

15 / 20

What frightened the author when he was following the plane?

16 / 20

Why did the woman in the control room look strangely at the author?

17 / 20

'God helps those who help themselves'. Elaborate this with the reference to the narrator THE BLACK AEROPLane

18 / 20

Write the Character sketch of the pilot from the chapter ‘The Black Aeroplane’.

19 / 20

We feel there are certain forces that are always active in one way or the other; these maybe supernatural. How does the story of the pilot prove the forces to be supernatural in nature?

20 / 20

What is the theme of the story of The Black Aeroplane’?

Black Aeroplane
Black Aeroplane

1 / 20

The moon was coming up in the east, behind me, and stars were shining in the clear sky above me. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. I was happy to be alone high up above the sleeping countryside. I was flying my old Dakota aeroplane over France back to England. I was dreaming of my holiday and looking forward to being with my family. I looked at my watch at one thirty in the morning. I should call Paris Control soon. I thought. As I looked down past the nose of the aeroplane, I saw the lights of a big city in front of me. a. How was the weather when the pilot started flying his aeroplane? b. Where was the pilot going and why? c. What was the pilot planning to do?

a. The weather was absolutely clear. Stars were shining in the sky and there wasn’t a cloud. b. The pilot was flying his aeroplane over France back to England. He was planning his holiday and wanted to be with his family. c. The pilot was planning to call Paris control to be guided on landing.

2 / 20

Paris was about 150 kilometres behind me when I saw the clouds. Storm clouds. They were huge. They looked like black mountains standing in front of me across the sky- I knew I could not fly up and over them, and I did not have enough fuel to fly around them to the north or south. a. What happened when the pilot was about 150 kilometres away from Paris? b. What does the author compare the clouds to? c. What option did the pilot take?

3 / 20

"He knows that I am lost", I thought 'He's trying to help me. He turned his aeroplane slowly to the north, in front of my Dakota, so that it would be easier for me to follow him. I was very happy to go behind the strange aeroplane like an obedient child. After half an hour the strange black aeroplane was still there in front of me in the clouds. Now, there was only enough fuel in the old Dakota's last tank to fly for five or ten minutes more. I was starting to feel frightened again. But then he started to go down and I followed through the storm. a. What was the pilot happy to find? b. Why was the pilot frightened again? c. Where did the author reach?

4 / 20

I landed and was not sorry to walk away from the old Dakota near the control tower. I went and asked a woman in the control centre where I was and who the other pilot was. I wanted to say ‘Thank you’. She looked at me very strangely, and then laughed. “Another aeroplane? Up there in this storm? No other aeroplanes were flying tonight. Yours was the only one I could see on the radar.” So who helped me to arrive there safely without a compass or a radio, and without any more fuel in my tanks? Who was the pilot on the strange black aeroplane, flying in the storm, without lights? a. Why did the writer go to the Control center immediately? b. Why was the writer shocked after hearing the woman's word? c. Find out the word in the passage that means the same as 'peculiar'.

5 / 20

“I’ll take the risk.” What is the risk? Why does the narrator take it?

6 / 20

Describe the narrator’s experience as he flew the aeroplane into the storm.

7 / 20

Why does the narrator say, “I landed and was not sorry to walk away from the old Dakota…”?

8 / 20

What made the woman in the control centre look at the narrator strangely?

9 / 20

Who do you think helped the narrator to reach safely? Discuss this among yourselves and give reasons for your answer.

10 / 20

Describe author’s feeling while he was flying back to England?

11 / 20

What did the author see when he was 150 kms away from Paris? What did he do? why?

12 / 20

What happened once the narrator got inside the clouds?

13 / 20

Who did the narrator see in the dark out? How did he help?

14 / 20

Why did the narrator follow the pilot of another aeroplane?

15 / 20

What frightened the author when he was following the plane?

16 / 20

Why did the woman in the control room look strangely at the author?

17 / 20

'God helps those who help themselves'. Elaborate this with the reference to the narrator THE BLACK AEROPLane

18 / 20

Write the Character sketch of the pilot from the chapter ‘The Black Aeroplane’.

19 / 20

We feel there are certain forces that are always active in one way or the other; these maybe supernatural. How does the story of the pilot prove the forces to be supernatural in nature?

20 / 20

What is the theme of the story of The Black Aeroplane’?

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The Class 10 English CBSE Language and Literature - The Complete A-Z Course is a fully-featured course for students of Class 10 English NCERT Language & Literature and includes Footprints Without Feet, First Flight, grammar, reading and writing. It includes hundreds of animated videos , detailed and original questions and answers, hundreds of HOTS questions along with their answers, and thousands of practice questions. And it doesn’t just cover literature, we cover reading, writing, and grammar too, so you never lag behind.


This course is regularly updated, because these are fickle times we live in. This course will always stay up to date with the CBSE curriculum and is even now in sync with it. We’ve updated our course to include thorough examinations of discursive passages, case-based passages, and the newly added value-based questions.

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