Please refer to Chapter 1 A Triumph of Surgery Class 10 English Important Questions with solutions provided below. These questions and answers have been provided for Class 10 English based on the latest syllabus and examination guidelines issued by CBSE, NCERT, and KVS. Students should learn these problem solutions as it will help them to gain more marks in examinations. We have provided Important Questions for Class 10 English for all chapters in your book. These Board exam questions have been designed by expert teachers of Standard 10.
Class 10 English Important Questions A Triumph of Surgery Chapter 1
Short Answer Type Questions
Question. What made Mrs. Pumphrey call the vet?
Answer : Tricki had become fat and lazy. He used to lie on his rug and pant. He also refused to eat his favourite dishes. His bouts of vomiting added to Mrs. Pumphrey’s worry and hence she decided to call Dr. James Herriot, the vet.
Question. How does Dr Herriot treat Tricky?
Answer : Dr Herriot cut down Tricki’s food and made him exercise. For the first three days he was not given any food but was kept only on fluid, that is, water. He did not receive any medical treatment but was kept in the company of other dogs. Tricki discovered the joy of being bowled over and tramped on. Finally he recovered from obesity and was overjoyed.
Long Answer Type Questions
Question. Compare and contrast Tricki in the beginning and in the end of the story.
Answer : We see two sides of Tricki. In the beginning, Tricki was very fat. It was bloated like a sausage. Its tongue lolled from its jaws. It appeared very lethargic, greedy and ate food the whole day with no exercise at all. This worried Mrs. Pumphrey greatly. She telephoned Mr. Herriot, the author. He took it to the surgery. At the surgery, Mr. Herriot gave Tricki a lot of water and no food. On the third day, it started barking at other dogs. Other dogs befriended it. In two weeks, it got well and looked like a little golden figure again. Hence, a bloated sausage ball finally began to look like a dog.
Question. Write the character-sketch of Tricki.
Answer : Tricki was a small dog. He was pampered and overfed by his mistress. He was fed with excessive nutritious food. He was greedy enough to refuse food at any time. He liked eating cream cakes and chocolates. This made him hugely fat. He looked like a bloated sausage. He had bloodshot and rheumy eyes. He became dull, flabby, lazy and listless. He was seriously sick. He had bouts of vomiting. He was taken to Herriot’s surgery. There he was given no food for two days. He was made to do a lot of exercises. This changed him and he became fit. He loved his mistress very much. His mistress remarked that Tricki would pine and die if he did not see her even for a single day.