NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Chapter 4 - From the Diary of Anne Frank

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The “Diary of Anne Frank”, published in 1947, is an autobiography of a girl called Anne who wrote her thoughts in a diary which she got on her 13th birthday. In that diary, she writes everything about her life including her childhood, family, and various other things. Find all the relevant questions and their solutions on the Aasoka platform.

Question 1:

Was Anne right when she said that the world would not be interested in the musings of a thirteen-yearold girl ?


No, she has been proved very wrong. The world is wonderstruck over the musings of that thirteen-yearold prodigy.

Question 2:

What language was the diary originally written in ? In what way is Anne’s diary different ?


The diary was originally written in the Dutch language. Anne’s diary is different in the sense that it is a highly mature work that shows a deep insight into the human mind.

Question 3:

Why does Anne need to give a brief sketch about her family ? Does she treat ‘Kitty’ as an insider or outsider ?


Anne thought that nobody would be able to understand her musings if she started straightaway with them. That is why she thought it necessary to give a brief sketch of her family. She doesn’t treat ‘Kitty’ as an outsider, but a very close ‘insider’ with whom she can share her inmost feelings.

Question 4:

How does Anne feel about her father, her grandmother, Mrs Kuperus and Mr Keesing ? What do these tell you about her ?


Anne had a loving father and a grandmother. She loved them but somehow could not share her inmost feelings with them. Mrs Kuperus was the headmistress of the nursery school where Anne studied. She loved Anne like her own daughter. Only Mr Keesing was strict to Anne because he thought she talked too much in the class. However, at heart he was a nice person.

Anne’s analysis of various characters shows that even at a young age, she was a very good judge of human character.

Question 5:

What does Anne write in her first essay ?


In her first essay, Anne writes that talking is a student’s trait. She also writes that talking is an inherited trait in her because her mother too talked as much as she does.

Question 6:

Anne says teachers are most unpredictable. Is Mr Keesing unpredictable ? How ?


Mr Keesing is unpredictable. He is known to be a very strict disciplinarian. But he is so amused by Anne’s poem that he allows her to talk in his class, and never punishes her again.

Question 7:

What do these statements tell you about Anne Frank as a person ?

  1. We don’t seem to be able to get any closer, and that’s the problem. Maybe it’s my fault that we don’t confide in each other.
  2. I don’t want to jot down the facts in this diary the way most people would do, but I want the diary to be my friend.
  3. Margot went to Holland in December, and I followed in February, when I was plunked down on the table as a birthday present for Margot.
  4. If you ask me, there are so many dummies that about a quarter of the class should be kept back, but teachers are the most unpredictable creatures on earth.
  5. Anyone could ramble on and leave big spaces between the words, but the trick was to come up with convincing arguments to prove the necessity of talking.

i. This statement shows that Anne was very different from other children. She found that the other children of her age could talk of only ordinary everyday things. But Anne, even in her teens, had a very mature mind.

ii. This statement shows that Anne took her diary not merely as a number of pages to write on, but as her closest friend. She took it as one with whom she could share her inmost feelings.

iii. This statement shows Anne’s great sense of humour. It was Margot’s birthday when Anne reached Holland to be with her mother. Humorously, she calls herself a birthday present for Margot.

iv. & v. These two statements also show Anne’s sense of humour.