5. Acceptance Speech


Q. 1. Why had Alexander Aris accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of his mother ?

Ans. Alexander Aris had accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of his mother, Aung San Suu Kyi, because she was imprisoned in her country for pro-democracy agitation.


Q. 2. Why has the international community applauded the Nobel Peace Prize Committee ?

Ans. The international community has applauded the Nobel Peace Prize Committee for the choice of the committee for the Prize. The U.N.O. passed a historic resolution for her early release from detention.


Q. 3. Who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1951 ? When was the ‘Acceptance Speech’ delivered?

Ans. Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1951, The “Acceptance Speech’ was delivered in Oslo on December 10, 1951 on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Pease Prize.


Q.4. The Nobel Peace Prize belongs not only to Aung San Suu Kyi but to all the men, women and children of Burma. Why does Aris say so ?

Ans. Alexander Aris says that the Nobel Peace Prize belongs not only to his mother, but to all the men, women and children of Burma because all the people of Burma have been sacrificing their freedom and their lives in pursuit of a democratic Burma.


Q.5. What is more precious than diamond or silver or gold ?

Ans. The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamond or silver or gold, Diamond, silver and gold are precious metals but they cannot make the world a happier place to live in. Genuine brotherhood and peace are more necessary than these material things for the survival of the human race.


Q. 6. Who were incarcerated in the struggle for peace, freedom and democracy ?

Ans. Aung San Suu Kyi and many senior leaders of Burma were incarcerated in the struggle for peace, freedom and democracy. They had sacrificed their well-being and freedom for a democratic Burma.


Q. 7. “And no one must underestimate that plight ?’ which plight Aris refers to? Explain.

Ans. In the piece ‘Acceptance Speech’, Alexander Aris is referring to the plight of the people of Burma. Aris says that the personal sacrifice of his mother symbolises the plight of all the people of Burma.


Q. 8. Peace, freedom and democracy are essential for human being. Do you agree? Give your own opinion?

Ans. Peace, freedom and democracy are essential for human beings. The citizens of a country cannot live properly unless there is internal and external peace. They cannot make progress if they do not enjoy freedom. They need a democratic way of life for the pursuit of their aims and dreams.


Q.9. “The beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace being more precious than diamond or silver or gold.” Why does Aris claim so? Do you agree with him ?

Ans. In the ‘Acceptance Speech’, Alexander Aris refers to Martin Luther King Jr. He says that Martin Luther King Jr. was right that the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamond or silver or gold. Diamond, silver and gold are costly but they cannot bring about happiness in the world. I . agree with Aris.


Q. 10. Why does Aris say that the Nobel Prize for Peace belongs to all the people of Burma ?

Ans. Aris says that the Nobel Prize for Peace belongs not only to his mother but to all the people of Burma. He says so because all the men, women and children of Burma had been sacrificing their well-being, freedom and lives for a democractic Burma.


Class 10th English Subjective 2022

 S.N ENGLISH PROSE SECTION SUBJECTIVE
 1The Pace For Living 
 2 Me And The Ecology Bit 
 3Gillu 
 4What Is Wrong with Indian Film 
 5Acceptance speech 
 6Once Upon A Time 
 7The Unity Of Indian Culture 
 8Little Girl Wiser Than Man

 S.N ENGLISH POETRY SECTION SUBJECTIVE
 1God Made The Country
 2Ode On Solitude
 3Polythene Bag 
 4Thinner Than A Crescent
 5The Empty Heart
 6Koel
 7The Sleeping Porter
 8Martha

 S.N  Supplementry English Reader -II
 1The January Night
 2Allergy
 3The Bet
 4Quality
 5Sun And Moon
 6Two Horizones
 7Love Defiled