MP Board Class 10th Special English Important Questions Chapter 7 Report of An Adjudged Case
I. Answer the following questions in about 25 words:
What was the point in dispute between nose and eyes? (Imp.)
There was a strange contest between the nose and eyes. It was over the spectacles. The nose called the spectacles as his. Similarly, the eyes expressed their claim over the spectacles.
So, tongue was the lawyer, and argued the case,
with a great deal of skill, and a wig full of learning.
While chief baron ear sat to balance the laws,
so famed for his talent in nicely discerming.
A lawyer is needed to argue the case on behalf of the claimant. So, the tongue assumed the role of the lawyer. The tongue was both, skilled in expression and learned. The ear was talented for perception of right or wrong. It sat to weigh the laws.
What were the arguments given by the lawyer in favour of the nose as the owner of the spectacles?
The lawyer gave the following argument in favour of the nose as the owner of the spectacles.
- The nose had been wearing the spectacles since times immemorial
- The spectacles with their straddle are fitted on the nose
- Any face without a nose cannot wear spectacles.
Who pleaded the case on behalf of the eyes and to what effect?
The same lawyer (tongue) shifted his side and pleaded the case on behalf of the eyes. The court refuted them because the previous arguments of the tongue in favour of the nose were far wiser than them.
In whose favour did the judge decide the case and how did he do so?
The judge decided the case in favour of the nose. He considered the tongue’s arguments in favour of the eyes as less wise. He advised that eyes should be shut whenever the nose put his spectacles on.
II. Answer the following questions in about 50 words:
What do you understand by the title “Report of an adjudged case”?.
The Title “Report of an adjudged case” says, that justice is not done in the court of law. The lawyers have no character. They speak in favour of both the rival parties with similar zeal. They are hired to fight false cases. They do not feel shy even if they lose the case. They cannot be relied on. They charge money from both the rival parties. They befool the clients with only words and rob them of their hard earned money. They give vague arguments. The judges also give random justice.