The Last Lesson Prose Vocabulary Parts MCQ PDF TNPSC Group 2


May 11, 2022, By Careericons

In this article, we have complied with very important information on the "The Last Lesson Prose Written by Alphonse Daudet" for the current TNPSC Group 2, 2A 2022 Preliminary Examination. Get complete study material for all General English syllabus wise with subject topics which help to clear this preliminary exam 2022.

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  1. Vocabulary Parts of prose The Last Lesson,&
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  6. Grammar Parts of prose The Last Lesson,&
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The importance of reading this prose "The Last Lesson" written by "Alphonse Daudet" is clearly described in the revised new syllabus as shown below,

  1. This prose comes under the "Part-C" of the General English New Revised Syllabus.
  2. It's also noticed separately in the "List of Prose & Supplementary". Where it consists of 14 prose and supplementary & this prose is listed as number 3.

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Let us discuss & read the prose "The Last Lesson" written by Alphonse Daudet (Which is also a prose in Unit - 6 of 10th standard of Tamil Nadu Samacheer Books) in detail with all examples of model questions asked in the previous TNPSC examinations.

"The Last Lesson - Alphonse Daudet"

Vocabulary Section for prose "The Last Lesson" By Alphonse Daudet

C. In column A are some of the idiomatic phrases from the essay. Match them with equivalent single words in column B:

S.No A B  
1. go far reveal 3
2. blow up submit 6
3. show up explode 2
4. call on succeed 1
5. break off finish 5
6. knuckle under require 4

D. Frame sentences of your own using the above idiomatic phrases.

  1. You will go far (succeed) if you learn to persevere and never give up.
  2. I just knew that Sasikala would blow up (explode) as a result of her sustained anger.
  3. The records show up (reveal) the true personality of the Managing Director of the factory.
  4. This project calls on (requires) all the creative hands to launch it immediately.
  5. Although Leela was angry, she did not want to break off (finish) her long relationship with Chandran.
  6. I hate to knuckle under (submit) my boss, just to hold on to my job.

E. Given below are some idiomatic phrases. Find the meaning of it using the dictionary:

put on walk away
come in time out
try again try again

Frame sentences of your own to bring out the meaning.

  1. Put on – (assume) They put on an American Accent which sounded perfect.
  2. Come in – (join later) Ashish will sing the verse and then the rest of choristers will come in on the chorus.
  3. Try again – (don't quit) Oh common, just try again.
  4. Walk away – (escape a danger) You were lucky to walk away from that ghastly car accident.
  5. Time out – (a short break) Workaholics rush around so much nowadays that they all need a time out now and then.
  6. Try again – (never give up) It's hard at first to shift gears but try, try again till you feel at ease with changing gears.

Listening Activity:

F. Listen to the article titled "Remembering Nel Jayaraman"

In pairs, present an interview. One student will be the Interviewer and the other would be Nel Jayaraman himself. Two sets of conversations has been given as examples for your help.

It must have been eight years ago I was at Thiruvarur to attend the Nel Thiruvizha (seed festival) organised by Jayaraman.

I went there to volunteer; I'd heard about him from organic farming pioneer G. Nammalvar and wanted to see if we could bring the varieties Jayaraman revived, to the market.

It was just a small affair then; some people attended. But the festival grew exponentially from then on; from 500, the number of participants went up to 1,500 next year; and then to 2,500, 5,000… there was no looking back. When I entered the village Adhirangam where the festival took place, I saw men carrying sacks of paddy, they came with five kilograms and returned with 10 kilograms the next year. That was how the seed exchange work.

I remember how Jayaraman cycled across villages to find traditional paddy seeds and distribute them. I asked him how he planned to carry his vision forward; what would he do for funds/ But he replied, "What do I need funds for ? I have seeds and my cycle will take me to everywhere. Or I'll take a bus".

If people called him asking for his number of varieties of seeds, he went directly to see to it – that they got what they wanted. I participated in the planning of his seed festivals.

But the man didn't believe I going by a strict plan. He was always cool when those around him panicked. For instance, if I told him there were many people coming for the event and that we had to pain for meals and plates, he would respond unfettered, "Thambi, it'll fall in place. If there are no plates we can buy banana leaves; if there's no food. We can cook and serve rice, we have it in plenty, don't we?"

What if the sound system doesn't work, I insisted and he said.'Then we might have to speak louder". I joked that I would refuse to come for planning meetings because anyway, he didn't need them. On a serious note, all the festivals he organised went on smoothly, as he believed. During floods or droughts, he took the collector of Nagapattinam to show him how our traditional paddy withstood the forces of Nature.

He visited collectorates to submit petitions against genetically modified crops whenever he encountered them. Later in life, when his popularity grew, he spent more time in the field; but that's where his heart was. Hundreds of people called me from India and abroad, enquiring about his health during his final days. He showed that if you worked selflessly for society, it will give back.

Student A : (Interviewer) - Vanakkam sir. For what cause do you organise festivals ?

Student B : (NJ) - I organise these festivals with a difference. I present seeds to all the participating farmers.

Student A : (Interviewer) - Oh ! That's really good, Sir. What do you expect in return ?

Student B : (NJ) - In return I expect them to have double the harvest next year.

Student A : (Interviewer) - Where did you organise the NEL festival ?

Student B : (NJ) - . ..................

Student A : (Interviewer) - Can you mention how many people congregated for the meeting ?

Student B : (NJ) - . ..................

Student A : (Interviewer) - What did you distribute to the farmers?

Student B : (NJ) - . ..................

Student A : (Interviewer) - How did you commute to each these villages?

Student B : (NJ) - . ..................

Student A : (Interviewer) - Ayya, Do you plan your schedules ?

Student B : (NJ) - . ..................

Student A : (Interviewer) - How could you remain so cool an clam sir ?

Student B : (NJ) - I have an alternative . ..................

Student A : (Interviewer) - Where was your heart and soul ?

Student B : (NJ) - ...................

Student A : (Interviewer) - People say when your popularity grew, you spent less time in the field ?

Student B : (NJ) - . ..................

Student A : (Interviewer) - What is your message to the world ?

Student B : (NJ) - . ..................

Student A : (Interviewer) - Thank you, Sir. Nandri

Student B : (NJ) - Nandri.


  1. I organized the Nel festival at Thiruvarur.
  2. Around 500 people congregated for the meeting.
  3. I distributed traditional paddy seeds to the farmers.
  4. I used to cycle across to these villages.
  5. Yes, I do plan my seed festival schedules.
  6. to everything – no plates meant that we could buy banana leaves; no food meant that we could cook and serve rice which was available in plenty; no mike meant that we have to just raise our voices and speak!
  7. My heart and soul were in the field.
  8. That's the world we live in!
  9. If you work selflessly for society, it will give back.

Speaking Activity:

Giving directions is sometimes not an easy job. Here is an example of how to give directions.



You are waiting for your friend Raja at the shopping mall. He will get down from the bus at the bus stop in Main street. Give him directions to reach the mall.

After you get down, walk forward along the main street and cross smith street at the zebra crossing. You can see a hospital to your left. Walk straight and you can see the park to your left. Cross the road at the second zebra crossing to reach the shopping mall opposite the park. I will be waiting at the entrance.

G. A road map is given below. Answer the questions that follow with the help of the road map. Work in pairs and discuss to give directions to get to one place from another.


1. You are on the market. You need directions to go to the pharmacy.


From the market on George Street, go past two crossroads. After you cross the library and the bakery on the left, take your right on South road at the crossroads just before the Art Gallery. You will find a Gift shop as soon as you turn on the left side. After a kilometer or so you will find a Hospital on the left. Take left immediately and you will find the pharmacy just opposite the hospital on Central Avenue.

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2. You are in a book shop. Ask your partner to direct you to the Art Gallery.


Walk straight on Central Avenue and go past the School on your right. Proceed further and cross the Post office on the left. After a couple of buildings, take the immediate left on South Road. Walk down further till you arrive at the crossroads on George street. At the crossroads, you will find the Art Gallery, diagonally opposite to you on the right side on George Street.

3. Give your partner the directions to go from the Bank to the hotel.


Go to the Bank out-gate on Park Street and take your left. Go past the Swimming pool on the left and take the right on George Street. Further down you will find a Police station on the right before the next crossroad at North Road. A few buildings after the North road crossing you will find the Hotel on the right side.

4. Direct your partner from the post office to the market.


Use the gate on Central Avenue and take your right. Go past the Museum on the right and take the right turn on Park Street just before the Bank. Proceed further and keep left. You will find a Swimming pool on the left. Take the immediate right after the Swimming pool. You will find the Market just opposite to the Swimming pool on George Street.

5. Your partner wants to go to the library from school. Give suitable directions.


Take the right on Central Avenue. Take the first right again on Park street. Keep to the left of Park Street and walk further. Cross the Bank and the Swimming pool till you reach the junction at George Street. Take your right and walk further. You will find the Library just opposite the Police station on George Street.

Reading Section of prose "The Last Lesson"

H. Read the poem carefully and answer the questions that follow:

Festival of harvest Festival of decorated cars
Celebrations at its best That twinkle like the stars
Festival of Light Festival of Love
To our heart's delight That spreads treasures on a tree,
Festival of Dance To share the word from above
Leaves us in a trance That makes us happy and free.
Festival of Music Festival of sacrifice
Where they sing the joyous lyric To unfurl the joy of giving,
Festival of flowers Celebrate them well and nice
That brightens up with colours To make life worth living.

Fill in the blanks.

1. (a) …………… is the festival which fills our hearts with delight.

(b) ……………. is referred to as a festival of sacrifice.


(a) Festival of light

(b) Unfurling the joy of giving

2. What kind of joy is unfurled during the festival of sacrifice?


The joy of giving is unfurled during the festival of sacrifice.

3. How can we make our life worth living?


By celebrating all festivals well and nicely, we can make our life worth living.

4. What does the poet mean by 'Festival of flowers'?


By festival of flowers, the poet means that they brighten up with colours.

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5. When are we in a state of trance?


We are in a state of trance when we celebrate the festival of dance.

6. What do the people do when the festival of Music is celebrated?


They sing the joyous lyric when the festival of music is celebrated.

7. What makes us happy and free, according to the poet?


The festival of love spreads treasures on a tree, shares the word from above, and makes us happy and free.

8. Find out the rhyme scheme employed in the fourth stanza.


'abab' is the rhyme scheme employed in the fourth stanza.

9. Pick out the rhyming words from the first stanza of the poem.


'Harvest-best; and light-delight' are the rhyming words from the first stanza of the poem.

10. Write down the words that alliterate in the poetic lines below.


  • Festival of Flowers
  • That spreads treasures on a tree
  • Festival of Flowers
  • That spreads treasures on a tree


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1. List of Prose & Supplementary with "Where To Study" in Tamil Nadu Samacheer Kavli School Books:

Important "LIST OF PROSE" for General English Section of TNPSC GROUP 2 & 2A 2022 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

SI. NO Name of the Poem Name of the Author Where to Study
1 His First Flight Liam O'Flaherty 10th, Unit-1 - Prose
2 The Tempest Tales From Shakespeare 10th, Unit-1 - Supplementary
3 The Last Lesson Alphonse Daudet 10th, Unit-6 - Prose
4 The Little Hero of Holland Mary Mapes Dodge 10th, Unit-6 - Supplementary
5 The Dying Detective Arthur Conan Doyle 10th, Unit-7 - Prose
6 Learning the Game (Book Extract) Sachin Tendulkar 9th, Unit-1 - Prose
7 The Cat and the Painkiller (An Extract from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) Mark Twain 9th, Unit-4 - Supplementary
8 Water – The Elixir of Life Sir C.V.Raman 9th, Unit-5 - Prose
9 The Story of a Grizzly Cub William Temple Hornaday 9th, Unit-5 - Supplementary
10 Sir Isaac Newton Nathaniel Hawthorne 8th, Unit-3 - Prose
11 My Reminiscence Rabindranath Tagore 8th, Unit-4 - Prose
12 The Woman on Platform 8 Ruskin Bond 8th, Unit-1 - Supplementary
13 The Nose Jewel C.Rajagopalachari 8th, Unit-1 - Prose
14 A Birthday Letter Jawaharlal Nehru 9th, Unit-7 - Prose

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