His First Flight by Liam O’ Flaherty

His First Flight by Liam O’ Flaherty is the story of a young seagull that was afraid to make its first flight. It tells us how the seagull’s parents goaded it into action and thereby equipped it to face the challenges of life.

His First Flight by Liam O’ Flaherty: Summary and Review

Model Questions from His First Flight by Liam O’ Flaherty

  1. Read the following excerpt from the story ‘His First Flight’ and answer the questions that follow.
  2. Only his mother was looking at him. She was standing on a little high hump on the plateau, her white breast thrust forward.
    • Whose mother is referred to in the excerpt? (Score: 1)
    • What is the implied meaning of the first sentence? (Score: 2)
    • Write a note on the role of parents towards the well being of their children. (Score: 3)
  3. Read the following excerpt from the story ‘His First Flight’ and answer the questions that follow.

    His mother had picked up a piece of fish and was flying across to him with it. He leaned out eagerly, tapping the rock with his feet, drying to get nearer to her as she flew across. But when she was just opposite to him, abreast of the ledge, she halted, her legs hanging limp, her wings motionless, the piece of fish in her beak almost within reach of his beak.

    • The word ……………. in the excerpt means ‘stopped’.
    • What was the mother bird trying to do? Did she achieve in her attempt? Explain your answer in three or four sentences.
    • Suggest a suitable title to the excerpt.
  4. ‘Where there is a will, there is a way.’ How far is this statement true in the case of the young seagull in the story ‘His First Flight?’ Write your answer in a paragraph of about 100 words.
  5. Write a note on Liam O’ Flaherty’s attitude towards the father and mother in his story ‘His First Flight’.

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