A Marraige Proposal – Anton Checkov


In This Blog Includes:  

1. About Author (Anton Chekhov)
2. Summary  of A Marriage Proposal 
3. Word Powers of A Marriage Proposal 
4. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
5. Question & Answer of A Marriage proposal 

 Based On  Rainbow Part II 


Anton Chekhov (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ) was a Russian Playwright and Short-story Writer. He was Born in 29 January, 1860 in Taganrog, Russia and Died in 15 July, 1904 in Badenweiler, Germany.  He began his literacy career by writing comic sketches. He was Doctor By Profession. His important works Includes, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, The Cheery Orchard.


A Marriage Proposal” is written by Anton Chekhov. In this play, the three characters are ChoobookovNatalia and Lomov. They all are NeighboursLomov loves Natalia. So, Lomov wants to marry Choobookov’s daughter (NATALIA) but he does not dare to put the proposal of marriage-ceremony before Natalia.
Natalia’s father, Choobookov also wants his daughter to marry Lomov but he does not find a way how to make his daughter agree with this proposal. One day Lomov comes to the house of his friend Choobookov and tells everything about the marriage of Natalia and him. Choobookov becomes very happy to know about this marriage proposal.

By Chance, the daughter of his friend, Natalia also comes there. Soon Natalia and Lomov start quarrelling over the superiority of their dogs-leap and guess and a piece of land belonging to Lomov. Having heard the shout, Choobookov becomes a friend and pretends to be dying and appeals to Lomov and Natalia to accept the marriage proposal.


1. Hypochondriac : वैसा व्यक्ति जो अपने स्वास्थ्य के बारे में बहुत चिंतित  हो 

2. Country House : फार्म हाउस या कुटिया 

3. Esteemed : आदरणीय 

4. Beat about the bush : झूमा फिरा कर बात करना 

5. Yearning : लालसा 

6. Fervent : उत्सुक / इचछुक 

7. Blockhead : एक बेबकूफ व्यक्ति 

8. Dumstruck : आवाक / बोली बंद होना 

9. Palpitations : दिल की तेज धड़कन 

10. Wrought up : काम किया 

11. Twitching : झटके से खीचना 

12. Merchandise : व्यापर 

13. Shelling : SHELL को हटाना 

14. Mown : काटा या फँसाया हुआ 

15. Dolled up : तैयार होना 

16. Interrupting : कुछ कहने या करने से रोकना 

17. Wedged in : बाधा होना 

18. Statute : कानून 

19. Impertinent : असभय 

20. Land Grabber : वैसा व्यक्ति जो किसी भी तरह के जमीन का अधिग्रहण कर सकता है 

21. Disputed : विवादित 

22. Accustomed to : परिचित 

23. Robber Baron : महान आदमी के आड़ में चोर होना 

24. Litigate : मुकदमा करना 

25. Quibbler : व्यक्ति जो बहस करता है 

26. Embezzlement : रूपया चुराना 

27. Sue : अदालत में किसी के खिलाफ दाबा  करना 

28. Colossal : विशाल / बहुत बड़ा 

29. Upstart : तुच्छ व्यक्ति 

30. Yelling : चिल्लाना 

31. Numb : बिना संवेदना 

32. Jabbing : मारना 

33. Grouse : शिकायत 

34. Hound : शिकारी  कुत्ता 

35. Retrieving : वापस आना / ठीक होना 

36. Pedigreed : अच्छे नस्ल का 

37. Exasperating : तंग करने वाला 

38. Fly off  the handle : गुस्से पर काबू न कर पाना 

39. Spite : गुस्सा 

40. Mimicking : नकल करना 

41. Wobbling : लडखडाहना 

42. Meddle with : हस्तक्षेप करना 

43. Intrigues : साज़िश करना 

44. Henpecks : हावी होना 

45. Windbag : वैसा आदमी जो अधिक बात करता

46. Launching : शुरुआत / प्रारंभ करना 

47. Marital Bliss : वैवाहिक आनंद 

Multiple Choice Questions 

VVI MCQs of A Marriage Proposal 

1) Lomov was the ________of Choobookov.
A. Neighbour
B. Enemy
C. Friend
D. Sister

2) Natalia‟s dog is named __________.
A. Leap
B. Weap
C. Deap
D. Neap

3) The name of the dog of Lomov is _________.
A. Guess
B. Buess
C. Ruess
D. Cress

4) “A marriage proposal” is a _______act play.
A. Three
B. One
C. Two
D. Four

5) Lomov says that he will prove in the court that the ________meadows belongs to him.
A. Cow
B. Buffalo
C. Ox
D. Goat

6) _______says that he is having a heart failure.
A. Lomov
B. Choobookov
C. Matalia
D. Ratalia

7) ________is made in love of Lomov.
A. Natalia
B. Khatalia
C. Matalia
D. Ratalia

8) The ownership of _______ is disputed.
A. Ox- Meadows
B. Bull meadows
C. Cow Meadows
D. Goat Meadows

9) Who is the writer of the prose piece, „A Marriage Proposal‟?
A. William Shakespeare
B. H.E.Bates
C. Anton Chekhov
D. Manohar Malgaonkar

10) Anton Chekov was born in _______
A. 1850
B. 1860
C. 1855
D. 1865

11) When did Anton Chekhov die?
A. 1889
B. 1900
C. 1902
D. 1904

12) Mr. Stepan Stepanovich Choobookov is a ______.
A. Lawyer
B. Landowner
C. Writer
D. Poet

13) Natalia is the daughter of ________.
A. Choobookov
B. Ivan
C. Chekhov
D. Vassilievish

14) How old is Natalia?
A. Twenty years
B. Twenty one
C. Twenty eight
D. Twenty five

15) How did choobookov react when he comes to know that Lomov wants to marry Natalia?
A. Happy
B. Sad
C. Angry
D. Thoughtful

16) Lomov thinks that he has a critical age because he is________
A. 15 years old
B. 38
C. 35
D. 18


1. How is Lomov greeted by Choobookov?

How does Choobookov react when he comes to know that Lomov wants to marry Natalia?

2. Why does Lomov think that he is a critical age?

Why does Lomov feel nervous before proposing to Natalia?

Why is Natalia afraid that all her hay may rot?

What, according to her, is the real worth of Ox-medows?

Who, according to Lomov, had left the meadows and to whom?

What is Lomov’s explanation of Ox-meadows becoming a disputed piece of land?

What does Choobookov say about Lomov’s father and grandfather?

Why does Lomov refer to the land settlement?

Why does he complain all the time of palpitation and veins throbbing?

Why does Natalia cry and weep to know that Lomov has come to propose to her?

Why does Natalia want to talk about something else?

What, according to Lomov, is the main defect of Leap?

How does Natalia describe her own pet dog, Leap?

‘That’s a load off my back.’ What is this ‘load’? Why does Choobookov say so? 

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