Questions Answers of Gulliver In Lilliput
NCERT Solutions For Class 10 English
GULLIVER IN LILLIPUT-I
Q.1 Why did Reldresal visit Gulliver?
Ans. Reldresal visited Gulliver to discuss some important matters of the state. They were facing a threat from Blefuscu and it was thought that Gulliver would be of some help for the empire.
Q.2 How did Gulliver receive Reldresal?
Ans. Gulliver welcomed him with honour. Gulliver offered Reldresal to lie down so that he could conveniently speak to him, but he preferred that Gulliver should hold him in his hand.
Q.3 What were the two political parties in Lilliput? What was their difference?
Ans. The two political parties in Lilliput were the High Heels and the Low Heels. There difference laid in the type of heels they use to their shoes. The High put on shoes with the high heel while the Low Heels wore the shoes with low heel.
Q.4 Why was the government in the hands of the Low Heels though they were less numerous than the High Heels?
Ans.Though the Low Heels were less numerous than the High Heels the government was in their hands because the emperor of the state was in favour of the Low Heels.
Q.5 What was the external danger that the country had to face?
Ans.The external danger that the country was fearing an invasion from Blefuscu which according to Lilliputians was the other great empire of the universe.
Q.6 What was the question of religious principle that gave rise to the war between Lilliput and Blefuscu?
Ans. The religious question was whether one should break an egg at the bigger end or at the smaller end.
Q.7 Why was the ancient way of breaking an egg prohibited in Lilliput?
Ans. The ancient way was prohibited because the present emperor ‘s grandfather, when he was a boy, had cut one of his fingers when breaking an egg at the bigger end. One emperor lost his life and another his crown and 11000 people suffered death. They preferred death to his honour.
Q.8 How did the people take a new law?
Ans. There was bitter opposition to the new law, and there were frequent rebellions on account of it.
Q.9 What was the emperor of Blefuscu’s part in the internal troubles of Lilliput?
And.When rivalry started in Lilliput over the so-called religious principle, a lot of people lost their lives while others fled to Blefuscu. The emperor of Blefuscu gave them his sympathy and encouragement, thus interfering in the internal affairs of Lilliput. Blefuscu frequently charged the Lilliputian emperor with causing a division in the religion.
Q.10 What was the teaching of their ancient religion about the right way of breaking eggs?
Ans. The teaching of thier ancient religion about the right way of breaking an egg was that their holy book read “All believers shall break their egg at the convenient end”.
Q.11 What in Reldresal’s opinion what was the meaning of the teaching?
Ans. In Reldresal opinion the teaching of the holy book means a person to decide on their own which end would be the convenient one.
Q.12 What did Gulliver promise to do for the emperor?
Ans. Gulliver promises Reldresal that he would defend the honour of the country and that of the emperor like a soldier.
GULLIVER IN LILLIPUT -II
Q.1 Where was Blefuscu situated and what separated it from Lilliput?
Ans. The empire of Blefuscu was located to the north-east of Lilliput. It was separated from Lilliput by a channel about 800 metres wide.
Q.2 Why did Gulliver avoid appearing on the north-east of Lilliput?
Ans. Gulliver did so that the enemy should not get a glimpse of him. Gulliver’s giant appearance would have easily put the enemy in agitation.
Q.3 How deep was the channel? What were the devices with which Gulliver armed himself?
Ans. The channel was 5-6 feet deep. Gulliver armed himself with some strong cable and bars of iron. The cable was no more than a bundle of pack-thread, and bars of iron were like knitting needles.
Q.4 Why did Gulliver seek the advice of the most experienced sailor?
Ans. Gulliver sought his advice because the former had no prior knowledge of the channel and surroundings of that would-be battlefield. He wanted to be successful in his mission.
Q.5 What did the Blefuscan soldiers do while Gulliver was fastening hooks to the warships?
Ans. On getting a glimpse of Gulliver, Blefuscan soldiers were so frightened that they leapt out of their ships and swam ashore.
Q.6 What did Gulliver do to save his eyes?
Ans. In order to save his eyes, Gulliver put on his eye-glasses so that the arrows could not strike his eyes.
Q.7 Why did the ships not move when Gulliver pulled them?
Ans. When Gulliver pulled the ships, they did not move because they were all fast held with anchors.
Q.8 What did Gulliver do to relieve the pain caused by the arrows?
Ans. To relieve the pain caused by the arrows Gulliver rubbed on an ointment on his skin.
Q.9 What did the emperor and the court think on seeing the fleet at distance?
Ans. On seeing the fleet at distance, they thought that Gulliver would have been killed and that the enemy fleet was advancing for battle.
Q.10.How did Gulliver show his loyalty to the emperor?
Ans. Gulliver had promised Reldresal that he would help them in case Blefuscu wages a war against them. Gulliver helped Lilliput and fulfilled his promise. When he reached back with the fleet. He cried in the loudest voice, ” long live the mightiest emperor of the state”. Therefore, Gulliver proved his loyalty and he was made a great lord by the emperor.