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.
Ans. Reldressal visited Gulliver in order to seek his help in solving the internal and external problems they were facing.
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.
Ans. Gulliver received Reldressal with honour and he offered to lie down so that he could converse with him conveniently.
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.
Ans. Lilliputians were divided into two sections, the Low Heels and the High Heels. The Low Heels used to wear the shoes with low heels and the High Heels used to wear the shoes with high heels. The High Heels were more in number as compared to the Low Heels. The present emperor supported the Low Heels but the prince supported the High Heels.
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.
Ans. The government was in the hands of the Low Heels though they were less numerous than the High Heels because the emperor supported them. He himself used to wear the shoes with 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.
Ans. The external danger that Lilliput had to face was the invasion by a neighbouring empire namely Blefuscu.
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.
Ans. From ancient times, the people of Lilliput had the belief that they should break the egg at the bigger end & this was their religious practice, but when the present emperor’s grandfather happened to cut his finger while breaking the egg at the bigger end, the government put a ban on the practice. Obviously, there were rebellions & during these protests, many people died. Many rebels took refuge in Blefuscu. The Blefuscan emperor supported these rebels & thus became the enemy of Lilliput which gave rise to the war between these two empires.