GULLIVER IN LILLIPUT– 2
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.
Ans. The island of Blefuscu was situated to the north-east of Lilliput. It was separated from Lilliput by a channel (a narrow stretch of water joining two bodies of land) 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.
Ans. Gulliver was planning to take an action in order to save Lilliput from the attack by Blefuscu. So, he did not want the enemy to see him and be alert before his action. That is why he avoided appearing on the north-east coast of Lilliput.
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.
Ans. The channel was about five feet deep in most places. In some places, it was five feet deep but, it was nowhere deeper than six feet. Gulliver armed himself with fifty hooks and fifty strong cords.
Q.4 Why did Gulliver seek the advice of the most experienced sailor?
Ans. Gulliver sought his advice the most experienced seamen because he had no prior knowledge of the channel and surroundings of that would-be battlefield. He wanted to be successful in his mission.
Q. 4 What did Gulliver make from the cables and bars of iron?
Ans. Gulliver twisted the cables together and made fifty strong cords. He twisted three iron bars together at a time and made fifty hooks.
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.
Ans. The soldiers of Blefuscu jumped out of their warships on seeing Gulliver. They swam ashore and shot at him several thousand arrows as big as knitting-needles.
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.
Ans. Gulliver put on his eyeglasses to save his eyes from the arrows shot at him by the soldiers of Blefuscu.
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.
Ans. Gulliver fastened the hooks to the prows of all the warships & tied the ends of the cords together into a knot. After taking the knotted end in his hand, he pulled the ships, but they did not move because all these ships were held fast by their 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.
Ans. Gulliver was hit in the face & hands with the arrows shot by Blefuscan soldiers. He pulled the arrows out and then applied some ointment to relieve the pain.
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.
Ans. The emperor and his court were waiting for Gulliver on the shore. They saw the fleet advancing towards them but, they couldn’t distinguish Gulliver as he was in water up to his neck. So, they thought that Gulliver had been drowned and the 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.
Ans. Gulliver risked his life for the safety and honour of the emperor and his subjects. He did a very difficult job of defending Lilliput from the invaders. In this way, he showed his loyalty to the emperor.
Q. 11 How did the emperor reward him for his services?
Ans. The emperor felt very grateful to Gulliver. He received him with great honour and respect. In addition to this, the emperor made Gulliver a Great lord on the spot.
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