In Passion’s Shadow- Questions and Their Answers

In Passion’s Shadow- Questions and Their Answers

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Skimming and Scanning Questions

A. Write answers of the following questions in one word / one phrase/one sentence.

1. When and where did the narrator see Pushpa for the first time?

2. What age did the narrator guess Pushpa to be?

3. Why did Pushpa offer her turn to fill the bucket to the narrator?

4. What made the narrator happy when Pushpa first spoke to him?

5. In which class did Pushpa study?

6. Why does the narrator not enter into conversation with girls?

7. Whose bucket was already full and the water was overflowing?

8. Who lies several times during the day?

Multiple Answers Questions

B. Complete the following statements by choosing the best alternatives:

1. Pushpa ……………. her bucket and started to clean her bucket.

a) Filled
b) emptied
c) patted
d) touched

2. The narrator saw the old Jat tying his turban in the standing in ………….. of the house nearby.

a) balcony
b) verandah
c) corridor
d) door

3. The Jat had such a sharp, pointed beard that the narrator thought it could be used for slaughtering ……………..

a) pigeons
b) goats
c) chickens
d) lions

4. The narrator had started associating Pushpa with …………….. flowers.

a) red
b) yellow
c) orange
d) velvety

5. The narrator associated the Jat, Pushpa’s father with birds’ …………….. that
start trickling down tin roofs.

a) feathers
b) nests
c) droppings
d) clipped tails

6. When the narrator went from the Nakobar bus stand he saw the …………
was walking by his side.

a) young girl
b) old lady
c) village priest
d) old man

7. The narrator replied that he was going to ……………..

a) Model Town
b) Jullundur
c) Gadhwal
d) Chandigarh

8. The narrator told him that he was in the town since last …………….. months.

a) ten
b) five
c) two
d) three

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Comprehension Questions

C. Answer the following questions in 3 to 4 sentences each:

1. How was the first meeting of the narrator and Pushpa?

Ans: The first meeting of the narrator and Pushpa was very much interesting. While the narrator was going to draw water at the hand pump, Pushpa looked at the narrator twice or thrice and the narrator felt that either his hair had grown greyer than usual or he was looking four or five years younger. As if she was calling the narrator for playing the game of hide and seek.

2. Why did the narrator’s bucket start to overflow?

Ans: The narrator’s bucket started to overflow because he was involved in conversation with Pushpa regarding her education and place. When she told him that she did not go to school, the narrator imagined about her enjoying life with the yellow ‘Sarson’ flowers and her listening of the song Heer and her involvement with Arithmetic and Geography. In fact, the narrator thought that wherever she would go she would give birth to poetry. As a result, the narrator’s bucket started to overflow.

3. Why was the narrator surprised when Pushpa told him that she didn’t go to school?

Ans: When Pushpa told him that she didn’t go to school, the narrator was surprised because a girl with such beautiful eyes did not go to school. It was the idea of the narrator that such a beautiful girl might be going to school.

4. Why had Pushpa come to Jullundur?

Ans: Pushpa had come to Jullundur form her village because her father, a widower was in search of a wife for himself. While her father’s search was going on for a suitable wife, Pushpa was looking after him during his stay at Jullundur.

5. What did the narrator imagine about Pushpa’s life in the village?

Ans: The narrator imagined about Pushpa’s life in the village that she might be enjoying her life with the yellow ‘Sarson’ flowers and her listening of the song Heer and her involvement with Arithmetic and Geography. In fact, the narrator thought that wherever she would go she would give birth to poetry.

6. How did Pushpa clean her bucket?

Ans: When the narrator filled Pushpa’s bucket, she shocked a little and emptied her bucket and started cleaning it by picking up some earth from the ground. It is not considered having been the bucket is properly cleaned without cleaning it with some ash and earth.

7. Who is more dangerous than who according to the narrator as far as telling lies is concerned?

Ans: According to the narrator the person who does not tell a lie openly tells it all the time inwardly. And anyone who tells a lie in his mind and he claims to speak the truth all the time and is, therefore, a bigger lier and more dangerous as far as telling lies is concerned.

8. How did the Jat treat Pushpa when she took some to return home?

Ans: When Pushpa took some to return home from the water hand pump, her
father, the Jat, treated her very badly by scolding her and giving bad words and also threatening to beat her before the narrator.

CHECK YOUR ANSWERS

A. Answers to check your progress :

1. The narrator saw Pushpa for the first time drawing water at the hand pump.

2. Thirteen or at the most fourteen.

3. Because she thought that he wanted to go to office.

4. When Pushpa first spoke to the narrator, he felt happy that she knew about his existence.

5. Pushpa did not go to school.

6. Because they are in the habit of attaching importance even to casual conversation.

7. The narrator’s bucket was full and the water was overflowing.

8. The narrator lies several times during the day.

B. Complete the following statements by choosing the best alternatives:

1. b) emptied

2. b) verandah

3. c) chickens

4. d) velvety

5. c) droppings

6. d) old man

7. a) Model Town

8. c) two

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