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.
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