14.Give two reasons why their clothes are soaky and torn. (lines 2, 9 & 12) Answer:
They have to brave the horrendous flood.
There are pieces of tree barks in the water.15.If you were the parent of the boy, would you go out in the floods to look for your son’s albino buffalo?Give a reason to support your answer. Answer:
Yes, because I love my son.
Yes, because the buffalo is special.
No, because it is too dangerous.16.If you were the boy in the poem, would you ask your parents to go out in the floods to look for your albino buffalo? Give a reason for your answer. Answer:
Yes, because the albino buffalo is special.
No, because it is dangerous for them to go out in the floods.
17.What do you think is the people’s attitude towards life? Answer:
They never complain in spite of hardship.
They are grateful for whatever they have.18.Which phrase tells you that they are used to hardship and do not consider it a problem? Answer: “Without sigh or complaint”19.What is the couple doing in the kitchen? Answer: They are making jokes while rolling cigarette leaves.20.What kind of life does the couple lead? Answer: Hard life / difficult life21.Why do they not complain about their situation? Answer: Because they are used to hardship.
HE HAD SUCH QUIET EYESSTANZA 1
1.How are the eyes of the man described? What does it mean? Answer:Described as “quiet eyes”. It means these eyes are deceiving and dangerous.2.How does the persona get so attracted to the man? Answer:She is attracted to his quiet eyes that seem captivating.3.What does the line
“two pools of lies”
(line 3) refer to? Answer:The deceiving eyes of the man4.What does
“those quiet eyes were breathing desolate sighs”
mean? (lines 5 & 6) Answer:Those deceiving eyes were seeking sympathy.5.What does
“imploring her to be nice”
mean? (line 7) Answer:It means she is obliged to be nice to him and do anything to keep him happy.