Q. 84.1( 21 Votes )

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow :

“But, please, Stephen Stepanovitch, how can they be yours ? Do be a reasonable man ! My aunt’s grandmother gave the Meadows for the temporary and free use of your grandfather’s peasants. The peasants used the land for forty years and got accustomed to it as if it was their own, when it happened that ........

(a) Who is the speaker of the above lines ?

(b) Why did his aunt’s grandmother give the meadows ?

(c) Why did the peasants treat the land as their own ?

(d) What light do these lines throw on the speaker’s character ?

OR

Belinda tickled him, she ticked him unmerciful,

Ink, Blink and Mustard, they rudely called him Percival,

They all sat laughing in the little red wagon

At the realio, trulio, cowardly dragon.

(a) Who was tickled by Belinda ?

(b) Why did she tickle ‘him’ ?

(c) Who are Ink, Blink and Mustard ?

(d) Why did they all laugh at ‘him’

Answer :

(a)The speaker of the above lines is Ivan Vassiliyitch Lomov. 

(b) His aunt’s grandmother gave the free use of Oxen meadows to the Natalya’s father’s grandfather in order to make bricks for her by the farmers in future.

(c) The peasants began to treat the land as their own as they had started to make bricks there.

(d) The lines show the speaker’s poor personality and a bad sense of talking that seems irrelevant with place and person.                          

OR 

(a) The dragon Custard was tickled by Belinda. 

(b) She tickled him in order to make him laugh a little as the cage looked very scary and it was making the dragon cry and scared. 

(c) Ink is a little kitten, Blink is a grey mouse and Mustard is a yellow dog.

(d) They all laughed at the dragon because he was looking like a coward.

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