A Game of Chance – Important Questions

Important Question and Answers

Q. What happened every year on the occasion of Eid in Rasheed’s village?

Ans. In Rasheed’s village, there was a big fair on the occasion of Eid. Traders from far and wide came to sell their goods.

Q. Who was with Rasheed when he was going to the fair with his uncle?

Ans. Bhaiya also went with Rasheed to the fair along with his uncle.

Q. Why was Rasheed trying his luck again and again?

Ans. Rasheed was not winning costly items like other people, so he was going on trying his luck again and again.

Q. What did the people do when they saw him lose money?

Ans. The people around him were laughing at his bad luck. They did not show any sympathy.

Q. What were the things that Rasheed got by trying his luck?

Ans. By trying his luck Rasheed got two pencils and a bottle of ink. He got only a trifle every time.

Q. What things did uncle buy for Rasheed?

Ans. Uncle bought a beautiful umbrella, biscuits, sweets and some other gift items for Rasheed.

Q. What warning did uncle give to Rasheed?

Ans. Rasheed’s uncle warned him neither to buy anything from the fair nor to go very far.

Q. Why is the lesson named “A game of chance”?

Ans. The lesson is named as “A game of chance” because at the Lucky stall, people try their luck in the hope of doubling their money, but one can never be sure of winning. Gambling is a game of chance because there are equal chances of either winning or losing all your money.

Q. What was uncle’s reaction when he came to know about Rasheed’s trying his luck?

Ans. When Rasheed’s unlce came to know about the incident, he was neither angry nor sad on trying his luck. His uncle smiled and patted Rasheed on his back. He told Rasheed that the shopkeeper had made him a fool. He took Rasheed to a shop and bought him a beautiful umbrella, biscuits and sweets and some other little gifts.

Q. What incident forced Rasheed to try his luck in the fair?

Ans. When Rasheed was in the fair, he saw an old man getting a beautiful clock worth 15 by trying his luck. Another boy got a comb, a fountain-pen, a wrist watch and a table lamp after he tried his luck. All these things tempted Rasheed to get some big prizes by trying his luck.

Q. How did Rasheed’s uncle warn him in the fair?

Ans. Rasheed’s uncle was an intelligent man. He warned him neither to buy anything nor to go far away from him while he was away with his friends. He asked Rasheed to wait for him.

Q. What was the trick that the shopkeeper played to tempt people to play the game of luck?

Ans. The shopkeeper was very cunning and wanted everybody to try his luck. There were discs on the table with numbers. One person had to choose any six discs and find the total number of them. One had to pay him 50 paise for this. The person got the article marked with that number. Two people came to try their luck. An old man got a beautiful clock and he get 15 from the shopkeeper. Another boy who came, got four items. These people were the companions of the shopkeeper and helped him in playing tricks to tempt other people for trying their luck. This way, he used to tempt people.

Q. What lesson did Rasheed learn from this incident of trying his luck?

Ans. Rasheed’s uncle was an intelligent man. He took him to the Eid fair. He gave him warning neither to buy anything nor to go far away while he was away. But, Rasheed could not control himself and went with Bhaiya from shop-to-shop including the Lucky Shop. He was also tempted to try his luck when he saw an old man and a boy getting their gifts. He started trying his luck but lost all his money in getting trifle. The shopkeeper befooled him and only then Rasheed learnt that one should always follow what the elders say and never to go into any act of greed.

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