Important Question and Answers
Q. How did Mr. Nath get the scars?
Ans. Mr. Nath got burnt badly, so he had burn scars on his face.
Q. Where did Mr. Nath live? For how long had Mr. Nath been living there?
Ans. Mr. Nath lived in Shankar House. He had been living there for a year.
Q. How did Maya spend her unexpected holiday?
Ans. Maya spent her unexpected holiday in writing and sorting out the facts about Mr. Nath.
Q. Who is the narrator of the lesson ‘Expert Detectives’?
Ans. Maya is the narrator of the lesson ‘Expert Detectives’.
Q. How many facts does Maya note down in her list on paper about Mr. Nath?
Ans. Maya had noted down nine facts about Mr. Nath in the list on paper about Mr. Nath.
Q. How was Nishad spending his unexpected holiday?
Ans. Nishad was lying on his bed and reading a comic book on his unexpected holiday.
Q. What was the condition on which Nishad agreed to co-operate with Maya?
Ans. Nishad said he would co-operate with Maya only if she stopped calling Mr. Nath an escaped crook.
Q. What was Maya’s view about Mr. Nath?
Ans. Maya thought Mr. Nath looked like a crook, he had millions of rupees tucked away, who ate and drank a lot and was scared of the cops, so he used to be inside his room all the day. He had a lot of money hidden in his trunk.
Q. What did Maya think about Mr. Nath’s scars?
Ans. Mr. Nath’s scars made her even more sure that he was a crook and that he might have got them during a shootout with the police or something like that.
Q. What was Nishad’s impression when he saw Mr. Nath?
Ans. Nishad’s impression when he saw Mr. Nath was that he looked very thin and scared. It looked like that he could not afford to eat properly due to his poverty.
Q. What surprised Mr. Nath when Nishad first met him?
Ans. Nishad knocked at Mr. Nath’s door one day to collect his marble. When he entered the room, he thrust some chocolates in his hand. This surprised Mr. Nath when Nishad first met him.
Q. Give a brief description about Mr. Nath’s visitor.
Ans. Mr. Nath used to have a visitor on every Sunday. He was a tall, fair and stout man who wore spectacles. He was very talkative and Mr. Nath used to listen to him. They both had lunch together.
Q. What all facts had Maya collected about Mr. Nath?
Ans. Maya collected the following facts:
- His name was Mr. Nath and they must find out his first name.
- Other tenants at ‘Shanker’ House called him mad, strange and unfriendly.
- He didn’t speak with anyone and lacked manners.
- He never received any letters and had been living in Room No. 10 as a tenant in Shankar House.
- He didn’t work anywhere and was in his room the whole day.
- All the kids and grown up people in Shankar House were scared of him.
- He had no visitors except the same man on every Sunday.
- Ramesh used to get his food from the restaurant downstairs and he was not much bothered about it.
- He used to pay Ramesh immediately and also used to give him tips.
Q. Why did Nishad walk quietly out of the room?
Ans. Maya and Nishad both had totally different views about Mr. Nath. Nishad considered Mr. Nath as a quite weak and poor person who needed pity and help. Nishad’s mother had known him as a polite person. And he also paid in cash for his meals and tipped Ramesh well. On the contrary, Maya considered Mr. Nath to be a crook. She thought that the scars on his face were caused by his encounter with the police. Nishad expressed his intention to become Nath’s friend. She got very angry with Nishad. She warned him that he would be sent to jail with Mr. Nath if he happened to befriend him. Nishad got offended by Maya’s harsh words. He could not tolerate them. So he glared at Maya. Finally he walked out of the room quietly.
Q. What information did Nishad gather from Ramesh about Mr. Nath?
Ans. Ramesh told Nishad that Mr. Nath took two meals everyday. He took one meal in the morning and another one in the evening. However, he was not very particular about his eating habits. He did not take any variety in matter of food. He ate rather two chapatis, a vegetable and some dal in each meal. He took one cup of tea in the morning and another in the afternoon. Ramesh also told Nishad that Mr. Nath had a weekly visitor on every Sunday. Mr. Nath mostly kept quiet. The visitor on the other hand talked a lot while he took his lunch with Mr. Nath. Mr. Nath paid in cash for his meals and he tipped Ramesh well.