The Lost Child – Important Questions

Important Question and Answers

Q. Where did the child go with his parents? What did he want there?

Ans. The child went to a fair with his parents. He wanted garlands, balloons and sweets over there. He also wanted to see the snake and take a ride on the swing.

Q. 2. Parents were in a hurry to reach the fair but the child was delaying them. How?

Ans. The boy got distracted by toys which he wanted to buy, butterflies and dragon flies which he wanted to catch and flowers that he wanted to gather. And, out of pure innocence, he delayed his parents to reach the fair.

Q. Why did the little boy lag behind?

Ans. While going to the fair, the little boy was fascinated on seeing toys, balloons, garland of gulmohur, then a swing, a snake-charmer, etc. He got attracted towards those different things. So, he lagged behind his parents.

Q. Why didn’t the boy wait for an answer after he had pleaded for sweets?

Ans. The boy didn’t wait for an answer after he had pleaded for sweets because he knew that his parents would say that he was greedy and would refuse to buy the sweets.

Q. What happened when the lost child reached the temple door?

Ans. When the child reached the temple door, men jostled each other. The poor child struggled to thrust his way out but was knocked. He might have been trampled if he had not shouted at his highest pitch.

Q. How did the mother distract the child’s mind from the toy-seller?

Ans. The mother distracted the child’s mind from the toy-seller by pointing towards a flowering mustard field. He saw colourful dragon flies and started running after them.

Q. What plea did the child finally make to his parents? Was his plea heard?

Ans. In the end, the child pleaded to his parents to go on the round about. When he could not get any reply, he turned and found that his parents were not there. He had been separated from his parents. Thus, he was lost in the fair.

Q. What happened when the ‘lost child’ entered the grove? How did he enjoy there?

Ans. When the ‘lost child’ entered the grove, a shower of young flowers fell upon him. He began to gather the raining petals. He heard the cooing of doves and ran towards his parents. He had a fun-filled splendid time in the grove.

Q. What was the first reaction of the child when he realised that he had lost his parents?

Ans. The child panicked when he realised that he had lost his parents. He was puzzled, angry and desperate. He cried and shouted for his parents. He ran here and there to look for his parents.

Q. How did the child react when there was no sign of his parents?

Ans. The child was very innocent. He gets confused and panic-stricken on not seeing his parents. He felt lonely without his parents amidst so much of crowd. The man who tried to console the child also did not achieve any success as the boy only needed his parents and no monetary benefit.

Q. How was the child separated from his parents?

Ans. The boy was attracted to toys, balloons and sweets in the fair. He got fascinated with the flute music being played by the snake charmer. While watching the roundabout swing, he got separated from his parents.

Q. Who rescued the lost child? What did he offer to buy him?

Ans. The man in the shrine rescued the lost child. He lifted him up in his arms and tried to soothe him. He took him to the nearest roundabout swing and offered to buy him flowers, balloons and sweets.

Q. 13.Why did the lost child refuse to take his favourite things in the fair after loosing his parents?

Ans. The child refused to take his favourite things in the fair after he lost his parents, as he missed them and wanted to meet them only. Now, he had lost interest in all his favourite things.

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