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Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 1

What forced Saheb to be a ragpicker?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 1 Here he finds himself in a vicious circle of social stigma, poverty and exploitation. Due to extreme poverty Saheb's parents are unable to provide for him and so he ends up picking rags for his own survival as well as to support his parents. The author says that Saheb scrounges for 'gold' in the garbage.
Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 2

Why did Saheb leave Dhaka?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 2 Saheb and his parents left Dhaka and migrated to India in search of a livelihood, as their homes and fields were destroyed in the storm. This forced them to come to India, where they settle in the slums of Seemapuri.
Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 3

What efforts can help Mukesh materialise his dream of becoming a car driver?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 3 Mukesh can realize his dream by not losing hope and by working committedly towards his dream. His dream of becoming a motor mechanic and driving a car is completely different from his family's present scenario and therefore, he is bound to face some hurdles.
Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 4

Who employs the local families of Firozabad?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 4 The bangle makers of Firozabad in ‘Lost Spring’ fear that the police would put them in jail, so they accept their exploitation, and do not organise themselves into co-operatives. It is only when we are able to overcome our fear, that we can step ahead and progress in life.
Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 5

What makes the working conditions of the children worst in the glass industry?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 5 The children work in the glass furnaces with high temperature. They work in the dingy cells where there is no light and no air. The glass bangle industry of Firozabad is one of its kind which illegally employs the child labour. About 20,000 are engaged in this hazardous work and do not have an access to education.
Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 6

Who is Mukesh?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 6 Mukesh is the son of a poor bangle-maker of Firozabad, where every other family is engaged in making bangles. His poor father has failed to renovate his house or send his two sons to school. Mukesh insists on being his own master. His dream is to be a motor mechanic.
Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 7

What compels the workers in bangle industry of Firozabad to poverty?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 7 The forces conspire to keep the workers in bangle industry of Firozabad in poverty are some Sahukars, middle man, policeman, bureaucrats and politicians. They all exploited the workers of Firozabad. Even after working so hard the bangle makers remain poor.
Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 8

Firozabad is the centre of which industry?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 8 Firozabad is a city near Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is the centre of India's glassmaking industry and is known for the quality of the bangles and also glasswares produced there.
Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 9

What is the means of survival in Seemapuri?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 9 “Survival in Seemapuri means rag-picking.” Seemapuri is a place in the outskirts of Delhi. The rag-pickers scrooge gold in the garbage dumps. For the children garbage is wrapped in wonder and for the elders, it is a means of survival. A group of women say that they pitch their tents, where they find food.
Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 10

What is Mukesh's dream?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 10 Mukesh insists on being his own master. His dream is to be a motor mechanic. He wants to drive a car. Considering the conditions in which he lives, his dream looks like a mirage amidst the dust i.e. something that's difficult to be real.
Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 11

This story is an excerpt from which book of the author?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 11 Lost Spring(Anees Jung strives) is an excerpt from Flamingo book of the Alphonse Daudet. The author here is analyzing the poor conditions and traditions that push children to live a life of exploitation. They are also denied education and face hardships quite early in their lives. The writer comes across Saheb – a rag picker whose parents have left Dhaka and their life of poverty to earn a living in Delhi.
Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 12

What is the central theme of the story Lost Spring?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 12 The theme of the chapter is the grinding poverty and the traditions which condemn poor children to a life of exploitation. The two stories taken together depict the plight of street children forced into labour early in life and denied the opportunity of schooling.
Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 13

According to the author what was garbage for the parents?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 13 Garbage is gold to the ragpickers of Seemapuri because it provides them items which can be sold for cash, which can buy them food and is a means of survival. Moreover, it is gold also because the ragpickers can find stray coins and currency notes in it.
Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 14

Who was Saheb?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 14 Saheb was a poor rag picker of Seemapuri who had migrated from Dhaka as storms swept away their home and fields. His complete name was "Saheb-e-Alam" meaning the lord of the universe. He used to do rag picking to earn his living. Later in the story he got employed at a tea stall to earn money.
Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 15

Is Saheb happy working at the tea stall?

Detailed Solution for Test: Lost Spring- 2 - Question 15 No, Saheb is not happy working at the tea-stall. He is no longer his own master. His face has lost the carefree look. The steel canister seems heavier than the plastic bag he would carry with ease earlier.
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