Q.1 Give details of the class and school of the writer.
Answer- The writer was in fifth standard at the government school, Kambelpur, now called Atak.
Q.2 Why did the writer get four rupees? Why could the writer not use them on the first day?
Answer- The writer got four rupees to deposit his school fee and the fund. The writer could not use the on the first day because the teacher, Master Ghulam Mohammed, who was about to collect the fees was on leave that day.
Q.3 For what did the coins in the writer’s pocket start to convince the writer?
Answer- The coins in his pocket said to him that those fresh and hot jalebies were not coming for nothing. They were meant to be eaten. The money he had in his pocket was also not for nothing. Spend the money and enjoy Jalebis
Q.4 Do you think that there is subjectivity in the story? If yes tell how.
Answer- Yes, I find subjectivity in the lesson. It is a device which means the writer or the poet is himself/ herself present in the lesson. In this lesson the writer ‘Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi’ himself is present in the lesson.
Q.5 Where do you find the touch of personification in the lesson?
Answer- The writer himself says that coins don’t tank, they jingle but “That day they actually spoke.” A non living thing was speaking. It shows the touch of personification.
Q.6 What was the response of the writer to the coins when they were trying to incite him to eat Jalebis?
Answer- The writer told the money that that was his fee and fund money and advised it not to misguide him. He also gave a logic that he got enough at home so it was a sin to see towards anything in the market.
Q.7 What was the fear in the writer’s mind before spending the fee money?
Answer- The writer had a fear that if he spent the money that day how he would show his face to Master Ghulam Mohammed and after that to Allah Miyan at Qayamat.
Q.8 What would Master Ghulam Mohammed do if he got angry?
Answer- When Master Ghulam Mohammed got angry he made children stand on the bench. He simply forgot to let one sit till the last bell rang.
Q.9 Why were all the passersby in the bazaar stared at the writer with surprise?
Answer- When the writer denied to buy jalebis, there was a great clamour of the coins and the passersby in the bazaar stared at the writer with surprise.
Q.10 What was the effective suggestion given by the coins in favour of buying jalebis?
Answer- When the writer loosened his grip the coins gave another suggestion that he was going to get the scholarship money the next day. Sweets with the fees money and fee with the scholarship money. End of the story. “Kissa khatam paisa hazam ”
Q.11 The writer thought himself to be not a common of boy. What arguments did he give in his favour?
Answer- He thought that hehad logic. He was not about to be swept away so easily. In school he was among the most promising students. He had even won the scholarship of four rupees a month. He came from a well to do family. He had a considerable prestige in the society. He had never once been beaten so far.
Q.12 Why was it not good to eat jalebis in the middle of the market for a child like the writer?
Answer- The writer was a prestigious child. In school he was among the most promising students.He came from a well to do family. He had a considerable prestige in the society Standing in the market and eating jalebis does not suite the personality of such a prestigious child.
Q.13 The writer changed his decision and rushed out to eat jalebis why did he take so logn to make his decision?
Answer- The writer was thoughtful and he did not come under the influence of the wrong easily but ultimately he was a small child he could not control his feelings for a long time and rushed out to eat jalebis.
Q.14 Why was the halwai astonished?
Answer- Halwai was astonished to see that where were the carts in which the writer would carry the jalebis of worth one rupee because that was inexpensive time.
Q.15 Why did the writer have to run into the gali when he was gathering the jalebis?
Answer– When he was gathering jalebis he noticed that his chachajan was returning from the court. The writer clutched the jalebis and ran into the gali.
Q.16 What hyperbole does the writer use to show that he had eaten too much?
Answer- The writer says that he ate so many….. so many that if anyone pressed his stomach a little jalebis would have popped out of his ears and nostrils.
Q.17 What did the writer do with the jalebis of the first rupee?
Answer- The writer ate as many jalebis as he could when he could not eat any more he distributed the rest among the children of the street to have some fun.
Q.18 What did the writer do with the remaining three rupees?
Answer- He dashed to the halwai bought jalebis, stood on chabutara of one of the houses liberally and distributed jalebis among the poor children and beggars.
Q.19 How was the writer feeling when he was distributing jalebis?
Answer- He was feeling as if he were the governor. The governor used to distribute rice to the needy people on the Independence Day and he was distributing jalebis to the poor children.
Q.20 What was the effect of jalebis distribution on the crowd according to the writer?
Answer- The writer thought that if children could be elected to the assembly his success would have assured that day. The whole mob would be willing to do anything only on a single indication of the writer.
Q.21 What was the condition of the writer when he reached home after distributing jalebis?
Answer–The writer himself accepts that eating jalebis is easy but digesting them is another matter. With every breath there came a burp and with every burp the danger of bringing out jalebis.
Q.22 Why could the writer not pretend to be sick?
Answer- The writer could not pretend to be sick because if he had spoken of sickness the doctor would have been called and he would declare the reality and the writer had to face the dangerous consequences.