SHORT ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS
Ques 1: What was Rasheed’s fault at the fair?
Ans: He did not heed the advice of his uncle neither to buy anything nor to go too far out in his absence.
Ques 2: How did Rasheed lose all his money at the Lucky shop?
Ans: Rasheed was tempted to try his luck and win some big prize. He took several chances but won no expensive item. Thus he lost gill his money.
Ques 3: How would you describe Rasheed’s ‘bad luck’?
Ans: Rasheed was neither unlucky nor foolish. He was an innocent boy while the shopkeeper was a cheat.
Ques 4: How did uncle explain the ‘game of chance’?
Ans: Uncle told Rasheed that the lucky shop man had made fool of him. The old man and the boy who won costly things were, in fact, the shopkeeper’s friends. It was all a trick to tempt the customers
LONG ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS
Ques 1: What is meant by a ‘game of chance’? What lesson did the narrator learn from his experience at the fair?
Ans: ‘A Game of Chance’ refers to gambling. A person stakes his money in the hope of doubling it. But he can never be sure of winning the lottery. The narrator Rasheed goes to the fair on the occasion of Eid. He is tempted to try his luck at a shop. He is too innocent to see through the shopkeeper’s trick. He loses all his little money in that game of chance. He learnt the lesson that he can be easily befooled and robbed of his money by witty shopkeepers.
Ques 2: What trick did the shopkeeper play to tempt his customers to play the losing game?
Ans: The Eid fair was held every year. It attracted tradesmen from far and wide. Rasheed too went to the fair with his servant and his uncle. There he watched a shopkeeper rewarding the persons who staked their money with costly prizes. The game was played with six numbered discs. The winner claimed the article with the winning number.The tricky shopkeeper gave handsome prizes to his own friends. Rasheed too was tempted to try his luck. But he lost the last penny in that game of chance.