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Q.1. “He resisted the curiosity to look out lest he should behold a sight which would stop his heart. But the wailing became louder and less feline.”
(i) Who is ‘he’ in the given extract?
(ii) Where was the wailing sound coming from?
(iii) What is the meaning of ‘feline’?
(iv) Why ‘he’ resisted the curiosity?
Q.2. Who is Mahendra in the given story?
Q.3. What harm does the elephant causes in the story narrated by Iswaran?
Q.4. What happens to Mahendra on hearing Iswaran’s ghost story?
Q.5. Explain the daily routine of Mahendra and Iswaran.
Q.6. “Meanwhile all the teachers had climbed up to the terrace of the school building; from there they helplessly watched the depredations of the elephant. There was not a soul below on the ground. The streets were empty as if the inhabitants of the entire town had suddenly disappeared.”
(i) Who said this to whom?
(ii) Why does the speaker say this?
(iii) Why had all the teachers climbed up the terrace?
(iv) What is the meaning of ‘depredations’?
Q.7. How was Iswaran useful to Mahendra?
Q.8. How does Iswaran describes the female ghost to Mahendra?
Q.9. Why did the elephant collapse?
Q.10. Explain, in brief, why does Mahendra resign from the job and leaves the haunted place?