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Q.1. “For the next two days, Prashant sat huddled with his friend’s family in the open on the rooftops. They froze in the cold and incessant rain; the rain water washed away Prashant's tears. The only thought that flashed through his mind was whether his family had survived the fury of the super cyclone. Was he to be bereaved once again?
(i) What had Prashant done for the next two days?
(ii) What happened to Prashant and his friend’s family?
(iii) What washed away Prashant’s tears?
(iv) What was the only thought that flashed through Prashant’s mind?
Q.2. What happened when Prashant had gone to spend a day with his friend?
Q.3. How did Prashant and his friend’s family take refuge during the cyclone?
Q.4. What made Prashant move after two days?
Q.5. What did Prashant decide after looking at the weird situation of the town?
Q.6. “ On 27october 1999, seven years after his mother’s death, Prashant had gone to the block headquarters of Ersama, a small town in coastal Orissa, some eighteen kilometers from his village, to spend the day with a friend. In the evening, a dark and menacing storm quickly gathered. Winds beat against the houses with a speed and fury that Prashant had never witnessed before.
(i) When did Prashant go to the block headquarters of Ersama?
(ii) Why did Prashant go to Ersama?
(iii) How far was the town from his village?
(iv) What happened in the evening?
Q.7. Describe the furious storm.
Q.8. What thought flashed through Prashant’s mind?
Q.9. What scenes Prashant had to witness as he waded through the waters?
Q.10. “Adversities bring out the heroes”. Describe Prashant’s character with reference to the chapter. What values make an efficient and popular leader?