English CBSE Class 9 NCERT Moments Chapter 1 The Lost Child Free Solution of Textbook Questions and Answers


(Textbook Questions)

Thinking about the Text

Q 1. What are the things the child sees on his way to the fair? Why does he lag behind?

Answer: On his way to the fair the child saw a shop of toys. He saw dragon flies, insects emerging from their hiding place and crapes behind a grove. Since he was attracted to these, his pace slowed down and he lagged behind

In the fair he saw a shops selling variety of sweets. There was a shop selling gulmohar flowers and garlands. Then he saw person selling colourful balloons. A snake charmer was exhibiting a snake on the music of his flute. He also saw a roundabout swing. It was being enjoyed by kids, men and women.


Q 2. In the fair he wants many things. What are they? Why does he move on without waiting for an answer?

Answer: In the fair he wanted to eat burfi, his favourite sweet. He wanted to buy a garland and all the balloons. He wanted to listen to the music played by snake charmer and look at the snake. However he was sure that his parents would not buy these for him. So he moved ahead without waiting for an answer from his parent. 

He wanted to take a ride on the roundabout. At this point he was separated from his parents. So could not make a request to allow him to take ride.


Q 3. When does he realise that he has lost his way? How have his anxiety and insecurity been described?

Answer: In the fair he reached a roundabout. He wanted to take a ride on the roundabout. He looked in all the sides. He did not see his parents. At this point he was separated from his parents.

His anxiety has been vividly described. He ran here and there. He tried to enter into a crowded temple. All the while he was crying and shouting for his parents. He was very much afraid to be separated from his parents.

Q 4. Why does the lost child lose interest in the things that he had wanted earlier?

Answer: While coming to the fair he was with his parents. He was feeling safe in their custody. He made requests to buy everything that interested him.

Later he was separated from his parents. He was very much afraid to be alone. He ran her and there. He shouted for his parents. But he could not find them. At this stage finding his parents had become his only priority. Hence he was not interested in anything else.


Q 5. What do you think happens in the end? Does the child find his parents?

Answer: In my opinion the man was certainly a kind hearted person. He would have taken the child to police booth at the fair or to a prominent place in the fair. He would have arranged announcement through loud speakers to find parents of the kid.

Finally the man would have handed over the child to his parents.



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