UP Board solution of English Chapter 2 UP Board Class 12th Flamingo Chapter 2 Lost Spring (Prose) Book in English Medium-Gyansindhuclasses
UP Board solution of English Chapter 2 UP Board Class 12th Flamingo Chapter 2 Lost Spring (Prose) Book in English Medium For Hindi and English medium students. UP Board Class 12 English Book Solutions. This Chapter is Written By: Anees Jung.
Chapter 2 Solution of Lost Spring
Short Answer Type Questions
Q1.Why did ‘Anees Jung’ ask Saheb about the school? What was its impact on Saheb?
Ans.’Anees Jung’ asked Saheb about the school because she wanted to know about the intention of Saheb regarding studies. At the author’s offer Saheb immediately got ready to join the school, though the author offered him non-seriously.
Q2.Why did Saheb and other ragpickers not wear chappals? What excuse did they give for it?
Ans. Saheb and other ragpickers did not wear chappals because its their tradition to wander barefoot and they didn’t like to wear also. They excused that their mother didn’t give them from the shelf.
Q3.How many ragpickers used to live in Seemapuri,
Ans.Delhi? How did they settle there? In Seemapuri, Delhi, more than 10,000 ragpickers used to live. They have lived there for more than thirty years as they are the squatters who came from Bangladesh in 1971.
Q4. Who was Mukesh? Where did he belong and
Ans.what was his ambition? Mukesh was a young boy belonging to the bangle making family from Firozabad. His ambition was different from his family as he wanted to become a motor mechanic.
Q5. Why did Mukesh volunteer to take the narrator home?
Ans. Who were there in the home? Mukesh volunteered to take the narrator to his home because his house was being rebuilt and he wanted to show it to her. In the home, there were many members as Mukesh’s elder brother, his (brother’s) wife, Mukesh’s father, grandmother and few animals.
Q6. “It is his Karam, his destiny.” Who said this and why?
Ans. “It is his Karama, his destiny.” Mukesh’s Desgrandmother said this because she has watched her own husband go blind with the dust from polishing the glass of bangles. She said that a God given lineage can never be broken.
Q7.What does the bangles symbolize? What is the role of bangle makers of Firozabad?
Ans. The bangles symbolize an Indian woman’s ‘Suhaag’. The bangle makers of Firozabad produce the largest quantity of bangles in the country and export bangles to all over the world.
Long Answer Type Questions
Q1. Who was Saheb? What was the plight that compelled him to wander in the streets of Delhi for ragpicking?
Ans. Saheb who belonged to the family of ragpickers was a young boy wandering in the streets of Delhi with his friends. They were the squatters from Dhaka, Bangladesh where the storm has destroyed their green fields and homes. They were so poor that they could not go to school. Their parents were depend 2 on ragpicking only for their livelihood and unable to bear any other expense except foodings. In total their poverty was the plight that compel Saheb and others like him to wander in the streets of Delhi for ragpicking.
Q2.Children like Saheb often go for private jobs in very small age. Is this their final destiny? How can such situation be overcome?
Ans. Children like Saheb often start to do the jobs in very small age and the only reason behind it is their poverty. Their parents have to earn money for survival first, then they could think for any other expense. Sometimes, they find no value of education in their life and remains uneducated. Mostly, this becomes their final destiny because when they engage themselves in such jobs once, then it seems very hard and impossible to run out of those. So, till their age, they got trapped in such jobs and deprived of real education.
Such situation can only be overcome by the combined efforts of parents and government both. Every section of the society will have to work commonly and dedicately to fight with this evil of Al ser our society.
Q3. Who was Mukesh? What did he want to do in his life and what did he not want to follow?
Ans . Mukesh was a member of the family from Firozabad, engaged in bangle making. His whole family since last many generations, was involved in only bangle making. So, no person of such bangle making families could think of any other work naturally. As because of family trade, he himself too had to do the same work but Mukesh never wanted to follow that tradition. Actually, he wanted to be a motor mechanic for which he had to take a great pain going against his family tradition and members, without support taking the training, going very far from his house for leaming etc.
When the author asked him about his good, he straight-forwardly replied for motor mechanic.
Q4. What did the narrator notice in the locality where Mukesh lived? What was the condition of bangle makers?
Ans. Where Mukesh lived, there the narrator noticed a lot of things as children illegally working in the glass furnaces with high temperatures, in dingy cells without air and light; stinking choked lanes with garbage; past homes that remain hovels with crumbling walls, wobbly doors; humans and animals living together; Mukesh’s house with a half-built shack and many other miserable things..
There, the narrator noticed that the condition of bangle makers was very pitiable. They were very poor. Even after having the lunch, there was no surety of dinner. The labour of bangle makers was very hard whereas their income was too low that they were unable to send their children to the school. They were continuously fighting with poverty.
Q5. Every other house in Firozabad is engaged in glass industry. In every other yard, there finds the spiral of bangles. Even then the makers remain in miserable condition. What are the reasons? Explain with the suggestions to overcome this situation.
Ans.In India, Firozabad is the largest manufacturer of the bangles. Every other house in Firozabad is engaged in glass industry. In every other yard, there finds the spiral of bangles out what an irony that these families always remain in miserable condition.
The reasons behind it are a lot in many ways as since generations, they’ve been engaged in only bangle making and not seen any other thing never so they are totally dependent on this trade, whenever they think or effort for any other trade; they are stopped and hauled up by the police and other like middlemen, sahukars, the
keepers of law, the bureaucrats and the politicians.
Their condition can only be reformed by the combined efforts of bangle makers and the government both. Their products should be given ‘Hallmark’ and kept free from taxes. They should be given opportunity to sell their products directly to the companies and the mediators must be removed. Even the government can give subsidy and easy low interest loan to these poor bangle makers.
Q6.What could be some of the reasons for the migration of people from villages to cities?
Ans.Some of the reasons for the migration of people from villages to cities could be:
(i) For better lifestyle
(ii) For earning more livlihood
(iii) For better facilities
(iv) For education
(v) For change of profession
Q7.Mention the hazards of working in the glass bangles industry.
Ans. The hazards of working in the glass bangles industry are:
(i) Loosing eye sight over a period of time.
(ii) Many other diseases develop due to high temperature in dingy cells.
(iii) Children slogging their daylight hours in dark cells make them for from growth and education.
(iv) Brightness and heat of hot furnaces affect their skin.
(v) Congested cells without air and light give them asthma and TB diseases.
Q8.Why should child labour be eliminated and how?
Ans. Child labor should be eliminated for the future of the nation. It also should be done because every child has the right to education. It can be eliminated by the following methods:
(i) Though the government has made the law for the children under the 14 years of age against the child labour, but it must be implicated forcefully and lawfully.
(ii) Through the campaign, every child should be connected with the national education system.
(iii) Financial and physical, both types of punishment must be awarded for the persons engaged in child labour.
(iv) Awareness program for parents must also be started.
(v) Middle & upper sections of the society must contribute for the program.
Chapter wise Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and their Answers
- The narrator asked one ragpicker, “Why aren’t you wearing . ..?”
(a) shoes (b) chappals (✓)
(c) sandals (d) sport shoes
- My acquaintance with the… … .ragpickers leads me to Seemapuri.
(a) poor (b) shoeless
(c) barefoot(✓) (d) young
- In Seemapuri, Delhi, there live_ …ragpickers.
(a) 10,000 (✓) (b) 1,00,000
(c) 1,000 (d) None
- Wherever they find food, they pitch their tents that become……homes.
(a) permanent (b) temporary
(c) new (d) transit(✓)
- Saheb says, “I sometimes find a rupee, even a -…,rupee note.
(a) hundred (b) ten (✓)
(c) one (d) five
- At milk booth, Saheb was paid… …
rupees and all his meals.
(a) 600 (b) 700
(c) 800 (✓) (d) 1000
- Every other family in Firozabad is engaged in making.,…
(a) glass products (b) spirals
(c) gift items (d) bangles (✓)
- About…..children work day and night in the glass furnaces with high temperatures.
(a) 10,000 (b) 20,000(✓)
(c) 30,000 (d) None
- As custom demands, daughters-in-law must veil their..,….before male elders.
(a) eyes (b) head
(c) body (d) faces(✓)
- Bangles symbolize an Indian woman’s auspiciousness in marriage.
(a) suhaag (✓) (b) husband
(c) bridegroom (d) marriage
- The narrator asked a group of young men,”Why not Be organise yourselves into a …….?”
(a) team (b) co-operative(✓)
(c) group (d) small industry
- There is no_….among them, no one who could help them see things differently.
(a) trainer (b) helper
(c) supporter (d) leader (✓)
- “I want to be a_ ……mechanic.” Mukesh repeats.
(a) bike (b) car
(c) motor (✓) (d) airplane.
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