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Chapter-2: Lost Spring

1 . Who is the author of Lost Spring?

  • James Bond
  • Arundhati Roy
  • Sudha MurthyA ragpicker
  • Anees Jung
Answer
Anees Jung

2. Who was Saheb?

  • A shopkeeper
  • A servant
  • A ragpicker
  • None of these
Answer
A ragpicker

3. Who is Mukesh?

  • Student
  • Worker
  • Ragpicker
  • Bangle maker
Answer
Bangle maker

4. This story is an excerpt from which book of the author?

  • Lost Spring – Stories of Stolen Childhood
  • Unveiling India
  • Breaking the Silence
  • The Song of India
Answer
Lost Spring – Stories of Stolen Childhood

5. What is the means of survival in Seemapuri?

  • Work
  • Merchandising
  • Education
  • Ragpicking
Answer
Ragpicking

6. What does the author analyze in the story?

  • Rich people
  • Garbage
  • Her works
  • Poor children and their exploitation
Answer
Poor children and their exploitation

7. The frail woman in Mukesh’s house is his

  • mother
  • wife
  • niece
  • elder brother’s wife
Answer
elder brother’s wife

8. What were Saheb and his family looking for in Delhi?

  • dollars
  •  rupees
  • pounds
  • gold
Answer
gold

9. Bangle industry flourishes in the town of

  • Ferozepur
  • Firozabad
  • Ferozgarh
  • Farukhabad
Answer
Firozabad

10. What forces the children to live a life of exploitation?

  • Greed
  • Peers
  • Parents
  • Extreme Poverty
Answer
Extreme Poverty

11. Which of the objects below best serves as a symbol of an Indian woman’s `suhag’?

  •  bindi
  •  sindoor
  •  bangles
  •  henna-dyed hands
Answer
 bangles

12. What is the central theme of the story Lost Spring?

  •  Pitiable Poor children and their lost childhood
  •  garbage
  •  Saheb and Mukesh
  •  Spring Season
Answer
 Pitiable Poor children and their lost childhood

13. What bothers the author most about the bangle makers?

  • the stigma of poverty and caste
  • the affluence of the landlords
  • the behaviour of the factory owners
  • the labour laws
Answer
the stigma of poverty and caste

14. Mukesh wants to learn to become a motor mechanic by

  • finding a tutor
  •  going to a garage to learn
  • by reading books
  •  by joining a school
Answer
 going to a garage to learn

15. What was the profession of Mukesh’s father before he became a bangle-maker?

  • tailor
  • carpenter
  •  plumber
  • Mason
Answer
tailor

16. According to the author what was garbage for the parents?

  •  Means of entertainment
  • means of joy
  • Means of sorrow
  •  Means of survival
Answer
 Means of survival

17. Mukesh belonged to a family of

  •  farmers
  • rag-pickers
  •  bangle makers
  •  motor mechanics
Answer
 bangle makers

18. One day, Saheb was seen by the author, watching some young men playing

  •  cricket
  • tennis
  •  hockey
  •  soccer
Answer
tennis

19. The rag pickers have no identity, but they have

  •  permits
  •  passports
  •  ration cards
  • licenses
Answer
 permitsy

20. The colony of ragpickers is situated in

  •  the south of Delhi
  •  Mongolpuri
  •  Jehangirpuri
  •  Seemapuri
Answer
Seemapuri