Very Short Questions
Question 1 : What can a person buy from all the things one could buy from Eid fair or any fair?
Answer : A person can buy anything from a small pin to a big buffalo from the Eid fair.
Question 2 : Who accompanied Rasheed to the fair with his uncle?
Answer : Bhaiya, who worked as a domestic help in the house, accompanied Rasheed to the fair alongwith his uncle.
Question 3 : What did Rasheed get by trying his luck?
Answer : Rasheed got two pencils and a bottle of ink. Every time, he tried his luck, he got a trifle.
Question 4 : What was the reaction of other people towards Rasheed?
Answer : People were looking at Rasheed and were laughing at his bad luck, but none of them showed sympathy.
Question 5 : What did Rasheed’s uncle buy for him?
Answer : Rasheed’s uncle bought him a beautiful umbrella, biscuits and sweets and some other little gifts.
Question 6 : How did Rasheed’s uncle react after coming to know about the incident?
Answer : Bhaiya told Rasheed’s uncle about the incident. He was neither angry nor sad. He smiled and patted Rasheed. He took him to a shop.
Question 1 : What did Rasheed’s uncle tell him in the fair?
Answer : Rasheed’s uncle warned him neither to buy anything nor to go too far away while he was away with his friends. Rasheed was supposed to wait for him.
Question 2 : What made Rasheed try his luck in the shop?
Answer : Rasheed saw an old man getting a beautiful clock worth Rs.15 by trying his luck. A boy got a comb, a fountain-pen, a wrist watch and a table lamp after he tried his luck. Rasheed also wanted to get some big prizes.
Question 3 : What was uncle’s reaction after hearing Rasheed’s story of trying his luck?
Answer : Rasheed’s uncle was neither angry nor sad after hearing his story of trying luck. His uncle smiled and patted Rasheed.
He tool Rasheed to a shop and bought him a beautiful umbrella and sweets and some other little gifts. He told Rasheed that the shopkeeper had made him a fool.
Question 1 : How did the shopkeeper tempt people to play the game?
Answer : The shopkeeper wanted everybody to try their luck. There were discs on the table with numbers. One has to pick up any six discs and find the total number. One has to pay him 50 paise for this. The person gets the article marked with that number. Two people came to try their luck. And old man got a beautiful clock and he exchanged it to get Rs.5 from the shopkeeper. A boy came and he got four items. These people were the friends of the shopkeeper and helped him playing tricks to tempt others to try their luck.
Question 2 : How was Rasheed made a fool by the shopkeeper?
Answer : Rasheed went to the lucky shop. There were discs on the table with number on them from one to ten. ONe has to prick up any six discs, add up the numbers and find the total.
Rasheed saw two people, getting beautiful and expensive things. They were happy and pleased with what the shopkeeper gave to them.
Therefore, Rasheed got tempted to try his luck. He spent all his money but got things of little value.
The shopkeeper and his men fooled Rasheed so that he could spend all his money on trifle. The shopkeeper was clever and encouraged Rasheed to try his luck every time he failed.
Value Based Questions
Question 1 : What did Rasheed learn from his experience at the Eid fair? Greed cannot make you gain any thing. Comment.
Answer : Rasheed’s uncle took him to the Eid fair. He wanted Rasheed neither to buy anything nor to go too far away while his uncle was away. But, Rasheed with Bhaiya went from shop-to-shop . He went to the Lucky Shop. He was tempted to try his luck by seeing an old man and a boy.
He lost all his money in getting objects of little value. The shopkeeper made him fool and Rasheed learnt that one should always follow what the elders say and advice.