Long Answer Type Questions

1.Describe Nishad as a child.

Ans. Nishad as a child was kind and considerate. He kept in mind all the good things his mother and Ramesh told him about Mr Nath and formed his opinion based on them. He was upset with Mr Nath being so lean and thin. He thought that the man might be starving so he went to his place and gave him a bar of chocolate.

He refused calling him a crook even after being insisted several times by his sister and decided to befriend him because he liked him.

2.What all facts Maya collected about Mr Nath?

Ans. Maya collected the following facts:

His name was Mr Nath and they must find out his first name. Other tenants at Shankar House called him mad, strange and unfriendly.

He didn’t speak with anyone and lacked manners. He never received any letters and has been living as tenant in Room No 10 in Shankar House. He didn’t use to work anywhere and was at his room the whole day. All the kids and some of the grown up people in Shankar House were scared of him.

He had no visitors except the same man on every Sunday. Ramesh used to get his food from the restaurant downstairs and Mr Nath was not much bothered about it. He used to pay him immediately and also used to give tips.

Value Based Questions

1.Nishad decides to trust Mr Nath. Do you think we should trust others, why so?

Ans. We should trust others. We should not doubt people around us unless there is a strong reason for it. People might be behaving in a way which might appear strange to us, but they might be trying to hide their pains and grief though that.

We should not make judgement about people without properly knowing about them. Trust is the first step towards making any relation. We should have trust on our friends and family members.

2.We should be friendly towards our neighbours. Why so?

Ans. Our neighbours live near our homes. We meet them daily. They come to our help during bad times and in good times. We share our joys with them. We become friends with our neighbours who are of our age. We play with them and share our things with them. We should be friendly with them and cooperative towards them.

It is the responsibility of every human being to be good towards society, We should be good towards our neighbours and must help them in time of their needs.