Very Short Questions
Question 1 : What kind of relation Jumman and Algu shared?
Answer : Jumman Shaikh and Algu Choudhry were good friends. They took care of each other’s family. Both were greatly respected in the village.
Question 2 : Where was the panchayat held?
Answer : The panchayat was held under an old Banyan tree in the village.
Question 3 : Who was Samjhu Sahu?
Answer : Samjhu Sahu was a cart driver of the village. Algu sold his bullock to him and he was supposed to pay in a month’s time.
Question 4 : What happened 3 years ago in the story ‘Fair Play’?
Answer : Jumman’s aunt transferred her property to him 3 years ago. He was supposed to look after her.
Question 5 : What made Algu turned pale?
Answer : Algu turned pale because Sahu nominated Jumman to be the head of the Panch to decide his case.
Question 6 : Who had called the Panchayat?
Answer : Jumman’s aunt had called the panchayat.
Question 7 : What arrangements were made between Jumman and his aunt?
Answer : According to the panchayat, Jumman must give his aunt a monthly allowance or else the property goes back to her.
Question 1 : How did Jumman and his family treat the old lady?
Answer : Jumman and his family were tired of the old lady and became indifferent to her. His wife was not happy to serve even the little food to her. Jumman’s aunt swallowed these insults for a few months.
Question 2 : Why did Jumman want his revenge?
Answer : Jumman wanted his revenge because his best friend Algu gave the verdict in favour of his aunt instead of him. He was expecting that Algu will favour him as they were best friends.
Question 3 : Do you think Algu was happy after being nominated as Panch? Give a reason.
Answer : No, Algu was not happy after being nominated as Panch by the old lady because his best friend Jumman was involved in the case. Algu did not want to speak anything against his friend.
Question 4 : What happened when Jumman became head Panch?
Answer : When Jumman realised his responsibility as judge and the dignity of his office after being nominated as head Panch by Sahu. He must not allow his personal feelings to come in the way of speaking the truth and doing justice.
Question 1 : How did the bond of friendship between Jumman and Algu break?
Answer : Jumman’s aunt approached the panchayat for justice and nominated Algu as the head Panch. Algu and Jumman were good friends so Jumman became happy. He was expecting the verdict to be in his favour.
Algu realised his reponsibility as judge and cross-examined the case by all the angles. He announced that Jumman must pay his aunt a monthly allowance or else the property goes back to her. He gave the verdict against Jumman so the bond of friendship between them was broken. Jumman became his enemy.
Question 2 : What happened when the panchayat was held for the second time?
Answer : Algu referred his case to the panchayat. Sahu nominated Jumman as the head Panch. The moment Jumman became the Panch, he realised his responsibility as judge and dignity of his office.
He thought not to allow his personal feelings to come in the way of doing justice.
Jumman cross-examined them and the case was considered deeply. He asked Sahu to pay the price of the bullock as it suffered no disability at the time of the deal. Algu cannot be blamed for the death of the bullock.
Value Based Questions
Question 1 : Do you think that a judge should only know justice? Give reasons to support your answer?
Answer : Yes, a judge should only know justice. A judge is seated at high place where he must realise his responsibility. People come to a judge with lost of expectations and trust, therefore he must not allow his personal feelings to influence the verdict.
He should not be biased towards any of the two groups. He should treat everyone equally and nothing should deviate him from the path of justice. An honest judge gives verdict on the basis of facts and after examining the case from all angles.