UP Board Solutions for Class 11 English Prose Chapter 4 the kite maker free all question ans answer pdf

UP Board Solutions for Class 11 English Prose Chapter 4 the kite maker free all question ans answer pdf

the kite maker
the kite maker

Explain with reference to the context the following:

1- The old man ……………………………….. hollowed-out cheek.

Reference to context: These lines have been taken from the story ‘The Kite Maker’ written by Ruskin Bond, a well-known story writer. The kite maker, Mahmood has become old and he is telling Ali that he has to learn how to fly kite but he (Mahmood) is too old to teach him.

Explanation: Mahmood laughed when he heard from his grandson that his kite is stucked in the banyan tree. Mahmood told, him that he should learn how to fly a kite but he can’t teach him as he has become too old and it is the pity. He told him that he will give him a new kite made from bamboo, paper and thin silk. The kite was laid in the sun for firming. The colour of the kite was pale pink and it has a small green tail. Mahmood handed the kite to Ali. Ali became very happy and raised on his toes to kiss his grandfather Mahmood’s sunken cheeks.

2- The old man remained ………….. ………….. the river-bank.

Reference to context: These lines have been taken from the story ‘The Kite Maker’ written by Ruskin Bond, a well-known story writer. The author says that people do not like flying kites now.

Explanation: Mahmood dreamt in the sun. His kite shop was no more his possession. It was sold to the junk dealer, many years ago. But he still make kites for his own amusement and for his grandson. According to author now-a-days the grown-up-men dislike flying kites. Even the children do not spend money on kites, they save their pocket money and spend it at the film shows. They like seeing cinema more than flying kites. Once upon a time there was a vast green ground between the old fort and the riverbank. People used to gather there to fly kites. But due to the growing population of the city, people have made houses on it and that ground has disappeared. Now there are no open grounds left in city where people may gather to fly kites.

3- Kite-flying ………………………….. underfoot.

Reference to context: These lines have been taken from the story ‘The Kite Maker’ written by Ruskin Bond, a well-known story writer. The author is telling about the old days when kite flying was one of the sport of kings.

Explanation: The author is saying that in old days kite flying was the sport of kings. He remembered the days when the Nawab with his retinue would come to the river bank to join in his noble pastime of kite flying. He further says that there was time to spend an idle hour in flying the kite. But now-a-days people have no time, they are in hurry and because of this they loose or hurt many delicate things like kites and crush them under their feet. The author want to say that now-a-days people do not have time to spent with their loved ones. They do not spend quality time with their family and loved ones and they keep on running to achieve their aim. But in their run to achieve their aim, they miss or hurt many delicate and important things i.e. family and friends in their life.

4-Mahmood …………………………… manage it.

Reference to context: These lines have been taken from the story ‘The Kite Maker’ written by Ruskin Bond, a well-known story writer. In these lines the author describes the qualities of dragon kite made by Mahmood. It was actually a wonderful kite.

Explanation: The author is saying that Mahmood, the kite-maker was a well-known person throughout the city in his young age. Some of his kites were sold for three or four rupees. Once Mahmood made a very wonderful kite at the special request of Nawab. It consisted of a series of small and light paper discs and they were trailing on a thin bamboo frame. He tied a grass twig to the balance of each disc. The foremost disc was slightly convex and Mahmood painted a fantastic face on it and there were two eyes of mirrors on it. The discs was decreasing in size from head to tail and the dragon kite was looking like a crawling serpent. Great skills were required to raise that heavy kite from the ground and it was made possible by Mahmood.

5- Everyone had …………………………… creature.
Reference to context
: These lines have been taken from the story ‘The Kite Maker’ written by Ruskin Bond, a well-known story writer. In these lines the author is describing the popularity of Mahmood’s dragon kite.

Explanation: Here, the author is describing the popularity of dragon kite. When everyone had heard about the dragon kite, they were eager to see it. There was a rumor that the kite possessed supernatural powers. A large crowd gathered on the maidan to watch the first launching of the kite in presence of .Nawab. At the first attempt, the kite did not rise up and the disc in the kite made a protesting sound. The mirrors reflected the sun rays and the kite looked like a wild and big creature.

6- And then ………….. …………….. the veena.

Reference to context: These lines have been taken from the story ‘The Kite Maker’ written by Ruskin Bond, a well-known story writer. The author is describing how the kite was lost in the sky.

Explanation: In these lines the author is telling that when the dragon kite was flying high in the sky than suddenly an incident occured. The twine of the kite broke suddenly and the kite moved up in the sky toward the sun till it was lost in the sky. Afterward, Mahmood became astonished and wondered that he had made a too large and living-like thing. Mahmood never made another large kite like the one he had made but he made a musical kite which he gifted to the Nawab. The kite made the sound of the veena.

7-Both were ………………..………….. fierce sun.

Reference to context: These lines have been taken from the story ‘The Kite Maker’ written by Ruskin Bond, a well-known story writer. When Mahmood grew old, things changed remarkably. Life became so busy and materialistic that people had no time to show any interest and attention to old Mahmood and the ancient banyan tree. Both were regarded of no importance now. They were neglected by all.

Explanation: Here the author points out the apathy of people towards the banyan tree. The people now became so busy. They lived a life of much hurry and worry. They had no time to assemble under the ancient banyan tree to talk about their problems and programmes. The tree was ignored by everyone. Occasionally someone came to sit in its shade to get relief from the scorching heat of a summer day.

8- There is …………………………… last leaves.

Reference to context: These lines have been taken from the story ‘The Kite Maker’ written by Ruskin Bond, a well-known story writer. In this passage the author said that Ali was like a young tree. Here he compares men with trees. Both trees and men have the same qualities.

Explanation: Trees and men are similar in many ways. They have some common qualities. If they are given proper food and water, are not hurt or cut down and are allowed to live peacefully, they grow up rapidly. When they are young, they are bright and cheerful. When they begin to grow old, they bend a little. Their branches and hands and feet become stiff and weak. They spread them in the sun. In the end all their youth and brightness are gone, they bend a little and with a sign, shed their last leaves.

9-Mahmood was ………………….. of youth.

Reference to context: These lines have been taken from the story ‘The Kite Maker’ written by Ruskin Bond, a well-known story writer. The author said that trees are like men. In these lines he compares Mahmood to the Banyan tree and the compares little Ali to the mimosa plant.

Explanation: There was a very old banyan tree in the street. Mahmood was a very old man. He was like the banyan. The roots of the old banyan were twisted. Mahmood’s hands also were twisted and rough like those roots. In one corner of their courtyard they had planted a young mimosa. Ali was a small boy. He was like the mimosa. The mimosa and Ali were still very young and fragile. Grown-up people and trees are strong and have self-confidence. The mimosa and Ali, both would have these qualities in two years. They would too get stronger.

10–The voices …………………………………….. steed.

Reference to context: These lines have been taken from the story ‘The Kite Maker’ written by Ruskin Bond, a well-known story writer. The author is describing the feelings of Mahmood. He is comparing the large beautiful kite with the great white bird of Hindus.

Explanation: In these lines the author is describing the feeling of Mahmood. The voices in the street grew slower and Mahmood thought he was falling asleep and was ready to see a dream of a beautiful, powerful kite which he oftenly see. He compares the large beautiful and powerful kite with the great white bird and the God vishnu steed ‘Garuda’.

11- Ali………………………….. his pocket.

Reference to context: These lines have been taken from the story ‘The Kite Maker’ written by Ruskin Bond, a well-known story writer. Aliasks a question to his grandfather but his grandfather did not reply anything so he to him.

Explanation: Ali was at his courtyard door and was asking his grandfather that had his mother returned from the market. Mahmood did not answer his question so Ali went near him asking the same question about his mother. When he came just beside his grandfather he saw that sunlight was slanting across his grandfather head and a small white butterfly was sitting on his waving beard. His grandfather was silent, even when Ali put his small hands on his shoulder, he did not gave any response. Ali heard a weak sound like the rubbing of marbles in his pocket.

12- Suddenly ……………………………….. the blue sky.

Reference to context: These lines have been taken from the story ‘The Kite Maker’ written by Ruskin Bond, a well-known story writer. These lines shows Ali’s reaction when his grandfather did not give any response. The author compares life with a kite in the last lines.

Explanation: When Ali’s grandfather did not answer his question he put his hand on his grandfather’s shoulder. A faint sound like rubbing of marbles in his pocket made by afraid. Suddenly, he turned and moved out and ran down the street shouting for his mother to inform about his grandfather situation. Suddenly, a gust of wind came and lifted the torn kite which was in the banyan tree, up in the sky. The wind carried it far above the busy and sweating city into the deep blue sky. The author wants to tell us that how Mahmood left the busy and fast life of the city and his soul became free like a kite which flew in the wide open sky without any restriction, leaving everything behind.

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Read the following passages and answer the questions given below them:

1- The old man remained ………………….. to the river-bank.
Questions with their answer:
(i) How had the old man lost his shop?
Ans: The old man sold his shop to a junk dealer. So he lost his shop.

(ii) Why did he continue making kites?
Ans He continued making kites for his own enjoyment and for his grandson Ali. (iii) Why did people not buy kites those days?

Àns People did not buy kites because adults disdained them and children preferred to spend their money at the movies.

(iv) Where had the city spread?
Ans: The city had spread from the old fort walls to the river-bank.

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2- Kite flying …………………………… trampled underfoot.
Questions with their answer:
(i) What was thought about the kite-flying during the days of Mahmood?
Ans: The kite-flying was the sport of kings during the days of Mahmood. It was the thought of people.

(ii) Why do you think kite flying has been called a noble pastime?
Ans: A large number of people gathered at the bank of river for kite-flying. In kite-flying the Nawab also took part with his attendants. In this way it was a noble pastime.

(iii) How did people spend their idle hours in those days?
Ans: The people used to spend their idle hours with kite-flying.

(iv) What delicate things have been trampled underfoot in the modern busy days?
Ans: It is kite that has been fully forgotten in modern busy days by the people.

3- At the request ……………….………….. could manage it.

Questions with their answer:
(i) Why did Mahmood once make a very special kind of kite?
Ans: On the request of Nawab, Mahmood made a very special kind of kite.

(ii) What materials did he use in making the kite?
Ans: The material used in making the kite were series of small light paper discs, thin bamboo frame, spring of grass and mirrors for making eyes.

(iii) What made the kite to look like a crawling serpent?
Ans: The discs, decreasing in size from head to tail, made the kite look like a crawling serpent.

(iv) Why does the author call the kite a cumbersome device?
Ans: The author called the kite a cumbersome device because it was made from special material and it requires great skill to raise it from the ground.

4- Everyone had ……………………….. creature.

Questions with their answer:
(i) What feat of Mahmood was the talk of the town?
Ans: Mahmood’s making of the dragon kite was the talk of the town.

(ii) What possessed the supernatural powers?
Ans: The people thought that the dragon kite possessed supernatural powers but it was not so.

(iii) Why did a large crowd assemble on the maidan?
Ans: The people assembled on the field to watch the dragon kite fly for the first time.

(iv) Did the ‘dragon-kite’ soar into the sky in the first attempt? Why?
Ans: The dragon kite did not soar into the sky in the first attempt because it was very heavy.

5- There is a ……………………………….. of youth.
Questions with their answer:
(i) What are the affinities between the trees and the men as pointed out by the author?
Ans: The man and the tree both grow with the same pace, if they are not hurt or starved or cut down.

(ii) What have Mahmood and Ali been compared to?
Ans: Mahmood has been compared to the old banyan tree. Ali has been compared to the young mimosa plant.

(iii) How do the trees behave in the sun?
Ans: They stretch their brittle limbs in the sun and with a sign, shed their last leaves.

(iv) What do you understand by the words, resplendent creatures’?
Ans: Resplendent creatures means shining objects.

Short Answer Type Questions

Answer of the following questions in not more than 30 words each:

1- Who was Mahmood? Why was he popular throughout the city?
Ans: Mahmood was a kite maker. Mahmood’s art of making kites had given him popularity throughout the city.

2- How did Ali lose his kite?
Ans: Ali’s kite got stuck in the banyan tree and thus he lost it.

3- What did the old man say when he heard that Ali had lost his kite?
Ans: When the old man heared that Ali had lost his kite he said that Ali should learn how to fly kite but he can’t teach Ali as he is too old.

4- Why did many people not buy kites?
Ans: Many people did not buy kites because they had to work hard for earning for their daily needs. So they had no time for kite flying.

5- Describe the special features of the kite Mahmood had once made at the request of the Nawab.
Ans: At the request of the Nawab, Mahmood had made a very different type of kite. It consisted of a series of small, very light paper discs trailing on a thin bamboo frame. To the extremity of each disc he tied a sprig of grass for balance.

6- What happened exactly to the dragon kite?
Ans: In the end the dragon kite pulled fiercely on the twine. It could not be handled. It became free when the twine snapped. So it vanished into the sky.

7- Why did no one visit Mahmood now when he was old and his life was coming to an end?

Ans: No one visited Mahmood, when his life was coming to end because all his old friends were dead and his sons were grown up.

Long Answer Type Questions

Answer the following questions in not more than 150 words each:

1- Describe the special features of a dragon kite that Mahmood made for the Nawab. How did it disappear forever?

Ans: Mahmood was a popular kite maker in the city. Once at the request of the Nawab, he prepared a special kite. The name of this special kite was ‘Dragon Kite’. The special kite was made of a series of small and very light paper discs trailing on a thin bamboo frame. To the top of the kite he had tied the piece of grass for balance. He had also made a beautiful face with two eyes on it. The eyes looked like mirrors. The discs decreased in size from head to tail. He gave it such a shape as it appeared just as a crawling snake. But its characteristics was that it required a great skill and trick to fly into the sky and only Mahmood knew the trick to raise it from the ground. In the end the dragon kite pulled fiercely on the twine. It could not be handled. It became free when the twine snapped. So it vanished into the sky.

2– Consider yourself present at the river-side when the Nawab came to take part in kite-flying and describe the scene all over the maidan.

Ans: Introduction: At the request of the Nawab, Mahmood once made a very special kind of kite. It appeared like a crawling serpent ans was called the ‘Dragon Kite’. There was a great crowd on the maidan to see the dragon kite flying. I was also there to witness it.

The crowd: There were old persons young small children. Everyone was talking about the dragon kite. Some persons were looking at the sky.

The kite: Mahmood came with the dragon kite. His sons carried the reel. Everyone turned to look at the kite. Mahmood was surrounded by the people. They began to praise the kite. Some said that it had supernatural powers. All of us wanted to see it fly.

Arrival of the Nawab: Then the Nawab came. There were ten or twelve persons behind him. Everyone made room for the Nawab. He reached the place where Mahmood was standing. Mahmood bowed very low before the Nawab. The Nawab shook his head a little. Mahmood began the attempt to fly the dragon kite.

Conclusion: The scene was fascinating for me, which thrilled my body and mind for long.

3- Why was Mahmood well-known throughout the city in the prime of his life?

Ans: In the prime of his life Mahmood was well-known for making kites. Some of his kites were sold for three or rupees. He once made a special kite for the Nawab. The kite was like a crawling serpent, therefore it was called the ‘Dragon Kite’. The children used to buy kites from Mahmood. Everyone had time to spend in kite flying. Great battles were fought in flying kites. When Mahmood had fallen sick, everyone in the neighbourhood had come to ask after his health. Now, when his days were drawing to a close, no one visited him. Most of his old friends were dead.

Multiple Choice Questions Choose the most suitable option:

1- No longer did people gather under the banyan tree to …………… their problems and their plans.
(a) discuss (b) argue (c) solve (d) sort out

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2- It was good that his son worked close by, and he and his daughter-in-law could live in…..

(a) Nawab’s house (b) their own house (c) Mahmood’s house (d) a rented house

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3- The discs, decreasing in size from head to tail, gave the kite the appearance of a crawling
(a) monkey (b) serpent (c) ant (d) worm

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4- Those were more …….. ……….. days.

(a) comfortable (b)pleasant (c) leisurely (d) pleasing

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5- The old man remained ………. …………. in the sun. (
a) drinking (b) dressing (c) drifting (d) dreaming

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6- Moreover, there were few open ……………. left for flying kites.
(a) spaces (b)regions (c) rivers (d) valleys

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7- Kite-flying was then the …………… of kings.

(a) game (b) pastime (c) hobby (d) sport

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8- In those days there was time to spend an …………………… hour with a gay, dancing strip of paper.
(a) busy (b) inept (c) cheerful (d) idle

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9- Suddenly afraid, Ali tu rned and moved to the door, and then ran down the street ……………… his mother.
(a) speaking about (b) shouting for (c) telling for (d) calling

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10- The twine ………… the kite leapt away towards the sun.
(a) cracked (b) smashed (c) snapped (d) lapsed

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11-Mahmood had been well known throughout the city in the ……………. of his life.
(a) early (b) late (c) prime (d) old

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12- In two years both he and the tree would acquire the strength and ………… that are characteristics of youth.
(a) power (b) confidence (c) satisfaction (d) prosperity

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13- The boy heard a ……….. ………. Sound, like the rubbing of marbles in his pocket.
(a) dim (b) faint (c) slow (d) high

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14- When he was younger, and had fallen sick, everyone in the neighbourhood had come to ask after his …

(a) health (b) wealth (c) well-being (d) treatment

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15- There is a great ………… ……………. between trees and men.
(a) popularity (b) affinity (c) serenity (d) brevity

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16- Everyone in the neighbourhood had come to ………………. his health.

(a) as for (b) ask after (c) ask of (d) ask about

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17- Mahmood …………….. a wonderful kite.
(a) made (b) manufactured (c) prepared (d) constructed

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18- A large crowd …………… on the maidan to watch its first public launching in the presence of the Nawab
. (a) grouped (b) collected (c) stood (d) assembled

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19- There is a great affinity ……… …………… trees and men.

(a) in (b) into (c) among (d) between

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20- Mahmood was like a ………………….., his hands gnarled and twisted like the roots of the ancient tree.
(a) banyan (b) peepal (c) mango (d) sal

Language Skills type question:–


1- Match the words under column ‘A’with their synonyms under column ‘B’:
‘A’ ………………………………’B’
clad………………………………’clothed
chuckled………………………………’laughed quietly
trampled………………………………’crushed
assembled………………………………’gathered
budge………………………………’move
twine………………………………’string
gladdened………………………………’pleased
affinity………………………………’equality
resplendent………………………………’very bright
gust………………………………’flurry

2- Write the antonyms of the following words:
deserted………………………………’crowded
clad………………………………’uncover
delight………………………………’displeasure
devil………………………………’angel
supernatural………………………………’normal

3-Read the following words and use them in your own sentences:
-dreamily——-She stared dreamily in the sky.
chuckled——-He lifted his brows and gave a warm chuckle.
grown-up——-All the grown up of the colony decided to throw a party for the orphans.
a good deal of——-She spent a good deal of time on making the project.
wriggling——-The only sign of life left in the dog was wriggling of its tail.
afterwards——-Afterwards I went to my home to take rest.
descendants——-He was a descendant of Gandhiji, the great freedom fighter.
well nourished——-He has a strong and well-nourished dog.

4–A banyan tree had grown out of an abandoned mosques. Mosque is a place of workship for the Muslims. Given below are some other places of worship used by different communities. Complete the following sentence by filling in the named of the appropriate community:
(i) Temple is a place of worship for the——-Hindus.
(ii) Gurudwara is a place of worship for the——-Sikhs.
(iii) Church is a place of worship for the——-Christian.
(iv) Fire Temple is a place of worship for the——-Zoroastrians.
(v) Synagogue is a place of worship for the——-Jewish.

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