A Boy’s Best Friend Questions & Answers

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In my previous posts, I have also shared the questions and answers of The Ant-Lion, Dreaming of the Dawn Wall and Extreme Weather so, you can check these posts as well.

A Boy’s Best Friend Questions & Answers

Question 1: Who is Mrs Anderson referring to when she asks, ‘Did he arrive?’

Answer: Here, Mrs Anderson is referring to a real dog which is a Scotch terrier puppy from Earth.

Question 2: How was it possible for Jimmy to ‘handle the lunar gravity’ easily?

Answer: Jimmy could ‘handle lunar gravity’ easily as he was Moonborn and agile compared to any Earth-born human being.

Question 3: How do we know that Jimmy had been in the crater many times before?

Answer: Jimmy was Moonborn and even with the weight of spacesuit he could race up in a floating hop that made the gravity seem non-existent. He could even move over the curbed upper edge of the crater wall and down onto the inner shape. All this revealed that Jimmy was confident enough and had been in crater many times before.

Question 4: The grown-ups thought the crater was dangerous but Jimmy was not at all worried about the possible dangers. Why was he so confident?

Answer: The grown-ups thought the crater was dangerous because they had never been there. However, Jimmy was confident enough in the crater as he knew the exact location of every one of the few rocks. Besides this he couldn’t go wrong and lose his way while Robutt was with him.

Question 5: Why does Jimmy’s father seem ‘to be waiting for jimmy to say something’ when he has told him about the dog?

Answer: Jimmy’s father seemed to be waiting for Jimmy’s reaction when he told him about the Scotch terrier puppy – a real dog from Earth. His father tried to convince him on the fact that the dog from Earth is a real one and Robutt is only a mechanical imitation. However, Jimmy expressed himself by frowning that he is not interested in the real and dog and showed his affection for Robutt.

A Boy’s Best Friend Questions & Answers

Question 6: How did Robutt get his name?

Answer: Robutt got his name from the combination of two words – robot and mutt. A robot is a programmed machine while mutt is used for a real dog.

Question 7: What are the differences between Robutt and the new Scotch terrier?

Answer: Robutt is a mechanical imitation. It’s made up of steel and wiring and simple positronic brain. It’s not alive, it’s a robot. The new Scotch terrier is a real dog from Earth and may show real feelings when given love and affection.

Question 8: Why does Jimmy hold Robutt so tightly? How does the ‘dog’ react?

Answer: Jimmy held Robutt tightly as because he did not want to exchange him for the Scotch terrier. The ‘dog’ i.e. Robutt which had never been held so tightly in all its existence, squeaked high and rapid squeaks of happiness.

Question 9: Answer the following with reference to context.

‘Because he’s Moonborn and can’t visit Earth.’

(a) Who is speaking to whom?

Answer: Mr Anderson is speaking to his wife Mrs Anderson.

(b) Who is the speaker referring to as being ‘Moonborn’?

Answer: The speaker is referring his son Jimmy as being ‘Moonborn’

(c) To what question or statement has this response been given by the speaker?

Answer: When Mrs Anderson said that Jimmy has never seen a real dog, the speaker i.e. Mr Anderson responded by above statement.

(d) What is the speaker going to give the ‘Moonborn’?

Answer: He is going to gift him the Scotch terrier – a real dog.

Question 10: Answer the following with reference to context.

The Earth sank below the top of the crater wall and at once it was pitch-dark around him.

(a) Who is in the crater? Is he alone?

Answer: Jimmy is inside the crater. He is along with his mechanical dog named Robutt.

(b) Why was the person not supposed to be inside the crater?

Answer: A person was not supposed to be inside the crater as it was considered to be dangerous by the grown-ups of the Lunar city.

Question 11: Answer the following with reference to context.

‘it’s hard to explain’, said Mr Anderson, ‘but it will be easy to see….’

(a) Who is Mr Anderson talking to?

Answer: Mr Anderson is talking to his son Jimmy.

(b) What ‘will be easy to see’?

Answer: The differences between Robutt – a mechanical dog and Scotch terrier – a real dog, ‘will be easy to see’.

(c) What does Mr Anderson go on to say about the gift the listener is going to receive?

Answer: Mr Anderson is trying to explain his son Jimmy about the difference between a mechanical and a real dog. He explains that the new Scotch terrier is a real dog from Earth and may show real feelings when given love and affection.

(d) How does the listener react to what Mr Anderson say?

Answer: The listener i.e. Jimmy frowns and holds Robutt tightly as because he did not want to exchange him for the Scotch terrier, and the little Robutt which had never been held so tightly in all its existence, squeaked high and rapid squeaks of happiness.

So, these were A Boy’s Best Friend Questions & Answers.