Hi Everyone!! This article will share A Flash of Light Questions & Answers.
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A Flash of Light Questions & Answers
Question 1: Where was Valentine and what was he thinking about?
Answer: Valentine was in a neighbourhood he was not very familiar with. He was on his way home and was thinking about the warm room and the glowing fire that would greet him on his arrival.
Question 2: How did Valentine come to meet the beggar?
Answer: Valentine met the beggar when he stepped onto the pavement and heard a rustling sound behind him.
Question 3: How much money did Valentine give to the beggar?
Answer: Valentine gave a franc to the beggar. The beggar called Valentine back again because he thought Valentine had made a mistake by giving him a franc instead of a sou. (He thought Valentine had given him too much money by mistake.)
Question 4: How did the blind beggar know what the coin was?
Answer: The blind beggar knew what the coin was by passing his finger over its raised surface.
Question 5: How was Valentine able to start a school for the blind?
Answer: Valentine was able to start a school for the blind with the help of money donated by the public.
Question 6: Which are some of the common words that have their own Braille symbol?
Answer: Some of the common words that have a Braille symbol each are, ‘and’, ‘it’, ‘if’, ‘for’, ‘the’.
Question 7: When Valentine first met the beggar, why did he give the beggar money?
Answer: Valentine was a kind, soft-hearted man and had thought a lot about the problems of blind people. He wanted to help.
Question 8: Say whether the following statements about the passage are true or false.
a. Valentine seldom thought about blind people – False
Correct Statement: Valentine thought a lot about the problems of blind people.
b. Blind people can distinguish any mark on paper – False
Correct Statement: Blind people can distinguish any sign that is raised.
c. Valentine gave the blind beggar a sou – False
Correct Statement: Valentine gave the blind beggar a franc.
d. A sou is of more value than a franc – False
Correct Statement: A franc was worth more than a sou.
Question 9: Read the lines and answer the questions:
This was like a flash of light in Valentine’s head.
(i) Whose words triggered the flash of light in Valentine’s head?
Answer: The blind beggar’s words.
(ii) What had the person done before this?
Answer: He had given the beggar a franc (instead of a sou), and the beggar had pointed this out to him.
(iii) What did Valentine think about after this?
Answer: Valentine thought that if the blind could distinguish at the least touch a piece of money, why should they not distinguish a mark, a letter, or a figure? In short, they should be able to distinguish any sign so long as it is raised.
So, these were A Flash of Light Questions & Answers.