Bravo Manju Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Bravo Manju Questions & Answers.

In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Selfish Giant, Govinda’s Disciple and Panchlight so, you can check these posts as well.

Bravo Manju Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Searchingly – in a questioning manner
  • Overwhelmed – moved by some action, here, by the gifts given by her parents
  • Sable hair – the hair of a sable, a soft furry animal, used in an artist’s brush
  • Bagged – won
  • Glimpsing – noticing
  • Was through with art – had given up art forever

Question 1: Write True or False:

(a) Manjula was thirteen years old – True
(b) She was very fond of painting – True
(c) She wanted to help in cooking because she loved eating good food – False
(d) She never felt discouraged about her handicap – True
(e) Manjula was a football fan – False
(f) Her brother encouraged her to continue painting – True

Question 2: How were Manjula’s hands different?

Answer: Manjula was born with only two fingers on each hand. In this way, her hands were different.

Question 3: Read and answer the questions:

“Go ahead and buy whatever you need, dear”.

(a) Who said these words and to whom?

Answer: Mrs. Parelkar said these words to her daughter Manjula.

(b) What did the person spoken to need to buy? Did the person buy whatever was needed?

Answer: She needed to buy colours and paints because she wanted to learn painting. She knew that she did not have problem in handling them. She thought that the only problem was the money to buy costly materials for her painting.
Yes, Manjula bought everything that she needed.

(c) What happened the next day?

Answer: Manjula showed her first painting to her mother the very next day. Her mother got surprised to see her beautiful painting and asked her to show this to her father too.

Question 4: What presents did she get for her birthday?

Answer: On her birthday, Manjula got surprised gifts from her family members. Her mother presented her a set of artist’s water colours, her father gave her a book and her brother brought three watercolour brushes for her.

Question 5: Why did Manjula decide to give up painting and take up cooking?

Answer: Manjula decided to give up painting and take up cooking because she overheard her father’s conversation that Manjula will never become an artist with her deformed hands. He said that she must learn cooking and stitching which was rather useful than painting. So, she felt very disheartened.

Bravo Manju Questions & Answers

Question 6: Read and answer the questions:

“Please, don’t say that ever again!”

(a) Who said these words and to whom?

Answer: Mrs. Parelkar said these words to her husband Mr. Parelkar.

(b) Why did the speaker respond so?

Answer: Mrs. Parelkar responded so because her husband told her that Manjula will never become an artist with her deformed hands.

(c) How did their conversation affect Manjula?

Answer: Manjula overheard the conversation and decided to give up painting. She bundled up the watercolours and brushes and tucked them away into the farthest corner of her cupboard.

Question 7: How did her mother and brother encourage her to continue painting?

Answer: Mother gave her some money to buy colours for painting as she knew that her daughter has the ability to become an artist. She encouraged her to fight for this and take up the challenges. Her brother also encouraged her to continue painting and forced her to participate in the on-the-spot painting competition held in his school. He was confident that Manjula will win the prize.

Question 8: Who kept the newspaper cutting on Manjula’s table and why?

Answer: Amol kept the newspaper cutting on Manjula’s table. He did so because he thought that Belanger’s story might inspire Manjula and she would start painting again.

Question 9: Why did Richard Belanger’s life story inspire Manjula?

Answer: Richard Belanger’s life story inspired Manjula because like Manjula, Belanger was handicapped too and he was playing football with artificial feet.

Question 10: Read and answer the questions:

“I’m sure you would have won a prize.”

(a) Who said these words and to whom?

Answer: Manjula’s brother Amol said these words to Manjula.

(b) What prize did the speaker refer to?

Answer: Amol was referring to “On-the-spot” painting completion prize.

(c) What prompted speaker to say these words?

Answer: Amol said these words when Manjula told him that she had decided to stop painting forever.

Question 11: Did Manjula’s handicap affect her daily life? Give examples to support your answer.

Answer: No, Manjula’s handicap did not affect her daily life. She helped her mother in cooking and always asked her if she needed some help. She also pursued her interest in painting. For example – she made a beautiful painting which impressed her family members. Manjula also helped her mother in taking down the steel trunk when her father was going to Mumbai.

Question 12: Do you think Manjula’s family was well off? Give examples to support your answer.

Answer: Manjula’s family was not well off. It is evident from the fact that her father was not happy when her mother told him that Manjula has demanded colours and paints. He straight away objected at Manjula’s interest in painting because he was not that financially strong to pay for the costly things needed for painting.

So, these were Bravo Manju Questions & Answers.

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